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Forum: Today's Menu 08-02-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6,283
Views: 653,270
Posted By Mad Cook
For breakfast!!! The most I can cope with is a...

For breakfast!!! The most I can cope with is a slice of toast or, if I'm feeling stronger a small bowl of cereal (and several cups of strong tea!). My knees wobble at the thought of eating steak,...
Forum: Today's Menu 08-02-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6,283
Views: 653,270
Posted By Mad Cook
I was answering Cooking Goddess remark. I've...

I was answering Cooking Goddess remark. I've lready talked about breakfast
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 08-02-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,960
Views: 175,433
Posted By Mad Cook
Currently I'm watching "Grimm" - I know, I...

Currently I'm watching "Grimm" - I know, I know....

Also repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" - It isn't that far fetched - I knew characters like them when I was a student!!!

"Downton Abbey" is...
Forum: Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 08-02-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,362
Posted By Mad Cook
I make bread often and when using seeds on the...

I make bread often and when using seeds on the uncooked loaves or bread rolls I always use the untoasted variety,

Have you tried them toasted and scattered on breakfast cereal?
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 08-02-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,707
Sticky: Going MIA
Views: 391,878
Posted By Mad Cook
Only just found this - Addie, I am so sorry for...

Only just found this - Addie, I am so sorry for your loss and I'm thinking of you.
Forum: Today's Menu 08-02-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6,283
Views: 653,270
Posted By Mad Cook
Hi, CG. I've not had email access for over a year...

Hi, CG. I've not had email access for over a year due to breach of contract on the behalf of the supplier. (If anyone lives in the United Kingdom and is tempted by "TalkTalk's" TV ads beware!!) I had...
Forum: Today's Menu 07-22-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6,283
Views: 653,270
Posted By Mad Cook
Kellogg's "All Bran" with fruit and cold...

Kellogg's "All Bran" with fruit and cold (semi-skimmed) milk for breakfast this morning - I think All Bran's addictive - I sometimes nibble a few "sticks" of it dry when it takes my fancy (I don't...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-22-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,484
Posted By Mad Cook
I'm not an expert in these matters but I think...

I'm not an expert in these matters but I think you need some professional help. I know things medical are expensive in the USA so is there perhaps a self-help group that you could join ?

There's a...
Forum: Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 03-28-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By Mad Cook
If you make bread regularly or would just like to...

If you make bread regularly or would just like to get more information, Elizabeth David's "English Bread and Yeast Cookery" is a fascinating read as well as a good technical source. Published in 1977...
Forum: Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 03-28-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By Mad Cook
If you make bread regularly or would just like to...

If you make bread regularly or would just like to get more information, Elizabeth David's "English Bread and Yeast Cookery" is a fascinating read as well as a good technical source. Published in 1977...
Forum: Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 03-28-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Posted By Mad Cook
As a student I shared a flat with an Indian girl...

As a student I shared a flat with an Indian girl (no, I'm not insulting Native Americans). She used to hold the na'an in a pair of tongs and hold it over a naked gas flame on the slightly ricketty...
Forum: Jokes and Games 03-28-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20,395
Views: 1,548,488
Posted By Mad Cook
"I was Born Under A Wand'ring Star" - I can't...

"I was Born Under A Wand'ring Star" - I can't remember the grizzly-voiced actor who sang it (but I can see his face) or the name of the 1970s film (but seem to remember that it wasn't very good).
Forum: General Cooking 03-28-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By Mad Cook
I don't like fried eggs but my mother did them in...

I don't like fried eggs but my mother did them in a little oil or bacon fat in the frying pan but a former flatmate used to deep-fry them (shell-less!) in the chip (= french fries - I think) pan -...
Forum: Appetizers & Hors D'oeuvres 03-28-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,476
Posted By Mad Cook
Just about to look for my mother's recipe for...

Just about to look for my mother's recipe for beetroot and apple chutney (quite sweet as chutneys go but so not as vinegar-y and no hot spices as in a lot of other chutneys so, according to my...
Forum: Appetizers & Hors D'oeuvres 03-28-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,476
Posted By Mad Cook
According to Ina Garten (Jewish- American TV...

According to Ina Garten (Jewish- American TV cook) "Kosher" Salt is called that because it's used for "koshering" meat in line with religious requirements, not because the salt itself specially...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-28-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12,776
Views: 1,002,520
Posted By Mad Cook
Hi, Dragonlaw. "I used to repair horse...

Hi, Dragonlaw.

"I used to repair horse blankets for my boarders" made me laugh.

I know what you mean but I was amused by the above sentence. Over here "boarders" can mean pupils in a boarding...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-28-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31,800
Views: 2,508,186
Posted By Mad Cook
Hi, Addie. It just shows how long it is since I...

Hi, Addie. It just shows how long it is since I was on-line. Glad to hear you're getting on so well.

Sadly the parent and children thing often doesn't always work. Often parents hurry past with...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-02-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Mad Cook
Poppies

Next week I'm on Poppy selling duty in the entrance to the local supermarket (the only time I go in there - they belong to Walmart - 'nuff said!)

The Royal British Legion is a UK charity...
Forum: Today's Menu 11-02-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,856
Posted By Mad Cook
Going to make some scones (biscuits to you) and...

Going to make some scones (biscuits to you) and biscuits (cookies to you).


"Two nations divided by a common language" or words to that effect ;-D
Forum: Jokes and Games 11-02-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20,395
Views: 1,548,488
Posted By Mad Cook
"Chant Down, Babylon" Bob Marley

"Chant Down, Babylon" Bob Marley
Forum: Brownies & Dessert Bars 11-02-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,131
Posted By Mad Cook
Help needed. My question about brownies...

Help needed.


My question about brownies is to do with squigey-ness. Whenever I've tried to make them both from British AND American recipes they always come out like cake rather than a bit...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-30-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,960
Views: 175,433
Posted By Mad Cook
I was totally obsessed with show-jumping on TV...

I was totally obsessed with show-jumping on TV when I was a little girl ad my Dad used to let me stay up to watch it on TV.

Now I'm older I find I can't watch it. I'm not worried about the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-30-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,960
Views: 175,433
Posted By Mad Cook
British TV has a programme called "Saturday...

British TV has a programme called "Saturday Kitchen Live" (It wouldn't be much point in it being "Saturday Kitchen Dead") which I rarely watch but last Saturday I turned on the television early to...
Forum: Vegetables 10-30-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,692
Posted By Mad Cook
Kale was always cattle feed when I was a girl....

Kale was always cattle feed when I was a girl. Vile stuff (and it's the only brassica I dislike!!).


Just another thing that chefs who want to make a name for themselves force on to the...
Forum: Jokes and Games 10-30-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20,395
Views: 1,548,488
Posted By Mad Cook
"They Can't Take That Away From Me" Frank...

"They Can't Take That Away From Me" Frank Sinatra et al
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