19 décembre 2006

Sprout eater's record bid fails

A Devon man who hoped to set a world record by eating the most Brussel sprouts in a minute has failed. Brussel sprouts, ewwww!   Richard Townsend, 24, of Exeter, fell seven short of the target of 43, which was set in December 2003. Mr Townsend, who had eaten a plate of sprouts every day for the last six months, said he just "lost it". After cramming the sprouts into his mouth with a toothpick, he said: "I do not think I could face another sprout for a few days." But then,... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2006

One thing leading to another

Buttermilk is not an ingredient I am familiar with. I actually never used it in my cooking before. Some people say there is nothing like it to keep chicken moist but when I found myself with some leftover after making quark I didn't feel too adventurous and used very conventionally to make pancakes. 1 cup buttermilk1 cup flour1 teaspoon baking powder2 eggs10g brown sugar1 pinch of salt Combine all ingredients. I used cookies cutters to make sure they would have a round shape and served with raspberry coulis. Delicious!
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12 décembre 2006

I love your whey

Homemade quarkAbout two weeks ago I bought a tub of quark from Nosh, nice farmstyle curd. It was good but so compact it was impossible to eat it by itself. As a kid in France, I grew up on "petits Suisses", very small portions of quark wrapped in paper. Here in New Zealand I didn't manage to find quite the right consistency, it's either too firm or too runny. I therefore decided to make my own!Making quark is not difficult it just takes a little bit of take because the mixture has to stand to allow curd and whey to separate.... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2006

NZ Blogging by mail

On a bright and warm Saturday afternoon, there it was, my NZ Blogging by mail parcel. The mystery sender was Nigel, the lamb tail eater, new blogger from Hawkes Bay. THANK YOU SO MUCH NIGEL! Opening the parcel was like opening a Christmas present. I had time to take a few photos before devouring the contents - especially the chocolates. In his wisdom, he also included goodies I can keep and cook with.     This delicious parcel, which is nothing short of a Christmas hamper contains:-1 bottle of absolutely mind... [Lire la suite]
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