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:
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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
Also called "Green-Leaf". Lance-like dark green
vegetable, highly flavourful and nutritious.
Ubiquitous Brownie food-plant, boiled or eaten in salads much like
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