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by Jamesey1981
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dried beans
Replies: 28
Views: 3288

Re: Dried beans

Even green lentils don't really need to be soaked overnight, red lentils deffo not, in my experience - they do absorb water during the cooking process of course, they're dried, after all! But the red ones, not as much as you might think. I still haven't tried the pancakes, but I do like the sound o...
by Jamesey1981
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dried beans
Replies: 28
Views: 3288

Re: Dried beans

I'm wondering if the cup of lentils needs to be heaped, whenever I do volume measures I do it level as that's what you're supposed to do, but maybe not everyone does,or maybe the lentils were bigger then there would be bigger air gaps between them. I'll try it out later anyway and see, but nothing g...
by Jamesey1981
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dried beans
Replies: 28
Views: 3288

Re: Dried beans

I originally got the recipe here: https://www.powerhungry.com/2018/05/1-ingredient-red-lentil-tortillas-grain-free-vegan/ Since we now usually have a jug of blended lentils in the fridge it has also become the go to addition instead of flour to thicken gravy and made a good cheese sauce base with s...
by Jamesey1981
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Good kitchen knives
Replies: 22
Views: 3544

Re: Good kitchen knives

The steak knives have no heel on the blade, good for cutting steaks, (I have one and they're very good) not so good for chopping veg as you'll be bashing your knuckles all the time. The right tool for the right job, it'll cost you the same anyway so you might as well get the one that's designed for ...
by Jamesey1981
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Good kitchen knives
Replies: 22
Views: 3544

Re: Good kitchen knives

jansman wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:52 pm
https://butchers-sundries.com/

There you go.
Prices aren't bad on there, I'll bookmark that for next time I need sausage skins.
by Jamesey1981
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Good kitchen knives
Replies: 22
Views: 3544

Re: Good kitchen knives

Some of the global knives have a kind of vestigial handle, you can see from looking at them how you would need to hold it for it to be safe and controlled, then translate that into a different knife, should be easier to visualise that way. https://www.nisbets.co.uk/global-gs-5-vegetable-chopper-140m...
by Jamesey1981
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Good kitchen knives
Replies: 22
Views: 3544

Re: Good kitchen knives

Just my 2p...personally I find 12 inch knives just too big. Dunno if it's because I am small. My main knife is an 8 inch Sabatier - not great but not bad either. Just gotta keep it sharp. I could probably do 10 inches, but so far the 8 inch has been sufficient. It's broad enough to be able to push ...
by Jamesey1981
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Good kitchen knives
Replies: 22
Views: 3544

Re: Good kitchen knives

That's the one. The back of the blade is slightly rounded so it's more comfortable. I have the 13.5 inch one, but that's a bit unwieldy until you get used to handling big knives. I would steer clear of dishwashering it, the abrasives in the detergent will blunt it, and the handles go a bit weird and...
by Jamesey1981
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Good kitchen knives
Replies: 22
Views: 3544

Re: Good kitchen knives

Don't recall which brand he uses, however here's a list of the ones I like. Victorinox, good quality and reasonably priced, a lot of pros have used these their entire career, including me. Wusthof Trident Wusthof Dreizack Gustav Henckels All pretty pricey but really high quality knives that professi...
by Jamesey1981
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Risky Bean Rotation???
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Risky Bean Rotation???

On my new thorough stock-taking binge, I've discovered a single tin of ood sweetcorn - 2018, but only one, the rest are 2021, so that was just a mistake. I have 1.5kg of cornmeal exp December 2016 :( and I'm imagining that's safe. I have enough salt and sugar to stock my own shop :shock: I think be...