jamie oliver "grow your way to the good life"

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jamie oliver "grow your way to the good life"

Post: #83410 old tree man
Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:50 pm

i got a lovely suprise today, jane bought me jamie olivers book "cook your way to the good life" i know that people get aggravated by his cockney patter, but i have to say that this book is well written, informative, and very easy to follow, and to top it all it only cost £13 at T***o, jane and i have already earmarked recipies to try.
the good thing about this book is that it uses every thing that we grow in the garden and most other people do anyway, its just basic cooking jazzed up a bit.
so in my opinion give it a go you will be plesantly suprised :thumbright:
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Post: #83544 Berti
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:45 pm

I will support this also. Although I have yet to cook out of it, the book itself is very inspiring and enthusiastic written, so I will start sowing now this month to get my first vegs......

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Post: #83551 mrsflibble
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:20 pm

I'm under strict orders never to buy anything from jamie oliver :lol:

I'm married to a james oliver and he hates jamie with a passion for "stealing his name" and causing him to be the butt of many a cooking joke at work.
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Post: #84290 mybarnconversion
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:58 pm

I reckon I could grow a lovely bed of roses on a buried Jamie Oliver :flower:

...this isn't the first pro-Oliver thread around here recently...I'm starting to worry we're being infiltrated ... James Martin (the anti-christ) will be turning up next :shock:

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Post: #84291 mybarnconversion
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:59 pm

mrsflibble wrote:I'm under strict orders never to buy anything from jamie oliver :lol:


Excellent philosophy! ... if only we could get that taught at school ;)

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Post: #91691 Helsbells
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:24 pm

I got this book, I think its good, not too poncy, the ingredients really are stuff you might grow. I did his lamb recipe on Sunday and it was delish.

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Post: #91700 hamster
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:56 pm

Ooh, was that the one he did on telly, with the mint and caper gravy?

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Post: #92653 Helsbells
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:13 pm

Yeah thats the one! Only I didnt put capers in it because stupid useless Asda didnt have any! Apparently they are a "specialist food"

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Post: #92749 eccentric_emma
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:33 am

i bet sainsburys stock capers ;-)

does the book have many veggie recipes in it? i tend not to buy cookbooks as neither of us eat much meat (im veggie and he will only have it once a week usually in the form of bacon)
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Post: #92772 oldfella
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:48 am

Had a friend few years back who made her living writing and composing recipes for Delia and other well known cooks and authors,when I asked she did not write her own cook books she said " I don't have the face for it".
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Post: #92775 Millymollymandy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:54 am

Neither does Jamie, nor Delia any more! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post: #92795 SarahJane
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:32 pm

eccentric_emma wrote:i bet sainsburys stock capers ;-)

does the book have many veggie recipes in it? i tend not to buy cookbooks as neither of us eat much meat (im veggie and he will only have it once a week usually in the form of bacon)


I also have this book, and yes, there are quite a few veggie recipes in there. :lol:

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Post: #92804 old tree man
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:34 pm

I was always told i have the perfect face.....................for radio !!!
well just look at my avatar !! perfect :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post: #92841 ina
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:15 pm

Helsbells wrote:Yeah thats the one! Only I didnt put capers in it because stupid useless Asda didnt have any! Apparently they are a "specialist food"


Basic ingredient in my kitchen! And people wonder why I don't buy at supermarkets... :roll:
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Re: jamie oliver "grow your way to the good life"

Post: #112064 JR
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:30 am

FAB book, time to read again for this time of year now we are harvesting!


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