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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 5th Apr 14, 6:17 AM
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    The Good Morning Thread
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    • 5th Apr 14, 6:17 AM
    The Good Morning Thread 5th Apr 14 at 6:17 AM
    Well, we've got a goodnight thread so let's have a good morning one as well.

    Good morning everybody
    Me and the dog have had our morning constitutional and shortly I shall be venturing forth to the big Tesco to do my fortnightly shop. When I get home I've got 3 hours work related admin and paperwork to do

    The weather here is a bit nippy but at least there's no fog.
    Last edited by joansgirl; 08-09-2015 at 9:31 PM.
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    • Guido Fawkes
    • By Guido Fawkes 9th Nov 18, 6:06 PM
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    The goodest thing about this morning is that it's over!
    I'm not going to even think about morning again until Monday ....

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Nov 18, 7:35 AM
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    Good Morning!

    Blimey what a night!
    Hoolie-wise, I mean.


    Calm as anything now, though!

    I'll have to go and rescue my wheelie bins.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Nov 18, 8:29 AM
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    Good Morning!

    Blimey what a night!
    Hoolie-wise, I mean.


    Calm as anything now, though!

    I'll have to go and rescue my wheelie bins.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Wheelie? You gonna arks them where they bin?
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 10th Nov 18, 9:13 AM
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    Morning all

    Probably another lazy day for me
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 10th Nov 18, 11:57 AM
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    Morning all. Just made it!
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Nov 18, 12:43 PM
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    I'm going to rename this month Aprember.



    Showers Sun Showers Sun Showers Sun

    Curtain yo-yoing again.



    Oh, and chuck in a lot of March too, as the wind's sprung back up.

    Make it Maraprember.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 10th Nov 18, 2:20 PM
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    Good Afternoon

    It’s not been a bad day here sunny most of the day...

    Have to go shopping soon though
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Nov 18, 2:30 PM
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    Good Afternoon

    Its not been a bad day here sunny most of the day...

    Have to go shopping soon though
    Originally posted by colinw
    Don't forget the chicken.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 10th Nov 18, 2:46 PM
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    Good Afternoon people of Arms.
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 10th Nov 18, 2:49 PM
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    Is it not possible to cook chicken/chicken breast from frozen?


    In the microwave or oven?
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 10th Nov 18, 2:50 PM
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    Good Afternoon

    Its not been a bad day here sunny most of the day...

    Have to go shopping soon though
    Originally posted by colinw

    Blue sky here, but not really any sun to speak of.


    Are you buying some fish fingers n hoops?
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Nov 18, 3:51 PM
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    Is it not possible to cook chicken/chicken breast from frozen?


    In the microwave or oven?
    Originally posted by Zinco

    The problem with cooking chicken from frozen is that it is then very easy to undercook it, and so the risk of salmonella poisoning (and other bacterial infections) becomes very high.

    Also, I think that if you do try to cook it from frozen, it dries out much more quickly, and so its texture and taste might change.

    I've found that even defrosting meat in the microwave is problematical, because even on a defrost setting, the outside becomes slightly warm while the inside is stilll cold, conditions which are great for all the bacteria to multiply and multiply.

    If you put a well-defrosted chicken (defrosted in the fridge), into a pre-heated oven, those bacteria are swiftly killed, and providing the chicken is cooked right through and piping hot right through, there shouldn't be any problem of infection.

    That's why you never get chicken served 'rare'.



    Some info from t'net:

    QUOTE
    As on any perishable meat, fish or poultry, bacteria can be found on raw or undercooked chicken. Some bacteria associated with chicken are Salmonella Enteritidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Campylobacter jejuni, and Listeria monocytogenes. They multiply rapidly at temperatures between 40 F (4.4 C) and 140 F (60 C)--out of refrigeration and before thorough cooking occurs.
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    QUOTE
    Raw chicken
    Raw chicken becomes contaminated with bacteria from the gut, skin and feet of the birds during slaughter and from the water and ice used in processing.
    Chilling the carcass immediately after slaughter reduces the number of microbes on most meats because it dries the surfaces.
    However this has less effect on chickens because their skin can stay moist.
    The raw chicken is stored at a low temperature which reduces the rate at which bacteria reproduce. Eventually cold-loving microbes such as Pseudomonas will cause spoilage, making the meat smelly and slimy.
    Other factors which affect the rate of spoilage are pH and the type of packaging.


    How should you store it?
    Salmonella and Campylobacter account for most of the cases of food poisoning associated with chicken. A large percentage of raw poultry is infected with these bacteria, which is why it is so important to store, prepare and cook the meat properly.
    Raw chicken should always be wrapped – to prevent cross-contamination of pathogens to other foods – and kept in a refrigerator at 0–5C to slow down microbial growth.
    It should be placed on the bottom shelf so that juices cannot drip on to other foods. Any knives, chopping boards and other utensils used to prepare raw chicken should be washed immediately after use in hot, soapy water.
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    Last edited by Pyxis; 10-11-2018 at 3:58 PM.
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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 10th Nov 18, 4:26 PM
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    Very informative Pyxis, thankyou.


    I don't really eat meat very often, but i do have some chicken breasts in the freezer (which i froze having been bought chilled).
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Nov 18, 5:19 PM
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    Very informative Pyxis, thankyou.


    I don't really eat meat very often, but i do have some chicken breasts in the freezer (which i froze having been bought chilled).
    Originally posted by Zinco
    In the past, when I used to cook chicken, I almost wore a biohaz suit when preparing it!
    I'd prepare all the veg first and put it aside.
    Then I'd clear the worktop and prepare the chicken; as soon as it was in the roasting tin or whatever, I'd scrub my hands and any chopping boards/knives used would go straight into the dishwasher without being used on anything else.
    Then I'd disinfect the worktop before anything else went on it.

    I don't eat chicken any more, as I am 95% vegetarian, and it does make food hygiene a lot easier with no raw meat around!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Nov 18, 6:56 PM
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    I didn't realise that stuff about chicken either. Glad I don't eat meat any more, but have to bear it in mind when cooking for Her Fussiness (actually, she's not very fussy, bless her little cotton socks)!

    If I'm cooking frozen meat, I usually part defrost in the microwave on a defrost setting first, then cook longer than the suggested time.
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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 11th Nov 18, 8:53 AM
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 11th Nov 18, 9:16 AM
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    Morning all.


    I simply wash and dry the knife and chopping board after preparing chicken, I don't even own disinfectant
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Nov 18, 11:23 AM
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    Pyxis
    Morning all.


    I simply wash and dry the knife and chopping board after preparing chicken, I don't even own disinfectant
    Originally posted by onomatopoeia99
    Washing-up liquid/soap does the job, as does vinegar, lemon juice, boiling water or neat vodka.
    By 'disinfect' I meant thoroughly clean.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 12th Nov 18, 7:03 AM
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    Very early in work this morning
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    • Guido Fawkes
    • By Guido Fawkes 12th Nov 18, 8:02 AM
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    Guido Fawkes
    Good morning folks.
    Misty and miserable sums up the weather here.
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