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Exploding rhubarb chutney wrecks retirement flat
The Telegraph ^ | 7/5/2013 | Hayley Dixon

Posted on 07/05/2013 2:11:15 PM PDT by markomalley

The homemade preserve blew up in the fridge, ripping the door off of its hinges and rocking Margaret Goodwin’s flat as she lay asleep at 7am in the morning.

When she went to see what the "bomb" was she found that her family photographs has been smashed by the fridge door as it was flung across the kitchen, knocking a chunk from the wall.

The explosion had also temporarily lifted the ceiling, leaving cracks in the top of the wall, living room and porch, and blew the casing off an extractor fan.

The rhubarb chutney, a gift from a friend, had exploded when gas fermented and built up inside the glass jar. "If I had been standing in the way, it would probably have killed me" said Mrs Goodwin.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: fermentation; napl; rhubarbchutney
Can you imagine the damage that would have been done had the same thing happened after it had been consumed? Talking about lighting f*rts!
1 posted on 07/05/2013 2:11:15 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
lighting f*rts

Prolly would backfire and blow yer head clean off.

2 posted on 07/05/2013 2:13:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: markomalley

GOSH! I hope this doesn’t give the Jihader’s any ideas. On the other hand though I might invest in Rhubarb, and canning.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 2:18:40 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: markomalley
Exploding rhubarb chutney wrecks retirement flat...

Man. I just hate it when that happens.

4 posted on 07/05/2013 2:23:41 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: markomalley

I hate when that happens.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 2:31:47 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: markomalley

It must not have been sterilized properly.

If it had not exploded, and they had tried to consume it, the food poisoning could have made them very ill or killed them.

Either way, they were lucky. This could have come out much worse.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 2:32:05 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: markomalley

Never heard of such.


7 posted on 07/05/2013 2:33:17 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: markomalley

I saw this happen to home made sauerkraut in one of those 1.5 ga pickle jars in my friends basement LOL

What a stinky mess.


8 posted on 07/05/2013 2:33:37 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: markomalley

Could have been worse. The penguin on the Telly might have blown up.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 2:34:10 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: markomalley
The Horror!


10 posted on 07/05/2013 2:34:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a ping.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 2:37:13 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: TADSLOS

oh, intercourse the penguin!


12 posted on 07/05/2013 2:58:42 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

LOL.


13 posted on 07/05/2013 2:59:17 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

“...and now Radio Four will explode.”


14 posted on 07/05/2013 2:59:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

This happened once when Lena’s favorite lutefisk canning recipe went very wrong and destroyed the town of Lost Overshoe, MN.


15 posted on 07/05/2013 3:08:53 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: markomalley

Just great. Now Homeland Security is going to label rhubarb a WMD.


16 posted on 07/05/2013 3:13:04 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: TaMoDee

Two daughters doing dishes in a hurry. One covered broilere with the remains of chicken dinner.

Slipped full and unwashed into the pantry to be washed later. In April.

August. One exploded broiler pan....all over the pantry.

You cannot begin to imagine the odor.

I think my relationship with the girls went downhill from there.


17 posted on 07/05/2013 3:21:26 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: rockinqsranch

Now that would put the Yorkshire rhubarb triangle (Wakefield, Bradford & Leeds)on the map!!


18 posted on 07/05/2013 3:22:05 PM PDT by davemac.439
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To: bigheadfred
Prolly would backfire and blow yer head clean off.

Yea, but thankfully God provided us with gas escape holes.........

19 posted on 07/05/2013 3:23:33 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I ain't no cracker, I'm a white a$$ soda biscuit...)
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To: rockinqsranch

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhubarb_Triangle


20 posted on 07/05/2013 3:24:55 PM PDT by davemac.439
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To: TaMoDee

Since the lutefisk was also destroyed, we considered it have a happy ending.


21 posted on 07/05/2013 3:42:52 PM PDT by fini
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To: Chickensoup

Oooooh, that sounds super awful!


22 posted on 07/05/2013 3:46:34 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: fini

Stick with the kloob ...


23 posted on 07/05/2013 4:04:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: markomalley

Rhubarb Chutney

2 pounds fresh rhubarb, chopped
2 cups chopped onion
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons salt

Preparation:
Combine ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook until thickened, stirring often (about 30 minutes). Pour into hot sterilized jars and cover with canning lids. Set aside to seal.

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Rhubarb and Strawberry mash

4 cups chopped rhubarb
4 cups chopped strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt

Cook until dissolved and fruit is mushy. The stewed fruit is delicious over ice cream; or can be sieved for the juice. 1/4 cup of this juice can be added to a glass of soda water or ginger ale for a tart and sweet summer drink.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

1-1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup instant tapioca
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
2 cups diced fresh rhubarb
pastries for 2 crust, 9” pie
1 tbsp butter
sprinkling of sugar

Mix sugar, tapioca and salt, then pour over and mix with prepared strawberries and rhubarb in mixing bowl. Let stand 15 minutes.

Line pie shell with one crust, leaving 1/2 inch overhang, then add fruit mixture to shell, dotting with butter. Cover pie with second shell, and flute edges with a fork. Cut four slits in center to permit steam to escape, then sprinkle a light layer of sugar over the top crust.

Bake 45 minutes at 425F.

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Rhubarb-Ginger Cobbler

4 cups coarsely chopped rhubarb
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup tightly packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup sorghum molasses
1 Tablespoon crystallized ginger, minced
2 Tablespoons grated ginger root
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cups sifted all-purpose unbleached flour
1/2 cup buttermilk

Preparation:
Put rhubarb in a bowl. Pour 1 cup sugar over and toss well to mix. Let stand in refrigerator for an hour. Drain rhubarb and discard all but 1/4 cup juice. Return to its bowl, sprinkle with allspice, and toss.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter a large rectangular baking dish.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with the brown sugar. Beat the egg into the creamed mixture and add the sorghum molasses, crystallized ginger, and the ginger root. In a small bowl, mix together the ground ginger, cinnamon, mustard, baking soda, and the flour. Add in increments to the batter, stirring as you go along. Add the buttermilk and beat until smooth.

Pour the rhubarb mixture into the bottom of the pan. Drop the ginger mixture by the teaspoonful on top. Bake for 30 minutes and then turn the oven temperature down to 325F. Bake for another 15 minutes, until cake is well browned.


24 posted on 07/05/2013 4:47:34 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: markomalley; Charles Henrickson
This honestly could have been SOOOO much worse! It could have been Surstromming!

http://www.allscandinavia.com/surstromming.htm

...Caught in the months of May and June, processors immerse the fish (herring) for a day in brine and then decapitate and clean it. Next they stack it in barrels, trundling it out into the summer sun and left there for 24 hours to get the fermenting process started. An inch or two of space is left at the top of each barrel so that any gas formed during the fermentation can accumulate with out causing an explosion...

Among those who like surstromming best....there's the belief that the contents of a can left for a year at a temperature of 68̊ F. actually improve; the can will have begun to swell, and at its puffiest must be opened gingerly, like a bottle of champagne...

Sales of surstromming are on the increase in Sweden, but its future as an export item is, predictably, dim.... the product doesn’t always travel well. Only recently a Swede found this out. Thinking to amaze an important New York client and the assembled board of directors with so bizarre a food, he produced the swollen can he had carried all the way from Sweden in his luggage and dramatically laid it on the table. At that moment, the can exploded.

25 posted on 07/05/2013 5:42:02 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission (Ahhh...some customs are better left in the old country.....)
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
The rhubarb chutney, a gift from a friend, had exploded when gas fermented and built up inside the glass jar.

Great - now we're going to need a license to buy kimchi.


26 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Growler full of kudzu can’t be to safe either....


27 posted on 07/05/2013 6:25:25 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos

Compost piles have been known to go boom, IIRC.


28 posted on 07/05/2013 7:05:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Rhubarb chutney sounds yucky to me. Must be a Yankee thing.


29 posted on 07/05/2013 8:25:40 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: jespasinthru

More a British thing. They have a huge library of chutneys, which I liken to fruit and vegetable jams. Some of the more entertaining ones:

Mango (in many variations from mild and fruity to extremely hot and spicy), cranberry, peanut, pomegranate, tomato, onion, coriander, apple, plum, pear, peach, cucumber, and many blends.


30 posted on 07/06/2013 6:35:50 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!
I don't like explosive chutneys. They can be bad for the plumbing.

THIS IS NOT A CHEAP PRODUCT
MANUFACTURED FOR COM-
MERCIAL PROFITS!

31 posted on 07/06/2013 7:00:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Chickensoup

I once had a friend whose mother would call her from work and tell her to clean up the apartment because she had invited people over. The friend would quickly put all the dirty dishes into the cupboards. I remember being astounded and questioning this action, but my friend just shrugged and said that’s what her mother always did.

That said: you have my full sympathy. Bet those girls learned a life lesson, though.


32 posted on 07/06/2013 8:08:10 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve had bottles of kombucha (fermented tea ) explode. You have a mess on your hands but it’s not enough to blow the door of the cupboard, let alone blow the door off the fridge.


33 posted on 07/06/2013 8:14:50 AM PDT by csvset
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To: reformedliberal
"The friend would quickly put all the dirty dishes into the cupboards."

Thank God I have a dog so I don't have to live like that.

34 posted on 07/06/2013 8:20:11 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“More a British thing. They have a huge library of chutneys, which I liken to fruit and vegetable jams. “

A throwback to colonial India influence?


35 posted on 07/06/2013 8:20:14 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Our parents: The Greatest Generation. Their kids and grand kids: The Stupidest.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Must be, see 31.


36 posted on 07/06/2013 8:21:53 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Our parents: The Greatest Generation. Their kids and grand kids: The Stupidest.)
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To: Rebelbase

Definitely. The Brits fell in love with chutney.

Major Grey’s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Grey’s_Chutney

They also love curries, balti, picalilli, Worcestershire sauce (which includes many Indian spices), lamb-mutton Mulligatawny, pepper water (rasam)(soup), mango and banana trifle pudding, quite a list.


37 posted on 07/06/2013 8:39:45 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Joe 6-pack

My husband’s joke:”The dog washed the dishes. so I’ll just put them away, now.”

I think of it as pre-wash. But it takes longer to get dog saliva off anything. I swear it could be used for glue.


38 posted on 07/06/2013 10:06:50 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal

Yep...my dog does the pre-wash. I can’t tell you the last time I used the trash disposal in my sink.


39 posted on 07/06/2013 10:11:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: csvset

Then you’re not making it strong enough. ;^)


40 posted on 07/06/2013 10:15:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

I bet that left an impression. LOL


41 posted on 07/06/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: reformedliberal

That said: you have my full sympathy. Bet those girls learned a life lesson, though.

____________________________________________

I learned a life lesson, girls are better than boys...jk...


42 posted on 07/06/2013 1:55:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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