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MOB rants

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 16:49

G/Grandma, a story there, after I retired with plenty of time and money I went to a gentlemen's cookery class supposedly for one year.
I had some experience though the Gentlemen of decideed age obviously had not, the Tutor and her helper would watch one lot of ovens I would watch the others more so when they were boiling milk or anything.
Janet asked me to do another year then another so I ended up as Sous Chef to Janet and her helper. Next door were the ladies of a sewing class who would invade our kitchens pinching the food. I had made a Victoria sponge one day and went home with a slice left and a proposal of marriage, Joan would have had something to say about that as it was one of her friends. Certainly had a funny life at times.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 16:01

Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

Perhaps I am kidding myself, but I think I can tell a real difference, Frank. I wonder is it all in my head? 

 

Maybe not, we all have differing taste buds, I never smoked in my life and could often tell what spices or herbs had been used in food even white or black pepper although salt always tastes the same to me probably as I take so little.
I often think a fad takes over reason after watching last nights food and drink I am sure. If somebody hung my food from a string and said wear a blindfold they would be very sore around the testimonials and as to injecting your food with your personal hypodermic yikes whatever next.
I do not want my food spread across a large platter in blibs and blobs with foam and jus I want a plate of good food well cooked that would fill a Northern belly, probably the reason I cook my own and get plenty of visitors to help me eat it.
Tonight I have chicken with a Tika sauce all home made, I know exactly what is in there down to the last spice the only change being cream instead of coconut milk, I forgot to get it. OK someone will say you do not add coconut milk to Tika well wait until they see me add the pineapple then, this is my recipe and I will stick what I wish into it so there.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 10:38

Snow to the left of me
Snow to the right of me
Snow to the front of me
Grief I am surrounded.

Stockton still carrying yesterdays falls of many kinds, sleet large snow flakes small snow flakes hailstones some large some like sago and that bitter cold Easterly wind that was driving it sideways at times.
Some blue sky some sunshine and some melting but very slowly, Spring could take some time to appear folks.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 10:31

Then Gardening Grandma why bother? We had a large salt works near us as a lad and I was in there a few times. Water was pumped down to the brine deposits then back up containing the rock salt which as all salt comes from the sea was laid down millions of years ago.
Washed dried and packaged by what to me seemed to be hundreds of whistling girls the only thing added was Iodine, apparently needed back then.
Apart from being more crystalline I cannot taste any difference to Saxa, possible because of the small amount I use anyway.
Just another way to extract money from us gullable folk methinks.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 17:04

Dmball, if you are sad then so am I, I have the same problem, the salt grinder sweats and stops working, they are difficult to keep dried out in a working kitchen, I now put the pepper corns in my pestle and mortar and take my frustration out on them.
I gave up on sea salt the grinders were useless so use a very old open salt celler with just enough salt for what I need, fingers came first.
The other thing was finding rings on the work top and scrubbing them off to find them back, it was the metal base on one of the grinders, they are all now in the bin.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 11:43

Caz, the food is sorted, tonight it is Gamon Steak grilled with a poached egg and grilled tomato, a tray of toast on the side as son puts everything into a sandwich, waiting to see egg yolk oozing out all over him as he squeezes sandwich and bites, plus tomato juice, should be quite a sight.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 11:04

Stockton again, now we have heavy snow coming from the North and adding to the snow already down, methinks I will stop in the house, with the fire on.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 10:06

Stockton on Tees, we have a layer of snow and more coming down, the Easterly is blowing straight up the valley from the coast and it is freezing.
My Daf's on the front have just curled up, all of them and the young flower buds drooped right over, sow seeds early?? not in this neck of the woods you don't.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 15:44

Gardening Grandma, lunch turned out to be a little rushed I had an extra four plus two dogs so if Tina sneaked in I would hardly notice.
luckily the meat was enough so no sandwiches tomorrow then, I had put a mixed bag of vegetables into a cheese sauce plus plenty of Roast potato's, a few extra to mash and they had to share the Yorkshires then of course my fall back of frozen peas, boy they come in handy.
Daughter and granddaughters just left saying "we do not know how you do it granddad" well once a Boy Scout always a Scout be prepared is the motto, so no fry up tomorrow either. Probably for the best as the gout is still hanging around.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 10:34

Stockton snowing and laying, looks bright over the Coast line although the wind is easterly and bitter.
My instinct told me to leave the seed sowing and it has proved correct, I keep saying young shoots need light and we have none as yet, another week, maybe.

Frank.

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