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Home Town: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, U.K.
Living In: Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
Member Since: Sep. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Wild Thing
Sleeping Beauty
The Diva through the Bird of Paradise
Beauty and the Beast
Pretty Tree Flower
About this Cook
Retired and love to cook
My favorite things to cook
Anything and everything. Love to experiment with all cultures
My favorite family cooking traditions
No previous traditions
My cooking triumphs
A few
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Spanish Style Albondigas in a Sunny Mediterranean Sauce
Hi, recently, Summerpls gave me a great review. I thank her greatly. re the recipe but said too much salt. However, I was confused.!! Salt in the meatballs is to personal taste and per se, there is no salt used in the sauce. So, "que pasa", what happened. 1.---- Bacon/pancetta contains salt in varying degrees. This could affect the flavour depening on bacon used. Some bacon can be extremely salty. Pancetta is not!!!!. 2. ... In cooking the sauce for intensity, which I thought fine, I have discovered that in intensifying, it can give a salt like taste, not salt but intense flavour. I added a touch, to taste, of sugar and mixed well. Problem solved. Turned out great. Possible solution to a, for me, complexing problem. Hope helps any other brave soul trying the recipe. cheers.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2012
Delicious Beef Tongue Tacos
Hi, Cooked as per recipe. No problems and the skin peeled off easily. Overall, both myself and “she who must be obeyed”, thoroughly enjoyed it. However, both of us thought the tongue itself was a bit bland. A bit like boiled beef with a touch of garlic. However, the salsa was as spicy and full of flavour as I thought it would be. A real bonus which really livened up the meat. As a pair, they go excellently together. If I do again, I probably will add something to the meat broth and, more because I tend to tweek and experiment, try something like lime or lemon and cilantro, maybe even a touch of fresh ginger with the salsa. The salsa is a big save for future use. At minimum, a four star recipe. Cheers.

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2012
Cold Spaghetti
Hi, tomato pesto by any other name. Made as per recipe. I ate with hot freshly cooked pasta as I would normally with green pesto. Not bad at all, especially when parmesan added to taste. I like strong. When blended, good flavour balance between, tomatoes ,garlic (just on edge of too much) and basil (I love basil and tomatoes). !/2 tsp Sugar for me hardly ncessary. For my first recipe group review, I picked a winner. cheers

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2011
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