The Sense of Taste

Discussion in 'Φ v.1THE COCKNEY TRANSLATER!' started by Rose, Apr 20, 2015.

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  1. Rose

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    About how thick a layer of potato topping do you put on it? And how much vinegar?
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  2. You would be very amusing to watch order in a retardant rosé.lol.

    Spell check did that , obviously supposed to be restaurant , I'm gonna leave all the weird word selection the computer this Fred , ok it didn't say fred , I did.

    So sheppard a pie .
    Lean mince lamb.beef, depending on what kind of sheppard you are , I'm a rabbit sheppard.its a boring job.

    So cook the mince thru in the pan , add onion. Chopped.
    Diced carrots .
    Respective stock to the meat used.
    Salt pepper.
    You should of been boiling potatoes while this Is all happening .
    Once boiled well but not mush....add vinegar , parsley , salt pepper , and a knob of butter.
    Mix till ya can't mix an more ,
    Put the meat in a Pyrex baking dish with a lid. Spread the potatoes over the top.
    Place in the oven at two third of your dial up or hot , lol 200 I fink...ish...
    And cooked for ten minutes.
    Then remove the lid and cook for a further five - ten minutes your taste , or until there is a very slight skin on the potatoes,
    Once cooked leave to stand for 5-10 mins and serve, I have green beans or peas or both..

    My dog has a portion , which she likes very much.
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  3. Danielle

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    Yeah I dont think the eggs make the flavor, its really the ginger, cilantro, peppersauce and vinegar that matter most. All the other stuff is so I can still call it a meal lol
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  4. Rose

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    I don't know how other people manage their meals...
    But, for everyday eating
    I don't like to cook a meal and then immediately dine.

    I prefer to prepared in advance
    So I can relax for a while
    Have a beverage...

    Then, pop everything in the oven for a short reheat
    Later in the evening.

    Ideally, I like the top shelf of my refrigerator filled with
    stacks of 4X8X2 (guessing) plastic containers
    Filled with home made ingredients
    To make other things with.

    Cook less by cooking twice as much as needed
    So that batch of chicken later turns into...
    Chicken Sandwiches on crusty Ciabatta bread
    Chicken enchiladas
    Chicken salad, etc...

    Enchilada Sauce Recipe to follow soon ....

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  5. Rose

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    Thanks for the interesting soup idea, Danielle.
    I enjoy laughing while reading recipies, :)
    The soup sounds tasty, but I don't eat eggs.
    Do you think it would work without them?
  6. Rose

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    I just noticed your chicken recipe Houdini.
    Somehow I missed it until today.
    Looks delicious!!!

    I would like to know your recipe for Shepherd's Pie.
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  7. Danielle

    Danielle Member

    Hot and Sour Soup

    I like to use a chicken stock from previous meals. I hack up my chicken like a viking with a cleaver and simmer for at least 8 hours before it's ready to use.
    But, for the quick meal, bouillon or store bought chicken stock is fine, the other ingredients are strong enough to make up for any taste difference.

    3 cups chicken stock or 2 bullion cubes to 4 cups water ( I love salt more than is healthy )
    2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    A thumb length of fresh ginger, pealed with the edge of a spoon and finely chopped ( thumb size may vary, mine are small but if you have big thumbs maybe you need the extra ginger?)
    2 eggs, beaten (not to a pulp, just enough to be frothy with bubbles)
    Mushrooms, 5 will suffice when diced, it's not a mushroom soup.
    2 "sprigs" of chives, chop them thin, too much onion in one bite can spoil it. Or not... If you like onion a lot.
    6 ounces vinegar ( I use white vinegar most of the time but apple cider or rice wine vinegar are nice and when I have them on hand I'll usually use the rice wine vinegar)
    1 Tablespoon chili pepper paste, there's a thai one I like I just know it when I see it ( I like the the one with the seeds in it for the heat)
    1 can bamboo shoots
    Cilantro to Garnish ( don't be stingy this makes the whole thing come together!)
    Olive or vegetable oil (three to five shakes...?) (sorry I just look at it, I don't measure, you should see beads of oil on the top of your soup, not an amount to deep fry with)
    1 Teaspoon sesame oil (optional but delicious)

    The thing I don't like about restaurant hot and sour soup is the "gloopiness". Most recipes ask for cornstarch to thicken the recipe. I'm just not a fan of my soup feeling a bit like snot (and I'm sorry if the analogy ruined it for anyone who likes it that way)
    To give it a good consistency I instead use the oil ( like vinegar and oil in salad dressing).

    Put garlic, onion, mushroom, bamboo shoots, chili paste and ginger in the pot with a little bit of oil, simmer for 5 mins (low heat)
    Add chicken stock, vinegar and oil and drizzle in the egg, bring to a boil and simmer for 4 mins. (Stir frequently)
    Add sesame oil.
    Salt to taste if you didn't use bullion.
    Take off heat and let cool (2 mins tops or just go for it if you're hungry, tongue blisters be damned)
    Garnish with cilantro and chives and serve!
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  8. Hello,
    I cooked my own recipe tonight , Flour salt(pinch)Garlic paprika pepper an chilli(equal to your sizes) do the usual...and fry./bake...(I have a deep fat fryer in the kitchen)
    I put them on the baking sheet to put in the oven to finish them of ,it also gets rid of any excess oil..
    Its the same in respect to slicing chicken breast in half long ways....and hammering them flat , lol..
    Bon appetite .
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  9. Rose

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    THX ... sounds lovely ... quite fond of cloves and walnuts ... and remembering a regime of ginseng and royal jelly years ago ... I'll try that!
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  10. Should've been holbrooks Worcester sauce , it's
    That will get a row going , lol..
    There both nice , but it's cloves and walnuts that's the food , but royal jelly for keeping good mood..
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  11. Rose

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    You know what I would be interested in hearing about????

    Our personal knowledge of the food habits of those we know or have known with the most longevity

    For instance I once heard a 100+ year old man on Letterman state his secret was ...

    A jigger full of Lea and Perrins worcestershire sauce every day without fail.
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  12. Rose

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    That sounds delicious.

    My only houseplant is a basil plant..
    purchased a few bunches with roots in water
    from grocery produce section
    planted them last spring
    amazingly still alive
    Will definitely make your salad dressing. loveit

    i've never tolerated raw onions or eggs very well
    thus the use of powders
    and substitutions for raw eggs

    many quirks like that
    are the reason i said i'm not the best person to start a recipe thread
    happy you are posting here Jaime

    i've tried many food paradigms....
    was vegetarian for many years a couple of times
    experimented with numerous varied food philosophies

    fiinally decided to no longer obsess about it
    and try just listening carefully to what my body seems to want/need
    what digests well
    what keeps it healthy

    personally believe most disease producing food is sugar
    probably the most addictive substance on the planet

    when I got out of the sugar habit
    and eat almost anything else
    my appetite and health level out

    of course, i rarely go outside my gate to catch anything
    that probably has a lot to do with it
    haven't been to a MD in 20 years

    desserts were always the most fun to make...
    alas, they are no longer in my repertoire
    except for a few things made with stevia

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  13. beans

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    Found it! This is my absolute favorite dressing. I make it using a homemade mayo too, which I've discovered is ridiculously easy to do and that way you avoid all the weird chemical shit in commercial mayo. A nice alteration to the recipe below is to use white balsamic vinegar or a fruit-infused balsamic vinegar.

    Creamy Basil Dressing
    Yield: Makes about 1/2 cup

    • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped shallot
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
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  14. Rose

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    That would be great, Jamie. I could use some new ideas! cooldrink
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    If any of you are not familiar with Stevia:
    It is an extremely concentrated all natural zero calorie sweetener extracted from the leaves of the Stevia Plant.
    Just a few drops sweeten coffee, tea, beverages, etc.
    It is considered a nutritional supplement.

    Also useful in baking, 0 sugar candies an such...
    But it experimentation is necessary to discover proper amount to use.

    Stevia Plant:

    Highly concentrated natural sweetener
    This is a bulk size to transfer to a dropper bottle as needed.
    Click for link:

    Note: I have no association with any of these products I am recommending.
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  16. beans

    beans Member

    looks delicious Rose! I love a good homemade salad dressing. One of my favorites is a green goddess dressing with a bunch of fresh basil blended in. I'll see if I can find the recipe and post it here.
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  17. Rose

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    This is the brand of organic onion and garlic powders I enjoy...

    These are large bags 10" X 10" and store well for long periods unopened.
    So, organic winds up costing only 62 cents per ounce.
    Opposed to $3 for a 2 oz shaker of lower quality from the store.

    These are very fine textured powders.
    If you like to make your own oil and vinegar based salad dressings...
    They blend in and disappear completely with a few wisks thickening slightly keeping the vinegar dispersed in the oil.


    Rose's Salad Dressing Recipe:

    1/3 C Organic Cold Pressed Olive Oil
    1/3 C Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
    2 teaspoons each Onion and Garlic Powder
    1/4 teaspoon Organic Coriander Seed Powder (or your favorite spice)
    1/4 teaspoon Salt (or less)
    2 drops liquid Stevia extract for a slight sweet balance (if desired)

    This batch of dressing has been sitting for 30 minutes.
    As you can see, the oil and vinegar are still well combined...


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  18. Rose

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    Rose's Easy Boneless Chicken Tender Recipe

    Cut 3-4 (depending on size) Boneless Chicken Breasts into smaller pieces

    In a large bowl wisk together 1 cup water and 1/3 cup of caesar salad dressing

    Soak the chicken pieces in this mixture for at least 15 minutes

    (or more, even leave in the refrigerator this way for hours)

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Line a Cookie Sheet with foil.

    A large one like this:

    Drizzle a good olive oil all over the pan and tilt it until you have an 1/8 inch, or so, covering the bottom of the pan.

    Cut a 2 tablespoon slice of butter and set aside...

    In a large bowl combine about 3 cups whole wheat flour, 2 tsp of paprika, 1 tbs onion powder, 1 tbs garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper.

    (I recommend organic powders and spices purchased in bulk packages. They are of better quality and bargain priced compared to small jars.)
    (Optional: Since the actual amount of flour needed varies, I take out some this flour mixture and set it aside in a plastic container to be added if necessary,
    or saved for next time if not. Chicken pieces vary in size so much. Or, see Plan B after recipe. :))

    Coat the chicken in flour mixture pressing to get a solid coating and flatten filets slightly. Place pieces on on wax paper

    Place the baking pan with olive oil only in the oven for 2 minutes. Hot Oil! ~ Remove carefully!

    Melt the 2 TB butter in the oil distributing evenly.

    Place the chicken pieces on the pan with sides not touching:


    Cook for 14 minutes.

    Remove from oven and gently turn each piece over with a spatula.

    Cook 14 more minutes.

    First Cooking: Place a poultry temperature button in the thickest piece to be sure it has reached appropriate temperature.
    (Should have though) Adjust time for your oven accordingly.

    Remove to serving platter.


    Plan B for excess ingredients:
    Only takes a few minutes...
    Pour excess flour into excess soaking liquid adding enough additional flour to form dough.
    Drop by spoonfuls onto the cooking sheet after removing chicken and cook for about 6-8 minutes.
    Chicken biscuit treats for your Dog! My little friend loves them.
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  19. The brainwashing is complete master , what shall we start on next?
    Shall we laugh and appreciate the talent that is being waisted , or get angry and hate.
    Mothers milk...
    All available in supersize , don't you forget ya fries..
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  20. Rose

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  21. Rose

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    When I thought of starting this thread I became amused at what a controversial subject food is these days.

    Everyone has strong emotional feelings about the subject of food. And for good reason.

    I have very strong feelings about some food and diet recommendation propaganda we have been sold.

    I could get angry about it right now if I wanted to. Procter and Gamble and Crisco a prime example.

    Big companies successfully marketing barely edible highly processed seed oil trans fats to the populace.

    How much did they profit? How many arteries did they clog? How many lives were affected?

    Until trans fats were finally revealed for the culprits they are?

    Yes, oil from cotton seed is considered a vegetable oil.

    There are videos I could show you that would make you mad.

    But, I don't feel like getting angry today.

    No highly processed fat is fit for human consumption.

    But..... Cold Pressed Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and real butter are healthy foods to eat.

    Now, after making tons of profits on Lipator and such they say,

    well maybe we were wrong about those cholesterol recommendations.

    Oh, those egg studies they did to determine yolks were bad for you???

    They only used dehydrated eggs in all the studies, not fresh.

    Note: All opinions expressed in my posts are merely my opinions.
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  22. Rose

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    I am late posting my recipe, lol... blushy

    The issue is that for the most part I measure by sight.
    Probably, I should wait to post until next cooking and measure ingredients. hytklidtrxse
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  23. Rose

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    The same recipe works just as well for fish fillets, Houdini, with an adjustment for shorter cooking time.

    :) I hope you will post your fish recipes.

    I remember when I was young, there was a new restaurant in Dallas specializing in English Fish and Chips.

    The meal came wrapped in newspaper to keep it hot and was complimented by malt vinegar.

    My family would drive 15 minute there and back to get this "exotic" take out food.

    The restaurant logo was a Brittish Flag.

    It was very exciting.

    For many years I cooked chicken, fish, burgers in a pan on the stove top as my mother and grandmother did.

    This could be time consuming involving standing at the stove for long periods,

    Turning, covering, uncovering, temperature adjusting, avoiding splatters, etc.

    Then I began living with a 1950's chambers range.

    The oven remains on during cold months to heat the kitchen.

    So, it only made sense to find ways to cook nearly everything in the oven.

    Or, the round "well" area that slow cooks on retained heat.
    Perfect for rice, beans, soups, and stews. ccchhhhfff
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  24. I cook , I mean , I really do cook.

    I can cook stuff I will never eat.

    But I cook my own stuff.
    By cook , I mean I do not buy packets of cakes , pies and such.
    I make the pastry and so on.

    I find it very satisfying , I also like washing up...
    I'm extremely odd.

    But people always did this stuff , for me .
    So I like it.
    I'm sure it will wear off at some point , lol.

    I wanna do ya chicken fillets rosé, I had chicken last night though , so tonight it is fish. I fink.

    Nearly forgot , I pick an album , and play it while I cook ...
    It has a definite effect on my

    Current cooking each time so tonight it's)
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  25. Rose

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    We share music to enjoy the sense of hearing...

    We share images to enjoy the sense of sight...

    Why not share food ideas to enjoy of our sense of taste?

    At first, I envisioned this thread simply as recipe exchange with friends.

    But, then it occurred to me there is so much more to discuss.

    Our personal theories on the health benefits of foods.

    Debunking food myths and propaganda.

    Stories of our favorite dining experiences...

    ~I still fondly recall a tale I read here about dining in an outdoor cafe while observing people ~ :)

    The foods I prepare are simple meals that most of you will probably already know how to cook.

    Over the years, I have discovered what I consider to be easy preparation methods

    For cooking at home from scratch when one is busy with other things...

    More than likely I am not the best person to start this thread.

    So please, everyone, use it as if it were your own. foooood

    Tomorrow... I will share my recipe for the above pictured Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders.

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