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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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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: November 24, 2022, 06:41:38 am »
There have been tears in my eyes reading your recent posts, Chookie.  This is such an impossibly hard time for you, Ral and your family, but I am sure you are facing all your problems with dignity and that is so terrifically admirable, but terribly hard at the same time.  We are with you in spirit.

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: November 22, 2022, 06:47:17 pm »
Chookie, like Judy and Cookie, DH and I are so so saddened to hear this news and I can think of nothing to say that even starts to convey our feelings at this time.  We send our love and support to you both. XXX

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: November 20, 2022, 09:11:53 am »
Caramelised onion and fennel tart; macaroni salad; white bean and carrot casserole

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: November 19, 2022, 10:08:11 am »
That is worrying news about your MIL K Atie, I hope she doesn't contract COVID on top of everything else.

By now you will have had the storm passing through.  We had it here too.  Very heavy rain, lots of thunder and lightning but, thankfully, no wind.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: November 17, 2022, 06:44:14 pm »
There has been so much happening to you all recently I thought it was about time I caught up on you all.

Chookie, so happy that your new home is all but ready for you and Ral to move into.  What a huge relief to be able to settle down and just begin to feel comfortable and relaxed together in your own surroundings once again.  You will both sort everything out before long and your kitchen won't know what's hit it once you get back into cooking mode again!

K Atie hope you are feeling better soon, you are sounding so miserable just now.

Personally I would hate jury duty, which is funny because everyone I know who has done it said they really enjoyed it and those who haven't been called say they would look forward to it.

Last week I had a small procedure to one of my eyes, just 10 minutes at the eye specialist and out I came with a black eye.It was a chalazion on the inside of my lower lid; nothing major, just a blocked duct. In all honesty, it didn't need to be done, but I had a small redness on my lid which was driving me nuts, so I decided to go ahead with it.  My eye is perfectly fine and most of the 'blackness' has gone now.

Yesterday we purchased a new TV, so the big adventure now is getting used to this one.  The old one must be about 15 years old and was still working, but it was obvious the screen was loosing clarity and the sound was not the best.  We will take that one up to Guildford and it can live out its retirement up there.


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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: November 11, 2022, 07:20:11 pm »
I make a great peanut butter choc chip cookie that is fantastic - 4 ingredient and never fails.  I might look at making it a slice just for a change.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: November 10, 2022, 06:51:32 pm »
Whatever I can find in the freezer

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