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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: February 20, 2024, 06:30:52 pm »
Marina, not good. What can you do about it. ?
Dentist today.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: February 20, 2024, 06:24:47 pm »
Warming up so BBQ steak and salad.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 20, 2024, 06:22:57 pm »
Yesterday, more jelly. Apple, black grapes and rhubarb jelly. Unusual but nice.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 19, 2024, 07:06:08 pm »
Go Mab, fortunately the weather has been kind for making preserves.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: February 19, 2024, 07:03:44 pm »
Cookie, thanks for the inspiration. I have 2 pork chops, could make pork Katsu.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: February 19, 2024, 07:00:06 pm »
Yes KAtie, you will miss DS  but for him it is all part of growing up.
Yesterday GS came for Dinner. He loved the Spring rolls. Good way to get veggies into him. I like the Spring Roll Wrappers better than the rice paper sheets for frying.
Another attempt at cleaning out stuff. I was struggling to shift one 25 K bag of potting mix, GS shifted 3 bags in one go!

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 18, 2024, 07:06:38 pm »
Marina, sounds interesting.
Last stage of the next lot of plum vinegar. The Nectarine and Blueberry Jam is lovely. I made 11 jars and it has nearly all gone.
Next lot of jelly with be Apple and black grape. Looking forward to the quinces which will come in the next month. Woolies had sold out 2 and 3 kilo bags of sugar, also jamsetta.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: February 18, 2024, 06:59:42 pm »
Marina, hope your cousin is enjoying his visit.
Big clean up in kitchen today after cooking all weekend. Looking forward to a quiet week. Tai Chi today.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 17, 2024, 09:48:19 pm »
A friend came to drop off some jam jars. We talked about the potato cakes. I then showed her how I make them. She then helped me make some spring rolls. I used leftover Chow Mein with added mushrooms and water chestnuts. She took some potato cakes and spring rolls home and my little neighbor sat on the couch with me , sampled some potato cakes, and said they were the best potato cake ever.
I par cook the potato slices in the Varoma. Skin on.
Today Iím teaching a young man how to make SD crumpets and No Fuss bread.

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: February 16, 2024, 08:06:12 pm »
My DIL, to whom I pass my older TMX to, gave me a set of attachments. They are cheap Chinese copies . One is a disk to hold down the mixture so it doesnít fly up the bowl. This works well. There is also a slicer and grater. I havenít used this yet.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: February 16, 2024, 07:59:48 pm »
Cookie, itís so difficult to be good all the time. Especially when you love to bake. My problem is that Iím getting different reports from different Doctors. My GP is at one end as extreme in controlling the diabetes and the diabetes nurse at the other end in saying I havenít got diabetes. The kidney specialist reduced the pills from 3 to 2 and made no difference to the tests. Iíve been eating things I shouldnít and itís making no difference.
If you can manage to stay off the medication, do.  Itís not the medication thatís the problem but how it interacts with other pills you are taking, even supplements.
Iím amazed at how you have managed for so long but it gets more difficult as you age.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 16, 2024, 07:44:08 pm »
I havenít stopped smiling since reading the latest craze in Melbourne for potato cakes at top restaurants. The family have been loving my potato cakes, dipped in SD batter, for ages. They are crunchy and crackly with soft potato centres. I steam the thin slices of potato first, let them cool and then dip in the batter. The batter is SD discard, mixed with a bit of extra flour and water, plus salt, pepper and carb soda. It is essential to have very hot oil so that the batter cooks quickly. I use Rice Bran oil. I tend to cook a lot and reheat in the AF.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 16, 2024, 08:40:36 am »
Made the fried Rice Paper Rolls today.  Great fun to make. Bit of a trick in getting the rice paper just right but not too difficult.
I cut the cooked chicken into strips ,  grated carrot, cut water chestnuts into small batons, ( essential for crunch), cut a large lettuce leaf into strips, ( not good ) cut mushrooms into strips. Put too much filling in but didnít really matter.
Heated AF and heated baking tin with a little oil. Sprayed rolls with oil. They didnít brown but crackled like shrimp crackers, and STUCK TO TIN. therefore the broke up a bit. They tasted lovely and I dipped them in ABC sauce.
I will make them again but will shallow fry. They would reheat well in AF.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: February 16, 2024, 01:50:59 am »
Crumbed chicken, roast potatoes, cauli & broccoli in a garlic sauce, roast truss tomatoes.
Very nice Mab.
Didnít get to make rice paper rolls, tonight with Water cress soup.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 16, 2024, 01:49:03 am »
Iím jammed out. Made16 jars yesterday. Biscuits today. Apple muffins and Almond crackle biscuits.  Another lot of Plum Vinegar soaking. Also water cress soup.

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