Luann by Greg Evans for March 29, 2021

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 2 years ago

    in British Commonwealth English, a rutabaga is called a swede (and a zucchini is a courgette, an eggplant is an aubergine, and an arugula is a rocket); taught that to the produce to some of the produce department of the grocery store at which I work

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    DaJellyBelly  almost 2 years ago

    Don’t you get leeks on boats? :-)

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    AnyFace  almost 2 years ago

    Leeks sound even worse. ✨

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    Namrepus  almost 2 years ago

    No thanks, I already have the shiitakes.

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    luann1212 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Auspicious, but interesting that some predictions that TJ will cook in the Tiffany mansion seems to be coming true.

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    Joe Petitjean  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Leeks or Green Onions. Dez “Can’t the romance wait until June?”

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    kenhense  almost 2 years ago

    Bets is going to pay $300 for radishes and leeks??? Tiff! Turn that brain on – I know you have one. TJ is good – but nobody’s that good.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    At the vegetable garden in March

    Tiff: “These are sure some really cute miniature vegetable plants you are growing, Dez! Now, where do you keep the regular size ones?”

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    R.W.Singer -SF  almost 2 years ago

    Sound like this will turn out to be an healthy but awful dinner. I’ll pass

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    kaffekup   almost 2 years ago

    “Do you want the leeks?”


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    JD'Huntsville'AL  almost 2 years ago

    “Do you know they are clubbing baby rutabaga’s for their skin?” – Dr. Johnny Fever

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    gnmnrbl  almost 2 years ago

    why do i sense a cheap “bathroom” joke coming? Tiff will say “ok, i’ll take a leek” and Dez will chuckle “not there you won’t” lol

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    ronaldspence  almost 2 years ago

    Maybe do the Rutabaga Boogie?

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    GreasyOldTam  almost 2 years ago

    How about carrots?

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    Rhetorical_Question   almost 2 years ago

    Dez (Desdemona) is back like I predicted. And obviously, TJ. The trifecta would be Ox.

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    Argythree  almost 2 years ago

    That’s ‘cheffie’ magic, Tiffany. (At least, it is on the Food Network.) Not ‘chefly’…

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    capricorn9th  almost 2 years ago

    Tiff has a lot of learning to do. Change up menus by the season and learn what grows in each season. Unless she gardens herself in her own greenhouse or buys from an organic grocery store – they are pricey. here are farmer’s markets but I believe they grow seasonally.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Where’s the Jolly Green Giant when you need him?

    “Ho-Ho-Ho,” My Asparagus.

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    Cheapskate0  almost 2 years ago

    Call any vegetable, and the chances are good – that the vegetable will respond to you…

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    Brdshtt Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    New! Birdseye Birdseyes! Try some tonight!

    And, don’t forget to season them with Flyspeck’s Fleaspecks. Or, is it Fleaspeck’s Flyspecks?

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    Airman  almost 2 years ago

    May I say that this is a pain in the asparagus?

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    lvlax  almost 2 years ago

    Looks like Tiffany may have to take the radishes and leeks and then grab a few Lean Cuisine TV Dinners from the market and hope Bets and Gunther won’t be able to notice the difference cause they’ll be too enthralled with all those glorious pirate decorations.

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    Caldonia  almost 2 years ago

    Gunther’s gonna bring the leaks, don’t worry. (?)

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    lvlax  almost 2 years ago

    Potato Leek Soup is actually really really tasty!

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    hersheyjgm  almost 2 years ago

    There may be someone walking the plank trying to serve this to pirates.

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    BigDickJohnson  almost 2 years ago

    I like leeks and a whole bunch of Taffies can’t be wrong boyo

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    PeterPirate  almost 2 years ago

    From the sublime to the radicchio.

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    Stephane D  almost 2 years ago

    Rutabaga is delicious in Pot-au-feu :)

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    OneTime59  almost 2 years ago

    Stop off at Trader Joe’s on the way back to the mansion.

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    Caldonia  almost 2 years ago

    By the way, pretty sure it won’t affect her grade at all if she uses store-bought vegetables, and surely Bets and Gunther wouldn’t care.

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    sueb1863  almost 2 years ago

    And here’s where it’s even more apparent that Tiffany does not have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. She has no idea what she’s doing and has no interest in learning (evidenced by the way she dismisses rutabagas without even finding out what they are or what they might be good for). She also wants to run a restaurant without knowing, or wanting to know, the first thing about food. As far as she’s concerned, that’s somebody else’s job. Her job is to be the boss and make money.

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    Troglodyte  almost 2 years ago

    I don’t think Bets and Gunther will be too concerned about the lack of diversity in the menu…

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    PaulAbbott2  almost 2 years ago

    Not being a fan of the onion or any onion-esque veggie, are leeks the same as the Wild Leeks we have around here. They are plentiful in the woods, and, to those who have a taste for such things, are quite tasty. But the smell quite a lot and really can mess up a person’s breath.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    HOORAY, it’s Dez ♡♡♡! And she’s wise as ever! I can see pirates eating radishes and leeks (with a lot of fish), but I don’t know if Bets will like it. This could be a disaster. But for sure, organize this romantic dinner will help Tiffany grow as an event planner.

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    Johnnyrico  almost 2 years ago

    There is this amazing place known as the “supermarket”..

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    tremaine53  almost 2 years ago

    A rutabaga is called a ‘swede’? This would explain why the Vikings came across the channel and pillaged what’s now the U.K. about 800 years ago!

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    MS72  almost 2 years ago

    Take a leek. :-)

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    Tyge Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    After reading to comments so far, sounds like most folks are Vegging out! Bwaaaa, haaaa, haaaa….

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    Ichabod Ferguson  almost 2 years ago

    Dez must be Welsh.

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    Tyge Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Dez has moved out of the dorms to take up a (to me, more limiting) “Mother Earth” role lately. I liked her character better when she was dishing out crystals and “crap” tea potions and being a life coach.

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    EasyEight  almost 2 years ago

    If this is in California then why not go to a high end produce store? I live not far from one of the largest universities in the USA and the local produce stores have fresh fruits and vegetables seven days a week, granted the peppers this time of year are a little on the extreme side of > $1 each.

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    Ellis97  almost 2 years ago

    Don’t you have anything like spinach or sprouts?

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    shamest Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    This a really thought-out business idea.

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    Tyge Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    It kinda feels like GnK are having difficulty finding a milieu for the Tiffany character. Last week Tiff and Bets caused some excitement but it wound up as they are still study-buddies with far different social expectations. There were some brief teasers months ago around TJ drooling over the McMansion kitchen. Desdemona is looking more like just a green grocer in all this.

    Ever since Awful Annie was booted, the McMansion has been added as a center for activities. It now joins The Gulag, the Fuse and the DeGroot home as arc backdrops. The Gray home and schools/dorms seem to have no place in the major character’s activities now; except for vague mentions of homework and class assignments.

    It would seem that 2020 has been as major a disruption in Luanniverse as it has been in the real world! 8^ (

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    Tom_Tildrum  almost 2 years ago

    “Now slaughter me a lamb! Make it two; they’re small!”

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    mac04416  almost 2 years ago

    I like Leeks, just not when in my boat…..

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    dv1093  almost 2 years ago

    Oh, wait! I’ve heard of this thing – let’s see – I think it’s called a “Supermarket!”

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    fuzzmoz  almost 2 years ago

    I think it’s good for the produce to know all about themselves, to know their roots, so to speak. And that goes for the people who sell it, too.

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    kingbrlee Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Background music at the romantic dinner: “Call Any Vegetable” by Frank Zappa

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    dalemcginnis  almost 2 years ago

    I think the different terms is so you can get someone to eat something they say they don’t like. i.e. I don’t like zucchini, oh that dish smells good, what’s in it? a courgette.

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    Pohka  almost 2 years ago

    Ugh, we’re headed for a Tiffany Train Wreck (TTW). $300 for a custom meal sound good but really not so much given what Bets wants. Decorations, she hasn’t made arrangements for TJ or food supplies yet (really she’d do better talking with TJ first and having connected TJ up with Dez). Now if she can turn this (meaning get TJ on board and have him pull things together) and does this as a themed pop-up dinner she could have something nice going on but she really needs to find a way to reduce cost for the decorations.

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    tom_branson  almost 2 years ago

    Leek soup it is!

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    brick10  almost 2 years ago

    Too small to be leeks, more the size of scallions.

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Seems we have another logic leap from the decor discussion. Like it!Personally I like rutabagas or turnips mashed with potatoes and butter or in a stew. Leeks make a delicious soup. Wonder if we’ll see what TJ cooks up or take another leap into an argument between Tiffany, the “business assignment creator” and the “paying customer/economics tutor”. Right now I think TJ would be more helpful than Bets.

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    comic reader 22  almost 2 years ago

    Hopefully Tiffany will swing by the grocery store on the way home. Does she know how to shop for ingredients? She has probably done some fine dining in her life, so maybe she knows exactly what she wants to get.

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    Bucinka  almost 2 years ago

    Yes, you want the leeks. They make a great soup.

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I used to make a delicious spicy Brazilian soup with shrimp, coconut milk, veggies including rutabagas. ;-)

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    eladee AKA Wally  almost 2 years ago

    This is going to be a disaster.

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    Ukko wilko  almost 2 years ago

    Leeks? No thanks, I took one awhile ago.

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    dbradway1  almost 2 years ago

    Dez grows the produce (such as it is) and TJ does the chefly work, and Tiff will take the money and the credit. Yep, that works.

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    dlaemmerhirt999  almost 2 years ago

    Leeks will make any dish more flavorful! DO IT UP!

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    contralto2b  almost 2 years ago

    All the following is just my opinion: a rutabaga is sweeter and milder than a turnip (and BIGGER). I hate turnips – they can get HOT (as in spicy hot like a radish-which I am not fond of either). Rutabagas I can eat raw, but they also work in soups and stews. Leeks are milder than onions and go great in soups and stews. Arugula is kind of peppery (?), slightly bitter (?). I hate it.

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    Spence12 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Leave it to Tiffany to try to make more money by selling “romantic dinners” made out of a couple vegetables. And hoping her friends can spiff it up so as not to embarrass her.

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    Teto85 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    And she can start the dinner of with Cock-A-Leekie.

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    Teto85 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    And she can start the dinner off with Cock-A-Leekie.

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    electricpostcard  almost 2 years ago

    Pre-Planning is always a good thing, when used.

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    BJShipley1  almost 2 years ago

    So Dez’s appearance confirms that Moony hasn’t gone to distance learning, since she was already confirmed as being from NYC (the “Dorm Drama with Dez” link shows that.) Unless she just decided to stay and hang out in Pittsville of all places.

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    wantcomicsnow  almost 2 years ago

    I don’t think Tiff has much to worry about. Last week it seemed that Bets was less interested in a romantic dinner for her and Gunther and more interested in hosting a virtual cosplay event for her fans

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    bakana  almost 2 years ago

    Where are the Strawberries? It’s actually the tail end of the season for Them.

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    desperado10mm  almost 2 years ago

    In my neck of the woods we eat potatoes Irish Sweet, Okra, Collard greens Turnips and a real treat Polk Salad if you are not afraid to go pick some where the Gators are so mean, and for sure Macaroni and Cheese is a veg.

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    JPuzzleWhiz  almost 2 years ago

    “A Leek Of Her Own”

    “The Mother Load”

    “My, You Look Radishing!”

    “Turnip Profit”

    “The Garden Of Eatin’ "

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    raybarb44  almost 2 years ago

    Romance, SHOULD, never wait…..

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    Schrodinger's Dog  almost 2 years ago

    Surprised not more comments on Greg making a urinary incontinence joke. :-/

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    eladee AKA Wally  almost 2 years ago

    Yummo! She should have taken those rutabagas.

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    Natarose  almost 2 years ago

    Tiff didn’t think that one out too well, did she?

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    MAC45  almost 2 years ago

    Supposedly,since this is California don`t they grow all kind of veggies all year round?

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    BlueKnight1966  almost 2 years ago

    Never had rutabega, but looks like something I could do great things with. Give me leeks, and I’ll give you greatness, and I can always find a use for radish. If she only had some parsnips…

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    Sisyphos  almost 2 years ago

    Leeks are a good base, but except in famine times I would not call them a whole meal. A radish or two as garnish is okay. Not fond of rutabaga, though I’ve had it a time or two; baked in a pie it’s tolerable. What Tiff needs is something non-vegan! Maybe roast squab as a main course (at least two per individual; they’re small)….

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    oakie817  almost 2 years ago

    i had the leeks last night

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    radar15627  almost 2 years ago

    city folks don’t know nutin about grown nutin

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  almost 2 years ago

    With so few distractions, romance is sure to blossom.

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    HarryMandel  almost 2 years ago

    Where do they live that they have crops in March, even limited crops?

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    pinot2me  almost 2 years ago

    OMG, laughed out loud at that one, thank you Greg! =D

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