On re-reading my last post it does sound a little whingey. It wasn't my intention to have a whine I think it just kind of snuck in behind the scenes. Sorry for that.
Pumpkin had to be on the menu because it is the vegetable of the moment. There are at least eighteen still hanging on in the compost area and probably another thirty in the vegetable garden proper. I am leaving them out there until absolutely necessary to ring them in and the flavour keeps improving.
Truly not the best picture but it was a nice dinner with the best of company. Roasted pumpkin frittata, the last of the beans and button squash, simple garlic mashed potato and a mixed salad of rocket, nasturtium leaves and flowers and parsley. I forgot to add the basil until after we were eating but it is supposed to be on top of the frittata.
I used a couple of the new beeswax candles that I made that day too. The wicks in the candles came from afar and I'm not sure that I would use the homegrown cotton on something as short lived as a wick. Homemade lime cordial finished the meal off. I have to say it was simple fare but that is probably the best way to eat most of the time.
It would be a great to be able to eat this closely to the source every day. It would surely take some planning and work and one would probably end up feeling a bit deprived. It also wouldn't support the growers out there that rely on selling their produce for their livelihood.