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Cauliflower

Uploaded Image What a wonderful vegetable is the cauliflower! We bought a monstrous fellow at the Frome farm shop last Sunday and we've only just finished eating it - and that's without the leaves. First it made Aloo Gobi for two and them a great cauliflower soup which did us for both supper and lunch. We've just finished it off tonight as the liberal element in a government of Bombay potatoes.

And what did this cauliflower cost that provided the equivalent of six meals? 1.00!
That's about 16p a meal. Who needs meat when you can have spiced cauliflower?

Posted at 12th May 2010 - 09:12PM   Posted by Fennie   Cauliflower Comments: 10

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Westerwitch's Avatar YUM . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 12th May 2010 at 09:36PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Well I think . . . yum . . . that is . . . cauliflower not totally my favourite - although adore cauliflower cheese . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 12th May 2010 at 09:41PM

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Faith's Avatar Werent you sick of it thoughLaughing

Posted by: Faith on 12th May 2010 at 09:49PM

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Ivy's Avatar err can we have the recipes please?
What is Aloo Gobi and what are Bombay potatoes? both sound interesting

Posted by: Ivy on 12th May 2010 at 10:11PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I am with WW on cauliflower cheese, with lots of strong cheese.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 12th May 2010 at 10:20PM

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Tiggywinkle's Avatar Your post Fennie reminds me of the value we used to get out of a large chicken at home. I am surprised you didn't use the greens. I once decided it was a shame to throw them out, and decided to give them a bash. They are delicious just boiled, tossed in a little butter, and sprinkled with Poppy seeds, or done as cauliflower cheese. Always use them now.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 13th May 2010 at 01:56AM

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Fennie's Avatar I love the greens, Tiggy, but J doesn't. So they tend to get thrown out - not that there were many greens on this beast.

Yes WW and WB, I love cauliflower cheese too, with tomatoes and a few sultanas.

Ivy, I could post the recipes but that will involve a deal of typing out. They are pretty standard dishes - if you look up Madhur Jaffrey, for instance, you will find them. The trick is to buy the spices ready prepared - see www.chimans.co.uk - they are a Devon company specialising in prepared Indian organic spices all made up for particular recipes.

The Bombay potatoes are simply potatoes (a non-flowery sort is best) par-boiled and then pan fried with the spices and drizzled with lemon juice. In our case we added the remains of the cauliflower as well.

Posted by: Fennie on 13th May 2010 at 09:04AM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar Drooling here - spicy cauli, yum! ArrowArrow Off to write cauliflower on the shopping list... ArrowArrow Ooh and to plant some seeds too - even better...

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 13th May 2010 at 09:44AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Mmmm...I love Aloo Gobi Fennie, Indian ex boyfriend used to make some delish veggi food.
Never liked Cauliflower cheese though.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 13th May 2010 at 11:46AM

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Dancing Dog's Avatar Had cauliflower cheese last night - yum yum. Biggest Cauli I'd ever seen. Will be eating it for lunch today and probably tonight as well.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 13th May 2010 at 02:24PM

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