So we currently have this - a small bucketful of fresh raw beetroot, grown about 10 feet away from our garden boundary.
I'm thrilled to have such a kind and generous neighbour, and if ever we have a glut of anything edible we will return the favour.
I have to admit that I've never taken to pickled beetroot and have never bought it fresh to cook with. So having absolutely no idea what to do with this bucket full of goodness, I scoured the Good Food website for ideas - and there were plenty.
I decided to try a couple out for a family BBQ last night to celebrate my in-laws buying their new house just a few minutes walk from ours.
This is one of the results - beetroot houmous - divine!
I would have shown you the beetroot slaw too, but that's all gone already. :-)
The other project simmering away is this - the frilled cardigan in Sirdar Bamboo.
All the main pieces are now finished, so I can seam those shoulders and start on the beautiful edging..