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glut of bulb fennel
Sun 8-Nov-09
6:05 pm
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hi there
planted this a few months back and it took so well I have a glut on the way; can anyone suggest uses. I have a delicious recipe for a ratatouille type thingy with it in but no other ideas!
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Sun 8-Nov-09
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Hi Shelly,
You could make penne pasta with Fennel and black olives.

Roast some garlic bulbs, and squeeze the garlic into some good quality olive oil (alot of oil)
Blitz the oil and garlic with lots of flat leafed parsley.
Put the pasta on to cook. While it's cooking gently cook many slivers of fennel with some green peppers in a pan with some olive oil. Cook this a long as you like some people like the peppers and fennel well done, some less so. Roughly chop some kalamata olives (or whatever olives you prefer, and green olives work too). Portion the pasta into deep dishes. Mix in some fennel and pepper mix. Mix in some olives. Pour over some of the garlic oil mixture...and enjoy

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Mon 9-Nov-09
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I like it roasted in garlic butter and raw in salads if very thinly sliced.

I'll try that again!

Mon 9-Nov-09
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thanks so much for those ideas; I like the idea of pasta, except for the olives which I am afraid I loathe!!
also cooked in garlic bitter sounds yummy

Thu 12-Nov-09
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Have a look here: http://www.abelandcole.co.uk/recipes/fennel  I find they have lots of good recipes on that site.

Fri 13-Nov-09
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wow thanks for that - there are loads of recipes there

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Sun 14-Feb-10
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 ratatouille i love that have not had some for years will have to do some now. don't forget the obergenes.

Mon 15-Feb-10
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mmm just got into aubergines recently; arent they delicious!Smile

Mon 15-Feb-10
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Aubergines are delicious. Oh but I agree with Shelley about olives.  I have tried and tried to like them, but I never will.

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Danuta and Shelley, I have to confess I do not like olives - BUT - I had a meal (in Paris - ooh la la), which was seared salmon on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes with thin slices of black olives mixed in the mash, not too many, but it was delicious. It is still the only 'olives' that I can and will eat. Smile

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Crikey there are more of us.  I'm glad.  I don't know why but I always feel guilty because I don't like olives.  Another thing I can't manage to eat at all is goats cheese.  I love the sound of goats cheese and red onion tart, but couldn't eat it. The smell of it is enough - yuk

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Mon 15-Feb-10
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That's interesting - I couldn't stand the smell of cheese. Full stop.

After the children were born, I felt the need to bring cheese into their diet, and started to eat it then. I still can't eat it on its own, but though I think goats cheese has a 'sour' taste to it, I have never noticed a smell, and have successfully included it in recipes.

However, bulb fennel, I have never tried. How is it prepared?

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Ruthdigs said:Have a look here: http://www.abelandcole.co.uk/recipes/fennel  I find they have lots of good recipes on that site.


Ah, Ruth, these recipes look interesting - maybe try some!

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danast said:Crikey there are more of us.  I'm glad.  I don't know why but I always feel guilty because I don't like olives.  Another thing I can't manage to eat at all is goats cheese.  I love the sound of goats cheese and red onion tart, but couldn't eat it. The smell of it is enough - yuk


I don't like olives i have tryed them several time, but i do love using olive oil and i like drinking cod liver oil too. 

Tue 16-Feb-10
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Cod liver oil reminds me of being a young girl and every morning there were two cod liver oil capsules sitting on my plate at breakfast time.  Mum was strict - they were good for our health!   Over the course of the day, usually after tepid milk at school, a burb would bring back the disgusting taste.  Oh it was a long time ago, but I can still taste it.  I hated them.  So I don't think I will be drinking cod liver oil, Mutley.

 I do like olive oil though as long as it is not too strong

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