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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Feb 2010, 16:30

Thanks Mantra! You little treasure!


Does flattery work on you like it works with me??





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Re: Food thread

Postby mantra » 14 Feb 2010, 16:33

HBS Guy wrote:Thanks Mantra! You little treasure!


Does flattery work on you like it works with me??





:roll :bgrin


Obviously.......
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Re: Food thread

Postby Cherie » 14 Feb 2010, 16:34

HBS Guy wrote:Ok had to drive Mum to shopping centre again


**** for the disgusting old cunt Naffie ****

I bought a 30' cabin cruiser and made my old Mum drag it all the way home! She did alright except on the downhill bits, didn't complain until I hung the 60Kg anchor on her back!

**** now for normal people ****

Got Keith Austin "Seafood"

Lisa Dyer (hopefully not dyering from the recipes!) "Potato dishes"

Paul Kirk "The smoked food cookbook" incl smoking in a Weber kettle!

Alex Barker "Egg--the definitive guide to choosing, cooking and enjoying eggs"

I met Alex once and said "You haven't got bacon and eggs in your book!"

"Ah" he said "a new recipe!"



Cookbooks are useful but only as a guide..I usually add this or that. I find only with something like a Pavlova do you have to strictly follow a recipe.. I make them once in a while , maybe 5 times a year and only because I'm am nagged too.
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Re: Food thread

Postby ele » 14 Feb 2010, 16:44

I have an icecream maker- makes great icecream. Got it quite a few years ago. Not much use while i am trying to diet but lovely icecream. Recipe I use is just a combination of strawberries, cream, milk and sugar with a squeeze of lemon juice.

I really shouldn't look at this thread.
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Re: Food thread

Postby Cherie » 14 Feb 2010, 16:45

That sounds like a recipe my sister passed onto me RM..but there was no icecream maker involved.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Feb 2010, 21:50

Did you all miss me?. . . . . .(silence) (crickets) yeah yeah that'd be right!

Woooooooooooio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last 4 thai fishcakes in the deepfryer! I took piccies! I took pictures! i am fucking awesome! Wooooo!!!!!
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 15 Feb 2010, 06:56

The fishcakes were awesome as always! Will upload piccies from work. I managed to eat 6 cakes, will have last two with remainder of cucumber salad for lunch today.

I love dipping the cakes in the rice vinegar/fish sauce/sugar dressing, hmmmmm totally awesome!

In the piccies I will upload you will see the kaffir lime leaves, just replace these with a small squeeze lemon or lime juice.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 15 Feb 2010, 11:03

Well FUCK!

Pictures must have been deleted as they were being downloaded when I looked at them this morning! So tomorrow for piccies, darls!
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Re: Food thread

Postby Ethnic » 15 Feb 2010, 11:58

It's a conspiracy! The chinese want the secrets to your fish cakes!!!!
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 15 Feb 2010, 12:00

They can have it! Recipe is here somewhere!
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 15 Feb 2010, 12:20

Eating the last two fish cakes for lunch, hmmmmm!
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Re: Food thread

Postby Ethnic » 15 Feb 2010, 12:24

hot or cold?
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 15 Feb 2010, 12:33

Cold. They are better cold in any case.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 28 Feb 2010, 15:33

Well, new season apples are hitting the markets! that means only one thing: apple butter making time!


Actually, it means two things dumb bum! Cider and cyser (cider with honey, i.e. a kind of mead!) Wooo!!!!!! and I have a sachet of cider yeast from the shop! So, buy some aj concentrate and start making a starter so I can pitch it into 3-4 different fermenters of cider and cyser! Gonna be a busy boy!
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Re: Food thread

Postby annielaurie » 28 Feb 2010, 15:58

Hey boss? Do you ever make baked apples? I've always loved baked apples.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 28 Feb 2010, 16:04

Nope. Make baked pears tho, with sultanas and couvouture chocolate stuffed where I cored it. Sometimes chocolate liqueur and sprinkled sugar on outside of pear. Simply fantastic!
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Re: Food thread

Postby annielaurie » 28 Feb 2010, 18:19

Oh that makes my mouth water, so delicious!
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 28 Feb 2010, 18:22

So easy!
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Mar 2010, 12:10

Part of Central Market shopping I visited the 'Indian Bazaar" just across the road from the market (in Market St, if anybody wants to find it.)

I asked about Indian cookbooks but he said "Nah, none are any good really" and gave me two websites which apparently are the real deal:

http://www.bawarchi.com

http://www.kitchensofindia.com


This guy consults to Indian restaurants, should know what he talks about!

He has a "bible" of Indian cuisine that he will lend me next Friday--will publish some stuff from that here if anyone is interested! Covers the recipes for the various massalas--garam and pantch phorum being the two best know. chinese five spice powder caould be considered a massala.

Still haven't got that book but should this Tuesday. Anybody want to know anything about Indian cooking--ask me when I have the book!
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Mar 2010, 12:46

Now, somehow ended with with a heap of tomatoes, so later today will make a big serve of peparonata, onion and tomato and peppers, keeps and reheats very well, so can heat and eat it with a few things over next couple of days. Will post the recipe--maybe Celly can pipe in with a few suggestions.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Mar 2010, 14:43

Peperonata

4 red peppers
3 tbs EVOO
1 tbs butter
1 small onion, very thinly sliced
1 clove garlick, crushed
4-5 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cut into wedges/quartered
salt, pepper
salt, pepper

Wash and drypeppers, cut in half lengthways and scrape out seeds, pith membranes. Cut into strips

Heat the oil and butter, add the onion garlic and cook until the onion is soft and transparent: do NOT let the garlic burn or it will be very bitter. You have been warned.

Add the peppers and a little salt, cover and fry for 15 minutes or so.

Bung in the tomatoes and cook over low heat about half an hour, stirring occasionally until the mixture is fairly thick and dry.

Sprinkle with chopped parsley b serving if you can be bothered.

Eat hot or cold as an antipasto, reheats successfully.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Mar 2010, 11:49

Bought a lamb backstrap. Will fry it 8 minutes a side, all it will need.

It will go incredibly well with the peporanata!

Sometimes if I have lamb chops (chump chops, better value than the loin) I make a tomato sauce like for over spaghetti but include a heap of rosemary in it, reduce it a bit more than normal and pour it over the chops! A match made in heaven. Some new potatoes on the side to sop up all the sauce! Yeah!
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Mar 2010, 19:35

Hmmmm lamb backstrap and peperonata go very well together!
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Mar 2010, 19:22

Ribs, truss cherry tomatoes, fresh picked corn cooking--finger licking food!

I just picked a bright red cob of corn--bit dry for eating, will use it as a decoration and take a picture!
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 15 Mar 2010, 13:26

Found an icecream machine! $40! Brand new!

It is the type where you freeze the bowl, put it in icecream machine, place paddle in, add ingredients and get it going. It will do all the blending etc and freezing, then take bowl out, put lid on and place bowl in freezer. Since I have the chest freezer from the shop this will be easy peasy.


Hooboy, icecream heaven here we come!
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