2010年12月17日金曜日

shhhhh don't tell

Made the nozawana pickles today.

This is how I usually do it. As you have to wait until the first snow to harvest to ensure sweet nozawana (turnip greens) it's a cold job washing all those leaves outside in the wind and the cold with freezing cold water.

So I had an idea.

But you can't tell or I'll never live it down...

Yup, in the bath!

At first I was a bit worried about all that dirt going down the drain but then I thought about the state the girls are in some evenings and decided the nozawana wasn't the worst thing that's been in there!


I even dried them in the bath. Opened the window right up, used the bath cover as a drying rack and just closed the door on the whole cold thing and escaped back to the fire. That's the way to do it!

Oh and yes, there's a lot less nozawana this year than most years. A third as much to be honest. Living dangerously and only making 10 kilos this year. There's every possibility we'll run out before the season is over but I'm more than sure we can scrounge up a few kilos from any one of the neighbours without so much as even asking so I'm not so worried!

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Gina さんのコメント...

LOL, in the tub eh? Okay I won't tell I promise. ; )