Friday 28 August 2015

Sun is shining and a laden table is on the front porch

After a rather unpredictable day, where despite a lot of rain, we picked

  •  Runner Beans,  
  • Cooking apples, 
  • cucumbers and 
  • courgettes.

They are now on our little table, for others to enjoy.

Thank you for the person who dropped off a carrier bag of eating apples. I had one for my breakfast. Delicious!

Will be picking pears today, just around the corner in Harvey Goodwin Avenue, so for pear lovers, come and have a look at the table in the next few days.

Looking forward to it.

Thursday 27 August 2015

26th August 2015

I received a call from Kate  saying that the apples are dropping and could we come with a group to pick.
Reggie, Thomas, Mark and I went armed with pickers, boxes and bags and picked to our hearts' content. We stopped when it became dark, but still plenty more to come.
Reggie high up in the tree

For now,  the majority of my batch will go on the Abundance table, and make some of Monique's Apple crumblies to surprise the family. The next lot I harvest from Kate's garden will be used for when I will be picking eaters as the mix of 1/3 cookers and 2/3 eaters makes a delicious apple juice.
The press is still in storage but will be itching soon to come out.

So today on the table we have:

Purple French beans
and delicious cooking apples from Kate's garden

Why not walk by and pick some up for you to enjoy.

20th August 2015 - First time for the Abundance table to see the light

As I don't have my allotment anymore the start of the Abundance table is a little later than last year. But never the less, once again we have some delicious fresh food.

Today we had some Runner Beans, cucumbers and french beans.

All harvested from within walking distance from our home.