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Post by Lakshmi on 14th March 2011, 9:43 pm

I have been busy in the kitchen all morning, whilst listening to online chemistry lectures.

I made some chicken stock with the chicken carcass, and the following for my vegan friends:
- a dhal with spinach
- a dark root veg soup
- a borlotti beans and celeriac stew
- a potato and kale dry curry

for myself, on top of what didn't fit in the plastic tubs of what I was preparing for them, I made some chicken potato and spinach "thing".

and no, Mr Rhomboid, I did not put chicken stock in the vegan dishes... hihi!

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 21st March 2011, 6:03 pm

Baked fennel with goat's cheese
Easy, quick and tasty
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 21st March 2011, 8:28 pm

We had friends round. Pate de Foie gras on toast as a starter, then roast duck, red cabbage slow cooked with appl fennel and onion, Apple and cherry pie to follow. With cider, elderfloe=wer wine and cognac.

Combined with the codeine I had earlier, i feel quite mellow.

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Post by Compostwoman on 21st March 2011, 8:56 pm

mmm all sounds good. Wish I had a side of codeine, for my hip

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Post by polgara on 22nd March 2011, 6:34 pm

Spent the morning preparing & cooking 5 meals for the freezer, 2 sausage casseroles, 2 beef casseroles & a pasta & ham thing that we like. If I work it right, I can make some pastry pies later in the week & end up with a weeks worth of meals in the freezer that only need reheating.

Feel very pleased with myself.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 23rd March 2011, 6:32 pm

Mushroom & spinach curry with home made naan bread washed down with home brewed elderflower wine :drinkwine
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 23rd March 2011, 6:49 pm

Was going to be roasted cherry tomato and pancetta pasta. Now going to be fish and chips due to oven temperature being adjusted by small persons unknown.

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Post by Compostwoman on 23rd March 2011, 7:23 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:Was going to be roasted cherry tomato and pancetta pasta. Now going to be fish and chips due to oven temperature being adjusted by small persons unknown.

Ooops

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Post by polgara on 30th March 2011, 5:54 pm

Cooking day went well, made

3 pots of chicken pate

1 large loaf tin of haslet

2 Irish stews

Roasted stuffed hearts.

All smelt very nice, just letting the haslet set in the fridge. Will probably put it in the freezer for a while tomorrow before I slice it up & freeze.

Pate will do teas or breakfast, & 1 stew to freeze for next week.

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Post by Dandelion on 30th March 2011, 6:28 pm

After Pol's feast I feel embarrassed to say that I've just put a Stainsburys value pizza in the oven!! (But I did put extra vegetables and cheese on it!!)

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Post by Compostwoman on 30th March 2011, 8:32 pm

Pork chops grilled, Leeks in/with Stilton sauce, saute potatoes, Blue Lake beans, Savoy cabbage steamed with something else but not sure just yet.

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Post by bronze on 30th March 2011, 10:50 pm

Pigeon Pie.
Recipe courtesy of Billy

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Post by Compostwoman on 30th March 2011, 10:53 pm

It was mashed carrot and swede

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Post by Dandelion on 9th April 2011, 9:59 pm

Local sausages from the butchers nearest to us. Mr D chose Tarrington Toms (pork with tomatoes and basil) and I had the pork with bacon and black pudding. Very nice - delicious in fact!

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Post by Compostwoman on 9th April 2011, 10:45 pm

Dandelion wrote:Local sausages from the butchers nearest to us. Mr D chose Tarrington Toms (pork with tomatoes and basil) and I had the pork with bacon and black pudding. Very nice - delicious in fact!

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I like the cider and sage ones best, myself. And the plain 95% meat ones. mmmmm

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Post by polgara on 13th April 2011, 6:31 pm

Today made

2 meat pies
2 chicken & mushroom pies
3 quiches

Well happy & lots of homemade ready meals in the freezer now.

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Post by Compostwoman on 13th April 2011, 7:07 pm

Mutton hotpot for supper. And Compost Mansions cider Very Happy

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Post by polgara on 23rd April 2011, 11:37 am

Just made 2 cottage pies, 1 to eat today & 1 to freeze.

quiche for tea, from the freezer.

Tomorrows lunch all prepared with stuffing & bread sace made, just got to wait for a clea pan to do the veggies in.

Oh & a lovely bacon hock defrosting for breakfast & tea tomorrow.

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Post by polgara on 3rd May 2011, 5:17 pm

Today we had pizza, bought base but the topping was all my own, Really delish, even OH likes my pizzas what a triumph

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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd May 2011, 5:27 pm

Do you have a particular sauce/topping recipe Pol ?

We have pizza on Saturdays as a family tradition. The base is Italian focaccia dough from the breadmaker. For the sauce I sweat fennel seed and garlic in olive oil, then add tinned tomatoes and oregano. At this point the smell seems to force me to reach for a bottle of red wine !
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Post by polgara on 3rd May 2011, 5:43 pm

I always have plain pureed toms in the freezer. I buy them when they are in the cheapy bin. Spread onto a plain bought base. Personally I don`t usually add add any seasoning, but I do add sliced mushrooms, chopped pepper 2 kinds of meat, usually a garlic sausage & some sort of chorizo, the hotter the better, topped of with a bit of cheese today I also added some pineapple. Would like to add more cheese, but it really agravates my blood sugars.

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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd May 2011, 5:49 pm

polgara wrote:usually a garlic sausage & some sort of chorizo, the hotter the better

Sounds good to me. Especially the last bit Very Happy

Edited to add: I meant the hotter the better, not aggravated blood sugars, you understand ... looked a bit odd when I read it back !
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Post by Dandelion on 3rd May 2011, 7:21 pm

The 'Slow Food' movement is all very well and good, but it's jolly hard to put all your love and attention in to your cooking when your son phones up in a panic because he needs me to order him a ticket for Bloodstock before they run out. So it was a very quick pepper and tomato pasta sauce, and the prospect of six months of emails from Megadeth telling me when their next gig is...I thought the colour of the sauce was quite appropriate!

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Post by Dandelion on 7th May 2011, 7:32 pm

Fajitas tonight (we favour the old Herefordshire pronunciation, i.e. fadjiters). A kind friend brought us a box of Westons organic cider at Easter - it's very chilling on the tongue when you've put too much spice in the meat!!

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Post by polgara on 15th May 2011, 3:35 pm

Car boot or not, we still had a Sunday lunch roast pork & it was lovely.

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Post by polgara on 20th May 2011, 5:31 pm

Pizza again, but this time instead of tomato base I used toast toppers (they are 2 for £1 in the Pound Shop) extra mushrooms, peppers sweetcorn meat a sliced tomato & cheese.

very nice, but I prefer the tomato base.

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