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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: December 05, 2022, 04:19:37 pm »
Butternut, capsicum and potato 'plait' - it was very nice but the tomato "pate" was very intense so I might calm that down a bit next time I make it.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: December 05, 2022, 04:16:36 pm »
How lovely that you already knew your neighbour, Chookie ... and the vege garden is a bonus!!  My neighbour always shares his extra produce with me and it is lovely to be able to reciprocate in some way.

Somehow I couldn't see you and Ral attending a Spilt Milk concert ... not that I have ever heard of them, mind you, but seeing loads of people out enjoying themselves on a sunny day has a lovely atmosphere (I would take a guess that K Atie, or her kids, know the group though)

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 05, 2022, 04:09:59 pm »
Thanks Judy and Chookie ... I didn't understand the reference to Caream / Careme at first, but Judy's post clarified that.  it was that brand I saw in the supermarket but it was on the bottom shelf and I couldn't be bothered to bend down ... lazy!  Pampass is vegan and that is what I used - it was also at eye level in the freezer - good marketing ploy; right in front of the customer!

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: December 04, 2022, 05:14:43 am »
I was sitting on the front verandah chatting to my hens (a very much one-sided conversation, I must admit) when I heard lots of strange bird noises on the grass - it was four homeless ducklings.  I couldn't see or hear their mum anywhere and tried to steer them to a bird bath of water so they could at least hydrate themselves, but they wouldn't let me near them.  Hopefully they will be OK, but they were very young, so I am hoping mum will hear them and turn up.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 04, 2022, 05:05:54 am »
I didn't do the fancy plait, Judy, just a bottom sheet in a tin with a second sheet on top.  Generally the puff pastry you buy in supermarkets is vegan so I used the sheets because I wasn't sure that the rolls of pastry were vegan, maybe next time I will check that out.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 04, 2022, 03:10:54 am »
Buttternut, capsicum and potato plait (the one I noted in an earlier post for Mab); vegan parmesan and bolognaise

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: December 04, 2022, 03:06:01 am »
So good to see you getting your cooking mojo back and slowly getting back of your new routine Chookie.  It brought a big smile to my face to read your post.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: November 30, 2022, 06:38:28 pm »
Mab, here is another one that might work, I have had the recipe for ages but never get around to making it, but I think I will have a go this weekend - I very much doubt that mine will look as good as the illustration, it is a butternut, red capsicum and potato puff pastry wrap https://www.tinnedtomatoes.com/2018/11/butternut-red-pepper-potato-puff-pastry-plait.html?fbclid=IwAR2lDn1HkVOGZR-pIBqUULLgi8wySLfEpL39IAJmr-9YmbPik-iM7i_4Y4M

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: November 30, 2022, 06:32:40 pm »
I think, as we age we understand that we cannot do all that we used to do, but accepting it is a different story.  For a big, man like Ral, it must be even harder but he is trying to carry on as much as normal, which is good for him.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: November 29, 2022, 05:19:40 pm »
Mab, here is the recipe for the leek and mushroom pie - it can easily be made in advance and can be quite firm or softer, depending on how you make the sauce component.  The recipe is really a semi-pie (I don't know the 'correct' culinary name for it!) - just the topping is pastry  https://wallflowerkitchen.com/creamy-leek-mushroom-pie-vegan/

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: November 29, 2022, 05:15:40 pm »
Another night out for us with my nephew and his family visiting from Brisbane - Italian on Lygon Street last night.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: November 29, 2022, 05:14:11 pm »
Glad to hear that you are settling in, Chookie.  Getting the lift installed was a brilliant idea and will make your lives so much easier.  It is a very positive thing for Ral to be mowing lawns, even if it may be a bit beyond him, it will give him some feelings of normality and positivity in his days.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: November 28, 2022, 07:12:22 pm »
Staff Xmas dinner so off we all went to a local Indian restaurant ... ate too much.   The food was delicious and we had a lovely evening.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: November 27, 2022, 06:30:52 pm »
Still experimenting with recipes for Xmas day - latest try was leek and mushroom pie, not bad; it is definitely a contender.  Helps that it is very quick and easy!

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: November 27, 2022, 06:27:43 pm »
Went into Castlemaine early in the morning to get a few odds and ends that I needed and got held up by a 'parade' of trucks!  The annual Truck Show was on just out of town and all the trucks were spruced up and they drove through Castlemaine then on to Campbells Creek where the camp site was.  I got caught waiting for them all to pass - I estimate a couple of hundred in all.  The run from Castlemaine to Campbells Creek normally takes 5 minutes - it took me 1 1/2 hours!!!

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