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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Frecks » 14 Mar 2018, 09:23

What terrible experiences for you all. I have a friend who is allergic to gluten and another friend who is severely lactose intolerant and they have both suffered similar problems.

It is really awful if you cannot trust your own grandparents to look after you properly in such a dire situation.

My health problems are not quite so specific but even so I very rarely eat out at a strange restaurant because it is so hard to tell exactly what ingredients they use.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Fairblue » 14 Mar 2018, 10:13

Both Mr FB and myself have no real food issues, so we tend to be a bit more casual about what we eat, although I do try and cook healthily. The only thing which might upset me is pork. Bizarrely, it's the non-processed pork which is the culprit, so pork joints, chops, casseroles and curries are out, but they are very easily avoided. I don't eat fish either, but that is because I don't like it. I do try to cater for my guests tastes though.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 14 Mar 2018, 22:04

Waiting for my choco-chili rooibos tea to cool enough to try. Mother's Day pressie from the kids was a big folder with eighteen teas in it. Some of them are quite interestingly flavoured.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Fairblue » 14 Mar 2018, 22:51

Does Benylin for a chesty cough count? :cry:
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 14 Mar 2018, 23:06

Fairblue wrote:Does Benylin for a chesty cough count? :cry:

Yes. And if you run out of cough mixture, black and pink Sambuca combined tastes very similar.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Fairblue » 14 Mar 2018, 23:08

Kismet wrote:
Fairblue wrote:Does Benylin for a chesty cough count? :cry:

Yes. And if you run out of cough mixture, black and pink Sambuca combined tastes very similar.

I'm off alcohol. And chocolate. :|
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 01 Apr 2018, 18:19

Shoulder of lamb cooked for five hours in beer and rice crispie cakes topped with mini eggs. As traditional as you can get for Easter Sunday.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 01 Apr 2018, 22:40

Sounds very yummie, Kismet.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby id_ten_it » 02 Apr 2018, 03:06

Kismet wrote:Shoulder of lamb cooked for five hours in beer and rice crispie cakes topped with mini eggs. As traditional as you can get for Easter Sunday.


I read this as mini eggs, rice crispie cakes, and beer all on the lamb! :lol: It is entirely possible I need my glasses checked...
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby tiffinata » 02 Apr 2018, 05:16

Just putting up preserved grapefruit, pears and quinces.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Fairblue » 02 Apr 2018, 09:23

Roast beef with all the trimmings yesterday.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Tracer » 02 Apr 2018, 09:40

Leftover lamb cut into small pieces and cooked with stock, aubergine, onion, garlic and peppers, plus various herbs, root ginger and cardamom.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 02 Apr 2018, 09:47

Coconut milk chicken curry with vegetables and home made strawberry & banana ice-cream for dessert.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby kylie_koyote » 02 Apr 2018, 11:45

We went out for Easter lunch with the whole family, and ate so much that I didn't need to eat anything for the rest of the day.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 02 Apr 2018, 11:45

id_ten_it wrote:
Kismet wrote:Shoulder of lamb cooked for five hours in beer and rice crispie cakes topped with mini eggs. As traditional as you can get for Easter Sunday.


I read this as mini eggs, rice crispie cakes, and beer all on the lamb! :lol: It is entirely possible I need my glasses checked...

It's even more possible that I need to clean my screen and stop mistaking dirt spots for punctuation. Please insert a comma after beer for your viewing comfort.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby id_ten_it » 03 Apr 2018, 09:15

Kismet wrote:
id_ten_it wrote:I read this as mini eggs, rice crispie cakes, and beer all on the lamb! :lol: It is entirely possible I need my glasses checked...

It's even more possible that I need to clean my screen and stop mistaking dirt spots for punctuation. Please insert a comma after beer for your viewing comfort.


Nope I like the idea of a crunchy/ sweet/ beery roast. Like the easter version of honey-soy (which was my dinner as I have a surfeit of honey thanks to some very industrious bees!)
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Tracer » 03 Apr 2018, 09:54

What admirable bees! I didn't know there was such a thing as a surfeit of honey :aflower: wonderful stuff.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby id_ten_it » 03 Apr 2018, 10:07

They're having a great time! Honey is one of the great treats when it comes to food and at least I don't have to worry about it going off too soon!
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 08 May 2018, 19:02

My ex husband, who cannot resist a bargain, has gifted me half a wheel of much reduced Wensleydale and Cranberry cheese (about four pounds in weight).

I know I don't like it in cheese sauce. I've found a recipe for cheesecake which will use a pound of it. Daughter number two wants to stuff a turkey breast with it. Any suggestions for the rest will be gratefully received.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby kylie_koyote » 08 May 2018, 20:42

Kismet wrote:My ex husband, who cannot resist a bargain, has gifted me half a wheel of much reduced Wensleydale and Cranberry cheese (about four pounds in weight).

I know I don't like it in cheese sauce. I've found a recipe for cheesecake which will use a pound of it. Daughter number two wants to stuff a turkey breast with it. Any suggestions for the rest will be gratefully received.


If you can get really plump chicken breasts, try cutting a pocket in them and stuffing the cheese inside. Rub the outside of the chicken with a layer of mayonnaise and bake at 410 deg F for 40 minutes or so. (Worth a try...)
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby StoneRoad » 08 May 2018, 22:59

Kismet wrote:My ex husband, who cannot resist a bargain, has gifted me half a wheel of much reduced Wensleydale and Cranberry cheese (about four pounds in weight).

I know I don't like it in cheese sauce. I've found a recipe for cheesecake which will use a pound of it. Daughter number two wants to stuff a turkey breast with it. Any suggestions for the rest will be gratefully received.


Ooooh I luurve Wensleydale !

I like the Yorkshire habit of Wensleydale with rich fruit cake ... that is decadent in the extreme.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 08 May 2018, 23:06

I love Wensleydale by itself. I would have no problems eating four pounds of plain Wensleydale. I find Wensleydale and Cranberry too sweet for many of my cheese recipes, though.

I shall pick up a packet of chicken breasts, kk, and try that. I've also found a recipe for an apple cake with cheese in it, so that will be another quarter pound accounted for.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Tommy Smith » 09 May 2018, 06:37

I had this one Christmas and liked it. A few recipies around for; W&C cream horns :? , W&C apple and oat slices, W&C scones (can't beat a scone), W&C oat biscuits, and apple cake. Cheese and apple should go well.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 09 May 2018, 18:42

Tommy Smith wrote:I had this one Christmas and liked it. A few recipies around for; W&C cream horns :? , W&C apple and oat slices, W&C scones (can't beat a scone), W&C oat biscuits, and apple cake. Cheese and apple should go well.


I think cheese and apple will go well. I have made the cheesecake today and bought apples to make a cheese and apple cake. I'm intrigued by the cream horns, TS. Googling it now.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby id_ten_it » 10 May 2018, 04:18

mmm Cream Horns.

There's a place outside work (in the middle of rural nowhere) which sells cream horns. they have a ten foot model mounted on their signage.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Tracer » 10 May 2018, 10:10

I like cranberries and I like Wensleydale, but I'm not too sure about having them together - however if it does work, it'll be with chicken or pork.

My Leicestershire father liked a slice of cheese with his apple pie, or a mince pie. It IS rather nice.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby kylie_koyote » 10 May 2018, 11:27

Tracer, that's really interesting - I made an apple pie last autumn and my mom asked if I had a slice of cheese to go with it. Apparently she grew up eating it that way, but I had never heard of it! (She's from outside Chicago).
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby id_ten_it » 11 May 2018, 23:00

I have a recipe for cheese and apple biscuits. You basically grate cheese and apples, and then melt the cheese around the apple (there's some batter in there too, but it is secondary).
Surprisingly delicious but I can't convince anyone else to eat them.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Kismet » 11 May 2018, 23:06

Yes, please. I'm interested in all recipes at the moment.
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Re: What are you cooking or eating?

Postby Fairblue » 11 May 2018, 23:57

kylie_koyote wrote:Tracer, that's really interesting - I made an apple pie last autumn and my mom asked if I had a slice of cheese to go with it. Apparently she grew up eating it that way, but I had never heard of it! (She's from outside Chicago).

My Dad used to have a bit of cheese with his apple pie, too. I thought it weird when I was little.
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