• A Time of Plenty

    6th September 2011In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    I love this time of year when the garden produces such abundance

    It’s that lovely time of year when I go into the garden each evening and pick a positively Mediterranean selection of vegetables. Tomatoes, basil, courgettes, annelino giallo beans (lovely curving yellow beans from seeds of italy) and a first this week, some Padron peppers. They are also known as Russian Roulette peppers because (according to different sources) one in 10, 20 or 30 is exceedingly hot.  My mistake was letting them grow quite large – they should be picked when only about  3-5cm long at which point it is only the occasional one that will blow your head off.