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What Did You Cook and Eat From Your Garden Today?

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by baymule, May 31, 2014.

  1. Nov 10, 2015
    catjac1975

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    Is that as big as it looks? Is that a Lacota? Pie ?
     
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    digitS'

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    I guess I should have weighed it before I turned it into an ingredient.

    It doesn't have the same coloring as the La Madera squash in 2014 but the seed for this year's plants came from one of them. Guessing but I think that seed was from a cross with Autumn Crown but that still wouldn't be the right color. Autumn Crown is a hybrid, however. So, who knows what genes are in that!

    Before going in the food processor, the pulp was a bit stringy but tasty. The La Madera was that way last year but had to be about the sweetest squash I've ever eaten! The pie is for after dinner. I'm sure it's fine - sure made the house smell good :)!

    Steve
     
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    Beekissed

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    Not exactly from the garden, but from the land. Had dirty rice, using venison and chicken fat, both taken from this land.
     
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    catjac1975

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    The Rumbo squash that I am always talking about have that spaghetti squash texture too. Also so sweet. Great as a roasted vegetable and the best pie squash. You are brave saving seed. I always get squmkins when I have saved seed.
     
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    digitS'

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    Ah but @catjac1975 , these are C. maxima squash.

    They won't cross with those promiscuous pumpkins and zucchini.

    I'd hoped that I could identify Buttercup characteristics but they didn't show up. The La Madera plants in 2014 had variable fruit - landrace, perhaps. The gene pool is deepening and they were out there with two varieties of Buttercup this year ;).

    Steve
     
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    catjac1975

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    Promiscuous pumpkins. Cute.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2015
    majorcatfish

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    this evening the dw did a couple pints of pickled golden beets.
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    and her cat snowflake had a little lettuce....busted
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    Carol Dee

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    SNOWFLAKE !?!?!? About as aptly named as our cat FIDO. ;)
     
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    digitS'

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    How about your golden beets?

    Are they Burpee Golden which had a terrible germination rate for me (and others).

    Or, are they Yellowstone Beets which has done fine? There is another yellow beet variety, I think.

    Steve
     
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    majorcatfish

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    they are "boldor" from johnnys the germination rate has varied for us sometimes great and others soso. seems late summer they do better for us.
     
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