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flowers, fruit & veg

by greenrabbitdesigns


I still have flowers to show you, my little garden is doing its best to keep going and I suppose it will keep going until we get our first frost, which I hope is a not for a while yet.


Still lots of cosmos in bloom and sunflowers yet to open.

Sept flower Collage

Long may it all last!


There has always been a bit of a debate over whether tomatoes are a fruit or a vegetable, personally I think they’re a fruit. I have quite a few of them ripening at the moment, so I’m finding things to do with them.


One of my favourite things to do is put them in a dish with onions, garlic, salt, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil and slowly roast them in the oven.


The aroma that this creates is wonderful, it always transports me to the Mediterranean! When they cool I liquidize them and add them to warm vegetable stock, I heat it all through and add cream to make my own cream of roasted tomato soup.

Carrie Carrot Collage

I’ve cheated a bit with the veg, it’s not real veg but a little bunny named after the vegetable that all bunnies love to eat!

Meet Carrie Carrot, who as I type is on her way to California to live in West Los Angeles close to the Pacific ocean!!
How lucky is that little rabbit!

Thanks as always for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments, enjoy whats left of the week and the weekend ahead! 🙂

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Mia September 26, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Hello Vivienne,

So beautiful flowers, they look so summery to me (rain pouring down here, gray and…you know), I wish they’ll last long and keep making you smile. And oh that sweet Carrie Carrot!

Happy Thursday!


P.S. Tomatoes are so veggies!!! 😉

ali September 26, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Glad Carrie is off to a good home. That was a very harvest type of post. I would so love to try your tomato soup it sounds delicious. Ali

Margaret September 26, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Mmmm, that soup sounds so good Vivienne and easy too – will have to give it a try.
Your garden flowers are very pretty.
Carrie Carrot from California LOL. She is so cute. My new favourite 🙂

Margaret x

Jane September 26, 2013 - 6:53 pm

Mmmm can I join you for soup Vivienne? What a bumper harvest you have enjoyed and so many flowers too. Long may this weather last until the frost comes to stop everything! Carrie carrot is super cute,,,what a lucky bunny to be heading off to the States. Happy nearly weekend my dear, Jane x

thelinencat September 26, 2013 - 7:23 pm

Your garden is doing well, so late in the season, Cosmos is a favourite of mine. I do love roasted tomato soup, mummmmmmmm. Carrie Carrot is very cute, I love the matching fabric and button. Bethx

Robin September 26, 2013 - 7:35 pm

Hi Vivienne, You have my mouth watering too. The flowers are still lovely, I just love cosmos. Love carrie carrot, you do such a wonderful job, they’re all so unique and adorable!

Elizabeth Campbell September 27, 2013 - 12:33 am

Good morning Vivienne Carrie rabbet is lovely bright and fresh. Brightened my morning. Thank you. Elizabeth

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Chrissie Asbridge September 27, 2013 - 7:09 am

I love your little Carrie! Lucky indeed is the recipient of that little beauty! And roasting tomatoes is one of the best smells on earth! Chrissie x

Gina September 27, 2013 - 8:48 am

Your garden always looks so beautiful and my mouth is watering at those tomatoes. I made a tomato and goats chhese tart plus some chilli jam with my excess tomatoes this week. Carrie will sure to be well received.

Simone September 27, 2013 - 10:41 am

I love Carrie Carrot!!! She looks most edible! Your garden still looks lovely Vivienne. Mine is finishing up now. The tomatoes roasted with onions is so tasty and a great base for a soup. Delicious! x

Jill September 27, 2013 - 11:41 am

I’m thinking that Carrie Carrot might not need to pack her little cardigan – what a lucky, lucky bunny, moving to LA. I’m totally jealous of a crochet bunny – I think I may need therapy!!! he he :0)
Tomatoes are one of my most favourite things to eat. You’ve made my mouth water with the thought of them roasting in the oven.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Jill xx

Caroline September 27, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Beautiful flowers, and those tomatoes look delish! What a lovely idea making them into cream of tomato soup….yummy!
I adore Carrie Carrot, she is sooooo pretty 🙂
Happy weekend,
Caroline xxx

Susan September 28, 2013 - 10:25 am

Lucky little Carrie Carrot off to sunny California…but she deserves it because she’s utterly gorgeous!
Your garden is looking lovely still Vivienne and those roasted tomatoes look delicious (I’m just imagining how fab your soup would taste!)
Happy Weekend,
Susan x

Karen September 28, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Your garden is lovely! Ours is blooming still too, I have a zillion spring bulbs (I don’t know WHAT got into me!) but I can’t dig up yet as it is still quite summery here. Just enjoying every lovely day!!!! xo

hortensiadesigns September 28, 2013 - 10:05 pm

I love this long, slow walk into Autumn, with Summer lingering for sooo long. Feels very special. Like you – I hope it continues this way for a while yet.
P xx

Anne D.T. September 28, 2013 - 11:35 pm

Hi Vivienne– Really enjoying your flowers and veggie photos. We’ve had frost here weeks ago!! The onions and tomatoes look wonderful. Wish I could eat a bowl of your soup.
Carrie Carrot fits in perfectly with late summer.
Happy creating and weekend,
Anne D.T.

knitsofacto September 30, 2013 - 3:51 pm

Gorgeous sunflowers, and I’m pretty smitten with Carrie Carrot too!

Helen Philipps October 1, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Hello Vivienne I love your beautiful flowers and how adorable Carrie Carrot is! I love the decorative qualities of carrots 🙂 Carrie looks perfect in her carrot print skirt and carrot buttoned cardi!
Wishing you a happy October”
Helen x

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