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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1680 on: March 22, 2019, 11:27:14 am »
Picked these golden nugget pumpkins today , any idea how to cook them ?

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« Reply #1681 on: March 23, 2019, 01:45:53 am »
Found this online Katie, it might be useful for you.

Kept in a cool dry place this variety will keep for a couple of months, storage will also improve its flavour.  Because they're small, Golden Nugget pumpkins can be roasted whole or halved.  This variety is good pureed for soups, or diced, cooked and added to risottos or salads. Seeds of this variety can be collected during preparation and roasted in the oven, they have a delicious nutty flavor when just eaten plain or with a little salt.  An old fashioned treatment for tapeworms involved fasting for a couple of day then eating a meal solely of pumpkin seeds, the roughage of which cleared the tapeworm out of the hosts system.  The young shoots of the pumpkin vine itself can also be cooked and eaten.
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« Reply #1682 on: March 23, 2019, 05:13:31 am »
Not too sure about the tapeworm cure Judy. Does it clear out the tapeworm bits too?😄😄😄😄😄😄

K Atie how about stuffing them? 
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« Reply #1683 on: March 23, 2019, 05:50:16 am »
LOL, it was just a bit of added info I thought Katie might get a laugh from cookie.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1684 on: March 23, 2019, 10:15:14 am »
Oh my gosh Judy could not stop laughing . Thank you .

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« Reply #1685 on: March 23, 2019, 01:24:41 pm »
Long ago when I was at Uni we learned about tapeworms and their biology etc.  it always fascinated me.  Dad and I would discuss it at meal times and the rest of the family couldnít eat their meal, we loved it and carried on even more. Poor Mum, I sometimes wonder how she coped with us all. 😀😀
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1686 on: March 23, 2019, 08:24:31 pm »
K Atie, well done.  I have had lots of flowers but no pumpkins.  I bought one at the Farmers Market.  I am going to cut it in half and stuff it.

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« Reply #1687 on: March 23, 2019, 09:57:35 pm »
We also have just eaten our first watermelon, I am amazed itís small but delicious. There is another one growing . Photo later DD has the photo when cut in half so Iíll try to get it from her later .

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« Reply #1688 on: April 11, 2019, 12:09:59 pm »
Thought I would say what I picked from the garden today . Fresh huge figs ,so sweet . Pear shaped cherry tomatoes, basil , parsley . 5 Golden nugget pumpkins . Eggs from the chooks . Very therapeutic.

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« Reply #1689 on: April 11, 2019, 10:54:51 pm »
Sounds great Katie, well done on the harvest.
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« Reply #1690 on: April 12, 2019, 07:00:49 am »
Great harvest K Atie. 
We are eating Silver beet, tomatoes red and green, parsley, chives, Zuchinni , lettuce  and Apples.  A friend brought us a bucket of Apples.  I made RTE Apple muffins. 

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« Reply #1691 on: April 21, 2019, 02:53:37 am »
I would scoop out the flesh, and stuff with a risotto.  :)
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Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1692 on: April 21, 2019, 04:14:33 am »
Iím not overly fond of eggplant but DD planted some and they are fruiting nicely.  I did need to pollinate them. Does anyone have ideas for using them as they become ready please?
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« Reply #1693 on: April 21, 2019, 07:49:51 am »
There are lots of lovely recipes with eggplant, Cookie, the main thing is to make sure they are properly cooked otherwise they taste awful. 
Some people like to pour salt onto them and leave them to drain for 30 minutes or so before rinsing and cooking, but I never do this and it doesn't seem to have any unpalatable effects.  Also, I find they turn out better if they are chopped a little on the smaller side than large chunks, which take longer to cook.

The plant looks really healthy so the fruit should be good.
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« Reply #1694 on: April 21, 2019, 08:38:41 am »
Thanks Marina.
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