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BEAUTIFUL BROCCOLI! - recipe suggestions, please!

 
 
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 27 May, 2006 01:15 pm
hamburger wrote:
dys : what do you do with the tomatoes , feed them to the chickens ?
that way you'd have ready made chicken cacciatore once you've put them in the pot .
hbg

Hamburgler you old fart, tomatoes are devine fruit to be cherished and eaten as amborsia. (except for the Romas I am growing for Osso to make sauce with)
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sat 27 May, 2006 01:57 pm
dys : in germany tomatoes were at one time called "liebes-apfel" (loveapple) . it was claimed that adam had not been enticed by an ordinary apple but by the 'sinful' fruit of the 'liebesapfel' , the lowly tomatoe . the german website states that it was claimed that the tomatoe had "liebeskraefte" = "love strength" ... so watch those tomatoes ; you'll never know what they'll do to you .. simply blame it on the tomatoe .
hbg


from german website :
"Der kleinen runden Frucht aus der Neuen Welt sagte man Liebeskräfte nach. Sie war zunächst gelb; die Italiener nannten sie deshalb pomodoro (Goldäpfelchen). "
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 27 May, 2006 04:50 pm
Surprised Wow.

Ask at A2K & ye shall receive!

What a wonderful bunch of recipes, everyone! Thank you very much! Very Happy

I've just printed them all & no doubt my broccoli creations in the future will be transformed!

I wish I had time today to linger longer, ask further questions & so on ... But I have one of those awful "Sunday work days" to get through. A helluva lotta reports to write today or life at work this week won't be worth living! (8:45 am & I'd better get cracking. No fun for this broccoli muncher today! Sad )

Back later ...

Thanks again,
Olga
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sat 27 May, 2006 05:14 pm
here is an 'aspargus' story that might fit in with the 'abundance' of broccoli recipes/stories .
years ago we had a small aspargus bed along the backfence . our next door neighbour was a very solemn university professor and a nice neighbour . one day as we were cutting some aspargus , he looked acros the fence and said : "i know aspargus is good for you , but i grew up in brtish-columbia during the depression and my mother had a rather large aspargus bed ... so during the aspargus season we had : steamed aspargus , asp soup , creamed asp , cooked asp , fried asp ... i think i had enough aspargus to last me a lifetime ".
we did not offer him any , i'm sure he appreciated that .
hbg
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sat 27 May, 2006 05:36 pm
Steam the flowerets. While that's going on, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. slice one or two garlic cloves. Fry the garlic slices in the oil until they are golden brown. Remove the garlic to a paper towel to drain. When the broccoli is just tender, through it into the garlic flavored oil and saute for a minute or two. Salt & pepper to taste. Serve with the crispy garlic slices on top. This is a really yummy dish and lowfat, to boot.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 27 May, 2006 09:40 pm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 28 May, 2006 07:19 am
I'll second that, osso!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 28 May, 2006 09:07 am
I got the recipe from a cooking show. I don't think I'll ever make broccoli any other way.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 01:16 am
ul wrote:
A winter dish
Broccoli gratin

potatoes
broccoli
(both already cooked- great to use left overs)
ham
cheese sauce ( pepper, nutmeg)

1. layer :potatoes
2. layer: ham
3. layer: broccoli
4.layer: about half of the sauce
5.layer: ham
6.layer:potatoes
7. layer:sauce, grated cheese
Bake in oven for about 20 minutes.


I think I'll give this one a try, next.

Ul, can you give me a rough idea of the cheese sauce in proportion to the rest of the goodies? Without going into quantities (I get the gist of the recipe, I think) could you tell me if the cheese layers are meant to be quite thinnish, or reasonably thick-ish? About the same sort of quantity as you'd use in a lasagne, say? (I hope that makes sense.) And I'll definitely put some of Walter's chopped nuts on top. (Why does that last sentence sound all wrong? Confused You know what I mean.)
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margo
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 01:24 am
dyslexia wrote:
I use Broccoli to make compost. I mix it with coffee grounds and egg shells and spread it around the base of my tomato plants.


Hmmm - the only sensible suggestion so far! Evil or Very Mad
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 01:39 am
margo wrote:
dyslexia wrote:
I use Broccoli to make compost. I mix it with coffee grounds and egg shells and spread it around the base of my tomato plants.


Hmmm - the only sensible suggestion so far! Evil or Very Mad


You've got a problem with broccoli, Ms Sydney? Evil or Very Mad
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margo
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jun, 2006 01:38 am
No problem - I'm old enough not to have to eat it, now!!!!!!!!!
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the prince
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jun, 2006 01:44 am
I hate Broccoli - it makes me windy......

Sometimes I do this......Steam the broccoli taking care that it remains crisp.

Open the dustbin and throw it in.

<giggle>

Actually, what I do is make a nice tandoori dish with it. Steamed Broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes, apple, pineapple (what ever stikes yr fancy)..

Saute on a hot iron pan till they start to blacken just that wee bit
Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh black pepper
Por lots of brandy on top and light it
Wait for the fire to die down before you eat it Very Happy
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