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Old Nov 9th 2017, 1:16 pm   #16
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Hi,I hate to say this but we've got those in the freezer also,lol.
Why don't they grow parsnips in Italy?
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Old Nov 9th 2017, 6:27 pm   #17
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Here's a recipe for it and we found a large joint at Auchan near Christmas two yrs ago, not bad.
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Old Nov 10th 2017, 12:26 pm   #18
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Why don't they grow parsnips in Italy?
Hi,I asked the same question a few months ago.Apparently they grow similar to carrots,so no reason why they are not here.Perhaps Italians don't like them.I have the same trouble with kidneys,I have to order them from the butcher 5 days in advance or they'll end up in the bin or somewhere.Cheers,Brian.
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Just a thought - i make my own bacon and ham. If you can get pork leg or belly, plus salt sugar and a magic ingredient called prague no 1 powder you are sorted!

Prague no 1 is itself 94% salt and 6% sodium nitrite. 1kg will cure several hundred kilos of pork, so you can stick it in your suitcase. Im always expecting customs to ask me about the plastic bag of white powder but sadly they havent, ever.

Takes about 2 weeks, a fridge, sone ziploc bags or food grade plastic boxes. The results are really good, better than most of the junk bought in supermarkets, and there are lots of recipes and additional ingredients one can use like herbs, maple syrup, spices, pepper etc etc etc.
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Old Nov 16th 2017, 8:44 am   #21
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Hi,we finally cooked our gammon last night.1 750gm smoked gammon from Aldi,1 liter of Lidl fresh apple juice,chopped onions and carrots.All bunged in slow cooker,Crockpot imported from UK.Mashed spuds,broccoli and cauliflower.We used packet cheese sauce from Sainsburys,just add milk.Proper home comforts,cheers,Brian.
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Did you soak it in water first Brian? The smoked ones used to be very salty.

I wonder if I print some pictures of cooked hams and raw gammon joints off internet and take then to the butcher, would he be able to chop a pig to give me what I want or would I end up with a whole and very expensive prosciutto complete with bone?
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Did you soak it in water first Brian? The smoked ones used to be very salty.

I wonder if I print some pictures of cooked hams and raw gammon joints off internet and take then to the butcher, would he be able to chop a pig to give me what I want or would I end up with a whole and very expensive prosciutto complete with bone?
Hi,just asked the OH and she said she did,but the Aldi ones are not very salty anyway.Its the 750gm boneless one.The slocooker is a godsend.Cheers,Brian.
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Re parsnips, we have just brought some back with us from a visit to UK. We have also brought seeds and will be growing our own next year.
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Re parsnips, we have just brought some back with us from a visit to UK. We have also brought seeds and will be growing our own next year.
Hi,we bring seeds over for coriander and grow it in a pot in the front garden.Perfect with our homemade curries,cheers,Brian.
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Hi,we bring seeds over for coriander and grow it in a pot in the front garden.Perfect with our homemade curries,cheers,Brian.
I've tried growing coriander but find it goes to seed very quickly.
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Re parsnips, we have just brought some back with us from a visit to UK. We have also brought seeds and will be growing our own next year.
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Let me know how they grow.
I've got some growing in the orto right now (first year of trying them). All I can say so far is that the bits above ground look good. Further update after Christmas lunch
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I've tried growing coriander but find it goes to seed very quickly.
Hi,ours lasted the whole summer.The secret maybe is a large pot and plenty of watering.Very strong,we only used a few small leaves as opposed to big bunches in the UK.Its gone to seed now,but we will replant it or reseed in the new year,cheers,Brian.
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