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Old 07-21-2012, 06:32 AM   #1
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Life's too short for chopping & mixing

okey dokey this is guilty pleasures "all grown up" 3D the sequel.no no no vicar,nothing for you to worry about!!.you know what? sometimes life is too short for peeling,chopping,mixing & marinading.sometimes i just don't have the time.sometimes there is stuff out there that i think "y'know what 'arry the ingredients are exactly what i would make that with & it probably tastes just as good as mine so why make it yourself(or should that be myself?)"
here' some of mine.i've shown you mine now you show me yours!!
ps you probably gathered there's a kind of garlic,chilli & ginger think going on there!!

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:47 AM   #2
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what's too short after chopping and mixing?
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:05 AM   #3
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what's too short after chopping and mixing?
clear off,get back to the cooking contest/gordon ramsay thread where you belong....trouble maker
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:12 AM   #4
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ok, i'll stay on topic.

i find chopping garlic and ginger pretty easy, so i don't buy jars of it. sauces, though, are another story.

if you want to make a really good stir fry, ask the restaurant the next time you get take out chinese to make a dish steamed with the suace on the side.

they usually end up giving you way too much sauce, the remainder of which you can use in your own home stir fry. it's amazing how good of a cook you'll be after that, lol. much better than using a store bought jarred sauce.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:18 AM   #5
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ok, i'll stay on topic.

i find chopping garlic and ginger pretty easy, so i don't buy jars of it. sauces, though, are another story.

if you want to make a really good stir fry, ask the restaurant the next time you get take out chinese to make a dish steamed with the suace on the side.

they usually end up giving you way too much sauce, the remainder of which you can use in your own home stir fry. it's amazing how good of a cook you'll be after that, lol. much better than using a store bought jarred sauce.
the cheek of the man,,,anyway i'm bored now....yawn....you're much better off topic
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Sigh. But I like chopping and mixing. It's that other stuff I do most days in lieu of hunting and gathering that life's too short for.


At least my wife occasionally gets to hunt, if not gather. Thursday, she dealt with a 4-foot rattlesnake on the porch. The Internet service tech came by, and he wanted it for his dinner, and she gave it to him. So I guess it qualifies as hunting for food.
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Roasted garlic sauce!!!!!!! Me want to gather some of that!

I really like your idea of getting sauce on the side. I hate soggy sweet & sour pork. It will make a better dipping sauce.
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Must keep me mince pies peeled for that hollandaise. Its one thing I really can't be fagged making.
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I LOVE making sauces! It is the one part of cooking that I love to take time for. Though I will admit I do buy a specific brand of Thai sweet chili sauce. At school in our final practical exam I was told in front of all the other students that I had the best sauce for my halibut (a citrus veloute). The other reason for making from scratch is DH's intolerances...I know what it is in the sauces!

Chopping garlic and ginger are not my favourites (arthritic hands) but I have found the right tools for the job because I am less fond of the jarred varieties.

But these products are great for those who don't have the time or patience to do things and still want to be creative in the kitchen.

Some "cheats" I do use are pre-peeled garlic cloves, bagged salad greens and veggies, mango and pineapple spears, and peeled corn on the cob (we have a great brand at Costco we can get year round!).
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Sigh. But I like chopping and mixing. It's that other stuff I do most days in lieu of hunting and gathering that life's too short for.

At least my wife occasionally gets to hunt, if not gather. Thursday, she dealt with a 4-foot rattlesnake on the porch. The Internet service tech came by, and he wanted it for his dinner, and she gave it to him. So I guess it qualifies as hunting for food.
people call me a 5' 10" rattlesnake on the porch....we estate agents get a really hard press over here glc.....we're more to be pitied than despised!!
but that's my point...the property market is very seasonal over here & during "the season" i'll get in to the office @ 8:00 am & not get home til 7:00pm sometimes 6 days/week.too late to start chopping.other times,like you,i enjoy it....almost therapeutic
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