The Courgettes are Coming!!

harvest2014The veg patch is really starting to come into its own suddenly. Last night I picked three more courgettes, some French beans and even a baby tomato! The girls say I am ‘sad’ to get excited about growing my own veggies, in which case I am happy to be sad, if you know what I mean!

Growing our own is part of the financial strategy and certainly saves me money once the veg patch gets going. Its so nice to have delicious produce on your plate that is as fresh as it can be and which cost pence to grow.chopped veg

Not that this will help with our latest language student. It appears he will not eat a vegetable of any sort. I asked him what he likes to eat and he said fish, meat and pasta. We will eat some of those! I will try to accommodate him as much as I can but at the same time we will eat vegetables too. Actually fussy eaters are one of my pet hates (too much hunger in the world) but I willhave to grin and bear it and stuff him full of pasta 🙂

0 thoughts on “The Courgettes are Coming!!

  1. thedomesticstoryteller

    I know what you mean about fussy eaters 😛 I don’t think it’s sad at all, in fact, I’m quite envious of your productive garden. Enjoy the fruits (and veg!) of your labour 🙂


    People who say they don’t like something without even trying it are SO annoying. Who can afford to be fussy nowadays? Eat it or go hungry was how we were brought up in the 1960s.

  3. AuntLeesie

    Frugal in Suffolk beat me to it… I was going to say growing up, we had two choices, eat it or go hungry. There was a time my mom was a single mom with her two youngest kids. We were broke. If you were picky, you were out of luck. We’d have loved to have been able to afford a lot of fresh vegetables in those days, and living in an apartment meant no room to grow our own. It really IS exciting to pick veggies from the garden for dinner! If you’re so inclined, you could hide the veggies for your visiting student; simply blend some extra tomatoes, a courgette or two, and a cooked carrot into a can or jar of pasta sauce. Add a little extra herbs as it cooks. Makes a thicker sauce, too. But then again, you might just want to let him figure it out for himself! 😉

  4. Julia

    Fussy eaters make it so difficult to cook a large batch of anything. Especially hard when they’re paying for you to cook for them too! 🙁
    My 2 worst offenders usually end up with something bland and cheap (like a value 50p pizza) or getting their own food.


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