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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

My Funny Aubergine

I picked the last of my vegetables yesterday and hey, take a look at this funny aubergine with a small 'nose'!


I also had to pull out this enormous tomato plan't of mine because the tomatoes started to fall off. They would not become ripe on this weather anyway... Actually, the stem down to the ground was so thick and strong that I couldn't pull it out at all but had to cut it with a hoe! Now I have a bucket full of green tomatoes. Any idea what to do with them?





10 comments:

  1. Joj zaista je smješan ovaj patlidžan,i nosić ima hahaha..sezona u vrtu je očito pri kraju i kod nas je samo ostalo još par biljaka...ovim putem ti javljam da je sada sa komentarima kod mene sve ok,hvala ti puno na informacijama i veliki pozdrav ti šaljem:)

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  2. We place our green tomatoes in our food storage room and they slowly ripen. Some years they take us all the way to Christmas. Love that little nose!

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  3. Love your veg, you must have very green fingers. Green tomato chutney is all I can come up with although I've never made it myself, cute little nose!!

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  4. I made green tomato chutney last year but did not like it very much. Maybe I need some other recipe.

    Nely, drago mi je da su ti komentari proradili.

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  5. Maybe some will ripen if not I'm sure Mark will come up with some suggestions.

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  6. Thanks for your confidence in me, Sue! Kalipso, you could try dipping them in beaten egg and breadcrumbs, then frying them ("Southern Style" - that is Southern USA...) You might even try making soup with them as long as you add some poperly ripe fruits as well. I also support what Carolyn says: many of them will eventually ripen if you keep them somewhere warm.

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  7. You can force the tomatoes to ripen by putting them in a bag with a ripening banana. Bananas give off a lot of ethylene glycol and that will help them to ripen... esp. the ones that have already started to pink up.

    Otherwise, you could make green tomato relish!

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  8. Thank you all for the suggestions. Mark, I have already checked the recipe for 'Fried Geed Tomatoes'... I remember the film called the same.
    I think, I will leave the most of the tomatoes to ripen

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  9. That's alot of tomatoes! I put my green ones on the windowsill and let them ripen but since you have so many maybe the banana idea is best for ripening. The fried green tomatoes sounds good. (A good movie/film too.)

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  10. What a cute find! It really does look like a nose. It is amazing what nature creates.

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