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What's even better than sliced bread?
« on: 29/12/2011 19:00:44 »
A bread slicer ;D
 
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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #1 on: 30/12/2011 18:47:13 »
Fresh made bread, just out of the oven, with fresh from the cow cream on top. As well a glass of cold fresh milk.
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #2 on: 31/12/2011 00:28:14 »
Fresh made bread, just out of the oven, with fresh from the cow cream on top. As well a glass of cold fresh milk.

Yup! Can't beat home baked bread. The slicer is great for cutting really thin slices for extra crunchy toast.

We got it so we can make our own "waafer thin" cold-cuts. It's a lot more economical, and a bit of nonsense as well.
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #3 on: 02/01/2012 12:18:32 »
Q. What's even better than sliced bread?
A. Unsliced bread.

At least, when purchased. Sliced bread is often "manufactured" with criteria that have little to do with taste. Surprisingly, even nice bread from a decent bakery seems not as good if sliced at the shop. Why is this so?

Bread is definitely hugely at its best when still warm and has a crisp crust. Wonderful with a nice cheese and a glass or two of a decent red wine.

Hmm, I'm hungry all of a sudden.
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #4 on: 02/01/2012 14:49:16 »
A bread slicer ;D
 
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Luff it Dr McGeeza,

Fine for slicing Mc Haggis on Burns night !!

Actually, I'm really quite jealous cos I regularly cook large roasts  and would luff this kinda thing for making thin slices for sarnies !!.....le yummy !!

 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #5 on: 02/01/2012 14:51:06 »
oh...one other thing !...what's 'Maranta' when it's at home in your jar ?
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #6 on: 02/01/2012 18:17:56 »

Those are old pharmacy jars, from the early part of last century. A quick look though my silicon brain suggests it originally contained dried Arrowroot, probably used as a part of a medicine.
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #7 on: 02/01/2012 20:19:27 »
Quite correct! Yes, it's arrowroot.

The jar came from my dad's chemist shop. It had rows and rows of the things. I wish I had a lot more of them.
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #8 on: 02/01/2012 21:15:03 »
Quite correct! Yes, it's arrowroot.

The jar came from my dad's chemist shop. It had rows and rows of the things. I wish I had a lot more of them.


I found another jar for ewe !!









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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #9 on: 03/01/2012 06:44:18 »
10Q very much!

Can you find one for syrup of figs?
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #10 on: 03/01/2012 12:10:39 »
10Q very much!

Can you find one for syrup of figs?

sheesh !!...I'll ignore the Tinct Myrrh I just found (what ever that is) !  ;)
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #11 on: 03/01/2012 17:21:18 »
I have a few at work in use for storage of assorted chemicals, though they do not have that nice label on them. You can buy them from many lab suppliers, as reagent jars. They can be a bit problematic to open if they are left closed for a long time, as the ground glass bonds together.
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #12 on: 03/01/2012 20:02:35 »
That one is probably 1920's vintage, or earlier. They were in the shop when my dad bought it, and that was in the 1930's.

The label is made of glass and, presumably, gold leaf. It's set into a recess in the jar and held in place with glue. I suspect the glue would melt if heated. Unfortunately the ground glass stopper was lost somewhere along the way.
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #13 on: 03/01/2012 20:44:03 »
The glue would most likely be hide glue, it being that old. Heat will not soften it before the glue browns. The stopper can be replaced with a modern one, the design has not changed much over the years, and you can get them if you look for one of the right diameter. There were also nice glass display jars that go with these, always filled with coloured liquids in bright colours.
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #14 on: 10/01/2012 23:00:25 »
Sliced bread is one area where progress has moved backwards, before the war you could buy a loaf and ask the assistent (remember them?) to slice it to whatsoever thickness you wanted, you can't do that today slicers are no longer adjustable. 
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #15 on: 10/01/2012 23:43:42 »
What's better than sliced bread?

How about one of these?



Designed not only to serve your needs in the kitchen, but to save the Galaxy!!!
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #16 on: 07/02/2012 22:22:28 »
What's even better than sliced bread?
(Matured) stem-ginger-in-syrup... cut into small pieces and served (with some of the sugar-syrup) on bread-and-butter. Awesome!
 

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Re: What's even better than sliced bread?
« Reply #17 on: 08/02/2012 07:46:44 »
Ooo yes! I like ginger preserve, but it's not that easy to find here.
 

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