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Moby’s Cooking Skills
« on: April 16, 2020, 07:30:08 AM »
We sent Bro and Sis in law to buy shopping and they came up short with many items on our list ((

I thought I'd give my old ( not terribly academic ) skills a test and made a fruit'n nut loaf, without a bread maker and NOT using a pre-mix .. 

I shocked myself in that it didn't sink - it looked like a Giant Tea cake when it came from the oven



Bugger me .. Tastes GREAT ...( better than it first looked )  Slight cinnamon, orange, lemon hints with nuts ..  I started off going to make ordinary bread and thought .. lets bung in some Caster sugar, and the other ingredients.. It was a soggy mess when it went in ..

1 hour later ...



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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 08:39:45 AM »
We sent Bro and Sis in law to buy shopping and they came up short with many items on our list ((

I thought I'd give my old ( not terribly academic ) skills a test and made a fruit'n nut loaf, without a bread maker and NOT using a pre-mix .. 

I shocked myself in that it didn't sink - it looked like a Giant Tea cake when it came from the oven




Bugger me .. Tastes GREAT ...( better than it first looked )  Slight cinnamon, orange, lemon hints with nuts ..  I started off going to make ordinary bread and thought .. lets bung in some Caster sugar, and the other ingredients.. It was a soggy mess when it went in ..


1 hour later ...




At least my long lost lessons are coming back to me ....

Good post. More of these and less of the rubbish please!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 11:54:48 AM »
We sent Bro and Sis in law to buy shopping and they came up short with many items on our list ((

Are there grocery shortages where you are at the moment?
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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 12:34:45 PM »

Are there grocery shortages where you are at the moment?

I don't know .. I'm not going out ..

They ( our saviours ) went shopping late in the day

I know I haven't been able to order online with any of the big four .   My 'sis who lives south of Manchester has been an Ocado client since their earliest days and placed an order for us - but it will be 12 days before it comes !
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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 04:21:01 PM »
Seems fruit and nut loaf would be appropriate for you :ROFL:
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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 05:12:59 PM »

Are there grocery shortages where you are at the moment?

I don't know .. I'm not going out ..

They ( our saviours ) went shopping late in the day

I know I haven't been able to order online with any of the big four .   My 'sis who lives south of Manchester has been an Ocado client since their earliest days and placed an order for us - but it will be 12 days before it comes !

I’ve been an Ocado client since the early days too. Ocado is simply unfit for purpose now. I cancelled my smart pass with them several weeks ago. They’ve put their deliveries to £6.99 and you can’t get a delivery date within a fortnight here. I actually booked a £1.99 11pm one for tomorrow (two weeks ago) but they’ve blocked it being edited. Added to which, anything you actually want isn’t in stock anyway.

A few years ago when we had a bit of snow one Christmas, the wheels completely fell off their delivery service then as well. Our entire Christmas shop never got delivered on Christmas Eve. I didn’t use them for several years afterwards.

I don’t envy people who rely on deliveries at the moment. I gather small independents are filling the gaps though.

If you're self-isolating with your Mother and you’re really stuck, I can next day DPD 10kg of whatever for about 8 quid in case of need. There is a small Asda right across the street from work.
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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2020, 05:21:40 PM »
If you contact Sainsburys you can get your mother on their list of needy people.

My mother is on it and gets next day deliveries once per week.

In her case they took the information from her loyalty card and set her up from her end. She was quite surprised because she was seeing deliveries 2 weeks out and then all of a sudden it just started working for her.
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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2020, 10:10:00 PM »

If you're self-isolating with your Mother and you’re really stuck, I can next day DPD 10kg of whatever for about 8 quid in case of need. There is a small Asda right across the street from work.

That's very kind. Thank you.

If I'm stuck, I can order from a Pub that's now a 'food wholesaler' , Brakes Bros, drive to Creed and collect - they wheel the order trolley out to us,  and the village has a self-isolators volunteer team.

I'm having a collection via a courier to deliver flour to your [ and my Aunt's] village ;)

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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2020, 10:15:50 PM »
If you contact Sainsburys you can get your mother on their list of needy people.

I'd never used Sainsburys .. When I DID try to register ... they were refusing new online clients ..

V lives within walking distance of Sainsburys and has offered to deliver, or meet halfway and put the stuff in the boot.

I'm going to try some more baking today, so we'll need some cooking oil ..  After the last Food Wholesaler collection we have 'a few bags' of flour ( min order 10 bags 1.5 kg) and could set up a bakery ..



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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2020, 05:48:42 AM »

Good post. More of these and less of the rubbish please!  :thumbsup:

Rubbish is the 'estimations of our off-board lives, finances, my life choices, sanity' et al ...

Now let's see something positive this lock-down has brought about your end ;) ?

I'll try to expand on this when I get a bit more free time today.

We've always cooked well at home and we both enjoy replicating dishes we've tasted from around the world on our travels. In fact cooking gives us something nice to look forward to in the evening and with the weather improving, al fresco dining with a bottle of wine is a nice way to end the day.

Mrs Rosco bought a dehydrator this week, something I was sceptical about. However, she's been dehydrating lots of fruit to nibble on which is much better grazing than sugar filled sweeties. She also made Biltong or beef jerky which was a winner and some 'sun dried' tomatoes now marinating in fresh herbs and live oil - beautiful on a salad!!

I'll try to add some photo's.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2020, 05:52:59 AM »

Good post. More of these and less of the rubbish please!  :thumbsup:

Rubbish is the 'estimations of our off-board lives, finances, my life choices, sanity' et al ...

Now let's see something positive this lock-down has brought about your end ;) ?

I'll try to expand on this when I get a bit more free time today.

We've always cooked well at home and we both enjoy replicating dishes we've tasted from around the world on our travels. In fact cooking gives us something nice to look forward to in the evening and with the weather improving, al fresco dining with a bottle of wine is a nice way to end the day.

Mrs Rosco bought a dehydrator this week, something I was sceptical about. However, she's been dehydrating lots of fruit to nibble on which is much better grazing than sugar filled sweeties. She also made Biltong or beef jerky which was a winner and some 'sun dried' tomatoes now marinating in fresh herbs and live oil - beautiful on a salad!!

I'll try to add some photo's.  :thumbsup:
Interesting to know about the dehydrator. Can you tell us a bit more about it?
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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2020, 06:13:13 AM »
Seems fruit and nut loaf would be appropriate for you :ROFL:

Looking forward to your positive contribution, Trevor ...
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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2020, 06:28:55 AM »
That's ours above and here's a link to buy. It's a pretty affordable piece of kit and quite versatile. My wife bought ours mostly for health reasons but also to be a bit 'cheffy' too.

Results so far are good.  :thumbsup:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/COSORI-Dehydrator-Adjustable-Temperature-Vegetable/dp/B07N84RLV5

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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2020, 06:54:37 AM »
That's ours above and here's a link to buy. It's a pretty affordable piece of kit and quite versatile. My wife bought ours mostly for health reasons but also to be a bit 'cheffy' too.

Results so far are good.  :thumbsup:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/COSORI-Dehydrator-Adjustable-Temperature-Vegetable/dp/B07N84RLV5
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Re: Moby’s Cooking Skills
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2020, 10:51:25 AM »
EXperiment #2

Broche / BIG Scone !



Once again, it tastes FAR better than it looks ...

Will try to make Irish wheaten Bread, next week
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