Vegetable of the month

Asparagus – esparrago

January 26th, 2015|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Asparagus grows most vigorously where it receives full sun all day and it requires protection from wind and a location where they won’t shade other parts of the garden with their tall foliage. They thrive in light, sandy, compost-enriched and weed-free soil. […]

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Turnip – nabo

December 28th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

The whole of the Turnip can be eaten including the leaves, but it is the small, tender varieties that are grown for human consumption. The larger varieties are often used as feed for livestock and the roots provide a valuable energy source for young animals. […]

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Leeks – Puerros

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

The Leek (puerro) is a vegetable that belongs, along with onion and garlic, to the genus Allium. The edible part of the leek plant is a bundle of leaf sheaths that is sometimes erroneously called a stem or stalk. […]

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Sweet Corn – maiz

October 24th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Sweet Corn – maiz, is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature, sweet corn is picked when immature and prepared and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain. […]

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Pumpkin – calabaza

September 28th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Pumpkin – calabaza – is the name of a plant that refers to certain cultivars of squash, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin. They are deep yellow to orange and come from the same family as the cucumber and melon. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp. Pumpkins, like other squash, are native to North America and Pumpkin Pie is a traditional part of Thanksgiving meals. Pumpkins are also frequently carved as decorations around Halloween on 31st October. […]

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Peppers – pimientas

August 28th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Peppers are tender, warm-season vegetables, but here in Spain they grow prolifically during much of the year. Peppers are as easy to grow as tomatoes. […]

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Cabbage – Col

July 26th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

(Brassica oleracea or variants) is a leafy green or purple biennial plant, grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads. It is closely related to other cole crops, such as broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. […]

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Onions – Cebollas – part two

June 26th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Last month we covered Onions, but the most common varieties that are used every day in cooking throughout the world. Common Onions range from the pungent varieties used for dried soups and Onion Powder, to the mild and hearty Sweet Onions that can be sliced and eaten in a sandwich. This month we thought that as there are so many different varieties, we would give some information on some of the other popular Onions. […]

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Onion – Cebolla

May 28th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

The Onion is probably the most used and versatile vegetable available, but as there are so many different varieties and uses, we will be spreading the information over two months, starting with the basic Onion. […]

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