The cooking thread

beeb

Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)
Multigrain Helgas, Heinz beans and as much Mersey valley as my arteries allowed.

Man that must have been nearly a full block of MV on yours :oops:
My arteries must by high-flow :p (or were... :oops:).

It did spread a bit once it melted, but yes it was a 'hearty' amount. 6 years without cheese melts needed to be rectified!
 

slowmick

"I am over 1000 kg"
My arteries must by high-flow :p (or were... :oops:).

It did spread a bit once it melted, but yes it was a 'hearty' amount. 6 years without cheese melts needed to be rectified!
I hear you. I grew up in a house with a combustion stove. One of the highlights of holidays as a kid was staying places that had a stove with a griller. Fry pan sandwiches are good but nothing beats grilled cheese.
 

beeb

Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)
I hate you all - now I have 2 big blocks of Mersey Valley cheese in the fridge - Peppercorn and Ploughmans - will be cheesy toast for days now
Haha, I picked up a block of the ploughmans at the same time I bought the peppercorn one! Not sure on ploughmans for a toasty/cheese melt though. Too vinegary?
 

pink poodle

aka stickchops
Well it's a day off work and so windy I can't be fucked pedalling up to the trails, so I am in the kitchen. Oven roasted Asian greens, slow cooked lamb shanks, and...pork belly with Pico de gallo.

I purchased pork belly strips rather than a piece, I will stick to getting it as a piece I think.

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pink poodle

aka stickchops
Nice work Poods. You could take a Chef role and have a break from Barista lyfe.
Ha...funny thing about that. Between the 2 kitchens I have at work and all the people I work with, pretty much nobody thinks I can cook! Even though I regularly bomb a few of them with food porn and every knows I used to teach basic culinary skills. It must be my middle aged single man persona? I definitely can't iron a shirt! But every now and then the head chef asks me to help out, sometimes with prep but usually "maaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyte...please if you have any spare time today can you smash some dishes for me? We haven't got a dishie again." Apparently a dishie is pretty hard to find at the moment.
 

Mr Crudley

Wheel size expert
Ha...funny thing about that. Between the 2 kitchens I have at work and all the people I work with, pretty much nobody thinks I can cook! Even though I regularly bomb a few of them with food porn and every knows I used to teach basic culinary skills. It must be my middle aged single man persona? I definitely can't iron a shirt! But every now and then the head chef asks me to help out, sometimes with prep but usually "maaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyte...please if you have any spare time today can you smash some dishes for me? We haven't got a dishie again." Apparently a dishie is pretty hard to find at the moment.
Ironing shirts is overrated. I bet you would do well in there. Cooking at home for yourself compared to headache of doing it for a living under pressure would be a leap. Give them an inflated hourly rate and see if it is a goer.
 

Norco Maniac

Is back!
This week's bulk cookup includes:
Slowcooker stewing beef and mushroom Paprikash using smoked paprika and with pasta

Braised chicken breast in 5 Spice, fish sauce, chili, garlic and ginger cooked separately from the braised veg that were cooked in butter with light and dark soy sauce, then the veg and meat folded together and slowly simmered, rice on the side

And curried chicken sausages with apple, peas, corn and onions with mashed sweet potato.

Scratching a bit for inspiration and also decent veg, i never get to the farmer's markets any more so I'm stuck with supermarket offerings.
 

Labcanary

One potato, two potato, click
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Some of my elder trees are blossoming so it's time to make a batch of elderflower cordial.

If anybody has access to elderflower, and is interested in making some cordial, this is the recipe I use:
 
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