Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just Every So Often


...the colors alone make all the gardening effort worthwhile.

9 comments:

Tree Huggin Momma said...

Looks like a lovely meal of spicy eggplant and tomatoes....

Affi'enia said...

Ah so very pretty

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

Lovely colours coming out of your garden at the moment.

gardengrl said...

BEAUTIFUL bounty!.. btw.. what type of tomatoes are those... they are absolutely gorgeous.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

They are beautiful!

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

I'm so jealous that you've got eggplant. Mine are still tiny. I watch them everyday.
The colors of nature are beautiful. Thanks for the reminder.
-Staci

Kate said...

THM, indeed, it was.

gardengrl, they're Speckled Romans. I gushed about them in the comments on the previous post if you want details.

Anonymous said...

Those tomatoes are gorgeous. I'm still looking for my 'perfect' cooking tomato, and I've just found an online source for these seeds in the UK, so next year...
Also, I found this recipe, via Darina Allen (see her Guardian article here http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/mar/24/how-to-make-yeast-bread) and thought you might be interested. I haven't made it yet. It's called 'Brotherly Love' (no idea why) and apparently is a traditional Suffolk bread. I know you would anyway, but she says only make it with good lard from a well-reared pig....
450g (1lb) white bread dough
75g (3oz) soft pork lard
75g (3oz) sugar
Preheat oven 425 F/220 C/GM 7.

Roll dough into 16 x 10" rectangle.
Spread or dab lard over it and sprinkle with most of the sugar. Roll up and leave to rise for 30-40 minutes.
Brush with water and sprinkle with remaining sugar. bake 10 minutes, then reduce heat 400 F/200 C/GM 6.
Bake for further20 mins, or until cooked. Serve fresh and still warm, buttered.

A bit like Lardy cake without the fruit, I suppose. I'm also going to make digestive biscuits this week (English Graham crackers, I think) with lard- I'll give you that recipe if they work. :-)

Lorie said...

Beautiful harvest!