One of the joys of growing your own food is being able to pick vegetables such as carrots just before your prepare to cook your meal. The best thing about picking just before a meal is that you can pick exactly the right amount that you need so that means no wasted food. The smell of freshly picked carrots is hard to explain but it is a combination of the carrot its foliage and the fresh smell that bought carrots lack.
Of course when you pick your own carrots the sizes will vary more than the shop ones but that is not a problem when it comes to cooking them. I saw a in a TV cookery program where they ate the foliage after cooking it, but I have not yet tried cooked carrot foliage. The guinea pig is a great fan of fresh carrot tops so they are always popular with him.
We are still getting raspberries off the autumn canes which is amazing, goes very nice with porridge (oatmeal) when cooked up properly. Porridge oats, cooked fruit compote - raspberries or bramble fruits, a drizzle of milk and a swirl of golden syrup (honey might be better but I need to use up the golden syrup that I bought) that makes a heavenly breakfast at this time of year.
The compost heap is filling up nicely as we tidy the plot for the winter weather.
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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.