Sunday, 23 November 2014

Soup, but no garlic, yet

A rainy and grey weekend means we still haven't planted our garlic - I think there's still plenty of time (even though I hear Gardeners Question Time are saying it's too late). I understood garlic cloves are planted by the shortest day and harvested on the longest day. I'm just worried that our bulb will start sprouting in the cupboard.
I've had three festival squash waiting to form part of a meal but one went off so I decided to deal with the other two a bit more promptly than intended. So, of course, they're now soup! That's next weeks lunches sorted.
I roasted the squashes before adding the flesh (and a shallot) to the stock, with plenty of pepper. I love my hand blender - my favourite kitchen utensil :-) I may spice it up a bit, but it tasted nice as it is. I tasted a bit of the squash before making the soup - okay, but not as tasty as the Cornells Bush Delicata.

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  1. Of course you can plant your garlic
    Our butternuts have been made into soup now,they have not lasted so well this year. Brenda prefers Hunter to Festival, she says there is more flesh on it

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    1. I must say the little festivals wouldn't have made much of a meal. Perhaps I'll try Hunter next year and definitely go for the Cornells Bush again - I don't know why they're called 'Bush' they scrambled all over the place!

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  2. I like to get the garlic is nice and early so it gets settled in before the poor weather. Maybe next year I'll experiment and plant batches at different times,

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    1. Yes, I wish I'd planted it a bit earlier, but you know how it is...

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