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Mini cookbook challenge

I'm going to try to work my way through more Isa/Terry recipes. They are all my favorite cookbooks, but I get caught up in other things. I'm going to start mainly with more things from Vcon and VWAV. Anyone else want to participate? I know some of you have already made like everything in them. I never really follow recipes exactly, but I want to make more of these things. I want to try to do..2? recipes a week. Isa and/or Terry books only!
Isa's new book, Appetite for Reduction is coming out around December, I believe. I've tested a lot of the recipes, and it's going to be good!

does not sound like a bad idea!  but if I remember to get beans on Saturday I might well end up making it this weekend too.
How time consuming are those potato spinach squares?  I can't remember looking very closely at that recipe...  Might make them tonight if they're not too involved : )

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does not sound like a bad idea!  but if I remember to get beans on Saturday I might well end up making it this weekend too.
How time consuming are those potato spinach squares?  I can't remember looking very closely at that recipe...  Might make them tonight if they're not too involved : )

Not very involved. You just have to boil potatoes, defrost spinach,  mix up stuff, bake for 45 mins (or so, I don't remember).  It makes a ton, which will probably be good for you if A. likes leftovers..I don't know if we're ever going to eat it all!

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failry time consuming.  Easy to make, but takes a while coz you need to boil & mash the spuds and then bake them and then allow to cool for a bit.
They were excellent though!

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excelllllent.  I like involved recipes, just not usually on a Wednesday night : )

haha, I totally take that leftover call as a challenge, so so many things I make that serve '6-8' we don't get any leftovers from at all.

I might use fresh silverbeet from my mum's garden rather than frozen spinach though...

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I still say it's not involved! I'd agree with a bit time consuming, but mainly just because of the baking time. It doesn't have like a billion steps, though. I've 'seen' you make more involved recipes on weekdays.

I don't even know why I'm defending the darn recipe so much! I didn't LOVE it.
It makes a 13x9 pan full.

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Tomato rosemary scones (VB)

These seem to have mixed reviews, but I love them! I did have a few modifications-I cut down on the sugar by a bit (I think 2-3 tbs sugar would be good), used crushed tomatoes + water to make the 1.5 cups, used dried rosemary (should have used the full 2 tbs). I like the hint of sweetness, and think it somehow tastes mapley. My texture was pretty perfect..maybe a tad fluffy for a scone, but whatever. Great balance of flavors, really easy to make! Will make again.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs633.snc4/59366_10150252863695533_507120532_14770583_6592626_n.jpg

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yaaah someone else likes the tomato scones!  : )
but... what is too fluffy for a scone?? Scones are meant to be fluffy!

I made the Potato Spinach Squares from Vegan Brunch last night.  I used fresh silverbeet rather than frozen spinach, and used a little olive oil spread when mashing the potatoes so didn't add any oil, and probably added less salt because I usually do.  My oven's ridiculously hot/crappy so I only baked for ~20 minutes and it was lovely and crispy on the top.  I don't usually like very lemony things, but I really liked the combination of flavours here, and my husband loved it. 

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yaaah someone else likes the tomato scones!  : )
but... what is too fluffy for a scone?? Scones are meant to be fluffy!

I think we had this convo! Scones are biscuits there, right? Or..cookies? Agh. Anyway, here biscuits are supposed to be lightish and fluffy, and scones are usually harder and denser..drier. I don't really know why, but whatever. I think they are interchangeable. Do you say 'scoane' or scon?'

Did you have leftovers of the potato squares?

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nonononono. A scone is a scone is a scone. 
What you call a cookie we would call a biscuit.
What you call a biscuit... I can't tell the difference between that and a scone so I'd just call it a scone.

I say 'scon' I guess.  Definitely not 'scoane'.  haha.

Probably just under half the potato left.  I didn't bother dividing into 'squares' though.  He probably ate about 1/3 of the total amount last night.  Then had to make instant noodles straight after dinner because he was still hungry.  Gah.

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Maybe 'scoane' is not good. Scone rhymes with con or moan?

eta: I'm not letting the video go.

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Maybe 'scoane' is not good. Scone rhymes with con or moan?

con, I think.

eta: I'm not letting the video go.

and I still don't have a video camera! But we're in Wellington with Shell and N from Monday to Thursday next week so will see if they have more technology skills than I do... : /

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Maybe 'scoane' is not good. Scone rhymes with con or moan?

con, I think.

eta: I'm not letting the video go.

and I still don't have a video camera! But we're in Wellington with Shell and N from Monday to Thursday next week so will see if they have more technology skills than I do... : /

Yay! Scon.....hm.

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nope it's scone to rhyme with moan.

And I have a webcam so yep we are totally making a video.  I was thinking about it this morning and thinking Mr Oww nmight think we're mad for doing a video just for VW.
N already knows I'm mad anyway.

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oh, he knows we're all mad, and I already told him the internet was asking for a video of us. 

do you really say scone like that? I guess I've never heard you say it, because that is just how anyone here would 'put on' an overly british/posh accent. 
At least you know a biscuit is a cookie, not a scone ; )

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well, as an overly posh Brit, that is how I pronounce it!

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haha, that's why I was laughing, because you're totally not posh!  Maybe I just didn't hear enough english people saying 'scone' to realise that's actually just the common way to pronounce it over there! : )

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nope it's scone to rhyme with moan.

Interesting.  We say it that way in the US too, but I met an Englishman who didn't even know what we were talking about when we said it.  When he said it it rhymed with "con."

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Yeah, wiki said the British way is 'con,' so I figured Shell would say 'con', and Oww 'moan.' Never know, I guess! Con or moan..I ate far too many today. P was whining because I didn't make sweet scones (orange scones to be exact), but then he was pleased with the tomato ones.

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vwav chickpea spinach curry tonight : )

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I want to make those tomato scones now....
(I've never made/had a scone before)

I have a review and picture to post here....I'll do it later....

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