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Posted on 29 Sep 2012 20:34:40 BDT
A. bailey says:
Have agood holiday ,nice to know you're well supplied with the chocolate brazils !!

Posted on 29 Sep 2012 21:41:55 BDT
happy says:
Haven't had it since I was a child. But I so loved sucking the flesh off the stalks. Sometimes we had it just with vinager and pepper, like eating cockles, otherwise with butter like asparagus. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Can see the Fens, with their muddy inlets stretching out as far as the eye can see. And the men who collected the Samphire in their boots, carrying a big whicker breadman baskets. My brother and I catching crabs with a handline. Such childhood pleasures, didn't need any modern tech to amuse us.

Posted on 30 Sep 2012 07:54:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Sep 2012 07:55:46 BDT
Charlie says:
Thank you Suzy, it really does help and i really appreciate you taking the time on this. I desperately want to try it all out now. You are not helping with my obsession but it's good to hear my post about Lily Vanilli's Sweet Tooth: Recipes and Tips from a Modern Artisan Bakery got you guys buying too! See it's not just me!!! My favourite baking book is Short and Sweet best sweet pastry I ever made! Also love How to Cook the Perfect... not strictly baking I know, but what is in there is amazing! I have never made his brownie recipe and not been begged for the recipe! Also amazing shortbread recipe and super tips.
Really hope you are having a fab, foodie holiday! Keep us posted on your travels, and eatings!
Samphire is the best! The first time I had it was when I went to meet my now in laws in The Gower! They went out onto the marsh and brought it back for tea. Been hooked since. Got some from Ocado when it was in season fresh from Israel can you believe!!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Sep 2012 14:50:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Sep 2012 15:00:28 BDT
Oh Charlie, you seem to have the same taste in books as me. I absolutely adore Short and Sweet

I expect Lily Vanilli's Sweet Tooth: Recipes and Tips from a Modern Artisan Bakery and Celebrity Bake Book will arrive tomorrow which will be nice. I had to get the Celebrity Bake Book because all of the proceeds go to charity and because I adore baking books

I think suzy would struggle to name her favourite baking book. I bet she has a whole bookcase dedicated solely to them. The little minx

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2012 09:36:58 BDT
Hiyah Mrs P!
I started to answer your question, and then I realised it was far more suited to the theme of Orinoco Womble's thread of 'Old Books', so I posted it on there instead. The link is -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/cooking/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=FxU58WR6J6QX29&cdMsgID=Mx3R8NT2LNFJWV1&cdMsgNo=10&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=TxQLPDKJQR2YB4#Mx3R8NT2LNFJWV1

Posted on 2 Oct 2012 16:31:35 BDT
Charlie says:
Hey again Mrs P, you do seem to have jolly good taste in books lol. My Lily Vanilli not here yet tho :(. Got my leg back today so raring to go! Well ish is pretty sore and swollen still. Can't wait for home cooked dinner and major cleaning session tho

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2012 17:38:08 BDT
pixie says:
glad the plaster is off...hope you up and about in the kitchen soon!X

Posted on 2 Oct 2012 17:58:13 BDT
Charlie says:
Already been there, fajitas for tea! A lot of balancing but yay to fresh food!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2012 18:41:46 BDT
pixie says:
good for you! Must be a nice feeling...

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2012 21:24:53 BDT
Yes Charlie, great news, but don,t overdo it will you, athere,s nothing that can,t wait a bit longer.xx

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2012 21:31:21 BDT
EXCEPT baking of course!!!......Please be careful Charlie!......x ;o>

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2012 21:31:34 BDT
pixie says:
Hi Diamond...glad to hear you had a good time in Ireland..x

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2012 21:57:47 BDT
Hi pixie, I,m fine thanks, had a lovely time, was made to feel very welcome, the family are lovely, so relaxed and laid back nothing seems to phase them, it,s a lesson to be learned, for me at least, I find the older I get the more uptight I get about silly things, more baking required I think, a couple of hours cooking for the sheer pleasure of it usually calms me. Loved the blog about old cookery books, it got me thinking a out my first adventures into recipes, not just hand me down family meals.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2012 22:00:37 BDT
pixie says:
you mentioned the old cooker on legs...I've left a message.
Sounds like it did d to get away and chill for a time...x

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Oct 2012 07:35:13 BDT
Well Charlie, I am pleased to report that the Lily Vanili book is beautiful and contains easy to make recipes

You'll like it a lot

Posted on 3 Oct 2012 16:22:34 BDT
Charlie says:
Mine just arrived. How fab do the shard/stained glass window cakes look. Little girls birthday coming up luckily, have excuse to make it

Posted on 3 Oct 2012 17:19:42 BDT
They look fantastic. Certainly something I'll try one weekend. Love the fact that this book doesn't require you to buy obscure ingredeints that you'll end up storing in a cupboard and never using again

Posted on 3 Oct 2012 18:14:29 BDT
Charlie says:
And, maybe this shows my baking ignorance but she says about seasonal cakes! Something I'd never thought about. I just make any random cake that catches my eye but more spice, brandy, richness etc for winter makes so much sense compared to fresh fruit and cream! Love it! Total bargain! Want her zombie book now tho! My poor heaving book cases! ;)

Posted on 4 Oct 2012 21:55:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Oct 2012 21:56:45 BDT
Charlie says:
Well against all good advice I've spent all day in the kitchen! Had my mum blackberrying for me as I can't go this year, so blackberry ripple ice cream, jerk chicken, rice etc feast but now my lower leg leg is agony and swollen like a balloon! What a Div! Worth it tho. Even my 2 year old has been bringing my cook books and putting them in my lap when the hubby starts to cook. But I have spent the evening tucked up with lili vanilli and I am hooked! Such great ideas and tips! Has anyone cooked from it yet???

Posted on 4 Oct 2012 22:00:18 BDT
happy says:
Oh Charlie, you've over done it, but I can understand why. Give your leg a bit of a rest before you attack the kitchen again.

Posted on 4 Oct 2012 22:06:57 BDT
Charlie says:
Luckily I had a feeling I might suffer for it so made greedy guts portions of everything! Yay to home cooking again! May we never have to eat a ready meal again!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Oct 2012 22:07:52 BDT
pixie says:
Poor you! Easy restful day for you tomorrow Charlie...don't overdo it!x

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2012 09:45:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Oct 2012 09:48:31 BDT
Mad woman Charlie, but at least it sounds like you enjoyed yourself. Can,t wait to try the lilli vanilla method for soft sponge, you rub the fat into the flour first, sounds interesting to say the least. Am going to make Gordon Ramsey,s baked cheesecake this weekend for a friends party, sounds lush. Happy cooking.xxx

Posted on 5 Oct 2012 18:07:12 BDT
Charlie says:
It does sound interesting, is the same theory as pastry I guess? Going to make the honeycomb this weekend with the kids. Is the cheesecake from GR's new book? Let us know how it goes! I love cheesecake!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2012 19:02:14 BDT
NOT FAIR!!!
I have to wait a whole more week of holiday, before I get home, to open my Lily Vanilli book!......
BOO-HOO!!! ;o<
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