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UK Cauliflower shortages

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by lucylocket61, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I have not seen that word "twaddle" for eons.

    Local cauliflower grower wins export contract to China with his product, I suppose this would be twaddle to some...
     
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    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And in Chinese
    废话
     
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  3. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was in Llangollen today, big display of cauliflowers in the greengrocers, so the shortage isn't everywhere.
     
  4. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Got an extra large one at Morrison’s and there were plenty of normal priced ones still at same price.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I will have look tomorrow, Morrison's is just minutes away from my home.
     
  6. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh bother, there goes my get rich quick plan of stockpiling Cauliflower, now what am I to do with my warehouse Mountain of Cauliflower? :meh:
     
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  8. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    You are now obliged to eat at least one whole cauliflower with every meal. :eek:
    Robbity
     
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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Eat it!!!
     
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  10. Muddy Cyclist

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    To late I found a Chinese buyer. What a load of 废话 (Twaddle) what a lovely word I wonder what it sounds like in Chinese?
     
  11. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It does make one wonder how our ancestors survived when vegetables were out of season :shifty:

    Just saying...
     
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    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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  13. TriciaWs

    TriciaWs Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    A lot of them didn't. early death among the poor, who could not afford expensive imported food, was the usual pattern. (We've been importing food for thousands of years but cheap veg out of season is comparatively new.)
     
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  14. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Most people / tribes were nomadic so they shifted where there was sustainable food to hunt gather, then rinsed and repeated...
     
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    Norfolkmell Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Most of my veg comes via my local veg box delivery, we receive what's in season, grown locally. This week they put the price of cauliflower up and warned they were in short supply because of the weather, so I had a lovely pointy cabbage instead, it won't make mash or rice but stir fried finely sliced will go with practically everything. There will always be something in season when you buy local. Looking forward to sprouts and sprout tops coming.
     
  16. philosophy47

    philosophy47 Type 2 · Newbie

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    This has nothung to do with Brexit. Just the weather.
     
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  17. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Thousands? I mean the Romans brought in some fermented fish oil and luxury grave goods have been found at Hengistbury Head but I seriously doubt that Bronze Age man was shipping in avocados from southern Spain..they would have been well mouldy by the time they got here...
     
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  18. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But, in the absence of their five-a-day, how else would mankind have prospered?
     
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  19. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    o_O We actually managed very nicely without thank you until around the beginning of this century.:D

    Robbity
     
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    I noticed that my local Aldi no longer had cauliflower rice on the shelves...maybe this is why??? Must admit, its a staple for me as takes the place of rice in Chinese, Indian and Mexican dishes which constitutes most of my diet. Makes a reasonable pizza crust too.
     
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