Lambs leaf/Corn salad

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Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby Zosherooney » February 28th, 2012, 11:16 am

A few years ago I bought a pack of seeds from Lidl described as corn salad. I planted them and duly harvested and ate same. Wilst tidying up in the veg area recently, I found seedlings in the shingle path and veg bed. We had a salad Nicoise recently and I threw a few of these in at the time. Something made me Google lambs leaf today only to find they are one and the same !

Similarly, Sumat, Tree of Heaven and Rustifina are all one and the same................ :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby Pip » February 28th, 2012, 12:00 pm

And in France they are mache (can't do accents). Having been in seeds for a lot of years I can tell you they have shared that identity for a long, long time.

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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby spotteddick » February 28th, 2012, 3:18 pm

and in German Feldsalat

Hi Pip-Alt and 131 on the right number pad

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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby Pip » February 28th, 2012, 3:48 pm

Thanks Dick. Haven't got a number pad but presume the row of numbers on the top will get the same result.

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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby Suelle » February 28th, 2012, 4:16 pm

Pip wrote:Thanks Dick. Haven't got a number pad but presume the row of numbers on the top will get the same result.

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No, it won't, but é is obtained by pressing ALT/GR key to the right of the space bar, at the same time as e.

Can't do the accent pointing the other way though! :oops:
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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby spotteddick » February 28th, 2012, 7:55 pm

PIP have you got a ^ sign at the top row left of the numbers? if so just hit it (not too hard or you may break it) and then the a - â just like that

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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby spotteddick » February 28th, 2012, 7:59 pm

for the accents just do the same at the other end of the numbers row like so á or à that is the easiest way if you havent got a number pad and then there is no need to remember the numbers!


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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby Zosherooney » February 28th, 2012, 10:56 pm

Cannot find the pound sign on my net book. the 'registered' button only brings up a dollar sign. Where do I go from here, Have tried all the other upper case and lower case but no sign of a pound sign?????
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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby Pip » February 29th, 2012, 8:21 am

é á got those two by Alt/Gr and hit the letter, thanks Suelle, but the a with ^ if I hit either of those I get one or a whole row of them and not the two together.

But é is the most common one I would use so that's a goodie.

Another thing I've learnt today.

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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby Suelle » February 29th, 2012, 8:41 am

Pip wrote:é á got those two by Alt/Gr and hit the letter, thanks Suelle, but the a with ^ if I hit either of those I get one or a whole row of them and not the two together.

But é is the most common one I would use so that's a goodie.

Another thing I've learnt today.

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I can't make any of the other suggestions work on my keyboard either, Pip!

I found this yesterday, which looks promising, but I haven't tried it yet:
http://www.starr.net/is/type/kbh.html#map
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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby BelgianEndive » February 29th, 2012, 11:24 am

but the a with ^ if I hit either of those I get one or a whole row of them and not the two together.


Hi Pip: you mean like this: mâche ? I just press the key with the ^ (same key has the ¨ in cap) and immediately type the a underneath. Of course I do have a French keyboard, but I thought you were in France? :)

The lamb's lettuce is called salade de blé here or in dutch it is veldsla. Mâche is used in France mostly.

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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby Pip » February 29th, 2012, 11:28 am

Hi Elisa,

No I get separate ^ and a but it's not a French keyboard.

Sadly we are only in France for 11 or 12 weeks a year. One day :roll:

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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby MariaKK » February 29th, 2012, 11:31 am

Pip et al,

If really desperate - and writing using Word you should have something that says "Insert" , or similar, at the top of the screen. Click to open and you should see something that says "special characters" . Find the desired letter / sign, click on it and then go to the bottom right of the "panel" and stick it in.

I've never had an English speaking computer, so a bit vague about the terminology. Sorry. It's a crashing bore, but if needs must ... Here are some nice Polish ones for Zosh!! (smirk)

Ą ą - ę Ę - ć Ć - ł Ł - ń Ń - ś Ś - ż Ż - ź Ź



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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby Pip » February 29th, 2012, 12:20 pm

Thanks Marja,

Love some of those specials!!!

I guess my easiest solution if I'm writing anything needing accents is to do it in Word and then copy and paste.

But that requires thinking ahead and not doing a Quick Reply on the spur of the moment. Or, of course, just doing it without accents in the sure knowledge that everyone will understand anyway.

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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby BelgianEndive » February 29th, 2012, 12:30 pm

Good ones Marja! :D

Pip I think it is perfectly acceptable to write without the accents! OH's name has an é in it and I almost never use it. :oops:

France is such a lovely place to be in. We halve our time, half in Brussels and half in Paris. Holidays are away from both countries.

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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby miss mouse » February 29th, 2012, 4:08 pm

Zosherooney wrote:
Similarly, Sumat, Tree of Heaven and Rustifina are all one and the same................ :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


I have only seen/used Tree of heaven for Ailanthus altissima, however a google sees the name also applied to Sumach. These common names are bewildering, as are all those clever keyboard accents :lol:
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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby StokeySue » March 21st, 2012, 4:19 pm

IF you have the relevant dictionary in Word the easiest way of inserting accents in a foreign language is type as accurately as possible in the desired language, then set to the target language and run spell checker which will put in the accents and sort out the genders while it is on - I used to write to my notaire in France that way

If your computer was bought in UK or US you may not have any foreign dictionaries though

Alternatively use Insert > Symbol then set the font to Tahoma and pick the character from the grid - setting to Tahoma is a good tip, as not all letters are available in all font sets, but Tahoma has a full set of basic diacritical marks but few funny symbols (these are in Wingdings)

We use these tricks at work all the time
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Re: Lambs leaf/Corn salad

Postby Zosherooney » March 24th, 2012, 8:17 pm

Hm Hm ! On subject ! Had LL for lunch today with EVOO from borough market with other stuff. Grows great under an old double glazed window saved from the skip.
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