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by Maykal
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Horse Burgers anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 3105

Re: Horse Burgers anyone?

@demi - we have that panga fish here too now I think, except it's called pangasius, but I assume it's the same thing. I bought it once and it tasted hideous, really fatty and horrible. As a rule I only buy whole fish and gut and/or fillet them myself. Doesn't really help you know what it's been fed ...
by Maykal
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Horse Burgers anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 3105

Re: Horse Burgers anyone?

Good question! lol I guess the answer is to use a reputable butcher rather than trusting the pre-packaged cuts in supermarkets. I'm sure I remember a story some years ago about one of the fast food chains like McD or Burger King using kangaroo meat in their beefburgers and getting away with it for a...
by Maykal
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Horse Burgers anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 3105

Re: Horse Burgers anyone?

Even when bought mince is actually from the animal it claims to be from, who knows what parts have been used? Buy yourself a meat grinder for about a tenner and you'll never wonder what you're eating again!
by Maykal
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Chester
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Hi from Chester

Sounds like a grand plan and the best of luck! I'm slowly looking to do something similar here in neighbouring Romania, in Transylvania, where I have a country house with all the barns, pens, outbuildings, wells, brick bread oven, and so on. As my time is split between there and the capital at the m...
by Maykal
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Jamming
Replies: 12
Views: 2051

Re: Jamming

The Riff-Raff Element wrote:60 lb! Never going to be short of something to put on a scone in your house.
More likely to put on a stone with all that jam!
by Maykal
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making pasta
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

Re: Making pasta

I hope you do make one - it really makes a nice family focus point for the summer. To be honest, having a bread oven (as well as the grape vines) was one of the clinching points when I decided to buy the house. Would you make a dome-shaped one or is it possible to build them cubed as well?
by Maykal
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making pasta
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

Re: Making pasta

@becks77 Let us know how you get on! @demi You should definitely have a go at making one although obviously you'll have to find someone who knows how to do it - which bricks to use, how to vent it correctly, and so on. Mine is a dome-shaped oven with a diameter of about 130-140cm I guess. It's actua...
by Maykal
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making pasta
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

Re: Making pasta

We get 'faina alba superioara 000' most commonly here, which is what I use most the time for pasta and it turns out fine for me. I use that whenever a recipe calls for plain flour. I don't think they do self-raising flour here so I just make it myself if the recipe needs it. I've also seen 'faina in...
by Maykal
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making pasta
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

Re: Making pasta

I have tried the pasta maker on many occaissions but fail to get the right consistency any fool proof recipes please? Hi Becks77, Recipes are always difficult because you never know how absorbent the flour is or how large or small the eggs are, so you have to learn to do it by feel. Here's my metho...
by Maykal
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Why do Dogs Dig Holes?
Replies: 18
Views: 4237

Re: Why do Dogs Dig Holes?

Because they can't operate excavators?
by Maykal
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making pasta
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

Re: Making pasta

I started making my own pasta about 5 years ago. I bought a machine at first, but found that it kept getting clogged up (probably cos I hadn't got the consistency right) and the rollers weren't perfectly aligned so it was difficult to make it as thin as I wanted. In the end I got fed up of the machi...
by Maykal
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 92
Views: 67226

Re: What are you reading?

I'm just starting Hemingway's 'For Whom The Bell Tolls', having just finished Wouk's 'The Caine Mutiny'.
by Maykal
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: happy new year to you all
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: happy new year to you all

Good luck! Will you be living in the caravan full time, or is that just a temporary measure till you get a house up and running?

Mike
by Maykal
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do i save money with my tobacco habit?
Replies: 16
Views: 5497

Re: How do i save money with my tobacco habit?

A year to the day without a smoke for me. I'm getting good at giving up smoking now - I've done it at least 6 times. :)
by Maykal
Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Ish in Bulgaria
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Re: Ish in Bulgaria

Welcome and hello from another CEE would-be Isher. Good luck and keep us updated with your efforts.

Mike