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Posted: 24 November 2008 07:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Well, do you mind stovetop simmering? Plenty f ones willwork for that..

Mmm.. My mother’s leek and barley soup (with swiss cheese) might be a bit.. robust.. for the ill.. I’ll see what else she’s got tucked in as soups go.

My ex-stepmother’s Egg Drop Soup on the other hand would be very effective. It’s *very* peppery, clears out those sinuses and coughs rather nicely. We aren’t on speaking terms, though.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 07:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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Stovetop simmering is fine. I was thinking whether, if I replaced the leek in my leek and potato soup with chicken, and use chicken stock instead of vegetable stock, that might work.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 08:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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I’d keep the veggie stock and replace the potatos instead of the leeks, myself. Chicken + chicken can get a bit odd, and I’ve never cared for chicken and potato. Maybe throw in some celery too.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 24 November 2008 02:32 AM

It’s called a Kata cake because my father is a martial artist, and a martial arts Kata is a series of ‘perfect’ movements, used to train the body. Thus, this cake can, with practice, be made with a series of smooth, almost dance-like motions. One of the first things my father does when moving into a new home is to learn the new motions of the Cake Kata for his new kitchen. He can make one of these incredibly fast.

I really want to watch your dad cooking. smile

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Posted: 25 November 2008 04:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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Ok, so we adapted that recipe, and made chicken and leek soup with a little bit of potato to thicken it up.

Ingredients:
25g butter
1 large white onion, chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
500g of leeks, chopped
1 potato (optional), sliced
300g cooked chicken, shredded
3 litres of stock (we went for 2 parts chicken to 1 part vegetable)

Melt the butter in a large pan, then add the onion and cook for 10-15 minutes until it is clear and soft.
Add the garlic, and cook for a further minute or two.
Add the leek, and cook for 10 minutes or so, until the leek is soft.
Stir in the sliced potato and cooked chicken, and immediately add the stock.
Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes or so.
Leave to cool, then whizz in a food processor until smooth.

It was very nice.
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Posted: 01 December 2008 11:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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It’s called a Kata cake because my father is a martial artist, and a martial arts Kata is a series of ‘perfect’ movements, used to train the body. Thus, this cake can, with practice, be made with a series of smooth, almost dance-like motions. One of the first things my father does when moving into a new home is to learn the new motions of the Cake Kata for his new kitchen. He can make one of these incredibly fast.

I really want to watch your dad cooking. smile

I did similar things when I worked at Godfathers pizza.  Using very fluid like swift motions.  The workers would just watch me sometimes in awe (not to brag or anything).  I could cut a 10 slice pizza in a matter of about 1.5 seconds or less.  It used less energy and was more efficient.

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Posted: 01 December 2008 03:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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*wants to watch Neo cut pizza* smile

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Posted: 02 December 2008 10:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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*cuts pizza in the buff*

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Posted: 02 December 2008 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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*faints from overexcitement*

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Posted: 02 December 2008 06:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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NEO - 01 December 2008 04:17 PM

  I did similar things when I worked at Godfathers pizza.  Using very fluid like swift motions.  The workers would just watch me sometimes in awe (not to brag or anything).  I could cut a 10 slice pizza in a matter of about 1.5 seconds or less.  It used less energy and was more efficient.


Oh to have a Godfather’s pizza in town!  As far as chain pizza goes, that was my drug of choice.

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Posted: 02 December 2008 06:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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Well, I got my pumpkin frozen. I have five 250g bags, and two 100g ones.
I have plans for several recipes that I want to try. grin

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