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« on: Thu 31 July, 2008 - 11:46 pm »

Sophie Gray


She's amazing, if she is in your area...and you can get tickets, go!


Her food is gorgeous, and the ideas and tips that she has...all based around being 'budget conscious' are fantastic.

Lots of info' on the different brands, and supermarkets...which food items you can get away with buying the cheaper brands of, and which you should always get the best you can afford.


 
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« Reply #1 on: Fri 1 August, 2008 - 01:55 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: Fri 1 August, 2008 - 05:48 pm »

Ok, she can talk the back leg off a cow

and I get to a certain point...where I only retain 'so much' information. Luck I have been to see her 3 times 


Cocoa....you can use 10 cups of the cheap stuff, and you won't get the chocolaty richness of 1/2  A cup of decent cocoa. (same as chocolate I guess)

Sausages....you could use a kilo of those nightmare things they sell at the mad butcher etc - the processed crap. And you will never get the flavour that you can get from 2 fabulous 'chorizo' sausages. When you are using them in pasta etc.


1 egg, and 1 cup of flour...makes enough fresh homemade pasta for 2 people. And literall costs under $1

 
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« Reply #3 on: Fri 1 August, 2008 - 08:54 pm »

My sis is going next week I think - she has her books and loves her way of doing things. 

They eat like kings each night but on a budget - most via her books. 
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« Reply #4 on: Fri 1 August, 2008 - 09:00 pm »

Sophie Gray


She's amazing, if she is in your area...and you can get tickets, go!


Her food is gorgeous, and the ideas and tips that she has...all based around being 'budget conscious' are fantastic.

Lots of info' on the different brands, and supermarkets...which food items you can get away with buying the cheaper brands of, and which you should always get the best you can afford.


 

does she do in home demonstrations   
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« Reply #5 on: Sat 2 August, 2008 - 01:39 pm »

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1 egg, and 1 cup of flour...makes enough fresh homemade pasta for 2 people. And literall costs under $1

You mix them together obviously, but what or how do you make pasta from that mixture? 
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« Reply #6 on: Sat 2 August, 2008 - 06:22 pm »

http://www.destitutegourmet.com/
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« Reply #7 on: Sat 2 August, 2008 - 06:24 pm »

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1 egg, and 1 cup of flour...makes enough fresh homemade pasta for 2 people. And literall costs under $1

You mix them together obviously, but what or how do you make pasta from that mixture? 

you make a firm dough that you knead out and roll to the desired thickness and chop up for whatever style of pasta you want, obviouly it's good for flat noodles etc...  eek

very easy! and delicious!  eek
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« Reply #8 on: Sat 2 August, 2008 - 07:23 pm »

   Sounds great. Can it be frozen? Might have to stock pile some of it Wink 

I guess you could add your own flavours to it too eh?
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« Reply #9 on: Sat 2 August, 2008 - 07:26 pm »

yep, you can freeze it, just make sure you've cut it up into what ever shape/style you want and liberally dust with flour and pack it loosely, that way it can go straight in the pot from frozen.

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« Reply #10 on: Sat 2 August, 2008 - 07:56 pm »

   cool fanks!!!
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« Reply #11 on: Sun 3 August, 2008 - 12:59 am »

Easy way to store it, is to cut it into ribbons. Do whichever thickness you like (or a variation) REally skinny, for vermicelli. thicker for spagetti...thicker again for fettuchini ribbons...right up to rectangles for lasagne.


Hand a piece of dowling up, or even a cleaned broom handle etc. Then drape your fresh pasta over and leave to dry. Then package up, or store in airtight containers.


I save the freezing for tortellini / ravioli etc...which I have prefilled with pork or mince mixtures.


My sis is going next week I think - she has her books and loves her way of doing things. 

They eat like kings each night but on a budget - most via her books. 


Cylly, tell her to take her books! I forgot mine. Sophie will sign them for her. She always mentions at the end about her books which are for sale....and also to please bring up any you already have for her to sign.

I should have blimmin remembered grrrr lol.
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« Reply #12 on: Sun 3 August, 2008 - 01:48 am »

i think i've seen her a few times on good morning show but i can't really remember the tips. must have a nose at her recipe books but i hate using recipes

i like the look of that book for recipes with no more than 4 ingredients. i started trying to do a book like that years ago to come up with recipes with only a few ingredients because i'm a lazy cook. also a lazy food shopper. my other excuse is that this time of the year ingredients are always going off. i bought some damprid today for the pantry because i'm sick of having to throw stuff out
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« Reply #13 on: Tue 5 August, 2008 - 12:22 am »

hullo fluff hunnnnny   


first off your spelling is atrocious
you been on that mulled wine?


have seen the cookbook
but didn't do much for me
coz i'd been cooking like that for years
was kinda common sense if you have
imagination
 

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« Reply #14 on: Tue 5 August, 2008 - 12:35 pm »

It was 11.59 at night, and they provided sav' 




 


 
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« Reply #15 on: Thu 7 August, 2008 - 10:37 am »

sounds like a fun evening. bet she sells a lot of cookbooks if she's offering wine
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« Reply #16 on: Thu 7 August, 2008 - 12:12 pm »

Lol, not sure

She gives a handout that has all of the recipes she demonstrates on the night.
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