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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:59 pm

Has anyone tried the Lidl copy? is it any good? (Can't remember its name).

I associate Pimms with major sporting events. Go to Lords for any big cricket match and there will be a Pimms tent and Pimms on tap in the various bar areas. Is a bit sweet for my taste.

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Postby Stokey Sue » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:32 pm

Yes, I can’t remember what Lidl call it either, it’s ok as are most of the copies, none quite as nice as Pimm’s but cheap & cheerful

Especially if spiked with a little extra gin :oops:

I do find it worth using 7 Up or Sprite (or generic copy) rather than plain lemonade, it has a stronger, sharper, flavour which works

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Postby Busybee » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:38 pm

Pimms has a lot to answer for.............I met my OH whilst happily sozzled on Pimms at a wedding. If I had been sober I doubt I would have been half as witty...........three weeks later we decided to get married..........23 years later we still happily rub along.

It’s often our summer drink of choice. I once ordered a jug at the bar, barman asked how many glasses, just the one said I, unless you have a straw.

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Postby Badger's Mate » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:40 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 ...


Seven or eight years ago, when I was old enough to know better, I did a similar thing with members of the Hingham wine circle. I think we decided that 2 parts gin, 2 parts red vermouth and 1 part orange liqueur was pretty close. :wino

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Postby Earthmaiden » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:32 pm

I'd never heard of Pimms as a child until the new owners of the pub up the road made friends with my parents. Once in a blue moon holidaymakers would ask for Pimms and Mrs P would dash out of the back door and down the road to our garden to pick mint. Customers must have wondered what took so long!

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby karadekoolaid » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:41 pm

This one´s for Pepper.
Rachel Roddy´s Spring Vegetable Tart caught my attention, mostly because it had an unusual pastry, made with olive oil and white wine. Here´s the pic:
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Would I make it again? No, although I like the idea of the tart in general. The pastry was disappointing, in that I was hoping for the flavours of the wine /olive oil to shine through, but they didn´t. Next time I think I´ll just use shortcrust. The filling ( I used potatoes, fresh chard, fresh green peas and ricotta) was a bit underwhelming. It needed something to spark up the flavours; perhaps a bunch of mixed herbs, some garlic, maybe an onion or some leeks. The ricotta, however, provided good texture.
Still, a fun experiment.

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Postby Pepper Pig » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:47 pm

Not as good as her previous offering then KK? That’s a shame. It does look good though. I’d eat it!

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Postby karadekoolaid » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:49 pm

No, not as good as the apple & olive oil cake. Still - it wasn´t bad at all - lunch for today with a bit left over for tomorrow!

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Postby WWordsworth » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:07 pm

I often make a spring veg pithivier.

All veg cooked, some of it lightly, and then layered.
Potato, leeks, broccoli, asparagus or whatever you fancy.
Then beat some chopped tarragon into mascapone and put a big blob on the top of the veg before you put the lid on.

Usually hits the spot.

Just remembered, I made one with leeks and smoked cheese a few weeks ago.
It was a Guardian recipe and was really nice.

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Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:07 pm

Rachel Roddy’s white bean and chard soup.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/a ... chel-roddy

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:47 pm

This is very long! Family recipes which have been handed down and then quite often disappeared. For a reason.

https://vittles.substack.com/p/culinary-dead-ends

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:46 pm

Chefs and their hangover cures.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... n-by-chefs

And Felicity has a go at Pineapple Upside-Down cake.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/a ... ity-cloake

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:02 pm

I wonder why when Felicity says to use half moon slices, the stylist used complete rings for the photo? I saw a picture of the half moon version on her Instagram, looked really nice and you can pack a lot more fruit into a single layer?

I used to make pineapple upside down cake using a recipe from a carton of buttermilk, the cake used quite a lot of it, I think Emeril Lagasse has a similar recipe

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Yup https://www.crecipe.com/recipe/5978

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Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:08 pm

I've only cooked and eaten it once and that was in a school cookery class. We used the method of melting the butter and sugar to place the pineapple in. Certainly never had it for school dinner. Far too exotic!

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:29 pm

I love this. I wanna live next door to Jay!

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/a ... neighbours

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pampy » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:45 pm

That's lovely, PP. I love the idea that something that's intended to divide us can bring us even closer. There's got to be a moral in that!

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:27 pm

Absolutely Pampy!

I can actually claim that Jay has been next door! :o One of our previous neighbours used to do 11+ crammer teaching. Her dad knew Claire and Des through the local Jewish network and my friend Sharon used to give him extra maths, or possibly English. This was a long time ago!! :o :o

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Postby KeenCook2 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:02 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Absolutely Pampy!

I can actually claim that Jay has been next door! :o One of our previous neighbours used to do 11+ crammer teaching. Her dad knew Claire and Des through the local Jewish network and my friend Sharon used to give him extra maths, or possibly English. This was a long time ago!! :o :o


:oops: I've only just put two and two together - Claire RAYNER :oops: :lol:

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Re: Foodies In The News

Postby Pepper Pig » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:13 pm

That took some time KC2! :lol: :lol: :lol:

They lived for years at the base of the Hill. Used to see them in Waitrose on Saturday mornings, and they did a lot of local charity stuff. Des was lovely. Did a few concerts with them doing narration stuff.

I’ll be telling you soon about Dame Janet Baker, another Hill resident and champion fundraiser! :D

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