Friday, 25 December 2009

Happy Christmas

We went over to the allotment yesterday afternoon. Although there were plenty of footprints about, including those of four legged beasties, there wasn't anyone else there. We had difficulty getting into our plot, as the padlocks were iced over, so D had to jump over the gate. Unfortunately we will not be having our home-grown parsnips on the plate, as we couldn't see them for the snow, and even if we had removed the snow, the ground is so hard, that we would not have been able to pull them out in one piece.
D started picking the sprouts of the plant one by one, but that would have been so time-consuming, plus his fingers were getting pretty cold with the ice, so he snapped the best looking Brussels sprouts plant to bring home. Anyway, I must go - but before I do - I would like to wish Each and Everyone of you a Happy Christmas and Happy Eating with Friends, families and loved ones!

21 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely husband, happy eating. I'm off to eat a very late breakfast.

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  2. Please have a very merry Christmas - those are beautiful sprouts!

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  3. Thank you Kella. A Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.


    Thank you so much Kate.
    I am so glad we picked them yesterday as they needed to be thawed, you'g have thought that the sprouts had come straight out of the freezer, not freshly picked. Happy Christmas to you.

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  4. Merry Season's to you and your's!

    Enjoy!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family, hope you are having a great one!

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  6. Thank you so much Pam.


    Nicisme,
    I am having a relaxing time, my husband made Christmas lunch and I did the dishes - it was lovely. Thank you. I am due to be making Nigella's Cranberry pudding at some point today. Anyway, Merry Christmas to you too.

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  7. An extremely happy and wonderful holiday to you and yours! I hope your day is relaxing and spent with your loved ones!
    Cheers to you!

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  8. Thank you so much Fred. Happy Christmas to you too.

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  9. Happy Happy Christmas to you and hubby. :)

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  10. Merry Christmas! Sorry to hear that you didn't get any parsnips from the plot. Those look like lovely sprouts though. What's your secret?

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  11. Lovely sprouts you got there! Here is too hot and they always open up like little lettuces....

    Merry Xmas!

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  12. Thank you so much Felicity.


    Hi FlowerPowerGirl and Thank you.
    There were no parsnips on our plate yesterday, boo hoo - but the veg was still plentiful. I wish I could boast to the sprouts success, but half of the plot had tiny sprouts, the other half healthy big ones - like the one you see. So it's been half successful and half not. I don't seem to do well with brassica's, so next year, will be investigating into this a bit more.


    Thank you Alessandra.
    Wih the opened sprouts, You should try and make sprout soup mixed with some floury potatoes, it's actually quite nice.

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  13. A very happy Christmas to you and Mr Mango, and I hope that 2010 is good to both kitchen and allotment!
    Lots of love from me and Mouse xxxx

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  14. Thank you so, so much Fran - to you and the Mouse.

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  15. Love your blog! As far as the burros, it's pretty simple...I usually use some sort of canned veggie black beans, throw green chilies in there with it. Then for the TVP just a mixture of that with chili powder, cayenne, cilantro and lots of cumin. Layer that all together with FYH cheeze and any other sort of condiments you like. Have a great day!

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  16. JRSimon56 - Thank you for coming by and sharing. I hope to make these some-day.

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  17. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas also. Imagine, harvesting your very own Brussel sprouts. We love them, and they are one of our favorite veggies.

    Sadly the little tiny allotment we have doesn't have the room. Maybe one day when we get a farm. Oh I can't wait!

    Jen

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  18. Thank you Jen.
    I also have a small vegetable plot on a land I share with 60 others, like you - one-day - I wish for a farm, or failing that a house with a good size garden to grow my own, no more having to walk or drive over to the plot, but open my backdoor to my own herb and veg garden...a dream for now. Happy New Year to you, your family and Bootsie.

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours and am looking forward to exploring it more! I'm jealous of that brussel sprout. =) Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

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  20. Happy Belated Christmas to you, Mangocheek! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful photo of your brussels sprouts but sorry about the parsnips!

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  21. Thank you so much for coming over Kateri. I too am looking forward to exploring your blog.
    Happy New Year to you.


    Thank you Oraphan. I was mighty pleased with these sprouts, the others have been really, really tiny. Maybe I will get to pull some parsnips this weekend, as it appears the snow is starting to melt away.

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