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What we should be eating/growing


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:26 am    Post subject: What we should be eating/growing Reply with quote

This is a link to an interesting article.
http://the42.ie/2552416


Cauliflower = bleuuughhhh.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, very interesting. Watercress - Yummeee!

I think the trick is to avoid processed food and sugar (the white stuff certainly) like the plague and eat loads of fresh, non GM veg and generally 'not mucked about' food. Very Happy An excellent excuse to grow your own.

Fed up with the ever increasing list of tablets we have been prescribed (OH diabetic, me 'lady of a certain age') we have started to go down this road. So far OH is off half his meds, as he no longer needs them! Happy days.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Define "lady of a certain age". I'm intrigued. And ignorant!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a big vegetable eater I grow vegetables that I am going to eat. I grow lettuce, rocket , parsley and a lot of other herbs including lemon balm and lemon verbena and mint to make teas with . I always grow cabbage ( I have perpetual cabbage) and I grow leeks, scallions , celery , kale and spinach. I only have a small garden and had to sacrifice a lot of growing space for my greenhouse. I had lovely cucumbers and peppers and salad from my first year , last year and a few tomatoes but last year wasn't great for them . I use big pots and grow veg in them. Last year I grew early potatoes in bags also. Looking at the list I must say kohlrabi is very easy to grow , I grew that one year plus cauliflower is not very tasty I know but it's lovely in a curry as it takes on the spicy flavour
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Ado, a woman after my own heart. I grow virtually all of those too and then some. Maybe another 20 types. We were sold some kohlrabi plants by mistake 2 years ago and got hooked on them. They were marked as cabbages. Surely what you lost on the ground by the greenhouse footprint was gained even more so buy the intensity of what you could grow inside it. I hadn't heard of Arugula before.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aragula is Italian for rocket as roquette is French for rocket like cilantro is Indian for coriander or Chinese parsley ( as far as I am aware ) Here's a trick I discovered online somewhere, when I take up a scallion or a celery I just cut them off from the bottom and hey presto they start sprouting again as a cabbage does if you cut it off its stalk
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

List could also be entitled "Things Claire's Children Won't Eat"
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple answer. Beat them. Me ma beat me. Me headmaster beat me. I was a battered child and all over mouldy green stuff in school dinners.
I eat all my greens now!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My brother was the same , hated vegetables , now he eats everything ha it was sago , tapioca that I couldn't stomach yok
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bane of my childhood meal times was mashed carrot and parsnip. I HATED it. Dad would always say 'there's little boys and girls in Africa who would love to eat that.' When I got older and more 'Bolshie' I said 'well send it to them, 'cos I'm not eating it'.

I love carrots and I love roast parsnips but I STILL hate carrots and parsnips mashed together.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh you're sooooooooo picky.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YEP! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those of us who grew up in the days of rationing, we had to eat whatever was on our plates and, in a sense, I'm grateful for that because one can take advantage of anything the shops have on special offer.

One ruse to employ with fussy kids is to anticipate what they're likely to object to, e.g. sprouts. When putting the food on the family plates leave that item off the children's plates. This will immediately prompt 'Why haven't I got any of them?', to which you reply 'Oh, they're more for adults' or 'I didn't think you'd like them'. Just to be difficult, they'll object so you allow them 'just a few then' and the fussiness is overcome? QED

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The kids now are so cheeky they would probably say "great, keep them them then " !
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