Old faithfuls

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Old faithfuls

Post by mavisbramston » 07 Jun 2019, 10:28

Are you like me that despite the fact we have all these modern gadgets etc in the kitchen you still use and prefer using old faithful kitchen things you have used for years.?
I have several graters but still use the old metal cylindrical grater I have had for years.
My wooden spoons, my cheap plastic carrot peeler. Hell what are they called again?
I bet I think of more.
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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by mavisbramston » 07 Jun 2019, 10:29

Of the more modern things my air fryer which I use constantly. Indeed I rarely use anything else.

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by kfchugo » 07 Jun 2019, 12:08

I too prefer my "tried and true" kitchen utensils..... food just doesn't taste the same when prepared with others. I do a lot of cooking in a wok and have two that I use - one teflon coated for eggy, sticky stuff and a steel one for everything else.

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by Perrorist » 07 Jul 2019, 10:09

I find a wok very convenient. Our frying pans are feeling a bit lonely these days.

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by mavisbramston » 20 Jul 2019, 13:36

Frying pans non stick ones are used by me for making porridge or rolled oats. I dont use quick oats.
For years when I made porridge it stuck on saucepan boiled over . When I cooked it in microwave disaster every time..
So now I fill my frying pan with water. Larger surface area wont boil over. Handfull of rolled oats according to taste. Bring to boil keep stirring and simmer.
Perfect each time.
By the way porridge really does lower cholesterol better than anything.

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by Perrorist » 21 Jul 2019, 11:17

I use rolled oats instead of quick oats. Much better for you. I add sultanas, shredded coconut, and milk, and microwave for two minutes. That's my breakfast each day.

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by mavisbramston » 24 Jul 2019, 08:28

Me too perrorist. My frying pan method works well.

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by mavisbramston » 24 Jul 2019, 08:28

My mum made porridge with butter melted on top in bowl and sugar. I loved it. No idea where that came from.
These days I could not stomach that.
Going to tey your recipe sounds nice.
Does it boil over in microwave.

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by Perrorist » 24 Jul 2019, 08:45

In Scotland, it's made with water and salt.

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by mavisbramston » 24 Jul 2019, 10:14

Yes I tried it. Not awful just not used to it. No Scot would add anything but salt to porriidge.
In Holland you guy porridge already made with evaporated milk and sugar in a milk carton.
Lazy buggers lol.

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Post by Teddy » 24 Jul 2019, 16:30

Perrorist wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 11:17
I use rolled oats instead of quick oats. Much better for you. I add sultanas, shredded coconut, and milk, and microwave for two minutes. That's my breakfast each day.
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I also Uncle Toby 's Oats, soak in boiling water night before, then 1 min 40 sec's microwave, a stir then 40 secs.sweetening or salt
This am a chopped Banana added.

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by mavisbramston » 25 Jul 2019, 09:30

Teddy that sounds lovely. I believe oats do lower cholesterol.

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by lynny » 25 Jul 2019, 10:07

Me too....

Half a cup of Uncle Toby's Rolled Oats plus 3 quarters cup of water. Microwave 1.30 mins stir then 30 more secs. No sugar just milk.
Today I added some chia seeds, sunflower seeds and a few dried cranberries. (Not so sweet as sultanas)
I love porridge with fresh blueberries if I have them!

I buy Uncle Toby's because they're 100% Australian and come in a box! No plastic!!!

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Post by godfather » 25 Jul 2019, 15:10

Nah, hate porridge. It bloats me and makes me do rude noises!

Two old faithfuls in my kitchen:
The old style hand-operated meat mincer for my home made mince. At least I know what I am getting in my mince dishes.
An old WWII style zester, which looks like a wood rasp, and probably was in it's early life.

The rest is all modern stuff, like knives, forks and spoons!

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Re: Old faithfuls

Post by Perrorist » 25 Jul 2019, 21:18

I use the supermarkets' own brands of rolled oats. They're the same as the branded ones.

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