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Kerry Beal

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Just now, liuzhou said:

OK. By fried I was including grilling. Yakitori is grilled chicken, isn't it?

Yes, it is grilled.

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I will have to up my game or I will bore even myself. But first I will need to put in an order for some groceries. So tonight it’s the same old same old more or less. To ease @rotuts fears, the Spam was the reduced sodium kind because they didn’t have the real McCoy in stock.

 

 

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served with some of my favourite brown sauce (HP) on the side.  

 

 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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I have been using this appliance almost exclusively but most of it is pretty repetitive so I have not been posting about it. 
 

Tonight I used it to reheat some roasted vegetables and cook a couple of eggs.  

 

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"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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On 10/12/2019 at 6:30 PM, Anna N said:

I have been using this appliance almost exclusively but most of it is pretty repetitive so I have not been posting about it. 
 

Tonight I used it to reheat some roasted vegetables and cook a couple of eggs.  

 

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Did the egg vessels get an extra induction kick, do you think, or were they strictly to contain the eggs? 


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8 hours ago, Smithy said:

 

Did the egg vessels get an extra induction kick, do you think, or were they strictly to contain the eggs? 

Strictly to contain the eggs. I need the dual tray that doesn’t exist!

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I'm waiting for a video where you perform some teppanyaki wizardry.

 

 

 

Teo

 

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3 hours ago, teonzo said:

I'm waiting for a video where you perform some teppanyaki wizardry.

 

 

 

Teo

 

 

Even better... takoyaki.

 

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3 hours ago, teonzo said:

I'm waiting for a video where you perform some teppanyaki wizardry.

 

 

 

Teo

 

 

21 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Even better... takoyaki.

 

You can both keep your knickers on. It’s going to be some time. I expect to do the Danish æbleskivers first.😂


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4 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

takoyaki

 

I had to google this because I forgot what it was.

 

 

 

3 hours ago, Anna N said:

I expect to do the Danish æbleskivers first.

 

I had to google this because I never heard even the first 3 letters together, I'll need some lessons to learn how to pronounce it. Thanks for pointing them out, they are really interesting, I think they would get a good response here in Italy, so I'm saving them for the future.

 

 

 

4 hours ago, Anna N said:

You can both keep your knickers on. It’s going to be some time.

 

We'll wait for whatever you are going to show us!

 

 

 

Teo

 

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11 hours ago, Anna N said:

 

You can both keep your knickers on. It’s going to be some time. I expect to do the Danish æbleskivers first.😂

 

 

Had to look them up in Magnus Nilsson's The Nordic Baking book.  The recipe for æbleskivers does not appear too difficult.*  Now if only I had an æbleskiver pan...

 

 

*even the Icelandic version.

 

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Solvang and æbleskivers are indelible in my mind.   That is my favorite touristy town.   Frankenmuth is a close second.   I want that A4 to go back on sale price......soon.

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Baby bok Chou sautéed in the box. 
 

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Served with Salisbury steak that I had made aeons ago and found hiding in my freezer. I put it, still frozen solid, in the CSO (Cuisinart steam oven) on bake steam at 325°F for 30 minutes and it was perfectly thawed and heated through. Nothing wrong with a little fusion now and again.

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no doubt there will be frowns of disapproval at my dinner of spam and baby bok choy but I have reached an age now where I don’t give a damn. It was quick, it was tasty and I got to enjoy my new toy again. 
 

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and a little chutney on the side because I can. 

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"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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8 minutes ago, Shelby said:

Looks good to me.  And I love your plate.

Thank you. The plate was a thrift store find. 

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While the rice defrosts in the microwave, the box takes care of the pepperoni and egg. 

 

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And before you know it I am enjoying an onigirazu for breakfast. 

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While orzo cooked in some chicken stock on the stove, I cooked up some onions, a couple of cherry tomatoes and a few shrimp on the A4. No, not the road going out of London!  My new toy. 
 

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My proportions were a bit off – – too much orzo not enough inclusions but it was tasty and I binned some of the excess orzo. My mind blanked — was it 1/3 of a cup or 2/3 of a cup of orzo I usually use. Well I picked the wrong one. 
 

Surely I must’ve cooked something before I became the proud owner of the A4 box. 
 

Yes, I know. I still owe you a demo with the takoyaki insert. Soon my pretties.  


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With two sweet potatoes staring at me and pulling on my guilt strings I knew I had to do something. 
 

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I added two large carrots, a drizzle of oil and roasted them. Please admire my carefully nurtured patina on both my oven and my pan.

 

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While that was happening I dug up a cut a leek from the freezer, added some chopped onion and a couple of cloves of garlic and sautéed them. 
 

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Threw in some Thai red curry paste, some fish sauce and stirred that around for a while while I reminisced about my first encounter with fish sauce. (I thought it was the most disgusting thing I have ever smelled in my life and there was not a chance in hell that I would ever eat it. Today I was tasting, adding a little more fish sauce, tasting adding a little more fish sauce.  Can’t think of too many things that smell more appetizing than some excellent fish sauce. This was Red Boat.)

 

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Pullef myself back into the real world and added some broth and some coconut milk. 
 

Let that cook for a while then transferred everything to the Thermomix to purée it. 
 

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Had a very satisfying lunch. Bowl of spicy soup and a small ciabatta bun with rotisserie chicken and soupçon of salsa.  
 

And there is an enough soup to feed the freezer. 
 

Love my A4 Box. 

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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I envy you.  I wish my kitchen had the electrical capacity to run two appliances at once without tripping the circuit breaker.

 

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18 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I envy you.  I wish my kitchen had the electrical capacity to run two appliances at once without tripping the circuit breaker.

 

Been there. You have my sympathy. Late hubby put in extra power to my kitchen. But trust me the rest of the house is a pain in the ass. If my air conditioner is running and my cleaning angel plugs in a vacuum cleaner she has to run downstairs to throw the circuit breaker. I have no idea what they were thinking when they wired these houses which are not even 20 years old. I have a  long hallway without a single outlet. 

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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