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Post by Green Rosie on 22nd January 2010, 8:10 pm

No 5 - Celeriac and blue cheese soup for lunch - yum.

And having just slaughtered 9 ducks I see a few duck recipes coming up.

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Post by Compostwoman on 23rd January 2010, 12:44 am

No 3 Celeriac, celery and shropshire blue soup.....and sage/stilton stuffed bread ( would that be no 4 I wonder? not made it before? so I guess yes?)
Guess who is using up the last of the festive cheese board ends?

No 1 was the very slow roast shoulder of lamb with sliced potatoes, garlic and onions in stock as a base for the lamb underneath. 6 hours plus....mmmm

No 2 was a pear and almond tart with chilli chocolate flakes...mmmmm

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Post by Compostwoman on 23rd January 2010, 12:45 am

Snap with the soup, Rosie!

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 23rd January 2010, 9:25 am

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No 2 was a pear and almond tart with chilli chocolate flakes...mmmmm

Get thee to the pies/puddings/cakes bit and post recipe! Pretty please Very Happy
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Post by polgara on 23rd January 2010, 1:56 pm

Well I made a Cajun Chicken thingy today. Admit I cheated & used a packet mix, something I often do when I do not want to spend a long time cooking, but if we like it I then keep the packet & next time I make it I do it from scratch with a list of ingrediants in front of me.

Result, I loved it, OH did not. It was very peppery but quite delicous. I now have a portion frozen in the freezer.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 24th January 2010, 6:06 pm

#4 chilli flake and sea salt packed duck confit over savoy cabbage with ribbons of (home-cured) speck and home-made pappardelle (no more fiddly pasta shit!)

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Post by Green Rosie on 24th January 2010, 6:12 pm

No 6 - Pontack sauce - now I'm supposed to wait 7 YEARS before trying it Shocked

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 24th January 2010, 6:30 pm

Wherever did you find elderberries at this time of year?

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Post by Green Rosie on 24th January 2010, 6:58 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:Wherever did you find elderberries at this time of year?

In the freezer Cool

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 24th January 2010, 8:34 pm

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Post by Green Rosie on 25th January 2010, 4:54 pm

No 7 - duck liver paté

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 25th January 2010, 6:21 pm

Green Rosie wrote:No 7 - duck liver paté

I can never bring myself to make paté - the foie gras are just so delicious on their own on toast or over other dishes, I can't bring myself to sacrifice them.

#5 rolled meatloaf stuffed with spinach, carrots, prosciutto and Tallegio cooked over red wine and rosemary - am a little concerned that the roll may not retain its structural integrity during the oven phase.

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Post by Compostwoman on 25th January 2010, 11:11 pm

no 5 Pork with dried plums, dried toms, pine nuts slow simmered in an onion and honey sauce...

home grown and dried plums, toms, onions, stock and all the herbs were mine as well...Baked spuds and veg all from garden...wonder if I could get pine nuts from any of the trees in the wood...if the blardy tree rats leave any...

just need to keep bees and pigs now..CM and CG are v resistant to piggies as they are "so cute"...yes they are. You enjoy their cuteness . And then you enjoy their flavour.

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Post by Sparhawk on 26th January 2010, 12:33 am

Green Rosie wrote:
Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:Wherever did you find elderberries at this time of year?

In the freezer Cool

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Post by Sparhawk on 26th January 2010, 12:35 am

Compostwoman wrote:CM and CG are v resistant to piggies as they are "so cute"...yes they are. You enjoy their cuteness . And then you enjoy their flavour. I can dream......

Just like chooks... chef2

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Compostwoman wrote:wonder if I could get pine nuts from any of the trees in the wood...

possibly pine trees.

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Post by vwalker99999 on 26th January 2010, 11:14 am

Compostwoman wrote:...wonder if I could get pine nuts from any of the trees in the wood...

Pine Nuts

Yeah I know, wikipedia.... but it seems to be good info...

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Post by Compostwoman on 26th January 2010, 11:22 am

Thanks for the link, interesting stuff!

But sadly....I don't have any suitable pines in the wood, ..and if I tried to get the nuts out of the pine trees I DO have, I would be there all day, just for a teaspoonful.....!

( and Billy obviously I was refering to potential pine trees.)

oh well.......will keep eyes peeled for Stone Pine trees around...!

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 26th January 2010, 12:25 pm

I used to have two huge Stone Pines in my garden in Perpignan. Every autumn it was a race to harvest the cones before teh Catalan Gypsies turned up and nicked them all.
One day I came home to find one of my trees shaking violently. So i shook it a bit more and two wizened old men fell out, apologising profusely, and exhorting me not to shoot them.
I found it quite humourous in fact and we had a glass of wine or two together and they told me tall tales of cone-rustling.

Mostly I use walnuts in place of pine nuts in recipes - pesto and so on. Works just as well and we have kilos and kilos of walnuts whereas as pine nuts are a couple of quid for 50g or something ridiculous.

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Post by Compostwoman on 26th January 2010, 1:11 pm

Don't like walnuts much, find they taste a bit...hmm...bitter to me...

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Compostwoman wrote:Don't like walnuts much, find they taste a bit...hmm...bitter to me...

You could try using pine nuts instead.

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Post by Compostwoman on 26th January 2010, 1:58 pm

Getting bored with this now Billy....

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 26th January 2010, 2:32 pm

Oh dear, well I don't know what else to suggest in that case, CW.

However for anyone else who may be reading who does not have your aversion to walnuts, they might find the substitution useful.

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Post by Compostwoman on 26th January 2010, 4:37 pm

I wasn't unhappy at your suggestion about the walnuts Billy...but why suggest pine nuts again? THAT was what I was refering to....

In fact the walnuts sound like a very good substitute...wonder if I could do the same with hazel nuts? ( which I both have in the wood... and like?)

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Post by vwalker99999 on 26th January 2010, 8:35 pm

I don't want to continue pushing walnuts when they are obviously not your flavor of choice... but Black Walnuts have a v similar flavor to pine nuts. Are they available there?... :::running and ducking in case CW sees fit to lob a few Black walnuts IN the shell in my direction:::

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