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    Winter Draws On

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    Winter Draws On

    Post by chris c on Wed Sep 13 2017, 22:37

    as they used to say in the Carry On films.

    In addition to the chillies I bought some Brussels sprouts AND some purple sprouting broccoli, the first I've seen this season. Polished off some of the sprouts with a big rump steak, and some broccoli with a couple of sausages - and there are still runner beans to have with most everything else.

    Beware though, check the price of the broccoli, it was NOT cheap.

    I had to confess in the farm shop that I'd been unfaithful with another man's sausages, and begged for forgiveness. I'd spotted some sweet chilli sausages in the butcher's and tried them, but was rather unimpressed, they had too much rusk which tasted like brown bread. She pointed out that they also sold them, but in the freezer cabinet rather than the fridge or the counter, so I might try theirs when I next get bored with the Gloucester Old Spots.
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    Re: Winter Draws On

    Post by chris c on Sun Sep 24 2017, 22:21

    No sprouts last week but more (still expensive) PSB, some ordinary broccoli for when I get bored, and runner beans still going strong.

    Did I mention the herrings?
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    Re: Winter Draws On

    Post by graham64 on Sun Sep 24 2017, 22:47

    Yes it's a bit early for sprouts yet, I once tried frozen ones never again YUK!  Shocked


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    Post by chris c on Sun Sep 24 2017, 23:01

    My mother would have a conniption fit about buying them before they were frosted but the more recent varieties seem to be edible before the frosts strike, so plant breeders do get some things right, like also the extended strawberry season (well some varieties) and the things like Gazanias and Nicotianas that now overwinter, which they never did in the past.

    Agree about the frozen ones though, peas and spinach OK and she used to buy the frozen mixed veggies of various types, oh and I also get frozen broad beans. I guess the sprouts improve with frosting but unimprove again rapidly with prolonged freezing.
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    Post by chris c on Mon Oct 09 2017, 00:01

    Better luck this week, sprouts were back, also more PSB although £6.99/kg so I didn't buy much. Runner beans still going, and I bought another selection of chillies, and something that isn't really a winter veg but they hadn't stocked for a while - oyster mushrooms.

    The best news is that Vacherin Mont d'Or cheese is back early, and deliciously runny, so I treated myself to a big slab. You can almost taste the K2 and CLA and feel it doing you good!

    I also bought more lamb's liver, and chicken breast, and have been ringing the changes, liver, bacon, ordinary mushrooms, and chicken roasted wrapped in bacon with the oyster mushrooms fried up with peppers and assorted chillies, each with the different greens.

    Still to come, pheasants, partridges and chestnuts.

    Also I went to the farm shop, and my cute little Thai friend told me they had big packs of sausages in the fridge cabinet. Not five, not six but SEVEN! I'm sure that's against the Geneva Convention because it leaves one over (I usually eat two at a time) which means I have to go back early to buy more. I also tried some of their sweet chilli sausages, well they were in the freezer and haven't defrosted yet so I didn't eat any yet, but I will.

    Yesterday I decided to have chilli beef so fried up the bacon, peppers and chillies, and oh dear I forgot to buy any ground beef! I don't really recommend that combination, tasted rather weird. In retrospect I suppose I could have chopped up the spare sausage and used that.

    No herrings this week so I had a kipper along with the regular hunk of salmon. Best thing about autumn/winter is the food.
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    Re: Winter Draws On

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Oct 10 2017, 13:43

    Chris wrote:
    "Best thing about autumn/winter is the food."

    Yes, there is a great variety available ... the Autumn Harvest is wonderful.

    Talking about cheese (well Chris mentioned Vacherin Mont d'Or), we treated ourselves to some Époisses from M&S it was delicious. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89poisses_de_Bourgogne

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Winter Draws On

    Post by chris c on Sat Oct 14 2017, 22:00

    Oh, looks like one I'll have to try.

    Not such a good week, no PSB or sprouts. Well I bought some sprouts in the Co-Op and they were better than I expected - often the supermarket veggies are bland compared to the local ones. They did taste suspiciously sweet though, I wonder if they were washed or soaked in sugar water.

    The good news, herrings were back on the van and the first one had a hard roe. I'll neck the second one shortly, wish me luck.

    Still a fine collection of chillies and this week I remembered to buy the ground beef. Forgot to buy more peppers though, I'll do a different farm shop tomorrow and check to see what other winter veggies they might have.
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    Re: Winter Draws On

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Oct 15 2017, 11:46

    Among other great vegetables I bought some broccoli and sprouts ... noticing the slight increase in prices! Do they ever go down Sad

    We enjoyed half of the sprouts yesterday and I cooked them just right! Eddie said so LOL! Still with a slight bite to them ... memories of my Dear Mum ... she wouldn't have enjoyed them not cooked enough!

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Winter Draws On

    Post by graham64 on Sun Oct 15 2017, 21:36

    I do like sprouts though there's nothing worse than overcooked soggy ones  No


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