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#561 Futtocks

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:09 PM

Newcastle Brown ice cream. No, really! It is actually very nice.

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#562 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:15 PM

Fish and Chips with double mushies from midgeleys on their way right now
I'm starting to drool

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

There's a good little video on the Donald Russell website that shows how to cook steak (well one way of cooking steak). I got some steaks off them when they were doing one of their many 'special offers' and have to say it was rather good.

I have recently found a local butcher who can tell me exactly which farm his meat comes from (and sounds convincing so probably isn't talking BS) and has some nice cuts at decent prices. Always big queues there so he must be doing something right.


My butcher has his cows in a shed outside the shop.

#564 Tiny Tim

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:31 PM

My butcher has his cows in a shed outside the shop.

 

Cuts down on food miles



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#565 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:35 PM

I just had a mega sandwich.

 

A full cheesy white baton with spread, tomato puree, brie, blue cheese, smoked bavarian, tomato and onion. All bought from Sainsbury's (bar the butter) for under £4. It probably weighed the same too. Full as ####.


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#566 Futtocks

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:39 PM

I just had a mega sandwich.

 

A full cheesy white baton with spread, tomato puree, brie, blue cheese, smoked bavarian, tomato and onion. All bought from Sainsbury's (bar the butter) for under £4. It probably weighed the same too. Full as ####.

If you like mega-sarnies, see if there's a Vietnamese place anywhere near you that does Banh Mi.


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#567 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:45 PM

If you like mega-sarnies, see if there's a Vietnamese place anywhere near you that does Banh Mi.

I don't think there's owt like that in Westhoughton! Possibly on the correct side of the hill when I get home, but it won't do owt for meat and fish free Friday though!


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#568 Tiny Tim

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:45 PM

I just ordered lots of meat from a local farm. Most of it are cuts I have cooked before but I added a load of oxtail which I have never cooked before.

 

Has anybody got any good oxtail recipes that they would be kind enough to post on here that I could try?

 

Thanks 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:36 AM

I just ordered lots of meat from a local farm. Most of it are cuts I have cooked before but I added a load of oxtail which I have never cooked before.
 
Has anybody got any good oxtail recipes that they would be kind enough to post on here that I could try?
 
Thanks


Fantastic in a stew. Fry them to brown,
In a casserole dish add Celery, Carrot, swede, potato, garlic and onions (plus anything lurking in cupboard or fridge).
Add beef stock, red wine or beer. Season with pepper and salt
Cook long and slooooooooow- 4 hours at least.
30 minutes before the end check the seasoning and add dumplings.
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#570 Futtocks

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:57 AM

Fantastic in a stew. Fry them to brown,
In a casserole dish add Celery, Carrot, swede, potato, garlic and onions (plus anything lurking in cupboard or fridge).
Add beef stock, red wine or beer. Season with pepper and salt
Cook long and slooooooooow- 4 hours at least.
30 minutes before the end check the seasoning and add dumplings.

Can't go much wrong with that, really. I probably wouldn't have swede in there, personally. A couple* of smoked oysters can add to the flavour, as would 2 or 3 crushed juniper berries and some thyme.

 

*which means you can pig out on the rest of the tin - chef's privilege! B) 


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#571 Tiny Tim

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:37 AM

Can't go much wrong with that, really. I probably wouldn't have swede in there, personally. A couple* of smoked oysters can add to the flavour, as would 2 or 3 crushed juniper berries and some thyme.

 

*which means you can pig out on the rest of the tin - chef's privilege! B)

 

Thanks to both. I've never tried smoked oysters so will add some to the shopping list.



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#572 Futtocks

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

I've spotted these little bottles in a couple of delis recently - Uncle Roy's Comestible Concoctions. They look interesting, so I've bought the juniper and sage ones. I also bought a jar of their oak smoked red chillis, which smell amazing.


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#573 808tone

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:32 AM

Thai Red Curry and Sam Smith's Beer.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

Chefs always say that frozen peas are as good as fresh.
But what are they for? They are usually used as a dressing and in my opinion add nothing to a meal, they are almost impossible to transfer from the plate to the mouth without spilling.
For me the best way with peas is to use dried and have them as mushed.
I remember in East Anglia that peas used to be sold as a fast food snack with vinegar and they were alright too.
So what's the best thing to do with garden peas?

Edited by bearman, 24 August 2013 - 06:29 PM.

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#575 Futtocks

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:06 AM

Fresh peas, eaten raw straight from the pod and in season, are the best! Much better than frozen, the peas and pods should be deep vivid green, juicy and sweet.

 

Trouble is, the peak of the season is short, and soon the 'fresh' peas you get are pale, clothy and tasteless. So, for the rest of the year, use frozen.


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#576 bearman

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:51 PM

So, for the rest of the year, use frozen.


I know thy are useful for applying to a swollen limb, but other than that why bother with them?
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#577 Larry the Leit

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:11 PM

Chefs always say that frozen peas are as good as fresh.
But what are they for? They are usually used as a dressing and in my opinion add nothing to a meal, they are almost impossible to transfer from the plate to the mouth without spilling.
For me the best way with peas is to use dried and have them as mushed.
I remember in East Anglia that peas used to be sold as a fast food snack with vinegar and they were alright too.
So what's the best thing to do with garden peas?


You're a bloody savage Banks. God knows what the buffet will be like on Saturday.

#578 bearman

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

You're a bloody savage Banks. God knows what the buffet will be like on Saturday.


There might be rhubarb but there won't be any peas.
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#579 Tiny Tim

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:49 PM

Fresh peas, eaten raw straight from the pod and in season, are the best! Much better than frozen, the peas and pods should be deep vivid green, juicy and sweet.

 

Trouble is, the peak of the season is short, and soon the 'fresh' peas you get are pale, clothy and tasteless. So, for the rest of the year, use frozen.

Agree, we grew peas last year and our kids were picking and eating them raw, I don't think we managed to get any into the kitchen let alone cook them.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:27 AM

Just had traditional Lemon Cheese as opposed to the supermarket Lemon Curd. Was beautiful.


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