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Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 11:37 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Northern_Lad wrote:
Just looked at the photo again, and, yes, the jumper is still black, and the pinny's also clean, but look behind her right arm at the wine rack she's trying to hide.


Ah yes! Thats what happens when you ditch the microwave- room for a wine rack!

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought you meant it was dusty! Someone wrote their name in one of our dustier wines, which I don't mind, but they dated it - which I do!

I'm off to buy a pasta maker. My dad used to make puff pastry in what looked like a huge pasta maker (he was a baker) so I'm planning on getting double use out of it, by making domestic quantities!

moggins



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I found a pasta maker on the net the other night for 7.99 now I can't remember where I found it

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I thought you meant it was dusty! Someone wrote their name in one of our dustier wines, which I don't mind, but they dated it - which I do!



our wine's not in the rack long enough to get dusty!

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 05 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was one we didn't like!

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I My dad used to make puff pastry in what looked like a huge pasta maker (he was a baker) so I'm planning on getting double use out of it, by making domestic quantities!


I've thought about this since I've stopped buying pastry. I reckon the pasta machine would be ideal for puff & filo, as long as you can do it nice and quickly.

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

moggins wrote:

We love tagliatelle, why is it the most expensive when those wiggly shapes which must take more work are more expensive?


Tagliatele nests take up more space and use more packaging than regular pasta. In a supermarket the price of tagliatele per 100g Vs other pasta is astronomical. Waitrose sell tagliatele flat, packed like spaghetti, which is much more economical.

nomad



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i tried making pasta a few years ago!!
think i managed to wrap it around the house 6 times!!
tesco's is so much easier!!

moggins



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm off to Argos this afternoon, found the one I want for 12.99 and that includes spaghetti and tagliatelle attachments.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nomad wrote:
i tried making pasta a few years ago!!
think i managed to wrap it around the house 6 times!!
tesco's is so much easier!!


but not nearly as much fun! Damn - I went past argos today and never thought of popping in for a pasta maker. Is it a metal one? If it is it would be better for pastry, as you could chill it before you used it. Project number 573 *sigh*

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nomad wrote:
i tried making pasta a few years ago!!
think i managed to wrap it around the house 6 times!!
tesco's is so much easier!!


My thought is that traditional Italian housewives have been buying pasta for time immemorial and not always making it themselves. I won't deny it is a little bit of fun and creativity, I also think homemade tastes better, but....... it is bloody time consuming.

moggins



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wellington it is a metal one, I didn't get in to get it after all today as I was waiting for the garage to call but I have to pick the car up tomorrow so I'll get it then.

Why do garages take your number, tell you they will do it today and then leave you hanging around for 2 days so that you have to phone them in the end?

And then tell you "Oh yes, it's done, it's waiting for you"

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
nomad wrote:
i tried making pasta a few years ago!!
think i managed to wrap it around the house 6 times!!
tesco's is so much easier!!


My thought is that traditional Italian housewives have been buying pasta for time immemorial and not always making it themselves. I won't deny it is a little bit of fun and creativity, I also think homemade tastes better, but....... it is bloody time consuming.


I know what you mean - I suppose it depends on whether you actually enjoy doing it (rather than just eating it when its finished) and on how far you want to go with the DIY bit. I like knowing whats in stuff, and it generally tastes better, so I prefer to have a go (after all, its not like you're totally commited to it, and never allowed to buy it ever again - although with cakes and the like, I find I'd rather not, thanks!). Pasta looks ideal, as we have it about once an week, and it looks like a once a month job. Its the things that you have to do everyday that I find a drag. Anyway, you said that about yoghurt, once!

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 05 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Anyway, you said that about yoghurt, once!


You got me there

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

[quote="jema"]
nomad wrote:


My thought is that traditional Italian housewives have been buying pasta for time immemorial and not always making it themselves. I won't deny it is a little bit of fun and creativity, I also think homemade tastes better, but....... it is bloody time consuming.


you have to bear in mind that I like the challenge of making something new, and as the girls eggs are practically free, its a cheap way of using up a glut.

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