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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2013 12:43:03 BDT
pixie says:
I didn't like their jalfreizi...blurk! But the rest has been good!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2013 14:18:46 BDT
Oh, that's true, the jalfrezi was forgettable, which I guess is why I did. But I don't like the local curry place's jalfrezi much, so I figured it was just me.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2013 15:25:53 BDT
Bearman says:
I do pan fried scallops and chorizo on a minted pea puree as a starter sometimes - chorizo works beautifully with all kinds of seafood.

Posted on 29 Aug 2013 19:08:08 BDT
Ze cold leftovers iz even better. On a bed of saladings with a little rice on the side. (It looks like darn little, to me--but I know it's a reasonable side-portion. Just plain rice. I could eat white rice at every meal.)

Posted on 29 Aug 2013 19:10:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Aug 2013 20:48:49 BDT
pixie says:
I had stir fry tonight and I rice. Mixed it with green beans, red pepper, asparagus and some white the chinese "Goo" I make and always have stashed in the fridge...gorg!

Posted on 29 Aug 2013 19:20:21 BDT
Wot goo is that, guv?

Posted on 29 Aug 2013 19:28:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Aug 2013 19:29:44 BDT
pixie says:
It's from a great little book I've had for years...

You mix together..

1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup plum sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp of sesame oil
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 finely chopped garlic clove
1 tsp dried chilli flakes

You can half or double the quatities as it keeps for ages in the fridge in a covered box.

A table spoon added to stir fries or used to baste chicken or ribs ( Just before they are ready because of the plum sauce) is really nice. It makes for a quick easy flavour adder!

Posted on 30 Aug 2013 09:06:35 BDT
Bearman says:
I made a batch of homemade italian sausages recently, and last night I grilled some of them, cut them into rounds and mixed them into a basic tomato sauce along with sweetcorn, peas, broad beans and lots of fresh herbs from the garden (thyme, majoram, chives, sage and rosemary) before stirring them through cooked penne pasta and then baking with a little grated parmesan on top. Its the sort of quick pasta dish we cook quite often, but last night I must have done something different because it was sooooooo good. Looking forward to having the leftovers today!

Posted on 9 Sep 2013 14:01:42 BDT
M Inx says:
Just made Big soup from new Hairy's book omitted the chorizo still very tasty and just so filling.......

Posted on 9 Sep 2013 14:06:55 BDT
I am sorry that in order to join their diet club you have to have Facebook. Never had it, never will. I get tired of being told that if I can't sign in via FB I can't play.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2013 14:44:45 BDT
M Inx says:
I'm on your team for that one Ori xx

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2013 15:21:22 BDT
I am on Facebook - at least for now - it was ok but they are making themselves disliked because they do not respect privacy and at this time their is a big row going on - on the Internet - that is supposed to be aimed at this problem and to make FB (usually stands for Dace Book - you understand of course)
Love to all

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 09:18:22 BDT
Bearman says:
I'm with you too - my OH has a FB page, but for some reason I just don't like the idea of having my life displayed for all to see. It leaves nothing to talk about when you get together with friends.

Posted on 10 Sep 2013 09:57:43 BDT
Got a much-needed new pair of trainers, just what I wanted (matte black, leather, no decoration) for half the price I expected to have to pay. One of my students told me where the Adidas outlet is out on the edge of town. Downtown, twice the price for much lower-quality shoes, and rotten salespeople. (You know the type: "Everything I've got's on the wall" as they turn their back and walk away). At the outlet, a much-tattooed young man listened, looked at my feet, and said, "Hang on, I think I've got..." and came back with exactly what I wanted at a price I could afford. As I need to walk more (a LOT more) this made my day.

I've decided to copy something I saw on some "reality" TV show, where a personal trainer tries to help people who "don't have time" to exercise. She suggested to one office worker that he go out and walk even in 10 minute bursts, even if it's just up and down a couple of flights of stairs. She had put a pedometer on him and he was doing less than one thousand steps a day--which for me is incredible.
So I am starting that way. Going down to the main road and back is about 15 minutes, and as she said, it's something. I have a pedometer watch but the batteries are dead; I want to get them replaced if the man in the shop can re-set it for me (I can't) or buy a new one.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 17:44:39 BDT
I've got a FB page but I have the barest minimum on it and what's there is a pack of lies and my photo is of the dog. I have it just so that I can keep an eye on Darling Daughter.

I have a friend who has a completely false profile on her FB page. She works in the village shop, but according to her FB she's a retired nuclear physicist, studied at all the top universities in the USA, and worked for NASA. Lives in Alaska, is married with 9 children and lives in a commune with 2 husbands. As she says there's no way anybody will ever find out anything about her. Even the photos are of complete strangers.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 20:37:43 BDT
pixie says:
Bit like me then happy....brain sugeon and part time tupperware sales person..hahah!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 21:33:17 BDT
Bearman says:
Never thought of that. I quite like the idea of being an off-shore power boat racer and international playboy.........

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 22:24:59 BDT
Haha, thought you were Bear!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 22:26:05 BDT
What!!!she,s stolen my life..........

Posted on 11 Sep 2013 10:15:35 BDT
Bearman says:
If you are trying to lose weight, avoid buying Tesco's Chocolate Cherry Brownies (labelled for family night in). They are little squares of gooey chocolate heaven - just try to ignore the OTT decoration of squiggles, curls and metallic pink sugar balls. Now just off to make some more coffee as an excuse for another brownie..............

Posted on 11 Sep 2013 13:14:37 BDT
Tsk, tsk...Bear, Bear, Bear...cardinal rule if you really want to lose weight: If it's in the house, it'll end up in your mouth!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2013 16:01:04 BDT
Bearman says:
Its not in the house any more Ori - ha ha ha - its all in me!

Posted on 11 Sep 2013 16:44:47 BDT
You are about to discover "diet physics"--how a 100 g brownie can mysteriously morph into a kilo and a bit in weight on the scale!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2013 16:49:29 BDT
Bearman says:
Oh don't worry, the bathroom scales are mysteriously out of action, and I don't predict they will start working again for a least a week. Now then, where can I hide these batteries.......

Posted on 11 Sep 2013 16:51:18 BDT
Bearman says:
BTW Ori - Jasper has improved hugely over the last couple of weeks. No sign of any aggression and he is positively bouncing around the place now. I had to give him a bath yesterday as he had a good roll in fox poo, and he didn't even struggle!
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