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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 16, 2022, 08:23:14 pm »
I remember Nikkit, she always had an interesting / fun post on here.

Chookie, now that you have moved to DD's home, does that mean Ral will be joining you soon?  How is he getting on with chemo and his recovery?

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: May 16, 2022, 08:19:23 pm »
They are the biggest hawthorns I have ever seen ... I agree with Judy!

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 15, 2022, 08:35:07 pm »
I am trying not to buy any more cook books, but they really compulsion

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: May 15, 2022, 08:33:41 pm »
I've never had medlars so I was surprised I recognised them (at least I am guessing that they are medlars!), and your crab apples look great.They make a very pretty display.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: May 14, 2022, 05:23:33 am »
Corn Chowder

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 13, 2022, 07:32:14 pm »
Take care Margaret, infections can be horrible so I hope it clears up for you soon.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 12, 2022, 09:27:02 pm »
Talk about everything happening at once!!  Fantastic news that Ral can come home next week. I am so pleased to hear that.  You have to remember to take it easy as well ... just do what you can comfortably do each day ... tackle each of those drawers and shelves one at a time and don't allow yourself to become overwhelmed you have so many family and friends who want to help you and that will ease some of the load from your shoulders.  Ral and yourself are your priorities just now.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 09, 2022, 09:22:14 pm »
Bess, selling your lovely home in Invermay will be a massive wrench for you both, it seems like you have only just moved in and are arranging things just as you want them to be!  It will be a huge challenge.  It is good to hear that Ral is slowly improving, and the shift to rehab is a big step forward.  As ever, our love and hugs to you both

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: May 07, 2022, 06:00:45 pm »
Looks good, Cookie

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: May 06, 2022, 09:20:17 pm »
Like all the recipes from our early days, I had forgotten about this one so it was good to see it again.  I am stuck at work all this weekend so no cooking for me, but I am thinking this risotto may well be on next weekend's list, either with a few of the smoked mushrooms or roasted pumpkin.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: May 06, 2022, 04:50:21 am »
Judy I have been thinking about slipability and thought you might like to take a look at this mushroom recipe to see if you thought it might work for you  https://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=17163.0 it would be good with (mashed?) potatoes and any vegetables and / or meats you can handle.

Coincidentally, this article came in from Good Food today and it may also work for you:

A few years back, the International Culinary Centre in New York did a little research into the common understanding that mushrooms were like little sponges.

If they were washed or cooked in a crowded pan, they would simply stew, or would dry out so much that you'd need to keep adding oil or butter.

But after much trial, the team at the ICC developed a new method.

Start by washing the mushrooms (rather than simply wiping the tops clean). Drain and remove the stalks, then cut them into slices or quarters.

Place the mushrooms in a deep frypan or heavy-based saucepan and add enough water to cover, along with salt and pepper and a tablespoon of butter or oil.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook, stirring regularly, until the water has evaporated.

The now-tender mushrooms will brown in the small amount of oil you added earlier without needing more.

For extra flavour, deglaze the pan with wine or, even better, oloroso or amontillado sherry.


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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 05, 2022, 08:41:44 pm »
Good to get that second cataract done - everyone whom I know that has had it done says their eyesight is so much better.

It must be lovely to be remembered by your past pupils in that way.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 05, 2022, 12:44:53 am »
Hope all goes well with Ral's chemo and that you are keeping positive.  Love and hugs to you both.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: May 02, 2022, 08:04:48 pm »
I hadn't thought of the slipability factor, Judy.  I must give that some thought because a great deal of the meals I make are fairly slippy - or at least moist / fairly wet.  If I get any inspiration I will let you know.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: May 02, 2022, 08:01:12 pm »
That sounds , Mab, hope your somach has settled down now.  Freezers are great for times like this, taking the pressure off you to cook everyday; a quick trip to the freezer gets you dinner on the table quickly and easily with minimum fuss.

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