Courgette flowers

IMG_2606The season of courgette flowers has begun!

In my recipe book, that is coming out soon, I will have a few recipes to enjoy them, I give you here a preview:


10 courgette flowers

Flour 75 g

Corn flour 75

Bicarbonate of soda 1tsp

Very cold soda water 250 ml

Frying oil


Mix the flower with the water slowly until a batter consistency it obtained (like single cream).

Heat the oil in a small high sided pan

Take away the stamen from the flowers then dip the flowers one by one in the flour batter and put in the very hot oil for about 3 minutes until the batter is swollen and looks golden

Tip out onto a plate covered with kitchen towel to adsorb the excess oil and sprinkle with salt.


40 tomato plants


We had a few days of sunshine and the little plants were struggling to grow in the individual pots, so i took the courage and planted them outside, covered at night with a plastic tunnel. They seem very cold though, we have had a week of chilly winds and much lower temperatures than the week before. Let’s hope they survive…. The cabbages, peas and sprouts are happy though, but no sign of carrots even under the environmetal net….

April is a stressful month at the allotment!