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December 2009

Cross domain confusion.

By Ken McHugh  ·  December 31, 2009  · 

I've just recently decided to get started using Twitter, which I don't completely understand yet, but most likely because most of the users who are following me are either looking to get married in order to leave the Ukraine, or begging for credit card information in order to get their favourite crippled, blind, grandmother a new hip. Not being overly interested in crippled blind people, or getting married to a stranger, I don't really have much to do on Twitter.

I just found out about the keyword searches on it and have...

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Turkey Tetrazzini

By Dave Snowden  ·  December 29, 2009  ·  Cooking

200912282326.jpg The final cooking blog for Xmas, back to less serious stuff tomorrow! My promised recipe for the best recipe I have found for cold turkey. Its takes a bit of effort and it involves sauces sensitive to any failure to attend to them continuously. I doubled all these quantities today as I had a lot of people to feed, and you might want to do the same anyway. This is a great dish cold or to reheat. Apologies to Steve by the way, I hadn't realised that our office in Singapore is now majority vegetarian, with consequences for his eating...

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Country style

By Dave Snowden  ·  December 27, 2009  ·  Cooking

200912272305.jpgMy daughter decided to invite a set of university friends home for a few days in the country. They are all Londoners so in contrast daughter appears positively rural, although its only in contrast. Her natural habitat is the nightclub, bar or restaurant rather than a dawn walk over the downs. The net effect of this invitation is that I had to prepare a country meal today. Not only that I had to prepare it in advance as by the time the guests arrive . I plan to be in Cardiff for a rugby match against the Dragons that we need to win,...

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So what is wrong with blood and gristle?

By Dave Snowden  ·  December 27, 2009  ·  Comments

Screen shot 2009-12-27 at 09.48.56.png Boxing day is inevitably a matter of recovery, possibly exercise and cold turkey both literally and metaphorically. Livening up cold turkey is one of the key post-christmas skills and I will give one of the best recipes on Monday, but for Boxing day its a matter of keeping things simple. I always plan to cook too many tatws, so that the next day they can be thickly sliced and sautéed along with a few slices of black pudding. Served with the cold remnants of the red cabbage, sausage stuffing and the turkey itself along with some...

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Christmas with the Aga

By Dave Snowden  ·  December 26, 2009  ·  Cooking

200912260840.jpg Yesterday I outlined the preparation of red cabbage for Christmas Day, now I want to move on to the rest of the meal. Firstly to the turkey, in our case a 22lb Norfolk Bronze. The stuffing is key here and I normally do two. The first is sausage meat in the crop and I always use Wild Boar sausage, it has a richer more gaming taste than ordinary sausage and there is no need to enhance it with herbs and spices. For the main body I mix a dozen each of oysters and chestnuts with a handful of apricots with the breadcrumbs and dampen with...

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