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by cobnuts
Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Lentil soup recipes wanted
Replies: 34
Views: 3893

Re: Lentil soup recipes wanted

As above but add some cumin, lime zest and lime juice. Yum!
by cobnuts
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What else can I do with duck?
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: What else can I do with duck?

Don't waste the carcass- boil it with some chilli, ginger, spring onions etc and you'll have the base of a fabulous noodle soup.
by cobnuts
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Horseradish
Replies: 9
Views: 3112

Re: Horseradish

Thanks, all. I was pretty sure of what I'd got, just not certain that there wasn't anything similar but dangerous around these parts! Have planted several roots in the garden so will see if they produce the goods for next year.
by cobnuts
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: pasta machines
Replies: 39
Views: 4024

Re: pasta machines

Keep your eyes peeled in the charity shops too, I often see pasta machines there.

Contadina- do you think you could post a recipe and some instructions for drying pasta? I've tried a few times and the result has been less than brilliant!
by cobnuts
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Horseradish
Replies: 9
Views: 3112

Horseradish

I've dug up some horseradish roots- looks like horseradish, smells like hoseradish but before I tuck in, is there anything else it could be?
Being over cautious :wink:
by cobnuts
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: what to do with wild pears?
Replies: 7
Views: 5439

what to do with wild pears?

I've found a supply of wild pears and was thinking of making perry or maybe using them for jelly, like crab apples. Anyone got any recipes for either of these, or any ideas for other uses?
Thanks
by cobnuts
Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: confusing wine making terms
Replies: 2
Views: 880

confusing wine making terms

I've got a Mrs Beeton ginger wine recipe, the final instructions of which are-

"Stir the wine every day for 14 days. Add the brandy. Stop the vessel down by degrees and in a few weeks it will be ready to bottle."

but what does 'stop the vessel down by degrees' mean?
by cobnuts
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: cream and egg yolks
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

YUM!
by cobnuts
Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: cream and egg yolks
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

cream and egg yolks

I'm doing a dessert for a family party and will have some leftover egg yolks and double cream. Any suggestions of how to use them up, either together or seperately, would be very welcome...I have some ideas but I'm sure you can come up with something brilliant!
by cobnuts
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: I got a free pasta machine
Replies: 13
Views: 3623

How do you dry and store home made pasta? I've tried and failed in the past.
by cobnuts
Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for Gu pud containers?
Replies: 7
Views: 5793

Uses for Gu pud containers?

I've managed to accrue quite a collection of little glass containers from treating myself to the occasional chocolate pudding indulgence! They are effectively small ramekins with clear plastic lids, for those of you who don't know what I mean, far too good to just recycle. I reuse the pots for the o...
by cobnuts
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Good healthy picky food!
Replies: 22
Views: 5885

You mentioned making your own tortillas to fill with falafel and such, but how about the Spanish omlette type of tortilla? Brilliant picnic food. Spinach, potato and feta tortilla 8 eggs 5-6 cooked new potatoes, sliced Good splash olive oil 5oz cooked, chopped spinach 1 chopped garlic clove 4oz crum...
by cobnuts
Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Conference Pears
Replies: 9
Views: 2503

Pear and rhubarb crumble- sounds an unlikely combination but it's a winner. Never tried pears alone in a crumble though.

Pear tart- puff pastry, thin layer of marzipan, sliced pears on top, dust with icing sugar, bake. Dead easy, also works with apples, apricots, peaches etc.
by cobnuts
Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Home made hand cream?
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

Home made hand cream?

Does anyone make their own hand creams or moisturisers? I fancy giving it a go, have found a few recipes on the internet but wondered if anyone's got a good tried and tested version. The easier the better!
by cobnuts
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Egg recipes wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 5404

Lemon curd?