Pollination was not bad this year thanks to bumble bees - not a honey bee to be seen.
The picture also has flourishing parsley in a vase which means that her what writes is wearing the trousers this year. Perhaps I shall have to have an accident with weedkiller next year?
The mound of pods produced 2 lbs 6 oz of beans - or something or other in kilograms.
Shown are four half pound bags of beans blanched in boiling water and bagged for the freezer.
Now the cauliflowers are good and, yesterday, I made about 16 servings of R's Soup.
If I can remember the recipe - based on a Cranks one - it is as follows :-
For each cauliflower take a medium onion and a potato. Chop and saute in butter (1 oz) with a good teaspoon of ground Cumin till the onions are transparent. Break cauli. into florets and add to pan with 1 pint veg. stock (you can use chicken stock if you prefer) and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (optional). Bring to boil and simmer covered for an hour (bottom oven in Aga).
Add 1 pint milk and adjust seasoning with salt and black pepper, then allow to cool before liquidising.
Reheat to serve or freeze for another day.
Cranks recipe recommends Nutmeg instead of Cumin but R says Cumin so ....!
Have mowed lawn.
It just keeps raining so the grass grows and is sodden, cannot mow on mulch setting so lug heavy bags of chopped grass to various mounds hidden around garden.
Oh! And the electricity has come to the Wendy House. One needs a little light in one's life from time to time.