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We have a LOT of tromboncino at the moment so I set about challenging myself to make a three course meal using it. I never dreamed it would work so well. Re...

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 8, 2021 at 19:24
Thanks everyone. LOL at Dave. I do enjoy playing with recipes for the food I grow. The Madagascar beans become American baked beans, Tex/mex beans, falafals, no meat patties and feature in bean and ham soup. Cabbage went in today. Imagine - sauerkraut, kimchi, okinominyaki (Japanese cabbage pancakes), steamed, coleslaw. Livin the dream.
Comment by Sophie on April 8, 2021 at 15:57
Well done :) I think Dave & Andy are onto something...
Comment by Dave Riley on April 8, 2021 at 15:19
I'm thinking a restaurant niche is an option.

Today's specialty is [insert harvest here].
Not just one!
But THREE courses of eggplants, carrots, madagascar beans, cabbage, choko, pumpkin, spinach...[Circle today's veg].
Yes! Believe it or not.
Renowned in McDowall.Sit down meal with serviettes...and a spoon.
Forgive Andy if he blows his own trombone...
Come visit. Let Andy grow you a three course meal.
Bookings essential. Numbers limited.
Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on April 8, 2021 at 12:53
Barbara we make sweet potato soup all the time - just not to that recipe - will give it a go though - have made pasta with sweet potatoes too ! and sweet potato muffins are great..... also dried salt and vinegar sweet potato I refuse to make any more ...noone could stop eating them
Comment by Barbara Tealby on April 8, 2021 at 7:06
Andy, that was great. Thanks for the inspiration. I wonder how sweet potatoes would go in the soup instead of ordinary potatoes. Must try it.
Comment by Susan on April 8, 2021 at 5:55
I wish I had that many trombonccino!! I just get enough to have maybe a small one per week. Bloody fruit fly in my place.
Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on April 8, 2021 at 3:32
vwey inspiring Andrew - we have new guinea beans in abundance at the moment may try them as a substitute ! very funny Dave!
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 7, 2021 at 23:41
Boom, boom. LOL.
Comment by Dave Riley on April 7, 2021 at 23:08

One day two zucchinis, who were best friends, were walking together down the street. They stepped off the curb and a speeding car came around the corner and ran one of them over. The uninjured zucchini called 911 and helped his injured friend as best he was able. The injured zucchini was taken to emergency at the hospital and rushed into surgery. After a long and agonizing wait, the doctor finally appeared. He told the uninjured zucchini, "I have good news, and I have bad news. The good news is that your friend is going to pull through." "The bad news is that he's going to be a vegetable for the rest of his life".

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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