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johnsmith

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The oldest the one loving his food?

yep ... the complete opposite of what he was like as a baby ... dinner time with him used to be the stuff of nightmares, it would take hours and most would end up on the floor. Then his little brother came along and after that he was the complete opposite and eating has never been a problem since. The youngest was a great eater as a baby, but is now getting fussier.
 

johnsmith

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They change heaps as they grow.
i think once his little brother came along, he was scared that if he didn't hurry up and eat his food his little brother would steal it ... whatever the reason, I'm glad he did because he is the worst to argue with and I can do without the extra argument every dinner time ... takes after his mother.
 

Aussie

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yep ... the complete opposite of what he was like as a baby ... dinner time with him used to be the stuff of nightmares, it would take hours and most would end up on the floor. Then his little brother came along and after that he was the complete opposite and eating has never been a problem since. The youngest was a great eater as a baby, but is now getting fussier.
Stop putting cut up onion in the mashed potato, and he'll be fine. Trust me.
 

johnsmith

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Stop putting cut up onion in the mashed potato, and he'll be fine. Trust me.
i don't put onion in the mash ... that was my mums recipe. My recipe is just butter and a dash of milk if needed .... with a sprinkling of parsley
 

Aussie

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i don't put onion in the mash ... that was my mums recipe. My recipe is just butter and a dash of milk if needed .... with a sprinkling of parsley
Right there....is your problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't fuck around with mashed potatoes!!!!
 

HBS Guy

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Hah! I wasn’t there but fuck I wish I had been:

The bastard that married my younger sister is English, likes his mashed potatoes. We don’t eat mashed potatoes. Anyway bil & sis were visiting, Mum cooked dinner including mashed potatoes.

B-i-l stuck his fork into the mash—and the whole heap of mashed potatoes lifted when he lifted his fork.

In hysterics, Mum said “The look on his face!”

Roast spuds for me!
 

HBS Guy

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Hmmm two new cold meats at Marinos at the Central Market.

Nicest one was a salami with cuttlefish ink. Other one was something-or-other pork loin.

Forgotten the names—will write them down next visit to Marinos in March.

The cuttlefish ink salami—fucking YUM!
 

HBS Guy

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I have some nice chicken thighs (from Saskia Beer, daughter of Maggie.)

Thinking to brown them nicely in some sunseed oil then add 500ml passata and some rosemary, let that reduce for an hour then serve with basil leaves. Salad to follow. Comment?
 

johnsmith

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I have some nice chicken thighs (from Saskia Beer, daughter of Maggie.)

Thinking to brown them nicely in some sunseed oil then add 500ml passata and some rosemary, let that reduce for an hour then serve with basil leaves. Salad to follow. Comment?
did chicken drumsticks with passata in the oven yesterday ... except I used olive oil & added capers olives and onion . I forgot to add the capsicum
 

HBS Guy

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Did it in a skillet. No herbs—some chopped up anchovies and olives worked well. Sliced half a wombok into it—still crunch from that. So nice, rich, yum.
 

HBS Guy

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Was going to make apple butter today, just feel too lazy. Tomorrow will do.

I did read where the best butters (and ciders) are made with a mix of apples. Unfortunately, even the farmers market only had ordinary apples to go with the granny smiths: red delicious, fujis and galas, rather neutral sort of taste.

Nevermind will use them. Once in Tassie with my apple trees bearing can add aromatic apples like McIntosh (am exotic here) Cornish Aromatic, Court of Wick and Bramleys Seedling cooking apples. Maybe some spicy-tart King Davids.

Will buy 2L apple juice, wash and cut the apples into segments skin and all, add to the juice in a pan, cook until the apples collapse. Pass through a moulie or foodmill, bung into a slow cooker with plenty ground spices, cook until the mass mounds on a spoon and shows no ring of moisture when some is put on a cold ceramic plate. Fill into jars, tap to remove air bubbles, seal and waterbath process 10 minutes. Yum!
 

HBS Guy

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I would like to try making some cordials and sauces: mushroom sauce etc. Probably in Tassie but maybe some before that.
 

HBS Guy

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Got a mix of apples and not just supermarket types like fuji and gala!

Got Bramley's Seedling, Kidds Orange, Lord Lamborne and a couple others. Got a crabapple, not just any crabapple but Huonville crab! Nice and sour :smirk and when you cut it open—red skin, red flesh! There are a couple of apples like that (one has faint red streaks when the skin is really red, others have redflesh. Be impossible to work out what the parents of the Huonville crab are but it is versatile—a good pollinator like most crabs, when properly ripe can be eaten, cooked or added to a cider crush.

I had planted a John Downie—was gone the next time I visited. Have a Gorgeous and a Golden Hornet (English crab) being looked after for me. Be happy to add a huonville or two eventually. Granny Smith can be considered a crab apple—sour, tend to be small and pollinate a huge variety of trees for a month or two.
 

Lols

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I got some organic pumpkin seeds from an organic pumpkin given to me... I’m going to learn to grow them from seeds. This will be a miracle for me! :wins
 

Lols

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A friend said she wants us to go to ummm... I forgot where... but they have these heritage seeds there.
Sure I said (thinking I’m going to be hopeless at growing anything :headscratcher3)
But I will go for the enjoyable trip and overnight stay. Heck, I might even have some good tips and hints on growing my own verges once I admit my hopelessness!!
Honestly... I can’t even grow parsley! It just dies on me. No matter what.
Like do I need to talk to them twice a day or something?
 

HBS Guy

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Dig the ground, check the pH. Water it—does the water drain?

So dig in some cow manure and compost, plant the seeds, water them well, don’t overwater the plants. Do this in spring tho you can dig the bed now. What soil type, very sandy or very clay heavy?
 

HBS Guy

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OK, apple —sauce I suppose—is in the slow cooker with lots whole spices.

Here are the apples, Huon crabs on top, beginning to cook down:
Huonville crab apples.JPG
 
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