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Tips and tricks - simple cost saving methods and devices
Sun 20-Jun-10
4:13 pm
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off the aldi topic and back to money saving equipment etc; I bought a stainless steel mouli the other day as I was fed up of struggling to push stiff through a sieve to make ketchup etc.  I was astounded at how much more pulp I got and how easily!! Instead of the usual 4/5 bottles of ketchup as an end result, I got NINE and a half!!! - double the amount!!!!   The mouli has paid for itself in one fell swoop!  HOORAY!LaughLaughLaugh

Sun 20-Jun-10
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Well done, Shelley ! Ok

I would think that I could have done that with my red pepper jelly - oh oh, I guess I'll have to buy a mouli .............

and my maths is 2+1 -  Ok

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Sun 20-Jun-10
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My recipe for red pepper jelly doesnt need a mouli! But then I think it is a sweet chilli jelly; so perhaps different

Sun 20-Jun-10
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ps my mouli was from leclerc and not tooo pricey; about 20 ish euros

Sun 20-Jun-10
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Great - thanks for that Shelley. Ok

Does your red pepper jelly actually resemble jelly? I have a recipe in UK which is beautifully clear and jelly-looking, but I forgot to bring it with me. Doh

So, I found one on the internet by Nigella, and her red pepper stays in the end product, so is not a true jelly, and I had to process all the peppers.

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Sun 20-Jun-10
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My jelly is clear , with added pieces of pepper and chilli in it; it is a best seller, but the chilli means I cant eat it!

It is from Hugh FW's book on preserves.

Sun 20-Jun-10
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Sounds like another Christmas present, eh?

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Many thanks, Shelley,

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Sun 20-Jun-10
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always room for another cook book!!Laugh

Ill post the recipe if you'd like!!

Mon 21-Jun-10
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That'd be wonderful (or e-mail would be good, too).

You're such a star, Shelley!  Star

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Wed 8-Sep-10
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This interesting site linked to Fiona's fat-balls recipe today.

"This blog is an exploration into a new programme updating the Make Do
& Mend programme of war time Britain to modern times."

 

Never knowingly underfed

Wed 8-Sep-10
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Isn't it good when you  find links back to the blog?  Just goes to show how things like this are read and digested  all over the world.

I'll try that again!

Wed 8-Sep-10
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While reading this - I looked outside to the hedgerows, and there was a group of long-tailed tits - pretty little pink-breasted things - on the hawthorn tree - no doubt having a little feast !  heart

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Wed 8-Sep-10
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Oh the little darlings, aren't they just the cutest?

I'll try that again!

Wed 8-Sep-10
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I love Long Tailed Tits- they have little feathery whiskery bits on their faces- I sometimes get over 20 of them in the garden. Magic.

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/

Wed 8-Sep-10
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wave  I don't get them here at all.  I wish I did.    cry

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