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  1. It is the Saurkraut season for me: This may amuse you: Sauerkraut, four large hard white cabbage, salt and seasoning. cutting the first quarter piece I neglected to use the protector and sliced into my index finger through the nail and out the other side. it has just stopped throbbing. who’d a thunk you could get 4 cabbage in there, but you have to pound them. the color of the slicer is rather overpowering but it was £4 cheaper than the more sensible colours (from Germany, as was the pot.) i will try it in about a month (do not tell Wendy) note the blood on the pounder. I did have four apples to peel and cut into small pieces (one for each cabbage,) but as i cut a finger tip into small pieces the fun went out of that idea.
  2. Who said M&S Gold tea, it is my choice as well, drunk black with no sugar. Now here is the thing, new advice is to brew the loose tea for 3 minutes stir with a spoon then let it rest for two more minutes, in this way you will not be drinking boiling hot tea and will appreciate it's subtleties.
  3. When I worked (now retired) for years on shifts in a secret spy base I took a pint jar with veggie soup in it maybe some rice , pretty much anything then, put it in the microwave and enjoyed it. Others spent a fortune in the canteen. if I had known about Carrottes Rapees then, I would have taken that:
  4. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Pork patties. about a kilo of minced pork (15% fat) a large bag of chips(crisps) balsamic flavour a slice of good bread or a roll, soaked one egg herbs of choice then salt and pepper mix all together then form the patties as mine are quite large i cooked the first for 30 mins in the oven.
  5. Flying out of Bahrain 1965, Twinks assured me as his brother was the 'Load Master'on that flight he would see me alright. he did indeed and I handed out the excellent packed meal provided by the RAF to everyone , we landed and Sharjah and eventually got to Aden. we were in a twin pioneer.
  6. The game 'Pelota' springs to mind. (google if you like)
  7. The Egg Sandwich

    The Egg Banjo: This is a British military item, usually cooked in the back of your tank by your driver. two slices of very pale sliced bread margarine a lightly fried egg. the signature mark of this dish are the oily fingermarks left by the cook as he passes it accross the breach of your gun. having lightly squeezed this on passing , as you ate you wold sort of 'strum' so as to stop the yolk going on your sweater (hence Egg Banjo) It's true i tell ya
  8. An Overload of Eggs

    @Shelby Well Shelby, not so much a receipt, more a procedure. I love pickled red cabbage, so after eating it, i hard boiled some eggs and popped them in to the pickling vinegare that was left. I only did 4 eggs, and when my pickled oinions are eaten , i will repeat.... geddit repeat.
  9. An Overload of Eggs

    Deleated as now i know L dont like pickled eggs.
  10. My saurkraut has been blipping away now for 6 week. taking a good part, putting it in a container and then in the refrigerator i will use it as a salad, keeping it's probiotic thing viable. The rest of the Kraut jar is in my garage keeping cool and ready. Also: Having just finished a large jar of pickled red cabbage an idea came to me. Hard boiling four eggs cooling them and shelling them i popped them in to the deep red vinegar mixture, it has herbs in it and i added a very strong dried chilli. Minimum time to completion 2 days but longer if you want more fun:
  11. I give you all a 'Like' i get good ideas from your posts as well. This meal is Lamb's liver good to eat and full of everything, Bavarian noodles and stuff.
  12. Saurkraut, on the 9th Sep I set up 5 Kg of white cabbage... it is blipping away in my kitchen in a traditional Kraut-pot, as it is the first time for me it is thrilling. after six weeks I will remove a fifth of it and put it in the fridge to be used, the pot then put in my garage , with the cooler weather it will sit out there until i need to replenish my fridge store. seasoning is salt, juniper and caraway, oh, and a large apple (sliced) along with a large glass of good white wine. Shop bought is fine, but as it is always pasteurized it lacks the probiotic thing.
  13. Steamer or microwave?

    My top tip for the best veg and retaining nutrients is to go with the Microwave. Use frozen veg and here is the secret, use only a tablespoon of water in a proper micro container. I read of tests done on Broccoli and nine out of ten preferred the frozen cooked this way than doing fresh any way you like.
  14. Dinner 2016 (Part 7)

    Kippers, I love them. Recently i bought 3Kg of them for £20. including delivery, arriving in a cool box they are ready to stick in the freezer. put one on a plate (skin side down) a dab or two of butter and cover with cling film then nuke for 2 and a half minutes (i like just 2 minutes) The company also prepare a lot more from the West coast of Lancashire (England) which i am going to try. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Port-Lancaster-Lancashire-Whole-Kippers/dp/B00BPU2XIG/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1470056703&sr=1-2&keywords=Kippers
  15. A group brunch on Sunday, I chose deviled kidneys which were perfect and Iuan had Egs Benedict on smoked salmon which I was allowed to try and was wonderfully delicate, also a pot of Earl Gray tea or is it Earl Grey?