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What are you cooking today?
Sat 5-Jun-10
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Toffeeapple
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When I was a youngster I had an uncle who was forest ranger in Thetford Forest, Norfolk and he would trap Hares and Leverets that my aunt would make into delicious stews and casseroles.  It must be 50 years since I last tasted them. 

I'll try that again!

Sat 5-Jun-10
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KateUK said:

pesto+mushrooms=delicious.

Those big ones baked with just a dollop of pesto and a dollop of creme fraiche and some lardons...bliss.


 

Kate, today, by sheer coincidence, I was buying those big Portobellini mushrooms and I remarked to a lady who was doing the same that I was stunned at the price per kg for the range of mushrooms offered by Waitrose.

She tipped that she was buying the P mushrooms for a BBQ and that she sprinkles some grated Gorgonzola onto the upturned underside to make a delicious mouthful.

Tonight I am trying the chicken breasts in mushroom sauce again, this time using the P rather than the cheap Tesco "bargain" ones. They were pretty hard and did not soften very much in the cooking. Although Fiona used that to her advantage to add a more bitey mushroom to the risotto with leftover roast pork that she made last night. Yum! I_am_Hungry

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Sat 5-Jun-10
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brightspark said:

Eventually, with bechamel sauce - using milk which has been steeped with clove-studded onions, carrot and bay leaves - the whole lot will come together as a rabbit and leek lasagne / or pie with puff pastry.

I_am_Hungry - let's hope!


 

Decided to make the pie this time - really good, the roasted garlic was a bonus, added to the mixture, but it was much more enjoyable this time around - I agree with TA, rabbit is much better slow-cooked.  Ok

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Sat 5-Jun-10
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You are making me hungry and I don't eat after 8.00pm...

I'll try that again!

Sun 6-Jun-10
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I'm trying to empty the freezer to defrost it so tonight's tea is going to involve stewing steak and mashed potato. We have enormous chives in the garden which are more like spring onions so they'll go into the potatoes.

I've defrosted a tub of chicken stock to cook the steak in. I've got peppers and some aging courgettes in the fridge so I expect I'll add those to the meat to make it a bit healthier Wink

I thought i had some dried mushrooms on the shelf, which would have gone with the steak, but I can't find them so I must have eaten them a while ago.

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Set a place at table for me please, that sounds delicious. Whistle

I'll try that again!

Sun 6-Jun-10
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Toffeeapple said:

Set a place at table for me please, that sounds delicious. Whistle


 

Can do. Since I'm eating on my own tonight (OH is away at a conference), I could do with the company.

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Sun 6-Jun-10
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I'll bring a bottle, red or white? Smile

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Sun 6-Jun-10
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unless you want to be a guinea pig and try my 'mixed hedgrerow' wine from last year - plums, blackberries and elderberries, all harvested within half a mile of our house. It's still a bit cloudy though Confused

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Yes please, I'll bring a coffee filter.

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Mon 7-Jun-10
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Ok Coffee filters work miracles on home booze. I still can't get over how clear they made my raspberry whiskey.

Wed 9-Jun-10
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Tonight, mini turkey fillets wrapped around some mozzarella, then held together with serrano ham wrapped around that!

Then laid on top of a large dish of sliced potatoes and onions and herbs, and then baked.

I_am_Hungry

Served with that lovely lemony courgettes with pine nuts recipe from joannasfood.blogspot (archive July 2007)

Collecting our son and friends from the airport this afternoon, so there will be 9 for dinner. Cheers

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Wed 9-Jun-10
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That sounds good BS but cooking for nine? Eeek Have fun with your son and his friends.  I read Joanna's Food Blog too...

I'll try that again!

Wed 9-Jun-10
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Here is the link to Joanna's lemony courgettes.

I'll try that again!

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Ah - I had not realised that the Joanna in question was Joanna Cary. We used to read her blog every day back when we had more time on our hands. Shame that she posts so infrequently now (and has dropped CSH from her blog-roll! Monster)

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