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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 31, 2023, 08:46:01 am »
Happy to hear Iím not the only one not hearing the timer, thanks Chookie and cookie. 

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 30, 2023, 10:47:32 pm »
Iíve done the not hearing the timer trick myself many times Chookie, I thought it was a long 10 minutes when cooking pasta the other night and I was only sitting a few metres from the timer. I use it so much for different things that I donít think my brain recognises it anymore, especially if Iím on my iPad.  The pasta was certainly overcooked but was fine, al dente is not soft enough for me.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 30, 2023, 05:04:47 am »
Chookie thatís lovely, the bay screening is good too - thereís nothing worse than just looking at a fence. It doesnít matter how small a garden is, it gives you somewhere to potter and a reason to spend some time outside.

Margaret itís so annoying when you make more work for yourself, we all do it now and then.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 29, 2023, 01:10:12 am »
Thanks ladies, I enjoy pottering around in my garden and with my pots. Inside the house Iíve gone with the trend of having plants in water, I have 8 at the moment which is probably going to be enough.

Chookie, living in Ďignorant blissí suits we oldies LOL.  Youíre lucky to have a tech minded son to help you out with the necessities of life which unfortunately we need these days.  Youíre probably growing veggie & herbs in your pots but apart from spring onions and parsley Iíve never had much luck with growing veggies anywhere in my garden. I did however plant 2 passionfruit vines in DDís garden in big pots and this year we had 30 pieces of fruit hanging from the arbour, I was amazed as it was only the second year.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 28, 2023, 05:35:24 am »
It has a nice crumb Margaret, perhaps your fillings will compensate for the lack of salt.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 28, 2023, 01:21:51 am »
More time gardening. I was given a sad looking birdsí nest fern this morning so I cut it back, repotted and fertilised it to join my other shade loving plants under the back pergola. Itís a plant  Iíve never owned before so I hope Iíve done the right thing with it. I think Iím pretty well done in that spot now, no room for anything else.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 27, 2023, 10:35:01 pm »
Thanks ladies.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 27, 2023, 12:08:33 pm »
Oh, nice baking cookie.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 27, 2023, 09:16:13 am »
Thanks Margaret & cookie.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 27, 2023, 12:48:26 am »
Yesterday I spent 1.5 hours out the front tidying up the yukkas as it was green bin day and I like to put that out as full as I can. I got bitten by a wasp I didnít see, rubbed some gel from an aloe plant onto the area and hoped I would survive until I was able to finish the area I wanted to do before coming inside and googling for info on these types of stings. The area became very red and somewhat sore but this morning it was fine. Today before it became too hot I was out the back cutting back and deheading lots of different plants for an hour.  I think I need to get the guys with the right equipment in again to do some more removals out there.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 27, 2023, 12:33:12 am »
Judy, you amaze and inspire me with how you keep trying. Although you have issues with taste and texture you still give it a go.

Yes Iím pretty stupid arenít I Chookie, I waste a lot of time and ingredients on things I try and end up throwing out but Iím not going to give up just yet. Last time I visited my SIL I told her not to bother about lunch as I donít like people having to worry about what to give me. She ended up having made a jelly and gave me the choice of custard, yoghurt and/or ice-cream with it. A perfect lunch LOL. Winter of course is easy, I virtually live on soup.  Recently NQR opened a branch reasonably close to me so I had a good browse through the shop, so much stuff and good prices with use by dates less than normal supermarkets but not out of date. I came across bottles of different types of soups but I just bought one bottle of this one just in case I didnít like it. Most meals from supermarkets are horrible for me, believe me Iíve tried a few. I added a scoop of Sustagen to this one and it really was quite nice, it being the most like home cooked soup than anything Iíve tasted. I went back earlier this week and bought 4 more - just $1 a bottle and I get 2 meals out of it.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: January 27, 2023, 12:21:23 am »
Marina thereís probably nothing wrong with the recipe, I can tolerate different foods at different times so never know how anything is going to taste anymore. The original was flavourless and my additions just made it taste horrible and it shouldnít have.  The fact that Iím rarely feeling hungry doesnít help, who wants to eat when theyíre not hungry. I just have to live with this, itís hardly likely to change after 2.5 years and thank goodness I enjoy my Sustagen smoothies and many desserts are nice too.  I only have 2 meals a day now but Iíve got to the stage where my fitness level seems to be back to pre-op days so I really donít have anything to complain about. I do like Asian flavours so Chookieís suggestion is next on my list when I feel like having another go at something different.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: January 26, 2023, 01:06:27 pm »
Looks nice cookie, I could eat that without the chicken.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: January 26, 2023, 09:23:19 am »
Marina, yesterday I made the sauce you suggested (Carolines), served it over pasta but it wasnít anything special to my tastebuds so I thought I would add some cheese, garlic powder and a tiny bit of tinned salmon for tonightís dinner. I served it over Bronís garlic rice which I had in the freezer but 1 mouthful and I knew it wasnít going to work for me.  I made a batch of the rice some time ago and froze it in 1/2 cup portions, I thought I would be able to eat it with something saucy but apparently not. I used to love tuna but now I donít (my specialist said this would happen with some foods) so I thought Iíd use the can of salmon already in the pantry but itís no different to eating tuna. Itís all a matter of trial and error and Iím lucky if 1 out of 10 works for me. I havenít given up yet as I still love to cook.  I ended up having a scrambled egg, tomato & avocado followed by trifle.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 25, 2023, 06:58:53 am »
Hugs to you both Chookie & Ral.

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