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What are you cooking today?
Tue 27-Apr-10
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Toffeeapple
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Turkey is something that I never buy, the reason being that I have grave doubts about the ethics of the main turkey producer here in England.  That and the fact that I can never discern any flavour in the meat.

I'll try that again!

Tue 27-Apr-10
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I know what you mean, ToffeeApple. I buy mine from the local butcher who doesn't have it in all that often. I often stock up on turkey legs after Christmas when he sells them off for 50p each. It's a product of all those people buying turkey crowns. These steaks were thick cut and took flavour from the marinade nicely.

I've never bought a turkey from the main producer, but I have bought a few turkey cuts and, like you say, they didn't taste of anything much at all.

Fri 30-Apr-10
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Crikey, Shereen what have you done on your previous post? (page 28 of this thread). Mightiy impressive!

BS said: "Blanched small florets of broccoli, then rinsed in cold water, then drained them."

I read "Blackened small florets" and thought" lucky that we do not get invited around to hers!" Wink

We have eaten very well for low cost this week, including last night's Aberdeen Angus half-pounder burgers from Waitrose at a 3 for 2 deal, 99p each = under £2 for 3 gorgeous beef burgers with chips and peas.

Tonight, F cooked veal meatballs (CFC special) made with milk-soaked white bread, in a sauce with our own bottled tomatoes from last season (so smooth, non-acidic and just plain tasty) served with spaghetti.

Bleeding gorgeous. Cheers

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Sat 1-May-10
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I haven't eaten veal for a long time, I'm jealous of your meatballs!

I'll try that again!

Sat 1-May-10
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Danny said:

BS said: "Blanched small florets of broccoli, then rinsed in cold water, then drained them."

I read "Blackened small florets" and thought" lucky that we do not get invited around to hers!" Wink


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Sat 1-May-10
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Indeed, BS. Can you imagine my reaction: "What are these green insipid things? Where are the famous blackened ones?"

Out on my ear, I would be! Surprised

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Sun 2-May-10
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I made cauliflower cheese last night (for the first time) using Fiona's recipe, except no bacon Cry due to vegetarian OH. It was scrummy (although it was a bit watery so will be trying Ash's suggestion of steaming the cauliflower next time (not that I've ever used the steamer device before but hey, why not, it's only been sitting in the cupboard for over 5 years!)). 

http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/cauliflower-chee.....recipe-280

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Sun 2-May-10
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Well done Suz! WellDone  You seem to be trying a lot of new dishes.

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Sun 2-May-10
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Suz, you are so right about the watery aspect. Fiona has cracked that, so I must ask her to update her recipe. Will let you know the secret.

It is one of our top favourite mid-week comfort food dishes. Really yummy. Ok

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Today I went shopping and bought and cooked roast chicken for dinner. Smile

There was a special offer on a piece of topside of beef - just £3 - which I cooked as if it was brisket, long and slow with cumin, cinnamon, coriander, olive oli, and oodles of black pepper. This is for sandwiches. Buying really nice sandwich meat is quite expensive, so I buy the joint and carve it myself - nicer and cheaper! Ok

I also bought a large piece of gammon, and cooked with bay leaves, pepper and black treacle, again, long and slow. Also for sandwiches eventually - after a meal.

We're taking my Mum back home tomorrow, so I can share all the meats with her to take home.

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Thu 6-May-10
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I like the sound of the spices you used on the beef, Brightspark. I've been using cumin more on roast lamb recently and like it. I must give your beef version a go sometime!

Danny - the pork roast is possibly the best CFC bargain we've had to date. We had it roasted on Sunday, rubbed with oil, garlic and anchovies and it was delicious. The leftovers became sweet and sour pork on Monday, lunch sandwiches and DawsonCat dinner on Tuesday. Well chuffed.

Thu 6-May-10
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Now that is frugal and sensible Shereen.  Well done.  WellDone

I'll try that again!

Thu 6-May-10
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Asparagus!

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Thu 6-May-10
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Just asparagus?

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Thu 6-May-10
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Kate - stop boasting!

We adore asparagus too but we have not seen it on offer yet in our neck of the woods. Usually, one of Fiona's friends who grows a lot gives us some presents. This year we hope to swap some home cured bacon for even more than we got last year.

Shereen / BS - totally agree that those spices sound enticing. Must do roast pork as per your guidelines, Shereen. That sounds absolutely mouthwatering.

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