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gil
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:13 pm    Post subject: sprouts  Reply with quote    

I'm here eating my first sprouts of the new season. Not home-grown, but at least UK-grown, from local supermarket. Couldn't resist.

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you've got a proper greengrocer it's worth buying them by the stalk and standing it in a bucket of water.
Mmmmm...sprouts with glazed chestnuts.

marigold



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

An interesting time of day to be eating sprouts .

Pete



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Any time of day is good for eating sprouts

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I might manage a small picking from our plants soon, they never grow that big but taste fine.

alisjs



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sprout harvest has started in Llandudno!

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I used to be a one sprout a year, under duress on Christmas day type girl. Even when they were ones that Dad had grown they'd be the size of a golf ball and then Mum would boil them to buggery. I have more recently been introduced to small, lightly boiled sprouts and now, sometimes I even have second helpings.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I loathe sprouts. The first lot has turned up in the veg box today, and I have cooked some for himself. Little ones that I've cooked are better, but there are a million other veg that I'd rather eat!

I took great delight in cooking my first Christmas dinner (at our house, invited and cooked for the family) without sprouts!

Gervase



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love 'em. For them as doesn't try blanching them and then stir-frying them with a bit of ginger and garlic.
Personally I'm happy to have them steamed in all their natural glory. Truly one of nature's noble vegetables.

LynneA



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

May soon have some ready to pick.

Can't wait till I served them up with roast pork and my first JA's of the year. (Though may need to open a window shortly after)

2steps



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sprouts are evil. my OH loves them but mine aren't ready to pick yet

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