Last Friday the dark clouds finally rolled in and in true form there was lots of thunder and lightning which sounded fantastic but was a little scary as it started off a couple of grass fires. Our local fire crews were prepared and soon had everything under control, at the end of the day we had received a much welcome 15mls some areas were lucky to get up to 80mls............................
So enjoyable to head out to the plot the next morning, smell the fresh air and pick the days harvest in the cool ...................
Basil which I promptly made into pesto, I put a little aside for one meal and then froze the rest in small portions to last through out the year.
Last year I made the mistake of putting all the pesto into a couple of jars and was disappointed when once opened it went off to quickly and I had to throw it away.
Yellow and green peppers which were sliced and then pickled.
Cucumbers which were also pickled.
And last weeks box of tomatoes from the market turned into sweet spicy tomato sauce and also slow roasted tomato sauce.
Potatoes 3 kilos