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Franalamadingdong wrote: »
Going to mum and dad's for dinner today, it means nothing much has been used up this weekend, but..... Mum's giving me a never used food vacuum packer with the bags. She said she thought it might be helpful for my freezing stuff (now I have a hang on rotation and things don't just go there to die) as they got it for when they ran the b&b, but they never used it. I'm a little excited!
JensFeet wrote: »
Ooooh K9s - oreo thins - not tried them but I'm sure they helped to keep good old Aunt Flo 'happy'.
Both my kids make those drink concoctions too! They make all sorts of (disgusting) blends which turn out all different muddy colours and look dreadful. When they discover their perfect mix they stick to it until one or all of the ingredients is no longer available and then begin all over again. Yuck. (Although - lol - when I was a kid I used to pour sugar into my glass of 'sugar free' cordial until it was about 2 inches deep in the glass!! Only when my mum and dad weren't watching obviously!) Oooooh when I was little I also used to have sugar about 1/2 inch thick on top of my breakfast cereal too. Gross when I look back (and no wonder I was so fat!)
The weather has been horrid! The wind and rain last night was so loud I was worried that the roof was struggling but all looks okay this morning. Have you read about Storm Doris which is meant to arrive here tomorrow? 80mph winds apparently. Roll on sunny Cyprus for me Friday!!
As for where we are in our town - according to google maps it's 1 mile from my house to the funny roundabout thingymejig - but I measured it today and it's 0.6 miles. I'm a slow walker lol. We are just near the well known shoe shop with an almost rural feel with fields around us yet really just set back from the main road. Our lovely deer was strolling around the garden this morning and let me get within 20 feet from him / her and posed for photos for me too. I was grinning ear to ear.
As for a recipe for my chilli jam - I made Nigella's chilli jam at Christmas and it was devine but there wasn't very much of it. So I sort of just added things to bulk it out and threw the bits in the pan and let it cook until the mix was almost set on a plate out of the freezer. I didn't measure anything but I used:
3 red onions
16 red chillis
10 peeled tomatoes
4 red peppers
about 2 inches of tabasco sauce from the bottle
about 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon of salt
a good amount of dried chilli flakes
1 bulb garlic
1 inch of fresh peeled ginger
1kg sugar (normal type)
some balsamic vinegar
some malt vinegar
some lemon juice
I blitzed all of the veg, garlic and ginger in the food processor. Put it all in a heavy pan with the sugar, vinegars and other spices etc and just simmered it until I was happy with the consistency. It isn't a set jam (Nigella recipe uses pectin sugar but it's like 4 times the price!) but it's not runny either. It will spread well without falling off the item it's put onto. I haven't actually tried it yet but I did finger swipe the cooled spoon and it was lovely and spicy hot but sweet and tasty. There are 3 extremely full kilner jars sitting in the cupboard awaiting the return of my appetite... I do hope you're okay with 'recipe' and give it a shot or something similar!!
Off to google 'Instant Pot' as I've never heard of this x
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