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Posted on 13 Jun 2012 15:20:58 BDT
Hi everyone, see you,re having a high old time without me, grub not terribly exciting herein Canada,apart from cinnamon buns which I love but we are just packing for our Jamaica trip, so hope to report some exciting culinary adventures about that trip. Food when out and about is fairly commercialized in Canada and USA, made a trip to Anthony Bourdains restaurant and had confit duck, truffled potatoes and frisée salad,very nice. Plus,we were directed to a lovely Italian restaurant where I had monkfish in lobster sauce served with garlic and olive oil linguine,which was to die for. Apart from that mainly, ribs,salmon,steaks,burgers and salads are typical fare. See you all soon, love Carole xx

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2012 15:30:53 BDT
pixie says:
Carole!...sounds wonderful, Bourdains. I love his tartiflette!
Now jamaica....fanflippingtastic, please order a massive portion of "jerk chicken, rice'n'peas" i'll join you later, oh and don't forget the hot sauce! Have fun and safe journey!x

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2012 21:14:11 BDT
I,ll bring you a goodie bag Pixie, how's that?. Just been for a 2hour walk round the local park and lake, hubby says I need to burn off a few calories. Is Suzie back on track, I do hope my old mate is Iok now. Love to all at silly b,s united.xxxxxx carole

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2012 21:32:50 BDT
Hi Chris, just read your post and with reference to whole meal pastry, I think you have to compromise and use half white flour instead of all whole meal. Worked as cook in charge of a school kitchen and I had to make healthy food including pastry. I am useless at pastry cos I am a bit heavy handed, but made in the Big mixer it turned out lovely every time. Basic recipe 1/2 fat to flour, fat of your own choosing, only use plain flour and don,to forget to ice the water and add a little salt for flavor. Never mind what the health police tell you about salt, you need a little. Then you could adjust the ratio of plain to whole meal until it suits your taste and sits nicely with your healthy conscience. See how you get on. Love Carolexxx

Posted on 13 Jun 2012 22:35:34 BDT
chris gg says:
I can't get over the Cuckoo price tag Pixie...It's stunned me. You'd have to be in Cloud Shintoto Land to buy that. My Morphy Richards Healthy Rice and Pasta Cooker also caters for 10 portions of rice and steams as well, for £30 on Amazon. It turns itself off and keeps warm when finished cooking. OK it's not induction heating but works fine. Just goes to show that fancy looking gadgets get fancy prices.
What's wrong with a big saucepan? I brew my coffee in a saucepan now...I've gone the full circle. It tastes just as good as all those fancy gadgets. My mum used to do that with the old Red White & Blue ground coffee in the 50s and early 60s before instant coffee was invented, and it was the best I've tasted....takes 3 minutes + 1 strainer.

I will be away in Edinburgh visiting a cousin for a week from Friday morning with no laptop, so may not be able to do much secretarial work...sorry for shirking my duties.

All the best

Posted on 13 Jun 2012 22:48:56 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012 09:02:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jun 2012 09:10:06 BDT
pixie says:
Chris..happy holiday for friday, hope the weather is kind. Only visited Edinburgh once, sadly. From what I was able to see in a day I loved, would like to go again. I saw more of Glasgow, which I enjoyed as I was with a friend who came from the Gorbels, so saw the real deal family wise. lovely.
I don't really drink coffee, but I have one of those little pots that goes straight onto the hob, only makes 6 expresso but it does the job!
Remember "Camp" coffee? My elderly friend loved that on ice cream...chicory flavour I believe...makes me shudder!
Don't worry about the filing on the forum, I'll do it for you as a favour!
Have fun, and a few vinos!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012 09:05:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jun 2012 10:25:44 BDT
chris gg says:
As secretary, I have a complaint Suzy...a lot of the proceedings have been deleted and presumably shredded by now! I think we need a Leveson style enquiry.

Yours seriously,

The Secretary.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012 09:27:25 BDT
chris gg says:
Thanks for the tips Carole. You are obviously an excellent cook with real hands on experience. I went for a job as a school cook once but I think they thought I was a weirdo! I never got the job.......
When white flour and salt are mentioned I start holding my cross up to guard against the devil! I've been a personal human guinea pig on a low salt diet for the last two and a half year and keep data on weight and blood pressure etc. So far my weight went down a stone within 3 months and has stayed there. My blood pressure gradually declined though it's still a bit erratic...might need a new monitor. I'll let you know when I kick the bucket.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012 09:59:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jun 2012 10:33:31 BDT
chris gg says:
Thanks for good wishes, Pixie and Carole.
I now allow myself one mug of real coffee a day but I have had problems with coffee over the years with palpitations, ever since I was in my twenties. I think I overdid it as a student with mugs of instant all day and night. I basically gave up coffee, off-and-on, mostly off for many years until recently. I drink lots of tea and find it much more refreshing. Coffee goes well with my latest craze for home made muffins though. Yes I certainly remember Camp coffee. It appeared on the table at home around 1960 I think...the first of the must-have instant style craze. I don't think anybody liked it much but it was advertised so you had to buy Maxwell House...the advert song was so good! ....oh bring back the real ground Red White & Blue again in that lovely tin! That awful instant powdered tea was also a fleeting memory around the same time as they introduced freeze-dried instant coffee, before they thought of tea bags.
I've had a percolator, bodum coffee maker, filter coffee maker, espresso maker etc but they have all gone the way of Davy Jones for various reasons. The percolator was supposed to be bad for you due to boiling of the coffee. It also made a rhythmic sound like a scene from Lady Chatterley's Lover....quite embarassing. Then the filter coffee was never hot enough for me...I like drinks piping hot....and a pain to clean out. The espresso packed up after about a year of intermittent use...more waste of money but I was not sorry to see it go. I don't like those stupid little cups. Now I prefer my saucepan....back to 1950s for me! Gadgets are a many people have washing machines with about 50 different programs and only use 1 or 2? Me for one. Yet we pay a lot more for all these functions and digital knobs. No one will buy a microwave now unless it has digital old microwave(I also have flimsy small modern one) has a manual knob and timer and works perfectly's also a lot bigger and is the only one I can fit a large Pyrex dish in, plus it's much sturdier. Enough of this idle chatter!

All best,


Posted on 19 Jun 2012 13:13:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jun 2012 13:30:52 BDT

Hiyah Everybody!!!
Well, we flew to Iceland as arranged by Kev&Kev Airlines. Olga has found the perfect freezer for us - full-sized J D Wetherspoons proportions! We had to put it on Chris's credit card though, so as not to blow the holiday budget, so brace yourself, sweetie, and open the bill very carefully now - remember your blood pressure, and deep breaths - we don't want you to kick the bucket just yet!!!

This week, we are in gay Paree. The weather is simply amazing here - I now have sunburn on top of my frostbite!
Olga and I went on a lovely boat trip up the River Seine yesterday - and she accidentally on purpose pushed me in.
Today, we are going to visit the Eiffel Tower and climb all the way to the very top - where I intend to return the favour!!!

Oh squirrels! what on earth has happened to the threads in this Forum??? - is that tumbleweed blowing around??? Pixie!!! - stop stroking your halogen - put that cookbook down right now and do some hoovering!!! And Coleen! - did you really think that changing your name to Stintoto Trebostine and lurking sulkily behind the shed to sneak a crafty cigarette would get past me!!! - stub it out right now, young lady! - grab your duster and Mr Sheen and get polishing!!!

Chris, I can't begin to tell you of the joys your mini foodie blogs are bringing!!! - I was really into Culture Club too! I don't remember 'yeast' though? - was he on harmonica? The cardboard quality of your pastry? - ouch, paper cuts with every jam tart, very nasty! Your persistence in the pounding principles of peanut butter! And your very own Robot Chef! WOW! - do they make Robot Chauffeurs too??? - we did hire a car to see the sights, but unfortunately little Roo can't see over the steering wheel and his paws won't reach the pedals!

I'm afraid though, that your description of your pornographic percolations were so vivid!!! - poor Olga blushed to the very depths of her blue rinse and fainted!!! - And you lost me completely on - bring back Red, White and Blue Coffee! Hmmm? - could this be another one of your flashbacks, sweetie??? I'm guessing you must have dropped a lot of acid in your kaftan and bell bottom days!!!

I would hold back on the Leveson Inquiry into those suspiciously shredded posts. I am really very cross with you both at the moment - I left you, on strict instructions, in charge of Roo and you completely forgot to feed him!!! - He had no choice but to go foraging through the filing system! The poor little love was in a right state by the time our Colin found him, sobbing away to himself in Carole's old wendy house. You should be throughly ashamed of yourselves!!! He arrived here by airfreight yesterday - he has needed a lot of TLC and is now on his 5th plate of Pot au Feu avec pommes frites.

Keep up all the good work now! - I'm expecting everything to be shipshape and bristol fashion on my return.
And remember Stintoto, I'm not paying you all those donkey doublooms for nothing - there's a mop and bucket in that coat cupboard - with your name on it!!! I want to see my face in those floor tiles when I get back next week!!!

Wish you were here - all our love and best wishes x x x suzysunshine7, Olga, and Roo x x x


In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 13:32:04 BDT
pixie says:
Typical!....leave us here in the pouring rain, no electricity, no food in the cupboard and trolls on the loose! You are all self! We are not going to do a thing, we are on strike and we are going to have a party and not clear up afterwards!!! What do you think of that? Not so "jolly holiday now ,are you?!" We can be bought, but not cheaply...I'd like a big french hunk with a lovely voice shipped over by DHL marked "priority" and the other's will be in touch with their demands.....oh by the way, the sun has just come out...Yippee! I'm off to get the paddling pool out...Shintoto, crack open the bubbly, it's party time...!! x

Posted on 19 Jun 2012 13:50:41 BDT
Alright, alright,.....mutter, mutter, mutter,.....

Okay - one x Jean-Pierre Leaud from Last Tango In Paris - by DHL - Priority Postage & Packaging.

Satisfied!!! - NOW CLEAN THIS FORUM UP RIGHT NOW!!! - or there will be trouble when I get back next week!!!

Over and Out! x x x

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 16:38:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jun 2012 10:15:24 BDT
pixie says:
maybe we will, and maybe we won't, you'll just have to wait and see...oh yeah did I mention said frenchman had to have tart au citron about his person too? x

Posted on 23 Jun 2012 02:54:51 BDT
Oh Pixie, never mind the cuisine, I,ve had a bevy of handsome young Jamaicans dancing attendance on me all week, captivated by my winning smile and fabulous cleavage no doubt. Hubby said they were only after my dollars and called me " mummy " behind my back. Why do husbands have to put the dampers on a girls fantasies huh. Suzy, behave yourself, what are yo playing at abandoning your duties for a girlie fling with Gloria the minute my backs turned, no wonder Pixie and Chris are revolting, or did I mean in revolt.....ha ha

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2012 20:00:38 BDT
Ms Beaumaris says:
Thanks for making me laugh....found your post v. amusing on a dreary evening.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2012 20:56:26 BDT
pixie says:
Hi Carole,men can be rotters! But we love 'em. Hope you've tried that jerk chicken? Put extra chilli on hubbies, that'll keep him quiet. Glad you having a ball and not the least bit jealous....not much!x

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2012 20:57:56 BDT
pixie says:
Ms Beaumaris...don't just sit there, join in! We need all the help we can get! Lol!

Posted on 24 Jun 2012 13:12:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jun 2012 13:15:51 BDT
Hi Pixie! Hi Chris! - We're back!.....Oh squirrels, what an utter mess!

Oh no, and it looks like Carole will be home any day now. Pixie, you promised me faithfully that you would clean up! - Do you have any idea how difficult it was to fold Jean-Pierre Leaud small enough to get him into that box??? - he wasn't exactly keen on the idea and he'll be mad as a box of frogs when Olga's chloroform wears off!!!

We had to hand over the French Phrasebook along with all our luggage to pay off Olga's gambling debts in Vegas, so we couldn't look up - tart au citron (a sleazy car???) - but we stopped off via The Trafford Centre and bought you this freshly baked Manchester Tart instead, ok???

Her name is Mavis and she works part-time as a warden at the Secure Unit where Olga is on Day Release -
does that cover it???

Ahhh, it's good to be home - isn't it Roo! x

Posted on 24 Jun 2012 14:17:42 BDT
Suzy, I have to ask, where does it all come from, move over J.K.Rowling......I,ve never known anyone with an imagination like yours. Have you thought about writing children's books or did you do that already. Carole xxx

Posted on 24 Jun 2012 14:34:01 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jun 2012 14:35:08 BDT
It's Amazoningly simple Carole! - It is all completely inspired by being around such lovely, silly, foodie friends like you!!! x
Oh, and my first conversation on Amazon was with our precious Olga - and I've been scrabbling all around the Forums trying to desperately retrieve what was left of my marbles ever since!!!

So Jamaica - have you gone all hair-beads like Bo Derek, Carole???

Why not give your husband a big spade and a treasure map to play with - and then invite all those lovely boys to afternoon tea!!! If you let me come too - I'll be 'mother' for you - I'll even bring the cake stands, napkin rings and doilies.
Enjoy yourself sweetie!!! x x x

Posted on 29 Jun 2012 23:09:42 BDT
chris gg says:
Just creeping in late on tippytoes by the back door...don't want to disturb the obvious tranquility of 5 days silence and suffer a midnight interrogation for being a nasty stop-out and going AWOL straight after my holiday. And I didn't even get a dancing girl...not even a lemon tart........ well maybe a raspberry from an old tart.
Hey, if I give up saying "'er indoors", "the wife" and "the uvver 'alf", maybe you can give up "hubby", "the uvver 'alf" and "'im in the pub"? Fair doos?
There I knew I'd have to start an argument! Shut up Chris and go up the stairs to bed quietly! One more cup of pan-brewed Red White & Blue coffee would keep me awake to read all my emails in bed but I daren't make a noise in the kitchen. Actually I found out that R W & B was mostly chicory due to the coffee being on ration and expensive in the war time.....Gone off it a bit now...Just as well because they don't make it any more anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2012 23:16:16 BDT
Hiyah Chris!!!
We were getting worried about you!!! Glad you are okay!
I'm talking to Roo off the forum at the moment - but I just had to pop in to say Hi !

Night Night x Sleep Tight x Sweet Dreams x

I'll pop back for a proper chat tomorrow x BYEEE x

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2012 23:16:22 BDT
pixie says:
"AND WHAT TIME OF NIGHT DO YOU CALL THIS!" waking us up banging about inthe kitchen making coffee and toast. Couldn't you have bought some chips on the way home?
Been really quiet on here these last couple of weeks,suzy went awol, carole doing the fandango in Jamaica and I've been cooking.
Hope you well and been having fun.....don't forget to turn the light out and let the cat in.

Posted on 30 Jun 2012 04:35:25 BDT
I,m home now Chris, so creeping in at midnight is off the cards unless I,m out with you of course. Sadly I am no dancing girl these days more of a badly sprung sofa,ha,I can still laugh at myself but don,t you dare , be good until we,ve been introduced properly but since I am still awake at this ungodly hour thought I,d say hello. Carole xxx
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