It is very mild – yes stormy with more high winds to come this week, but mild. I have often not lit the esse, and, unheard of in harvesting records, we picked courgettes and beans in November and are still picking tomatoes from the greenhouse – though they are finally coming to an end.
The downside of the mild weather is the stores are not doing so well – I’ve already mentioned the apples going bad before time. Yesterday revealed a pumpkin was showing early signs of going. This wasn’t in the plan. Right now I want to concentrate on christmas baking, but I’ve got veg store processing mixed up in it. Today, as well as cooking the roast, and a family session of making gingerbread men/stars/trees/angels/you name it, and stollen, and mince pies, I am now making the fourth batch of curried pumpkin and lentil soup. Not a bad thing – it is delicious! – but not was I had in mind for today. So, if you too have squashes, pumpkins and apples stashed.. time to check those stores. Making apple curd next…..