Weekly photo challenge: Green – veg

By: roughseasinthemed

Nov 17 2012

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Category: Food, Gardens, Photography, Spain, Vegetarian


Green is not the first colour that springs to mind when describing AndalucΓ­a in autumn. Suffering from long hot summers and a previous dry winter, plus plenty of bush fires, we are only just starting to re-green after a few days rain.

A quick flick through my photo files and the green veg seemed to stand out. Hardly surprising being vegetarian is it?

So starting from top left, some pix of my green foods in Spain and Gib:

    cheap veg in Spain, fresh onions, parsley and peas

    cilantro (in Gib) – which you can read about on my previous cilantro post (link at the bottom)

    fresh leaves out of the Spanish garden – spinach, rocket and lettuce the name of which I can’t remember as the seed packet is not in front of my nose

    paella in spain – peas, green beans, and onion, which happened to be red for some reason

    cilantro chutney in Gib – cilantro, mint, chillies and garlic

    presents – the inevitable vegetable gift from next doors, lots of green beans

[All relevant recipes over on roughseas under the recipe pages]

Although these may all look the same, we don’t actually eat the same way in the two places.

We don’t eat paella in Gib. We don’t eat curry or cilantro in Spain.

When the garden is producing, I don’t buy salad in Spain, and I usually bring back a few leaves – and then have to resort to supermarket bags 😦

I don’t eat Spanish green beans in Gib.

With which, I need to disappear to the market and see if they have any peas and broad beans……

[DT note – obviously the black and the brown influence the choice of green here which could have been extremely bright and vivid. If only I hadn’t posted that bean photo a few days ago – that would have worked so well for this pesky challenge. The whole post was green!! In fact, the cilantro post I linked to below has a very good green background as well. At least I didn’t end up with mustard so have to be pleased about something.]

Previous ‘Green’ posts:

Grey mare’s tail


Rain in Spain


19 comments on “Weekly photo challenge: Green – veg”

  1. What a delightful assortment of greens! Interesting how your location determines what you eat. But it makes sense, too, given the availability of the greens.
    I like how you have included links to your previous green posts. Had to go back to Grey mare’s tail for a refresher because the title alone didn’t ring a bell. That one looks like it went up very high!
    And DT – how dark is this! But it seems to be the colour towards the centre of an image that triggers or at least strongly influences the background. I wonder if the cilantro was somewhere on the right or left, and if thatt yummy-looking plate of beans was in either the upper or lower centre position, if DT couldn’t have been persuaded to produce a lighter green. But this definitely is an improvement over Mustard!!!! πŸ˜€


    • Forgot to mention – the ad appearing om this post is for ‘top photography blogs’ again! Congratulations!!!! πŸ™‚


      • Just. LOL. But thanks for telling me.

        Wait – what ad? I don’t normally see ads on blogs? Why is there one on my non-photo blog? 😦


        • I don’t see ads too often but once in a while. And it refers to a link photoblogs.org or something like that. I have never gone there. Don’t always see the ad, but when I do, that’s the one I see on your non-photo everypic blog πŸ™‚


          • I rarely see ads. Never seen any on yours. It must be my strapline ‘not just another photoblog’ that does it then πŸ˜€

            Bloody nuisance putting a photoblog ad on my non-photoblog. Stampy booted feeties!


              • So annoyed. Spent all morning doing a fancy compilation, not really a collage, and not happy with a) my results and even worse b) DT’s extremely grey tones 😦 despite the huge amount of green. A rethink is called for after I have wasted so much time, I can hardly abandon green 2. that will teach me for trying to be clever πŸ˜€


    • Thank you. In fact, there is much more choice in Gib, because there is British shopping at Morrisons (UK supermarket running with British habits and seasons) and Spanish style shopping at the market and the local veg shops. Which is why I can fresh peas nearly all year round πŸ˜€

      Spain is cheaper of course. If you know where to shop you can get good quality cheap veg. Then there is the garden and the gifts from the neighbours when they get given something from someone else and can’t use everything up πŸ™‚

      I didn’t want to do a repeat of a post, but I thought the links were worth it as they were soooooo green.

      Do you think we should just ask DT how s/he works? πŸ˜€ I don’t think it’s the centre, and then there is the highlight aspect, but I wonder if the lower part of the pic affects the colour. Or maybe the day of the week? πŸ˜‰ I quite like this dark one, at least it is a different green to the other three on the links.

      I’ll add one or two more over the week.


    • Oh and symmetrically, I realised when I had posted that the cilantro and the beans would have been better swapped, ie bottom right, and top centre. But I was sick of faffing by then πŸ˜€ Always good to leave up one’s mistakes for learning experience.


      • Mistake seems a bit strong. Maybe just a different presentation. Kind of like two different perspectives on the same sunset over at p&k. πŸ™‚


        • You’re right, not mistake, just depends how you look at it. I wanted to have the alternate wooden backgrounds and the alternate black ones. Only when it was up there did I realise the white of the table would have made it more symmetrical in the centre.

          But in itself, I also think that is worth posting as is, especially to hear other views.

          OK, bottom line, couldn’t be bothered to change it πŸ˜€


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  3. Dammit, I wish I’d seen your post before I commented on TWLG’s green offerings… but maybe I can get away with my comment here as well, because you’ve proved it… “too much green is never enough”… green is wonderful to gaze at and to eat, it heals and balms. You could also have used these pics for the renewal theme… A nice green meal… mmm green curry, for instance.. with a bit garlic and chili works wonders πŸ™‚


    • Lol! Thanks ED. I’ve seen some seriously good and inspired green pix. I used this as my first offering because they were so bright and vivid, probably because everything was so fresh. Nothing more annoying than a proud gardener displaying her piffling collection of salad greens, but they do taste so much better. In fact you don’t need a lot of them as they just ooze greenness, freshness and iron πŸ™‚

      I did a Thai green curry recipe post somewhere, probably over on roughseas, I had better add that to my list of previous green posts next time.

      Next one will be outside piccies, I got halfway through my files and then realised I had far too many anyway, so decided to do the easier food one first and filter some more green external ones today. Maybe.


  4. Nice plate of greens there πŸ™‚
    DT appears to have chosen a Landy green too, not st all what I would have expected from your vibrant greens.


    • PlateS of greens πŸ™‚ Or rather, plates, board and pans but they all ended up on our plates πŸ˜€

      Yes, this is a rather desirable Landy green and would have been much appreciated on the following post. Don’t know if you have read p&k’s comments on there yet!


  5. One day I’ll make it over to Gib for a look around!! Must be lovely there!!!! I love greens!! I include them in all my dishes!! I’m not vegetarian and I’m not talking about green meat….:-)


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