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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2014 19:17:17 BDT
I use surgeon's gloves - have a damned great box of 'em
Never peel onions wiv'aht 'em nor beetwoot - owe this to myself
Treat yourself more kindly - there is only one of each of us
Of course in my case - the whole world could not be room for
two of me - roling on the floor laughing my butt off and scaring the cat

Posted on 13 Jul 2014 17:00:53 BDT
Note to self: Prolonged exposure to fresh, raw garlic will burn your fingertips. This, btw, hurts like merrie doo-dah. I decided to make a double batch of ginger-garlic paste which entails peeling 2 cups of fresh garlic cloves.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2014 08:52:01 BDT
I hear you! Tefal spends all its money on ads and publicity here, not on quality.

Posted on 13 Jul 2014 08:44:58 BDT
pixie says:
Jamie's 15-Minute Meals chicken with lentils tonight, saw him cook this on a rerun...looked good and tasty.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2014 07:31:01 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Jul 2014 07:31:59 BDT
Point taken RFS - I had a Tefal Toaster - it did NOT last long - it got Binned

Posted on 12 Jul 2014 22:40:19 BDT
Almost smoked a couple of juicy steaks tonight. Just as well I was checking progress.

The Tefal Optigrill from Vine forgot its program again and never timed out properly. It had been OK for the first couple of months, but now it is broken.


It will be in the Charity shop on Monday with a note to not trust the buttons.

Posted on 12 Jul 2014 21:32:57 BDT
Smoked another chicken tonight. Bought a new terracotta plant pot during the week. (No I haven't completely lost it) I put the chicken on the BBQ over the smoking wood chips, then put the plant pot over the top. The smoke comes out the hole, but the pot gets really hot, so the chicken cooks evenly and keeps the smoke flavour inside.

Posted on 12 Jul 2014 21:02:17 BDT
pixie says:
Cooked Goan chicken stew tonight from

Anjum's Quick & Easy Indian served it with the quick nanns from the same book...very delish!

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 21:36:11 BDT
Well done Patti, wvery little counts.
T'was going to be a salad tonight but H said how's about going out for a Piri Piri, t'was no contest!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2014 18:49:09 BDT
pixie says:
Oh me too Mrs P! try Delias recipe in ...

One is Fun (Coronet Books) just double or whatever the recipe...fab!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2014 15:31:24 BDT
Well done our Patti!!
I agree with you, and Richard Simmons, who said, "Why would you want to do something with the word DIE in it?"

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2014 14:16:29 BDT
Well done Lady, keep up the good

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 13:41:52 BDT
Patti has been a smarty-sox, would like you all to know
Just got home from my Doc about a half an hour ago
Been on a weight-loss program - don't call it a DIET
I hate them - little 4 letter words - will you keep them quiet
I can't say that I lost a lot - silly as it sounds
I prefer to say this "Shucks it's only SEVEN pounds

Posted on 9 Jul 2014 20:51:50 BDT
I love belly pork too. Slow cooked until in almost falls off the bones and the fat disappears. Had tuna steaks tonight with spicy ratatoille ( you know what I mean) H had sausages. Normally I insist he has fish but didn't have the energy to argue.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2014 18:39:36 BDT
Ivan says:
Well, he's in for a treat, my favourite cut of pork.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2014 15:22:27 BDT
They came out delicious, though my sauce doesn't look anything like the photo. I vote for mine, because coconut milk + turmeric usually = bright yellow sauce, not that dark stuff he had in the book.

Posted on 9 Jul 2014 12:37:25 BDT
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After years of trying tonight will be the first night that my husband will be trying pork belly

He has a real thing about meat with even an ounce of fat on it. This has been a great victory for me. I just hope he enjoys it

Posted on 9 Jul 2014 12:09:43 BDT
Hee hee, and over the phone to a friend who is Spanish but speaks English, she thought I had said "almejas con carne"--clams with meat!
I did have to tweak the recipe just a bit, as I can't seem to find caraway seeds here. Looked online, and what my mum used as "anise seed" was caraway!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2014 10:46:23 BDT
Bearman says:
Well it took me a while - "Konkani clams?" never heard of them - are they like cockles?. Looking at the internet revealed what was clearly a range of different species of clam, though most seemed to have been curried in the pictures. Then I took the trouble to read your post more carefully and noticed the link - Konkani is the region and style of cooking, not the type of clam - Doh!

Posted on 9 Jul 2014 10:06:41 BDT
Had a cancellation today so I have the day off and am going to spend it cooking as tomorrow looks busy. For lunch, salt-roasted bream, and Konkani Clams from Fish, Indian Style. For tomorrow's dinner, some cauliflower cheese with bacon and mushrooms.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2014 07:21:55 BDT
This is so true. So many people who would never dream of shoplifting, but if you lend them a book or (horrors) a CD, kiss it goodbye as it goes out the door, because you'll never see it again. What really made me angry was people who would just shrug and even laugh when I asked about my lended thing: "Oh, I don't have any idea where it is!" The one that made me really angry was, "Oh come on, it's only a book!" Yes...and it's MY book, not yours!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2014 07:19:57 BDT
I have hugged a book or two in my time, particularly when it's one I've wanted for a long time. Even second-hand books smelling slightly of cellarage!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2014 00:04:53 BDT
exactly Patti, I will give a book away gladly, but I never lend. I cannot stand the pain of not being given it back, and people rarely do you know. If I give. It,s by choice and for

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2014 23:13:48 BDT
I understand completely - my mother loved giving presents but it was my books she gave
sadly she had an undeserved reputation for generosity - I shall not be upset if you don't
believe that is possible - it takes many sorts of folk to make up the Human race
Children - I prefer to see as forgivable - they are young - too young to know differently,
but an older person - to be so cross-awkward - does take a heap of understanding.
I like giving presents - but I admit that I give many because I give them with love and
for no other reason - BTW - I never lend a book - occasionally GIVE but never ever LEND

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2014 22:40:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jul 2014 22:41:19 BDT
All the time Patti, I cannot tell you how much pleasure they give me, I look at them all lined up on the shelves and I feel happy. I must have had a deprived childhood or something. I was the eldest of four, and I never had anything to call my own growing up, one of the other little rug rats would have scribbled in my books, broken my pencils, mixed all the colours up in my paintbox, you know the kind of thing I mean, and my poor over stretched mum would just say," you shouldn,t leave them where they can find them Carole". So my stuff is precious to me. Especially my books, who
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