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Hard News: An excellent evening in Newtown

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  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I haf dried ones, she says evilly, that sometimes I soak in leeetle water or vinegar, and add a drop or 2 to curries

    mwahahah!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Russell Brown,

    There was chocolate mousse????? Why did no one apprise me of this????

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Your good instincts had caused you to desert before dessert :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15715 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sacha,

    Oh you bastards. I can't believe it. I'm going to sulk now.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Islander,

    but without larger cooking facilities than we have (e.g yer average cast-iron frying pan)

    Hi Islander
    On receiving some snapper from friends when we were up north, I wrapped them individually in foil(with dob of butter and trickle of honey and lemon juice) and placed on the edge of the fire we had goin'. Threw a french stick crammed with garlic and le beurre in foil also,edge, fire also. Best oven, t'was.
    Solved the "no kitchen" scenario. And the fish was divine.
    mmmmm :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5698 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Woos… but yes,
    An experience all on it’s own! :0
    Dont rub your eyes or rub anything for that matter

    A female friend of mine has a story about a boyfriend who leapt out of bed on a Sunday morning to make cheese on toast sprinkled with freshly-chopped chilli ...

    And then afterwards sensually reached down to be all lover-man ... yow. Cold bath, apparently.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17938 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Brandy also has that effect. Oh, that was possibly TMI.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    :) NTMI!
    And, the mousse? To die for!

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5698 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    O yess! Foil can be good (as can the older solutions of double kelp bags & bladder kelp & mud - you get a combined steam/broil effect.) But - for flounders - to do the Judd thing, you need to flash fry the tail/fins bits while cooking the main body to
    fry-steamed perfection....I have heard of a Japanese technique for something called "Golden Treasure Ships" which I will research...apopo.

    Meantime, off to bed with a sore throat/cold. Bugger Christchurch dust. Bugger earthquakes & travelling. Sweet dreams everyone-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Video of the Crown Lynn exhibition at the Wellington City Gallery, featuring swans and Trish Clark who must be Jackie's sister

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    oh she'll love you for saying that :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15715 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    I'm terribly sorry, but can someone tell me how all this talking about food is helping further the cause of the Glorious Revolution?

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 707 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JackElder,

    you're that instant coffee guy from Te Standard, aren't you? #unmasked

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15715 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JackElder,

    Think brain , good for .... now repeat ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5698 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to JackElder,

    can someone tell me how all this talking about food is helping further the cause of the Glorious Revolution?

    Immediately had me singing a song from Oliver but they do say "An Army marches on its stomach". I have always thought this a little odd as I would have thought legs were better, oh well, forward with the Revolution Comrades. Who's got the chilly bin and plate of sizzling sausages?.
    ;-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4443 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Yes, Hilary. That's my sister. She and I were born on the same day 9 yrs apart from different mothers. So she's like me, only bossier. And that isn't the family collection that's there, it's my Mum's!

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    So she’s like me, only bossier.

    EEEEK!
    runs for cover...
    ;-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4443 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    So she’s like me, only bossier.

    Good grief.

    ;-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17938 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    And that isn't the family collection that's there, it's my Mum's!

    I really want to see this collection, and even more so now. How awesome is your mum?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to recordari,

    There's only a wee bit of Mum's collection there, Jack. The exhibition isn't really about Crown Lynn, as such, it's more about the collectors. Anyway, next time you come up, just ask and Mum will be glad to show "that lovely young man" around!

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    "that lovely young man"

    What? I don't even... umm, thanks.

    [Practising taking compliments. How was that?]

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And then afterwards sensually reached down to be all lover-man … yow. Cold bath, apparently.

    A male acquaintance of mine once went to the toilet shortly after making curry with extra-hot chilli powder from Moshim's, without washing his hands first. The other big mistake, which I have made, is taking out contacts. Just....don't.

    Amherst, MA • Since Nov 2006 • 2087 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lucy Stewart,

    O hell yes!
    I did that the first time I had chopped up chillis.
    Contact lens wearers get used to dust-under-lens syndrome, but this was arrgh. With several exclamation marks. And it didnt stop for quite some time-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Kris V, in reply to Russell Brown,

    MW: Hey, I read somewhere that “people who don’t have houses aren’t allowed to pay for drinks”. I know you _do_ have a house, but still, I was following the spirit of the rule.

    RB: Actually, yes. Now you mention it, that was an actual rule.

    ooops... oh well, I've never been good with rules. If you manage to bring OGB down to Shakeytown anytime soon I'll take replacement drinks at any venue you can find open.

    A great night, just what was needed. Unfortunately way too short a break... got back at 11pm Saturday night, then shifted house on Sunday. Still waiting for phone and internet to be hooked up (another week or so yet...anyone would think there'd been a disaster or summit) but surviving on limited mobile-based services in the meantime.

    Would love to swap cooking ideas for fish but I never go beyond shark 'n' taties, while me and chillis stay well clear of each other ;)
    as you were...

    Shakeytown • Since Nov 2008 • 61 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Kris V,

    Ask me!
    That is my life's work!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

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