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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 18th May 2010, 6:17 pm

Errrm. Roast duck.

Not v. imaginative but I have been rushing about like a blue arsed fly and have to go out again in an hour to rehome the mega bee swarm I spent half the day coaxing into a brood box.

Duck is good for the soul. Bugger the arteries.

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Post by polgara on 19th May 2010, 2:56 pm

Casserole with oxtail which was tasty.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 19th May 2010, 6:18 pm

Fish finger butties
but at least it was home made (breadmachine) bread and with home grown & pickled onions

Hectic day at work and really couldn't be bothered, which is a shame as I like to cook.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 19th May 2010, 6:42 pm

Not home-made fish fingers, Jells?

I bought some fish fingers recently and was hugely disappointed - they bore no relation to the fish fingers of my youth whatsoever. Have taken to making my own now - with saffron in the breadcrumbs to make them that lovely yellow colour.

We are having lasagne again as I have been so madly busy all day I couldn't get my head round anything more complex. Still not going to be on the table before 7.15 - Bad Dad! Leo is having a jam sandwich (homemade bread and jam) and off to bed. In my defence they did not get home until ten mins ago.

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Post by Compostwoman on 19th May 2010, 6:48 pm

Not a bad Dad, Billy, just a very busy one....

I like FF sandwiches Jelly, I like them with lots of mayo, capers and rocket as well....

need to think about our evening meal in a bit....mind is a blank...

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Post by polgara on 20th May 2010, 3:56 pm

Fish in mushroom soup with parsley & chives & sweetcorn topped with mash & browned in the oven.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 20th May 2010, 7:07 pm

Paneer & chickpea curry with home made naan bread. Found some of my home made curry sauce in the back of the freezer, and some frozen paneer. Defrosted those, chopped up half an onion, couple of sticks of celery and cooked it all up with a tin of chickpeas. Naan bread made with flour, yoghurt, cumin seeds.
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Post by Compostwoman on 20th May 2010, 7:26 pm

Tonight will be eating a lot of spinach I harvested from school as it was starting to bolt..but it was planted this time last year so we cannot really complain!

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Post by Dandelion on 20th May 2010, 10:19 pm

Bean casserole with dumplings, and greens from the garden - digging up the cabbage has liberated enough space to plant out another tomato: whoo hoo!!

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Post by Guest on 21st May 2010, 5:18 pm

Pasta with tomato sauce made last year and frozen with the last of last years broad beans. The freezer is looking scarily bare. Only 12 more meals that can come from there so the garden needs to start providing! Still eating the soft fruit from the freezer too.

Fish Finger butties..now that is definately better remembered then tried these days!

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Post by Snoopka on 22nd May 2010, 5:35 am

The various spinachs/chards I have are starting to bolt, so that is a lot of greenery to get through:
raw spinach in salad with feta cheese, and strips of red pepper (grilled and then frozen in tubs)
spinach omelette as they make in Barcelona in every caf
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Post by polgara on 25th May 2010, 12:33 pm

Had to be quick today, so liver, bacon, mushrooms,sweetcorn & lovely fresh new potatoes with a quick pepper sauce. Rather tasty

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Post by polgara on 26th May 2010, 6:45 pm

Seasoned chicken, sweetcorn, tomato & garlic bread with a bit of honemade potato salad.

Tea was homemade tuna fish cakes & fresh baked bread.

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Post by Compostwoman on 26th May 2010, 6:52 pm

For lunch I had a very nice cheese and tomato sandwich on homemade wholemeal bread, which I toasted over the camp fire in the wood....yummy!

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Post by Dandelion on 26th May 2010, 10:16 pm

Didn't the Famous Five always say that food tasted much better when it was eaten outdoors?

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Post by polgara on 26th May 2010, 10:18 pm

And with ginger beer & boiled eggs and cake

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Post by Dandelion on 26th May 2010, 10:21 pm

Now you're talking!!

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Post by polgara on 26th May 2010, 10:23 pm

I forgot to mention the salt

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Post by Compostwoman on 26th May 2010, 10:44 pm

wasn't it "and lashings of ginger beer"?

Didn't have that, but DID do marshmallows and popcorn over the fire as well as tea cakes.....

they all loved it

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Post by polgara on 27th May 2010, 7:09 am

Yes it was lashings of Ginger beer

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 27th May 2010, 9:15 am

What is it with all this foody flagellation today? Lashings of ginger beer and Romans whipping themselves with soup in another thread...

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Post by Compostwoman on 27th May 2010, 9:36 am

You must be feeling better today Billy?

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Post by polgara on 27th May 2010, 11:27 am

I would have thought so CW.

Cottage pie today delish, & one for the freezer.

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Post by polgara on 29th May 2010, 2:46 pm

Nice big bowl of homemade bacon/ham & lentil soup today, so tasty, one of my favourites.

Jacket potato & ham tonight with pickles.

Not only a tasty days meals but good for us, which meant I could have a really BAD breakfast.

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Post by polgara on 31st May 2010, 1:28 pm

Cold roast beef which melted in the mouth, tomato & mash with other pickles as required.

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Post by Compostwoman on 31st May 2010, 2:59 pm

Roast pork in a sweet and sour sauce with noodles and veg spring rolls tonight!

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