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Chit Chat / Re: What are you been cooking today
« on: July 22, 2024, 04:27:40 am »
Thanks for the bundt tin / round tin feedback Chookie and Cookie.  I have never actually cooked in a bundt tin, simply because I was never sure about the cooking time - maybe one day I will feel adventurous and give it a try - will have to buy the tin first, though! 

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: July 19, 2024, 12:09:44 am »
Physio with a new therapist, still at Kieser gym.  New exercises and told to wear my shoes as I am doing them as my foot is very sore because I was in a moon boot for so long and the foot has to get used to being 'normal' again.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you been cooking today
« on: July 19, 2024, 12:07:45 am »
Your cake looks great, Cookie.

I have a bundt tin question - if you cook a cake in a Bundt or round tin with a central hole in it (clumsy wording there, but I am not sure what you call the central column in a round tin!).  Anyway, getting away from that, do you still cook the cake in such a tin for the same amount of time as you would for a 'standard' cake in a round tin, or for a shorter time and the same temperature?

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: July 17, 2024, 10:25:44 pm »
Mine have been a bit tender for a day or two, buy not such a strong pain as yours, Cookie

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you been cooking today
« on: July 14, 2024, 10:28:33 pm »
A pot of corn chowder

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Chit Chat / Re: Reviews of RTE recipes.
« on: July 14, 2024, 12:04:40 am »
Celebration Punch

My neighbour made some yesterday and bought it over for "dusk" drinks.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  Even the guys got into it instead of wine!

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you been cooking today
« on: July 14, 2024, 12:01:14 am »
Sticky onion and sausage tray bake.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: July 13, 2024, 11:59:48 pm »
Mab, sorry to read your update, hope things are getting a little easier now.

I had a clean out in my pantry a couple of months ago, Chookie and, like you, threw out a lot of old herbs and spices then split them into two sections - herbs on one side, spices on the other, however, I am thinking that I might put them back into alphabetical order, it seemed easier to find things that way.

Molasses is good in the compost heap Cookie

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Vegetarian / Re: Pear Cream light dairy cream substitute
« on: July 13, 2024, 11:55:31 pm »
Now, there's a question Judy! 

I am not sure about the macadamias.  They should have the right consistency but I think their taste in the cream could be more pronounced as cashews are a more neutral tasting nut whereas macadamias have a slightly stronger taste and I am not sure about pre-soaking macadamias either (pre-soaked nuts tend to break up more rapidly when whizzed for 1 minute at 9 but because macadamias are such a large solid nut they may need more than 1 minute).  I have never had enough of this cream left over to freeze.  It keeps in the fridge for a few days but I am not sure about freezing.  The best bet would be to experiment, but macadamias are a touch expensive for an experiment. 

Sorry I am no more help.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: July 08, 2024, 10:22:31 pm »
Mushrooms in a white sauce with noodles

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Chit Chat / Re: What book are you reading?
« on: July 03, 2024, 04:17:08 am »
I have been reading Richard Osman's Thursday Murder Club books.  'Who dun its' are not my usual genre, but I am really enjoying these. 

Also just finished Kevin Kwan's Lies and Weddings, another good light read.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you been cooking today
« on: July 02, 2024, 11:31:36 pm »
That doesn't sound too good K Atie.  Are the Keiser exercises those at a Keiser gym?  That's where I am currently going for my physio.  The physios are very good, well trained, very helpful and encouraging, although the machines look confronting.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: July 02, 2024, 11:26:42 pm »
I heard that that theatre had closed, Chookie.  It is a great shame.  Was it the only one in Ballarat?

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you been cooking today
« on: July 01, 2024, 11:38:29 pm »
A "me" day sounds like an excellent idea Chookie, you always seem to be so busy all the time.

The savoury Portuguese custard tarts sound really interesting.  I had never heard of them - a whole new concept to tackle.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you been cooking today
« on: July 01, 2024, 05:09:39 am »
Yes, DH has cooked a few meals, but we are surviving mainly on takeaways at the moment.

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