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Easy Lime and coconut Ice Cream
Wed 2-Mar-11
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for those that wanted it...

150ml water

115g caster sugar

400ml can coconut milk

grated zest and juice of 2 limes

mix sugar and water, add coconut milk and lime zest & juice, mix well. if you have an icecream maker, pour it in, if not, do the usual, (put in plastic container and freeze, taking out occasionally and stiring to break down ice crystals a bit.

Enjoy

Wed 2-Mar-11
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JANET: Many thanks for this, can you see any reason why it wouodn't work with lemons in place of lime ?

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Wed 2-Mar-11
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Many thanks, Janet - now in my recipe folder. cheers

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Wed 2-Mar-11
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Chris, here lemons are usually about twice the size of limes, and juicier too. Maybe 1 and a half, or 1 huge lemon? Let us know how it turns out if you try it. Is your kitchen picture worthy yet? Waiting patiently..... sorta! big_laugh

Thu 3-Mar-11
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3ravens said:

Chris, here lemons are usually about twice the size of limes, and juicier too. Maybe 1 and a half, or 1 huge lemon? Let us know how it turns out if you try it. Is your kitchen picture worthy yet? Waiting patiently..... sorta! big_laugh


 

JOSIE: It is the same here so that is a good point which I had overlooked so many thanks.

They are tiling down there at the moment and I expect we are probably a week away from all the last bits being finished, thanks for asking.

Incidentally it is more a galley kitchen than a kitchen kitchen. There is a living room that leads directly into it and I did toy with having the whole thing converted to a large(ish) kitchen with, where the galley is, being a dining alchove but frankly as there is only me here I don't need the large kitchen that I had in my old house and what is going to be the living (& dining) room means I will have a seperate lounge which I can keep tidier than my living space - if that makes sense.

When it is all done I will get some pics loaded up - I did take some beforehand as suggested by TA. I am back living 'at home' now albeit a bit like camping in doors with all this going on but the end is in sight - I hope - however I keep thinking of other things/additions that I want done so this is rather a moving target about completion.

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Thu 3-Mar-11
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Good luck, Chris  - I think you did the right thing by leaving it for a week - it seems frustratingly slow if you watch it being done ..... looking forward to seeing the pictures. big_hug

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Thu 3-Mar-11
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VAL you are wrong, it doesnt just seem slow, it is slow !! But frankly I am a fairly laid back type of person, very few things are likely to rile me so I simply just work round the inconveniences and they are doing a good job and they have also given some input with advice about things which has been very helpful and much appreciated by yours truly and of course once all the refitting has been done then in will come the next lot to decorate and cover up any blemishes, an ongoing saga.

I know this would drive some mad but as I say I am pretty relaxed about it, thanks for being interested.

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Thu 3-Mar-11
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Chris, you went to France - my favourite destination - that's another reason why it was a good idea !!!

In our last house, we had a small kitchen compared to the size of the house, and, almost the same size, a utility room that wasn't used half as much. So, we did the only reasonable thing, and had the two rooms knocked into one. We then bought a Stanley cooker (similar to Aga, but without the price tag!!!). Best thing I ever did - fabulous - I loved my Stanley, and used to say good morning to my beautiful red cooker each day (yeah, okay, I'm nuts! It helps sometimes!).

So, Chris, I do understand the snail pace of the rebuild (that's what it seems like, anyway) but it'll make such a difference.

Can we expect some great concoctions in the near future? laugh

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Thu 3-Mar-11
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VA: Nah, I'll stick to me egg & chips !!!!!!

I am looking forward to getting it all together, I am amassing a load of ideas you guys keep posting so there will be little excuse.

 

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Thu 3-Mar-11
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I'm getting excited at the thought of seeing your pictures Chris.  I wish I could have a new bathroom, well, I'd have a shower room really, can't stand having a bath.

I'll try that again!

Thu 3-Mar-11
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TA you have the technology wrong, you stand having a shower, you sit having a bath - didn't your mother ever explain that ?

Seriously, this is a shower room, like you I am not into baths sitting or standing !!!

And I am also going to be relieved when it is all done, I am away down in London this w/e and hope by Monday it will be done although the replacement wash basin has not appeared yet, they delivered a 2 tap basin when it should be a single tap job and actually also delivered the single tap ... the blessings of a confusion of barcodes at the warehouse apparently...

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Thu 3-Mar-11
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doh I do leave myself open don't I?  embarassed  I hope you get the correct basin soon.

I'll try that again!

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Oooh, egg and chips - simple ..... and wonderful !

Understood, Chris ...... with some fresh crusty bread and butter. mmm

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Chris

I think you've already had the reply about using lemons rather than limes, don't see wht it wouldn't work, although lime & coconut is a famous combination, which is why it just tasted divine. Let me know if you try it with the lemons, I'd like to know what you thought.

On kitchens, we've knocked kitchen and dining room into one larger farmhouse kitchen and we love it, however we are now 14 months in to the conversion and still no where near finished, we seem to go in fits and starts with it, done nothing now for weeks after a splurge on wallpapering and paint buying but who cares, it's our kitchen and no one's hurting by doing it when we feel.

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