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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby karadekoolaid » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:18 am

Eggszactly what I thought, Sue. :gonzo

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Earthmaiden » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:14 am

Never heard of it before.

Didn't do well in the chocolate quiz either :oops:.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:20 am

I got 6/10 on the chocolate quiz but to be fair to us all I thought it was phrased to be tricky, for example is white chocolate actually chocolate? The everyday answer is yes because the main flavour comes from the cocoa butter which is obtained from cocoa beans but the quiz answer was No because the legal definition of chocolate requires it to contain cocoa solids

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby scullion » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:55 pm

i got 7/10 - i knew that white chocolate isn't chocolate.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby karadekoolaid » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:51 pm

I got 7/10 as well - but who on earth would be expected to know about an attempt on a PM with chocolate?
I thought they might have had a couple of more choco-specific questions, like:
How much real chocolate does a Hershey´s Bar contain?
a) 10%
b) 5%
3)3%
4)1%

:gonzo :gonzo

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby PatsyMFagan » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:30 pm

Stokey Sue wrote:I got 6/10 on the chocolate quiz but to be fair to us all I thought it was phrased to be tricky, for example is white chocolate actually chocolate? The everyday answer is yes because the main flavour comes from the cocoa butter which is obtained from cocoa beans but the quiz answer was No because the legal definition of chocolate requires it to contain cocoa solids


I got the same score and also thought the same Sue :roll:

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:29 pm

Rachel Roddy’s Spring vegetable and cheese tart.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/a ... and-cheese

Olive oil and wine pastry! Who knew?

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby karadekoolaid » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:57 am

Well Rachel surprised me with her apple, ricotta and olive oil cake last month. I´ve made it 4 times since then.

So this one could well be another success. I´m going to give it a go, although I don´t think there will be any borage in it...not tropical!

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:42 am

Good for you KK. I once made the mistake of growing borage. It went berserk.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby miss mouse » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:33 am

Pepper Pig wrote:I once made the mistake of growing borage. It went berserk.


It, a single plant, moved into the garden years ago and has been a menace ever since.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Badger's Mate » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:42 am

I once sowed borage on the plot. I'll never need to sow it again! :D

It is good for bees and makes reasonable liquid feed alone or in conjunction with comfrey.

There's a similar recipe using filo and no wine, google 'Ottolenghi herb pie'. I use borage in that. It's also traditionally used in stuffing for a Ligurian pasta dish. There have been potential health issues flagged up about both borage and comfrey, so it's not something that is always recommended without caveat. I would imagine that consuming the odd pie in the Spring is not going cause anything to drop off.

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby PatsyMFagan » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:00 am

Badger's Mate wrote:I once sowed borage on the plot. I'll never need to sow it again! :D

It is good for bees and makes reasonable liquid feed alone or in conjunction with comfrey.



I've always wanted to grow borage and/or comfrey, but don't think I will bother now :shock: :roll: :twisted:

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Badger's Mate » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:14 am

Russian Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum) doesn't seed all over the place, is just as attractive to bees and being perennial, is up and flowering before borage seedlings emerge. In fact I've probably got enough to cut for fertiliser already. It will spread vegetatively, but is perfectly controllable by digging up the relatively few new recruits.

I'd certainly recommend that. Borage is fun, the bees love it, the flowers are nice in salads or drinks, but it will give you a new hobby... :D

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby PatsyMFagan » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:43 am

Ooh, thanks BM .... I'll try to source some :thumbsup

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby scullion » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:50 pm

karadekoolaid wrote:but who on earth would be expected to know about an attempt on a PM with chocolate?

oh dear - i knew that one, too - along with the exploding cigar.

i thought everyone would grow borage to have the flowers in their pimm's!
(they are so pretty, taste like cucumber and yes, bees love them - always a good reason to have it in your garden).

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:13 pm

I haven't had Pimms (except for an evening at Windsor racecourse when it didn't contain vegetation) since a hot date when I was 15!

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Re: Foodies In The News

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby PatsyMFagan » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:09 am

Yum :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup

Monday night's 'Food Unwrapped Does Britain' featured the making of Pimms.... and ircc, it is made in the very north of the Scottish Isles . :o

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Wic » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:42 pm

Years ago, when I was green of judgement, so to speak, some friends and I lost a whole afternoon trying to replicate the taste of Pimms with a variety of liqueurs etc. I'm not sure we ever managed it, but none of us could actually remember ...

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Stokey Sue » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:51 pm

I love Pimm’s, and you don’t have to add a whole greengrocer’s stall to it, if you have a slice of citrus, a sprig of mint and possibly cucumber or borage that’s great, but ice is more important IMO

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