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#771 Sat 26 Jan 13 12:14pm

Thistledo

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

hippytea, the supermarkets do not stock Wigan pies.  Hubby has communicated with Greenhalghs(?) of Wigan and they don't sell to supermarkets, nor will they post any.  I did say hubby was desperate, didn't I?

Don't trust any 'innards' now but then I've always made my own pies. wink

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#772 Sat 26 Jan 13 9:54pm

ann.moss.75

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

I am a lorry driver and I need some healthy alternatives for lunch  I dont have access to a cooker so just cold food ideas.  Quick and easy too coz Im usually to knackered to do much after 10 hours in a lorry  Thanx for any ideas. Ann

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#773 Sat 26 Jan 13 11:39pm

js2243

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hey bit of a random one, but please bare with me and as we jogg on, either laugh with me, or at me, or in short, do any thing, -only keep your temper.

Me and my girlfriend has a bit of a quarrel the other day because we were trying to decide which were the two most sexy and two least sexy herbs in the world. I said that the two most sexy were coriander and basil, and that the two least sexy were chives and bay. She (almost unbelievably) said that the sexiest were coriander and PARSLEY (!!??!?!?) and the two least sexy were dill and thyme. Dill I can understand.... but thyme?

Anyway to cut a long story short, we'd really appreciate as much input as possible on this one, would help settle a few scores and maybe help us get back on track with the things that matter!!!
Many thanks.

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#774 Sun 27 Jan 13 3:51am

Thistledo

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Well now, js, what can I say? 

BASIL is certainly top of my list for being the sexiest, headiest and tastiest herb there is.
Runner-up is (sorry) THYME - my most used herb of all.
Can I cheat and submit a third?  ROSEMARY.  Not only can you put it in your bath water for relaxation but it's just great with lamb, etc.

Least sexiest, for me, TARAGON - far too over-powering.  What can be sexy about FENNEL?  Quite nice but not as versatile as my two favourites.
PARSLEY is not sexy.  You hearing this?

Please don't squabble with your girlfriend over such things.  Don't like to think of you falling out over such a matter.  wink.

You two need to get out more, eh?

This has been fun.  smile

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#775 Sun 27 Jan 13 4:10pm

hippytea

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Yes, basil is sexy in a flashy, flimsy way, but give me rosemary over that floozy any day. It's got experience. It's seen the world. And it's got stamina - stick it in a casserole and it's still going strong eight hours later, after all your flimsy, leafy numbers are long gone.

What the hell am I talking about?

I blame Nigella.

ann.moss do you have time to make a pasty? Home made are best. If you want to lighten it and cut the fat intake, use bread dough to make a calzone, or just flour and water dough kneaded and rolled thin and glazed with egg.

Or home made sausage rolls. I use a scone recipe for the crust instead of pastry (lighter and quicker to make) and experiment with different flavourings in the sausagemeat. I like pork sausagemeat with grated apple mixed through it. Let me know if any of these interest you and I could try and knock up a recipe for it.

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#776 Sun 27 Jan 13 4:28pm

wine~o

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hippytea wrote:

Yes, basil is sexy in a flashy, flimsy way, but give me rosemary over that floozy any day. It's got experience. It's seen the world. And it's got stamina - stick it in a casserole and it's still going strong eight hours later, after all your flimsy, leafy numbers are long gone.

What the hell am I talking about?.

I don't know what you are talking about..But that is the  funniest description of Basil I've ever come across.. thumbsup

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#777 Sun 27 Jan 13 4:37pm

MsPablo

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lol   Curry leaf is the sexiest herb!  Good-looking, exotic, satisfying, complex, it has it all!

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#778 Sun 27 Jan 13 6:23pm

petia.ivanova.3781

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

i am looking for a lemon meringue pie recipe that uses ingredients i can produce on a smallholding.
that means no condensed milk, no cornstarch.

i remember mother making this with only eggs butter flour lemons and sugar (ok sugar has to be the exception, i know honey wont peak a meringue)

whats your recommended way to proceed?

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#779 Sun 27 Jan 13 6:31pm

petia.ivanova.3781

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how can i make a lemon meringue pie using butter flour eggs sugar and lemons? i dont want corn/any starch to thicken, just egg yolk. and no tinned milk please. mum used to make it without those but its 20 years too late to ask her

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#780 Sun 27 Jan 13 6:36pm

mummza

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Welcome to the forum petia.ivanova. smile

All the recipes that I have found so far contain corn flour/corn starch but I will look in a few more books to see what I can find.

I presume that the cornflour stabilises the lemon mix so that it can be beked in the oven with the meringue on top of it .

edit ... I have just found this onn the internet , is this the sort of thing you are looking for ?
http://www.joyofbaking.com/LemonMeringueTart.html

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