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My grandmother made creamed carrots. I also like boiled carrots with a bit of butter.

Recently made roasted asparagus.

Told you about my broccoli au gratin.

LOVE Fried potatoes and onions.

Sweet Ohio corn, barely cooked with butter.

Stewed tomatoes.

Green beans cooked all day with ham.


What vegetables do you like and how do you fix them?
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:17 AM
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Brussel sprouts-pan roasted with olive oil and pepper. don't use salt all.

steamed broccoli with butter.

steamed cauliflower with butter.

steamed french cut green beans-sauce chopped onion in butter. when onions are soft, add green beans.

lima beans roasted with olive oil and pepper.

tomato and onion salad-slice onions and cut up tomatoes, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lots of oregano and black pepper.

baked sweet potato, naked!
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My grandmother made creamed carrots. I also like boiled carrots with a bit of butter.

Recently made roasted asparagus.

Told you about my broccoli au gratin.

LOVE Fried potatoes and onions.

Sweet Ohio corn, barely cooked with butter.

Stewed tomatoes.

Green beans cooked all day with ham.


What vegetables do you like and how do you fix them?
Gracie, dear, speaking of fresh corn... Robert claims he can tell if corn is good just by looking at it. I say bulltwinkie. What’s your opinion?
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Sweet Iowa Corn.


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Gracie, dear, speaking of fresh corn... Robert claims he can tell if corn is good just by looking at it. I say bulltwinkie. What’s your opinion?
lol...........Sometimes you have to say...…..That's nice dear.

I am of the camp that doesn't strip corn down at the grocery, I take my chances.

But pretty close to heaven is corn about an hour out of an Ohio field. Not cooked too long.
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lol...........Sometimes you have to say...…..That's nice dear.

I am of the camp that doesn't strip corn down at the grocery, I take my chances.

But pretty close to heaven is corn about an hour out of an Ohio field. Not cooked too long.
But can you tell by just looking at it?

I think Thomas Jefferson said that corn was best cut off the stalk directly into a pot of boiling water.
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Creamed spinach.
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Starting to appreciate sweet potato sides because of how good they are for nutrition.
I love anything with eggplant.
Wish there were more sides you could incorporate olives into.
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anything but okra.
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I get a lot of mileage out of sliced cucumbers, onions and a little vinegar. The longer it sits around the better it gets. I'll make it spicy for Asian meals. I'll add tomatoes but scrape out the pulp if there is no red sauce in the entre.
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Sauté some onion and garlic in a little olive oil. Toast some pine nuts. Steam some green beans. Mix it all together. Salt and pepper. Maybe some shaved Parmesan if you're feeling fancy.

I love broccoli and Brussels sprouts, but I don't love the smell in the house from cooking them. We bought a $50 microwave from Amazon to keep on the lanai so I can cook broccoli and Brussels sprouts. I like to put lemon and a little butter on the Brussels sprouts.

As for corn on the cob--if the kernels look milky, it's past its prime. They must look clear-ish, translucent. And be from PA or Ohio. None of that Iowa stuff.
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anything but okra.
Ditto!
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OKRA sliced into about 1/4 in pieces, breaded with corn meal and fried until its dark brown. Nothing better. Brussel sprouts cooked in chicken broth in a shallow pan, cucumbers and tomatoes, steamed broccoli, fresh corn on the cob
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also....acorn squash cut in half and baked with butter, cinnamon, and a little brown sugar. Squash cut in half, filled with parmesan cheese with a sprinkle of pepper and salt and roasted. Potatoes in almost any form except au gratin.
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