The English summer is unpredictable. Some beautiful days with perfect heat and a gentle seaside breeze. Then days of rain, wind and the thought that maybe, just maybe, we need to turn the central heating on.
Then we hear from family in Spain that it’s in the forties and it’s too hot to even think, so we feel blessed and happy to be Down by the Sea with our English weather.
Our runner beans are loving days of sun followed by heavy rain. Another positive for us and we’re enjoying the fruits (and flowers) of our little garden. I do miss our vegetable garden though…oh those tomatoes!
Dinner the other night was a simple salmon en croute. Roasted vegetables were cooled then placed on top of a tail fillet, wrapped in puff pastry, brushed with beaten egg and roasted for about 25 minutes. Perfect with those beautiful beans.
Happy summer to my northern hemisphere friends and happy winter to those in the south!
29 thoughts on “Sunshine, Flowers and Beans”
Absolutely adore all your gorgeous images Tanya.
Have a happy afternoon friend.
🙂 Mandy xoxoxo
Thank you Mandy, it makes me feel happy to look at them!
Sunshine and showers, lol. Could do with a bit more sun up here in the cold north. beans looked absolutely delicious. Try then spicy and fried, Mmmmmmmmmmmm. XXX
Stay warm! Keep thinking of you two as have become hooked on the programme Outlander 😀 Will give some spicy beans a go this week. Big hug xx
So much of colors and I can feel the freshness. Wonderful post 👌
Thank you, glad you enjoyed the post!
Your pears, beans and flowers look fantastic – great salmon too! Martin the Perry Court farmer has great tomatoes if you see him at the market. They look ordinary, but he grows them in dirt (as opposed to compost) and they taste amazing.
Apparently we have another heat wave coming…
Ooh will look out for them when they come to the Farmer’s Market on Friday!
English summers seem to be perfect for roses &- beans. Your photos of them are beautiful.
Ah thank you!
Nice way to do the salmon en croute, Tanya. 🙂 🙂 Everything looks so fresh in the garden. Not just heat in Europe but awful floods too. I think we’re really lucky.
We are very lucky indeed.
Dinner sounds delicious! So glad your garden by the sea brings such joy! We’ve had such a mild winter here, I suspect we’re in for a hot summer! 🙂
Mild winters are good but you’re right, they often mean a scorching summer!
Enjoying the heck out of our winter. Not looking forward to the alternative that is looming on the horizon.
I hear your winter has been lovely, fingers crossed for a not too hot summer ahead!
I hope your winter isn’t too cold either Ms Chica 🙂
I love the new site and Mum always loved a bit of salmon. I really must take more pictures of the flowers in my garden, yours look lovely. On a lighter note – we have a yellow weather warning for floods, so plenty more rain for the beans!! Much love as always, Lynn x x
Thank you Lynn! I used not to eat salmon as it never really tasted of anything but now I have two lovely fishmongers within walking distance, I really enjoy it. Love to you too xx
Such beautiful photos. Where I live it’s unseasonably “less hot” for august and I’m doing a happy dance every day!
Make the most of the weather!
Gorgeous flowers! Love the new look of your blog, though I’ve been so absent this summer it may not be “new” any more. 🙂
Lovely food and photographs. Today is a day to consider putting the heating on in Bewdley 😞.
Weird down south today. Black skies but very humid 🙄
The Scots would describe Bewdley as dreek today (not spelled like that though).
i’m like flowers because the flowers symbol is the love… 😀
Here it’s surprisingly cool and cloudy this August, when it’s usually hot and humid but sunny. Not sure which is better… Enjoy the sunshine while you can!
I have never tried to make salmon en croute. How amazing to harvest your own beans. Enjoy them, and your summer 🙂
nice, i like it