Friday, May 27, 2011

Choko Time.

Well it is that time of year again when the yard is taken over by the chokos.  Some of the ones still on the vine are huge so I will need to pick a pile today and decide what to do with them all.

I am going to take a bag full down the road 'cause the old bloke on the corner really likes them and he was asking about buying!! some.  Sheesh, he'll be getting a lot of the extras for nothing just so they aren't wasted. 

One thing I am going to try today is to turn them into Bread and Butter Pickles.  I do that with cucumbers and it is so nice so can't see why it wont work with these.  I don't have many green Capsicum to add to them like the recipe says to but I do have lots of banana caps (or chillies) so will use them.  Hope they are not a hot chilli, I *think* they are a type of capsicum.  They came in a punnet of mixed caps but I'm not game to take a bite to see what they are like.

I'll cook and freeze a bunch to add to soups and stews and will try different ways this year to what I usually do.  I have a heap of recipes that need trying so will make sure I do this year. 

And I'm sure that there are people out there that will want some.  Sherrie?  How about you?  I could come for a visit and bring a bag...


  1. At first, I read 'chokos' as 'chooks' and was really confused, so I looked up the word. Interesting food item.

  2. Barb you coming for a visit and bringing a bag of chokos sounds fantastic,
    As you know I haven't been that well. When I'm sick I isolate myself, kev said ring your friends and invite them over, but I never seem to feel well enough, kev said do it any way. So I would truly love a visitor.
    Sherrie from Simpleliving :)

  3. If you're making mashed potatoes you can add peeled diced chokos to the spuds when they're cooking and mash them all together. Comes out great! We did this the other night when we didn't have enough potatoes. We're out of chokos now too so we'll grab some more next time we see you!