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Kitchen Appliances

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Allan Report 9 Apr 2013 09:23

For my recent 65th birthday, the family all chipped in to buy me a very expensive Food Processor/Mixer.

It is made in the USA, and certainly in Australia, features in many cooking shows.

I was bemoaning the fact that a meat mincing attachment had not been included (yes, I'm an ungrateful swine) so my daughter, who had purchased a similar machine a couple of years ago, complete with all the whistles and bells, gave me her mincer.

As I've always fancied making my own sausages, I immediately ordered a sausage stuffer.

I was aghast at the price, over $500.00 but went ahead anyway.

Today I heard that the sausage stuffer had arrived, and said that I would collect it today

Don't bother said the store, we'll send her around tomorrow and you can have her for the week ;-) :-D :-D

Silly Sausage

Silly Sausage Report 9 Apr 2013 09:25

Allan :-0 :-0


Allan Report 9 Apr 2013 09:36



LadyScozz Report 9 Apr 2013 12:20

I won't ask what she uses for casings



Allan Report 9 Apr 2013 14:44

Artificial skins?


Allan Report 9 Apr 2013 23:39

OK, so I may have exaggerated about the mixer!


AnnCardiff Report 9 Apr 2013 23:41

if she uses those for cases they'll take some chewing Scozz :-D


Allan Report 9 Apr 2013 23:44

lol Ann....value for money, then? :-D


AnnCardiff Report 9 Apr 2013 23:46

spose so :-(


LadyScozz Report 10 Apr 2013 01:24

rubbery grub?


*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 10 Apr 2013 01:59

I won't pop around for tea then ;-)


Allan Report 10 Apr 2013 09:46

Frankcois? Francwos? Frakise?

No, I'm sorry, I just don't remember those French letters :-(


Barbra Report 10 Apr 2013 14:21

Always thought you were a bit thick skinned . ;-)


AnnCardiff Report 10 Apr 2013 14:29

Frankfurters Allan


Jean Report 10 Apr 2013 23:57

:-D :-D :-D


Allan Report 11 Apr 2013 00:05

Them's the ones, Ann

Incidentally, my sausage stuffer is now in residence although I haven't had the pleasure yet of stuffing sausages: I did use the mincer yesterday to mince up some cheap steak to make a Bolognese sauce


Elizabethofseasons Report 11 Apr 2013 23:19

Dear Allan


Hope you are okay and keeping well.

Do you make bread?

I started making small loaves a few years ago.

A kindly relative gave me a bread machine, which was very nice of her to do.

However, hopeless with machinery.

It did not even get out of the box.

So my bread is made the old fashioned way.

Have lots of fun with the kitchen machinery!

Take gentle care
Very best wishes


Allan Report 11 Apr 2013 23:37

Hello EOS

Yes I do make bread, usually rolls, although at Easter I make Paska.

Paska is a sweet Ukrainian bread which I make especially for my wife as her mother and father were Ukrainian. This type of bread is only baked at Easter as part of the Ukrainian Tradition. Not that we do it now, but it forms part of a basket of food which is taken to Church on Easter Sunday, to be blessed by the priest

We do have a bread maker, which OH uses but I still prefer to make my bread the 'old fashioned' way.

I do, however, suffer from arthritis in my hands and now find that the kneading process can be quite painful.

I hope that you are keeping well

Kind Regards