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    Beetroot & Thais!

    I found a shop selling beetroot the other week, so I bought a few kilos.

    Boiled it for 1/2 an hour, peeled it sliced it and put it into sterilised jars containing my "pickle recipe"


    Pickle Recipe.

    2" Cinmamon.
    6 Fiery dried chillis. (the little red evil ones they grow up in the mouintains around here)
    6 Cloves.
    1 Pt. Vinegar.
    A few spoons of sugar.
    2 Cardamom pods - the little green ones.
    10 or so whole peppercorns.

    Boil this concoction for around 15-20 minutes (with a lid) It will kill you if you have Asthma!

    Fire up your oven and put your washed / cleaned jars inside and heat em up to sterilise them.

    Chuck the lids in with the boiling beetroot water for five minutes to ensure they are "clean".

    Stuff your jars with the sliced beetroot, fill them brim full with sieved vinegar mixture, tightly cap and refrigerate for 1 week - the longer you leave it the better.

    So I tried some tonight with that "vintage cheddar" cheese from Big C, absolutely lovely. I gave my Thai family a try of Cheese and beetroot sandwich, they were almost rolling on the floor in abject misery!

    Apparently, they find beetroot pickle to be too sour, honestly, it was hilarious watching their faces scrunge into an agonised squint, the boy had to go and spit his out!

    They eat much more sour things than this, I simply cannot understand it. They actually looked like Bulldogs chewing a wasp!

    Also today, I watched a rather interesting movie called "After Thomas" from 2006, dealing with a family that had the extremely bad luck to have an Autistic rather than Artistic Child.

    Apparently, it was based on a true story!!!! And if this is how Autism effects kids, then that little fucker would have had a fucking cricket bat across his ass from day one!

    What a pile of shit! And by the way, what happens to Autistic children when they grow up? You don't hear very much about adults sufferring from this behaviour problem. A good whack at a young age and wake the fuckers up seems to be all that is required and problem solved.

    Another one of these "Invented" diseases, invented by the media to explain away anti social behaviour. In Newcastle the police give these people ASBOS!

    Anyway, go treat your Thai friends to some pickled Beetroot, 12 baht for a pack of 3! But not easy to find up here.
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    The best manner in which to take beetroot is to slowly roast it, preferably over slow coal fire. It's quite nice when done properly.

    I personally find pickled beets quite revolting.

    A note aside.....I wish I could find some decent breadfruit to roast.

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    Not my recipe but one that I use, and I love beetroot and I love the colour that it makes on my member after a quick dip in the bright red bottling water.


    Most pickled beets I find are much too vinegary, hiding rather than enhancing the naturally sweet flavor of the beets. I usually just boil beets and eat them unadorned, but my mother has a way of preparing pickled beets that is truly delicious, complementing the sweetness without overpowering it.

    • 1 bunch (4 or 5) beets
    • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp sugar
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
    • Salt and pepper

    Method

    1 Remove greens from beets, save for future use Cut beets to uniform sizes so they will cook evenly. Steam or boil around 30 minutes or until done. (Alternatively, you can roast them by wrapping them whole in foil and cooking them in a 350F oven for about an hour.) A fork easily inserted into the beet will tell you if the beets are done or not.
    2 Drain the beets, rinsing them in cold water. Use your fingers to slip the peels off of the beets. The peels should come off easily. Discard the peels. Slice the beets.
    3 Make the vinaigrette by combining the cider vinegar, sugar, olive oil, and dry mustard. Whisk ingredients together with a fork. The dry mustard will help to emulsify the vinaigrette. Adjust to taste. Add salt and pepper to taste. Combine beets and vinaigrette in a bowl and allow to marinate for a half hour at room temperature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arfursixpence View Post

    Also today, I watched a rather interesting movie called "After Thomas" from 2006, dealing with a family that had the extremely bad luck to have an Autistic rather than Artistic Child.

    Apparently, it was based on a true story!!!! And if this is how Autism effects kids, then that little fucker would have had a fucking cricket bat across his ass from day one!

    What a pile of shit! And by the way, what happens to Autistic children when they grow up? You don't hear very much about adults sufferring from this behaviour problem. A good whack at a young age and wake the fuckers up seems to be all that is required and problem solved.

    Another one of these "Invented" diseases, invented by the media to explain away anti social behaviour. In Newcastle the police give these people ASBOS!
    Stick to beetroot mate, because you clearly know fuck all about mental illness.

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    Pickled beetroot is great. Some antipodeans seem to think tasteless, boiled beetroot is good, but they don't know what day of the week it is.

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    I like Beetroot. I went and splashed out 250 baht on a small jar of Branston Pickle last week for cheese sandwiches. I'm bored of it now though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang
    I'm bored of it now though
    Filthy heathen!

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    I'm all out of ideas for cheese sandwiches.
    I either have Cheese and HP sauce, Cheese and onion, cheese and pickle, I even tried cheese and jam, which wasn't my best idea this year. i don't like tomatoes, so they're out.
    Oh, cheese and ham I like too, I might shell out again, on some Piccalili.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang View Post
    I like Beetroot. I went and splashed out 250 baht on a small jar of Branston Pickle last week for cheese sandwiches. I'm bored of it now though
    A chap has just made a batch of sweet pickle (much better than the over-processed Branston crap) and I will be picking up 6 large jars of it next week for 80b a pop. Piccalilli and pickled beetroot too.

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    ^ Bastard,

    I hope you can't sleep due to chronic heartburn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang View Post
    ^ Bastard,

    I hope you can't sleep due to chronic heartburn
    Better still, the FiL sold him the tamarind to make the stuff.

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    ukrainian beetroot soup is delicious
    and great in the winter.

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    Am i normal ?
    I've heard that eating beetroots makes your pee red
    but it never does so for me ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Am i normal ?
    I've heard that eating beetroots makes your pee red
    but it never does so for me ....
    You should try standing up to pee and you will have a better view of your urine spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    Am i normal ?
    I've heard that eating beetroots makes your pee red
    but it never does so for me ....
    It may come as a bit of a surprise but the answer is

















    No

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Am i normal ?
    I've heard that eating beetroots makes your pee red
    but it never does so for me ....
    I found some tinned beetroot in the market the other day and ate the whole tin in one sitting.
    I thought i was shitting blood and starting to worry for a day untill I remembered the beetroot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfursixpence
    What a pile of shit! And by the way, what happens to Autistic children when they grow up? You don't hear very much about adults sufferring from this behaviour problem. A good whack at a young age and wake the fuckers up seems to be all that is required and problem solved.
    My cousin has sever autism so maybe I can help. Well into his teens now, he struggles and is institutionalized and probably will be for the rest of his life.

    A good spanking? Well they tried that before they (his parents) knew he was spastic. They just thought he was a little slow when by 3 years old he had clearly not developed as a normal child would. All the smackings and beatings in the world (and there were a few) never did cure his mental condition.

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    If you never had a slice of beetroot on your hamburger you should.

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    Years ago, I was back in the UK. The first Mrs JYY and I were going away for a romantic weekend together. I decided to have a last minute dump before we set off. On inspection, I was horrified to see blood in the pan.
    Within 30 seconds, I'd convinced myself I had bowel cancer. I decided I would keep this news to myself until we got back home on the Sunday night. I didn't want to spoil the weekend.
    When we got back home, I sat her down, explained what I'd found, and gave her my diagnosis.
    Without hesitating, she called me a stupid tw*t, and reminded me of the large amount of beetroot I'd eaten the previous week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang View Post
    I'm all out of ideas for cheese sandwiches.
    I either have Cheese and HP sauce, Cheese and onion, cheese and pickle, I even tried cheese and jam, which wasn't my best idea this year. i don't like tomatoes, so they're out.
    Oh, cheese and ham I like too, I might shell out again, on some Piccalili.

    Cheese and gerkin
    Cheese and Vegemite

    and, if toasted, Cheese and Baked Beans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    If you never had a slice of beetroot on your hamburger you should.
    True.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang View Post
    I'm all out of ideas for cheese sandwiches.
    I either have Cheese and HP sauce, Cheese and onion, cheese and pickle, I even tried cheese and jam, which wasn't my best idea this year. i don't like tomatoes, so they're out.
    Oh, cheese and ham I like too, I might shell out again, on some Piccalili.
    Cheese and English mustard is good, especially toasted.
    Cheese and marmalade (very Scandinavian)

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    Cheese & sandwich spread.
    Cheese & Jalapeno or red bell peppers.
    Cheese & Apple.
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