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What are you cooking today?
Tue 9-Feb-10
5:56 pm
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Toffeeapple
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I expect the salami helped to flavour it.

I'll try that again!

Tue 9-Feb-10
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brightspark said:

We're having Wiener Schnitzel tonight - although I have to admit that I can't use veal - it just seems wrong somehow (I might have started something here ..... oops!).

So I will be using wafer thin large turkey fillets for my escalopes. Plus home-made oven-roasted chips - I dip my chips in semolina before baking them, crispy outside, soft inside.


I use Semolina on my roasties sometimes after seeing it on a chef prog on the tv.  Makes a bit of a difference but not a vast one IMHO, although I suppose it depends how good you are at crispy roasties in the first place!  Wink

Re veal:  There's a farm in Cornwall that does it in a non-forced manner, site here.  'Welfare Friendly' they call it.  They also make some fantastic cheese but it's not on the website. Cry

Friends tonight so dinner is out of my hands.  Laugh

Tue 9-Feb-10
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Toffeeapple said:I expect the salami helped to flavour it.


I think that was definitely the ticket - not all salamis are good but this one worked. Not a big salami fan really and this was left over from our son's visit as he loves salami and cheese, a throw back to our days in Denmark.

Wed 10-Feb-10
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Tonight it will be the recipe of the day from Fiona - pork shoulder steaks. May also do Danny's rice, too.

Last night I made some of Veronica's little filo pastry tarts with confit d'echalots, goats cheese and roasted red pepper strips on top. We had been invited to our next-door-neighbour's house for aperitifs - or 'apero' as they call it - and the little tarts went down really well. Though they are fragile, and difficult to transport - luckily it was only next door ! Laugh

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Wed 10-Feb-10
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Joanna, that reminds me of breakfast in Sweden and Finland.  I never could manage it!


BS, are you still in France?  I'm jealous!Big_Hug

I'll try that again!

Wed 10-Feb-10
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'Fraid so, TA - however, there is snow on the ground, so no need to be jealous - at all Laugh

I'm supposed to be back for Sunday - it's my birthday, so daughter is treating us to a home-cooked special dinner.

Unfortunately the forecast here is for snow for the next two days, so I'm not too sure that we want to be driving for a day in snowy conditions on Saturday ...........  might just have to stay a while longer ...Smile

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Wed 10-Feb-10
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Oh, nearly forgot - can I say that our pork was scrummy tonight - thanks Fiona, as hubby really enjoyed it!

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Thu 11-Feb-10
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The pork last night was really lovely and flavoursome, but there was just too much meat.

Having leftover creamy mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts, I cooked a 'bubble and squeak' and added fried onions with last night's pork - a real change to the norm !! Surprised

So, tonight it will be the pork assembled as a risotto  - and I even have the bell peppers too ......

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Thu 11-Feb-10
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Liver, onions and gravy with mashed potatoes and peas for us tonight. Not bad considering I have been coughing all day and don't feel 100% Confused and had to cancel the English lessons yet again because I lost my voice Doh but I can still type Cheers

Thu 11-Feb-10
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I'm just going to have a baked potato with tuna salad tonight.  This is a lazy day, so a very easy supper is required!  Smile  I meant to make soup but got involved with outdoor things.  It was a beautiful sunny day, but it is freezing now.  I'll make some soup with pheasant stock tomorrow.

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Thu 11-Feb-10
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Left-over couscous tonight, augmented with some left-over cauliflower and left-over roast chicken. I've also made some stuffed onions with left-over slow-cooked pork. And I'm making an apple crumble tart with left-over cooked apples and a pack of puff pastry that needs using up. Are you sensing a theme here? We're going away for the weekend tomorrow, so it's time to use up what's in the fridge.

Thu 11-Feb-10
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Must be leftovers day.

We had creamy, cheesy pasta made with leftover cream, leftover turkey and a couple of rashers of leftover bacon.

And my lunch in work today was leftover vegetables and rice from last night's dinner.

Fri 12-Feb-10
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Bacon (home made of course), toasted sunflower seeds, toasted hazelnuts, and mange tout type peas in a sauce using a mushroom stock cube, milk powder and cornflour and added to pasta. Start to finish about 20 mins and very tasty. Cheers

Fri 12-Feb-10
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Tonight I am cooking a noodle dish with lots of herbs, garlic, chilli and soy sauce,  together with cubed pheasant breasts, onions, mushrooms, pepper, mange tout and tomatoes.  

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Fri 12-Feb-10
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Sounds very exotic Danast

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