Wednesday, 18 September 2013
September Scrapbook Club....
For this month's Scrapbook Club, I went for a Thankful Theme using Autumn colours.
The colour combination is Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.
The stamp sets used are Gently Falling, Morning Meadow and Flower Shop, with the papers from Sweater Weather.
We have lots of veggies to be Thankful this year, especially after last years wet weather. The huge sacks we got from the Incentive trip with our pillow gifts on, are perfect for storing our onions.
The weather really helped them dry out super this year.
We have so many squashes this year as well. I will take a photo of the actual plants but for now this was just one picking. The back one is a Spaghetti Squash, see the photo's below. The orange ones are called Uchiki Kuri and they make lovely chips! Yes just scoop out the inner seeds, slice the huge squash skin and all and roast, WOW! the chips were light and fluffy, like sweet potatoes.
Funny the flowers on squash plants were like mini Hotels for Bees. We go up to water the allotment most nights and inside the huge yellow flowers, are tons of bumble bees, asleep inside the flower heads, so cute. They come out all over the place with yellow trouser like legs! from the pollen.
The marrow is just one of many, we make chutney and brown sauce with them. Or give them to our sister for her chickens as they apparently love to peck at them.
This is what the spaghetti squash looked like when I cut it in half, which was a hard job!
The half on the left has the seeds scooped out, the one on the right is what it looks like before.
You bake the halves in the oven upside down.
The one on the left is what it looks like after I forked the sides away to reveal the spaghetti style flesh of the squash.
You can see it clearer here. Not sure what to have it with for tea, but it certainly tasted nice on its own.
Hope I haven't bored you with our allotment tales, but it certainly is one thing to be Thankful for, as we really worked hard there this Summer.
Thanks for looking,