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what do you do with borlotti beans?

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ChupitosGalore Sun 14-Sep-08 12:50:29

have just harvested some and realise i havent a clue.

similarly Salsify. no idea.

and anyone know if pumpkins go more orange after they are picked? or what do do with pumpkins? or, um, how long they keep?


[clearly failing earth mother cert this yr lol]

themildmanneredstalker Sun 14-Sep-08 12:52:17

borlotti beans are great in stews and casseroles.

no idea about the other things sorry!
whar IS salsify?

themildmanneredstalker Sun 14-Sep-08 12:54:32


grouchyoscar Sun 14-Sep-08 12:55:26

No you're not failing

Borlotti beans make a lovely soup and you can add them to stews

Pumpkins. You can roast them, make soup, gnocci.

Salsify I'm stumped on

themildmanneredstalker Sun 14-Sep-08 12:59:42

another salsify idea here

MoChan Sun 14-Sep-08 13:02:07

Always wanted to try salsify but never got my hands on it. Don't know what I'd've done with it, though, sorry.

Borlotti beans are good in a nice 'rustic' bean soup with tomatoes, onions, peppers, paprika...

ChupitosGalore Sun 14-Sep-08 13:57:36

ah ok re borlottis. they look v pretty must say. are they edible when not all white and pink, or should i only eat the 'ripe' ones?

most of the plants themselves have succumbed to blight, what with this suddenly turning into a rainforest zone hmm so am harvesting last of saveable crops.

about to click on salsify links... theyre a funny thing. so far have cleaned them up by scrubbing and then fried in butter with teeny little failed carrots. yum, but they dry out a lot quicker than carrots.

can i keep a pumpkin for halloween d'you think? or will it be rotten by then?

[spose i get some points for actually growing the things in first place arf]

ChupitosGalore Sun 14-Sep-08 14:00:57

those recipes suggest an awful lot of peeling wityh the salsify. wouldnt leave much for cooking if mine are anything to go by hmm

ChupitosGalore Sun 14-Sep-08 14:02:04

thank you everso for responses you lot! smile

PavlovtheCat Sun 14-Sep-08 14:05:55

Put them in soup.

mylittlemonsters Sun 14-Sep-08 21:55:41

This is the best recipe for borlotti beans look here

hatwoman Wed 17-Sep-08 22:44:09

gorgeous but very smelly and pungent

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