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Old 10-17-2013, 05:04 AM   #61
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ahh addie,you mean you've had nobody to tell off in my absence!!only joking,i've missed you too,especially our chats about wales.good news is we hammered the english 30-3 at cardiff in the six nations rugby.particularly gratifying for an ex rugby player like me!!know you like a bit of welsh singing so......

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Old 10-17-2013, 05:09 AM   #62
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Well Hello Harry. Glad you are back.

For dinner I'm making hamburger stroganoff over egg noodles, broccoli and a sliced tomato.
thanx whiska!! it's good to be back mate!that stroga sounds tasty,perfect for a wet & windy manchester evening!
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:15 AM   #63
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but how can you tell.................?
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:19 AM   #64
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Interesting. A slight variation being dressed, but it works for me.
sorry mate,couldn't resist!!
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Thanks Harry. It wasn't as striking as your lovely meals, but filling none the less
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Katy, has it always been Cod for the 'fish and chips' or did they use some other fish in the past? Here in New England the fish of choice used to be Haddock. But our government has put restrictions on how much can be caught. As a result the price is often too high. But I still will buy one medium size filet. Just enough for one person.
with you on that one addie.i much prefer haddock to cod...much tastier imho.seems to be a north/south divide over here when it comes to chippies.apparently we eat more haddock "oop norff" while they eat more cod "darn sarff"!
currently haddock fillet is cheaper than cod this side of the pond(8 to 10/kilo).presumably due to the opposite reason why your haddock is expensive.weird 'innit!!
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Thanks Harry. It wasn't as striking as your lovely meals, but filling none the less
far to modest looked as good as i'm sure it tasted!
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One of these days I'll have to learn to fiddle with kidneys. My mother and her brother made a mean beef and kidney stew and I miss it.
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One of these days I'll have to learn to fiddle with kidneys. My mother and her brother made a mean beef and kidney stew and I miss it.
now we're talkin' pure comfort pac...food that give ya a huuuuUUUUUGE HUGG! steak & kidney(or snake & pigmy as it's known round 'ere!!) pie,puddin' or stew...who cares,it's all good!!
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with you on that one addie.i much prefer haddock to cod...much tastier imho.seems to be a north/south divide over here when it comes to chippies.apparently we eat more haddock "oop norff" while they eat more cod "darn sarff"!
currently haddock fillet is cheaper than cod this side of the pond(8 to 10/kilo).presumably due to the opposite reason why your haddock is expensive.weird 'innit!!
Because of the problem with cod stocks lots of the cod's cousins are coming into the shops - Pollack and coley for example. Often they where formerly the fish you bought for your cat and sadly underestimated. Coley doesn't look very appetising on the fishmonger's slab (a bit on the grey-ish side) but it cooks up to a nice white opaqueness and tastes good. I always buy it for variations on a fish pie and for fish curries and I also poach or grill it and serve it with a sauce. I'm pretty sure the local fish and chip shop uses it, too.

What makes me laugh is "monk fish" - angler fish to you and me. 30 years ago it was by-catch and you'd see it very occasionally, complete with very ugly head, in the fishmonger's window as a curiosity. I don't think our fishmonger ever sold it until I came along as he had no idea what to charge me for it - on the first occasion he gave it to me free as he thought it was for the cat! Even when he cottoned on to the fact that I was eating it it still only cost pennies. Contrast the situation now. The last time I saw some this year it was 18.99 a kilo (about $30 a kilo or roughly $15 a pound ). The power of the celebrity chef I suppose.

Incidentally, Haddock is apparently going the way of cod due to over-fishing.
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