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  • Bristles
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Eat your (weird) vegetables!
« on: October 13, 2013, 09:52:58 AM »
As I write, a Long Island Cheese is roasting in the oven.  That would be an heirloom pumpkin that I bought for $3 from a local farmer.  Park of this good sized pumpkin will become curried soup for dinner tonight.  The rest will go in the freezer for baking and cooking.

$3 and some electricity to roast this thing will produce a massive quantity of pumpkin pulp, much more than comparably spent on the canned stuff at the grocer.

Every region of the country must have its own local, cheap veg.  Where I live the list includes sweet potatoes, turnips (roots and greens) and collards.  (Hey y'all!)

So I challenge everyone to try something new, local and cheap.  Then tell us about it.


  • Bristles
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Re: Eat your (weird) vegetables!
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 10:03:01 AM »
On the menu this week kobacha squash stuffed with a duxelle of crimini mushrooms, local pork sausage and chevre.  It took 2 years to get my wide to try squash and this is the big winner.


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Re: Eat your (weird) vegetables!
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 02:01:55 PM »
Local veggies are a lot cheaper around here than the Mainland "exotics", and they have the same minerals/vitamins.