Role model: who is yours?

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brynpoeth
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Dec 2018, 11:46pm

There is enough variety to be had using locally grown stuff, potatoes, apples, onions can be stored for months

Parsnips* or sprouts can be prepared in many different ways

I suspect the problem is that too many parsnips are exported so they are replaced by imports, crazy, if b****t stops This Madness.. :wink:?

*
Raw
Pureed
Baked
Boiled
Fried
Steamed
..
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby landsurfer » 15 Dec 2018, 5:58am

661-Pete wrote:
Give me stick if you really must. Incidentally, the word is spelt "hypocrisy"...


I fly at every opportunity, love it so much i spent most of my life as an aircraft engineer, i drive to the shops, i drive cycle at every opportunity, nothing beats new vistas. We enjoy fresh veg and fruit all year round ... we'll be having lots of salad and fruit from Kenya and Spain over the Christ Mass hols. ...We drive a campervan, a pickup truck, a small car and a motorbike, mostly to transport the children around to school, social and their various sporting engagements including a daily 20 (sometimes 30) mile school run !
There are certain requirements for your "word " to apply ..... Don't think Jules and I meet them. :D
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby pwa » 15 Dec 2018, 7:16am

landsurfer wrote:
pwa wrote:Still flying in spite of what it does to the planet?


If you truly believe that not getting on a plane means your are not using planes .... then your deluded.
Use Amazon ?
Buy out of season veg and fruit?
Flowers for that significent other ?
Had a coffee to-day ?

Cycle to the shops to buy stuff that came by plane ... in plastic, from countries that imprison and kill Gay people .. and Christians...
We are all wound up in world trading .... and if you think aircraft are flying around with empty holds .... you need to do a reality check i'm afraid.

I don't use Amazon.
I consider where my food comes from and buy accordingly.
She doesn't like cut flowers.
And I haven't flown for a long time. It must be getting on for seventeen years (rough guess) since I gave it up. You can bang on about climate change or you can fly but you can't do both unless you have very convenient mental compartmentalisation.
Yes, I drink (too much) coffee. Do they fly that in? Why? I'd have though shipping containers would be appropriate for that. (Edit: checked, and most coffee imported into Europe arrives as green beans in shipping containers, on ships)
Why assume you are the only one who thinks beyond the obvious? I do realise we all end up supporting things we don't like through our purchases, but I try. Where I suspect something is wrong I try. That is the best we can do.

(I made that little comment on 31July. What made you drag it up now? :lol: )

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661-Pete
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Dec 2018, 8:58am

brynpoeth wrote:I suspect the problem is that too many parsnips are exported so they are replaced by imports, crazy, if b****t stops This Madness.. :wink:?
Even now, it's surprisingly difficult to find parsnips (panais) in France: when a few miserable specimens do show up on the supermarket shelves, they're generally labelled "Origine - Angleterre". I suppose French people simply have no taste for the things.

Personally I find parsnips have limited application, mainly because if used too liberally the taste tends to overwhelm anything else. Yesterday I made a "Root Vegetable Rösti" for lunch. Not a true rösti, the recipe calls for other things besides potatoes - e.g. carrot, swede, parsnip. We didn't have any parsnips in, and I didn't think it was worth buying any specially, so we settled for potato, carrot and swede. And very tasty it was too - an excellent Winter Warmer! :D
Pete

Et qui rit des curés d'Oc?/De Meuse raines, houp! de cloques./De quelles loques ce turque coin./Et ne d'anes ni rennes,/Ecuries des curés d'Oc. - Louis d'Antin

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Dec 2018, 9:02am

landsurfer wrote:I fly at every opportunity, love it so much i spent most of my life as an aircraft engineer, i drive to the shops, i drive cycle at every opportunity, nothing beats new vistas. We enjoy fresh veg and fruit all year round ... we'll be having lots of salad and fruit from Kenya and Spain over the Christ Mass hols. ...We drive a campervan, a pickup truck, a small car and a motorbike, mostly to transport the children around to school, social and their various sporting engagements including a daily 20 (sometimes 30) mile school run !
Ha ha! Methinks Sir is pulling our leg, eh?!

There are certain requirements for your "word " to apply ..... Don't think Jules and I meet them. :D
I thought the word was going to be thrown at me - I wasn't calling anyone else by it. And it wasn't you who mis-spelt it....
Pete

Et qui rit des curés d'Oc?/De Meuse raines, houp! de cloques./De quelles loques ce turque coin./Et ne d'anes ni rennes,/Ecuries des curés d'Oc. - Louis d'Antin

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby pwa » 15 Dec 2018, 10:09am

661-Pete wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:I suspect the problem is that too many parsnips are exported so they are replaced by imports, crazy, if b****t stops This Madness.. :wink:?
Even now, it's surprisingly difficult to find parsnips (panais) in France: when a few miserable specimens do show up on the supermarket shelves, they're generally labelled "Origine - Angleterre". I suppose French people simply have no taste for the things.

Personally I find parsnips have limited application, mainly because if used too liberally the taste tends to overwhelm anything else. Yesterday I made a "Root Vegetable Rösti" for lunch. Not a true rösti, the recipe calls for other things besides potatoes - e.g. carrot, swede, parsnip. We didn't have any parsnips in, and I didn't think it was worth buying any specially, so we settled for potato, carrot and swede. And very tasty it was too - an excellent Winter Warmer! :D

I don't use them much but they are good roasted, possibly with a little sesame oil.

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Dec 2018, 10:15am

pwa wrote:
661-Pete wrote:Personally I find parsnips have limited application....
I don't use them much but they are good roasted, possibly with a little sesame oil.
Me too, roasted seems to be the best option. Although I like all veg., parsnips are far from being my favourite!
Pete

Et qui rit des curés d'Oc?/De Meuse raines, houp! de cloques./De quelles loques ce turque coin./Et ne d'anes ni rennes,/Ecuries des curés d'Oc. - Louis d'Antin

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby durhambiker » 16 Dec 2018, 5:56pm

Richard Dawkins.For speaking about so much about the stupid absurdity that is Religion

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby merseymouth » 16 Dec 2018, 7:59pm

Plus 1 for Durham Biker! Religions can be so divisive. MM

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby pwa » 16 Dec 2018, 8:36pm

durhambiker wrote:Richard Dawkins.For speaking about so much about the stupid absurdity that is Religion

In his own way he has become as annoyingly preachy as a bible basher. He is like a teenager gleefully telling small children that Santa is a lie. Let folk believe whatever gives them peace and helps them sleep at night.

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Ray » 16 Dec 2018, 9:05pm

brynpoeth wrote:Geraint Thomas our first TdF winner, what will he win next?
Cymru am byth!


Sports Personality of the Year 2018 !!
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby landsurfer » 16 Dec 2018, 9:09pm

merseymouth wrote:Plus 1 for Durham Biker! Religions can be so divisive. MM


And political parties, and colour, and gender, and sex, ... et al....
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby pete75 » 16 Dec 2018, 9:20pm

pwa wrote:
landsurfer wrote:
pwa wrote:Still flying in spite of what it does to the planet?


If you truly believe that not getting on a plane means your are not using planes .... then your deluded.
Use Amazon ?
Buy out of season veg and fruit?
Flowers for that significent other ?
Had a coffee to-day ?

Cycle to the shops to buy stuff that came by plane ... in plastic, from countries that imprison and kill Gay people .. and Christians...
We are all wound up in world trading .... and if you think aircraft are flying around with empty holds .... you need to do a reality check i'm afraid.

I don't use Amazon.
I consider where my food comes from and buy accordingly.
She doesn't like cut flowers.
And I haven't flown for a long time. It must be getting on for seventeen years (rough guess) since I gave it up. You can bang on about climate change or you can fly but you can't do both unless you have very convenient mental compartmentalisation.
Yes, I drink (too much) coffee. Do they fly that in? Why? I'd have though shipping containers would be appropriate for that. (Edit: checked, and most coffee imported into Europe arrives as green beans in shipping containers, on ships)
Why assume you are the only one who thinks beyond the obvious? I do realise we all end up supporting things we don't like through our purchases, but I try. Where I suspect something is wrong I try. That is the best we can do.

(I made that little comment on 31July. What made you drag it up now? :lol: )


You prefer stuff that's imported on these filthy , polluting things?

https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/car ... pollution/

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby pwa » 16 Dec 2018, 9:25pm

pete75 wrote:
pwa wrote:
landsurfer wrote:
If you truly believe that not getting on a plane means your are not using planes .... then your deluded.
Use Amazon ?
Buy out of season veg and fruit?
Flowers for that significent other ?
Had a coffee to-day ?

Cycle to the shops to buy stuff that came by plane ... in plastic, from countries that imprison and kill Gay people .. and Christians...
We are all wound up in world trading .... and if you think aircraft are flying around with empty holds .... you need to do a reality check i'm afraid.

I don't use Amazon.
I consider where my food comes from and buy accordingly.
She doesn't like cut flowers.
And I haven't flown for a long time. It must be getting on for seventeen years (rough guess) since I gave it up. You can bang on about climate change or you can fly but you can't do both unless you have very convenient mental compartmentalisation.
Yes, I drink (too much) coffee. Do they fly that in? Why? I'd have though shipping containers would be appropriate for that. (Edit: checked, and most coffee imported into Europe arrives as green beans in shipping containers, on ships)
Why assume you are the only one who thinks beyond the obvious? I do realise we all end up supporting things we don't like through our purchases, but I try. Where I suspect something is wrong I try. That is the best we can do.

(I made that little comment on 31July. What made you drag it up now? :lol: )


You prefer stuff that's imported on these filthy , polluting things?

https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/car ... pollution/

Yep. Better than flying it. That is not to say that shipping is perfect, because it isn't. Buying local produce is the answer for some things, but for someone living in Wales locally sourced coffee grown are hard to find.

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Dec 2018, 9:31pm

There is a lot of wind at sea, could ships use sails to harness it? :wink:
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
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