• RE: Recipes, home grown goodness, BBQing and food stuff

    Carrying on from the beer thread the cider I mentioned reminded me of one of the first dishes I created for our restaurant.
    Boned and stuffed chicken leg in a cider and tarragon sauce ( this is early 90s so give me a little latitude. The flavours still work).
    A bit fiddly but run a knife right along the underside of a chicken leg (thigh and drum skin on) and remove the bones.
    Stuff with seasoned and caramelised diced apple. Preferably a tart variety and tie with string.
    Pan fry on a low/medium heat to render and crisp the skin by which time it should be almost cooked through then pour some cider over and set aside with a lid on for 5 minutes once it comes to the boil.
    Remove chicken and rest. Then crank up cider with some chopped fresh tarragon (French tarragon only) and whisk in some cold diced butter to make an emulsion.
    Sauce over chook and away you go.
    Buttery mash of some sort goes well.

    posted in Off Topic
  • RE: Super Rugby Trans Tasman

    @kiwimurph said in Super Rugby Trans Tasman:

    @bones said in Super Rugby Trans Tasman:

    @kiwimurph said in Super Rugby Trans Tasman:

    @stargazer That would make one hell of a Fantasy rugby team!

    Shows how much of a team effort it was for the blues...

    Just a bunch of humble scrappers.....

    The sum of all the parts is greater than the sum of the bigger numbers of parts at the other lower sum places.

    That's the saying right?

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: NPC - news, injuries etc

    @stargazer good hopefully there competitive this year

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: Cricket 2021: NZ in England and WTC Final

    @mn5 said in Cricket 2021: NZ in England and WTC Final:

    @jk said in Cricket 2021: NZ in England and WTC Final:

    Geees 1 day to play in the world test final and if I was Kane I'd try have a quick chat to Kohli and see if he's up to try get a result and find a winner

    Tell him India can bat through to tea (assuming they make it that far) and then declare. In return the black caos will have a crack at whatever they can muster - and take it right to thru to dark too. If no declaration then kohli obviously is happy with a draw, so I wouldnt even come back after tea if no declaration

    It’s a tough one alright but getting a result ( and I think both teams are too skilled and experienced to have any major fuck ups ) looks so unlikely. India will have to bat bloody quickly to get close to a defendable total and then what ? Are their bowlers as tired as some claim ?

    Yeah. Would need to try manufacture something. Prob got accused for match fixing though!

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: Cricket 2021: NZ in England and WTC Final

    @jk said in Cricket 2021: NZ in England and WTC Final:

    Geees 1 day to play in the world test final and if I was Kane I'd try have a quick chat to Kohli and see if he's up to try get a result and find a winner

    Tell him India can bat through to tea (assuming they make it that far) and then declare. In return the black caos will have a crack at whatever they can muster - and take it right to thru to dark too. If no declaration then kohli obviously is happy with a draw, so I wouldnt even come back after tea if no declaration

    It’s a tough one alright but getting a result ( and I think both teams are too skilled and experienced to have any major fuck ups ) looks so unlikely. India will have to bat bloody quickly to get close to a defendable total and then what ? Are their bowlers as tired as some claim ?

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: Auckland Rugby 2021

    Looks like Akira has stuck with Auckland?

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: Cricket 2021: NZ in England and WTC Final

    Geees 1 day to play in the world test final and if I was Kane I'd try have a quick chat to Kohli and see if he's up to try get a result and find a winner

    Tell him India can bat through to tea (assuming they make it that far) and then declare. In return the black caos will have a crack at whatever they can muster - and take it right to thru to dark too. If no declaration then kohli obviously is happy with a draw, so I wouldnt even come back after tea if no declaration

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: Coronavirus - New Zealand

    @taniwharugby said in Coronavirus - New Zealand:

    @stargazer said in Coronavirus - New Zealand:

    The two in Tauranga had a far more fleeting interaction with the case and for a much shorter time.

    the worrying part is, they reckon the new variant could be passed simply by passing one another in the street

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/125530953/covid19-the-delta-variant-and-how-scarily-fleeting-encounters-can-allow-the-virus-to-spread

    Surely this doesn't pass as "science"?
    Are we basically using the same level of scientific observation that we use when booboo goes to bed to get a wicket?🙂

    Actually, don't answer that - I'm afraid of the answer😉

    posted in Coronavirus
  • RE: Beer thread

    @crucial said in Beer thread:

    Back to beer and another picked up today was a Saison from Sunshine Brewing in Gisborne.
    Nice surprise. First because I have never been a fan of the brewery (just a bit average IMO) but also because there are few kiwi attempts at a Saison that I would really feel fit the bill.
    This one really does. Funky, farmhouse flavours with the right level of “sourness “. Just a touch in other words.
    Would be a nice food match. Pipi fritters, Salt and pepper squid etc

    “A bit average” sums it up well, they settled for some solid beers and stayed there. Pretty refreshing when I was up there for work on a stinking hot day though I must say, it’s a shame the brewery isn’t overlooking the water, they missed a trick there.

    posted in Off Topic
  • RE: Coronavirus - UK

    @catogrande said in Coronavirus - UK:

    If you test positive and get run over by a bus outside the test centre, you’re in the stats as a Covid death.

    Is that actually true though mate? Surely one of those myths that people like me use to mock and deride the response.

    Genuine question, as that'll be the final straw that makes me go nuclear! 🙂

    posted in Coronavirus