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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Max The Magnificent   6/26/2014 10:06:22 AM
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@TonyTib: I typically pan fry thinly slice brussel sprouts in coconut oil, then add some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt at the end.

I have to try this one also!!!

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Re: Another parental prank/punk
Max The Magnificent   6/26/2014 10:05:03 AM
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@David: ...big cooling towers and steam coming from them.  I managed to convince her that this was the factory that made the clouds...

On the one hand I'm all for telling tall stories to children ... on the other hand I worry about confusing them with the possibility of one day making them unhappy ... sorry for the buzz kill

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Re: Build me a catapult
David Ashton   6/25/2014 10:10:14 PM
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@seaEE - sounds like you and the older George Bush should get together.  While he was president someone asked him about Broccoli and he said:

"I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And now I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli."

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Build me a catapult
seaEE   6/25/2014 9:49:21 PM
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The truth of the matter is, you can do all sorts of things to hide the hideous flavor of Brussel sprouts, and any endeavor to this end is certainly both great and noble, but remember that you have merely created a culinary disguise.  The base element remains what it is.  Here is where Newton's 2nd law will serve us well.  I think Max's next project should be a small catapult powerful enough to hurl a single sprout from the dining room table out the the nearest window or kitchen door.  It would be nice if the catapult were actually able to dip into the vegetable dish and grab the sprout, so the casual diner can enjoy the rest of their dinner.  This would be a good Arduino project.  It would make use of interior mapping, doors, windows, etc.  After the catapult has done its work, one is left with a bowl full of bacon bits that they can gobble down.

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
TonyTib   6/25/2014 7:08:19 PM
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I typically pan fry thinly slice brussel sprouts in coconut oil, then add some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt at the end.  I got this idea from my normal supplier, who recommended broiling thinly sliced brussel sprouts.  Adding garlic sounds good.


We can get all kinds of funky cauliflowers around here at the farmer's markets; my family likes the yellow ones better than the "standard" white ones.

Finally, Jamon Serrano (air cured Spanish ham) is absolutely wonderful.  For those who haven't had it, it's similar to proscuitto, but typically cut much thicker.  In the US, you can also get American proscuitto, which is good for a ham, but no comparision to the real stuff from Italy or Spain.


We have a big food problem in the US, because the government tries to protect from good flavors (such as raw milk cheese -- and air cured hams were illegal until about 15 years ago), for our own good, of course.

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Re: Another parental prank/punk
David Ashton   6/25/2014 5:12:24 PM
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@mhrackin    "...the "rich folks" had sent ther lawns out for dry-cleaning!"

Reminds me of one I pulled on my friend's daughter when she was about 5 years old.  We passed a power station with the big cooling towers and steam coming from them.  I managed to convince her that this was the factory that made the clouds.   Now 30 years later, my workmate and I were driving to Sydney past a similar power station.  I told him of my deception and he later pulled it on his kids!  Hopefully it will keep going for years......

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Max The Magnificent   6/25/2014 1:31:55 PM
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@Garcis: Give it for granted! I use to cook it with ham (the curated Spanish ham, no the boiled one) and extra olive oil -- now my stomach is growling!

A friend emailed me with regard to Brussel Sprouts saying "They are my favorite vegatable -- I love to break them apart into little leaves and stir-fry them with walnuts and garlic." Now my stomach is growling!!!

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Garcia-Lasheras   6/25/2014 1:27:01 PM
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@Max: "If I ever get to visit you in Spain, I will be expecting you to serve this little beauty..."

Give it for granted! I use to cook it with ham (the curated Spanish ham, no the boiled one) and extra olive oil -- now my stomach is growling!

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Max The Magnificent   6/25/2014 1:09:14 PM
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@Garcia: My favourite one is the romanesco broccoli, in which the fractal nature of these vegetables explodes...

If I ever get to visit you in Spain, I will be expecting you to serve this little beauty...

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Garcia-Lasheras   6/25/2014 12:54:02 PM
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I felt in love with sprouts the first time I spent some time at the UK. In Spain, this vegetable has not a very good reputation, but we eat very similar ones in both taste and looking.

Indeed, my father is a farmer and, in addition to bulls & deers, he also earns a live by cultivating "sprout derivatives" -- most of them are sold to the UK ;-)

My favourite one is the romanesco broccoli, in which the fractal nature of these vegetables explodes:



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