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by lancashire lass
Today, 09:04
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: breakdown cover
Replies: 10
Views: 2329

Re: breakdown cover

I have been with Green Flag for the last three years after doing an online comparison at that time. My premium this year is £60. That's without home start. I ticked most options including home start (surprisingly, most of my call outs have either been due to a flat battery - one day the car starts,...
by lancashire lass
Yesterday, 16:57
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: breakdown cover
Replies: 10
Views: 2329

Re: breakdown cover

Just reviving this old post about something I learned today. First, I've been with Green Flag since 2002 - it came with the new car I'd bought back then and cost £60 pa (I seem to remember that the RAC was well over £100 at the time) When I bought my current car (can you believe it was back in 2016 ...
by lancashire lass
05 Dec 2022, 06:26
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Jamaican style aubergine & pork mince

You are really going to town with these spices. Well, not quite if you look at the timeline from starting this thread (and before that with the Spiced pumpkin/squash soup) - maybe one spicy dish per week (bear in mind the other posts in this thread are "research" - either what the spice mix contain...
by lancashire lass
04 Dec 2022, 10:36
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Aubergine

Just searching for ideas for the aubergine and this sounds nice. Instead of grilling, I think the air fryer would work just as well. I've already got a Jamaican Jerk spice mix but the ingredients below are in case you haven't EGGPLANT 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 Tbsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp allspice 1/...
by lancashire lass
04 Dec 2022, 10:08
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Harissa spiced honey glazed veggies

As I didn't do my usual Saturday morning supermarket shopping (because I'd done a big shop last week and had plenty in), I didn't buy any foods from the chiller units for lazy reheating so had to think about what I could have for lunch. I really enjoyed the Lebanese 7 spice glaze (I might have menti...
by lancashire lass
02 Dec 2022, 09:45
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: 7 Spice Chicken recipe update

)c+ yum yum yum! It was a success & I can highly recommend it (even for those who aren't into spicy foods) Obviously I wasn't going to be feeding the 5000 so I adjusted the recipe accordingly (and if I was honest, I just remembered the ingredients I was going to use to make the marinade up rather th...
by lancashire lass
01 Dec 2022, 09:37
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 276

7 Spice Chicken recipe

I'm liking the sound of this recipe I found online: INGREDIENTS 2 bone-in, skin on chicken breasts, cut in half cross-wise to make 4 pieces 6 chicken legs 4 chicken thighs 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 1 clove garlic, minced or grated 2 tablespoons Lebanese 7 Spice 1 teaspoon koshe...
by lancashire lass
30 Nov 2022, 14:45
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Lebanese 7 Spice

Now I don't recall actually using this spice mix but I must have got it sometime pre-pandemic and then put the jar on a shelf and forgot all about it until I was looking for shelf space for my new spice collection ... and then found it :oops: I dipped my little finger in and it does seem to be okay ...
by lancashire lass
28 Nov 2022, 09:51
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Harissa spice

Last night's spicy meal was based on Harissa spice and chicken with some extra ingredients. If you google search harissa + chicken, you are more likely to come across "marinade" and "tray bake". However, I had bought an aubergine and my searches came up very different. And in the end, I didn't even ...
by lancashire lass
27 Nov 2022, 12:35
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Short supply ...
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Short supply ...

I detoured on the way home from choir to get Tesco cat food. Out of stock so bought small box of dearer brand to tide me over Back in September when I went to get Whiskas cat food, I was shocked by how much more expensive it had got (last year it was about £3.50p for a box of pouches to nearly £5 a...
by lancashire lass
21 Nov 2022, 12:17
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Caribbean jerk

The other week I bought a small bottle (not expensive - hence, happy to try it out) just labelled "Stir fry oil" from the supermarket - the ingredients were sunflower oil, garlic, chilli and ginger (I'll need to double check but I'm sure it didn't mention sesame oil) I decided to use it to fry the o...
by lancashire lass
17 Nov 2022, 12:39
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Stir fry basic recipe

I've never actually successfully done a proper stir fry myself - I do have a wok (a Teflon coated one which replaced a cheaper metal one that went rusty) but I think my problem is that I like my vegetables to be cooked (not warmed up raw) Anyway, after a bit of research, apparently there is a "basic...
by lancashire lass
17 Nov 2022, 12:00
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Spice and Herb combinations

In my search for spicing up meals, I came across this site called Fitness Together with a blog about different spice and herb combinations. CHILI POWDER + COCOA POWDER + CUMIN + CINNAMON If you make chilli, you likely know a little bit of chilli powder and cumin together delivers depth of flavour an...
by lancashire lass
13 Nov 2022, 16:16
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Quail
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Quail

Does anyone keep quail? Alas no, but I seriously looked into it after I had got my first (4) chickens. Within a few short weeks, the girls were laying too many eggs for my own consumption that I offered some to colleagues at work who insisted on buying them and before I knew it, all my eggs were fo...
by lancashire lass
13 Nov 2022, 14:41
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Cheapest Petrol Prices in your Area
Replies: 88
Views: 82331

Re: Cheapest Petrol Prices in your Area

This post is definitely out of date since my last post. With being off work for 8 months and doing very little driving until now, I was fortunate not having to fill up the tank with fuel very often when prices were high. Since starting back to work and the end of my phased return (when I was able to...