What produce/ingredients did you buy or obtain today?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Food Discussions' started by morning glory, May 3, 2018.

  1. Wyshiepoo

    Wyshiepoo Senior Member

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    Guernsey
  2. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

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    SE Florida
    Parm R, 1/8 wheel at $9.20 a pound from the restaurant supply place, almost 11 pounds.

    Head on Georgia freshies wild caught shrimp for BBQ shrimp and biscuits tonight.
     
  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

  4. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    :hungry: Oooh. Yours is black cherry. I have a mini chocolate chip in the freezer…
     
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  5. Wyshiepoo

    Wyshiepoo Senior Member

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    Ha! I don't know. It was an impulse but. Saw it on special and popped it in the basket.
     
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  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

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    NSW, Australia
    We were at the local harvest festival at the weekend and picked up a few items new to us.

    Braggot was the first. One we'd not come across before. I'll let the labels do the talking.

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    Then there was a really unusual jam
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    Apparently it wasn't just our apricot tree that had a really good year this year .

    And finally an 80th birthday present that we'llbe taking back into the UK in the near future. A totally Australian whisky. Thankfully they spell it the correct way!

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    We also came back with some really old fashioned squashes, a whole load of seeds for the veg plot and some yarn for me to knit socks with and then this using plant matter (onion skins give great colours as do avocado skins and seeds.).
     
  7. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Never heard of braggot before. I gather its beer fermented with honey. Is it very sweet?

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    That is seriously strong. In fact its stronger than the wine I normally drink.
     
  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    No this isn't sweet, but that one (my preferred one) is strong. It's quite common now for ales to be that strong .you have to be very careful. It's why I don't normally drink at all or if I do, it's a no driving policy with a no ifs, no buts, no questions policy.

    It's more ale brewed with a touch of honey/mead in taste. I didn't try the mead itself. I know from other times and other tastings many moon's ago down in Taunton, Somerset somewhere there's a bee farm or honey museum ... Mead was very popular around that area. It was too sweet even then for me .
     
  9. Wyshiepoo

    Wyshiepoo Senior Member

    Location:
    Guernsey
  10. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

  11. Wyshiepoo

    Wyshiepoo Senior Member

    Location:
    Guernsey
    I actually kept four, my dad had the other Male crab. I tend to only keep one or two and I usually let the females go as they are the next generation.
    I catch them in crab wheels, an old bike tyre with a net strung across it. It's a relatively short season, May and June usually.
     
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  12. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

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    SE Florida
    Are they a species of spider crab?
     
  13. Wyshiepoo

    Wyshiepoo Senior Member

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    Guernsey
    Yes, spider crab. Absolutely delish. They are much sought after in the Channel Islands.
    I asked on a local Facebook group who preferred spider crab to chancre (brown edible crab same as Cromer crab) out of over a 100 replies all but one said spider crab. They winter in deep water and move inshore in May. They are good to catch from May to June but they go 'black' shortly after that. They then moult and move into deeper water again.
    You can put crab pots down, use a mask and snorkel to dive for them or use crab wheels which is what I do. You take an old bike wheel, cut out all the spokes and attach a net to it. You then put wire across the diameter of the wheel to hold the bait and attach a cord/rope so that you can retrieve the wheel while keeping the wheel horizontal. Leave it down for 15 minutes and bingo.
     
  14. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I've never tasted them. I love crab so I'm sure I'd like them. Its not very possible to find them here. Whitstable (nearest fish port) doesn't get them - I think they are more commonly found in South West England.
     
  15. Wyshiepoo

    Wyshiepoo Senior Member

    Location:
    Guernsey

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq55AGlRNxw


    This is some guys crab wheeling. They are fishing in exactly the same spot as I was yesterday.

    The spot is called 'The Wells', so called because there are several deeper holes in the sea bed.
     
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