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Tue 16-Feb-10
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Where on earth did you get that idea toffeeapple?  WinkEmbarassed  Tee hee hee...  Whistle

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Oh, just your general demeanour!Monster

I'll try that again!

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I go away for a few days and trawl through all the forums for newish posts that do not appear on the Red List in the drop-down of recently updated topics.

And what do I find? Whistle

Afterthought Of The Month award: KateUK ( no need to reprint it here again, really!) Big_Laugh Big_Laugh

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I agree Danny, it made me chuckle too. Embarassed

I'll try that again!

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Danny said:

 newish posts that do not appear on the Red List in the drop-down of recently updated topics.


And why does that happen?  I sometimes come upon posts that I've not seen in red...

I'll try that again!

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TA, I think it is because the Red List has a relatively small capacity of just the most recent 15 updated topics, and it only shows the newest update in each forum. There can be several slightly older ones that have been knocked off the list by newer ones.

It's a good system if you drop in several times a day but an absence of a few days means you have to trawl. Still, it's really great to see so many new posts. I think it's a blooming great forum with lots of laughs alongside the really useful info. Ok

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Danny said:

t's a good system if you drop in several times a day but an absence of a few days means you have to trawl. Still, it's really great to see so many new posts. I think it's a blooming great forum with lots of laughs alongside the really useful info. Ok


I do get here a few times a day but if I trawl through the full forum I generally find a post that doesn't appear in the 'red list'.

I adore this forum.  What amazes me is that although we are disparate we all have politesse and we all seem to be gentle creatures.  What a warming thought.. Peace Heart

 ( is that a peace dove or is it a wood pigeon?)

I'll try that again!

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It's a peacepigeon, TA. Obviously! Doh

That's an interesting observation about some updates not appearing on the Red List even if you visit frequently. It may be a bug in the system, We are a few versions behind the most up to date release because i have not had time to install the upgrade. I think I will book a slot maybe early Wed/Thu (quiet days) and just do it.

Time for bed on this Sunday night.

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Sleep tight!Big_Hug

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I know that if I come in and only have time to read a few of the new topics the next time I come in the red markers have gone for all of them as it's registered my previous visit and taken them all off the list.  Not sure if this is it?

Sorry - massively off topic here!  Whistle  Sorry

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found breast of lamb in sainsburys and asda, rolled up and packaged in a vacuum plastic bag.  but if you go to the butchers they will cut it off the ribs and give them to you for stockOk

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My butcher does breast of lamb. I've stewed it once, and rolled it up with a dry stuffing another time. Neither attempt got te G thumb up of approval, so I'm leaving it a long while before attempting another breast of lamb dish. I've a notion to try HFW's pressed, crumbed and fried version, but we'll see.

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Roll breast of Lamb up around a fruity stuffing- pre-soak the fruits for the best result- apricots, spices , onions, garlic and sultanas, Wrap tightly in foil and cook slowly so it cooks in its own juices.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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Sounds good Kate, nice and juicy.

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Breast of lamb can easily be a sicky yucky dish because of all the fat. But it's very tasty.

I think it's best roasted and raised above the base of the roasting dish on a wire tray or a bed of crushed foil or somesuch. All mutton or neck etc. (as in Irish Stew) needs to have the fat drained off to make it appealing.

We love this recipe with apricots and stuff. It's the one that Jane F-W chose to publish in her book about wartime rationing.

And, yes, Ruth, the Red List is becoming less useful as the forum gets happily busier. I am still coming across posts since last week that I missed over the weekend. It wipes the unread posts list after even the briefest of visits.

It is a weak point. I have experienced better systems on other forum software.

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