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Tesco have half-price free range chickens and lovely cauliflowers for 42p each this week. So it's roast chicken and veg on Sunday, then I'll make stock from the chicken which will go with the...
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Does anyone know when they devalued them? You used to get fifteen points per litre, just noticed you now only get ten. That's a heck of a cut - and no publicity!
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At Tesco's Fresh Meat Counter today. I see 2 trays of sirloin steak, one bright scarlet, not a speck of fat to be seen except a soggy strip that looks like plastic round the edge, the other obviously...
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Planning a slow-cooked coq au vin (well chicken thighs actually) for the weekend. I have chicken, stock, shallots, button mushrooms. What have I forgotten?
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Does anyone know if I can prove bread dough in my slow cooker on the warm setting or will it be too hot?
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so Farmers' Market today. Got a lovely wild rabbit, smoked dry-cured streaky bacon and some baby turnips. I think Sunday dinner is going to be rabbit slow-cooked in chicken stock and red wine with...
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. . . should I order for 13 people? I know it's early but: "Fail to plan, plan to fail"...
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Just made a big pan of soup using my own home-made chicken stock and frozen it in portions. If the weather gets warm again I'll serve it chilled with sour cream and chives and call it vichysoisse. If...
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Having reached the great age of 66, I have been offered a free seasonal flu vaccination. Should I accept?
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My 2 hazel trees have been working overtime this year. Does anyone have any idea how to use the nuts - obviously I eat them raw but can't help thinking there must be other things to do with them?
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Anyone else suffering from lack of Times Crossword Club today?
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. . . to my century. It's my 66th birthday today. I have a slow-roast joint of pork shoulder in the oven, picked up a massive bag of plums in Morrison's for 25p, which will become a plum clafoutis for...
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Anyone else having problems today?
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Right then - it's going to be be roast beef, yorkshires, savoy cabbage, potatoes and gravy - for one. And I will enjoy a bottle of red wine. What are other singletons eating? BTW Morrison's thick rib...
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Have recently learnt that I will become one in the next 6 months. Should I practise being dignified and intimidating or just stick to what I know?
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I'm a single pensioner, I have an occupational pension, state and SERPS so not on the poverty line but have to be a bit careful so I can afford my favourite red wine. I cook everything from scratch -...
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I have just taken a loaf of my home-made sourdough bread out of the oven. I will have some with home-cooked cold ham and pease pudding with a little salad on the side. The ham is from a gammon shank,...
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I don't go to the cinema very often and have to take my 12-year-old nephew this weekend. Thinking of Captain America as he's already seen the latest Harry Potter. Does 3D work and would you recommend...
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Does anyone else bake their own sourdough bread? My starter has now been on the go for 3 years and just seems to get better. My latest batch is proving at the moment.
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My 15-year old cat Tiki has recently become very talkative and attention seeking. She yowls at me all the time, although she doesn't seem to need anything - it's not for food, or to go out, it just...

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