Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

From our family to yours.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Alien pod baby update

Well, I finally plucked up my courage and managed to eviscerate/butcher the alien in my fridge. Approximately 10 minutes in the steamer and we had this:


The taste was somewhere between broccoli and cauliflower. The girls refused to have anything to do with it, but Himself and I thought it was tasty.

If a bit odd...

Thursday, November 10, 2011


We get a fruit and veggie box every Thursday, and have a good time unpacking the box and seeing what goodies we've gotten that week. This afternoon, I came home early from work and unpacked the box on my own. Which was good, because I came face to face with something very strange...

Ooooo...bananas, yellow peppers (yum!), leeks, and...

What is that?
No, those are carrots. And that's a parsnip. No, I mean that thing, there...
I'll be perfectly honest with you: this thing looks like the bastard love child of a Mandelbrot set and a turnip. Or a bizarre alien egg pod thing. And I may or may not have given a little shriek when I realized it was there hiding underneath the apples.

Apparently it's a Romanesco Cauliflower. I'm sticking with Alien Pod Baby. And it is currently stuck in the refridgerator, in the hopes that cold temperatures will slow gestation. Bob only know what I'm going to do with it.