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Author Topic: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.  (Read 17491 times)

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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #15 on: 21 November, 2011, 04:45:46 PM »
It's spreading Commodore SC !
".Marks and Spencer has caused a stink by selling handbags that apparently smell of fish. "
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Apparently they've ordered some tee-shirts to give away with each bag sold
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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #16 on: 21 November, 2011, 06:26:09 PM »
A bit more about fish fertilizer having a nasty effect, Ant and Commander...

                             

When living in Hong Hong I bought chicken and eggs in the markets for breakfast.

Tasted absolutely foul instead of fowl (groan...that was cheep!)...was explained to me that your Chinese equivalents of Bernard Matthews used to use skip loads of fish meal and prawn leftovers as fertilizer over the border and in Kowloon. Cheap, plentiful and really horrible on such a fine tuned set of UK taste buds as mine.

The chicken and eggs tasted like cod liver oil. Really strong taint.

I suppose, in exactly the same way that corn-fed chickens taste of corn, and chickens fed on butterballs taste like a butterball (?) so fish-fed chickens taste of fish.

Whatever it was, a traditional English fry up on a Sunday morning just didn't taste the same when the eggs tasted more like kippers (which I can't stand).
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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #17 on: 21 November, 2011, 07:00:06 PM »
[quote author=P-Kasso2 link=topic=3896.msg21639#msg21639 date=132190004
your Chinese equivalents of Bernard Matthews used to use skip loads of fish meal and prawn leftovers as fertilizer over the border and in Kowloon. Cheap, plentiful and really horrible on such a fine tuned set of UK taste buds as mine.
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When I lived in Hong Kong ( well actually in the New Territories) about once a fortnight on a Saturday we, my family and I, used to go by train to Kowloon to get a taste of the good life, like a real proper english lunch at the YMCA, and  sample the opulence of the Peninsular Hotel for afternoon tea with a spot of retail therapy in between. The railway station which served as our starting  and finishing point  was called Sheung Shui (shung shooey) and one of the things about that location was the smell; so much so that my kids christened it Shung Pooey!
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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #18 on: 22 November, 2011, 06:23:21 AM »
I didn't realise you were an old china hand too, SC. I have great memories of scoffing seafood at Kowloon and the New Territories! Ah, the rock oysters by the two gallon bucketful!

I used to go go sketching as well as gorging out there too but never got up as far north as Sheung Shui. Could have done with one of these nifty multi-tasking gadgets...

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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #19 on: 22 November, 2011, 06:50:03 AM »
Hello PK - I'm sorry to say it wasn't me out in Chian it was Ant!! But, interesting to learn about your love of rock oysters.

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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #20 on: 22 November, 2011, 07:41:39 AM »
Sorry Ant. And hello Commander...I had a dozen oysters last night...only eleven of them worked!
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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #21 on: 22 November, 2011, 09:11:07 AM »
I'm not even going to ask what aspect of your oyster eating failed to work.

I found this serving suggestion!!

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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #22 on: 22 November, 2011, 09:37:05 AM »
Sorry Ant. And hello Commander...I had a dozen oysters last night...only eleven of them worked!
Presumably the other one was on the dole!  :P
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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #23 on: 22 November, 2011, 09:51:43 AM »
I'm not even going to ask what aspect of your oyster eating failed to work.

I found this serving suggestion!!

As Mrs P-K just pointed out limply, it wasn't even my joke. It was his...



Well, actually, his...the great SJ Perelman, scriptwriter, gagmeister to the stars...


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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #24 on: 22 November, 2011, 10:38:40 AM »


As Mrs P-K just pointed out limply, it wasn't even my joke. It was his...



Well, actually, his...the great SJ Perelman, scriptwriter, gagmeister to the stars...



Thats the same guy twice over! S'funny but have you ever seen Groucho and S J  together in the same shot??
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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #25 on: 22 November, 2011, 11:50:03 AM »
I'm not even going to ask what aspect of your oyster eating failed to work.

I found this serving suggestion!!

Does this work for serving winkles too?  whisl

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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #26 on: 23 November, 2011, 04:53:40 AM »
Does this work for serving winkles too?  whisl



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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #27 on: 15 December, 2011, 03:02:47 AM »
Anything that doesn't smell like it isn't supposed to is likely bad. Not only do cucumbers smell fishy when they start to go bad, they also start to get a bit slimy. When in doubt, don't eat it!

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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #28 on: 03 January, 2012, 06:26:25 AM »
Hi
Found this forum by accident and have spent the last 30 minutes reading through a few posts. Personally I have never come across a 'fishy' cucumber, however having spent the last 24 years living in Greece I have learnt a bit about them.

If your cucumber is actually going through the process of growing mould, turning slimy etc through age (in the fridge) then be thankful it's not sprayed to high-heaven with all forms of chemicals and actually rotting! In Greece you NEVER see cucumber served with the skin - cucumbers are thoroughly washed and peeled as the Greeks know what is sprayed onto this staple ingredient of Greek salad.

A friend of ours was woken up one morning at 3am to a really strange noise - thinking his shop was in the process of being burgled he crept downstairs. His shop was empty (or potential burglars) so he checked the next door neighbour's greengrocer shop. He found a delivery of cucumbers in a mesh sack - the cucumber were actually growing in front of his eyes!!!! Small 6inch cucumbers stretching out to full size!

As for fishy eggs/chickens .... I was saw a free range chicken eat a big piece of phlegm - this put me off free-range for life! May they forever live in cages (gob free)!

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Re: Cucumber tasting 'fishy'.
« Reply #29 on: 03 January, 2012, 10:22:54 AM »
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