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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 12 April 20 23:58 BST (UK) »

One of my favourites is Sea Pie, which as far as I know has no link to the ocean beyond its colour. It's one of the family favourite recipes I've been slowly putting online at http://www.andrewalston.co.uk/recipes.html

We do a "sea pie" too - though we always say it gets it's name from "whatever you see in the cupboard".  ;)

Comfort food - bowl of hot porridge on a cold cold morning, bowl of self saucing chocolate pudding on a cold cold evening.  :)

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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #28 on: Monday 13 April 20 07:06 BST (UK) »
Interesting it looks like most of the comfort food contain a lot of calories.

I have to agree that a lot of what used to be cheap cuts for  the slow cooker are getting more & more expensive, have you seen the price of oxtail, I think if you remove the bone it would be more expensive then steak.

Being ignorant about the best chocolates I contact 2 experts on the matter, (my sisters) and they say the best are Belgium chocolates so are they still available at this time.

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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #29 on: Monday 13 April 20 07:11 BST (UK) »
My favourite breakfast is porridge with fruit everyday of the year.   

The garden came up trumps yesterday with a picking of asparagus which became part of a rissotto - yum :D

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« Reply #30 on: Monday 13 April 20 11:04 BST (UK) »
Ooh! Homemade pizza with tuna and black olives.

I have also been making soup.  Spicy lentil and also carrot and orange are particular favourites.

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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #31 on: Monday 13 April 20 12:31 BST (UK) »

I made a bread pudding at the weekend, filled with raisins and sultanas, lots of spice, served warm with thick custard 😋
Any of the stodgy foods, treacle or jam pud, rice pud, porridge with Demerara sugar and a slice of bread and butter to dip in, heaven.  All stews, casseroles but must have dumplings.
Is it comfort food because it’s what our mums gave us, cheap to make and filling ?
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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #32 on: Monday 13 April 20 16:33 BST (UK) »
Being ignorant about the best chocolates I contact 2 experts on the matter, (my sisters) and they say the best are Belgium chocolates so are they still available at this time.

John
Called in at my local Morrisons today, and they had some from a company called "Godiva", who I know from trips to Bruges. Not their whole range - their best ones contain cream and can't be stored for long - but will be excellent.

The pub up the road from me have started running a fruit and veg stall in their beer garden, so Rhubarb Crumble made its first appearance of the season this weekend. My mum mixes up a batch of crumble and stores it in the freezer, so assembly is very easy.
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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #33 on: Monday 13 April 20 17:35 BST (UK) »
That information might come in handy this Christmas. I usually make a trip to Belgium to get some chocolates for Christmas, but it is still worth going over for the beer.

I had another tasty treat curtesy on my Sunday lunch, the simple but tasty beef and onion sandwich. But the down side I will be on the healthy food the rest of week to make up for unhealthy weekend.
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Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 16 April 20 10:07 BST (UK) »
One of my OH's favourite meals of the day is toast and marmalade.  However due to food intolerances he has to avoid the standard marmalade and his favourites are lime, lemon and grapefruit

Sadly R*ses lime marmalade seems to have disappeared from this area in recent years replaced by a lime and lemon version.   However as the nearest shops don't sell any that he can eat I have been searching the internet to try and keep him supplied and was amazed to discover that R*ses  lime marmalade is still available online.    I live in Herefordshire and just wondered whether this lime marmalade is normally available in other parts of the country??

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« Reply #35 on: Thursday 16 April 20 11:03 BST (UK) »
One of my OH's favourite meals of the day is toast and marmalade.  However due to food intolerances he has to avoid the standard marmalade and his favourites are lime, lemon and grapefruit

Sadly R*ses lime marmalade seems to have disappeared from this area in recent years replaced by a lime and lemon version.   However as the nearest shops don't sell any that he can eat I have been searching the internet to try and keep him supplied and was amazed to discover that R*ses  lime marmalade is still available online.    I live in Herefordshire and just wondered whether this lime marmalade is normally available in other parts of the country??

Kay

Some information from their website:
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There is also a “contact us” option if you want to ask about stockists in a specific location. They may also have a mail order option.