July 18th, 2011


life, eh, what can you do?

The first of my courgettes has set. No quite sure if it's a tromboncino or a long white yet. Give it a day to see how it fills out, I guess. The first two tomatoes are orange on the vine. And the slugs snipped through my most successful bean vine and it has withered and died :(

Adventures in ice cream continue. The ginger, lemongrass and honey frozen yoghurt was a bit hard. I put too much cream in the chocolate ice cream, making it a bit bland; and the orange ice cream would have worked better if I'd cooked the oranges and included more zest. Which means that (implausibly) gooseberry is still the winner, closely followed by cherry and blueberry.

Tried stuffing a poussin with curry plant flowers at the weekend (mostly because the curry plant needed a haircut). Nice, but not as successful as thyme. What next? Maybe stuffing a quail with lavender? Serve with a parmesan-beetroot game chip and a coulis of jerusalem artichoke (or not).

Went to the Zodiac at the weekend to see a gaggle of bands, and that's me giggled for a bit. Not Trucking this year, I'm going to Zoo Lates instead. Owl hour here I come!