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Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by British Red, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    What you need is a buddy to sit in the kitchen with and chat over a beer whilst stirring and pottering and saying "taste this". Works for me every time. We have the kitchen back to the brick in our new "retirement cottage" at the moment. The one priority when designing a new one was space for sitting and chatting.

    Galley kitchens are satans own invention - they suck the very joy out of cooking.


    Red
     
  2. Steve K

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    Red,

    Ok it's confession time. I got to the point of thinking I haven't got muslin what shall I use?

    Being at home on my own I did what every resourceful guy does and called my mum for inspiration. Well I turned my back to look in the cupboard and the rest is history.

    Our kitchen and lounge are one room across the back of the house opening intop the garden so the kitchen is sorted... I'll have to wotrk on the buddy bit!

    "New Retirement Cottage" are you still in the locale of the Bowman or have you guys moved?

    Steve
     
  3. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Still there for now Steve - but will move when we have finished the renovations

    As for "what to replace muslin" - coffee filter? tea towel?
     
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    One thing ive never found is a decent recipe for making Lime Pickle

    any one have any ideas. i found a lime one a few years back and after following it diligently ended up with no less than half a gallon of the stuff but it wasnt any good..:-(

    any ideas?
     
  5. Steve K

    Steve K Tenderfoot

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    Red,

    I used a clean dis cloth in the end. Is is far away?

    Steve
     
  6. Mistwalker

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    Thanks, I've just been stuck in this thread learning for the last while, and bookmarked it!

    Now I have to go find something to eat !
     
  7. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    If it strains the lups out - its good ;)

    Lupin Rider - I'll do my lie pickle as a tutorial some time.

    My mango chutney is around somewhere already ;)

    No time for much at the moment though - my life is full of tiles and plaster dust

    Red
     
  8. brancho

    brancho Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I have couple of Pat Chapmans books they are great homemade curry is the best.

    I use a hand operated coffe grinder for my spices:D
     
  9. johnnytheboy

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    Need to find a bulk supplier of this stuff, i'm gonna do a whole batch for the winter
     
  10. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I use these guys

    http://www.spiceworld.uk.com/

    Very good for cheaper bulk bags of spices. Avoid the tubs and buy the £1.50 glass spring close jars from Tesco or Asda

    Red
     
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    An excellent tutorial which started me on my curry voyage back when you posted it. Let me add some excellent links to add to this:

    Some of the best video tutorials on the web - http://vimeo.com/mikestyne/videos

    Also, the best curry forum on the web (mike styne goes by the name ChewyTikka) - http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php

    He has a pressure cooker method for the base which cuts down the time to make it dramatically with no loss of taste or quality.

    Once again, thanks for starting me on my curry journey - Chicken Korma tonight!
     
  12. leedsbrew

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    Great thread red!

    Been making curry like this since being a student (in Bradford so spoilt when it comes to curry :). )

    Check out the http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/ forums

    The chaps there are as passionate about BIR (British Indian restaurant) curry as we are about bushcraft! A great online resource!

    Cheers

    LB
     
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    Ha ha! Beaten to it! That'll teach me to skim read the last page! Lol
     
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    Great tutorial as ever! Never done this method before so I will have a go.

    Mate, you are a legend :D

    ATB
    Craeg
     
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    Nice tutorial Red,I also have this book, it's very good although I tend to use variations from one called "you can cook Indian takeaway" because I was trying to avoid all of the ghee, I mainly buy the spices whole, toast them and then grind as per Red's tutorial, if you really want to cheat use those spice jars patak's (sp??) not the stir-in sauce jars obviously, I even saw Jamie Oliver use them in one of his shows....

    I really don't like cardamom or cinnamon, and leaving them out does distract form the original or expected taste, unfortunately if you want the real thing you really have to go with the ghee, salt, sugar and all the other bad things, there is also a trick to cooking the onions for a little longer to break down the sugars I believe and that really brings out the taste, this is not burning them BTW, I will try and find the reference to it in my books

    These are really worth a try, very rewarding to make yourself and a taste of home when you are a few thousand miles away from the local tandoori

    Also I never found anything in India that compares to our proper Indian food (in the UK) and they just call it "food" anyway ;)


    Dano
     

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