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  • Cat501
    Brilliant thanks suzy, no monetary value on them so looks like they're good to go, just found this:

    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-1721593/Can-I-still-use-old-value-postage-stamps.html
    • rosie383
    • By rosie383 25th Nov 11, 10:07 AM
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    Straight from the horse's mouth! I was told the same in the PO, and I think I remember Martin saying, before there was a planned price increase, to buy 1st and 2nd class stamps without the numerical value on them.
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    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 25th Nov 11, 10:23 AM
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    Hello,

    Can I substitute Red Wine Vinegar for Red Wine?

    Recipe is for Pumpkin Stew and it calls for 2 tbsp. I have Red Wine but not Red Wine Vinegar.
  • Diflower
    Do you have any kind of vinegar? I assume it needs the tartness; if you only have ordinary brown vinegar maybe use just one tablespoon plus a splash of wine.
    If no vinegar at all have a taste, perhaps a squeeze of lemon.

  • Giffas
    Stock Cubes
    Hi guys

    just a quicky ..

    The Boss lady has went out for a girly night out and I in all my wisdom decided to make home made soup

    My dilema is that i don;t kow how much water to use per stock cube

    Please don't laugh but any help i greatly appreciated
  • skintbint
    if its veggie soup throw two in and it'll be fine just remember to taste it and see if it needs a bit of salt and pepper!
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    • morwenna
    • By morwenna 26th Nov 11, 11:07 PM
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    morwenna
    For Knorr stock cubes it recommends 3/4 pint of water
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 26th Nov 11, 11:10 PM
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    It's usually one per 500ml but it's always best to refer to the instructions. I like the Knorr stockpots best.
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  • Giffas
    Thanx guys
    • macma
    • By macma 26th Nov 11, 11:37 PM
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    Aldis stock cubes are fab,give 'em a try
    all varieties
    • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver
    • By wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver 26th Nov 11, 11:48 PM
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    I use 2 Kallo Organic Stock cubes to 500ml of boiling water. I also use Heinz Baby Vegetable cubes to the same proportions. Hope you have a good time in the Kitchen.
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    • meritaten
    • By meritaten 27th Nov 11, 12:02 AM
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    meritaten
    if you are using chicken OxO cubes - they say dissolve one cube in 190ml of water. I dont think I want to comment on that - apart from saying that when I was little (40 odd years ago) my mum used ONE cube to about a half pint of water!
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 27th Nov 11, 7:27 PM
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    zippychick
    ive merged this with our quick questions thread as you have your answer. I cut out the little instruction from the pack and pop it in the box i keep them in., if i forget I can always reference back to it

    Hope it went well

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    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 29th Nov 11, 9:31 AM
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    diet!
    I know this a wee bit OT but is there not an OS diet-type thread somewhere or am I imagining it? Or a diet thread anywhere on the forum? I cant find it
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 29th Nov 11, 9:53 AM
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    I know this a wee bit OT but is there not an OS diet-type thread somewhere or am I imagining it? Or a diet thread anywhere on the forum? I cant find it
    Originally posted by mardatha
    You mean this? ...

    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 7. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting.
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    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 29th Nov 11, 10:39 AM
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    Thanku squeaks!
    • Vicky496
    • By Vicky496 29th Nov 11, 9:01 PM
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    Just a quick Q, it might be on here already, but I couldn't find it...

    I have a lot of left over chicken after doing a roast on Sunday... I have used a lot of it on dinner yesterday (soup), today (risotto), and will tomorrow (pasta bake), but with the extra what can I make with it that I can freeze? I don't really want to do Thursday with it as well as I don't like to keep cold meat in the fridge more than 3 days (or do you think it would be ok?).

    Is it too late to freeze it to re-heat later? I'd rather not bin it, but if I've left it too long I might have to.
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 30th Nov 11, 7:40 AM
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    Just a quick Q, it might be on here already, but I couldn't find it...

    I have a lot of left over chicken after doing a roast on Sunday... I have used a lot of it on dinner yesterday (soup), today (risotto), and will tomorrow (pasta bake), but with the extra what can I make with it that I can freeze? I don't really want to do Thursday with it as well as I don't like to keep cold meat in the fridge more than 3 days (or do you think it would be ok?).

    Is it too late to freeze it to re-heat later? I'd rather not bin it, but if I've left it too long I might have to.
    Originally posted by Vicky496
    Hiya

    Personally I limit chicken to three days in the fridge and after that I either freeze it in portions, or make something with remains and then freeze that something.

    You'll find plenty of suggestions in this thread: How long does cooked chicken keep for?

    And a whole bunch more ideas here: Rubber Chicken

    There are a fair number of chicken ideas that can used from browsing: Cooking for the Freezer.. and Meal building blocks for the freezer

    There's no real need to make "things" straight away - you can pick the carcass and freeze your pickings in suitable portions and make up any meals you fancy at the time you decide that you want a "chicken something". That gives you more flexibility in the future.

    Again with the carcass - make chicken stock, rather than soup, and freeze it. That way you have stock available for anything you might like to make which, by definition, includes soup

    HTH
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    • Ess-six
    • By Ess-six 30th Nov 11, 12:54 PM
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    Ess-six
    Is there a list anywhere of all the different challenges? - I keep seeing them in people's signatures and think 'that looks interesting, I'll find out a bit more about that' and then can't actually find the thread?

    Thanks
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 30th Nov 11, 3:35 PM
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    mardatha
    Quick soup Q before teatime please!
    Made soup, with cabbage onion lentils barley chicken stock. Its bland and too cabbagey. What can I chuck in to make it tastier? before teatime tonigh!t
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