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The Gnome

The Gnome
Home Town: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, U.K.
Living In: Bath, Somerset, England, U.K.
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a caring person with a big heart and a good sense of humour. I'm easy to get along with, always have a smile on my face and fun to be with.Basically I am a great person to be around! I love to have fun and am always up for a good laugh - sometimes at my own expense. I believe that I'm a kind and caring person who has so much time, effort and support to give to the right person - just finding that right person has proven difficult. Basically, I am soulful,well rounded and with a sense of what it takes to be a true person. I do like a challenge.I love spending quality time with my friends, checking out new bands and comedians, having mad mini adventures, interesting conversations, thought provoking discussions and nonsensical gibberish ramblings [ usually over a pint] and laughing lots. A few of my likes:- * Summer days and nights in the outdoors. * Being in touch with nature. * Hilarious, dark humour that give me big belly-ache laughs. * Passion. * Looking at the stars (and how we
My favorite things to cook
Liver & Onions with Potatoes, Peas and Rich Onion & Mushroom Gravy, Chile Con Carne, Beef Madras, Spaghetti Bolognese, Scouse, Kashmiri Lamb Casserole, Thai Red or Green Curry, Tomato & Basil Soup, Chip Butty's (Scouser through and through!),
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father God bless him (RIP) used to cook Liver and onions with mashed potatoes and peas with a rich onion & mushroom gravy. It's the perfect feeling down, comfort food, good and wholesome. You must use OX liver though for the best flavour and keep the slices thick and don't over cook! If done right this is a meal you'll never forget. He also used to love tripe and onions cooked in milk but hey we're not all perfect are we? Lol!
My cooking triumphs
I think that would be cooking Christmas dinner for about 26 people around 12 years ago and being told it was the best most moist Turkey they had all ever eaten, prompting a quote from one of my peers of "I've been cooking Turkey every year for 20+ years and have never had a Turkey anywhere near as moist as this, what did you do?" I was very proud of myself I have to say.
My cooking tragedies
That will be trying to cook when drunk and I'd rather not talk about it! (I can smell the burning now![shudder])
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Homemade Ginger Ale
This is an excellent recipe AND tastes just as it should so the moaners need to wake up.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2012
The Ultimate Chili
I don't know what the people did that state this dish has no kick? I think they have no tastebuds! I love my chilli hot and this certainly has a huge kick and plenty of flavour, very tasty indeed. I stuck to the recipe here and it was lovely, next day was even better. TIP. For those that found it had no kick. Throw out your old chili powder and buy some new chili powder - it can lose all its heat and flavour when stored for a month or more! D'uh! (Thanks Wendy this is a lovely recipe)

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 4, 2012
The World's Best Turkey
To make a moist Turkey place the butter under the breast skin, cover with bacon rashers and put either apples or onions in the cavity. This is a waste of champagne I think? Yes folks you DO need to slit the bags so the air can escape otherwise it'll blow up and go bang in the oven and if you use gas it will blow the flames out and gas the occupants of the house or even worse blow it up!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2011
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