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References to Rawlpindi always take me back to some of the first books I ever read set in India like Paul Scott’s the Raj Quintet, and of course the English in India, partition, and all that that brought with it. So … Continue reading
All too briefly for a few days. I’ve flown from Geneva to Gatwick, two airports guaranteed to make me go grrrrrr. But maybe that’s because they are airports, that frankly could be anywhere in the world that need to sort out their … Continue reading
Yes its Autumn! The winter squash I grew are all safely picked, cleaned and stored in and around the house. The windowsills, usually bare, are now “decorated” with the squash I’ve grown. They seem to store well sitting there all … Continue reading
I have a 30ft monster on my allotment and I planted the seed!
This week I’ve been picking, cleaning and storing the winter squash. It’s that time of year when I find out for certain what has grown well and what hasn’t.
For pure fun and to placate my inquisitiveness I unravelled this monster, a Crown Prince winter squash, and laid it out along the main path. It had twisted and turned around itself, and it had produced 3 winter squash. Happiness!
I need to store these beauties for eating over winter. I wonder what I’ll make with them? Cakes, curries, risotto, pasta, you name it!
“It’s the great pumpkin”~ Charlie Brown I think this Australian Butter is a real beauty and I can’t stop taking photos of it! It had to be picked early as the stem got broken, but it’s still a “beaut”. Out of curiosity I … Continue reading
No, not the royal wedding kind,but the squash kind. Crown Prince has to be my favourite winter squash to grow. With it’s pale grey-green skin and it’s deep orange flesh. It isn’t the most prolific producer, for me anyway, I tend to get … Continue reading