Sunday, 20 November 2016

My Favourite Colour!

Look at the colour of that Kohl Rabi! I haven't fiddled with the photo but the camera flash has made it a perfect match for the lovely glass bowl. Turns out cameras do lie ;-)
Unfortunately two of the larger pumpkins in the greenhouse were starting to rot at the top, where the rain got at them (we really need to re-seal the roof seams). I chopped a healthy chunk out of one of them and have another week of pumpkin soup - shame, I was looking forward to using parsnips for a change but felt I couldn't waste it.
I think some creatures may enjoy that edible house over the next couple of weeks. I only took a couple of handfuls of the seeds and roasted them in pumpkin oil with paprika and a small sprinkling of sugar.
Less sweet is how our Halloween pumpkin looks now!
I noticed that the Florence fennel in the raised bed has sprouted. I'm hoping that will survive to next week and then maybe I'll have carrot and fennel soup; if I don't look at the pumpkins perhaps they'll go away!
But the big chunk has been turned into curried pumpkin soup this evening. Lovely onions fried in turmeric, cumin and paprika while the pumpkin was roasting in the oven.
The kohl rabi are for tomorrow night's version of  'neeps and tatties' to have with a veggie haggis - we know it's not Burns Night, but still it's so tasty :-)
I ate one of the Jack-Be-Little pumpkins with dinner last night. It was a good way to eat it. I chopped the top off and scraped out the seeds. A little bit of butter and 4 minutes in the microwave - perfect for a light lunch. But I made a fried patty out of the cooked flesh and had it with a tortilla and some chilli beans - very tasty!
That's the loofahs on the lower shelf. I'm taking them into work where our office is so warm and dry they'll hopefully dry out very quickly.

8 comments:

  1. That is a stunning kohlrabi and purple bowl, i love how you have managed to capture the shimmer on the kohlrabi too. I've grown kohlrabi in the past, but never a purple glory. The elderly neighbour two doors down is a veg grower and he managed to grow pumpkins in his greenhouse for his grandchildren, after they had they fun he has thrown it in the corner of his garden where he composts, all 8 of them and they look amazing - yes the beasties will make good work of them, as well as yours

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    1. Kohl Rabi is such a tasty veg and looks so interesting but we had to grow it under mesh to stop the beasties causing too much damage this year

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  2. The fennel looks so healthy. all great colors

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    1. I know! I was suprised to see that re-growth so will enjoy a bit of unexpected flavour for this time of year

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  3. All your soup sounds delicious. Looking forward to seeing the dried loofahs.

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  4. We had pumpkin pie with a ginger biscuit crust and enough vegetable curry for six helpings made from one of our small Crown Prince squashes!

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    1. Ooh that does sound nice. I may need to try making the pie but I'm not a dessert maker generally. Squashes really do produce well don't they?!

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