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Posted on 7 Oct 2012 14:28:03 BDT
happy says:
Very basic A.B, just sweetcorn ,whatever you prefer , but precooked, salt, pepper, mik and SR flour, mix to a thickish consistency and the deep fry spoohfuls. Freezes well and reheats in a hot oven.

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 15:54:46 BDT
A. bailey says:
ThanksHC,I'lltry them this week ,

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2012 17:25:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Oct 2012 17:27:45 BDT
The Fanatical Followers of Foodie fashions are the posters who are always bang on trend with all of the very latest culinary equipment and cookbooks, and know all of the ins and outs of every recipe - but sadly some of them are not always very keen on Fantastical & Fanciful Fruitcakes for, what they consider to be, the 'polluting' of the purity of the threads with more general conversation, and laughter. But they never tend to post often enough or even in a particularly warm and friendly way - and if we all adopted that rigid question and answer format - the forum would surely very quickly grind to a halt again.

Which is exactly the way that it was, when Pixie, Stella, Diamond and I stumbled across it. We dusted off the cobwebs, and swept away the tumbleweeds, and re-activated the forum by setting up loads of new threads and links to what it is today. And then Stella took me on whistlestop recruitment drives around some of the other forums to let everyone know that we were here! I think there is more than enough room for everybody on here, whatever their particular persuasion - and with no shortage of very interesting threads to get stuck into now. And we all seem to get along nicely as a whole? And Zero my Hero (the negative voter) doesn't visit us very often - and is for the most part ignored by everyone, anyway.

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 17:50:05 BDT
Have you had a drink or too many Brazil nuts ! You seem to be on a mission x

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 18:11:35 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Brazi......................l la do do la do la do

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2012 18:57:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Oct 2012 19:01:30 BDT
No J. C., HA HA HA!!! ;o>
I'm just telling it as it is. You may not have seen it? but there has been quite a bit of criticism here and there on various threads about people 'like me' posting? I was even told off for posting nothing but 'crap' on the threads, which was not only incredibly hurtful but also insulting - and I was also told by someone else that I should not be on the Cooking Forums and should go on facebook instead to post what they personally considered to be trivial stuff. I have revisited my old favourites recently, and discovered that our funny friend, Stintoto has even had his own posts actually blanked out on his very own threads that were always fully intended to be surreal and silly - how incredibly petty is that? When they are of no threat to the Cooking Forum whatsoever?

Frenchie was upset on one of her own threads last night by a new poster who didn't quite appreciate the humour. I really hate to keep having to explain myself, and also my fellow Fruitcakes, and to justify my own presence on this Forum, but sadly every so often it's a case of here we go again! Scarlet knows what I am talking about, don't you?! As it has happened to her too, on other Forums, hasn't it?! We all need to take a chill pill and be far more tolerant of each other. Surely, there really is no right or wrong way to post on this Forum, bar the nasty trolls like the one that poor Linzy encountered on her thread?!.......and all are welcome on here?!.......I really hope so, anyway! :o>

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 19:08:50 BDT
I love these forums get lots of info from them and tit bits galore. Sometimes I come in of rom a night out and see 25 e mails and I think oh the girls are chatting again ,sorry fella,s, and I enjoying seeing the chin wag may not participate as much as you lot but doesn't mean I don,t enjoy reading your opinions on various cooking topics, all the people who moan and debate our little gathering should piss off and start their own forums and then they can regulate it to their hearts content!

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 19:12:16 BDT
pixie says:
J C... I've just taken a look at your wish list and see that you too want ....
Come In We're Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World's Best Restaurants That looks such a fab book. When iPeeked in and had a look in the bookshop a recipe jumped out and I knew I had to have it.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2012 19:39:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Oct 2012 19:40:47 BDT
Well said J. C.......x
I have looked at several other forums, and the barely active ones are always the ones that really lack any friendliness and warmth. There are no 'connections' occurring between the posters and they make for incredibly dull places to be. This place fizzes and crackles with activity sometimes, and I think that at least 80% is food related too? The balance feels right most of the time, and it is very easy to correct it with a few more threads being posted - sometimes silly, sometimes sad, and sometimes celebratory! :o>

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 19:41:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Oct 2012 19:43:27 BDT
oh, okay, then I'm definitely a crumb off the old fruitcake! Got room for another nut? ;)

I know what you mean about people who think that if they control a corner of the Internet, they are in control of their lives!! Super-serious peeps who get really upset if we don't see life exactly the way they do...never mind that their opinion is different from ours, too. There are always a few giveaways to people like that...like starting what they fondly imagine to be a "smackdown" with the words, "Sorry, no..." when they're not sorry at all!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2012 19:47:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Oct 2012 19:48:36 BDT
But there is plenty of room for them too. I would never dream of insulting them, even if they bored me rigid, so I would just appreciate it if they simply returned the courtesy by also being polite and tolerant back!

Always room for another Nut, Orinoco!.......
Especially, one who also shares our fanatical obsession with food too! :o>

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 20:09:02 BDT
wobberoo says:
I'm not sure I want to be a nut. I'll rub along with you all, even if you're crackers. But my sanity is beyond reproach.

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 20:09:28 BDT
pixie says:
you reckon?! Lol!

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 20:25:31 BDT
You don't have to be a nut. You can be bananas.
It's better than being caramel...you won't collect fluff.

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 20:26:37 BDT
Go to BED, Orinoco!!

"Put Down the Mouse...and step a-Way from the computer!"

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2012 20:29:22 BDT
pixie says:
You tired mate?

Downton Abbey is on tonight...yippee!

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 20:32:04 BDT
No no no pixie Homeland that is the pick of the day x

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2012 20:33:29 BDT
pixie says:
I know but I need to watch that from the begining...going to see if first series is on Itunes...missed it!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2012 20:36:00 BDT
i never heard from vicious martine again suzy,i didn't deserve what was said,neither did you or anyone else,i didn't know about french,i was out last night and havent looked through all the threads yet,just catching up.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2012 20:43:30 BDT
Watch it, it is awesome x

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2012 20:45:20 BDT
pixie says:
Don't torment me! x

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 20:48:53 BDT
does anyone watch homefront on thursdays?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2012 20:50:12 BDT
pixie says:
yep! It's really good.

Posted on 7 Oct 2012 22:31:13 BDT
happy says:
When I first tripped over this forum, I couldn't stop laughing. I wanted to hang around for more. Before I got here I'd dropped in on loads of others, often over a period of months, but most are dead, no posts for weeks or months at a time. Sometimes I'd leave a post but never had a response. If I came across an active forum I didn't agree with I just moved on. So I cannot understand these vindictive people who think that they can just come in and start laying the law down. I think that the best way is to give them the cold shoiulder, without a response they will soon go away.

Posted on 8 Oct 2012 08:19:36 BDT
Pixie, ya gotta remember we are an hour ahead of you here. So when my post says it's half eight, it's actually half nine. And it takes me a good hour or so to relax after I get off the net. Last night, in the end, I didn't drop off till about 1.30. My sleep cycle is frustrating; at half 9 my eyes are closing on their own, but if I go to sleep then I wake up at 4 AM. If I don't, then I lie awake till one. But if I stay online I just never go to sleep at all.
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