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Doofa

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  1. My gripe is Maple Syrup, hate the stuff. Couple of decades ago I was visiting Florida with the family and friends. One morning we all trooped into a IHOP for breakfast and ordered, obviously, pancakes. I seem to recall someone pouring the maple syrup over mine. One mouthful and that was it. All I could taste then for the whole day was the syrup. I have been avoiding the smell of it ever since.
  2. Yes. I love this method and I'm the same about judging doneness. D
  3. My oh my. What crap news. I've watched, listened and read him for years. His "Les Halles" book is on my permanent access cookbook stand and has never been filed away. I just read my entry in it and it's September 2008. Ive just added Mort 08/06/18. What a bloody shame. YouTube is going to notice some heavy traffic now. I'll be one of them. Thinking of his family and friends now. Very sad. D
  4. I have just bought a very fresh Turbot. It is my first one. I'm asking for cooking suggestions for what I understand is one of the best fish in the world. TIA D
  5. Doofa

    Dinner 2018

    @liuzhou Thank you for the link. Thats really interesting stuff. I'm going to add it to my list of things to try. D
  6. Doofa

    Dinner 2018

    @liuzhou I want it all. Whats Pork Floss?
  7. Doofa

    Breakfast! 2018

    @liuzhou What temp is it? I've just had very late snack of 4 crumpets with Brie cheese and big slice of Victoria sponge cake. Now I'm slugged. D
  8. Doofa

    Dinner 2018

    You crease me at times
  9. Isn't all that chicken butchery a thing of beauty. Oh to have access to such chickens. And the chicken skin, oh my. Thanks to @btbyrd for sharing, I've now subscribed. D
  10. No. Waste of money. @btbyrd nailed it.
  11. Oh my that looks good. I love those lovely spears too. I'm now hungry and it is 00:03 here, I may have to do something about this. D
  12. @liuzhou Thanks for sharing. I remember watching him through the series in 2010. I honestly had him tagged as a winner. He has popped up as a judge in subsequent years. What a lesson. D
  13. Doofa

    Dinner 2018

    I make some dishes because I'm off my head some of my best meals. Well done looks super. D
  14. I'll never visit Vietnam, but I don't need to. I just read about your visit. What a superb lesson in sharing and describing an experience. I'm in awe of your descriptive process of a visit to another country. Thank you for this. D
  15. I live alone and every day is a blinds down day. As I'm a Coeliac I tend to cook almost everything I eat. For a treat I"ll buy something frozen that I can eat and have that. I say treat as sometimes I enjoy a "night off" I will vary from toast and cheese to some complicated "Keller" job. I do eat quite richly, oyster and goose eggs are on today's menu. Oh, forgot the king scallops and asparagus. Sometimes a bag of crisps with cheese perhaps. Somethings I now refuse to make like mashed potato, chips, (unless I'm making big chunkies that take two days) A few other things that I regard as time I'll never get back if I make them. I'm good at wasting time and idling. At the moment 08.45, I'm lay in my hammock penning this with a double expresso and a fag, making chips would interfere with this regime, metaphorically of course. I live in a library of cookery books and use them. I do like nice things. D
  16. 320 € is not cheap. Lovely knife though, in fact I think I need one. D
  17. For opening shellfish. Probably oysters.
  18. I intend changing not one jot because it's easter. Meaningless to me. However, I do intend to consume fried Goose egg on toast for breakfast, a snooze. Half a doz Oysters on the half shell for a late lunch with possibly lamb chops and chips. For supper the other half dozen oysters if they survive lunch. D
  19. Doofa

    Breakfast! 2018

    Welcome to the eG boards @moesurf. You have made an impressive start. D
  20. Doofa

    Dinner 2018

    Got them on the Island, but they sure as hell weren't grown here
  21. Doofa

    Satay from scratch

    @JohnT That is what I thought.D
  22. Doofa

    Dinner 2018

    That all looks wonderful. Will you share what is the medium the Escargot is in please. D
  23. I store my Map and my ordinary domestic blow lamp on my verandah, about two feet from where I'm sitting now. The gas if it leaks will head to the floor and the answer is ventilation. My Map is stored with valve on as it's autospark. My Colman blow lamp is stored with the valve head fitted and ready to go. I don't really worry as they are very safe. Ive got that much LP gas here I wouldn't stand a chance. Oh, I live in a wooden chalet. Matchwood. I'm very careful. D
  24. Yep. If I want fast high heat I have a small compact camping stove that I can turn to. I had a whole new learning curve when I had to have electric. D
  25. Many years ago in UK an odd caravan would blow up. LPG is heavier than air it would leak in the caravan sink to the floor and on striking a match would ignite. The manufactures learnt to then store the gas bottle on the outside of the van with a safety valve. They are this way now. I use LPG for my heating and hot water, supplied in tanks that are outside on a manifold. It also burns hotter than natural gas. My cooking is electric and has to be as LP cookers can't be installed near a window here. You need the ventilation though as LPG is 15% water. If it's not vented damp mould will ensue. The manifold is tested on every delivery for leaks by pouring a mix of water and detergent over the valve then watch for bubbles. On this Island many homes run on LPG as they are rural and have access problems for a gas line. It's also expensive as we need to import it. Any burners for LPG need adapting and checking of same. Treated with care Iv'e had no problems. D
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