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Re: Re: Re: now yucky veggies! and very OT


My pleasure!  Far more ecologically sound than aerosols too.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Zemuly Sanders
Sent: 12/16/2004 6:33:25 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] now yucky veggies! and very OT

Thanks for the suggestion, Pam.  I'm going to try that since I have enough 
lemon balm not to supply the world.
zem
zone 7
West TN
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 6:21 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] 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.
> zem
> ----- 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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