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Yesterday at 21:26:00 by Borlotti
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Well I didn't have a pumpkin this year, but did buy a few sweets, only cost 2 and already OH is moaning.  Have put my knitted ghosts outside and so far only two visits.  Lovely children with mothers, I am so so scared.  Last time I did say to the little boy what is the trick, and he burst into tears, but he got his sweets.  Not sure I agree with it, but I am not as miserable as OH yet, and the cat who hates the door bell and is hidding in the cupboard, and hates fireworks and a strike, I don't believe it.  Well I now have 21 packets of jelly sweets, another two nice children with Mum, the trick was a water pistol so they got their sweets, only another 15 packets of sweets left.
Night night.
Yesterday at 21:08:18 by gazza1960
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A warming filling soup that works just as well on its own but the bacon flavours really add a lovely flavour to the Cod fillet.

So lets get busy  ........................


 4 slices thin prosciutto 
 olive oil for cooking
 100 g  pancetta, diced 
 1  onion, finely diced 
 1  carrot, finely diced 
 1  leek, finely diced
1/2 Fennel Head finely diced
 1 stick  celery, finely diced 
 2 cloves  garlic, crushed 
 2 sprigs  thyme, leaves removed and chopped or 1/2 tsp dried 
 2 sprigs  rosemary, leaves removed and chopped or 1/2 tsp dried
 Microwave Puy Lentils or soaked dried 
 1 litre  chicken stock 
  vegetable oil, for frying 
 1 cod fillet per person   
 30 g  unsalted butter 
 chopped parsley garnish
 salt and pepper

First of all lets roast the Prosciutto on 140 degrees for 15 mins...keep an eye as you wont want it too crisp..!!!!!!! once done set aside.

Meanwhile, pour the olive oil into a wok/saucepan and gently cook the pancetta, onion, carrot, leek, celery, Fennel, garlic, thyme and rosemary for 10 minutes to soften,

 then add the chicken stock. Bring to the boil and simmer, This should take around 10 minutes, keep tasting but careful with the seasoning as the bacon adds salt flavour to the broth.

If you've time you can soak the dry Puy Lentils and cook but ive found the
....1 minute pre cooked Microwave lentils available are equally tasty
and once cooked just add to the broth and simmer for the final 5 mins....

Ok,lets heat a splash of oil and a thingy of butter in the pan around
180 degrees....and gently cook the seasoned Cod fillet for 5 mins then turn over and cook through for another 4 mins or so  !!!!!

You can undercook the fillet if you wish and break up the cod fillet
and sit under the Broth surface to finish off cooking.

Serve your Puy Lentils in a big bowl and then sit your cod fillet on top
and sprinkle some Chopped Parsley over and add the roasted Prosciutto
slices on top.

Get stuck in  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

""Cod with Pancetta & Puy Lentil Broth""


Yesterday at 14:32:15 by InfraDig | Views: 104 | Comments: 3

Local Wilkos has seeds, both Wilkos and Johnsons, for 5p a packet. It includes peas and beans!
They also have big reductions on feeds, lawn weed and feed. They don't seem to have finished on their reductions yet.


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