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by Stravaig
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:42 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Products I've liked
Replies: 23
Views: 23522

Re: Products I've liked

I asked our fishmonger in Kent to get me a flat fish. Whatever he thought was good. He gave us a filleted lemon sole. (I didn't know until very recently that the lemon sole is one of the plaice family.) Anyway, the lemon sole was super delicious! Remarkable, memorable. So, when I saw that Waitrose w...
by Stravaig
Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cat food packaging
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Cat food packaging

I often like to browse online supermarket products. I like eating fish and so often recently I've been "Ooh, I fancy that!" Only to discover it's cat food. :evil: Why? Are cats very clever at responding to adverts? Are cats even discerning diners? Why make a product more appealing to a cat...
by Stravaig
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Breast cancer charity collection.
Replies: 22
Views: 2865

Re: Breast cancer charity collection.

Westi, what is "decent clothing"? Jumpers that don't swear, pants that don't smell? Crotchless knickers? I'm not sure if I have any decent clothing. :twisted:
by Stravaig
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:26 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Gnocchi with smoked haddock
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: Gnocchi with smoked haddock

Westi, it's not weird. That's the LAW! It doesn't make any sense to any sane person, such as you or me, but it's the law. In Scotland I think it's Peterhead (even bigger than Billingsgate) where everything get sold. Madness. In ye olden days you could just buy fresh landed locally. Now it's all cent...
by Stravaig
Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Breast cancer charity collection.
Replies: 22
Views: 2865

Re: Breast cancer charity collection.

Most of the charity shop 'staff' have some particular affinity with the charity's cause. Yes, they're volunteers but they could still benefit from some training rather than alientating people. We mostly have a very good experience and go back time and time again. You only have to P me off once and t...
by Stravaig
Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Gnocchi with smoked haddock
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: Gnocchi with smoked haddock

Hi Colin, I agree - a good fishmonger beats a supermarket every time. We were, still are if we're in the area, loyal customers of our fishmonger in Kent but thanks to govt policy and how badly we were treated we had about a dozen different 'homes' all over the place (including three in Warsaw) in th...
by Stravaig
Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 76
Views: 2134

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

Lonely. Thanks for your company. Husband went back to Kent this weekend (Friday) and I got left alone up here. He'll probably be back in an hour or so but I get lonely being pretty much house-bound and isolated so I was very glad of you guys. :D You are da best! *** I think we're finished with the h...
by Stravaig
Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Happy Birthday.

I kinda resent when someone several years younger than me calls themself "Old" Anything. There should be a law against it.
by Stravaig
Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Happy Birthday.

We'd not be reminded that we're a year older. :twisted:
by Stravaig
Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Breast cancer charity collection.
Replies: 22
Views: 2865

Re: Breast cancer charity collection.

I just use the bags when they come through the letter box & blatantly see them picking up the lot whether for their charity or not, but my bits are gone. I don't sort or fold anything now just shove it in. My friend says these never make any charity shops & advised me to look at the charity...
by Stravaig
Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 76
Views: 2134

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

I've seen magazine adverts for buying tatties in a tub. Is that a good idea or do you think it's daft? I got the impression that you just sent off for them, they arrived in their tub and you harvested them a few weeks later. Would you need to spray and do all kinds of things to protect your tattie t...
by Stravaig
Sun Jul 07, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Breast cancer charity collection.
Replies: 22
Views: 2865

Re: Breast cancer charity collection.

We're in a relatively 'nice' area here. Mostly 5 bedroom detatched houses and are absolutely plagued with these charity 'please donate' bags through the letterbox. Of course I'll donate if I want to and very often do but I don't want all this begging stuff. I doubt if there are any neighbours here w...
by Stravaig
Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:35 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Gnocchi with smoked haddock
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: Gnocchi with smoked haddock

Hi Westi. Had to laugh at your description of over60s and their caviar etc. I'm over 60 and in my younger days it was rice and red stuff or red and wet (living/working in countries such as Iraq). So now I am happy to have the Full Monty of any luxury going. :D Simply Food by M&S is fine if you'r...
by Stravaig
Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Broadbeans cooking
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Broadbeans cooking

There's a fashion these days for Chefs At Home books. Restaurant food can be delicious but should generally only be for a treat. 'At Home' food is a bit different. Restaurants add plenty of butter, cream, salt, sugar. They remove fibre. The food is intended to delight, and it often does. But is that...
by Stravaig
Sun Jul 07, 2024 6:29 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Jersey Royals
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Jersey Royals

As I'm sure you gardeners know - I'm just a cook - JRs are currently in season. We got a lovely filleted turbot from our fishmonger - we've been up and down like a tart's knickers (Scotland to Kent and back) - and I wondered about making posh fish and chips. But one wouldn't usually make chips with ...