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31/10/2012 at 16:59

Am marinading half leg of lamb with garlic slivers for friends coming on Thursday; would normally use anchovies, but they are hysterically anti-anchovy (I guess it's like Marmite). Will use carrots from garden and baked apples.

31/10/2012 at 17:08

Chicken korma.


31/10/2012 at 17:26

all the root veggies from the garden made into a thick soup with hot crusty bresd

31/10/2012 at 17:32

Pork, onion and apple loaf, with jacket potato, home made garlic mushrooms and grilled tomatoes.mmmmm -- might make some sauce to go with it.

31/10/2012 at 18:43

Now I am drooling--sorry. Salad with homegrown lettuce and cherry toatoes, chicken roulade with broccoli and cheese, my killer pumpkin pie made with dark rum and candied ginger for afters.

31/10/2012 at 21:37

incadog, that pumpkin pie sounds wonderful, any chance of a recipe?

31/10/2012 at 21:45

Yes. Inkadog the recipe for pumpkin pie would be appreciated


31/10/2012 at 22:08

Here it is-

2c. pumpkin; 3/4 c. brown sugar;3 eggs,beaten; 1tsp molasses;1 1/4 c. 18% cream;11/2 tsp cinnamon; 1/2 tsp each-salt ginger allspice and nutmeg; 2 tbsp dark rum; 1/4 c. minced candied ginger, 1 baked pie crust

Cream pumpkin and sugar; add rum and molasses, mix in eggs , add spices and combine well with cream. Sprinkle candied ginger over pie crust and pour in filling.

Bake at 375* F 40-60 minutes or until filling barely jiggles in the middle. Sometimes I substitute pureed roasted sweet potatoes for the pumpkin.

01/11/2012 at 17:07

Cottage Pie with cabbage, afters I think WW fromage frais.


01/11/2012 at 17:10

Inkadog, - Thanks for that. Just like to ask, is 18% cream the same as our single cream and do you use tinned pumpkin? I have seen it in some supermarkets over here. I will download the recipe and try it.

For tonights tea we are having. Plaice, mashed potatoes, cauliflower and broad beans with parsley sauce.


01/11/2012 at 22:26

Inkadog, thank you so much for that recipe. Molasses do not figure largely in my larder, so will substitute honey; am assuming that pumpkin is cooked before using.

Tonight, had friends over for dinner and did baked cooking apples stuffed with grated quince and honey for pud; fabulous aroma from the quinces.

02/11/2012 at 12:28

Artjak for molasses you could use Black Treacle

02/11/2012 at 14:49

Thanks Bjay

02/11/2012 at 16:04

Have actually got my self in to gear today and cooled a proper dinner all from scratch. A lovely shepherds pie is awaiting in the oven. Will serve it with homegrown runner beans that are in the freezer.

Has anyone got a recipe for a christmas pudding that has no dried fruit in????? I have IBS abd this year it has decided it doesnt like dried fruit of any kind which is a shame as i love christmas pudding

02/11/2012 at 16:11

Try a chocolate one. I always do a cold choco truffle one as well. 

02/11/2012 at 16:12

Organised chaos here today, with the heating engineers finishing off. We are now warm again!

I normally cook from scratch, but tonights' meal is our good old standby of Cheddar curry. Store cupboard ingredients & we've done it from student days in the 70s. A M&S Bakewell tart from the freezer for those that want a pudding.

Need to plan menu next before going shopping tomorrow. J.

02/11/2012 at 16:12

Cauliflower cheese with little bacony bits in.

Maud, you could be out of luck there. What about trying other sorts of steamed puddings? There are bound to recipes around for some treacly boozy ones, or perhaps with other fruit like apples in.

02/11/2012 at 16:13

I do like chocolate so that could be an option. Thankyou. My Nan used to make one during the war when there was no dried fruit around, she is no longer with us or the recipe

02/11/2012 at 16:29

You can pep up a choco steam pudding with brandy, and add cinnamon it would give a hint of the flavour. Trying to think - I have seen a recipe but where.

Tonight we are having veal and parmesan (sorry veggies) meat balls from Waitrose (thought we would give them  try) with a Hairy Biker Baked bean recipe. Nothing like what you get in a tin, really tasty. 

To follow melon I think with a blueberry compote

02/11/2012 at 16:35

Not the one I was thinking of but an idea

My family would probably opt for Delia's chocolate bread and butter pudding. Takes days, is very extravagant, and tastes divine - mousse-like.

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