Sunday, October 04, 2009

Scary harvest...

The mother of all potatoes (I have size 6 feet)...
And does this parsnip remind you of anything?

16 comments:

SS said...

Parsnip -doing a sprightly foxtrot. Perhaps a contestant for Strictly Root Vegetable Come Dancng

Frances said...

Oh I know, J. A-S? But without the hat.

Frances said...

Oops. Sorry J.

chaiselongue said...

That is a huge potato! And I love the dancing parsnip, with surprisingly dainty feet. Never really thought of parsnips as dainty before (although I love them).

Zoƫ said...

You'll have to find a village show to enter that in the biggest spud Comp!

Kat Wolfdancer said...

What a beautiful potato!! And your parsnip reminds me of a dancing Earth Goddess named Ginseng. :~)

I am SO TARDY in replying!!! Have you tried the ratatouille recipe yet???? OH I hope you liked it !

*beam* Me's'a better late than never!

>^,,^<

Liz said...

That's one huge Potato!

It could probably feed your entire family for a week :D

easygardener said...

I wonder how long it would take to bake that potato. I've never seen such a big one.
The Parsnip is definitely a twinkle toes!

HappyMouffetard said...

We've eaten the dancing parsnip. We're considering hollowing out the potato and moving into it.

Lucy Corrander said...

It reminds me we are waiting for Emsworth results.

Lucy

Victoria said...

Never mind the veg, I am full of admiration for your extremely stylish footwear. I want a pair of those!

Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel said...

HM, Thank you for the the belly laugh! It's sooo appreciated.
Cooling off here, so I can turn the oven on again for garlic roasted potatoes....would love to add some thin sliced parsnips but never think to buy them.

Tell me, please, how do you prepare them... the en pointe veg, that is?

HappyMouffetard said...

@ Victoria - a big improvement on my garden footwear until a couple of weeks ago. These were 'leopard print' slippers considered too old & battered for the house & with a Huge hole in the sole. Big advantage (and why I put up with them so long, despite wet feet on most trips out to the garden) was they took 2 milliseconds to put on. These new shoes take slightly longer but now I don't get soggy socks!

Alice, we have our parsnips peeled then roasted in chunks - just for a slightly shorter time than for roast potatoes. Also fantastic as soup (curried or we have had it cold with apple). They haven't had a frost through them yet, which allegedly improves flavour, but I was impatient and needed to know what was below the huge mound of foliage :)

Wendy said...

the parsnip is so funny.

Geez! That potato is crazy!! You could bake that thing up and serve family style!

Nutty Gnome said...

Bags I have a share in the super spud! It'll feed all of you AND all of us! :)

The dancing parsnip is great! I only managed to grow 5 (yes, 5!) parsnips this year, so I'm saving up the pleasure until it's a bit colder - I just love roast parsnips!

Gail said...

Wow! I was wondering about the fate of the dancing parsnip and chubby spud! gail