Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 237257 times)

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2575 on: 12 January, 2021, 11:00:55 pm »
I think they call it tomato juice and sell it by the litre...

ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2576 on: 13 January, 2021, 09:43:36 am »
Double concentrated tomato puree is where it's at, all tomato, no flab.
Is plain concentrate actually available to buy?

I've never seen it either. They went double and left it at that.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2577 on: 13 January, 2021, 04:42:57 pm »
I do like my pizza with a good amount of puree. In fact I probably need to sign in with TP anonymous

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2578 on: 14 January, 2021, 04:51:46 pm »
Double concentrated tomato puree is where it's at, all tomato, no flab.
Is plain concentrate actually available to buy?

I've never seen it either. They went double and left it at that.

The pedant in me thinks water content must be reduced to make a concentrate.
A 'double concentrate' is the most practical CONCENTRATED product...

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2579 on: 14 January, 2021, 06:42:41 pm »
Double concentrated tomato puree is where it's at, all tomato, no flab.
Is plain concentrate actually available to buy?

I've never seen it either. They went double and left it at that.

The pedant in me thinks water content must be reduced to make a concentrate.
A 'double concentrate' is the most practical CONCENTRATED product...

Joak about homeopathic tomato purée goes here ==>
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hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2580 on: 14 January, 2021, 11:20:29 pm »
Hubbard's (Sainsbury's cheapest budget) tinned tomatoes have fairly homeopathic tomato content.
Bolognese-producing partner will be supplied with better (? Napolina or Cirio) in future.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2581 on: 15 January, 2021, 06:07:39 am »
A couple of years ago the grauniad did a survey of which stupormarket tinned tomatoes gave the best tomato / water ratio.
Lidl came out tops, followed by Waitrose. The rest were lagging a long way behind.

ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2582 on: 15 January, 2021, 09:44:08 am »
I use the Cirio stuff which may be exactly the same as the supermarket badged stuff but makes me feel more accomplished. Seems very tomatoey.

I feel the urge to make a confession. When I cook with actual tomatoes, I don't remove the skin.
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Pingu

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2583 on: 15 January, 2021, 09:31:24 pm »
...When I cook with actual tomatoes, I don't remove the skin.

Ditto

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2584 on: 16 January, 2021, 03:08:39 am »
I use the Cirio stuff which may be exactly the same as the supermarket badged stuff but makes me feel more accomplished. Seems very tomatoey.

I feel the urge to make a confession. When I cook with actual tomatoes, I don't remove the skin.

The ordinary supermarket tinned tomatoes are fine. Hubbards seems more watery.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2585 on: 16 January, 2021, 02:44:54 pm »
I use the Cirio stuff which may be exactly the same as the supermarket badged stuff but makes me feel more accomplished. Seems very tomatoey.

I feel the urge to make a confession. When I cook with actual tomatoes, I don't remove the skin.

The ordinary supermarket tinned tomatoes are fine. Hubbards seems more watery.

Hubbard's=Sainsbury's Basics.

When we did a semi-blind1 tasting of readily-available tinned tomatoes a several of years ago, Cirio came out on top. Looking at the tins currently in the cupboard, if you use energy content as a proxy for the good stuff, Cirio claims 27kcal per 100g while Napolina is a mere 23.


Checking on the Sainsbury's website, I get (and NB there's a difference in what's shown when logged in or not):
Atlante: 29
Cirio: 27
Napolina: 23
Gomo: 23
Sainsbury's: 22
Anna: 22
Solania: 17
KTC: 16
Mutti: no nutritional information listed
Hubbard's: not listed online

On that basis, I might give the Atlante ones a go.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2586 on: 16 January, 2021, 03:16:44 pm »
Hubbard's=Sainsbury's Basics.
But with the added suggestions of poverty and Olde Englishe merriment.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2587 on: 17 January, 2021, 07:32:26 pm »
Sorry for turning this into the pizza tomatoe base thread. Making a biggish batch of pizza tonight I had to blend a small tin of puree into about half a tin of Tom's to make enough. Was alright actually but I still love puree

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2588 on: 31 March, 2021, 07:35:28 pm »
We bought this house (7 years ago) partly because it had a view. Not the best view in the world - it's North Kent after all - but you could see the horizon. The only thing slightly marring it was the presence of an overhead phone line to the house opposite. Over the years we have come to accept this as unfortunate but liveable with.
Yesterday, however, our worst fears were realised. A second line appeared, connecting two telegraph poles. I've no idea what it's for but you can probably imagine the upset it has caused in this household. I really don't know how we'll cope.
I've put a pic of the despoiled view in spoilers so those of a sensitive disposition can avoid the horror (the top line is the new one).
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2589 on: 31 March, 2021, 07:56:31 pm »
I use the Cirio stuff which may be exactly the same as the supermarket badged stuff but makes me feel more accomplished. Seems very tomatoey.

I feel the urge to make a confession. When I cook with actual tomatoes, I don't remove the skin.

About 20 years ago an Italian mate drove me down to Sicily for a few weeks, then back to Bologna. We passed lorry after lorry laden with plum tomatoes. Incredible sight.

But,yeah, with you on the Cirio thing. Really noticeable difference, especially when you blend them for pizza sauce.

meddyg

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2590 on: 31 March, 2021, 09:53:26 pm »
Quote

I feel your pain .
Surely the Council for Protection of Rural England could intervene here ?
This will also compromise house values locally....
Reduction of phone bill ?
Worth drafting a letter !

Kim

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2591 on: 31 March, 2021, 11:06:37 pm »
Oh no, I have used up the last of the mixed herbs I brought with me from the UK last year.

When I asked locally where to get mixed herbs I was told to buy an allotment and herb seeds, grow the herbs, cut them dry them chop them and mix in the ratio of my choosing.

This also seems to be the way to get them in the UK, post-brexit.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2592 on: 02 June, 2021, 12:11:51 pm »
The lovely steam whistle has gone :-(  The Dean Forest Railway are using a different locomotive this year & this one has an annoying leftpondian two tone noise maker.  Bring back the proper phheeeep!
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2593 on: 03 July, 2021, 11:40:24 pm »
A bit of a cock-up on the catering front has meant that Mrs P's piña coladas will be constructed using Bacardi rather than Havana Club rum. Eric from Cuba would not approve especially as Bacardi came from Santiago de Cuba and he's a Habanero.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2594 on: 03 July, 2021, 11:42:55 pm »
Bac-ar-dee!
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2595 on: 03 July, 2021, 11:55:16 pm »
OMG.

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arabella

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2596 on: 05 July, 2021, 12:51:37 pm »
Oh no, I have used up the last of the mixed herbs I brought with me from the UK last year.

When I asked locally where to get mixed herbs I was told to buy an allotment and herb seeds, grow the herbs, cut them dry them chop them and mix in the ratio of my choosing.

This also seems to be the way to get them in the UK, post-brexit.

Last time I wanted some mixed herbs I got a selection of packets of herb and put them all together in my mixed herbs (nearly empty) jar and gave it a good shake.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2597 on: 01 August, 2021, 12:02:00 pm »
Onoz, o woe!  Alas, alackaday!  The Mega-Global Big River Corporation of Seattle, USAnia has e-mailed to tell me that the bok wot I ordered at last night with standard delivery on Wednesday is instead already vanning its way to Larrington Towers and will arrive today.

That means I have to get dressed :(
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2598 on: 01 August, 2021, 03:29:45 pm »
After a conversation on Twitter with Ikea support over the last 2 weeks I have finally found out they have no restock date for the sofa in Tallmyra Blue covers so I'll have to buy the poxy grey one instead.
I hate grey.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2599 on: 01 August, 2021, 07:27:02 pm »
And after all that it went through the letterbox anyway >:(
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