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Brassicas!!! Let's go!!!
« on: January 18, 2009, 02:41:58 PM »
OK, as promised, I will start a thread of favourite vegetables and how we cook them:

Boiled cabbage, all on its own or with a white sauce

Brussels sprouts, boiled with butter

Cauliflower and broccoli, gotta be done with a cheddar white sauce

Collard greens, sauteed with just a little onion within

Let's talk, bring those EASY veggie suggestions on.  I need some EXTRA suggestions for the dinner table tonight.  It is Sunday, that is the day for that roast beef/duck/chicken.....any meat that I can make gravy, along with mashed potatoes!!!  Have a wonderful and most awesomely great day, attract great health.  Cindi
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 02:59:01 PM »
Cindi you almost got it. But there can't be anything added. No butter or salt or sauces. Just the veggies. And the Cauliflower and broccoli can be raw or boiled or steamed.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009, 03:23:18 PM »
The sure fire way to get folks to eat their brassicas - add bacon.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts:
1/2 lb bacon
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup pine nuts
2 lbs brussels sprouts, shredded
3 scallions, minced
Salt and pepper to taste.

Cook bacon until crisp. Drain (reserve a few tablespoons of grease), crumble and set aside.
Melt butter and reserved bacon grease in skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts and cook until browned. Add brussels and scallions, season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat until tender (10 to 15 minutes). Stir in crumbled bacon just before serving.

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 03:30:44 PM »
Jess, oh I know what you are saying!!!  I make a mean, green  bean dish!!!  I like to have my green beans Frenched, that seems to  bring out the best of the best as far as flavour goes.

Anyways, I do not follow a recipe, but what I do follow is that:

green beans, anyway you like them cut or cooked
A white sauce (just like a cheese sauce, but the cheese omitted, or leave the cheese in, that would be good too)
a whack of bacon cooked

Add the bacon to the beans/sauce, oh that be so yummy!!!  I actually have some brussels sprouts in the fridge right now, I think I am going to slice them up as you say, cook a few of those wonderful onions (I do so love scallions, smiling, oh so good) and add some of those them there pine nuts, oh yes, you got a good dinner idea coming on.  Beautiful day in this great life, attract great health.  Cindi
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Re: Brassicas!!! Let's go!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 04:16:55 PM »
What are you feeding, goats or rabbits?

Iff'in it hain't meat or seafood, it hain't fittin' fer humans.  :roll:  :-D

I'll force about any veggie down if I have enough fish or meat to kill the taste.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 07:16:52 PM »
Oh Iddee, we be feedin' those human beings, we be lovin' all those veggies, you need to get that together, never mind meat to choke them down, veggies are good for ya!!!   :shock:  Didn't ya know?  Eat yo' veggies!!!  Have a great, wonderful day, attract that great health.  Cindi
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 02:44:01 PM »
My favorite veggie hands down is sweet corn boiled in the same pot alongside the crawfish, with all the spices so hot its hard to take but then you have the sweetness of the corn at the same time so so so good. I also really like the pearl onions done the same way in the same pot.  Oh so good

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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009, 03:53:31 PM »
Keith you forgot the potatoes when you cook the crawfish

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 04:24:18 PM »
Not the biggest fan of the potatoes but I will eat em'

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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2009, 06:56:08 PM »
It's easier for me to list the veggies I don't like, because they are few - actually, only one, and that's green peppers.  Did you know green peppers aren't ripe?  That's why they disagree with some people (like me).  Red peppers are yummy, green peppers are yucky!  I absolutely adore roasted red peppers, I make my own by broiling them until they're blackened, and then putting them into a paper bag to cool.  The steam just about steams off the peel, easily gotten rid of....I love them and can eat them by the plateful!

Most veggies I like just steamed with a little butter (gotta have the butter).  My favorite veggie fresh from the garden are peas, picked, shelled and quickly steamed - they're sweeter than any sweet corn!  Of course sweet corn is my second favorite fresh from the garden.

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2009, 07:11:13 PM »
I love all veggies xcept for lima beans & cooked peas.  Love the peas right out of the shell but not cooked.  Green beans the same, still warm from the summer sun, wiped on your jeans to clean!  Cooked are *ehh* will eat but not thrilled.  Lima beans are icky.  :-P  Had brussels the other day, I like home made basalmic/cider & olive oil italian dressing on em!  Spaghetti squash w/fresh tomatoes (well, as fresh as you can get this time of year.) tonight for us girls! MMnnn!  J
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2009, 07:12:49 PM »
Nothing beats a bowl of Jersey Tomatoes, garden cucumbers and sweat onion drowned in balsamic EVOO and a little crushed garlic. Salt and pepper to taste. and Jersey white corn grilled after rubbing in a salty rub.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2009, 09:39:51 PM »
What are you feeding, goats or rabbits?

Iff'in it hain't meat or seafood, it hain't fittin' fer humans.  :roll:  :-D

I'll force about any veggie down if I have enough fish or meat to kill the taste.

Every bite of veggies should be balanced with at least 2 bites of meat or seafood.  That's a balanced diet.  You don't have to weigh it to know that.

Potatos on the other hand are bulk hunger killers.  A few pounds of potatos, with gravey, will keep you going for a while.
I was raised on meat we either grew ourselves, shot, or dug (seafood) and lots of potatos and gravy to kill the hunger.  I remember many a meal of a single small fish or drumstick and 2 large plates of potatos and gravy.  Depression era feasts, seems we're headed that way again.
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2009, 10:01:16 PM »
KD, ooohhh, you are making me want summer now!  MMMM!  A bit if fresh mozzarella, some fresh basil....ahhh! ;)
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2009, 12:45:01 AM »
Hey - am I just noticing Kona'sDad's new logo or is it indeed - a new logo?!?

Looks great either way!

And onto tomatoes - I am holding out hope that some of these heirloom "long keeper" tomatoes may be the trick for next winter's tomato cravings - anyone tried them? (Burpee's Long Keeper, Green Skinned Long Keeper, etc.)

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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2009, 12:41:08 PM »
Hey - am I just noticing Kona'sDad's new logo or is it indeed - a new logo?!?
- Jess

What!!!!  I almost fell of my chair, I am serious, I am shocked to end that be all shock!!!

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Now Seth, you need to tell me, I really need to know this thing, so please, please tell me.  Is that what Jess wrote, Kona'sDad what your avitar name really means?  If it is, I am shocked to that curly old brassica leaf, that I have never picked up on this before, that shocks me in an unbelievable way.

If that is not what your avitar name means, then tell us what Konasdad does me.  You know me, I can't stand it when I don't understand something, I am serious!!!   :shock: :shock: :shock:  Have a wonderful and great day, love our life, attract great health.  Cinid
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2009, 12:43:27 PM »
Green beans the same, still warm from the summer sun, wiped on your jeans to clean!   J

Oh Jody, surely you are indeed my twin!!!  I wipe all the dirty veggies, strawberries, whatever on my jeans and then munch.  I never ever thought a little dirt would kill me, I just don't like the little grit that sometimes does not get wiped off, but I eat it anyways, so what.....chickens eat grit to digest their food, why can't I, smiling.... 8-) :lol:  Have a great and wonderful day, love our life, attract and keep great health.  Cindi
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2009, 05:53:43 PM »
Hey - am I just noticing Kona'sDad's new logo or is it indeed - a new logo?!?
- Jess

What!!!!  I almost fell of my chair, I am serious, I am shocked to end that be all shock!!!

Konasdad

Kona'sDad

Now Seth, you need to tell me, I really need to know this thing, so please, please tell me.  Is that what Jess wrote, Kona'sDad what your avitar name really means?  If it is, I am shocked to that curly old brassica leaf, that I have never picked up on this before, that shocks me in an unbelievable way.

If that is not what your avitar name means, then tell us what Konasdad does me.  You know me, I can't stand it when I don't understand something, I am serious!!!   :shock: :shock: :shock:  Have a wonderful and great day, love our life, attract great health.  Cinid




Yes its my new logo> Thanx for noticing. I miss my dog photo of Kona. My best friend! I added it to my avitar about a week ago I guess. Still working on a club logo though.
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2009, 12:51:48 AM »
Seth, OK, I know.  Kona was the name of your dear ol' pooch.  I shoulda have known that, and somehow, when I am trying to retrieve something from the cobwebs of my mind, I do recall that your pooch's name was Kona.   I just never put the two and two together, to picture you as her Dad, I am sorry.  You be KonaDad, that will live on my memory.

You go and have a most wonderful and awesome day, attract and retain great health.  Cindi

Seth, is Kona still living with you?  I need to know.  If she still is, can you put her along with the new honey logo?  If she isn't, can she fit in the logo too?  Somehow?  C.
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2009, 12:23:57 PM »

Seth, is Kona still living with you?  I need to know.  If she still is, can you put her along with the new honey logo?  If she isn't, can she fit in the logo too?  Somehow?  C.

Yes, Kona is alive and well. He is 4 1/2 at the moment. I expect him for another 10yrs or so.

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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2009, 12:28:03 PM »
Seth, oh wonderful.  And she is a he, smiling.  Glad you clarified that one too, smiling.  Put her in with your honey logo, somehow, smiling.  Have a most wonderful day, great health and attract and keep it.  Cindi
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2009, 07:44:40 PM »
Not brassica but eggplant!  YUM!  :-D  Was in our box at the CSA yesterday & some weren't "pretty" enough for her to put in so she was giving em away!  I had one last night & one today for lunch!! I don't fry em,  just slice, rinse in water (or you can use egg wash, spray w/pam or olive oil) dip in seasoned breadcrumbs & bake for awhile. I make a dip out of cottage cheese & ranch dressing, whizzed till blended & smooth with some basil, garlic & Italian herbs.  I better run back over & see if she has any left!  My tummy is full & I'm a happy camper!  J
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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2009, 08:01:51 PM »
Jody, now this is one of the weirdest things that you will ever hear.  I have never tried eggplant. No clue why, just have never tried it.  Being a veggie LOVER, it is a weirdy.  Gotta try it.  I saw it being prepared on the cooking channel yesterday, now you speak of it, almost identically prepared.  I believe in the law of attraction (big, big, big, big,  big time, seeing/hearing about eggplant, maybe I should get some, make some, try some, eat some, some, some.....have a great day, live, attract great health too!!!  Cindi
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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2009, 08:15:49 PM »
Don't know where the BINGO came from!  I was posting & blanching beans at the same time & the water was boiling onto the stove so had to stop in the middle, mop up then came back...hmmm weird!  But the dip is good & you should try eggplant!  It has sort of a different bite, not hot, not sour, not really bitter, just different & may be an acquired taste. Some are stronger than others, fresher is better! Oh yea, I eat the skin too, it's too pretty not to eat!  J
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2009, 11:07:40 PM »
I'm in on the eggplant too. I cannot believe you haven't tried, Cindi! I could not live without baba ganouj or caponata.

Jody - maybe I'm being dense but how are you getting eggplants from a CSA in WA in Jan? Greenhouses? I am totally green with envy.

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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2009, 07:12:00 AM »
Cindi, it is indeed very weird that you have never tried eggplant. Its a very versatile veggie I'm sure you will learn to appreciate. Its good fried and baked in casseroles and is fantastic with meats and seafood especially shrimp. Go get you some!


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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2009, 12:15:41 PM »
Jess, I don't know how she gets it, she has a source somewhere up N from here.  It's all certified organic so I really don't care. It's just nummy, we get a wide variety of goodies every week & best part is I don't have to go to the supermarket & pay the higher prices for less fresh!  My lettuce will stay nice for 3 WEEKS sometimes!  I am very lucky to live where I do!  J
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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2009, 12:32:13 PM »
Don't know where the BINGO came from! 

Jody, are you talking about the same BINGO as I was? 

There was a post made by a new member (Julie) named BoardPlaner.  The subject of her post was "help save a BINGO hive in the snow" or something like that.  I wanted to know waht BINGO hive meant.  Today when I went on the forum, the post was a duplicate and was locked.  Ken (Buzzbee) asked me where I came up with BINGO from.  Well, it was right in the post, but not today.  Did you see it too?  I am so ding dang curious and can't stand to not know things, smiling.  There was another post about a saving a hive in the snow that Julie had made, maybe the first one was locked because it was a duplicate.

Anyways, Jody, did you see the word "BINGO" in that post too?  Have a great day, girl.  Cindi
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