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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The prodigal returns.

Last Autumn, I carefully planted my brassica seeds
and nurtured them till it was time to plant them out.

I planted mine in a carefully prepared bed.
The netting I put over the top did a great job
keeping the cabbage moths away...but not the goats!
So, we went without.

I gave some seedlings to my sister 
and, as she has more sense than to keep goats,
she had a wonderful crop.

Yesterday she brought one of the caulies
for us to eat.

Although it is tradition, we couldn't kill the fatted calf to celebrate
this prodigal's return because we didn't have a calf at hand
and anyway, we eat mainly vegetarian here now.

So we did the next best thing and killed the fatted cauliflower
and put it in a potato and cauliflower curry!

I won't post the recipe...just put 'curry cauliflower' in your search engine and take your pick!



  1. What goes around, comes around... and gets curried! Karma baby.

  2. yumo! don't you hate it when you put in so much effort and the bloody animals thwart all your efforts!
    have you tried baking a chopped up cauli half submerged in stock with lots of lemon and salt? its sooo good!

  3. The caulie looks lovely. I don't think I have ever had curried cauliflower, must try it.

  4. Yummmmmmm and your prodigal girl in your header is gorgeous too! Where did she return from?

  5. Oh my goodness!!! That sounds so delicious! I LOVE califlower and then with curry....perfection!

  6. your goats ate yours but my chickens ate mine. was not a good winter for growing I decided. Looks yummy though

  7. Mrs Bok, the dog has been at my sister's. Remember that dog we were babysitting? She made our dog's life she went for respite!


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