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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthbabe View Post
    Me neither. We are currently on the fiftieth (give or take) viewing of The Snowman having bought it for £6 at Sainsbury's (other supermarkets are available) on Friday!!! Well it saves me from repeats of Barbie as Rapunzel!!!
    If I had my own way I'd pull out the guts of the telly, lie it on its back and turn it into a propogation unit!
    Come to think of it, it's had that much crap on it. it would be self fertilizing as well!
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    Snadger try beet-leaf parcels...

    Mix together, lean steak mince, finely chopped onion, thinly sliced red & green peppers, a sprinkle of sage or other herbs of choice, a dash of Worscestershire sauce.

    Trim the stalks.

    Blanch the leaves in boiling water for a few minutes until they wilt, then form the steak mixture into small sausage shapes and place on the leaves, roll up tucking the ends in and place in a saute pan, add enough stock to come half way up the parcels, bung in a couple of whole garlic cloves and half a dozen black peppercorns and bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer with the lid on for 15 to 20 mins, depends on size of parcels. Cut one to make sure they're cooked all the way through.

    Carefully lift them out and serve with a generous dollop of creme fraische or sour cream as a starter or light lunch.

    Delicious & nutricious experiment with different fillings, add a few chilis for kick, also goes well with fish fillings, just a few ideas to kick around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STeALtH View Post
    Snadger try beet-leaf parcels...

    Mix together, lean steak mince, finely chopped onion, thinly sliced red & green peppers, a sprinkle of sage or other herbs of choice, a dash of Worscestershire sauce.

    Trim the stalks.

    Blanch the leaves in boiling water for a few minutes until they wilt, then form the steak mixture into small sausage shapes and place on the leaves, roll up tucking the ends in and place in a saute pan, add enough stock to come half way up the parcels, bung in a couple of whole garlic cloves and half a dozen black peppercorns and bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer with the lid on for 15 to 20 mins, depends on size of parcels. Cut one to make sure they're cooked all the way through.

    Carefully lift them out and serve with a generous dollop of creme fraische or sour cream as a starter or light lunch.

    Delicious & nutricious experiment with different fillings, add a few chilis for kick, also goes well with fish fillings, just a few ideas to kick around.

    Regards

    S
    Thanks S, normally quite good at kicking ideas around!!! Welcome to the vine btw!
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    Best beet for leaves IMO - Bull's Blood and Burpee's Golden
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    I agree, Bull's blood leaves make excellent salad eating and they look good too Haven't tried cooking them like spinach though, although apparently they are tasty that way too.
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    Aaaah!! Bulls Blood hungarian red wine, one of my favourites!
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    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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    Just browsing Real seeds and found this - http://www.realseeds.co.uk/roots.html. Checkout the white beetroot! I've ordered some, so will be giving the greens the taste test come summer.
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    Here I grow beets just for the tops. There's nothing like steamed beet greens with butter/salt/pepper. Sometimes I trade the beets just to get the tops. Yummm...
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