THE VEGETABLES OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

The term "vegetable" refers to an edible plant or part of a plant, but usually excludes seeds and most sweet fruit. This typically means the leaf, stem, or root of a plant.

Overview. The following vegetables have been recorded so far in the Compendium:

AE'LONS, THE (WEEPROOT AND HER SISTERS)
The Ae'lons (Alliums) comprise the vegetables Weeproots, Onyons, Garlick, Leeks, Shallots, Scallions, Ramps, Chives and are all characterized by their pungent aroma and sharp flavour, these fresh multi-layered vegetables are essential in any kitchen. From their white bulb to their hollow green leaves, they vary mostly in size or scale, but the tear-bringing, mouth-watering scent differs only subtly from sister to sister. Weeproots and their siblings may be found in every garden but also grow wild across most of Caelereth, making them one of the most familiar tastes around. Indeed, the smell of frying Onyons, bringing with it as it does the sense of homecoming, ease, and repletion, is enough to make children leave their games, husbands drop their grudges, and, it is said, even soldiers cease their warfare (see Legends, below). Weeproots are also known as Reeking Lily, Ringroot, Signetbulb, Belchers, Teargrass, Cow’s Delight, No-kisses, Weepchilder, Togaenul (Thergerim: ‘Root-Weep’). Return to the top
 

ALTHZ'ONN ("BEAN PLANT"), THE
Althz'onn is the name used in the Celeste areas as a general term for all plants that grow an edible bean. As a general term, there are several different types, though only one is actively cultivated to any extent.
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BREADTREE, THE
Warm climate shrub, about six to nine fores tall, with lush blue-green foliage and large melon-shaped fruits with doughy, neutral-flavoured flesh-pulp. Breadfruit can be baked in its peel, boiled, mashed, roasted, the paste made into biscuits, or even eaten raw (although rather flavourless). It is a sustainable starch with plenty of carbohydrates and some natural sugars. Often used as a base (like pasta) or to bulk out a meal. Return to the top
 

The Caroot

CARROOT, THE ("ORANGE-ROOT")
Carroots are also known as Orange-Root, "Togrisek" to the dwarves and "EioieeRrohboo" to the Brownies. This crisp, juicy root is a bright sunset colour, and can be eaten directly from the ground or cut and boiled. Return to the top
 

CERUBELL SQUASH, THE
The Cerubell Squash, despite the name, has no relation to the cerubell flower save for in colour. While the leaves of the Cerubell Squash are deep green, the squash itself is a deep purple-blue colour with darker stripes. The squash is a finicky plant that requires lots of water and sunlight to grow, and is cultivated primarily in the mid- to northern areas of Santharia. Return to the top
 

HONEYNUT SQUASH, THE
The Honeynut Squash is a common squash grown throughout the Kingdom of Santharia, though it prefers the moderate temperatures of Xaramon, Enthronia, and Vardýnn. The squash itself is long and bulbous in shape, a little plumper at one end than the other, and is usually orange or orange-yellow in colour, though it may also come in orange-brown. Honeynut Squashes are commonly harvested in autumn and used in any number of dishes including casseroles and breads. Return to the top
 

The Kail Flower

KAIL VEGETABLE ("KALEFLOWER", "BROCKKAILE"), THE
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Kail" is a generic name for the family of generally dark green above-ground vegetables rich both in nutrients, medicinal value, and the ability to express/produce fumes from the digestive system. Kail is also known as "Cabbagewort", "Kaleflower", "Brockkaile", and "Curlykail" are the most common types of Kail. However, note that there are many variants of kail types and many variants of the spelling of their names – and, not to discourage you, gentle reader, there are as many more local names and spellings as there are regions in which the plant grows! Return to the top
 

NEEPS, THE (FURNEEPS, SWEETNEEPS, PA'S NEEPS, REDNEEPS)
Neeps are a family of edible, bulbous, root vegetables grown widely throughout the whole of Caelereth, but originating from Northern Sarvonia, where they still grow better than anywhere else. Although most children will refuse to eat Neeps (for reasons best known to themselves), it is worthwhile persevering with one's efforts, as the benefits to their health are manifold. Mainly used as ingredients in hot, filling dishes, each variety also has a number of less culinary uses. Each variety, excepting the Sweetneep (which is a cultivated form only), has a smaller, wild cousin, but these are considered to be weeds, and are wholly unsuitable for the pot.
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ONIONS (LEEKS, SHALLOTS, CHIVES), THE
Onions are a multilayered, strongly scented and flavoured bulb vegetable. Their cousins are the elongated leek, the tiny shallot, and the long-stemmed chives, all of which are used liberally in many races' cuisines. Return to the top
 

OYA PEA ("OYA", "PRICKLEPEA"), THE
This useful pea is a member of the alth’sieu (legume) family. It is a relatively inexpensive foodsource, good for both sentient races and beasts, and is the source for a variety of flavourful products. However, it is sensitive to climate and can be vexing to grow. Oyas are also known as Oya Peas, Pricklepeas (in peasant or common Tharian), F’eyren (believed to derive from ‘Fay Eyren’, or ‘faery eggs’) and Oya Pearls.
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PEASECODS ("PEAS"), THE
Peasecods (or "Peas", "Pease", "Peaspods", "Podgreen", "Beanbabies") are the 'fruit' and young husks of a green tendrilling vine, eaten raw or cooked. Usually served in bulk, resembling a large grain or small bean. Return to the top
 

The Pompion

POMPION ("MEZPUU", "WATER GOURD"), THE
The Pompion is a spongy, orange-fleshed gourd with a neutral taste and a hard outer shell which can be dried and used as a container and sometimes for children toys. Pompions grow in warm, damp areas, inlcuding most areas of central Sarvonia, in particular the Santharian Kingdom. Return to the top
 

RRO-AOEI, THE
Also called "Green-Leaf". Lance-like dark green vegetable, highly flavourful and nutritious. Ubiquitous Brownie food-plant, boiled or eaten in salads much like spinach. Return to the top
 

SWEET BEAN PLANT, THE
An unusual plant grown primarily in the Dogodan shire and imported throughout Santharia, the Sweet Bean is, as the name should make obvious, an ordinary bean plant to all extents - except that it grows beans with an undeniably sugary taste. Return to the top
 

 Date of last edit 31st Awakening Earth 1672 a.S.

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