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Todayโ€™s side salad lunch ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’

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Hi everyone,

After the poll on side salads which I have enjoyed reading all your replies to a lot inspired me to make such a big side salad for lunch today that I didnโ€™t need a sandwich with it.

Yesterday afternoon my neighbour sent me a text inviting me around later for tea and hot home made gluten free sausage rolls. I was more than happy to as they are delicious and were lovely and warm from from the oven.

I was given some for later so I had them with my favourite side salad foods in my fridge, the cucumber is from another neighbour and are the fattest cucumbers Iโ€™ve ever seen and they are really nice. Making a very amicable lunch.

Enjoy the rest of your day folks and remember food is our fuel. ๐ŸŒž

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Not had home made salads for ages!

Perhaps we might make some here soon!

Today's lunch here is corned beef sandwiches as we had it left in the fridge and it needed using up as we feel that it's wasteful to buy food you don't need when you have plenty that you could easily use!

I feel that it's great that here we have a choice in what we eat and drink when there's so many in the world who don't have that luxury and even in this country there's lots who are reliant on foodbanks yet another example of the unfair allocation of basic resources.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Catgirl1976

I agree that we shouldnโ€™t waste food as fir salad Iโ€™m sure that your lovely rainbow mash would be prefect with a salad.

And youโ€™re very right that we should be grateful for what we have.

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Activity2004Administrator

Hi Jerry,

Your side salad looks really wonderful. I'm a big fan of cucumbers, too and always happy to have them whenever we have a salad either as a side salad or one used as a main dish. It's nice that your neighbors had given you some cucumbers to be used from their garden. Our neighbors had some cucumbers in their garden a while ago. It's been a few weeks since they had gotten any others sprouting up. :-)

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Activity2004

Thanks Leah, I like neighbours who grow too many veg and like giving them away bad the cucumber are very nice indeed. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Jerry

You're welcome! It's nice when it's possible to share with everyone. :-)

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Kitten-whiskersVegan star

That looks like a very nice lunch Jerry, what lovely neighbours you have ๐Ÿ˜Š the cucumber looks lovely, all of the salad so fresh

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Kitten-whiskers

Thanks Debs they're a funny lot my neighbours but maybe thats why they like me!

I love being given home grown fruit and veg and the sausage rolls are gf and vegan as I've posted them on VFL before. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Kitten-whiskersVegan star in reply to Jerry

I thought they were the vegan ones Jerry, it's great you have such lovely neighbours

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Kitten-whiskers

Too true Debs and the sausage rolls were totally delicious fresh out of the oven...๐Ÿ™ƒ

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Kitten-whiskersVegan star in reply to Jerry

Delicous ๐Ÿ˜Š

Im not sure if it's ok to add pictures to someone else's post. This is my salad from a few days ago (it's soup weather now) with a home grown cucumber given to me by a neighbour, and homegrown by me tomatoes and salad leaves including the watercress, basil and nastertium.

Those are avocados not eggs
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Activity2004Administrator in reply to HungryHufflepuff

Hi HungryHufflepuff,

Everyone can add pictures to other postings that others have done, but they will be food/healthy eating related. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

Your salad looks really delicious! I really like eggs and assorted vegetables added to salads all the time. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ—

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JerryAdministrator in reply to HungryHufflepuff

Hi HungryHufflepuff of course its all right so thank you for asking as Leah has already said.

You salad looks really appetising so nice one. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you ๐Ÿ‘ I suddenly had a mind blank and couldnโ€™t remember if that was ok. Edible flowers are great, they not only taste good but bring so much vibrancy to a dish ๐Ÿ˜Š

Your salad looks really pretty. So well presented ๐Ÿ˜Š Have you grown the edible flowers or did you buy them. Would look great on a cake too ๐Ÿ˜‹

Thank you. Yes I grew the flowers,the leafs are edible too and have quite peppery flavour.

Changes the whole look of the salad and adds a lovely taste too ๐Ÿ˜Š

Beautiful presentation. Are those pickled pearl onions? ๐Ÿ˜‹

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Isinatra

Thank you Isinatra they're silver skin pickled onions and I but these are they are in spirit vinegar and I really like them. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Isinatra in reply to Jerry

My mom would buy them to put in martinis. As a child, I would always sneak a few from the jar. It was my delight when I could finally afford to buy my own jar. Love the crisp tartness.๐Ÿ˜‹

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Isinatra

I also love the sharp tartiness of them and this is why I like fruits like gooseberries. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Your food plating looks really nice Jerry ๐Ÿ‘The food on it looks delicious too. The home made sausage rolls look cute and tasty. It's a blessing to have good neighbour's especially with the virus still around. My neighbours are really helpful too and we're always sharing food too. I couldn't ask for better neighbours ๐Ÿ˜Š

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Zara0123

Hey thanks Zara0123 thats very kind of you and I do appreciate my neighbours generosity.

So I'm very pleased that you also have great neighbours and can see why with your amicable attitude towards others. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Zara0123 in reply to Jerry

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