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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #34215 on: March 25, 2020, 01:15:25 am »
I made another batch of tomato chutney yesterday and have been cooking up the small truss tomatoes and freezing them.
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« Reply #34216 on: March 25, 2020, 05:46:25 am »
When I go up to the Italian grocer I have been able to buy 1-2kg of over ripe tomatoes. Iíve taken to putting them min the thermomix, adding a tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of good balsamic and cooking them right down. It makes a lovely, rich paste or Passata.

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« Reply #34217 on: March 26, 2020, 07:02:16 am »
In my infrequent trips to the local shopping centre I have yet to see any cheap tomatoes, I only buy 3 at a time now.  Your passata is a great way to use over-ripe tomatoes.
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« Reply #34218 on: March 26, 2020, 12:44:56 pm »
I tried the carrot cake recipe in the WW Pie maker book today. It was too hot to put the oven on and we needed some cake. They needed a bit more cooking but I thought they were quite nice.
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« Reply #34219 on: March 26, 2020, 11:01:33 pm »
Itís all trial and error isnít it cookie but if you can get the timing right for a few basic recipes youíll be getting the most out of your pie maker.
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« Reply #34220 on: March 26, 2020, 11:58:33 pm »
Nice try Cookie.  I find the best cakes in the mini pie maker are the lighter ones. I often use a commercial White  wings cake mix.  Shameful, I know. GS loves them as they taste like nothing.  Really awful.  He loves junk food so these fit the bill. I make 1/2 a packet at a time.

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« Reply #34221 on: March 27, 2020, 12:33:53 am »
I am over tomatoes!!!  DH keeps bringing more in most days, thank goodness they are starting to slow down now.  We only planted 3 bushes but they have been very prolific.  It must be all the good things he puts in the ground before planting.

After seeing Cookie's photos yesterday I decided to make some tomato paste.  No particular recipe just a bit of this and that.  Put it all  into little bags and in the freezer.
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« Reply #34222 on: March 27, 2020, 05:02:28 am »
How we would all love some of your tomatoes Margaret, Iíd be the worse tomato grower in the country but my Dad was one of the best.  Pity it didnít rub off on me!
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« Reply #34223 on: March 28, 2020, 04:33:51 am »
I made a loaf of JulieO's Fruit Loaf today.  A very nice loaf.   DH has cut the crust off even before it cools down.
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« Reply #34224 on: March 28, 2020, 04:56:30 am »
Mab, that is a very nice loaf.
Iím not a very good tomato grower but I pulled out the bushes yesterday and collected all the cherry tomatoes.  I hope they will ripen. The large tomatoes didnít ripen at all.  I have been ripening them on the window sill.
Neighbour gave us a box of small peaches.  He refused to peel any more.  I simmered them and the skins just slid off.  Today I made a peach crumble, a peach topped crumble cake and bottled some.  None wasted. Will send the neighbour 1/2 the crumble cake.
Have made a pasta bake.

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« Reply #34225 on: March 28, 2020, 10:54:02 am »
I made a Classic loaf, have a rye SD in the fridge for an overnight rise, some choc chip biscuits with a few salted peanuts on the top and some Brazilian Cheese Puffs to go with Pumpkin soup for dinner. https://www.quirkycooking.com.au/2019/04/extra-puffy-brazilian-cheese-puffs-pao-de-queijo/
I found them a bit too full of fat for me, but DD and DH had a couple each.
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« Reply #34226 on: March 28, 2020, 12:30:56 pm »
I used to love those puffs cookie.
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Re: What are you cooking today?
« Reply #34227 on: March 28, 2020, 09:17:11 pm »
The Age Good Food has a lot of bread recipes published today. The mix of seeds and spices in some are interesting.
Cookie, the Brazilian puffs look interesting.
Need to fill the biscuit tin. 
Made a pasta bake with added broccoli and the last of a packet of pasta. All held together with Bol  sauce.

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« Reply #34228 on: March 28, 2020, 09:19:18 pm »
Great cooking everyone. So I stewed home grown pears like heaps , they were all very ripe , the wind last week has been very unkind , normally they are fine and last for ages . So I decided with the second jug full that I would driving the liquid off , filled two small sweepes  bottles with the pear juice . Will make a crumble with the drained pears. Have a large bowl that will be used on cereal . Gave the chooks a little of the rotten pears . So quite economical.
Also made for lunch steamed baked eggs with smoked salmon and avacardo salsa from Cookidoo . Severed with fresh snow peas and slice of sourdough. Added to much cream , not popular with kids but next time would omit the cream as it made it too runny .
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« Reply #34229 on: March 28, 2020, 09:31:00 pm »
Chookie you could order some more pasta on your Wilsonís order ! But you could probably make you own too.