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Old Sep 9th 2012, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles
No need to pay the premium for Hellmans, Best Foods is the same thing with a different label and I usually get two or three in advance when it's on special. The Heinz 'Seriously Good' one is a relatively new kid on the block and I have been tempted to give it a try but to date have passed it by, as we can't afford too many failed experiments.

As for making it myself............... life is way too short.
yeah i don't buy hellmans now i've tried edmonds and its ok - i'll try out the best foods one next time im out - but if its horrible i'll come after you with a big stick!

life too short to make your own mayo - that's exactly what i said when i had this issue in Oz and my french flatmate told me how "easy" it is to make your own! ha ha

Saying that - i had leftover egg yolks from something so decided to make some a while ago - used a real cheapo olive oil and it tasted rank!
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Old Sep 9th 2012, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Jan n Neil
I have just "cooked" beef pickled red cabbage feta cheese and pringles

I thought it worked rather well
Perfect combination, if you ask me.

Mine wasn't too dissimilar. Roast beef sarnies with a slather of Dijonnaise, tinned beetroot, pickled onions and gherkins. A man-size lump of lemon madeira cake (made by my own fair hand with lemons from the gardin).
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Old Sep 9th 2012, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Caz8NZ
yeah i don't buy hellmans now i've tried edmonds and its ok - i'll try out the best foods one next time im out - but if its horrible i'll come after you with a big stick!
You won't need the stick, trust me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellman...and_Best_Foods
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles
You won't need the stick, trust me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellman...and_Best_Foods
hmmm most interesting i think! unless its the same as the english marmite/nz marmite etc etc etc (not that i'm a marmite eater)
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Default Re: What's for dinner?

Best foods is the only stuff worth bothering with- I've tried them all!

I do make my own mayo but only for special treats- fennel and garlic flavour over warm freshly dug spuds is lush.

Jamie Oliver's Early Autumn Minestrone tonight- though as it isn't early autumn I've tweaked the ingredients to spare the purse!
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A friend's homemade curry which was a bit 'warm' for me so I will suffer tomorrow.

Last evening. Pork spare ribs and stir fry.

Thursday. Cheap pasta up the pub for once a month quiz night. That's our big night out .

Evening before that. Home made pizza which Mr BEVS rather liked.
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Originally Posted by BEVS
Last evening. Pork spare ribs and stir fry.
How funny, that's exactly what I did today. I hadn't had spare (spear) ribs for years and then I saw a recipe in Greg whatshisname - you know him off the telly... umm NZ Masterchef / Countdown speccy geezer's book, that I had got from the library and just had to make some.

Han'some it was, definitely a keeper.
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last night - homemade weightwatchers meatloaf, with roasted tomatoes, kumara mash and broccoli yum yum yum
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Originally Posted by Caz8NZ
last night - homemade weightwatchers meatloaf, with roasted tomatoes, kumara mash and broccoli yum yum yum
Sounds yummy! Send me the recepie
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DONE!

http://www.weightwatchers.co.nz/food...ecipeid=134481

I did my own tweaks with this:
I didn't include fresh thyme, only parsley, but added some dried oregano.
I added in 2 tbs (approx) of ketchup and 1 grated carrot
Didn't bother with the loaf tin - just formed it into loaf shape and put on a foil covered tray.
Also didn't add the nutmeg or chicken stock to the mash - just some salt and pepper.
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DONE!

http://www.weightwatchers.co.nz/food...ecipeid=134481

I did my own tweaks with this:
I didn't include fresh thyme, only parsley, but added some dried oregano.
I added in 2 tbs (approx) of ketchup and 1 grated carrot
Didn't bother with the loaf tin - just formed it into loaf shape and put on a foil covered tray.
Also didn't add the nutmeg or chicken stock to the mash - just some salt and pepper.

Cheers
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Devilled kidneys. and a plum cobbler.
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Old Sep 20th 2012, 8:21 am
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Chicken Pilaf! yum yum yum. leftovers for lunch today!
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last night - whole baked salmon from Nosh (at $10 a kilo couldn't resist) with new potatoes, carrots and green beans.

Shan;t be doing that again though - yummy - but what a faff deboning it!
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Salmon and prawn rissotto, as it happens.

I've got a question for you good NZ peeps. Pams Pickled Onions - we get them here and they travel well and nice n crunchy, but why no pickling spices in them? Is this a kiwi thing? No pickling spices? Just wondered. Ta in advance.
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