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mrJL

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Mar 2019

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    Whenever I see commuters with fluoro yellow gloves on the voice of my teenage self flashes into my head and excitedly asks 'are they rocking Maguras?!?'

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    I know a dude who used to work with that MP's brother. Apparently he used to frequently take the piss out of his 'thick cunt' brother for finding a post round too much of an intellectual challenge. Thicker than a whale omelette by all accounts

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    What are these stock tips you speak of?

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    Those badges are gross. Pure YOMP bollocks

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    Goldmine!

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    I guess they’re probably a bit tall for British ovens. The main chamber of my oven could probably accommodate it but the mouth is much lower so I’d worry about tilting a hot pot full of deliciousness with clumsy mits on

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    I saw those cooking in Marrakesh years ago and looked for one for sale back here but didn’t manage to find one. The one I use is pretty good as its lid doesn’t have a hole and is heavy so little juice is lost. Your recipe does remind me that I should buy some decent preserved lemons though

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    Yes, in this big tagine thing that I acquired after someone I know changed ovens and couldn’t get it to fit in the new one

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    Low-n-slow pizza oven lamb worked out pretty well. The shoulder was ridiculously juicy, went in dry over some veg and came out like stew. The smoked squash dip went with it very well.



    I toasted the flatbreads on the embers for a nice smokey/charred taste.

    The birch I took a gamble on at £4 a bag from Home Bargains yesterday was incredible; it burned hot, slow and left barely any ash.

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    Some overnight pizza oven business


    Roasted oranges at the back (for a dessert later today), a smoked squash, and some overnight porridge.

    The latter we schnaffled this morning with cream. I made it with some fat prunes soaked in sloe dark rum that I made a 4 years ago and have been bringing out for special occasions. A ridiculously indulgent way to start the day


    It was a nice way to use the residual heat from a warming fire that I needed to do after a few days with low-ish temperatures. I was warming it for a Moroccan spiced lamb shoulder that's going in soon for a low-n-slow all day. I'll make a dip from the smoked squash to go with the lamb and flatbreads (sadly shop brought, I was too busy riding, managing fire and watching S-B yesterday to make bread).

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