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Can we cook?

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 Post subject: Balanced diet
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:21 pm 
Does red wine count as a vegetable/fruit?

I screwed up by forgetting that the supermarkets were closed today. I usually shop on a Sunday morning (Saturday one week and Sunday the next).

I couldn't be arsed to think about what to get out of the freezer for dinner tonight (I'd planned to buy something this morning).

I settled for cheese on toast, cos I like it. I'm pretty sure that red wine must count as ...

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 Post subject: Dinner for one.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:17 pm 
I'm no stranger to cooking, I've done all the cooking in our house for the last three years and at least half of it prior to that. I quite enjoy it when I have the time, (or perhaps more accurately when there's nowt else I want to do).

With my wife currently in hospital and likely to be there for a couple of weeks before a place becomes available at the Neuro. Rehab. ward, which ...

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 Post subject: New Cooker
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:16 pm 
We are starting to look around for a new free standing GAS cooker (500mm/50cm) our current Hotpoint is around 2 gas mark low and it doesn't seem to hold its temperature very well - looking at over £120 for a new main gas valve its 8 years old so it may not be worth the repair if it fixes it (gas has been drop and pressure tested and the supply is fine)

so what do ...

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 Post subject: Vegetarians...
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:37 pm 
... :roll:

When I started making (and selling) curries I didn't contemplate any vegetarian dishes until, of course, the request came in. I now do a small range of such dishes as follows:

Bombay potatoes
Aloo Ghobi (potato and cauliflower)
Aloo Chatt (potatoe and chickpeas)
Tarka Dhal (lentils)
Mirch Aloo (potatoes in tomato/tamarind)

as well as a vegetable madras. Boring, innit?

But I'm struggling to find ...

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 Post subject: Curry
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 6:17 pm 
What's your favourite then?

My takeaway is starting to get popular with the locals and I'm starting to get a feel for what people like but wondered if this corresponds with the general consensus.

I introduced a lamb pasanda today (my own take on it) and have to blow my own trumpet over it as it's chuffin' stonkin' like man.... couldn't stuff enough down my cakehole and reckon it'll sell like hot cakes when the ...

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 Post subject: Back to cooking on induction hob, now in control?
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 11:21 am 
I started off cooking on solid fuel, got to know which areas would simmer and which would cook fast, but as the coke supply from the local steelworks dried up, moved to electric, first electric ring was a shocking thing, the element was dragged around a ceramic former and from time to time it would fail, and the wire could then pop up and touch bottom of the pan, but when we got first full ...

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 Post subject: Beef stroganoff..
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:21 pm 
And as if the Haddock and chips thread wasn't enough to make you hungry...

Beef stroganoff, rice and peas, cauliflower cheese, green beans and (Slightly overdone) saute potatoes
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 Post subject: Fish and chips...
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:14 pm 
So Home-made Haddock and chips with mushy peas tonight ..
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Then came the question what do you call the wee bits of batter that get separated from the fish (red arrow)

Haddock and chips and (5) resized with scraps or bits.JPG

I'm a Southerner and have always called them "scraps"

The Mrs. is from Yorkshire and knows them as "Bits"


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 Post subject: Crispy, crusty crunchy.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:09 pm 
What is it that's so universally appealing about any foods with these characteristics?

Pork crackling, crispy chicken skin, crusty bread, (a rare beast nowadays), anything fried in batter or deep fried breadcrumb coatings - does anyone not like any of these?

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 Post subject: Mystery Object!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:53 am 
Has anyone any idea what this is? I bought it from a Charity Shop for 49p because I was intrigued and nobody knew what it was! :lol: Its about the size of a potato peeler or apple corer so I wondered if it was a kitchen gadget?? There isn't anything written on it except Made in China. It also has a reset button.

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