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by lancashire lass
Yesterday, 09:51
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spicing up the cooking
Replies: 5
Views: 142

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: 103

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: 5
Views: 142

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: 5
Views: 142

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: 5
Views: 142

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: 247

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: 81981

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: 5
Views: 142

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: 103

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: 222

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: 3110

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 ...
by lancashire lass
08 Oct 2022, 11:07
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Piano / keyboard thread
Replies: 6
Views: 1686

Re: Piano / keyboard thread

wow - almost a year since I last posted about my progress. Sadly, it really has been almost a year since I last played on the keyboard when I started to get ill. Even with being off work all this time, I was unable to sit at the keyboard for any length of time nor had any enthusiasm. As it happened,...
by lancashire lass
17 Sep 2022, 17:08
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 137
Views: 82156

Re: Lucas

I hope your return to work goes well, LL. A big change for you. Lucas appears to be a most intelligent cat. )t' On the one hand, I am looking forward to going back to work but on the other hand, my line manager might expect me to do more than I can manage which worries me. For months, he has sugges...
by lancashire lass
17 Sep 2022, 16:44
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Concern for the summer plants, colder weather.
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: Concern for the summer plants, colder weather.

The baskets on the side of the workshop have borage, poppies and nasturtiums still in them,and I have a beautiful dark red flower on one nasturtium plant. I shall be moving these baskets into the greenhouse shortly, in the hopes that they will survive the winter. ... these have grown like weeds in ...