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    Question Is she cooking, pickling, distilling or what?

    What on earth is she (TGF) doing?
    She spots some obscure vegetable in Makro (looks like a cross between a lettuce and a cabbage), whoops with delight and buys half a sackful (100 baht only though). As soon as she gets home, sack on back terrace, vegies emptied onto sack, closes door and apparently forgets about them. I should point out it was a stinking hot day and the back terrace faces west - hot, hot, hot!
    Next morning, opens door, tut tuts 'cos trusty hound dog had rummaged around in vegies overnight. Not to worry, collects all the scattered vegies up and removes sack and vegies to the top of a hedge out of the way of said hound. Another day passes.
    More activity the next day - there she is sitting on kitchen floor chopping vegies up. Very bad smell, so there she next is sitting outside the house chopping veggies up.
    Trip to market - comes back with quantities of what looks like some sort of evil looking black fungus. Boils them up in large pot for very long period. Whether veggies were also boiled I don't know - I don't think so though.
    Next boiled fungus and veggies are married in a large plastic bag, which is then put in another large pot and put outside on the eastern side of the house - feng shui?
    Now all this time I've been trying to get the lovely TGF to explain what on earth she was doing, but her English wasn't up to the task and my Thai is utterly deficient. All she did tell me was the pot needed another week out in the sun before its contents could be considered finished.
    Now my question is does anyone know what she is concocting - exotic delicacy, herbal potion, hooch, aphrodisiac, or what?

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    good luck!
    Don't eat it!

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    My wife reckons she's making fertiliser

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    My Mrs does that here in the UK with cabbage mate ,, she is trying to ferment it to make it sour and taste like the bottom layer in a compost heap .

    Don't try and understand mate or join in ,, just smile as she consumes it and exclaims Saaaap mak ! er ,,,,,, good luck later on in the night !
    I'm proud of my 38" waist , also proud I have never done drugs

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    exotic delicacy, herbal potion, hooch, aphrodisiac, or what?
    i think she is going to try and poison you.

    pack your bags and empty your bank account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    exotic delicacy, herbal potion, hooch, aphrodisiac, or what?
    i think she is going to try and poison you.

    pack your bags and empty your bank account.
    My bank account is perpetually empty!

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    Sounds like the Thai version or sauerkraut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Sounds like the Thai version or sauerkraut.
    Sauerkraut doesn't have evil looking black fungus in it, isn't left out in the sun for days on end, and the German hausfrau would make sure her dachshund cleans its teeth before nibbling!

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