On top, green alien pods. Below: Are these potatoes scalloped? Yes they are. But what’s missing? You think: as good as these scalloped potatoes might be, they don't seem, well, sufficiently hampshired. I'll pass.
Well, don’t worry. The book describes them as “potatoes scalloped in Hampshire.” Whew.
Below, more alien pods. Albino alien pods, the sworn enemy of the green alien pods. Perhaps this is some sort of truce meeting, and the hampshired potatoes are brokering a deal. Or the two pod species have decided to settle their differences by playing Tic-Tac-Toe on the pimiento grid. (With peas.)