Plodding Along

The whole week has basically been a write off for me.  I have been laid up with a bout of diverticulitis again, and have spent most of my time since Monday afternoon resting in bed.  I have really only come good this afternoon, and decided to cook one of my favourites Spaghetti Bolognese.  Homegrown onion, garlic, zucchini, tomatoes, and rosemary straight from the garden.  I couldn’t muster up the effort to make fresh pasta, so used some from the stockpile instead.

Some interesting vegetables have been harvested when I managed to drag my sorry butt out of bed.

 So many large zucchini’s, cucumbers and tomatoes.  If I had have caught the zucchinis earlier on in the week, I would not be wondering what to do with a truck load of marrows?

Two types of cucumber in this shot.  Spacemaster which are the smaller type, and the rather long and odd shaped ones are Chinese cucumbers.  

And finally, three types of tomatoes.  Tigerrella, Tommy Toe, and Purple Russian.

Hopefully, it will be a better weekend than the crappy week I have just had.  Fingers crossed.



  1. says

    Take it easy Gav. Give your body a chance to heal before you jump into too much work.

    I have some rather chunky zucchinis at the moment, too. I was thinking I might try making a chocolate zucchini cake… Can’t think of a better way to get a least one serve of veg each day!

    All the best for a better week.

  2. Anonymous says

    Hi Gavin – you are an inspiration to many people I’m sure – sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. I have been checking out your posts for only a short time but really enjoy them as you talk about many things I am trying to do myself or aspire to…. I was totally surprised to see you live in nearby Melton – I am in Sunshine – so hello neighbour! Keep up the good work! cheers, Deb

  3. says

    go and get that nasty bit of colon removed, ive known lots of people who have suffered then had it seen to, it wont go away on its own. ps nice veg, my cukes are going crazy but my zuchini just didnt do it this year.

  4. Sarah says

    Glad you are feeling somewhat better.
    I am a big fan of the Purple Russian tomatoes. It is usually cool at night where we live and we can have rain, drought, hail etc but the purple russians always pull through and are often the first to ripen.

  5. says

    yep, ditto. Glad to hear you’re mending – it’s so nice to ‘come out the other side’…

    and we chop and freeze zucc as well (we rarely have excess but out little local F&V sometimes have extra great prices when they have too many).

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