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Old 03-06-2012, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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Now True, you are calling for Holy War here ...

conflicts in the middle east pale ...
when you attempt to advance kale ...
Broccoli! -- All Hail!!


Asparagus and Brussel sprouts are dyn-o-mite ...
but still only disciples of Broccoli.
Asparagus, brussel sprouts and broccoli are wonderful. Cilantro not so much. Kale's good and chard rules. Just don't feed me mushrooms. Don't consider them veggies anyway even if they are in the produce section (and our woods).
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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Asparagus, brussel sprouts and broccoli are wonderful. Cilantro not so much. Kale's good and chard rules. Just don't feed me mushrooms. Don't consider them veggies anyway even if they are in the produce section (and our woods).
Only thing I been feeding anybody today are straight lines
*rim shot*
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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I have 100 acres of brussels sprouts out back. I hate'm but the market is way up for them. We have had 5 harvests on them since November. We just harvested the bok choy, people eat that stuff too.

I am a bit simpler, beef beans bread and taters. Drives my wife crazy. Cilantro is grown in this areas, I like the stuff. When you drive by a field the smell permeates the air.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Typical blasphemer trickey ... I won't fall for it ...

my cookbook said it
I believe it
that's the end of it


I have to rep 35 people before I can rep you again!
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Quimper Peninsula
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Alright Null... Have it your way...
Brassica's do dominate the house of vegetables, and broccoli she is a looker winning the popularity contest....... But keep in mind variety is the spice of life..

TVC15 brings up a Brassica I downright crave at times... The Brussel sprout! Hmmmm.. Try using Kale as you would Spinach, or I just like to pan fry it in a little oil with apple, onion, and a little cheese, if you are not Vegan..

Back to the brussel sprout.. It is a bit of an endangered species!. Only one or two OP (open pollinated) brussel sprout varieties are available to the home or market grower... That's right soon one will be dependent on having to buy hybrid seed in order to grow Brussels sprouts. For those that do not know, the seed you save from crosses or hybrids, is not consistent, you do not what the quality of the crop will be when you plant from F1 hybrids, you have to spend years, to reselect and break down the cross into an OP variety again..

Highnlite...We will let you off the hook... Reminds me of one of the downfalls of working in industrial Ag. I could not stand eating whatever I was working with for a long time..Being knee deep in whatever crop gets to be too much for a while.. I look with caution at canned and frozen vegetables, but that's nothing compared to workin a large veal farm for a number of years... Won't touch the stuff to this day...

I like to know my food..
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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I like to know my food..
Precisely why we grow most of our own. Ain't nothin' worse or more tasteless than store bought tomaters.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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Precisely why we grow most of our own. Ain't nothin' worse or more tasteless than store bought tomaters.
Right?! I wish I didn't have to work, because all I want to do is grow veggies, cook everything from scratch, swim, and play with the dogs. I think about all the yummy things I could grow and make from scratch (like tofu, vs the store-bought stuff I have to get now) if I had the time.

I'm so envious of those who grow their own food. The closest I can get to that right now is hitting my local farm. At my old house, I grew some things (figs, blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc), but I'd love to be able to grow nearly all my own food.

Nothing in the world like eating something fresh off the vine.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:28 AM
 
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Kale is King but I don't know how to create something great with it Hey I just found this! Sounds like it might be tasty!
Sauteed Kale Recipe : Bobby Flay : Food Network I used to buy it from the prepared foods section at the Whole Foods in Houston...they made a very tasty Kale salad with sesame seeds and sesame oil and maybe some garlic. I have not found that at the Whole Foods here.
I know the Kale Salad at Whole Foods you speak of. It's one of my fave things to get when I hit their buffet for lunch. Yummm. Whole Foods puts out a cookbook, so I imagine you could find that recipe online, too.

I make a fabulous dish with kale. Stir fry it with lite soy sauce, cubed extra firm tofu, pine nuts, and water chestnuts. Even non-veg friends come back for more.

The epicurious site is down for maintenance, but my other favorite site is allrecipes. They have some great kale suggestions:
http://allrecipes.com/search/default...in=Home%20Page
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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I have 100 acres of brussels sprouts out back. I hate'm but the market is way up for them. We have had 5 harvests on them since November. We just harvested the bok choy, people eat that stuff too.
If you ever need to unload any of that, I know a person who knows a person that could take those off your hands

(And by "a person of a person", I mean my tummy. )
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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Right?! I wish I didn't have to work, because all I want to do is grow veggies, cook everything from scratch, swim, and play with the dogs. I think about all the yummy things I could grow and make from scratch (like tofu, vs the store-bought stuff I have to get now) if I had the time.

I'm so envious of those who grow their own food. The closest I can get to that right now is hitting my local farm. At my old house, I grew some things (figs, blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc), but I'd love to be able to grow nearly all my own food.

Nothing in the world like eating something fresh off the vine.
Well, being retired helps. The only down-side is you generally have to be somewhat along in years to achieve it.

You can have the homemade tofu; any tofu in fact. I'll stick with the homemade kefir and yogurt. But you're right about eating fresh off the vine. That and cooking from scratch make life worthwhile and winter a bit of a drag, even though we didn't really have one this year - just a single snowfall - oh yeah, and a tornado.
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