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Old 01-03-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I LOVE turnips mashed with butter. I only like beets if they're pickled. And I have to be "in the mood" for brussel sprouts (loaded with butter sauce) but my sister loves them. I'm not into peas (too mushy) but my hubby would eat them everyday if I cooked them.
Try mashing turnips with potatoes and sweet potatoes and then adding cream and butter!
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Well, folks, I cooked my beets this afternoon but they did not come out so good. The one I hate part of had a bitter taste to it. These were giant beets that I boiled with a few cloves in the water. Where did I go wrong? Are the smaller beets sweeter tasting?

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Try roasting them @ 350F with a bit of olive oil, then slice when done, add a bit of butter with ground cloves, and toss until coated with the butter. Roasting really seems to draw out the sweetness of the beets.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Green - have I lost my mind - or did my grandmother put a bit of baking soda in her water w/ the beets?????
I've never heard of that before. I wonder why she did that?
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Az.
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I love Brussel Sprouts. A lot of people hate them, but I love them.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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I know many people who hate broccoli, but I LOVE it!
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Green peas.

Because my husband detests them, I have to add them to things -- like, in a salad or soups or stews. Occasionally, I get such a craving for them until I will just cook them for me, and another vegetable for him.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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onions are my fav.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I love beets. Also brussel sprouts.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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Small chunks of leeks, celery and fennel braised gently, then loads of sweet little garden peas, braise some more, and if you feel decadent, add some half cream. Heaven.

Hate tarragon tho, but that's a herb.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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Anifani, I believe the baking soda keeps the color from bleeding/fading in vegetables.

Green, thanks for tip on mixing turnips and potatoes! I had done that way back, but not recently--and is very delicious!!
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