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Monday, February 13th, 2006

Subject:Appetite for Seduction Premiering on iTunes this Valentine's Day
Posted by:blakeley.
Time:4:18 pm.
This is a new TV podcast for iTunes, all about cooking, in our first episode we cook with pomegrantes, the show is completely free, nobody makes any money off it.

Join Sensual Cooking Diva, Shani Castri, as she explores the romantic history and potency of some of the finest aphrodisiacs found in New York City and around the world. Shani consults with the experts on her journey to help awaken your appetite for seduction. From caviar to vanilla, pomegranate to garlic, join Shani every two weeks, when as she guides you towards creating an evening—or morning—of passion and food that you and your partner are not soon to forget.

Click here to subscribe via iTunes
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Sunday, October 30th, 2005

Subject:Lunch today...
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:7:38 pm.
My brother, sister-in-law and nephew came around for lunch today. For starters, we had a platter of dolmades, cocktail onions, cheese, salami, kabana, and pickled mini-cucumber (I don't know what they're properly called). Then for an entree, I cooked chicken and asparagus soup. Very tasty. Also very filling. I'm not surprised that there was lots left over from the main course. Which was Thai style cocount beef curry, and chilli and basil chicken with choy sum, with steamed rice. Finally for dessert, we had chocolate soy (non-dairy) ice cream. I don't think my nephew ate a whole lot of his, but he did enjoy swirling it around in his bowl.
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Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Posted by:lori_badori.
Time:5:22 pm.
Mood: chipper.
Hey everyone! I don't know if anyone still posts here, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway! Food is awesome!! I find myself thinking about food all the time, I get so excited for when I going to be hungry again!! Hopefully we can get this community going again, I think it looks pretty cool!!
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Sunday, December 19th, 2004

Subject:Christmas Party Menu
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:5:56 am.
This is the menu that I served at our recent Christmas party for 35 people:

Drinks
Punch
White wine
Beer
Water

Snacks and starters
Hummus [chickpea dip]
Roasted capsicum and garlic cheese dip [red bell peppers]
Eggplant dip
Pitta bread crisps, vegetable batons and rice crackers for dipping
Filo pastry cups with curried egg filling

Buffet
Thai red beef curry
Stir-fried vegetables with Thai basil and mild chilli sauce
Rice
Platter of cold meat (roast beef, ham, roast chicken)
Chicken lime noodle salad
Potato salad with olives and macademia nuts
Thai salad with coriander
Green leaf salad with soy and ginger dressing

Dessert
Lemon Delicious
Fruit salad
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Friday, September 3rd, 2004

Subject:Butter Chicken...
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:11:02 am.
Yesterday I made Butter Chicken. This is a mild curry that is not for those who are watching their cholesterol:

* chicken breast fillet
* yoghurt
* cream
* tomato puree
* spices
* chicken stock

It's sort of pathetic that I used low-fat yoghurt.
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Monday, August 23rd, 2004

Subject:The last thing you ate...
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:10:13 am.
What was the last thing that you ate?

I had a can of sugared, caffeinated Coca-Cola. I'm counting this as something I ate because it was breakfast!

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Friday, August 6th, 2004

Subject:Recipe sites on the web...
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:9:42 pm.
So I have decided to share some of my recipe links. The first one is epicurious, which bills itself as the world's greatest recipe collection. You never know, they might be right. You can search from 16,000 recipes. And if you sign up for their free membership, you can access to features like their recipe box. I don't really know what that is, because I'm not a member, but it sounds good.

My test search was for pasta salad, which brought up 93 results. Some yummy-sounding results are:


  • PASTA SALAD WITH MOZZARELLA, SUN-DRIED TOMATOES AND OLIVES

  • SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN AND PASTA SALAD

  • WARM PASTA SALAD WITH MUSHROOMS AND RADICCHIO

  • ORZO, RADISH, AND CHIVE SALAD

  • SPICY PASTA WITH TOMATOES AND ARUGULA


I don't know what arugula is, but it sounds interesting. Be prepared for pop-up ads, though. I guess they have to make their money somehow.

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Thursday, August 5th, 2004

Subject:Food, food and more food
Posted by:mskit.
Time:8:00 pm.
Mood: hungry.
My mother's on a cooking spree. This isn't exactly healthy cooking. Plenty of big helpings of butter, salt and sauces. She made barbecue pork chops in the crockpot a couple of days ago. She put in potatoes, onions and carrots and lots of butter and salt. Yum.
Next, she wants to make cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers and tostadas. I'm sure I misspelled that last one. I can't wait though! I wish she was on a baking binge. I'd love some pie. Oh wait, she did make apple bread... mmmm..

Pudgy here I come. Yay!
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Saturday, July 24th, 2004

Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:12:36 pm.
Today, I was queuing at the supermarket checkout and realised that I was buying only healthy foods:


  • muesli (1 kg box)
  • kiwi fruit (6 fruits)
  • strawberries (2 punnets)
  • mushrooms (2 huge flat mushrooms)
  • green capsicums (5)
  • fruit salad (2 tins)


Now I am waiting for the mushrooms to grill. Only 15 minutes to go.
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Friday, July 16th, 2004

Subject:Today's food included...
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:8:47 pm.
Apple pie and whipped cream!
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Sunday, July 11th, 2004

Subject:A new recipe
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:2:32 pm.
Yesterday I cleaned my fridge, and saw that I had some cooking apples in the vegetable crisper. So I made a quick and tasty apple crumble:

Apple Crumble

Filling


  • 5 cooking apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 55g (2 oz) caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Slice the apples into thin wedges (peel the apples first if you prefer). Put all of the filling ingredients into a large bowl and mix together thoroughly. Place the mixture into a baking dish (a shallow dish is better than a deep dish).



Topping


  • 130g whole wheat flour (a little over 4 oz)
  • 55g (2 oz) butter


Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the apple mixture. Bake in a 230 C/450 F oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the apple mixture is soft and the topping is golden.

This is very nice served with whipped cream, but should also go well with vanilla ice cream.

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Sunday, July 4th, 2004

Subject:Strawberries!
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:8:34 am.
Strawberries have just come into season here downunder, and they have been extra-cheap at our local supermarket. Yesterday I ate two punnets, and today for breakfast I had a bowl of muesli and another punnet. (A punnet is about half a pound.)
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Saturday, July 3rd, 2004

Subject:An abundance of food!
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:10:26 pm.
It is so long since I last posted here. I have some more or less boring news about food, so here it is. My dad is in town, and gave me:


  • 4 kg lemons
  • 8 kg cherry tomatoes
  • 2 buckets full of cumquats
  • 2 pumpkins


I have already juiced the lemons, and will freeze the juice into ice cubes. These are very convenient sizes for both cooking and salad dressings. The lemons are from my parents' lemon tree. There is always an overflow of lemons at this time of year, so I stock up on lemon juice.

The cherry tomatoes are "seconds" - not good enough to be sold at the market, so my parents got them for free from a small crop farmer they know. Today I made three bottles of tomato sauce, which turned out okay. It was the second time I'd ever made tomato sauce, and this turned out much better than the last time. I put it down to having a better recipe this time. I'm also going to make tomato jam, and tomato pickle from the greenish ones. The rest I will blanch, peel and freeze to use in cooking.

The cumquats are from my grandmother's cumquat tree. Most of them get fed to the cows, there are so many on the tree. I'm going to make marmalade from them. I've done this for a couple of years now, so I am getting pretty good at the marmalade-making.

The pumpkins are just going to get eaten, nothing extraordinary there. I made roast pumpkin and spinach risotto with half of one the other night. It turned out very tasty.

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Sunday, May 9th, 2004

Subject:Food goodness
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:5:29 pm.
Has anyone else noticed that the more expensive the restaurant, the smaller the meals? The smallest meal I remember was at a conference dinner that was held at Parliament House in Canberra (the seat of the Oz government). This was almost twenty years ago, and it cost about $40. That was when I paid $20 a week for rent, so it was probably the most expensive meal I've had. Good thing my employer was paying, and not me. Anyway, this was the menu:


  1. Entree: smoked salmon with a couple of slices of onion, and a sprig of lettuce
  2. Main: thick, but very tiny piece of veal, medium-rare; four green beans wrapped in a ribbon of bacon, one or two small potatoes
  3. Dessert: this, I just cannot remember, but I'm certain it was also very tiny.


Yes, my food obsession is so great that I can remember mostly what I had at this particular dinner back in 1986. Dessert might have slipped out of my mind because by then I'd also had several glasses of wine.

The reason I thought of this is that in a restaurant review I read the other day, the reviewer criticised the portions for being too large. Usually, I criticise restaurant portions for being too small. It's all very good to eat some great food and admire its presentation, but please, give me enough so that I'm not hungry anymore.

That won't be a problem tonight - we are going to have fish, potato mash and bean salad, and as much of it as we want!

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004

Subject:Lots of eating done yesterday
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:9:36 am.
Yesterday I ate:

b/fast: muesli, pear, orange juice

lunch: chilli beans with toast and butter, can of coke

dinner: roast chicken, roast potatoes, peas, gravy and coleslaw, can of coke

I was going to make baked fish with bean salad for dinner (bean salad is my husband's currently favourite meal) but when we got to the supermarket, we found out that it was one of the few public holidays that the supermarket is closed! So we went to the chicken takeaway place instead and had a roast chicken dinner.

Here is the recipe for tenzilkat's chilli beans:


  • one raw tomato
  • small tin of butter beans
  • chilli sauce to taste (I use 2 tablespoons)
  • oil for frying


Chop the tomato into small pieces. Heat the oil in a frypan. When the oil is hot, fry the tomato for about five minutes. Drain and rinse the beans, then add to the frypan. Fry until heated through, stirring occasionally. Then add chilli sauce and stir through. Serve when hot.

I think bacon would go well in this, but I haven't tried it yet.

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Sunday, May 2nd, 2004

Subject:Helloooo, I joined!
Posted by:tenzilkat.
Time:12:24 pm.
Mood: hungry.
This looks like such a great group - I love food. Food is good. Food is one of the great joys of life. I also want to lose weight, but not so much that I want to diet. Dieting mostly doesn't work, anyway. Most people who lose weight when they diet put it straight back on when they stop dieting. Two friends of mine (who are married to each other, and he diets when she diets), have done the yo-yo thing at least twice now. I was putting on weight until about a year ago, when I changed my daily eating habits. I eat multi-grain bread now instead of white bread and lots more vegetables, and stopped eating danish pastries everyday for morning tea, but I don't feel deprived. I cook yummy food, and I eat until I'm not hungry anymore. I haven't lost any weight, but I'm not putting on any either, and that's okay at the moment for me.

My favourite junk food is Arnott's chocolate mint slice biscuits (don't know if you get this brand in the US, I am an Aussie). I also like chilli flavoured chips, the Kettles brand is the hottest and the best.

Yesterday I ate:

b/fast - muesli, orange juice, a pear

lunch - heaped large plate of BBQ pork, sweet and sour pork, braised chicken with vegetables, with fried rice and singapore noodles at a serve-yourself Chinese fast food place.

dinner - can of coke, 2 large bowls of lemon sorbet, four open sandwiches on home-made grain bread (cheese, roast pork, lettuce and tomato). Half a packet of chocolate mint slice biscuits.

Lots of water during the day.

So far today (it is lunch-time), I have had:

2 cans of coke

4 open sandwiches on home-made grain bread (1 cheese, 2 tomato, 1 salmon)

3 mandarins

I haven't eaten any biscuits because I don't have any in the fridge. If I'd have had some, I would have eaten them already today. I have little will-power when faced with chocolate mint slice biscuits. My will-power extends only to buying the normal size biscuit packet instead of the double-size one.

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Saturday, April 24th, 2004

Subject:Question
Posted by:mskit.
Time:5:45 pm.
Mood: curious.
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes.
I've been online at all recipes looking for a good sugar cookie recipe. I'm especially looking for a recipe where I can use cut-outs but it's not really necessary. If this isn't the right place to post this, have any suggestions where I might? Thanks in advance!
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Friday, March 19th, 2004

Posted by:jendoof.
Time:10:00 am.
Mood:awake.
horrah for fat bottom girls.
my names jen, and i hate dieting, so whooo hooo for us.
i noticed that this place is kinda small, if its like a private freinds thing, i can leave, but i just thought it was cool that people like being fat as much as i do.
jendoof
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003

Subject:snort, giggle
Posted by:mskit.
Time:9:42 am.
Mood: content.
Well that detox plan lasted a few days. *chuckle* It was not fun and I cheated cheated cheated. I did eat less sugar though. I will try to keep doing that.. like avoiding chocolate or ice cream. *ponders* Nah, food here I come! Yum yum ^_^.

(cross-posted in my livejournal)
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Thursday, October 16th, 2003

Subject:Grrr!
Posted by:mskit.
Time:11:59 pm.
Mood: discontent.
For health reasons, I have decided to try and cut sugar out of my food intake. If I didn't have the health ickies, I would care less how much I weighed and eat whatever I wanted. It really sucks! I'm only going to be on it a few years though. And I'm debating whether I should completely cut sugar out or not eat it on a day-to-day basis but allow myself a treat once a month as a "reward".
One thing is for certain: It Sucks! I wanna eat ice cream and choccy. I can't even eat cereals and stuff like that cause of the sugar. I'm living off of eggs, meat, veggies and fruit. It's America, land of junk food. Gimme junk food!!

In light of my last entry, I realize this is very hypocritical of me, but it's really due to health ickies. Otherwise I wouldn't give a rat's patootie. I am determined but miserable :P.
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