What are you cooking today?

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On 21.3.2020, 15:18:58, CincyInDE said:

are they black yet?  They need to be just about if not completely black.

 

Well, our Lidl has started a shelf by the tills with half price stuff, and I bought some bananas (week ago? two? not sure) and forgottem.  

 

Having secretly peeled off the mouldy skins - way past black - the dead-cat insides were super easy to mash and I am proud to say that we have just had the most delicious banana bread from the recipe in cincy's post above, and I got to use up the rest of some buttermilk from when we had cornbread and some yoghurt scrapings, as well as the mouldy bananas - thrifty housewife, me. And I cooked it in our amazing holzofen which was burning wood to warm us up anyway, so win, win.

 

Thank you cincy for the great recipe.

 

Oh, I forgot to remove the insect life from the flour this time, and couldn't find a sieve and had to use one of those weird flour sifting devices, and only noticed the broken animal bodies a bit too late. Hey ho. And I used some brown sugar which had gone oddly melty in the bottom of the bag. 

 

And yet it still tastes brilliant, so if that's not a recommendation, I don't know what is. This 'going through the pantry to see what we might need to hamster' thing is working out great!! :)

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The reason I like that recipe is because it has such a small amount of flour.  Less bready; more banana-y. 

 

I have a paper bag full of bananas that are going to be ready in a day or two... :)

 

 

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So today I have made Veg Stew in the slow cooker and homemade wholemeal bread

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My veggie stew- assorted chopped veggies,  wrinkled tomatoes ( soaked and peeled), sweet potatoes, tin of chick peas,(drained and rinsed), stock, seasoning, and then mashed  a couple of spoons of veggies to thicken,

Had some whole-wheat rolls in the freezer.

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Yellow peas curry!

Remember my visit to the (stripped bare) Metro last week? I took along a large bag of yellow peas, the last bag of anything in the beans and rice shelves, and a large can of tomatoes. Nicely spiced up with frozen habaneros from last year's balcony crop, served on basmati rice from the Turkish store. We good. :)

 

(I'm pretending I'm on a boat equipped with phone and Internet, it's kind of fun.)

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Do what you must, @kiplette!

 

I went out to the garage pantry this afternoon to take stock, because I might need to buy flour. Happily, there was a 5 lb sack of flour and a 4 lb sack of sugar. That was a relief, because stores here in the US are short of both. Keeping my fingers crossed for all of us that the spate of buying will calm down in a month or so.

 

On topic, I made chiles rellenos for supper. They were very tasty - I added a couple sprinkles of ground chipotle pepper.

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Mr Metall taught himself to bake German style bread! Classic Mischbrot (mixed wheat and rye), very good. :)

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Pizza. Yes, we have flour and yeast. And lots of Mozzarella, tomatoes, the works.

I used too much water, but the dough looks lovely. 1-2 grams per pound of flour are enough.

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7 hours ago, Sannerl said:

Pizza. Yes, we have flour and yeast. And lots of Mozzarella, tomatoes, the works.

I used too much water, but the dough looks lovely. 1-2 grams per pound of flour are enough.

 

Pretty good! I made pizza margherita.

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From  @sarabyrd

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'Today's fine (checks ingredients) vegan food: Marinated pan-fried asparagus with fried potatoes and zucchini topped with pan-fried cherry tomatoes and pan-fried Pugliese bread - all done with olive oil. It may sound greasy, but you drain the asparagus after frying and parboil and drain the vegetables before frying them in a mix of a small amount of olive oil and margarine.'

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On 28/03/2020, 18:28:50, Sannerl said:

 

Pretty good! I made pizza margherita.

If you didn't have the items to make the pizza base, you can use Pitta Bread instead.. good size for individual ones.

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Today's Dinner was Gammon cooked with Maple syrup and rosemary in the slow cooker, with roasted Potatoes, Parsnips and carrots.

 

Also earlier this week I made Grapefruit Jam and pickled courgettes to use up items that would have gone out of date.

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On 22/3/2020 2:09:04, Sannerl said:

 

Don't throw away the seeds - they are edible. Spicy.

what do you mean? you can eat them?

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On 29/3/2020 20:54:22, Missysx said:

Today's Dinner was Gammon cooked with Maple syrup and rosemary in the slow cooker, with roasted Potatoes, Parsnips and carrots.

 

Also earlier this week I made Grapefruit Jam and pickled courgettes to use up items that would have gone out of date.

post some pictures...

On 22/3/2020 2:09:04, Sannerl said:

 

Don't throw away the seeds - they are edible. Spicy.

what do you mean? you can eat them?

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Today was Hamburger Massacre time

You dont even need a Burger Bun but just a very nice Baguetta, cut two slices, toast them

- Feldsalat

- Jalapenos

- fried onion

- also slice onions and fry them, add some honey while frying = caramelized onions

- some burger sauce

- of course some small burger patties

- tomatoes

- mini mozarella cheese

It's a sin but just soooooo good!

P.S. tried to upload the picture but did not work, saved it here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3hbel5hycnmkppw/burger.jpg?dl=0

weird, can somebody tell me how I make a picture that small so I can upload

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Tagliatelle with chicken livers and fresh bell pepper, onions, garlic, tomatoes,...

A little bit of self-cured pork fat is involved, too.

I made a large batch of the ragù and will freeze half of it.

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