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Cooking: good food tips, links & ingredients

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Re: Cooking: good food tips, links & ingredients

Post by SoberBoots » 20 Jun 2018 11:08

faith2be wrote:Hi lushy <:)>
Thanks. Yes I am just cleaning my fridge (it was in an awful state) and have 3 unopened slabs of it. I dislike plastic packaging but in this case I had to have the sealed packs.
OK. I'll just try it.
The alternative would be to gift it but I'd love to gift it to myself.
Just must avoid associations of ploughmans lunches in sunny beer gardens :lol:

Thanks again (and crumbly cheeze wouldnt be the worst disaster).
It'll freeze just fine but don't keep it too long in the freezer as fatty things do go rancid even if frozen
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Post by Rachel » 20 Jun 2018 19:22

Yep I concur - it should be fine. May alter the texture a bit, but definitely ok. I have frozen it. In fact I think I have some emergency cheese in the freezer :) (One should never run out of cheese.)
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Post by SoberBoots » 20 Jun 2018 19:53

Rachel wrote:Yep I concur - it should be fine. May alter the texture a bit, but definitely ok. I have frozen it. In fact I think I have some emergency cheese in the freezer :) (One should never run out of cheese.)
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Post by Rachel » 21 Jun 2018 10:18

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Post by SoberBoots » 21 Jun 2018 10:26

Skate Knobs for supper this evening...
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Post by Spats » 21 Jun 2018 21:37

Skate knobs ?

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Post by Lush4life » 22 Jun 2018 06:19

Spats wrote:Skate knobs ?
Believe they're from the cheek/head part of skate spats, tbh i should absolutely know cos owned a fish and chip shop for 30 years also had our own boat enjoying many days fishing ...happy memories :D
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Post by SoberBoots » 22 Jun 2018 11:43

Spats wrote:Skate knobs ?
Lushie's quite right - I thought the name would amuse you! Haven't cooked them yet, they're on the menu for tonight. Much like scallops I believe (yum!)
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Post by Spats » 22 Jun 2018 21:19

Love scallops (::)

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Post by SoberBoots » 22 Jun 2018 21:22

The skate knobs tasted delicious - I did them tempura, with asparagus. I'd have them again - they were really cheap! They do have a bone and some membrane in them though, so not quite such a delight to eat as scallops.
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Post by SoberBoots » 28 Jun 2018 20:01

Not very seasonal, but I saw pork cheeks, which are cheap anyway, massively reduced. So tonight I'm slow cooking a big batch of them with butter beans in cider and herbs, to portion out and go in the freezer.

Seabass saute with asparagus and peas for supper.

What's everyone else got on the menu?
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Post by SoberBoots » 28 Jun 2018 21:29

Pork wrote:
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And I didn't inquire which end the cheeks came from...
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Post by caroline95 » 06 Jul 2018 16:36

Cooking is usually one of my main distractions when I'm not drinking but it's been so hot I've been struggling to find the energy.So I went looking for quick and easy recipes and found this one for Italian lemon and almond cookies - made them last night and they're so lovely.

The recipe is here if anyone's interested : https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... en-in-rome

I've found another recipe using a similar method using peanut butter, it's on my To Do list for tomorrow 8-)

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Post by Rachel » 06 Jul 2018 19:20

They look nice, Caroline.

I've not been doing much cooking either, but I am beginning to get things in the garden. I had a slightly large courgette which I stuffed (usually anathema to me) the other night with crushed left over Charlotte potato, sage from the garden, peas, some Manchego-like Greek cheese, garlic and smoked paprika. It was as nice as a stuffed courgette can be, I think ;)

I am about to have a courgette glut. I am not a big fan, but it's hard to resist growing them as they are so quick and easy (unless they are destroyed by mildew like they were last year... which is why I have too manyplants this year.)

if I had the time and energy and were not on a sort of diet, I would really like to make this:

https://www.sainsburysmagazine.co.uk/re ... -poke-cake

I would be equally happy for someone to make it for me :D
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Post by caroline95 » 07 Jul 2018 13:14

I'm not exactly dieting, though I definitely need to, but trying not to go overboard on sweet stuff.That cake is overboard with bells on but also my idea of the perfect cake.Trifle cake, what could be better than that?

I saw this recipe for ricotta, spinach and courgette dumplings in the newspaper today, maybe a possibility to use up some courgettes Rachel.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -dumplings

I'm not a fan of them either, isn't there a cake you can make with them grated?Sounds a bit gross to me, but I have an irrational loathing of vegetables in cake, it just seems wrong.I make an exception for carrot cake 8-)

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Post by SoberBoots » 07 Jul 2018 14:24

I like courgettes sliced thin, griddled (or barbecued) then marinated with lemon juice and good olive oil, servied with capers
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Post by Spats » 07 Jul 2018 18:32

Sounds delicious, don’t usually like courgette

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Post by SoberBoots » 19 Jul 2018 18:38

Wonderful carrots at our weekly market today, slender, fragrant and straight out of the ground. Now roasting in honey and thyme along with a seared duck breast.
Love the market - also had a scrumptious lunch of Greek salad with awesomely fresh ingredients from the stalls.
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Post by Spats » 19 Jul 2018 18:46

Our markets here are not very good and some stalls have gone. :geek:

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