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  1. Oh smoked shrimp!  How I adore smoked shrimp, so I went to the east cost  where the best  shrimp is had and ordered  a  smoked shrimp sandwich in café by the docks, well guess if I was surprised , it was shrimps in mayo flavoured with liquid smoke and they where badly shelled.  *sigh*  Sitting a the dock watching boats come in with  basket of fresh smoked shrimps wasnt fun.


    Or the time  in the Netherlands,  we went to a restaurant, which we had been before, just 1 year earlier and ordered their  wonderful entrecôte  with  green pepper sauce,  well  we didnt get the right meat, the sauce was edible but not like it used too and the  veggies was badly over cooked, we wanted to leave when we realised that the owners sat outside smoking pot with a  biker gang and every time we tried to stand up  they acted threateningly to us.  So we ate up and then where allowed to get out of there.  We talked to some friends and found out the former owner's daughter had taken over and her "friends" made sure guests stayed.  Yeah,  time to avoid that place.

  2. Any  fast food chain is  a disappointment,  Kentucky fried Chicken and Subway in London was horrid.   But otherwise it is Mac&Cheese,  it looks like it at least would be edible but it is not, American   BBQ sauce, ugh  yes I get brands as Stubbs, Jacks and few others here that are made in America for the American market and I cant eat it, the sweetness is sickening and  dont get me started on any meat with  maple syrup, it just way too sweet and weird.  Yeah  I dont like overly sweet stuff and not with meat.  The lingon jam I eat is  sweet and sour and that I can handle with food.  

    Oh and Haggis, haggis just taste like  pölsa which I do like but it isnt  magical and mythical as  haggis is made up to be.

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  3. Condensed milk may be a good Idea, I see what I can find. Dulce de leche cost  47 Sek for a tiny jar but pre cooked condensed milk caramel cost 25 for a much larger jar Flavourings  and extracts are not common here, that could otherwise solve the problem. I was thinking adding strawberry purée and make  chocolate strawberry frosting but  the cake have to be white since I am making a Captain America cake.


    My friend can eat eggs in theory but then his meds wont work and we rather have him egg free and alive.

  4. radtek: well we are a family of  3 that goes through roughly  14 kilos of meat per month ,  that dinner and lunches  but it was such a great deal on the chicken ( one  of the better brands) , I got 7 kilos  of inner fillets for the normal price of 3 kilos and since there is a party next weekend , I thought, chicken sound  great and in my budget.  12 kilo of flour, well that is all I need for cakes ( making 3 ) and   all the bread and pizza this month.


    Oh we have nothing  gowning yet in this area more then in green houses, been a lousy May.

  5. I prefer that one too BUT my husband and the boyfriend prefers   Old fashion  English butter cream and since it is their cakes , then I have to make it the way they like it and also we have one person in the  gang who cant have eggs, so one cake is egg free fully.

  6. I am making  white chocolate butter cream and   dark chocolate butter cream.


    I found one that looked promising but it way too sweet for me, even though the recipe is  low sugared compared to most I can find on-line. I like the fluffiness and spread-ability of this butter cream.  I just want a bit more chocolaty flavour and less in your face sweetness.

    This is the recipe.


    300 gram of unsalted butter / sweet butter

    540 gram of powder sugar/ icing sugar

    180 gram of  melted chocolate.


    Do any one have any idea what I can do?

  7. My 3 year old daughter will have   ketchup on sometimes of sausages, HP sauce on others, Lingon jam on some and mustard goes on two types of sausages.   For a hot dog, depending on brand I want both mustard and ketchup, but it has to be the right mustard to match the  ketchup.  Delikatessgrabbarnas  or   Gammelman are two mustards that doesnt go with Ketchup  but  slotts mild yellow do., How ever here  ketchups is the most common thing on hot dog.


    As a kid I preferred mustard over ketchup.


    Did you know that Kellogs had to lower its sugar content to even be allowed in on the Swedish market back in the day? Also purple skittles in Europe is not grape it is  black currant.  Just some thing we are used to then grapes.

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  8. Or  vegetarians  who happily eat cheese, because meat is murder  well cheese  kills  bull calves,  ram lamb,  billy goats  because in countries where  the meat isnt popular, they have no use and some are slaughter the day after birth. 

    Any way I am very used to friends weird eating habits, due to autisms,  allergies, religions  and medications  but it does annoys me when neither of this is present and people say  I dont peas, I never have, I dont like them. Well  how do you know you  dont like something you never eaten?


    Oh by the way, gobi pakora  doesn't contain cauliflower in this home and Indian food does not contain ginger, or that is at least what one person think and we all have agreed not to tell otherwise our dinners would be very restrictive.

  9. I know people  with allergies but that is for another thread then here.


    Super taster and super smeller  have more problems with food then bog standard people but there is also people who are the opposite of a super taster/smeller   and for them a banana taste cardboard an tomato only sour.   Then there people with autism that have texture problems and there fore refuse to eat wet, crunch or  soft foods. 


    When it comes to canned food,  I use canned corn and canned tomatoes, why, simple because I live in an apartment and my gowning season short and I rather have taste corn then fresh corn from Spain or China  when there is none here.   Trust me  out of season veggies are not that yummy.

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  10. Yes genetic is also part to why people are picky, they say it is a combination of  upbringing, genetics that makes a person a picky eater.  To be able to taste food, you need  a nose and a tongue, your nose is as important as your tongue, with out it   food taste bland, banana will have no taste at all.   Then you need a taste memory, we sort of know what a tomato taste like and  that is what we are looking for when we eat a tomato.   BUT if you have been smelling  melted cheese  or gotten your tomato covered in melted cheese as child, the smell you are looking for  isnt tomato, but cheese and tomato  so when  you bite in to a tomato , it taste  horrible because it doesnt taste tomato as you remember.


    That is why it is important to serve the whole family the same food or baby food with similar flavours  so the  taste memory and taste is the same.   Today many kids dont eat them same as the adults.  My  generation and my mum generation had no choice  then eat what was on the table, we had not the choices as many do today so we learned to eat and also it wasnt popular to hide veggies in things, so we got to know them by their true flavours.


    My ex husband was picky eater by upbringing , his mum seldom used spices and if she did they were 4 to  10 years old, which for oregano is way too old and they never ate anything else then meat and potatoes and over cooked carrot or broccoli  so that is what is food for him.  He would even eat pasta sauce, pasta and potatoes because  you get hungry if there is no potatoes, I got him out of that after 3 years. He  would refuse to eat anything new, what so ever because it would be to his taste.  Well I  got him to eat beans and vegetarian for  5 months with out him even knowing, that how horrible his sense of taste was and he was a trained military chef.  


    Yes, part of the reason I divorced him was his restrictive eating.

  11. I told a friend this, his comment was I must try, fast forward a day and   I got back: After losing our  eye brows, we  decided to make churroz  with   the same flavouring as   red twizzlers and we had some form of weird success, it taste right but  the soft texture played tricks on the mind and our jaws hurts.


    He said he need more time and if he ever get it right, he will post a picture here.

  12. I am NOT going to take  a picture of my grocery shopping,  it is the big haul for the month and yes I am  now tired.  But this part of  what I got.

    7 kilos of inner chicken fillets,  3 kilos of  mix ground meat   50% pork and 50% beef,   2 kilos of pork mince, 1½ kilo of smoked bacon ,  2½ kilo of ground chuck, 2 rings of  Falu sausages, 300 gram of smoked ham, 1 kilo of  gouda ( not great gouda but it will do for pizza), 12 kilo of flour , 20 packets of dry yeast,  stock cubes, potato starch ,  corn starch, white PAN  corn flour,  500 gram of chocolate both white and dark, sugar,  powdered sugar, vanilla, 4 litre lactose free milk,  4 cartoons of lactose free yoghurt, pickles,  veggies and  a lot more and  2 strawberry plants  Fontaine.


    We have  filled  8 big  Tesco canvas bags with food.  Yeah I am in Sweden but I use  Tesco bags from the UK.


    I only have the dirt to pick up.

  13. I found out that you can buy a  croustades maker in the USA at least,   if you want to I can translate the recipe.   It easy, dipp the maker in hot oil, then  the batter and then back in the hot oil to cook and you have thin shell.

  14. Once up on a time  I made croustades, but then I moved and lost  part of the  form for making them and  off course the one hardest to replace, so now I buy them and fill them with  goodies.  IKEA has actually the ones I like to buy.  


    And for some appetizers  I used  home made knäckebröd  ( crispbread), rolled thin and then   baked and  cooled   in a muffin thin or a upside down mug.

  15. Well if you just wanted a sweet cake that is kids friendly  with no glaze or nothing, then just say it.  My daughter isnt used to high sugared stuff, she find this cake too sweet so it might hit the spot for  those kids.




    100 grams butter

    2 eggs

    300 ml sugar

    150 ml flour

    ½ tablespoon  vanilla

    4 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

    1 tablespoon water or orange juice or  booze ( for adults)  or sweetened condensed milk ( this give a toffee town to the cake.


    Take a bowl, turn the oven to 150C, grab a 9 inch round  spring pan, grease the side and leave the paper in the bottom.   Melt the butter and add the cocoa  to it, stir until combined. In the  bowl  whisk sugar and egg  until combined, use a wooden spoon.  Add the  vanilla, flour and liquid and stir again.  Now add the cocoa/ butter and stir until glossy and smooth,  Pour into the tin.  Bake  for  30 min.  Remove the cake, it should wobble. Leave to cool down and then pop it in to the fridge for at least  8 hours to set.  Done, sweet cake  that can be eaten  with out any frosting.

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