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About Homer & Marge

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  • Birthday 12/17/1970
  1. Good day! Yes, we're back at long last after a whole year of no posting. Sorry about that. The reason why... the little munchkin that was born one year ago this day, our son Ruud, has been keeping us very busy indeed. He's grown loads and he is up on his feet alot, trotting around,(still with a little help from mum & dad though) and putting his hands everywhere he shouldn't! He's grown very fond of the Bouvier sisters (Patty & Selma) and enjoys a stroll down the garden to see them in the run. Looks like he's well on his way to becoming Eglu owner of the month...! We'll try to stay in touch more often in the future. Greetz, Derren, Rachel & Rudy Then... and now.
  2. 2 more happy campers. Thanks again James! Another problem solved, and b. (edited by Sheila ) quick too I might add. I only mailed him today. Hey, James? Could ya get in contact with Smeg Holland for me and teach their sorry butts Omlets' brand of customer care...! Greets, Derren
  3. Thanks James! I'm on the case. Oh dear, it's gone dark already. Never mind, there's always tommorow Greets, Derren & Rachel
  4. Hi again Tara.F Our Eglu arrived in England on the 18th of July and we got home on the 20th. So I'm wondering too, if perhaps we got a bad batch? Anybody else had a similar issue with the shape of their run sections? Any ideas from the egg-heads at Omlet I wonder? Greets, Derren & Rachel
  5. Hi all d'oh! Pull 'em apart, push 'em together... Me Homer, me dumb! I'm off outside quickly to give it a jiggle as per Clarets' instructions. Cheers dear. Back in a jiffy to let you know how I got on...
  6. Hiya Kannie Boohoo! How come? Did I do something wrong when I assembled it or were the run sections deformed to start with? There wasn't any sign of damage to the boxes so I don't see how... Greets, Derren & Rachel
  7. Hi all Yes Tara.F, that's exactly what I mean. And yes, it is annoying. (am I being moany?) No moving the Eglu around in the space we have for it either, I'm afraid. I don't want to risk bending the run sections myself and being too heavy-handed with them in case I break them, but I would atleast like our run to look like those on the Omlet site.., theirs all look straight! Also the form of the run allows the winter cover to sag in the middle, forming a pool of water when it rains. The girls are none too happy when it empties,,, Greets, Derren
  8. Hi all As promised, the pic of Patty's first egg. All 51g of it! Aaah, bless her for trying! Greets, Derren & Rachel
  9. Dearest Cinnamon We found a smashing recipe for egg custard tart by Marcus Wareing from The Great British Menu. We plan to use with Patty & Selma's first eggs. Hope you like it too! Custard tart with Garibaldi biscuits Preparation time 1-2 hours Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour Ingredients For the Garibaldi biscuits 100g/3½oz butter, melted in a saucepan 100g/3½oz icing sugar, sifted 100g/3½oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting 100g/3½oz egg whites 200g/7oz currants For the pastry 225g/8oz flour, plus extra for dusting pinch of salt 1 lemon, zest only 150g/5½oz butter 75g/3oz caster sugar 1 free-range egg yolk 1 free-range egg For the custard filling 9 free-range egg yolks 75g/3oz caster sugar 500ml/17fl oz whipping cream freshly grated nutmeg Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. 2. First, make the biscuits. Mix together the butter, icing sugar and flour until smooth. Slowly add the egg whites, stirring, until they are completely incorporated, then fold in the currants. Bring together into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill for at least one hour. 3. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface out to 5mm/½in thick. Cut into 12 rectangles - you may have some dough left over. Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, ensuring the biscuits are not touching each other. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. 4. Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Keep in an airtight tin. 5. For the pastry, rub together the flour, salt, lemon zest and butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, then beat together the egg yolk and whole egg and slowly add these, mixing until the pastry forms a ball. Wrap tightly in cling film and refrigerate for two hours. 6. Turn the oven down to 170C/325F/Gas 3. 7. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to 2mm/one eighth-in thickness. Use to line an 18cm/7in flan ring placed on a baking sheet. Line with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans, then bake blind for about 10 minutes or until the pastry is starting to turn golden brown. Remove the paper and beans, and allow to cool. 8. Turn the oven down to 130C/250F/Gas1. 9. For the filling, whisk together the yolks and sugar. Add the cream and mix well. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve into a saucepan and heat to blood temperature. 10. Fill the pastry case with the custard, until 5mm/¼in from the top. Carefully place in the middle of the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until the custard appears set but not too firm. Remove from the oven and cover the surface liberally with grated nutmeg. Allow to cool to room temperature. 11. Before serving, warm the biscuits through in the oven for 5 minutes. Cut the tart with a sharp knife and serve with the biscuits. Greets, Derren & Rachel P.S.- Stuff the garibaldi's. Give me the tart!
  10. Hi all We've had the Eglu assembled for 2 weeks now, but I'm still not staisfied that I've assembled the run correctly due to the form it has taken at the apex where the run sections meet. Anyone else had this problem? Is it possible the run was deformed to begin with, or do I need to take the run apart and apply some pressure here and there? When I look through the run door towards the Eglu, the top of the run looks like a love heart... I didn't notice it on any of the other Eglus' on the site. Help anyone? Greets, Derren & Rachel
  11. Ouch, ladies that hurts. I, as a man who does take the time to read the instructions, did assemble the Eglu on my own without any huffin or puffin and it took me longer than half an hour messing about with those bloody run clips..! Greets, Derren
  12. Hiya Claret We found too that the bars leading in to the Eglu were ill-fitting. Poor shame Omlet, poor shame..! Time to iron out that kink
  13. Hi all eeeeeuw, a poo brown Eglu 'Don't like it', as Andy Pipkin would say
  14. Hi all Well, waddya know. Today whilst paint stripping the front door, an almighty commotion arose from the back garden. Being a curious orange by nature, Derren went to check it out and to his surprise one of the lovely little ladies did the business and laid her first egg! We're posting some pics on photobucket so we'll get an album up and running asap. Greets, Derren & Rachel

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