Panic buying of petrol

Started by Steve J, 25 September 2021, 07:49:37 AM

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Local Tesco has marked Smiths Chipsticks as 'clearance', so they'll soon go the way of Walkers Worcester Sauce and Cadbury's Old Jamaica, and no longer be stocked :(:(:(.
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But Marmite flavoured Peanut Butter is a massive hit in our household - almost a shopping staple now!  8)
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Quote from: Ithoriel on 11 October 2021, 01:29:01 PM
I've just had a really bizarre chat with a cold caller, who, having failed to get me to buy an (undoubtedly fake) conservatory,  informed me that his family were having chicken at Christmas because they didn't vote for Brexit so they could eat EU food.

I pointed out that turkeys were originally American.

He told me I was being conned by online fraudsters (irony much?) and turkey's came from Turkey. "The clue's in the name, innit?"

So, would I be having EU turkey or good British chicken at Christmas.

His response to my saying neither, as I was vegetarian, makes me think that he'd have been less shocked and revolted if I'd announced I was a Satan worshiping cannibal who drowned kittens for fun at the weekend.

I suppose "long pig" would go in the world food section :D :D :D

I remember the posters, they promised us 75 million of them.
More than one each.
I'm not sure I could eat that much, even at Christmas.

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Quote from: FierceKitty on 11 October 2021, 02:08:59 PM
The one that annoys me is "ethnic" food. Invariably a PC stalking horse for covert racism.

My apologies FK, I can see it being read that way. Fair point and I'll use world foods in future.
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Quote from: Ithoriel on 11 October 2021, 01:29:01 PM
d and revolted if I'd announced I was a Satan worshiping cannibal who drowned kittens for fun at the weekend.


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Quote from: toxicpixie on 11 October 2021, 08:25:31 PM
My apologies FK, I can see it being read that way. Fair point and I'll use world foods in future.

Wasn't aiming at you. Had a former girlfriend in mind, actually.
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Whil'st we're on about food...
Only once has 'local' Cornish Pasty... and too young to remember.
Do any of the supermarket 'Cornish Pasties' actually taste 'Cornisjh'?
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I understand flaky puff pastry is very wrong.
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steve_holmes_11

Quote from: flamingpig0 on 11 October 2021, 10:49:37 PM
As long as you don't  only play WRG 7th edition ancients

Does 7th have a list for the Satan Worshipping Cannibals.
If so, are the Kitten Drowners Irregular A?


Ithoriel

My maternal grandparents were Cornish. My grandmother made pasties for my grandfathers lunch every days for decades. One half was savoury, one half sweet. If my gran was mad with my grandad she left out the bulkhead between the two!

Pasties for eating at home or on a picnic were savoury only.

When we stayed with them pasties were a great treat. Both home made and shop bought - especially from the pasty shop in Marazion.

Shop pasties or homemade, they were made with minced stewing steak, onion, carrot and sometimes swede and were definitely shortcrust pastry. They were crimped on top not on the side.

They and their friends were of the opinion that Ginsters had sold out the traditional pasty.
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toxicpixie

Quote from: FierceKitty on 12 October 2021, 12:21:59 AM
Wasn't aiming at you. Had a former girlfriend in mind, actually.

Maybe not but it's a fair point anyway tbh.
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Quote from: Heedless Horseman on 12 October 2021, 03:56:27 AM
Only once has 'local' Cornish Pasty... and too young to remember.
Do any of the supermarket 'Cornish Pasties' actually taste 'Cornisjh'?

Nope!  We lived in Cornwall for a few years and nothing has come close to their pasties sadly.  There is a 'West Cornwall Pasty Company' that are dotted about the UK, which are almost there. 
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Heedless Horseman

Ithoriel! I have always thought that pasties 'should' be crimped at the top! Glad to hear!
Never heard of sweet and savoury... unusual.
Savoury mix sounds about right... with onion and turnip/swede. Wondered whether there was a 'secret' ingredient... some herb?

Meat pies. There was a bakers in Corbridge, Northumberland who made 'best pies ever'! Sadly, became a 'chain' years ago and they went. Similar to a Scotch pie... but beef or beef/mutton mix...  and 'something else'? Ma used to buy a whole bakers tray whenever we went there! Nothing, now, comes close.
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700 grams of Kenyan Lemon Chilli Chevda just delivered.

I blame you Mr. Lewis, I blame you! :D :D :D
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Raider4

I always liked the Peter's Pasty - crimped at the top - and definitely preferable to Ginsters. Sadly Tescos doesn't stock them :(.

Both are probably nothing like a 'proper' Cornish pasty, but then I also suspect that there's a lot of 'mythology' built up over what a proper pasty looks and tastes like.
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