Thanks to Dave Riley who alerted me to the other uses of Turmeric!
I'd only ever used the powder or when I had some tubers, added them to Indian food. And much as I love Indian food, it's not something I eat very often. So the Turmeric was being under-used; wasted really.
These days I wash, dry and cut to size my Turmeric harvest. Place in labelled ziploc bags and into the freezer. It thaws quickly and doesn't need peeling. Chop it up into small pieces - the pix make the pieces look bigger than they are:
Turmeric goes together well with Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Choko and Eggplant. There is no really strong Turmeric taste that you get with the powder. Rather a nutty, sweetish and somehow tangy flavour which enhances the food and doesn't overwhelm it.
Chopped ready for cooking … L to R: Listada di Gandia eggplant, Choko, King Edward potatoes, Hawaiian Sunrise sweet potato and the chopped Turmeric. Most home grown and all organic.
Favourite way of cooking is using the Tefal hot-air thingy. Add a little oil and let 'er rip. The size I cut the veges means they cook in 20 minutes.
Read the growing notes from Green Harvest but they don't say whether the plant should flower before harvest or not.
Ginger flower buds:
Time to harvest then!
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