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Re: some food

Post by Turntable @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:56 pm

thekungfury wrote:I keep getting tempted by one of those delivery things. For a month we had weekly deliveries from one of those fresh veg companies. Got fed up with boxes with a turnip, a ropey looking leek and some limp kale.


Yes, we did that for a while too. It was just shit and it makes you suspicious of this kind of thing.
This isn't remotely similar because you eat everything and enjoy it.
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Re: some food

Post by Turntable @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:57 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:
Turntable wrote:Each bag contains exactly the correct amount of fresh produce for the meal


I doubt it.


Expand you foul decrier.
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Re: some food

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:00 pm

Turntable wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:
Turntable wrote:Each bag contains exactly the correct amount of fresh produce for the meal


I doubt it.


Expand you foul decrier.
When someone else gives me the exact amount for an adult portion, it won't be enough.
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Re: some food

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:18 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:
Turntable wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:
Turntable wrote:Each bag contains exactly the correct amount of fresh produce for the meal


I doubt it.


Expand you foul decrier.
When someone else gives me the exact amount for an adult portion, it won't be enough.


Same - because we're bloody blokes, right Damo?
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Re: some food

Post by Dirk @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:31 pm

thekungfury wrote:I keep getting tempted by one of those delivery things. For a month we had weekly deliveries from one of those fresh veg companies. Got fed up with boxes with a turnip, a ropey looking leek and some limp kale.

Are you sure that it was the veg your wife was moaning about?
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Re: some food

Post by Turntable @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:36 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:
Turntable wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:
Turntable wrote:Each bag contains exactly the correct amount of fresh produce for the meal


I doubt it.


Expand you foul decrier.
When someone else gives me the exact amount for an adult portion, it won't be enough.



So I assumed too.
But surprisingly it is. Technically if you made the meal and split it exactly in half you are probably right. You would eat your portion and feel slightly unsatisfied.
However, realistically your wife will eat 40% of it and you will eat 60% and that 60% is plenty.
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Re: some food

Post by thekungfury @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:06 pm

Dirk wrote:
thekungfury wrote:I keep getting tempted by one of those delivery things. For a month we had weekly deliveries from one of those fresh veg companies. Got fed up with boxes with a turnip, a ropey looking leek and some limp kale.

Are you sure that it was the veg your wife was moaning about?

Doesn’t even make any sensegma
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Re: some food

Post by Strawman @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:15 pm

thekungfury wrote:Got fed up with boxes with a turnip, a ropey looking leek and some limp kale


I don't think I've ever knowingly eaten kale, but saw it's been added to the 'basket of goods' used to calculate inflation this year

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Re: some food

Post by thekungfury @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:19 pm

What a bizarre list.

Although we did swap my daughter’s tricycle for a cat yurt this year.
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Re: some food

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:37 pm

Skunk and ransomware are part of the inflation calculation?

I am very old.
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Re: some food

Post by Strawman @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:42 pm

Not really here is the actual list of ins and outs

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43383612
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Re: some food

Post by stuart @ Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:30 am

Chilled Mashed Potatoes?

WTAF?
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Re: some food

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:56 am

stuart wrote:Chilled Mashed Potatoes?

WTAF?


It's the modern version of Smash powdered potato.
It's for people who don't have time to peel/boil/mash because they're busy watching a cookery programme.
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Re: some food

Post by stuart @ Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:47 am

Il Duce wrote:It's the modern version of Smash powdered potato.


Never heard of that either, is it instant mash potato you just add milk or water to ?

That sounds awful.
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Re: some food

Post by S1K @ Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:55 am

Haven't you ever seen this advert stuart? It's an all-time classic.

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Re: some food

Post by NNK @ Wed May 16, 2018 2:44 am

As part of my 'holiday' preparations I'm going here at the weekend - http://www.thegroverestaurant.co.nz/

I shall starve myself that day and have 7 courses, they have been informed of my aversion to cheese and hopefully it wont be an issue.
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Re: some food

Post by S1K @ Wed May 16, 2018 9:07 am

If you're in NZ and you've only got a little while to prepare a meal you need this guy -

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Re: some food

Post by Strawman @ Thu May 17, 2018 4:14 pm

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Re: some food

Post by Dirk @ Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:31 pm

Anyone ever tried one of these oven smoker things?

e.g.
one of these

Soak some woodchips, stick them in the smoker. Bang it in the oven (or on BBQ) and you can smoke your own food - which I've always fancied doing but building a proper smoker was E>r . So these look great,but do they actually work?
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Re: some food

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:21 pm

Yeah I’ve got one somewhere.

I’ve done. Smoked mackerel, smoked chicken and some sort of pork, I think.

The mackerel was the best but easy to make a little too smokey so go easy on the chips.

Remember it’s a hot smoker so very different to cold smoked food.
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Re: some food

Post by Dirk @ Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:23 pm

Thanks,
but...
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Yeah I’ve got one somewhere. .

Hmm, that smacks a bit like you used it a few times when you first got it, but then stuck it away and haven't used it for so long you've forgotten where it is.

Is that the case?
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Re: some food

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:11 pm

Not forgotten, just don’t care. I’d give it to you if you were local!
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Re: some food

Post by Dirk @ Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:18 pm

Thanks for the offer, but I reckon the fuel costs would be more than the cost of buying one. If only I owned an electric car, eh?

But not a great recommendation if you don't care about it. Hmmm
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Re: some food

Post by thekungfury @ Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:19 pm

I made one with an old roasting pan and rack and did smoked pork on the BBQ. It was OK but I only used it once.
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Re: some food

Post by stuart @ Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:43 pm

Tonight I made venison with a red wine and chocolate sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and braised red cabbage.

It was really nice!
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Re: some food

Post by S1K @ Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:09 am

That does sounds nice stuart, though the chocolate sauce bit initially sounds a bit strange. I imagine it was just some dark chocolate rather than brown custard though.
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Re: some food

Post by stuart @ Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:41 am

S1K wrote:That does sounds nice stuart, though the chocolate sauce bit initially sounds a bit strange. I imagine it was just some dark chocolate rather than brown custard though.


Yeah 90% cocoa dark chocolate. It was lovely, the sauce smelt really chocolately, which made me panick a bit. But the taste was actually quite subtle chocolate wise.
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Re: some food

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:17 am

I made this the other day:

https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/aubergine-tomatoes-chickpeas

Looking at the recipe, my instincts told me that it would be a little bland on its own. Nevertheless I stuck rigidly to the recipe.

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It was a little bland.

The next day I reheated it adding some more spices and served it with some chicken that I had dry marinaded in a few other spices. This time it was delicious.
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Re: some food

Post by Strawman @ Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:45 am

The Japanese get 400 different flavours of Kikat
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Why do we have only 6 or 7? I blame Brexit

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... japan.html
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Re: some food

Post by thekungfury @ Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:25 pm

Do you use your pumpkin seeds? I do because I’m achingly middle class.

Rinse off the horrid stringy flesh bits, boil for 5 min in salted water, dry fully then coat with olive oil and a pestled mix of spices. I used salt, pepper, chilli flakes and paprika. Roast on a tray for 10-15m at 180C.

Moreish

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