These lovely fresh green peas missed Christmas but are ready this last week. R is doing all the picking as I have strained my back ( lifting Grandson).
We both worked together on the podding
and blanching and freezing.
This lot are now in small meal sized bags in the freezer.
Over the last few weeks 2 Blackbirds built a very untidy nest in the grape vine, right outside the lounge window.
We have been able to observe the comings and goings of the parents feeding just one greedy fledgling.
( It wasn't really that way up )
Yesterday the young bird was sitting on a wire just above the nest so must be almost ready to take it's first flight.
Back in the vege garden we are now getting the first ripe tomatoes, cucumbers and lots of courgettes .
For lunch yesterday I made Courgette fritters. ( I love all sorts of fritters )
The oil needs to be quite hot and the mixture is best with lots of rough poking out bits that crisp up.
I adapted another recipe. The quantities don't have to be exact.
In a large bowl grate 4 medium sized courgettes.
3/4 cup of tasty cheese grated
1/2 cup of instant polenta.
1 teaspoon of cumin seed.1 tsp of ground cumin.
1 tsp of smokey paprika.
2 large eggs.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Fry till golden and crisp on the outside.
( spices may be altered to taste - more is best )