rainbowgardener wrote:Wow.... This thread will be for southerners, and maybe a few mid-range folks that have greenhouses.
. . . I'm working on soap making with my homemade essential oils from my herbs. . .
Veggies from storage have to count, don't they?
You know, if Deborah had titled this, "What from your garden will be part of your Christmas day?" I think those herbal soaps would fit in nicely. I will begin taking baths with Aveeno soon and should probably put something in there that smells nice . . . How about lemon verbena? I've noticed that some folks use Aveeno for their dogs and there is an Aveeno for babies. No reason not to allow it for old men.
Storage veggies? Oh No! more of that greenbean/cream of mushroom soup casserole!!
Lots of potatoes this year and it is still uncertain if I can get them past January, which is about the best I can do usually with basement conditions. Potatoes seem to require quite a bit cooler conditions than dahlia roots - which I haven't tried at the dinner table yet
Lots of celeriac to go with the potatoes. Those last and last
in the fridge and I'm trying some using in-ground storage with the carrots this year. DD didn't follow my recipe of using some cream cheese with the mashed potatoes/celery root for T-day. So, I'll have to do some more convincing
for her to see the wisdom of doing that. It is especially good if you use those mashed potatoes for shepherd's pie
We aren't likely to have shepherd's pie for Christmas dinner altho' that is a good way to use the carrots & onions. Roast beef is usually what's on the menu . . . maybe a "chicken shepherd's pie" would work . . . Is there such a thing as a chicken shepherd?
has been squash pie and that's about as long as I can keep the Buttercup squash, anyway. Not having them later in the winter is disappointing but the best place I can keep squash seems to be on the floor of the kitchen. DW doesn't like them there but basement shelves may be just too damp of an environment. There aren't that many to use up over the month & most will be baked.
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks