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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #400 on: 03/08/2010 19:53:38 »

Wiki says, "A crumble is a dish of British origin that can be made in a sweet or savoury version, depending on ingredients used. A sweet variety usually contains stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat (usually butter), flour, and sugar." What is different from my beloved said Pie?

Hungry for answers.
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« Reply #401 on: 04/08/2010 08:51:39 »



Crumble does not have a pastry base, like a pie does and the top is crumbly rather than pastry.

That one looks like it has oats in the crumble too.

Yum yum yum!!!
 

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« Reply #402 on: 04/08/2010 09:03:43 »

Yes, yes, yum!!!
 

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« Reply #403 on: 04/08/2010 10:40:37 »
Yo, what's on the menu today?
 

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« Reply #404 on: 04/08/2010 11:06:09 »
I think you have cobbler in the states - well; the mixture on the top of crumble is the same as in cobbler but spread out fairly evenly rather than in balls.  crumble is ace.  rhubarb crumble and custard is the comfort food of the gods. 
Matthew

nuts and oats in the crumble ... shudder of delight
 

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« Reply #405 on: 04/08/2010 19:55:08 »
Cobbler, something to do with shoes I think? Anyway, today had to be a cobbler myself, as my work shoes suddenly decided that they were soulless, or at least one was sole less, so had to use a little contact adhesive and a few small brads to "persuade" the heel and upper to be good friends, or at least to stick around each other though thick and thin.

As to pie, I do like a good shepherds pie myself, very nice it is. Rhubarb pie too is nice.
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« Reply #406 on: 04/08/2010 20:03:33 »
I thought cobblers were always balls.
 

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« Reply #407 on: 05/08/2010 02:31:54 »

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« Reply #408 on: 05/08/2010 02:36:27 »


Cobbler, something to do with shoes I think?


At last! A good example of foot-in-mouth!

 

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« Reply #409 on: 05/08/2010 15:01:14 »

Yo, what's on the menu today?


Chem, nice to see you again!
 

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« Reply #410 on: 06/08/2010 23:32:13 »
Yo, what's on the menu today?

EXUBERANT SMILES AND WELCOME BACKS

AND


(evil grin) - Another person to beat up on!!!



 

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« Reply #411 on: 06/08/2010 23:33:22 »


Cobbler, something to do with shoes I think?


At last! A good example of foot-in-mouth!



I thought it was hoof-and-mouth disease.
 

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« Reply #412 on: 07/08/2010 05:22:07 »

I hoof no answer to that one!
 

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« Reply #413 on: 07/08/2010 05:29:25 »


...WELCOME BACKS...


Like this?

         
 

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« Reply #414 on: 07/08/2010 17:31:54 »


...WELCOME BACKS...


Like this?

         

Yes, quite so !!! Only closeups and ... er, a spot of tea??
 

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« Reply #415 on: 07/08/2010 17:38:26 »
 

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« Reply #416 on: 07/08/2010 17:51:14 »



...WELCOME BACKS...


Like this?

         

Yes, quite so !!! Only closeups and ... er, a spot of tea??


"Spot of tea"???? JB, stop pretending culture/civilization, you're in Texas, not Great Britain!!!!!!
 

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« Reply #417 on: 08/08/2010 00:48:39 »



...WELCOME BACKS...


Like this?

         

Yes, quite so !!! Only closeups and ... er, a spot of tea??


"Spot of tea"???? JB, stop pretending culture/civilization, you're in Texas, not Great Britain!!!!!!


You are quite right, my man. But my tea is English, properly brewed from loose tea in a pot (a Brown Betty, to be exact) already hot and served only with milk.

I have been drinking tea like this for 35 years, ever since I lived in University Village within Houston and walked into a shop named "British Market"

My latest tea of favor came via a CARE package from Sheepy. The package included proper biscuits of several types, a tea from Belfast named "Punjava," a box Of Earl Grey from Twinings, a box of P.G. Tips and a new market brand, London Cuppa' which is a delightful "every day" tea. I was so enamored of this last tea I order a kilo.

Any questions, my dear boorish lout?

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« Reply #418 on: 08/08/2010 01:58:41 »

I sit here cringing, loutish Coffee Bean coffee in hand, slurping loudly, hoping against hope that Sheepy will one day refine/save me too from this Crass Commercial California existence.
 

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« Reply #419 on: 08/08/2010 20:36:14 »


WAIT! Exoneration? I am typing this from my kitchen closet:

English Classic Tea (with a piccy of Big Ben on da box!)
Chai Tea

Harrisons & Crosfield
Classic English Tea Merchants
Classic Earl Grey Tea
Imported from England

Plus a dozen or so assorted herbal tea concoctions.

Nyah, nyah!
 

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« Reply #420 on: 09/08/2010 16:36:00 »


WAIT! Exoneration? I am typing this from my kitchen closet:

English Classic Tea (with a piccy of Big Ben on da box!)
Chai Tea

Harrisons & Crosfield
Classic English Tea Merchants
Classic Earl Grey Tea
Imported from England

Plus a dozen or so assorted herbal tea concoctions.

Nyah, nyah!


In order to be totally cleared of the embarrassment, one must not use tea bags. They are so "lower class." But on occasion we all sacrifice tradition for convenience.

But alas, the Americanization of teas purchased from Harrisons & Crosfield is complete. Their website is described their teas thus: "Harrisons & Crosfield teas are unique as they are blended in England to renowned British tea industry quality levels & American tastes ..."

And this "Twinings English Classic Cold Brewed" just does not sound British. No way, no how.

OH! The ignomy of it all, the shame!

(ignomy - Shakespearean spelling - not the new-fangled cra*py way the pundits have abused it)

Exoneration? - NAY! I say, NAY!

Excriment-aion - most likely. (That is the pun in this post)
 

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« Reply #421 on: 09/08/2010 19:38:29 »
And there I was today, going past Entyce ( formerly Tea Blenders) and admiring the tea dust emanating out from the extractor fans.

Tea, tea, tea, it just gets on my nerves! To quote from a favourite OTR show I used to listen to - The Men From The Ministry.

I do miss Springers.

Anyhow, I rather like Earl Grey, and am not a fan of most tea bags, as I prefer to use them as firelighters ( soak used ones in paraffin and light), having been exposed to some truly horrible substances masquerading as tea in the past. Worst tasted like pineapple, though that could be because everything had pineapple added, as they were in season and the catering staff had a 10 ton load to use up before it went bad.

I do like a nice coffee, fresh roast is best, but if not then a granule, Nescafe Classic or Jacobs.

Worst is a well known brand catering quality coffee - to make one cup I would add 5 dessertspoons of brown powder/coffee to hot water, stir, add sugar and milk, and still it did not taste like coffee. I did find one person who liked it, strange that, you cannot account for some people's tastes ( or lack therof), though it did make a pretty fair grinding compound.

 

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« Reply #422 on: 09/08/2010 20:36:31 »

<sigh> back to Yuban, might as well admit it...even the tea bags in the closet aren't mine...<sheesh>
 

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« Reply #423 on: 09/08/2010 23:19:02 »



I forgot how to throw a boomerang, but soon it came back to me.
 

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« Reply #424 on: 09/08/2010 23:30:12 »

I do miss Springers.


Consensually, I hope.
 

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