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    Default Jerusalem artichokes

    So far have roasted and added to veg soup. Any other recipies-please??? Also a bit worried about side-effects (wind!) ...is it really going to be that bad?? Have heard fennel tea is supposed to help the problem, but don't want to be too unsociable! This is our first year growing them- they were gleefully dug up and chucked out by our neighbour who said we'd regret taking them on! Only planted 6 and we grew a huge hedge!! Most of the crop is sitting underground still.

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    Nicos after reading Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls warning about the side effects there is no way I am going to grow Jerusalem Artichokes!!
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    and they are.....????....(other than previously mentioned!!)....

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    Exactly as previously mentioned!!
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    Nicos I have had a quick look through my favourite sites and the best for Jerusalem Artichoke recipes is www.riverford.co.uk They have 20 recipes most sites only have one. Must look into the side effects - see if there is a cure.
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    Great to have found this thread as like Nicos I grew them, or perhaps more truthfully they grew themselves, into enormous plants. Having harvested a barrowload from 5 tubers I too was a bit desperate to find something to do with them, so have followed Lesley's link with grateful thanks. Just be careful about leaving them in the ground Nicos, as I gather they grow like wildfire from just bits of tubers! Didn't they make super flowers though?

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    I was thinking of growing these this year but my potato order has arrived and I realised I have no room, but I always use to make soup with them and it was very nice (haven't made it for years now) and if I remember rightly it said somewhere that if you add lemon juice that is meant to cut down the 'side effects'. Please let me know how it goes so I can decide for next year

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    Default *art ichokes?

    Thanks for that PoultryChat. Will try that with some of the recipes. A friend in the know calls them, "fartichokes", for obvious reasons! The flowers we had were good I have to say, and very like small sunflowers strangely enough. I better dig them all up this weekend as I dread to think that there may be a whole barrow load of them lurking under the surface.

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