What are you cooking today?

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10 minutes ago, clickety6 said:

Do you strain the seeds out before making raspberry jam

Actually never yet made raspberry jam.

So far the daily amount I get is just perfect for daily use in yogurt etc.

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I went a bit crazy with jams this year, mainly because the fruit around here was in such abundance.  I started with strawberry and amaretto in June.  In July it was strawberry and raspberry mixed, in August I made a lot of blackberry jam and recently I've been making apple sauce with apples from a local orchard.  All the fruit was locally sourced or picked by me.  The difference is the taste, no shop bought jam tastes anything like these, and it was easy and fun to do.

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I love to watch Jamie Oliver's recipes on my Ipad- yesterday was his Chicken tray bake, adding some sweet potaties and parsnips. I did make some extra sauce to go with this. 

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Has anyone noticed that Lidl have self-raising flour? I've been here long enough to know which flour to buy and how much raising agent to use, but still, it's nice to know it's easily available now.

 

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Hi Tap, what are they calling it? Like you I just sieve in baking powder but self-raising would sometimes be convenient.

I've sometimes seen Fertigmehl which I thought  might be it, but it doesn't contain any raising agent.

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4 minutes ago, Feierabend said:

Hi Tap, what are they calling it? Like you I just sieve in baking powder but self-raising would sometimes be convenient.

I've sometimes seen Fertigmehl which I thought  might be it, but it doesn't contain any raising agent.

 

It's called Sally's self-raising Backmehl. I took a picture, but I can't seem to upload it

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3 hours ago, Tap said:

It's called Sally's self-raising Backmehl. I took a picture, but I can't seem to upload it

 

Maybe it's larger than 22 kilobyte?

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4 hours ago, Feierabend said:

Hi Tap, what are they calling it? Like you I just sieve in baking powder but self-raising would sometimes be convenient.

I've sometimes seen Fertigmehl which I thought  might be it, but it doesn't contain any raising agent.

Isn't that what viagra is for? ( Asking for a friend😄)...

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Rich homemade chicken soup with toasted pita.

 

I've caught a nasty cold waiting for the S 8 in Ismaning. We were there extra early to catch it, and that train was cancelled.

So we had to wait in a very well vented subterranean station for nearly 40 minutes (not having realized we could have taken a bus instead).

It. was. cold. around 11 pm Sunday evening...

Then the news of the death of our dear friend...

 

That soup/stew was just right.

 

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The simplest potato soup in town (basically, a vichysoisse):

Weigh out equal amount of peeled and chopped potatoes (raw or cooked, great way to use leftover boiled potatoes), and  chopped leeks (German: Lauch).

Wash the chopped leeks several times, as they are sandy.

Gently fry in oil in a large pot and brown things a bit. It doesn't matter if the browned stuff sticks to the bottom. Add garlic and black pepper and and fry a minute or so.

Add plenty of water and vegetable stock (I use the powdered organic kind, do not use cheap Maggi stock).

Simmer for 30 minutes, stir and loosen the brown bits from the bottom, that's what makes the soup so good.

Potatoes soak up a lot of water, add as needed. Taste if it needs salt.

 

You can homogenize the soup in a blender, add milk etc., but I like it just the way it is. Serve with lightly toasted whole grain bread.

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5 hours ago, klingklang77 said:

I made braised oxtail over egg noodles the other day.

And if anyone can fill me in on how to post an image, that would be great! 

 

Here you go:

 

oxtailsma.jpeg

 

The secret is that you can only upload fairly small images (up to 240 kbytes, that's KILO-, not megabytes.) It's ridiculous
Also only gif, jpeg, png.

 

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But you can just copy picture and paste.  No upload needed.  Is this what you did Metall?  Worked for me.

NhdMkt1.jpeg

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Metall said:

 

The secret is that you can only upload fairly small images (up to 240 kbytes, that's KILO-, not megabytes.) It's ridiculous
Also only gif, jpeg, png.

 

 

Wasn't it even only 220?

But not 22 like I wrote a while ago and assumed had corrected...sigh...

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15 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

Some things one can copy and paste and some things not.

Sure but always worth a go.  So simple when it works.  2 clicks.

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