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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 11:33

I'd never go back to boiling the cauli now - steaming takes longer but it really works, particularly if you're  cooking ahead. 

As you say, hopefully it's the right man - the BBC news site seems certain - he drew a gun on the police when he was challenged and they shot him immediately

The problem is the prospect of being shot doesn't deter those intent on being martyrs.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 11:06

I steam cauli for cauliflower cheese rather than boil it - saves the problem of watery stuff in the bottom.

I cook ahead but I do put the sauce on before popping in the fridge, but I make sure the sauce is thick, and top with lots of breadcrumbs and grated cheese before reheating in the oven.

Have you heard the news?  The suspect for the German Market attack has been shot dead by Italian police in Milan.

Kale ...........cavolo

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 10:41

When a cabbage is ready to harvest depends on several things - the type of cabbage and growing conditions.  You can harvest them when they've got a good firm heart - as you didn't plant them until October they may well not be ready for a good while.  I sow my brassicas in the early spring and have them planted in the garden by the summer. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 10:37

Back from the farm shop with the cockerel ... just a chocolate marquise to make now and that's it. 

But first I need a coffee ........

We've got two robins taking turns on the feeders - not sure if it's a pair or parent and one of last year's offspring ... there were a lot of them in the summer ... there's another one using the garden opposite.  We watched bluetits popping in and out of the nestbox in the garden opposite the other morning ... is spring on it's way?

Kale ...........cavolo

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 09:11

Kale is slow growing and comes to the fore in the 'Hungry Gap' when sprouts and cabbages etc have finished and before the broad beans and summer veg are ready.

Make sure you protect it from the pigeons ... they'll home in on it from miles away when there's nothing much else about.


Posted: 23/12/2016 at 08:05

Have a lovely birthday MuddleUp 

strange vegetables/fruit

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 08:02

Physalis has a citrusy flavour - delicious. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 07:16

Good morning you early birds  G'day Pat 

LilyP I hope your daughter and family are settled comfortably at home now and that for all of you up north, that Barbara's visit is brief and not too memorable. 

OH left home to go back to Turkey Hell ten minutes ago. I'd better make myself a coffee ...

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 22:40

 Sweet dreams folks ...

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 14:50

Another batch of sausage rolls made - most of the first batch disappeared somewhere 

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