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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 13:29

Sweet dreams Pat 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 12:45
punkdoc says:

Lot of good sense there Dove. I think we have said it before, but if you and I ruled the world, everything would be fine. You up for it?

Love chilli and bitter dark chocolate.

My coffee must be very strong, like my women.

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 Up for it?  You betcha 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 12:41

Salted caramel coffee is too sweet for me   I like my coffee with a tang of bitterness. 

What are these eggs?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 12:39

They look like slug eggs - brush them off and put them on the bird table or in the fish pond for the fish. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 11:05

I need more bubblewrap so am heading for The Range - can I get anything for anyone?  Just pass your bank card my way ....... 

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 10:13
Daisy33 says:

Is there much point in par-boiling and freezing potatoes these days? Every supermarket has frozen roasties in an assortment of sunflower oil, duck fat, goose fat etc.

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 Daisy   Aym was saying that she already had some King Edward potatoes that she wanted to use at Christmas and asked how best to keep them until then.

Yes, there are many frozen roasties available in the shops nowadays.  However, I've never bought any, any more than I've paid extra for some bulbs already potted up when for half the price and a little forethought I can pot bulbs of my own choice in my own posts for half the price.  

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 10:10
aym280 says:

Dove: You reckon Mary Berry is hollier than Delia?! Haha! 

I googled Delia and will copy and paste and will google Mary Berry. 

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 I used to live very close to Delia    - she is a good cook and she has devised a way to write very reliable recipes.  However, in my opinion, she has less flair than quite a few other cooks writing today. 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 10:00

Have you not come across Salted caramel as a flavour?    Delicious - as is dark chocolate with seasalt - lots of it about.    Although I prefer my coffee plain.

Absolutely agree Hosta and Fidget - hold onto your hats - it's going to be a rocky few years for the world ... 

The thing about Trump and Putin is .......... Putin is a very clever chap and a good judge of character - he is also a pragmatist.  Russia has had to deal with Islamic threats within its own borders and in its sphere of influence and they've had to go in hard ... that's what they're doing now ... they cannot allow instability on their southern borders and they will put Russian needs above all others.  Russian leaders do not feel a responsibility for the rest of the world.

Putin understands that Trump is a vain and self-obsessed bully and he knows that he will be able to impress him - Trump as USA president standing in the vast and intimidating Red Square watching their military displays (which are hugely impressive) will suck up to Putin and become his puppet without even realising that's what's happening. 

Basically, NATO and the West should have allied ourselves with Russia against the Mujahideen in the eighties, rather than arm them ... then we wouldn't be in this mess now.  

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Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 09:00

The BBC food website has a really good one by Mary Berry - it has lots of fruit and the brandy is optional. It uses two bottles of wine but of course you can half the amounts. Im on my phone at the moment but if you can't find it yourself I'll find it on my laptop and post a link. 

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