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Forum: Food and Drink 30-12-2010, 17:17
Replies: 1
Views: 1,344
Posted By tvfanny
Nigel Slaters Black Banana Cake

I went away for Christmas and came back to heavily 'speckled' bananas so thought I'd make Nigel Slaters cake to use them up.
I have made it before and it's delish but as my DIL is coming for New Year...
Forum: Food and Drink 23-12-2010, 10:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By tvfanny
Wyle - no Delias recipe (page 126 of her...

Wyle - no Delias recipe (page 126 of her 'Christmas' book) doesn't use cider. Worth a try though.
Forum: Food and Drink 22-12-2010, 14:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By tvfanny
Merry Christmas everybody peeps. No diet for me...

Merry Christmas everybody peeps.
No diet for me until after my birthday on the 9th Jan.
I am away this Christmas so no leftovers to gorge on. Maybe someone will give me a big box of Thorntons...
Forum: Food and Drink 22-12-2010, 14:52
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By tvfanny
The mustard/demerara sugar recipe is one of...

The mustard/demerara sugar recipe is one of Delias. I use it every year but I do leave out the cloves. Don't really like them and it is more difficult to spread the mustard over with them pressed...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-12-2010, 19:41
Replies: 426
Views: 57,299
Posted By tvfanny
I saw the eppy and thought it was great - the...

I saw the eppy and thought it was great - the best this series, I think.
Weird question - does anyone else think Irwin Sparkes looks a lot like Jonnie Irwin off A Place In The Sun - Home Or...
Forum: Advice 09-12-2010, 13:48
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By tvfanny
Oh Gawd, don't start that again! Went to Deal...

Oh Gawd, don't start that again!

Went to Deal Station today and got a form to fill in so fingers crossed I can get some compensation.
It really is not the amount (although all in all I have paid out...
Forum: Advice 08-12-2010, 11:13
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By tvfanny
Ah yes, that is probably where I made a mistake. ...

Ah yes, that is probably where I made a mistake. All the websites and TV progs were saying no trains were running to S E Kent on that day but I didn't actually phone South Eastern trains.
Probably...
Forum: Advice 07-12-2010, 22:30
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By tvfanny
Getting Money Back From Rail Company

Last Thursday, during the horrendous snowy conditions, I managed to get back to Kings Cross from Notts, albeit not on the train I had booked for.
My neighbour in Deal told me on no account to try to...
Forum: The X Factor 27-11-2010, 13:31
Replies: 63
Views: 12,647
Posted By tvfanny
Just read the cast of Glee are performing 'next...

Just read the cast of Glee are performing 'next week'.
Anyone else read this?
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-11-2010, 18:28
Replies: 69
Views: 11,006
Posted By tvfanny
I agree. I really could have done without...

I agree. I really could have done without watching the family play with a boat and the Easter egg hunt. I want more restoration!
Forum: Advice 24-11-2010, 21:24
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By tvfanny
Oh boy, I do envy you. German Christmas Markets...

Oh boy, I do envy you. German Christmas Markets are the best. I lived in Berlin for 8 years and made sure I went to all the markets.
I understand Cologne has about 7 markets including a floating...
Forum: Advice 20-11-2010, 10:49
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By tvfanny
Vouchers for 'pampering/spas'

DD doesn't want any 'possessions' this Christmas so I thought I would treat her to a day in a spa.
Does anyone know of any good deals that I could look into re vouchers for her?
She lives in the...
Forum: Food and Drink 19-11-2010, 17:20
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By tvfanny
A couple of good ideas ....

.... I've come across lately.
Heinz Beanz Fridge Pack. Just the job for people like me who live alone. You unscrew the (plastic) jar, take out what you want, put the lid back on and into the...
Forum: Showbiz 19-11-2010, 16:57
Replies: 90
Views: 18,629
Posted By tvfanny
It's not on tonight 'cos of Children In Need. If...

It's not on tonight 'cos of Children In Need. If it was on it would be Chris Evans presenting anyway.
Forum: Food and Drink 29-10-2010, 21:27
Replies: 161
Views: 24,451
Posted By tvfanny
In the book (which I think is excellent, BTW),...

In the book (which I think is excellent, BTW), Jamie thanks 'the Forster family ...I was very lucky these guys were willing to let me invade their beautiful home to cook for days on end'
Jules was...
Forum: Food and Drink 29-10-2010, 21:19
Replies: 27
Views: 3,999
Posted By tvfanny
I think the M&S Dine In For A Tenner are great...

I think the M&S Dine In For A Tenner are great value.
Getting the best out of it I buy a whole chicken (easily serves 4), a tray of roasting vegetables, profiteroles (again, serves 4) and all M&S...
Forum: Sky 17-10-2010, 10:08
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By tvfanny
Sky+ HD Box recording longer than it should

Hi wonder if anyone can help before I contact Sky.
Last Tuesday I recorded the Jamie O 30 Minute meals prog and the recording went on for 1/2 an hour longer (into The Simpsons).
Then on Thursday I...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 14-10-2010, 22:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By tvfanny
[QUOTE=suzzle;44265671]I recently read a book...

[QUOTE=suzzle;44265671]I recently read a book that I thought would make a fantastic TV series along the lines of the BBC Pride and Prejudice.

It is an old out of print novel. I had to pay about 20...
Forum: Food and Drink 13-10-2010, 19:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By tvfanny
They sound as if they are the ones but I can't...

They sound as if they are the ones but I can't find a picture anywhere. They have been discontinued - typical!
Forum: Food and Drink 13-10-2010, 12:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By tvfanny
Very much like langue de chat but a round shape...

Very much like langue de chat but a round shape and thinner. But thanks for the info. I shall buy some 'cats tongue' (lol) to try them out.
Forum: Food and Drink 12-10-2010, 22:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By tvfanny
Trying To Find Name of Biscuit

My friend and I were trying to remember the name of a certain biscuit we used to enjoy.
They are very thin round biscuits with the edges being even thinner, a bit lacy looking and slightly...
Forum: Food and Drink 11-10-2010, 22:35
Replies: 21
Views: 1,817
Posted By tvfanny
When I make a cake for Christmas I always use...

When I make a cake for Christmas I always use Delias recipe for Creole Christmas Cake - more fruit than cake, more booze than fruit!
It's an excellent moist rich (very) fruit cake; the recipe is...
Forum: Food and Drink 03-10-2010, 22:22
Replies: 128
Views: 15,084
Posted By tvfanny
I'm pretty sure Selfridges in Oxford Street sell...

I'm pretty sure Selfridges in Oxford Street sell quite a bit of 'foreign' food and The Australia Shop in Covent Garden sells loads of Oz foodstuffs.
I'm going up to town tomorrow so I shall pop in to...
Forum: Food and Drink 02-10-2010, 17:19
Replies: 128
Views: 15,084
Posted By tvfanny
Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate sachets with mini...

Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate sachets with mini marshmallows. Mmmm.
Coffeemate flavoured with French Vanilla or Almond.
Forum: Food and Drink 01-10-2010, 09:05
Replies: 48
Views: 4,805
Posted By tvfanny
Yes, summerwine, I thought that too and thought I...

Yes, summerwine, I thought that too and thought I had missed the new series coming soon. However, the poster wrote that on 29 April!
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