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What are you cooking or eating?

Postby tiffinata » 19 Jul 2014, 10:13

I love cooking and enjoy hearing about people's favourite foods.
Today I have had spaghetti sauce cooking in the slow cooker all day. Eaten with a few slices of crusty bread, the only thing missing was the glass of red.
I have plans for a sangria sorbet (I think Ice-cream would curdle)this coming weekend. Let's see if it works!
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Tracer » 19 Jul 2014, 10:20

It's brunch time so I think an egg and bacon sandwich will be under way soon.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 19 Jul 2014, 10:23

Just finished a delicious roast beef with roast vegetables and broccolini with a glass of red.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Janet_B » 19 Jul 2014, 12:01

That sounds like the perfect meal to me, @RSG.

I'm about to have a banana.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Fairblue » 19 Jul 2014, 12:14

Sausage sandwich.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 19 Jul 2014, 12:26

I wasn't planning on cooking today as I thought I was out tonight at the home of an extremely good cook (he trained at the Connaught, in Mayfair) but unfortunately that's just been cancelled. I'll find something stodgy to soak up alcohol as I'll be having a farewell drink with a friend who's moving this afternoon: not a party as such, but it's at a pub.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby kylie_koyote » 19 Jul 2014, 12:37

We're going to the farmers market later this morning where the weekly theme is some sort of Indian restaurant exhibition. I hope to sample lots of yummy things.

At this exact moment though, I'm still in bed.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Frecks » 19 Jul 2014, 12:50

Just finished toast with strawberry jam for my lunch.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 19 Jul 2014, 18:11

Kismet wrote:I wasn't planning on cooking today as I thought I was out tonight at the home of an extremely good cook (he trained at the Connaught, in Mayfair) but unfortunately that's just been cancelled. I'll find something stodgy to soak up alcohol as I'll be having a farewell drink with a friend who's moving this afternoon: not a party as such, but it's at a pub.



It turns out that the reason we were in that pub was so we could all have an Afternoon Tea: tea, sandwiches, cake, scones with cream and jam, unidentifiable but very nice sweet bits of something. A full teapot of Cosmopolitan cocktail.... Lovely.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby kylie_koyote » 19 Jul 2014, 18:27

Wow! Yum.

We hit the culinary jackpot at the farmers' market. Came home so full we could barely move. Now taking a nap to digest.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby The Professor » 19 Jul 2014, 23:09

Proper slow-cooked paella, with liberal dashes of sherry and sharp white wine.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Janet_B » 19 Jul 2014, 23:27

The Professor wrote:Proper slow-cooked paella, with liberal dashes of sherry and sharp white wine.


That sounds... interesting! Is it you who is making this exquisite dish, or somebody else? And is 'liberal dashes' almost an oxymoron? It's very effective.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 20 Jul 2014, 10:56

Slow cooked roast corned beef, plus mashed potato & pumpkin...with glass of shiraz of course! [very good winter fare I assure you, lol].
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Fairblue » 20 Jul 2014, 11:08

I will be having bacon & haloumi rolls shortly (made by Mr FB) and then I will be cooking roast leg of Lamb with mint sauce for this evening's dinner accompanied by whatever red we have.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby tiffinata » 20 Jul 2014, 12:30

Mum did Lancashire Hot Pot, and desserts featuring tapioca.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 24 Jul 2014, 16:40

I was making pea soup, but the bottom of the salt container has just fallen out, depositing several spoonfuls into the already liquidised soup. Not edible, even after diluting it down with milk. Sausage sarnie anyone?
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby kylie_koyote » 24 Jul 2014, 16:58

Kismet wrote:I was making pea soup, but the bottom of the salt container has just fallen out, depositing several spoonfuls into the already liquidised soup. Not edible, even after diluting it down with milk. Sausage sarnie anyone?


Oh dear! I had this exact thing happen with pea soup but with pepper instead of salt. It was absolutely awful.

I'm about to go to lunch. We went for Mexican last night and I have my leftovers. I'm pretty excited about that actually.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Fairblue » 24 Jul 2014, 17:02

Pizza and salad tonight. Tomorrow night, Shepherd's pie.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Tommy Smith » 24 Jul 2014, 17:19

Kefir.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby kylie_koyote » 24 Jul 2014, 17:21

Tommy Smith wrote:Kefir.

What's that?
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Tommy Smith » 24 Jul 2014, 17:26

I don't think anyone is entirely sure.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 24 Jul 2014, 17:27

Does that include whoever is cooking it?
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Fairblue » 24 Jul 2014, 17:30

According to Google sources it's a fermented milk drink. If it's anything like the stuff I had in South Africa, I can only admire your fortitude, TS.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Tommy Smith » 24 Jul 2014, 19:13

No these grains either originated in Caucasus Mountains, or Tibet possibly. It is jolly odd stuff but I'm a lot healthier than I was!
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby kylie_koyote » 24 Jul 2014, 19:19

Tommy Smith wrote:No these grains are either originated in Caucasus Mountains, or Tibet possibly. It is jolly odd stuff but I'm a lot healthier than I was!

Does it taste like yogurt?
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Tommy Smith » 24 Jul 2014, 20:45

A bit. It depends how long you ferment it for as it gets quite tangy. Unlike yoghurt you just put the grains, which keep growing, in milk and leave it out in the kitchen, no extra heat required. It can get up to 4% alcohol. Also unlike yoghurt it is so stuffed full of interesting things that you only take a couple of teaspoonfuls at first.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby kylie_koyote » 24 Jul 2014, 20:50

Hmm. I don't think I'll be sampling that any time soon. It sounds a bit icky for me. I salute you and your adventurous taste buds though. :salute:
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Frederique » 24 Jul 2014, 20:55

I ditto that!
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Tommy Smith » 24 Jul 2014, 21:07

Well, it was for health reasons only and certainly worked.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby tiffinata » 25 Jul 2014, 01:24

Tommy Smith wrote:Well, it was for health reasons only and certainly worked.

My husband would agree with you on that one. We pick it up from a local cheesemaker. I use it in anything that needs sour cream or yoghurt. Beef Stroganoff comes out very tender with it.
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