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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: Today at 12:01:31 am »
Cholestrol is a problem.  I maintain that I don't have a problem because I have oat bran with my porridge every morning and that is meant to help (well, it seems to have worked so far, anyway!).  I can't suggest anything to replace animal fats as in meat, but I (and I think Cookie as well) use the buttery Nuttelex in baking; for a cheesy taste there is Nutriotional yeast flakes (also contains B12 which is hard to find if you are mainly vegan / vegetarian), loads of vegetarian and vegan cheeses are now becoming available; no end of milks to choose from DH likes Sanitarium Regular Soy Milk, I usually buy one of the Nutty Bruce almond milks (almond and oat was really nice) - you can't always find these and they are pretty expensive!

You are right, you will have to change some of the way you bake, but you will find loads of substitutes.  I believe most of the puff pastry in supermarkets are, in fact, vegan, so you can still enjoy your Portugese Custard Tarts!!

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Cakes / Re: Whatever Biscuits
« on: October 19, 2019, 07:28:18 am »
Made these in a last minute rush for lunch for the guys who were doing our workshop move today and they worked out well ... nearly forgot the sugar, that went in sometime after the eggs!  Didn't seem to make a difference ... I have never seen cookies disappearing so quickly!  They got a resounding vote of approval from everyone (had to smuggle a couple away for the staff in the shop so that they could enjoy them as well).

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:15:43 pm »
I am fascinated with your rollaway laying nests, Chookie.  I would love to have hens at Guildford but was always worried about eggs as I have heard a lot about some hens eating their eggs and I wouldn't want that to happen.  Feeding and watering them would be OK as there are loads of alternatives for that.  I might have to sit down with you and Ral sometime and have a good long conversation on hens, breeds, etc., but not for a while yet, we have to settle down following our building works first.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:11:49 pm »
Moved into our new apartment yesterday, it is so different here now to what it was before we undertook the build and I know we will love it.

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Cakes / Re: Whatever Biscuits
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:10:03 pm »
I like the look of that one, Cookie ... nice and easy  :)

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: October 17, 2019, 06:56:20 am »
That's a big step forward in her treatment Katie.  I am sure she will enjoy her first 'real' meal!

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:54:01 pm »
You have certainly been busy KAtie.

I havenít done much today. Cleaned our bathroom and done a bit of washing. I rang a friend (I have been bad and neglected her😢😢). When she answered she said she would call me back as she was in a meeting with her doctor.  I wish she had turned her phone off, I felt quite embarrassed.
I wouldn't feel embarassed, Cookie, it is not your fault if she chose to answer her phone during a consultation, she could have ignored it but, you are right, she should have turned her phone off before going in to the surgery.  Phone etiquette, or lack of it, is one of my bug-bears!!

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:51:02 pm »
Poor Chance and Poor you!  Uncontrolled dogs are scary and should be on a lead at all times when they are away from their home.

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: October 14, 2019, 11:45:26 pm »
Glad your mum is settling down.  As you say, once the physios start that will help as well - even though she may not think so!!

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: October 14, 2019, 05:56:54 am »
Got a huge bag of silverbeet from my neighbour yesterday, had some filo pastry I had to use so made a ''sort of' spanakopita.  It was edible, if nothing else!

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: October 13, 2019, 11:41:36 pm »
Hope your mum manages OK, these things always take so much longer to heal as we get older.

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Chit Chat / Re: Nutribullet?
« on: October 12, 2019, 08:53:30 pm »
Glad to help , I just think of when I first got my TM31 there was no cookbooks , nearly nothing on the Internet and I found Fourm Thermomix, never looked back . So much help and knowledge about everything.
I was the same, Katie, this forum gave me so much in friendship, support, patience and recipes, I would never have become such an adventurous cook without everyone's help.

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Chit Chat / Re: Frozen Cakes and Cookies
« on: October 12, 2019, 08:51:37 pm »
Thanks everyone.  I did experiment with freezing cookie dough and that worked so, although the open day has been and gone, thanks to everyone's suggestions, I am more relaxed about baking things and freezing them for later use.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: October 12, 2019, 08:47:44 pm »
I am getting all excited for you, Denise.  That is very quick work.  A couple of my cousins have kit houses and they are great.

Robyn, you are on for coffee ... in fact, if I can get away long enough, there is a Messina just down the road if you prefer good ice cream over coffee!  Keep in touch ...

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: October 10, 2019, 03:20:56 am »
CC, it's a shame it's winter and you are in a caravan ... altough they can be very cosy, we lived in one for years whilst DH was training.  How long is the work meant to take?  All I can say is, it will be well worth it in the end  :)

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