Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Identity Parade

Please can you tell me what the vegetable in the photo below is.I bought it yesterday and they told me it was a pumpkin in hindi. I think its a kind of squash.Am I right?

I also bought these thinking they were packaged cherries.Turned out to be cherry tomatoes. They are really nice.
Donetta, you wanted to see how the fried green peas look like.Well I snatched a picture from the internet.

Tonight I made clear vegetable soup and salami sandwiches for supper.Pork products are extremely expensive and we can afford them very seldom.It was a rare treat.

21 Fertilize my soul:

Heather said...

Its a zucchini. There are millions of recipes out there because once you have one plant they grow and grow and grow--my family always gives us tons of zucchinis each fall. You can chop it up and put it in any kind of stir fry (take off the skin)--most people don't eat it raw though some do. It is excellent shredded and put into bread--very similar to banana bread, also good sliced and fried in egg and bread crumbs. You can find tons of recipes all over but there is a pretty good list here:

Carol-Ann Allen said...

yup! zucchini! shiver! gag! pant! hives!

Dick said...

It looks like a courgette!!!!!

K M F said...


Donetta said...

Yes it is a zucchini. I will be shedding some to put into my ground beef meat loaf. A meat that I use egg, shredded carrot, zucchini and oat meal make a loaf and bake it. I use a condensed tomato or ketchup over it at the end. I also use a sage sausage in the meat mix. Dash love those tomato. Then these are a pea that is like a sweet pea pod grown to maturity and then shelled?

Susan Skitt said...

Well, everyone says its a zucchini, so I guess that's it. I was going to say eggplant, but then I don't eat either very often except when I go out to eat... maybe :)

Kimmie said...

It's a type of a summer squash called a zucchini. Slice both ends off, then slice it into thin rings, cook it over medium heat in butter, season with salt and pepper. It will become almost transluscent when it is done cooking.
You can also bread it (like eggplant) and fry it. Double yum!

Hope you enjoy it. Sometimes when they are big they are tough, then you slice it in half the long way. Scoop out all the seeds from both halves and the fibery middle. Choose a 'stuffing' filling...could be almost anything...bake it, sprinkle with some parmesan cheese and bread crumbs on the top.

Now I am definitely hungry.


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one homemade and 5 adopted

Jeanette said...

I vote with the zucchini group! It looks like Carol-Ann is not fond of it, but I think it is great!

We sometimes have much more than we can use. I stew it with ground beef, tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, and green onions and then freeze it for use in the winter. It is delicious over rice.

I have a zucchini bread/muffin recipe that is delicious, and I also shred the zucchini and freeze it in the amounts needed for the recipe. Then it is easy to pull a bag out of the freezer and make a batch of muffins.

I better stop talking about this, or I'm going to want to go and make some!

Shari said...

I thought it was a zucchini when I first saw it, too. There's a zucchini bread that's good. Kind of like banana bread, but just put the zucchini in. :)

Saija said...

and i've had chocolate zucchini cake ... that is really yum!

Natalie said...

I love zuchini! I thought it looked like an eggplant. ; )

Shari said...

Zucchini is really easy to grow and they produce like crazy. My husband likes his zucchini cooked in butter. I like it grated and baked into bread and cake. My kids love the cherry tomatoes.

Rebecca said...

Zucchini (courgette in some countries) Delicious all ways - at least to me!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones. The vegetable on the upper right portion of your blog looks like a green cucumber. That's what it looks on the outside, I don't know what it is on the inside. The lower photo definitely are tomatoes.
The lowest photo doesn't look like green peas to me. Probably they were just magnified so that they look like something else. I love vegetables. There are plenty of them in Yesu's garden. God bless you and your family always.

Jo's-D-Eyes said...

Hey Amrita,
I am a day ahead of your blog today its the 14th



JoAnn D-eyes/NL

Simply Shelley said...

Hello Dear Amrita, Happy Valentines Day to you! Enjoy your zucchini. They are very good for you and tasty as well. I love the cherry tomatos.Yummy


the mother of this lot said...

In England we call it courgette. If you cook it without peeling it, it is more peppery than if you do.

Amrita said...

Thank you so much, all you my precious friends. i want to reply to each one 's comments individually but I 've had such a lot of electricity trouble that i am really tired at 11 pm now.

I want to wish all of you a great and glorious Valentine 's Day. Eat lots of chocolate on my behalf too.

Carol-Ann Allen said...

Yah, Phooey! I was lookin' through that WHOLE list of comments for just ONE with a palette like mine! Two things about the dreaded zucchini ... 1) these insipid cucumber impostors are like RABBITS in reproduction! If you plant one you will have one thousand! 2)I am convinced that there are endless uses for zucchini simply because they have filled so many gardens and people can not bring themselves to throw away something that presents itself as food! The Dean of Women from my college days brought bowlfuls of zucchini ice cream to the dorm! Can you imagine?! Zucchini Ice Cream! My word and honour!

Aura said...

Hi Amrita,hope you are well..
Reading all the comments above made me smile.
For me,all are different yet all are from the same family.
1st row: are the flowers and young varieties and the rest are zucchini or courgete( green & long),pumpkins or squash(green or orange and rounded or oblong,small or big).They also differ in taste,color and texture.

Amrita said...

Hi heather i tried looking for your blog but could not find it.So I want to say hello and thanks for dropping by