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#21 Sun 27 Jan 13 11:24am

Pakman

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Re: swede - what to do with it

How could you find a root veg irritating?

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#22 Sun 27 Jan 13 11:32am

beerforyorky

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Re: swede - what to do with it

Yorkshire sense of humour. Sorry!

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#23 Sun 27 Jan 13 12:54pm

Grandmadamada

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Re: swede - what to do with it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_of_U

I would have never thought a veg can lead to discover this shocked  wink  lol  thumbsup  thumbsup
thanks to my nipotina big_smile

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#24 Sun 27 Jan 13 4:33pm

hippytea

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Re: swede - what to do with it

I have always understood that in most of England, "swede" refers to the big yellow ones and "turnip" to the little white/purple ones. But according to the Hairy Bikers, they call the yellow ones "turnips" in the North of England.

I tend to call them all "neeps" or "turnips". I know they taste different, but if I wanted to specify I'd just say whether I meant yellow or white.

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#25 Sun 27 Jan 13 4:37pm

wine~o

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Re: swede - what to do with it

hippytea wrote:

I have always understood that in most of England, "swede" refers to the big yellow ones and "turnip" to the little white/purple ones. But according to the Hairy Bikers, they call the yellow ones "turnips" in the North of England.

I tend to call them all "neeps" or "turnips". I know they taste different, but if I wanted to specify I'd just say whether I meant yellow or white.

As I understand it , In the north of England they call them Turnip or swede and swede or turnip depending on their mood at the time...

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#26 Sun 27 Jan 13 5:47pm

Grandmadamada

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Re: swede - what to do with it

I suspect this veg is worth being discussed in Strasburgo as a subject of public interest for Europe or at a ONU conference to give it a worldwide known name wink  lol

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#27 Sun 27 Jan 13 9:46pm

Ashen

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Re: swede - what to do with it

beerforyorky wrote:

Yorkshire sense of humour. Sorry!

it made me laugh.  My mind jumped to just what sort of irritation they cause you  lol


Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.  { cowboy saying}
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#28 Mon 28 Jan 13 11:34am

Grandmadamada

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Re: swede - what to do with it

there would be Minni here to stop you laughing or to make you laugh louder

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#29 Wed 30 Jan 13 8:26am

Kiwi Kris

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Re: swede - what to do with it

Ashen wrote:

a swede is a swede and a turnip is a turnip..    two different veg although here at least they used to called swede/rutabaga turnip when I a child but then the grocery stores switched to calling them rutabaga ..   

Clear as mud question  question   lol

Thanks for your reply, Ashen!  thumbsup

Hmmm! Even reading Wiki's info - I'm no clearer - I've eaten swede & I'll re-tract my comment despite Wiki saying otherwise ~ that the cows are eating turnips right now NOT swedes!!! whistle  wink   smile

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