Carrot cake - I have got a WWW veg oil based recipe sorted now but I may try to make two third quantities as the whole thing is a bit too much when it is just for us two. Also I substitute half the walnuts with sultanas as nuts are not top of our favourite tastes. I often leave the cream cheese topping off (unless its a treat day) as the sugar levels are a bit much if you have a lump for coffee and afternoon tea in one day! Note - home grown carrots are NOT like commercial ones - less wet, not the same bright colour and if you leave them a day or two after picking they go too soft to grate!
Beetroot and chocolate cake - we are not that fond of chocolate cake so this one has not proved too popular but it did use up a couple of large beetroot (before the hare called the other night to devastate a large one left in the ground).
Minestrone/Vegetable - a cabbage base plus just throw in what you have (except beetroot)
May get desperate next week - courgette with Stilton stirred in.
Tried a courgette one - not so successful
Red cabbage and red onion - oh yes, that is nice with just about anything!
I won't bore you with the endless salads from the garden - lettuce, toms, cucumbers, radish, beetroot. Or the dinners with at least 3 veg choices plus freshly dug potatoes.
The other day it all got too much - we had tinned spaghetti on toast for lunch.
What else are we doing with the excess? We have built a little stand from pallets and bits of ply and sell veg at the gate. Last year we made £90 over the summer excess ( we just had a small box perched on some bricks then) - so far this year we have £30 in the jar. The pound coins will be in useful for car parking at the beach in August when the various family bring the grand children.