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What are you cooking today?
Sun 30-May-10
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Toffeeapple
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Kate, you have Vulcan ears! Surprised Big_Laugh  Are you better at Trekkie rather than techi?

Nanny, that sounds like a cruise to die for.

I'll try that again!

Sun 30-May-10
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Danny said:

Great to see that you have put up a photo, Nanny Cook - it really does make a huge difference to our connection with you. Thanks.

Pleased that you arrived safe and sound, BS, if a little squashed. Nothing that a hot bath and bit of ironing will not sort out Laugh

Danuta - I think an occasional hot roast chicken is a great teat in that it means NO COOKING! Ok

We have tried two recipes (twice each) over the past ten days or so: BS's baked mutton recipe done the way her dad loved and Shereen's roast chicken thighs. Both are 5 star winners. F will post the recipes, and our own small twists on them, over the next few days. Thank you very much, both of you.


 

Bless you, Danny, you are a real gem. though I'm not sure that Danuta will be sucking on her chicken, even though it was cooked for her!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sun 30-May-10
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Oh stop!  I've tears running down my cheeks!  Not only did I read gem as germ but the thought of a chicken with teats! Oh la...Big_LaughBig_LaughBig_Laugh 

I'll try that again!

Sun 30-May-10
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Oh Danny you have done it again.  Absolutely  hilarious.  Big_Laugh   Big_Laugh   Big_Laugh   Big_Laugh   Big_Laugh

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Sun 30-May-10
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I quit.

A spellcheckre iz not enuf. I need a sanity-MRI-Scanner-addon for these eagle eyed readers. Big_Laugh

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Sun 30-May-10
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Why not have some   Medicine instead.

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Danny said:

I quit.


NOOO!  Not allowed, if you go AWOL anarchy will ensue, especially when Mutley gets back...Wink

I'll try that again!

Sun 30-May-10
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Awwww. Thanks TA. In that case, seeing as you asked so prettily . . . Laugh

Tonight we are having a small joint of organic leg of pork, roasted. I love to apply a rub of crushed dried myrtle, dried tarragon, garlic granules and English mustard powder, all mixed in a small drop of olive oil to make a paste and rubbed into the meat (not the fat). Hope we get yummy crackling and my dental insurance has not expired!

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Sounds lovely.  Enjoy!   I_am_Hungry

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That sounds tasty.  I'm cooking a duck breast and am hoping for crisp skin. Will also be frying some cooked, crushed Jersey Royal's in the duck fat.  Salad of watercress and tomatoes.  Every last thing is British produce, isn't that great?

I'll try that again!

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Oooh - Jersey Royals. Yummm. Just like asparagus and mayflies - only with us for a few short weeks.

Harbingers of summer.

 

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Sounds lovely TA.

You know I was just thinking how contented I am right now.  I'm sitting at the table in my kitchen/ dining watching The Seasons  with Alan Titchmarsh, grazing on my chicken salad. slurping down some white wine and looking at what all my friends have been up to on the Forum on my laptop.   My dogs are at my feet and all is right with the world.  Bliss.    Big_Hug  Thanks everyone.

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Danuta, that sounds marvellous.Magic

 

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We went to lunch with Sir's godmother. We surmise she cooks from a recipe book c. 1970 called something like "Adventurous Cooking" and dare eachother to search the kitchen for it. It is always an, er, interesting experience having lunch with her. The combinations of flavours are challenging- prawns,grapefruit,tomato,pinapple and cheese anyone-  vegetables reliably cooked to death and pudding always contains an element of cold custard... the worst one was the chocolate custard pudding with chopped banana and prunes underneath. We get the giggles every time. Today it was a curious overcooked pork cassarole with overpoweringly large amounts of lemon zest in the gravy and soggy cauliflower followed by meringue nests with raspberries on a bed of COLD CUSTARD. We were both relieved she had omitted to make a starter course, her starters were the worst.

Danuta, please can I join you for supper?

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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Fantastic, Kate!

I think we have all had one or two experiences like that- but I honestly cannot remember anything quite as disgusting as your description of your lunch today. That sort of beggars belief.

Did you guys actually eat it, or was there a large flower pot conveniently at hand? Surprised

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