Vegetables

By:  kathleen  •  3 weeks ago  •  197 comments

Vegetables

Lets find out what everyone's favorite veggie is on NT.

Lets just say you had to pick only one veggie that you could only have for one whole year....What would it be?

{Only one please}

Please, no politics and religion, and be polite. Thank you.

So tell us what your favorite would be... 

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Misty Mountain
1  author  Misty Mountain    3 weeks ago

Hello everyone,

Tell us what your favorite veggie would be?

Mine would be broccoli.

512

 
 
Studiusbagus
1.1  Studiusbagus  replied to  Misty Mountain @1    3 weeks ago

Good choice. Not what I'm going to post but broccoli? You can cheese, butter, stir fry, raw, soup....oh, the possibilities!

 
 
Misty Mountain
1.1.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Studiusbagus @1.1    3 weeks ago

I love broccoli salad, with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped red onion, raisins, bacon, sugar, mayo... yummm

 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Misty Mountain @1    3 weeks ago

My personal favorite is steamed and buttered asparagus. Love it!

 
 
Misty Mountain
1.2.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.2    3 weeks ago

A lot of people like that on here.

Sorry... I do not. 

 
 
MrFrost
1.2.2  MrFrost  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.2    3 weeks ago

Ed, try this...

Cut the spears up into 1" lengths, pan fry with real butter and mrs. dash seasoning and maybe a touch of garlic.. Fantastic. 

 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.2.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  MrFrost @1.2.2    3 weeks ago

Actually I do do that on occasion. That is the way my late wife enjoyed them as well. My thanks.

 
 
MrFrost
1.2.4  MrFrost  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.2.3    3 weeks ago

Welcome! 

 
 
WallyW
2  WallyW    3 weeks ago

Peas please....but raw and picked fresh out of the garden. Maybe lightly steamed. The dish below is described as peas with mint and garlic butter. About the only place I can find them now is at Farmer's Markets in the spring, and at stores like Whole Foods and Sprouts. If I have to pick an alternate, it would be very fresh green beans

peas-with-mint-garlic-butter-32444-1.jpe
 
 
Misty Mountain
2.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  WallyW @2    3 weeks ago

I never tried peas with anything on them, I will have to give it a try.

 
 
Studiusbagus
2.1.1  Studiusbagus  replied to  Misty Mountain @2.1    3 weeks ago

Mmmmmm, peas and pearl onions....

 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2.1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Misty Mountain @2.1    3 weeks ago

I do very much like peas as well, but I cannot eat them much. I have Type 2 Diabetes and due to a lot of natural sugar in them, my doctor tells me I have to stay away from them. I do cheat sometimes though....

 
 
Misty Mountain
2.1.3  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

I cheat when I put lots of butter on mine..

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

If a tomato wasn't a fruit I would have picked it, but my pick has to be potatoes. They are a staple, a comfort food, can be prepared in many ways - baked, boiled, mashed, whipped, fried, roasted.  Many people in Ireland survived by eating nothing but potatoes for a long time. 

 
 
Misty Mountain
3.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    3 weeks ago

I was thinking about tomatoes too, Maryland tomatoes are so good.

 
 
Krishna
3.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Misty Mountain @3.1    3 weeks ago

I was thinking about tomatoes too, Maryland tomatoes are so good.

Have you ever tried Heirloom Tomatoes?

 
 
Misty Mountain
3.1.2  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Krishna @3.1.1    3 weeks ago

Not sure if I ever had. I buy corn, tomatoes, cantaloupe and green peppers from a local farm. They have a type that does not have a strong taste and low in acid. I know there are many varieties.

 
 
WallyW
3.2  WallyW  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    3 weeks ago

I agree. I go through a 5 bag in about a week. Reds only, and the newer the better. And the more butter is involved, the better.

 
 
Misty Mountain
3.2.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  WallyW @3.2    3 weeks ago

I forgot about potatoes..  You can do so much with them like corn.

 
 
Texan1211
3.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Misty Mountain @3.2.1    3 weeks ago

Saw a good one the other day on potatoes.

We get chips, French fries, and vodka from potatoes.

It's like the other vegetables aren't even trying!

 
 
Misty Mountain
3.2.3  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.2    3 weeks ago

What is your favorite?

 
 
Texan1211
3.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  Misty Mountain @3.2.3    3 weeks ago

If I could only have one in my life, it would be corn because of it's versatility.

 
 
Dulay
3.3  Dulay  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    3 weeks ago

You get another pick Buzz. Potatoes are not a vegie...edible tuber.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dulay @3.3    3 weeks ago

LOL Dulay - good catch.  A tuber it is.  Okay, then I'll go for one that most people hate - Brussels sprouts. I really like the taste of them.

 
 
Colour Me Free
4  Colour Me Free    3 weeks ago

Zucchini .. I can grill it, steam it .. make bread with it

Cucumbers  .. just cause they are so good : )

Corn on the Cob .. grilled wrapped with tinfoil with butter an a wee bit of garlic...

Potatoes …….. most definitely, something that I can prepare a multitude of ways : )

almost forgot carrots, peas, green beans ...

I know you said only pick one, but that is impossible …. veggies are just to yummy … good thing someone invented butter : )

 
 
Misty Mountain
4.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Colour Me Free @4    3 weeks ago

I know it's hard to pick...  jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
Dulay
4.2  Dulay  replied to  Colour Me Free @4    3 weeks ago

Corn is a grain. 

 
 
Misty Mountain
4.2.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Dulay @4.2    3 weeks ago

I know potatoes are not considered a veggie, but corn too?  They look at potatoes as more of a starch like rice and noodles.  I do know that corn has more starch in them then most veggies.

 
 
Dulay
4.2.2  Dulay  replied to  Misty Mountain @4.2.1    3 weeks ago

Again, corn is a grain. Picture it as a giant wheat stalk. 

 
 
Misty Mountain
4.2.3  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Dulay @4.2.2    3 weeks ago

Okay..

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
4.2.4  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  Misty Mountain @4.2.3    3 weeks ago

How about non protein side dish...lol

I don't want to upset the the classification police.

Olive them all!

 
 
Misty Mountain
4.2.5  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @4.2.4    3 weeks ago

It's hard to pick. : )

Food glorious Food!

 
 
Misty Mountain
4.2.6  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @4.2.4    3 weeks ago

Somebody will come along and find a vegetable with protein in it... watch.. : )

 
 
Ender
4.2.7  Ender  replied to  Misty Mountain @4.2.6    3 weeks ago

Avocado?

 
 
Misty Mountain
4.2.8  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Ender @4.2.7    3 weeks ago

Yep. It does. They are fattening too.

 
 
Colour Me Free
4.2.9  Colour Me Free  replied to  Dulay @4.2    3 weeks ago
What is corn?

Answering the question of whether or not corn is a vegetable sounds like it would be simple. In fact, it’s a little more complicated than it appears.

Whole corn, like you eat on the cob, is considered a vegetable. The corn kernel itself (where popcorn comes from) is considered a grain. To be more specific, this form of corn is a “whole” grain.

To complicate things a little more, many grains including popcorn are considered to be a fruit. This is because they come from the seed or flower part of the plant.

In contrast, vegetables are from the leaves, stems, and other parts of a plant. This is why several foods people think of as vegetables are actually fruits, like tomatoes and avocados.

So, corn is actually a vegetable, a whole grain, and a fruit. But no matter what form it comes in or what category it falls into, corn is good for you and can be part of a healthy diet. Even plain popcorn can be healthy when prepared without oil, butter, or salt.

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/is-corn-a-vegetable

It would appear corn is that which I desire it to be …. : )

 
 
Ender
4.2.10  Ender  replied to  Misty Mountain @4.2.8    3 weeks ago

Or is that a fruit?

This talk of corn reminds me. When I was a teenager in Maryland, the farmers sold corn on the cob out of their trucks (I heard you were from there). It was called silver queen corn, or something like that. We use to buy it and have to peel it ourselves, even pull the little strings off. Some people cooked them without peeling anything off. I always liked to look for worms. It was the best corn I have had. Of course this was about 30 yrs ago.

 
 
epistte
4.2.11  epistte  replied to  Ender @4.2.10    3 weeks ago
 
 
Misty Mountain
4.2.12  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Ender @4.2.10    3 weeks ago

Yep, silver Queen corn. It was a sweet white corn with small kernels. Delicious.

My parents would get it and I ate it growing up.
I have not seen it for a while.
 
 
Krishna
4.2.13  Krishna  replied to  Ender @4.2.7    3 weeks ago
Avocado?

Also a fruit!

 
 
Krishna
4.2.14  Krishna  replied to  Dulay @4.2    3 weeks ago
Corn is a grain.

As is Rice. 

 
 
charger 383
4.2.15  charger 383  replied to  Misty Mountain @4.2.12    3 weeks ago

Silver Queen is still around and is my favorite corn  

 
 
epistte
 
Misty Mountain
4.2.17  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  charger 383 @4.2.15    3 weeks ago

I have not seen it for a while, but that is great.

I have been getting the white and yellow corn on the cob. It is so delicious. It's a mix of white and yellow kernels on the same ear.

 
 
Misty Mountain
4.2.18  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  epistte @4.2.16    3 weeks ago

Next year, I will look for it, I thought they did not grow it anymore.

 
 
epistte
5  epistte    3 weeks ago

There are very few vegetables that I don't like. 

 
 
lennylynx
5.1  lennylynx  replied to  epistte @5    3 weeks ago

Don't lie Two Shoes, you love ALL vegetables! jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
epistte
5.1.1  epistte  replied to  lennylynx @5.1    3 weeks ago
Don't lie Two Shoes, you love ALL vegetables!

I'm not Ms. Goody Two Shoes. 

I don't like peas, but I'll eat them. 

 
 
lennylynx
5.1.2  lennylynx  replied to  epistte @5.1.1    3 weeks ago

You're NOT Ms. Goody Two Shoes, because you eat the vegetables you don't like?  Ooooook then! jrSmiley_76_smiley_image.gif

 
 
epistte
5.1.3  epistte  replied to  lennylynx @5.1.2    3 weeks ago
You're NOT Ms. Goody Two Shoes, because you eat the vegetables you don't like?  Ooooook then!

I wouldn't cook them for myself but if I'm in a restaurant or at someone's house I eat them to be polite.  I had to pick and shell peas for hours as a kid and they just don't taste like much. 

I'm not a fan of 95% of fresh tomatoes because they just don't taste like much, especially between September and July. I've always grown tomatoes and I know what a proper tomato tastes like.    I hate the rubbery pink things on most burgers and salads. 

If a mushroom is a veggie then they are my favorite, either that or Brussel sprouts. 

 
 
Misty Mountain
5.1.4  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  epistte @5.1.3    3 weeks ago

Peas are not my favorite either, I would have to have something on them.

 
 
lennylynx
6  lennylynx    3 weeks ago

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lennylynx
6.1  lennylynx  replied to  lennylynx @6    3 weeks ago

Kinda thought that would happen...

 
 
Misty Mountain
6.1.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  lennylynx @6.1    3 weeks ago

Lenny? were you bad? jrSmiley_30_smiley_image.gif

 
 
lennylynx
6.1.2  lennylynx  replied to  Misty Mountain @6.1.1    3 weeks ago

Umm, well, I guess I politicized your vegetable blog...sorry! 

 
 
Misty Mountain
6.1.3  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  lennylynx @6.1.2    3 weeks ago

I just got back from picking up my daughter, I did not see it. 

You better behave yourself...jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

So what is your favorite vegetable?

 
 
lennylynx
6.1.4  lennylynx  replied to  Misty Mountain @6.1.3    3 weeks ago

Lol, that's what I said, my favorite vegetable, but it got deleted! jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
Misty Mountain
6.1.5  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  lennylynx @6.1.4    3 weeks ago

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Dean Moriarty
7  Dean Moriarty    3 weeks ago

I would pick Kale even though I don't really care for the taste. I eat it because it is considered a superfood high in nutritional benefit. 

 
 
lennylynx
7.1  lennylynx  replied to  Dean Moriarty @7    3 weeks ago

You're gonna croak anyway Deano, I hate to tell ya!

 
 
Misty Mountain
7.2  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Dean Moriarty @7    3 weeks ago

I like Kale too, with lots of butter.

 
 
Krishna
7.3  Krishna  replied to  Dean Moriarty @7    3 weeks ago
I eat it because it is considered a superfood high in nutritional benefit. 

Kale is a member of the group of Cruciferous vegetables-- and they all have similar nutritional benefits": Collard Greens, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, and Broccoli Rabe.

 
 
dave-2693993
8  dave-2693993    3 weeks ago

Maryland Blue Crabs.

Okay, okay, okay, black olives.

 
 
Misty Mountain
8.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  dave-2693993 @8    3 weeks ago

jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png  Me too!  With corn on the cob

 
 
MUVA
8.2  MUVA  replied to  dave-2693993 @8    3 weeks ago

Maryland doesn't have crabs they steal them from VA waters then call it Maryland blue crab.

 
 
dave-2693993
8.2.1  dave-2693993  replied to  MUVA @8.2    3 weeks ago

LOL, I get them from the Smith Island watermen who get them in Maryland waters.

 
 
MUVA
8.2.2  MUVA  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.2.1    3 weeks ago

I was kidding I like to keep the rivalry going remembered VA crabs  and oysters taste better🦀

 
 
Misty Mountain
8.2.3  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  MUVA @8.2.2    3 weeks ago

Cherrystone Virginia is known for their clams.

 
 
dave-2693993
8.2.4  dave-2693993  replied to  MUVA @8.2.2    3 weeks ago

I'll munch them all down.

 
 
Dulay
8.3  Dulay  replied to  dave-2693993 @8    3 weeks ago

You get another pick too. Olives are a fruit. 

 
 
Misty Mountain
8.3.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Dulay @8.3    3 weeks ago

What would be your favorite?

 
 
dave-2693993
8.3.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Dulay @8.3    3 weeks ago

LOL, I get screwed up on the borderline things. Like Buzz I would say Tomatoes, but remember that is fruit.

Then I will go with potatoes. Mmmmm, potato and catfish pancakes.

 
 
dave-2693993
8.3.3  dave-2693993  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.3.2    3 weeks ago

...and i researched, potatoes are veggies:

https://www.organicfacts.net/are-potatoes-vegetables.html

Are Potatoes Vegetables or Fruits?

There is no real argument for potatoes being classified as fruits since fruits are the seed-bearing structures that develop from ovaries of the plant. Potatoes are tubers and don’t contain any seeds, so it is easy to eliminate fruit as an option. Most people consider potatoes a vegetable, and botanically speaking, that would be correct. Potatoes are an edible plant part, namely the starchy tuber that grows beneath the ground.
 
 
Misty Mountain
8.3.4  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.3.3    3 weeks ago

Ohh so they really are then..  

 
 
dave-2693993
8.3.5  dave-2693993  replied to  Misty Mountain @8.3.4    3 weeks ago

At least according to some sites.

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
8.3.6  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.3.2    3 weeks ago
hen I will go with potatoes.

Potatoes are a tuber. 

tu·ber
[ˈt(y)o͞obər]

NOUN
a much thickened underground part of a stem or rhizome, e.g. in the potato, serving as a food reserve and bearing buds from which new plants arise.
synonyms: tuber · corm · rhizome
a tuberous root, e.g. of the dahlia.
synonyms: radicle · rhizome · rootstock · tuber · tap root · [more]
anatomy
a rounded swelling or protuberant part.

 
 
Dulay
8.3.7  Dulay  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.3.5    3 weeks ago

What Galen said.

My three favorite foods are eggs, potatoes and tomatoes. Not a vegie among them though I eat vegies a plenty. 

BTW, I'm a horticulturalist so I know a little about this. 

 
 
dave-2693993
8.3.8  dave-2693993  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @8.3.6    3 weeks ago

True and a tuber is a type of vegetable:

https://vric.ucdavis.edu/main/faqs.htm

Frequently Asked Questions

 1. What is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?

A vegetable is the edible portion of a plant. Vegetables are usually grouped according to the portion of the plant that is eaten such as leaves (lettuce), stem (celery), roots (carrot), tubers (potato), bulbs (onion) and flowers (broccoli)

 
 
dave-2693993
8.3.9  dave-2693993  replied to  Dulay @8.3.7    3 weeks ago

I don't doubt your credentials. just referencing other sites as in post 8.3.6.

BTW, good diet there.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.3.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.3.8    3 weeks ago

Interesting. If so, then my potato choice is correct.  Now, rhubarb is used for its stem (love strawberry-rhubarb pie) so is it a vegetable?

 
 
Krishna
8.3.11  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.3.10    3 weeks ago
rhubarb is used for its stem

Its leaves are poisonous!

 
 
dave-2693993
8.3.12  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.3.10    3 weeks ago
Now, rhubarb is used for its stem (love strawberry-rhubarb pie) so is it a vegetable?

After consulting with my good friend, Dr Google (I think I saw that reference on this site somewhere), it is considered a vegetable. At least according to this site:

https://www.gardena.com/int/garden-life/garden-magazine/rhubarb-vegetable-or-fruit/

Do you know the plant with the big green leaves and a long red stalk? Rhubarb (Rheum officinale Baillon) is a very undemanding perennial vegetable. Wrongly, Rhubarb is often counted among the fruit species. This is due to its sour, fruity taste and the fact that it is mainly used for desserts. The harvest time begins in April. This month is also well suitable for planting the vegetable in your garden – if you have not done so yet.
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.3.13  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @8.3.11    3 weeks ago

I know.

 
 
Freefaller
9  Freefaller    3 weeks ago

Love my Asparagus, both white and green! Grilled, steamed, stirfried, boiled doesn't matter, naked or top them with any number of sauces.  Mmm now I've got a hankering for some garlic and herb buttered asparagus with bacon bits.

 
 
Split Personality
9.1  Split Personality  replied to  Freefaller @9    3 weeks ago

But afterwards..............peeyewchee !!

 
 
Freefaller
9.1.1  Freefaller  replied to  Split Personality @9.1    3 weeks ago

Lol you're not wrong there, but well worth the price imo.  BTW white asparagus is worse that green for the after smell.

 
 
It Is ME
10  It Is ME    3 weeks ago

BRUSSEL SPROUTS smother cooked in butter and bacon chips, and covered with melted cheese on top when served. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

Brussel Sprouts do smell like dead fish when being cooked, but the end product is worth it. jrSmiley_41_smiley_image.gif

 
 
lady in black
10.1  lady in black  replied to  It Is ME @10    3 weeks ago

Love brussel sprouts!

 
 
It Is ME
10.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  lady in black @10.1    3 weeks ago
Love brussel sprouts!

Try giving them a quick pan cooking in butter to soften them up a bit, cut them in half and put a small thin piece of velveta cheese in the middle, wrap a small bacon piece around them, stick it with a tooth pick, and then stick them under the broiler until the bacon gets a little crust on the edges.

To die for.  jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  It Is ME @10.1.1    3 weeks ago

Yep. I chose Brussels sprouts when I was told potatoes were tubers, not veggies, but now it's been pointed out that tubers ARE veggies.

 
 
It Is ME
10.1.3  It Is ME  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.2    3 weeks ago

Baked Potato's.....loaded...… are great !

 
 
cjcold
10.1.4  cjcold  replied to  It Is ME @10.1.1    3 weeks ago

I do the same with water chestnuts.

 
 
Misty Mountain
10.2  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  It Is ME @10    3 weeks ago

Educated cabbages.

 
 
It Is ME
10.2.1  It Is ME  replied to  Misty Mountain @10.2    3 weeks ago

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So that's why they're so good.

 
 
Misty Mountain
10.2.2  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  It Is ME @10.2.1    3 weeks ago

My dad called them that... I don't know why...: )

 
 
It Is ME
10.2.3  It Is ME  replied to  Misty Mountain @10.2.2    3 weeks ago

Brain Food ?

They do look like a mini brain, if you think about it. jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Misty Mountain
10.2.4  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  It Is ME @10.2.3    3 weeks ago

They call cauliflower that too..

They do, I like them roasted with garlic.

 
 
It Is ME
10.2.5  It Is ME  replied to  Misty Mountain @10.2.4    3 weeks ago

ooooooo….… I love that to.....with melted Cheese on top.

Sorry, I have this "Cheese" thing when it comes to veggies. Something about the combination. Maybe it's just the cheese. jrSmiley_19_smiley_image.gif

 
 
lady in black
10.2.6  lady in black  replied to  It Is ME @10.2.5    3 weeks ago

You're just a cheese addict, come on admit it...lol.......

 
 
Misty Mountain
10.2.7  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  lady in black @10.2.6    3 weeks ago

Seems like they put cheese on everything nowadays... jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
It Is ME
10.2.8  It Is ME  replied to  Misty Mountain @10.2.7    3 weeks ago

Just because I'll cut a 2" to 3" piece of cheese from a block and sit down with it in front of the TV.....doesn't make me a "Cheese" hound. jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif 

 
 
dave-2693993
10.2.9  dave-2693993  replied to  Misty Mountain @10.2    3 weeks ago
cabbages.
Boiled with corned beef....mmmmm TASTY.
 
 
Misty Mountain
10.2.10  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  dave-2693993 @10.2.9    3 weeks ago

Yep! I do it all on one pot, cabbage, potatoes and ham or corned beef.

 
 
Studiusbagus
10.2.11  Studiusbagus  replied to  Misty Mountain @10.2.10    3 weeks ago

Yep, not sure what others called it 

Corned beef and cabbage

Or, ham with cabbage,carrots, and potatoes was "New England Boiled Dinner" 

Coming in the house from a c-c-c-old winter day in upstate NY, that was a welcome smell.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.2.12  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Misty Mountain @10.2.7    3 weeks ago

The Chinese people are SO unaware about cheese. They only cheese they seem to know about is sliced processed cheese that's put into cheeseburgers, and they probably didn't even know about that until McDonald's came to town.  Processed cheese is the only kind that is carried in larger supermarkets - small stores don't bother.  I have to travel for almost an hour to go to the METRO big box store that imports many foods to buy real aged cheddar, Emmenthal (sp?), Danish blue, brie, Camembert, Swiss and Parmesan. But even they don't carry Stilton, my favourite.  I LOVE cheese - eat some every day.

 
 
Krishna
10.2.13  Krishna  replied to  Misty Mountain @10.2.2    3 weeks ago
My dad called them that... I don't know why...: )

In French, Brussel Sprouts are called "Peitit Choux"--- one translation of that is "small Cabbages".

 
 
Misty Mountain
10.2.14  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Krishna @10.2.13    3 weeks ago

They look like miniature cabbages.  Stronger in taste like the heart of a large cabbage.

 
 
cjcold
10.2.15  cjcold  replied to  Misty Mountain @10.2.10    3 weeks ago

That's how my Irish granny did it.

 
 
Misty Mountain
10.2.16  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  cjcold @10.2.15    3 weeks ago

The house smells good too!

 
 
MUVA
10.3  MUVA  replied to  It Is ME @10    3 weeks ago

You sure you like Brussel sprouts or cheese and bacon my wife likes them with oliv oil sea salt cooked on the flat top.

 
 
It Is ME
10.3.1  It Is ME  replied to  MUVA @10.3    3 weeks ago
with oliv oil sea salt cooked on the flat top.

I'm "IN" ! 

The "Sea Salt" part got me. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Misty Mountain
10.3.2  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  MUVA @10.3    3 weeks ago

Yes! I tried them that way too, very good.

 
 
dave-2693993
10.3.3  dave-2693993  replied to  It Is ME @10.3.1    3 weeks ago
The "Sea Salt" part got me

Me too.

 
 
It Is ME
10.3.4  It Is ME  replied to  dave-2693993 @10.3.3    3 weeks ago
Me too.

Salt IS a food group. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
epistte
10.3.5  epistte  replied to  MUVA @10.3    3 weeks ago

I just roast them with onions, garlic, S&P, and olive oil.

Mu mom boiled them until they fell apart and I hated even the sight of them.

 
 
dave-2693993
10.3.6  dave-2693993  replied to  It Is ME @10.3.4    3 weeks ago

Sea salt for me.

 
 
MUVA
10.3.7  MUVA  replied to  epistte @10.3.5    3 weeks ago

That's me I can't eat them boiled I love grilled asparagus with olive oil  garlic sometimes my wife marinade s them in Italian dressing.

 
 
cjcold
10.3.8  cjcold  replied to  MUVA @10.3    3 weeks ago

Everything is better with bacon.

 
 
MUVA
11  MUVA    3 weeks ago

Maryland doesn't have crabs the steal them from VA waters the call it Maryland blue crab.

 
 
dave-2693993
11.1  dave-2693993  replied to  MUVA @11    3 weeks ago

LOL, I get them from the Smith Island watermen who get them in Maryland waters.

 
 
GregTx
12  GregTx    3 weeks ago

Pole beans or pintos, seasoned with pork and served with cornbread and iced tea.

 
 
Misty Mountain
12.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  GregTx @12    3 weeks ago

That sounds good..

 
 
GregTx
12.1.1  GregTx  replied to  Misty Mountain @12.1    3 weeks ago

I could easily replace either of those with black eyes, purple hull, field peas, butter beans or limas. I pretty much grew up on that. I do think that it's cruel that I can't have sliced fresh onion with it however if there was some type of concession that allowed for a years worth of decent chow-chow, I could do it.😉 

 
 
Misty Mountain
12.1.2  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  GregTx @12.1.1    3 weeks ago

Black eyed peas are a favorite of mine. I buy Glory brand, they have a smoky taste. 

Why can't you have onion with it?

 
 
GregTx
12.1.3  GregTx  replied to  Misty Mountain @12.1.2    3 weeks ago

I thought I was supposed to pick only one for the year, that's what I meant about the concession on the chow-chow. I mean once it's canned it's technically not a vegetable anymore.....right?

 
 
Misty Mountain
12.1.4  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  GregTx @12.1.3    3 weeks ago

Yes... that's right, I thought you were not suppose to have onions for some reason. I get what you are saying now. 

Chow chow has many veggies that are pickled.

 
 
Dulay
12.2  Dulay  replied to  GregTx @12    3 weeks ago

Pick again, beans are seeds.

 
 
GregTx
12.2.1  GregTx  replied to  Dulay @12.2    3 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure that beans fall into the vegetable group.


 
 
Split Personality
12.2.2  Split Personality  replied to  GregTx @12.2.1    3 weeks ago

Vegetable: has a very broad description, basically any part of a plant that is edible for human consumption.

We subdivide them ( or try to ) into fruits, grains, roots, etc.  ( Corn is considered a vegetable but is also both a fruit and a grain )

but they are all accepted as vegetables, except mushrooms.  Botanically speaking fungi are a separate group from plants and genetically are closer to animals than plants.

Another oddity; honey is technically considered raw meat because it is an animal ( bees) byproduct.

 
 
Misty Mountain
12.2.3  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Split Personality @12.2.2    3 weeks ago

It's okay with me... If you think it's a vegetable and you like it, go for it..

I'm easy jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png
 
 
KDMichigan
12.2.4  KDMichigan  replied to  Dulay @12.2    3 weeks ago
Pick again, beans are seeds.

Legumes — a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils — are among the most versatile and nutritious foods available. Legumes are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. They also contain beneficial fats and soluble and insoluble fiber.

 
 
Krishna
12.2.5  Krishna  replied to  Split Personality @12.2.2    3 weeks ago
Another oddity; honey is technically considered raw meat because it is an animal ( bees) byproduct.

But isn't it composed almost entirely of sugars and water?

 
 
Split Personality
12.2.6  Split Personality  replied to  Krishna @12.2.5    3 weeks ago

Honey is only 18% water, or less.  The bee provided enzymes convert the fructose into sucrose and other sugars ,

The low water content helps prevent honey from spoiling.

Honey has 2% minerals and protein, compared to zero in white sugar.

 
 
lennylynx
13  lennylynx    3 weeks ago

My favorite vegetables are the mushrooms on top of a 16 oz steak!

 
 
MUVA
13.1  MUVA  replied to  lennylynx @13    3 weeks ago

Me too I like a nice ribeye with mushrooms I'm going to make it when I get home from work later,

 
 
Freefaller
13.1.1  Freefaller  replied to  MUVA @13.1    3 weeks ago
a nice ribeye

The best cut imo

 
 
dave-2693993
13.2  dave-2693993  replied to  lennylynx @13    3 weeks ago

Or with REAL Australian or New Zealand lamb chops.

The ones that look like wishbones slow cooked in basil. Not that white creamy basil sauce. Olive oil, basil and other herbs and spices.

 
 
Misty Mountain
13.3  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  lennylynx @13    3 weeks ago

I like sauteed onions on mine.

Stuffed mushroom caps are so good.

 
 
Split Personality
13.4  Split Personality  replied to  lennylynx @13    3 weeks ago

Botanically speaking mushrooms are fungi and are a separate group from plants and genetically are closer to animals than plants;

they are not considered veggies because they are not derived from plants.

 
 
Studiusbagus
14  Studiusbagus    3 weeks ago

Gosh! From Kathleen's first post through all the comments my imagination goes wild. 

I love vegetables and love to cook.

Had to come down to my taste which is asperagus. I think the hollandaise image got me.

 
 
Misty Mountain
14.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Studiusbagus @14    3 weeks ago

Making you hungry...  jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
mocowgirl
15  mocowgirl    3 weeks ago

Sweet potatoes.  They can be boiled, steamed, fried, mashed or added to soup/chili.  Savory or sweet.  I also make sweet potato biscuits.  If for some reason I did not have pumpkin or winter squash, I could envision using them as a substitute in pumpkin bread or incorporated into zucchini bread.

My husband hated sweet potatoes because his family only fixed them with marshmallows during the fall/winter holidays.  He changed his mind about sweet potatoes the first time he ate them fried in the oven with cajun seasoning.

 
 
XDm9mm
15.1  XDm9mm  replied to  mocowgirl @15    3 weeks ago

Candied yams or sweets.

Boiled in a mix of water and maple syrup (75% syrup) sufficient to cover.   Pop in some spices you might like, and a couple of lemons.  Once tender to your liking, get the sweets out and put in a casserole type dish.  Then separate and discard the spices if any and set the lemons aside.  Then thicken with a mixture of cornstarch and water (mixing it first eliminates the possibility of 'clumps' forming.) and pour that over the sweets and lemon serve.  (If desired, let it set up over night in the fridge and then heat in the oven....  it makes the "candied syrup" much thicker.)

I have a family member that has me make sufficient for him to take some home and freeze for his enjoyment all year long.

 
 
Misty Mountain
15.2  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  mocowgirl @15    3 weeks ago

I never tried them, I was not to crazy about the smell. Maybe one day I will.

 
 
mocowgirl
15.2.1  mocowgirl  replied to  Misty Mountain @15.2    3 weeks ago
Maybe one day I will.

If you like butternut squash soup, you might try adding a sweet potato.  

 
 
XDm9mm
15.2.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Misty Mountain @15.2    3 weeks ago

Another option is to nuke them in the microwave (cheaters shortcut) for about 4 to 6 minutes per 'side' ....  predicated on size (about 4 for a medium/large) turning a quarter turn every 4 minutes. (Think turning a bottle of wine a quarter turn in the wine rack)

Slice it open length wise and top with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.   GREAT with a good steak and it's plenty of fiber (great for us older folks!!)

 
 
Misty Mountain
15.2.3  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  mocowgirl @15.2.1    3 weeks ago

Sounds like a great fall dish.

 
 
Misty Mountain
15.2.4  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  XDm9mm @15.2.2    3 weeks ago

Okay, they are in season for fall and winter.

 
 
mocowgirl
15.2.5  mocowgirl  replied to  XDm9mm @15.2.2    3 weeks ago
Slice it open length wise and top with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.

One of my favorite fall/winter desserts that is fairly quick and very easy.  

I slice mine in half and steam them.  I do not own a microwave (by choice).

I, also, like to mash them and add them to oatmeal and raisins (with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar).

 
 
Studiusbagus
15.2.6  Studiusbagus  replied to  Misty Mountain @15.2.4    3 weeks ago

DON'T grow them though! 

Sweet potatoes are the dickens to stop once they're established.

 
 
XDm9mm
15.2.7  XDm9mm  replied to  Studiusbagus @15.2.6    3 weeks ago

Why would you want to stop them?

Keep them contained in a raised bed or other predetermined area.   You 'might' get runners trying to escape, but they're easily dealt with.

 
 
Studiusbagus
15.2.8  Studiusbagus  replied to  XDm9mm @15.2.7    3 weeks ago

5 Acres became OH SHIT! LOL

We grew them at the prison and it was hell chasing it down in rotations. 

5 acres was a test plot. We had 274 acres we grew on.

How about some screwy sounding rules?

"Nothing that grows over 3 feet tall"

Prisoners hiding...

 
 
epistte
15.3  epistte  replied to  mocowgirl @15    3 weeks ago
Sweet potatoes.  They can be boiled, steamed, fried, mashed or added to soup/chili.  Savory or sweet.  I also make sweet potato biscuits.  If for some reason I did not have pumpkin or winter squash, I could envision using them as a substitute in pumpkin bread or incorporated into zucchini bread.

I simply bake a sweet potato like a white potato.   I just put hot sauce and maybe salt on them for a healthy starch side.

 
 
XDm9mm
16  XDm9mm    3 weeks ago

The best vegetable in the world is-------

BACON

I care not what other people say.....   BACON goes with EVERYTHING and it needs nothing to make it better.

 
 
lady in black
16.1  lady in black  replied to  XDm9mm @16    3 weeks ago

And how does one plant Bacon and in what season?......lol......Bacon, bacon, bacon.....B A C O N

bacon.jpg

SFS_oven_fried_bacon_bw_014.jpg

 
 
Misty Mountain
16.1.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  lady in black @16.1    3 weeks ago

I am making bacon and eggs for dinner tonight.

 
 
XDm9mm
16.1.2  XDm9mm  replied to  lady in black @16.1    3 weeks ago

It is easily harvested in any grocery store nationwide....   

Growing it can be slightly problematic unless one has some very understanding or very distant neighbors as it tends to, well, stink up the area somewhat.  However, once picked the preparation process is quite aromatic predicated on the technique and flavor desired....   hickory, maple, cherry or a combination of those and other conditioners.

I admit to generally being lazy and prefer the already precooked Hormel/Kirkland variety available at Costco.   However, I have been known to utilize the cooking variety, but then prefer the Cracker Barrel brand available at some stores.   I DID prepare a slab in a smoker for later consumption using mesquite and cherry hardwoods for a delectable flavor, but it was honestly too damn long to wait for the end product.  Now, others can do it and I'll enjoy it!!

 
 
mocowgirl
16.1.3  mocowgirl  replied to  Misty Mountain @16.1.1    3 weeks ago
I am making bacon and eggs for dinner tonight.

I am making bacon and eggs and possibly biscuits and gravy.  

I had planned on heating some red beans and rice leftovers and making a pan of cornbread with okra and onion.  I guess that will have to wait until tomorrow night.  LOL!

 
 
Misty Mountain
16.1.4  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  mocowgirl @16.1.3    3 weeks ago

Ohhh 

I love biscuits and gravy!  

 
 
mocowgirl
16.1.5  mocowgirl  replied to  Misty Mountain @16.1.4    3 weeks ago
I love biscuits and gravy!  

I use the base recipe below.  I mix the dry ingredients, put them in my food processor.  Cube the butter and add it to the food processor.  Pulse it a few times to incorporate the butter.  Pour into bowl and add wet ingredients.  Knead 6-8 times on a flour covered pastry mat.  Roll out 3/4" thick.  Cut out and bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  I rarely have buttermilk so I mix some sour cream or plain yogurt in the milk to make 3/4 cup of liquid.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/85594/kentucky-biscuits/

 
 
Misty Mountain
16.1.6  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  mocowgirl @16.1.5    3 weeks ago

Thank you, I would like to make them with the gravy.

 
 
MUVA
16.1.7  MUVA  replied to  lady in black @16.1    3 weeks ago

Baking is the best way to cook bacon 🥓 

 
 
GregTx
16.1.8  GregTx  replied to  MUVA @16.1.7    3 weeks ago

My great-grandmothers cast iron skillet disagrees completely with that statement.😁 

 
 
Studiusbagus
16.1.9  Studiusbagus  replied to  GregTx @16.1.8    3 weeks ago

Yeah, my kitchen shook when I read that too.

 
 
MUVA
16.1.10  MUVA  replied to  Studiusbagus @16.1.9    3 weeks ago

Try it you can control the cook better and cook more I have convection oven and can cook 1 LB  bacon in 12 minutes with no mess.

 
 
Studiusbagus
16.1.11  Studiusbagus  replied to  MUVA @16.1.10    3 weeks ago

I've done it in large volume. 

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
16.1.12  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  MUVA @16.1.10    3 weeks ago

I cook bacon on a baking sheet with foil....no mess...even cook, perfect bacon!

 
 
Misty Mountain
16.2  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  XDm9mm @16    3 weeks ago

I know... it's hard to pass up

 
 
Freefaller
16.3  Freefaller  replied to  XDm9mm @16    3 weeks ago

Lol it's a shame I have only one thumbs up to give here

 
 
Dulay
17  Dulay    3 weeks ago

Brussel sprouts, caramelized in evoo, and sprinkled with balsamic vinegar and sea salt. 

 
 
Misty Mountain
17.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Dulay @17    3 weeks ago

I ill have to look up evoo. I like mine cut in half, roasted with very little garlic, olive oil and sea salt.

 
 
Dulay
17.1.1  Dulay  replied to  Misty Mountain @17.1    3 weeks ago

Extra virgin olive oil. 

 
 
Misty Mountain
17.1.2  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Dulay @17.1.1    3 weeks ago

I never noticed what kind, mine just said extra virgin. I see..

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
17.2  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Dulay @17    3 weeks ago

Just boil mine with butter and, some lemon pepper added.

 
 
Misty Mountain
18  author  Misty Mountain    3 weeks ago

Nobody mentioned sauerkraut.

I make it in the crock pot with pork spareribs and cook it slow for 8 hours. I add a little brown sugar and celery seeds.

 
 
dave-2693993
18.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Misty Mountain @18    3 weeks ago

Or maybe kimchi even better

 
 
Misty Mountain
18.1.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  dave-2693993 @18.1    3 weeks ago

Never had that, I might like it.

 
 
dave-2693993
18.1.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Misty Mountain @18.1.1    3 weeks ago

Done correctly, it is spicy and pungent.

 
 
epistte
18.2  epistte  replied to  Misty Mountain @18    3 weeks ago
Nobody mentioned sauerkraut. I make it in the crock pot with pork spareribs and cook it slow for 8 hours. I add a little brown sugar and celery seeds.

I love kraut with roast pork or just sausages in the winter. Occasionally, I'll make potato dumplings or more often, spatezel to accompany it.

I make my kraut with caraway seeds, diced onion, diced apple and beer. 

 
 
Studiusbagus
18.3  Studiusbagus  replied to  Misty Mountain @18    3 weeks ago
Nobody mentioned sauerkraut.

I would think because it's another preparation method of cabbage.

 
 
Misty Mountain
19  author  Misty Mountain    3 weeks ago

I will be back later. I am leaving it open, so have fun and keep up the good behavior.

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
20  Galen Marvin Ross    3 weeks ago

I haven't found a vegetable that I don't like, raw or, cooked.

 
 
XDm9mm
20.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @20    3 weeks ago

Ghost peppers?

 
 
epistte
20.1.1  epistte  replied to  XDm9mm @20.1    3 weeks ago

You must be a masochist. I grew them in 2014 and all that I ever tasted was mind-blowing heat. I prefer milder peppers such as Thai dragons and cayenne. My limit is the red savina.

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
20.1.2  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  XDm9mm @20.1    3 weeks ago
Ghost peppers?

Only if I'm mad at someone.

 
 
Studiusbagus
20.1.3  Studiusbagus  replied to  epistte @20.1.1    3 weeks ago

Oooooohhh...no,no,no, for me. 

I am a complete wuss when it comes to hot foods. I can barely deal with a light amout of Serrano peppers in something.

My neighbors are Haitian and busy people so for giggles I made "poulet en sauce" a delicious chicken with a tomato sauce and the dish called for the peppers that were like 2 bazillion on the heat scale. I just went back and looked to edit. They're called "scotch bonnet" peppers.

I made ours with Serrano and my ears smoked....theirs traditionally. She loved it. Surprisingly, he doesn't eat it....in heavily accented English he said "if it's spicier than macaroni and cheese, I don't go there" 

 
 
epistte
20.1.4  epistte  replied to  Studiusbagus @20.1.3    3 weeks ago

A scotch bonnet is a close relative of the Red Savina and habanero.  I usually grow 4-5 types of chiles and make my own hot sauce from the chilies that I don't use fresh.  

 When I am cooking for myself or my BF I tend to throw in 3-4 Thai dragons for 2 servings. It's certainly hot enough to make us sweat but the heat doesn't last long. 

My neighbor's friend is from Mumbai/Bombay India and he loved the ghost peppers. 

 
 
XDm9mm
20.1.5  XDm9mm  replied to  epistte @20.1.4    3 weeks ago

Actually, the Ghost is mild by current hottest standards:

  • The Carolina Reaper delivers an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU)

That's about 500,000 HOTTER than the Ghost!

 
 
epistte
20.1.6  epistte  replied to  XDm9mm @20.1.5    3 weeks ago
  • The Carolina Reaper delivers an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU)
That's about 500,000 HOTTER than the Ghost!

That level is similar to weapons-grade pepper spray.  I knew someone on another forum who grew them but he was scared to eat them.

The Tabasco chipotle is my favorite commercial hot sauce. It's spicy but it isn't too hot to overpower other flavors and it has the smoke flavor. 

 
 
Studiusbagus
20.1.7  Studiusbagus  replied to  XDm9mm @20.1.5    3 weeks ago

I'd be swallowing a fire extinguisher whole...

 
 
pat wilson
21  pat wilson    3 weeks ago

Seasonal veggies, sauteed or roasted. It's hard to pick, no pun intended. 

I guess onion would be my fav because it adds so much flavor to everything else.

Is garlic a vegetable ?

 
 
Krishna
21.1  Krishna  replied to  pat wilson @21    3 weeks ago
I guess onion would be my fav because it adds so much flavor to everything else. Is garlic a vegetable ?

They are in a group of plants called "Alliums" (Garlic, Onion, Leeks, Scallions, Shallots). The unpleasant smell that often exists is because the contain Sulphur-- but that is also the reason they are considered "Superfoods". They may lower the risk of Cancer, and have other health benefits. 

They add a lot of flavour to a dish, but their positive effects are even stronger when eaten raw. 

 
 
Misty Mountain
21.2  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  pat wilson @21    3 weeks ago

I feel like you have to have onions in so many dishes. 

 
 
MUVA
22  MUVA    3 weeks ago

I'm going to get tomatoes for my wife's breakfast she loves tomatoes sandwiches. I make breakfast on Saturdays this time of year we worked our last Saturday for the year last week. 

 
 
charger 383
23  charger 383    3 weeks ago

Onion, because tomato is out

 
 
Raven Wing
24  Raven Wing    3 weeks ago

1. Broccoli 

2. Onions

3. Kale

 
 
Misty Mountain
24.1  author  Misty Mountain  replied to  Raven Wing @24    3 weeks ago

Good choices.. : )

 
 
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