Wednesday, March 08, 2006

What Vegetable is this?

Do you Know?


photograph picture mystery vegetable



Weight loss, weightwatchers and diet notes:

23 19.5 17.5 17.0 15.0 14.0 13.0
Today I received a Weightwatchers STAR for having lost 10lbs. Yay! I have only lost half a pound over each of the past two weeks, but it is still a step in the right direction. And it is refreshing to know, that you can still lose weight, even when you have a weak moment and end up devouring half a bucket of raw Mexican Cookie dough.

Archive Alert! Around this time last year at the Farmers Market and multi-coloured carrots.

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What Vegetable is this?

26 Comments:

  • At 8/3/06 08:49, Blogger ilva said…

    It looks like cikoria to me. I don't know if they are called like that in English. Could be asparagus as well but that is toooo simple...

     
  • At 8/3/06 09:29, Blogger Davina Baum said…

    Looks like puntarella, a type of chicory. Nice photo!

     
  • At 8/3/06 10:34, Blogger cookiecrumb said…

    Don't eat it Sam! Somebody's messing with you. I'm afraid you may have bought a body snatcher.

     
  • At 8/3/06 11:13, Anonymous erin said…

    Hmm. Probably lame and wrong, but I'm going with artichoke. Something about the leaves...

     
  • At 8/3/06 11:17, Anonymous bea at La Tartine Gourmande said…

    A germinated onion or potato? ;-) just kidding! A zucchini flower ready to bloom?

     
  • At 8/3/06 11:22, Blogger Owen said…

    could be asparagus - not an artichoke I think - ours don't do central budding stalks like that

    could also be an allium of some kind - garlic or chive or onion

     
  • At 8/3/06 11:33, Anonymous kudzu said…

    I'm with ilva and owen: asparagus. If it is, you have a great lens.

     
  • At 8/3/06 11:57, Blogger Monkey Gland said…

    ooh ooh I know I know!

    It's the one out of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, you know the one where Donald Sutherland starts pointing and goes "uuurrrrrrrrrrrrhggggggggg".

     
  • At 8/3/06 11:59, Blogger Monkey Gland said…

    Dang, i really ought to read the comments before I post...cookie got there first...or someone bearing a remarkable resemblance to cookie...uuuuurrrrrrggggghhhhhhh

     
  • At 8/3/06 12:39, Blogger b'gina said…

    The individual shoots look like deformed asparagus, or strange zucchini. Whatever it is, it looks damn scary. Gorgeous photo, whatever it is.

     
  • At 8/3/06 13:59, Blogger Del4yo said…

    I say like Owen...Asparagus, the green italian ones.
    Whatever:
    What a lovely picture Sam!

     
  • At 8/3/06 14:36, Anonymous sarah said…

    beautiful! so jealous of your photography...

    it looks like asparagus to me, too.

    but you know, if it's something like a weird relative of a plain old potato or something...hey, that's awesome too.

     
  • At 8/3/06 14:57, Blogger mk said…

    my first reaction was okra.

     
  • At 8/3/06 15:04, Anonymous sha said…

    hybrid asparagus

     
  • At 8/3/06 15:23, Anonymous Catherine said…

    No clue, but I wanted to say bienvenue back to blogging (admittedly I'm a few days late). BTW none of my friends remembers "Weekend Chocolates" alas...

     
  • At 8/3/06 16:05, Blogger Catherine said…

    walking tree onions?

    that stalk looks awfully thistly, though

     
  • At 8/3/06 18:43, Blogger Catherine said…

    How many guesses do we get? How about Brussels Sprouts a a very early stage?

     
  • At 8/3/06 20:06, Blogger Cate said…

    THAT'S a vegetable?

     
  • At 8/3/06 20:11, Blogger The Blissful Glutton said…

    zucchini flowers about to bloom?

     
  • At 8/3/06 20:56, Blogger Cyndi said…

    I'm the self-appointed okra expert here, and that's not okra. (I'll eat my hat if it is : ) ) If it has to be a vegetable, I'm for asparagus of some kind, but I like the other guesses better. What's cikoria? puntarella? and chicory (all I know about chicory is that it's used in fake coffee)

     
  • At 8/3/06 23:24, Blogger shuna fish lydon said…

    WILD ASPARAGUS.

     
  • At 9/3/06 04:43, Blogger Sarah said…

    That's a fantastic picture! I love your photography. What's your secret?

    I'm going to have to go with asparagus...that was my first impression on looking at it.

     
  • At 9/3/06 05:44, Blogger kishko said…

    well they call them "puntarelle" in italy and i think they come form the cicory family, but i don't know what they are called in english!! we eat them in the winter months, sliced super fine with a lemon/olive oil/salt/pepper/mustard/anchovy dressing.yummmmm

     
  • At 9/3/06 09:02, Blogger Sam said…

    So many wrong guesses sandwiched between the correct answers.

    Happy to have captured your imaginations.

    You can read more about the Puntarelle here.

    thanks for stopping by and having fun with the challenge everyone.

     
  • At 13/3/06 07:30, Blogger petula said…

    It looks like puntarelle or catalogna spigata. molto romane!!!

     
  • At 9/5/06 12:57, Blogger Betty said…

    I just picked the same stuff, which is wild asparagus, deformed by the chemicals used to kill ALL vegetation on the roadways these days. Even the pheasant and quail are gone! I'm debating whether to eat it or not; I think the chemicals may be in the genes; however, I love the fact that the root wants to continue the survival of its seeds and make more! Nature is intelligent!

     

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