We harvested the first peas and sugar snaps.
Cameron unearthed our first potatoes which looked like golden treasure.
I picked the very first beans! This is a triumph considering that the plants look rather depressed. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong but I'm hopeful that they'll improve if they are producing something.
There were more strawberries - my most successful year yet with growing my own strawberries and getting them before the slugs start munching. I even had enough to give some away this week.
The strawberries went into this strawberry honey ice-cream which is made with strawberries, coconut milk and honey (less than you'd think, too). This is an ice-cream recipe that could benefit from a churner/machine as it was almost impossible to scoop (there's advice about this in the recipe) but - despite being healthier than traditional ice-cream - it was, surprisingly, a big hit with Cameron (who has a very sweet tooth).
The potatoes were roasted until crispy and served a smoky chard and vegetable tomato-based sauce as a kind of patatas bravas. My rainbow chard is bolting, despite my regular watering efforts, so I'm incorporating chard into just about every meal I make, as well as adding it to green juices/smoothies. I have another batch ready to plant out as I make space by harvesting.
We also tested out some freebies sent to us - bottlegreen's sparkling elderflower presse was wonderfully refreshing with subtle flavours and is free from artificial sweeteners - a rarity in shop-bought drinks these days. This would make a really great alternative to an alcoholic drink at a party or celebration. It also comes in a glass bottle with a very pretty label.
Along with the cordial was some Burts Chips - artisan, hand cooked crisps in Spicy Chorizo and Jalapeno & Red Pepper. The crisps were really flavourful and we'll definitely be looking for them in the shops. Cameron and I both loved the flavours and couldn't decide which was best. The chorizo flavour was lovely and smoky but the jalapeno was strong and spicy!
British, no MSG, gluten free and I liked that the packet told me the name of who cooked them and what field they were grown in.
Please note: this giveaway is now closed!