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Kohlrabi, Agapanthus Bud and Summer Colour

05 Aug

1   Another gift from our lovely neighbour was a Kohlrabi which we had never eaten before. What a beautiful, purple sputnik of a vegetable – and it tasted good too! The name literally translates as ‘cabbage turnip’!   I steamed it in small chunks and served it in a Béchamel sauce with some medallions of pork tenderloin (from a friend’s happy pigs) and mushrooms.

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

2   Our blue Agapanthus are getting ready to open. We just need some more sunshine….

Agapanthus bud

Agapanthus bud

3    In the middle border we now have red Lucifer Crocosmia, Gerbe D’Or, the pale golden one and Verbena Bonariensis, light purple – and I just love the possibly crazy colour combination.

Summer colour

Summer colour

 

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3 responses to “Kohlrabi, Agapanthus Bud and Summer Colour

  1. greenbenchramblings

    August 9, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Kohl Rabi are doing well this year.

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  2. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    August 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    The kohlrabi does look like a sputnik, doesn’t it? We grew some for the first time last year – but forgot about them this year.

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  3. Jim in IA

    August 6, 2013 at 3:00 am

    The kohlrabi and pork was tasty, no doubt. And the summer flowers are quite cheery.

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