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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 11:51:03 GMT
Bearman says:
That makes me laugh. About 5 years ago, my OH had to make me count up from the year of my birth because I was 100% certain that I was a year younger than I really was - it was late at night and I was tired, but no alcohol was involved.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 11:55:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jan 2013 11:56:13 GMT
pixie says:
I know I am younger than is on the old Birth cert....I was kidnapped by Romany's and by the time my Mum found me ( romantic stuff this) she didn't realise I was really a princess. That accounts for my good looks ( I'm liking this) wit ( I'm on a roll now ) and wonderful dress sense (Stretching it now) and brain the size of a planet....( Who said black hole?) !!

Edit I know you are thinking Where's the tip? > don't read my rubbish!x

Posted on 22 Jan 2013 12:01:14 GMT
Bearman says:
Beware of snogging princes - you might get turned into a frog.......

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 12:05:33 GMT
pixie says:
Finding one would be a start!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 13:09:51 GMT
Scarlet Lady says:
LOL Pix

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 13:11:15 GMT
Isobel Ayres says:
:D

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 15:45:15 GMT
monica says:
Thanks very much to all three of you. Next time shall use spoon, refrigerate if that doesn't do it, and resort to dish sponge if there's still no joy. Or perhaps shan't peel it at all . . .

Interesting--I'd assumed pixie turned to you because you were Chinese--apparently not, then.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 15:55:51 GMT
pixie says:
Monica...you minx!xx

Posted on 22 Jan 2013 15:58:37 GMT
She M Inx? Who Monica, then?
LOL...that tea must have been fermented!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 16:07:12 GMT
pixie says:
Don't confuse me Ori! Lol! No Monica is Monica, but we got into a muddle re Bearman and he being (not) Chinese! Phew!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 16:17:32 GMT
finny lul says:
Is anyone Chinese, or shall I just shut up?!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 16:20:29 GMT
pixie says:
Don't you start finny!Lol! oops ! someone might be!xx

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 16:27:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jan 2013 17:01:01 GMT
Stu says:
sicken cully wis lice vas sat lol

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 19:22:02 GMT
Frenchie says:
How, that is interesting, Monica. We all have these ideas of people on the Net.
I would not have thought a Chinese man would call himself Bearman unless he is a bear hunter, or so I think. I assumed Bearman would be taller than average, dark hair with a lock teasing his forehead , broad chest, impenetrable dark eyes, seemingly invincible but vulnerable inside and the kind of man heroines feel safe with (you know, the kind that rescues you at the last minute) ... hmmm, that what the name Bearman evokes for me...
Maybe I should lay off the romantic novels? **smiles**

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 20:43:45 GMT
Pamie says:
You forgot the scar down the right cheek.........

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 21:32:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jan 2013 21:33:52 GMT
monica says:
If you put it that way, I suppose I would have thought bearman was Norwegian (the name 'Bjorn' means 'bear'). This raises another interesting point: bears mean one thing to people who read romantic novels and another to people who need to lay off watching so much cross-country skiing . . .

Any hints I have are so elementary that they probably will seem stale to you lot, but given that I learned from a greengrocer that he didn't know something so elementary as taking out the green shoots in garlic & onion, there might be a remote chance that someone here doesn't know that toasting nuts & seeds hugely improves their taste & in least some cases, like sesame seeds, makes their nutrients more accessible. I do it over medium-low heat in a dry frying pan that I don't dare take my eyes off--though when making trail mix (at the moment favourite mix is cashews + pine nuts + sunflower seeds + barley flakes + raisins + dried banana) I do brush pan w. oil to toast (& add fruit afterward).

Posted on 23 Jan 2013 07:34:10 GMT
finny lul says:
Should I be embarrassed, or shamed that I didn't know about taking out the green shoots in garlic and/or onion???!! Is it to do with reducing flavour, or does it make them not fit to eat?? In my defence, I do know about toasting nuts......

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 07:41:19 GMT
pixie says:
Hi finny! It won't hurt you but it can taste bitter that's all.
Great little thread though, isn't it. I've learnt a few things on here!x

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 08:06:10 GMT
finny lul says:
Certainly is. Don't tell anyone, but I though the green shoots would grow another onion/garlic.....how are you, today. Have you been out with the woof, yet?

Posted on 23 Jan 2013 08:07:08 GMT
finny lul says:
Pix, I know what I meant to ask you - what do you cook on, when you don't have the Aga going?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 08:28:26 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2013 08:30:29 GMT
pixie says:
Yes, been over the field early finny, it is so lovely out there on your own. In the summer I am sometimes lucky enough to see a badger, srolling along like an old gentleman on a sunday walk! The birds were up early too and making a commotion.
We had a bad blizzard last evening, it hasn't settled too much and the lane is just slush now even though the fields are white.
In the summer, if I really have to, I turn the aga off. I hate doing it as I can't be spur of the moment! you know, cook what I want on a whim. I live in a small cottage and it can get very hot with the oven on.
That is the only major cooker I have. I bought a Halogen, which I love, and I have a one ring induction plate, a portable one...it's great!
In the summer there is always the bbq or..
Stainless Steel Cobb Barbecue better pic..
Cobb Premier Portable BBQ with Recipe Book and Roasting Rack This is a fantastic compact little bbq..it is clean and small as well as cooking great. Perfect for small areas.
What do you cook on..when on the boat? gas?Cylinder I mean? There is no main swerage in our village and no gas, or street lights. I find in the summer, if the aga is off, I have to plan!

Posted on 23 Jan 2013 11:48:06 GMT
Stu says:
sounds like a perfect life pixie

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 11:59:36 GMT
pixie says:
I don't know about that Stu. I have friends that think the country life is like living in a Laura Ashley catalogue, all pretty prints, rustic furniture and cattle with lovely clean behinds!Lol Well it ain't! It's dirty and muddy in the winter, the cattle like nothing more than to chase you when you are in the fields when you are out with the dog. There are not so many shops ( I can live with that) the transport is naff and buying "Exotic" ingredients is really difficult!
Saying that, the people are friendly, no fashion victims (No sling back wellies here!) lots of good farm shops for veg and meat and vineyards for vino! And wonderful scenery...so all in all can't complain!Lol!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 12:05:13 GMT
Stu says:
exactly pixie used to live in north devon family passed away in cornwall i would love it

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 12:15:53 GMT
pixie says:
Where in Cornwall Stu?
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