Tinned Food

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Re: Tinned Food

Postby Amber » July 21st, 2019, 9:58 pm

We used to make ‘jolly’ - jelly made with evap and tinned mandarins! :D :D

I also have this recipe saved to make soon, using tinned pears.
https://www.womensweeklyfood.com.au/amp ... FBRjBpXzZZ
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby WWordsworth » August 11th, 2019, 6:21 pm

Tinned spinach is handy for a spontaneous veg curry, or a lamb saag.
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby StokeySue » August 11th, 2019, 7:51 pm

I would use frozen spinach for that WWordsworth
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby Amber » August 11th, 2019, 9:15 pm

Yes, we buy fresh spinach, and just stick it in the freezer. It crumbles so easily into casseroles, and curries. :D
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby StokeySue » August 11th, 2019, 9:30 pm

I buy the little pillows of whole leaf spinach, excellent, just thaw in a strainer or if in a hurry defrost in the microwave and squeeze
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 11th, 2019, 9:34 pm

Not sure that I've posted on this thread...

Always in my cupboard:

Baked beans
Chick peas
Mushy peas
Whole plum tomatoes
A quick heat in the microwave emergency meal - currently chick pea and lentil dhal

Often coconut milk is added if I plan on using some, sometimes marrowfats, I am a bit partial to tinned grapefruit and prunes in apple juice.

Something I tried once, never to be repeated - tinned wild mushrooms. Eating them was like having a mouthful of slugs. Not nice :sprout:

Tinned carrots I dislike as a textural thing.

Tinned basgetti is okay but not hoops. Again, textural, strangely as I don't mind straight bits. :grin: But it isn't a regular feature.
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby StokeySue » August 11th, 2019, 9:58 pm

Has anybody mentioned Ambrosia creamed rice? Or the custard for that matter.

Guilty pleasures perhaps?
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby Ratatouille » August 12th, 2019, 12:10 pm

I really can't think of very much I would rather not eat than tinned spinach. I can only suspect with horror the texture and colour of the stuff. I feel rather the same about rice and custard. i couldn't do without evaporated milk though because I wouldn't be able to make rice pudding or custard without it!
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 12th, 2019, 1:03 pm

Tinned rice pudding cold straight out of the tin..... :luv: :oops:
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby Herbidacious » August 12th, 2019, 2:12 pm

I am with you on the spinach front, Rats, but my husband likes it. I had a friend at university who used to love the spinach they had on offer in the canteen in Senate House. It was brown, and looked like something you pull out of your blocked drain. But he loved it.

However, I do like both tinned rice pudding and tinned custard. Not had either for aeons though.
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby earthmaiden » August 12th, 2019, 3:08 pm

Spinach is one that I don't think does very well in a tin. Spinach curry isn't something I care for and I can think of no other use. Not very fond of tinned rice pud either but like custard and other tinned milk puds (tapioca etc). I had some rice recently when I wasn't well and thought it might be nice but it wasn't. For one thing, the rice was slightly uncooked rather than melt in the mouth and I hate the creaminess3.

I like evap but not in rice pud or custard. On it's own or maybe in a jelly whip. (I nearly chose jelly whip as one of my 8 puds on another thread!).
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby Gruney » August 12th, 2019, 3:14 pm

StokeySue wrote:Has anybody mentioned Ambrosia creamed rice? Or the custard for that matter.

Guilty pleasures perhaps?


A couple of years ago, when I had flu, those two were the only things I could eat for ages.
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby StokeySue » August 12th, 2019, 3:20 pm

Yes, I often go for them as gentle comfort food to restart my digestion after illness

Easy, and of course sterile which is sometimes good
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Re: Tinned Food

Postby suffolk » August 13th, 2019, 6:08 am

Many years ago, in my early twenties, I controlled my weight with a very rigid diet ... main meals were mainly just tinned spinach ... with a poached egg if Ma was around. I got through tonnes of it ... I really don’t know how I ate it ... I’ve tried some since and it’s revolting :sprout:

The diet worked ... I got very thin and started passing out all over the place ... my GP gave me a stern talking to ... he was lovely ... and from then I ate much better.
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