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Oof! I’ve been in a Zoom meeting this evening, so please enjoy this photograph of muddy carrots.

Yes, it’s that time of year again – the end of the cottage garden when the last of the ragtag bunches of vegetables that come out of the ground. My remaining spring onions are now the size of golfballs.

I say ‘my’ spring onions – the garden is entirely the province of Uncle B. My only contribution is keeping the chickens off it (I don’t always succeed). Oh, and eating the vegetables. It is glut time.

My specialty is a little number I like to call Cream of Shit-from-the-garden Soup. Throw whatever I’ve got in a pot, boil it with chicken broth, zizz it with a hand mixer and add cream. It’s different every time, but always delicious.

I have been forbidden from fermenting vegetables since the Brussel Sprout Incident. Damn near asphyxiated everyone.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 13, 2022, 7:38 pm

Oh, but the glut of tomatoes – I made homemade V8. Tomato, celery, tabasco, cook for twenty minutes and zizz with the mixer. Makes a kickass bloody mary.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 13, 2022, 8:01 pm

We do something similiar, or used to before the fauxvegan kick.

Son #3 labelled it “Random Chicken” because it was made with chicken and whatever else I scrounged from the cabinets or fridge.

Now I do “Random curry”

Comment from dissent555
Time: September 13, 2022, 11:10 pm

damned bunnies kept getting into my carrots (and lettuce) this year. Will be a meager carrot harvest. Didn’t seem to matter how high I raised the planters. Had to put a wire quonset hut around the lettuce.

I may take a crack at that soup recipe.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 13, 2022, 11:26 pm

@durnedyankee — Your “Random Chicken” and “Random curry” comment reminded me of a nifty idea I’d like to pass along. My sister and BIL love a nice, LARGE roast turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas even though the number of dinner attendees has dwindled over the years. What to do with all the leftovers? She makes a great big pot of turkey curry and ladles that good stuff into meal-sized containers and tosses them in the freezer. They’re still enjoying the Christmas bird on Mother’s Day.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 14, 2022, 12:37 am

@Uncle Al – Mrs D has been manufacturing all side things “vegan”, like butter (kindasorta), and cheese (no, unless you have a cow that gives vegetable milk), and we make soup broth out of vegetable bits pieces and parts what don’t get et (carrot peelings, celery leaves, etc) once we’ve accumulated enough to make 4 quarts of broth.

Birdbath and Beyond has nifty little silicon 2 cup (sensible English measure, none of this millimeter crap) cube trays with 4 slots in em that make nice ice blocks of “whatever” to stick in the freezer. Works a treat.
If your sister doesn’t already have a couple of trays, I recommend them to you as a Christmas present.

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