miss_s_b: (Sci-fi: Listy & Rimsy OTP)
In honour of Arnold J Rimmer, BSC, SSC, today for lunch I shall be having piping hot Gazpacho Soup.



ETA: ladies and gentlemen and others, I am here to inform you that piping hot Gazpacho Soup is actually really yummy!
miss_s_b: (Fangirling: Mirror Georgiou)
They picked my questions for [community profile] thefridayfive! Sadly the post went up on Sunday (and, you know, the way I have gone with [community profile] weekly_food_challenge of late I am absolutely not having a go at anyone over this, I know that sometimes things happen) so a lot fewer people have done answers than normally would. Which makes me sad, because this is stuff that I am genuinely interested in. So...

1, What is your favourite food?

I think probably cheese. I love many many foods, but cheese is the only one I can think of that I am never going to turn down.


2, What is your favourite food preparation method?

Frying. Especially frying things in butter, in my nice heavy cast iron frying pan (skillet?)


3, What is your favourite cuisine or style of cooking?

Italian. Closely followed by Indian. I like tomato-based sauces, and I go through a fortune in oregano but also I really love spicy things.


4, Do you have any dietary restrictions and if so what are they?

I'm quite severely intolerant of caffeine and other theobromides; this means no coffee or energy drinks, but also the only chocolate I can have is white. I've ended up in hospital after a bag of maltesers before, and the chocolate that they use on those is not particularly powerful. It's frustrating in some ways, but I manage.


5, If you could introduce the whole world to one ingredient to improve their culinary experience, what would that be and why?

Paneer! It's cheese, but you can cook it and it doesn't melt! So you can do fried paneer or make pakora from it or just use it instead of meat in a curry. It's amazing stuff! (see also Halloumi).
miss_s_b: (Pratchett: Nanny Ogg)
So one of the things about my relationship with food is that I am very easily bored and like a lot of variety. I love to try new cuisines and techniques. But I am also a bit cautious about buying a big tub/box/etc of a new ingredient if I'm not sure I will like it - when I used to get a veg box a lot of the time much of it went into soup, which always felt like a bit of a waste... Therefore one of the things I do is, every so often, I get a Gousto box. You pick from about 20 different recipes, you get a new set of recipes every week, if you're skint or just don't fancy any of the recipes you can skip a week (or as many weeks as you like) and they send out really good quality ingredients in measured amounts for each recipe. I have had one or two occasions when something has arrived squished or leaking; when this happens they are very good at putting a discount on your next box. And obviously recipes can be amended once you have them (they tend to be a little light on the cheese in the cheesy ones for my tastes, for example). But those are tiny niggles with an otherwise excellent service.

If it sounds up your alley then I've got a refer a friend code which means we both get a discount if you use it.

Secondly, as I get older I get more and more insistent on less meat but better quality meat. I will only buy free range chicken, and I like my game and heritage breeds. I'm therefore getting a lot of meat from Farmison. They're not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but they are very, very good. The chicken, in particular, is about a million miles away from the watery tasteless crap you get in the supermarkets.

Again, if that sounds up your alley I have a referral code which will get us both a discount.

Odd food combinations

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 07:04 pm
miss_s_b: (Mood: Miserable Brian :()
So this evening Daughter requested a wrap for her tea. When she has a wrap she likes to have the following filling:

- salami or pepperoni or some other spiced meat
- a nice strong cheese (we used a smoked Bavarian-style one this evening)
- some salad (rocket, peppers, cucumber this evening)...

... and a nice big thick smear of Nutella.
Poll #19651 Odd food combinations
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32


Is it normal to combine nutella with salami and cheese?

View Answers

Ewwww, no!
20 (64.5%)

Maybe, I guess, never really thought about it?
9 (29.0%)

Not thought of it before, but want to try it
2 (6.5%)

Ooooo yes!
0 (0.0%)

What's the food combination that YOU like that everybody else thinks is weird?


In non-odd-daughter-food-related news: when I find out which of you bastards at lib dem conference gave me this cold I'm going to drown you in the snot you've made me produce. So make sure your will is up to date and all your affairs are in order. Obviously I shall have to recover from the cold first, for I am dying and leaking snot everywhere... :(
miss_s_b: (Mood: Not London)
… for hot breakfast. We seem to have got into a bit of a rut with daughter, where it's either bacon OR sausages OR American pancakes. She doesn't like scrambled eggs, sadly. Anyway, I'd like to add some more things to my repertoire. What hot breakfasts do YOU eat?

(FCC report later this evening for those anxiously awaiting it, btw)
miss_s_b: (Britishness: Tea)
Our household has recently obtained one of these and we've discovered an interesting thing:

The amount of froth you get depends very much on where you get the milk from.

We'd been looking at getting one for a while - [personal profile] matgb for his coffee, and me for my sinister milky drinks - but were reasonably puzzled that pretty much every one had wildly variant reviews. We think this explains it. And we probably never would have noticed were it not for the fact that we tend to pick up milk ad hoc from whichever shop we happen to be in. So far we have tried Tesco's, Sainsbury's and Jack Fulton's. Tesco's is RUBBISH for frothing, Sainsbury's is pretty good, and Fulton's is better.

I now have the urge to try ALL the milks LOL.

Anyway, if you've got yourself a milk frother* and it's not frothing as you expect, try getting your milk from a different shop.**



* if you haven't buy the Hostess one they've got on offer in Debenhams at the minute - it's really easy to use and clean, and it's made in Hipperholme so you're funding much needed employment in my patch

**other possible solutions include making sure you rinse properly after washing it, because washing up liquid residue will affect frothing too.
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... and you can find it here. Pop over and join in if you fancy it :)
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miss_s_b: Mindy St Clare from The Good Place, hiding her nakedness behind very large sunflowers and looking shocked (Mood: Hungry)
Veg box came today, and we had some leftover stuff from last week too, so I have been busy in the kitchen. I have a HUGE pan of French Onion Soup, two cottage pies, a pan of bolognese sauce, some cheesy jacket potatoes, some fresh squeezed juice, and ten two-person portions of mixed veg all prepped and ready to just throw in the steamer. This afternoon I shall be making crumbles and pies and bananananana bread. I feel I have acheived something.

Anyone want some french onion soup?
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miss_s_b: (Self: Innocent)
Upon finishing my shift at work tonight I had a pint or two of Goose Eye Over and Stout. When we got home I was a little peckish, but I found half a bag of Hint of Lime Doritos in the cupboard, so I thought I know! I'll make salsa and have Nachos!

1 small onion, diced, and sweated in a knob of butter.
3 cloves of garlic.
4 medium sized tomatoes.
1 tiny, weeny, home-grown habanero chili

I grated some cheese over the Doritos, microwaved them for one minute, and poured the salsa over the top. Then I ate them. I am sweating, my nose is running, and my eyes are watering, but BY CTHULHU THAT WAS AMAZING.

[personal profile] matgb touched his finger to the salsa, and got the tiniest drop, not even visible, on it. Then he touched his finger to his tongue. Then he ran downstairs, shouting BLOODY HELL!!!! for a glass of milk and a yoghurt. Gret Southern Softie.

Me personally, I think I underdid the garlic a touch. Mat says he's not going to kiss me tonight :(



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miss_s_b: Mindy St Clare from The Good Place, hiding her nakedness behind very large sunflowers and looking shocked (Mood: Rock!)
... and the planning of gardening (my seed potatoes came today! And also I have planted some of these, because what more appropriate flower could there be for our garden?) and work... today, I are bin mostly making these.

They should be just about ready for my birthday.

:D

Hope you are all well. I should be back to normal soon; I actually have some days off coming up! Imagine the luxury! Also, lots of unread emails and unreplied-to comments to sort out, but I will get to them, I swear.



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