Valentine’s Day Vegetables

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

I’ve recently come to grips with the fact that I am not a gardener. Instead of raising plants from seed, I like to herd the wild ones around me.

Unfortunately I put myself through gardening catalog temptations on a semi regular basis. “It’s for the tools” I tell myself.

Lo and behold, my new Lee Valley Garden Tools catalog features a wonderful and creepy set of vegetable molds, called Vegiforms that one can press growing squashes into. Offered are molds to make complete heads (for round -ish squash), faces (for cylindrical shaped ones), corn on the cob molds (don’t ask me…), and heart shaped molds.

The heart tube molds would yield cucumbers that would give rise to heart shaped pickle slices.

I wonder what other fruits or vegetables could successfully be molded like this?


posted February 7th, 2007 at 9:43 am

Those are nuts–truly and utterly insane.

And I too read gardening catalogs (“so I won’t look stupid at the farmer’s market”) and dream of the bounty of my mythical garden, while wondering how heavy that bag of mulch moldering by the side of the house (near a shrub) would be if I tried to actually move it. Now that’s gardening.

posted February 7th, 2007 at 8:05 pm

Ummm… I’m a little creeped out. I don’t want my food to have a face. I don’t want my squash to smile at me while I chop it up. Really.
And I know you said don’t ask… but, corn? Seriously? Corn? What the hell? I don’t get it.
The only one that didn’t creep me out or confuse me was the heart, which is actually sort of cool, in a really cutesy girl kinda way.

:laughing: usually its the heart shaped things that creep me out- but not this time!


- Gwen
posted February 8th, 2007 at 7:00 pm

I don’t know why, but this kind of reminds me of “Carrot Juice is Murder” by the Arrogant Worms.

- Gwen
posted February 12th, 2007 at 6:16 am

I agree with Gwen – that just ain’t right

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