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Discussion in 'Other Recipes' started by mumof2, Apr 4, 2009.

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    Dawns sprout thread reminded me, i've been buying sprouts tops from my local greengrocer - they're absolutely delicious and not expensive at all, they costs me around 55p for maybe 1/2 a dozen or so.

    You chop off the hard stalks, slice and wash the leaves then chuck in some boiling water or steam, when they're done add a small knob of butter if required. They don't wilt as much as cabbage so don't leave them for ages expecting them to.

    Really, they are lovely and they have teensy teensy tiny sprouts on too!

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    I hate sprouts and cabbage but the sprout tops look quite nice! What do you make them with?
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    what do make them with? :unsure: sprout tops!
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    what's a green grocer?:unsure:
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    I have a sprout thread? :unsure:
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    yeah, sprouts popped up first :yes:
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    it's sorta like the veg bit in the supermarket BUT.......

    here's the best bit.....

    all they sell is fruit and veg is in a shop, nothing else - how amazing is *that*?!
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    I'm potting my sprouts on into bigger pots in a minute. :D
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    wow!!!! do you know within a mile of my house is agricultural land, can i get fresh vegetables other that from the supermarket??? something wrong with that dont ya think?
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    how crazy is that? :nono:
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    We have a lovely pick your own farm near us. Do you go there M?
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    not as often as i should, when does it open for this year?

    the boys used to love digging the carrots and, shhh, eating the strawberries to test them!
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    I was lucky enough to find a fresh market near me and now that's where I get all my veggies and fruits. :D The veggies in the normal stores are just ridiculous in quality and price.
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    urgh, supermarket quality is dreadful sometimes.
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    And this market I found has all sorts of odd and different, and new things. I even saw cacti leaves/petals...whatever they are. :D
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    June I think for the early strawberries. We usually go a bit later in the year - plums the size of apples. And the corn on the cob - Steven eats 2 of them just walking around. We have to put 12 stripped cobs on the counter at paying time. Seriously we spend the whole afternoon here sometimes and come away with bags full of stuff. :thumbsup:
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    i must make an effort to go this year! :thumbsup:
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    We could have a meet in the gooseberry bushes. :lol:
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    Sorry.. I meant "what do you serve them with" LOL :yes:
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    ohhhh :lol:

    I just use them as an alternative to cabbage Josh. :thumbsup:

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