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Posted on 6 Dec 2013 13:45:33 GMT
You cruel people! ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013 18:17:27 GMT
pixie says:
Maggie...tell us your fav dishes...what kind of food you like?..Do you collect books, recipes....tell all!x

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013 20:45:07 GMT
Maggie says:'s easier to say what I don't like,I don't like scallops,squid,mussels, ,I don't like offal. I'm not very adventurous with fish, I like really crunchy battered cod, or scampi in tempura batter - not breadcrumbs, I like most white fish , but i'm not too keen on fish that stares up at me from a plate. I love pasta, curries, Mexican food, roasts, stews, casseroles,in fact I just love good food and have the figure to prove it. So I'm trying to cut down...
Yes I collect books , of all kinds - I'm trying to cut I started buying used books, that will save me some cash..wrong...I just buy more.
Apart from books I have recently purchased a halogen cooker and a soup machine very much a novice with both, but enjoying the learning curve.
By the way, I have been following these threads for a few weeks,and reading older posts, so I have cut & pasted a lot of recipes and hints and tips. Thanks everyone. I've also LOL at lots of the posts, and they have helped me through a stressful few weeks,

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013 20:50:32 GMT
pixie says:
Well Maggie you sound like our kinda gal! So stick around I think you'll fit in just great!xx Hope your next week will be stress free!!x

Posted on 6 Dec 2013 21:09:41 GMT
Maggie you are deffo one of the family. Consider yourself well in!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 12:50:38 GMT
Yes Ori. The same goes for Rice cakes. I needed some rice flour, so I blitzed them and it worked. I was making Chinese rice pancakes for the crispy duck.
Went through all of that, to then realise no cucumber. Well once I Julienned the courgette the stuffed pancakes tasted very husband just commented on the brilliant firmness of the cucumber. So much for Masterchef .

Posted on 9 Dec 2013 20:49:06 GMT
I love milk puddings of all origins. Sago, tapioca, rice, semolina. Heaven in a dish.
Basmati rice, full cream milk, vanilla, cardamon and rose. Wonderful stuff. I loved it at school as only 2 out of 8 liked milk puddings. Had to trade the red gunk ("jam") for their shares.
But...ground rice. It's the rice equivalant of semolina. As substitutes use semolina, fine cous cous, polenta ( all names for the same thing). scrunched up cornflakes work well.
Lends a texture breadcrumbs can't match.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 21:49:58 GMT
I,d put it in a sandwich and then dip it, but it would have to be Heinz for me......i know, I know, !!!! But I love Heinz tomato, it,s the only tinned soup I,ll

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 21:56:11 GMT
Definitely sounds like one of us does Maggie, come on in, the water,s lovely..........

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 21:58:39 GMT
I love milk puddings too, but I never tried the macaroni one, sounds yucky yuk yuk.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 22:25:35 GMT
Macaroni was something that was made into macaroni cheese or milk pudding. Pasta? Sauce? What were they. And garlic was from Mars. Chilli? Put a jumper on.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2013 00:12:35 GMT
Maggie says:
I love milk puddings too, it was only school dinners milk puddings I didn't like.they used to have a blue tinge to them.a bit like watered down milk has.i reckon the recipes came from Dotheboys Hall, or some other Dickension character in charge of children's welfare. I still can't touch macaroni pudding even now well over 60 years later. Funny, because I love pasta, but somehow I don't really feel as if macaroni is still makes me gag. I really did wish I could have given it to "the starving children in Africa" we were always reminded of if we tried to leave any on the plate. I never could see what good it did anybody to make us eat up everything. as far as I could see the starving children still starved and we developed loathings for foods that remain to this day.

Posted on 10 Dec 2013 09:07:06 GMT
The very first thing I cooked by myself as a kid was blancmange, or as they called it in the US "Traditional Milk Pudding". LOL Not hard, which is why I started there. My mum and dad were out and I did this thing and showed it to her when she got back, I was so proud of myself. Why had she never served it, I wondered, it's so easy to do! Her face told the story--she hated the stuff! I never prepared it again but I did start cooking my way through the Betty Crocker Cookbook (ca. 1940, when she got married). I started with the cakes and cookies (oh those icebox cookies, so frustrating, you had to start them the day *before*) but she soon said, "You want to cook, we'll cook" and got me in on the meal prep. I turned out a much better cook than she was, with so many kids I think she was just sick of it (though her sister was a cheerfully-admitted "rotten cook" as well). Until the 80s when the cooking shows really took off in the US, then she got interested and improved somewhat.

Posted on 10 Dec 2013 12:26:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2013 12:26:42 GMT
pixie says:
When I was about 9 or 10 my Dad had to go into it was a fair way away Mum went for the afternoon visits getting back early a surprise I decided to cook "Tea"...sausage mash and gravy......When mum got home she was delighted!...until she "Poured" the mash out of the saucepan...(I'd used so much milk and butter!) Hacked the sausages out of the pan and cut the gravy (Bisto) into bite sized pieces and dished up....good old mum did give it a go though and I thought I did good!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2013 12:35:25 GMT
Bearman says:
I remember an occasion my mum went into hospital when we were kids. She had left pre-prepared meals and all my dad had to do was cook them. Two dishes stand out in the memory: The first was when he went off menu and decided to make some tomato soup as an extra. He diligently poured tomato ketchup into a pan, added milk and heated it up :-(. The second dish was mum's homemade beef burgers. She knew that any fool could fry burgers, and it would be a safe dish for even my dad to cook. Unfortunately, she didn't specify what utensils to use to turn the burgers over in the pan. So he used the old soft plastic spatula which used to be supplied with Kenwood mixers. Of course this melted in the pan and stuck to the burgers. We sat there in silence chewing, not sure what was burnt meat and what was melted plastic, spitting out bits.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2013 12:40:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2013 12:40:19 GMT
pixie says:
Bless him!...and you for not moaning!

I made meatballs for my aunt who didn't have many one told me I should have cooked the rice before adding it to the meat! Auntie spat a meatball clear across the room! Shouting ...
"That's my &!!%ing gums lacerated!"

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2013 12:57:03 GMT
Maggie says:
My husband was left in charge of the children when I had to go and look after my dad when mum was in hospital. They loved his meals, which were all permutations of egg, beans & sausages,potatoes ,beans & sausages ,or chips ,beans etc.etc.....and he used my Kenwood spatula to baste the eggs. " we'll it's a spatula, isn't it? How did I know it would melt" I thought it was fairly obviously NOT it me?!

Posted on 10 Dec 2013 13:51:21 GMT
My mum went to work when I was about 9, she worked in food service at a nursing home and later the hospital, so she didn't want to deal with food when she came home. My sister would get a box of that awful Hamburger Helper (please tell me you don't have that in the UK!) and "fancy it up" she'd take the "Asian" one (mince with rice and a flavouring packet) and heap it on a serving plate with water chestnuts in a ring around the middle. My mum would be so glad to see a meal she didn't have to cook, she got all the kudos.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2013 13:58:14 GMT
Bearman says:
You will be pleased to hear that we do not have Hamburger Helper in the UK, but I certainly know all about it!

Posted on 10 Dec 2013 15:21:15 GMT
I've seen it on Zon with prices in pounds, Bear...are you telling me they import that muck? Eeew. That's how bad a cook my mum was...she thought it was OK. A Vesta curry would be better I'm thinking!

Posted on 10 Dec 2013 17:09:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2013 17:14:33 GMT
Jennifer L says:
So I had a go at this last night. Boiled potatoes, diced corned beef, bit of grated cheese, parsley, dab of mustard, pinch of paprika, salt and pepper. Mashed, chilled, and shaped into cakes. Then I tried to pulverise brown rice in the processor; just kept at it til it was what I'd call a fine crumb. At this point my common sense started muttering under its breath. Coating the cakes thinking this is never going to work.
Thing is though, the rice coating did cook to a nice crisp coating. I was surprised, thought it would be like burned plastic gravely stuff.
My couple of reservations are that it needed to be a bit finer, and I don't like frying stuff to the point where the oil burns and fills the kitchen with that horrible smokey burnt frying smell. Much prefer to grill. And fried brown rice badly smells like burned popcorn. Disgusting! Didn't taste that way though.
I definitely think if you could get it right, it would be an improvement on bread crumbs/batter for stuff like fishcakes etc. Going to try mixing it with salt and pepper seasoning for chicken.
Now I just need a gadget that will blitz brown rice finer than a processor. Don't see the point of buying ground rice when I always have a large container full of the brown stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2013 17:25:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2013 17:29:01 GMT
pixie says:
Revel Wet 'N' Dry Grinder - Chrome (280 watt motor) this do it?

I have a vitamix and that ginds rice to flour Jennifer.

or these are cheaper....

[[ASIN:B005CZYN2Y Wahl James Martin ZX789 Spice Grinder with James Martin Spices Recipe
Booklet, White/ Black]]

James Martin by Wahl ZX595 Mini Grinder 150 Watt, Stainless Steel

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2013 20:05:26 GMT
Jennifer L says:
Thanks Pix. Edging towards the cuisinart sg-20u at the moment. Pity Bosch don't do any spice grinders as I really like my Bosch blender.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2013 20:32:10 GMT
Hello Jennifer,

Bosch do indeed have a spice grinder. It's an attachment for one of their cordless screwdrivers. No, really.

Have a look here...

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2013 21:27:46 GMT
Jennifer L says:
Ha ha. That's pretty funny. I was actually tempted as Bosch make great stuff, but going off the reviews, sounds like the spice mill is just a "what the hell we might as well" type addon. Could have done with a cordless screwdriver though. I'm hopeless at screwing screws in straight.
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