Cowart's Common Room
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If in doubt put up the fireplace. So here it is for the umpteenth time and to make us all feel warm, though perhaps there's no need for after a day of showers the sun has emerged from hibernation and a fine evening threatens which is not the case if you live in Florida or points (keys?) west. Would I stay or go if I lived in Florida? I would fear looters certainly, but inundation and loss of roof, too. And we haven't a cellar. Gosh Global warming has a lot to answer for. Soon it will no longer be the case that in Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricans hardly ever happen.

But as a concession to the fireplace I am cooking a pot for supper. Actually some frying steak which I maintained was tough but J didn't and was therfore put out when I insisted on putting all ingredients into a pot and simmering it away as though I was back in my childhood days and cooking pigswill on a November night and the fantastic odors coming from the pigs feast, which of course they could smell even a distance away whenever the wind swirled and then I would stop cooking after three hours but then the swill had to cool otherwise the poor piggies intent on competitive eating would burn their tongues. But anyway cooking in one pot with garlic and fresh rosemary and salt and potatoes and beans and passata and very taste enhancers like Lea and Perrins and Oxo and salt and olive oil and of course the frying steak and it is smelling very fine indeed and should go excellently with a glass of red wine before we rush out to tonight's concert.

There when you want a cold grey evening and prepare the food for it, the sun comes out. But that is life I'm afraid. Have a good evening. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 9th Sep 2017 - 05:52PM   Posted by Fennie   Hot Pot Comments: 10

Camilla's Avatar Thank you for posting Fennie.

Ah, one of my favourite fireside interior pics how I wish I still had a super fireside like that as I did in my old house.

How did the hot pot turn out Fennie? Good way of cooking up the tough bit of steak rather than not being able to use it. I like my steak well done if I do eat steak not that I do very much these days but well done enough that it is still tender I would have a problem even without that as my old tooth is still playing up. Hopefully tooth will be sorted later this month.

Posted by: Camilla on 10th Sep 2017 at 07:01AM

Fennie's Avatar Hot pot turned out very well, thanks Camilla, with two bonuses - one there will be some left over which can keep in the pot with the lid on and which will be better for having been left a day and reheated - these things always are, don't ask me why, like wine it is often better then second or even the third day after being opened - it is a myth that it goes sour, but it does become less acid and so smoother. The other bonus is that there is just one pot to clean and no nasty splashed of fat or whatever on the cooker or multiple pans to clean.

Sorry to hear about the tooth - did you ever try the Corsodyl? And another thing you could try are those interdent brushes which you use to clean between your teeth especially after eating meat which gets trapped in the cracks and can give you bad breath. They are a bit of a faff but they work excellently and help to preserve the gums - so important at our time of life.

And full marks to you and your scooter chappie. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 10th Sep 2017 at 08:02AM

Camilla's Avatar Glad the hot pot turned out well Fennie and all good too for less pans to wash through too.Very Happy

Not used the Corsydl yet I am a devil for punishment must sort that out soon never heard of Interdent brushes do you mean floss?

Thanks Fennie, but the young lad did say to the elderly lady (loath the word elderly) are you on the Internet and she said yes, well said the lad, just google What to do if my Mobility Scooter does not work, I thought that was a tad patronising but I am sure he only wanted to be helpful.

Posted by: Camilla on 10th Sep 2017 at 08:43AM

Fennie's Avatar Don't think it was patronising, Camilla. Leastways I say the same thing all the time and probably on here as well. But then I am not always the most socially adroit of souls.

The Interdents do what floss does only they do it better. They are like toothpicks but are brushes instead of just veing plain wood and you can push them back and forth. Why don't you look them up on google? (Oooops! Very Happy). They are more effective than floss in preventing gum disease.

Yes I don't like the word elderly - possibly because I don't feel I look old or think old - although of course to the young that is what we appear. We are denizens of a mature middle age (so long as we keep our teeth!).

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Posted by: Fennie on 10th Sep 2017 at 09:16AM

Camilla's Avatar Well at least the young lad stopped to help it is though quite mind blowing these days isn't it though how the young think of the elderly I don't mean the lady in the mobilty scooter just in general sometimes with the age thing.

Came across these quotes

The young need old men. They need men who are not ashamed of age, not pathetic imitations of themselves ....... Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth. ----- Peter Ustinov

And the great Dame herself said ... Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache. -------- Mae West

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Posted by: Camilla on 10th Sep 2017 at 10:14AM

Camilla's Avatar Thanks for the tip on Interdent Fennie shall add that to my next shopping list.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 10th Sep 2017 at 10:14AM

Fennie's Avatar I don't know I would have thought that just as a great many men have used money to buy love, the reverse is true also: a great many women have used love for some rich gentleman to buy their way out of poverty. See Mary Ann Clarke for example. But toothache! I'd have to agree with Mae West there. And the rich gentlemen won't be plentiful if the girl has no teeth. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 10th Sep 2017 at 11:28AM

Fennie's Avatar PS You might need to buy the interdent brushes on line or from your dentist. But they only cost £3 or so for a pack.

Posted by: Fennie on 10th Sep 2017 at 11:29AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I do love that old chair, or should that be elderly chair. Wink

You can keep the hot pot though Fennie, can't stand steak. Neutral

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 10th Sep 2017 at 01:12PM

Fennie's Avatar Yes the chair is lovely. I don't often eat meat these days but this was something we happened to have in the freezer.

Posted by: Fennie on 10th Sep 2017 at 10:34PM

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