Subsies: how is it best cooked?
as pretend chips
it's chicken rice and pea on a budget
big bowl o peas
cauliflowers (steamed then made into soup)
red peppers (grilled with cheese)
or aubergines (mashed into a bread dip or sliced and grilled)
fennel itself is a joy, especially in risotto, and broccoli makes for a wonderful soup as well as a fine addition to gnocchi (it has to be cooked a little longer for added tenderness)
you just don't know how to cook, but that's ok
you may be interested to know that there is no non-seafood meat in my diet - where you might have a steak and chips, I have a fennel risotto for half the price
and yes, I am middle-class. but that doesn't mean I can't be defensive about my diet, its extreme affordability, or its simplicity - none of those recipes involve saffron, marjoram, pate de fois gras or anything with an elevated renown - they're all basic veg
and if you'll let me counter brash ignorance with condescension, I do fear for your health in later life
about me + my lifestyle there. not going to tackle them all.
raw and unadulterated - just bite of the ends and go
Complex carbohydrate and tastes so much better than normal totties
I often pop to the grocers and pick up any weird shit I haven't had for some time. Or ever. I discovered fennel, jerusalem artichokes and swiss chard recently. My favourite standard veg is spinach or mushy peas, and a poncey choice is pak choi.
that stuff RULES. best stir-fry veg bar none. goes really well with meat, but I'm not eating meat any more so my loss
swiss chard makes for awesome omelettes, but I can't do that - my friend can
cut diagonally into 2 inch pieces, boiled for a couple of minutes then put into a bowl with a bit of olive oil and black pepper. Easy, tasty as either a snack or a side to some chicken or whatever, one of only 2 foodstuffs (the other being sugar puffs) to make your piss smell the same.
however, your asparagus preparation method seems highly apt and I'd not be averse to deploying it once more, thus
raw, boiled, roasted, steamed, in a cake
you probably haven't heard of it.
esp sometimes when i give it a little toss with the bacon juices
and its got to be Broccoli. Sorry. Im having two!
I know it's technically a fungus but it's next to the veg in the supermarket. I pretty much always love mushrooms. Great as an addition to a meat dish, in their own right as the main feature, as a vehicle for things, added to sauces/gravies/stews. Meaty texture, woody subtle taste, and a wide variety so you're always kept on your toes. If not then the aubergine.
hog roast is where it's at
figured it was you.
I don't laugh at groceries. Vegetables r serious business.
I'm at home, and my feet are cold. What are you up to?
asparagus is the king
brocolli is the prime minister
potatoes are the troops
peas are the people
aubergine and courgettes visiting foreign dignatry
mushrooms the miners
sprouts are the unemployed
carrot is the prince
sweetcorn - american tourists
this was an official list as worked out with my youngest when he was very young....this has now become an official list as mrs knees propagates some of it as the cook at her infant school.....she has little models of all the veg.......when kids say they dont like peas, mrs knees says 'you cant not like peas, they are the people of the vegetable world
as they are horrible and go undetected in 'macedoine' mix of veg
red cabbage beetroot are celebs (as is artichokes)
beetroots are the celeb footballers
a dispute, my youngest has just said that tomato is the king
potatoes are labour tomatoes (with their turncoatarie) are conservative
there are no liberal vegetables
as very middle-class Conservative kind of fruits.
Damsons are always opening their legs to anyone.
Plums are jolly drunks
although lychees are 'horrible slimy bastards'
make sure you season them to fuck
^my mate did this about 2 years ago and i've never got round to it myself. pretty much the tastiest thing i'd ever eaten tho