The 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
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.
I am having fun painting again, explopring watercolour, charcoal and iPad many ways to portray this beautiful flower.
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!
The hope for an order always stimulates research into new shapes and glazes, this is the result in trying to get grey plates, a very nice surprise with iron oxide in my standard crystalline glaze.
Useful when the children go around town and look at shops. Yesterday my daughter spotted my coffee pot from three years ago in the Nicole Farhi in Hampstead. It looks rather beautiful except not with my cups. I hope to convince them to get some new ones in stock.
What a treat! I went to see how my ceramics looks at Heal’s: it is so special to have such a window in central London