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by fabindia
28 Mar 2023, 04:01
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Dirty veg
Replies: 7
Views: 3450

Re: Dirty veg

How we ended up to the current situation is down to several factors Hi Lancashire Lass - you make some excellent points. Compared with many other countries, in the UK our food chain is totally controlled by the big supermarkets not from the top, i.e. the producers. They are the ones that do the dic...
by fabindia
26 Mar 2023, 09:08
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Dirty veg
Replies: 7
Views: 3450

Dirty veg

Out here in Thailand, there are just a two or three supermarkets where you can buy the sort of produce we are used to in the west. However, if we do ever shop at one of these, Makro for example, the veg comes pre-washed and wrapped in plastic. As a result, we mainly shop at our local market and if w...
by fabindia
09 Mar 2023, 01:10
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Have you stopped using your oven?
Replies: 24
Views: 8074

Re: Have you stopped using your oven?

I'll see if I actually wrote down the recipe for Christmas bread down when I get back to UK and post it here if I do find it.
by fabindia
07 Mar 2023, 08:13
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Have you stopped using your oven?
Replies: 24
Views: 8074

Re: Have you stopped using your oven?

Kozunak bread I had never heard of Kozunak bread before and had to Google it. I can see it a very enriched dough bread that sounds amazing and I will certainly have a go at making it when we get back to UK. It reminds me of 'Christmas Bread' I make from time to time. Here's a link to a post and a p...
by fabindia
03 Mar 2023, 07:26
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Have you stopped using your oven?
Replies: 24
Views: 8074

Re: Have you stopped using your oven?

Here's a loaf I Knocked up this morning and baked in our halogen oven.

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by fabindia
03 Mar 2023, 05:17
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Have you stopped using your oven?
Replies: 24
Views: 8074

Re: Have you stopped using your oven?

Lancashire Lass, Speckly, You both seem to back up my point that these appliances are good - if you use them on a regular basis. I guess many who are struggling with sky high food prices either can't afford the upfront cost of these things or even if they get them don't know/don't use them. Speckly,...
by fabindia
02 Mar 2023, 04:48
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Have you stopped using your oven?
Replies: 24
Views: 8074

Have you stopped using your oven?

Back in our UK home, we have the typical family style kitchen oven. It is large, takes a while to heat up and therefore in this day and age is expensive to run. Here in Thailand, like most homes, we don't have an oven in our kitchen. Like Indian food, most Thai food is cooked on the stove top or gri...
by fabindia
02 Mar 2023, 02:17
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Good Old TV Comedy
Replies: 7
Views: 2762

Re: Good Old TV Comedy

Yes indeed.

There are some that don't age. Dad's Army, Only Fools and Horses and Black Adder are other timeless series.

Not sure how I feel about the proposed new Faulty Towers series.
by fabindia
02 Mar 2023, 02:14
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: The Bumbling Keeper of Bees
Replies: 29
Views: 38117

Re: The Bumbling Keeper of Bees

Trev62 wrote: 01 Mar 2023, 18:47 If you do build one let me know as I would be interested in your thoughts on it and the results you have.
Hi Trev,

We are in Thailand until end of April, as we spend the winter here. Won't be Spring until I get back to beekeeping but will let you know.

Michael
by fabindia
01 Mar 2023, 06:19
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: The Bumbling Keeper of Bees
Replies: 29
Views: 38117

Re: The Bumbling Keeper of Bees

I would really like to make a top-bar hive this summer and see if this would work for my bees.

They look easy enough to make .There are lots of Youtube videos and information on the internet about top-bar hives.
by fabindia
08 Sep 2022, 18:18
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Air Fryers - anyone use one?
Replies: 15
Views: 8967

Re: Air Fryers - anyone use one?

I recently listened to a BBC pod cast about air fryers. The series is called 'Sliced Bread' where they look at claims that are either the best thing since sliced bread, SB or the proverbial BS. Anyway the up shot was they thought that cooking things like crispy chicken in an air fryer was better tha...
by fabindia
15 Jun 2022, 17:47
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homeade Bread
Replies: 12
Views: 6283

Re: Homeade Bread

I'm going to have a go. I have a breadmaker somewhere in a dusty corner but its a pain to clean so I'd rather do it without. I was hoping if its fairly easy I could make some every week. Any recommendations or tips for making it easy or more tasty? I make bread every few days but not in a breadmake...
by fabindia
13 May 2022, 15:52
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Unbelievable
Replies: 3
Views: 11481

Re: Unbelievable

I think our health care system has become increasingly frustrating, especially under Covid. That said, we certainly don't want a health care system like in the USA.

I hope you get it sorted soon.
by fabindia
05 May 2022, 22:10
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Compostable Food Bags
Replies: 8
Views: 5258

Re: Compostable Food Bags

I am puzzled by 'waste food collection'. What exactly can you put in this?

We have a garden waste collection. I put potato peelings and uncooked veg scraps in this - in other words anything I would personally compost.
by fabindia
31 Mar 2022, 14:22
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Have we lost our connection with food?
Replies: 1
Views: 2854

Have we lost our connection with food?

It strikes me that we live in an age where many if most have lost their connection with food. I know expats here in Thailand who practically never cook, they either dine out or order in take a ways. As a result my guess would be they really have no idea what's in the food they eat. In developed coun...