Welcome to our plot!

I'm Hazel, and in Nov 2006 my friend Jane and I took on a half plot at Hill Allotments, Sutton Coldfield - we want the satisfaction of growing and eating our own fruit and veg, and to improve our diet (and fitness!).

This is the story of what happened next...........

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Autumn Produce

Having offloaded a couple of butternut squash and a couple of the smaller pumpkins (one to an ex-offender who came to the door selling household wares, although I am not sure if he actually wanted it), I am left with one large pumpkin to 'do something' with, and a big mixing bowl full of green tomatoes.

The pumpkin is still to be thought about, but the green tomatoes are now chutney.

I kept the cherry tomatoes to one side - they have been gradually ripening and afforded me a little taste of Summer each time I pop one in my mouth. Lovely.


  1. Ooh! I didn't have any pumpkin this year and while most people would suggest a pumpkin pie - I will suggest maybe a soup or a stuffed pumpkin (depending on how large it is). I recently did an apple, chorizo, and vegetable stuffed acorn squash that was delicious!

  2. Hello stranger :-) Well, you've been AWOL, I've been AWOL too, but so lovely to see you back.

    Gave up growing pumpkins when I found myself in the same position as you - what the hell to do with them once they're the size of small meteors!

  3. I doubt you still have your pumpkin. My Crown Prince are still storing well so if you haven'y disposed of it you could try Elizabeth David's excellent chutney from her Christmas Book- it is also online : http://www.johnnygrey.com/greymatters/2010/12/21/elizabeth-davids-pumpkin-tomato-chutney/


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