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Old 10-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #31
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bloody ridiculous addie(pardon my language)nearly 3million unemployed,utility prices going bonkers,working brits using food banks,pensioners having to choose between heat or eat & the posh boys in westminster are arguing over cheese!!.don't get me wrong i'm all for provenance,d.o.c,appellation controlee etc etc,but there is a time & a place for everything.come the revolution.........
I can understand your frustrations Harry. We have a congress here that can't get their act together either. BTW, only in the UK is the word "bloody" considered not a nice word. I doubt many Americans know from whence the word originated to mean something not nice. I learned about it years ago and find it humorous as to how it evolved into bloody.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:31 AM   #32
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If you're making the mashed, don't you already know they aren't from a box?
Perhaps I could have stated that better.

After years of being served the dehydrated potatoes once I had the real thing it was a revelation and texture was a big reason.

I like mashed taters in all forms but I myself like a bit of texture over smooth. I even like them when the taters weren't skinned.

Taters are a "Wonder Food" in my book.


To the OP.

Don't worry about the additions of spices, cheeses, and such just yet.

Get your method of preparation down to where you like the basic mashed tater and go from there.

The sky has no limit from a good starting point.




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"Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60"


I have to have three halfs of Stilton, one for the meal, one for me and one for the spoiled rotten cat!

Have you spoiled the cat or have they spoiled you?

And be glad that the cat allows you to live in it's house.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #33
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Forgot to add.

No need to say your sorry for your rant Harry.


As someone from the other side of the pond it's nice to know that the powers that be on your side can't exercise common sense either.

"come the revolution........." we'll be there with you for a good old




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Old 10-26-2013, 11:32 AM   #34
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I steam my potatoes in a plastic bag in the microwave for 7 minutes at full power, then I squeeze them through a potato ricer. The potato comes out the bottom and the skin gets left inside the ricer. Add milk, butter and a bit of salt and your good to go.
I don't cook anything in plastic. I just don't trust it won't leach into the food.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:13 PM   #35
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I can understand your frustrations Harry. We have a congress here that can't get their act together either. BTW, only in the UK is the word "bloody" considered not a nice word. I doubt many Americans know from whence the word originated to mean something not nice. I learned about it years ago and find it humorous as to how it evolved into bloody.
well addie they've all got one thing in common imo,they are career crazy/power hungry politicians with their eye on re-election instead of having it firmly on sorting out the mess we are all in.we do have some good eggs in parliament but they are kept firmly on the back benches...wonder why eh?
bloody? i think it's lost some of it's punch ever since ron weasly started letting rip with "bloody hell harry" in the potter films...luvvit!!
few theories where it originated from...everything from the war of the roses,through blasphemous invoking of the virgin mary's name to bloody drunk meaning someone had so much alcohol in their bloodstream that they would fight anyone.what's your fav addie?
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:27 PM   #36
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Forgot to add.

No need to say your sorry for your rant Harry.
As someone from the other side of the pond it's nice to know that the powers that be on your side can't exercise common sense either.
"come the revolution........." we'll be there with you for a good old
more the merrier Z....help make up for kicking us out last time you lot fancied a change too!!
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wow this is a good response, Thanks.
I forgot to mention its an electric cooker.

I've got enough knowledge to make mash woohoo, i thought it would be gental boil but i had to check and im glad i did now because i've learned more than i set out to learn, like the ricer i have never herd of this and the Stilton i think i would like that.

Anyway sorry to ask such a noob question but im all tooled up now for making best mash in southern England :) Thanks guys
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:38 PM   #38
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wow this is a good response, Thanks.
I forgot to mention its an electric cooker.

I've got enough knowledge to make mash woohoo, i thought it would be gental boil but i had to check and im glad i did now because i've learned more than i set out to learn, like the ricer i have never herd of this and the Stilton i think i would like that.

Anyway sorry to ask such a noob question but im all tooled up now for making best mash in southern England :) Thanks guys
Do let us know how they turn out. Inquiring minds want to know.
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wow this is a good response, Thanks.
I forgot to mention its an electric cooker.

I've got enough knowledge to make mash woohoo, i thought it would be gental boil but i had to check and im glad i did now because i've learned more than i set out to learn, like the ricer i have never herd of this and the Stilton i think i would like that.

Anyway sorry to ask such a noob question but im all tooled up now for making best mash in southern England :) Thanks guys
You're welcome! We do go on a bit...
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:40 PM   #40
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well addie they've all got one thing in common imo,they are career crazy/power hungry politicians with their eye on re-election instead of having it firmly on sorting out the mess we are all in.we do have some good eggs in parliament but they are kept firmly on the back benches...wonder why eh?
Absolutely ditto that Harry!
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