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Re: Re: now yucky veggies! and very OT

And lemon balm leaves work as well at polishing furniture as Lemon
Pledge. Same scent w/out the fumes. Tried it when I read the pioneer
women used to do that. Works for moi.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Zemuly Sanders
Sent: 12/15/2004 9:52:29 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] now yucky veggies! and very OT

Me, too, Bonnie.  I knew Campbell's tomato soup was beginning to taste like 
ice cream topping, then I read the ingredients, and there it was -- corn 
syrup!  No wonder the country is getting so fat; sugar does that to you.  I 
buy tomato soup at the health food store now (I think the brand is Nature 
Valley or something like that). You are so right; that poison is in just 
about everything short of furniture polish.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] now yucky veggies! and very OT

> Or, a little okra in a lot of tomato is good.  Also, I put a few in 
> chicken
> soup or minestrone.
> I like to roast veggies, too.  Very good and easy.
> We like baby brussel sprouts steamed until just tender and then with a
> sauce.  I like a simple white sauce that you can make with little 
> calories.
> Some of the creamy salad dressings, like poppy seed, works very well on
> them.  Just drain out the moisture and add the dressing until warm.
> Except for tomatoes and beans, like white and kidney, I don't use canned
> veggies because they have such little nutrient and are high in salt and
> sugar.  I am amazed at how much corn syrup is added to prepared and canned
> foods.
> Bonnie ETN Zone 7
>> [Original Message]
>> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 12/15/2004 11:49:26 AM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] now yucky veggies!
>> I was going to suggest fried okra, too.  Nothing better.  If you roll
>> it in seasoned corn-meal and drop it on a very hot skillet that is
>> just lightly coated with olive oil, it doesn't even come out bad for
>> you.
>> Your brussels sprouts sound yummy, Zem. I have just about given
>> up heavy cream for health reasons, but it a bit of it really does make
>> many things come out better.
>>  What I do most often these days - at least when the weather is
>> reasonably cool - is roasted vegetables. If it's just for us, I mix them
>> all together, but for a party I keep each kind separate and place
>> them around a very large Nambe platter, which makes an attractive
>> presentation.  I start with a bit of olive oil and kosher salt in a very
>> hot oven.  While the pan heats I cut up the first round - onions and
>> carrots.  Then as I cut each different vegetable into thin slices,
>> I add them to the mix - or use two pans if I'm keeping them separate.
>> The combination varies with what is in the refrigerator, but usually
>> five or six kinds.  I try for a mix with different colors and textures.
>> Red bell peppers,  green squash, pod peas, mushrooms, turnips,
>> sweet potatoes are all good but I frequently try something new.
>> I usually add a few drops of sesame oil and a sprinkle of dried
>> herbs - tarragon or parsley is good. But of course canned or
>> frozen vegetables would not work - the texture would be all
>> wrong.  This may sound like a lot of work, but it's not.  If the oven
>> is very hot it only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
>> I'm glad to hear that someone else does eat vegetables.  I was
>> beginning to feel peculiar about it.
>> Auralie
>> In a message dated 12/15/2004 11:05:54 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>> zsanders@midsouth.rr.com writes:
>> I love vegetables, too.  Probably because I grew up eating only ones
> grown
>> in the garden.  In winter we had what my mother had frozen or canned at
> the
>> end of the growing season.  Marge, you should try fried okra -- it's the
>> best.  There is no vegetable I don't really enjoy.  I made Brussels
> sprouts
>> for a dinner party last night.  The ingredients included shallots,
> marjoram,
>> pine nuts and heavy cream.  It was delicious.
>> zem
>> zone 7
>> West TN
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