Sunday, August 16, 2009

cooking up a storm

I've made a bit of time to cook today. I enjoy cooking but wasn't do it only for pleasure today - I was adamant to use the remainder of my first fruit and veg box from abel&cole (my next delivery is tomorrow!).
I flirted with an organic veg box from Riverford a few years back, but found I just wasn't using everything, resulting in a waste of food and money.
A few years have passed and I thought it was worth giving it another go. I've become a bit better at not wasting food. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that I have been growing some of my own this year?

So today, I made:
some fruit salad - I know, its not exactly cooking but the fruit needed using:a potato, cheese and onion pie, using the last few potatoes and onions from the veg box and some courgette chutney - using courgettes, onions and apples from the veg box and some tomatoes which were just going a bit soft in the fridgeThe Courgette Chutney was so simple to make - you can find the recipe here

I also used one of my cucumbers from my greenhouse in the salad we had with our pie. In a way, I'm amazed that I have managed to grow things that we have been able to eat. This year I've grown and eaten radishes, peas, potatoes, herbs, rocket, cucumbers, strawberries, and tomatoes. At the moment I have a LOT of green tomatoes in my greenhouse - waiting to ripen in the sun (ever the optimist).

I also did a little bit of sewing today - just playing with sewing onto paper again. I might get around to sharing the results with you later in the week.


Ali said...

I love the way the boxes force you into inventive cooking - now off to check out that recipe....

Gina said...

That pie looks fabulous! Off to check out the chutney recipe... I've got some veg that need using.

The Curious Cat said...

What a wicked array of recipes and ideas! You should be proud - and that chutney looks lush...never thought about doing it with courgettes! :) xxx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow you have been busy! That courgette chutney looks fab! Lucy x

Kyoko said...

The pie looks amazing! I love cooking but I am not that good. Recently I made my first lemon cake. It was very exciting.
Hope the weather there is nice over there :D it is scorching!!

Jhon said...

What a wicked array of recipes and ideas! That pie looks fabulous!

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Vone said...

We don't eat chunty's here often - what do you serve them with. I have tons of zuchini (courgettes) and always looking for new recipes.
Oh and what's Spice Mix that they call for in the recipe. Sorry from Canada here :)

Vone said...

Thanks for the info on the chutney but I still don't know what the mixed spice is. Sorry for bugging you - it just sounds great and I have 5 huge zuchinnis on the top of my fridge waiting for me to do something with them.

jennyflower said...

Thanks so much for the fabulous cards- very very lovely of you. xxx