During the week, I got tweeting about squash, and what a versatile ingredient it is. I was making stew, and whilst cooking I away I totted up the amount of different things I’ve made using squash this Winter.
There’s been soup, mash, curries and risottos to name just a few. My Twitter buddy Neil tweeted about needing some good recipes, so I said I’d send him some. ‘Hang on’, I thought, ‘there’s a blog post here’.
So, if you’re new to this awesome vegetable and are looking for some interesting recipes, here are 5 of my favourites.
Sometimes, the days when you’re bored are the most dangerous…
Last weekend, with the plot sleeping for the winter and a bike ride done, I took to demolishing our old patio. We’d deliberated for a while and gone as far as getting quotes for the work, but then I had a brainwave.
‘I can do this. I’m a young (ish), strapping (ish) lad…’
So, now, I’m committed. And as well as smashing up hardcore, this means something else: moving my herbs.
I adore my greenhouse, but never more so than when it is raining. During a heavy downpour, there is no finer place to be, pottering about away out of the wet stuff.
It’s like cheating the weather. I can still be gardening but remaining cosy and snug, supping tea whilst dreaming of better days. For me, a greenhouse is good for the soul – there is something very romantic about listening to the rain on the roof and sowing a few seeds.
Of course, there are plenty of other practical reasons for having a greenhouse too. ..