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Post: #84480 ina
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:56 pm

citizentwiglet wrote:Flavour Shaker....


Come on, folks - tell a non-TV owner what this is, please!
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Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:04 am

it's a thing that looks like Aunt flo form Bod with a ball in the bottom and you fasten it up with herbs and stuff in and shake it in a cocktail stylee. Like a shakeable pestle and mortar.
I've never had much luck with it as you are meant to put the stuff in in some kind of order and the welly that he shakes it with means I would have to sit down with a glass of wine afterwards to recover. I stick with a pestle and mortar, a herb ritter (I don't know what theyre called Nigella chops chocolate on hers) or a flat of a knife.

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Post: #84483 circlecross
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:06 am

just realised that I answered your question with a TV reference!!! :drunken:

It is a sort of skittle shape about as big as your hand, with a hard pumice or some ball in the "bowl"

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Post: #84484 ina
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:06 am

Ah - kind of like a ball mill - I think that's what they are called in the lab... Cheers!

But I agree - I stick to knife and chopping board.
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Post: #84521 red
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:21 am

I have a TV and dont know what one is!

think im ok with my pestle and mortar.. or a jar if making salad dressings...
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Post: #84543 mrsflibble
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:43 pm

I need a new pestle and mortar, but all the cheap ones are wood and i kno form experience i can't be trusted with wooden instruments.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
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Post: #100182 JR
Fri May 02, 2008 3:08 pm

Jamie is great, he is a dencent honest bloke who cares about food and what people eat.

The series and book is a must have for anyone who grows their own or wants to introduce someone to it.

Try Pork & Pepper Goulash

http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/jamie-oliver/spicy-pork-and-chilli-pepper-goulash-recipe_p_1.html

Even if you are not a big fan of pork it is just heaven!!!

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Post: #100185 ukwife
Fri May 02, 2008 4:14 pm

Saw one of Jamie's earlier Naked Chef shows yesterday while he was up in Scotland .. he didn't have a pestle and mortar so he used a bowl and the end of a rolling pin. Now I thought .. see that's something i have in my kitchen so perhaps one day in future I'll use that rather than run out and buy something fancy and expensive (even if it is better).

I like little things like that.
Obviously!
I mentioned it :wink:

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Post: #100235 corymbia
Sat May 03, 2008 12:04 am

Mrs F: If you're ever near an asian (in oz that's chinese, vietnamese etc more than Indian' Pakistani etc) grocery or supply store you can get a reasonably priced stone pestle and mortar. Don't know if that applies in the UK.

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Post: #100260 mrsflibble
Sat May 03, 2008 8:21 am

Yes it does, but unfortunately it'll have to wait until I'm next either in the midlands or Southall in London..... Basildon does not have a thriving ethnic community.

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Post: #100995 JR
Tue May 06, 2008 3:39 pm

You cant knock the old boy!

Tried another one and did it with cheesy mash!!!

http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/ch ... e_p_1.html

Fantastic!!!! Didnt let it thicken up as we had mash, nice as a thick gravy on top.

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Post: #101342 Millymollymandy
Thu May 08, 2008 6:51 am

2kg of cherry toms! That'd cost a fortune to make if you don't grow your own! :shock: Let me see, that's 8 x little punnets at minimum €1 each (if you're lucky) - more often a lot more than that.

Anyway it doesn't matter because I can't get the sausages here! :lol:

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Post: #101376 JR
Thu May 08, 2008 9:00 am

I did cheat a little I used, 1kg of cherry toms from a local farm shop which were around £2 to buy with 2 x 400g tins of cherry toms I had in the cupboard (T***o finest 49p per tin). We did feed 3 adults and 4 children so it wasnt too bad.

We are going to try it with onions, peppers and caugettes next time. I reckon you could replace the sausages with chicken or game and it would be fab.

P.S got my flavour shaker yesterday from A**s for £9.99, bargin!

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Post: #101425 Millymollymandy
Thu May 08, 2008 10:41 am

I've never heard of tinned cherry toms. They must taste really lovely compared to the boring old plum ones.


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