Monday, 30 November 2015

Meagre Pickings.



Usually we have a bigger selection of winter 'greens' at Haddock's, but this year I've been a bit amiss.

However, we do have a couple of favourites which we're tucking-into on a regular basis; Calabrese (green broccoli, above) and Curly Kale (below).


There's also a bit of Swiss Chard, but not enough to see us through.

It's a good thing the cupboards are filled with bottled Tomato products, and that we have boxes filled with Butternuts and Onions; otherwise it would be a grim winter.

Our Apples are fast disappearing. 




25 comments:

  1. It's that time of year isn't it, Cro? We hope you don't have to resort to supermarkets for your fresh veg. !

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    1. We're OK for the moment, but I'm sure it'll come to that.

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  2. I haven't even been able to get out to the veg garden it has been raining so hard so don't know what I'll find when I eventually have a look. I only have a few leeks left and my half dozen purple sprouting broc wont produce till March time so this really is the hungry gap time of year for me.

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    1. The weather's quite nice here, a bit cool in the mornings, then sunshine.

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  3. I expect that Monsieur LeClerc can fill any gaps you have in the green stuff!! (Not the same as your own though)

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    1. I'm already buying one Leek each week from M Leclerc. I can't live without Leek and Potato soup.

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  4. It's difficult to think of getting winter greens and the rest started when summer is in full swing. This is something I'm not good at - the timing of starting seedlings so they will be productive in winter. I get all caught up in the summer and autumn stuff and then... nothing (almost).

    A belated happy birthday to the handsome Bok!

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    1. I'm much the same, I tend to do all my planting in Spring, and forget that one can still be planting in early Autumn. I need to be more organised.

      Bok says thank you.

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  5. Leek and potato soup made ready for lunch.
    Only have spinach and kale in the garden now.
    Just watched the Roly Polys. Cheered my Monday morning!

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    1. Good. We had the same for lunch too.

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  6. All good things come to an end, but aren't we lucky to have the convenience of stores with foods from all over the world. It might not be as fresh, but with soup, it does not matter as much.

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    1. If I only have to buy one Leek from time to time, I'm quite happy.

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  7. I have every confidence that you won't go hungry or spend a fortune Cro !!!!! Give Bok's ears a rub and wish him many happy returns. XXXX

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  8. I envy you your garden and good, homegrown veggies. Gregg and I simply must find a house to buy next year so I can start a garden!

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    1. There's nothing like having a few vegs growing at the end of the garden path.

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  9. Our herbs are flourishing but everything else is long finished as our garden is cold and wet. But the freezer is full.

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    1. I still have loads of Parsley, which is what I use more than anything else. Otherwise the freezer has lots of Pumpkin.

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  10. Loads of veggies and fruit in the larder here.........all from the market.

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  11. My last visit to the marvelous Union Square farmers market showed that those participating farmers' offerings are beginning to wind down. I admit to still finding my memory fresh of the anticipation in late May and early June of new veg/fruit appearing every week.

    This is as close as I get to experiencing actual growing seasons. When I got to neighborhood grocery stores that have produce arriving from faraway places, it just seems so articificial. (I do still buy some of those imports.)

    Best wishes.

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    1. Seasonal foods are almost a thing of the past, if one shops at big stores everything is available at all times; good in some ways, but disastrous for the planet.

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