Friday, December 23

All is safely gathered in!

We had a trip to the plot yesterday to gather vegetables to keep us going over the Christmas period. Despite our relative failure with carrots we did manage to find some and three cheers for club root resistant sprouts!
Can you spot the tiny green cauliflower in the top right corner? - If not here's a closer look.
This is one of our coloured cauliflowers that was attacked by pigeons earlier in the year. It's rallied a little and so we decided after all the effort that it has made it would be churlish to turn up our noses at it.

The red cabbage makes up for it - just hope I have enough pans to manage to
braise it all - some for Christmas dinner and the rest to freeze. We already had some parsnips, beetroot and leeks gathered in so along with the stored potatoes, onions and shallots we should be OK for vegetables and we still have some apples to use in the braised red cabbage.

A much more enjoyable way to gather food than a frantic expedition to the supermarket. 

21 comments:

  1. Your last comment is so true! Yesterday we went to Sainsburys and it was manic. You would think people were laying in stocks to survive a siege.

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  2. Very nice Holiday Harvest! You have some funky looking carrots!

    Have a Wonderful Holiday!

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  3. That's what veggie gardening is all about Sue.

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  4. We got all our necessaries on Tuesday morning, Mark and it was remarkably quiet - even found a till with absolutely no-one there.

    We have Robin some are two or three carrots in one which can't be bad!

    It certainly is Elaine, I don't care that my sprouts are all different sizes and not all the accepted colour. As I eat one with a delicious flavour I imagine it being consigned to the compost heap by the shops - not to mention what they would think of the carrots!

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  5. That looks like a lovely selection. I made your braised cabbage recipe last week - lovely!

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  6. That looks a good seasonal basket. Enjoy!

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  7. Your sprouts look fantastic, much better than mine. I shall inspect for clubroot I think. I spotted a few rudie carrots in your harvest, funny how they grow sometimes. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  8. Looks yummy. Have a lovely holiday dinner!

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  9. We will Woody.

    You should see the parsnip photo here Jo but be warned it's X rated!

    I hope you do too Kelli

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  10. I love your blog! Happy Holidays!

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  11. The brussel sprouts looks great! Well done. You had a very nice Christmas dish from that harvest I reckon. Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

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  12. I'm glad you enjoy it Anon

    A few dishes really Diana.

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  13. Nice Christmas Harvest! The three legged carrot look so cute!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you!

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  14. We pull quite a lot of strange carrots Malar - three for the price of one!

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  15. Nice harvest of Christmas veggies, great sprouts!

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  16. We were particularly please with the sprouts Damo and what's more they had a great flavour!

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  17. What an EXCELLENT harvest, bet it tasted better than the supermarket offerings too.

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  18. I haven't had supermarket veg for quite a while BW but from what I remember yes it does taste much better.

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  19. I feel quite guilty at the fact that I haven't been to the allotment to gather all my veg. I still have roots in the ground which I should have dug up and blanched for the freezer already...I will still get around to it though.

    I love the facet that carrots come in such glorious shapes!!

    Your sprouts look great...i will definitely get some planted this year!

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  20. We just leave the roots until we want them Tanya

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