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Re: Food thread

Postby Cherie » 08 Aug 2018, 16:10

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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Aug 2018, 16:21

Smart thinking—some baking paper first would have made it easier, probably. (Pastry is kind of a closed book to me ATM.)
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Aug 2018, 15:24

Saw some Angus TBone steaks at the market. Snagged one! Big steak, nice and thick. Haven’t eaten steak for awhile so bought a couple Dutch creme potatoes (boil, slice & shallow fry) and a nice big mushroom to have with it. Cheaper cuts that require long cooking have much more flavor but steak is nice once in a while.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 17 Aug 2018, 16:04

Got a batch of chicken stock coming to a simmer. Dunno what I will do with it, but I reckon chicken and tomato soup: have two tins peeled tomatoes and 400g chicken leg fillet. Plenty parsley, plenty basil.

Might keep a bit of stock for my veal and white bean stew.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Aug 2018, 12:18

Off to the market soon.

Will buy about 5kg Seville oranges—marmalade making time!

Next wood—blood oranges. Blood orange and vanilla marmalade is to die for!

Will make ginger marmalade too. Off to Gaganis after the market, buy some 375ml jars and a bag of new lids—have some jars but can’t see the point in risking a jar of marmalade by using a worn, stained lid!

I will buy a couple Kg more SOs than I need, make some mixed marmalades, mandarin, ginger, 3 fruits with some pink grapefruits, etc.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Aug 2018, 19:07

No fucking seville oranges, AAAARRGGGGHHHHHHH!

Heh, just bought some blood orange ones. BO and vanilla marmalade, to die for!
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 30 Aug 2018, 12:18

Shitful weather in Adelaide—hot and windy with rain. Decided the Central Market could wait till tomorrow.

Have flour, water, yeast, zuchinis, pancetta and buffalo mozzarella cheese.

Pizza!

Making the dough now.

Will make some corn bread too: a soda bread or damper.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 30 Aug 2018, 13:17

Pizza dough had risen nicely after an hour so I put it in the fridge to slowly ferment for the rest of the day. The kneading went really well, dough turned from sticky mess to smooth ball very nicely.

Corn bread is in the oven: had motivation for being so uncharacteristically active: no bread except the corn bread until tomorrow! (Plastic wrapped sliced airpockets within a tasteless starch mix I do not consider to be bread.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Sep 2018, 21:09

Dinner was quick but lovely:

Salmon tail, seasoned, fried in EVOO.

Wilted spinach.

Thinly sliced fennel bulb dressed with sherry vinegar.

Yum!
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Re: Food thread

Postby pinkeye » 12 Sep 2018, 03:03

I've made a Chilli Beef Cheek Casserole....with Mushroom and Veg

Slow cooked... it was/is magnificent in every sense.
Two Beef Cheeks, trimmed and cut into nice sized chunks.. ( huge amount of fat to remove, and think these supermarket products are a rip-off) (the dog 'll get the trimmings in a couple of dinners)
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the usual aromatics (carrot, celery, parsnip), plus a couple of home grown red chillies, a couple of sliced flat mushrooms, a sliced fresh jalapeno , a Shallot , ginger, small pouch of tomato paste, splashes of red wine, fresh homegrown flat parsley black pepper salt water .. cooked for as long as it took ... equals YUM.
(just had some rice as the balance)
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Enough for three meals for me and a dinner base for a friend. :bgrin
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Re: Food thread

Postby pinkeye » 12 Sep 2018, 03:04

Monk? you are much more into food than I have ever been , but your descriptions are good to read, and sometimes, even, :bgrin inspiring.

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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Sep 2018, 03:50

No problems, ma’am, all part of the service!
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Re: Food thread

Postby pinkeye » 12 Sep 2018, 04:26

Corn bread , and soda bread....?


I don't believe I've ever had either, but isn't the first from the America's and the second from Europe.?? Hmm love bread..potentially. Must look them up sometime …


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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Sep 2018, 11:00

Corn bread is a soda bread. Just means the raising agent is baking powder (sodium bicarbonate) not yeast. In America corn would be cheap I suppose.
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Re: Food thread

Postby pinkeye » 13 Sep 2018, 00:21

sounds good to me.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 13 Sep 2018, 05:15

I didn’t like the corn bread I made, so will find another recipe.

Recipe I used called for half a cup of oil: two dishes I made, an olive oil cake and the corn bread, didn’t really like either. So—no more breads/cakes with more than a tbsp or two oil. Simple!
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Re: Food thread

Postby pinkeye » 13 Sep 2018, 22:37

hmmm .. sounds like a lot of oil// did you read the recipe correctly//
would like to hear of a simple recipe.. :bgrin
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Sep 2018, 07:24

Yes, I read the fucking recipe correctly!

Have a whole book on American soda breads incl muffins. Will post some recipes.

Soda bread is quick to make: mix dry ingredients, mix wet ingredients. Add wet to dry ingredients, minimum of stirring and into the oven!

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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Sep 2018, 20:55

Vineyard Road winery at Langhorne Creek 2017 Pinot Grigio.

Not a bad drop. Very dry, good for a hit summer day, load it up with ice.

As it warms up from fridge temperature some fruit becomes noticeable in the nose. And on the palate. Bit of fruit is softening the dryness. Not a sweet wine but when warmed up from fridge temperature is more complex, more interesting, nice wine.

But I bought it for its assertive dryness.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Sep 2018, 21:21

Goes nice with raw kingfish and seaweed salad.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 22 Sep 2018, 10:26

Bagel, Woodside goat curd, smoked salmon, poached duck egg. Along side that, dry roasted mushroom, pancetta–wrapped asparagus, cherry tomatoes. Tomatoes in the oven 60 minutes, mushroom and asparagus go in when 15 minutes is left to go.


BUUUURRRRRRRRPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

Orange juice and coffee alongside.
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Re: Food thread

Postby pinkeye » 26 Sep 2018, 04:51

oh... you are such a tease.!!! :roll

I'm about to turn off my latest beef casserole.
Since I lost my real teeth, :Hi I am particularly enjoying slow-cooked ..
got to get in while the weather is still cool.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 26 Sep 2018, 06:08

Fish would be good, and tofu.
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Re: Food thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Oct 2018, 18:54

Eating “royally” tonight: sashimi KINGfish and KING salmon!

Yum! Nice bit of wasabi, seaweed salad and radish.
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Re: Food thread

Postby fisherman » 18 Oct 2018, 22:40

Get a sip. It's Bulgarian. Tastes good.

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