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green tomato ketchup
Fri 20-Aug-10
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lilythepink
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I've not come across the inverse method.  I did try sealing  jam with the paraffin wax you get here, but I don't think that is as effective for jam covering as the waxed pot covers which you get in UK but they don't sell in France.

Tomato jam now is much to be commended,- good way to use green tomatoes.  I'll put anything that doesn't move into chutney.

Sat 21-Aug-10
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I've not yet made green tomato jam, but I have made red and it is indeed good; I think Ill make some green tom jam later.  I would just make chutneys, but the french here really don't like the aigre doux taste, so my market is a little limited!  I thus make a range of jams sauces etc as well.

Sat 21-Aug-10
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Hi Shelley - I was just going to ask you, but I thought "don't be so lazy. Google it."

And i did.

aigre-doux [ay-greh-DOO] The French term for the combined flavors of sour ( aigre ) and sweet ( doux )

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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Hey, and I thought you said you didn't speak French. eeek   welldone

Considering the number of McDonalds eateries here in France (yes, they have more than in the UK eeek ), it surprises me that the Chinese taste of sweet and sour isn't popular.

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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Nope, Shelley, I do not speak any French. I just pasted your term into Google and it spat out a seemingly cogent answer. Google spits very well! cheers

Stunned to learn that McD has more outlets in France than UK. That just seems so counter intuitive. Are they better/ tastier?

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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and here was me thinking spitting was rude! How innocent I must be whistle

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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Danny said:

Stunned to learn that McD has more outlets in France than UK. 


 

 

Best place to have a pee in the whole of France and, you don't have to buy anything...

I'll try that again!

Sat 21-Aug-10
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wave  So glad you shared that with us TA.  big_laugh

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big_laugh  Count upon me, honey for the basics in life....whistle

I'll try that again!

Sun 22-Aug-10
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Danny said:

Nope, Shelley, I do not speak any French. I just pasted your term into Google and it spat out a seemingly cogent answer. Google spits very well! cheers

Stunned to learn that McD has more outlets in France than UK. That just seems so counter intuitive. Are they better/ tastier?


 

Actuellement, Monsieur Carey, je m'appelle Brightspark ......... smile

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Sun 22-Aug-10
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..... and with reference to McD - I have noticed that there are more overweight French people than I remembered previously - perhaps a little clue there, hmmmn ?

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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yep indeedy; andy and I were just saying the other day that france is on the verge of the fat explosion that has hit the uk and the us!!  As a teacher I could see the rise of overweight tendencies from the start and I can see the same signs here in France now.  I give it 5 - 10 years before the same percentage of people in france are overweight compared to the uk;

and yes Danny aigre doux is sweet and sour, I had translated it in another post so didnt this time! However it was BS who replied (yes we are similarly beautiful, intelligent and clever) and not me!

 

 

 

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Well said, Shelley - and you're not wrong !!!!!!!!   big_laugh  big_laugh  big_laugh

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

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Wed 25-Aug-10
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Foot in mouth, yet again doh

I must open a new thread on the topic of that trend you mentioned, Val and Shelley, so as not to drag this one off track.

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I do wish you could buy green tomatoes in the shops.  I wonder if farmers markets will sell them.  I love green tomato chutney and sauce.

 

Next year we should have our polytunnel up so I will be growing tomatoes for myself - some to go red (with abit of luck) and others will be nabbed before they get the chance!

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