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Poached eggs on smoked salmon, on an English muffin. Served with asparagus and hollandaise.
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Old 22.04.2012, 22:21
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Bean/onion/cheddar/Jalapeño nachos with guacamole (& beer).

(Sometimes the missus is refreshingly easy to please!)
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Sofrito, Fried potatoes and asparagus.
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Old 25.04.2012, 15:43
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Cornish pasty . First one in 6 years. I'm so happy
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

not a Ginsters?
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Who do you take me for?
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Old 22.05.2012, 21:51
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Raclette. And Ovultine. Ovomaltine...whatsit...Ovoltine. I forget what it is called here.

The cheese was really good, it is worth to get fancier cheese for raclette, eventhough it smells horrific.
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Old 22.05.2012, 21:53
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Have made a Pakistani Nihari for the first time. I am into making curries el al but it was my first attempt at this classical dish. I do like hot food but next time I really must tone it down a bit - nearly blew my head off!
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Isn't hot food good for cleaning sinuses?

I am taming the hotness of my hot food I cook by fabulous M&S curry base pastes (korma, tikka, etc..)
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Old 22.05.2012, 22:14
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Freshly picked wild St Georges mushrooms, cooked with lardons and a couple of shallots, a dash of white wine and cream - served with basmati rice and a salad. I picked the mushrooms in our field 10 minutes before cooking them - Yum.


Agreed about raclette cheese. No point at all if you use that really fat oozing tasteless industrial stuff. If you are going to have all those calories, it might as well be the best farmhouse, tasty stuff
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Old 22.05.2012, 22:24
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Isn't hot food good for cleaning sinuses?

I am taming the hotness of my hot food I cook by fabulous M&S curry base pastes (korma, tikka, etc..)
Not just that chick, the spices are immensely good for your immune system. I personally try to avoid pastes out of jars - at a pinch they can be useful but I prefer to do it all from scratch. It can be a pain though at times
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Old 22.05.2012, 22:29
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Not just that chick, the spices are immensely good for your immune system. I personally try to avoid pastes out of jars - at a pinch they can be useful but I prefer to do it all from scratch. It can be a pain though at times
I fry the spices in oil myself, but the whole my own paste, freshly blended, I only do when cooking for an occasion or more than just me.

I never thought about the immune system bit. Really?
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I fry the spices in oil myself, but the whole my own paste, freshly blended, I only do when cooking for an occasion or more than just me.

I never thought about the immune system bit. Really?
Turmeric, pepper (black and red), ginger are especially good. Oh and garlic of course. Not sure about cumin and coriander.
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Old 22.05.2012, 22:37
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

I grew up in a culture where spices were seen as evil liver killing potions and powders, pretty much like here..Kids under 10 were not given anything else than paprika in goulash, salt (a lot, I guess, to make up for it) and pepper.

But I have a feeling that kind of old wife's tale is...old.

I always thought the hotness is meant to keep people perky, make their body work and preserve the food?
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Old 22.05.2012, 22:47
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I grew up in a culture where spices were seen as evil liver killing potions and powders, pretty much like here..Kids under 10 were not given anything else than paprika in goulash, salt (a lot, I guess, to make up for it) and pepper.

But I have a feeling that kind of old wife's tale is...old.

I always thought the hotness is meant to keep people perky, make their body work and preserve the food?
Well I suppose that that's also a nice side-effect.

Check out these links:
http://www.naturalnews.com/026319_sp...ice_curry.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/035530_im...bs_spices.html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/36...spices-health/
http://isim.ku.dk/units/cellular_and..._immune_system

So you see, it's not just tasty to eat all of that spice, it's bloody good for you too *yum*
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Old 22.05.2012, 22:51
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Asian cooking uses spices and chillies to suppress/kill bacteria in meat and fish dishes, generally.
The addition of yohgurt balances and restores the necessary friendly critters for healthy intentinal functionality.

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I grew up in a culture where spices were seen as evil liver killing potions and powders, pretty much like here..Kids under 10 were not given anything else than paprika in goulash, salt (a lot, I guess, to make up for it) and pepper.

But I have a feeling that kind of old wife's tale is...old.

I always thought the hotness is meant to keep people perky, make their body work and preserve the food?
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Old 23.05.2012, 02:02
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Well I suppose that that's also a nice side-effect.

Check out these links:
http://www.naturalnews.com/026319_sp...ice_curry.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/035530_im...bs_spices.html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/36...spices-health/
http://isim.ku.dk/units/cellular_and..._immune_system

So you see, it's not just tasty to eat all of that spice, it's bloody good for you too *yum*
There must be something about it, not just the taste, I figured. Baby steps, though, my head always feels like it's gonna take off..Cooking mean curry is one thing, eating it another.
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There must be something about it, not just the taste, I figured. Baby steps, though, my head always feels like it's gonna take off..Cooking mean curry is one thing, eating it another.
Everyone has a different capacity for the heat. You really don't need to overdo things. The spices are good for you, no matter how hot the food is.
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Health benefits

Some studies have shown that ingredients in curry may help to prevent certain diseases, including colon cancer and Alzheimer's disease.[33][34] A number of studies have claimed that the reaction of pain receptors to the hotter ingredients in curries leads to the body's release of endorphins, curry is claimed to be one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs.[35] With the complex sensory reaction to the variety of spices and flavours, a natural high is achieved that causes subsequent cravings, often followed by a desire to move on to hotter curries. Some refer to this as addiction, but other researchers contest the use of the word "addiction" in this instance.[36]


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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Hmmm...I have a feeling the aphrodisiac and endorphins bit has to do with the thrill and pain of having your head on fire, no?

I can see people being hooked on spicy food, makes one numb and crave it more afterwards.

Spice is good.
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