late summer pickings


Chicory – bitter but delicious in salads with the sweetness of pears and walnuts in a honey and mustard dressing.


Borlotto bean Lingua di Fuoco – filling out nicely and nearly ready to harvest for dried beans over the winter.


The last of the raspberries and a couple of lemon apple cucumbers plus another branch of lemon verbena for fragrant tisanes over the winter.

About Ruth Paris

Leadership & executive coach, based near Farnham, Surrey, UK. Love my garden and organic allotment / potager.
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5 Responses to late summer pickings

  1. philipparees says:

    Every time you post pictures I think you are more amazing. Lemon apple cucumbers I have never seen- or if I have I took them for apples. I suppose in winter you are mulching and planting and harvesting something else. An example to us useless wordsmiths!


    • Ruth says:

      You are very kind, Philippa. Yet all I do is collaborate, clearing the space for fleeting deliciousness to emerge in its own time. Your book ‘Involution’ is a much more masterly – and enduring – example of the same, or so it seems to me. Perhaps in assuming the quotidien apples in your own work, you miss the lemon cucumbers? Sometimes it’s nice just to sit and nibble them, enjoying their crunch.


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  3. Speechless before perfection ☼


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