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Old 15th Oct 2018, 13:23
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I love beetroot, always have. We used to grow lots on the allotment and pickle loads of bottles of it to last beyond the season.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 13:24
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It's funny how all the veggies I do not like when cooked.......are quite delish when eaten raw.

'cept Okra.
Okra all-round bad.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 13:32
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Edward???

I hear Meghan & Harry are expecting. Seems the tabloids are already running lists of likely names.

The Queen is apparently allowed to bestow the title of Prince / Princess, rather than the usual Lord / Lady for children of a Duke.

My guess is a nod to history and Edward from 1376... (aka The Black Prince.)
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 13:41
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Here's a really great recipe using beetroot (amongst other things).....Pod Shuboi... a different Russian Salad! (NB: I am not a Russian Troll :-) )

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Old 15th Oct 2018, 14:38
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Seems the tabloids are already running lists of likely names.
I bet you if its a boy he won't be called James.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 19:15
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Shuba.

Almost a Trifle.
Needs some work on the ingredients.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 08:20
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I'll tolerate beetroot, even though I used to fly an Aussie Outback mailrun as second Pilot to the PIC (Female) who insisted on double beetroot on her Sunday lunch hamburger at the Mungerannie Pub.

AW;
Where are you these days?

Cauliflower I absolutely loathe, simply because we were served it once a week at Boarding School, where it was boiled to a horrid, tasteless and revolting state!
Although I will tolerate it in very small amounts in Chinese food!

As for Brussel sprouts; I share the same opinion of those vegetables of the devil as the dear, late Con-pilot.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 11:18
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Will the Royal Offspring come out with red hair like Harry's father, or be like Meghan's mother?

("Ohh, my goodness, a golliwog...we are not amused...")
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 13:08
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Aaah Brussels, no not that one. The ones we pick shortly when Jack Frost has had his input. We add bacon bits and chestnuts. Can`t wait. So say you all?
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 00:15
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I like beetroot. Always have.

I also like roasted cauliflower - I put a lemon - oil - seeded mustard dressing on it, then roast.

Boiled brussels I don't like. I do like butter baked cabbage. Charred brussels aren't bad - with bacon. Everything is better with bacon.
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 06:11
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Agreed, Checkers. I like brussels quartered, sautéed in pan with crispy bacon bits and slivered almonds then served with a spritz of lemon juice and ground black pepper.
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 08:09
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Such a maligned little veggie are the baby cabbages. Hard to understand. Sometimes a slight sour aftertaste but that is easily cured by proper prep and great cooking.
And they grow in such darned efficient units.
It's day will come. All it needs is for someone like Rick Stein or a Jamie to declare it a "superfood". Then watch out.
Okra still bad.

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Old 17th Oct 2018, 14:56
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Beetroot's great in a hamburger. mmm
Back home. Popped into Akureyri this tour. Chilly. Had to de-ice.

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Old 17th Oct 2018, 14:59
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Originally Posted by redsnail View Post
Popped into Akureyi this tour. Chilly. Had to de-ice.
Well, it IS in Iceland . . .
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 15:16
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AKUREYRI - I was once sailed there from Bodo in Norway. Lovely place, people very friendly and beer good (but expensive)
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 04:43
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More boring and pointless space stuff seeing as how "we" will never visit this place.

Astronomers have found an enormous mishmash of galaxies hiding in the early universe. Located only 2.3 billion years
after the Big Bang—which occurred some 13.8 billion years ago—this gigantic proto-supercluster is the largest and most
massive structure ever discovered at such an early stage in the life of the universe.Dubbed Hyperion after an ancient Greek
Titan, the tangled galactic mesh holds more than one million billion times the mass of our Sun.

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/astronomers-find-largest-galaxy-proto-supercluster/ar-BBOwzh2

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Old 18th Oct 2018, 06:23
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Brussels Sprouts served with slivered almonds sauteed in butter, with lemon juice. A1.
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 11:06
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Point of order please! Veggies like sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage should only be steamed, not boiled. Cauliflower can also be baked in an oven covered in a cheese sauce.
Sprouts can be finished off in a pan with bacon bits and a drop of honey. Personally I like sprouts that have been steamed and then tossed in butter and black pepper.
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 12:45
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Visited the Fang Carpenter today. All good. Showed him pics of Akureyri. He was quite envious of my view - versus his view at work.
Gym later.
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 13:24
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Veggies like sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage should only be steamed, not boiled.
On a point of order, their flavour and texture is enormously enhanced by braising.
Sprout recipe:
Peel the tougher outer leaves and cut the sprouts in half lengthways. Heat a deep pan, melt a generous knob of butter in the pan then fry finely chopped garlic and a thinly sliced thumb of fresh ginger in it until soft. Place the sprouts cut side down in the butter and turn up the heat slightly, stir in two or three tablespoons of light soy sauce, and simmer for two minutes. Add a cup of water, bring to a simmer then cover the pan until the sprouts soften. Remove the cover and reduce the sauce then serve as a side dish to a nice curry.
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