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S.O.L. on EXTREME conscientious frugality
Wed 30-Dec-09
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KateUK
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Ah yes, the reduced Game Pie ingredients- v. delicious indeed in the slow cooker-I got four packs  just before Christmas from my Waitrose, only had a small bag with me , sadly couldn't carry all the 10 they were reducing...watch out for their faggots- even if un-reduced they too are fab with veg in the slow cooker. Likewise Ox Cheek ( butcher's counter).

Is there a 'drooling whilst thinking of food' Chefsmiley?

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Wed 30-Dec-09
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ox cheeks?  Sounds very Hugh FW.  how do you cook that

Wed 30-Dec-09
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Very,very slowly with plenty of carrots, celery, herbs, onion plus a good stock and beer/red wine left overs, add some sliced kidney or some mushrooms at the end or some lentils/beans/potatoes at the begining. Just bung the whole ox cheek in on top of the veg and cook for hours and hours in a slow cooker until it just goes all tender and falls into chunks . Ox cheek was the dish of choice for 19th century factory workers- v. cheap,v. nutricious and you could put it on the range to cook slowly all day while you were at work and come home to a delicious stew. My grandmother swore by it.

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Wed 30-Dec-09
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Great Tip, Kate.

We love the "older" and cheaper cuts, like skirt of beef. We will definitely order an ox cheek from our local organic free range butcher next week and do it in our slow cooker.

Thank you.

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Thu 31-Dec-09
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The Waitrose butcher's counter does a v.good ox cheek- the butcher sees me coming now and alerts me to it when he has it in stock. I'm always entertained by their 'forgotten cuts' lables- those cheapo cuts were never forgotton in this household, but they became very hard to find as everyone else forgot them!One cheek is ample for two persons.

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SOL I am loving your idea for planning and a list.  I try to be good with my purchasing but yes - I really do have a massive cupboard filled with random things.  Some of which I really have no idea what to do with Doh - can I post them as a challenge and someone tell me what to make?? Please???! Laugh

Actually I have never done a proper list so perhaps this would be a good idea, really need to be careful this Jan so think I'll try your challenge, weekly planning perhaps to start with for me though.  Thanks for the inspiration. Ok

Thu 31-Dec-09
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ooh yes, cooking from random ingredients...give us a try...spill the beans Ruthdigs ( and the meringue nests,chilli powder,mushy peas,prunes and pickled beetroot...)Chef

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Thu 31-Dec-09
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I think we could find recipes for everything but doing something with pickled eggs...

if it helps everyone who has strange random items in their cupboards declare them now!  Then everyone can help for menu planning

I have plenty of recipes for prunes and apricots. chestnut puree...ChefMagic

Thu 31-Dec-09
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I can't wait to see what you all come up with, I think it's going to be exciting!

I'll try that again!

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S.O.L. said:

I think we could find recipes for everything but doing something with pickled eggs...


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Too true, S.O.L.

I have one tried and trusted technique for picked eggs . . . . down the lavatory bowl and flush twice, to be sure, to be sure! Cheers Magic

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Thu 31-Dec-09
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I have just been given a jar of pickled walnuts in port!  Any ideas?

PS I don't like walnuts  Frown ( love port though)Laugh

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Thu 31-Dec-09
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http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/main-ingredient.....ffing.html

try delia.  not sure if you could use the port to make a sauce ornot

Thu 31-Dec-09
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I would try the walnuts and the port first...if the port is good, drink it or use in sauces/casseroles...if the walnuts are good too, eat whole with cheese or try toasting the cheese and using chopped walnuts as a topping. Or you could use them in cheesy savoury muffins, or in cottage cheese as a dip/spread...or  chopped on/in ice cream....if they are vile, well, straight to the compost heap or you could use them make squirrels drunk....

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KateUK said:you could use them make squirrels drunk....


LaughLaughLaugh  The very idea!  What a hoot.Laugh

I'll try that again!

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on saturday kitchen the 2 fat ladies made a terrine with pickled walnuts and pheasant.  I taped it on sky plus so will look at it tomorrow..

Everybody nearly there for the start on monday?  Any last minute questions?

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