I am sure that many of you are inundated with home grown veg at the moment! My Dad has gone to America for 5 weeks leaving behind his veg garden that is packed with all sorts of everything. A few days ago I made the 70 mile round trip to harvest them and came back with courgettes, runner beans, peas, french beans, tomatoes, sweetcorn, lettuce and carrots. So what to do with them? Lots will be eaten or frozen but courgettes are a tricky one as they don't freeze very well. I found a recipe for Sweet Courgette Relish which uses a nice lot!
So I chopped them up small, added onion and vinegar,
...and a few other spices, (a confession here; in the first batch I used a 1/2 teaspoon instead of a teaspoon measure by mistake so it's only mildly spiced)
And this was the result after a lot of boiling! It tastes delicious but has to mature for a month before eating now. I can see it disappearing very quickly with cheese or under cheese on toast and Jess has already bagged a jar to take to Uni!
I am a married mother of four who took up papercrafting about 4 years ago. I started with ATCs and Inchies and as I got braver I started to Scrapbook too! My current faves are stamping CJs (oooo just love 'em), scrapbooking and making mini books with the shedloads of photos I take!As you can imagine I have to fit it round the children and also numerous pets so blogging can be a bit hit and miss! Generally I blog better in school holidays when I am not at work as a TA. Thank you for popping by and I hope you like what you see here!