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  1. #1
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Swiss

    Chard tonight:
    http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg

    Delicious!



  2. #2
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Swiss

    On Aug 27, 3:43*pm, "brooklyn1" <gravesen...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > Chard tonight:http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >
    > Delicious!


    looks good...what else you having with it?

  3. #3
    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Chemo the Clown" wrote
    On Aug 27, 3:43 pm, "brooklyn1" wrote:
    > Chard tonight:http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >
    > Delicious!


    looks good...what else you having with it?

    As it turns out today was a noshing day... a little of this, a little of
    that. I was going to grind ten pounds of top round; meatloaf n' burgers,
    but didn't really feel like it after doing lots of chores the past two days
    and even all morning today, so I will grind tomorrow. It's been raining
    horrendously here so my grass has been growing but I couldn't mow. Then on
    Tuesday the sun appeared and things dried some so I mowed half, and the rest
    yesterday. This morning I saw to the tractors and went to buy more diesel.
    So for lunch I had a salami sandwich with my garden tomatoes. I was still
    full by dinner time so I figured I'd best eat that chard before it rots. I
    have a big head of cauliflower to go with the ground beef tomorrow,
    whichever I decide.




  4. #4
    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "brooklyn1" wrote:
    > "Chemo the Clown" wrote
    > "brooklyn1" wrote:
    >>
    >> Chard tonight:http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >>
    >> Delicious!

    >
    > looks good...what else you having with it?
    >
    > As it turns out today was a noshing day... a little of this, a little of
    > that. I was going to grind ten pounds of top round; meatloaf n' burgers,
    > but didn't really feel like it after doing lots of chores the past two
    > days and even all morning today, so I will grind tomorrow. It's been
    > raining horrendously here so my grass has been growing but I couldn't mow.
    > Then on Tuesday the sun appeared and things dried some so I mowed half,
    > and the rest yesterday. This morning I saw to the tractors and went to
    > buy more diesel. So for lunch I had a salami sandwich with my garden
    > tomatoes. I was still full by dinner time so I figured I'd best eat that
    > chard before it rots. I have a big head of cauliflower to go with the
    > ground beef tomorrow, whichever I decide.
    >
    >


    When I was in town this morning for diesel I stopped to do a small
    shopping...
    Got three hunks like this, enough for a giant meat loaf and a mess o'
    burgers:
    http://i30.tinypic.com/20uzua9.jpg

    Cauliflower looked good:
    http://i28.tinypic.com/b8lg8x.jpg






  5. #5
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Swiss

    brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    > Chard tonight:
    > http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >
    > Delicious!


    I'll open another bottle. Fssst! Ah, so good!
    Everybody should breathe like this!

  6. #6
    Van Guest

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    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:_ZDlm.1156$[email protected]..
    > Chard tonight:
    > http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >
    > Delicious!


    I love swiss chard!! And this is the time of year, for sure.

    A lot of the cauliflower I see in stores is so discolored (probably old?), I
    rarely buy it, though sometimes I buy it & mash it like potatoes when I want
    to have a 'faux' starch-looking thingie with dinner, but save the carbs.

    Van



  7. #7
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Swiss

    "Van" wrote:
    > "brooklyn1" wrote:
    >>
    >> Chard tonight:
    >> http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >>
    >> Delicious!

    >
    > I love swiss chard!! And this is the time of year, for sure.


    I'm disappointed that the chard I planted drowned, I will try again next
    year... I can't believe August is over and we've had no summer. The bunch
    I bought was huge but chard cooks down to nothing in no time... at $1.59 a
    big bunch it would be an expensive vegetable to feed a family... and I don't
    think it can be frozen like spinach, the leaves would turn to black mush.
    Unlike collards chard stems are very tender and cook up fast.

    > A lot of the cauliflower I see in stores is so discolored (probably old?),
    > I rarely buy it, though sometimes I buy it & mash it like potatoes when I
    > want to have a 'faux' starch-looking thingie with dinner, but save the
    > carbs.
    >
    >

    Long Island's east end farm stands are the best place for cauliflower,
    brussel sprouts, head cabbage, kale, winter squash of all types... and don't
    forget to tour the winerys and dine on the finest seafood on the planet.

    Click on the map, these are *real* farm stands, not fercocktah farmer's
    markets: http://www.peconiclandtrust.org/farmstand.html




  8. #8
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Swiss

    In article <_ZDlm.1156$[email protected]>,
    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Chard tonight:
    > http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >
    > Delicious!


    Oh yes!!! ;-d

    Chard is one of my favorite (if not THE favorite) leafy greens. ;-d
    I like to grow the red, or "bright lights" rainbow chard.

    I'm planning on a winter garden of that stuff if nothing else! I have a
    new garden bed planned for the South side of the house so stuff gets
    more sun.

    I can finally put a garden bed directly against the house without
    risking termites now that I had that limestone wainscotting put up. :-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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  9. #9
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Swiss

    In article <zLElm.1164$[email protected]>,
    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > When I was in town this morning for diesel I stopped to do a small
    > shopping...
    > Got three hunks like this, enough for a giant meat loaf and a mess o'
    > burgers:
    > http://i30.tinypic.com/20uzua9.jpg


    Nice looking meat...

    Do you know what to do with it?

    ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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  10. #10
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Swiss

    In article <fLQlm.1$[email protected]>,
    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm disappointed that the chard I planted drowned, I will try again next
    > year... I can't believe August is over and we've had no summer.


    Take heart. Chard makes a wonderful winter crop!
    That's when it's grown best for me here. Even during hard freezes.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

    [email protected]
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  11. #11
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Swiss


    "Omelet" wrote:
    > "brooklyn1" wrote:
    >
    >> I'm disappointed that the chard I planted drowned, I will try again next
    >> year... I can't believe August is over and we've had no summer.

    >
    > Take heart. Chard makes a wonderful winter crop!
    > That's when it's grown best for me here. Even during hard freezes.
    >
    >

    Problem is hard here is harder than your hard. It's been raining [again]
    all day and the day time temps are already in the 50s, I have a feeling this
    is going to be a *hard* winter.



  12. #12
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Swiss


    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <zLElm.1164$[email protected]>,
    > "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> When I was in town this morning for diesel I stopped to do a small
    >> shopping...
    >> Got three hunks like this, enough for a giant meat loaf and a mess o'
    >> burgers:
    >> http://i30.tinypic.com/20uzua9.jpg

    >
    > Nice looking meat...
    >
    > Do you know what to do with it?
    >
    > ;-)
    >


    I had full intentions of grinding it first thing thing this morning but with
    such awful depressing weather I couldn't get into it so I rewrapped and
    popped it all in the freezer. It looks like it's going to be a long fridgid
    winter here in the Catskills, there'll be plenty of soups and stews... I
    loves beef barley 'shoom.





  13. #13
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Swiss

    On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 23:09:08 GMT, "brooklyn1"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Omelet" wrote:
    >> "brooklyn1" wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm disappointed that the chard I planted drowned, I will try again next
    >>> year... I can't believe August is over and we've had no summer.

    >>
    >> Take heart. Chard makes a wonderful winter crop!
    >> That's when it's grown best for me here. Even during hard freezes.
    >>
    >>

    >Problem is hard here is harder than your hard. It's been raining [again]
    >all day and the day time temps are already in the 50s, I have a feeling this
    >is going to be a *hard* winter.


    Been a strange year here too. Our city electric bill has been 40%
    less than last year all summer. Our cottage is in North Central
    Illinois. The nights have been too cool for the corn to grow
    properly. The corn is very tall but I guess the kernels need
    nighttime warmth to mature properly. My 80 year old neighbor who's
    lived there his whole life said the first frost comes about 6 weeks
    after the robins leave. They departed 2 weeks ago. That's at least a
    month early. Very very weird.

    Lou

  14. #14
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Swiss


    "Lou Decruss" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 23:09:08 GMT, "brooklyn1"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Omelet" wrote:
    >>> "brooklyn1" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I'm disappointed that the chard I planted drowned, I will try again
    >>>> next
    >>>> year... I can't believe August is over and we've had no summer.
    >>>
    >>> Take heart. Chard makes a wonderful winter crop!
    >>> That's when it's grown best for me here. Even during hard freezes.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>Problem is hard here is harder than your hard. It's been raining [again]
    >>all day and the day time temps are already in the 50s, I have a feeling
    >>this
    >>is going to be a *hard* winter.

    >
    > Been a strange year here too. Our city electric bill has been 40%
    > less than last year all summer. Our cottage is in North Central
    > Illinois. The nights have been too cool for the corn to grow
    > properly. The corn is very tall but I guess the kernels need
    > nighttime warmth to mature properly. My 80 year old neighbor who's
    > lived there his whole life said the first frost comes about 6 weeks
    > after the robins leave. They departed 2 weeks ago. That's at least a
    > month early. Very very weird.
    >
    >

    The local news reports that we've had more rain for the month of July in
    NY's Capitol district since rainfall has been recorded... August has been
    only slightly better. For most of the summer my vegetable garden has
    literally been under water. I'm happy my blueberry bushes haven't suffered,
    the crop was small but they're alive. Next year will be better.




  15. #15
    projectile vomit chick Guest

    Default Re: Swiss

    On Aug 27, 5:43*pm, "brooklyn1" <gravesen...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > Chard tonight:http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >
    > Delicious!


    Damn, I haven't had Swiss chard in years, I'm jealous! I used to love
    having it with fried pork chops (no I don't claim to be a gourmet lol).

  16. #16
    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:_ZDlm.1156$[email protected]..
    > Chard tonight:
    > http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >
    > Delicious!
    >

    I'm sorry to read about your weather and associated garden woes. I thought
    that the chard was yours and was glad you were able to salvage something of
    the growing season. I'm with your thinking about the upcoming winter. I've
    told my husband to service the snow blower. We haven't used it in 20 years,
    but I expect we will need it this winter.
    Janet



  17. #17
    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    > "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:_ZDlm.1156$[email protected]..
    >> Chard tonight:
    >> http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >>
    >> Delicious!
    >>

    > I'm sorry to read about your weather and associated garden woes. I
    > thought that the chard was yours and was glad you were able to salvage
    > something of the growing season. I'm with your thinking about the
    > upcoming winter. I've told my husband to service the snow blower. We
    > haven't used it in 20 years, but I expect we will need it this winter.
    > Janet


    Where are you that you haven't needed to use your snow blower in 20 years?
    What kind of snow blower... some folks in the southern climes paniced when
    they saw a few freak flakes years back so ran out to buy one of those toys r
    us B & D thingies.

    It's pouring rain again today, those tropical storms are driving up the
    coast. I'm glad all this rain isn't snow.





  18. #18
    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:%Qamm.128$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>
    >> "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:_ZDlm.1156$[email protected]..
    >>> Chard tonight:
    >>> http://i32.tinypic.com/rrlher.jpg
    >>>
    >>> Delicious!
    >>>

    >> I'm sorry to read about your weather and associated garden woes. I
    >> thought that the chard was yours and was glad you were able to salvage
    >> something of the growing season. I'm with your thinking about the
    >> upcoming winter. I've told my husband to service the snow blower. We
    >> haven't used it in 20 years, but I expect we will need it this winter.
    >> Janet

    >
    > Where are you that you haven't needed to use your snow blower in 20 years?
    > What kind of snow blower... some folks in the southern climes paniced when
    > they saw a few freak flakes years back so ran out to buy one of those toys
    > r us B & D thingies.
    >
    > It's pouring rain again today, those tropical storms are driving up the
    > coast. I'm glad all this rain isn't snow.
    >

    We're in Boise. It's a John Deere, 36" with tire chains. It is sometimes
    marginal to use it as we may have had a lot of snow but the temperature is
    so warm that you are attempting to blow slush. There was a period of 10 or
    so years when a snow blower was useful. We're in a valley that is often
    referred to as a banana belt. We have had open, dry winters for many years
    now (drought). Our average annual rainfall is 12 inches, but this summer we
    have had rain on several occasions that amounted to several inches in 24
    hours and a third of our annual total in 10 days. The summer has also been
    colder than normal -- some weeks by as much as 20-30 degrees. So, I'm
    expecting a big, bad winter.
    Janet



  19. #19
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Swiss

    In article <osZlm.76$[email protected]>,
    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Omelet" wrote:
    > > "brooklyn1" wrote:
    > >
    > >> I'm disappointed that the chard I planted drowned, I will try again next
    > >> year... I can't believe August is over and we've had no summer.

    > >
    > > Take heart. Chard makes a wonderful winter crop!
    > > That's when it's grown best for me here. Even during hard freezes.
    > >
    > >

    > Problem is hard here is harder than your hard. It's been raining [again]
    > all day and the day time temps are already in the 50s, I have a feeling this
    > is going to be a *hard* winter.


    Have you considered a small greenhouse for just a few things? Maybe off
    one side of your deck?
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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  20. #20
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Swiss

    In article <JAZlm.77$[email protected]>,
    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]..
    > > In article <zLElm.1164$[email protected]>,
    > > "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> When I was in town this morning for diesel I stopped to do a small
    > >> shopping...
    > >> Got three hunks like this, enough for a giant meat loaf and a mess o'
    > >> burgers:
    > >> http://i30.tinypic.com/20uzua9.jpg

    > >
    > > Nice looking meat...
    > >
    > > Do you know what to do with it?
    > >
    > > ;-)
    > >

    >
    > I had full intentions of grinding it first thing thing this morning but with
    > such awful depressing weather I couldn't get into it so I rewrapped and
    > popped it all in the freezer. It looks like it's going to be a long fridgid
    > winter here in the Catskills, there'll be plenty of soups and stews... I
    > loves beef barley 'shroom.


    Stew is good. I have some nice beef shoulder frozen but it's pretty
    lean. I plan to grind what is left mixed with a little pork and stuffed
    directly in to pork casings.

    When I smoked that Canadian Bacon experiment, I also smoked the last
    three beef sausages that I made a couple of months ago and the flavor
    was amazing.

    I want to try that again and smoke the entire batch, then try drying
    some of it while we are still having fairly dry weather.

    I really do need to invest in a decent dehydrator...
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

    [email protected]
    Subscribe: [email protected]

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