planning what to have for christmas dinner at the moment and i've been put in charge of the booze side of things...it's ha hard job but someone has to do it :-) anyway I thought we'd start the day with black velvet, a couple of glasses of plonl whilst preparing the dinner (actually mrs 1967 wil be doing that but i will be hard at work watching). What I want is soemthing big and robust that will go with turkey and all the trimmings but sonmething to go with the starte too (problably scallops in a beurre blanc), So a couple of bottles of something white and dry and a few bottles of big reds. I dont want to go over board -there will be a few people over for the moninng and the black velvets so that is covered but only two of us for lunch. I was thinking a two white, two or three red and a bottle of port with the cheese suggestions please :-)
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We have a few apple trees in the garden and i thought about having a go at making some kind of pickle or chutney with the windfalls. Any ideas or proven recipes. Nothing too complicated thanks jus t something I can goive the odd jar of to the neighbours at christmas and can enjoy with a slice of cheese and a glass of wine :-)
Hi all. I am fed up of making the same old meals and need inspiration. We love chicken, pork and fish,and prefer rice or potatoes to accompany it, there are usually 4 of us dining at the same time. Has anyone got any tried and tested favourites they might like to share.Look forward to hearing from you all. Thanks.
we have some froiends visiting us soon and they've asked if we want anything fetching back with them. Apart fdrom a couple of bottles of Timothy taylors i can't think of anything I really miss that much. Stuff we do miss most of it I can get at the supermarkets , like beans and cheddar and things.What do you miss if anything?
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Have just seen my plum trees and they are going to be producing an abundance this year, unless anything goes wrong of course! I need recipes for them, I am ok with jam and pies and crumbles, but does anyone know of anything more interesting I can attempt, also I have heard that you can freeze plums without blanching, is this true?