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    It’s the weekend lemon curd thread!


    by Katy on 12th August, 2006 at 4:39 pm    

    This weekend Sunny and Leon will be fulfilling their pickly destiny by making lemon curd.

    Well, technically lemon curd is not a pickle, it is a preserve, but the two are similar in the sense that you cook them and put them into sterilised jars whilst they are still hot and then they keep for a very long time and are very good to eat with bread or, if you are me, sneakily by the spoon out of the fridge. So it is close enough to being a pickle to be called a pickle. But please don’t tell Delia Smith that I said that because although she is a superb cook and her recipes never fail if you follow them, nonetheless she scares me in her television programmes with her sprayed-into-submission 50s housewife hair, toothy smile, blank dead eyes and staccato delivery.

    Except when she is drunk at Norwich home matches, when she scares me with her slurred speech and foul language instead.

    In the meantime, those of us who aren’t making lemon curd will be using the weekend lemon curd thread to report their cheery weekend activities, for example amusing anecdotes about the week that has gone and notification of any weekend plans that might be in the offing. If you have something political to say, say it elsewhere please. Thank you very much thank you thanks bye thanks.



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    1. Vikrant — on 12th August, 2006 at 5:32 pm  

      I’m about to leave for airport. Will be flying back home tonite 2:15 Mumbai-London BA… by tis time tmrrw… i’ll be with lads back home in Surrey doing wat we do best.. chick watching ;)..

    2. Vikrant — on 12th August, 2006 at 5:34 pm  

      And PP girls… if you need some company on weekends… do remember ole Vik… ;o

    3. Sunny — on 12th August, 2006 at 6:49 pm  

      I’m gonna be making lemon curd??? :O !
      Did you hear that Leon? This is all your fault! You dragged us into this! :(

      It’s a trap set by Katy. We’re gonna start making lemon curd and end up with something that looks like the cat from next door dragged in. After a fight with a mongoose. Or something. It won’t be pretty, I can promise you that already Ms Newton.

    4. Sunny — on 12th August, 2006 at 6:57 pm  

      I can’t be asked to write any brain-taxing articles today… so I shall laze about on Katy’s thread and pretend I’m making lemon curd.

    5. Old Pickler — on 12th August, 2006 at 7:04 pm  

      God makes lemon curd, you know. He makes preserves and redeems us.

    6. Chris Stiles — on 12th August, 2006 at 7:12 pm  

      Along similiar sorts of lines - does anyone know where I can source Kefir grains in London?

    7. Sunny — on 12th August, 2006 at 7:13 pm  

      Stop being silly OP. God ain’t got time to make lemon curd, she is too busy doing Soduku.

      Anyway, I’ve got a whole bunch of techno/trance music on my comp now and am gonna spend the rest of the evening listening to that. Ahhh… the days of raving beckon me.

    8. raz — on 12th August, 2006 at 7:43 pm  

      RAZ IS IN THE HOUSE MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9. Sunny — on 12th August, 2006 at 7:50 pm  

      Helllll yeaaaaaaahhhh baby!!!

      Raz I was relaxed man until this story came through. Now my saturday looks ruined. Got any interesting videos or links to hot Pakistani women going? :D

    10. US — on 12th August, 2006 at 7:58 pm  

      Delia Smith once sent my little brother a valentines day card when he was only 6 months old - so she’s a paedo as well as a drunk Norwich scummer!

    11. raz — on 12th August, 2006 at 8:03 pm  

      raz has plenty of ‘interesting’ videos. whether they are suitable for family viewing is another matter altogether….

    12. Billy — on 12th August, 2006 at 8:11 pm  

      I’ve been keeping my lemon curd in the cupboard not in the fridge.

      Have I been going wrong all this time?

    13. Rakhee — on 12th August, 2006 at 8:40 pm  

      I can’t talk about lemon curd talk, or anything similarly tempting and sweet.

      I’ve had wisdom toothache for the past 3 days, am not allowed any alchohol because of the antibiotics AND can hardly eat my favourite food, chocolate. :(

      Last week it was a hangover, this weekend, it’s toothache.

      *gentle (because it hurts) humph*

      Sunny => God ain’t got time to make lemon curd, she is too busy doing Soduku.

      So you reckon God’s a she huh?

    14. Don — on 12th August, 2006 at 8:52 pm  

      Since we’re doing recipes, anyone got a killer tomato chutney one? Suitable for storage. Last year’s batch was a bit so-so.

      And the brambles should be ready in a week or so; bramble and apple crumble, food of the gods.

    15. Sunny — on 12th August, 2006 at 9:25 pm  

      Raz - bring em on!

    16. Sunny — on 12th August, 2006 at 9:57 pm  

      Thank you very much thank you thanks bye thanks.

      Heh, by the way I loved that. I know someone else who says that too. Don’t know why but I found it v amusing. Now someone please make me lemon cake :(

    17. Chairwoman — on 12th August, 2006 at 10:02 pm  

      I know someone who makes wonderful lemon cake!

    18. Katy Newton — on 12th August, 2006 at 10:05 pm  

      Billy, no you have not. Lemon curd can be kept in the cupboard until you break the seal, at which point it should be transferred to the fridge.

      Sunny, no. No no no. You must learn to stand on your own two feet and make your own lemon cake. You will be a better man for it.

    19. Katy Newton — on 12th August, 2006 at 10:06 pm  

      Chairwoman do not be putting lemon cake ideas into the heads of the Picklers!

      Mind you, it is true. If I say so myself, I do make a pretty good lemon syrup cake.

    20. Sunny — on 12th August, 2006 at 10:10 pm  

      Lemon cake! D’oh, I meant lemon curd, sorry. The list of things I should be cooking is getting bigger and bigger. Bar-steward raz, where are those videos you promised? :evil:

      Katy, you can be the Pickler family cook!

    21. jonz — on 12th August, 2006 at 10:52 pm  

      A man is taking a walk in Central park in New York. Suddenly he sees a little girl being attacked by a pit bull dog . He runs over and starts fighting with the dog. He succeeds in killing the dog and saving the girl’s life.

      A policeman who was watching the scene walks over and says: “You are a hero, tomorrow you can read it in all the newspapers: “Brave New Yorker saves the life of little girl” The man says: - “But I am not a New Yorker!” “Oh ,then it will say in newspapers in the morning: ‘Brave American saves life of little girl’” – the policeman answers. “But I am not
      an American!” – says the man. “Oh, what are you then? ” The man says: - “I am a Saudi !” The next day the newspapers says: “Islamic extremist kills innocent American dog.

    22. Katy Newton — on 12th August, 2006 at 11:50 pm  

      US, I did not see you lurking over there with your Delia Smith tale. It is nice to see you here on PP! I am shocked to hear that Delia dabbles in that sort of behaviour.

      I still like her coffee and walnut cake, though.

    23. Bikhair aka Taqiyyah — on 13th August, 2006 at 1:19 am  

      Sunny,

      “Anyway, I’ve got a whole bunch of techno/trance music on my comp…”

      You said you werent gay? Ha Ha Ha.

      “…now and am gonna spend the rest of the evening listening to that. Ahhh… the days of raving beckon me.”

      I’ve seen raves on T.V. and they look like a real nightmare. There is no intimacy, there is no community, no love, no children, no families. How can you call that a party? You dont know who is next to you.

    24. Bert Preast — on 13th August, 2006 at 1:22 am  

      For the techno, I highly recommend Marco Bailey and Redhead.

    25. Roger — on 13th August, 2006 at 9:26 am  

      Rhubarb stewed with oranges and honey. Just had it for breakfast and very good it is too. Not quite as decadent as a friend who has asparagus dipped in ducks’ eggs for breakfast, but still scores pretty well on the Lucullan scale.

    26. Chairwoman — on 13th August, 2006 at 12:42 pm  

      jonz - that’s actually an old Jewish joke that’s been doing the rounds for years. Originally set in France with the the punchline being ‘Jew kills innocent French child’s dog’.

      But if it’s Jewish, someone wants it, even if it’s a defamatory joke!

    27. Sunny — on 13th August, 2006 at 1:31 pm  

      There is no intimacy, there is no community, no love, no children, no families.

      Your sense of humour is getting better Bikhair. My only suggestion is that you attend a rave and then you’ll get its attraction. Trust me, there is lots of love.

    28. leon — on 13th August, 2006 at 2:22 pm  

      I’m gonna be making lemon curd??? :O !
      Did you hear that Leon? This is all your fault! You dragged us into this!

      The joke of it is that I completely forgot about this! It was my birthday on Friday just gone and celebrations spread out over two days so little time for the curd…:D

    29. northern_scum — on 13th August, 2006 at 2:53 pm  

      i check out PP from time to time, have to say you guys sound awfully poncy at times…lemon curd!?

    30. leon — on 13th August, 2006 at 2:56 pm  

      It’s a spread you put on bread or toast. Tastes nice, minimum ponce involved.

    31. northern_scum — on 13th August, 2006 at 2:58 pm  

      really!? we only get plain ol’ jam down our end marmalade if we’r lucky :)

    32. Don — on 13th August, 2006 at 3:23 pm  

      Marmalade? True northern scum would sneer at owt but dripping.

    33. Katy Newton — on 13th August, 2006 at 3:29 pm  

      Happy birthday, Leon!

    34. mirax — on 13th August, 2006 at 3:29 pm  

      >>but dripping.

      That’s lard, right? Er, not for me thanks.

      I have a good recipe for whiskey marmalade.

    35. mirax — on 13th August, 2006 at 3:32 pm  

      Happy birthday Leon.

    36. Chairwoman — on 13th August, 2006 at 3:38 pm  

      Mirax - I’m from a kosher family but my mum still made ‘dripping’, but hers was beef or chicken, and recently we’ve tried duck. Wonderful in very small but delicious doses.

    37. northern_scum — on 13th August, 2006 at 3:47 pm  

      lol…dripping! yikes i’m a MUSLIM and i only eat small animals like fish and chickens. Hey you guys are a good bunch. I like PP although i don’t contribute much (really don’t understand what ur chattin about most of the time) YOU guys make a refreshing change…most of my mates spend ther weekends getting pissed or laid…but you guys are cool you talk politics and swap recipes. sweet :)
      oh and some of you really do need to get out and get laid…
      Sunny:Got any interesting videos or links to hot Pakistani women going?

      wer u talking about porn Sunny? Indian birds are supposed to be better at it!

      right am off PP people! enjoy the rest of your weekend! and i would love it if you could send me some of ur lemon curd…sounds tangy…
      xxxxx

    38. mirax — on 13th August, 2006 at 4:08 pm  

      >>Wonderful in very small but delicious doses.

      I am sure it is. I am very much an omnivore but I’ve always had a natural aversion for certain foods - animal fat, skin (even fish skin), yoghurt, shellfish, liver, duck (the last two impossible no matter how they are prepared). To my mother’s despair, I lived on potatoes, grains and maybe two or three kinds of veggies until I was a teenger which was when I learnt to eat properly. It’s a bit weird why I still can’t bear duck when turkey is okay. But i do know that I am spoiled: the day that I am starving is the day I’ll happily bite into liver!

    39. mirax — on 13th August, 2006 at 4:12 pm  

      >>YOU guys make a refreshing change…most of my mates spend ther weekends getting pissed or laid…but you guys are cool you talk politics and swap recipes. sweet

      He he. You tell em, scum. Me, I live in a different time zone and have no problems getting pissed…

    40. Roger — on 13th August, 2006 at 6:24 pm  

      “the day that I am starving is the day I’ll happily bite into liver!”
      It’s overcooked if you have to bite into it.

    41. Don — on 13th August, 2006 at 7:56 pm  

      Liver, yeauch.

      But don’t dismiss dripping. Until you’ve had chips cooked in beef dripping you haven’t had chips. But even that pales in comparison to Sunday ‘dip’. As mum takes the roast out of the oven, sliced white bread dipped in the hot beef juice…oh, yeah.

    42. Refresh — on 14th August, 2006 at 12:52 am  

      j0nz - I haven’t stopped laughing since. Good joke.

      All the best ones are jewish, Chairwoman. Mr Allen proved that.

    43. shameel — on 16th August, 2006 at 12:43 pm  

      Someone send for the great expert in this field: Douglas Curd.

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