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Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 15 11:26 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:

Do you think flowers count as one of your give a day? If so, I think we're sorted!


They might not count but they might encourage her to eat the pretty plate of food

Bugs



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 15 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You mention beans, French, runner or broad? Because you can get red seeded broad beans and on Mr Fothergill's I just found http://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds/Broad-Bean-Karmazyn.html#.VP7fruH3Ri0 - pale pink and they claim will keep their colour when cooked.

You can get pink skinned and patterned oca (from Real Seeds), but I am not sure about whether the oxalic acid would be an issue with little ones. A lot of fun to dig up though, and would be buried treasure at the end of the year when everything else is starting to fade.

Some of the chicories and endives are pinky-red or speckled (as are lettuce, already mentioned I think). Bit bitter perhaps.

Red onions, spring onions and shallots all come in what is effectively pink, and cooked, would be nice and sweet.

There's a squash called Pink Banana, but how pink it is, I am not sure, and the flesh is orange.

I personally take some of the edible flowers with a pinch of salt so to speak, esp as I'd be paranoid about small someones thinking most flowers are worth a nibble, but at your own risk: http://www.thompson-morgan.com/edible-flowers

Microgreens, or rather micro pinks, for a quick harvest: beetroot and radish - probably quite a deep pink but not quite red or purple. Possibly red kales would be brighter/lighter as seedlings too - http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/seeds/pages/micro-greens.htm

Finally I know you said you don't need help getting fruit down little gullets, but for fun, if you blend (in a blender I mean) frozen raspberries with a little double cream, it makes a kind of instant, dayglo pink ice cream (icing sugar to sweeten in the unlikely event you need to - may also work with the other red fruits).

Shan



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 15 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are some lovely cheats you can use. Par boil parsnips with a slice of beetroot in the water before roasting. You can also do the same with butterbeans and anything white, like celeriac. Ypu could probably even slice up aubergines and courgettes and do the same. Perhaps saute some courgettes with a slice of beetroot in the pain?

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 15 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the beetroot cheat works rather well with pasta and rice

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 15 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Beetroot with everything! I'm not sure if she likes it. She doesn't like carrots (strange child)

gythagirl



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 15 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, just a bit of juice - I do a Cancer Research fundraiser every year and use beetroot juice to 'pink up' my dishes. Raspberry juice works for sweet stuff! Or you could make red velvet cupcakes with 'hidden' beetroot...

Shan



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 15 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Use the beetroot to colour stuff. She doesn't have to eat the beetroot

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 15 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This particular mission is overt vegetable PR, rather than covert vitamins or natural food colouring. Not that I'm averse to sneaky vegetables! I do have some 'secret recipes'. Lots of good ideas here. I wonder if red Brussels are tasty?

Shan



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 15 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anything is tasty with bacon... and bacon is pink.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 15 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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Mutton



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 15 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Occa comes in pink. Real Seed company does it.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 15 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That was supposed to be : o ) but without spaces it comes out as )

Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 17 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Vegetables/New+Vegetable+Seeds/Pea+Sugar+-+Spring+Blush_430340.htm

look pretty if nothing else...

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 17 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wotcher Bugs.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 17 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for the link Bugs. Not too sure about those, but might look nice in a salad.

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