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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #330 on: September 01, 2019, 07:31:28 PM »
Tomatoes
Peppers
Beets for the piggies

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #331 on: September 02, 2019, 03:20:51 PM »
A few tomatoes but today was the hazelnut day. Tons of hazelnuts.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #332 on: September 02, 2019, 04:08:42 PM »
A few tomatoes but today was the hazelnut day. Tons of hazelnuts.

How do you keep those David, and your use??


Tomatoes
Okra
Beans for seeds
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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #333 on: September 02, 2019, 04:31:16 PM »
How do you keep those David, and your use??

After picking you let them dry (they come off in big sticky green-brown pods) and remove the pods. The nuts store darn near forever until you actually crack the nut.

As far as use, the sky is the limit. In the Middle Ages it was common to store chestnuts and hazelnut as the two could make a rudimentary flour in the event of a poor wheat harvest. In modern times "nut flours" are popular for fancy baking types (like me). That said hazelnut is a common European dessert flavor that has barely bled into the states. I keep touting that I intend to make my own Nutella and maybe this is the year.

There's a lot of cultural stuff that comes with nuts. A Brit might get having a hazelnut scone with cherry preserves with tea or an Italian might use hazelnut for a pesto variation. It just hasn't hit its stride stateside. Don't be sad, they'd be just as lost with a pecan pie with ice cream and a glass of bourbon (which is mandatory after raking leaves).

I grow them because I live in one of the harshest growing climates in the states (USDA zone 3-4) so I take what I can grow. Hazelnut has kinda been one of those weird thingss that has pushed my mind a little. Fun to grow, too.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #334 on: September 02, 2019, 04:37:48 PM »
Sounds good. Thanks

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #335 on: September 02, 2019, 05:14:09 PM »
I love hazelnuts. I used to buy nuts, all nuts, in the shell each year in the fall but they've gotten so expensive I quit doing that. I'm talking multiple pounds of each.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #336 on: September 02, 2019, 07:02:22 PM »
I love hazelnuts. I used to buy nuts, all nuts, in the shell each year in the fall but they've gotten so expensive I quit doing that. I'm talking multiple pounds of each.

You're not alone. Many sides of my family would have a basket of mixed nuts and a cracker out all fall into Christmas. It was a tradition to celebrate a good harvest but prices have gone bonkers. Was nice as a kid to come in from the fall/winter cold and get hot chocolate with freshly cracked nuts and busy myself in a game of rummy royal with the grandparents.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #337 on: September 03, 2019, 08:54:32 AM »
I remember my folks doing that years ago. Seems no does anymore.
And I don't remember seeing any displays in the stores for some time.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #338 on: September 05, 2019, 10:52:02 PM »
Tomatoes
Cantaloupe
Peppers

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #339 on: September 06, 2019, 03:22:10 PM »
Tomatoes
Peppers
Cantaloupe<-------racoon acquired.  >:(

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #340 on: September 09, 2019, 06:23:02 PM »
Tomatoes
A few corbaci peppers for seed.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #341 on: September 09, 2019, 06:34:33 PM »
Harvesting for seed is always good.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #342 on: September 09, 2019, 06:43:19 PM »
Yea. Gonna save some of this Cushaw back also. Got 7? out there on the vines yet. One may be close to 30#'s  ???

I think they're right on the vine borer not taking out the roots.
I have them buggers all over them yeaterday morning, hatching out their babies.  >:(. They were sucking on the leafs and stems, but not the main vine nor the fruit.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #343 on: September 09, 2019, 06:48:57 PM »
Yea. Gonna save some of this Cushaw back also. Got 7? out there on the vines yet. One may be close to 30#'s  ???

I think they're right on the vine borer not taking out the roots.
I have them buggers all over them yeaterday morning, hatching out their babies.  >:(. They were sucking on the leafs and stems, but not the main vine nor the fruit.

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Very good roasted/cooked as you would a acorn or butternut squash.
30#! That thing must be huge. Would make a lot of bread or pies or maybe feed a bunch of folks.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #344 on: September 09, 2019, 06:53:27 PM »
Yea, I'd say we will can most of it later on.
Can you say future pumpkin pie forever?  ;D And we stocked up on canned pumpkin a couple months ago. Not thinking..... ::)

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #345 on: September 09, 2019, 07:10:42 PM »
Pie, bread, mashed on and on. Don't can some just cut up and peel, put in a 9x13 baking dish with lots and lots of butter, brown and white sugar, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and whatever else goes with that. Bake at 350 until soft. I've died and gone to heaven just thinking about it.  ;D

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #346 on: September 09, 2019, 07:14:45 PM »
I'll print that. Only way I'll remember it.  :facepalm: :excited: :egyptian:

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #347 on: September 10, 2019, 03:40:27 AM »
Something like this. I've never done it with the cream and half&half but it sounds good. The rest of the stuff is much as I learned to do it.

https://thenovicechefblog.com/cinnamon-baked-cushaw/

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #348 on: September 10, 2019, 08:51:46 AM »
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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #349 on: September 11, 2019, 05:40:31 PM »
Red's Texas Cushaw





Tomatoes (about gone)
Peppers
Okra
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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #350 on: September 12, 2019, 03:03:04 AM »
Red's Texas Cushaw





Tomatoes (about gone)
Peppers
Okra

Looks maybe 100 lbs. of squash there. Lots of pie and squash bread, baked squash also.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #351 on: September 15, 2019, 03:29:06 PM »
Yep. Lots of pondering what we'll do with it.


Okra and half dozen maters today. Garden is about gone.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #352 on: September 15, 2019, 04:47:59 PM »
Besides in pie and bread I've taken a jar or more and pureed it and heated it with appropriate spicing served for supper. Maybe there is an opportunity here to make a custard or flan with the puree. Throwing out ideas here, hail go for it I just searched "squash custard" and found some interesting recipes using butternut squash and I didn't read any but seems worth a shot with uncanned cushaw.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #353 on: September 15, 2019, 05:10:30 PM »
I googled squash coffee, and came up with squash coffee cake.  :excited: Lol  ;D

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #354 on: September 15, 2019, 05:23:30 PM »
 
I googled squash coffee, and came up with squash coffee cake.  :excited: Lol  ;D

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #355 on: September 18, 2019, 10:55:24 PM »
Tomatoes. Feeding the small green/bad/oddball ones to the pigs.