Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Valentine's Day meal: sourdough-stuffed lamb hearts wrapped in bacon. Forgot to take an "after" picture. Too busy eating. And doing Valentine's Day themed dares.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

freaky egg

Some hen must have had a rough night laying this contorted-shelled egg... There is likely an old man inside.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Romanesco Caulliflower, not actually a freak by definition but pretty freaky looking.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ballsy Carrot

This ballsy carrot has been plagued by nematodes......

Friday, November 20, 2009

freak spinach

double headed, heart shaped, how ever you want to see it, this spinach is in love with you

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

freak alliums

A pregnant onion and a head of garlic with cloves growing out if its neck !

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Neck-y radish

Guest post compliments of Abby Biberman and Nick Malinowski, urban farmers...

Friday, September 25, 2009

sweet freaks

a big sweet potato freak with cheeky legs... shown here with a regular one for comparison - click on picture to make it bigger...
also, a perfect cabbage cross-section, obtained while slicing up cabbage with a mandoline for fermentation

Thursday, September 17, 2009

freaks of the day

Silly potatoes, organic fruit freaks (a quince and 2 warty apples- this is what most organic fruit looks like), a beautiful pepper with a spiral neck decoration........

Monday, September 14, 2009

glass veggies

guest post by andy meerow - sent from his brand new i phone

Thursday, September 10, 2009

non-freak chick babies

some cute stuff (non-freaks) to break up all the grotesque-ness of previous freak posts...

Monday, September 7, 2009

freak potatoes

still taste really good fried...
above potato portrait by James Painten, guest photographer

Friday, September 4, 2009

what the.....?

some f-ed up corn with some kind of exploding kernel fungus... it looks like it tried to be popcorn, but somehow went seriously wrong...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Freaks of the week and rainbow kimchi fermentation

A beet with a huge exterior tumor (i am not going to eat that) some tomatoes shaped like guns and wannabe octopi, and a beautiful rainbow kimchi fermentation.. it came out delish, contact me for fermentation directions......

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

freaks of the day

Pepper with a giant neck goiter, tomato with a freakishly pointy nose, siamese squash freaks....
Since i've been bringing all these freaks into my house to photograph them, i've actually been eating almost strictly freaks, cause they are lying around... hope this has no adverse effects on my unborn children.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Shown here with a massive orange tomato (about the size of two big fists - a freak in its own right) and a spoon for scale...
...and again so you can ponder just how the phallus itself protrudes out from under its quaint green hat, gently but confidently sloping away from its body proper, further than any freak appendage has ever dared to venture, to culminate in a slightly more pale, perfectly rounded tip. This is the most freakish eggplant I have ever seen.

squash siamese twin freak(s)

Zephyr Summer Squash joined at the head shoulder waist hip ankle and foot........

Monday, August 10, 2009

It's Tomato Season!

Many thanks to Demeter, Greek Goddess of the Bountiful Harvest, that we have so far not suffered from the dreaded late blight that is decimating tomato crops ruthlessly throughout the Northeast. Indeed, the wet and relatively cool summer has not been entirely kind to our tomato crop and it looks like the yield this year will be significantly less than last years prolific bounty, but today I am canning my first batch of tomato sauce out of the leftover cherry tomatoes from Saturday's market. That is, the leftover cherries and the freaks no one would buy!

Click here for a really great kind of old school DIY canning site.

Eggplants can be real freaks

Sometimes eggplants like to grow noses, as this Japanese eggplant readily demonstrates...

Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables and one of the most versatile. Click here for nutrition information.

Baba Ganoush:

Roast eggplant (3 large will yield about 1 Quart) at 350. Chop off the green tip and STICK WITH FORK to puncture skin so they don't explode…. When cool, CHOP COARSELY and place in food PROCESSOR skin and all. Meanwhile, sautee one large onion in olive oil til transluscent, add a few large cloves of diced garlic and cook through. Combine eggplant flesh, garlic and onion, 7 – 10 sprigs of parsley, salt, pepper, 1/3 cup tahini, a liberal sprinkling of CUMIN, a dash of cayenne, Juice of one lemon. Blend til smooth.

Serve with toasted Pita...

Freak radish with a mutant baby attached

This purple Radish tried to give birth to another radish deeper down in the soil, ignoring the traditional way in which plants reproduce. Shown here with a regular radish for comparison.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Fan or leaf?

massive swiss chard

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

wild eggs

The ovum of various fowl.


Zander contemplates whether or not this curly carrot will be delicious....

Despite his suspicion at its un-chicken like smell, he goes for it...

carrots love to be freaks

NICE LEGS!  Work it ladies... the one on the right should probably hit the gym, although i can totally sympathize with having a long torso, its, like, impossible to find one piece bathing suits that fit. 

click here for 
carrot nutrition

These freaks are good for carrot cake
(it's a vegan recipe, but I use actual eggs) 

last year's freakishly large beet and zuch

These were true monstrosities.  Lets see if we can top them this year.  I just remembered I juiced that beet and peed red for a long time. 

Sunday, June 21, 2009