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by Stravaig
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you cook?
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: How do you cook?

Lots more great ideas, thanks. I'll reply more fully tomorrow but I'm aiming for an early night for a change. We're two hours ahead of you here.
by Stravaig
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you cook?
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: How do you cook?

Wow! A sale before I've even written the book. Thank you for the encouragement, Diane. :lol: Seriously, when I'm a bit further on with the project I'll be happy to send PDF copies to a few people in exchange for their feedback before publishing the finished book. I'm also happy to tell what it's abo...
by Stravaig
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you cook?
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: How do you cook?

Many thanks to you both for taking the time to reply. It's all very helpful and gives me an idea of what people might want. Diane, I take it that you're not a potential customer, then. :wink: Chantal, your style sounds very much like my own. I also have a lot of cookbooks, probably more than a coupl...
by Stravaig
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you cook?
Replies: 12
Views: 679

How do you cook?

I'm writing a cookbook and would be grateful if any of you have time to answer a few questions. (Sorry, I don't want to give more details away at this early stage.) The toughest thing will be to write recipes with precise measurements, because I don't cook that way. Then I discovered that there are ...
by Stravaig
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA - HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 15
Views: 725

Re: BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA - HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year everyone!

We were invited to a neighbour's flat to celebrate. They were mostly Russians and they celebrated midnight with the Ukrainian national anthem. Then they were all happy to join in to sing Auld Lang Syne with us. A very pleasant evening all in all.
by Stravaig
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hapt Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: Hapt Birthday.

Hope you have a lovely day, and many more to come.
by Stravaig
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas, everyone. Thanks for such a lovely forum with so many friendly people.

Best wishes to all of you.

:D
by Stravaig
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Burns Night coming up...
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Burns Night coming up...

Hi Geoff, When it comes to religious holidays, the Ukrainians follow the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar like we do. Thus our Christmas day is on the 25th of December and theirs is on the 7th of January. That's quite handy for us as their shops are open as normal if we run out of ...
by Stravaig
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Burns Night coming up...
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Burns Night coming up...

Thanks for your kind words and encouragement, OH. Come to think of it, I wouldn't normally serve just curry with rice/bread anyway. There'll be side dishes too so, as Stephen suggested, I'll just add extra (and non-spicy) veggie sides to go with the curry. The curry-haters can have them with the fla...
by Stravaig
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Burns Night coming up...
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Burns Night coming up...

Haggis is banned in the USA because it contains sheeps' lung, one of many meat products they don't allow there. The USA is notoriously difficult for imports of many types, especially meat. Lots of companies who send stuff internationally won't send certain things to the US, or won't do it at all bec...
by Stravaig
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

I agree, Westi. I have Nigel Slater's older books and liked them. But now it's as though he's struggling to think up something new all the time. He's part of the establishment, though, and a "name" so they'll most likely not put him out to grass and he'll just go on forever suggesting ever...
by Stravaig
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Burns Night coming up...
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Burns Night coming up...

Hi Westi, Haggis as a main course is out of the question. It was difficult enough to bring in enough haggis in coolbags with ice in suitcases to do it as a starter. It's not just a case of getting it from a local butcher, online, or Waitrose as you would in the UK. That's probably why it's now the n...
by Stravaig
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Burns Night coming up...
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Burns Night coming up...

Ah, Primrose. Many thanks. That's pretty much what I wanted to hear. "This is the menu. Take it or leave it." And it's not as if I've done nothing to cater for veggies. The planned soup is vegan and there'll be veggie haggis available. And some of the canapes to start will no doubt be vegg...
by Stravaig
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Burns Night coming up...
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Burns Night coming up...

Thanks, Stephen. Veggie cooking isn't a problem for me - I used to be a vegetarian, until I went and lived in a country where it was very, very difficult. (That was 30 years ago and things have changed a lot everywhere now.) The problem is likely to be with the few people who don't like curry. Obvio...
by Stravaig
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

I can't stand watching the Hairy Bikers on the telly. They are so false and scripted - very rarely natural. That said, I love their cookbooks. The recipes are tasty, easy enough to follow, and they always work - well, they work for me anyway. Paul Hollywood's books are also useful, even though I'm n...

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