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Title: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 13, 2012, 03:29:57 pm
Today we bought blackcurrants, gooseberries and plums, and tomorrow I am going to use them in a crumble. I will make the crumble with half flour, half jumbo oats. It will be amazeballs.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on July 13, 2012, 10:00:45 pm
I picked raspberries at work yesterday, and we're going to bake them into a cake....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 13, 2012, 11:59:46 pm
I am currently making rather a lot of blueberry cake.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Marco Stefano on July 14, 2012, 03:08:43 pm
The woman from Brownsfield Farm was in Ely market today & I stocked up on her marmalade & blackcurrant jam, none finer. She has been missing for a while, & (shock! horror!) we ran out - but now we are saved.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 14, 2012, 03:42:11 pm
I had a very intellectual conversation with a colleague the other day, about cheese. Neither of us understands how so many types of cheese can come from the same ingredient: just milk. It's obviously some sort of witchcraft.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on July 14, 2012, 03:44:51 pm
It's the same process by which so many different types of mould can grow in a student kitchen.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: lou boutin on July 15, 2012, 12:13:04 pm
I made lemon curd yesterday, well actually my bread maker made some lemon curd yesterday, but it is lush!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on July 15, 2012, 03:14:04 pm
ooh, nice!

We made raspberry cakes. There aren't none left now. :(

But they were lovely! :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 15, 2012, 04:12:29 pm
The crumble is pretty good.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 26, 2012, 02:48:08 pm
My ratatouille-type mixture of vegetables has turned out surprisingly spicy.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on July 26, 2012, 03:10:08 pm
Today I have eaten
blueberries
blueberry-yoghurt-coated raisins
blueberry yoghurt


Will I have bloo poo?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on July 26, 2012, 10:10:35 pm
Last night we had a works meal out at a Chinese restaurant and we all shared our various dishes. I had sliced pigs head, eel, pork and noodles of various varieties, ox cheeks, and frog legs.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on July 27, 2012, 12:16:25 pm
Today I have eaten
blueberries
blueberry-yoghurt-coated raisins
blueberry yoghurt


Will I have bloo poo?

Please photograph when you know...  :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on July 30, 2012, 07:29:29 pm
Today I breakfasted on 3 gooseberries from the wild gooseberry bush near us.  That's all there was.  :(  I get the feeling it's not going to be a good wild fruit year.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: PaulF on July 30, 2012, 07:43:34 pm
My new off road loop is overgrown with nettles. My legs are throbbing :(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 10, 2012, 08:10:35 pm
With the assistance of Gina-the-Cleaner, we made four jars of homegrown mirabelle jam.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on August 11, 2012, 06:37:09 pm
Today I breakfasted on 3 gooseberries from the wild gooseberry bush near us.  That's all there was.  :(  I get the feeling it's not going to be a good wild fruit year.

Our gooseberries were hopeless this year - I think there were three berries, compared to last year's 6kg last year and 18.6kg in 2010.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 19, 2012, 06:23:49 pm
Tiramisu. It really has quite a kick!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: lou boutin on August 19, 2012, 07:32:47 pm
I've just bought an icecream machine. now I've just got to figure out how to work it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 05, 2012, 05:16:00 pm
Today I made 4 x .5 litres of spiced apricot & orange chutney, and 3 litre jars of spiced pickled pears. Half a pear wouldn't fit so I just ate it. Yum.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rogerzilla on September 06, 2012, 09:39:11 pm
Normal KitKats outsell chunky KitKats by a factor of 5 in our office tuck shop.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 06, 2012, 09:55:34 pm
The yoghurt that I knitted earlier in the week turned back into milk upon the application of honey and a bike commute to work, for some reason.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 06, 2012, 09:57:40 pm
Next time, try crocheting it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 07, 2012, 02:36:52 am
Next time, try crocheting it.

Or maybe adjusting the pH of the yoghurt.
I suspect the honey increased the pH, making the milk proteins more soluble.

Too acidic will give you curds & whey, too alkaline won't be yoghurt. One drop of lemon juice may do the trick.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 07, 2012, 10:08:09 am
The yoghurt that I knitted earlier in the week turned back into milk upon the application of honey and a bike commute to work, for some reason.

Same thing happened today, this time with the addition of fig jam.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 07, 2012, 10:10:28 am
Next time, try crocheting it.

Or maybe adjusting the pH of the yoghurt.
I suspect the honey increased the pH, making the milk proteins more soluble.

Too acidic will give you curds & whey, too alkaline won't be yoghurt. One drop of lemon juice may do the trick.

Hmm, so if I want to go home made yog for ever I probably need to start stealing loads of tiny pots of jam & honey from hotels so that I can keep the offending articles at work and add them just prior to eating. (rather than having a drawer full of different jam)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 07, 2012, 10:14:49 am
Could it not be that getting rattled about on the journey caused it to separate into liquids and solids?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 07, 2012, 10:50:09 am
Aldi peanut brittle coated in chocolate.

mmmm
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jogler on September 07, 2012, 11:01:56 am
Peanut brittle will always be associated with the school tuck shop.I loved it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on September 07, 2012, 11:06:26 am
This afternoon Jan and I will take the tandem out for the purposes of blackberry picking.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 07, 2012, 11:08:21 am
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm blackberries! Are they ripe around your way then? They seem to be still mostly unripe here.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 07, 2012, 12:20:31 pm
Could it not be that getting rattled about on the journey caused it to separate into liquids and solids?
For the purposes of SCIENCE I shall bring in a pot, unadulterated on Monday.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 07, 2012, 12:21:14 pm
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm blackberries! Are they ripe around your way then? They seem to be still mostly unripe here.

I thought we were going to great loads of brambles when we were in the S. of France last week but they were mostly nowhere near ready :(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on September 07, 2012, 03:35:34 pm
Blackberries late here too. Usually I start straight after Mildenhall, but they're not ready yet.

Mrs P: your yoghurt needs refrigerating to stay solid. It's why I stopped knitting my own- the childers ended up with a small tupperware container of sour milk in their pack lunches. They didn't like it. We reverted to jelly, except in the summer.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: lou boutin on September 07, 2012, 03:46:27 pm
My attempt of making yoghurt was an unmitigating disaster. Back to the yoghurt machine.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their
Post by: Basil on September 07, 2012, 05:08:23 pm
Blackberries unripe and sparse down here.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on September 07, 2012, 05:09:14 pm
We haven't been out because I've been too zonked. This is a great disappointment to me.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 07, 2012, 09:51:30 pm
My yog is fine in the frij at home, and it's only un-frij'd for about half an hour while I commute and then it goes back in the frij at work again.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on September 07, 2012, 10:16:26 pm
My yog is fine in the frij at home, and it's only un-frij'd for about half an hour while I commute and then it goes back in the frij at work again.

Maybe the audaxers got to it?   ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 07, 2012, 11:10:39 pm
Next time, try crocheting it.

Or maybe adjusting the pH of the yoghurt.
I suspect the honey increased the pH, making the milk proteins more soluble.

Too acidic will give you curds & whey, too alkaline won't be yoghurt. One drop of lemon juice may do the trick.

Hmm, so if I want to go home made yog for ever I probably need to start stealing loads of tiny pots of jam & honey from hotels so that I can keep the offending articles at work and add them just prior to eating. (rather than having a drawer full of different jam)

No, just steal one or two tiny jars, and then decant a portion of jam or honey each day as required.

Or I can hoik a couple out of the recycling for you....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pedaldog on September 08, 2012, 01:54:03 am
Wor bruvva, Sprogs, went round the back fence of my flat and looted the blackberries there. The pie WAS good whilst it lasted O:-)
The trouble is I have to walk past the bushes when I go to the rented garage for a bike or trike and I seem to be depleting their stock by a not instubstantial amount in both directions 8)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 08, 2012, 02:18:39 pm
In Morrisons this morning, MFWHTBAB spotted some Stilton with lemon in it, and decided to buy a small piece to try. I was a little dubious.

OMG! It's lemon cheesecake, in proper cheese form! If only we had some digestive biscuits to serve it on...

<drool>

That small piece ain't going to last long!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on September 08, 2012, 11:34:26 pm
There are several sweets sold as cheese.

Wiatrose occasionally do Wensleydale with cranberries or Wensleydale with ginger.

It is forbidden in this house to buy them.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 09, 2012, 09:33:39 am
There are several sweets sold as cheese.

Wiatrose occasionally do Wensleydale with cranberries or Wensleydale with ginger.

It is forbidden in this house to buy them.

Well good for you.

I like them, so  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on September 09, 2012, 11:23:45 am
Morrisons did a something-or-other with rhubarb which was lovely.

I like sweet cheese (I'm the only non-Scandanavian I know who likes brunost, which is caramelised cheese).  There's a passage in India Knight's novel "Don't you want me" which goes

"I stare at a Stilton with blueberries and wonder why the English, with so many fabulous and underrated native cheeses at their disposal, insist on buggering about with them.  Blueberries in Stilton.  Imagine.  What's next?  Sultanas in Brie?  Jelly Tots in Chevre?"

...and when I read it I thought "mm, jelly tots in chevre might be quite nice..." ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 09, 2012, 01:11:01 pm
Cranberries in Stilton or Wensleydale are rather nice IMHO.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on September 09, 2012, 01:18:52 pm
I'm with the others on this.  Cheese is cheese, fruit is fruit.  If I wanted fruit with my cheese, I would add it myself.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 09, 2012, 01:31:41 pm
Cranberries in Stilton or Wensleydale are rather nice IMHO.

Oh yes....  :D

Fruit and cheese together on one plate are hardly unusual. Combining them in the mix is just convenient!

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 09, 2012, 09:10:32 pm
I kind of fancy Wensleydale with ginger. I'm a bit keen on most cheeses, apart from smoked ones - I hate all smoked food, but I've never really tried these sweet cheeses. Might have to visit Morrison's for perhaps the first time in my life! (there isn't one near here and never has been anywhere near any place I've ever lived - but there is one conveniently placed next to the Fishponds Fish. (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tYdRz3H1vXU/S9v4fMKRspI/AAAAAAAABFU/_IeCMlXseow/s1600/fish.JPG)

Today, we ate blackberries from the bushes round Lower Stone and Tytherington way. They are ripe at last! Well, some of them.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 09, 2012, 11:04:25 pm
Wensleydale with cranberries is pretty common, in all supermarkets!

For the greatest selection of 'things in Wensleydale', visit the creamery where it's made. The 'taster' bowls run the entire length of he shop counter, and once you've tried a cube of each, you don't need to eat for a while.

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 10, 2012, 12:28:49 pm
Today's yogurt experiment was un-adulterated yog brought in by bike and then frij'd.
It still went all runny. Though possibly not surprising being as it was given an extra special battering when that prat knocked me off this morning and my pannier went flying.

The SCIENCE will continue.......
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on September 10, 2012, 03:39:07 pm
Hmm, we do our own yogurt, so I'll have a play by adding some strawberry jam and leaving overnight. Can't see why honey would have raised the acidity though, or for that matter jam.

Do you knit it from full cream milk? Do you strain it?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 10, 2012, 05:07:23 pm
This was my very 1st attempt which was made using semi skimmed UHT, no milk powder added and no straining either.
I do plan to experiment possibly with milk powder, different incubation times etc but that was my first go.

If you care to share any yogurt knitting tips I'd be pleased to hear :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 10, 2012, 10:49:09 pm
AIUI milk proteins are least soluble in a somewhat, but not extremely, acidic medium. A pH of 4.7 rings some sort of mental bell. I suspect thing with a high sugar content attract water to themselves, which may affect runniness.
Fruit jams are mildly to very acidic; honey is not.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 11, 2012, 08:40:22 am
But yesterday I didn't add anything, so it's not to do with adding stuff. Looks like it doesn't like being transported.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on September 11, 2012, 10:21:17 am
This was my very 1st attempt which was made using semi skimmed UHT, no milk powder added and no straining either.
I do plan to experiment possibly with milk powder, different incubation times etc but that was my first go.

If you care to share any yogurt knitting tips I'd be pleased to hear :)

It's simple really, honest. Always use fresh full cream milk (although if I want to fill the flask I use more fully, I add a bit of semi-skimmed, which is what I usually use for tea/cereal).

Heat milk to 40-45C. We do have a medical thermometer I used to use, but now I find that the temperature is right just as steam starts to drift off the top.  YMMV. Then take off the heat and stir/whisk in 4-6 tablespoonsful of live yogurt (in practice we use some from the previous batch for maybe 4 or 5 batches, than use some "fresh" from the shop - again, avoid low fat versions). The whole is then tipped into a flask - not a galss thermos, but an all plastic wide mouthed one more suited normally to keeping sausages warm - which was it's original duty many moons ago. This is then left overnight (so say 12 hours) on the kitchen widowsill (cos thats a convenient spot for us, not because it's warm!), and is then strained (we like our yogurt thicker than the straight result, which is more like drinking yogurt and great for lassi or smoothies)  The straining involves a square of fine muslin doubled over twice, a colander and a bolwl, and some string. Place colander in bowl, and muslin in colander. Pour yogurt onto muslin and tie corners up with string. hang from convenient kitchen cupboard handle (first removing coffee from cupboard!). Strain until desired consistency is reached - trial an error of course, but I reckon for 1l of milk, strain off 1/3l whey 9or whatever it is that comes out of yogurt!) which I'm hoping to find a use for (buttermilk??).  Then spoon/scrape out of the muslin the finished product. It'll thicken in the fridge, and may separate a bit - I suspect that if you're not straining then that will encourage separation during transit.  So, no milk powder, just heat, milk and some live yogurt. We've had one or two failures - but we make a batch a week and have doen for the last year, so not a huge problem. Don't be tempted to start with low fat yougurt - it doesn't work.

Oh - and leaving a spoonful of jam in the yogurt over night had no impact (as I suspected)- there was just a little normal separation of whey.

I've google a bit but can't see a flask like ours (all plastic) but I'm sure you can find something suitable.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 11, 2012, 10:59:37 am
Thanks :) Do you just wash out your muslin and re-use it again? I've just read about someone using a bouillon strainer to make straining easier but I don't have a dishwasher so I suppose it's just as much hassle hand washing that as it is to wash some muslin :)

I think I might have a bash at the straining but I'll stick to the semi-skimmed for the moment for scientific porpoises (change one variable at a time....). If I like what I get I'll stick with it and if I don't I'll look at whole fat milk(yuk).
But first I have to eat all the supermarket yog I bought before I started this hare brained scheme.....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on September 11, 2012, 11:30:27 am
Boil the muslin between uses.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on September 11, 2012, 11:34:48 am
Boil the muslin between uses.

In our case rinse it out, then wash in normal white wash at 30C with other suff and Ecover liquid detergent.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on September 11, 2012, 11:53:02 am
Thanks :) Do you just wash out your muslin and re-use it again? I've just read about someone using a bouillon strainer to make straining easier but I don't have a dishwasher so I suppose it's just as much hassle hand washing that as it is to wash some muslin :)

I think I might have a bash at the straining but I'll stick to the semi-skimmed for the moment for scientific porpoises (change one variable at a time....). If I like what I get I'll stick with it and if I don't I'll look at whole fat milk(yuk).
But first I have to eat all the supermarket yog I bought before I started this hare brained scheme.....

The bouillon strainer would, I suspect, not be fine enough to keep the yogury goodness in whilst allowing the whey-type stuff through. We usually leave it for a couple of hours to strain.  As for full fat - I couldn't drink ff milk in tea or have it on cereal, but you (well I, nor my wife, who is a skimmed-milk-all-the-way sort of persongenerally) don't notice the fatty-ness in the yogurt. Having said that I suppose skimmed might work, and semi almost certainly will - but perhaps less coagulation takes place?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on September 12, 2012, 08:27:47 am
Also.. I should have remebered sooner! One of the reasons hard cheese and yogurt keep well is... they're high in acidity, which acts as a biostat.

And if it seperates, just stir to re-amalgamate.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 12, 2012, 08:33:45 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-19555898 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-19555898)

 :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 12, 2012, 10:21:39 am
Quote
"You pay more for these prepared salads and trust they've been prepared properly," she said.
Do you? I'm not sure that I do. At any rate I always wash it and look at it as I'm doing so, though it claims to be washed already. I've often noticed little bits of non-salady weedy stuff and very occasionally small pieces of plastic, but never anything as interesting as a frog.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things... the yogurt knitting diaries
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 19, 2012, 07:31:38 pm
Yogurt knitting experiments #2 & 3 are underway.
In flask 2 I have semi skimmed which I will strain after incubation, flask 3 I have semi skimmed plus milk powder, which I will decide whether to strain or not after it's been knitted....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ashaman42 on September 20, 2012, 09:48:40 pm
I am not very good at poaching eggs. One of those was half uncooked. Oh well, fingers crossed.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 20, 2012, 09:53:45 pm
Today there was Angel Delight, which I probably haven't eaten since I was 10. I was mildly surprised to discover they still make it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 21, 2012, 01:37:39 pm
Today there was Angel Delight, which I probably haven't eaten since I was 10. I was mildly surprised to discover they still make it.
Butterscotch is the best one.

When I was a teenager I had a job in a supermarket, on the tills, and over time I noticed that if a person is buying one packet of Angel Delight, it will almost always be butterscotch. If they're buying two, one will be butterscotch. The other one will probably be strawberry or chocolate. Not many people buy the other flavours.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on September 21, 2012, 01:43:46 pm
Today there was Angel Delight, which I probably haven't eaten since I was 10. I was mildly surprised to discover they still make it.

We made a similar discovery and randomly bought several packets of it the week before barakta became lactose intolerant.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on September 21, 2012, 02:01:33 pm
I used to work the graveyard shift at a local petrol station.

Friday and Saturday nights were our busiest nights for selling Angel Delight, and the milk obviously.

Mainly to the student population thereabouts. :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on September 21, 2012, 02:12:24 pm
Chocolate Angel Delight (or more often Lidl copy) is a staple on cub camps I run as it saves cooking a pudding over a campfire :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 21, 2012, 06:39:17 pm
Today there was Angel Delight, which I probably haven't eaten since I was 10. I was mildly surprised to discover they still make it.
Butterscotch is the best one.

Yes!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 21, 2012, 07:03:06 pm
Today there was Angel Delight, which I probably haven't eaten since I was 10. I was mildly surprised to discover they still make it.

We made a similar discovery and randomly bought several packets of it the week before barakta became lactose intolerant.   :facepalm:

Do you think the two were linked?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Feanor on September 21, 2012, 07:08:06 pm
Whilst were on the Butterscotch Angel Delight childhood memories theme,

Does anyone remember Creamola Foam?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 21, 2012, 07:11:30 pm
Yes. Bleuch.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 22, 2012, 04:37:14 pm
<prologue>

Most Mondays, I make a big batch of pasta sauce, which sees me through the week to Thursday. The meat part varies (tuna, mince, chopped up frankfurter etc), but the sauce is generally tinned tomato, onion, pepper and courgette.

<fade down>
<fade up>

On Thursday, prompted by seeing the label on a tin in the recycling, I had a sudden urge to make ratatouille. We used to have the tinned stuff when I was a kid, but I hadn't made it for ages. I informed MFWHTBAB of this, and said we'd have it as part of Saturday dinner.  "Ok", he said.  "What IS ratatouille?" 

"Well, it's tomato based, with aubergine, onion, pepper, courgette....."

Yeah, so, I've pretty much been eating ratatouille 3 or 4 times a week for the last couple of years, without noticing... :facepalm:

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(actually, I generally chop the veg in my pasta sauce quite small, so a proper chunky ratatouille will make a change. We've got some nice sausages to go with it).

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ashaman42 on September 22, 2012, 05:05:40 pm
I did try poached eggs again this morning using a different technique. Much much better though I left them in slightly too long, only a smidge though.

Had two eggs, each from a different box. I've heard people say the freshness makes a difference and boy was it noticable.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 23, 2012, 12:50:24 am
Today there was Angel Delight, which I probably haven't eaten since I was 10. I was mildly surprised to discover they still make it.
Butterscotch is the best one.

When I was a teenager I had a job in a supermarket, on the tills, and over time I noticed that if a person is buying one packet of Angel Delight, it will almost always be butterscotch. If they're buying two, one will be butterscotch. The other one will probably be strawberry or chocolate. Not many people buy the other flavours.
We bought chocolate. Little's choice. I don't remember seeing butterscotch but there was definitely strawberry - odd though that I remember that but I can't remember where we got it! He tends to like butterscotchy things so we'll try that - if we see it again. We might even get two cos one packet doesn't make a great deal for a hungry child and a greedy parent.  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on September 23, 2012, 01:20:54 am
I like angel delight, strawberry is best although chocolate can be nice.

I have never had butterscotch angel delight.  The idea doesn't appeal! 
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 23, 2012, 01:24:37 am
I'm having terrible midnight sugar munchies. I've had two chocolate spread sandwiches, something jammy and now I've gobbled up a huge amount of chocolate-coated brazil nuts. I can blame the talk of Angel Delight, but really it must be time to go to bed.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: lou boutin on September 23, 2012, 11:08:18 am
My cousin decided on banana Angel Delight as the desert at her wedding reception. 
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 23, 2012, 03:42:54 pm
Do you eat cats?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 23, 2012, 06:25:49 pm
Yogurt knitting experiments #2 & 3 are underway.
In flask 2 I have semi skimmed which I will strain after incubation, flask 3 I have semi skimmed plus milk powder, which I will decide whether to strain or not after it's been knitted....

#2 - Hmm, straining. I removed 150ml whey from 400ml yogurt. So I ended up with only a pot and a half of yogurt, and the half pot (which I scraped off the muslin) was a bit too thick for my taste. Seems a bit wasteful to me.

#3 has a good thickness but a little bit grainy texture. I'm inclined to repeat this experiment, either by adding the powdered milk before heating or using a little bit less.

I will still try with the whole fat milk at some point but it needs to be when I've got 2 flasks free because there's no way I'm drinking the leftovers!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 23, 2012, 08:55:32 pm
My cousin decided on banana Angel Delight as the desert at her wedding reception.


Oooh. If I ever get married I might have butterscotch Angel Delight with sliced banana and hundreds and thousands.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on September 23, 2012, 09:05:41 pm
Er, I appear to be mixing a batch of butterscotch angel delight - how did that happen ??? ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: lou boutin on September 24, 2012, 08:54:30 pm
My cousin decided on banana Angel Delight as the desert at her wedding reception.


Oooh. If I ever get married I might have butterscotch Angel Delight with sliced banana and hundreds and thousands.

If my cousin's wedding was anything to go by, it will be a hit.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 24, 2012, 09:01:14 pm
My cousin decided on banana Angel Delight as the desert at her wedding reception.


Oooh. If I ever get married I might have butterscotch Angel Delight with sliced banana and hundreds and thousands.

<Bleaugh!>

Never liked Angel Delight. Of all the flavours I'd only have liked the chocolate, but it wasn't a nice chocolate flavour...  So far, MFWHTBAB and I have settled on a cake of cheeses (and a cake of cake), and cheesy pineapple on sticks. 

Tonight I had a vegetable curry for dinner. Any resemblance to the ratatouille I made on Saturday is coincidental. Or leftovers.

(Even better, there was enough to make 2 portions, so I have an easy dinner again tomorrow)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on September 29, 2012, 06:43:16 pm
I like angel delight, strawberry is best although chocolate can be nice.

I have never had butterscotch angel delight.  The idea doesn't appeal!
I loved butterscotch Angel Delight when I was a Small Child. I haven't eaten it for over 40 years, & have no wish to do so ever again. Tastes change.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 29, 2012, 08:31:45 pm
I like angel delight, strawberry is best although chocolate can be nice.

I have never had butterscotch angel delight.  The idea doesn't appeal!

I loved butterscotch Angel Delight when I was a Small Child. I haven't eaten it for over 40 years, & have no wish to do so ever again. Tastes change.

+1
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on September 30, 2012, 12:13:52 pm
I still love butterscotch angel delight. 
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 30, 2012, 07:59:02 pm
Today I was at my boss' house watching him brew beer (properly, from scratch). Then he showed me how to make a dough from the spent grain left over from the mash. I have a loaf in the oven right now and will be interested to see how it turns out :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on September 30, 2012, 08:02:16 pm
You have a bun in the oven after visiting your boss???
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 30, 2012, 08:42:38 pm
Loaf, I definitely said loaf, not bun :)
Soon to be plural too.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 30, 2012, 09:50:13 pm
We now have three varieties of Angel Delight at home. More tastily, I've eaten four huge slices of mrs Cudzo's semolina apple pie.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on October 01, 2012, 09:21:31 am
Yogurt knitting experiments #2 & 3 are underway.
In flask 2 I have semi skimmed which I will strain after incubation, flask 3 I have semi skimmed plus milk powder, which I will decide whether to strain or not after it's been knitted....

#2 - Hmm, straining. I removed 150ml whey from 400ml yogurt. So I ended up with only a pot and a half of yogurt, and the half pot (which I scraped off the muslin) was a bit too thick for my taste. Seems a bit wasteful to me.

#3 has a good thickness but a little bit grainy texture. I'm inclined to repeat this experiment, either by adding the powdered milk before heating or using a little bit less.

I will still try with the whole fat milk at some point but it needs to be when I've got 2 flasks free because there's no way I'm drinking the leftovers!

What I want to know is how Mrs. Pingu gets on with straining whilst at the same time clenching.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 05, 2012, 09:28:36 am
Linda McCartney red onion & rosemary veggie sausages are delicious.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: LindaG on October 05, 2012, 06:04:33 pm
I have made napolini for tea because it was cheaper than fettucini, and now realise that my tea looks like a big plateful of noodley appendages  :sick:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on October 06, 2012, 10:19:35 am
Last week, when MFWHTBAB and I went out to Caffe Nero for breakfast coffee, I tried a pot of their porridge. It was rather nice.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 06, 2012, 04:51:41 pm
Last week, when MFWHTBAB and I went out to Caffe Nero for breakfast coffee, I tried a pot of their porridge. It was rather nice.

I enjoyed mine too, on 1st August. Did you have the fruit compôte?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on October 06, 2012, 08:14:00 pm
Last week, when MFWHTBAB and I went out to Caffe Nero for breakfast coffee, I tried a pot of their porridge. It was rather nice.

I enjoyed mine too, on 1st August. Did you have the fruit compôte?

No, I was naughty and went for maple syrup. When I make it at home, I like to have muscavado sugar on it. But when I make it at home, I'm often in a hurry and rush it, so it's sometimes a bit more like just oats in hot milk. The Nero stuff was nice and creamy. Another time, I think I'd save the money on the maple, and just add a couple of little sugar sachets...

MFWHTBAB had never liked porridge, but tried a spoonful and liked it. He wonders if his dislike in the past was because of the normal milk, and he might try to make some with the Lactofree stuff
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 06, 2012, 08:35:52 pm
Microwave porridge is so easy (and cheap) that experimenting is worthwhile.
David liike sloppy porridge - 20g oats + about 120ml milk. Zap on full for 2 minutes.
Top with fruit.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: bikenrrd on October 06, 2012, 08:40:25 pm
If you soak your porridge oats in the milk in the fridge overnight you get nice and creamy porridge in the morning.  This also works for muesli.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jane on October 06, 2012, 08:44:16 pm
Microwave porridge is so easy (and cheap) that experimenting is worthwhile.
I'm sorry, microwave porridge is the work (and food) of the devil and fit only for the recycling bin.  Good porridge needs a long, slow bring to boil over low heat, then a gentle stir for at least five minutes as it softly simmers and gently splutters.  Then it tastes beautifully creamy (even when made solely with water) and is the food of gods and angels. (according to my grandfather, b.1910 Bettyhill, Sutherland. D.1992 Watford, Herts)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on October 06, 2012, 08:46:21 pm
As jane says microwave is just wrong.

I go 3:1 water:oats and judge whether it's cooked by sight. I like my porridge sticky and quite dry :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on October 06, 2012, 08:46:58 pm
Microwave porridge is so easy (and cheap) that experimenting is worthwhile.


It would be....

If I had a microwave!  ;)

Good tip about soaking it though, I should try and be more organised. It's getting to the time of year when a good warm filling breakfast is helpful. Generally I have toast. I wonder which works out cheaper, two slices of toast (Sainsburys Basics loaf, 50p) and jam, or a portion of porridge....

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Feanor on October 06, 2012, 08:51:37 pm
And curiously enough, we have a porridge and spurtle related 'And Finally' news story today...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19854182
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 06, 2012, 09:13:46 pm
I don't like microwaved porridge much either, it's a nicer texture in the pan, although Pingu & I differ in our sloppiness.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 06, 2012, 09:17:04 pm
I presume Caffè Nero porridge is microwaved though. I was happy with it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on October 06, 2012, 09:29:13 pm
I don't like my porridge to boil.

A bain marie is essential.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7875712496_88f0611ca7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewclark/7875712496/)
P1040505 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewclark/7875712496/) by Andrew-Clark (http://www.flickr.com/people/andrewclark/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pingu on October 06, 2012, 09:41:17 pm
I don't like microwaved porridge much either, it's a nicer texture in the pan, although Pingu & I differ in our sloppiness.

So does our porridge.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 06, 2012, 09:41:18 pm
My campsite porridge is oats + milk powder + raisins + boiling water. Leave to stand...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 06, 2012, 11:13:47 pm
What's with all the porridge chat? What's wrong with Ricicles?  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 06, 2012, 11:27:01 pm
What's with all the porridge chat? What's wrong with Ricicles?  ;D

Everything!
High sugar(40%), high glycæmic index, high cost (60p/100g, cf 10p/100g for porridge oats), no fibre, leaves you hungry within two hours etc. etc...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their
Post by: Basil on October 07, 2012, 10:58:25 am
I've been scrumping this morning.
That'll be pie tonight if I can be arsed to build some short crust, or crumble if I can't.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on October 07, 2012, 03:41:16 pm
I just made a cheese sauce. For the first time I used butter, not margarine, and it's the first time it hasn't turned out lumpy. Pre-heating the milk helped too.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on October 07, 2012, 09:58:57 pm
We made a bananananananananana smoothie earlier.

Using MFWHTBAB's newly built, pedal-powered, smoothie maker. ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on October 09, 2012, 07:28:41 pm
My Christmas cake and mincemeat are in the oven. Apart from the bits that I ate raw.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 11, 2012, 10:25:04 pm
Quote
A uniformed temptress calls "Free samples" from the doorway, like the child-catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/oct/11/charleston-food-gourmet-hotspot-barbecue

 :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: why1040 on October 15, 2012, 06:55:18 pm
I made mushroom soup this evening.  It's the first time this year, but I made several batches last year, perfectly successfully.

Today's attempt tastes minging and I'm going to throw it out!  I have no idea what I did differently, but ugh!   :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 15, 2012, 07:51:16 pm
I made parathas today, for the first time ever. I need to practise more.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on October 15, 2012, 09:56:38 pm
Supermarket pouches of wasabi on supermarket sushi are a faint shadow of what wasabi should be.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 19, 2012, 02:35:03 pm
We are reminiscing about Heinz Sandwich Spread and Shippham's meat pastes.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jaded on October 19, 2012, 02:37:24 pm
Sandwich Spread? Is that the stuff that looked like vomit, with diced carrots?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 19, 2012, 02:45:22 pm
Salad cream with multicoloured piemento. I loved it; Mum despised it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on October 19, 2012, 02:47:26 pm
Tell me it hasn't gone forever?

It's one of those things I might want again, maybe, sometime...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on October 19, 2012, 02:52:39 pm
It's still in the shops.  Mmm, cheese and sandwich spread sandwich.  Yum.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on October 19, 2012, 03:30:28 pm
Phew.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: LindaG on October 24, 2012, 03:57:40 pm
Damn, now I need some Heinz sandwich spread  ::-)

I have a swede languishing, alone and unloved, in my veg drawer.  My friend just gave me a little pumpkin and I can't decide whether to use the swede in pumpkin soup, or to dice it and freeze it.

Decisions, decisions.

See, the thing is, Swede can taste a bit sharp and I wouldn't want to ruin the soup.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their
Post by: Basil on October 24, 2012, 04:23:02 pm
Basil's recipie for swede.
 
Chop swede into chunkie pieces.
Scrape it all into the compost bin.
Job done.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on October 24, 2012, 04:35:58 pm
Swede is the perfect base for a stew - don't know if you can put pumpkin in stews though.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on October 24, 2012, 04:38:15 pm
Swede is the perfect base for a stew - don't know if you can put pumpkin in stews though.

Yes you can, and I did at the weekend!

$lots of stewing steak
1 bottle of Valpollicella
Beef stock
carrots
squash/pumpkin
jar passatta
good slug of mixed herbs
<optional, especially if making it for a IBS sufferer>
Onion
garlic

Chuck it all together in a pan, cook for 3 hours until nice and thick and yummy.

Eat
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on October 24, 2012, 07:38:53 pm
Salad cream with multicoloured piemento. I loved it; Mum despised it.

I didn't like it as a child, and haven't tried it since. It occurs to me that I might quite like it now. Am I intrigued enough to invest in a pot?

(Yeah, I'm sure it's dead cheap, but remember, my idea of luxury is a pot of Sainsburys Basic pickle at 24p...)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: RJ on October 24, 2012, 08:13:46 pm
It's still in the shops.  Mmm, cheese and sandwich spread sandwich.  Yum.

With Marmite  :smug:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 24, 2012, 08:19:48 pm
£1.15 for an 8oz (227g) jar from Sainsbury's.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 24, 2012, 08:29:40 pm
Sandwich spread and salad cream - much of a muchness both and both equally nasty. IMO - but I don't mind if you eat it!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 24, 2012, 08:49:17 pm
Sandwich spread and salad cream - much of a muchness both and both equally nasty. IMO - but I don't mind if you eat it!

You are my mother!
Hello Mum!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 24, 2012, 08:54:14 pm
Hello dear! I do hope you've got your winter woollies on, it was so cold last time I visited. And when are you going to do something about that awful patch of mould in the bathroom? I was just saying to Doris down the road the other day...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on October 24, 2012, 09:22:01 pm
Swede is the perfect base for a stew - don't know if you can put pumpkin in stews though.

I love swede!  It was the first thing my mother ever cooked for me that actually tasted of something!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on October 24, 2012, 09:26:57 pm
£1.15 for an 8oz (227g) jar from Sainsbury's.

£1.15!

That's over 8 packets of lunchtime noodles!

Maybe I'll get some. But then, if I still don't like it? I suppose I could take it into work, between them, they'll eat anything.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 24, 2012, 09:30:20 pm
My mum is outraged that she's had to send away to Dorset for angelica for her Christmas cakes because no shops are selling it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on October 24, 2012, 09:35:38 pm
My mum is outraged that she's had to send away to Dorset for angelica for her Christmas cakes because no shops are selling it.

I've seen it growing in Orkney, if that helps...

Gosh, angelica. I remember Mum had a little tub of it (probably just one, through my whole childhood), and the only thing I ever remember it being used for was to decorate trifles.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 24, 2012, 10:40:51 pm
Mmmmmmmmmmm, trifle with angelica on top! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I'll say it again, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

I like it, you know.  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 27, 2012, 11:37:06 am
Won't be made in Scotland from girrrrrderrrrs if it's made in Milton Keynes...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-20106417 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-20106417)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on October 27, 2012, 11:41:01 am
I love Sandwich Spread!  It's good with cheese spread and Flora Buttery spread, but maybe not chocolate spread.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 27, 2012, 01:24:52 pm
Won't be made in Scotland from girrrrrderrrrs if it's made in Milton Keynes...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-20106417 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-20106417)
Ha. Barrs are canny; they're obviously getting ready for independence.  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 27, 2012, 01:28:12 pm
Won't be made in Scotland from girrrrrderrrrs if it's made in Milton Keynes...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-20106417 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-20106417)
Ha. Barrs are canny; they're obviously getting ready for independence.  ;D

Oh they're canny; don't suppose there'll be glass bottles in MK... ;)
IGMC
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jaded on October 27, 2012, 01:38:47 pm
Sandwich spread and salad cream - much of a muchness both and both equally nasty. IMO - but I don't mind if you eat it!

Once got given an Egg Salad Cream Salad instead of Egg Mayonnaise. It went straight back.

It was in Cheltenham, which is surprising. You'd expect it in Comrie.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 27, 2012, 01:40:58 pm
You wouldn't expect eggs, or salad, in Comrie.  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on October 27, 2012, 02:21:25 pm
I made gingerbread last night and it's yummy.

Only 142 calories per slice.

Sandwich spread is also £1.15 from Tesco. On offer at Asda for a mere £1, but if you really want to go retro, you can have Shippams meat spreads 2 for £1. You'd have to want to, though.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: LindaG on November 06, 2012, 10:46:49 pm
Ooooh, Shippams anchovy paste with butter on cream crackers!  Mmmmmm.

Those new Walkers deep ridge crisps are yummy.  Too yummy.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on November 07, 2012, 11:47:51 am
Swede is the perfect base for a stew - don't know if you can put pumpkin in stews though.

Or mashed either on it's own, or together with carrot and potato, with butter of course, and nicely seasoned with black pepper. Serve as staright mash, or top sheperds pie with it. Yum.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on November 07, 2012, 12:23:51 pm
Can I buy peppermint oil as good as Benedicks use for their Bittermints?

So I can make my own.  £5 a box, or even £3 on special offer, is a bit expensive for daily consumption.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on November 09, 2012, 02:45:45 pm
Yes.
Peppermint oil is peppermint oil is peppermint oil  (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002QWGQ3K/ref=asc_df_B002QWGQ3K10502004?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B002QWGQ3K)
Making the 'cream' thick without being sweet, and getting the right grade of bitter chocolate is more of a challenge, I think.

I spent more than £25 on cake making supplies this week. The internet is dangerous.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on November 09, 2012, 04:12:06 pm
Peppermint oil growers don't agree it's all the same - though they would say that wouldn't they.  :)    One was featured recently on BBC1's One Show, I think it was.

I could spend £25 a week on Benedicks!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 16, 2012, 01:22:31 pm
I just found a packet of After Eights - the little ones wrapped up like Rolos, not the proper ones - at the back of the cupboard. I have eaten them all.  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ewan Houzami on November 16, 2012, 06:20:58 pm
The peppermint cream in the last After Eight I had about a year ago was definately not a patch on the stuff from the time when we had proper summers and you could hear the words in pop songs. It had that bitter taste of artificial sweetener. Or they're using cheap peppermint oil. Or something.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 17, 2012, 03:25:33 pm
I've just made a pot of lentil & lemon soup and one of black-eyed bean & oregano soup. That's my lunches sorted for the next couple of weeks.  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 17, 2012, 09:05:38 pm
Sounds tasty and satisfying. Do you use fresh oregano? I never find dried has any taste in soup, but very rarely have fresh around.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 17, 2012, 09:09:45 pm
No, it's impossible to get fresh here. So I put in three times as much dried.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 17, 2012, 09:18:06 pm
Ah. Thinking about it, coriander might be good in that instead.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ewan Houzami on November 17, 2012, 11:36:55 pm
No, it's impossible to get fresh here. So I put in three times as much dried.

Get hold of a little pot from the garden centre for pennies, and let it grow on the window sill? I've just repotted my five year old plant and given it its annual haircut.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 18, 2012, 01:58:27 pm
Nutella cheesecake. Nom. That is all.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 18, 2012, 04:59:25 pm
I loathe both Nutella and cheesecake. The only way Nutella cheesecake could be any worse is if it had a liver and white chocolate garnish.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 18, 2012, 06:41:30 pm
No liver.

White chocolate may have featured, so I think it safe to say this was definitely not Kirst-friendly cake.  But trust me, for those that do like nutella and cheesecake and a smidgeon of white chocolate, it's good.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on November 18, 2012, 06:48:03 pm
I loathe both Nutella and cheesecake. The only way Nutella cheesecake could be any worse is if it had a liver and white chocolate garnish.

Don't forget the peanut butter...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on November 18, 2012, 09:35:33 pm
I loathe both Nutella and cheesecake. The only way Nutella cheesecake could be any worse is if it had a liver and white chocolate garnish.

At work the other day, we found a stash of 1970's American body building magazines, and in one of them was an advert for a dietary supplement - Dessicated Liver.  I did wonder if anyone ever mistakenly sprinkled it on a jam sponge when reaching without looking for the coconut....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 20, 2012, 03:42:05 pm
It's not the cold, it's not the wind, it's not the heavier bike, it's the Swiss diet, isn't it. That's CHeese, CHocolate and CHips.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on November 23, 2012, 11:11:49 pm
We went to IKEA earlier in the week (for a chest of drawers), and in the food bit after the tills we picked up a little sachet of snack sausages - elk and pork.  MFWHTBAB was posting about them over on CC, and mistyped and nearly referred to them as elf and pork...

We went back to IKEA again today (for more chests of drawers, having assembled one, we reckon they are good value), and bought some more sausages...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 24, 2012, 03:34:09 pm
I have made 3 dark chocolate lemon drizzle cakes, one lasagne and a big pot of dhal. The lasagne is hokkaido squash and goat cheese, and I have replaced the middle layer of lasagne sheets with blanched and separated leeks, for extra veggie goodness and fewer calories.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 24, 2012, 04:09:35 pm
Hokkaido squash? sounds v expensive...
ETA mmmmm goat.....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 24, 2012, 05:05:38 pm
Came in the veg box.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on November 29, 2012, 06:27:03 pm
I have just found 4 500g bags of red lentils in the cupboard.
Daal anyone?
In all seriousness, I'd quite like some suggestions...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on November 29, 2012, 06:37:01 pm
Blended with a chicken stock cube and (even frozen) veg makes a nice soup.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ashaman42 on November 29, 2012, 07:20:48 pm
Well I'm pretty sure that Tesco sweet and sour chicken ready meal contained very little that wasn't either sugar or salt...but it was scrummy and hot  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 29, 2012, 08:55:14 pm
Lentiil & lemon soup.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 30, 2012, 11:03:04 am
No need to use it all at once. Keep it somewhere dry and it'll last for ages.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on November 30, 2012, 11:25:37 am
Black Magic chocolates are nothing like as good as they used to be.  :'(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 30, 2012, 01:46:39 pm
+1
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 30, 2012, 02:37:21 pm
Well, I'm just going to have to try some now and find out, aren't I?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on November 30, 2012, 03:55:22 pm
Well, I'm just going to have to try some now and find out, aren't I?

It'll cost you over seven quid, for very average chocolates.  I got a reduced price (£5) from Tesco cos the box was damaged.  The idea was to test them myself before buying another box as a gift.  Good idea, that.  :smug:

The chocolate shells are not as dark and brittle as they used to be, and the fillings aren't as tasty, and they don't have any near-liquid fillings that they used to have some of.  Black Tragic.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 30, 2012, 06:56:23 pm
TBH I'm not sure they ever were that good but they were a fixture of childhood Christmasses cos my grandmother loved them. Now, what about Terry's All Gold?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on November 30, 2012, 09:59:17 pm
TBH I'm not sure they ever were that good but they were a fixture of childhood Christmasses cos my grandmother loved them. Now, what about Terry's All Gold?

All Gold was my Mum's favourite. Well, I mean might still be, not bought her a box for years. Probably not so good now. Nowadays, I tend to buy her little bars of Green and Blacks or similar.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on December 01, 2012, 08:39:54 am
You do the test for us on Terry's All Gold, Cudzo.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 01, 2012, 09:49:51 am
Terry's All Gold also not as good as they were. However, Tesco Value chocolates are the worst thing in the whole world. They're like war crime awful. I'm pretty sure some of them are filled with drain cleaner. I'd rather have John Prescott's cock in my mouth.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wobbly John on December 01, 2012, 11:24:33 am
Just watching Saturday Kitchen while having a cup of coffee - Pierre Koffmann has just put a cooked duck on the same cutting board he prepared the raw duck on, and also carried on handling food after he had cut his thumb with blood visible on it.  :-\

...but then, he is French.  :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on December 01, 2012, 03:14:46 pm
Just watching Saturday Kitchen while having a cup of coffee - Pierre Koffmann has just put a cooked duck on the same cutting board he prepared the raw duck on, and also carried on handling food after he had cut his thumb with blood visible on it.  :-\

...but then, he is French.  :demon:

That is a cringeworthy food hygiene FAIL and ought to be grinked.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on December 01, 2012, 04:42:19 pm
A recipe card fell out of the paper today, with recipes for turkey and the trimmings. One of the trimmings is sausages wrapped in bacon. It says "Serves 8", and calls for 6 rashers of bacon, and 18 sausages.

So that's 2 and a quarter each then.... ???
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Thing2 on December 01, 2012, 05:52:34 pm
My kitchen smells of Christmas - I've just made mincemeat  :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on December 01, 2012, 06:29:36 pm
Just watching Saturday Kitchen while having a cup of coffee - Pierre Koffmann has just put a cooked duck on the same cutting board he prepared the raw duck on, and also carried on handling food after he had cut his thumb with blood visible on it.  :-\

...but then, he is French.  :demon:

That is a cringeworthy food hygiene FAIL and ought to be grinked.

I'm not complaining.  The guests who ate the food included Chris Evans.  Poisoning Chris Evans is to be encouraged!  :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 01, 2012, 06:48:28 pm
I don't like sherry.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 03, 2012, 05:04:10 pm
You do the test for us on Terry's All Gold, Cudzo.
I can't. At least not until Christmas Eve, as I've given up sweets (yes, including chocolate! and cake!) till then. So in the meantime we'll go with EG's verdict, which I'm sure is correct.
Title: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on December 09, 2012, 07:25:09 pm
You can make exceptions in the name of science, Cudzo.



What jam is in Jammie Dodgers?  Raspberry flavour plum jam.  ::-)

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jacomus on December 10, 2012, 01:30:59 pm
New shape Cadbury's Dairy Milk - not as good as the classic squares.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on December 11, 2012, 07:48:24 am
I've just had my first coffee made with my Iberital MC2 I got off AndrewC of this very parish. Very good too and set up at just the right burr gap. I just need to fine tune the timer settings and we're there. Oh, it was a very decent Columbian coffee from my local roaster, a free sample.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hulver on December 21, 2012, 04:46:18 pm
I'm making mince pies. I usually make them with plain shortcrust pastry, but I'm considering using sweet pastry instead.

So, sweet or plain? What's best?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: LindaG on December 21, 2012, 04:48:36 pm
I'm making mince pies. I usually make them with plain shortcrust pastry, but I'm considering using sweet pastry instead.

So, sweet or plain? What's best?

Put the pastry back in the fridge.  Drink some sherry.  Don't you have Mr Kipling round there?

HTH
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hulver on December 21, 2012, 05:00:23 pm

Put the pastry back in the fridge.  Drink some sherry.  Don't you have Mr Kipling round there?

HTH

I like making mince pies. Fresh out of the oven, much nicer than Mr Kipling's offerings. Makes the whole house smell like Christmas. :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: LindaG on December 21, 2012, 05:01:18 pm
Giz one then.  Sweet pastry.

Sherry on the side please.

Oooh - dunking!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Butterfly on December 21, 2012, 05:10:53 pm
Puff pastry. Mind you I tend to use ready made pastry. :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on December 21, 2012, 05:19:33 pm
I'm making mince pies. I usually make them with plain shortcrust pastry, but I'm considering using sweet pastry instead.

So, sweet or plain? What's best?

Plain. Mincemeat is sweet enough IMO.
Bake well. Shop mince pies are usually totally undercooked.  :sick:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 21, 2012, 08:37:30 pm
Today's paper says an Edinburgh chippy is doing deep-fried Christmas pudding.  :smug:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hulver on December 24, 2012, 09:58:31 am
I used plain pastry. Very thin, they went down well.

I'll be doing another batch today, for breakfast tomorrow. :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 24, 2012, 11:50:04 am
I made a huge batch of spiced orange & apricot chutney earlier this year and gave it to people as Christmas presents. I was a bit anxious about it because I've never made chutney before, but dad and I opened his jar last night and it is nommy. I made spiced pickled pears too but we haven't opened those yet.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Marco Stefano on December 24, 2012, 04:45:31 pm
Our house smells of ham simmered in a court bouillon, now cooling in the stock (the ham, not the house).

All ready for Boxing Day - ham, bubble 'n' squeak and pickles being my favourite Christmas meal.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 28, 2012, 09:58:58 am
My mum's neighbour's grandson snuck up to his room on Christmas Day with a big tin of Celebrations and ate the whole lot before anyone noticed he or the tin were missing.  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 28, 2012, 10:21:51 pm
Celebrations all on his own? It would have been kool if he'd had a gang with him.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on December 28, 2012, 10:24:06 pm
Wondering if Basil could persuade his Cadbury mates to fill the light-eating hole on Linden Road (http://www.birminghamcyclist.com/forum/topics/where-did-your-bike-take-you-today?commentId=3004025%3AComment%3A88949) with the stuff they make creme eggs out of.  It's bound to be more durable than whatever it is the council are using.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pingu on December 30, 2012, 12:33:10 am
Mrs Pingu is the Midnight Baker
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on December 30, 2012, 12:38:17 am
Did you hear about the Midnight Rambler?
Every body got to go
Did you heard about the Midnight Rambler,
the one that shut the kitchen door
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 30, 2012, 02:52:34 pm
Anyone any good suggestions for quiche?
Nomally I just bung in some cooked onions, peppers, asparagus and a bit of goats cheese but I'm open to suggestions.
I do have un-fond childhood memories of Markies' quiche lorraine tho, (dunno why, i like bacon) so nothing that tastes like that.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jacomus on December 30, 2012, 03:39:52 pm
Nom! Miss Emily has made pumpkin pie :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on January 02, 2013, 11:48:44 pm
Wondering if Basil could persuade his Cadbury mates to fill the light-eating hole on Linden Road (http://www.birminghamcyclist.com/forum/topics/where-did-your-bike-take-you-today?commentId=3004025%3AComment%3A88949) with the stuff they make creme eggs out of.  It's bound to be more durable than whatever it is the council are using.
I'll have a word.  See what we can do.  ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on January 04, 2013, 01:02:30 pm
Wondering if Basil could persuade his Cadbury mates to fill the light-eating hole on Linden Road (http://www.birminghamcyclist.com/forum/topics/where-did-your-bike-take-you-today?commentId=3004025%3AComment%3A88949) with the stuff they make creme eggs out of.  It's bound to be more durable than whatever it is the council are using.
I'll have a word.  See what we can do.  ;)

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/IMG_3676.sized.jpg)

*has a giggling fit*

 :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on January 04, 2013, 01:16:18 pm
 :thumbsup:
 ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Butterfly on January 04, 2013, 01:45:35 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: anotherdeadhero on January 04, 2013, 01:59:34 pm
... I made spiced pickled pears too but we haven't opened those yet.

I make these too. There are utterly amazing with cheese & biscuits.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on January 04, 2013, 02:16:07 pm
Wondering if Basil could persuade his Cadbury mates to fill the light-eating hole on Linden Road (http://www.birminghamcyclist.com/forum/topics/where-did-your-bike-take-you-today?commentId=3004025%3AComment%3A88949) with the stuff they make creme eggs out of.  It's bound to be more durable than whatever it is the council are using.
I'll have a word.  See what we can do.  ;)

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/IMG_3676.sized.jpg)

*has a giggling fit*

 :D

Aaaah! I thought that parcel was Postie not ringing doorbell error and threw it into the living room on my way out while cursing Royal Fail...  A hand-delivered parcel from Basil makes much more sense :)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 04, 2013, 02:52:16 pm
The chippy in Grange over Sands wraps up your one of each in real newspaper.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on January 04, 2013, 03:32:07 pm
The chippy in Grange over Sands wraps up your one of each in real newspaper.

I thought that was banned under food hygiene regulations, on account of the risk of Daily Mail contamination?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on January 04, 2013, 03:40:10 pm
It's got round by NW chippies by having a plain inner wrap, and newspaper on the outside.  Tudor Chippy and Grandma Pollards in Tod (well, Walkden for Pollards) both did this.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 06, 2013, 04:11:46 pm
... I made spiced pickled pears too but we haven't opened those yet.

I make these too. There are utterly amazing with cheese & biscuits.  :thumbsup:
They have prove to be pretty awesome with stilton.

Today I used the spice grinder my brother gave me for Christmas to make my own garam masala. It smells awesome.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jurek on January 06, 2013, 05:55:42 pm
Today I made the following:

Ten burgers which I've frozen.
Pork, beef, Guinness and Dijon mustard.

Three portions of Delia's spicy chicken (http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/main-ingredient/poultry-and-game/chicken/spiced-chicken.html) which I've tweaked with mushrooms, peppers and cous cous, to have for lunch during the week.

In addition to three portions of tuna, quinoa, ginger, 3 beans in chilli sauce, spring onions, cherry toms, gherkins and half a lime to dress it - to vary the weekday lunch.

All at the same time.

Next weekend I might try and go for four simultaneous dishes......  ;)

Cycling or messin' with food?

Not sure which I love more.


Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on January 07, 2013, 08:47:36 pm
Take one electric cake pop maker, fill with mix:

(http://www.cyclechat.net/attachments/dscn3519-jpg.17227/)

Repeat until mix used up, chill, and cover with fondant or chocolate:

(http://www.cyclechat.net/attachments/dscn3522-jpg.17229/)

Result, Cake Pops!

Cake, and Food on Sticks, what's not to like!?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on January 08, 2013, 01:39:10 am
I've no idea why, but I decided to look up the dairy code for the ASDA 'made in Cumbria' cheese I have. I'm not impressed to find out that it comes back as a cheesemaker in Garstang, which is in Lancashire not Cumbria.

Garstang is probably a perfectly nice place and the manufacturer's location makes no difference to the cheese, but I feel a little annoyed that I've been lied to :(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on January 08, 2013, 09:50:34 am
Garstang is a lovely place, but definitely isn't Cumbria.  Never has been, as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on January 08, 2013, 12:01:58 pm
I've no idea why, but I decided to look up the dairy code for the ASDA 'made in Cumbria' cheese I have. I'm not impressed to find out that it comes back as a cheesemaker in Garstang, which is in Lancashire not Cumbria.

Garstang is probably a perfectly nice place and the manufacturer's location makes no difference to the cheese, but I feel a little annoyed that I've been lied to :(

They may have more than one manufacturing base and what you've got is the registered office address?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rogerzilla on January 09, 2013, 08:53:21 pm
I have just made two cherry madeira cakes, one for work and one for home.  All ingredients done by eye because I lost the recipe years ago.  Some margarine, some sugar, four eggs, some milk, some flour, some ground almonds, some glace cherries.  Anyway, they're spot on.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 15, 2013, 12:30:05 pm
Someone brought in chocolate biscuits. I had a bite of one. It was cola flavoured and it was utterly disgusting. Do not eat Rocky cola biscuits. They are vile. You will not enjoy it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Clare on January 15, 2013, 10:08:27 pm
When I make pickled onions I always put a couple of dried chillis in the jar along with the shallots, a couple of bay leaves, a few peppercorns and a few coriander seeds and pickling vinegar. This time I had a scotch bonnet I couldn't decide what to do with so that went in instead of the usual chillis.

Boy are they hot. Both Vernon and I have chilli head work colleagues  :demon:.

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tom_e on January 24, 2013, 12:20:15 pm
Someone brought in chocolate biscuits. I had a bite of one. It was cola flavoured and it was utterly disgusting. Do not eat Rocky cola biscuits. They are vile. You will not enjoy it.

Shop nearby had multipacks on a ridiculous discount, presumably for this reason.  Very weird.  In a what the hell was that in my mouth way.  Couldn't decide if I could actually enjoy eating them or not, but couldn't bring myself to not eat them.  I'd paid a whole 20p for half a dozen, not throwing them away.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 28, 2013, 09:37:39 pm
Made my first dhal using a dhal spice kit. It was a bit bland. Next time I try making it I will put more of everything in it.
Specially hot stuff  :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 28, 2013, 10:13:57 pm
What spices were in your kit and what sort of dhal did you use?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 29, 2013, 12:35:12 pm
The kit recipe said red lentils but after reading Kirst's recipe I used 50/50 red and green. The kit contained turmeric, cumin, mustard seeds, curry leaves and I didn't have any root ginger so I used a 'very lazy' ginger sachet.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 29, 2013, 02:45:12 pm
Sounds tasty but not especially hot. I find curry leaves are kind of like bay leaves in their effect!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 29, 2013, 03:20:07 pm
So, the consensus is hunners of frikkin hot chillies then? ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 30, 2013, 04:09:18 pm
Probably not. Unless you're sure you want to.  ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 30, 2013, 08:08:50 pm
Well, maybe not hunners then...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 06, 2013, 10:22:27 pm
I made some with finger chillies in. It's for tomorrow's tea but the taste i just had appears to have a bit more bite to it. Next I have to fathom out how thin my naan dough needs to be...
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 06, 2013, 10:34:41 pm
About the same as your graamp dough.


IGMC
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 07, 2013, 04:49:20 pm
I made a litre of grapefruit curd last night. I've just discussed it with a colleague and we reckon that 2 grapefruit (or pamplemice, to use the French), 400g sugar, 4 whole eggs, 2 egg yolks, juice of 2 lemons and 100g butter mean that the curd is pretty much a full meal by itself - it's got all the food groups. Half a jar for tea tonight?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 07, 2013, 07:42:55 pm
I've decided not to bother making naan bread again.
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Post by: RJ on February 07, 2013, 11:36:51 pm
I made a litre of grapefruit curd last night. I've just discussed it with a colleague and we reckon that 2 grapefruit (or pamplemice, to use the French), 400g sugar, 4 whole eggs, 2 egg yolks, juice of 2 lemons and 100g butter mean that the curd is pretty much a full meal by itself - it's got all the food groups. Half a jar for tea tonight?

... on a small meringue?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on February 08, 2013, 01:47:51 am
Be careful or avoid grapefruit if you're on drugs.  It potentiates some, inhibits others.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 08, 2013, 07:41:08 am
I don't like meringue and the only drug I'm on is antihistamines. And the drug of love, of course.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hulver on February 08, 2013, 09:51:55 am
I don't like meringue and the only drug I'm on is antihistamines. And the drug of love, of course.

Grapefruit can have some fairly horrific interactions with some Anti-histamines, causing heart problems.

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The antihistamines terfenadine and mizolastine can interact with some other medicines and with grapefruit juice to cause a serious abnormal heart rhythm. These antihistamines are only available on prescription from your doctor who will give you advice.

http://www.foodanddruginteractions.co.uk/drugs-foods-react-with-antihistamines.html
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on February 08, 2013, 10:25:47 am
I doubt small amounts of grapefruit in food would be a problem, but I thought it was worth mentioning the topic of grapefruit with drugs in general.  One whole grapefruit is enough to be a serious problem with some drugs, potentially fatal in some cases.

Perhaps it warrants its own thread.  Trouble is, it can be hard to work out what drugs are affected in what way due to the amount of contradiction on the net, especially with drugs that are converted to another drug by the liver, etc.  It's complicated.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ashaman42 on February 09, 2013, 07:34:00 am
So some people say they won't eat spreads rather than butter as flies will land on butter but won't touch the spreads. I can see their point as the spreads aren't/don't look like food to the flies, etc etc.

But, flies land on poo, and I wouldn't spread that on my toast  :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on February 09, 2013, 02:40:16 pm
Mrs B & I had a good old-fashioned heart attack lunch today. Fried bacon, fried eggs, fried bread (in the fat left over from the bacon & eggs), sausages (a classy touch: venison & red wine from Vicar's, the best local butcher), baked beans, grilled mushrooms & grilled tomatoes. Tasty & very filling.

And now I'm watching the rugby.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on February 10, 2013, 09:36:06 am
MFWHTBAB and I are having a bit of a foodie weekend. Last night, I did a Hugh F-W recipe for chicken with plums and soy (recipe found in a magazine abandoned in Cafe Nero), with noodles and sugar snap peas. Tonight we're going to celebrate New Year with a fusion dish - Hoisin Haggis wraps - couldn't find Chinese pancake wrappers, so we're using tortillas instead.

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 10, 2013, 09:18:06 pm
Today I made chocolate tofu pudding with some leftover silken tofu, some melted dark chocolate and a wee bit of icing sugar.
It was better than throwing the tofu away anyway.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on February 11, 2013, 12:30:49 pm
In prep for trip out to Bosnia at Easter, I started looking up general travel info.

Found a Bosnian travel info site. Regarding national cuisine, it says

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If you like meat and potatoes, you are in for a real treat!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on February 11, 2013, 03:00:35 pm
In prep for trip out to Bosnia at Easter, I started looking up general travel info.

Found a Bosnian travel info site. Regarding national cuisine, it says

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If you like meat and potatoes, you are in for a real treat!

OT like reference 'Anyone who gets **** to work for him will be extremely lucky'...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on February 11, 2013, 03:25:16 pm
I've just eaten a goat cheese mini Babybel.  I can't work out if I liked it or not.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on February 11, 2013, 05:47:08 pm
MFWHTBAB and I ate very well this weekend - ate out Friday, I cooked two special meals Saturday and Sunday. Well, by special, I mean not my usual pasta and tomato based sauce.

I was thinking we'd been fairly extravagant, but totting up the two meals, I reckon it came to £15 for two meals for two (including a ready made lemon tart for pudding both days), and to be honest each meal could have fed three at a pinch!

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 24, 2013, 01:14:05 pm
I have made a birthday related lemon polenta cake :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on February 25, 2013, 12:36:02 pm
When a pub or restaurant warns you that their Chili is rather hot, believe them.

Myself, Mrs T, TLD and the Clan Torlslanda visited The Maltings in York yesterday.  TLD ordered Chili Tacos.  Just in case I ordered Steak pie, so we could swap if needs be.  After one mouthful TLD went BRIGHT red and asked to swap.  When I tried it I realised why, and I couldn't finish it! It was very tasty, just a bit too much on the spicy side.

The Maltings is well worth a visit, though as it does brilliant food and fantastic beer!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on February 26, 2013, 09:53:58 pm
When a pub or restaurant warns you that their Chili is rather hot, believe them.

Myself, Mrs T, TLD and the Clan Torlslanda visited The Maltings in York yesterday.  TLD ordered Chili Tacos.  Just in case I ordered Steak pie, so we could swap if needs be.  After one mouthful TLD went BRIGHT red and asked to swap.  When I tried it I realised why, and I couldn't finish it! It was very tasty, just a bit too much on the spicy side.

The Maltings is well worth a visit, though as it does brilliant food and fantastic beer!

Yes, I've been with people who ordered chilli there, so I never have. It annoys me a bit, when public eateries make chilli very hot. I'd like to have chilli, sometimes but never dare.  If they want to give people the option to have really hot chilli, they should provide some very hot sauce on the side.

When I went to Mexico, in fact, that's what they did in the couple of restaurants we ate in. The chilli was mild, but the hot sauce was to one side, and you could take as much or little as you liked.

Glad to hear that the Maltings is still good though. Used to be a regular haunt of mine with a late friend, but I've not been for years.  I should take MFWHTBAB there.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on March 01, 2013, 11:07:08 am
Oops:
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Thousands of litres of whisky have been flushed down the drain by accident at a bottling plant in Dumbarton.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-21614304
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 01, 2013, 02:40:07 pm
I've eaten all the food in my desk. Why didn't I bring in some of the scones I made last night? :(
Title: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 03, 2013, 10:28:31 pm
I made celeriac remoulade this weekend. Don't know why I've never made it before - it's extremely simple: mayonnaise and Dijon mustard mixed with finely shredded celeriac. The hardest part is peeling the bloody celeriac.

Tangy, crunchy, delicious.

d.

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on March 03, 2013, 10:32:03 pm
That was one of my favourite salads before I developed a gigantic allergic reaction to celery, and haven't dared try celeriac since.
Title: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 04, 2013, 07:59:27 am
The root apparently contains more allergen than the stalks, so you're wise to avoid it.

Celeriac remoulade is one of those things I eat a lot of in France but very rarely see over here.

d.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jogler on March 06, 2013, 07:48:16 pm
Marj has just done home-made rice pudding :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on March 09, 2013, 09:08:45 pm
Our cupboard:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0045_zpse40e8538.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on March 09, 2013, 09:40:13 pm
We've got a shelf a bit like that.  I bought two jars of nutella the other day, and while putting the shopping away (which involved some clambering, due to in-progress woodwork project occupying most of the living room), barakta handed me three jars.  It seems that they'd been breeding behind the tea...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on March 09, 2013, 10:52:16 pm
I don't even eat the bloody stuff.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jogler on March 09, 2013, 11:36:42 pm
Our cupboard:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0045_zpse40e8538.jpg)

but Marmitte Rules,O.K..
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on March 09, 2013, 11:41:42 pm
I don't even eat the bloody stuff.

Neither do I.

Or Marmite, which we inexplicably have a jar of, in spite of neither of us eating it (it occasionally features in kitchen pr0n[1] photos).  I offered it to a friend who was after vegan sandwich materials a while back, and discovered the use by date was in 2007.  They ate it anyway, on the basis that "it's not exactly going to go off, is it?".  It hadn't.


[1] In the uk.rec.cycling sense
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 10, 2013, 12:47:05 am
For Marmite, as for honey, the use by date refers to disintegration of the packaging.  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on March 10, 2013, 12:54:09 am
You mean one day we're going to open the cupboard and find the shelf oozing in marmite?  Ohdear...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on March 10, 2013, 11:51:28 am
I'd like Nutella more if it had as much chocolate in it as I expect from the colour.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Butterfly on March 10, 2013, 12:37:01 pm
Marmite does get thicker and harder to spead when it's old.

The nutella mountain is mainly due to me eating toast or such about once a month and trying to ensure an adequate supply to last until that day arrives.  :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on March 10, 2013, 12:39:12 pm
Our cupboard:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0045_zpse40e8538.jpg)
Given the current circumstances, is it a hormonal thing?  ;D
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Post by: Wowbagger on March 10, 2013, 12:44:29 pm
Or perhaps made of ground nuts, to ensure no repeat.  :-X
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on March 10, 2013, 12:45:11 pm
Our cupboard:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0045_zpse40e8538.jpg)
Given the current circumstances, is it a hormonal thing?  ;D

No.  This is the horror I have to live with.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 10, 2013, 03:54:57 pm
I don't even eat the bloody stuff.

Neither do I.

Or Marmite, which we inexplicably have a jar of, in spite of neither of us eating it (it occasionally features in kitchen pr0n[1] photos).  I offered it to a friend who was after vegan sandwich materials a while back, and discovered the use by date was in 2007.  They ate it anyway, on the basis that "it's not exactly going to go off, is it?".  It hadn't.

[1] In the uk.rec.cycling sense


I'm sure my Marmite jar is older than that; I think I bough it for giraffe when he did essential works here while I was moving into the house. It's still OK.


Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on March 10, 2013, 06:06:45 pm
I'd like Nutella more if it had as much chocolate in it as I expect from the colour.

I'd like it more if it didn't have bloody hazelnut in it. Bleaugh.

I prefer non-nut chocolate spread, but I never actually buy any. Honey is my toast luxury.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on March 10, 2013, 06:09:18 pm
The nuts are a source of protein and fibre, so you can kid yourself that Nutella is proper food.  Couldn't do that if it was ALL chocolate.

Marmite and dripping is one of my toast luxuries.
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Post by: citoyen on March 10, 2013, 07:54:43 pm
I tried one of the new piri-piri flavour Pot Noodles. Not sure I'd go so far as to call it a guilty pleasure, because "pleasure" would be putting it a bit strong, but there is something strangely enjoyable about them. And it was a freebie - I wouldn't pay for one.

d.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on March 10, 2013, 09:36:19 pm
The nuts are a source of protein and fibre, so you can kid yourself that Nutella is proper food.  Couldn't do that if it was ALL chocolate.


Nonsense, chocolate contains two of your five a day - chocolate comes from a bean, so that's a vegetable, and milk comes from grass, which is a vegetable.

According to my special dietary analysis, one chocolate eclair is four portions. Chocolate, plus wheat (a type of grass = vegetable), butter and cream (both from grass again....)

One of those, and you only need a few peas to get your daily needs.

 ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Oaky on March 10, 2013, 09:48:28 pm
It annoys me a bit, when public eateries make chilli very hot.

...but it happens so rarely, that you're likelier to find teeth on the hen from which the chicken tikka masala was made than a chilli in an eating establishment that actually tastes at all of chillis.  Also, if they are in any way hot, they are usually labelled as so.  unfortunately, public eateries also tend to label things as "(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/hot_chili.png)(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/hot_chili.png)(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/hot_chili.png)(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/hot_chili.png)(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/hot_chili.png)DANGER: REALLY, REALLY, REALLY HOT BEYOND BELIEF!!!!" when in fact they should be relabelled as "mince with kidney beans that were cooked in the same room as a packet of ten-years-out-of-date-sun-faded-to-pale-orange cayenne pepper".  The fact that, almost universally, things sold in restaurants/pubs as "chilli" are so mild they may as well as be mince and dumplings with the dumpling fished out and replaced with kidney beans annoys me.

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If they want to give people the option to have really hot chilli, they should provide some very hot sauce on the side.

By and large, that would work for me, although it would depend on the quality of the hot sauce, and would never be as good as having something cooked long and slow with a really fruity flavoured hot chilli such as the habanero/scotch bonnet/naga types.  I'm not a great fan of the rather chemical tasting heat you get from the likes of the ultra-hot Dave's Insanity Sauce/Arson Fire/Who Dares Burns/etc. condiments for example.

Most of the time, if you make the mistake of ordering the chilli and it is yet another mince-minus-dumplings-plus-kidneybeans on rice combos and you ask if they have any chilli sauce to pep it up, if you're really, really lucky, you'll be offered a nearly empty bottle of Tabasco (out-of-date and sun-faded, naturally).  :-\

I'd love to find somewhere that made a hot, flavourful chilli nearby here (in deepest Essex... I'm told that the Viper pub does a good hot one, but haven't sampled it yet).

(Arch - I'm not meaning to have a go, by the way ... just letting off steam in here in lieu of a Food and Drink Rant thread).
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Post by: bobb on March 10, 2013, 10:03:14 pm
I'm told that the Viper pub does a good hot one, but haven't sampled it yet

If you ask for the hot version, they always ask if you've tried it before. I assume because so many pussies complain it's too hot when they order it. It is very good.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 11, 2013, 11:55:34 am
I'm hungry. Really hungry. all the time.

Had to remove all butter, hard cheese, cream, full fat yoghurt, milk from my diet. No saturated fats.

It's made me realise how many calories I was getting from dairy.

I Just Want Some Food that makes me feel full and doesn't leave me feeling hungry two hours later.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 11, 2013, 01:29:20 pm
Pulses?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 11, 2013, 01:46:43 pm
It's my pulse I'm trying to keep going, thank you.

Already eat a lot. Going to have to be in habit of bringing some cooked food with me.

I've just eaten a whole 500g pot of Tescos lentil stew + 5 oat cakes and I'm still hungry. This is ridiculous.

[edit]
Have bought 2kg of cashews and almonds.

flapjack made with olive oil has been suggested. Sounds disgusting to me but has to be worth a try.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 11, 2013, 01:51:01 pm
Add something sweet and (unsaturated) fatty. Try a small portion of halva or sesame snaps.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 11, 2013, 03:25:59 pm
I'm hungry. Really hungry. all the time.

Had to remove all butter, hard cheese, cream, full fat yoghurt, milk from my diet. No saturated fats.

It's made me realise how many calories I was getting from dairy.

I Just Want Some Food that makes me feel full and doesn't leave me feeling hungry two hours later.

Low-fat foods have a horrible habit of doing this.
A little fat with protein can ward off the sensations of 'hungry all the time. Fat delays stomach emptying.
Have you tried a few nuts?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 11, 2013, 03:41:05 pm
You aren't wrong, Helen.
I've polished off a small desert bowl (maybe 2/3rds full) of nuts and am feeling more normal, thank you.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 11, 2013, 03:51:02 pm
Nuts are around 6kcal/g.
Fine in moderation but beware the energy density.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 11, 2013, 04:04:27 pm
Nuts are around 6kcal/g.
Fine in moderation but beware the with excellent energy density.

msg received, thank you.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on March 11, 2013, 04:34:16 pm
I'm hungry. Really hungry. all the time.

Had to remove all butter, hard cheese, cream, full fat yoghurt, milk from my diet. No saturated fats.

It's made me realise how many calories I was getting from dairy.

I Just Want Some Food that makes me feel full and doesn't leave me feeling hungry two hours later.
If this doesn't have the desired effect I can recommend Something Very Different for satiety & improved blood lipids.  ;)
(I'm just glad I'm not in your shoes, but looking at my family history, it's maybe only a matter of time  :-\)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on March 11, 2013, 09:24:02 pm
Our cupboard:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0045_zpse40e8538.jpg)

I've got a shelf like that, only it's in the fridge, and the jars are of pesto.

Morrisons had one brand on offer last week, so I bought 3, and then Sainsburys had one on offer today, so I got another 2.

Should last me til June.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Littlesox on March 11, 2013, 11:41:42 pm

...but it happens so rarely, that you're likelier to find teeth on the hen from which the chicken tikka masala was made than a chilli in an eating establishment that actually tastes at all of chillis........ when in fact they should be relabelled as "mince with kidney beans that were cooked in the same room as a packet of ten-years-out-of-date-sun-faded-to-pale-orange cayenne pepper".  The fact that, almost universally, things sold in restaurants/pubs as "chilli" are so mild they may as well as be mince and dumplings with the dumpling fished out and replaced with kidney beans annoys me.

Totally agree Oaky. Nothing macho, but I like hot food, and more often than not, dishes you order out are a dissapointment.

Mind, I did once go to a dodgy back-street Indian in Dudley with a friend, who said they made particularly hot curries.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, heard it all before.

When we ordered, the guy said "Are you sure", to which I replied, "Bring it on".

2 minutes after I ordered, 2 guys in white appeared out of the kitchem staring at me when the waiter picked me out at the table.

5 minutes after it arrived at the table, I wished I hadn't ordered it.

30 minutes after it arrived at the table, I did finish it, (although by this time, I think my whole face had gone numb).

12 hours later.......well you can guess the rest.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on March 12, 2013, 10:04:28 pm
I lived in Budapest for what seemed like a life sentence. This was tempered by the fact that the number of curry houses increased over the years. The Taj Mahal was one such place. Now, until I visited the TM, every other curry house had been a pale imitation of the balti houses I had frequented in Sparkbrook, Brum. So, when I saw the vindaloo on the menu, I assumed it would be the same strength as all the others, i.e. not at all. "Are you sure, sir?" was what I was usually asked, so I casually accepted the challenge.

Well, the years in Hungary had weakened my tolerance, obviously, and the TM had a proper chef. I DID finish it, but it took 45 minutes. On the journey back, I had to stop off. I'm sure you've all seen the splendour of the Gellert Baths in Buda? Well, my rear end redecorated one of its walls that night, thankfully in the dark and relatively discreetly. Whenever I see it pictured on a guide book cover, I have a little chuckle.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on March 12, 2013, 10:09:36 pm
Walmart UK/ASDA have an offer on ales ATM. 4 for £5. Now, most other supermarkets limit the range of ales on their offers, but ASDA have their whole bottled range included. At least the Leamington one did, anyway. With Easter approaching, I stocked up enthusiastically. Nothing <5% and several significantly more, plus there were some gems there, including Batemans Victory Ale, Robinsons Old Tom and Guinness Foreign Export.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on March 12, 2013, 11:50:13 pm
@ Oaky: If the Viper does food in the evening, what about a MEMWNR there to sample the chilli? It's my dish of choice when I visit the Viper, and I always plump (the operative word) for the hot one. It is very, very good.

Twice in my career as an outrageous gourmand have I been defeated by chillis because the dish was so hot. The first, at least 20 years ago, was a vindaloo from an allegedly authentic restaurant in whatever the road in Bradford is called where all the curry houses were, and the other was a dish containing "chilli bulbs" when a YACF even occurred in an Indian restaurant near Lpoo St.

A pal of mine was defeated, and surprisingly, since he is normally a pretty mild-mannered chap, very annoyed with the pub for daring to serve such a dish, at the village pub in Pandy, north of Abergavenny, a few years back. They were the "Fiery Welsh Dragon" sausages. I didn't try one. This particular chap is normally very OK with hot curries so they must have been something pretty extreme.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on March 13, 2013, 08:54:11 am
Lumb Lane.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 13, 2013, 11:28:34 am
@Wowbagger: "my career as an outrageous gourmand" has to be one of the best (and I've no doubt most appropriate) phrases ever used on this forum!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hulver on March 13, 2013, 12:15:06 pm
I was sniffing a jar of Marmite the other night, big lungfulls of martmity smelling air, drooling and dreaming of hot buttered toast with lashing of Marmite on them.

Then I dipped my finger in and had a suck, and put the jar away with the wistful glance.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on March 14, 2013, 01:07:44 pm
I was sniffing a jar of Marmite the other night, big lungfulls of martmity smelling air, drooling and dreaming of hot buttered toast with lashing of Marmite on them.

Then I dipped my finger in and had a suck, and put the jar away with the wistful glance.
Try this:
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 teaspoon olive oil
Directions:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hulver on March 19, 2013, 07:45:32 am
I was sniffing a jar of Marmite the other night, big lungfulls of martmity smelling air, drooling and dreaming of hot buttered toast with lashing of Marmite on them.

Then I dipped my finger in and had a suck, and put the jar away with the wistful glance.
Try this:
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 teaspoon olive oil
Directions:
  • Mix all ingredients in a coffee mug.
  • Microwave for one minute on high.
  • Slice in half, smother in butter and marmite

That was lovely, thanks for the recipe.

That's my Marmite fix for the day.  ;D

I couldn't find Linseed anywhere though, and ended up buying 3kg of the stuff :) I think it will take me a while to get through it.

Anybody want a 500g bag? It's dead easy to make flour out of it, 20 seconds in a bladed coffee grinder and it's done.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: andrewc on March 20, 2013, 07:17:48 pm
Lindt Wasabi chocolate.....Meh  :(

Not enough Wasabi to notice, no heat at all. It just makes the chocolate taste a bit funny.   Thumbs down, won't buy that again.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on March 21, 2013, 03:05:38 pm
I couldn't find Linseed anywhere though, and ended up buying 3kg of the stuff :)

Low carb diet= groceries from amazon.  :-[

Ground almonds, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, coconut flour..

And 2 jars a week of almond butter. They're only little! Honest!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on March 21, 2013, 03:10:20 pm
I'd never heard of almond butter until recently.  I add it to Tesco almond croissants (that don't come with enough almond paste), even though it's a bit saltier than ideal for that.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hulver on March 21, 2013, 03:10:57 pm
I couldn't find Linseed anywhere though, and ended up buying 3kg of the stuff :)

Low carb diet= groceries from amazon.  :-[

Ground almonds, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, coconut flour..

And 2 jars a week of almond butter. They're only little! Honest!

If you want some Flax seed, drop me your address by PM and I'll bung some in the post. I have enough to last me several years, and I don't think it will be good that long.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on March 21, 2013, 03:14:20 pm
What are good ways to eat flax seed?  I could do with some more fibre so I might be interested, depending on how nice the stuff is.  (I've never tried it).  Also the cost of postage would have to be not more than the cost of the product in the shops.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 21, 2013, 04:14:22 pm
Make Kürbiskernweckerl (pumpkin seed rolls). This recipe contains flax seeds. I think you'd need to make a lot of rolls to use up 3kg of seeds though!
http://theinversecook.wordpress.com/2008/01/16/kurbiskernweckerl-pumpkin-seed-rolls/
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hulver on March 21, 2013, 05:24:17 pm
What are good ways to eat flax seed?  I could do with some more fibre so I might be interested, depending on how nice the stuff is.  (I've never tried it).  Also the cost of postage would have to be not more than the cost of the product in the shops.

It grinds up very well in a bladed coffee grinder, I suppose anything with whirring blades would do.

I like the flavour, pleasantly mildly nutty.

If you find any in the shops, let me know, I'd like a source other than Amazon.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on March 21, 2013, 05:40:59 pm
Thanks.

Holland and Barratt sell it milled, but I guess Amazon would be cheaper.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 21, 2013, 06:56:41 pm
I got golden linseed from sainsbury's.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: graculus on March 21, 2013, 08:02:16 pm
I use flax seed in the topping for apple crumble:
1/2 oz flax
1/2 oz sunflower seeds
1 oz med.oatmeal
3 oz plain white flour
3 oz porridge oats
3 oz sugar
sunflower oil to mix to right consistency
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 28, 2013, 02:06:16 pm
We got sent a safe full of two new varieties of Dairy Milk - one with cookie chunks, the other with jelly bean popping candy.

Like chocolate but funner.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 28, 2013, 08:47:44 pm
I made soup.  Making soup makes me happy.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 30, 2013, 09:08:23 pm
In the ethnic supermarket today;
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8603155097_17dd8bb97a_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8603155097/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8603155097/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on April 11, 2013, 12:12:16 pm
Just had a packet of crisps which were Guinness flavour.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 11, 2013, 08:27:43 pm
Just made two banana choc chip loaves.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: RJ on April 11, 2013, 08:52:10 pm
Do you need them both?  ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 12, 2013, 02:24:24 pm
Yesterday we had a visit from a Lithuanian friend who's here doing a Digital Dishes course - blogging about food using some sort of electronic postcard thingamijig. Of course she'd brought some Lithuanian delicacies with her - mushrooms made of gingerbread, poppy seed and a type of meringue, and something called apple cheese. This has nothing to do with cheese, the name is simply for its shape - like a flat, elliptical white cheese - it's a sort of compressed apple thing, very tasty. Then she was raving about a marvellous vegetable shop they'd been taken to, where you could get such a variety of fruit and vegetables. Where is it? we asked. I'm not sure, she said, because we were taken there by car, but I can show you a photograph. We looked - and it was our local greengrocers!  :D So :thumbsup: to Gardner's Patch on Gloucester Road, you have an international fanbase!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 20, 2013, 03:34:56 pm
Macaroni cheese - yum
Macaroni cheese with cream in it - why?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 20, 2013, 11:52:11 pm
We have chickpeas soaking in a big pot of water - and every minute or so they are making a "crack" noise. Presumably it's simply their cells swelling but it sounds like a dripping tap. They absorb a surprising amount of water - still at it after ten hours.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Oaky on April 21, 2013, 12:09:29 am
As a student, I once soaked chick peas in a pint glass.  The result was a load of chickpeas wedged into the glass. :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 21, 2013, 12:13:10 am
Silly. You need to leave them longer to ferment.
 :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on April 21, 2013, 08:06:29 pm
Our Kid seems never to finish off his bottles of chilli sauce. ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0088_zps17636a43.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ado15/media/IMAG0088_zps17636a43.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on April 24, 2013, 09:36:53 pm
Er ???

Booths recalls packets of 'Monkey Nuts' as the packaging doesn't say 'contains nuts' on it ???
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/10013746/Monkey-nuts-withdrawn-from-sale-for-failing-to-warn-they-may-contain-peanuts.html

:facepalm:

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on April 24, 2013, 10:24:05 pm
More importantly, does it contain monkeys?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on May 01, 2013, 08:59:22 am
Clarion, if you want (or more precisely, if Our Kid wants it), we have a HUGE bottle of sweet chili sauce that we are never going to get around to using (bought as a 2 pack and we are only 1/2 way through the first one :) )

Anyway onto mine.  I have a new, proper (from spain and everything) Paella pan!

None of your namby-pamby non-stick for me, this is a proper plain steel one!

I look forward to trying it out (I also ordered some normal paella rice and some Bomba paella rice at the same time)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on May 03, 2013, 01:06:36 pm
Can I make Wotsits out of corn packing material?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4410768781_15064cd6e6.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jaded on May 03, 2013, 01:08:58 pm
Olives with an egg, bacon and sausage bap.

Bohemian cafes round here we have.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on May 03, 2013, 02:47:17 pm
How do I make the corn crispy without melting or shrinking it?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on May 05, 2013, 04:18:15 pm
I love my colleagues sometimes. I got to work on my birthday Friday, and found that one of my co-workers had smuggled this into the office:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8401/8709785093_4d970393c6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8709785093/)
Birthday Cake (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8709785093/) by dibdib2 (http://www.flickr.com/people/dibdib/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on May 06, 2013, 01:00:05 pm
About to consume fluffy sourdough cast off pancakes.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on May 12, 2013, 06:13:29 pm
Made rhubarb crumble today, using rhubarb freshly cut from the garden. Bloody good it was too, if I say so myself.

Had some toasted pinhead oats left over from last time we made cranachan so I added them to the crumble topping. Really works - adds a nice bit of crunch and the toasty oaty flavour goes well with the rhubarb.

Nice big dollop of creamy vanilla ice cream on the side.

Managed to restrain myself, so only had three generous helpings.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on May 14, 2013, 06:45:27 pm
I appear to have (count 'em) not one, nor two, not even three, but yes FOUR bags of frozen spinach in my freezer. wt veritable f.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 14, 2013, 06:49:17 pm
Spinach pierogi! Like tortellini really, but no egg - this actually makes it easier to make the dough - and bigger.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on May 14, 2013, 07:13:00 pm
Recipe please, Cudzo.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on May 14, 2013, 08:22:46 pm
Spinach pierogi! Like tortellini really, but no egg - this actually makes it easier to make the dough - and bigger.
sounds very carb-y. I'll stick with my omelettes, soup and frittata. And it's frozen, so will last a while
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 14, 2013, 09:20:17 pm
Spinach pierogi! Like tortellini really, but no egg - this actually makes it easier to make the dough - and bigger.
sounds very carb-y. I'll stick with my omelettes, soup and frittata. And it's frozen, so will last a while
Sorry, I'd forgotten about your ketonautacy. Omelettes sound good to me!

Anyway, here's the recipe for Basil:

500g plain flour
half teaspoon salt
1 glass lukewarm water

Simply mix on a board or clean tabletop or whatever and roll it out. Make it into circles, which you fold over and fill with whatever - apart from spinach, popular varieties are mashed potato and white cheese (like cottage cheese), pearl barley and cheese, green lentils, and sweet varieties.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Illegal Combat Ant on May 15, 2013, 01:31:57 pm
For the more esoteric eater - Non GMO Himalayan Pink salt.  (http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/facepalm-of-the-week-non-gmo-salt) :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 15, 2013, 01:44:48 pm
 :facepalm: indeed. It's probably just a cockup through overenthusiastic application of marketing labels, but calling it "rock pink salt" sounds funny too, as opposed to "pink rock salt". Possibly in addition to "no G to M because salt is not an O" this particular salt does not even come from a rock? Buzzwords become weasel words.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 18, 2013, 07:10:43 pm
On the way to the train station in Embra on Thursday I made a very slight detour to Coco of Broughton Street and treated myself to a box of their very fine cherries dipped in dark chocolate. They are this: NOM :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 25, 2013, 12:52:42 pm
Just found the last two Montezuma chilli chocolate truffles left from the rather good gift parcel we received from Claire and Vernon a few weeks back. They (the chocolates, not C&V, that'd be weird!) were hiding in the fridge. So I ate them (again, the chocolates, not... oh, you know what I mean!) for my breakfast. Nom.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on May 25, 2013, 08:54:33 pm
I just cooked fish pie for dinner. Sauce included Poulting (reduced in Morrisons, white fish), prawns, squid and mussels. Fish was poached in water/milk, with a bay leaf, peppercorns and dill, and that was used to make the white sauce. Potato was topped with grated Red Leicester before grilling.

 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jogler on May 25, 2013, 09:43:53 pm
Marj has done oatyjammy flapjacks
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 25, 2013, 09:51:18 pm
Just found the last two Montezuma chilli chocolate truffles left from the rather good gift parcel we received from Claire and Vernon a few weeks back. They (the chocolates, not C&V, that'd be weird!) were hiding in the fridge. So I ate them (again, the chocolates, not... oh, you know what I mean!) for my breakfast. Nom.
I dunno, it conjures up a rather amusing image - you must have a pretty big fridge though!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on May 25, 2013, 10:02:30 pm
Marj has done oatyjammy flapjacks

<dribble>
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jogler on June 01, 2013, 06:52:52 pm
Currently scoffing Lemon Meringue.

The multi-storey Marj special variety :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nikki on June 09, 2013, 11:57:03 am
Got the rhubarb before the rhubarb got us!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/8994262111_8cc6d1ce69_z.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on June 09, 2013, 02:47:29 pm
That's a bloody triffid!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nikki on June 09, 2013, 03:02:38 pm
Was.
Now it's rhubarb, ginger and orange chutney. Yum.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on June 09, 2013, 04:59:15 pm
Rhubarb is the growth of Stan.  :sick:

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nikki on June 09, 2013, 05:16:49 pm
4lbs of brown sugar were deployed to reduce the tartness somewhat  ;D <--picture of teeth before they all fell out
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on June 09, 2013, 06:04:13 pm
Nom!  I like rhubarb, it's the only growing food thing my family can't kill.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on June 09, 2013, 08:03:13 pm
Why does eating blue cheese always make me perspire?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on June 09, 2013, 08:15:44 pm
Why does eating blue cheese always make me perspire?

Maybe it's the tyramine...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyramine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyramine)
http://www.livestrong.com/article/301453-list-of-foods-high-in-tyramine/ (http://www.livestrong.com/article/301453-list-of-foods-high-in-tyramine/)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on June 09, 2013, 10:39:58 pm
Why does eating blue cheese always make me perspire?

Maybe it's the tyramine...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyramine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyramine)
http://www.livestrong.com/article/301453-list-of-foods-high-in-tyramine/ (http://www.livestrong.com/article/301453-list-of-foods-high-in-tyramine/)

Thanks for that. The first link was way over my head, though I got the gist. The second was easier to fathom. However, I don't feel any ill-effects after eating the cheese, its just the sudden sweating on my brow. Must be a freak  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: LindaG on June 09, 2013, 10:41:22 pm
If you don't want that cheese I'll  have it.

Pickled artichoke hearts look like alien giblets but taste divine.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on June 09, 2013, 11:14:30 pm
Why does eating blue cheese always make me perspire?

Maybe it's the tyramine...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyramine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyramine)
http://www.livestrong.com/article/301453-list-of-foods-high-in-tyramine/ (http://www.livestrong.com/article/301453-list-of-foods-high-in-tyramine/)

Thanks for that. The first link was way over my head, though I got the gist. The second was easier to fathom. However, I don't feel any ill-effects after eating the cheese, its just the sudden sweating on my brow. Must be a freak  :D

Bottom line is that tyramine can be adrenaline-like in effects..

Because there quite a few people who take MAOI antidepressant drugs who MUST avoid tyramine, there's quite a lot of information about food tyramine content on the interwebs.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on June 10, 2013, 11:03:46 am
Thanks again helly. Luckily I've got this far without antidepressants, so cheese it is. Yum.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on June 10, 2013, 01:03:22 pm
Cheese and sweat rags/tissues/headbands...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 12, 2013, 08:51:56 am
I've invented a new sort of breakfast. Since I can't eat wheat and I'm banned from dairy, getting breakfast is challenging.

Meet MrC's Breakfast bread (gluten free)

It contains flour, sugar, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sliced apples, raisins, cinammon, ginger and chilli.

Nom nom
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on June 12, 2013, 09:24:42 am
I've invented a new sort of breakfast. Since I can't eat wheat and I'm banned from dairy, getting breakfast is challenging.

Don't quite see your problem. Bacon egg & black pudding.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 12, 2013, 09:46:34 am
lol yeah sure that's easy to produce at work

Not to mention really not the best for someone with cholesterol problems.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on June 12, 2013, 12:00:22 pm
Black pud contains wheat.  Or at least, supermarket versions do.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on June 12, 2013, 12:02:09 pm
I was unusually hungry this morning so I've just scarfed down a sandwich for a (very) early lunch.  I'd finished it before I realised that it was mostly very very cheap mayonnaise, not much of the claimed thai green veg in it at all.  And now I feel slightly sick. 

*resolves to make own sandwiches*
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on June 12, 2013, 04:54:59 pm
I've invented a new sort of breakfast. Since I can't eat wheat and I'm banned from dairy, getting breakfast is challenging.

Meet MrC's Breakfast bread (gluten free)

It contains flour, sugar, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sliced apples, raisins, cinammon, ginger and chilli.

Nom nom

What sort of flour?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 13, 2013, 08:48:20 am
I've invented a new sort of breakfast. Since I can't eat wheat and I'm banned from dairy, getting breakfast is challenging.

Meet MrC's Breakfast bread (gluten free)

It contains flour, sugar, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sliced apples, raisins, cinammon, ginger and chilli.

Nom nom

What sort of flour?
Doves Farm Brown Bread Flour
one egg
 a bit of guar gum
a bit of bicarb
yeast & warm water
Then the other ingredients listed above
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jacomus on June 21, 2013, 09:21:21 am
Just had my signature breakfast bagel, reserved for occasions of extreme tiredness, mild hangover or weird 'argh! I'm really hungry this morning!'. Today is option 1.

Slightly toasted bagel
Smoked salmon
Salami
Black pepper
Tabasco

Nom!

Even though I order this bagel about once every 2 or so weeks, always from the same shop (and have done for about 2 years), they still give me that 'eh?' look when I specify no butter. ::-) :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on June 23, 2013, 06:29:44 pm
Strawberries with honey, black pepper and popping candy. Try it. It really works.

I don't hold with cream on strawberries - it just kills them. Black pepper & honey is one of those things Delia or Gary or Nigel or Heston did on telly once and has been a popular foodie affectation ever since, but I actually like it.

The popping candy was just for lolz cos I found it in the cupboard and thought what the heck. Really glad I did though, because it seems to intensify the strawberry flavour.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 23, 2013, 06:42:44 pm
I often add black pepper if I have strawberries but I hadn't thought of honey. I wonder if it would work with nectarines, which is all the fruit I have just now.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on June 23, 2013, 06:55:06 pm
What is "popping candy"?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on June 23, 2013, 06:57:16 pm
What is "popping candy"?
Nasty.

It's little (half a tic tac sized) sweeties that pop on your tongue
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on June 23, 2013, 07:06:26 pm
What is "popping candy"?

Space Dust.  Not that I want that or pepper or anything else with my strawberries :hand:  - except sugar if they're sharp.

Even cheap British strawberries should be sweet this year due to the long spring, that allowed longer roots and slower ripening.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on June 23, 2013, 09:06:05 pm
They were surprisingly good strawberries considering they were a special offer from Sainsburys, and yes, sweet enough to eat au naturel. You might therefore think adding honey and more sugar in the form of popping candy would be overkill but, strangely, it isn't.

Well, I don't think so, and I don't have a particularly sweet tooth.

Perhaps the popping candy works for the same reason that champagne goes so well with strawberries.

Fun anyway.


Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on June 24, 2013, 09:03:18 am
Popping candy goes very well with champagne :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on June 24, 2013, 09:13:12 am
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on June 24, 2013, 09:15:30 am
Interesting, I had heard of strawberries and black pepper, but don't like honey so hadn't tried that.

My favourite way of serving strawbs is with a light vinegar, balsamic will do, but better is strawberry, black pepper and lime flavour, which we normally pick up a bottle of at the Dales Food Festival.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 25, 2013, 07:15:36 pm
One of my favourite ever moments was when I was eating a Champagne Crunchie (a Crunchie with space dust in it) in a meeting, and my pal took a bit off it without realising it had space dust in it. The look on his face as his mouth started to explode was hilarious.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on June 25, 2013, 08:57:42 pm
Young couple at the table next to us in the pub.  They've both got a large plate of spare ribs.  They're using knives and forks. ;D
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jaded on June 25, 2013, 09:06:44 pm
Young couple at the table next to us in the pub.  They've both got a large plate of spare ribs.  They're using knives and forks. ;D
 :facepalm:

What are they using for the ribs?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on June 26, 2013, 06:12:33 am
Young couple at the table next to us in the pub.  They've both got a large plate of spare ribs.  They're using knives and forks. ;D
 :facepalm:

First date so they're trying to make a good impression. One picked up the cutlery because they didn't want to appear uncouth. The other followed suit for fear of being shown up as a lout.

Either that or they're Tories. ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Andrij on June 26, 2013, 09:21:57 am
Some on this forum have expressed something rather less than enthusiasm for borsch (beet-root soup), but some people take the matter very seriously (http://en.rian.ru/crime/20130626/181875383/Ukrainian-Kills-Neighbor-for-Pouring-Borsch-in-Toilet.html).  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 26, 2013, 11:56:47 pm
I dread to think what would have happened if it had been kapuśniak!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 28, 2013, 08:51:15 am
Quote from: E.H. Young
you could not expect people who understood literature to take a vivid interest in food.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 28, 2013, 11:00:06 am
Last night we order Domino's Pizzas. We had cheap-deal vouchers and it was a treat for the youngest. Takeaway pizza and a film.

I had a pizza (no-fat cheese and a gf base).

My *&king life that's expensive. £12 for a pizza that was smaller than a dinner plate and had about 10 separate bits on top of it. Not 10 types, about 10 things scattered around (when I make pizza, you can't see the pizza for the toppings).

I could have had more curry than I can eat for half the amount. I'm damn sure curry takes a lot more cooking than a pizza.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on June 28, 2013, 11:07:17 am
Last night we order Domino's Pizzas. We had cheap-deal vouchers and it was a treat for the youngest. Takeaway pizza and a film.

I had a pizza (no-fat cheese and a gf base).

My *&king life that's expensive. £12 for a pizza that was smaller than a dinner plate and had about 10 separate bits on top of it. Not 10 types, about 10 things scattered around (when I make pizza, you can't see the pizza for the toppings).

I could have had more curry than I can eat for half the amount. I'm damn sure curry takes a lot more cooking than a pizza.

Them's the breaks in this country, unfortunately.

The food economy is geared towards wheat, animal fat and sugar.

Anything else is so small scale that the costs are stupid.

Want a humungous pizza on a normal base, swimming in animal fat covered with cheap cheese and sausage? Yours for a fiver, guv.

Want a gluten free, low fat cheese pizza that wouldn't satisfy an anorexic? That will be at least twice what we charge for the other.

Sad, but true.  Be gladdened that Dominos do stuff like that now.  Eventually the economic tide will turn and "healthy" fast food will be as cheap as the "normal" version*.

*For a certain value of healthy and normal.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 28, 2013, 11:25:20 am
Ah, I should have been a bit clearer.

Choosing 'no fat, gf' didn't change the price.

£12.99 for a ham and pineapple pizza smaller than a normal dinner plate.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on June 28, 2013, 12:05:11 pm
Pizza has to be one of the highest margin fast foods out. The reason there are so many two for the price of one deals is that one is the price of two.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on June 29, 2013, 12:23:06 am
Last night we order Domino's Pizzas. We had cheap-deal vouchers and it was a treat for the youngest. Takeaway pizza and a film.

I had a pizza (no-fat cheese and a gf base).

My *&king life that's expensive. £12 for a pizza that was smaller than a dinner plate and had about 10 separate bits on top of it. Not 10 types, about 10 things scattered around (when I make pizza, you can't see the pizza for the toppings).

I could have had more curry than I can eat for half the amount. I'm damn sure curry takes a lot more cooking than a pizza.

Agreed. A pizza is only a cheese toastie and represents poor VFM.
Curries are another matter.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on June 29, 2013, 12:24:57 am
A really good curry is worth its weight in, well, more really good curry.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on June 29, 2013, 12:34:48 am
A really good curry is worth its weight in, well, more really good curry.   :thumbsup:
If you're ever round these parts and are carnivorous, let me treat you to part of Taste of Raj's meal for two.
Huge variety of multiple foods for £20. Usually feeds the two of us for three days.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 29, 2013, 12:34:48 pm
This weekend I will be making apricot and orange chutney.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 03, 2013, 09:43:57 am
Aldi has chocolate-coated peanut brittle in stock.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Martin109 on July 05, 2013, 09:38:08 am
Unearthed my first ever new potatoes this week! Yum,yum!  2kg yield from first three plants!  I am going to be a bit overwhelmed by the look of things because, this year as a first-timer's experiment, I planted 60 seed potatoes - 10 of each of 6 varieties.  First earlies Rocket, Lady Chrisl, Pentland Javelin, second earlies Kestrel, and main crop Cara and Desiree.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nicknack on July 05, 2013, 12:00:52 pm
We're moving house next week so the time has come to clear out the pantry. I've 3 bottles of damson and 4 bottles of elderberry that I made in 1996 - shortly after we moved in.

I've just opened one of the elderberry.

Interesting aroma. A lot of the fruitiness has gone. Colour has softened too - not as red. Tastes...

Well I wouldn't dismiss it completely. Surprisingly it's not unbearable. However, I suspect the drain is probably the best place for it. Let's see how desperate I get.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 05, 2013, 04:46:24 pm
You could try putting it into a pasta sauce or something.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nicknack on July 05, 2013, 04:57:24 pm
Oh yes. Cooking with it. That sounds like a good plan.

Cheers!  :thumbsup:

I hate throwing stuff away.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 20, 2013, 08:36:42 pm
I like pastry, I like cream, I love strawberries. But I do not like strawberry tarts. Mainly I don’t like them because they have horrible shiny goo poured all over them, but also I find that very often the strawberries are tasteless imported ones, the cream is cheap and nasty and the pastry is heavy and tough. But even freshly made ones with perfectly ripe local strawberries are still covered in the horrible shiny goo. But as well as that, I feel that strawberry tarts are lacking some fundamental coherent tartiness. Something about them never feels like they’re a proper tart – they’re just pastry, cream, and a couple of strawberries plonked on top (and then covered with horrible shiny goo). Nothing about them makes me feel that the component parts have been brought together into a new, coherent creation. They’re just disparate things next to each other with no essential tartiness in their being. And always the horrible shiny goo.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 20, 2013, 09:38:15 pm
I had a strawberry tart y'day that was the antithesis of what you describe, Kirst. It had nice sort of creme anglais in the middle and it had no goop on top of the strawberries. Was at a farm shop cafe though.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on July 24, 2013, 09:20:15 pm
One of the good things about being me (and to be honest, a lot of the time I struggle to find anything) is that when I have a yearning for a mighty fine Victoria Sponge, I can just head on down to the kitchen and make me a mighty fine Victoria Sponge.
Nom.

(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20130724_211508.jpg)


Purists don't put cream on top but I couldn't fit it all in the middle!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: RJ on July 25, 2013, 10:10:32 pm
I like pastry, I like cream, I love strawberries. But I do not like strawberry tarts.

DIY? (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/jun/21/foodanddrink.recipe)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Marco Stefano on July 27, 2013, 09:31:08 pm
Our friends went to Bermuda last month, and in exchange for plant watering, we were presented with a Bermudan Coconut Rum Cake.

Good: terrific cake, huge amount of rum in it, the same feeling in the mouth as when sipping neat rum, last ages (partly due to rum). Did I mention the rum?  :thumbsup:

Hmm: needs a warning about not driving or operating heavy machinery after eating it, lasts ages due to trying to find a suitable time to have a piece.  :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on July 28, 2013, 03:57:32 pm
Went into Whitstable today to enjoy the Oyster Festival ambience. Far too crowded for me, but worth it just for the opportunity to call into Sundae Sundae to sample their festival special: Smoked Oyster & Chorizo ice cream. Rather good it was too!

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/null_zps7eeb80d3.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on July 28, 2013, 04:43:54 pm
Sounds absolutely disgusting.  But I am glad you enjoyed it ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on July 28, 2013, 05:01:09 pm
Good: terrific cake, huge amount of rum in it, the same feeling in the mouth as when sipping neat rum, last ages (partly due to rum). Did I mention the rum?  :thumbsup:

Sounds good to me.

At the triathlon yesterday, they were giving out free samples of Vita Coco - flavoured coconut water, basically. I thought the pineapple flavour was ok, but as my dad remarked, it would have been greatly improved by the addition of a generous measure of rum.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on July 28, 2013, 05:08:05 pm
Sounds absolutely disgusting.  But I am glad you enjoyed it ;D

The flavour was surprisingly smoky at first, then mellowed into the salty tang of oysters. It's a good flavour combination, though slightly disconcerting to experience it in ice cream form. I can see that it wouldn't be to everyone's liking but it worked for me. ;D

There's a poll on their Facebook page to choose next week's special flavour - tomato & chilli salt, beetroot & black pepper, or pink choc chip. All sound good to me!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on July 28, 2013, 05:29:15 pm
I made home made pitta last night.  It was rather good :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: andrewc on July 28, 2013, 08:02:36 pm
Sounds absolutely disgusting.  But I am glad you enjoyed it ;D

The flavour was surprisingly smoky at first, then mellowed into the salty tang of oysters. It's a good flavour combination, though slightly disconcerting to experience it in ice cream form. I can see that it wouldn't be to everyone's liking but it worked for me. ;D

There's a poll on their Facebook page to choose next week's special flavour - tomato & chilli salt, beetroot & black pepper, or pink choc chip. All sound good to me!

Must pay a visit the next time we get a ride organised to Whitby. I've had garlic ice cream before, it was rather nice :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on July 28, 2013, 09:05:08 pm
My new biscuit press doesn't actually shape biscuits like it's meant to, so I have baked some sparkly pink amorphous blobs.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on July 28, 2013, 09:24:09 pm
All biscuits are the same shape once you've etten 'em. ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on July 28, 2013, 11:20:01 pm
My new biscuit press doesn't actually shape biscuits like it's meant to, so I have baked some sparkly pink amorphous blobs.

Anything for the CDC thread?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Redjeep! on July 29, 2013, 09:17:13 pm
I made home made ice cream over the weekend and rather good it was too. First time. May try again soon.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on July 30, 2013, 02:22:54 pm
I met up with Jane at lunchtime, to give her a wheel back (and to collect mine).

She very nicely gave me some beer for my trouble.  I wasn't expecting it, and was really touched by the gesture.

Believe it or not, I was speechless.  I may have come across as rude, not saying thank you.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 03, 2013, 07:31:14 pm
Battered deep fried Wensleydale from The Chippie in Hawes for lunch.

My word.

That stuff is good....

*Charlotte-esque little moment*

ETA pics!
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u4kmuuAfxS8/Uf1NzDmzbmI/AAAAAAAAEFo/xdI728hIbcU/s800/DSC_0020.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on August 03, 2013, 07:57:59 pm
Is that apple fritters too?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: billplumtree on August 03, 2013, 09:08:47 pm
Is that apple fritters too?

Ooh, get you!  Potato scallops   :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on August 03, 2013, 10:50:28 pm
Battered deep fried Wensleydale from The Chippie in Hawes for lunch.

My word.

That stuff is good....

*Charlotte-esque little moment*

ETA pics!
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u4kmuuAfxS8/Uf1NzDmzbmI/AAAAAAAAEFo/xdI728hIbcU/s800/DSC_0020.jpg)

I think I'm in love!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on August 03, 2013, 10:57:51 pm
Is that apple fritters too?

Ooh, get you!  Potato scallops   :)

Apple fritter.......don't know if thats posh or a way to get northerners/scotish to eat fruit.  ;D

I miss potato scallops, properly cooked in dripping.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on August 07, 2013, 10:52:50 am
One of the good things about being me (and to be honest, a lot of the time I struggle to find anything) is that when I have a yearning for a mighty fine Victoria Sponge, I can just head on down to the kitchen and make me a mighty fine Victoria Sponge.
Nom.

(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20130724_211508.jpg)


Purists don't put cream on top but I couldn't fit it all in the middle!

Thanks for that, fboab! For some reason it made me laugh rather a lot. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on August 08, 2013, 05:34:03 pm
Online dating profiles entertain me no end. Found one tonight where they described themselves as "a total food snob".

HOLDING A CAN OF STRONGBOW IN THE PHOTO  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: spesh on August 08, 2013, 06:05:20 pm
Online dating profiles entertain me no end. Found one tonight where they described themselves as "a total food snob".

HOLDING A CAN OF STRONGBOW IN THE PHOTO  :facepalm:

Inverse snobbery FTW.  ;D :demon: ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on August 10, 2013, 06:20:32 pm
Made some jam! Or compote, if you like. Blackcurrants, redcurrants and gooseberries. Not a standard combination, I grant you, but this is what I had a build-up of in the fridge. Cooked the fruit in apple juice with (I just guessed this bit) about 1/3 of the weight of fruit in caster sugar. Added a touch of vanilla at the end, and then lemon zest and lemon juice. Absolutely fab and very easy to make.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 10, 2013, 06:27:26 pm
My jam's easy: equal weights fruit & jam sugar into a Pyrex dish in microwave. Zap till jammy, stirring occasionally.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on August 10, 2013, 10:17:11 pm
Tesco: I used to sing the praises of your Vratislav Czech lager; that was until you put the price up overnight by 21%+ AND I also noticed tonight that the ABV has dropped drastically from 5% to 4.1%. Gits. Why?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on August 10, 2013, 11:04:42 pm
I was grilling some courgettes to go with the salmon we were having for dinner tonight when I had a Nigel Slater moment and decided to tart them up a bit.

We had a jar of roasted red peppers in the cupboard, so I sliced them and chucked them in a bowl with the courgettes; added some red onion, garlic, preserved lemon, chilli, fresh mint and fresh parsley, all finely chopped; drizzled on a little olive oil, mixed it all up and voila - courgette and red pepper salad.

Rather good it was too, if I say so myself. I'll definitely be doing that one again.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pippa on August 11, 2013, 01:22:23 pm
Looking for things to do other than banana bread with ripe bananas I stumbled across a "dried banana" recipe on the guardian's  10 best banana recipes (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/20/10-best-banana-recipes-cook)

The recipe clearly says they will keep for months. This is not true as I just ate them all. That's 3 bananas in one sitting.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 11, 2013, 06:09:24 pm
My brother said his 22-month-old daughter eats more than he does.
Watching the two of them at brunch today, this would indeed appear to be the case.
What's the point of 'child ' portions?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 11, 2013, 08:32:58 pm
Looking for things to do other than banana bread with ripe bananas I stumbled across a "dried banana" recipe on the guardian's  10 best banana recipes (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/20/10-best-banana-recipes-cook)

The recipe clearly says they will keep for months. This is not true as I just ate them all. That's 3 bananas in one sitting.
We used to eat dried bananas when I was a kid - my mum got them (bought, not made at home) from... well, if I knew where, I'd be very tempted to get some tomorrow. Delicious! In a surprisingly un-banana-y way.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 11, 2013, 08:40:07 pm
Looking for things to do other than banana bread with ripe bananas I stumbled across a "dried banana" recipe on the guardian's  10 best banana recipes (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/20/10-best-banana-recipes-cook)

The recipe clearly says they will keep for months. This is not true as I just ate them all. That's 3 bananas in one sitting.
We used to eat dried bananas when I was a kid - my mum got them (bought, not made at home) from... well, if I knew where, I'd be very tempted to get some tomorrow. Delicious! In a surprisingly un-banana-y way.

We had dried bananas from whole/health food shops.
Not had them for years!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on August 12, 2013, 11:00:14 am
I was grilling some courgettes to go with the salmon we were having for dinner tonight when I had a Nigel Slater moment and decided to tart them up a bit.

We had a jar of roasted red peppers in the cupboard, so I sliced them and chucked them in a bowl with the courgettes; added some red onion, garlic, preserved lemon, chilli, fresh mint and fresh parsley, all finely chopped; drizzled on a little olive oil, mixed it all up and voila - courgette and red pepper salad.

Rather good it was too, if I say so myself. I'll definitely be doing that one again.

I had a Nigel Slater moment on Friday. I'd bought some pork steaks for dinner, and I had blackberries to make a crumble, and then I remembered Nigel's recipe for pork roasted in a blackberry marinade. So I squashed some of the blackberries over the steaks and let them sit for a bit, then fried them, took them out to rest, mushed the blackberries in the pan and deglazed with cider. Strained the juice through a sieve and made a rather nice fruity gravy for the steaks.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: GothonaBrompton on August 12, 2013, 11:39:44 am
Sort of food related - does anyone know where you can get suitable drawer inserts for spice jars?  Most of ours aren't the round Schwartz ones, they are square Tesco ones.  I will be fitting a 600mm wide drawer set over the next couple of weeks as part of a kitchen refit and I want to get my spices off the worktop.

I have Googled but nearly everything I like the look of is based in the US.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 12, 2013, 11:45:02 am
No idea. I am really cheesed off that Ikea discontinued their Grundtal hanging spice rack. I had one, realised I needed another and had to pay £30 for one on ebay. I have enough spices now that I could really do with a third, but they're like gold dust (or saffron) now.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on August 14, 2013, 12:27:17 am
My brother said his 22-month-old daughter eats more than he does.
Watching the two of them at brunch today, this would indeed appear to be the case.
What's the point of 'child ' portions?
No idea. Growing childer need lotsa food, to fuel all that running around and to make more child.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 14, 2013, 07:08:58 pm
My brother said his 22-month-old daughter eats more than he does.
Watching the two of them at brunch today, this would indeed appear to be the case.
What's the point of 'child ' portions?
No idea. Growing childer need lotsa food, to fuel all that running around and to make more child.

Indeed.
2 year old usually is said to need 100kcal/kg/24 hours which adds up to about 1200kcal. Watching toddler, she seemed to pick multiple small portions ensuring maximum variety.
Her father might need 25kcal/kg/day but seemed to eat very little. I suspect he'd eat some other time, though not much. He's slim and a bit picky.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on August 17, 2013, 08:30:34 am
I am off on an extensive ale tour of the Black Country later. The route covers such delights as Coseley, Sedgeley and Dudley. The beers should include Bathams, Holdens and Sarah Hughes Ruby Mild at a hefty 6% abv. I'm also hoping faggots and peas are available. Bostin'!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on August 17, 2013, 09:12:05 am
There's a deli in York selling tiny tubs (maybe 100g at most) of "Hand Picked Wild North Yorkshire Brambles".  At a quid a tub! By that reckoning, I picked a tennersworth on my way home from work on Thursday.

I wonder how I can ponce up "Handpicked from a bramble sticking through a fence at the builders' merchant next to the tip, a former landfill site and the back of a traveller camp" and make a fortune...

I'd rather just make jam, really.

(The deli in question is perhaps a mile at most from where I was picking, and there may be decent brambles closer to it than that...)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 17, 2013, 01:27:04 pm
I still find it slightly amazing that people pay for blackberries.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on August 18, 2013, 08:44:11 am
Why and how are Black Country chips orange?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on August 18, 2013, 09:56:15 am
I still find it slightly amazing that people pay for blackberries.

I wonder what the average distance is that people in this country live from a fruit bearing bramble. Even in the middle of a city, you can usually find some.  I've spotted a decent crop at the next-but-one tram stop to MFWHTBAB, along with some potential rosehips.

Oh well, free jam for me! Well, ok, I have to buy the sugar....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on August 18, 2013, 12:31:40 pm
Why and how are Black Country chips orange?

They fry them in batter.  Even the Glaswegians never thought to batter their chips.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on August 18, 2013, 04:05:30 pm
The first blackberry and apple pie of the season has just come out of the oven.  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on August 21, 2013, 01:43:14 pm
Whoops. I appear to have had a finger-mouse-interface-click incident yesterday

http://www.sunshinebbqs.com/hog-roasts/extendable-charcoal-hog-roast-machine.html

(with a 40Kg motor upgrade)

Just been delivered. VERY nice piece of kit. I now have more BBQ than bikes. Something must be done about that.

(Step 1: convince Mrs Ham the answer is NOT selling a BBQ)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hulver on August 21, 2013, 01:56:56 pm
Cadbury's Chocolate seems to have changed recipe as well as shape. I know it wasn't "proper" chocolate, but I always used to like it. Now I just think that it's not very nice. It seems softer, without as much "bite" as before.

Maybe it's me, after not eating chocolate for so long, but I don't think so.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on August 21, 2013, 02:50:12 pm
I'm boycotting Cadbury's anyway, as one of the sponsors of Sochi.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on August 21, 2013, 03:04:21 pm
Cadbury's Chocolate seems to have changed recipe as well as shape. I know it wasn't "proper" chocolate, but I always used to like it. Now I just think that it's not very nice. It seems softer, without as much "bite" as before.

Well maybe it's now closer to "proper" chocolate, with an increase in milk fats and a reduction in the non-milk fats.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 21, 2013, 04:22:07 pm
Cadbury's recipe has always varied from place to place anyway. In Australia (well it was Fiji actually, but I think it was made in Australia) it contains peanut oil, for example. I wasn't aware it had changed shape though. Gugle tells me this relates to the little bar, not the proper break-it-into-chunks bar, so I say it doesn't matter!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on August 22, 2013, 05:52:14 pm

I wonder what the average distance is that people in this country live from a fruit bearing bramble.

My main supply is just the other side of my garden fence. I get to keep an eye on them ripening and can go out and pick them ad lib. And there's no one else competing for them.

I know of several other good sources nearby that are mostly left untouched but I just don't have the time to forage them all. Such a shame to see so much good free food go to waste.

Mind you...

I still find it slightly amazing that people pay for blackberries.

Sainsbury's charge £2 for a 150g punnet. By that reckoning, I've just picked £20 worth of blackberries in half an hour, which works out as a better rate than I get paid by my employer.

And there are loads left, ripening nicely.

...maybe it would be worth my while to take a fruit picking holiday and sell the harvest.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 22, 2013, 06:23:26 pm
David brought in a bowlful ( about 500g) of ripe blackberries this afternoon, then asked gardeners to remove bramble that had grown between fence and shed as it was 'in the way'.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on August 23, 2013, 08:40:04 am
Why and how are Black Country chips orange?
They fry them in batter.  Even the Glaswegians never thought to batter their chips.
Battered chips, eh? Well, colour apart, they were very nice.

My tomato plants have fruited* when the family is away, so are there any good ketchup recipes I can use to save wasting 5kg of toms?

*A combination of a very late spring and not having them covered.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on August 23, 2013, 09:32:58 am
Looks like it's going to be a bumper crop of blackers this year in Brum.  Two pies built already with signs of lots more to come.
But almost bugger all in my part of West Wales as usual.  For some reason they just don't seem to do very well at all here.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on August 23, 2013, 10:00:21 am
My raspberries did very well this year. I fed them well and had some lovely big, juicy fruit.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 23, 2013, 04:01:18 pm
See the microwave thread for the fate of our blackberries...

There is still some compôte left...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 23, 2013, 05:30:28 pm
1. I remember Eccentrica Gallumbits raving about Pink Lady apples. I got some earlier this week instead of the usual Braeburn, Coxes or Granny Smiths. Evidently EG and I have rather different taste in apples - too sweet, a bit reminiscent of an apple-shaped grape-and-raspberry juice thing.

2. Gin tours of London! http://worldginday.com/event/tasting-gin-journeys-with-london-bar-consultants/ Hello, Andrij?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 23, 2013, 05:35:23 pm
IMHO Pink Lady are Hard Work on the jaws, taste quite nice but are often rather pricy. I don't usually bother with them.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 23, 2013, 05:58:12 pm
No harder than any other apples, these ones, and same price as other apples in my LVS (local veg shop) ie noticeably cheaper than supermarket. As for taste, well it's a matter of taste. doh (leaves room in black pink cloak of shame)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 23, 2013, 06:11:24 pm
David likes Cox's Orange Pippin which are definitely softer. They have a rather short shelf life. Pink Lady cost more at Sainsbury's, which is almost my only source of food.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on August 24, 2013, 09:38:46 am
Why and how are Black Country chips orange?
They fry them in batter.  Even the Glaswegians never thought to batter their chips.
Battered chips, eh? Well, colour apart, they were very nice.

My tomato plants have fruited* when the family is away, so are there any good ketchup recipes I can use to save wasting 5kg of toms?

*A combination of a very late spring and not having them covered.

Someone tweeted a link to a ketchup recipe a couple of weeks back. Unhelpfully, I can't remember any more than that...

Have a google, there will be loads of recipes.

Could you also make soup, and freeze it?

On the blackberries, I picked a couple of kilos (rough estimate) the other day on my way home from work, now in MFWHTBAB's freezer, minus the 200g or so I took out to make a micro batch of jam - I had one cooking apple, so I scaled it all down. Made two little jars, one to give Mum, one for my sister, who we are visiting next week.

I managed not to boil the jam over onto the hob, and it had reached setting point on first test, so I was proud of myself.   Less proud now I find I've very slightly mismatched a jar and lid* so it's not a completely tight fit. Tight enough to keep mould out I think (I'll tell Mum it needs using up now, not keeping, it'll just be like a jar covered only with cellophane and a rubber band), but not quite enough for the jar to be transported in a rucksack, get laid on its side, and leak juice a little.  Fortunately, I'd wrapped it up tightly in a plastic bag, just in case, so I've been able to just wipe the jar clean.

Of course, this means I've got another slight jar/lid mismatch in my remaining stock of jars.

*My jars are all recovered from the recycling, so are very variable. I've gone for mainly smaller prettier jars (good for gifts) so they aren't the standard sort of sizes. I think it might be a thread mismatch, as opposed to the diameter.

Already this year I've had free redcurrants and blackberries, and have my eye on apples, crabapples, rosehips and haws. I'm enjoying 'stalking' the fruits - checking them each time I pass, seeing them getting closer to ripeness.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on August 24, 2013, 09:45:15 am
I am currently chasing the pigeons off my elderberries. I severely pruned the tree in the winter and it has really paid dividends, as I can now reach the mass of berries! I'm thinking elderberry wine...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 24, 2013, 01:53:22 pm
Bonne Maman jam jars are the best for home-made jam IMO. The large tops are easy to fill with least spillage. I can often get them to 'vacuum seal'.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on August 24, 2013, 03:17:26 pm
I find I've very slightly mismatched a jar and lid* so it's not a completely tight fit. Tight enough to keep mould out I think
Jam jar lids aren't re useable enough for long term storage-the rubber perishes and doesn't give a good seal. I always use cellophane & elastic bands. You can then go all WI and cover that with fabric if they're for gifts.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on August 24, 2013, 03:27:17 pm
Planning a little picnic in the park for tomorrow. My fridge is now full of strawberries and cream, champagne, little cheesecakes, a selection of cheeses, and a fresh french baguette. Yum!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on August 24, 2013, 03:47:23 pm
Bonne Maman jam jars are the best for home-made jam IMO. The large tops are easy to fill with least spillage. I can often get them to 'vacuum seal'.

Yes, I would collect just those, except they are quite big, and I want to make lots of little jars of stuff...

I could buy new lids, but I'm mean, and may not be able to find them to fit the various odd little size jars...

Haven't had the problem before, I think I've always kept a better eye on which lid goes with which jar....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on August 24, 2013, 06:17:08 pm

David likes Cox's Orange Pippin which are definitely softer.

A ripe cox's apple is incomparable. No other apple comes close to it for taste or texture.

Fortunately, we have a cox's tree in our garden. :smug:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on August 24, 2013, 08:21:00 pm
Mrs B & I had whelks on Thursday, for the first time in a long while. Delicious! Along with some grilled sardine, & home grown veg.

As the fishmonger & Mrs B both said, they're not something you'd want to make a whole meal of, but a few (we had four each) makes a very nice appetiser.

Last night I made apple & blackcurrant crumble. I thought I'd made it with too high a ratio of crumble to fruit last time, so reduced the crumble to a mere two to three times what some well-known chefs recommend. The result was that Mrs B thought it was a bit short of crumble.  :facepalm: Ah well.

I wonder, can anyone tell me where the idea came from that fruit crumble should be a dish of stewed or part stewed then baked fruit with a light sprinkling of something crunchy on top?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 24, 2013, 08:52:50 pm
I seem to recall fruit crumbles were popularised by the Ministry during the wartime food rationing...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 24, 2013, 09:02:51 pm
I love the idea of a Ministry of Fruit.  ;D

Yes, I know there wasn't.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on August 24, 2013, 09:19:47 pm
I seem to recall fruit crumbles were popularised by the Ministry during the wartime food rationing...

Probably using potato, possibly instead of the fruit!

I like a 50/50 ratio of fruit and crumble*, and ideally the crumble should be partly quite solid and filling, and partly crispy and crumbly, as a perfect foil to the cream, custard or ice cream.

The bit I often fail at is stopping the fruit juice from climbing up one side and flowing over the top of the crumble, which reduces the cripsy/crumbly aspect.

*To be honest, I'd go for 100% crumble, but apparently you have to have SOME fruit.... ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on August 25, 2013, 12:00:38 am
I would tend to go for something like 60:40 crumble to fruit ratio.

And then drown the lot in custard.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on August 25, 2013, 01:04:00 am
Cox are a tad sharper than ideal for me, but I do have a terrible sweet tooth.  Envy apples are the best I've enjoyed recently.  Probably too sweet for Cudzo.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 25, 2013, 10:48:57 am
I've not knowingly eaten or even seen an Envy apple. It's odd how we enjoy some sweet things and not others.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 25, 2013, 03:26:48 pm
I picked 3.2kg blackberries today from the Crags.  I haven't seen such a good crop since I don't know when. If the good weather holds so what's left ripens instead of rotting, there'd be enough for every YACFer.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on August 25, 2013, 09:44:27 pm
I would tend to go for something like 60:40 crumble to fruit ratio.
That was about the ratio I'd previously used, but I cut it to about 40:60. I'm going to try Arch's 50:50 next time.
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And then drown the lot in custard.
Oh yes!

But in order to use up our blackcurrants, I fear I must make jam. Man cannot live by crumble alone. Got to check the jar stock. I may need to beg some more.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: SteveC on August 25, 2013, 10:18:55 pm
MrsC makes cassis with excess blackcurrants

or rather, makes crumbles if there are any blackcurrants left once she's made enough cassis
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on August 26, 2013, 08:25:39 am
I would tend to go for something like 60:40 crumble to fruit ratio.
That was about the ratio I'd previously used, but I cut it to about 40:60. I'm going to try Arch's 50:50 next time.
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And then drown the lot in custard.
Oh yes!

But in order to use up our blackcurrants, I fear I must make jam. Man cannot live by crumble alone. Got to check the jar stock. I may need to beg some more.

Ah go on, you can try!

We really ought to set up a jam jar distribution system at work, we've got access to thousands of them! 

My crumble/fruit ratio was a a bit of a guess BTW, rather than a scientific finding, so I hope it works for you!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on August 26, 2013, 09:30:48 am
Planning a little picnic in the park for tomorrow. My fridge is now full of strawberries and cream, champagne, little cheesecakes, a selection of cheeses, and a fresh french baguette. Yum!

Picnic went down a treat. MFWHTBAG (acronym shamelessly pinched from Arch) has a lucky streak of bringing the sunshine whenever we meet, and we even managed to time it right to enjoy some morris dancing and a brass band.

I'm going to have to win champagne more often :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on August 26, 2013, 11:37:47 am
Planning a little picnic in the park for tomorrow. My fridge is now full of strawberries and cream, champagne, little cheesecakes, a selection of cheeses, and a fresh french baguette. Yum!

Picnic went down a treat. MFWHTBAG (acronym shamelessly pinched from Arch) has a lucky streak of bringing the sunshine whenever we meet, and we even managed to time it right to enjoy some morris dancing and a brass band.

I'm going to have to win champagne more often :D
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on August 26, 2013, 12:40:11 pm
Whoops. I appear to have had a finger-mouse-interface-click incident yesterday

http://www.sunshinebbqs.com/hog-roasts/extendable-charcoal-hog-roast-machine.html

(with a 40Kg motor upgrade)

Just been delivered. VERY nice piece of kit. I now have more BBQ than bikes. Something must be done about that.

(Step 1: convince Mrs Ham the answer is NOT selling a BBQ)

inna spoiler coz some people won't enjoy the sight of an animal cooking

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: interzen on August 26, 2013, 12:49:53 pm
*To be honest, I'd go for 100% crumble, but apparently you have to have SOME fruit.... ::-)
And, as any fule kno, that fruit should be rhubarb.

Just sayin' ;)

Crumble War II in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: SteveC on August 26, 2013, 02:52:58 pm
Rhubarb, goosegog or blackcurrant....or apple if none of those are in season.
And I used to do a fair savoury crumble years ago...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: phantasmagoriana on August 26, 2013, 03:01:25 pm
*To be honest, I'd go for 100% crumble, but apparently you have to have SOME fruit.... ::-)

Nooo, the crumble's the nasty bit! 45% fruit, 5% crumble and 50% custard's about right. ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on August 27, 2013, 08:56:38 pm
Nothing wrong with stewed fruit, & you can even add a token topping if that's what you like. Just don't call it crumble.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 28, 2013, 11:24:55 am
I've discovered that Americans have, apparently, a thing for eggs in ready-made forms we don't know:
a carton of egg whites
ready peeled hard-boiled eggs in a plastic bag
(http://boskaagatka.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IMG_20130605_005533.jpg)

The weird one, though, is pre-scrambled eggs in a carton.
(http://boskaagatka.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IMG_20130605_005613.jpg)
Fat free? How can scrambled egg be fat free?  ???  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on August 28, 2013, 12:34:07 pm
Strangely, McDs use* real eggs'n'shells for the poached eggs but the carton'o'egg for the scrambled. They're not pre-scrambled - you pour the liquidegg into this weird contraption on the hotplate then vigorously slide it backwards and forwards until your arms ache to scramble it.



(or at least used to - I left over ten years ago)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 28, 2013, 12:44:39 pm
So how, other than the two seconds to break the shells, does that make scrambled eggs - a pretty fast food anyway - quicker? The preboiled ones I can kind of see the point of, if you want eggs for a salad or a sandwich or some such but can't be arsed to boil them - but the carton of "quick eggs" I really can't see the point of.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on August 28, 2013, 12:47:34 pm
So how, other than the two seconds to break the shells, does that make scrambled eggs - a pretty fast food anyway - quicker? The preboiled ones I can kind of see the point of, if you want eggs for a salad or a sandwich or some such but can't be arsed to boil them - but the carton of "quick eggs" I really can't see the point of.

Being completely devoid of culinary talent (ideal McDs staff ;)), and not eating eggs, I honestly don't know. But that was the way McDs did it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 28, 2013, 12:51:20 pm
For catering, I guess all those two seconds add up and it also avoids tons of waste egg shells. But at home? They are being sold in supermarkets in the USA (I've never seen them rightpond but  I won't be surprised to hear they're in some larger supermarkets here too).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on August 28, 2013, 01:03:11 pm
I'd guess that 'quick eggs' are not eggs, all the eggs and nothing but egg, but are instead egg white, skimmed milk and filler, to be a fat free low cal egg-like product. Even if they are, they can use cracked eggs from the farm factory.

The hardboiled eggs in packages are for ketosnacks. I could wish we had more convenience stores in Engerland (and Scotchland too) for those non-sandwich-and-pasty audax moments. (wo)Man cannot live by Babybel Alone.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 28, 2013, 01:50:15 pm
They look yellow rather than white in the photo but I guess that could be down to 'filler' and the magic of the photography. The blog I found this in describes the product as ready-made scrambled eggs in a carton (there wouldn't be a huge amount of point me linking to the blog cos it's not in English. And it's not that great anyway) but that description is noticeably absent from the package itself, so I guess it could indeed be egg white and yellow crap. Thus it is both a 'real egg product' and fat free.

Not only ketonauts could eat ready boiled eggs while cycling. I think I shall take one or two with me next ride.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on August 28, 2013, 03:07:42 pm
Morrisons sell pre-boiled, pre-peeled eggs as their sandwich counter. I think they come in pairs rather than a big bag though.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on August 28, 2013, 03:12:51 pm
I shall ask the McEmployee in my house what's in their scrambled egg mix.
Morrisons sell pre-boiled, pre-peeled eggs as their sandwich counter. I think they come in pairs rather than a big bag though.
Aye, I've seen them in the odd garage. Mr Smith is allergic so I'd not be thanked for rushing out with nowt but a big grin anna hardboiled egg apiece.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on August 28, 2013, 03:20:38 pm
I shall ask the McEmployee in my house what's in their scrambled egg mix.

I vaguely remember it just being pure egg "back in the day" when I was there, but it was a long time ago.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 28, 2013, 08:07:59 pm
My mother buys litre cartons of pasteurised egg yolk, egg white and whole egg when she caters for large parties.

I suppose this is useful for mayonnaise, meringue and scrambled egg as well as for CAEK.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on August 29, 2013, 08:16:58 am
And quiche, Helly.

I wish I could find such things in our local supermarkets, would make the production of Spanish Omelletes so much easier (the most boring part is cracking all the eggs and making sure you don't get any bits of shell in!)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on August 29, 2013, 09:29:04 pm
I shall ask the McEmployee in my house what's in their scrambled egg mix.
She thinks it has milk in too. Ingredients will be checked tomorrow.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on August 29, 2013, 09:31:19 pm
It occurs to me that egg-inna-carton is worthwhile for McDs as it avoids shell fragment issues.  This is the company that got sued for coffee being hot, after all.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 29, 2013, 10:20:47 pm
Egg inna carton is usually pasteurised so salmonella is less of a worry and shelf life is good.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: phantasmagoriana on August 30, 2013, 04:09:49 pm
There is such a thing as Too Much Cake. Who'd have thought it? :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Illegal Combat Ant on August 30, 2013, 05:19:32 pm
Shamelessly pimping my mates foodblog (http://myfoodeeblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/grants-minced-beef-and-onion/). It's very funny.
He fancies himself as a bit of a decent cyclist too. ;) Give it a look, he needs the hits.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on August 30, 2013, 06:33:41 pm
It occurs to me that egg-inna-carton is worthwhile for McDs as it avoids shell fragment issues.  This is the company that got sued for coffee being hot, after all.

That's the weirdest thing - we had Egg-inna-shell too. The Egg-inna-carton for scrambled, and Egg-inna-shell for poached. Bizarre.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on August 31, 2013, 04:59:18 pm
We had bruschetta at lunchtime. Home-grown tomatoes, garlic, basil, & onion. The olive oil & seasoning was bought.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on August 31, 2013, 06:43:05 pm
We found a carton in the recycling once for egg whites, bearing the legend "Ready to Drink!"

 :sick:

In other news, we've just been to my sisters. In preparation for a picnic, she'd bought me a bag of Cadburys Giant Buttons (well, they're bigger than the normal ones, I'd quibble about 'giant'). Anyway, I was restrained on the picnic, and ate a few, and handed a few round and the rest of the bag was resealed and went back in the hamper. Which went back in the car. Which sat in the sun all afternoon.

She put the bag in the fridge, so when I went to it later I found a lump that looked uncannily like one of those clusters of coins retrieved from Pompeii or Hiroshima...

I managed to chop it up and eat it though!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on September 02, 2013, 06:40:23 pm
I shall ask the McEmployee in my house what's in their scrambled egg mix.
She thinks it has milk in too. Ingredients will be checked tomorrow.
80% hen egg 20% whole milk.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 02, 2013, 10:04:43 pm
It occurs to me that egg-inna-carton is worthwhile for McDs as it avoids shell fragment issues.  This is the company that got sued for coffee being hot, after all.

That's the weirdest thing - we had Egg-inna-shell too. The Egg-inna-carton for scrambled, and Egg-inna-shell for poached. Bizarre.
You can't poach egg-inna-carton.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on September 03, 2013, 01:09:22 pm
The fresh produce in Canada is amazing. Sweetcorn cut the same morning. Huge flavoursome tomatoes. Dozens of apple varieties (golden ginger - oooohhhhhhhhh).  It makes you realise how pathetic the British supermarket offering is. And the peaches ...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on September 03, 2013, 03:33:15 pm
I have just turned our remaining blackcurrants & a few apples (one of our allotment neighbours has a surplus) into blackcurrant & apple jam, for about the price of Sainsbury's Basics jam.

The last was the hard part. Not only was it essential not to pay for any fruit, & to use recycled jars, but I had to seal the jars with dirt cheap waxed discs & cellophane from Wilkinsons (the alternative was a sheet of good old greaseproof paper & get out the scissors, as my grandmother did 50 years ago) & be careful with the price of the sugar.

'Jam sugar' with added pectin costs more than minimum price supermarket jam. Empty new jars from Lakeland cost over twice as much as jars filled with cheap jam, & I've not found anyone selling empty jars in retail quantities for less than cheap jam. Screw tops alone cost more!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on September 03, 2013, 04:46:01 pm
What did you do with all the cheap jam?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 03, 2013, 06:13:17 pm
I checked online and Sainsbury's basics jam costs 29p a jar. That's pretty cheap! Though I suspect it might be more in a physical shop, and not all stock it. More to the point, did you manage to make something that tastes equally nasty? That would be harder to do...  ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 03, 2013, 07:34:38 pm
I have not tried Sainsbury's Basics jam but some Sainsbury's Basics products suit my taste better than the full-price alternatives.

Basics Cornflakes are thicker than ordinary flakes; They don't go soggy so quickly and feel more filling. 31p for 500 grams.
Basics Strawberries are often smaller, sweeter and more flavoursome. £1 for 250 gram.
Basics Jaffa Cakes taste fine but are not a lurid yellow colour. 80p for 24.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 03, 2013, 07:52:09 pm
I agree about the Sainsbury's Basics range - some are great, some are awful, many are virtually identical to their branded, never mind full-price Sainsbury's, equivalent. I'm not entirely sure I've tried the basics jam either, but in general (IMO) cheap jam is pretty awful, unless you like artificially coloured sugary jelly stuff with a fruit-shaped taste. Which I don't. But I do like the Waitrose essentials range, which is I think 90p a jar and every bit as good as the £2 or more branded stuff.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on September 03, 2013, 07:57:17 pm
Surely trying to match cheap stuff on price is doomed to failure. Sainsbury's basics jam is made at the Premier foods factory in Histon- they use thousands of tonnes of sugar, buy hundreds of thousands of jars and lids and have an economy of scale we can only dream of. (Or nightmare).
We have higher taste standards than basics jam, in my house. I like fruit in my jam, for a start.
(And have never ever ever wasted money on 'jam sugar with added pectin'. Particularly for apple and blackcurrant- that'd set without cooking it's got so much pectin in!)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 03, 2013, 08:08:49 pm
I like fruit in my jam
I like fruit in my jam
I like fruit in my jam
I like fruit in my jam
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on September 03, 2013, 08:28:54 pm
I checked online and Sainsbury's basics jam costs 29p a jar. That's pretty cheap! Though I suspect it might be more in a physical shop, and not all stock it. More to the point, did you manage to make something that tastes equally nasty? That would be harder to do...  ;)
It's that price in physical shops.

My jam does NOT taste equally nasty. Like fboab & Cudzo, I like fruit in my jam, so mine consists of fruit, plus sugar. And that is it.

I think my point about the price has been missed. I wasn't really trying to match the basics jam on price. I was commenting on what I think is an insane pricing structure.

My fruit cost me work, but no money. I paid about 2p per jar for tops & labels, & paid for plain sugar. Everything else was free or recycled, & not costed. And even so, it cost about the same as Sainsburys sell a jar, with a screw top, containing a lot of sugar (some as fructose syrup) & a significant proportion of fruit. Each of those ingredients alone would cost more to buy retail than the entire Sainsburys product. It makes me wonder about the retail markups & how they differ.

How can Sainsburys get a single jar of jam (with screw top & label) on a shelf for less than the price of one jar, or screw top, in a multi-pack? Or the price of 300 grams of sugar in a kilo bag? It's a more complex product, sold in a smaller size, in far more expensive & complicated packaging than the sugar. Why isn't it more expensive?

Basics fruit & vegetables are often good, in my experience. They're more variable in size, appearance, & flavour than the standard stuff. The risk of a duff carrot, or whatever, is greater, but so is the chance of two or three superb tasting but misshapen apples or oranges in a bag.

Ruthie - I left the cheap jam on the shelf in the shop.  ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 03, 2013, 11:37:53 pm
I've stopped buying jam as I'm not eating much.
I still have some home made plum jam, made from home-grown plums.
The jam I like best is home-grown mirabelle jam. Even if jam sugar is pricy, the jam works out pretty cheap as the only costs are electricity and sugar. It's fruity enough. (Equal weights fruit and jam sugar microwaved till jammy.)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: RJ on September 04, 2013, 05:24:38 pm
What did you do with all the cheap jam?

Can't speak for anyone else, but I find it works quite well with Marmite and cheese in a sandwich.  At any rate, I can't think of anything better to do with it  ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 06, 2013, 09:21:18 am
I agree about the Sainsbury's Basics range - some are great, some are awful, many are virtually identical to their branded, never mind full-price Sainsbury's, equivalent. I'm not entirely sure I've tried the basics jam either, but in general (IMO) cheap jam is pretty awful, unless you like artificially coloured sugary jelly stuff with a fruit-shaped taste. Which I don't. But I do like the Waitrose essentials range, which is I think 90p a jar and every bit as good as the £2 or more branded stuff.

I do!

I like nice jam too. I'll be making plenty of my own this year.

I mostly live on Sainsburys Basics food*, much of it is fine, in fact I reckon some of it is the next range up rebadged as a loss leader.  MFWHTBAB, who does like real fruit, agrees on the quality of the strawberries especially.

*Mostly instant noodles, spaghetti, bread, tinned tomatoes, tinned tuna, mince.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 06, 2013, 10:16:17 am
Interesting idea about the basics range being the better stuff rebadged. It might be true, though I doubt they make a loss on it. It's something that even 'posh' supermarkets (Waitrose) do nowadays (and it's been done for decades with clothes and fridges and stuff - and bikes of course!)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 06, 2013, 10:59:37 pm
Interesting idea about the basics range being the better stuff rebadged. It might be true, though I doubt they make a loss on it. It's something that even 'posh' supermarkets (Waitrose) do nowadays (and it's been done for decades with clothes and fridges and stuff - and bikes of course!)

The Waitrose 'Essentials' range is hilarious, as it includes Coconut Milk and Balsamic Vinegar! Totally essential!

I'm quite sure the Basics tinned tomatoes are the same as the next range up.

In some cases, the criteria for being 'basic' seems to be something that's utterly unimportant, like fruit or veg in a bag not being all the same size. The actual food quality is a secondary consideration.

Thanks to Basics, and my willingness to eat the same thing for lunch everyday (I just need food, not culinary stimulation!) my work lunches work out at about 60p a day, and my dinner is usually a couple of quidsworth.  Which means I can afford treats at the weekend when I can enjoy them with MFWHTBAB...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on September 07, 2013, 08:29:09 am
In some cases, the criteria for being 'basic' seems to be something that's utterly unimportant, like fruit or veg in a bag not being all the same size.

Yup, I'd go along with this. In some cases, the price difference may well be down to nothing more than the difference in the cost of the packaging. I know from my experience in magazine publishing that something as simple as the difference between two grades of paper, which may not be immediately obvious to the reader, can make a difference of many thousands of pounds to production costs. So if, for example, you're using slightly cheaper paper to label several million tins of "basic" tomatoes...

There are probably many other ways they can cut costs on the cheaper product too, without necessarily changing the quality of the product itself.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 07, 2013, 09:19:41 am
There have been times when my shopping in the belt is entirely orange and white - the colours of the Basic packaging, plus an orange pepper and a block of Red Leicester cheese. I sometimes wonder if the cashier thinks I've got some sort of packaging colour OCD....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 07, 2013, 11:43:11 am
There have been times when my shopping in the belt is entirely orange and white - the colours of the Basic packaging, plus an orange pepper and a block of Red Leicester cheese. I sometimes wonder if the cashier thinks I've got some sort of packaging colour OCD....

Just don't do a 'Giraffe' and discover that the tin of 'rice pudding' you opened  was actually baked beans (now known to us as 'red rice pudding').

Always read the label, folks. You know it makes sense!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on September 07, 2013, 12:03:16 pm
The Waitrose 'Essentials' range is hilarious, as it includes Coconut Milk and Balsamic Vinegar! Totally essential!

I have bought a tin of Waitrose "Essentials" artichoke hearts :)

I think they do it to take the piss as they don't sell non-essential ones as far as I can see....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 07, 2013, 12:17:04 pm
Interesting idea about the basics range being the better stuff rebadged. It might be true, though I doubt they make a loss on it. It's something that even 'posh' supermarkets (Waitrose) do nowadays (and it's been done for decades with clothes and fridges and stuff - and bikes of course!)

The Waitrose 'Essentials' range is hilarious, as it includes Coconut Milk and Balsamic Vinegar! Totally essential!

I'm quite sure the Basics tinned tomatoes are the same as the next range up.

In some cases, the criteria for being 'basic' seems to be something that's utterly unimportant, like fruit or veg in a bag not being all the same size. The actual food quality is a secondary consideration.

Thanks to Basics, and my willingness to eat the same thing for lunch everyday (I just need food, not culinary stimulation!) my work lunches work out at about 60p a day, and my dinner is usually a couple of quidsworth.  Which means I can afford treats at the weekend when I can enjoy them with MFWHTBAB...
I'm not that keen on coconut milk but coconut water is a wonderfully refreshing drink on a hot day in India. I'd even call it essential. But not from Waitrose.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Salvatore on September 07, 2013, 01:02:04 pm
Two of these arrived by post last week
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3787/9690272241_fd3d9a7843_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/9690272241/)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on September 07, 2013, 05:32:19 pm
Sainsbury's Basics ground coffee is disgusting - certainly rougher than any standard own-brand coffee.  Basics bran flakes are fine, though.

It's funny how supermarkets have yet another layer of marketing: "discount brands".  These are own-brands that appear to be other brands, to cater to people who avoid super-market branded items while still wanting low prices.  Lidyl are famous for it, but I've also noticed Tesco's Daisy.  (Daisy anti-bac washing-up liquid is good vfm, by the way).

So supermarkets have four levels of branding: premium, standard, cheap, discount brands.  Funny old world.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 07, 2013, 05:44:41 pm
And that's in addition to the brand name brands!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 07, 2013, 08:48:22 pm
Cranberry sauce comes in various price/brand categories.
Reading the nutritional information allows you to calculate how much of the product is water.
I object to buying water in jars.
That's why I buy Sainsbury's 'Taste the Difference' cranberry sauce.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 07, 2013, 08:52:38 pm
I have chopped the disastrous sourdough loaf into slices and when it has dried out a bit Pingu is going to make bread pudding.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on September 07, 2013, 09:52:20 pm
I made blackberry & apple crumble tonight, using buckwheat flour in the crumble instead of regular wheat flour.

It is not an experiment I shall be repeating in a hurry.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on September 08, 2013, 12:57:24 pm

Reading the nutritional information allows you to calculate how much of the product is water.

Reading the ingredients list can also be enlightening. From this morning's shop...

Sainsbury's own brand cream cheese is half the price of Philadelphia. Basics cream cheese is half the price of Sainsbury's own brand. However, added ingredients in the Basics version include wheat fibre and citrus fibre, presumably to enhance the texture and flavour. Presumably because the flavour and texture *need* enhancing. I went for the own brand in the end.

Interestingly, Philadelphia also contains stabilisers, which Sainsbury's own brand appears not to (no ingredients list, so I presume nothing added).

When I was a student in Leeds, I wrote a piece for the student newspaper comparing the price of a basket of typical student shopping in all the different Leeds supermarkets (and the Kirkgate market). There was a discount warehouse place called Giant where you could buy things like lard by the hundredweight. They had cans of tomato soup for something obscenely cheap like 6p. However, as I noted in my piece, the label of this tomato soup didn't count tomatoes (in any form) among the ingredients.

Does anyone else do what I do in supermarkets, namely walk round with a calculator in hand to work out the unit price of "special offers" and check whether they are actually the best prices?  Often I find that "X% extra" or multibuy offers can be very misleading and aren't necessarily the bargains they appear...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 08, 2013, 03:09:14 pm
The cranberry sauces all have much the same ingredient list. It's hard to know the proportion of water till you 'do the math'.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on September 08, 2013, 03:13:49 pm
Good point.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rachel t on September 08, 2013, 03:30:08 pm


Does anyone else do what I do in supermarkets, namely walk round with a calculator in hand to work out the unit price of "special offers" and check whether they are actually the best prices?  Often I find that "X% extra" or multibuy offers can be very misleading and aren't necessarily the bargains they appear...
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Yes I quite regularly get my phone out to use the calculator to check what is the best value due to differing pack sizes
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 08, 2013, 03:57:51 pm


Does anyone else do what I do in supermarkets, namely walk round with a calculator in hand to work out the unit price of "special offers" and check whether they are actually the best prices?  Often I find that "X% extra" or multibuy offers can be very misleading and aren't necessarily the bargains they appear...

Yes I quite regularly get my phone out to use the calculator to check what is the best value due to differing pack sizes
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Yes and no.
All my shopping is online so I don't have to 'think on my feet' but I take a long, hard look at what I'm buying so I can work out whether things are real bargains. I have some 'personal rules'. For example, I like Tropicana orange juice but try get it at 15p/100ml. I *won't* buy it at full price and 2 x 1 litre cartons for £4 is not much of a bargain. when I can get these for £3 a couple of weeks later, I stock up. Then there are 1.75 litre cartons which get discounted...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on September 08, 2013, 06:52:48 pm

Does anyone else do what I do in supermarkets, namely walk round with a calculator in hand to work out the unit price of "special offers" and check whether they are actually the best prices?  Often I find that "X% extra" or multibuy offers can be very misleading and aren't necessarily the bargains they appear...

If it is that close that my mental maffs can't tell them apart I don't care.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on September 08, 2013, 09:02:58 pm
I made blackberry & apple crumble tonight, using buckwheat flour in the crumble instead of regular wheat flour.

It is not an experiment I shall be repeating in a hurry.
Thanks for the warning.

I once used molasses in the crumble. Never again. Too cloying & heavy flavoured.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ewan Houzami on September 10, 2013, 02:31:53 pm
YACF Top Tip. Why go to all the bother of collecting and roasting sweet chestnuts on an open fire when after giving them a soaking overnight, you can forget you've left your pan of chickpeas to boil so that after all the water has evaporated, the ones on the bottom end up burnt (and tasting exactly like roasted chestnuts).  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 16, 2013, 11:43:32 am
In a fit of lazyness Because the eldest step was home for just one more night, we ordered a curry.

As usual, I ordered a veggie dish for me and an amazing rice that is full of potatoes, chick peas, etc. Usually someone shares this with me.

Nobody wanted any. So I ate both. Two full-sized curry-take-away aluminium boxes. Afterwards I had to go and lie down, carefully.

So why am I so hungry this morning?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on September 16, 2013, 08:36:22 pm
Peanut butter is proof that evolution is bunk.

]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_ASzDDOaLyk] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_ASzDDOaLyk)

I wonder if the crunchy bits are angels or proof that Satan is in our midst?

The really scary part is that Peanut Butter guy is Chuck Missler, former Branch Chief of the guided missile systems at Lowry AFB, former CEO of Western Digital and a few other technology companies, finance whiz, cryptologist, computer engineer, and a statistics expert.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on September 16, 2013, 11:30:45 pm
I'm quite sure the Basics tinned tomatoes are the same as the next range up.

I believed this for an awfully long time, but after a while of Mrs JS complaining that our bolognese sauces (and similar dishes) weren't tomatoey enough I eventually tried an experiment.

Several different meals over a couple of weeks using every variety of chopped tomatoes we could find in Sainsbury's convinced us both that I'd been wrong. (To be strictly accurate, it convinced me - she already knew I was wrong.)

Blind tasting by her - she knew the experiment was going on but never knew which tins had been used, and I tried quite hard not to give anything away as I wanted the cheap ones to come out well.

Ah well, Cirio it is - bulk bought on offers that have made it only about 25-30% more than the Basics ones. About time we started looking for another offer though, otherwise it's 3x the price.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 17, 2013, 09:44:57 am
I'm quite sure the Basics tinned tomatoes are the same as the next range up.

I believed this for an awfully long time, but after a while of Mrs JS complaining that our bolognese sauces (and similar dishes) weren't tomatoey enough I eventually tried an experiment.

Several different meals over a couple of weeks using every variety of chopped tomatoes we could find in Sainsbury's convinced us both that I'd been wrong. (To be strictly accurate, it convinced me - she already knew I was wrong.)

Blind tasting by her - she knew the experiment was going on but never knew which tins had been used, and I tried quite hard not to give anything away as I wanted the cheap ones to come out well.

Ah well, Cirio it is - bulk bought on offers that have made it only about 25-30% more than the Basics ones. About time we started looking for another offer though, otherwise it's 3x the price.
They do tomato Cheerios now?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on September 17, 2013, 10:15:58 am
They do tomato Cheerios now?

Must be sort-of like this (http://vz.iminent.com/vz/9e9e81bc-a72e-4df2-8bf9-8ee630dd97cc/2/evil-tomato-waves-hello.gif)


In other news, I have just purchased the first xmas present*, I feel I have let some side down by this simple action.

*renewal of a magazine sub for Mrs Ham, subsequent to a marketing email.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on September 17, 2013, 11:52:59 am
Don't remember about Sainsbury's', but the Morrisons and Tesco bottom-end tinned toms I tried have thinner juice and more skin than standard or branded ones.  Frankie Dettori's are good.  He grows them all himself, and hand-picks only the best, in person.

This reminds me.  It's been a while since I had cold tinned tomatoes on bread.  Soggy yum yum.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Illegal Combat Ant on September 17, 2013, 02:26:10 pm
See (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2421872/Food-blogger-creates-gourmet-meal-using-tinned-cat-meat-documents-results.html), I told you all to read it pages ago. It's too late now, it's gone viral, it's even on HuffPo and reddit and all that cool shit. You could have been on it from the very beginning, but no, you all ignored the link. Well, ner, ner, ner, ner, ner, I know an internet sensation when I  see one.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=61324.msg1552840#msg1552840
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on September 17, 2013, 03:07:16 pm
Robinsons double concentrate blackcurrant and apple does not taste nice neat. DAMHIKT  :sick:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on September 18, 2013, 09:08:01 am
Just realised that 175+175=/=250.

Obviously, I knew this, but momentarily failed to know this while baking1 last night, and my biscuits are not as sweet & lovely as I'd like. It also explains why the dough was a bit sticky.

 :facepalm:

[1] Perhaps if I hadn't been doing 3 other things at once the realisation would have struck me while I was pouring the icing sugar, not 12 hours later.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on September 18, 2013, 02:46:35 pm
I'm quite sure the Basics tinned tomatoes are the same as the next range up.

I believed this for an awfully long time, but after a while of Mrs JS complaining that our bolognese sauces (and similar dishes) weren't tomatoey enough I eventually tried an experiment.

Several different meals over a couple of weeks using every variety of chopped tomatoes we could find in Sainsbury's convinced us both that I'd been wrong. (To be strictly accurate, it convinced me - she already knew I was wrong.)
Yeah. What Biggsy said. Thinner juice, more skin. OK for cooking if you use more, reduce them a bit, & don't mind the skin. Usually cost effective because the price is so low.

Bought some cheap pork shoulder for stewing today. The Basics diced shoulder was slightly more expensive than the non-Basics steaks which I'll have to cut up myself, & had some skin.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 18, 2013, 08:09:34 pm
I'm quite sure the Basics tinned tomatoes are the same as the next range up.
I believed this for an awfully long time, but after a while of Mrs JS complaining that our bolognese sauces (and similar dishes) weren't tomatoey enough I eventually tried an experiment.
Several different meals over a couple of weeks using every variety of chopped tomatoes we could find in Sainsbury's convinced us both that I'd been wrong. (To be strictly accurate, it convinced me - she already knew I was wrong.)
Yeah. What Biggsy said. Thinner juice, more skin. OK for cooking if you use more, reduce them a bit, & don't mind the skin. Usually cost effective because the price is so low

I don't think manufacturers have to declare how much water they add to their product.
I looked at the Sainsbury's website for nutrition information for chopped tomatoes.
For 100 grams there are 18 kcal in Sainsbury's Basics, 29 kcal in Cirio and 22 kcal in Napolina.

This would suggest to me that Cirio contains 60% more solids, weight for weight than Basics. Napolina is nearly as watery.

Mrs B is quite right!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on September 18, 2013, 09:19:43 pm
I'm quite sure the Basics tinned tomatoes are the same as the next range up.
I believed this for an awfully long time, but after a while of Mrs JS complaining that our bolognese sauces (and similar dishes) weren't tomatoey enough I eventually tried an experiment.
Several different meals over a couple of weeks using every variety of chopped tomatoes we could find in Sainsbury's convinced us both that I'd been wrong. (To be strictly accurate, it convinced me - she already knew I was wrong.)
Yeah. What Biggsy said. Thinner juice, more skin. OK for cooking if you use more, reduce them a bit, & don't mind the skin. Usually cost effective because the price is so low

Cost-effective, certainly, but it was the insufficient tomatoiness of the finished dish that was the root cause of complaint ... Didn't seem to matter how much they were reduced.


I don't think manufacturers have to declare how much water they add to their product.
I looked at the Sainsbury's website for nutrition information for chopped tomatoes.
For 100 grams there are 18 kcal in Sainsbury's Basics, 29 kcal in Cirio and 22 kcal in Napolina.

This would suggest to me that Cirio contains 60% more solids, weight for weight than Basics. Napolina is nearly as watery.

Mrs B is quite right!

I hadn't thought of using the nutritional info as a proxy for other info, like water vs solid content - it's comforting that the numbers back up our unscientific research! One factor may be that Cirio has tomato paste as an added ingredient, while the others have tomato juice.

(Interestingly, when it comes to peeled plum tomatoes, Basics has 22kcal/100g where Sainsburys Premium has only 18kcal/100g, despite supposedly being 60% tomato rather than 65%. (Cirio 27kcal.))
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 18, 2013, 09:30:41 pm


In other news, I have just purchased the first xmas present*, I feel I have let some side down by this simple action.


I've just received my first one - courtesy of Mum who wanted to chip in towards the preserving pan I was planning to buy, so I said she could for Christmas, but I'd get it now. Bless her, she's insisted on buying it all for me, and then I found one cheaper, so I've got a jam funnel too now!

In other news, last week I tried a new recipe for me, Apple, Cinnamon and Raisin conserve.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Like an apple Danish in jam form.  I took a jar to Mum at the weekend, and she reports that it's jolly good in a sandwich with smoked cheddar, and she was about to try it as a relish with sausages too.

As an aside, is there a word for the compulsive collection of jam jars? And is there a cure? Thanks to my opportunities at work, I now have so many I'm considering forming a layer completely covering my kitchen floor, laying planks on it and just starting a new floor....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on September 18, 2013, 09:41:08 pm
Yeah it is horder, I do it and it annoys me no end.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on September 18, 2013, 09:43:34 pm
So I have some frozen prawns that were defrosted and the stuck in the fridge.  Tempted to cook them with something are they safe to eat still? Smell fine.

Or will I die?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on September 18, 2013, 09:49:27 pm
Yeah it is horder, I do it and it annoys me no end.

Yeah, I know i have the squirrel gene.

My grandmother had a whole single wardrobe-sized cupboard packed with bars of soap, bought whenever it was on offer.

I'm doomed.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on September 19, 2013, 10:38:20 am
We have new neighbours moving in tomorrow, they appear to be thoroughly decent which is a welcome change. I thought I would bake them something, Miss Ham pointed out that, while I was probably correct that if you saw a room full of people and you had to find the carrot cake eaters our new neighbours would be likely first candidates, their 1 year old and 4 year old would not appreciate that. Biscuits would be a much better proposition.

Odd thing is, I very rarely bake biscuits. Clearly I have umpteen thousand recipes, but no experience to talk of, I'm fairly sure there are many here with better credentials than I. What works for kids and adults? ? Oats? Nuts? Syrup? Chocolate? Suggestions and/or recipes gratefully received.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on September 19, 2013, 10:47:22 am
My offspring (all of them) when aged 1 & 4 ate carrot cake. What kind of freaky child doesn't eat cake?

Biscuits- it's all about the shape. Gingerbread men. Innocuous and dull, but they're good for dunking.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 19, 2013, 10:51:29 am
I know two freaky children who have refused apple pie, which is almost a cake the way Mrs Cudzo makes it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on September 19, 2013, 10:55:51 am
Hmmmm.... Dutch butter cake might cross the boundaries successfully, too.

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on September 19, 2013, 02:32:12 pm
Biscuits are difficult to do well, though personally I quite like a bad biscuit.  Slightly burnt ones can taste great, for egg sample.

How about watching some Bake Off on BBC Iplayer?  They did biscuits.

...Sorry this post is really crap.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 19, 2013, 04:05:06 pm
I made choc chip gingernuts last weekend which were scarfed up by my colleagues in nano-seconds. They would eat almost anything though, even if just for a three second break from the mind-numbing tedium of our computers. I made another batch last night as a thank you for the postman. I shall see when I get home if he has taken them, or if he has just smashed them up and pushed them back through the letterbox.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 19, 2013, 04:24:03 pm
6-8-10

Well actually not quite.
6oz sugar
8oz margarine or butter
11-12oz flour -half SR, half plain
half an egg to bind

Squidge together, roll into balls, bake on greased tray at 5-6 till golden - about 20 min.

You can spice, shape, decorate colour as you fancy...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on September 20, 2013, 03:31:52 am
So I have some frozen prawns that were defrosted and the stuck in the fridge.  Tempted to cook them with something are they safe to eat still? Smell fine.

Or will I die?

Scoffed them in the end.

Wish me luck.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on September 20, 2013, 01:42:40 pm
Hmmmm.... Dutch butter cake might cross the boundaries successfully, too.

go with what you know eh?

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-R8AvQSPaUvg/Ujws8RTbkBI/AAAAAAAAq40/oUKmDyTZEBY/s640/IMG_20130920_120824.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on September 23, 2013, 08:39:59 pm
6-8-10

Well actually not quite.
6oz sugar
8oz margarine or butter
11-12oz flour -half SR, half plain
half an egg to bind

Squidge together, roll into balls, bake on greased tray at 5-6 till golden - about 20 min.

You can spice, shape, decorate colour as you fancy...

Recipe used at the weekend for a small posse of YACFers at chez Ruthie. With a degree of success! Thanks Hellymedic :-)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 23, 2013, 08:51:45 pm
 :) I suppose they're cookies more than biscuits and don't really hold their shape well but they're good for feeding the masses...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nikki on September 23, 2013, 10:24:31 pm
6-8-10

Well actually not quite.
6oz sugar
8oz margarine or butter
11-12oz flour -half SR, half plain
half an egg to bind

Squidge together, roll into balls, bake on greased tray at 5-6 till golden - about 20 min.

You can spice, shape, decorate colour as you fancy...

Recipe used at the weekend for a small posse of YACFers at chez Ruthie. With a degree of success! Thanks Hellymedic :-)

Served warm and with just the right amount of squidge. On the kitchen floor.
Perfect. :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on September 24, 2013, 07:43:26 am
BBQ and bike riding, followed by more BBQ, beer and jazz...

What's not to like?

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-kansas-city-tour-de-bbq-barbecue-benefit-20130916,0,945968.story
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on September 29, 2013, 12:45:00 pm
(http://www.angryduck.com/pictures/2011_10/Nutella_Tastes_Like.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on September 29, 2013, 01:00:01 pm
BBQ and bike riding, followed by more BBQ, beer and jazz...

What's not to like?

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-kansas-city-tour-de-bbq-barbecue-benefit-20130916,0,945968.story
Jazz.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: JonBuoy on September 30, 2013, 08:28:01 pm
Got my first Strava King of the Mountains* today

*I know it's meaningless but hey! ;D

Did it taste good ?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on October 02, 2013, 10:38:05 am
Last night we had baked sweet potatoes with crispy cut-up bacon, savoy cabbage (cooked in bacon fat and apple juice) plus the leftover stewbaked with cooked rice and added nommy stuff.

I ate a bowlful. Then another. Then was asked to finish stuff off to make washing up easier. I iz a bulgy bear.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on October 03, 2013, 01:16:59 pm
Having eaten two Tesco sandwiches (their new spicy ranges are nommy) and a bag of Doritos, I felt I couldn't eat anything else.

Then I saw that the work's canteen had cherry chocolate brownies...

Now I do feel sick :(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 04, 2013, 10:58:29 am
We had cakes and cava after work yesterday for a colleague who is leaving. There is now a veritable TOWER of left-over cake.

I like having cava at work - I've never felt so happy and at peace at my desk.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 04, 2013, 11:24:30 am
Perhaps you should try kava (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kava) as well!
Early Europeans to try it reported hallucinations, but it might have been mixed with something else back then. Nowaday's it's just a sort of muddy liquid that makes your tongue tingle a bit if you drink gallons of it. Apparently it's now illegal (http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/faq/kavakavaban/#.Uk6VuiTkun8) in England (but not in Scotland, it seems) but Boots and Holland & Barrett both seem to sell extracts of it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on October 04, 2013, 01:10:36 pm
Somebody else has eaten my snack cheese. I was expecting a pack of 5, and there's only 3.
They've had my Seriously Strong, and my Rondele.
Damn their eyes. This is payback for eating their easter eggs when they were pre school age.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on October 04, 2013, 09:37:54 pm
I've been advised by my doctor to avoid wheat.  She didn't say gluten, so I think I'm OK with that, but my diet tends to include bread, pasta and caek. :(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 04, 2013, 09:40:27 pm
Sainsbury's have sent me too many carrots again. I ordered half a kilo. Bag label states 0.580kg. My scales state 1245g.

I phoned to let them know last time this happened, when that was about the third time. I thought they'd fixed the problem but it's happened again. This only seems to happen with carrots. I phoned them again tonight.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Salvatore on October 05, 2013, 11:29:40 am
The standard of biscuit available to donors after giving blood seems to have improved considerably in the last few months.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: redshift on October 05, 2013, 10:43:51 pm
Our neighbours often offer us extra eggs from their chucks, or spare fruit and veg from their patch.  In turn, we offer jams or whatever we've made with our gooseberries, blackcurrants or whatever we've foraged whilst out and about.

Today, Peter called me over to the fence and handed over a dozen or so fresh eggs.  I casually asked him if he was going to do anything with the elderberries before they went past their best.  "What elderberries...? came the reply.

It turns out that I could see them, but they were somewhat hidden from his side of the fence - a whole elder bush which has seeded and grown up, but which he hadn't even spotted!

A hour later, I had 500g of berries (after rinsing and removing the stalks), so I combined them with some of last weeks cooking apples (also from next door!) and some shortcrust pastry, and this evening I nipped round to present Lyn and Peter with their pudding...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 06, 2013, 05:55:00 pm
A warm, sunny afternoon provided the perfect occasion to indulge in October ice cream. Probably the last outdoor ice cream of the year- unless I end up in Russia for some reason!!!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 11, 2013, 09:49:07 pm
Sainsburys have stopped doing the dark chocolate with cocoa nibs in it I liked.
Bastards. Have some tokens.
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 12, 2013, 09:56:35 am
We have in the house Yet Another Child Who Doesn't Like Apple Pie. It seems that every one of Little Cudzo's friends who's been offered apple pie of various types and sorts - homemade, bought, some more pie-like, some more cakey - has not even wanted to try it, because "I don't like apples" or similar. What's going on with kids and apple pie/cake? Very strange.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on October 12, 2013, 01:41:12 pm
Can I have the apple pai/cake/tart/crumble instead :D

Colleague made lovely apple caeks on Thursday and "bribed" me into fix0ring something on her computer with it, except they know I'll do it without bribery too...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 12, 2013, 01:52:03 pm
Can I have the apple pai/cake/tart/crumble instead :D
Of course.  :) If you get here soon enough...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on October 12, 2013, 07:04:13 pm
Today's dinner involved foraging in the fridge for leftovers to put in an omelette.... resulting in cauliflower cheese omelette.  Highly recommended.

:D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 12, 2013, 08:27:49 pm
I definitely AM going to make a cauliflower cheese omelette THIS WEEK! I quite fancy one right now but we haven't got any cauliflower - could use kale though...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on October 12, 2013, 08:48:48 pm
Summer must be over, just started cooking my first stew of the colder months :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on October 12, 2013, 08:50:39 pm
By coincidence, I just dug out my lamb and aubergine stew recipe.  The aubergines thicken the gravy so you don't need flour.  Full of spices and veg.  Nom.

Winter is good for the British, don't you think?  We get to wear knitted big jumpers (which hide our white pimply flesh) and eat comfort food.  For months!  Yay!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 12, 2013, 08:55:42 pm
I just throw anything available into my stews: tomato glut, neglected cabbage, onion, broccoli stem, beans beef, carrots. Seems OK. Meat goes a L-O-N-G way.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on October 13, 2013, 04:55:42 pm
Lidl are doing the christmas ginger biscuits again.

I have a packet, I shall eat a packet and then see if I am diabetic still ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on October 14, 2013, 12:11:44 am
Yesterday I had an omelette in the pub. Various fillings were available. Mushroom omelettes were £5.95, cheese omelettes were £6.50. Extra fillings were 75p. I wanted cheese and mushroom, but in the end I decided, in the interests of economy, to have mushrooms and cheese.

As it happens, that very nice chap Canardly paid for my lunch and refused money when I offered it.

There was also Everards' Tiger ale. I haven't had that for a long time, but it is extremely good. The Black Horse in Stondon Massey used to sell it regularly, but since that hasn't been a pub for about 20 years, or probably more, I was due a pint or two.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 14, 2013, 06:59:44 pm
It's autumn, so I am making dahl.
(Also, there's nothing much else to eat in the igloo today).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: interzen on October 14, 2013, 07:03:38 pm
Lidl are doing the christmas ginger biscuits again.
I know where I'm going after my physio session tomorrow, then  :demon:

Lebkuchen ... yum!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 19, 2013, 01:07:58 pm
I was 99% asleep last night when Mrs Cudzo jolted me awake with the words "It's that time of year to start buying dried apricots again." I had to confirm with her this morning that she had really said this, I hadn't dreamed it. And yes, she's already been out and bought some this morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on October 22, 2013, 12:05:38 pm
A refreshing Aussie attitude to posh water and snacks

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BXKGU9aCAAAbxo3.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BXKKTtdCEAA7cqA.jpg)
Title: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on October 23, 2013, 08:56:51 pm
I fancied a change from crumble...

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/null_zpsc5818c7d.jpg)

Unfortunately, I didn't make enough pastry, so I had to roll it rather thin. It's cooling at the moment but I suspect when it comes out the bottom will be rather too fragile to contain the fruit.

At least it's a proper *pie* though (ie double crust).

I don't do pastry, so even with the deficiencies, this is quite an achievement for me. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 23, 2013, 09:12:39 pm
I forgot to make a sarnies this morning, and then somehow managed to miss all 3 of the sarnies vans at work. So I had cake instead.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on October 26, 2013, 11:05:18 pm
We had something for lunch today that I'd never eaten before.

Soup of seaweed, spring onions & (mostly) daikon* greens. The daikon were grown by me.

*Big white Japanese radish, AKA mooli, to those who know Indian vegetables.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 31, 2013, 12:31:27 pm
I made parkin and brought it into work today. It's turned out overcooked and dry, but this lot don't know any better and they're getting through it at an astonishing rate.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: JenM on October 31, 2013, 02:00:35 pm
Went for a cycle ride yesterday and came back with quince and apples, both being offered for free. So I've just made some quince jelly and the spicy apple chutney is simmering nicely......a cycling domestic goddess.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 01, 2013, 11:32:10 pm
It seems the Hampstead palate has gone posh...
http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2013/nov/mcdonalds-set-leave-hampstead-high-street-branch-it-fought-open-12-years#.UnQ3oqIINnQ.twitter (http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2013/nov/mcdonalds-set-leave-hampstead-high-street-branch-it-fought-open-12-years#.UnQ3oqIINnQ.twitter)

... but actually, McDonald's have already closed outlets in Kingsbury and Edgware so maybe NW London doesn't really like their fare.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on November 07, 2013, 11:10:09 am
Does a packet of ginger nut biscuits count as a balanced dinner?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: interzen on November 07, 2013, 11:29:45 am
Does a packet of ginger nut biscuits count as a balanced dinner?
Only if you have them with a cup of tea.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on November 07, 2013, 11:47:09 am
I don't think they cover the cake section of the balanced diet, so you'd better have that with the tea to balance things out ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on November 07, 2013, 02:30:41 pm
Coffee, not tea.   :hand:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on November 08, 2013, 08:59:16 am
My lunch cost 2p today.

At ten o’clock last night #1 son popped over to the Garage/Tesco Express.  He came back with four packs of sandwiches and a packet of smoked mackerel.  Total cost – 5p.
They all had yesterday’s Use By dates on them, obv.

Of course I’m happy with that, but why do they bother?  Having a chap go round, moving and re-labelling those items would cost more than that.  Do they have to complete some sort of Wastage Return which they can reduce by selling stuff at 1p?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nicknack on November 14, 2013, 12:06:41 pm
I just looked in the cheese box. We have 12 different types of cheese and not one is a cheddar.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: interzen on November 14, 2013, 12:13:48 pm
The last of the office chillies have been harvested and are now drying out on top of my computer (iMacs are good for something, after all) - the plants have been cut back for winter.

Not a bad harvest, all things considered, even if the Bhut Jolokia was stubbornly unproductive. That said, the copious quantities of sunshine during summer meant that even the 'milder' chillis (Apache, Prairie Fire et.al) ended up somewhere near the middle of the 'bastard hot' scale.

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 17, 2013, 07:18:02 pm
If you've bought a bottle of sherry for a soup recipe which requires sherry, and you don't know what to do with the rest of the bottle because you don't like sherry, use it instead of wine in risotto.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on November 18, 2013, 11:21:53 am
a soup recipe which requires sherry

Interesting. Tell me more.

Quote
and you don't know what to do with the rest of the bottle because you don't like sherry, use it instead of wine in risotto.

You can also use sherry instead of mirin in Japanese cooking, or indeed mirin instead of sherry in western recipes. They're not quite the same but close enough.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Arch on November 18, 2013, 06:07:07 pm
There are 5 demi johns of fledgling cider bubbling away in my kitchen.  If it's drinkable (we've never done this before), it'll be served at our wedding party.

Frankly, I've got mates who'll drink it whatever it tastes like!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 18, 2013, 08:32:23 pm
a soup recipe which requires sherry

Interesting. Tell me more.
See recipe thread.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 19, 2013, 12:21:46 pm
I got some of Mrs Cudzo's currently favourite chocolate with advocaat filling. Made me think, someone should do chocolate with avocado filling.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on November 19, 2013, 12:46:41 pm
The last of the office chillies have been harvested and... ...the plants have been cut back for winter.
Are chilli plants perennials? If so, I'll bring in my cayenne pepper plants.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on November 19, 2013, 01:11:45 pm
a soup recipe which requires sherry

Interesting. Tell me more.
See recipe thread.

Ah! Having seen the recipe, it doesn't sound quite so interesting now, sorry! I was imagining something along the lines of the beer soup that Michel Roux did on Masterchef last week... not that I'm an alcoholic or anything.

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 19, 2013, 11:04:24 pm
Looked at my credit card statement online.
My Graze boxes are billed to Sweden!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on November 20, 2013, 12:32:36 pm
I never thought I'd (ever ever in a million years) say it, but


I wish I lived in the USA.

Veg boxes of avocados. Nom Nomity Nom (http://www.avocadodiva.com/FOR-RESIDENTS-OF-VENTURA-COUNTY-ONLY_p_94.html)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 22, 2013, 06:18:02 pm
SmallestCub went on a school trip yesterday.  With lunch provided by the venue.  Key Stage One go to Wagamama's!

(Apparently he ate cucumber, carrots, sweetcorn, noodles and chicken, and he REALLY REALLY likes sweet and sour.  But we already knew that.  Bizarrely he didn't have any seaweed which I'm sure he's tried and liked before, and didn't eat any fish.)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: interzen on November 22, 2013, 06:19:32 pm
The last of the office chillies have been harvested and... ...the plants have been cut back for winter.
Are chilli plants perennials?
Yup.
Stick 'em somewhere warm where they can get a bit of sun, keep the soil moist and they should be OK.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Clare on November 22, 2013, 06:22:29 pm
This should probably go in Grow Your Own but anyway, what is the pruning regime for chilli plants?

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: interzen on November 22, 2013, 06:26:11 pm
This should probably go in Grow Your Own but anyway, what is the pruning regime for chilli plants?
None that I'm aware of - I usually wing it anyway.

Generally I trimmed the office plants if they became a bit too bushy, mainly to encourage them to expend their energy producing fruit rather than leaves but also to remove any dead/unfertilised flowers. Now that growing season's finished I've cut them right back, almost to soil level and despite this the habanero plants are starting to put forth little leaves and the bhut jolokia is positively flourishing despite a near-terminal pruning about 6 weeks ago (still no fruit, though :()
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: campagman on November 22, 2013, 07:00:13 pm
The Chileman (http://www.thechileman.org/guide_overwinter.php) knows
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Clare on November 22, 2013, 08:43:30 pm
Thanks both, I'll give it a go with the plant in the office.

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on November 24, 2013, 05:42:11 pm
For some reason I decided to buy an avocado today so I'm looking up what to do with it (other than just eat it raw). Australian Avocados include the following advice:-

Quote
Warming, Heating and the Bain-marie

Dishes cooked with fresh avocados can be kept warm in a bain-marie for hours without loss of taste or texture. Reheating avocado-based dishes in the microwave is no problem however a whole piece of fruit will explode in the microwave after approximately 5 minutes heating.

Hmm, do I check this out? :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on November 24, 2013, 07:26:42 pm
Greek style yoghurt.  What's all that about?  If I wanted a cheesy taste, I would have had cheese.
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Post by: Julian on November 24, 2013, 10:18:44 pm
When nomming After Eights, how many is too many?
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Post by: mcshroom on November 24, 2013, 10:19:42 pm
Do you want the answer in After eights, or boxes thereof? :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on November 24, 2013, 10:21:39 pm
Hah, in individual after eights.

*looks guiltily at small mountain of black wrappers*
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on November 24, 2013, 10:31:49 pm
Are you feeling sick yet? If not then more than your current number ;D

Don't know if this helps at all, but apparently there are 33 kcals per mint, and a Dairy milk bar is 240 kcals, so 7 annabit AEs = 1 Dairy Milk
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ashaman42 on November 24, 2013, 10:51:48 pm
Pancakes with After Eights as a filling are amazingly delicious. 3 AEs per pancake is a good ratio.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on November 24, 2013, 11:06:32 pm
When nomming After Eights, how many is too many?

I think you have discovered the first foodstuff with nom-nominative  determinism
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Post by: Julian on November 24, 2013, 11:06:56 pm
;D
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Post by: hellymedic on November 25, 2013, 02:29:00 am
For some reason I decided to buy an avocado today so I'm looking up what to do with it (other than just eat it raw). Australian Avocados include the following advice:-

Quote
Warming, Heating and the Bain-marie

Dishes cooked with fresh avocados can be kept warm in a bain-marie for hours without loss of taste or texture. Reheating avocado-based dishes in the microwave is no problem however a whole piece of fruit will explode in the microwave after approximately 5 minutes heating.

Hmm, do I check this out? :D

Do you really want to.
Just about anything with skin intact will explode when microwaved. Tomatoes, avocados, eggs, the choice is yours!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jasmine on November 25, 2013, 12:57:33 pm
Pancakes with After Eights as a filling are amazingly delicious. 3 AEs per pancake is a good ratio.

How had this never occured to me before?  :facepalm: :D
Unfortunately I had pancakes for dinner last night, so may have to wait a few days to try this.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 25, 2013, 01:03:30 pm
When nomming After Eights, how many is too many?
As long as you remove the empty wrappers from the box, as many as you like.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 29, 2013, 11:31:15 am
I have just bought myself a Sainsbury's Anytime Delivery Pass for a year. For £66 (Special Offer) I get all deliveries on orders over £40 free.

Methinks that's some people's main justification for car ownership paid for the price of a week's car ownership.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on November 30, 2013, 12:40:59 pm
You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a loaf of bread by its crust.  Discuss.
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Post by: Pingu on November 30, 2013, 11:32:11 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3808/11141109543_9b010506c7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/11141109543/)
IMG_2553 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/11141109543/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pingu on December 01, 2013, 10:21:10 pm
Smoked mackerel followed by Kir Royals was probably not the best idea burp-wise  :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 04, 2013, 07:37:13 pm
If you peel and chop some banananananas, then freeze the pieces for a few hours, then whizz the pieces for ages in a blender, they turn into delicious bananananana fake icecream. I added some almond butter and some cacao nibs, and it's ace.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 04, 2013, 07:59:37 pm
Sounds yum!
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Post by: citoyen on December 08, 2013, 06:55:02 pm
The benefits of being organised in the kitchen: I cleaned up properly before I started and cleared my working area, prepped all the ingredients, worked out (and wrote down) the timings...

And ended up with roast beef still just pink in the middle; roast potatoes that were golden and crisp outside, fluffy inside; light, well-risen Yorkshire puddings; sweet, tender, golden roast parsnips; sprouts that were fully cooked but still had a bit of bite; smooth carrot and swede mash; and rich, full-flavoured gravy.

I'm just showing off, really - feeling a bit smug because my usual attempts at roast dinner are rather more chaotic, with some bits overdone, some underdone, and nothing ready at the same time.

And now I'm bloody stuffed.  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 09, 2013, 12:05:20 pm
Co-op's 85% cocoa dark chocolate. Mmmmm, a cure for many ills.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 10, 2013, 09:23:56 pm
Whilst IMO, Montezuma's chocolate is entirely over rated.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 11, 2013, 01:03:33 pm
The truffles are nicer than the bars.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jasmine on December 13, 2013, 10:13:19 am
I had a work Xmas dinner last night.  Being vegetarian, I had the veggie option - cheese souffle (it's always bloody cheese*), which was, to say the least, a bit odd.  I don't remember ever having souffle before, but I'm sure it's supposed to be light.  I was more similar to a dumpling, in an odd dumbell shape.  Is that really normal?  I quite like dumpling, but normally in some sort of sauce or stew, rather than plopped on a plate.  It was very odd.



*Don't get me wrong, I like cheese, but sometimes a non-cheese veggie option would be nice, especially if the starter & main are both cheese based.
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Post by: matthew on December 13, 2013, 10:19:38 am
^^^^

My work christmas do yesterday was at an indian curry house.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on December 13, 2013, 10:35:38 am
I had a work Xmas dinner last night.  Being vegetarian, I had the veggie option - cheese souffle (it's always bloody cheese*), which was, to say the least, a bit odd.  I don't remember ever having souffle before, but I'm sure it's supposed to be light.  I was more similar to a dumpling, in an odd dumbell shape.  Is that really normal?  I quite like dumpling, but normally in some sort of sauce or stew, rather than plopped on a plate.  It was very odd.



*Don't get me wrong, I like cheese, but sometimes a non-cheese veggie option would be nice, especially if the starter & main are both cheese based.

Get posh and call it Tortilla or Fritata. Enjoy. Job done.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 13, 2013, 07:32:38 pm
I had a work Xmas dinner last night.  Being vegetarian, I had the veggie option - cheese souffle (it's always bloody cheese*), ...

*Don't get me wrong, I like cheese, but sometimes a non-cheese veggie option would be nice, especially if the starter & main are both cheese based.
I feel your pain. Vegetarian sandwiches? Cheese or egg, cheese or egg...

A few years ago a new sandwich place opened near my workplace and they had things like spicy bean pate. I mentioned how pleased I was that they had options other than cheese or egg. A few weeks later they had nothing but cheese or egg, and I pointed out how disappointing that was. The woman behind the counter suggested that if I didn't want cheese, I could have mozzarella.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 13, 2013, 07:35:40 pm
If you didn't want egg, you could have had egg mayonnaise.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on December 13, 2013, 07:50:32 pm
If you didn't want egg, you could have had egg mayonnaise.

Why do those supplying food to omnivores and vegetarians have so little imagination?
Can't sandwich makers do peanut butter & salad or Nutella & banana? Why???
I accept felafel or hummus might stretch their thoughts beyond breaking point but...
M&S seem to have some interesting vegetarian sandwiches.
IANAV...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 13, 2013, 09:04:15 pm
I think peanut butter and banana might be good combination. I'd try one right now but we have no bananas, very little bread left and I'm rather full anyway.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on December 13, 2013, 11:25:27 pm
At Sainsburys this evening, they had a bottle of generic port for £6. I'm no port connoisseur, so the name meant nothing to me, but isn't that cheap for port? 20% alcohol was what caught my eye!!! I didn't buy it, but I'm tempted to return.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: T42 on December 16, 2013, 10:00:06 am
^^^for cooking if nothing else. A splash for the sauce, a splash for the chef...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on December 16, 2013, 08:18:03 pm
Where's the thread about cats liking brussels sprouts?

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on December 16, 2013, 08:41:13 pm
One reason I ditched being a veggie is that I am not all that keen on cheese and was sick of not being able to find decent food outside of home which wasn't sodding cheese.  These days with added lacto-intolerance tips the scale into "no chance, not if I wish to stay sane kthx".

I was lucky when I became veggie shortly after my big sister had done so my mum took the initiative to learn some more imaginative cooking skills than the mince n tatties we grew up with.  She bought some nice looking cook books and threw veg dishes together and made great use of lentils and pulses and stuff.

To this day her 2nd question of any guest after "would you like a cuppa?" is "are you veggie?" not to be horrid, but so she can cater for them and will often have something squirrelled away in her freezer and or cupboards and come out with something nice.  When a bunch of my mates stayed over 2 years ago at her house for a funeral nearby she did an entire pressure cooker full of lovely lentil soup and bought us some lovely fresh bread - no sodding cheese in sight and 4 very happy vegetarians and 2 happy omnivores!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: interzen on December 16, 2013, 08:45:33 pm
I think peanut butter and banana might be good combination.
It is.
Trust me.
The peanut butter must be crunchy.

PB&B sammiches are my trail food of choice.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on December 16, 2013, 08:49:29 pm
Veggie provision is so much better than it ever used to be (speaking as an omnivore), but the trickle down effect still tends to obey the inverse square law as one leaves centres of civilisation.

On the subject, does anyone remember the Buddhist (?) veggie foodie restaurant that opened in Croydon, must have been about 86?  I made a couple of pilgrimages down there, but I would be hard pressed to remember detail. The food was astonishingly good, for any restaurant. Just so happened it was veggie as well.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 16, 2013, 08:53:34 pm
http://www.davidbann.com/ is my favourite veggie restaurant
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 16, 2013, 09:24:34 pm
^+1
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on December 17, 2013, 10:02:31 am
It's not that non-veggie food is more imaginative and interesting, just that you usually get a greater number of uninteresting, unimaginative non-veggie dishes on most menus.

Best veggie restaurant I've been to was the Gate in Hammersmith - http://thegaterestaurants.com/hammersmith.php - which is actually considerably more imaginative cooking than most non-veggie restaurants. I've always fancied Terre à Terre in Brighton too, but never had an excuse to go there - http://www.terreaterre.co.uk/
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on December 17, 2013, 10:16:27 am
Two Three of my best veggie meals happen to have been in book shops (the fourth one was in a church/community centre in York).

The first was in the one, in York, on Micklegate
The second in (IIRC it was called) The Polar Bear in Hebden Bridge sorry, wrong town and name, it was The Bear in Todmorden
The third was in one that used to be on the Stray in Harrogate.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: interzen on December 17, 2013, 11:17:04 am
Two Three of my best veggie meals happen to have been in book shops (the fourth one was in a church/community centre in York).

The first was in the one, in York, on Micklegate
I know the one you mean - Blake Head Bookshop, now closed.

By far the best vegetarian (and, indeed, vegan) place hereabouts is El Piano on Swinegate. Unfortunately, they know their food is good and the prices reflect it - even by York standards it's expensive but their sweet potato mousse is worth crawling over broken glass for.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on December 17, 2013, 11:24:00 am
The Bear is my all-time favourite cafe.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on December 18, 2013, 01:52:46 pm
I'm generally against the inappropriate use of carrots in things such as cake. However last night I had a surprise - Carrot Ice cream. Its surprisingly pleasant fresh taste.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on December 18, 2013, 02:37:04 pm
I'm seconded to a regulatory body at the moment and we get sandwiches at lunchtime :thumbsup:

Some of the others complain that there are too many veggie ones!  Good veggie ones too, we get falafel, cream cheese and roast veg, and hummus salad which is an improvement on cheese or egg (I really do not like egg sarnies).  The meaty ones look good too but are too heavy on the chicken for me.  I suspect it of being unhappy chicken which I try not to eat.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 18, 2013, 08:05:44 pm
You've reminded me - we have a fresh loaf, peanut butter and bananas all in the house at once. And I'm a bit peckish, so...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: campagman on December 18, 2013, 08:07:54 pm
We had our annual office Fuddle today. I got rid of two old Xmas puds (09 and 10 vintage) that had been lurking in the back of a cupboard in my kitchen. The puds went down well, I did not tell anybody their age but I think that they do get better as they age.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: eck on December 18, 2013, 08:13:36 pm
A couple of years ago I did a Cycle Trainer course for Dundee City Council; Somebody had ordered a sandwich lunch. It arrived on two big oval platters. One was labelled "Vegetarian"; the other was labelled "Normal".  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 19, 2013, 01:25:34 pm
Some of the others complain that there are too many veggie ones! 
Those people are weird. I've come across their ilk before. I always want to ask them if every meal they've ever eaten has had meat in it. Have they never had cheese on toast, or cereal, or fruit salad?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on December 19, 2013, 03:54:45 pm
Some of the others complain that there are too many veggie ones! 
Those people are weird. I've come across their ilk before. I always want to ask them if every meal they've ever eaten has had meat in it. Have they never had cheese on toast, or cereal, or fruit salad?
Rabbit food!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 22, 2013, 06:28:47 pm
Any suggestions for what I could do with a bag of frozen grated carrots? They were being saved for carrot cake but have no crucial ingredients and figured I'd better get rid of them before the new fridge freezer arrives...
All I can think of atm is stir fry.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: SteveC on December 22, 2013, 06:36:00 pm
Soup?  Carrot and: orange, or coriander (or both), or lime (a new discovery)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: campagman on December 22, 2013, 06:47:17 pm
Fritters!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: graculus on December 22, 2013, 08:21:26 pm
Crecy Pie.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on December 22, 2013, 08:30:47 pm
Ice Cream
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 23, 2013, 12:41:30 pm
Ginger hair for a snowman?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on December 23, 2013, 01:22:05 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EOB8r-U4DUk/Urg4SsQMGsI/AAAAAAAAB44/s6a7nBUMDdw/w547-h553-no/Cooking+A+Turkey.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on December 24, 2013, 01:59:58 pm
I love the smell of dill water.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on December 24, 2013, 02:08:05 pm
As we are at my parents' house tomorrow, I have been preparing boxing day lunch. A gammon has been simmered in cider, cinnamon, star anise with some peppercorns. Red cabbage with apple is made so all I need to do now is the other veg and bake the gammon.

The house really christmassy!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rogerzilla on December 26, 2013, 03:58:46 pm
The legendary Boxing Day poo has not arrived yet.  There was a normal-sized one after breakfast but the leviathan, U-blocking, Thames Water-stupefying main course hasn't made an appearance.

Maybe I should get on the Wii Fit board before and after, then it will be very pleased that I've lost about 6lb almost instantly.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: T42 on December 26, 2013, 05:25:15 pm
As we are at my parents' house tomorrow, I have been preparing boxing day lunch. A gammon has been simmered in cider, cinnamon, star anise with some peppercorns. Red cabbage with apple is made so all I need to do now is the other veg and bake the gammon.

The house really christmassy!

Sounds good.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on December 26, 2013, 07:08:30 pm
T42, apart from the fact I missed off the word smells from my last sentence, it worked brilliantly.

Now totally repeat!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on December 26, 2013, 07:36:13 pm
I'm seconded to a regulatory body at the moment and we get sandwiches at lunchtime :thumbsup:

Some of the others complain that there are too many veggie ones!  Good veggie ones too, we get falafel, cream cheese and roast veg, and hummus salad which is an improvement on cheese or egg (I really do not like egg sarnies).  The meaty ones look good too but are too heavy on the chicken for me.  I suspect it of being unhappy chicken which I try not to eat.

If I suggest a veggie restaurant the usual response is the look of horror usually reserved for opening the door to discover that (a) there's a large group of carol singers about to launch into Silent Night and (b) they're all zombies and (c) you realise you've forgot your dressing gown and you're standing there in your underpants.

Fortunately, through some particular moral gymnastics, I eat fish otherwise I'd be surviving solely on cheese. I like cheese but you know, sometimes. Plus, there's an obsession with goat's cheese in veggie food and I hate goats cheese (goats cheese put me in a Parisian A&E). So sometimes even the cheese option is off the cards. That means a lot of tuna sandwiches and it's always bloody tuna and cheese, a combination that the rest of the world needs to figure out doesn't work. Tuna is fine. Melted cheese is fine. Together, it's horrid, yet the tuna melt is omnipresent on sandwich shop menus, goose stepping across my palate.

I have friends and family who select restaurants on the basis that there might be a single item on the menu that I could eat. It's of no relevance that I might not want to eat it. I'm mostly tolerant because I'm the faddist, but you know, a meal without half a cow or chicken it in won't kill anyone.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 26, 2013, 07:38:47 pm
I've cooked or assisted in the cooking of two Christmas dinners in two days, both in someone else's kitchen.

I do like cooking Christmas dinner.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on December 26, 2013, 08:36:14 pm
Ian, I can strongly recommend this veggie restaurant (http://mannav.com).  I went there with a group for a friend's birthday and C was bewildered by choice (usually she just selects "the one veggie item on the menu").

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on December 26, 2013, 08:40:22 pm
My random food thing: I love cooking Christmas dinner too.  This year we had chicken, courtesy of my parents' chicken rearing endeavours, with Proper Stuffing, a chestnut tart thing for C, slow-cooked red cabbage, sprouts and chestnuts, roast potatoes & parsnips, and just to enliven things I tried making a cranberry and sage sauce I'd not tried before (it worked well).  Almost everything was prepped before it needed cooking so I didn't have to spend socialising time in the kitchen.

Then C stole the show with some sort of drugs that make eating lemons taste like eating sweeties, so we had SCIENCE for pudding.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: matthew on December 27, 2013, 08:25:45 am
Agreed, I also enjoyed cooking christmas lunch. I found I would be cooking as Mum was collecting Gran and then keeping her entertained.

So as there were no trains on Tuesday to get to work I sat down and planned the cooking. MS Project produced a nice schedule and I printed out the timeline. Then managed to stay on or ahead of schedule the whole way through, Dad was put to work to prep veg and wash-up as we went and when Mum got home she was at a loose end as she was not needed in the kitchen.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 27, 2013, 11:16:58 am
How much trifle is too much? Also, is it ok to decide that instead of brandy butter or cream (my mum never lets us have custard) with Christmas pudding, you will have it with trifle?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on December 27, 2013, 03:17:13 pm
For Christmas dinner #1 (chez parents, 24 Dec), I had both Christmas pudding and trifle but it didn't occur to me to have them together. I like your way of thinking.

My mum provided a choice of brandy butter or champagne cream (both Waitrose). Never been a fan of brandy butter but the champagne cream was rather good.

For Christmas dinner #2 (home, 25 Dec), I had Christmas pud with custard. I made the pud, I made the custard, I therefore get to make the rules.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: campagman on December 27, 2013, 07:39:53 pm
Made some broth from the chicken carcass that was left over. The slow cooker is getting plenty of use at the mo. It was used to cook the chicken too. Dead easy and will be repeated.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on December 27, 2013, 07:49:26 pm
The leftovers are gone!

But fortunately the Co-Op had yellow-labelled their goat cheese and beetroot chutney pizza (tasted much better than it sounds….)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on December 27, 2013, 09:10:35 pm
Leftover goose, bread sauce and stuffing. With special beetroot. Nom.
It's 'meals' like this that mean I'll never want Christmas in a hotel.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on December 29, 2013, 10:33:19 pm
How much trifle is too much? ...
Trifle . . . too much?

Does not compute.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on January 01, 2014, 08:37:29 am
As Miss Ham is mostly pretty OK wrt family living, I am mostly indulgent of such relatively infrequent times as she comes home after a party or night out and cooks up food either for herself or herself and her paramour (yes I know that isn't strictly the right term but I just like it, OK?), although cleaning up the debris the morning after can take a while.

New Year's Eve is certainly a candidate for such indulgence, which is fine, but I think I am allowed a minor grin after realising that - in cooking up a sauce for her pasta (and here I'm actually slightly proud that she realises that you don't have to get stuff ready made out of jars) - she had taken a tube of harissa as tomato puree  :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on January 03, 2014, 06:17:15 pm
Ian, I can strongly recommend this veggie restaurant (http://mannav.com).  I went there with a group for a friend's birthday and C was bewildered by choice (usually she just selects "the one veggie item on the menu").

That looks quite nice, but I'm thinking of falling off the vegetarian wagon, sadly everyone I know is carnivorous and I'm getting tired of eating the the only veggie item on the menu. After getting the chef to decontaminate it of the ubiquitous goat cheese. I'd probably only get them into a veggie restaurant at gunpoint and then I'd have to put up with an evening of 'can I get a steak with that, hur hur'. Plus I was in Nandos the other day and I swear my friend's chicken starting whispering 'eat me! eat me!' as I chewed through yet another horrid wallpaper paste-and-veggie burger.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Butterfly on January 05, 2014, 11:06:56 am
Ian, I can strongly recommend this veggie restaurant (http://mannav.com).  I went there with a group for a friend's birthday and C was bewildered by choice (usually she just selects "the one veggie item on the menu").

That looks quite nice, but I'm thinking of falling off the vegetarian wagon, sadly everyone I know is carnivorous and I'm getting tired of eating the the only veggie item on the menu. After getting the chef to decontaminate it of the ubiquitous goat cheese. I'd probably only get them into a veggie restaurant at gunpoint and then I'd have to put up with an evening of 'can I get a steak with that, hur hur'. Plus I was in Nandos the other day and I swear my friend's chicken starting whispering 'eat me! eat me!' as I chewed through yet another horrid wallpaper paste-and-veggie burger.

My policy is to eat veggie if I like it and not if it is goats cheese, blue cheese or mainly mushrooms :sick:. I prefer to be veggie, but my principles don't extend to paying for yucky food. (or paying £12 for risotto). I stopped being fully vegetarian when mushroom risotto topped with goats cheese was the thing everywhere did.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on January 05, 2014, 11:13:00 am
Term at makes a note never to serve mushrooms or goats cheese to Butterfly*

* there is little chance of the latter and almost zero of the former, due to 2 people in our house hating mushrooms and only one liking goats cheese :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 05, 2014, 11:42:25 am
Send me all your goats cheese and I'll eat it :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on January 05, 2014, 11:47:19 am
Send me all your goats cheese and I'll eat it :P

It's in the post :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on January 05, 2014, 07:04:30 pm
Ian, I can strongly recommend this veggie restaurant (http://mannav.com).  I went there with a group for a friend's birthday and C was bewildered by choice (usually she just selects "the one veggie item on the menu").

That looks quite nice, but I'm thinking of falling off the vegetarian wagon, sadly everyone I know is carnivorous and I'm getting tired of eating the the only veggie item on the menu. After getting the chef to decontaminate it of the ubiquitous goat cheese. I'd probably only get them into a veggie restaurant at gunpoint and then I'd have to put up with an evening of 'can I get a steak with that, hur hur'. Plus I was in Nandos the other day and I swear my friend's chicken starting whispering 'eat me! eat me!' as I chewed through yet another horrid wallpaper paste-and-veggie burger.

My policy is to eat veggie if I like it and not if it is goats cheese, blue cheese or mainly mushrooms :sick:. I prefer to be veggie, but my principles don't extend to paying for yucky food. (or paying £12 for risotto). I stopped being fully vegetarian when mushroom risotto topped with goats cheese was the thing everywhere did.

Yes, mushroom is the other thing I don't really like. I can tolerate mushrooms as a secondary ingredient but anything primarily mushroomy is to be avoided. There's nothing more awesomely foetid than portobello mushroom and goats cheese 'veggie' option that seems to exist in every burger restaurant. I also can't stand blue cheese. It's off.

Anyway, I fell off the wagon in spectacular style – I had a pepperoni pizza with hot dog in the crust. Dirty yet heavenly. Staying on the wagon would have probably entailed getting a new set of friends and a replacement wife which was frankly too much effort. It was even more of a pain when travelling, you think the vegetarian options are limited in the UK! I've only survived via fish (I had to eat a huge plate of fish heads in Ghana earlier this year while telling my host how good they were – there's no context in which a meal that consists entirely of fish heads is good).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on January 05, 2014, 07:43:29 pm
Send me all your goats cheese and I'll eat it :P

It's in the post :)


I have looked very carefully in this post, I've even tried licking the screen, but I just don't think it is. You are teasing.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 05, 2014, 10:12:31 pm
I ate it all already, Ham.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on January 06, 2014, 12:19:48 pm
Plus I was in Nandos the other day and I swear my friend's chicken starting whispering 'eat me! eat me!' as I chewed through yet another horrid wallpaper paste-and-veggie burger.

Vegetarians in Nando's. A recipe for disaster...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nandos-serves-chicken-vegetarian-roshni-2972616
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on January 06, 2014, 12:24:02 pm
I don't know if they've changed since, but when I worked at KFC in about 2005 there were no vegitarian options on the menu at all.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on January 06, 2014, 02:30:32 pm
I remember KFC having no veggie options at all and refusing to eat there when with a group. I ended up finding chips elsewhere after they'd all eaten which sucked.

The difficulty getting veggie food as well as "TOO MUCH SODDING CHEESE" were considerable factors in stopping being vegetarian.  I certainly wouldn't go back to it now despite it being easier as I'm now largely if not totally lactose intolerant which knocks lots of easily accessible food off the menu as it is. I can't have cream, milk or yoghurt (or skimmed milk, whey powder) in any quantities without getting ill - and I'm also intolerant somehow to soya milk but seem to be OK with soya in stuff but haven't tried eating soya recently.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on January 06, 2014, 02:44:03 pm
By contrast, I'm veering more and more towards considering vegetarianism a viable option. I'm an omnivore by inclination but in principle* I would happily cut meat out of my diet. It helps that I like cheese and mushrooms.

Most meat is very disappointing so I could easily live without it. I've never found it hard to resist the lure of the KFC, for example. And as for those pizzas with hotdogs in the crust... I tried one once, just to see if it was really as bad as I feared it would be. I nearly hurled.

Nando's, on the other hand, would cause me problems if I tried to go vegetarian.


*the flexible (some might say hypocritical) kind of principle that balks at factory farming but mysteriously becomes a non-issue when I'm presented with a tasty slab of foie gras...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on January 06, 2014, 04:53:53 pm
I was looking in Waitrose the other day at various cuts of meat. There was a piece of beef which looked to me to be about the right size for 5 or 6 people sitting down to eat and it was over £40! People must buy this stuff, but it seems prohibitively expensive to me. I poked around on the shelves and found a couple of pieces of rump steak reaching their "sell-by" date which had been knocked down to about £4 each and bought those for the freezer.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: geraldc on January 06, 2014, 05:07:45 pm
KFC vegetarian options. Having done 2 tours of duty with the colonel you can have:

Chips
Beans
Corn on the Cob
Coleslaw

I'd also bulk it out with milkshakes and an apple pie.

Meat being expensive is a good thing. When it comes to being a treat again, rather than a staple, I can't see it doing anyone any harm.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on January 06, 2014, 05:22:21 pm
There was a piece of beef which looked to me to be about the right size for 5 or 6 people siting down to eat and it was over £40! People must buy this stuff, but it seems prohibitively expensive to me.

This perception is part of the problem. Nearly all meat in supermarkets is grossly underpriced.

Ethically, the answer should be to eat less meat, not to eat cheaper meat.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on January 06, 2014, 07:11:31 pm
Plus I was in Nandos the other day and I swear my friend's chicken starting whispering 'eat me! eat me!' as I chewed through yet another horrid wallpaper paste-and-veggie burger.

Vegetarians in Nando's. A recipe for disaster...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nandos-serves-chicken-vegetarian-roshni-2972616

I find it a bit hard to believe that anyone could mistake halloumi for chicken. It's like confusing cheddar with a banana. And she ate the entire thing. She's either so dumb that she's effectively an anti-rocket scientist or angling for a substantial freebie.

Considering what it must cost to ethically produce something like beef, £40 for a hunk enough to feed a family seems reasonable. I may have abandoned my vegetarian principles, but I figured if you're going to eat meat, you ought to at least have some regard for the ethics. I can't do the math that allows four chicken breasts to be sold for £1.99. I've always been happy enough to treat meat as an occasional thing, it doesn't have to be a constituent of every meal. Though I was brought up that way, my dad won't eat anything that doesn't contain meat.

I could never eat foie gras on the basis that it tastes horrible enough for it never to challenge my ethics.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on January 06, 2014, 07:29:50 pm

KFC vegetarian options. Having done 2 tours of duty with the colonel you can have:

Chips
Beans
Corn on the Cob
Coleslaw

I'd also bulk it out with milkshakes and an apple pie.

Are these all genuine vegetarian options or is it the French definition of vegetarian you're using here?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on January 06, 2014, 08:00:34 pm
Hmm.... making a dressing for a SLAD for family Ham, I decide to check how hot the chilli is I'm using, as none of the remainder are chili-heads. It was a hottish one, so I chewed up about half of what I had chopped, and one other. Of course, this now renders me useless for actually gauging the heat of the completed article. C'est la vie.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on January 07, 2014, 09:45:58 am
Picked walnuts aren't walnut shaped.  They're like little gobstoppers. 

I had no idea.

They should've sent a poet.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: andrew_s on January 07, 2014, 06:49:39 pm
Today's offering on the birthday table at work:- Chocolate Mint flavour Pringles.
Just so wrong.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on January 07, 2014, 07:21:42 pm
Today's offering on the birthday table at work:- Chocolate Mint flavour Pringles.
Just so wrong.

I think I mentioned Sweet Cinnamon Pringles on the Disgusting so-called food thread but andrew_s has won the internets today.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: David Martin on January 07, 2014, 11:16:08 pm
Today's offering on the birthday table at work:- Chocolate Mint flavour Pringles.
Just so wrong.


That's not even wrong..
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on January 07, 2014, 11:41:07 pm
Today's offering on the birthday table at work:- Chocolate Mint flavour Pringles.
Just so wrong.


That's not even wrong..

It's not even food...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: andrew_s on January 09, 2014, 12:24:38 am
Today's offering on the birthday table at work:- Chocolate Mint flavour Pringles.
Just so wrong.


That's not even wrong..
It is wrong actually. I should have said "Mint Choc flavour Pringles".
The Daily Wail agrees with me - Christmas food No ONE wants to find in their stocking (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2513700/Christmas-food-NO-ONE-wants-stocking.html)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on January 09, 2014, 09:11:51 am

The Daily Wail agrees with me

That's nothing to be proud of.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nikki on January 17, 2014, 09:45:03 pm
Cashew nut butter. Yum.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on January 17, 2014, 11:49:49 pm
Picked walnuts aren't walnut shaped.  They're like little gobstoppers. 

I had no idea.

They should've sent a poet.

When we had a walnut tree Dez tried pickling some. You are supposed to pickle them long before they ripen as what you are pickling is the entire fruiting body, which as you rightly point out is green and gobstopperish. Dez left it a bit too long before he had pickled them and the shells were starting to form inside the green outer, which made them inedible.

I have to confess that I didn't try one as Dez had already given his view and slung them out. I think he pickled only the one jar.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on January 18, 2014, 08:50:24 pm
My partner read the ingredients list on a haggis he bought...  :sick:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 19, 2014, 01:09:59 pm
One of life's valuable lessons there. If you intend to eat it, never, ever read the label on a haggis.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on January 19, 2014, 01:12:32 pm
Or alternatively: Don't eat the haggis.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on January 19, 2014, 01:32:51 pm
He told me he wanted a haggis weeks ago.
They weren't available from Sainsbury's at the time.
Now Burns' Night is approaching, they are everywhere.
He went off to Evans on a pornfest yesterday and I messaged him to catch a haggis on his return, telling him I could happily live without a haggis.
He caught a haggis; not just any haggis but a haggis from M&S.
He read the label as put it away.
He lives and learns...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on January 20, 2014, 09:39:04 am
I know exactly what's in a haggis and I still love 'em.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on January 20, 2014, 11:00:07 am
Me too. If I could persuade Mr Smith we'd be having some this weekend.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on January 20, 2014, 11:16:06 am
I'll eat haggis if it's on offer but I'm also quite happy to pass it up.
David genuinely did not know the origin, history and ingredients.
We'll probably attack the beast before Burns' Night.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: interzen on January 20, 2014, 03:38:37 pm
My solitary bhut jolokia pepper is almost ready ...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/1495528_10151833541096636_256978426_n.jpg)

... just in time for when I do a curry for the office lunch in a few weeks time  :demon:

(it came though about 3 months after the other plants had finished fruiting ... still, better late than never)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on January 20, 2014, 06:26:26 pm
Haggis is wonderful. What makes it especially good is that the veggie version is in no way inferior to the meaty version.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on January 20, 2014, 06:31:42 pm
Actually that's true. I like veggie haggis and meaty haggis.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: SteveC on January 20, 2014, 07:06:34 pm
Never had veggie haggis.
We're going to friends on Saturday and I expect there will be haggis (and probably whisky)  :smug:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on January 20, 2014, 11:18:34 pm
Mac Sween's make them and Waitorse sell them.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on January 21, 2014, 12:46:36 pm
Tesco's Cinnamon buns.

YUM!

Seriously considering going back to get another, despite the fact it's a real PITA to get from here to there...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: geraldc on January 22, 2014, 02:39:09 pm
chicken bovril tastes like pork pie
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on January 22, 2014, 04:49:16 pm
This could be a solution to my pork pie cravings.

We had two in the fridge on Tuesday, I bet they aren't still there when I get home on Friday.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on January 26, 2014, 07:09:05 pm
Loosening my belt after a superlatively good Sunday roast at Bishopston Supper Club (http://restingchef.wordpress.com/about/). Bristol peeps, I'd thoroughly recommend checking it out.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on January 26, 2014, 10:34:15 pm
My parents came round for dinner and I cooked a really fab lasagna - a meaty one for me & parents, and a veggie one for Charlotte.  And Charlotte cooked luuurvely rice pudding for pudding.

*carbfest*
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on January 27, 2014, 11:00:19 am
Before Christmas, my coffee habit was getting a bit out of control and was affecting my sleep and making me irritable (even more irritable than usual). So since the start of 2014, I've adopted the strict rule of no caffeine after midday, and now limit myself to a cup of tea first thing in the morning when I wake up, and a coffee when I get to work.

So, I've had my morning coffee and... I'M NOW BOUNCING OFF THE FUCKING CEILING!!!!!!

Blimey. It used to take at least four or five cups to get me in this state.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on January 29, 2014, 05:28:44 pm
I was working in Den Bosch today and elected to drive rather than take the train. On the outskirts of Utrecht I passed a BP service station with a MARKS AND SPENCER FOOD STORE. Naturally I've already passed the exit. On the return route the service station on my side of the road is Shell and therefore useless. Cue diversion to go 3km further turn around 3km back and do the same to turn around.
I now have a Chicken and Leek pie warming in the oven, Mini pork pies in the fridge and various sticky English deserts.
Ah the things ex-pats will do for a bit of 'home' cooking!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rachel t on January 29, 2014, 11:48:18 pm
I was working in Den Bosch today and elected to drive rather than take the train. On the outskirts of Utrecht I passed a BP service station with a MARKS AND SPENCER FOOD STORE. Naturally I've already passed the exit. On the return route the service station on my side of the road is Shell and therefore useless. Cue diversion to go 3km further turn around 3km back and do the same to turn around.
I now have a Chicken and Leek pie warming in the oven, Mini pork pies in the fridge and various sticky English deserts.
Ah the things ex-pats will do for a bit of 'home' cooking!

Looking at M&S's website looks like there are 6 M&S food at BP in the Netherlands now, http://www.marksandspencer.eu/Our-Stores/store-finder,en_NL,pg.html It also looks like they are opening a normal store in The Hague
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on January 30, 2014, 05:16:00 pm
My parents were disappointed with their Kosher yoghurt.
I suggested they make their own using a spoonful of live kosher yoghurt and full-cream milk.
Success!   :) :)
Mum says Dad said it was the best they'd had for ages!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: madcow on February 01, 2014, 09:36:16 pm
In November when making some sloe gin,I put in  some blackcurrants that were in the freezer. They added a bit of depth to the colour of the sloe gin. Today, I discovered that sloes sink but blackcurrants float so the blackcurrants were rescued and baked into a white chocolate blondie (ie chocolate brownie but with white choccy) Baking was done by my daughter.

see     http://www.lakeland.co.uk/r80240/White-Chocolate-and-Raspberry-Blondies

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/12257405343_346935f45c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16109958@N08/12257405343/)
SAM_3713 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16109958@N08/12257405343/) by madcow99 (http://www.flickr.com/people/16109958@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on February 01, 2014, 09:41:40 pm
I've succeeded in spending an evening cooking with my son.  I think he's rather enjoyed cooking from scratch - even though it's taken a while for him to do it.  I just said 'it'll get faster every time you do."
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2014, 09:59:58 am
I'm eating an RJ Foods Original Flapjack.  I've had them often.  They're great cycling food, partly because they can take having the crap beaten out of them at the bottom of a saddlebag full of tools for a couple of weeks and still come out moist and tasty.

But, rather disconcertingly, the current one tastes distinctly of bananas. :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pingu on February 09, 2014, 12:39:20 am
Tonight's omelette was the best I've made for years  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mike on February 09, 2014, 06:06:54 pm
i try and stick to UK-grown food but mrsmike went shopping today, bought some tomatoes and they're absolutely fantastic - not sure if they really are that good or if it's just because I'm missing tomatoes... 
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on February 11, 2014, 12:50:54 pm
Just been to the canteen as I fancied caek.

Amongst the choices was Crème Egg Brownie and Banananananananaaaaaaaaaa and Walnut Caek.

So, of course, I had to get a piece of each :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: madcow on February 12, 2014, 06:29:50 pm
In recent months we have had more than a few bottles of semi-skimmed milk that have gone off or separated well before their sell by date.
Getting a bit pissed off with this .
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on February 12, 2014, 07:06:35 pm
In recent months we have had more than a few bottles of semi-skimmed milk that have gone off or separated well before their sell by date.
Getting a bit pissed off with this .

Are these from a shop, supermarket or milkman?
Our milkman has sometimes supplied us with old or stale milk.

As it's now 79p per pint, I complain every time.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: madcow on February 12, 2014, 11:04:05 pm
usually supermarket ,can be Mr Sainsbury or Mr  Morrison. We can get it from the village shop and the Spar 3 miles away.
Sometimes take it back and complain but it's a real faff.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on February 12, 2014, 11:30:03 pm
It's a real faff, I agree. I've never had old milk from Sainsbury's online but supermarket milk has a use-by date of 8 days ahead of purchase date. I'd be wary of anything beyond 3 days before use-by.
Small shops can be bad for retaining the cold chain.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on February 15, 2014, 11:40:34 am
So I was enthusing in the anaesthetic room about Dr Stuart's Valerian tea, and how it knocks me out at night like a general anaesthetic, and then got laughed at because it turns out valerian and diazepam are the same kind of stuff.  And I've been using two teabags a night.  Yep, my name's Ruthie and I'm dependent on benzodiazepines  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on February 15, 2014, 11:54:53 am
Is your bin in the front garden - it may explain the cat issue: -
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An unusual feature of valerian is that valerian root and leaves are a cat attractant similar to, and as safe as catnip. Valerian contains the cat attractant actinidine.[/url]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerian_(herb)#Effect_on_other_organisms
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on February 15, 2014, 11:59:40 am
Nah, the cat issue pre-dates my valium addiction.  I wonder if it's ian's cat.  If so it needs to keep shitting in his kitchen, not on my front garden.
Title: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on February 21, 2014, 06:05:47 pm
Raspberry cheesecake à la fboab:

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/F78823DE-E2AE-4B70-8DC2-2ACE6F3007F8_zps86uvxnoe.jpg)

Smells totes amaze. Just need to wait for it to cool down.

Might have slightly overdone the raspberries though - the peril of converting US cups to grams, and using frozen instead of fresh. Feels a but soft in the middle but I'm hoping it'll firm up a bit when chilled.

Also, might whip the cream cheese mixture next time to give it a bit more volume.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Andrij on February 26, 2014, 02:35:30 pm
The latest in hipster kitchen accessories: http://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff/living/kitchen/fixie-pizza-cutter/
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jurek on February 26, 2014, 02:42:46 pm
Does that frame have cheese clearances?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 27, 2014, 12:10:42 pm
It's got no chain, cranks or pedals - more of a pizza hobby horse than a bike!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on February 27, 2014, 07:45:09 pm
I've just been trying to toast some of that German rye bread, (before smothering it in good butter and marmite)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 01, 2014, 10:57:03 pm
Since when were crisps part of a ploughman's lunch?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 04, 2014, 09:31:02 am
I'm wondering how pancakes will turn out with self-raising flour. We don't have any normal white flour cos we never use it, only s/r for cakes and stuff and wholemeal for bread, but the other Cudzos have said that they want some pancakes wholemeal but some - most - must be with white flour. Doesn't seem worth buying any just for this. Or maybe it'll get used anyway.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 04, 2014, 10:20:29 am
Seen on twitter:
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Man in queue in front of me at Sainsbo's was buying Pancake Mix. "Just add milk and eggs". Fools and their money...

Three times the price of a bag of flour, apparently. Added ingredient for it to legally qualify as a "mix": salt.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 04, 2014, 10:23:18 am
I'm wondering how pancakes will turn out with self-raising flour.

Fluffy. Probably more like American-style pancakes.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 04, 2014, 10:45:54 am
Seen on twitter:
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Man in queue in front of me at Sainsbo's was buying Pancake Mix. "Just add milk and eggs". Fools and their money...

Three times the price of a bag of flour, apparently. Added ingredient for it to legally qualify as a "mix": salt.
I'd like to believe that, but a search only found a mix containing milk powder and dried egg. I can't imagine it's anything other than fairly foul but it at the same price as a bag of flour it's not quite the preposterous rip off mentioned on twitter.
http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/groceries/index.jsp?bmUID=1393929345362

Oh, just found this:
http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/grocery-categories/pancake_and_batter_mix_in_sainsburys.html
Betty Crocker shake to make pancake mix. Just add water. I'm sure it's delicious.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 04, 2014, 10:49:20 am
I'm wondering how pancakes will turn out with self-raising flour.

Fluffy. Probably more like American-style pancakes.
Fluffy it will be then. I just need to remember to buy some milk. And more eggs. Or Betty Crocker's absolutely delicious made with love and care shake to make stuff.  ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 04, 2014, 10:59:07 am
Oh, just found this:
http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/grocery-categories/pancake_and_batter_mix_in_sainsburys.html
Betty Crocker shake to make pancake mix. Just add water. I'm sure it's delicious.

yebbut with that you don't need to carry milk or eggs - which is pretty good if cycle camping or backpacking.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 04, 2014, 11:06:13 am
I'd like to believe that, but a search only found a mix containing milk powder and dried egg. I can't imagine it's anything other than fairly foul but it at the same price as a bag of flour it's not quite the preposterous rip off mentioned on twitter.

I just found this on the sainsbury's website:
http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/groceries/index.jsp?bmUID=1393930911649

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Ingredients: Maize Flour, Rice Flour, Cornflour, Potato Starch, Raising Agents: Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate, Stabiliser: Xanthan Gum...

Preparation
You will need:
Mrs Crimble's Pancake Mix
400ml / 3/4 pint Milk
2 Eggs

£1.99 for a 200g packet.

Plain white flour is £1.10 for a 1.5kg bag. So the mix is actually more like 15 times the price.

But I'm sure all those ingredients make the mix a far superior product to plain white flour.  ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 04, 2014, 11:13:54 am
That link just gives me a page asking me to log in. Perhaps this is some special product only registered Sainsbury's shoppers can buy?  :D Obviously I'm unworthy of such culinary delights. Such a shame!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 04, 2014, 11:14:26 am
But I'm sure all those ingredients make the mix a far superior product to plain white flour.  ::-)

Actually, I've just noticed that it has a "gluten free" label on the packet, so that would explain the bizarre ingredients list.

Fair point about believing stuff you read on Twitter though.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 04, 2014, 11:16:06 am
Oh, just found this:
http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/grocery-categories/pancake_and_batter_mix_in_sainsburys.html
Betty Crocker shake to make pancake mix. Just add water. I'm sure it's delicious.

yebbut with that you don't need to carry milk or eggs - which is pretty good if cycle camping or backpacking.
Good point. Unlike the one Citoyen found, which is good for... frittering away time on the internet?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on March 04, 2014, 12:07:53 pm
We'll be having scotch pancakes (that's drop scones really) which are made with SR flour.

And those of us who are supposed to be eschewing carbs will just not tell anyone. Just like they haven't mentioned the other sugar they've been eating daily since Ithey was told to stop running.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Chris S on March 04, 2014, 03:14:49 pm
Low carb pancakes for me (made with a little Soya flour, ground almonds and flax seed). Probably sweet; so with nuked blueberries and a metric fucktonne of cream  :thumbsup:.

How was the cheesecake, Citoyen?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 04, 2014, 03:33:32 pm
How was the cheesecake, Citoyen?

Sorry, forgot to say... fucking awesome! I'll definitely be making that one again.   :thumbsup:

The hazelnut [almond] chocolate torte was great too - lasted all of five minutes.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on March 10, 2014, 08:44:38 am
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20140309_201555.jpg)

Apparently these chickpeas are not OK. Says No2Son. No1Daughter made him check, as last week she threw out all the food colouring with some bollox about not eating anything from 200#. 199# is worse, and hysterically funny, apparently.
Quote from: No2Son, falling about laughing.
THEY'RE OLDER THAN LIVVY


(I'd've eaten them. They're canned, FFS)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on March 10, 2014, 09:55:47 am
...(I'd've eaten them. They're canned, FFS)

But.....DETH!! :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 10, 2014, 10:08:09 am
A few years ago (might have been twenty... but even so) some canned food from WWI was opened on air, eaten and pronounced good. Well into the 80s my mum's cupboards contained packets labelled in shillings. No problem.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on March 10, 2014, 10:09:36 am
I had a can of baked beans, just out of date. The sauce was green!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on March 10, 2014, 10:10:51 am
Yeah yeah. Whatevs.

 It's almost worth it for the headlines...

Suffolk mum succumbs to aged pulses.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pingu on March 10, 2014, 01:05:42 pm
Suffolk mum succumbs to aged impulses.

 :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on March 10, 2014, 01:21:30 pm
Those chickpeas came from Safeway in Inverurie.
I've moved house 7 times since then.  :-[
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on March 10, 2014, 03:10:13 pm
Our Marmite is dated 2006.  It shows all signs of living to a fine vintage, at least until the jar suffers a pitch drop style failure.

I think the prehistoric food colouring got binned by barakta at some point, though there may be a tin of Netto brand tomatoes lurking somewhere.  We haven't lived within shopping range of a Netto since Sheffield.

(As ever with these things, it's not the absolute age that's impressive, so much as the number of house moves that it implies.)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 10, 2014, 03:42:16 pm
I think our Marmite has a 2005 'use by' date.
I'm sure some Sheddi rejoiced in old food stocks and I could find some ancient non-perishables if I CBA to look.
The spice rack in the kitchen pre-dates my purchase of this abode in 1999.
The salt will not have gone off...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 10, 2014, 03:46:20 pm
The very idea of a jar of Marmite lasting that long in our house uneaten is unthinkable.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: phantasmagoriana on March 10, 2014, 04:38:13 pm
There is some truly excellent cake in the work kitchen. I usually manage to restrain myself, but the temptation was too great. I rather wish I hadn't, as keep going back for more.  :-[
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 10, 2014, 06:04:04 pm
The very idea of a jar of Marmite lasting that long in our house uneaten is unthinkable.
Ditto. But the so is the idea of Marmite going off!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jacomus on March 14, 2014, 05:23:41 pm
The very idea of a jar of Marmite lasting that long in our house uneaten is unthinkable.

Agreed.

Yours, eats-marmite-with-a-spoon-when-unsupervised
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on March 14, 2014, 11:41:10 pm
Neither of us like marmite, in fact we probably detest it and it is only used for cycling photos and feeding to Kim's ex who doesn't care about the use by date.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 15, 2014, 06:47:21 am
I dislike Marmitr. David partakes occasionally.
Suspect I bought Big Jar when ex was a frequent visitor.
David has lived here 10 years...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on March 19, 2014, 08:20:06 pm
I had a very intellectual conversation with a colleague the other day, about cheese. Neither of us understands how so many types of cheese can come from the same ingredient: just milk. It's obviously some sort of witchcraft.

           Well Bread is the same really (obviously invented to go cheese) I didn't realise there so many different recipes
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on March 20, 2014, 05:07:15 pm
...And flour + fat based foodstuffs in general - the many various pastries and biscuits and cakes all essentially made of the same ingredients.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on March 20, 2014, 05:21:45 pm
Pies, I love pies   ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 20, 2014, 05:31:31 pm
I had a very intellectual conversation with a colleague the other day, about cheese. Neither of us understands how so many types of cheese can come from the same ingredient: just milk. It's obviously some sort of witchcraft.

           Well Bread is the same really (obviously invented to go cheese) I didn't realise there so many different recipes
It's because there are so many types of GERMS and MOULD.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 20, 2014, 07:25:03 pm
Many of them are colonising my respiratory tract.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 22, 2014, 12:30:33 pm
What's a CEKA pack?

I don't get into the shops much and do almost all my food shopping from Sainsbury's online.
I see some sugar comes in a ceka pack and the website shows a picture but no useful information .

The question is academic as the traditional paper bags seem cheaper and I don't buy much sugar anyway but
WHAT IS A CEKA PACK?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on March 22, 2014, 12:38:01 pm
What's a CEKA pack?
A lined carton like a juice carton.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mbt22 on March 22, 2014, 12:44:02 pm
I believe the music is compulsory in the packing line  http//youtu.be/eI6BMoyhmH8  (http://youtu.be/eI6BMoyhmH8).

Plastic lined cardboard with a plastic flip up top.  So much better than compostable and easily recyclable paper.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 22, 2014, 12:49:48 pm
Thanks! So the world is a happier place if I stick to the paper bags and keep them scrupulously dry?
Thought so!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on March 22, 2014, 03:24:39 pm
My Mum used to have two small holdall type bags which she used to do the weeks shopping in (had proper food shops then like wots getting/got trendy now), she used to stroll into the house and unpack them then stash them ready to use again
        Once in a blue moon I was coerced into going shopping with her, I struggled to carry one of them, there were no plastic carrier bags, I truly believe the recycle thing is costing us more than it benefits us (with the exception of composting and burning all correspondence on the fire which is more paranoia than eco  ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 22, 2014, 03:56:53 pm
Which reminds me, my Mum's shopping trolley needs to be replaced with something reliable and sturdy.
She's so awkward because she wants to handle goods before she buys them!
John Lewis at Brent Cross (only a mile from her car-free home) had very little and she's not sure where to go next.
First World Problems!

I know there are good online merchants...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 24, 2014, 12:11:50 pm
Thanks! So the world is a happier place if I stick to the paper bags and keep them scrupulously dry?

Or buy it in paper bags and transfer the contents to a reusable airtight container.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 24, 2014, 03:28:51 pm
Thanks! So the world is a happier place if I stick to the paper bags and keep them scrupulously dry?

Or buy it in paper bags and transfer the contents to a reusable airtight container.

I find bags easier to handle.
I've just ordered some Sainsbury's Fairtrade white caster sugar.
I suspect it may be supplied in a plastic bag.
(The 'Fairtrade Golden Caster sugar came in a plastic bag; it did not handle like caster sugar. It was coarse and sticky, like fine Demerara sugar.)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on March 24, 2014, 07:29:54 pm
The (very) annoying thing is the majority of supermarket veg/sugar/pulses etc. product bags are non recyclable, why not I shriek, frozen produce in bags, non recyclable ditto, come on I say (polite version) if the co-op can make a carrier bag that falls to bits after a year why cannot the rest of the supermarket/frozen food suppliers not do the same, after all the cost will be passed on to the customer, it always is and as we already bear the cost of the so called free carrier bags (possibly soon to be taxed) then at least make them recyclable.
      I will no longer use supermarket carrier bags, my Vaude Panniers cost me a bloody arm and a leg plus, I shall use them and get the full value.   
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 24, 2014, 11:33:26 pm
Dear Sainsbury's,
If you are selling a large mango for £1, then including this in a multi-buy 'Buy an two for £2.50' 'Special Offer' speaks of FAIL.
I am not stupid.
I can count.
I don't want any of the other items in this 'offer'.

By the way, it might be news to you that
I CAN READ!
I can cope with a list of products without needing to see pictures, which greatly reduce the number of items I can see on my laptop screen before I need to scroll down.
Wading through these silly pictures is SLOW and BORING.

Please enable me to disable images.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 25, 2014, 10:34:41 am
What's the probability that the supermarket is unable to enable the ability to disable the display of images?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on March 25, 2014, 10:47:16 am
Dear Sainsbury's,
If you are selling a large mango for £1, then including this in a multi-buy 'Buy an two for £2.50' 'Special Offer' speaks of FAIL.
I am not stupid.
I can count.
I don't want any of the other items in this 'offer'.

By the way, it might be news to you that
I CAN READ!
I can cope with a list of products without needing to see pictures, which greatly reduce the number of items I can see on my laptop screen before I need to scroll down.
Wading through these silly pictures is SLOW and BORING.

Please enable me to disable images.

       Aubergine £1 each in Sainsbury and other local supermarkets, cherry tomatoes (on vine) £2-50 etc,  in the Fri/Sat market in Kidlington High St Aubergine 2 for £1 cherry toms £1 other veg/fruit show similar reductions, I get up earlier after an 11 hour shift the night before to recumbent trike there, soooo worth it, and getting to know the people on the stall evokes comments ranging from "give us a wheely" to "ere, these banana aubergines are nearly finished give us a quid for them (about £4 worth).
        Worth the effort eh ?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on March 25, 2014, 01:04:45 pm
Just bought two carrier bags of, ripe*/damaged, bananananas for £2.  ;D
Got a giant nana and grape smoothie at my side and one carrier bag full left.  :thumbsup:

* Properly ripe, leopard spot ripe, not yellow and starchy ripe with green ends!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 25, 2014, 01:38:56 pm
What's the probability that the supermarket is unable to enable the ability to disable the display of images?

I am not able to comment!
Disabling images was possible on previous websites. They might employ poor web designers.
I am not a computer buff but know that images consume much data and screen space. This makes them undesirable for my use.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on March 25, 2014, 02:00:55 pm
Disabling images was possible on previous websites.
When I see/use Sainsbury's site I get a tick box to allow images or not on the lists.
I'd put a screenshot up but I think that'd be rubbing it in!  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 25, 2014, 02:12:28 pm
From Sainsbury's to Tesco: Amazing new plastic egg boxes! (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/mar/24/egg-cartons-plastic-tesco-cardboard)
This is old hat, surely? Egg boxes were made of plastic way back in the 80s and probably 70s. This smells of supermarket press release reprinted with no recycling.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 25, 2014, 02:22:41 pm
Disabling images was possible on previous websites.
When I see/use Sainsbury's site I get a tick box to allow images or not on the lists.
I'd put a screenshot up but I think that'd be rubbing it in!  :P

I don't, and I've just had another look.
I can see either a grid or a list, both with images.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on March 25, 2014, 02:32:16 pm
Disabling images was possible on previous websites.
When I see/use Sainsbury's site I get a tick box to allow images or not on the lists.
I'd put a screenshot up but I think that'd be rubbing it in!  :P
and I've just had another look.
So have I and the option disappears when you login to your account. Bad Sainsbury's site design.  >:(
You could block all images with adblock plus but that might be too much if you use other parts of the site. (assumes all the images are served from within Sainsbury's domain)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on March 25, 2014, 04:30:44 pm
Just bought two carrier bags of, ripe*/damaged, bananananas for £2.  ;D
Got a giant nana and grape smoothie at my side and one carrier bag full left.  :thumbsup:

* Properly ripe, leopard spot ripe, not yellow and starchy ripe with green ends!
I have finished my giant smoothie.  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on March 26, 2014, 08:46:58 am
From Sainsbury's to Tesco: Amazing new plastic egg boxes! (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/mar/24/egg-cartons-plastic-tesco-cardboard)
This is old hat, surely? Egg boxes were made of plastic way back in the 80s and probably 70s. This smells of supermarket press release reprinted with no recycling.

Sainsbury had plastic egg boxes in the 1970s. If you had enough of them you could attach one to another (turned through 180 degrees) and make tank tracks.

Photos of fruit would make sense if they were of the actual piece of fruit you were buying so you could check for size, damage etc.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on March 26, 2014, 11:53:43 am
We stopped online shopping when it became apparent the pickers (Tesco esp) didn't give a rats ass whether the order was even remotely similar to what the customer ordered, also (and it may well have changed) you enver got a bite at the special offers
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 26, 2014, 03:19:13 pm
We stopped online shopping when it became apparent the pickers (Tesco esp) didn't give a rats ass whether the order was even remotely similar to what the customer ordered, also (and it may well have changed) you enver got a bite at the special offers

I made a habit of phoning Sainsbury's whenever things were wrong; they learned and I seldom phone them now.
I get what I want, so long as it's in stock and don't usually accept substitutes.
I do well on special offers; sitting at a computer, I can calmly assess if 'bargains' are real. I buy few perishables on special unless they can be frozen.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on April 02, 2014, 10:24:18 am
Mrs T was working from home yesterday, whilst I was in the badlands of Prudhoe.

Repeat today.

When I got up this morning there was note stuck on my phone to say that there is a pack up in the fridge for me!

Looking forward to lunch, now...
Title: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on April 06, 2014, 10:11:20 am
One for paleo fans - made this for my wife this morning so she could have some toast with her poached eggs. It's actually rather good...

http://ancestralchef.com/microwave-paleo-bread/

(Not sure they actually had microwave ovens in Paleolithic times though. ;) )
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 07, 2014, 02:32:45 pm
Not sure they were grinding nuts either or using salt unless they found some occurring on the surface. But did they have baking powder? Must have done!

But who cares? If it's rather good, it's rather good.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on April 10, 2014, 12:01:31 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3667/13745543125_e3fdcec226_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mWDv5R)

In case that's not clear, she's carrying a grand piano cake through central London.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 10, 2014, 02:30:06 pm
And like a sensible pianist, she's not wearing her piano shoes outdoors!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 19, 2014, 01:19:35 pm
I would post this in 'First World Problems' but it is Food and Drink...

Sainsbury's Basics range, supplied by my local branch no longer includes:
Cornflakes- their posh own brand flakes are nearly five times the price and are far thinner, which I don't like
Jaffa Cakes  I will just have to do without.
Italian Grated Hard Cheese in a handy plastic drum. This is a real nuisance! I only want to put a little on my bolognese and Grana Padano in a plastic sachet is inconvenient and spendy.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Paul on April 19, 2014, 09:00:14 pm
33 pages and I've only just found this thread.

I apologise if eggs have been done, but I feel the need to say how brilliant they are. I'm going through a real egg phase. I have finally learned how to boil an egg and get it right 9 times out of 10*. Likewise poached eggs** and scrambled eggs***.

I know how good they are in stuff, but it's amazing how well they can hold centre stage too.

Okay: egg praise over (for now).

(*cold egg in cold water. Heat until water bubbles lightly and turn heat right down or even off. Then leave for 3.5 (smaller) 4 mins (larger) before removing and topping, serving with lovely buttery bread)
(**break into a pan of boiling water, bring back to boil then immediately turn heat right down or even off. Then leave for 3.5 (smaller) 4 mins (larger) before removing serving with lovely buttery bread and black pudding)
(***break 2 or 3 eggs into a bowl. Hand whisk (with optional cream/full fat milk to about 25% of volume) and add a little salt. low/medium heat a frying pan with a k/nob of butter and/or oil. Pour the egg mixture into the middle of the butter/oil and  immediately turn heat right down. Gently and regularly move the eggs so they do not set, and the runny bits are always being moved into the heat. The slower you cook them, the better they are. Serve with lovely, buttery etc)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 20, 2014, 06:10:10 pm
I have hidden 35 sweets for our Easter Egg hunt. David has found four so far...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on April 21, 2014, 01:40:44 pm
I apologise if eggs have been done, but I feel the need to say how brilliant they are. I'm going through a real egg phase. I have finally learned how to boil an egg and get it right 9 times out of 10*. Likewise poached eggs** and scrambled eggs***.

Eggs are flipping marvellous. They're the perfect fast food too - an omelette is just as quick to cook as a microwave ready meal.
And lately, I've discovered the joy of taking hard-boiled eggs with me to snack on during audaxes.

Just a couple of things I'd add to your methods: poached eggs benefit from being the freshest possible, since they hold their shape better (same goes for fried eggs), but boiled eggs benefit from being a bit older, since they come away from the shell more easily.

For me, scrambled eggs are best made with lots and lots of butter (not oil), and without the cream/milk. But that's a personal preference thing. A bit of truffle butter stirred in at the end is the absolute height of decadence.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jogler on April 21, 2014, 02:06:09 pm
Marj does the world's best omelletes.
 :smug:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: RichForrest on April 21, 2014, 08:06:51 pm
Eggs! Get through about a tray a week. All by myself  ;D
Picked up 30 on Sat eve and have used half of them already!
They are small though and 7 are sat in the fridge boiled and ready to eat.
Great as a snack when feeling peckish.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 21, 2014, 08:07:35 pm
As much as I like eggs, I don't like omelettes. They're too eggy.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 21, 2014, 08:13:01 pm
I am sure eggs are wonderful but I seem to have gone off them, except in CAIK.
I don't know why.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 22, 2014, 09:54:45 am
Eggs are small and versatile and packed full of eggy goodness and boiled ones do indeed make a handy ride food.

I came here to quote this about tea: ...each tea represents somebody wanting a ginger-brown cupful, himself drinking tea in Jackie's mother's kitchen, his brothers taking their tea cans to work, the cycling club when it's raining stopping at a caff, ...

This from a novel which is nothing about cycling or tea, the casual reference to the cycling club struck me. I like my tea black not ginger-brown personally, but it's still tea.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on April 22, 2014, 10:09:09 am
Everyone overcooks scrambled eggs and omelettes. The egg should be just set and not effectively vulcanised. Scrambled eggs should be cooked slowly with constant stirring and taken off the heat once they start to set (this should take several minutes). The result is light and souffle-like and approximately 25 light years' away from how most scrambled eggs seem to be served. Omelettes too. Cook till set, not until it's a disk of kevlar.

There's a special place in hell reserved for people who microwave scrambled eggs.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on April 22, 2014, 10:22:03 am
Omelettes too. Cook till set, not until it's a disk of kevlar.

The French have the word "baveuse" to describe the correct consistency of an omelette. It translates literally as "dribbling".
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on April 22, 2014, 11:07:50 am
Boy Wunja does legendary scrambled eggs - The scouts still talk about how long it took to clean the pan when he cooked them on camp 3 years ago!

(He is actually quite good at cooking, so it was probably an aberration)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on April 22, 2014, 12:08:40 pm
Over the weekend I tried Paul Hollywoods Rye bread recipe, 100% rye flour, hmmn I thought 100% ?, it turned out terribly of course, so dense as to be all but inedible, second fault I have found in an otherwise good book (How to bake)   ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on April 22, 2014, 01:12:59 pm
For really super scrambled eggs, try putting a tablespoon of mustard seeds into the pan and heating (in whatever oil / butter you're using) until you hear them all going pop, then remove from the heat for a few seconds before pouring the egg in.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on April 22, 2014, 09:01:57 pm
Am thinking of doing chilli oil with vegitable and sunflower oils.

What does the masses think?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on April 22, 2014, 09:03:05 pm
Finally.  They now package Shredded Wheat in sets of two instead of three  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jogler on April 22, 2014, 09:08:30 pm
Ian Botham wants to know if you can eat three Shredded Wheat

you perhaps need to be of a certain age & familiar with a specific tv ad for that to have any meaning
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 22, 2014, 09:18:21 pm
I haven't touched Shredded Straw Wheat since I was a teenager but could easily eat three then.

It's Nestlé isn't it? Avoid.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 22, 2014, 11:15:42 pm
"The bananas are here in person."
This is not about a cartoon character.
http://youtu.be/-HkYkvDoAFY
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on April 26, 2014, 02:53:35 pm
I haven't touched Shredded Straw Wheat since I was a teenager but could easily eat three then.

It's Nestlé isn't it? Avoid.

But why would you want to as they tasted of nothing.  Unless soaked in milk, then the shredded wheat becomes mush.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 26, 2014, 03:32:42 pm
I haven't touched Shredded Straw Wheat since I was a teenager but could easily eat three then.

It's Nestlé isn't it? Avoid.

But why would you want to as they tasted of nothing.  Unless soaked in milk, then the shredded wheat becomes mush.

Well I don't eat Shredded Feet anyway; it's probably nearly 40 years since I had them. I quite enjoyed chewing the tasteless but gave them up when I went away to university and never went back to them. Like all premium cereals, they appear over-packaged and overpriced.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nicknack on April 27, 2014, 12:49:20 am
Are Shredded Wheat still the only breakfast cereal without added sugar? (Apart from porridge)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 27, 2014, 12:57:54 am
Puffed Wheat, if you can find it, has no added sugar.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: perpetual dan on April 27, 2014, 09:14:48 am
Are Shredded Wheat still the only breakfast cereal without added sugar? (Apart from porridge)

My Dorset Cereals Simply Nutty has no added sugar. Dates and nuts may help.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 27, 2014, 01:19:46 pm
There are quite a few unsweetened varieties of muesli.
Most contained dried fruit with high levels of 'natural sugar'.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on April 27, 2014, 02:43:37 pm
Here is a good reason to cut the fat out!  :sick:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 27, 2014, 03:02:07 pm
Here is a good reason to cut the fat out!  :sick:
(click to show/hide)

I think there was a rather larger fatberg on the BBC News website yesterday.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 01, 2014, 09:24:58 pm
Help! Recipes for using green peppers required - I accidentally ordered 12 of the things from Sainsbury's :(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ashaman42 on May 01, 2014, 09:33:32 pm
Stuffed peppers are yum.

Maybe stuff some of the peppers with the other peppers?  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Paul on May 01, 2014, 10:17:35 pm
Help! Recipes for using green peppers required - I accidentally ordered 12 of the things from Sainsbury's :(

Some paellas use green peppers. If you also have an onion or two, some paella rice, stock and some meat (pork/chicken) or fish (almost any fleshy white fish) and herbs and spices you're most of the way there.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on May 02, 2014, 02:02:57 pm
I've just eaten a can of chickpea curry (Aldi) and plate of new potatoes

It's afternoon cake time at work. Shall I go and see if there are gluten-free cakes I can scoff?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 04, 2014, 06:21:25 pm
The Sainsbury's Basics strawberries I received today are English!
Tasty sweet red goodness, if a little more fiddly than the FOREIGN strawberries I've had up to now!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 04, 2014, 08:02:50 pm
Today we started the Christmas pudding we didn't eat at Christmas. Turns out I'm the only one who likes it! It could take me till December to finish it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Paul on May 05, 2014, 07:54:34 am
Okay: egg praise over (for now).

Sadly, my supply of lovely, fresh, free-range eggs is much diminished. A fox (or foxes) got in to my friend's garden and took half the hens. The remaining half have, understandably, gone off laying for the moment.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on May 06, 2014, 06:53:28 pm
Direct.gov.uk petition: Make wrongly describing a casserole with a pastry lid as a pie a criminal offence. (https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64629)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on May 06, 2014, 07:08:20 pm
 ;D
Tee hee.  One of my pet rants.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on May 06, 2014, 07:30:01 pm
Direct.gov.uk petition: Make wrongly describing a casserole with a pastry lid as a pie a criminal offence. (https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64629)
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                 A pie (evidently) can be a filling with only a pastry lid, a fully pastry lined dish/plate with filling then a lid and so on, many different types, Barbara (my wife who, for our sins) is a chef and anyone who says a pie is anything less than a pastry lined dish/plate with a proper lid is due for a roasting.
                 I love a good pie and it was with sadness that when in Skipton recently I came upon a pie and mash place when I had just eaten, I shall return   :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on May 06, 2014, 08:07:48 pm
As much as I agree with the petition, the existence of such pies as the shepherd's pie does damage the argument somewhat.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on May 07, 2014, 09:59:08 am
As much as I agree with the petition, the existence of such pies as the shepherd's pie does damage the argument somewhat.

     Agreed as does Cottage Pie, however, to the pedant (me) or the Pro cook (Barbara) a pie is not a proper pie without having the filling encased in pastry, no, no that does not include pasties which are a sub species, some books about pies even include flans  :facepalm:  the authors have been reported for action by the courts and will be sentenced to a good custard pieing  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on May 09, 2014, 07:02:34 pm
Mrs Ham is astonishingly talented. I have a steel frying pan that has been in continuous use for about 36 years, and the first time she has cleaned it she has managed to close to ruin it, I didn't think that was possible, tbh. She's seen me put wash it vigourously, wipe with a smear of oil and heat to dry. So she did. Unfortunately then left it on a light for two hours. Base has cleaned (as you might expect) but unfortunately it has warped, so I suspect it will be useless for pancakes. It's only a pan, so no real angst, but I'm looking to replace

http://www.debuyer.com/product.php?id=14&cat=14&background=bleu1 seems to be the same sort of thing (it's 30cm) - wondered if anyone was aware of alternatives?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on May 09, 2014, 11:25:43 pm
Funnily enough, my Morrisons £2.50 cheapo non stick frying pan is exactly the same shape as that.  I suspect it won't last as long, but it'd do as a stopgap till you could find the real thing.  I've had it since Pancake Day and it's still working well.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on May 10, 2014, 11:16:39 am
Ikea pancake pan, but it is non stick.
Title: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on May 10, 2014, 11:39:35 am
the first time she has cleaned it she has managed to close to ruin it, 

Arrrrgh! Pet hate.

Frying pans aren't exactly the most technologically advanced item in the world yet so many people seem basically incapable of using them properly.

Really does my head in when I take a pan out of the cupboard to find it coated in bits of baked-on egg. (Crime 1: getting egg stuck to it during cooking, compounded by Crime 2: putting it in the dishwasher without scrubbing the bits of egg off first, followed by Crime 3: putting it away in that state for someone else, ie me, to deal with later.)

I love my Le Creuset omelette pans. I wish others loved them as much as I do, then they might get treated with a bit more respect.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on May 10, 2014, 01:06:57 pm
Considering how far me and that pan go back, I find myself astonishingly sanguine about it all,

For reference, no non-stick pan performs anything like the non stickyness of a seasoned steel pan. Not that they aren't more non-sticky to start with, because they are, but they deteriorate. And anyone who put a steel pan in the diswasher would incur a quantum of wrath. Obv I now have an unseasoned pan taken back to bare metal.

As far as the pan is concerned, the shape is similar to the one linked above, but the steel is only 2mm compared to the one above (3mm), their 2mm one has a different shape handle. Mora have similar to the heavy weight one http://www.mora.fr/fr/produit_details.asp?Produit=031170&MenuActif=1&SsMenuActif=8
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on May 10, 2014, 01:57:09 pm
Really does my head in when I take a pan out of the cupboard to find it coated in bits of baked-on egg.

The thing that astonishes me is the reaction that makes it plain *you* are the unreasonable one, for believing you have a right to expect that a plate or a pan that has been washed, dried, and put away should be clean when you take it out to use it again.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on May 10, 2014, 03:23:41 pm
I can forgive not checking the pan is scrupulously clean as it travels the tiny distance from the dishwasher to the cupboard.  Because I do that too.

The only pan related issue I've had was a former housemate who thought detergent was poisonous and so washed dishes with a metal scouring pad and very hot but not soapy water.  I don't think detergent is poisonous but I'm fairly certain that the large flakes of non-stick off my non-stick frying pan she was consuming, as they succumbed to this treatment and flaked off into her food, weren't very good for her.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on May 10, 2014, 04:22:15 pm
I know what you mean, Julian, and that's fair enough. It's more the fact of the baked-on egg that bothers me, the not understanding how dishwashers work and their limitations. But I guess that's largely the fault of advertising overselling the capabilities of the infernal contraptions.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 10, 2014, 06:47:11 pm
I had to peel the inside of an onion today; one of the inner layers had gone hard, dry and brown, surrounded by soft, white layers both outside and inside.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on May 10, 2014, 07:02:13 pm
I've had that happen quite often.  I probably buy cheap old veg.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: phantasmagoriana on May 10, 2014, 07:16:16 pm
Onions scare me - never know what's lurking inside. The worst is when there are two onions in one skin! :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 10, 2014, 09:15:08 pm
I don't care much for onions but get them to keep The Man happy.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on May 11, 2014, 10:07:22 pm
The only pan related issue I've had was a former housemate who thought detergent was poisonous and so washed dishes with a metal scouring pad and very hot but not soapy water.

My friend had a lodging cousin who did that to all their expensive non-stick pans and used metal implements on them despite repeatedly being asked not to do this.  My suggestion was giving him a bill for replacements and a ban on him using them.  There was no excuse for this destructiveness, he couldn't claim ignorance as he HAD been told.

So glad I only share a house with Kim and we mostly agree on This Sort Of Thing TM. 
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: pcolbeck on May 12, 2014, 11:25:34 am
Mrs Pcolbeck made chocolate and beetroot brownies yesterday. I am home alone today and must resit the temptation to eat more than a couple.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on May 12, 2014, 02:47:30 pm
For lunch I descended to the depths of have packet risotto, reasoning that the leftover would do for lunch tomorrow. After all, it is supposed to feed 3-4 people.

I've eaten the lot. <burp>
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 12, 2014, 04:42:15 pm
Mrs Pcolbeck made chocolate and beetroot brownies yesterday. I am home alone today and must resit the temptation to eat more than a couple.
What's the difference between temptation and an exam?
You can resit temptation after passing it the first time!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 12, 2014, 05:47:33 pm
The cheapy Natco/Rajah spices are *much* fresher and stronger than their pricy Schwartz equivalents.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on May 12, 2014, 08:52:45 pm
Once again, I have not won a free camper van by eating yoghurt.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on May 14, 2014, 08:40:59 am
I don't care much for onions but get them to keep The Man happy.

That's very interesting. I love fried onions.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on May 14, 2014, 09:38:25 am
What would a steak be without onions, a curry would not indeed could not exist without onions, or is it raw onions, I am fortunate in that there is not much I do not like (although Welks spring to mind)  :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on May 16, 2014, 04:02:11 pm
Last night, for tea|dinner|supper* I made a salad.

It was a bit of mish-mash as I basically went through the fridge, chucking in what I could find.

It had:
Lettuce
Cucumber
Tomato
Prawns
Crayfish
Smoked salmon
Smoked Trout
Fried Halloumi.

It was delicious!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 16, 2014, 04:44:29 pm
I think you might have put that in the wrong thread, AWL! But I'll also say that my postman friend does not seem bothered by it, although as he's a Sikh, he might be thought to have more reason than most to be concerned. The only political leaflets we've had here have been LD and Green, thankfully!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on May 17, 2014, 01:46:06 pm
I think you might have put that in the wrong thread, AWL! But I'll also say that my postman friend does not seem bothered by it, although as he's a Sikh, he might be thought to have more reason than most to be concerned. The only political leaflets we've had here have been LD and Green, thankfully!
I am a plonker!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 17, 2014, 04:22:03 pm
KP - have you changed the recipe of your chilli peanuts? They don't taste right :(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Marco Stefano on May 18, 2014, 12:03:26 pm
My first attempt at ravioli from first principles last night; ravioli Napoletana (mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, ham, parsley & egg), made with home made egg pasta. and with a garlic & tomato sauce.

They were a bit enormous (described by Ms Marco as 'small pies') and hand crimping took a while, but no leakage during cooking and very nice indeed.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on May 18, 2014, 12:14:30 pm
Where do you live that sounded lovely   ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 18, 2014, 06:31:38 pm
David found the last two Lindor truffles I hid for Easter Sunday today.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on May 23, 2014, 01:05:38 pm
I have just been shopping and, as such, have a bag full of tapas dishes for tonight.

There are 3 bottles of Red at home, awaiting my attention.

Mrs T is out on a girly night out tonight.

I have Pacific Rim on the Sky box to watch.

Days like this don't come along too often!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Torslanda on May 23, 2014, 01:17:19 pm
What time do you want me there?  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on May 23, 2014, 01:21:54 pm
Bottle each is it.... ;)

I'm putting myself out to protect both your healths....I am a martyr. O:-)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on May 23, 2014, 01:23:59 pm
Just had toast with Nutella and crunchy peanut butter topping.  It was lovely.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on May 23, 2014, 01:29:06 pm
Just had toast with Nutella and crunchy peanut butter topping.  It was lovely.

Peanut butter and black cherry jam, or PB and mashed up banananananananana on toast is ambrosia...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on May 23, 2014, 01:47:10 pm
There used to be a sandwich kiosk in Bristol that did a mean PB and Banana.
A slice of white bread, lightly buttered with salad stuff on top. On top of this a piece of toast with the crusts cut off to fit within the boundary of the bread. On the toast, thickly spread PB and generously sliced banananana, topped off with the second slice of lightly buttered bread.

Ummm.

(Rations by the fish market did better sandwiches, but no PB)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nikki on May 23, 2014, 02:43:54 pm
The hairs on kiwi fruit: so very surplus to requirements.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on May 23, 2014, 02:47:08 pm
I have just been shopping and, as such, have a bag full of tapas dishes for tonight.

There are 3 bottles of Red at home, awaiting my attention.

Mrs T is out on a girly night out tonight.

I have Pacific Rim on the Sky box to watch.

Days like this don't come along too often!

I have bloody well jinxed it!

Mrs T has just called to say that TLD's mate who's house she was going to tonight has been sent home from school, sick.

So now I need to collect TLD from her other mate's house.

Won't prevent me from having the tapas (though I will have to share), or the red wine, but I can see the watching of Pacific Rim being interrupted! :(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on May 23, 2014, 03:10:52 pm
TLD may be sick from what her friend has so needs to go to bed early to keep her immune defenses up? :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on May 31, 2014, 12:45:14 am
Talking of things peanutty, how about peanuts and Bacon:

(http://ruminatingdribsanddrabs.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/bacon-chocolate-peanut-brittle.jpg)

For more bacon goodness

(http://dyozopqfp8ikx.cloudfront.net/images/baconaddicts/588/original/chuao-maple-bacon-bar.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 31, 2014, 12:41:50 pm
The food processor that David bought for £15 from ASDA last year is smelling like the motor is burning out.
I have ordered a rather more costly Magimix from John Lewis to replace it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on May 31, 2014, 03:41:47 pm
Our Magimix (the one with French writing) is 20 years and still going strong, I bought a Kenwood Chef and Barbara took it (Magimix) to the Pub/Restaurant she is a chef at and it is just getting into its stride, they are brilliant   :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 31, 2014, 05:15:27 pm
I am looking forward to getting the Magimix. David thought my purchase was a bit hasty but:

1) I had searched the yacf archives.
2) John Lewis had an offer for free Magimix accessories with most purchases, which expires today.
3) It's my birthday next week and I like the odd present, even if I buy it myself.
4) There's a 20 year guarantee on the motor so it should be a lifetime purchase.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on June 03, 2014, 12:37:04 pm
It said 'Moussaka' on the packet, but I'm pretty certain I was feeding the lad brains:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3873/14356799373_6ae7365eed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nSEmgF)P6010013 (https://flic.kr/p/nSEmgF) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on June 05, 2014, 04:51:44 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3918/14349428602_23f012d597_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nS1zcq)Scan0034 (https://flic.kr/p/nS1zcq) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 05, 2014, 06:12:09 pm
Pudding. Angel desert. Chocolate, butterscotch or banana? Chocolate. It won't thicken - added too much milk. No problem - add banana too!

Chocolate and banana extra thick angel delight. Mmmmmmmmmmm. Food of the - angels.  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jurek on June 05, 2014, 10:23:14 pm
Biscuits.
They're supposed to be eaten by the packet.
Are they not?
What does the panel think?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on June 05, 2014, 10:33:30 pm
If not, they would sell them in resealable packs.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on June 05, 2014, 10:34:43 pm
Depends.  Custard creams and hobnobs, the unit is one packet.  Others, less so.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: woollypigs on June 05, 2014, 10:39:54 pm
mcshroom what is this "resealable biscuits packs" you are talking about - witchcraft, black magic mumbo jumbo I say !
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on June 06, 2014, 08:51:59 am
Any fool knows that biscuits reach their peak after a few days exposure to atmosphere. Otherwise they're too crunchy. I have my butler open the packet three days beforehand, that way when he hands me the tray they're perfect. Of course, for one not to finish the packet just isn't cricket. Packets are quite clearly sized for individual consumption. If you have guests, then have the housekeeper get out the biscuit tin.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on June 06, 2014, 09:25:30 am
Sorry doesn't work. Pringles[1] come in resealable packets, but are still consumed in one sitting.

[1]. I'm aware that Pringles aren't biscuits.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on June 06, 2014, 09:26:45 am
How do you stick the foil back down on a pringles tube?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on June 06, 2014, 09:32:27 am
UHU. Really disappoints the next person to open it ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 06, 2014, 10:49:00 am
Pringles come in a tube so that they can be eaten without getting greasy hands.

Anyone tried the Pringles version of a 'yard of ale'?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: woollypigs on June 06, 2014, 12:42:34 pm
Pringles are made for small people to eat. I can only get a 1/3 of the way down the tube. Where small people can reach the bottom. Yes I know I can tip it but then my hand get crumbs all over it, because some numpty have gone cha-cha-cha with it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on June 06, 2014, 06:22:03 pm
Pringles are made for small people to eat. I can only get a 1/3 of the way down the tube. Where small people can reach the bottom. Yes I know I can tip it but then my hand get crumbs all over it, because some numpty have gone cha-cha-cha with it.

Once you're outside the realm of questing fingers, the strategic tube tip ensures the requisite number of Pringles can slip unencumbered into one's mouth. Of course, I have the butler take a firm line on shaken-up and broken Pringles. To the supplier forthwith.

Back to biscuits, I remember the old days when Father's house had a dunker on staff. People forget that. Like a fine sommelier was the dunker, knew the type of the biscuit for the drink, and requisite dunk time. Never a lost biscuit. That is, I fear, a lost art. One cannot get a good dunker these days. That said, some of the confections that pass as biscuits these days are barely suitable to dunk. Cookies, I ask you. What is the world coming to? One of the maids tried to dunk a garibaldi for me the other day. A garibaldi! My father would have had her whipped, though I suppose there's some law against that kind of thing these days. The whipping that is, not dunking garibaldis. More is the shame. How staff are supposed to learn a skill, I don't know.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 06, 2014, 08:29:52 pm
If it's a double pack of jaffa cakes, that only counts as one pack and you can eat the lot.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jurek on June 06, 2014, 10:43:27 pm
I still think we're in the same realm with biscuits as we are with alcohol - One doesn't put the cork back in, or screw the cap back on.
Regardless of libation.
Or do I have that horribly wrong?

EG:
*Put the cork back in*
For what?
So you can have some *later*?
Later, after what?
'Later' had better be pretty bloody good to warrant putting the cork back in.
Never heard of such stuff.
Or how to implement it.

Biscuits = the same.
No?

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on June 06, 2014, 10:57:31 pm
Yes, but with a couple of exceptions.

Rich tea fingers and malted milk biscuits. There seem to be about 300 rich tea fingers in a packet.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Paul on June 07, 2014, 12:03:37 am
I still think we're in the same realm with biscuits as we are with alcohol - One doesn't put the cork back in, or screw the cap back on.
Regardless of libation.
Or do I have that horribly wrong?

EG:
*Put the cork back in*
For what?
So you can have some *later*?
Later, after what?
'Later' had better be pretty bloody good to warrant putting the cork back in.
Never heard of such stuff.
Or how to implement it.

Biscuits = the same.
No?

Quite.

Yes, but with a couple of exceptions.

Rich tea fingers and malted milk biscuits. There seem to be about 300 rich tea fingers in a packet.

And they're rubbish. That's also a factor.

Pringles are made for small people to eat. I can only get a 1/3 of the way down the tube. Where small people can reach the bottom. Yes I know I can tip it but then my hand get crumbs all over it, because some numpty have gone cha-cha-cha with it.

This is my personal post of the year. If I didn't still love my sig so much, this would be my new one.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on June 08, 2014, 11:59:14 am
I've just poached an egg the traditional way (straight into a pan of swirling boiling water)  for the first time in my life.
It worked surprisingly easy and well, although the yolk was very underdone.  That was just down to my poor timing.  It is quite difficult to tell how well the yolk is done using this method.
With the special pan with individual egg modules method I don't time, I check how well the yolk is done by lifting the lid and tapping the egg with the flat of a knife.

How do you do more than one egg at a time?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Paul on June 08, 2014, 12:04:39 pm
Same way. You'd think they'd get all tangled up, but they don't really.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 09, 2014, 02:42:58 pm
My banana chips contain banana flavour!
Banana 55%, Coconut oil 26%, Sugar 19%, Banana flavour <1%

They are banana-flavoured banana chips which taste only of sugar.  :hand:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 10, 2014, 09:02:11 am
Pretentious food names. Or are they?
I went in to the bakery and bought a chocolate brownie (not for me) as I do every Tuesday, then decided to get a pain-au-raisin as well. Remarked to the girl who works there (I know her a bit) what a silly name it is. She said she tried to call them "raisin swirls" but customers corrected her - she had, however, stuck to her guns over the pain-au-chocolat, calling it "chocolate croissant". This drew (light-hearted) objections from a customer who walked in at that moment - pretentious ponce! - but I said it can't really be a croissant, because it's not the right shape. Oh dear, who's being pretentious now?

I wonder what will happen to these names in time; will they become Anglicised (maybe spelled "pano(h) raisin"?) or replaced by English names (raisin swirl sounds ok!) or will we just get used to them? Twenty odd years ago I had a flatmate who worked in a bakery/sandwich shop and said lots of customers couldn't get their heads (or tongues) round "baguette", pronouncing it in all sorts of weird ways. They had no trouble getting their teeth into it though. "Chocolate roll" just wouldn't express quite the same as pain-au-chocolat though.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on June 10, 2014, 09:16:16 pm
"Fresh sour cream" - isn't that an oxymoron, Mr Tesco?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on June 10, 2014, 09:20:21 pm

It is quite difficult to tell how well the yolk is done using this method.

It comes with practice. I've got it down to a fine art - 3mins in water at a rolling boil on my hob gives a perfect just-runny yolk.

But I have poached eggs for breakfast nearly every day, so I've had lots of practice. I find the single most important factor is the freshness of the eggs.

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How do you do more than one egg at a time?

Use a bigger pan!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on June 10, 2014, 09:34:37 pm
The kitchen @THoFC smells, beautifully, of elderflower cordial.

How can the raw materials make the house smell of cat wee, but the finished product smell so lovely?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wobbly John on June 13, 2014, 09:26:46 am
On the local news last night they were interviewing the Director of Agri-Tech East about food and agriculture. She made a comment that made me shout at the telly; "Hold on there missus - back up a sec..."

She said; "We, actually, as a planet, eat more food than we, actually, produce..."  :o

How does that work then?  ???

Are we importing food from space?
Is it some sort of EEC quota shit?
She trained in finance/PR rather than science/engineering?  ::-)

About 17:45 if you want to hear for yourself. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04615vd/look-east-east-12062014) (Time limited)  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on June 13, 2014, 09:31:21 am
I think she has taken account of the many hunter/gatherers.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 13, 2014, 11:44:24 am
Perhaps she means that specifically in the most recent year we have data for, we ate more than we produced, because we were using up stocks from previous years?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on June 13, 2014, 12:13:42 pm
I would think it more likely to have accidentally used the word Planet instead of Country
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on June 13, 2014, 12:57:31 pm
She may have been referring to the fact that some time ago, we passed the point at which we produced enough food to feed everyone on the planet.

We used to bewail the imbalance of producing more food than we needed while people starved. That situation has now changed.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on June 15, 2014, 08:02:44 pm
Smugness alert...

I had to cook six steaks for dinner tonight. Somehow, I managed to get them all à point and all to the table at the same time, along with a creamy yet piquant blue cheese sauce, and a salmon fillet for the non-steak-eater.

Pretty pleased with myself for pulling that one off.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on June 15, 2014, 08:16:02 pm
Smugness alert...

I had to cook six steaks for dinner tonight. Somehow, I managed to get them all à point and all to the table at the same time, along with a creamy yet piquant blue cheese sauce, and a salmon fillet for the non-steak-eater.

Pretty pleased with myself for pulling that one off.

Chapeaux!
Tips please.  I'm fine producing 3 to the table at the same instant.  (Mrs. B's meejum, #2 son's meejum/rare and my Look out, it's trying to escape). But I reckon I'd struggle with six.
Title: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on June 16, 2014, 12:04:16 am
I did them in two batches of three (as many as I could fit in the pan at once). Got the pan hot, then two minutes on each side. Then transferred them to a warmed serving dish, loosely covered with foil, and left them to rest in the still-warm oven (had just taken the potatoes out) while making the sauce, which took 5 minutes or so - deglazed the pan with a splash of brandy, melted in some blue cheese, then seived it into a saucepan and added a dash of Dijon mustard and a splash of cream.

Rather good, if I say so myself!

Was worried about the residual heat continuing to cook the steaks, but I'd tried to factor that in with my calculation of the pan-cooking time and amazingly hit the jackpot!

Doing them to different degrees of done-ness would be a bit more of a challenge, but I guess you could just adjust the initial cooking time per steak (then try to remember which is which).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jogler on June 16, 2014, 06:12:44 pm
The "ten second rule" has been applied to our tea tonight.
No problem.
Anyways you eat a lotta dirt before you die.
Marj's kitchen floor is veryvery clean so I'm not going to die.
Yet.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on June 16, 2014, 10:33:14 pm
As a child, when I heard the expression "You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die" my reaction was, "Why? Who is going to make me? Will I want to? If I don't will I live forever?"

Logical really
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on June 21, 2014, 11:36:05 am
There's a bloke on telly making corned beef.  Ingredients:  beef, saltpetre, water, spices, copper dragon.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on June 21, 2014, 01:04:54 pm
There's a bloke on telly making corned beef.  Ingredients:  beef, saltpetre, water, spices, copper dragon.

         My Bearded Dragon (Florence) just gulped "Does the RSPCA know ?)   :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on June 21, 2014, 01:11:38 pm
 :D

Florence is the perfect name for a dragon.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 21, 2014, 02:52:49 pm
Mrs Cudzo got some seaweed from somewhere (fishmonger's, I think). Looks like pale green spears. Raw, it tastes like diluted sea water, but it's one of those things that shrinks dramatically when cooked, resulting in dark green spears of concentrated salt. She says it's very healthy.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on June 28, 2014, 12:33:14 am
The bog mindles...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28067831 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28067831)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on June 28, 2014, 05:39:16 pm
The bog mindles...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28067831 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28067831)


Oh! that was worth the click if only to find out about

Quote
Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum,

NEver tried  a fried tam, myself
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on June 28, 2014, 07:55:48 pm
When ravenous I have even been known to eat a raw sausage (good quality of course, not the pink ones  :facepalm: ) but I must admit I would draw the line at that   :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on June 28, 2014, 09:35:45 pm
The bog mindles...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28067831 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28067831)


Oh! that was worth the click if only to find out about

Quote
Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum,

NEver tried  a fried tam, myself

Tam's been on the Meeja for ages, speaking about obesity...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on June 30, 2014, 10:15:12 am
The bog mindles...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28067831 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28067831)

That's health food in the South. It's not even been triple fried and covered in bacon sprinkles. Doughnut burgers have been about for ever, it's next step up from brioche buns in the calorific arms race. They don't taste as bad as you might think, but to be honest, they get a bit much by the third bite. I had one of these (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/goingoutgurus/2010/09/sweet_surprises_at_churchkey.html) at ChurchKey in DC and it wasn't as bad as I feared. I had been working my way down the beer list beforehand though.

To be honest, people aren't getting fat because they live off novelty burger concoctions.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on June 30, 2014, 11:17:04 am
The bog mindles...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28067831 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-28067831)


Oh! that was worth the click if only to find out about

Quote
Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum,

NEver tried  a fried tam, myself

Tam's been on the Meeja for ages, speaking about obesity...

Unfortunately he seems a bit of a self-publicist and the NOF are not averse to skewing data (or even making it up) to meet their agenda. They now appear to be on the BBC's list of go-to pundits so Mr Fry seems to pop up far too often on the news at the moment.

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When presented with up-to-date data that showed positive trends, Fry said that “a little exaggeration forces the message home, and that’s what we are trying to do”.
http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2014/01/21/obesity-the-approach-of-doomsday-or-a-sizeable-mistake

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 01, 2014, 07:51:32 pm
Bread generally rises better when you remember to put the yeast in it  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on July 01, 2014, 08:21:19 pm
Bread generally rises better when you remember to put the yeast in it  :facepalm:
Just call it an 800g flat bread.  ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 06, 2014, 06:04:59 pm
I have just looked at the restaurant menu for the place where we hope to be celebrating my parents' wedding anniversary this week.
It offers entrecôte steaks of 250, 350, 500 and 1,000 grams. :sick:
I think I'll opt for another dish...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on July 08, 2014, 09:44:47 pm
9:30 in Cardiff. Sat in an empty carluccio in preference to the hotel restaurant. Really not very nice at all, but what did I say to the inevitable is everything all right?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 08, 2014, 11:50:03 pm
You said everything is all right because the only thing worse than being in a mediocre café early in the morning is being pestered in such a place...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on July 09, 2014, 09:06:19 am
9:30 in Cardiff. Sat in an empty carluccio in preference to the hotel restaurant. Really not very nice at all, but what did I say to the inevitable is everything all right?

If you are anything like me it would "Fuck off" followed closely by "If it wasn't you would know about it, now leave me alone".

If things weren't as required, it would "Well now you come to mention it, X, Y and Z is wrong", or bearing in mind the last bit of my first sentence, they would have been called over and given an ear full*.

*The only time I didn't do this was on Father's day, but I didn't want to spoil the meal, or the day, I did, however, complain at the end (Salad Nicoise with WARM new pots and no anchovies!), we got a free meal out it!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 10, 2014, 04:52:51 pm
My 'FREE' Magimix Creative Slicing Kit arrived today.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on July 11, 2014, 06:35:28 pm
Flat peaches.  Eh?  They look like doughnuts.  What are they like to eat?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 11, 2014, 07:09:56 pm
Very similar to spheroidal peaches.
Presumably bred flat to pack better.

Why does Sainsbury's website not list Picotta cherries under 'Berries and Cherries' but in Peaches, Plums and Nectarines?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on July 13, 2014, 08:47:38 pm
Flat peaches.  Eh?  They look like doughnuts.  What are they like to eat?

They're really good when they're ripe.

And so stackable!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on July 14, 2014, 01:44:07 pm
My orange squash and sugar drink I made up last week, Thursday I think, but didn't use until today had fermented/carbonated itself in the bidons.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 14, 2014, 03:37:22 pm
My orange squash and sugar drink I made up last week, Thursday I think, but didn't use until today had fermented/carbonated itself in the bidons.

This is why I avoid sugary things in bidons...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 14, 2014, 05:00:19 pm
Making ginger beer in a bidon on the bike might be fun, in a potentially explosive way.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 14, 2014, 09:49:44 pm
Making ginger beer in a bidon on the bike might be fun, in a potentially explosive way.
If you position the bidons in the right way, you could have a turbo boost for hills.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thrillist/europeans-taste-test-amer_b_5574634.html?utm_hp_ref=taste&ir=Taste  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on July 16, 2014, 08:02:11 pm
I just had garlic mushrooms, spag bol and garlic bread delivered to my house after ordering it on an App.

The human race has reached the limit of its progress. We can all go home now.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on July 17, 2014, 07:50:09 am
But surely such apps are only at their best for people who are already at home?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on July 17, 2014, 09:33:07 am
I mean, back to our original dimension  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 17, 2014, 11:50:43 am
If we all use this app everyday, I'm sure we can get back to our original dimension - a perfect sphere!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on July 17, 2014, 01:50:46 pm
Phone sends food to your door, offy within staggering distance of same - sounds ideally located :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on July 18, 2014, 07:49:45 am
That's all a bit scary when you put it that way said my waistband.

It's OK I can now get into the kitchen so the slow roasted lamb shank creamed potato and three veg inna wine sauce for £8.99 will have to wait for another day.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on July 19, 2014, 11:33:52 am
$Out of milk error.

Now, black coffee or break open the camping stash of UHT pots? :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 19, 2014, 05:38:03 pm
Depends how small and fiddly UHT pots are!

Freeze some 1 pint cartons after your next online grocery order to prevent recurrence. I always haz frozen 'emergency milk'...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on July 19, 2014, 05:38:55 pm
I went for black coffee as I couldn't remember where the pots were. Milk now replenished so should be ok :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: SteveC on July 19, 2014, 05:41:17 pm
Freeze some 1 pint cartons after your next online grocery order to prevent recurrence. I always haz frozen 'emergency milk'...
We do that. Surprising how often the choice is black coffee or wait several hours for the milk to thaw.

(Not helped by the facts that we usually drink coffee, I don't take milk in coffee, and I usually get stuff out of the freezer.)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 19, 2014, 05:43:47 pm
Placed a Sainsbury's order today:

Condiments
There are no products on this shelf at the moment. If you're looking for a particular item, you may be able to find it using the search box above

Bin bags
There are no products on this shelf at the moment. If you're looking for a particular item, you may be able to find it using the search box above

Store refurbishment so no frozen food either.

NO ICE CREAM IN THIS WEATHER!!!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: phantasmagoriana on July 19, 2014, 06:15:48 pm
I went for black coffee as I couldn't remember where the pots were. Milk now replenished so should be ok :)

Opposite problem here. Loads of milk, but we're out of coffee! :o

It's raining outside but I'm going to have to venture out to the shop at some point...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on July 19, 2014, 09:17:00 pm
Skimmed UHT milk is surprisingly palatable in coffee.  In an emergency.  I usually have a couple of cartons stashed away for emergencies.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 19, 2014, 09:23:48 pm
Given my taste for cereals in the morning and distaste for UHT therein, I always haz some frozen semi-skimmed.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Paul on July 19, 2014, 11:33:23 pm
$Out of milk error.

Now, black coffee or break open the camping stash of UHT pots? :-\

Have you no ice cream?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on July 20, 2014, 12:05:59 am
No ice cream. I try not to buy ice cream as I'm rather too efficient at eating the stuff if it's in the house :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 20, 2014, 05:00:24 pm
Graze have credited my next three boxes as half-priced after I pointed out my last three TNT delivered boxes were late.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on July 20, 2014, 06:22:21 pm
No ice cream. I try not to buy ice cream as I'm rather too efficient at eating the stuff if it's in the house :-\

It is sometimes not possible to avoid buying ice cream.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on July 20, 2014, 06:53:32 pm
Sadly I've had to learn not to buy/eat ice cream as it's just too lactosey even with cheatpills. Fake-icecreams are off due to additional soya intolerance and sorbet != ice cream.  I hear lactofree are molishing ice cream but I'm yet to see it inna shop...

I do and don't miss it.  It's annoying when out and about with friends all getting an ice cream cos ice-lollies aren't the same.  Then again, that is when lactose intolerance is the most annoying.  Wish I knew why soyamilky stuff is also a problem cos that makes things harder and my doc never really looked into any of it - just kept telling me it'd get better or I shouldn't be ashamed (the one time my usual great GP completely missed the point)...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on July 20, 2014, 11:08:33 pm
Placed a Sainsbury's order today:

Condiments
There are no products on this shelf at the moment. If you're looking for a particular item, you may be able to find it using the search box above

Bin bags
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Store refurbishment so no frozen food either.

NO ICE CREAM IN THIS WEATHER!!!

My local area have been cleaned out of all 2l tubs of ice creams so all that is left is the small b&J and hagen whatever.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jasmine on July 21, 2014, 09:02:00 am
I normally eat museli with orange juice (or squash - really, it's nice).  I bought a different brand last week.  It appears to have a high milk powder element.  It's, erm, interesting with orange  :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on July 21, 2014, 12:28:49 pm
I normally eat museli with orange juice (or squash - really, it's nice).  I bought a different brand last week.  It appears to have a high milk powder element.  It's, erm, interesting with orange  :-\

 :sick:

Alpen, was it? Vile stuff.

I have my muesli with apple juice. Only juice, though, and the good stuff at that - ie Coppella. Never tried it with squash. Interesting.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on July 22, 2014, 07:08:41 pm
I really hate muesli but putting milk powder in it is like evil toxic death. It's SUPPOSED TO BE VEGAN that's why it's so bloody nasty!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on July 23, 2014, 03:47:15 pm
I'm very choosy about my muesli brands. I like Jordans but Alpen is nasty.

Most shop-bought cereals other than plain unadulterated porridge oats are pretty nasty, tbh.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jasmine on July 24, 2014, 12:11:44 pm
Surprisingly, I've found the Asda own-brand stuff to be my preference, probably because it's got a fair bit of nuts & fruit, and quite big flakes of stuff, rather than sawdust consistency.  Added milk powder isn't so bad when eating museli with water (a very small amount, I don't use anywhere near the amount of liquid most people use for cereal), and I suppose if you use milk it just tastes milkier, but if you've used something fruit based, it does not taste right.


Most shop-bought cereals other than plain unadulterated porridge oats are pretty nasty, tbh.

I used to dislike all cereal (and breakfast in general), but then I discovered how much better it all is once microwaved.  I don't like the crunchiness, but I really hate food swimming in liquid, so microwaving makes it mushy but damp rather than wet. Cereals better this way: oatibix, weetabix, shreddies, all bran.  People tend to think I'm a bit strange for doing this though (especially as I make all of those with water).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 25, 2014, 12:59:00 pm
Aldi Exotic muesli is good. Porridge oats, some nuts, loads of dried fruit like cranberries.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pingu on July 29, 2014, 10:27:07 pm
Le Mont de Spag Bol

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IMG_3614 (https://flic.kr/p/oxHcu2) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on July 31, 2014, 06:29:45 pm
Literal cup cake, courtesy of talented baker Grace Wong:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3918/14765602546_b509707a6e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ouMzdf)P7265829 (https://flic.kr/p/ouMzdf) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on August 02, 2014, 04:15:41 pm
Made potato & celery soup with home-grown celery (my first ever), potatoes, onion, & garlic. The celery is a bit bitter & stringy raw, but cooks better than supermarket celery. I went OTT cooking it, to try to get rid of the bitterness & to soften it. I could have cooked it less.

Mrs B loved it. Praised the flavour. Claims it's the best-tasting celery she's eaten. I think that may only apply to 'cooked'.

Also did a little apple (allotment) & blackcurrant (garden) compote to go with ice cream for afters.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 05, 2014, 11:27:50 am
David's bringing in buckets of feral blackberries, which I have been setting in any Hartley's jelly that's been sitting in the cupboard1.
Blackberries in lime jelly is/are rather nice!

1) Purchased for pre colonoscopy diet. Red jellies were forbidden.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 05, 2014, 11:48:34 am
Feral blackberries.  Not just thorns, but also Teeth :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on August 05, 2014, 09:50:48 pm
Feral blackberries with ice cream. Preceded by home-grown potato salad: Charlotte potatoes, onion, radish, onion, cucumber . . . And smoked salmon bought in a shop, like the ice cream & mayonnaise but unlike the rest.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 06, 2014, 12:51:45 pm
If you make milkshake with a mixture of kefir (similar to yougurt but slightly sourer and more liquid) and curds and whey (and the rest being strawberries or whatever), it's really, really filling.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: levitator on August 07, 2014, 09:13:35 pm
I have in my possession a crateful of pears (for reasons too complicated to explain),williams pears, some of them a bit underripe. When theyr'e ripe they are delicious, but we're rapidly going pear-shaped from surfeit.
Suggestions please?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 08, 2014, 02:23:27 pm
Spiced pickled pears from the Delia Christmas book. Awesome with stilton.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on August 08, 2014, 03:05:41 pm
Juice and freeze - take out of freezer in winter, home-made super-fresh juice is delicious.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: levitator on August 08, 2014, 04:14:23 pm
I've made about 2Kg of chutney and my wife has just produced a flan.  Still dripping pear juice though, trying to keep it off keyboard.  Our son will be visiting us tonite, he'll help to polish them off...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: menthel on August 08, 2014, 04:32:25 pm
Fruit leather? There is even a recipe for it in this month's cycling plus!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on August 14, 2014, 05:17:58 pm
Price of Nutella could rise as hazelnut crop devastated by bad weather (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/price-of-nutella-could-rise-as-hazelnut-crop-devastated-by-bad-weather-9669520.html)

:o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on August 16, 2014, 08:49:31 pm
I'm very choosy about my muesli brands. I like Jordans but Alpen is nasty.

Most shop-bought cereals other than plain unadulterated porridge oats are pretty nasty, tbh.

I make my own muesli - each day.  Tesco own brand special flakes (so I can have one Gluten free meal a day), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, linseed, sesame seed, raisins.   Takes about a minute.  Then add fresh fruit (whatever I've got) and yoghurt.  Secret of my cycling and running success.  Scores between 2.5 and 4 of my 5 a day in a single hit depending on how much I make and eat.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on August 16, 2014, 08:50:24 pm
Roast leg of pork bone in + sweet potato puree + stir fried oak choi with a dash of soy sauce = marriage made in heaven  :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on August 17, 2014, 11:32:45 am
The Hair Bikers Curry book is brilliant but does anybody else find that potatoes take a lot longer to cook when done in a dish (Keema Lamb Curry) than when done on their own, had the same in a Rick Stein recipe buggers the timings up
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 25, 2014, 01:10:50 am
I have at last acquired some Proper Milk to go in my Proper Tea :thumbsup:  No longer will me evening brew taste foul due to the presence of "non-dairy creamer" :sick:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 25, 2014, 01:32:39 am
Non-dairy creamer is indeed  :sick: but has the advantage that Orthodox Jews can have 'white' coffee after a meat meal.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on August 25, 2014, 03:01:33 am
Careful, non dairy creamer is flammable  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on August 25, 2014, 03:03:32 am
Odd question, can you use a scone mix and bake it in a fairy paper case so that it will rise like fairy cake?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 25, 2014, 07:40:12 am
No.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on August 25, 2014, 04:20:07 pm
The mixture does rise tho.  The birthday girl in question would like vegan savoury scones in cupcakes.  So cutting the scones in to thicker circles and then in to cases for baking.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 25, 2014, 06:10:27 pm
Scones rise, yes, but scones and cupcakes are not the same, and putting scones into cupcake cases won't give you cupcakes, it'll give you weird scones. The process of making them is different. Cupcakes are a sponge batter - butter and sugar creamed together, flour and eggs and raising agent added. Scones are a pastry dough - butter and flour rubbed together, milk added. If you do scones in cases, there's a good chance they'll be soggy on the bottom.

Besides, cupcakes are American pretentious shite. Fairy cakes are where it's at.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on August 25, 2014, 07:23:15 pm
At the moment all I can buy from the supermarkets is cupcake cases.

Wierd is fine as that is what Im doing.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on August 25, 2014, 07:53:55 pm
Maybe foil pie dishes would conduct heat better but still appear almost cupcake-like.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 25, 2014, 08:21:59 pm
Why not make scones and wrap them in tissue paper?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on August 25, 2014, 08:59:04 pm


Besides, cupcakes are American pretentious shite. Fairy cakes are where it's at.

You are right, they are fairy cakes and I apologise for using the wrong term.   
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on August 25, 2014, 09:01:41 pm
Why not make scones and wrap them in tissue paper?

Think you have come up with the perfect idea.

Tissue paper means I can make paper flower petals out of yellow and white paper.  :-*
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on August 26, 2014, 02:31:54 pm
Sunday's barbie

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Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: menthel on August 26, 2014, 04:40:53 pm
The Hair Bikers Curry book is brilliant but does anybody else find that potatoes take a lot longer to cook when done in a dish (Keema Lamb Curry) than when done on their own, had the same in a Rick Stein recipe buggers the timings up

Always seems to be the case, I have no clue why!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: levitator on August 27, 2014, 03:09:35 pm
spoiler=NSFV where V means Veggie
Funny thing, that,I don't recall ever seeing a veggie warning carnivores that they might get upset looking at a picture of -- say, a dish of tofu or whatever.  Perhaps it might be more to the point to say, "Not safe for Jews or Muslims".
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on August 27, 2014, 03:27:17 pm
The Hair Bikers Curry book is brilliant but does anybody else find that potatoes take a lot longer to cook when done in a dish (Keema Lamb Curry) than when done on their own, had the same in a Rick Stein recipe buggers the timings up

Always seems to be the case, I have no clue why!

The boiling point of a sauce is usually a lot less than the boiling point of salted water.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on August 27, 2014, 03:39:46 pm
The Hair Bikers Curry book is brilliant but does anybody else find that potatoes take a lot longer to cook when done in a dish (Keema Lamb Curry) than when done on their own, had the same in a Rick Stein recipe buggers the timings up

Always seems to be the case, I have no clue why!

The boiling point of a sauce is usually a lot less than the boiling point of salted water.

See 'boiling points of binary mixtures' (I think). I'd explain more but when I did this at Uni the most vivid memory was embedding a glass stopper in the wall of the lab while doing the practical due to bumping.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on August 27, 2014, 05:33:46 pm
spoiler=NSFV where V means Veggie
Funny thing, that,I don't recall ever seeing a veggie warning carnivores that they might get upset looking at a picture of -- say, a dish of tofu or whatever.  Perhaps it might be more to the point to say, "Not safe for Jews or Muslims".

A Jew or Muslim might rightfully be upset if a pig picture or whatever was directed at them but  will have sous problems if they get upset at the sight of a of a pig. However theere are a swathe of people who might be upset by the picture of a whole baby animal cooking
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on August 27, 2014, 05:54:29 pm
I know I'm at my Mum's house cos the potato waffles from the freezer are stale *blech*. Deities know how long they've been in there. 

Fridge only has 3 things which I wouldn't eat and 1 which I binned on sight... That's about 6x better than usual.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: levitator on August 27, 2014, 08:27:52 pm
A Jew or Muslim might rightfully be upset if a pig picture or whatever was directed at them but  will have sous problems if they get upset at the sight of a of a pig. However theere are a swathe of people who might be upset by the picture of a whole baby animal cooking
Hey!  I was merely having a little 'dig' at you - in a friendly sort of way - for hiding a picture of a roast suckling pig behind 'spoiler' tags!

I remember being warned once (elsewhere) that posting a picture (or worse: a video) of a spider on an online forum was not on, not without a health warning, because some arachnophobes get it so bad that they throw a wobbly even at a picture.

There was a case recently, wasn't there, of a traditional butcher somewhere, who was taken to task by the authorities for hanging up entire pig carcasses, head on, in his shop window.  It was said that he might 'offend' vegetarians.  Needless to say, the veggies rose up against this.  "It's not us who're offended matey, you needn't have bothered.  It's meat-eaters who might be upset at suddenly realising that that juicy pork chop on their plate was once a cute little ickle piggy-wig!"

You get the point - in this long-winded way???

Never mind.  Enjoy your roast pork/piglet and let's have no more argument!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jurek on August 27, 2014, 08:38:46 pm
 ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 31, 2014, 11:39:36 am
Had some parsnip cake yesterday. I saw it at a place we stopped for lunch on yesterday's ride (Old Station Cafe in Tintern) and as I like parsnips and found the idea intriguing and new to me, I tried some. It was parsnip and coconut and, disappointingly for me, tasted overwhelmingly of dessicated coconut and sweet, buttery icing. There was a fibrous texture which could have been down to parsnip but was just as likely due to the coconut. I don't think I'll try it again.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruth on August 31, 2014, 12:16:31 pm
Me and Madhur Jaffrey got busy in the kitchen last night, and made a cashew nut pilaff, some chicken cooked in yoghurt, and a lamb vindaloo (without too much heat, due to the intended recipients).  Wine was drinked.  Poppadoms were popped.  There was sorbet.

And there seems to be some carrot cake left over, oh dear oh dear, whatever shall I do?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on August 31, 2014, 01:05:07 pm
spoiler=NSFV where V means Veggie
Funny thing, that,I don't recall ever seeing a veggie warning carnivores that they might get upset looking at a picture of -- say, a dish of tofu or whatever.  Perhaps it might be more to the point to say, "Not safe for Jews or Muslims".

       Actually were I to see a dish of Tofu I might get very upset especially were I expecting steak with all the trimmings  :o

     
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 31, 2014, 01:45:09 pm
As a vegetarian of over 20 years standing, I find tofu much more upsetting than meat.  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: campagman on September 01, 2014, 08:12:33 pm
I cooked and ate a Beef Heart at the w/e. Dead easy in the slow cooker and tasted surprisingly nice. There big too, will be enough for 4 more servings.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: levitator on September 01, 2014, 08:38:09 pm
As a vegetarian of over 20 years standing, I find tofu much more upsetting than meat.  ;D
Had tofu (along with lots of other veggie goodies) in a sweet-and-sour sauce, for dinner tonite. Luverly!  Each to their own I suppose.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on September 02, 2014, 03:39:33 pm
AS well as preparing the dinner we had (see the supper thread), yesterday I made Chinese Spiced Apple Chutney and a batch of Sloe Jelly.

Just need to finish off using the mountain of toms that we got from my parents, now.  Shall probably make up a batch to tomato sauce and freeze it in batches ready for use through the winter as soup or in Spag Bol etc.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on September 02, 2014, 05:29:01 pm
cook em down with mustard oil, 1/2 kilo toms - mustard oil for frying 1 teaspoon mustard seed - 1 teaspoon cumin seed - 1/2 tea spoon turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder - 2 green chillies sliced - 2 cloves garlic finely chopped - 2 tablespoons brown sugar - 2 teaspoons salt - 1/2 cup vinegar - 1/2 cup oil

       Steam tomatoes till they become a pulp. Heat the mustard oil and fry the mustard seed, cumin, turmeric, and chilli powder till the mustard seeds begin to jump. Add the tomato pulp and the rest of the ingredients and cook gently till the oil comes to the top. Serve cold. This will keep for a few days with the oil on the surface but a lot longer in the fridge, double or triple this it is very, very moreish   :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on September 06, 2014, 01:07:11 pm
Yummy

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10384015_10152553217104063_3312056348296128227_n.jpg?oh=bc1fd1464c929c01816c16fa2ecf9eca&oe=5414B72A)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on September 06, 2014, 02:53:55 pm
Oh s**t, who would eat those  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on September 06, 2014, 03:36:06 pm
I can smell basil.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on September 06, 2014, 03:47:42 pm
I can smell basil.

 ???
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 06, 2014, 04:17:51 pm
Maybe someone, like me, is trying to deal with a tomato glut.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on September 06, 2014, 04:22:25 pm
Mince glut, but same principle.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 06, 2014, 04:46:42 pm
You got mince dropping off the plants in your garden?!?!
I have to pay Good Money for mine!

Bolognese for supper it is then.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on September 06, 2014, 07:33:10 pm
Oh s**t, who would eat those  :facepalm:

Anyone who eats el-cheapo pork pies I would imagine.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 06, 2014, 08:36:49 pm
Oh s**t, who would eat those  :facepalm:

Anyone who eats el-cheapo pork pies I would imagine.

Those who like andouillette...
Title: Vegan rhubarb scones recepies
Post by: Gattopardo on September 06, 2014, 10:15:31 pm
Was wondering round the supermarket and picked up some cheap rhubarb so was thinking vegan rhubarb scones.

Anyone got any hints, tips recipes
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on September 08, 2014, 05:56:29 am
Learning to curry properly

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iMaWD61pjOU/VA0pLNd5lyI/AAAAAAAAsF8/xopq-BDEnqg/s640/P9060232.JPG)

Eating curry properly

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NnvCow0Yyw8/VA0pc0CAJEI/AAAAAAAAsGE/MHOc-ISc9x0/s640/P9060250.JPG)

(and yes, I did use my fingers)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on September 08, 2014, 02:34:28 pm
What, no chapati?  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on September 08, 2014, 02:39:04 pm
Oh s**t, who would eat those  :facepalm:

Do you really want to know? If not, don't click on this link (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/imitation-calamari-sliced-pig-rectum_n_2482063.html).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 08, 2014, 02:49:33 pm
What, no chapati?  ;D

And he sat at a TABLE!
I thought you sat on the floor, cross-legged, for the full curry experience!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: spesh on September 08, 2014, 03:13:41 pm
Oh s**t, who would eat those  :facepalm:

Do you really want to know? If not, don't click on this link (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/imitation-calamari-sliced-pig-rectum_n_2482063.html).

I see what they did there:

Quote
The irony is not lost on Ben Calhoun, one of the show's producers, and ring-leader of the segment, who notes:

And I think this comment sums it up quite nicely: "Whether it's calamari or Japanese anime porn, the same rule of thumb applies: demand tentacles."  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: HTFB on September 11, 2014, 09:53:33 am
I have too much CAIK.

This ought to be impossible, but we held a garden party for the block of flats (celebrating its 50th birthday: one of the original residents survives) at the weekend. Eight eggs was definitely the right size of cake to bake, but I'd estimated for a child eating twice as much as an adult and they barely touched it. And none of the parents would take any away for later, either.

I've been left with about one and a half ordinary cakes' worth all for myself, and it won't keep forever. The Beloved Stoker has been working such crazy hours that she isn't here to help.

It's terrible.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 11, 2014, 12:34:18 pm
Slice it, wrap the slices, freeze them. Once they're frozen, post them first class to me.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 11, 2014, 10:02:54 pm
I do not know whether it was the rolls, the cold meats or the cheez that contained the crack cocaine but I've just nommed the whole bloody lot.

BURP!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on September 12, 2014, 10:30:05 am
Our local fish and chip shop is Very Good. Dez went there to buy his dinner yesterday evening. I now have another reason to admire them.

The customer in front of Dez asked for "fries". As one, all the staff chorused "We don't sell fries!" and one added "if you want that sort of rubbish, go to MacDonald's."
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 12, 2014, 10:37:24 pm
I, on the other hand, have just polished of a packet of choklit chip cookies.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 13, 2014, 10:40:08 pm
I are made germknodel
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5590/15041710808_802d1ed6ee_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/15041710808/)
IMG_1118 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/15041710808/) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on September 14, 2014, 02:34:15 am
I have too much CAIK.




Forum eviction....you can never have too much cake.  Too few people yes too much cake never.  You will be burnt at the steak as a heretic.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on September 14, 2014, 02:35:05 am
Our local fish and chip shop is Very Good. Dez went there to buy his dinner yesterday evening. I now have another reason to admire them.

The customer in front of Dez asked for "fries". As one, all the staff chorused "We don't sell fries!" and one added "if you want that sort of rubbish, go to MacDonald's."

Name and praise.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on September 14, 2014, 02:36:23 am
I are made germknodel
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5590/15041710808_802d1ed6ee_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/15041710808/)
IMG_1118 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/15041710808/) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

One portion???

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 14, 2014, 08:31:38 am
1 fat pie sized portion there. I started with 6, 1 went in the bin due to issues resulting from photography faff, I steamed 2 of which Pingu had the other and the 3 uncooked ones went in the freezer after I decided I'd had enough sugar for 1 month....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on September 15, 2014, 12:47:56 am
Haggis Pakora!

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/899636/haggis-pakora
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 15, 2014, 12:58:30 am
There was a Murphy's Pakora Bar in Glasgow when I lived there.
After all, isn't a DFMB just a Mars Pakora?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on September 15, 2014, 01:18:52 am
Deep fried haggis is nothing new, and can't be healthier than deep fried mars bar. I had one on LEL. Pakora batter will probably go nicely haggis as both are spicy. I'll have to try making this.

I used to have a boss who swore that the best Pakora came from Glasgow. As for Murphy's - only there once - I've never seen the like anywhere else.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 15, 2014, 03:50:40 am
I haz stroopwafels (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroopwafel) because I am a Person in in Good Standing with Team Cygnus:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852/15045885847_45cae54594_o.jpg)

(Ignore the beardy twonk in the background)

Alas, while the packet contained twelve stuks there are but three left.  I do not know whether stroopwafels can be obtained in the remoter parts of Utah, but I suspect it may be tricky.  However they will go nicely with my evening Proper Tea.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on September 15, 2014, 09:59:13 am
Stroopwafels are best consumed slightly warm, achieved by perching them on top of you fresh cup of coffee.
Can you get some Poffertjes from Team Cygnus too?

(And what is Wowbagger doing there?)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 16, 2014, 01:36:18 am
Stroopwafels are best consumed slightly warm, achieved by perching them on top of you fresh cup of coffee.

You can achieve a similar effect if you carry them in the storage wossname in the centre console of your motorcar when it's 35° C outside.

Can you get some Poffertjes from Team Cygnus too?

(And what is Wowbagger doing there?)

I'll ask the Cygnus gang next year (though I'll have to Google 'poffertjes' first).

The beardy twonk is one Scott Wilson from Maryland (the one near Washington DC, not the one in east Londonton).  His stinginess is legendary.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on September 16, 2014, 09:55:54 am
Our local fish and chip shop is Very Good. Dez went there to buy his dinner yesterday evening. I now have another reason to admire them.

The customer in front of Dez asked for "fries". As one, all the staff chorused "We don't sell fries!" and one added "if you want that sort of rubbish, go to MacDonald's."

Name and praise.

It is The Fish House, in East Street, Prittlewell. Here. (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.548488,0.7053828,3a,47y,338.53h,85.61t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s9jbm3I4UApYAL__b2vp5fw!2e0?hl=en)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 17, 2014, 11:48:24 pm
The only "cookies" in the vending machine in this motel are Blueberry Shortbread :sick:  Why no Choc Chip, eh?  EH??!?1?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pingu on September 20, 2014, 06:29:02 pm
Some of today's brambles with cheese:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/15111469220_a45ae0cf88_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2mejL)
IMG_4028 (https://flic.kr/p/p2mejL) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

I've just made the crumble topping to use with the rest of them  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ashaman42 on September 20, 2014, 07:14:56 pm
Charlotte is making mackerel risotto for dinner. It is a) delicious and b) made from a recipe for four people, shared between just two of us.

Nom nom nom -> soon.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 21, 2014, 03:27:30 am
The top stayed on the pot of ground chilis this evening.

Unlike yesterday >:( :sick:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on September 21, 2014, 06:05:30 pm
Today I was wondering round a supermarket and decided that I fancied pilchards in tomato sauce in a sandwich, so bought a tin and bought bread...even though I'm making my own.  So yummy?  Can't remember that I have ever eaten pilchards in tomato sauce.  Do you warm them?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nicknack on September 21, 2014, 06:49:17 pm
Do you warm them?

Nah. Straight out of the tin.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on September 21, 2014, 06:52:06 pm
  Do you warm them?

No.  Your body will do that once they're inside.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Graeme on September 21, 2014, 07:50:42 pm
Not warranting a thread of its own, but isn't it nice when you go to a restaurant and tell them you are not in a hurry... And that 'not being in a hurry' is understood to mean that you are happy to take your time, people watch, nibble your starter and not have the main course prepared until you've actually finished your starter.

At least it has been nice that my waiter this evening understood that. It is only pasta, it is only a cheap meal, but it is after an Audax and I'm tired. Not in a rush. My tummy is on a go slow too, even though I'm hungry.

I'm happy to find a waiter who has been understanding, even though the restaurant is busy.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Chris S on September 21, 2014, 09:22:29 pm
Some of today's brambles with cheese:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/15111469220_a45ae0cf88_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2mejL)
IMG_4028 (https://flic.kr/p/p2mejL) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

I've just made the crumble topping to use with the rest of them  :P

Erm... That's not a "Meal" though, right? More - a pudding/cheese course combo because "You're on a diet". ?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on September 21, 2014, 10:02:45 pm
Some of today's brambles with cheese:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/15111469220_a45ae0cf88_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2mejL)
IMG_4028 (https://flic.kr/p/p2mejL) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

I've just made the crumble topping to use with the rest of them  :P

Erm... That's not a "Meal" though, right? More - a pudding/cheese course combo because "You're on a diet". ?

That's not really even a cheese portion either. Plate with a hint of cheese, maybe.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on September 21, 2014, 10:06:53 pm
As it happens, Mrs. B and I collected some blackers on our walk above Llangranog this morning.  Just enough to add to tonight's apple crumble, we didn't bother with the lbs and lbs left on the bushes.  Half a doggie poo bag full is enough, surely?
It struck me that the season seems to be much extended this year.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 21, 2014, 11:19:48 pm
Aren't brambles picked after 1 October said to be 'cursed'?
Such stories suggest the season frequently extends.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on September 21, 2014, 11:34:33 pm
You can tell a blackberry when the devil's got it - it loses is lustre and is unpleasant to the taste.

Nevertheless, I have picked and eaten blackberries in November before now - delicious!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on September 22, 2014, 10:33:23 am
Today I was wondering round a supermarket and decided that I fancied pilchards in tomato sauce in a sandwich, so bought a tin and bought bread...even though I'm making my own.  So yummy?  Can't remember that I have ever eaten pilchards in tomato sauce.  Do you warm them?

Lightly grilled sardines on hot toast are nice, but I think warmed up pilchards in tomato sauce would be a bit funny.

For sardine/pilchard sandwiches, I prefer salad cream to tomato sauce, or salad cream added to the tomato sauce.  Gallons of salad cream.  (Sardines are just small pilchards).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on September 22, 2014, 03:45:48 pm
It struck me that the season seems to be much extended this year.
Aren't brambles picked after 1 October said to be 'cursed'?
Such stories suggest the season frequently extends.

Sounds about right to me. I'm sure last year's blackberry season both started and finished much later than this year's.

The devil has definitely got to what's left of this year's crop round my way. Shame, cos I missed out - there were loads ready to eat this time a month ago but I was too busy to go picking.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on September 22, 2014, 06:39:05 pm
Do you warm them?

Nah. Straight out of the tin.

  Do you warm them?

No.  Your body will do that once they're inside.

Have never had tinned pilchards in tomato sauce and no idea where the craving came from.

Today I was wondering round a supermarket and decided that I fancied pilchards in tomato sauce in a sandwich, so bought a tin and bought bread...even though I'm making my own.  So yummy?  Can't remember that I have ever eaten pilchards in tomato sauce.  Do you warm them?

Lightly grilled sardines on hot toast are nice, but I think warmed up pilchards in tomato sauce would be a bit funny.

For sardine/pilchard sandwiches, I prefer salad cream to tomato sauce, or salad cream added to the tomato sauce.  Gallons of salad cream.  (Sardines are just small pilchards).

Doesn;t that make seafood sauce.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 22, 2014, 09:13:22 pm
Looks like I won't be getting milk in glass bottles much longer.   :(
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29306822 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29306822)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 22, 2014, 09:34:05 pm
Some of today's brambles with cheese:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/15111469220_a45ae0cf88_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2mejL)
IMG_4028 (https://flic.kr/p/p2mejL) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

I've just made the crumble topping to use with the rest of them  :P

Erm... That's not a "Meal" though, right? More - a pudding/cheese course combo because "You're on a diet". ?

No way. That was a post ride-went home via the cheese shop-it s not dinner time yet-save the brambles for crumble snackette
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: peliroja on September 22, 2014, 09:45:46 pm
Looks like I won't be getting milk in glass bottles much longer.   :(
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29306822 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29306822)
:( We get ours delivered to the door by http://www.dalesdairies.co.uk/dairy-products.htm - along with fresh eggs and sometimes orange juice. Such a treat!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 22, 2014, 10:40:33 pm
Are the glass bottles all 1 pint, as they were back in the days when 'everyone' had their milk delivered? (at least, I remember multiple 1-pint bottles, no 2-pints) It seems to me that the change to supermarket milk and plastic bottles accompanied a move to larger containers - and I'm wondering if that hasn't also encouraged us to use more milk?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on September 22, 2014, 10:51:23 pm
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/2888821/recipe/hearty-chicken-leek-soup

I made this tonight. Yummy. I ate it all myself, without any bread.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 23, 2014, 07:07:42 am
Are the glass bottles all 1 pint, as they were back in the days when 'everyone' had their milk delivered? (at least, I remember multiple 1-pint bottles, no 2-pints) It seems to me that the change to supermarket milk and plastic bottles accompanied a move to larger containers - and I'm wondering if that hasn't also encouraged us to use more milk?

My glass bottles are one pint. I don't think schools get the ⅓ pint bottles; I believe kids who get milk, get cartons.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on September 24, 2014, 05:46:00 pm
I decided to try making a curry in my brand new slow cooker. Which is going fine, it's happily bubbling away. My house now smells like an Indian restaurant. As I have a conference call with some people in Hawaii 8pm-10pm, it's going to smell like this for another four and a half hours. I'll either hate the smell of curry by then or I'll have eaten my own arms.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on September 25, 2014, 11:59:22 am
In the end I ate my arms.

Today I inadvertently put almond milk in my coffee (makes a change from orange juice or mango lite, cartons all look the same at that time in morning). It's actually quite pleasant. I might now be on my way to hemp underpants territory or I could become one of those people who goes to Starbucks and orders a double-skinny-almond-soy-moderately-warm-half-froth-venti-latte-macchi-tacci-chino-to-go. I was New York a while back and the woman in front of me at the coffee shop did this. Sounded less like a coffee order and more like the sound I'd expect an Italian machine gun to make.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 25, 2014, 12:08:46 pm
I presume that's almond milk as in soya milk but from almonds, rather than cow milk flavoured with almonds? The latter is a popular drink (mainly) for kids in India, sort of like hot chocolate for a warm climate I guess. I now have visions of the mobile coffee wallah's face when you buy a coffee and a badam milk then mix them...  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: phantasmagoriana on September 25, 2014, 12:11:58 pm
I love almond milk; the dark chocolate version's especially good for a treat. Though I had a vanilla soy mocha the other day for the first time, and that was better than I'd expected, too.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on September 25, 2014, 12:17:17 pm
I presume that's almond milk as in soya milk but from almonds, rather than cow milk flavoured with almonds? The latter is a popular drink (mainly) for kids in India, sort of like hot chocolate for a warm climate I guess. I now have visions of the mobile coffee wallah's face when you buy a coffee and a badam milk then mix them...  ;D

As in soy 'milk'. Basically ground almonds soaked in water and then strained and thickened (easy enough to make, but I'm too lazy and buy the unsweetened stuff). It unsurprisingly doesn't taste like milk but is nice in smoothies and the bircher muesli stuff that I eat for my lunch. I'd never thought of trying it in coffee (soy milk is bleurghworthy in this respect).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Paul on September 25, 2014, 12:29:12 pm
double-skinny-almond-soy-moderately-warm-half-froth-venti-latte-macchi-tacci-chino-to-go.

Lovely country, Wales.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on September 26, 2014, 10:24:07 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQduyp0ldUbYJ1bWemwHv1MKvZQXRM8iJFsA1MlzlbV6Bg66Ihv)[/img](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByfKchkIgAAEU-c.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on September 29, 2014, 05:52:49 pm
Just discovered the coffee filter works better if you remember to put coffee in it :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on September 30, 2014, 07:03:16 pm
Looks like I won't be getting milk in glass bottles much longer.   :(
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29306822 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29306822)
:( We get ours delivered to the door by http://www.dalesdairies.co.uk/dairy-products.htm - along with fresh eggs and sometimes orange juice. Such a treat!

It's at least a couple of years since our milkman switched from glass to plastic. Whether or not plastic bottles are "just as environmentally friendly" now, it's still more rubbish to be disposed of, taking up valuable bin space - which I probably wouldn't mind so much if the binmen hadn't switched from weekly to fortnightly collections a few years ago.

I blame Thatcher.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on September 30, 2014, 09:20:45 pm
I blame Thatcher.
I didn't know you were playing too?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 30, 2014, 10:28:49 pm
Looks like I won't be getting milk in glass bottles much longer.   :(
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29306822 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29306822)
:( We get ours delivered to the door by http://www.dalesdairies.co.uk/dairy-products.htm - along with fresh eggs and sometimes orange juice. Such a treat!

It's at least a couple of years since our milkman switched from glass to plastic. Whether or not plastic bottles are "just as environmentally friendly" now, it's still more rubbish to be disposed of, taking up valuable bin space - which I probably wouldn't mind so much if the binmen hadn't switched from weekly to fortnightly collections a few years ago.

Our Council recycles plastic cartons.
I'd probably get milk bags, which can't be recycled, if glass bottles stop.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 02, 2014, 10:03:21 am
What don't you like about plastic bottles, Helly?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 02, 2014, 02:11:37 pm
They use more material and work out more expensive than the bags.

At present, I have 7 glass bottles per week and 'emergency bags' in the freezer.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on October 02, 2014, 03:55:51 pm
Strangely our re cycle bin says plastic ok (and we re cycle everything we can) but Cherwell DC will not put glass re cycling containers into our village, arses  >:(  The nearest glass banks are one and a half miles away and I don't fancy trikeling that ending up with a pannier full of broken glass  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on October 02, 2014, 04:07:45 pm
Our recycling will accept both plastic and glass, the problem is that the weekly collection alternates between recycling and general landfill - they used to collect both every week - hence the recycling bin is usually full well before they come round for it.

This is my reason for preferring glass milk bottles anyway - the milkman took them away. Although even the milkman has cut down his visits due to lack of demand so he only delivers three times a week now. But since we live out of town, it's a pretty vital service for us. It would be most inconvenient to lose it completely.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on October 02, 2014, 04:24:05 pm
We have started to get milk in a plastic bottle that is a similar shape to a large glass milk bottle. For some reason it is much nicer to pour from than either a carton or a jug bottle.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 02, 2014, 05:29:27 pm
Our refuse & recycling collections sound similar to citoyen's though we are in Zone 4 suburbia.
Neither our grey landfill bin nor our blue-topped recycling bin are approaching full fortnightly.

Our milk delivery is also three times per week.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 05, 2014, 08:37:33 pm
I've had a yen for meringues, and Googled for microwave meringue. Seems all you need do is mix a single egg white with 300g icing sugar, knead, roll into small balls, place in cup cake cases and zap for 40-80 seconds in batches of 4.
Must try!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 06, 2014, 10:38:08 am
Back to the milk thing for a minute - what about milk in cartons (tetrapaks)?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on October 06, 2014, 03:50:05 pm
I'm planning to make my own Bendicks Bittermint style chocolate mint fondants to save money.  I think it's going to be hard to match the density and dryness of Bendicks' centres.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 06, 2014, 04:38:58 pm
I'm planning to make my own Bendicks Bittermint style chocolate mint fondants to save money.  I think it's going to be hard to match the density and dryness of Bendicks' centres.

I am not a confectioner but suspect if you used glycerine to bind the sugar and STRONG peppermint essence, you might be on to a winner. Maybe avoid water. maybe add a little desiccated coconut or starch to maintain dryness.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on October 06, 2014, 04:44:58 pm
Thanks Helly.  I'll try that and any other suggestions with a small amount, before making the mega load.  Yum.  I've already ordered some Sainsbury's "Taste the Difference" mint oil, and 90% coco chocolate.  Should be 95%, really.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: phantasmagoriana on October 10, 2014, 08:15:04 am
It's World Porridge Day!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 10, 2014, 06:37:02 pm
Sainsbury's don't seem to sell plain, white icing sugar online.
I don't want 'golden', I don't want molasses in my sugar.
I want to make microwave meringues with SCIENCE.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on October 11, 2014, 12:21:57 pm
Sainsbury's don't seem to sell plain, white icing sugar online.
I don't want 'golden', I don't want molasses in my sugar.
I want to make microwave meringues with SCIENCE.

My peppermint fondants have been delayed for the same reason.  They have sold it in the past. 
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 12, 2014, 12:16:16 am
I might resort to Tesgrot or Asda...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 14, 2014, 07:15:38 pm
Just seen a Soreen ad on telly. The Soreen was dancing.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on October 14, 2014, 07:51:46 pm
Made Kung Po Chicken for dinner.

The recipe said to use Hoisin sauce as well as the chilli bean sauce. Didn’t have any so improvised something similar based on a recipe for hoisin sauce I found on the internet.

Now I have that feeling I get after eating Chinese food that has too much MSG in it.  :face palm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on October 15, 2014, 02:02:24 pm
I made toad in the hole the other night, with gluten free batter.

I've never made yorkshire pudding or toad in the hole before so it was a bit of an experiment.

 :thumbsup:

Kids liked it muchly. Departed from standard recipes by adding some bicarb to the flour.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on October 20, 2014, 10:26:34 am
Just seen a Soreen ad on telly. The Soreen was dancing.
Does this mean it isn't vegetarian? :o  The poor Soreens are slaughtered and squished together into a sticky, nommy mess? :'(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on October 20, 2014, 11:48:09 am
Just seen a Soreen ad on telly. The Soreen was dancing.
Does this mean it isn't vegetarian? :o  The poor Soreens are slaughtered and squished together into a sticky, nommy mess? :'(

Still less cruel than Quorn hunting.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on October 20, 2014, 05:18:06 pm
Just seen a Soreen ad on telly. The Soreen was dancing.
Does this mean it isn't vegetarian? :o  The poor Soreens are slaughtered and squished together into a sticky, nommy mess? :'(

Still less cruel than Quorn hunting.

And as for the car seats and furniture so beloved of USAnians in the 1960s, upholstered in Naugahyde...

Sickening :sick:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 22, 2014, 11:08:30 am
Bought a pig-shaped cutter for making parkin pigs.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on October 23, 2014, 09:19:49 am
Bought a pig-shaped cutter for making parkin pigs.

Sugar pigs...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on October 23, 2014, 09:20:52 am
So is anyone else eating reheated pasta to lower the carb content?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on October 23, 2014, 09:49:11 am
Not me. If I want to eat fewer carbs I eat less of them.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 23, 2014, 09:54:13 am
Me neither. If I eat reheated pasta, it's because I cooked too much yesterday.  ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 23, 2014, 01:42:06 pm
Me neither. If I eat reheated pasta, it's because I cooked too much yesterday.  ::-)

+1

I sincerely doubt that reheated pasta has a significantly lower calorie count. Even if its energy is more slowly released the bottom line total will be much the same if the nutrients are absorbed. If much less is absorbed, you'd know it was emerging...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on October 23, 2014, 06:59:55 pm
Me neither. If I eat reheated pasta, it's because I cooked too much yesterday.  ::-)

+1

I sincerely doubt that reheated pasta has a significantly lower calorie count. Even if its energy is more slowly released the bottom line total will be much the same if the nutrients are absorbed. If much less is absorbed, you'd know it was emerging...

    The article said that the refined carbs sugar rush is cut by 50% if the pasta is cooked then cooled, it also said pasta (and it says it works with other refined carbs) is reheated it results in a further 50% reduction making it better for slower release so better for diabetics or people who want a better energy release
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on October 25, 2014, 05:23:43 pm
This article pours some cold water on the idea that reheating pasta is a magic bullet:

http://www.today.com/health/reheated-pasta-really-healthier-what-you-need-know-1D80224941

Last night, I made paella. The recipe calls for 500g of rice. I reduced that to 400g. It was still far more than we could possibly eat (I tend to eat large portions, but Feline doesn’t), so we’re having reheated paella for dinner tonight, I expect.

Given the choice, I’d rather have my paella freshly cooked than reheated.

Paella recipe is here: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/seafood-recipes/paella/

Note I omitted the mussels and squid and increased the amount of prawns instead. One day I should make it with mussels. I’ve also made it with scallops once, which was nice.


Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Chris S on October 25, 2014, 05:52:01 pm
Warning - Anecdata!!

In a single iteration, N=1 experiment, I found it doesn't work with potato:

Day 1 (Fresh boiled potato, mashed - eaten with cheese and marmite): Blood sugar - (Before) 5.4 (1hr) 7.6 (2hr) 7.7 (3hr) 4.9.
Day 2 (Reheated boiled potato, mashed - eaten with cheese and marmite) : Blood sugar - (Before) 5.9 (1hr) 12.0 - WTF?? (2hr) 8.1 (3hr) 5.4

Ergo - reheating yesterdays potato is, if anything, worse.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: David Martin on October 27, 2014, 09:05:28 pm
Reheating = more time to break down the starch.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on October 29, 2014, 09:23:23 am
Chana Dal! Is it yellow split peas?  ???
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on October 29, 2014, 09:41:45 am
No
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 29, 2014, 11:03:34 am
We are having a MacMillan coffee morning and we have two big tables laden with CAEK. If any audaxers are passing the East Neighbourhood office, there's enough to fuel you for a week.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on October 30, 2014, 11:22:40 pm
Do you have those small iced cakes with the word "MacMillan" printed on the icing?

Unless they have changed their recipe, they are amongst the worst cakes I have ever tasted.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biggsy on October 31, 2014, 02:00:04 pm
Morrison's Flame Raisins and Jumbo Cashews - the combination of tastes seems strange but nice to me.  I can't stop eating them.  Amazingly good raisins, by the way.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 31, 2014, 02:02:29 pm
Chana Dal! Is it yellow split peas?  ???
It's chick peas.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on October 31, 2014, 02:39:56 pm
Wetherspoons appear to have stopped serving mango chutney with their curries.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruthie on November 01, 2014, 10:37:54 am
All the food on Great British Banquet is served on poncey place settings. It would put me right off my food. Eating rabbit pie off a rabbit hutch? Bonkers.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruthie on November 01, 2014, 10:53:01 am
One of the guests on Saturday Kitchen has Bell's Palsy and they've served Sloppy Joes. So mean.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on November 01, 2014, 12:07:07 pm
Chana Dal! Is it yellow split peas?  ???
It's chick peas.


'Fraid not, while chana is chickpea, chana dal is a type of lentil. That look like yellow split peas.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Biff on November 01, 2014, 06:25:34 pm
A birthday CAEK for the audiophile in your life (100% edible):

(http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc373/aupuionleon/imagejpg1_zps2337e7ad.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on November 01, 2014, 06:49:39 pm
Chana Dal! Is it yellow split peas?  ???
It's chick peas.
'Fraid not, while chana is chickpea, chana dal is a type of lentil. That look like yellow split peas.
A very nice lentil that I won't buy again as it takes way too long to cook! I seriously undercooked it a couple of days ago, it had a peanut like texture, and today I gave it a good 3/4 hour gentle boil. It really needs 1 1/2 hours!
Once this 2kg bag is gone  :o I'll be sticking with red lentils that totally disintegrate in 5 mins.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on November 02, 2014, 12:29:59 am
Sounds like a slowcooker is called for.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 02, 2014, 01:01:56 pm
Or a pressure cooker, I suppose.
How long do people cook their pulses?
My last stew had beans (black eye, rose coco and red kidney) that I had soaked overnight, fast boiled for 15 minutes and then simmered with the remainder of the stew for three hours; they were STILL quite firm.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 02, 2014, 03:10:27 pm
Sesame snaps have been going downhill for years. They used to have four layers, now only three and whereas each leaf used to easily split from the others, now they tend to be stuck together in one lump. Biting through all three layers at once is quite tough! As well as being more than I really want.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 02, 2014, 03:14:07 pm
Can't remember when I last had Sesame Snaps! Takes me back...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on November 02, 2014, 03:38:49 pm
Or a pressure cooker, I suppose.
How long do people cook their pulses?
My last stew had beans (black eye, rose coco and red kidney) that I had soaked overnight, fast boiled for 15 minutes and then simmered with the remainder of the stew for three hours; they were STILL quite firm.

          In our pressure cooker Chickpeas are 20 minutes (after coming up to pressure) everything else 15minutes, I have never cooked Asian style pulses in a pressure cooker simply as I find a curry that incorporates a dal is usually a slow long cooking dish anyway
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 06, 2014, 09:26:27 pm
Looks like Britain's dairy industry has been sold to the Germans.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29929561 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29929561)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 07, 2014, 08:25:37 pm
A local Indian takeaway has evolved from sending out semi-literate paper menus to accepting online orders.
I have a meal in the offing...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 11, 2014, 11:45:57 pm
Who would get any pleasure from a double doughnut burger anyway?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30000934 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30000934)   :sick:

These American style gluttony challenges seem to be gathering pace.

The food doesn't even seem nice.
I can understand Christmas overindulgence, when there are lots of scrumptious comestibles on offer, but personally do not enjoy feeling stuffed. This looks truly horrid anyway.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on November 12, 2014, 08:35:37 am
It's only 2000 calories as well - if I want that, a packet of custard creams is cheaper, more portable, and probably nicer.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 12, 2014, 09:53:57 am
Quote
Mel Wakeman, senior lecturer in Applied Physiology at Birmingham City University, said: "To me, this is simply ludicrous and irresponsible. I am no killjoy but why is this sort of food available?"
More to the point, why do people want to eat it - in sufficient numbers to make it worthwhile selling?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on November 12, 2014, 11:25:03 am
The answer to that is int he answer to this


Quote
But Mel Wakeman argues: "Why can't they include on the menu what the customer would need to do to burn all those calories off? In the case of this Double Donut Burger, around three hours of continuous running should just about do it. I wonder how many people would still opt for the item knowing this."

....which is, exactly the same number that would have considered it before knowing.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on November 12, 2014, 12:11:19 pm
I quite fancy trying one.

Not every day, mind, but it's not the most unhealthy thing I'd have eaten.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 12, 2014, 12:39:04 pm
It's only 2000 calories as well - if I want that, a packet of custard creams is cheaper, more portable, and probably nicer.

I think you mean two packets of custard creams.
You'd need around 400 grams of biscuit for 2,000 Calories and are likely to stop LONG before you've consumed the lot.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on November 12, 2014, 12:50:20 pm
It's only 2000 calories as well - if I want that, a packet of custard creams is cheaper, more portable, and probably nicer.

I think you mean two packets of custard creams.
You'd need around 400 grams of biscuit for 2,000 Calories and are likely to stop LONG before you've consumed the lot.

Do you reckon? I mean about the stopping bit... It'd have to Borbon Creams for me, though, please :)

Anyways, back onto the rediculous burger thing, I think it's not that it's new (pubs, bars and cafes all over the country have been offering "Gut Busters" for decades), it's just the marketing, on the back of Man Vs Food.  TBH this one (the Hungry Horse one) has no appeal, as there is no callenge involved.  You don't get it free if you finish it in X mintues, you don't get a T-shirt etc etc, so why bother.  Plus it will probably be like all the other HH food, mass produced in some factory in Eastern Europe, to low standards reflected in the cost and be prepared by a spotty oik whose mum thinks he's going to be the next Gordon Ramsey when, really, the only thing he has remotely close to what GR can do is swear like a trooper with Tourettes.

Give me a real challenge, like the Cattlemen's Association's Steak challenge - 96oz in an hour...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 12, 2014, 01:06:24 pm
Maybe I'm odd; I get bored after I've eaten a fair portion of any food and CnBA to eat any more of it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on November 12, 2014, 02:13:06 pm
It's only 2000 calories as well - if I want that, a packet of custard creams is cheaper, more portable, and probably nicer.

I think you mean two packets of custard creams.
You'd need around 400 grams of biscuit for 2,000 Calories

I forgot that small packets exist. At 35p for a normal sized one, I have no reason to remember ...

Quote
and are likely to stop LONG before you've consumed the lot.

You might be. Experience tells me that I'm not.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 13, 2014, 03:17:26 pm
Looks like I have won a minor Twitter competition from Graze and will receive a few free graze boxes. :) :) :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 20, 2014, 08:55:43 pm
When I got in from work today I added some cardamom pods to the remaining milk in the carton in the fridge. About twenty minutes ago I tipped the milk and pods into a pan, added a bit of cinnamon stick and some smushed up naga chilli (making the mistake of smushing with my fingers and then rubbing my nose), and put the pan on the very lowest simmer setting on the hob. I've just strained the milk into a mug with Green & Black hot chocolate powder in it. It is totally fucking awesome.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 21, 2014, 09:05:59 am
That sounds interesting, Kirst.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on November 21, 2014, 11:36:37 am
Cardamom in coffee is an old trick of restaurateurs.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on November 22, 2014, 09:27:56 am
Making yorkshire puddings is better with metal pans than with silicone pans.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on November 22, 2014, 10:39:15 am
Interesting. I suppose you want the quick sealing effect at the start to stop them sticking. I'd guess metal pans have a higher heat transfer coefficient than silicone ones.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 22, 2014, 11:12:33 am
Quite. You need to 'fry' the batter and metal transfers heat more efficiently.
Even paper cake cases have a noticeable effect on the way things bake.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 22, 2014, 11:15:01 am
Makes sense - but then why do I find that cakes back quicker in a silicone tin than a metal one (I think the metal is non-stick, which could of course be a factor, but ICBA check now).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 22, 2014, 11:27:28 am
Maybe because the silicone has a higher heat capacity.

A metal tin won't hold much heat to transfer, unlike the silicone.
The metal will transfer a small amount of heat quickly whereas the silicone, whilst slower to transfer the heat, has more to give.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 22, 2014, 11:47:42 am
I wonder if this was where Mrs Larrington (decd.) lost the knack of making Proper Yorkshire Puddings?  She always blamed the new oven for not getting hot enough.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on November 22, 2014, 08:16:42 pm
The Burger King at Southampton General Hospital is to close.
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11619273.Controversial_hospital_Burger_King_outlet_to_shut/?ref=mr (http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11619273.Controversial_hospital_Burger_King_outlet_to_shut/?ref=mr)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on November 25, 2014, 10:08:35 pm
I just tasted neat Harissa paste to ascertain how much No2Daughter needed to use in a recipe.

This was A Mistake.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 26, 2014, 12:06:47 pm
Coke goes dairy. (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/25/coca-cola-fairlife-milk)
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Fairlife, which will launch in the US next month, will cost twice as much as regular milk and will have 50% more protein and 30% less sugar.

Sandy Douglas, Coke’s global chief customer officer, said Fairlife was “a milk that’s premiumised and tastes better and we’ll charge twice as much for it as the milk we’re used to buying”.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: woollypigs on November 26, 2014, 12:31:16 pm
Coke goes dairy. (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/25/coca-cola-fairlife-milk)
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Fairlife, which will launch in the US next month, will cost twice as much as regular milk and will have 50% more protein and 30% less sugar.

Sandy Douglas, Coke’s global chief customer officer, said Fairlife was “a milk that’s premiumised and tastes better and we’ll charge twice as much for it as the milk we’re used to buying”.
That is a word clearly made up to to mean - we scam our customers into paying more for the same shit others have sold to them before.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 26, 2014, 12:45:13 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on November 27, 2014, 02:55:46 pm
Coke goes dairy. (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/25/coca-cola-fairlife-milk)
Quote
Fairlife, which will launch in the US next month, will cost twice as much as regular milk and will have 50% more protein and 30% less sugar.

Sandy Douglas, Coke’s global chief customer officer, said Fairlife was “a milk that’s premiumised and tastes better and we’ll charge twice as much for it as the milk we’re used to buying”.
That is a word clearly made up to to mean - we scam our customers into paying more for the same shit others have sold to them before.

At least they're being up front about it!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 03, 2014, 02:57:50 pm
Not really - that was at an investors' conference, not publicity or marketing.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruthie on December 03, 2014, 10:14:46 pm
One of the doctors brought in a box of luxury baklava type sweets to work today.  Nom nom nom nom nom.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Tim Hall on December 03, 2014, 10:19:42 pm
Coke goes dairy. (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/25/coca-cola-fairlife-milk)
Quote
Fairlife, which will launch in the US next month, will cost twice as much as regular milk and will have 50% more protein and 30% less sugar.

Sandy Douglas, Coke’s global chief customer officer, said Fairlife was “a milk that’s premiumised and tastes better and we’ll charge twice as much for it as the milk we’re used to buying”.
That is a word clearly made up to to mean - we scam our customers into paying more for the same shit others have sold to them before.

At least they're being up front about it!

Shamelessly lifted from the comments:
Quote
Have they got a Cash-Cow?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 04, 2014, 01:21:36 pm
Nairns oat biscuits with dark chocolate chips are weird.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on December 04, 2014, 01:59:59 pm
Last year a bag of orangette purchased in Banff disappeared without a trace. I wasn't happy.

We've just got the xmas decs down  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: essexian on December 11, 2014, 01:36:49 pm
Worryingly, I have just discovered we have three unopened kilo bags of Brussels in our storage freezer…. I am sure they weren’t there when I did the shopping on Friday.

This is somewhat confusing as we don’t have a traditional Christmas lunch, preferring to have a nice veggie curry. So, this can mean only one thing…. Sprout Vindaloo.   :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Bledlow on December 11, 2014, 06:06:39 pm
I can see the headline now - "Mysterious explosion in Stafford".  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: woollypigs on December 11, 2014, 06:12:36 pm
Hmm is there a link here ...

http://www.cnet.com/news/rocket-fans-successfully-launch-porta-potty-into-the-sky/

:)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on December 11, 2014, 06:13:23 pm
Mrs. B is getting rather adventurous with celeriac in the kitchen.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 11, 2014, 06:54:19 pm
Today I popped into a Korean supermarket as I was passing and got a bar of 'red bean cake'. I like red beans, so I thought I'd like it, and I did. But I hadn't expected it to be sweet!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 12, 2014, 09:41:20 am
Stilton on dark rye bread with damson powidła (something between jam and stewed fruit) on top - delicious!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: woollypigs on December 12, 2014, 09:51:17 am
Stilton on dark rye bread with damson powidła (something between jam and stewed fruit) on top - delicious!
Yup! Real rye bread + strong/flavourful cheese + jam (my favourite is blackberry) is just NOM!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Julian on December 12, 2014, 09:59:34 am
My mum gave us some home made damson jam which coincidentally is my favourite with cheese.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on December 16, 2014, 12:03:49 pm
On Sunday in the first bit of baking I have done since another boring wet Sunday afternoon in 1987 (Fruit loaf) I made raisin flapjack. Its a little darkblack and crusty on top and crumbly round the edges, but home made and most nomish.

i just need to do some more cycling to justify eating it.

Thanks to Vorsprung for the recipe suggestion.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rogerzilla on December 16, 2014, 10:14:00 pm
Cheese on toast is transformed if you add a bit of Gorgonzola to the Cheddar.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on December 18, 2014, 09:18:49 am
I've just been given a Smarties advent calendar.

A bit of catching up to do. :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 18, 2014, 01:54:44 pm
Ham: it shouldn't be green, should it?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on December 18, 2014, 02:00:53 pm
"Green eggs and ham" doesn't have parentheses so the green probably applies to both types comestible.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 18, 2014, 02:25:13 pm
Google confirms this hypothesis but the expression on the face of the Prat In The Hat suggest that it is not a Good Thing.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on December 18, 2014, 03:24:38 pm
Our eggs go green when served with 'red' cabbage.
Trufax
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on December 18, 2014, 09:15:44 pm
Ham: it shouldn't be green, should it?

*checks*

I hope not.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on December 19, 2014, 11:42:51 pm
Fish finger sandwich.  The perfect simple after pub snack?  Possibly, but I'm having to make do with burnt to charcoal on one side fish fingers. 
Bugger.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on December 21, 2014, 06:11:09 pm
Festive disappointments so far:
The chocolate on McVitie's Victoria chocolate biscuits is too thin.
Sainsbury's delivered us an overripe mango yesterday which needed to be eaten that day. (#First World Problem really)
Mr Kipling's Christmas slices seem tiny but weigh 43 gams and contain 158 Calories. At least they are individually plastic wrapped to ease festive portion control.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: lisat on December 21, 2014, 06:16:51 pm
I think a cheese and marmalade sandwich should hit the spot tonight.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruthie on December 28, 2014, 06:45:23 pm
Three day old roast goose stirred into Aldi pasta sauce and poured over fusilli, with cheddar over the top.

Absolutely disgusting, don't try it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on December 28, 2014, 07:17:53 pm
I'm braving throwing the remaining turkey and ham into a hash with some potato, cabbage, and eggs. Usual works out fine. The cats will, I'm sure, help with anything that remains.

Slow cooking the turkey in a vat of white wine for eight hours was quite successful. No one died from salmonella and it was tasted pretty damn good.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on December 28, 2014, 10:59:31 pm
This year my daughter said in addition to a whole peeled carrot + a whole peeled onion (halved) and two sticks of celery each cut in to 3 pieces we should add a halved  clementine (not peeled) to the ham as we boiled it (after boiling and resting tis put in the oven covered with home made marmalade.
       The halved clementine really, really made it the best ever ham we have had    ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 29, 2014, 09:33:55 am
Here is what to do if someone suggests a Ballantine Balotelli Ballotine for Christmas dinner: shoot them, and burn the body.  It's supposed to be a deboned goose stuffed with pork and various savoury Stuffs but someone1 seems to have made off with most of the goosey goodness, leaving a stuffing only slightly more flavoursome than Paxo.

1: Immigrunts, probably.  When they're not nicking Brenda's swans.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: SteveC on December 29, 2014, 11:55:59 am
Here is what to do if someone suggests a Ballantine Balotelli Ballotine for Christmas dinner: shoot them, and burn the body. 
+ 1
Most disappointing Christmas dinner I've had since the last time we had turkey (the latter being beautifully cooked by my B-I-L, tender and moist, but totally lacking in flavour). Fortunately the year we had the Ballotine we'd got a goose at home (the exact arrangements for Christmas Day were a little late in being organised) so we shared that with my parents a few days later.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on December 29, 2014, 04:46:29 pm
The only reason I decided we should eat turkey on Christmas Day was so we could eat loads of Trimmings and Puddings, which are more fun.

Years of Healthy Eating have reduced our appetites for Rich Foods.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on December 29, 2014, 09:23:58 pm
Strange but I've never had a tasteless turkey or for that matter dry turkey,  from free range down to bog standard Sainsgreedy, admittedly my wife is an excellent cook but my sister is a fully trained chef and has often not been quite, well, right.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 31, 2014, 01:27:09 pm
I was going to make tarte tatin, but I can't find the pan I must have made it in last time. The normal frying pan handle isn't ovenproof. No pudding for me, sob.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on December 31, 2014, 02:29:36 pm
My wife used the leftovers to make turkey & ham pie. It is a triumph.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: runsoncake on January 02, 2015, 07:02:08 pm
Down to my last piece of Dundee C---e  :'(. Still as I'm the only person here who eats it I've only myself to blame.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on January 04, 2015, 06:26:17 pm
Poached Pears in chocolate sauce is much more betterer when it's not Dry January
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on January 05, 2015, 01:04:20 am
My oven doesn't get hot enough, or should that be that my ovens temperature dial is quite far out.  230c is 205c.  Might have to figure out a bodge to fix that.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 08, 2015, 09:56:42 pm
I have made an earl grey and dark chocolate torte. It smells amazing. I hope it tastes as good as it smells....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on January 12, 2015, 11:00:05 am
On the weekend I coughed while eating a chilli.

A bit of the chilli managed to lodge itself up in the back of my nose/sinuses.  It hurt. Considered sticking my face in a bowl of milk and snorting it up my nose.

MrsC laughed. A lot.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on January 12, 2015, 04:37:11 pm
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/nation-in-shock-as-cadburys-changes-the-creme-egg-recipe-9971856.html

Sort it out, Basil.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on January 12, 2015, 04:51:39 pm
An absolute disgrace.  Bloody Americans.

It's quiz night at the Country Girl tonight.  I'll be having words.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 12, 2015, 07:47:17 pm
On the weekend I coughed while eating a chilli.

A bit of the chilli managed to lodge itself up in the back of my nose/sinuses.  It hurt. Considered sticking my face in a bowl of milk and snorting it up my nose.

MrsC laughed. A lot.

Ow!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on January 13, 2015, 08:03:21 am
Mercure hotel, since when did a club sandwich have egg mayo in it?

I should have realised my mistake at ordering time, when I was asked if I wanted it on white or brown!

Oh and that stuff you serve at breakfast, that you laughingly call coffee? It tastes fucking horrible.

Somethin tells me I will be staying elsewhere next week....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on January 13, 2015, 04:40:32 pm
Mercure hotel, since when did a club sandwich have egg mayo in it?

I should have realised my mistake at ordering time, when I was asked if I wanted it on white or brown!

Oh and that stuff you serve at breakfast, that you laughingly call coffee? It tastes fucking horrible.

Somethin tells me I will be staying elsewhere next week....

Shouldn't this be in the First World Problems thread? ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on January 13, 2015, 05:29:10 pm
Mercure hotel, since when did a club sandwich have egg mayo in it?

I should have realised my mistake at ordering time, when I was asked if I wanted it on white or brown!

Oh and that stuff you serve at breakfast, that you laughingly call coffee? It tastes fucking horrible.

Somethin tells me I will be staying elsewhere next week....

Shouldn't this be in the First World Problems thread? ;)

Dunno.
Nephew's wedding was at the Mercure Bolton Last Drop Resort in 2013.
Parts of my stay were dire.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jurek on January 14, 2015, 03:45:33 pm
I am about to wield the blender and blitz ~3l of mushroom, green lentil, chilli & lemon soup, which have been simmering away for the last hour or so, before adding the puy lentils, Worcester sauce and the juice of a lemon. Nom.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 14, 2015, 10:22:39 pm
Dear Cadbury,

eggs are sold by the dozen or the half-dozen. That is how we do it. Not 5s. Bugger off.

Regards

the UK
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 14, 2015, 11:39:43 pm
Clicky (http://scaryduck.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/the-great-creme-egg-scandal.html).  Apparently the USAnians are complaining as well - see comments.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on January 15, 2015, 12:03:46 pm
Why oh why is the food in independent pubs and hotels (Exception is (pub) The Black Prince @ Woodstock) so standardised, Fish and Chips, Ham egg and Chips, Gammon steak, oh, and chips and the occasional pie that isn't, to my mind a pie should have enclosing pastry not just a bought in top, it's bloody winter and being English I would appreciate some home type food after all every pub/hotel I look at says it is home cooked and it obviously isn't.
      Maybe (as I said) a proper pie or a shepherds pie or a stew and while we're at it a veggie dish that isn't an after thought just so to have a V symbol on the menu, I understand that proper chefs are as rare as hens teeth but surely it isn't that hard.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nikki on January 19, 2015, 09:42:17 pm
I've just been on the receiving end of a foodbank parcel via a concerned neighbour.

I'm not sure how I feel about this.


(...mainly because it contains a tin of SPAM.)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 19, 2015, 10:49:07 pm
Not acceptable. It should be pemmican.  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on February 09, 2015, 05:03:58 pm
Will Self hates ramekins. Really, really *hates* them.

http://www.newstatesman.com/lifestyle/2015/01/will-self-ramekins
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on February 09, 2015, 06:45:24 pm
Mercure hotel, since when did a club sandwich have egg mayo in it?

I should have realised my mistake at ordering time, when I was asked if I wanted it on white or brown!

Oh and that stuff you serve at breakfast, that you laughingly call coffee? It tastes fucking horrible.

Somethin tells me I will be staying elsewhere next week....

Club sandwiches need an actual fried egg on them. You don't realise how essential this is until your first time. Once that cherry is popped, no club sandwich is the same without one. I had a right barney with room service at an hotel in the US the other week because they didn't think the kitchen could do that. What, seriously, you can't fry an egg and put it on a sandwich? Yeah, you can have sarcasm on the side of that order, knobchuckles.

Blame South Africa, I ordered one and it arrived with an unannounced fried egg.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 11, 2015, 02:52:29 pm
Dear Norwegian colleagues,
Putting the Earl Grey teabags in the same container as the cinnamon and other such stinky teas makes them taste really weird, please stoppit.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on February 11, 2015, 03:00:08 pm
Why oh why is the food in independent pubs and hotels (Exception is (pub) The Black Prince @ Woodstock) so standardised, Fish and Chips, Ham egg and Chips, Gammon steak, oh, and chips and the occasional pie that isn't, to my mind a pie should have enclosing pastry not just a bought in top, it's bloody winter and being English I would appreciate some home type food after all every pub/hotel I look at says it is home cooked and it obviously isn't.
      Maybe (as I said) a proper pie or a shepherds pie or a stew and while we're at it a veggie dish that isn't an after thought just so to have a V symbol on the menu, I understand that proper chefs are as rare as hens teeth but surely it isn't that hard.

If you are ever in Swansea, I can, wholeheartedly, recommend the food in the Pendaryn Bar of the Towers Hotel (Jersey Marine).  All freshly cooked (barring the chips*), bar specials menu changes daily and they know how to cook a steak properly!

It's not even that expensive, last night I had a whole Brill in lemon and caper sauce and it only cost 10.50!!!!

The only "complaint" I have is I can't understand why each and every meal comes with a huge bowl of peas.  See, there is a reason I put complaint in inverted commas....

*You don't have to have chips, you can have boiled, roast, jacket or mash instead, if you so wish.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on February 11, 2015, 04:18:21 pm

The only "complaint" I have is I can't understand why each and every meal comes with a huge bowl of peas.  See, there is a reason I put complaint in inverted commas....

*You don't have to have chips, you can have boiled, roast, jacket or mash instead, if you so wish.

Easy, they believe in giving peas a chance.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 11, 2015, 07:15:26 pm
Peas is our profession

</USAF>
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on February 11, 2015, 11:13:13 pm
Putting the Earl Grey teabags in the same container as the cinnamon and other such stinky teas makes them taste really weird, please stoppit.

Earl Grey + lesbian tea = Earl Gay?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on February 11, 2015, 11:46:03 pm
Putting the Earl Grey teabags in the same container as the cinnamon and other such stinky teas makes them taste really weird, please stoppit.

Earl Grey + lesbian tea = Earl Gay?

Lady Gay (http://www.twinings.co.uk/tea/black-tea/lady-grey-100-tea-bags), shirley?



(Yes, yes, I know it's a modern invention, dreamt up by the Twinings marketing folk.)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 12, 2015, 12:24:12 am
I'll see your Earl and Lady and raise you an Empress. (http://steepster.com/teas/marks-and-spencer-tea/16283-empress-grey)




(It's foul.)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jakob W on February 13, 2015, 11:36:27 pm
In our work kitchen there's a bag of waitrose marquess grey teabags; they're quite nice if you like that kind of thing. (Looking at the ingredients I'm not sure what the difference is between this, lady grey, and the empress grey tea mentioned; they all seem to be earl grey with added citrus.)

(Insert yr own '50 shades of' joke here...)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on February 15, 2015, 10:47:01 pm
We have been rather slow with our Christmas treats.
For the last two nights, we have had Sainsbury's Chocolate and Cassis Christmas Pudding.
We found it rather meh.
There is still some left.

I have given it the nickname of one of David's acquaintances, who is a heavy and lolloping man.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on February 16, 2015, 12:11:01 pm
Bin it, life is to short.  8)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on February 16, 2015, 06:19:04 pm
Apparently, today is the start of 'Chip Week'.
Do we need a chip week?  I thought every week was chip week.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 16, 2015, 06:42:56 pm
We have been rather slow with our Christmas treats.
For the last two nights, we have had Sainsbury's Chocolate and Cassis Christmas Pudding.
We found it rather meh.
There is still some left.

I have given it the nickname of one of David's acquaintances, who is a heavy and lolloping man.

*Cannot comprehend the idea of having Christmas food left over in February.* :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on February 16, 2015, 06:48:33 pm
#1 son and I traditionally finish off the last piece of the fee-yooge crimble cake provided by my mum at Easter.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: SteveC on February 16, 2015, 08:13:38 pm
When MrsC and I found ourselves eating up the Christmas cake in the following autumn to make room for the next we agreed we probably didn't need to bother.
Which reminds me, there are still mince pies in the freezer...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on February 17, 2015, 12:59:55 am
There is still a stocking full of chocolate in front of my right foot.
Behind that, there's a cupboard in which there's an unopened box of Milk tray and a load of chocolate biscuits.
In the cupboard above are more seasonal chocolate goodies...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on February 17, 2015, 01:50:36 am
We had kedgeree for dinner tonight. I used a Jamie Oliver recipe which seemed to over complicate things.

The other day I made a Malaysian chicken curry from one of his recipes. That took a long time too. Was very nice thobut.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: menthel on February 17, 2015, 09:43:16 am
Mercure hotel, since when did a club sandwich have egg mayo in it?

I should have realised my mistake at ordering time, when I was asked if I wanted it on white or brown!

Oh and that stuff you serve at breakfast, that you laughingly call coffee? It tastes fucking horrible.

Somethin tells me I will be staying elsewhere next week....

Club sandwiches need an actual fried egg on them. You don't realise how essential this is until your first time. Once that cherry is popped, no club sandwich is the same without one. I had a right barney with room service at an hotel in the US the other week because they didn't think the kitchen could do that. What, seriously, you can't fry an egg and put it on a sandwich? Yeah, you can have sarcasm on the side of that order, knobchuckles.

Blame South Africa, I ordered one and it arrived with an unannounced fried egg.

Must be a colonial thing- in the Tollygunge Club in Calcutta you get a fried egg in your club sandwich too. Bloody delicious!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: menthel on February 17, 2015, 12:49:46 pm
Tunnocks giant sized caramel wafer, oh yeah! Fuck the calories I just stuffed it in my face.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Riggers on February 17, 2015, 12:58:28 pm
Remember folks, your Tunnocks will be enjoyed even more if you take the wrapper off first, before stuffing ion your face.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: menthel on February 17, 2015, 01:25:26 pm
Remember folks, your Tunnocks will be enjoyed even more if you take the wrapper off first, before stuffing ion your face.

Luckily I had eaten a sandwich beforehand so wasn't completely desperate. The new giant size ones have a major failing- no paper wrapper like the normal ones!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on February 17, 2015, 08:34:02 pm

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 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Oh yeah!!

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Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on February 18, 2015, 11:48:27 am
There is still a stocking full of chocolate in front of my right foot.
Behind that, there's a cupboard in which there's an unopened box of Milk tray and a load of chocolate biscuits.
In the cupboard above are more seasonal chocolate goodies...

               Wouldn't last long in our house  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on February 18, 2015, 12:01:10 pm
There is still a stocking full of chocolate in front of my right foot.
Behind that, there's a cupboard in which there's an unopened box of Milk tray and a load of chocolate biscuits.
In the cupboard above are more seasonal chocolate goodies...

               Wouldn't last long in our house  :P

I think the chocolate cravings got the better of me whilst I was putting in my autumnal online supermarket orders.

We've been pretty restrained in our actual consumption and I might be succeeding with this weight loss lark.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on February 18, 2015, 06:02:28 pm
I am cooking a grill-pan full of Barnsley lamb chops. I have never noticed before how much they look like a game of Space Invaders.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on February 18, 2015, 08:15:11 pm
LOL
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 19, 2015, 07:21:08 pm
I just made a random concoction of butter, sugar and cocoa to eat out of a mug. I suspect this isn't the healthiest snack ever. :-[
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on February 27, 2015, 08:14:26 am
Have made chicken stock from a chicken thigh in the slow cooker, so tonight I'm going to have risotto with some of the chicken stock and some lentils added in.  Will lob in some tinned veg too.  Then throw it all in the slow cooker till its ready.

Last night I made galete britons and they were yummy.  Even better with the batter being left over night and made this morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on February 27, 2015, 08:17:31 am
No arborial rice so normal long grain....it maybe a bit gloopy.

Oh well.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on February 27, 2015, 11:10:04 am
No arborial rice so normal long grain....it maybe a bit gloopy.

Oh well.
The first world problems thread is thataway _____>
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on March 02, 2015, 08:39:27 pm
Making home made spaghetti meatballs tonight. I took a packet of beef mince and a packet of sausages which I removed the innards of. Other ingredients two eggs, some Parmesan cheese, onion, salt, sage, a splash of milk, chili flakes. Sauce - two tins tomatoes, tomato purée, six cloves garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano and parsley, fresh basil. Served with linguine. Would've used wholemeal but didn't find any in the cupboard.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: SteveC on March 02, 2015, 08:48:32 pm
I have just put four mince pies into the oven to defrost and heat through.
We are still eating up the Christmas goodies.

(We will be watching Rick Stein on the telly shortly and we know we'll both end up hungry!)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 02, 2015, 10:48:40 pm
I made this for my wife yesterday:
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/11D06B98-E150-4FBA-A238-2B98B5C13B5C_zpstnufileu.jpg)

It's a sugar-free, wheat-free, low-fat pear cake kind of thing. First I lightly browned some of our home-preserved pears in a pan in a knob of butter. Then made the cake mix using three eggs, half a cup of almond flour and a dash of vanilla essence. I beat the almond flour, yolks and vanilla together, then folded in the whites which has been whisked to stiff peaks. Poured the mix over the pears then cooked it at 180C for 25 mins.

Pretty pleased with how it turned out. Could do with being slightly sweetened for my taste but my wife seemed happy with it as it was.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 03, 2015, 12:50:30 am
I have just put four mince pies into the oven to defrost and heat through.
We are still eating up the Christmas goodies.

(We will be watching Rick Stein on the telly shortly and we know we'll both end up hungry!)

We had no mince pies as David doesn't like them.
We ate our final pigs in blankets last week.
We've only just started the frozen sprouts. (David had previously stated dislike and I didn't want to spoil his Christmas. He found them fine when served with Friday's chicken.)
We are ¾ of the way through the Victoria chocolate biscuits.
There is still about a kilogram of assorted chocolate goodies awaiting attention...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on March 03, 2015, 03:44:25 am
Wondering if water from a tap in a flat (from a water tank, I think but don't know where the tank is) would cause my sour dough starter to have a strange smell.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on March 03, 2015, 09:30:48 am
Breakfast: I had 4 poached eggs on toast. Two slices of vogel's low gi bread (they're small - used to use burgen which are bigger). Lashings of lurpak spreadable. Double shot cappuccino made with full fat milk and one sugar cube.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: runsoncake on March 03, 2015, 06:26:14 pm
Lunch today at pub in the next village, fine liver and bacon in onion gravy followed by mandarin & mango trifle, all very tasty and less than £8 per head. Bargain.
The DOWN SIDE, we were both handed the pensioner special menu without being asked for proof of age :facepalm:
I'm only 62  :'(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 03, 2015, 06:46:50 pm
Lunch today at pub in the next village, fine liver and bacon in onion gravy followed by mandarin & mango trifle, all very tasty and less than £8 per head. Bargain.
The DOWN SIDE, we were both handed the pensioner special menu without being asked for proof of age :facepalm:
I'm only 62  :'(

Maybe they assume those who dine at lunchtime on a weekday are eligible or in need of a pensioner's discount.
Possibly a shrewd way to encourage returning custom.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on March 03, 2015, 06:56:10 pm
I don't think anyone under the age of 60 eats liver and bacon. Sorry, you are displaying the culinary freedom pass.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: runsoncake on March 03, 2015, 07:05:09 pm
I don't think anyone under the age of 60 eats liver and bacon. 

Probably explains why faggots, beef casserole and steamed jam sponge were also on the menu. I'll be back!!! :P
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Post by: Kim on March 03, 2015, 07:45:44 pm
Wondering if water from a tap in a flat (from a water tank, I think but don't know where the tank is) would cause my sour dough starter to have a strange smell.

All uninspected water tanks (other than those belonging to Rogerzilla OTP) should be assumed to contain dead pigeon soup until proven otherwise.  It's the only way to be sure.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on March 03, 2015, 08:23:27 pm
I don't think anyone under the age of 60 eats liver and bacon. Sorry, you are displaying the culinary freedom pass.

I do and I'm under 60.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on March 03, 2015, 08:38:25 pm
Wondering if water from a tap in a flat (from a water tank, I think but don't know where the tank is) would cause my sour dough starter to have a strange smell.

All uninspected water tanks (other than those belonging to Rogerzilla OTP) should be assumed to contain dead pigeon soup until proven otherwise.  It's the only way to be sure.

Yeah sort of agree with you, but the odd thing is I can't see a water tank in the obvious place.  But it is interesting that the sour dough has gone funny, will  try with fresh flour and see what happens.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 03, 2015, 08:45:08 pm
I don't think anyone under the age of 60 eats liver and bacon. Sorry, you are displaying the culinary freedom pass.

I do and I'm under 60.

You are over 60 in spirit if not in body. For that matter, so am I - I would be happy to be offered that menu, even though I'm barely two thirds of the way to 60.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on March 03, 2015, 11:09:29 pm
Made a low carb dinner tonight. Leek chicken and roasted garlic soup. Four chicken breasts, 6 leeks, two bulbs of garlic, roasted. We ate the lot. I probably ate about 3/4 of it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 04, 2015, 01:35:47 am
I don't think anyone under the age of 60 eats liver and bacon. Sorry, you are displaying the culinary freedom pass.

I overdosed on liver and bacon in 2006, at the tender age of 41, and spent the whole of the following day's Watership Down 100 wishing I'd opted for something more digestible, such as a breeze block.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on March 04, 2015, 08:21:15 am
I don't think anyone under the age of 60 eats liver and bacon. Sorry, you are displaying the culinary freedom pass.

I do and I'm under 60.

Ditto, my dinner on Monday night was Liver and bacon with mash and peas. Yummy it was, even though the menu said it was "Welsh pan fried lambs liver".  Whether it fried in a Welsh pan, or the lamb was Welsh, I never did find out :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 04, 2015, 09:32:49 am
Wondering if water from a tap in a flat (from a water tank, I think but don't know where the tank is) would cause my sour dough starter to have a strange smell.

All uninspected water tanks (other than those belonging to Rogerzilla OTP) should be assumed to contain dead pigeon soup until proven otherwise.  It's the only way to be sure.
Dead pigeon soup proves to be quite harmless if boiled. We were drinking it for a while quite unawares.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on March 04, 2015, 07:04:20 pm
I just learned something new. When browning meat in hot fat for a stew, it is best to avoid splashing said fat into your face copiously. If you do, you may be pleased you were at least wearing glasses. Mine of information this place, eh?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 04, 2015, 09:30:33 pm
That was why they invented the eye-level grill.  Avoids unpleasant bending.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on March 05, 2015, 01:37:44 pm
I don't think anyone under the age of 60 eats liver and bacon. Sorry, you are displaying the culinary freedom pass.

I do and I'm under 60.

Ditto, my dinner on Monday night was Liver and bacon with mash and peas. Yummy it was, even though the menu said it was "Welsh pan fried lambs liver".  Whether it fried in a Welsh pan, or the lamb was Welsh, I never did find out :)

Likewise. liver, bacon add onion with a tomato sauce, with mash and veg. Luvverly.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 09, 2015, 08:25:21 pm
PG Tips have shrunk their teabags fro 3.2g to 2.9g (80 bags were 250g, now 232g).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on March 10, 2015, 01:03:04 pm
I don't think anyone under the age of 60 eats liver and bacon. Sorry, you are displaying the culinary freedom pass.

I do and I'm under 60.

Ditto, my dinner on Monday night was Liver and bacon with mash and peas. Yummy it was, even though the menu said it was "Welsh pan fried lambs liver".  Whether it fried in a Welsh pan, or the lamb was Welsh, I never did find out :)

Likewise. liver, bacon add onion with a tomato sauce, with mash and veg. Luvverly.
/me  also holds up hand
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: simonp on March 10, 2015, 04:20:45 pm
Liver. One of the few things I refused to eat as a child.

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 10, 2015, 05:04:21 pm
Very few people can wreck liver, or indeed any foodstuff, more thoroughly than skool dinner ladies.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on March 10, 2015, 05:11:15 pm
Very few people can wreck liver, or indeed any foodstuff, more thoroughly than skool dinner ladies.

You have not met my mother. She can turn liver into something capable of being used as

(a) a boat oar
(b) a potentially lethal blunt instrument
(c) a substitute for kevlar

And then the chewy vascular system. They use that as spaghetti in the Hell branch of Olive Garden (there's one in the food mall if you're ever down there, but I don't recommend it).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 10, 2015, 06:39:48 pm
Chopped Liver is a Jewish delicacy (cold starter) that I have not had for yonks, but I do like.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: woollypigs on March 10, 2015, 08:13:27 pm
Very few people can wreck liver, or indeed any foodstuff, more thoroughly than skool dinner ladies.

You have not met my mother. She can turn liver into something capable of being used as

(a) a boat oar
(b) a potentially lethal blunt instrument
(c) a substitute for kevlar

And then the chewy vascular system. They use that as spaghetti in the Hell branch of Olive Garden (there's one in the food mall if you're ever down there, but I don't recommend it).
Ian, my long lost brother!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: campagman on March 10, 2015, 08:40:29 pm
Organ meats are very good for you. They are unpopular for some reason which makes them dirt cheap.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 10, 2015, 09:47:21 pm
Organ meats are very good for you. They are unpopular for some reason which makes them dirt cheap.

Liver is not recommended for pregnant women.

Kosher liver is not very cheap.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 10, 2015, 09:53:04 pm
Organ meats are very good for you.

Unless the liver used to belong to a BEAR.  It will kill you utterly to DETH if the  BEAR doesn't manage it first.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 10, 2015, 10:02:32 pm
Vitamin A toxicity is not very good for you...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on March 11, 2015, 08:00:06 am
When I was in hospital aged 8, I bemused the nurses by opting for liver and mash rather than burger and chips. I had to protest that it was what I actually wanted.

I regretted it. Hospital catering in the 70s was on a par with school dinners, if not worse. Mind you, the burgers looked pretty rank too.

I've made Jewish style chopped liver using Claudia Roden's recipe. It's fab.

 
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: andrewc on March 11, 2015, 06:24:08 pm
extreme-aged-steak-meat (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/11/extreme-aged-steak-meat-with-mould-on-gourmet)

“controlled decomposition” Nom!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 12, 2015, 10:13:54 am
Lye Cross mature cheddar. Surprisingly yummalicious. Thank you to the woman in front of me in the queue at Scoopaway for alerting me to its presence.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on March 21, 2015, 10:24:50 am
A second breakfast after lugging firewood around and cleaning out tortoise vivarium. 1.2k peaches and pineapple. First breakfast was 1k pineapple.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BLo0OqiHFI4/VQ1EumIDrvI/AAAAAAAAJlg/6zIQvSTkC6w/s720/p3211595.jpg)
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Post by: hellymedic on March 21, 2015, 01:06:43 pm
That'll keep you going! ;) ;) ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 21, 2015, 03:04:04 pm
We finished our Christmas McVities Victoria chocolate biscuits today. There were 700g of biscuit in a volume of 6 litres of packaging. (23*26*10cm approx)
That's a LOT of empty space...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on March 21, 2015, 03:18:11 pm
I experimentally bought a bottle of Aldi's imitation of strawberry Frijj.  It tastes *exactly* like amoxicillin suspension, minus the amoxicillin after-taste.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on March 21, 2015, 03:38:28 pm
A mid afternoon snack. It's pretty much first breakfast again but with banana sprinkles.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Gmn1h_AMSss/VQ2QEf8gFDI/AAAAAAAAJmE/NB4nDt5Hlts/s720/p3211599.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jurek on March 21, 2015, 03:40:16 pm
Can I ask, Del, How much tinned fruit are you getting through, on a daily basis?
The 'k' you refer to upthread - are they kg?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: delthebike on March 21, 2015, 04:00:07 pm
Can I ask, Del, How much tinned fruit are you getting through, on a daily basis?
The 'k' you refer to upthread - are they kg?
Don't know about a daily basis it's different each day. I buy trays of tins, peaches were 50p/tin this week in Tesco so had two trays. Two trays of pineapple is almost weekly, two tins are cheaper than a fresh pineapple and no hassle of peeling the damn thing. This week I've got through nearly three trays of fruit plus fresh fruit, pasta, veggies, bread, rice, cous cous, oats, and a huge bowl of Shreddies. So far!   :P
The k is kg, I've not got to kilo tonnes yet!  ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jurek on March 21, 2015, 04:12:50 pm
Can I ask, Del, How much tinned fruit are you getting through, on a daily basis?
The 'k' you refer to upthread - are they kg?
Don't know about a daily basis it's different each day. I buy trays of tins, peaches were 50p/tin this week in Tesco so had two trays. Two trays of pineapple is almost weekly, two tins are cheaper than a fresh pineapple and no hassle of peeling the damn thing. This week I've got through nearly three trays of fruit plus fresh fruit, pasta, veggies, bread, rice, cous cous, oats, and a huge bowl of Shreddies. So far!   :P
The k is kg, I've not got to kilo tonnes yet!  ::-)
I'm on my second bag of Doritos. It's not my usual fare of choice.
Me Julie, from Whitstable, was due to B&B here this weekend, but cancelled at the last minute.
As a result I have a mountain of Doritos and a lake of Rioja to dispose of.
That's also not my fare of choice, but is what she runs on.
I agree, it takes a degree of skill and a sharp knife to extract the edible from a fresh pineapple, but when you do - it can be heaven!
Meanwhile, back to the tinned fruit diet.....


Go Del! Go!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 21, 2015, 06:44:22 pm
Are you goading del's colon?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: sojournermike on March 22, 2015, 12:15:07 am
Can I ask, Del, How much tinned fruit are you getting through, on a daily basis?
The 'k' you refer to upthread - are they kg?
Don't know about a daily basis it's different each day. I buy trays of tins, peaches were 50p/tin this week in Tesco so had two trays. Two trays of pineapple is almost weekly, two tins are cheaper than a fresh pineapple and no hassle of peeling the damn thing. This week I've got through nearly three trays of fruit plus fresh fruit, pasta, veggies, bread, rice, cous cous, oats, and a huge bowl of Shreddies. So far!   :P
The k is kg, I've not got to kilo tonnes yet!  ::-)
I'm on my second bag of Doritos. It's not my usual fare of choice.
Me Julie, from Whitstable, was due to B&B here this weekend, but cancelled at the last minute.
As a result I have a mountain of Doritos and a lake of Rioja to dispose of.
That's also not my fare of choice, but is what she runs on.
I agree, it takes a degree of skill and a sharp knife to extract the edible from a fresh pineapple, but when you do - it can be heaven!
Meanwhile, back to the tinned fruit diet.....


Go Del! Go!


A good few years.ago I spent 5 days crossing the Mulanje massif in Malawi. On returning to the bus station and trading area on day 6, I satisfied my fruit craving with a whole fresh pineapple, prepared whilst sitting in the dust, with my penknife. It was truly heavenly, and remains a great memory to this day.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on March 26, 2015, 03:14:48 pm
Aah, roadside fruit. Some of my better memories. In France, both pears and Charentais melons just ripe in the autumn. I've never had such juicy fragrant fruits again.  And in Italy, roadside figs. Heavenly.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on March 26, 2015, 04:01:59 pm
Almost any fruit picked up on the road will be riper, sweeter and more tasty than something you buy.
It is usually already past its 'best before' date...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruthie on March 27, 2015, 06:49:49 pm
Reading my slow cooker book, it seems that with the assistance of a timer plug I could wake up to warm home made cinnamon buns in the morning.  If I load up the coffee machine before I go to bed, tomorrow could begin rather well.

And if I bung a Ragu in, in the morning, there could be a nommy dinner tomorrow night when I finish doing stuff.

It's about time I made proper use of this worktop thief.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: T42 on March 31, 2015, 11:04:42 am
Friend on another forum just posted this:

• Fresh human palm horseshoe fried bacon
• A new breed of cattle thermometer rotary juice
• Saliva chicken

menu items, Shanghai, China
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on March 31, 2015, 11:52:44 am
Reading my slow cooker book, it seems that with the assistance of a timer plug I could wake up to warm home made cinnamon buns in the morning.  If I load up the coffee machine before I go to bed, tomorrow could begin rather well.

And if I bung a Ragu in, in the morning, there could be a nommy dinner tomorrow night when I finish doing stuff.

It's about time I made proper use of this worktop thief.

So, how were the buns? :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: David Martin on March 31, 2015, 11:39:06 pm
A colleague has a thing about dinosaurs. I was shopping in Aldi and found a kids novelty cake silicone dinosaur mould. As his new girlfriend is an excellent baker, this may come in handy.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Andrij on April 01, 2015, 08:25:39 pm
Who wants to share some chips?  I fancy some, but a whole portion would be too much.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ashaman42 on April 01, 2015, 10:56:06 pm
ME!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: matthew on April 04, 2015, 05:34:57 pm
Harvested 1.2kg of rhubarb from the garden.

Rhubarb and ginger jam now ready for putting into jars.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on April 09, 2015, 12:36:08 am
Bought 6 parfait jam jars in a hypermarket for 5 euro, these are the ones with the silicone sealing lids http://www.leparfait.com/images/site/items/confiturier4_2.png now what jam do I make as the jars included sealing waxes!

Have bought lots of flour, as there seems to be far more types each for a particular thing. So there will be pastry experiments with t45 flour and bread experiments with flour with and with out ascorbic acid.  Or better known as t55 and t65.

Also do French eggs taste differnt or is that in my head?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 09, 2015, 08:20:41 am
I don't eat many eggs and had not noticed French eggs tasting different BUT preferences for egg shell and yolk colour vary within the EU.

BRITISH hens are fed something to give the yolks a lurid hue. You might be tasting this, or its absence.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rabbit on April 09, 2015, 11:45:06 am
I am really loving porridge made with old fashioned jumbo oats and just water, boiled in a pan. 
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Oaky on April 09, 2015, 12:26:21 pm
As is well known,  a proper crisp sandwich consists of white bread, butter, crisps (flavour choice per mood) with lashings of salad cream.

I'm trying to decide if a mini-cheddar sandwich on brown bread with mayonnaise counts as an emergency crisp sandwich substitute, or a gastropub crisp sandwich.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on April 09, 2015, 12:48:29 pm
Deffo gastropub territory that one.

When I'm on death row (for crimes against the internet), I'm putting crisp sandwiches on my final meal menu.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on April 09, 2015, 03:59:48 pm
rabbit - that is the *only* way to make porridge.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on April 09, 2015, 08:15:26 pm
rabbit - that is the *only* way to make porridge.

No salt?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on April 09, 2015, 08:17:30 pm
I don't eat many eggs and had not noticed French eggs tasting different BUT preferences for egg shell and yolk colour vary within the EU.

BRITISH hens are fed something to give the yolks a lurid hue. You might be tasting this, or its absence.

Or it could be that differnet colour eggshells make the eggs taste different.  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 09, 2015, 09:19:54 pm
I don't eat many eggs and had not noticed French eggs tasting different BUT preferences for egg shell and yolk colour vary within the EU.

BRITISH hens are fed something to give the yolks a lurid hue. You might be tasting this, or its absence.

Or it could be that differnet colour eggshells make the eggs taste different.  :o

I doubt that would make a difference.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on April 10, 2015, 08:59:10 am
I don't eat many eggs and had not noticed French eggs tasting different BUT preferences for egg shell and yolk colour vary within the EU.

BRITISH hens are fed something to give the yolks a lurid hue. You might be tasting this, or its absence.

Or it could be that differnet colour eggshells make the eggs taste different.  :o

I doubt that would make a difference.

Saw this USA-nian thing the other day http://distractify.com/beth-buczynski/egg-yolk-color-matters/

I believe the colouration in ours comes from corn feeding
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: matthew on April 11, 2015, 04:51:36 pm
A further rhubarb harvested today (800g) some reserved but 650g has been made into rhubarb mousse. Just waiting for the 8 glasses to chill and set before testing if I got the whisky dose right.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on April 11, 2015, 05:41:43 pm
Discovered a new (to me) coffee shop in Canterbury today. Revelation. Best coffee I've had anywhere for a long time.

Carefully made, served in lovely cups, just the right size, but what really set it apart was how incredibly fresh it tasted. I'd almost forgotten that coffee can sometimes taste as good as it smells.

This is where you all need to go for coffee next time you're in Canterbury:
http://www.microroastery.co.uk/

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on April 13, 2015, 09:28:54 am
I don't eat many eggs and had not noticed French eggs tasting different BUT preferences for egg shell and yolk colour vary within the EU.

BRITISH hens are fed something to give the yolks a lurid hue. You might be tasting this, or its absence.
Are you sure about that?

I'm fortunate enough to be able to buy eggs from a farm, proper roadside hut, hens just roam around the farm. Leave money in a jar.

The eggs have intensely yellow yolks.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: woollypigs on April 13, 2015, 09:33:32 am
The more organic and free range I get eggs, the more colourful they are. Machine eggs look sun bleached and boring and don't taste of anything.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on April 13, 2015, 01:08:29 pm
I don't eat many eggs and had not noticed French eggs tasting different BUT preferences for egg shell and yolk colour vary within the EU.

BRITISH hens are fed something to give the yolks a lurid hue. You might be tasting this, or its absence.
Are you sure about that?

I'm fortunate enough to be able to buy eggs from a farm, proper roadside hut, hens just roam around the farm. Leave money in a jar.

The eggs have intensely yellow yolks.
Even free roaming hens like that get fed.
But I'd generally say that orange-r yolks correlate with a more varied diet. We didn't do a lot of nutrition on non-ruminants (or maybe I didn't need to know it once I'd left college so have forgotten it) but I don't think there are yolk colour additives in UK poultry feed.
I'm happy to buy cheap eggs from badly treated hens with pasty yolks because I don't actually care about chickens- their welfare needs are very very low on my list of priorities- lower than saving 50p/half dozen. Eggs from my mum's hens with their vibrant orange are much much tastier, but I very much suspect that's not because the hens are 'happy', more because I eat them much much fresher.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on April 13, 2015, 03:40:28 pm
For your delight and delectation, competitive fish filleting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McwBRCs10x8
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on April 14, 2015, 05:36:20 am
I don't eat many eggs and had not noticed French eggs tasting different BUT preferences for egg shell and yolk colour vary within the EU.

BRITISH hens are fed something to give the yolks a lurid hue. You might be tasting this, or its absence.

Or it could be that differnet colour eggshells make the eggs taste different.  :o

I doubt that would make a difference.

Well your doubts are wrong, it does make a difference, as you say different countries seem to think that different egg shell colours mean differing tasting eggs.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on April 14, 2015, 10:46:37 am
I don't eat many eggs and had not noticed French eggs tasting different BUT preferences for egg shell and yolk colour vary within the EU.

BRITISH hens are fed something to give the yolks a lurid hue. You might be tasting this, or its absence.

Or it could be that differnet colour eggshells make the eggs taste different.  :o

I doubt that would make a difference.

Well your doubts are wrong, it does make a difference, as you say different countries seem to think that different egg shell colours mean differing tasting eggs.

"Seem to think" and "actually mean" are not the same thing.

The hens' diet makes a difference to the eggs' taste; it may make a difference to the eggs' colour. But the colour doesn't in itself affect the taste.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 14, 2015, 11:06:12 am
ISTR a thread on this much time ago. Shell colour is dependent on hen's feather colour, yolk colour is determined by diet. That doesn't mean that shell colour won't have an effect on how you perceive the taste.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on April 14, 2015, 11:09:01 am
Reading my slow cooker book, it seems that with the assistance of a timer plug I could wake up to warm home made cinnamon buns in the morning.  If I load up the coffee machine before I go to bed, tomorrow could begin rather well.

And if I bung a Ragu in, in the morning, there could be a nommy dinner tomorrow night when I finish doing stuff.

It's about time I made proper use of this worktop thief.

So, how were the buns? :)

That sounds like a remarkably personal question.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on April 14, 2015, 04:02:51 pm
Shell colour is dependent on hen's feather colour

This is generally true but with many exceptions. A better indicator of shell colour is the colour of the hen's earlobes, even though that sounds like the kind of thing you'd tell your kids as a wind-up.
http://chickens.wikia.com/wiki/Earlobes

There is no link between shell colour and egg flavour. End of.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on April 14, 2015, 04:07:48 pm
Someone I know has just posted pictures of beautifully crafted CAEKS on Facebook.
They are mostly PURPLE

I'm afraid I don't find that appetising; is it just me?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on April 14, 2015, 08:05:38 pm
Reading my slow cooker book, it seems that with the assistance of a timer plug I could wake up to warm home made cinnamon buns in the morning.  If I load up the coffee machine before I go to bed, tomorrow could begin rather well.

And if I bung a Ragu in, in the morning, there could be a nommy dinner tomorrow night when I finish doing stuff.

It's about time I made proper use of this worktop thief.

So, how were the buns? :)

That sounds like a remarkably personal question.
Two weeks! This place is definitely slipping :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on April 15, 2015, 04:58:37 pm
I don't eat many eggs and had not noticed French eggs tasting different BUT preferences for egg shell and yolk colour vary within the EU.

BRITISH hens are fed something to give the yolks a lurid hue. You might be tasting this, or its absence.

Or it could be that differnet colour eggshells make the eggs taste different.  :o

I doubt that would make a difference.

Well your doubts are wrong, it does make a difference, as you say different countries seem to think that different egg shell colours mean differing tasting eggs.

"Seem to think" and "actually mean" are not the same thing.

The hens' diet makes a difference to the eggs' taste; it may make a difference to the eggs' colour. But the colour doesn't in itself affect the taste.

To end the egg debate, 'cos I is right  :o' you are right that what the hens eat makes a difference to the egg's flavour.  The colour of the shell seems to be a cultural thing.  Eastern europeanslike darker shells and uk like lighter shell pigmentation.  That is it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on April 15, 2015, 04:59:40 pm
ISTR a thread on this much time ago. Shell colour is dependent on hen's feather colour, yolk colour is determined by diet. That doesn't mean that shell colour won't have an effect on how you perceive the taste.
#

Tombola.... perception is a killer.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on April 15, 2015, 05:03:45 pm
I peeled some shallots today by pouring some hot water over then and letting them sit in a bowl for 5 mins.  Easiest I have come across so far.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on April 15, 2015, 06:45:08 pm
I use much the same method for peeling garlic.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on April 16, 2015, 02:00:53 pm
Ah I the crush with the flat of a knife.

Today I am making french onion soup in the slow cooker with real french onions.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on April 26, 2015, 06:33:25 pm
I have messed around with various espresso machines over the last 18 months or so, but today I bit the bullet and splashed out on a Gaggia Classic. Once it arrives, it'll be nice to have a proper basket to fill rather that the pint-sized ones I've been using recently.

There are superior machines available, but my last Gaggia was very, very good and my budget stretches no further.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: menthel on April 26, 2015, 06:37:37 pm
Home made pizzas today. Many made with varying toppings. Absolute winner was a white pizza with mozzarella, red onion and Gorgonzola piccante. Flipping amazing!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on April 26, 2015, 06:42:14 pm
I have messed around with various espresso machines over the last 18 months or so, but today I bit the bullet and splashed out on a Gaggia Classic. Once it arrives, it'll be nice to have a proper basket to fill rather that the pint-sized ones I've been using recently.

There are superior machines available, but my last Gaggia was very, very good and my budget stretches no further.

I finally got sick of the pressurised basket in the Duality, so splashed on Delonghia Magnifica. Its a BtC machine and I don't know how I have managed without it up to now! BTW, anyone looking for one, seller gtanotts on eBay seems to be the returns/exdemo seller for Delonghi.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on April 26, 2015, 08:02:54 pm
I quite enjoy the ritual of grinding my beans (not a euphemism!) and loading the basket myself. The Ibertal grinder's noise wakes me up and the smell perks me up. Ideally, I'd have a BtC machine for the quick cup when I get in knackered from work. Now I'm back to a proper basket, my coffee/caffeine intake will increase even if the number of cups stays the same.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Dibdib on April 27, 2015, 07:58:27 pm
Ordering some takeaway food online, and this Chinese place will apparently bring my 20 Lambert and Butlers with my dinner. Only in Swindon.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 01, 2015, 10:24:21 am
Barnet Cyclists met informally at the Tally Ho, the local 'spoon's, for the monthly pre-meeting meal.
I was one of the first to arrive and asked a friend to order me soup, as I felt a little delicate and would have time for mor food if my appetite improved.
More friends arrived and ordered themselves food.
Ham egg & chips arrived for one chap.
Several curries arrived for others.
Non curry meals arrived.
I asked about my soup.
'It's coming soon.' I was told.
I asked about my soup.
'It's coming soon.' I was told.
I asked about my soup.
'It's coming soon.' I was told.
I asked about my soup.
'It's coming soon.' I was told.

Everyone else had their food. And finished it.
I waited an hour for a poxy bowl of soup, initially presented with a knife and fork; the Awkward Grumpy Old Woman in me demanded a Spoon!

I managed to pour the butter accompanying the bread all over my trousers, as it had melted in contact with the bowl of soup.

I never had time for other food.

GGGGRRRR!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 01, 2015, 10:28:38 am
You wanted a spoon for your soup? That really is being awkward!

(I once had a colleague who insisted that no food existed which could not be made into a sandwich. To prove it, he ate a soup sandwich. It was messy, but he did it.)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 01, 2015, 10:35:46 am
The (carrot) soup was pretty viscid really; I might have managed without a spoon, by using the bread to blot some of the liquid.
I should have had a spoon under the butter when I opened it.

The soup portion was SMALL[/size].
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on May 01, 2015, 04:16:03 pm
Some bad news.
I mentioned elsewhere that there was, surprisingly, still a Wimpy in Carmarthen.  As I had a while before my bus, I wandered over to take a picture.

Oh dear.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150501_134629_zps2a5ef8be.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150501_134629_zps2a5ef8be.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: pcolbeck on May 01, 2015, 04:27:57 pm
I just had a Weber chimney starter for my BBQ delivered. Blimey that was a lot bigger than it looked in the photos online !
And the weekend doesn't look like its going to be BBQ weather :(
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on May 01, 2015, 04:29:33 pm
Ordering some takeaway food online, and this Chinese place will apparently bring my 20 Lambert and Butlers with my dinner. Only in Swindon.

When I worked on fast food deliveries, we also delivered from the local offy, so you could get a Chinese, 4 Stella and a packet of tabs.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: CAMRAMan on May 01, 2015, 06:17:49 pm
My Gaggia Classic has finally arrived - all the way from Italy. It has a chromed brass dripper(?) that I had to put on and then I assembled the thing. Gaggia don't do fancy metalwork! This is as basic as they come, stylewise, but I didn't get it to look pretty. The pump is much more powerful than the DeLonghi it replaces, so the Iberital grinder setting needs some adjustment. I'm getting there slowly, but seeing as each espresso is far more caffeinated than my other machine, I'll not go overboard. One slightly annoying thing is that it came with an EU to UK plug adaptor. It works, but is very bulky. I'll see if the 'Bay can provide a proper one.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruthie on May 03, 2015, 08:03:05 pm
Vanilla flavour Aero isn't a patch on the Mint one.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on May 03, 2015, 08:18:35 pm
Ruthie speaks the truth.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: phantasmagoriana on May 03, 2015, 08:26:42 pm
There's a vanilla Aero?! :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruthie on May 03, 2015, 09:08:37 pm
There's a vanilla Aero?! :o

I'm afraid so.

You don't need to try it.  I did it for you.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: David Martin on May 03, 2015, 09:09:16 pm
Nice write up for the watering hole the committee of the Junior Ganymede Club are known to frequent.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruthie on May 03, 2015, 09:34:49 pm
Nice write up for the watering hole the committee of the Junior Ganymede Club are known to frequent.

 ???

Translation into pleb please?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on May 03, 2015, 10:08:11 pm
"The aliens like the pub"?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: andrewc on May 04, 2015, 09:26:48 pm
"in one version of the myth, he is abducted by Zeus, in the form of an eagle, to serve as cup-bearer in Olympus. The myth was a model for the Greek social custom of paiderastía, the socially acceptable erotic relationship between a man and a youth."   :o :o

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganymede_%28mythology%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganymede_%28mythology%29)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruthie on May 09, 2015, 10:08:14 pm
Just put the slow cooker and coffee machine on the timer for tomorrow's breakfast. Modified the cinnamon bun recipe slightly. Can't wait to wake up to that smell!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on May 10, 2015, 10:54:31 pm
Nice write up for the watering hole the committee of the Junior Ganymede Club are known to frequent.

 ???

Translation into pleb please?

No idea what David M is on about, but I do know that the book kept by the committee of the Junior Ganymede is the source of the information whereby Bertie Wooster was able to get out of a beating at the hands of Roderick Spode by mentioning the name Eulalie.

Perhaps he's referring to I Am The Only Running Footman, the Mayfair pub that was reputedly the inspiration for the Junior Ganymede.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: menthel on May 13, 2015, 02:29:48 pm
Just put the slow cooker and coffee machine on the timer for tomorrow's breakfast. Modified the cinnamon bun recipe slightly. Can't wait to wake up to that smell!

You have a cinnamon bun recipe for a slow cooker? Please share!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on May 13, 2015, 04:51:46 pm
Just put the slow cooker and coffee machine on the timer for tomorrow's breakfast. Modified the cinnamon bun recipe slightly. Can't wait to wake up to that smell!

You have a cinnamon bun recipe for a slow cooker? Please share!

Er me three...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2015, 12:07:16 pm
Just been and bought the meat for the weekend...

3 full racks of pork ribs and 2 HUMOUNGOUS beef ribs.

Shall apply a rub to them tonight, then slow cook them on Saturday...

I can't wait :)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on May 17, 2015, 08:10:23 pm
Barakta has dyed the milk blue.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jakob W on May 17, 2015, 08:37:42 pm
Barakta has dyed the milk blue.

Bit late for Star Wars Day, isn't it?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on May 17, 2015, 08:48:38 pm
Trying to work out ways I can ensure I am not being poisoned by non-lactofree milk such as when I visit my mum - we both drink similar style tea and she's very scatty and I admit to some scattiness too so may accidentally drink her tea...  Other than making both with lactofree; the blue milk is an experiment of a (cheaper) alternative.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 17, 2015, 11:08:58 pm
I think lactofree is on special at Sainsbury's at £1 per litre right now.
As blue food/drink would appear Wrong to me, I'd get the whole house lactofree if it were me.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 18, 2015, 10:04:14 am
Eaters of smurf icecream would disagree.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 18, 2015, 02:06:25 pm
I can tolerate a blue Slush Puppie but I'm not sure about a a bowl of blue breakfast.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 18, 2015, 02:32:42 pm
When I was a Penniless Student Oaf we found some food colouring in the back of the cupboard.  Dark metallic green baked beans taste exactly how you would expect something that colour to taste.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 18, 2015, 02:56:57 pm
Like spinach?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 18, 2015, 03:16:52 pm
This ^^^^, but in a sauce of used motor oil.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hulver on May 18, 2015, 04:12:09 pm
I think lactofree is on special at Sainsbury's at £1 per litre right now.
As blue food/drink would appear Wrong to me, I'd get the whole house lactofree if it were me.

My Mum has something she always says when the kids order something like a blue slushy or something similar.

Quote from: hulver's mum
Blue isn't food!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pingu on May 18, 2015, 06:08:02 pm
It is if you're a Clanger.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on May 18, 2015, 06:24:30 pm
I think lactofree is on special at Sainsbury's at £1 per litre right now.

Coincidentally, our fridge is full of the stuff...   ;)


Quote
As blue food/drink would appear Wrong to me, I'd get the whole house lactofree if it were me.

It only really gets used in tea, which comes out a relatively normal hot chocolate grey colour, rather than the usual brown.  Different enough that barakta won't drink the wrong one, but not offputting.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 19, 2015, 09:33:00 am
Your coffeebot will produce better results if you remember to put the filter basket in it before adding the coffee :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Andrij on May 19, 2015, 02:44:14 pm
A thread elsewhere reminded me of this gem: Vegan Black Metal Chef (https://www.youtube.com/user/VeganBlackMetalChef).
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on May 20, 2015, 01:12:27 pm
I saw some stroopwafels in Waitrose and acquired. Jolly good show, earned a place in a basket.

Only they are not Dutch http://tregroeswaffles.co.uk/?product=tregroes-waffles-butter-toffee-waffles-n8&lang=cy
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: T42 on May 20, 2015, 01:36:32 pm
Noticed the other day that the aroma that comes out of the valve of a bag of coffee when you press on it is not all that different from fart.  Context is everything.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on May 20, 2015, 02:03:47 pm
Today, browsing the reduced section of Tesco's at lunch time, I noticed a large number of cans marked "Marley's One Drop Coffee".  I had no idea what it was but I thought it worth a 50p punt to find out.  If it was good, I'd be back tomorrow to buy a load more.

One sip.  huh?  Second sip.  omg blugh!  :sick: Tastes like coffee made with sterilised milk.  :hand:  Lots of sterilised milk.
The rest went down the sink at work.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 20, 2015, 03:18:56 pm
Noticed the other day that the aroma that comes out of the valve of a bag of coffee when you press on it is not all that different from fart.  Context is everything.

Likewise a bag of salted peanuts :sick:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 20, 2015, 03:45:50 pm
How many satsumas are too many?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 20, 2015, 08:10:45 pm
You will know the answer when the world falls out of your bottom...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on May 20, 2015, 08:12:54 pm
How many satsumas are too many?

The number the supermarket want you to walk home with.  The little fuckers are perpetually on BOGOF.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Gattopardo on May 21, 2015, 12:53:49 am
How many satsumas are too many?

The number the supermarket want you to walk home with.  The little fuckers are perpetually on BOGOF.

Not round here.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 22, 2015, 11:48:34 am
Skip diving for food is about to get harder in France. But also safer, and it's probably good news for soup kitchens.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/22/france-to-force-big-supermarkets-to-give-away-unsold-food-to-charity
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 23, 2015, 12:36:15 pm
Say one were hypothetically to forget to remove the grounds* from ones coffeebot, resulting in a filter full of nasty mouldy concrete, and thus hypothetically discovered that even after running it with plain water a couple of times it hypothetically still smells rank.  What might Thee Panel recommend to remove the hypothetical foul smell from such a hypothetical coffeebot?  Hypothetically, natch.

* - enough for arrest.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jakob W on May 23, 2015, 01:34:18 pm
Running it through with water and a couple of hefty teaspoons of bicarb?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 24, 2015, 12:39:46 am
Hypothetically, this might have at least reduced the virtual smell to acceptable levels of non-existence.  Tomorrow there may be coffee rather than Brown Drink oops.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: citoyen on May 27, 2015, 03:38:39 pm
How many satsumas are too many?

Mind the oranges, Marlon (http://mind-the-oranges-marlon.blogspot.co.uk/)
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 27, 2015, 06:57:41 pm
"What are you going to do with that black over-ripe banana?" He asked.
"I'm going to microwave it with dark chocolate chips, mash them together and top with ice cream." I said.
He did not believe me. He is out.
I did the deed.
It was very good.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 27, 2015, 07:47:22 pm
He did not believe you? Why on earth not?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on May 28, 2015, 12:08:18 am
He dislikes over-ripe bananas.
Said banana had spent all week in the fruit bowl looking sadder and sadder.
He would have thrown it away...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on May 28, 2015, 07:48:27 am
Overripe banana belong in the foot rant thread. They're nasty, evil, squishy things.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on May 28, 2015, 07:59:32 am
I like bananas just as they are going brown but before they are brown... But they do smell in that state and Kim really doesn't like the smell. You also can't often buy them in the nice very yellow state which is annoying as I don't like em when greenish.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on May 28, 2015, 08:55:57 am
Overripe banana belong in the foot rant threadbanana cake. They're nasty, evil, squishy thingseasy to mash and keep it delightfully moist.

FTFY

Unfortunately, the overripe nanas I have just (well, yesterday) thrown out had gone past the point of being mashable, and I'd probably have had to pour them into the mixing bowl. There was a distinctly fermented smell to them: while alcoholic banana cake is no bad thing, I think I missed my chance a week or two back.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: perpetual dan on June 01, 2015, 07:37:35 pm
Two day old candy floss (in a bag) has lost most of its texture but has also developed a much more noticeable flavour. Imitation Strawberry, I think.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: pcolbeck on June 04, 2015, 02:30:24 pm
Your coffeebot will produce better results if you remember to put the filter basket in it before adding the coffee :facepalm:

Or if you remember to transfer the coffee from the grinder to the filter basket. I would never forget to do that ever and I didn't do it this morning and I didn't pour myself a cup of nice hot water.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: T42 on June 04, 2015, 05:30:56 pm
After lunch the missus put an out-of-date hamburger in the oven to cook for the dogs. At half-past five I went downstairs: interesting aroma.

So that's how they make coke...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 08, 2015, 01:25:53 pm
In the interests of science and the happiness of all forumites, I've conducted some comparison testing of Nutella and Essential Organic Hazelnut and Chocolate Spread. The Essential is a little more chocolatey and has quite a bit less of a whey or milk-powder taste. It's a little bit less sweet, though the difference is marginal. I prefer it, though that might be partly the novelty factor. Unfortunately, you pay the organic premium at the till.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: matthew on June 09, 2015, 11:14:52 am
someone brought home made veggie samosas into work today and left them in the kitchen.

They are good  :thumbsup:

I may just have to have my third with lunch  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Pingu on June 13, 2015, 11:40:03 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/266/18588990668_44a97309b3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ujDri7)
IMG_5113 (https://flic.kr/p/ujDri7) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on June 15, 2015, 11:07:25 pm
A Most Excellent low calorie option

https://vimeo.com/127722907
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 17, 2015, 06:53:21 pm
In the stupormarquette today, I noticed a new-to-me flavour of crisps: butter and mint. Being a glutton for novelty, I bought them. Interesting... but not in a way I'll be repeating.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on June 24, 2015, 05:39:44 pm
I just mentioned to Dez that the cabbage I bought at Waitrose yesterday looked like a greyhound. He was confused.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: mcshroom on June 24, 2015, 05:54:52 pm
Our work vending machines have just started stocking bags of Haribo - not sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing :-[
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: clarion on June 24, 2015, 05:58:17 pm
I've never seen Star Wars made scrambled eggs in my life.

Until tonight.  Which is odd, as I really like them on toast.

Yum.

That is all.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Valiant on June 24, 2015, 07:40:42 pm
Lidls grated chedder cheese tastes of nuffink.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ruthie on June 26, 2015, 10:10:27 am
That new HulaHoops advert, where the kid bites the legs off the terrified trapeze artist.  It's absolutely horrific, how did they thing it was a good idea?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 27, 2015, 01:15:52 pm
After many years (in fact at least 2 decades) of storing my ripped-out-from-magazines recipes in a document wallet from which they regularly slithered all over the cooker, I have finally put them into poly pockets and then into a ringbinder, ordered as soups, salads, pasta, curry, risotto, veg dishes, chocolate, baking, fruit, puddings, drinks, preserves.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Torslanda on June 27, 2015, 08:04:20 pm
You're just so rock'n'roll...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Quint on June 28, 2015, 10:30:03 am
After many years (in fact at least 2 decades) of storing my ripped-out-from-magazines recipes in a document wallet from which they regularly slithered all over the cooker, I have finally put them into poly pockets and then into a ringbinder, ordered as soups, salads, pasta, curry, risotto, veg dishes, chocolate, baking, fruit, puddings, drinks, preserves.

               I put all mine into my laptop (binning the paper versions) then transferred it all onto a memory stick, brilliant idea or will be when I remember where I put it

                                                                                    :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nikki on June 28, 2015, 11:40:04 am
Meanwhile I'm about 5 iterations into freestyling away from this recipe (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2985677/rhubarb-crumble-cake) for rhubarb crumble cake.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3804/19229652735_aa812842d9.jpg)

I just need to
a) perfect an orange drizzle topping
b) get out to more YACF campings before the rhubarb season ends
c) stop eating all the research myself
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Paul on June 28, 2015, 12:37:59 pm
After many years (in fact at least 2 decades) of storing my ripped-out-from-magazines recipes in a document wallet from which they regularly slithered all over the cooker, I have finally put them into poly pockets and then into a ringbinder, ordered as soups, salads, pasta, curry, risotto, veg dishes, chocolate, baking, fruit, puddings, drinks, preserves.

There goes my Sunday.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 28, 2015, 08:19:32 pm
Mock all you like; I'm happy with it.  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on June 28, 2015, 09:30:05 pm
It is entirely shocking how surprised some people can be when, after accepting a the offer of a peppermint tea, they observe you lopping some leaves off a living plant and pouring hot water over it.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: jsabine on June 28, 2015, 11:40:38 pm
It is entirely shocking how surprised some people can be when, after accepting a the offer of a peppermint tea, they observe you lopping some leaves off a living plant and pouring hot water over it.

Indeed.

The well brought-up guest would have expected such a beverage to have been described as a peppermint infusion.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on June 29, 2015, 08:31:29 pm
Tonight's culinary adventure is gluten-free flatbread. I may be proved wrong, but I suspect I am going to be pleased that I have pita in the freezer.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jurek on June 29, 2015, 09:50:12 pm
This morning, my first cuppa of the day inadvertantly contained 2  teabags.
This went unnoticed when I poured over the boiling water and then covered the mug with a lid to allow it to steep.
(there's a process that goes on here, live with it)
BOOM!
I can see this becoming a regular and deliberate occurrence.....
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 30, 2015, 11:15:36 am
At the weekend Mrs Cudzo made a cake with five different fruits in it. Six if you count chocolate. That's all of your five a day in one slice!  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: campagman on June 30, 2015, 04:23:34 pm
and then covered the mug with a lid to allow it to steep.
(there's a process that goes on here, live with it)


I do that. Keeps the drink warm. Probably don't need to be doing this now but it's habit.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Vince on July 03, 2015, 05:01:27 pm
There was a lovely cheese smell coming from the cheese shop as I walked past this afternoon.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 05, 2015, 06:25:22 pm
I understand the christening cake shared at today's Sandringham party is a tier from the parents' wedding cake.
Even by my standards that's a bit old...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 06, 2015, 09:14:15 am
Although we managed mostly to decoke the engine on the DeLonghi coffee machine at Fort Larrington its touch'oles appear still to be bunged up wi' fluff, resulting in somewhat crunchy coffee.  And the going rate for a replacement filter is twenty-seven of the BRITONS' pounds :o
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on July 06, 2015, 09:30:25 am
Skimmed milk is no good for tempering the heat of chillis, on account of it having no fat in it  :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 06, 2015, 09:38:23 am
I understand the christening cake shared at today's Sandringham party is a tier from the parents' wedding cake.
Even by my standards that's a bit old...

Mildly surprised it wasn't leftovers from Brenda and Phil the Greek's nuptials...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 06, 2015, 02:46:23 pm
I understand the christening cake shared at today's Sandringham party is a tier from the parents' wedding cake.
Even by my standards that's a bit old...

Mildly surprised it wasn't leftovers from Brenda and Phil the Greek's nuptials...

[OT] Well, Kate pushed the baby in a pram used for two of B&P's kids.
I rather like those old coach-built baby carriages.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nikki on July 06, 2015, 04:59:54 pm
Tonight's culinary adventure is gluten-free flatbread. I may be proved wrong, but I suspect I am going to be pleased that I have pita in the freezer.

How did the GF flatbread turn out, Ham? I'd be interested in the recipe if was half decent!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on July 06, 2015, 05:36:27 pm
Actually, rather well, to be clear I have never made GF bread previously, so I had no idea what I was doing. I keep GF flour (doves) in stock as I use it to bind beetroot burgers, which need quite a bit of moisture absorption and I don't want sticky gluten or over-binding for them. Miss Ham is avoiding gluten in her diet at the mo, so I thought I'd have a crack, serving alongside chicken kebabs and salad.

I looked at a couple of recipes which all appeared rather dodgy to me, as they had yoghurt, baking powder and all sorts of odd things in them, so I made my own. As a result, I am a bit short on recipe detail, here's my method.

I took the liquid proportions from the flour bag, just used warm water for about 400g of flour with about 1/3 tsp salt. Re-constituted about 1 tsp dried yeast, lobbed into the flour along with a slug (15ml?) of olive oil. Stirred it around, realised it felt VERY odd and wasn't going to get better, adjusted the moisture content by adding a little flour. At this stage it was coming cleanly off the sides of the bowl, but is still sloppy. Kneaded a bit just for the heck of it. Left to rise, and added a post here.

When I got back to it, it was still a sloppy dough (as expected) although it could still be handled. I rolled blobs out onto one of my non stick sheets which are a little like this (http://www.lakeland.co.uk/12821/Bake-O-Glide-Non-Stick-Icing-Sheet?gclid=CjwKEAjwzuisBRClgJnI4_a96zwSJACAEZKe3brZlEgUTBKd8rCPfzUOtsb_QCvqM04y9WpwoNi-gRoC8PHw_wcB&src=gfeed&s_kwcid=AL!49!3!69394063829!!!g!42886961184!&ef_id=VWmYEgAABc25qpDv:20150706162701:s) (only not quite as those are much lighter duty than mine, which are about 25 years old and from the USA, I've never seen as heavy stuff over here, I think it is the sort of stuff used on commercial production belts). It was quite easy to get to about 6 mm thick, but then impossible to remove. So, I upended the sheet into the hot pan (a completely dry black iron pan, I think next time I will use cast iron for these) and eased the bread off onto the pan with a spatula , lifting the sheet away as it went, where it cooked perfectly. As the pan gets hot and you can't lift the sheet very high (as it is so sloppy) that bit of the operation comes with a health warning.

I think it would be tough to make a pocket, I wasn't getting the same effect as with normal dough, but as a flatbread it was great. I didn't, but garlic butter over the top (or, re-frying in the same) would be awesome.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: fboab on July 07, 2015, 10:15:20 pm
I understand the christening cake shared at today's Sandringham party is a tier from the parents' wedding cake.
Even by my standards that's a bit old...
That's what the top tier of wedding cake is for. I'm surprised it wasn't used for the first offspring though, mine was.
Next you'll be telling me this Christmas cake I've been maturing for 3 years is a bit elderly.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: nikki on July 07, 2015, 10:24:11 pm
Hope that helps.

Thanks Ham - I shall have to get experimenting!
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 07, 2015, 11:30:18 pm
I understand the christening cake shared at today's Sandringham party is a tier from the parents' wedding cake.
Even by my standards that's a bit old...
That's what the top tier of wedding cake is for. I'm surprised it wasn't used for the first offspring though, mind was.
Next you'll be telling me this Christmas cake I've been maturing for 3 years is a bit elderly.

I am aware that wedding cake was kept for the christening which, in days gone by, was usually within a year of the wedding.

The royal wedding cake was over four years old so a bit older than your mature cake...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 09, 2015, 12:34:06 pm
My colleague has just had a quiche sandwich for his lunch.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 13, 2015, 10:22:06 am
If you make Jack Monroe's peanut butter granola, but replace the golden syrup with 1/4 honey and 3/4 black treacle, it tastes like parkin.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on July 14, 2015, 08:10:08 pm
I popped into the my local in Llandysul early evening.
"Ooh,  I was hoping you'd come in" said Ifor the Cheese, and gave me a pound and a half of his sheep milk blue.  (He likes me as I am the only one of the regulars who doesn't prefer Kraft Cream Slices.)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150714_190336_zps8f506461.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150714_190336_zps8f506461.jpg.html)

Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 14, 2015, 08:11:54 pm
Good man, that Ifor.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on July 14, 2015, 08:19:26 pm
Leggo my lunch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c44NmyGYJM
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Basil on July 14, 2015, 08:40:13 pm
*Settles into favourite armchair with knife, Cheese, bottle of Old Speckled Hen and a packet of oat biscuits*

 :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Kim on July 14, 2015, 09:05:20 pm
Makes a change from the illicit Cadbury products...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on July 14, 2015, 09:42:54 pm
Bento looks like a lot of fun but there's a HUGE amount of fiddly faffy WORK and I fear all that handling would increase the bug count.
Keep the lunchbox in a warm schoolroom or in a body-worn bag and there's a risk of food poisoning IMO.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Wowbagger on July 14, 2015, 10:28:24 pm
I popped into the my local in Llandysul early evening.
"Ooh,  I was hoping you'd come in" said Ifor the Cheese, and gave me a pound and a half of his sheep milk blue.  (He likes me as I am the only one of the regulars who doesn't prefer Kraft Cream Slices.)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150714_190336_zps8f506461.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150714_190336_zps8f506461.jpg.html)

There was a chess player about 100 years ago with the hyphenated surname Evans-Evans. Somewhere in the chess library on the wall to my left is a game he played against Evans, in about 1920 I think. It was, of course, an Evans gambit. Sadly, I know of no record of cheese being involved in the game. Nor beer.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Ham on July 14, 2015, 10:56:44 pm
I popped into the my local in Llandysul early evening.
"Ooh,  I was hoping you'd come in" said Ifor the Cheese, and gave me a pound and a half of his sheep milk blue.  (He likes me as I am the only one of the regulars who doesn't prefer Kraft Cream Slices.)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150714_190336_zps8f506461.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150714_190336_zps8f506461.jpg.html)

In other news, a charabanc loaded with vowels carrying their luggage for a long stay was seen leaving Wales, en route to Italy.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 15, 2015, 09:24:04 am
And look at the label on the pump.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: spesh on July 15, 2015, 11:30:28 pm
We all have one - that kitchen gadget that seemed like a good idea at the time, was used once and then left to languish at the back of a cupboard ever since. Then there are kitchen gadgets that have you thinking, "Why?" or in this case, "Nope. Nopenopenopenope..."

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/15/kitchen-gadgets-review-egg-master-horrifying-unholy-affair

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This week’s gadget describes itself as “a new way to prepare eggs”, which is accurate in the way that chopping off your legs could be described as a new way to lose weight. Let’s start with that name, its unsettling taint of S&M, an overtone consistent with the design. In hot pink and stippled black rubber, Egg Master’s exterior screams cut-price, mail-order adult toy; its funnelled hole suggests terrible uses. And it has a traffic light on it, for some reason.

;D :o :-X
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: rafletcher on July 16, 2015, 11:44:47 am
I've just ordered some Ossua - Iraty, after seeing it advertised on a mountainside during the TdF coverage.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 17, 2015, 05:51:32 pm
Ossau Iraty is often to be found in Sainsburys or M&S.
It's delish :P
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: spesh on July 17, 2015, 06:01:13 pm
+1
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 30, 2015, 12:53:59 pm
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/30/carry-on-cooking-the-crazy-culinary-world-of-1970s-and-80s-cookbooks
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 30, 2015, 01:01:31 pm
Quote
However, it is the heady month of July where the acid really drops.
Isn't it always? Quite how we/some of us/I survived the 1970s to become the sensible adults we are now, I'll never know. Oh, what's that...
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 08, 2015, 07:32:51 pm
Coca Cola have four self-congratulatory pages of advertising in tonight's Evening Standard. They're pretending they're not encouraging us to drink sugar.
I've not seen that 'Life' stuff in a GREEN bottle on sale anywhere. It still has 56% of the sugar content of full-fat Coke anyway.
Can some kind person please tell me how Coke Zero differs from Diet Coke?
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on September 08, 2015, 08:01:45 pm
Coke Zero tastes more Pepsified. Sweeter. I think it's the Coke Light beloved of foreign heathenry, but as we had differently formulated Diet Coke, this was the only way they could smuggle it into the country. Possibly I made all this up. It's the internet, shadowy land of half-truths and outright lies, and this is my post and I can make things up if I want to.

Anyway, it's still the equivalent of over four spoons of sugar per can. This is apparently their commitment to our health. Sugar solution is sugar solution and it's pretty much going to kick you in the liver and pancreas as soon as it hits your stomach. Sugary soft drinks are the worst thing ever. All instant calories, ready dissolved and on the highway to your hepatic portal, where it can wham your insulin gong like it's fairground hammer contest.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: hellymedic on September 08, 2015, 08:18:47 pm
I fully agree that Drinking Sugar is Bad.
I don't do it.
Much.
I drink 200ml of Tropicana Orange every breakfast.

I am neither dead nor diabetic (yet).
An uncle only just survived after being a 2 litres/day Tropicana man
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: barakta on September 08, 2015, 08:52:42 pm
I tend not to drink "fizzy pop" unless I'm at a pub or out and about.  I drink toomuch tea but in the scheme of things it's not bad for me or my teeth like anything sugary would be.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: Jasmine on September 08, 2015, 09:04:50 pm
Diet coke is marketed at women.  Coke zero is marketed at men.  They taste slightly different, but given that coke tastes different whether you drink it out of the can or pour it into a glass, the difference between the 2 is pretty small.

Coke 'life' is a stevia product.  It's common in the USA as they really aren't big on sugar-free drinks.  Most of them seem to believe that the chemicals in sugar-free drinks will give them cancer.  For some reason, the idea of this is worse than the real risk of heart disease/diabetes/etc. that are associated with drinking 3 litres a day of sugary drinks.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: ian on September 08, 2015, 09:49:17 pm
The US tends to have a reasonable selection of diet drinks these days, though mostly sucralose sweetened because they're scared of aspartame (can we guess where the anti-aspartame stories came from, why if it wasn't our friends in the US sugar and HFCS lobbies). Which, as you say, is full steam ahead battleship full of bullshit. But it's a niche market aimed at ladies who diet and metrosexual men who insist on buying jeans a size too small. Proper men are glugging 44 oz Big Gulp sodas (about 32 teaspoons of sugar) and loosening their belts. Well, I guess they have to get rid of all corn syrup somewhere, so why not treat your citizens as foie gras. Come on boys, drink up.
Title: Re: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
Post by: andrewc on September 08, 2015, 10:19:28 pm