Sunday, 26 September 2010

Brussels & Bramleys

Autumn is here. This is my favourite season.
Today I had my first brussels sprouts of the season. Forever associated with Christmas dinners and flatulence, the poor brussel gets a bad rep. In Germany it is called rosenkohl, meaning rose cabbage. This is a much prettier name I think. Steamed brussels sprouts covered in gravy and mint sauce are just delicious!
McLaren, our new addition to the house, got to try brussels for the first time - I think he likes it!
Feeling autumnal, Bramley crumble is a must. With lashings of Birds custard. I am stuffed!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Organic legware...

This made me chuckle, though I did feel slightly bad taking a picture at the local fruit & veg shop. Luckily I didn't get caught doing it.
Back to the food, this is of course, a swede. However in Scotland they tend to call both a turnip & a swede, a turnip. Very confusing, especially when you start throwing in the term 'neeps' too! Fortunately this article straightens it all out, or does it?