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Oh, i've got tins of the stuff in the pantry, Jeff - always loved my minestrone, so if I can't be stuffed cooking anything, I heat up a tin of Country Ladle. I'm finding i'm using them less these days, which is a good sign I guess

 

More pics? Haven't really taken much else, apart from a pasta al forne I did + meatballs. I'll find it later...

Sorry, didn't mean more pics!! I meant, cool...more pics?! It adds so much more to a recipe to see the finished product.

 

I love Minestrone so much. It's one of those peasant dishes, like Shepard's Pie, that I just can't get through winter without.

 

Canned minestrone kills me. It's like eating hunks of rubber from a tin of varnish.

 

Something way too shiny about it.

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I had my first go @ home made minestrone last week, & fugg me if it wasn't the tastiest thing i've done....

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More pics! I'm so stoked about people that photograph their own food.

 

I used to do it but stopped for some reason.

 

One day I was cleaning out my photo folder and I discovered all the photos I took. It was like a visual diary. I didn't even remember a quarter of the things about my learning curve that those photos told me.

 

They are some real classy Minestrone contents. Now, just for comparison...I dare you to go and buy a can of Minestrone off the shelf.

 

Sit down, eat it...and pat yourself on the back for being just plain awesome.

 

Lamb shank in Minestrone? Too good.

 

I think you stopped taking photos around bogon moth time............

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I reckon that was about it too!

 

Last night was deadsville...just couldn't be buggered.

 

Tuna on saladas.

 

Still, had a good batch of popcorn at the movies.

At least you could have made a bit of an effort and made smoked salmon and ricotta on saladas!

(thanks plebs)

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Salmon's one of those fish I just can't enjoy.

 

I can handle it raw better than I can cooked, but even then, only in tiny doses.

 

And I'm fresh out of ricotta, having made spinach and ricotta pastry triangles earlier in the week.

 

Well, tonight's Ethiopian fare with some of other Mexicans: http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=156

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I reckon that was about it too!

 

Last night was deadsville...just couldn't be buggered.

 

Tuna on saladas.

 

Still, had a good batch of popcorn at the movies.

At least you could have made a bit of an effort and made smoked salmon and ricotta on saladas!

(thanks plebs)

 

Popcorn! If anyone knows how to make exact movie style popcorn. I'm all ears.

 

I'm sure it involves a large number of odd chemical tho. Sadly.

 

Btw! Bogons were found to contain high levels of arsenic last year. Possibly due to migrating through agricultural areas.

 

I think that was the reason?

 

Anyhow...don't eat 'em.

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My favourite way os rolled in lettuce leaves with thin sliced spanish(red) onions and ricotta.

(I used to have fetta until plebs told me to try ricotta)

 

Someone probably gave it to you with those horrid caper things!

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In a meal, as an ingredient, capers have their place.

 

But fuck if they aren't horrible as a main feature.

 

Reckon I may wall give your example a shot, Logic.

 

Sounds great! And even if I don't dig it, I'm sure the missus will.

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This is looking more and more like a recipe book with the pictures.. and I'm loving it too :D

 

 

I had never really thought to photograph my food.... I spose I could.

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Nooo! Capers are the best. Even those big fat caper berries.

 

They go so well with smoked salmon.

 

I too am a massive fan of that combo Logic.

 

But with capers.

 

I had hot smoked salmon in Canada a lot. It's so dam oily and fleshy.

 

Might try to get some posted out here.

 

Specially from Vancouver, they seal it up in the most magnificent packaging.

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I'm not a fan of capers either.

Can't stand the little bastards.

 

As far as what I'm cooking goes....not much right now.

But I plan on making a quiche tomorrow.

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Weet-Bix

 

7 Weet-Bix

Milk

Sugar

Sliced Peaches from container

Spoon

Bowl

 

Mix all together and you have a tasty meal, its like having a party in your mouth and yummy

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Weet-Bix

 

7 Weet-Bix

Milk

Sugar

Sliced Peaches from container

Spoon

Bowl

 

Mix all together and you have a tasty meal, its like having a party in your mouth and yummy

You sound like Ramsey in The F Word.

 

"Peach garnished Weet-Bix on a bed of sweetened cows milk. Done."

 

Hey, does anyone know what this sauce is called...

 

All I know is it's Italian. Popular. And used for meat or fish.

 

Water/Lemon Juice/Olive Oil/Chopped Oregano/Flat leaf parsley/Celery tips/Garlic/Salt/Pepper

 

Would love to know.

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I and my old man made 160 pork wonton's last week.

A mission it was, but they're frozen now....ready for when ever they need to be cooked!

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DIY wontons are a pain in the arse. They're fucking wonderful to eat, but wrapping and then cooking wonton after wonton after wonton is one of those things I've done once and have no intention of doing again any time soon, despite the superb results.

 

EDIT:

 

Tomorrow the kids and I will be making buffalo meatballs with a creamy mushroom sauce, unless someone here has a better idea for a sauce and decides to post it by, oh, maybe 7 or 8 tomorrow morning.

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/Jumps last into the pool splashing everyone

 

Tonight, treasures from the deep!

 

For starters, oysters natural in lemon juice and peckings of salmon sashimi with wasabi soy sauce.

 

Abundant baby octopus marinaded in several lemons, red chilis, garlic, pepper, Spanish onion and balsamic vinegar.

All on a bed of crispy cos lettuce.

 

Plenty of poppyseed Vienna bread to go with the sedentary grape juice.

 

I grabbed half a pineapple and have strawberries and yoghurt should I need something after to sweeten my bitterness.

Mind you, I love the lingering smell of chili and garlic on your hands :)

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One thing I have learned recently.

Lemon is best applied to occy after it's cooked.

Marrinating it lemon prevents the outside from 'charring'.

Which sucks.

You want it grilled properly, then squirt juice all over them.

 

Works.

True story.

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