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by fabindia
08 Sep 2022, 18:18
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Air Fryers - anyone use one?
Replies: 15
Views: 3119

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: 1089

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: 1554

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: 1937

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: 727

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...
by fabindia
25 Feb 2022, 04:11
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Kombucha

kitla wrote: 24 Feb 2022, 08:44 I've not heard of that, would it be the same as eating kefir?
I think kefir is a fermented milk similar to yoghurt. Kombucha is fermented tea.
by fabindia
24 Feb 2022, 05:14
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Kombucha

Wendy's had a really bad health scare out here in Thailand with acute gastroenteritis. They prescribed antibiotics, which as we know is bad for our gut Microbiome. So she's been recommended that she drink kombucha, a fermented tea.

Any one had any experiences with this - good or bad?
by fabindia
20 Feb 2022, 10:15
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Eating plants - a balanced & varied diet.
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Eating plants - a balanced & varied diet.

Hi Mo, Yes this is a tricky one. I'm sure going back many millennia our hunter-gathering ancestors ate a far more varied diet than we do. Indeed on of the concerns concerning food security is just how dependent the world is on a relatively few varieties of food - rice, wheat. If these fail or are de...
by fabindia
25 Jan 2022, 14:20
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Guess who just walked down my drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Guess who just walked down my drive

Though they can be menaces, you still got to admire foxes. They've become the apex predator in urban areas. They are intelligent and playful, except when they get in your chick coop and cause carnage.
by fabindia
22 Jan 2022, 02:41
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: Yet another amazing siting .....
Replies: 0
Views: 2091

Yet another amazing siting .....

I was chatting with a young couple from Denmark the other morning before setting of for diving. They in fact weren't going diving but were going snorkelling and asked if they were likely to see any turtles. I told them that I hadn't myself seen any turtles at this particular spot this year but I had...
by fabindia
20 Jan 2022, 15:02
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: The Great Pottery Throw Down
Replies: 0
Views: 1246

The Great Pottery Throw Down

I love this show if only for Keith Brymer Jones. He is so emotional - just moved to tears every week - bless him.
by fabindia
12 Jan 2022, 09:50
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: Saw one of these amazing creatures today ....
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Saw one of these amazing creatures today ....

.... an eagle ray! https://dive-urge.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Blog-eagleray.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoQ2LD9Dews&ab_channel=cameldiveclub Beautiful creatures that seem to fly effortlessly through the water. (Picture and video not mine by the way) Makes me appreciate just how vast an...
by fabindia
10 Jan 2022, 02:04
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Green Planet - Attenborough is a legend
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Green Planet - Attenborough is a legend

Can't wait for to see BBC's Green Planet. In this series David Attenborough decided to a lot of the filming himself, rather than just the commentaries he has done lately. At 95 he is still an amazing guy.
by fabindia
31 Dec 2021, 03:56
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homemade soup
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: Homemade soup

We made 'leftovers' soup yesterday, basically all the vegetables still in the fridge from Christmas. We had onion, garlic, carrot, mooli ( a type of radish that looks like a big white raddish), a bit of cabbage, and a bit of broccoli. I also added a cup of red lentils for a bit of body and more prot...
by fabindia
25 Dec 2021, 02:49
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homemade soup
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: Homemade soup

We make carrot, lentil - finely chop an onion and fry, add red lentils, carrots and stock plus a tiny touch of turmeric, salt, pepper and cumin. We then blend it to a thick soup.