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Wed 19-May-10
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Ruth, I looked on your blog this morning and loved the look - and content - of your Stoo & Dumplin's; oats are a staple in our larder - I love 'em! Ok

Thanks for that, I will certainly try this out! WellDone

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Wed 19-May-10
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Managed to get pork joint reduced (from £8.60 to £5) so slow-roasted it.

Let it get cold - the slicing is a lot easier Ok - then last night made an onion gravy with all the reserved jellied juices, and roast dinner was the menu. Delish.

Have loads left, so having cold roast pork sandwiches for lunch.

Saw an interesting recipe last night, using pork leftovers - Pirogies

http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=30775

Sounds interesting!

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Wed 19-May-10
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Shereen and BS, those pork dishes sound fantastic.  Any chance of a taster?  Big_Laugh

I'll try that again!

Wed 19-May-10
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brightspark said:

Ruth, I looked on your blog this morning and loved the look - and content - of your Stoo & Dumplin's; oats are a staple in our larder - I love 'em! Ok

Thanks for that, I will certainly try this out! WellDone

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Hope you enjoy it, definitely one that can be infinitely varied and a real rib sticker for winter.  I'm interested in trying different savoury oat recipes, what do you use them in?

Wed 19-May-10
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Ruth, atm the only recipes I use are traditional porridge (daily) and flapjacks, and also in breads.

But I would love to try any savoury recipe.

I saw this one, and thought of you:

http://www.thewi.org.uk/viewNews.aspx?id=10900

In fact, the WI have some lovely vegetarian recipes - when on my own, I prefer vegetarian, or fish in preference to meat.

I'm willing to be your taster for any of your recipes !!!!!!! Then I can make the homity pastie for you!

We must get together!! Big_Hug

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Wed 19-May-10
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Toffeeapple said:Shereen and BS, those pork dishes sound fantastic.  Any chance of a taster?  Big_Laugh


Sorry! We ate it all, the last morsels in sandwiches for lunch today.Whistle

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In the end I made this meal this evening - it is called 'Grunt'.

http://cookingfortwo.about.com/od/maindishes/r/grunt.htm

I liked the name of it, so I had to try it. Big_Laugh

It was very good, and hubby thought it tasted more like stroganoff!

Will definitely cook it again. Ok  Ok

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Sounds good BS. Funnily enough I made a noodle dish with left over turkey last night. I added mushrooms, courgettes, peppers and onions, and lots of herbs, garlic and tomatoes. It was tasty.

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brightspark said:

Ruth, atm the only recipes I use are traditional porridge (daily) and flapjacks, and also in breads.

But I would love to try any savoury recipe.

I saw this one, and thought of you:

http://www.thewi.org.uk/viewNews.aspx?id=10900

In fact, the WI have some lovely vegetarian recipes - when on my own, I prefer vegetarian, or fish in preference to meat.

I'm willing to be your taster for any of your recipes !!!!!!! Then I can make the homity pastie for you!

We must get together!! Big_Hug


Ooh yes please!  I'd love one of your homity pasties.  Big_Hug

That recipe looks nice, I've added it to my small collection of oat based ones.  I've got another to try in a wartime veggie cookbook I have - didn't know they had veggies then!  Big_Laugh  It's quite hectoring in tone sometimes actually, fascinating as a social document as well as for the recipes.

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Ah well, Ruth, in QI, they talked about this:

The word vegetarian, coined by the founders of the British Vegetarian Society in 1842, comes from the Latin word vegetus, meaning "whole, sound, fresh, or lively," as in homo vegetus - a mentally and physically vigorous person. The original meaning of the word implies a balanced philosophical and moral sense of life, a lot more than just a diet of vegetables and fruits. 

So they did exist quite a while ago! Surprised

I have the book that Fiona talked about, written by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, with a foreword by Marguerite Patten, and that has wartime basic wholesome recipes too. Ok

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Tonight I shall be eating Bruschetta with chopped tomatoes, olive oil, Parma ham and garlic.  So, not cooking but concocting a meal.  Magic  I might even use some of the Rocket that is growing like mad in the garden, it's hot stuff.

I'll try that again!

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Ruthdigs said:

Hope you enjoy it, definitely one that can be infinitely varied and a real rib sticker for winter.  I'm interested in trying different savoury oat recipes, what do you use them in?


Looking at one of my favourite blogs - colour is all here - http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/page/3/

and on page 3, she shows pictures of, and includes links to, some oaty-type cookies, and the links are for hobnobs - mmmmmmm.

Okay, so they're not savoury, but yum all the same! Ok  Ok

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Looking at one of my favourite blogs - colour is all here - http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/page/3/

and on page 3, she shows pictures of, and includes links to, some oaty-type cookies, and the links are for hobnobs - mmmmmmm.

Okay, so they're not savoury, but yum all the same! Ok  Ok

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Oh no - you should never have let me anywhere near a recipe for hobnobs - and they sound ridiculously easy too.  I have successfully resisted hobnobs for several years now ever since it all got a bit out of control and I ballooned in size at one point.  We do have a bakeathon at work on Monday for charity though...  Whistle

Found some more oaty recipes here too.  Tonight I think I'm going to have cauli cheese using their idea of mixing some oats with cheese, sprinkling on top then grilling.

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Ruthdigs said:

Found some more oaty recipes here too.  Tonight I think I'm going to have cauli cheese using their idea of mixing some oats with cheese, sprinkling on top then grilling.


Looking at their last suggestion - oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs on fish - I think that is particularly good on oily fish - mackerel, say

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Herring in oatmeal is very good too BS.

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