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    With regard to making the gravy with the cabbage water, years ago i suffered with boils, as fast as you got rid of one, another would appear. I was on a Baltic boat up on the Finish coast when several boils appeared on my back, for anyone who has suffered, they really make you miserable, and of course the pain, having to bath in hot water until they burst etc. On my return home, went to the doctors, and he said, drink cabbage water after its been cooked. I drank that for a few weeks, mixed with an oxo cube, brilliant, i have never had a boil since, kt
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    Good morning Keith, my mum insisted we all drink the cabbage water when young. When asked why she always replied 'It's good for you' After reading your post I googled, seems mum new best after all We drank it straight ....as mum didn't buy oxo cubes.

    ''High in vitamin K, vitamin C and fiber, cabbage is also a good source of vitamin B6 and folic acid. Low in potassium and low in cost, it's an affordable addition to the kidney diet. Raw cabbage makes a great addition to the dialysis diet as coleslaw or topping for fish tacos.'' Who knew!!
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    hi marian #12
    good morning
    but it was better with loads of pepper,
    tom

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    Back to Babbies Heads is that a Scottish term ? As the donor spoke with a broad Scottish accent apart from being brought up in Australia , and going maybe back to the UK to join the RN. Finally to come back to Oz and settle in a commune run by the RAAF. Maybe the Brylcream is the secret of success. Maybe they use that on the Babbies head as well ? JS
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    Well Thomas something we actually agree on , Cabbage water an pepper love it. My dear old Granda Lewis, would boil a cabbage to death , drink the water heavily peppered. For some strange reason he called Gippo, I do not know why and cannot find any complementary explanation as to the word. One big problem with Granda and cabbage water was he was stone deaf and thought everyone else was !!! he would usually follow up with an OH Boy!!! and shuffle off.

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    n case you were wondering................“ONE IS NEVER TO OLD TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW!”



    Manure... An interesting fact.



    Manure : In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything for export had to be transported by ship. It was also before the invention of commercial fertilizers, so large shipments of manure were quite common.



    It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, not only did it become heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by-product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM!



    Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening



    After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the instruction ' Stow high in transit ' on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this "volatile" cargo and start the production of methane.



    Thus evolved the term ' S.H.I.T ' , (Stow High In Transit) ,…………. “So it’s really not a swear word”



    which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.



    You probably did not know the true history of this word.



    Neither did I



    I had always thought it was a golfing term.

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    Well Thomas something we actually agree on , Cabbage water an pepper love it. My dear old Granda Lewis, would boil a cabbage to death , drink the water heavily peppered. For some strange reason he called Gippo, I do not know why and cannot find any complementary explanation as to the word. One big problem with Granda and cabbage water was he was stone deaf and thought everyone else was !!! he would usually follow up with an OH Boy!!! and shuffle off.

    Problem with many is that they boil the cabbage and chuck out the water which holds all the goodness.
    I never boil it, shred it into a pot with a nob of butter and some extra virgin olive oil.
    Lid on and on the lowest gas possible, stir until soft to your taste.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    We all children had to drink the cabbage water when young. the girls were not too keen on it but when mother said drink it you did. Den

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    Spinach is good for you , ask Popeye. water cress are super foods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis McColl View Post
    Cabbage water an pepper love it. My dear old Granda Lewis, would boil a cabbage to death , drink the water heavily peppered. For some strange reason he called Gippo,


    Middle East: malaria, sandfly fever, 'gippo tummy'.

    “gippo”, [gravy] (context British military slang English)

    Gravy? Jippo was meat-juice (especially bacon-fat or gravy) and occasionally butter. As nautical slang in 1870, jipper denoted gravy ; bread and jipper, bread and dripping ; and jipper as verb, to baste a bird or a joint of meat. In London and the Isle of Wight, in 1902, it could mean the juice or syrup of a pie, a pudding.
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    According to Cappy it was Spinach that caused Mary to end up with a wooden leg.
    She though she was as strong as Pop Eye when she tried to pull the cork out of a bottle for cappy, fell over and that was that.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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