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  1. #771
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    going to make sweet n sour chicken for tonight i think. got lots of nice veg in for it and plenty chicken still
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    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    We can buy Clams from our local Waitrose or the fish stall in town at the market on a Saturday but they work out at something like 15 pence each. Still, OK for a treat. The Mussels are available from Waitrose, the fish stall and Tesco - something like £3.50 a bag, which is far more reasonable and we have them often, with Linguini.

    We can buy packs of frozen 'seafood' but it's not the same as fresh fish.
    Yeah, Waitrose is about the only supermarket I'd buy seafood from, but I'd still rather it was fresh. The big bag we get from the Portuguese place does about six meals, and the quality is superb.

    I don't mind spending money on good food, because it's one of life's essentials/pleasures, and so it's nice to sit down to something that 'excites' your tastebuds, and you're genuinely looking forward to eating, rather than a plate of 'tasteless stodge', or horror of horrors, a supermarket 'ready meal', simply to fill you up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    First time I had that was in Venice, pretty darned good

    I thought the €18.00 Bellini in Harry's Bar before was a bit expensive though!
    Lol... Madness! And you're mad if you give it to them, when you can make the same thing at home (much better) for not much more than a fiver!

    Anyway, there'll be no cooking today, as Del's been working hard recently, so I'm treating her to lunch at our favourite wine bar, where on a Sunday they also have live music:

    https://www.pistetarporley.com/#menus-desktop

    Should be good!

    Marco.
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    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... Madness!
    Can't argue with that, a one off and had to be done, I mean how often do you get to go to Harry's Bar in Venice?
    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Is that to go with your pork balls?

    So is there no love for spaghetti with clams either? I'll need to stop posting here unless I'm eating some form of British stodge...

    Marco.
    Clearly my linguistic pun went over your head.

    Yes I like pasta: spaghetti, cannelloni, linguini, penne and fuseli. Also like ravioli and lasagne.

    Anyway back to "British stodge" - last night it was home made vegetable soup, followed by steak and ale pie, boiled potatoes, carrots with an aniseed and honey glaze, leeks, peas, green beans and broccoli.
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  6. #776
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    Sweet n sour chicken sauce



    Cherry pepper bell peppers pineapple sugar peas butter squash green onion chicken and seasoning plus the base sauce
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Can't argue with that, a one off and had to be done, I mean how often do you get to go to Harry's Bar in Venice?
    Taken from their website:

    Since opening its doors in 1931, it has had a long and colourful history, with a clientele that has ranged from Lord Byron and Marcel Proust to Orson Welles and Trueman Capote, as well as many a passing millionaire. Ernest Hemmingway was a fixture during the long winter of 1949-50. Harry's retains its charm today, as do its friendly staff with the aid of a dazzling array of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails, they will help to anaesthetise you against the size of the bill at the end of the night.

    Since Lord Byron died in 1824, I seriously doubt he was a customer there. Also the last sentence gives the game away: just another overpriced bar living off the fame and reputation of its past clients.

    No doubt you have visited El Floridita in Havana, a bar made famous by Hemmingway. Again nothing special, despite Hemingway's patronage.

    It's a bit like taking tea at the Ritz, London or at the Strand Hotel, Rangoon. A decent cuppa, but in no way improved by the cachet of the address.
    Barry

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    on bed of Basmati... awesome taste.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    I'm going to try to reproduce something like the meal you linked to earlier Grant.

    But using chicken instead of what looks like prawns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I'm going to try to reproduce something like the meal you linked to earlier Grant.

    But using chicken instead of what looks like prawns.

    Be doing something like that maybe tomorrow or next day.. Ive got a portion of this s&s sauce left. so may have it again tomorrow or i might freeze it. Ive plenty chicken and a pork fillet in fridge. Need to find some parmesan tho
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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