Sunday, 16 September 2012

Harvest time.



The night time temperature recently was so low that I thought it best to bring in the Butternuts.

They might look OK, but in fact they're very small. This may not be such a bad thing as there won't be half-eaten squashes hanging around at the back of the fridge; each one will be eaten in one go.

It's mid-September, we're still swimming, and still no proper rain; it looks as if we'll have a mushroom-free Autumn. Anyway, I haven't let this stop me buying my new Mushrooming Knife.... and here it is; all nice and shiny, with its cleaning bristles ready for action.


Nice, isn't it; just a shame there are no C├Ępes to accompany the photo.

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18 comments:

  1. As least you got some butternuts - I have none, zilch, nada - nothing. Shame, 'cos I luv em. Hey ho!

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    1. We had the first one last night, roasted with a leg of Lamb. Lovely.

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  2. Well another lesson learnt at Cro's place I have never seen a mushroom knife before..the mind boggles,love the little brush on the end,these are probably common but I really have never seen one thanks for that.

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  3. OOh I love squash. In fact I love everything about Autumn. I am a very happy girl in this season.
    Any nice squash recipes to share Cro?

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    1. I'm afraid we're rather conservative with our squash. I tend to quarter them and roast with chicken, lamb, or pork. I usually do more than we need, and love it cold the following day.

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  4. What a beautiful little knife -- haven't seen one before, but haven't looked for one either!! When we left the Lot three days ago it was raining -- the first in over a month and I suspect it wasn't enough to turn the grass green. Suspect there are no mushrooms, let alone cepes anywhere there either. Your butternuts look perfect...

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    1. I remember that rain... it wasn't enough. We're now back to about 30 C, and I'm just off for a swim!

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  5. that's a lot of butternuts and I've never seen a knife like that with the bristles on the end, how clever

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  6. I have never seen or heard of a mushroom knife either. What a nice little tool.

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  7. I did not grow Butternuts, but have some nice Acorn and some heirloom ones that someone gave me some seeds of. They did remarkably well despite of our terrile drought. I am planning on baking these tomorrow, when we are supposed to be cool and then freezing these in smaller portions.
    My neighbors Butternuts did not do well, drought and squash bugs, so no Butternuts for later.
    Yours still look very good, Mr. M. I love the knife. I have never seen one with the brushes on the end. Very nice.
    Have a wonderful and very productive upcoming week.

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  8. A S'More is a sort of sandwich with graham cracker as the "bread". Inside is a square of chocolate and a roasted marshmallow. Weird American food, I suppose. Let me know if you ever try it. :)

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    1. Thank you Sara. Another 'Americanism' explained!

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  9. I'm always enamored with your knives...

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  10. Not quite as much as last year, but a wonderful load. Our picture would look like that but with spaghetti squash. I could live on it so it makes me very happy! Enjoy!

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  11. They look lovely, even if more dimunitive than usual. I do hope you get some rain so you can use that wonderful knife sooner rather than later.

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  12. Sorry you haven't found any mushrooms to test drive your new knife yet. A peculiar-looking mushroom has been growing alongside a potted palm in our sunroom. They're a very pale green in color, and quite pretty. In fact, they're so pretty, they almost look artificial. Not knowing if they'd be dangerous for our cats to nibble on or not, I keep yanking them out, but they keep coming right back.

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