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12-12-2004, 07:44 AM
Ok, I've had it... all your talking bout collard greens has made me want to try some. But what is it??:o Is it called collard greens in the UK too? Where can I find some? heeeeeelp :)
12-13-2004, 09:01 AM
Thanks! I have to ask my greengrocer next time. :)
12-13-2004, 09:53 AM
They are called Spring Greens in the UK - the collard (that sounds funny) is a hybrid from kale and cabbage. It is a thick dark green large leaf. In the south - people tend to cook young collards because that are more tender. I used the large leaves to make wraps thus the need for a little soaking. They are very easy to grow and if you have a garden, you may wish to do so - thay can be grown in containers as well - just make sure that if you like them, you plant enough because they are so good. I also use them in my marinated greens as well - I roll them and cut them into ribbons - umm good. Sorry I have gone off into another place, so you know what my plan is for today - make some marinated greens - toodles y'all.
Here is the names for other countries. I got the information below from http://www.anapsid.org/resources/vegetablenames.html -which may assist all when something is mentioned that we don't normally know
US). borecale, cut-and-come-again, rosette colewort, watercress (UK), spring greens, pamphrey (UK); chou precoce (FR), col verde nueva, verdes del collard (SP), lente blad groente (NE), junge kohlblatter (DE); Cavolo Nero, verza (IT); berza (SP). Brassica oleracea var.acephala. Note: In the UK, bags of "spring greens" = collard; "greens" = cabbage.
I hope this helps ;)
12-13-2004, 09:58 AM
Thank you very much! That REALLY helps :D
Now I only have to wait til the juice fast is over :D
12-13-2004, 10:02 AM
When did you start and how long are you planning to go on with it. How are you feeling and what changes have you noted?
12-13-2004, 03:49 PM
I'm only on day 2 (just about to go to bed now...) and so far it has been pretty easy... well... that is until an hour ago. I'm really really hungry at the moment but I can't stand to drink anything else tonight. I haven't noticed any other changes yet....
IF I can I'd like to do 7 days... that will give me a few days to break the fast before christmas. I'm considering doing another fast after christmas too.... haven't decided yet...
unfortunately I didn't get any wiser with those translations I'm afraid... lente blad groente?? lente means spring, so can you only get them in springtime??
if I translate lente blad groente, it's spring leaf vegetable, it doesn't ring a bell... :confused:
Oh but the french and german might help me out here, so are they basically young green cabbage leafs?
...and isn't watercress a whole other thing? at least to me, watercress are sprouts imo...
12-13-2004, 05:06 PM
hers is a pic
12-13-2004, 07:36 PM
Thanks glad_2beme for posting the pic - and yes, Jay, watercress is a whole different green at least here - easily sprouted, and grows so much just by being in a bag together. It is also a "spicy" typoe of green.
Thanks for the pic Melissa! :)
They look like cabbage leafs to me... but I'm not a big fan of the cabbage... are these different in taste?
Yeah, watercress means the same to me as to you guys, it must be a typo on that website I think...
12-14-2004, 05:32 AM
a cabbage is lighter in color and is round. These are dark green and not round. They are in bundles of flat leaves. Yes they taste very different.
Thanks Melissa for explaining!!
Big kiss, muah! :D
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