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by lancashire lass
Yesterday, 09:45
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 8
Views: 190

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: 8
Views: 190

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: 8
Views: 190

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: 8
Views: 190

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: 113

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: 8
Views: 190

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: 8
Views: 190

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: 8
Views: 190

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: 266

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: 82093

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...
by lancashire lass
13 Nov 2022, 14:26
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Spicing up the cooking

Further to the Chilli and Ginger spiced squash post (and the Short Supply post on buying herbs and spices), I thought it best to open a new thread. My latest version of adding a chilli and fresh ginger concoction wasn't based using pumpkin / squash (hence new thread) but does go well in other recipe...
by lancashire lass
07 Nov 2022, 12:12
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Short supply ...
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Short supply ...

I have been replenishing my spice rack recently (and trying out new spices) Since getting back on my feet (literally LOL), I started shopping at the Aldi's again but I can't guarantee I'll always find what I want so it was no surprise to find no allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg or sage. Yesterday I popped...
by lancashire lass
04 Nov 2022, 07:30
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cooking Squash
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Cooking Squash

Blame Masterchef for the idea which set me off wanting to try adding some fresh grated ginger and chopped chilli to a savoury dish. After googling recipes, I came across a few pumpkin / winter squash with the added ingredients. Last night I decided to give it a go (and tweaked the recipe to what I a...
by lancashire lass
26 Oct 2022, 13:15
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Avian flu 2022-23
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Avian flu 2022-23

I dont really understand how 2 chickens in a garden pose more of a risk of spreading avian flu than a few pigeons that regularly wander the same garden. Unless the owner works in a poultry farm. I understand if the concern is that avian flu could pass to humans, but if that was the case there would...
by lancashire lass
22 Oct 2022, 10:48
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Air Fryers - anyone use one?
Replies: 15
Views: 3119

Re: Air Fryers - anyone use one?

I'm still learning how to use the air fryer and deciding on the economics and ease of cooking for different foods. I tried the oil spray which was much easier to use than a brush (though filling the bottle with oil is something else as the screw fitting of the bottle is quite narrow), and the tongs ...