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Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 23:05
by Mr Bear
...quince jelly! Huzzah!

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 23:10
by squirrelboutique
Hooray!

I don't even know what quince jelly is, but I am happy for you.

I had my first ever Christmas pudding a few weeks back.

And I liked it.

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 16:50
by lilialien
Quorn Cheddar and 'bacon' escalopes.

they're really yummy!!!!!

*thumbs up*

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 17:31
by round bits of plastic
if this webpage worked properly you'd see the insanity that is VEGAN cheez(ly) with bacon(style) bits in it.


it's surprisingly good!

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 16:17
by miss deepfreeze
PandaBear wrote:...quince jelly! Huzzah!
great! so good with cheese.
you can get nice membrillo (quince paste) cheap in spain, you should pick some up when we're all there, andy!

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 16:52
by Mr Bear
miss deepfreeze wrote:
PandaBear wrote:...quince jelly! Huzzah!
great! so good with cheese.
you can get nice membrillo (quince paste) cheap in spain, you should pick some up when we're all there, andy!
I may well do just that, with some lovely manchego to go with it. Oh yes.

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 13:33
by lilialien
round bits of plastic wrote:if this webpage worked properly you'd see the insanity that is VEGAN cheez(ly) with bacon(style) bits in it.


it's surprisingly good!

also, surprisingly low fat?

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 14:01
by round bits of plastic
lilialien wrote:
round bits of plastic wrote:if this webpage worked properly you'd see the insanity that is VEGAN cheez(ly) with bacon(style) bits in it.


it's surprisingly good!

also, surprisingly low fat?

errrr... probably, certainly low in saturated fat..... i just checked on their website- yr looking at 16.7% fat as opposed to 20% - 40% in yr normal cheese (according to the Food Standards Agency)

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:56
by linus
um, I'm currently eating my first ever pot noodle... I'm at work... we have a cupboard load of free ones, the canteen is shut, I succumbed to peer pressure...

I'm having the 'sweet and spicy' one

Fortuitous and provisional, this little nosegay breaks all the rules of traditional good taste. I'm struck by the lively dissonance of its colors. But that is no longer the point. I am not looking now at an unusual noodle arrangement. I am seeing what Adam had seen on the morning of his creation-the miracle, moment by moment, of naked existence.

In summary, neither agreeable nor disagreeable, it just is

(with apologies to christopher mayhew)

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 13:02
by lynsosaurus
i'm actually quite partial to a chicken and mushroom pot noodle. in fact, i may even get one for lunch now. i haven't had one in several years, but i can still remember the taste.

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 13:07
by linus
yeh, the taste is definitely going to stick around... I've just had a bourbon biscuit and all I could taste was sweet and spicy pot noodle

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 16:26
by darvé
I had mushy peas today with my fish and chips at lunch.. I really don't know why, i've never had any desire for them before, i've always been anti mushy peas. Peas are great, why would you want to mush them up and make them look like a pile of slop.

Today though, the normal peas looked a bit ropey so i took the plunge, i was quite disheartened to see them piled up on top of my chips, but i dug in - chip, mushy peas, ketchup.

Well, they were just lovely, aside from my work colleague giving me his non too complimentary opinion of them i'd say it was a success.

Same thing next friday i should imagine.

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 23:06
by gloom button
davo wrote:I had mushy peas today with my fish and chips at lunch.. I really don't know why, i've never had any desire for them before, i've always been anti mushy peas. Peas are great, why would you want to mush them up and make them look like a pile of slop.

Today though, the normal peas looked a bit ropey so i took the plunge, i was quite disheartened to see them piled up on top of my chips, but i dug in - chip, mushy peas, ketchup.

Well, they were just lovely, aside from my work colleague giving me his non too complimentary opinion of them i'd say it was a success.

Same thing next friday i should imagine.
Ooh. That's sort of odd. I had a massive craving for mushy peas this week out of the blue, having not had them since god knows when, and I've eaten them for tea every day since Wednesday. It's a mini southeast london epidemic.

In other news, Andy's post just above yours has been making me laff for a good five minutes.

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 23:09
by My Melody
In fairness, it wasn't today that I tried it for the first time but still: QUINOA
Has anyone of you tried this as well? A friend told me all about how nice it is and how special so we bought it and cooked it as a side dish instead of rice or pasta and it was... interesting. Different. And bland at the same time.

I have this bag of quinoa left in my cupboard now and am not sure what to do with it. Any suggestions of how to make it more interesting?

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 13:52
by My Melody
Pu-erh Tea
It is absolutely awful! I mean, I am not very fussy with tea and can drink anything really. Except this! Horrible!!

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 17:45
by lynsosaurus
not today, but a few days ago: anchovies! i really thought i hated anchovies, but it turns out i've never actually tasted them before. i developed a childhood dislike for something that i thought was an anchovy but must have been some other kind of fishy thing masquerading as an anchovy. anyway! i had anchovies layered with sweet red pepper, in a tapas place, and they were bloody lovely. i was surprised at how meaty they were, and happy to discover that they were more salty than fishy. i'm not going to become a superfan of the things, but i can definitely see myself partaking of some anchovy in the future.

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 21:12
by Mr Bear
If you find yourself in a bar in Spain you should try a tapa called 'boquerones' - they're white anchovies (quite big and not very salty) in a light oil and vinegar dressing, and they're bloody delicious.

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 23:10
by lynsosaurus
PandaBear wrote:If you find yourself in a bar in Spain you should try a tapa called 'boquerones' - they're white anchovies (quite big and not very salty) in a light oil and vinegar dressing, and they're bloody delicious.
i try to make it a priority to end up in spain, and in bars.

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 19:19
by cuppie
an omelet with spinach in it. it was a pleasant culinary adventure.

Re: Today, for the first time, I tried...

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 20:53
by round bits of plastic
Rabea wrote: I have this bag of quinoa left in my cupboard now and am not sure what to do with it. Any suggestions of how to make it more interesting?
you can cook it in stock for flavour, or you can cook it in orange juice for a sweet breakfast.

i just had a quick google, and this recipe looks pretty good:

Rio Grande Quinoa Salad
Ingredients ( serves 4 )
3 tb Lemon juice
3 tb Olive oil
3 tb Cilantro, minced
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 c Fresh or frozen corn
1/2 c Quinoa; rinsed well
1/2 ts Cumin seeds; toasted
1 c Cooked black beans
1 md Tomato; diced
3 tb Red onion, minced
Instructions
Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste; set aside. In a small saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water to a boil and add corn. Reduce heat and let corn simmer until tender. Drain corn, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil and add quinoa and cumin. Cover, reducing heat, and let simmer until liquid is absorbed (about 10 minutes). Remove pan from heat and leave undisturbed for 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork and allow to cool slightly. In a bowl, combine cooled quinoa, corn, black beans, tomato and onion. Pour dressing over and toss gently to mix. Refrigerate salad until ready to serve.