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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Apr 20, 2017 4:49 pm

Much as kale might be nice to eat, I'll wait until someone else cooks it first before trying it. :D
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby ValiantArcher » Apr 26, 2017 6:38 pm

New dishes can be nervewracking to try, but sometimes they turn out delicious on the first attempt!
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Apr 26, 2017 10:07 pm

On average, available recipes are standard quantities for four to six people, which is inconvenient for those with smaller families who are not all amenable to trying new foods.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby ValiantArcher » Apr 27, 2017 4:17 pm

Portions can be scaled using ratios and basic math.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Apr 27, 2017 4:30 pm

Questionable quantities of exotic ingredients are mainly the problem, especially when one wants to avoid useless left-over items stored indefinitely in the pantry.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby ValiantArcher » Apr 27, 2017 5:31 pm

Rare ingredients can be hard to use up, that's true, but it also can be a fun challenge to find a creative way to include them in a dish.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Apr 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Spinach, whether English spinach or our own silverbeet, is a case in point when it has a short use-by date but is not sold in half bunches.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby ValiantArcher » Apr 27, 2017 7:47 pm

True, dairy and fresh fruits and vegetables can be hard to use up before they go bad, especially if there's only one or two of you.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Apr 29, 2017 2:10 am

Usually, thanks to the 4 person recipe rule, we make enough for two days' meals, eating one serving the first day, and refrigerating enough for the following day's main meal.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby coracle » Apr 29, 2017 3:19 am

Vegetables remain the problem food, whether growing them or buying them at reasonable prices, as you have to make the effort to take care of them or search for them.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby ValiantArcher » Apr 29, 2017 9:14 am

Watercress is a plant I have never bought, but am a bit curious to try sometime.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Apr 29, 2017 7:58 pm

Xanthic coloured fruits and vegetables are good sources for vitamins A and C.
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Postby ValiantArcher » May 02, 2017 5:36 pm

Yogurt is a good source of calcium.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby waggawerewolf27 » May 02, 2017 10:12 pm

Zucchini, known as courgettes elsewhere in the world, is a most useful green vegetable which goes well with other Mediterranean foods like tomatoes, cheese and olives.
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby stargazer » May 02, 2017 10:40 pm

And in good growing seasons those zucchini can be incredibly abundant, with some of them growing to huge proportions (more like baseball bats than cucumbers in size ;)) ).
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Re: Alphabet Conversation

Postby waggawerewolf27 » May 03, 2017 4:17 am

Bacon, zucchini and pasta, all in suitable quantities, with mozzarella or parmesan cheese and with some pasta sauce makes a tasty meal for one person.
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