Poppy, Flower Salad and A Gift

01 Aug

1    Poppies have self-seeded throughout our vegetable garden and are quite glorious amongst the green.

Feathery poppy

Feathery poppy

2   The mixed red and green lettuces  are this year untouched by slugs (so far!) and make a delicious salad along with some peppery nasturtiums and delicate white borage flowers.

Edible flower salad

Edible flower salad

3    Our neighbours have a glut of courgettes (as opposed to our pathetic specimens which are rotting on the stems) and  a gift of gorgeous shiny green courgettes was brought round this afternoon. Just one became our supper, stuffed with rice, herbs, tomatoes and peas covered with cheese then with roasted pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, sesame seeds and slivers of almonds and served with the colourful salad – delicious. Thanks to Jim and  djdfr for the recipe idea)

Stuffed courgettes

Stuffed courgettes


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15 responses to “Poppy, Flower Salad and A Gift

  1. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    October 7, 2013 at 2:39 am

    What wonderful suggestions to make salads more interesting.

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    August 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

    that salad is a work of art and your supper sounds wonderful

  3. Sharp Little Pencil

    August 2, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I love edible flowers! The first time I tasted a nasturtium, I was in heaven, and such a lovely presentation. If that casserole tastes as good as it looks, I’m coming over for leftovers!

    I’ve always been a “grey thumb” in the garden, but I’m proud to say that, even in the clay soil of Wisconsin, I’ve got a few plants up and blooming, so I think our new home is trying to tell us to stay! Peace to you, Amy

  4. Colline

    August 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    That Poppy looks interesting. I have never seen one like it.

  5. Hil

    August 2, 2013 at 10:13 am

    That looks delicious.xx

  6. greenbenchramblings

    August 2, 2013 at 8:10 am

    That is a beautiful poppy – the pinking-shears edge to the petals is amazing.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 2, 2013 at 8:25 am

      And just serendipity that it arrived! 🙂

  7. Carol Carlisle

    August 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I have photo of friends painting of those red popies. Stays fresh all year round. I’ll find way to use it in a post soon while I eat my flower salad. Ok what are courgetts?

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 2, 2013 at 5:16 am

      Courgettes are zucchini, so I’m told by my friends on the other side of the pond, which is where I’m guessing you may be from…?
      Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment. 🙂

  8. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    August 1, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Reblogged this on MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts and commented:
    This was the most colorful…different kind of salad…and the zuchinni squash with rice, veggies, cheese, nuts…Oh my!…had to share!

  9. Our Growing Paynes

    August 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    It’s interesting how a veg will do quite well in one garden but go a few doors down and they give up the ghost!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 2, 2013 at 7:13 am

      Interesting and frustrating! My neighbour has an allotment and I think it is airier that where we try to grow. It is only a few steps down the road though. 🙂


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