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#711 Thu 08 Nov 12 11:57pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

I cooked chicken.

What are we doing for December?


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#712 Fri 09 Nov 12 9:47am

cohphanta

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

I cooked duck!

December.....any ideas?

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#713 Fri 09 Nov 12 11:24am

mummza

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

Maybe ...Some sort of edible gift ?
Christmas is on its way !

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#714 Fri 09 Nov 12 12:10pm

MicrowaveDinner

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

i think if we all BBQ up 10 kgs of meat and send pictures of the flaming meat to each other, we can have peace of mind when we sleep at night.  oops

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#715 Sat 10 Nov 12 12:25am

mummza

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

MicrowaveDinner wrote:

i think if we all BBQ up 10 kgs of meat and send pictures of the flaming meat to each other, we can have peace of mind when we sleep at night.  oops

haha good idea MicrowaveDinner, but not great for vegetarians like me !
lol

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#716 Sat 10 Nov 12 10:55pm

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

I managed to cook chicken on the first of November, AND a pumpkin dish to catch up from the month before. I cooked an Indian feast for my daughter, her fiance, and his mother who had come to visit from Canberra. So it was a special dinner! There was rice, cheese and peas, and a dal aswell.

The pumpkin dish was an old favourite, quick and simple. It is made special by the fried lentils, they are put in first with the mustard seeds. I couldn't imagine how this would work the first time I tried it, but they go all crunchy and nutty and really make the dish. Also, no chili!

SPICED PUMPKIN
Gently fry 3tbsp toor dal, 1tsp mustard seeds, and 10 curry leaves in 2tbsp oil until the dal is golden and the seeds pop.
Add 1 tsp of finely chopped ginger and stir.
Add 2tsp ground coriander, 1tsp ground cumin and 1/2 tsp ground turmeric and stir well.
Add 500g of cubed pumpkin (I used butternut) and a tsp of salt with water to almost cover. Stir well and put on lid to simmer until pumpkin is soft.

POULTRY
The chicken dish was my first try at Butter Chicken. I didn't follow the Worlds best butter chicken recipe that has a thread all to itself on this forum, because I had what looked like a very easy Ainsley Harriott recipe that I wanted to try. I don't know if I had copied it out wrong, but I started getting worried and went back to the worlds best thread, and asked advice from my sister, and tinkered around a bit. But it came out delicious! And once I have streamlined it, it will be very easy: fry the onions, seal the chicken, pour over a garlicky, spicy (plenty of chili) cream/yoghurt mix and stick in the oven until cooked. It was the stand out dish of the night!

So hooray! I am calling myself up to date and am ready to face December! cool

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#717 Wed 14 Nov 12 4:05pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

I made fruit mince back whenever we did preserves and have done mini cakes and puds for gifts.

Does that give me a "Get out of gaol free" card?


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#718 Sun 25 Nov 12 1:11pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

Bump.

Are we still on for making edible gifts come 1st December?

As said made fruit mince, mini puds and cakes (and preserved lemons) when we had our preserving "challenge".

Can still do pesto, chutney, flavoured oils and (perhaps) shortbread (traditional and the Greek version- it depends on the temperature and the humidity-, spiced nuts, Frizz's caramelised onions, herbed feta and herbed olives.

Are we on or not?

I'll be making them regardless.

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#719 Sun 25 Nov 12 2:02pm

mummza

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

thst is s good reminder Maree... edible gifts

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#720 Sun 25 Nov 12 2:13pm

cohphanta

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

Edible gifts it is! It's my favorite kind of gift. I've been asked by a lot of folks for recipes,  so I am writing some down and that will be everyone's gift!

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