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    The problem with screw type lids, regardless of...

    The problem with screw type lids, regardless of how well they fit, they never completely seal the contents against what is airborne contamination that results in fungus. You've also got to...
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    These ones are Mammillaria Lanta, which when...

    These ones are Mammillaria Lanta, which when bigger sell for 1000 baht plus each.

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    ^ Just read it, sounds interesting. Problem...

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    Just read it, sounds interesting. Problem for me though is M'Sahib isn't keen on tomatoes.
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    Getting into a pickle.........

    I made pickled beetroot the other day, which was both easy and tasty. That's prompted an interest in other kinds of pickles. The large coffee jars with plastic lids that I used aren't really...
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    M'Sahib has been cultivating cactus, mainly from...

    M'Sahib has been cultivating cactus, mainly from seeds, for a while now and has started to run out of space. Problem with cactus is they don't like too much watering, which given the often...
  6. Of course I'm aware of that, however Pattaya...

    Of course I'm aware of that, however Pattaya remains part of Chonburi Province, with little to no control of intra provincial travel except of course to/from any provincial islands. When are you...
  7. Meanwhile, things go from bad to worse in...

    Meanwhile, things go from bad to worse in Pattaya. Chonburi have reported a record high of 335 new Covid cases today.

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  8. Phuket Restaurants now able to serve alcohol effective 21st June 2021

    Restaurants in Phuket have been given permission to serve alcoholic beverages with food, the Phuket Covid Information Center announced on Monday (June 21).

    The sale and consumption of alcoholic...
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    M'Sahib signed up a few weeks ago for a 75 hour...

    M'Sahib signed up a few weeks ago for a 75 hour course on electrical equipment maintenance at the vocational training centre in Phuket Town. At the time she asked me if I thought she should do it,...
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    Just finished the last episode of this, and...

    Just finished the last episode of this, and thought I'd give it another plug. Just to be clear, this isn't a documentary, and apologies if I gave that impression. What the makers have done is...
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    Sticky: Rarely go out these days anyway, and the primary...

    Rarely go out these days anyway, and the primary reason for getting the vaccine (for me at least) is that it should remove any potential hurdles for out of province travel that may or may not be...
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    "Exit", a Norwegian production from their BBC...

    "Exit", a Norwegian production from their BBC equivalent, NRK. The basis of the series is actual interviews undertaken by 4 successful financial people from Oslo's business district, and the lavish...
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    Sticky: Phuket Expats with Work Permits were able to...

    Phuket Expats with Work Permits were able to register for vaccinations about a month ago, and a couple weeks ago started their vaccinations. It was thrown open last week for other Expats...
  14. Thread: Happy Father's day

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    Problem is there are better uses for left over...

    Problem is there are better uses for left over beef or lamb, whereas corned beef is made for the job and that's what's in virtually every pub stovies that I've had. I prefer 'chunk' potato as it's...
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    Yes, sterilization. This was the recipe that I...

    Yes, sterilization. This was the recipe that I used: Pickled Beetroot recipe | Australia's Best Recipes
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    Not a million miles away Dill, and yes, like...

    Not a million miles away Dill, and yes, like hobnobs without the sugar. They are almost like a cracker, and also good with cheese and pickle.
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    PAG's Scottish Stovies

    Having made pickled beetroot yesterday, my favourite way of eating it is with Scottish stovies. I can't remember the last time that I had stovies, I reckon it must be about 20 years ago or so. ...
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    Don't see why not. I've got a few proper relish...

    Don't see why not. I've got a few proper relish jars on order, and once they arrive I'll start experimenting.
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    ^^ Great meat. I'm sure that the red wine...

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    Great meat. I'm sure that the red wine and mushroom sauce set it off perfectly.
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    There are a few pickles and relishes that I fancy...

    There are a few pickles and relishes that I fancy making (mango chutney for one) so I'll see if I can get some decent size compression type glass jars on-line.
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    Agreed, I do have some compression type glass...

    Agreed, I do have some compression type glass jars, but weren't big enough for the amount of beetroot (you can see some which contain the cinnamon and cloves in the first photo). I don't think it's...
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    Not seen any fresh Bay, great if I could get it,...

    Not seen any fresh Bay, great if I could get it, so reliant on the dried variety.
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    Those jalapeno poppers look fantastic.

    Those jalapeno poppers look fantastic.
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    PAG's Pickled Beetroot

    Those of you who read my Cornish Pasty thread of last week will recall that I screwed up and bought beetroot instead of swede or turnip. So, to make use of these beets, decided to pickle them. ...
  28. Thread: Best Poster ?

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    From 1905. https://i.imgur.com/4e4o5vc.jpg

    From 1905.

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    Three options: The Real Manhunter Torrents -...

    Three options:

    The Real Manhunter Torrents - Watch & Download on EZTV
  30. Thread: Cottage pie

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    One of my favourite uses of leftover lamb is in...

    One of my favourite uses of leftover lamb is in simple sandwiches, good white bread with lashings of butter. The lamb can be heated or left cold (my preference).
  31. Thread: Breakfast

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    The restaurant opposite the gym that I use do...

    The restaurant opposite the gym that I use do excellent and substantial filled wraps, and good value at 99 baht each. This morning's was a chicken satay, with heaps of salad.
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    Seeing your portakabin, small story. In 2000 I...

    Seeing your portakabin, small story. In 2000 I was on a platform off Malabo in Equatorial Guinea. The platform had a rig onboard with all of the accompanying service companies/hands. Just...
  33. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I thought this one was appropriate for you.........

    I thought this one was appropriate for you......

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    Sticky: This from today's Guardian and their rolling...

    This from today's Guardian and their rolling coverage of global events:



    More than 350 Indonesian doctors have contracted Covid-19 despite being vaccinated with Sinovac and dozens have been...
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  36. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ Obviously used for measuring (looks like a...

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    Obviously used for measuring (looks like a bag), and if silicon, could be used as a pad for picking up and turning things on the grill.
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    That's what M'Sahib buys from a local market on...

    That's what M'Sahib buys from a local market on Cape Panwa here in Phuket, much larger and tastier than farmed prawns.
  38. Thread: Cottage pie

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    ^ Very good SA. A cast iron pot such as you...

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    Very good SA. A cast iron pot such as you refer to is also known as a 'Dutch Oven'.
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  40. Indeed, essentially you can live like a local...

    Indeed, essentially you can live like a local expat for 14 days rather than being confined to a Bangkok hotel room. I really can't see many others taking up the option other than those who have...
  41. Problem for those affected, they have to leave...

    Problem for those affected, they have to leave the country (Thailand) and re-enter to start the non-O process. I'm sure that once the borders re-open with Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia many will...
  42. I wondering how all this is going to be policed...

    I wondering how all this is going to be policed on the island, and the impact on the many thousands of Expats who live here who I guess are going to be stopped and questioned many times over the...
  43. Thread: Cottage pie

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    Some thing of a myth. Even making 'chips' needs...

    Some thing of a myth. Even making 'chips' needs the occasional shake etc. To be honest, having had an air fryer for quite a few months, and yes, it does have some advantages, however when it...
  44. Thread: Cottage pie

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    ^^ An enjoyable tale, though perhaps not so...

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    An enjoyable tale, though perhaps not so enjoyable lamb dinner! Chapeau for effort!
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    Yup, still vaping. I could have gone with lard...

    Yup, still vaping. I could have gone with lard in the pastry, though butter gives it a more richer taste. With pastry, once you've got an end product you enjoy, there's no end to filling options...
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    I view forums such as this as a means of gaining...

    I view forums such as this as a means of gaining knowledge, information and insight through the sharing of experiences both good and bad. Where an individual poster is from and their background is...
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    You mentioning empanads, reminded me of when I...

    You mentioning empanads, reminded me of when I was working in Southern Texas. A lady used to come to the site every day in mid morning with freshly made tamales, which I used to love.
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    Same principle Katie, just different filling.

    Same principle Katie, just different filling.
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    PAG's Promising Pasties

    With the G7 currently being held in Cornwall, and of course half time snacks needed for the European Championship football, what better time to make my first Cornish pasties.

    Firstly, gather the...
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    It does indeed.

    It does indeed.
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