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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables

We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.

Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Seasonal food recipes - autumn meals

Ideas for seasonal food - Autumn -
Growing your own leads to cooking the foods that are in season - great idea but sometimes not cooking something from one year to the next can leave you struggling to recall just how you made that meal last year. So I am going to add recipes or links to recipes for food made from fruit and vegetables that are in plentiful supply at this time of the year.

A Pumpkin Recipe -         a link to a BBC Good Food recipe for pumpkin soup

Tomatoes -   link to a recipe for quick tomato soup made with tinned tomatoes from the Telegraph newspaper       

You can always add your own grown tomatoes to cooked tomato recipes like pizza toppings, pasta sauce  or use the cherry tomatoes on bruschetta or just on plain buttered toast with salt and pepper added.

Use tomatoes for a snack with this simple to make bruschetta -
a link to Jamie Olivers - quick way to make bruschetta

Simple easy recipe for pasta sauce that uses fresh tomatoes or tinned tomatoes -
Home Made Pasta Sauce from fresh or tinned tomato a link to one of my own recipes

this is a good way to use up a glut of tomatoes, you can freeze down the passata tomato pasta sauce to use later.

photo - pasta cooked and served with a pasta -
passata sauce recipe
More ideas soon for seasonal food ideas.

a healthy potato plant in flower

a healthy potato plant in flower
photo of potatoes in flower

home grown carrots.. grown from seed

home grown carrots.. grown from seed
photo of my first bunch of carrots 2009

Even a small batch of mixed fruit can be useful

Even a small batch of mixed fruit can be useful
Home Grown Fruit can be made into delicious compote