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Old May 4th 2010, 9:06 pm
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Well,a few firsts for me over the last couple of days. Made Thai pumpkin soup in slow cooker...amazing; had it with home made bread then homemade apple pie made with apples we got from a tree in the middle of nowhere in Central Otago at the weekend.

Then last night did a leg of lamb in slow cooker and had that with roast potatoes and parsnips and carrots. The gravy from it was fantastic. For dessert we had a pumpkin pie......never made or tasted one before but it was really nice.

Tonight I am making a lamb hotpot with leftover lamb and gravy.
And Anzac cookies which I also made for the first time.

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Dunno what's for dinner I seem to be cooked out at the moment. .
There is chicken in the fridge so it;ll be chicken something or other.

We've also a load of apples given to us by a friend .
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Talking about apples, which apples are good for making apple sauce? Can only find eating apples and not the good old bramley we had in the uk.
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Talking about apples, which apples are good for making apple sauce? Can only find eating apples and not the good old bramley we had in the uk.
Oh god, how I miss bramleys. I'd also be interested in seeing replies on this.

When we were getting ready to shift out here a colleague (who had lived in NI for a couple of years some time earlier) got very excited telling me about all the different varieties of apples available here - but she never once mentioned how difficult it was to find a good cooking apple

In a similar vein I've just been bemoaning to the other half about the state of what passes for rhubarb - all thin and soft - maybe I should think about growing my own (though I seem to remember it being rather labour intensive when my parents grew it).
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I really miss Bramley cooking apples to. I used to have a couple of lovely cooking apple type trees in my garden in the uk. Here I just cook the eating apples from the supermarket just not the same
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It's funny that they don't sell cooking apples in the shops but you can buy Bramley apple trees and other cooking varieties.

http://www.koanga.co.nz/pages/2007Apples.htm

http://www.koanga.org.nz/articles/135162.html

Talking of pumpkins, I had one of those big greeny/grey coloured ones (bigger than my head) and wonder how other people go on with hacking these to pieces without drawing blood or losing fingers in the process. I just about managed to cut mine into six hefty chunks and roasted them with the skin on.

Hence it's been a pumpkin kind of a week: some with Sunday roast and again on Monday, a further two lumps made into soup yesterday and two more in the freezer for another time. As lovely as it was the ordeal of getting it chopped into manageable portions puts me off bothering too often.

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Originally Posted by Lynda63 View Post
I really miss Bramley cooking apples to. I used to have a couple of lovely cooking apple type trees in my garden in the uk. Here I just cook the eating apples from the supermarket just not the same
Try the Lord Nelson cooking apple. Peasgood Nonsuch is the NZ equiv to Bramley.
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Try the Lord Nelson cooking apple. Peasgood Nonsuch is the NZ equiv to Bramley.
Methinks you are 'avin a larf! Any ideas where one might find these? It's not a matter of just trying them, it's a case of where the blooming 'eck to find them. Because most shops just sell green ones or red ones, Braeburns, Royal Gala and Granny Smiths, end of.
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my tea tonight. (Last time I travel Korean Air, it was very delicious.)

btw took nearly three hours to cook!! ... I made it properly and used 8 different veggies - time consuming. It was great anyway
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Lamb hotpot in slow cooker....ace

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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
Methinks you are 'avin a larf! Any ideas where one might find these? It's not a matter of just trying them, it's a case of where the blooming 'eck to find them. Because most shops just sell green ones or red ones, Braeburns, Royal Gala and Granny Smiths, end of.
and . So very absolutely true.

I was gonna ask ........

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Try the Lord Nelson cooking apple. Peasgood Nonsuch is the NZ equiv to Bramley
.......and where does a Welshman get such insider info, being a Welshman like.
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and . So very absolutely true.

I was gonna ask ........



.......and where does a Welshman get such insider info, being a Welshman like.
From my rellies who live in Parnell Auk. The Jones's fron Llanelli.....home of the Scarlets my birthtown...
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I take it these varieties are grown in NZ for export to the UK then?
Just keep enough to make Scrumpy.....

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we have an interesting few teas coming up, what with having sold the fridge and emptying the cupboards before they come to pack us up on monday … so… any ideas for something involving tahini, wholemeal flour, horseradish, green lentils, tinned pineapple and spaghetti very welcome!!!
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Make a pizza night with the kids tonight and they LOVE IT!!

I make the base in the bread maker and make the sauce from scratch...I just have tomato sauce and mozarella cheese on ours with a bit of garlic and olive oil for good luck but the kids like all the ham and pineapple stuff on theirs.

I seem to have a bit of a thing for Anchovies at the mo' so might have to dash out and get some..MMmmmmmm Yum
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