Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Wordless Wednesday: What Is Your Favourite Glut?


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    1. Thank you! And a happy Wednesday to you!

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  2. They look almost too nice to be consumed!

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    1. They have been decorating the edge of the copper since 2013, so I will miss them when they go.

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  3. Couldn't agree more - butternuts rule! :)

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    1. Indeed - the most useful of gluts!

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  4. Fruit - strawberries, raspberries, plums, greengages!

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    1. Oh yes - I am hoping to see all of the above this year, although I will be pleased with one or two of each at this early stage. One day, we may enjoy a glut. Well, we're allowed to dream.

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  5. It's got to be strawberries, though I wouldn't mind a glut of butternut squash, yum yum.

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  6. We have lots of butternut, tomatoes and green beans if thing cooperate.

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    1. Oh lovely. I miss green beans and tomatoes at this time of year.

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  7. Where do I start? Too many to mention. But I'm very fond of fruits, particularly berries.

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    1. Isn't it strange how we actually like gluts and so many books touch on avoiding them?

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  8. I wish I had some butternuts! I love courgette gluts too. :D

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  9. Berries, what are you going to do with all of yours?

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    1. They are keeping well - I harvested them last year. We roast them and I have made and frozen plenty of butternut squash soup.

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    1. They are great - especially since they freeze so well.

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  11. But even though butternut squashes come in a glut they do keep very well as long as they dry and ripen in a warm season or are ripened indoors in a warm place.

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    1. It makes them the perfect glutting veg. I think I may grow even more of them this year.

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  12. So much in the garden to cherish. I am looking forward to all that spring brings.

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    1. Oh me too. Spring seems very early here - we have already had a BBQ. I just hope we don't get a cold spell now as the plants are really getting into growth.

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  13. Probably squashes of various sizes and shapes as they keep so well. Broccoli, beans and fruit come a very close second! Nice photo - yum!

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    1. Oh a broccoli glut - chance would be a fine thing! Imagine all the Stilton and Broccoli soup we could enjoy.

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  14. I look forward to the glut of berries on the hedgerows x

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    1. Ah yes - a free glut. That takes a lot of beating.

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  15. It took me a minute to figure out what you meant since British English and American English are so different. I thought glut was a Britishism for squash. My favorite glut is of warm peaches, picked from a local orchard. :)

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    1. I suspect it might be a Britishism for courgettes ;-)

      OK now you've really set a new level of deliciousness. A glut of warm peaches? That is the stuff of dreams.

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  16. Tammy, I would give anything for those warm peaches, but they are an impossibility here, so will have to go with warm tomatoes, picked straight from the greenhouse. Most unfavourite glut is green tomatoes, unripened at the end of the season, made into chutney, then left in the cupboard for aeons !!

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    1. I saw attractively packaged green tomatoes for sale in my local supermarket last year. Perhaps you just need to rebrand them - you might learn to love them (perhaps not). You have just triggered a childhood memory of homemade green tomato chutney in the pantry. I can't remember eating any - just seeing it on the shelf.

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  17. Mine is definitely berries, all sorts of red berries, like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and blueberries. I eat it with a spoon of vanilla youghurt.

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    1. Lovely. Just reading your comment, Helene, makes me think of summer.

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  18. I never liked tomatoes before I grew them one year and picked them straight off the plant, warmed by the sun. Yum! I couldn't stop eating them!

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    1. This is exactly why I grow tomatoes! I did overdo it a bit when I got my 1st greenhouse. My long-suffering (and rather new at the time) husband almost lost interest in my tomato crop after picking 2000 of them. He still looks nervous whenever I reach for a packet of tomato seeds.

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