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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: Today at 08:49:00 am »
This was my recipe disaster at the weekend.  Despite throwing out and giving away kilos and kilos of crabapples we still have heaps on the tree so on Saturday I decided I couldn’t waste them … I would make crabapple jelly.

Picked and prepared the fruit (c. 2 kg) and tossed them and some fresh raspberries for colour (thanks for that tip, Chookie) into the pot and cooked it down for c. 90 minutes.  Then drained them through my strainer (tipping about 1/3 of them onto the floor in the process!). 

Left the remainder to drain overnight then on Sunday I put the fluid into the pot for the final 15 minutes or so of boiling with the sugar … that’s where the main problem was … I found I had misread the recipe and put the sugar into the fruit for the initial cooking on Saturday.

OK, I thought, sugar is sugar so everything will be alright.  Sadly, I didn’t end up with crabapple jelly, but I did end up with absolutely delicious crabapple sauce.  It was gorgeous and went so well with ice cream.

However, I have learned my lesson, so when (if) I make more crabapple jelly this weekend I will put the sugar in at the right time (although the sauce was so nice I am almost tempted to copy last weekend’s “invention”!).  Anyway, fingers crossed for a successful jelly making session this weekend.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: April 17, 2021, 09:29:40 am »
The label looks good, Chookie.  You must be really happy with them

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Vegetarian / Re: Cauliflower and Kohlrabi mash
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:05:51 am »
Due to get kohlrabi in this week's vege box so this looks like a promising recipe.  I have never tried or tasted kohlrabi before and I am told that the leaves are also edible so I think you can get two meals out of the one vege - this mash and, along with bok choi and choi sum, a stir fry dish as well.  More cooking adventures for me this weekend.

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Chit Chat / Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« on: April 14, 2021, 08:27:55 pm »
Why do manufacturers have to make things so hard ... what on earth can be so difficult about setting a clock that many of us cannot do it easily .. surely they can simplify this basic action ... it used to be all you had to do was press one or two buttons and everything was good, but no more.  Having said that, every time the clocks change DH has to resort to the instruction manual to remind him how to do it

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: April 12, 2021, 04:51:20 am »
WW recipes are so reliable - even I can't go wrong with them (not casting aspersions on your baking, Mab!)! 

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Chit Chat / Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« on: April 12, 2021, 04:30:08 am »
Sometimes I feel like I need a university degree to understand some of the directions that you get these days, however, I always have a giggle at the badly translated English.  We once stayed in a hotel in China and the house rules were fantastic ... "You are not allowed to up anyone in your room", "do not light fireworks in your room", etc. etc.  House rules were always the first thing we would read when we got to our rooms ... I suspect the hotel owners must have wondered why all their rules disappeared to!

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: April 12, 2021, 04:18:59 am »
Hope the results are good, Mab.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: April 11, 2021, 03:00:00 am »
Tofu with a lemon dill dressing; potato salad with the mayonnaise from the Rainbow Recipe book; a bean and almond salad and a mixed vege soup (because the weather is so cold today).

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Chit Chat / Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« on: April 11, 2021, 02:57:14 am »
I might shock you all with a photo one day .. I just have to find a willing kid to show me how!

The cover actualy looks much nicer in 'real life'!

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: April 10, 2021, 10:38:31 pm »
Thanks Cookie, they look great.

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Chit Chat / Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« on: April 10, 2021, 10:35:23 pm »
You are right, Judy, I don't post photos ..I have tried many times but without success!  Any way, here is the link to the cover https://www.bedbathntable.com.au/bed/quilt-covers/giverny-teal-watercolour-010303

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: April 09, 2021, 08:52:06 am »
I'd love the recipe, Cookie, if you wouldn't mind passing it on.  Thanks

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Chit Chat / Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« on: April 09, 2021, 08:51:00 am »
Splashed out and bought a new doona cover.  Basically in blues and pastels and the selling point was "inspired by Monet".  It has no specific pattern to it, but it is absolutely gorgeous and I love it.

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Chit Chat / Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« on: April 09, 2021, 04:32:22 am »
The chair looks lovely ... better than a head massage!!

Good colour co-ordination of everything.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: April 09, 2021, 04:29:18 am »
Did I tell you about the VERY LARGE egg one of my young hens laid last week?  Turned out to be a triple yolker!!!  Never heard of that before … poor hen!

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