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..is an increasing part of our diet at this time of the year. Here are
dried onions, beans, and carrots. The onions and beans work pretty well,
the carrots are only suitable for bulking out stews and soups.
8th Oct 2006, 21:42  

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Dhamaka says:

that's sad, I love fresh onions

8th Oct 2006, 22:31

Geodyne says:

And I guess you've heard that your fresh food won't be coming in as fast as you'd like, either...

9th Oct 2006, 07:58

michaelpj says:

Oh, and you'll notice that the dried beans are nearly 5 years out of date! That's also pretty common round here.

Geodyne: yes, the planes are delayed. We're going to have to hope that the various visiting planes will bring us a bag or two of fresh fruit from Punta Arenas.

9th Oct 2006, 12:56

Dhamaka says:

I didn't want to say anything about that

9th Oct 2006, 14:05

swamprose says:

No. not dried carrots. please, not the dried carrots. have done my own time with them on canoe trips. bleughh.

can you fake scurvy?

15th Oct 2006, 16:34

hildegard says:

Do you have any darkside dried onions? As the normal ones, they weigh nothing but their unholy advantage is that they're crispily pre-fried & all but oozing arterial disease. Love 'em! :)

20th Oct 2006, 06:41

michaelpj says:

Hildegard - we don't, but as the best thing to do with dried onions is to tip them out of the bag into a frying pan full of butter until they go brown, and then add water, we acheive the same result!

This is particularly important in field catering, where you need to keep your calorie intake up by eating lots of butter. In the old days people used to stir butter into their tea, but the ration boxes have been revised more recently to make this unnecessary!

Oh, and some nice Canadians flew in two days ago and brought us fresh fruit and veg, so we're all pigging out on salad at the moment!

20th Oct 2006, 17:28

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