When we met she said she would bring me some leeks and carrots, that was a bit of an understatement, she brought 2 bags of veg and a bag of apples and pears, plus some eggs which have been lovely.
This is the haul, it's such a treat to receive all this lovely home grown veg for free so thank you Carol.
I had to use the apples first as some were a bit bruised and I juiced them, they were slightly sweet cooking apples but made a lovely sharp juice.
I also made leek and onion soup.
Look at the squashes, the funny bendy ones are summer squashes, I've roasted one. The taste was a little earthy and dare I say meaty so not quite to my liking, I'm much more looking forward to the butternut squash.
There was a bag of beetroot so I have pickled that and the spices smelt lovely. This was done to a Mrs Beeton recipe.
There's a huge bag of carrots to get through so I'm planning some more juicing today with the surplus.
And with the weather being so miserable I think the Nigel Slater onion and lentil stew (which also has carrots) will go down very nicely.
Have a good weekend!