Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Recipe Wednesday


hello everyone

this weeks recipe comes from Love Foodies My family background is British so i love fish and chips especially the British style although i do love going to the fish and chip places (i only wish they still wrapped them in newspaper *sigh*) they can be quite costly if you miss the lunch special so why not make it at home



BRITISH BEER BATTERED FISH AND CHIPS

Ingredients:

The Fish
Cod, haddock, pollock, whiting,catfish. Any ‘meaty’ thick filleted white fish is good. For this recipe I have used frozen cod as fresh fish is extremely expensive!
1 cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
Vegetable Oil for deep frying. (calculate amount according to the size of your pan)
Allow approximately 150 g (5 oz) fish per person.Try and get fish fillets about 2 cm or more in thickness
The Batter
100g or 1 cup All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
7 Tablespoons Milk
1/2 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 Tablespoon water
Pinch of salt
6 Tablespoons of fizzy lager or beer. (A light beer works best). You can use fizzy water instead of beer.

The Chips
Calculate roughly 2 medium sized potatoes per person, peeled and cut into finger thickness (about 2 cm thick) chips
King Edwards, Desiree,Maris Piper all good potatoes for chips

Other ingredients
Salt and Malt Brown Vinegar for serving.

Stuff You will need
A saucepan large enough to fill 1/3 deep with oil, or a deep fryer.
Kitchen paper
Baking tray
Newspaper and grease proof paper cut into halves. Allow double layer of newspaper per portion.

Instructions:

1. If you are using frozen fish, defrost it. Turn oven on to 150C, 300F, Gas 2
2. Heat up the oil in your fryer / pan until it reaches 180C / 350F.
3. Check over your fish for any bones. If you have a thick part and thin part of the fish, cut the thin part off as we will cook this separately to avoid over cooking. (see shapes of fish in photo). Pat dry with kitchen paper.
4. Mix your flour and salt and pepper well in a shallow dish and cover the fish with the flour and shaking off any loose flour.
5. Make up the batter. Add all the ingredients EXCEPT the beer / fizzy water, and give it a light whisk. Don’t worry if there are lumps in the batter. This is good!
6. Peel and cut the potatoes into chip shapes, then rinse and pat dry with a clean tea towel.
The potatoes need to be as dry as possible before frying to get them crispy.
7. Carefully place the chips into the fryer / pan, and allow to cook gently for approximately 8 minutes. They should turn soft and still have a pale colour. You can check if the chips are cooked by using a sharp knife and feeling if it’s soft inside.
Take them out of the pan and place on your baking tray for now. We will refry them after the fish to give them a super crisp.
TIP: If you don’t have a thermometer, drop a bit of batter or end of a chip in and
and see if it sizzles to the surface.
8. Add the fizzy beer or fizzy water to your batter and gently mix it. It should have the consistency of a pouring cream or yoghurt. If it is too thick, add a little of your fizzy liquid.
9. Increase your oil heat to 180C / 350F ready for the fish. Place a few sheets of kitchen paper in your baking tray. We will use this to place the fish once it’s cooked.
10. We will cook 1 or 2 pieces of fish at a time, depends on the size of your pan / fryer. Taking the end of a piece of fish, place it in the batter and coat it well. Take it out of the batter and leave the excess to drip off, say for about 5 seconds. Then gently place it in the hot oil, and cook for 7 – 8 minutes until it becomes crispy and golden brown just like in the photos below. If the batter starts going brown too quickly, turn the temperature down a little.
11. Place on the kitchen paper then keep warm in the oven, whilst you cook the other pieces of fish the same way and add to the oven.
12. When you’ve finished cooking the fish, scoop out any bits of batter floating in the pan / fryer. In Britain, these bits are known as ‘scraps’ and you can often get them for free from the chippy to eat with chips. Not very healthy though!
13. Return the chips back to the fryer and cook for 3 minutes until they are brown and crispy. When done, drain off the excess oil (I use kitchen paper), and arrange, together with the fish on your newspaper & grease proof paper like in the photos below.
Serve whilst still hot and crispy. Sprinkle some salt and shake some vinegar on your fish and chips and eat out of the paper with your fingers and ENJOY!

until next time everyone






Monday, May 22, 2017

freebie monday


hello everyone 

hope your all having a good victoria day. here is your freebies for freebie monday.


Free PetSmart & Purina Product Pack
For a limited time only, you can enjoy up to $95 in savings with an exclusive rewards kit from PetSmart & Purina!
Limit 1 per household Not valid in Quebec.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Sample Packs
John Frieda is introducing the NEW Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Collection and you can try it for FREE!
Sign up and request FREE SAMPLES of Frizz Ease Shampoo and/or Conditioner and/or Treatment.
Choose up to 2 different samples from:
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Limit 1 per person

FREE Story Telling Flashlight!
Purchase any 3 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Products (156g-1.36kg) in a single transaction and submit your receipt to claim a FREE Story Telling Flashlight!
Purchases must be made April 15 – July 31, 2017
Limit 3 requests per household
Ends July 31, 2017 or while supplies last.
Allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery

free London Drugs Baby Welcome Package
London Drugs is offering new parents a Free Baby Welcome Package!
Package includes: London Drugs Coupons, Aveeno Baby Sample, Cottonelle Sample, Kleenex Sample, Huggies Sample & More!

free Sampler Sample Packs
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If not, no worries, they’ll be hard at work finding the perfect products just for you. 

Free Samples of Vichy Idéalia routine and Vichy Teint Ideal
Simply sign up to their newsletter and you’ll receive your Idéalia routine free samples by mail – you just need to complete the form with your full mailing address.
The giveaway is consisting of a Idealia sample duo (Total quantity available for the giveaway: 17.5k units – 1 duo sachet per entry.)
Available to Canadian residents only.

FREE SAMPLE of Breathe Right Nasal Strips
Hurry and request a FREE SAMPLE of Breathe Right Nasal Strips now!!

FREE Sample Of Poligrip 
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FREE Bioderma Product 
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FREE Sample Of Wowbutter!!
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FREE Emergen-C
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until next time everyone happy freebie hunting



Friday, May 5, 2017

sometimes life gets.......hectic

 

hello everyone 

I know its been ever so long since i have even posted on here life got in the way of my blogging since Christmas i was so bust wrapping gifts and making homemade items and in the new year i promised myself as my goals for the new year i would blog more. That never did happen and i realized were almost in may and i still have not done it (what a procrastinator i am ) i got to get on the ball i also have been trying to reorganize and cleaning my small apartment (ok i am a hoarder i said it ) ok not like on tv but i do collect / keep junk things that are useless and have no where in my apartment to put it i'm ashamed of it my life goal of having kids is put on hold because of my illness I don't want my future children to live in mess so i made a pact to myself to clean my shit up. So i joined the 40 bags in 40 days decultering challange the goal is to clean one area a day and have 1 bag or more out weather it be garbage/ recycle or giveaway/donate  it can also be virtual junk like email or deleting files off your computer or apps off your phone. I also have a lady come in once a week to go through things so i am dealing with one of my many mental illnesses still got sooooooo many emails 60,000 to be percise in my state of mind i think i need to go through them all oh what a mess i have put myself into. so i promise now even though its been like three years i will be blogging once a week at least maybe even i will blog on my progress of cleaning and purging but depression and mental illness is a battle you just got to fight the inner demons and tell yourself its ok to have depression etc just got to try and move on.

until next time everyone

Corrine