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Old Aug 14th 2020, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
Another option is to use frozen mash. If I have left over mash after a meal I freeze it and then throw it in a soup at a later date. Gives a bit more substance without much effort that day.
Floury poyayoes will do the same thing cut up very small.
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Old Aug 14th 2020, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
Yeay, another excuse to go grocery shopping I don't know how you can handle using delivery services - you miss out on so much fun (and a few million virus particles, admittedly).
But with the rules as they are, like no reusable bags unless you pack them yourself which is not practical when you're the one unloading onto the conveyor belt, risking not getting on the bus to get there because of passenger limits, having loads of plastic bags filled with stuff that don't fit in the cart as snugly as reusable ones would, unloading bag after bag after bag into the taxi, because the drivers are not supposed to help and then all that unloading of bag after bag after bag at home rather than the the 4 or 5 reusable ones it would all fit in, again with the driver not being allowed to help.....

It's not really practical at the moment.
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Old Aug 15th 2020, 12:19 am
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But with the rules as they are, like no reusable bags unless you pack them yourself which is not practical when you're the one unloading onto the conveyor belt, risking not getting on the bus to get there because of passenger limits, having loads of plastic bags filled with stuff that don't fit in the cart as snugly as reusable ones would, unloading bag after bag after bag into the taxi, because the drivers are not supposed to help and then all that unloading of bag after bag after bag at home rather than the the 4 or 5 reusable ones it would all fit in, again with the driver not being allowed to help.....

It's not really practical at the moment.
One word .... car
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Old Aug 15th 2020, 2:09 am
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One word .... car
I do have the odd dream where I drive but I'm always worried about being caught if my driving gives away the fact that I can't drive.
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Old Aug 15th 2020, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
Floury poyayoes
I've had trouble finding those in the shops for some reason.
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Old Aug 15th 2020, 3:20 pm
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I've had trouble finding those in the shops for some reason.
They're usually just behind the yomayoes.
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They're usually just behind the yomayoes.
Great, thanks. That's saved me all sorts of yrouble and syrife.
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Old Aug 15th 2020, 3:36 pm
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Any mainland Europeans watching would be well advised to look near the zomazoes.
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I'm thawing out the pork belly; any good cooking tips from those who are experienced in cooking it? My initial effort garnered a less than stellar result. I have the stuff for guacamole so am leaning toward tacos.

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Any mainland Europeans watching would be well advised to look near the zomazoes.
That sounds like an Indian appetizer.
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I'm thawing out the pork belly; any good cooking tips from those who are experienced in cooking it? My initial effort garnered a less than stellar result. I have the stuff for guacamole so am leaning toward tacos.

OH says make this, esp if you can find Andy Ricker's recipe.

https://www.yelp.com/menu/pok-pok-po...ung-op-wun-sen
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Old Aug 15th 2020, 4:11 pm
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That sounds like an Indian appetizer.
I didn't see that!

But you've given me an idea; I've been hunting for filo pastry for a couple of weeks, finally managed to score a couple of days back, so I now have ample stock.

The last time I tried to make samosa I used flaky pastry, and to borrow from a recent phrase, "it wasn't stellar". The filo should sort that aspect...
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I'm thawing out the pork belly; any good cooking tips from those who are experienced in cooking it? My initial effort garnered a less than stellar result. I have the stuff for guacamole so am leaning toward tacos.
https://omnivorescookbook.com/twice-cooked-pork/
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Old Aug 16th 2020, 2:34 pm
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I'm thawing out the pork belly; any good cooking tips from those who are experienced in cooking it? My initial effort garnered a less than stellar result. I have the stuff for guacamole so am leaning toward tacos.
Cross hatch any of the places that has a fat cap. Season. Wrap it tight in foil and slow and low all day. Let rest/cool then slice and quick fry the individual pieces as you use them.
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Score the skin and stuff fresh sage leaves, rosemary twigs, garlic slices. Rub enthusiastically with sea salt and black pepper. Make a bed of thick sliced onions in roasting pan and put the pork on top. Put about half a cup of water in bottom of pan to save burning onions. Roast on highish (160C) for 30 ish minutes and keep close by to top up water if needed. Lower heat to 130-120 and leave for a few hours til cooked. Pan onions should caramelise nicely and lots of drippings in pan.
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