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12 hours ago, Futtocks said:

Living in a small flat with limited space, I asked for mainly consumable presents from this year’s Christmas and Birthday, so...

  • Partridge pate: Delicious.
  • Salted butter caramels: as above.
  • Balsamic vinegar (8 year-old DeFrutum): Just tried a taste - fabulous! I could drink this stuff neat.
  • Gin: Hooting Owl Yorkshire Gin & Sloemotion Damson Gin.
  • Chocolate: Haggis-flavoured dark chocolate. My dad’s sense of humour strikes again.
  • Macarons: My niece made a box of them for me, and her macarons are always top-notch.
  • Tea: Marui Shokuhin cherry blossom and plum tea.
  • Coffee: Three packs of green beans for roasting, plus a ready-roasted pack of Betty’s World’s Best blend for immediate use.
  • Ground black pepper with truffles.
  • Baby capers.
  • Bottarga (salted grey mullet roe): Looking forward to trying this, finely grated over pasta, or in a omelette.

Uber Eats have gone middle class 😃

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I just took a punt and bought a bottle of Opihr's new "Black Lemon" gin. Oh hell yes, this is a winner!

https://opihr.com/opihr-gin-range/opihr-gin-arabian-edition/ 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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4 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I just took a punt and bought a bottle of Opihr's new "Black Lemon" gin. Oh hell yes, this is a winner!

https://opihr.com/opihr-gin-range/opihr-gin-arabian-edition/ 

Bought some creten olive oil as recommended by Jimmy Martin. Oooo it's bloody good. Using it for tonight's moussaka. 

Ordered a couple of kg of Suffolk black bacon today..... again, highly recommended by Jimmy.

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Meat.

Any decent online recommendations for decent bits of meat? I'm online for my weekly shopping and Waitrose is ace for fish, but at the weekends, i want something a bit fancier as a treat; anything like Wagyu, good beef cheeks, proper nice pork etc.

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I've been treated to all my fav teas this week.

The memsahib has taken control of the kitchen for a few days.... work's been a bit tense.

I'm getting all the old favs. Moussaka on Saturday, Rabbit pie last night. Hot pot tonight.....made with neck o' mutton. Absolutely fabulous.

Home made chilli burgers tomorrow I hope.

This is a rarity, the kitchen is usually my domain. Getting home late to tea being ready is great.... getting treated is even better! 😍

 

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14 minutes ago, MattSantos said:

Meat.

Any decent online recommendations for decent bits of meat? I'm online for my weekly shopping and Waitrose is ace for fish, but at the weekends, i want something a bit fancier as a treat; anything like Wagyu, good beef cheeks, proper nice pork etc.

Ta

You can order from Morrison's via Amazon, and they have some less common cuts of meat, especially beef, like Denver or Bavette steak and ox cheek, at very good prices. Best to order in the morning (and request morning delivery too) to reserve items before they go out of stock. They often sell fish/shellfish like whitebait or razor clams.

I used to make occasional orders from https://www.donaldrussell.com/ - some of their meat is expensive, but search the website and you can get top-quality stuff at more reasonable prices. Beef rib trim was one thing I often bought from them, for casseroles/chillis etc. Their available selection is much smaller than it used to be, though, which is why I stopped using them.

Sadly, OsGrow seems to have folded. They sold some crazy stuff. Zebra, rattlesnake, wildebeeste, etc.

I've recently been looking at https://www.realfoodhub.co.uk which seems promising, but I haven't ordered from them yet. They sell "Welsh Wagyu", although the pictures don't show a massive amount of marbling. The Mangalitsa pork looks tempting, though, as does some of the game on offer.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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16 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

I've been treated to all my fav teas this week.

The memsahib has taken control of the kitchen for a few days.... work's been a bit tense.

I'm getting all the old favs. Moussaka on Saturday, Rabbit pie last night. Hot pot tonight.....made with neck o' mutton. Absolutely fabulous.

Home made chilli burgers tomorrow I hope.

This is a rarity, the kitchen is usually my domain. Getting home late to tea being ready is great.... getting treated is even better! 😍

 

Rabbit pie, now there's an idea, it's years since I've had a rabbit pie.

 

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Potée ( in a slow cooker)

This must be amongst the simplest slow cooker one pot meals ever

Whole carrots and onions, pepper corns, bay leaf and a gammon steak or two covered in water on high for about three hours. (You don't need salt cos of the gammon)

Then potatoes and sausages for the next three hours.

You have a soup for starters or a stock for soup later and in any case pour a little over your veg and meat when in the bowl

Serve with a little olive oil over the top and mustard on the side.

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8 hours ago, Oxford said:

Potée ( in a slow cooker)

This must be amongst the simplest slow cooker one pot meals ever

Whole carrots and onions, pepper corns, bay leaf and a gammon steak or two covered in water on high for about three hours. (You don't need salt cos of the gammon)

Then potatoes and sausages for the next three hours.

You have a soup for starters or a stock for soup later and in any case pour a little over your veg and meat when in the bowl

Serve with a little olive oil over the top and mustard on the side.

I did a gammon joint on Sunday. Paid a mint for it n'all but bloody ell, it was salty

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7 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

I did a gammon joint on Sunday. Paid a mint for it n'all but bloody ell, it was salty

Might be worth soaking overnight in a few changes of water. The first time I made Fabada Asturiana, I did soak the chunk of bacon, but forgot to change the water. The result was pretty salty, but at least I learned my lesson.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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17 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

I did a gammon joint on Sunday. Paid a mint for it n'all but bloody ell, it was salty

Because you do the Potée in water without salting and add Potatoes which,as we know, eat the salt content the gammon is not a problem.

 

 

 

 

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I've just taken delivery of a nice new kitchen knife, but it'll be another few hours before I have an excuse to use it. Drumming my fingers, trying not to just slice random stuff up for the hell of it.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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11 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I've just taken delivery of a nice new kitchen knife, but it'll be another few hours before I have an excuse to use it. Drumming my fingers, trying not to just slice random stuff up for the hell of it.

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I have three Wüsthof knives and a pair of kitchen scissors. They are fabulous but lethal. Take bloody good care using them.

They are superb quality and will last several lifetimes if looked after.

The memsahib was taking the pee.... told me she'd put them in the dishwasher to watch my reaction!!😊

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30 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

I have three Wüsthof knives and a pair of kitchen scissors. They are fabulous but lethal. Take bloody good care using them.

They are superb quality and will last several lifetimes if looked after.

The memsahib was taking the pee.... told me she'd put them in the dishwasher to watch my reaction!!😊

I've been considering a really good Santoku knife for a while. Then, at my sister's for Christmas, she'd just bought one and using it convinced me to take the plunge for either a Wusthof or a Global.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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55 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I've been considering a really good Santoku knife for a while. Then, at my sister's for Christmas, she'd just bought one and using it convinced me to take the plunge for either a Wusthof or a Global.

You chose well.

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3 hours ago, Futtocks said:

I've just taken delivery of a nice new kitchen knife, but it'll be another few hours before I have an excuse to use it. Drumming my fingers, trying not to just slice random stuff up for the hell of it.

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As @Futtocks is also the unofficial keeper of the Obituary Thread I find this post very disturbing.

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My other half has been cooking from scratch and she's a great cook. Got her a couple of cook books. The LEON Soup and the Gok wans brothers takeaway one.

Carrot and Coriander Soup- Nice

Chinese chicken curry nice. 

Salt and Pepper chicken. Mmmm ish. To serve for two suggested half a table spoon of salt. Too much.

 

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I do like poncing about in posh restos.

I'm equally at home in a good french market.

But tonight the memsahib has done beef stew and dumplings. Jeez it was world class snap. Absolutely marvellous. Sounds just an ordinary tea..... either way, enjoyment factor went all the way to eleven😊😊

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8 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

I do like poncing about in posh restos.

I'm equally at home in a good french market.

But tonight the memsahib has done beef stew and dumplings. Jeez it was world class snap. Absolutely marvellous. Sounds just an ordinary tea..... either way, enjoyment factor went all the way to eleven😊😊

A proper, stodgy English dumpling - haven't had one of those on ages. This may be something to do over the weekend. It is definitely stew'n'dumplings weather after all.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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