Makeover and cake time

Hello it’s me again Mr Scarecrowavitch!  Things have been busy at the Mitzvahs and Marrows Allotment of late.  Despite the weather turning colder (first frosts are now here) there are still plenty of veggies growing in the garden – and we made good use of them too.

Recently it was party time at Mitzvahs and Marrows and naturally this meant one thing – cake!  So I suggested using some of the veggies to make a cake, yes you read correctly vegetables in cake.  A superb beetroot and chocolate cake was baked, ‘iced’ with low fat cream cheese with a little cocoa powder and topped with fresh yellow raspberries.  It was just delicious and both the beetroot and the raspberries came from the allotment.

Beetroot and chocolate cake with cream cheese 'icing' and yellow raspberries.

Beetroot and chocolate cake with cream cheese ‘icing’ and yellow raspberries.

Beetroot and chocolate cakes pre icing stage

Beetroot and chocolate cakes pre icing stage

… but that’s not all that’s been going on!  Being a scarecrow with a sense of style I had been feeling rather unhappy with my *ahem* state of dress. Scaring crows really takes in out of you.  My clothes were raggedy and I was losing straw at a terrible rate.  Thankfully the Mitzvahs and Marrows crew took care of me and brought out their inner Gok Wan!

Now I have a lovely new outfit (purchased at the rather splendid Wellfairshop at Moortown Corner – nothing but the best for me) and have actually grown considerably in height.  It’s all that fresh air!

New and improved Mr Scarecrowavitch

New and improved Mr Scarecrowavitch

The veggies are looking great especially the fennel.  It just loves to grow all frondy and fluffy looking, quite the fennel forest.

Fennel forest!

Fennel forest!

And a very good measure at this time of year is to grow green manures.  What on earth is that you say?  Essentially you plant a crop which you don’t allow to flower and then dig in the green material which rots down in a similar fashion to a ‘proper’ manure – clever eh 🙂

Well, that’s all from me for now.  Happy Gardening!

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