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another beautiful vanilla fruit Cake with grapes orange and lemons

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anyone fancy slice

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Suzie42 profile image
Suzie42

Looks great, throw me a slice please 🤣🛩

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I've tried this before and the carrier pigeon ate it before it got off the island 😂😂😂

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Suzie42 in reply to

What a shame Dave, that pesky pigeon 😥 I was looking forward to a slice. I've got a sweet tooth Dave. Glad you felt up to making it although I believe you rather have savour xx

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I'm just preparing tonight dinner tuna pasta bake something simple but healthy

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Not my favourite Dave, not keen on Tuna, but as you say, good to be eating healthy food, enjoy

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I usually use prawns but had none in the freezer but I do love tuna not tinned tuna fresh tuna

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corriena in reply to

Oooh yummy

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leo60

I'd love a slice please xx looks yummy ;) xx

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It certainly smells it too .

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Biofreak

That looks great Davey. Would love to share it. If only 😊. Hope you are doing as well as you can today. Lot cooler near me so much as I like the sun I'm a bit fedup of melting. I meant to ask you does the restaurants/ tavernas near you do a dish called Spetsofi ( not sure if that's the right spelling). I used to have it in Kefalonia on holiday. It's like village sausages in an onion and tomato sauce with green pepper. You seem to be an aficionado on local Greek food. 😋

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Yes we do it here and you will find each island it will be made different they all use different herbs from island to island . My favourite meal is stifado and also seftia but you can never go wrong with pasticheo

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Biofreak in reply to

I like Stifado too and kleftika. Don't think I've had pasticheo or is that meatballs?

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Biofreak in reply to

Not sure if I've had seftia 🤔

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Rabbit meat sausages with celery tops and other herbs inside absolutely beautiful

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Biofreak in reply to

Definitely not had that! Sounds intriguing ☺️

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Take one of each pepper take too off take out seeds but keep lid boil some rice add garlic butter when rice is drained some peas and prawns fill each pepper and tomato if you have used a large tomato with rice mixture pop lids on pop in oven for about twenty minutes

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Biofreak in reply to

Sounds good. I will give it a go. Between you and me I'm not the best cook in the world😏 but I try 😁. Wouldn't pass muster compared to you though.

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Trust me you can't go wrong . Here's my dinner tonight

Tuna pasta bake with parmesan cheese topping
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Biofreak in reply to

Yummy 😋. Your taverna (if you had one) would be packed. You could call it Daveyboys Delights! 😁

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😂😂😂 I love cooking would have loved to have someone to cook for they certainly wouldn't starve and would certainly have varied meals and puddings

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Biofreak in reply to

I have no doubt about that for sure. ☺️

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I'm always cooking meals for friends

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Sutton5 in reply to

Well I am only cook in a household of 7 Now I find it extremely hard to cook We will get first flight for dinner tomorrow night Lol Dishes look divine don’t fancy rabbit meat though Xx

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Well there is plenty of chicken especially across the road from me 😁😁 can't get any fresher

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Alberta56 in reply to

Yum. yum! I could try that.

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I should write a book on easy meals cakes and pies with all my twists and add one 😂😂

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Great idea 💡

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I would buy it- and use it.😋😋😋

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The trouble today is people have forgotten about cooking if it comes in a box and goes ping it's edible . It's not healthy but edible and it will never taste like it truly should . They have forgotten how real food tastes . I have made it my goal to cook at some stage every proper meal I was brought up on .

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Alberta56 in reply to

I taught myself to cook from Katherine Whitehorn's book 'Cooking in a bedsitter'. Absolutely idiot proof for hungry students. People nowadays are discouraged from starting small and working up. They're told you need to buy a sauce for Spag Bol or Chilli con Carne. You can even buy frozen jacket potatoes.🤪🤪🙃😕

in reply to Alberta56

The food today tastes like the package it comes in and there's probably more goodness in the package than the food . The humble potato as so many uses but it's reduced to being a chip 😔

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Pasticheo is like lasagna but tube pasta covered in bitumel sauce and cheese you can have it hot or cold and lovely with salads

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Biofreak in reply to

Yes I've had that. Lovely 😋

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I also love stuffed peppers and tomatoes with rice onion garlic and prawns 🤤🤤🤤

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Ergendl in reply to

Love stifado. And the honey pastries are amazing!

in reply to Ergendl

It's Santa Maria festival at the moment and I used to go down just for a box of honey balls

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Ergendl in reply to

Is that where they parade the statue in the square and block the main street to the airport? When I stayed at the Belvedere on the edge of Rhodes Town in 2006, I caught a bus to Faliraki to attend the festival. The friendliness of all the crowds attending was lovely. A day I'll never forget.

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They carry the Madonna through the street yes there's a band march and street full of street foods and stalls

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sassy59

I’ll have a slice Dave. Thank you. It looks delicious. Xxx👍😘

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It certainly smells lovely as soon as it came out of the oven it filled the house with a beautiful odour a slice of this with some whipped cream on top mmm xxx

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Yum! Xxx🤗

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I'm just sitting down to a lovely tuna pasta bake with parmesan cheese topping

Enough for two days
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sassy59

That looks tasty too. I like tuna. Xxx

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I've used fresh tuna not tinned but tinned can be used but fresh has more omega 3

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Wonderboy6

I only want three slices cos I'm a mate of yours.

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You can have a whole cake I would make everyone a cake so I'm open to any ideas 😂😂 I was expecting you to want at least half 😂😂😂 three slices 🤣🤣🤣

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Wonderboy6 in reply to Wonderboy6

Am not a greedy person, o.k.then,give me half.

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Sorry I tied a whole one to the carrier pigeon now 🤣 you may get half and a bloody overweight pigeon so cook him aswell 🤣😂😂

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Gorn right orff now ,gonna have a packet of pork scratchings now. Maybe an extra large gherkin with it..

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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I love gherkins myself my gran used to call them cucumber man's penis always had me in stitches as a kid and wouldn't touch them then I realized she said it to stop me eating her gherkins 😂😂

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Mazin what crafty but beautiful grans will say, my gran was a totally fabulous lady, like a second mum ❤️ 😀 she had 5 girls and 5 boys. She was my very best friend. 👌

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I truly miss my grandmother she brought me up after all the abuse from my dad she taught me to sew wash clean up and most importantly to cook she taught me purpose and humility and reason and respect .

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It amazes me how very alike our lives have been,I suffered horrendous abuse by my father,perverse incest lover, bully and child abuser.sent me out begging. He was of.the idea that boys of 12 dont have thoughts, feelings or emotions. Just there for his sick pleasure. Still,that's enough of that disgusting creature. Going to sleep now, daveyboy nother day tomorrow. Take care of yourself my friend.

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You have a good sleep buddy leave our ghosts where they belong may all your nurses be all in wrestlers in pink tutus and don't forget cook the pigeon after you have eaten your cake buddy

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helenlw7

Looks delicious.

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It's crazy how I Cook cakes because I don't eat them I'm a guy who loves savoury foods not sweet 😂😂

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Katinka46

Sounds great. Did you make it yourself?How about a recipe exchange?

K xxx

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I make everything myself I just buy the ingredients 😂 . I use what's in the house. Always got flour etc I use cooking to keep me focused and calm unless like now I'm under my stars with a large JD and Ice 👍🏼👍🏼 if you want any recepies tell me what you want I'll pm you with list ingredients weights etc no problems

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I am so impressed. What a stunning attitude. Most of us would just curl up in a heap and whimper with the news you have had. But to create delicious food is such a sign of…. Hope? Not silly “hoping-for-best” kind of hope but the real hope that gets us out of bed in the morning. Yes please. I often wonder what to do with the last handful of grapes and it never occurs to me cook them. And…. Err…. What is a JD? I have a suspicion that my version is a G&T. Kxxx

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Jack Daniels 😂 the reason I have this attitude is simply that I lost both my grandparents to cancer I lost my uncle to cancer I lost my mum to cancer both my grandmother and mum had stomach and bowel cancer my uncle and grandfather had lung cancer it's a case of you can cry scream shout throw things curl up in a ball nothing will change the outcome so don't waste time you could be enjoying with your loved ones holding them close and enjoying every moment you have . Well that's my view anyway .

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Katinka46 in reply to

Brilliant.

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No matter what happens health wise in your life cherish every moment you can with those you love it's the most important thing in the world .

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Katinka46 in reply to

Yes, yes, yes. But not everyone has the wisdom to see that. Love and hugs

Kate xxx

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I agree people need to open their eyes and hearts. Loved ones are a precious gift and should be loved cared for and respected. I'm not that lucky but wish I was .

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SORRELHIPPO

Am now hungry!! Talking about Tuna, there is a lovely Fijian fish dish, Tuna or Snapper, called Kakoda (said with an "n" before the "d", the missionaries put phonetics of Fijian into written English, not a brilliant job). Slice the fish into thin slices, marinate overnight in lime juice, next day add coconut milk/cream, chopped onion, chopped and de-seed tomatoes and spices to taste. Some people also add chopped peppers, but I think their taste overpowers the fish and coconut. Have a large bowl full with fresh buttered bread.

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Sounds nice that's the reason fish doesn't always need cooking if it's sliced thin the acid in lemon and lime cooks the fish . Brilliant idea and very tasty .

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Mmmmmmmmm

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I love fish of all description my favourite will always be smoked haddock poached in milk and butter with lashings of the milk and butter on the plate to be soaked up on nice crusty bread mouths watering sorry 😂

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katieoxo60 in reply to

One recipe I acquired from my mother , find it difficult to get true smoked haddock these days, they use that dye colouring on many fishes here not the same. Enjoy your Tuna bake I have never had it made with fresh Tuna , most places use tinned tuna . Strange how tinned tastes different to fresh fish even salmon and herrings. I used to do alsorts of cooking , but now its a different style of cooking to suit my health but not my waist line😉

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Good on you. I love making real fish pie smoked haddock cod snapper salmon and prawns in a fresh parsley sauce nice thick and creamy , topped with garlic mashed potatoes and topped with grated parmesan cheese mmm now that is a filling meal

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They dont even make parsley sauce with the real things these days, usually buy a carton but my fussy sister says they do a good one in one of the supermarkets. Me and my late hubby used to grow our own herbs , both types of parsley and make our own sauce. I can't hack this custard and other sauces made with water , I even like my cheese sauce made with real cheese if I am truthful. I still make my own sheperds pie occassionally. Its so easy to make a stew or a curry in a slow cooker. I have a freind who is over 90 and cooks for herself most days and cakes for her family no shop bought.

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I always use fresh flat leaf parsley it's all I can get but it's fresh but I also use celery tops aswell adds a hint more flavour . My stepfather used to buy from the English shop bisto parsley sauce like you said add water sorry it went in the bin own made is simply the best . I always make fresh shepherd pie I get a leg of lamb boned and minced and believe me it's well worth doing the meat is beautiful . And when I make my gravy I always add a touch of mint mmm

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corriena

Looks yummy

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The couple were a little surprised but I had a visitor an hour after dropping off the cake demitri came over to thank me for such a beautiful cake and informed me his wife took the cake minus his piece to her church after meeting to share with her friends who she goes church with . That was a nice thing.

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djbctla

Hi Daveyboy

I’ve been following your threads, been so touched by everybody’s love and care for you. (Anyone heard from Daveyboy etc.,) numerous people anxious for your welfare. Like a close knit family.

It seems to me all your posts are coming full circle, and well deserved may I add.

I wanted to send some kind words after your recent news, but I hadn’t the words to express my feelings clearly. You deserve the best. Keep strong.

Carry on cheffing, my mouth is watering, your tuna bake reminded of a dish I bake myself called Salmon Soufflé 🤣😂 breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, it will b on the menu this week thanks to you, my husband will b delighted.

I have Bronchiectasis and Asthma.

Keep up your posts, so inspiring.

Bernardine.

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I'm glad you feel I've done something positive for you, the people here are fantastic it's like a family with many families. I'm happy if I can put a smile on faces we've all got serious health issues and all deserve to feel as normal as possible and realise that your not alone unfortunately we don't all have the chance to stay the course which isn't easy. I have good days and bad but I cook to focus I star gaze every night to gain peace that's what gets me through the day

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djbctla

🥰🤗🤗🤗🤗

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Thank you 😊😊

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Jane2005

Mummmm yummy 😋

in reply to Jane2005

Glad you like it 😊

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B0xermad

Ooh yes please

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It's gone to the elderly couple across the road and got taken to a church meeting apparently it was enjoyed by all

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Mavary

Oooh! Yum!

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Pear apple and apricot pie to be cooked tomorrow and already got the cream in ready to be whipped 😜😜😜

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Mavary in reply to

Sounds good.

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The last one lasted about fifteen minutes 😂😂😂

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Mavary in reply to

Little piggy. You didn’t even send me any. 🤣😂

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Hey I got a very small piece my Dutch friend who takes me to appointments had the rest and used a whole tin of squirty cream on it aswell 🤣🤣🤣

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Mavary in reply to

Well at least you did get some. 😁

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Trouble is the little piece was that tasty I wanted more 🤣🤣🤣 now that would have been piggy 🤣🤣

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Nah! Go and make another. 😁. I’m off to the hospital this morning so I’ll catch up with you later.

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Ok hope all goes well for you today . I'm cake making later 😹😹😹

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No results yet. Got to wait for a letter to tell me what we know.

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One thing I don't miss about UK hospitals waiting for information . Here you seem to know on the day . Mind you there's no waiting for appointment for scans blood works x-ray etc I had my last MRI and by the time I left the imaging center to the oncologist he had the results in front of him . They may lack a lot of things here but the doctors and equipment is top dollar

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How are you today. Have you been baking again?I’m disgusted that I’ve got to wait. I’ve got macular degeneration and my optician thinks it’s beginning to turn into wet macular. I’ve waited nearly two weeks for an appointment and I’ve now got to wait two weeks for them to send me a letter. According to the Macular Society it’s deemed as urgent because you can lose your sight very quickly. Before lockdown you would go down within a week and get it sorted. Now it’s weeks.

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The government really screwed up the health services . My heart goes out to you . When I had my first appointment with the doctor five years ago within minutes I had a list of appointments all in the same day it was crazy . My stepfather had an appointment with the optomologist next day he was in Athens having cataracts removed. Yes I've been busy today I'll show you

Chocolate orange fudge cake with buttercream frosting
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Mavary in reply to

Definitely. Since the first lockdown it’s definitely gone to pot. That cake looks fantastic. I could just eat a piece.

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It sounds like you should have a whole one you certainly deserve one. COVID as caused absolute Chao's globally , it's beginning to look like we will be going into lockdown again as soon as season is over because we've had so many cases here but because we depend on tourism to survive the cases are kept quiet . You won't believe how many tourists turned up with COVID

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I don’t think they are too worried about Covid here any more because the vaccine is protecting most people. They’ve got a new vaccine out that will protect against the two main viruses. It’s going out into the homes of people who are housebound. I think there’s more cases here than they are saying but if it’s as mild as the ones that I know have had it then it’s nothing to worry about. The cake will be fantastic. Thank you. 😄

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I'm making a banana cake next week with chocolate chips white dark and milk chocolate should be interesting

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Mavary in reply to

Very nice. I haven’t made any cakes for a while now. I ought to make some. My favourite is rock cakes. Right I’m off to bed. I’m shattered I was up early this morning.

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Ok you get some sleep and sweet dreams . Rock cake mmm you got me thinking now 😂😂

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bluepuddy

Yum. Would appreciate some of your recipes. 😀. See you’ve already started handing them on. Cake recipe please 🍕, it looked so good.

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Will do, I'm with nurse until three Greek time 😂 running a few tests making sure I'm tickety boo

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bluepuddy in reply to

Hope all goes well You sound quite tickety boo at the moment. 👍

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Emotionally all over the place

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bluepuddy

I bet you are, it's understandable.

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When I start straying mentally I go cook something I can focus then , that is why I love cooking it keeps me focused

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That’s good.

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The silly little things can always give the best results with me it's cooking 😹😹

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Izb1

Mmm would love a slice of this, it looks lovely as does the tuna bake, again a favourite of mine x

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Tuna pasta bake is so quick and simple and wholesome. The cake went down well as the elderly lady across the road who I gave it to gave her husband a small slice and took the rest to the church meeting and shared with fifteen other ladies and the father all enjoyed it and she explained where it came from they were shocked 😂😂😂

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Wonderboy6

You having a day off, daveyboy.???.

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I'm feeling a bit emotional today buddy if I'm honest , I was told to expect a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for a bit while absorbing the information. I have not slept yet 😹 at seven this morning it was 39 degrees by two it was high 40s so bloody hot 🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵 no breeze and here I am sat on a dinner chair in front of the fridge freezer both doors open in my boxers with a fan blowing cold air at me 😂😂 not a pretty sight

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

You are excluded from duty today, daveyboy, on full pay, but bring your jd intake up to date, that's an order, that is. Lol

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I will take your advice 😂😂 I'm going to have extra ice cubes if there's any left and I think a large JD tonight is on order .one for me to share with my best friend You

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Wonderboy6

So very kind, sir, will sure enjoy that, would like crushed ice, if I may. If it was for real, wouldn't it be good. Haha.

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Hell yeah could you really imagine us two crazy buggers in the same room everyone would end up in straight jackets 😂😂😂😂 it would definitely be a case of the lunatics taking over the asylum 😂😂😂

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Wonderboy6 in reply to

Would have to practice my dribbling down my shirt

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I've got that one off to perfection already been practicing 😁😁

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dunnellon

You know Davey, I think I'm gaining weight looking at your baked goods!

😂😆😂

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Well here put a kilo or two on now my friend brought me dinner again 😂

BBQ pork ribs and sweet potato chips
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dunnellon in reply to

Dang! Got to loosen that belt again!

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winabago

You really like to cook, all of the foods that you have pictures of look very delicious.

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Quick easy cheap meals and cooking is a passion

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Nicholatracy

Me please 🐞🐞🐞🐞

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I take it you are a little peckish 😂😂😂

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Nicholatracy in reply to

I would like an authentic Greek souvlaki, saganaki and the ice cream they set on fire please. Please, excuse spelling 🐞🐞

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Now is that a chicken souvlaki or pork 😂😂 and wouldn't it make sense to wrap you in tin foil leave you walking in circles for an hour 🤣 you would be evenly roasted and tender and the meat would drop off the bone 😂😂😂 lot less painful than setting on fire 😂😂😂😂😂

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Nicholatracy in reply to

When we lived in Crete it was like lamb on a spit. But you’re right it would be a lot less painful🐞🐞🐞

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madonbrew

That’s looking very tasty!! Another one of my favourites is banana loaf! U can try that next!

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Funny you should say that I made one about two months ago for a friend's little girl. Must admit I fancied trying it but resisted so I will make one next week so watch this space 😂😂