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Old 10-18-2006, 09:10 AM   #21
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Gosh Gretchen, the mere mention of turnips reminds me of Chinese spring rolls. Alas sweet turnips are not available here, so on the few occasions when I had to prepare spring rolls for a party, I replaced them with the German variety. Now that it's pumpkin season, I think it's a good idea to use them instead.

Pearl barley can also be used as a healthy drink to 'cool' the system during hot days especially when you are nursing a bad sore throat. To prepare it, simply boil them in a pot of water. When the barley starts to soften, add sugar or honey. You can add a sprig of rose geranium or pandan leaves if available, to flavour it. Serve it with or without the barley. The uncooked barley can be used later in soups, stews etc.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:46 AM   #22
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Robinson's Lemon Barley Water is a staple in the UK, and has been since the 1930s. It is also a sponsor of the LTA's Wimbledon Fortnight every year. It really is good!
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:11 AM   #23
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Robinson's Lemon Barley Water is a staple in the UK, and has been since the 1930s. It is also a sponsor of the LTA's Wimbledon Fortnight every year. It really is good!
I'm sure barley water with lemon tastes good but it can't beat the real stuff, free of preservatives and additives and that ie. homemade - cheap, healthy and good. Add lemon juice at the end if you like.
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:40 AM   #24
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It has no additives. Water, barley, sugar and lemon juice (or orange juice).

Edited to add: it appears there is a low sugar version which uses saccharin instead of real sugar!
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:05 PM   #25
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[quote=boufa06]Gosh Gretchen, the mere mention of turnips reminds me of Chinese spring rolls. Alas sweet turnips are not available here, so on the few occasions when I had to prepare spring rolls for a party, I replaced them with the German variety.

I don't think I know what "sweet" turnips are--or the German ones either. ;o)Ours are either "white" (have a purple skin) or "yellow" (rutabagas).
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:17 PM   #26
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Gretchen,
The sweet turnips are the Asian variety which are whitish in colour. They are either eaten raw in salads or cooked. The German ones have light purplish skin and taste almost like radish.
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:53 PM   #27
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Barley makes a great side dish, I often cook it when I get tired of rice.
I also like to add it to my bean soup.
(Must add to grocery list, I'm out of stock)
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:43 PM   #28
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Gretchen,
The sweet turnips are the Asian variety which are whitish in colour. They are either eaten raw in salads or cooked. The German ones have light purplish skin and taste almost like radish.
Thanks. I guess I do know them. Just didn't know the names.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:22 AM   #29
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Not only is barley a great addition to soup but it makes a great side dish rather than rice.

1/3 cup pearl barley
1 cup of water or broth or stock
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. butter

Bring the water to a boil and add the barley, salt, pepper and butter. Cover and bake in a 325F oven for 30 minutes until the barley is tender. This is delicous as a side dish. Serves 2 and may be doubled.
I love barley but have only had it in soup - this sounds good, thanks!
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Jillian !!! As me sainted grandmother would say, hogwash. More like Jill or the once used Jyl , equally hogwash lassie. My family settled in Pennsylvania, and the McQuown name is known in both Indianna and Rayne townships. Robespierre is the actual family name. We knew both Paine and Jefferson. Yeah, my forfather was executed. Strange twist of fate actually.
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