Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Welcome to my new follower Kate.

Why is it every time I buy pears they never seem to ripen, the skin is not looking very nice and they are still hard.

So yesterday I thought I must do something with them.




I can't abide waste so I poached them.



I have just eaten some with some yogurt for breakfast. Lovely.


I had three small lemons and a couple of oranges which needed using up so I made some curd.

It didn't make much but it used them up and now I have some lovely curd for putting in a sponge.


Lemon


Orange




Last night for tea, we used some home grown carrots and spinach, they tasted so good, really different to shop bought, so nice to go and pick a few things from the garden when you want it, you can't get any fresher than that.




After tea we went out for a walk and popped into Home Bargains to see if they had any seed Potatoes, we got a couple packs 79p each.

We grew a few last year before we moved for the first time and was pleased with the results and they are easy to grow.



The greenhouse is thriving now, must get on lots of potting on to be done.

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  1. Soon we will be full into growing season, I have loads for the greenhouse. Our garden is tiny but I will use every bit of space I can.

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    1. Hi Marlene, it is surprising just what you can do with a small space.

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  2. Nice idea for using under ripe pears.

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    1. Apples are nice done the same way as well.

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  3. Nice idea for using under ripe pears.

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  4. I'd love to be able to grow our own. I bet they were really tasty. I made the chocolate oaty biscuits yesterday. Delicious! They wont last long here and if I don't fit into my wedding dress I will be holding you responsible. ;-) Xx

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    1. Hiya Jules, your comment made me laugh x

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  5. I bought the very same potatoes! I have put some of the Wilja in a potato sack outside, south facing, until we get our beds sorted. I'm very nervous about the other seeds I have planted so far. I put them in last Wednesday so I know they won't be showing for another week or more but I think have I watered them too much or not enough? Our conservatory, where we have them just now, is really hot at times so it must be a good place for them. Would you put your potatoes in the greenhouse or outside if they are in a bag? How many tubers would you put in a sack that has about 20 litres of compost in it? Sorry for the questions.x

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    1. Hi Louise, I have never grown in a bag, hubby put them outside , I don;t have a clue as to how many in a sack to be honest sorry x

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    2. Not to worry. I am taking the suck it and see approach with most things because I read books, see stuff on the internet and get advice from people until my head feels it is about to explode! I'm sure something will come up out of the basic things I am deciding to grow first. Meant to say I LOVE lemon curd and make it quite often.x

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    3. Hi Louise it is all new to me as well x

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    4. Oh well lets look forward to sharing how we both get on along the way!x

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  6. I love poached pears with a little stilton. I love this time of year when the ground is starting to warm up and little seedlings are starting to emerge, Mother Nature at her finest.

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    1. I love Stilton, but never tried with Pears, sounds good.

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  7. I've not planted my potatoes yet I really need to get a move on. I prefer my pears on the hard side I hate them soft xx

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    1. I just thought Potatoes would replace the carrots we pulled up I don't like to see the garden space not being used x

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  8. Your lemon and orange curds look delicious. I've been thinking about making some curd for a while - must get on with it. I find that pears are hard for ages, then all go soft at the same time. I used some last weekend to make a pear and almond crumble.
    Cathy x

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  9. Nothing to beat the taste of home grown veg. I have a glut of eggs at the moment, I must make some lemon curd, it can be frozen as well.

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    1. I didn't realise it could be frozen thanks for letting me know.

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