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3 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Our scones are similarly fluffy, but sweet and usually filled with berries of some sort. 

 

I've never had clotted cream? Is it like whipped cream?

 

Thicker and yummie, especially with jam on said scones..

 

Waddoyouknow, the British DO have some tasty food!

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10 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Thicker and yummie, especially with jam on said scones..

 

Waddoyouknow, the British DO have some tasty food!

They have doner-kebab and fish and chips.  Good enough for me ^_^

 

....Although I prefer my donairs Halifax-style, but that's a tooootally different argument.  Like Oilers vs Flames level of fanboyism can happen with that o_O

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Just now, WhiteWulfe said:

They have doner-kebab and fish and chips.  Good enough for me ^_^

 

....Although I prefer my donairs Halifax-style, but that's a tooootally different argument.  Like Oilers vs Flames level of fanboyism can happen with that o_O

 

That's fromTurkey, we have that in the Netherlands as well.

Brought to us by our Turkish Immigrants.

Nothing British about that.

 

I love Bubble and Squeak and Sheperd's Pie from our British friends.

 

Fish and Chips, well I don't eat Seafood.

Anything I like that came out of the sea has worn a bikini...

***Runs***

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Just now, Glitterwolf said:

 

That's fromTurkey, we have that in the Netherlands as well.

Brought to us by our Turkish Immigrants.

Nothing British about that.

 

I love Bubble and Squeak and Sheperd's Pie from our British friends.

 

Fish and Chips, well I don't eat Seafood.

Anything I like that came out of the sea has worn a bikini...

***Runs***

Oh, I know, but the British have their own slight twist on it.  ^_^

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Just now, WhiteWulfe said:

Oh, I know, but the British have their own slight twist on it.  ^_^

 

You would have to taste the Dutch variant called Kapsalon.

 

( Kapsalon normally means Hairdresser's or Barber's Store)

 

Basically you take a aluminium bowl, fill it with french fries, then you put on Döner ( sometimes Shoarma) and then cover with cheese.

Put it under the grill so the cheese melts.

Then take it out and pour salad over it and Garlic Sauce and Hot Sambal sauce.

Enjoy.

1200 calories in one dish....

It does taste great though!

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26 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Our scones are similarly fluffy, but sweet and usually filled with berries of some sort. 

 

I've never had clotted cream? Is it like whipped cream?

 

 As the G'wolf says, Clotted cream is made by taking "ordinary" heavy cream, scalding it and allowing as much water to evaporate as possible inside a barely warm oven. You should get a crusty layer on the top and it will be about as thick as cream cheese.

 

 My personal sin: A large spoonful of this on breakfast cereal, preferably Honey-nut cornflakes.

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

Waddoyouknow, the British DO have some tasty food!

 

A roast Barron of beef.

Liver and bacon (with onion gravy.)

Potted Shrimps.

Haggis, Neeps and tatties.

Cheddar, Stilton, Double Gloucester and more other splendid cheeses than I could easily name.

 

I could go on for ages.

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Andrew Zimmern, of Food Network fame, was once given an "heirloom" piece of hardtack.  The hardtack originated from the Civil War (American flavor), and had been passed down through the family until 2016 when it was gifted to Mr. Zimmern.

 

Well, what do expect from a guy who hosts a show "Bizarre Foods"?  You expect him to eat it.

 

Which he did.  But he wasn't greedy about his 160 year old cracker, he shared it with a group of ACW reenactors.  To my knowledge, no teeth were broken and all parties survived.

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On 9/19/2018 at 9:12 PM, Dr.Bedlam said:

Folks back in the 1600s believed there was a plant in the New World that grew sheep... all because someone brought some cotton back to show off, and admitted that it grew on a plant instead of being sheared off a critter.

Queen Elizabeth I had a cotton shirt. It was so valuable she never wore it.

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1 hour ago, etherial said:

Queen Elizabeth I had a cotton shirt. It was so valuable she never wore it.

 

@etherial has reminded me of something.

 

Queen Victoria had all her bed sheets made out of the very finest Irish linen.

 

Each day, after she had risen and performed the Royal toilette, the slept-on bedsheets were removed and entirely new sheets were put on her bed.

 

The "old" sheets were then taken out and burnt.

 

I'm not sure if that is sheer class, or sheer waste. 

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19 hours ago, paintybeard said:

I'm not sure if that is sheer class, or sheer waste. 

Waste. Linen, like most fabrics, likes to be broken in a little.

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2 hours ago, etherial said:

Waste. Linen, like most fabrics, likes to be broken in a little.

 

Somehow I imagine a special royal retainer with title like: "The Hereditary Linen Softener".  

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On 9/25/2018 at 1:46 PM, paintybeard said:

 

@etherial has reminded me of something.

 

Queen Victoria had all her bed sheets made out of the very finest Irish linen.

 

Each day, after she had risen and performed the Royal toilette, the slept-on bedsheets were removed and entirely new sheets were put on her bed.

 

The "old" sheets were then taken out and burnt.

 

I'm not sure if that is sheer class, or sheer waste. 

 

It was Kindness and Generosity

It was security and gossip control.  

 

 

During Victoria’s reign the economic disaster of the Irish Potato Famine happened. Somebody in Ireland had the annual contract to provide 365 sets of bedsheets to Buckingham[?**] palace. That is Victoria directing a little chunk of Royal wealth toward Ireland. Nowhere near enough to alleviate the famine obviously, but that ongoing purchase helped some shepherds and weavers...

 

...would she have been a nicer Queen had she spent less ££  in Ireland?

 

 

God save the Queen, says this Gryphon.

 

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**Albert and Vicki lived in what is now Buckingham Palace, Yes?
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23 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

It was Kindness and Generosity

It was security and gossip control.  

 

 

During Victoria’s reign the economic disaster of the Irish Potato Famine happened. Somebody in Ireland had the annual contract to provide 365 sets of bedsheets to Buckingham[?**] palace. That is Victoria directing a little chunk of Royal wealth toward Ireland. Nowhere near enough to alleviate the famine obviously, but that ongoing purchase helped some shepherds and weavers...

 

...would she have been a nicer Queen had she spent less ££  in Ireland?

 

 

God save the Queen, says this Gryphon.

 

 

 An interesting interpretation, I would like to think that you are right.

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23 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

It was Kindness and Generosity

It was security and gossip control.  

 

 

During Victoria’s reign the economic disaster of the Irish Potato Famine happened. Somebody in Ireland had the annual contract to provide 365 sets of bedsheets to Buckingham[?**] palace. That is Victoria directing a little chunk of Royal wealth toward Ireland. Nowhere near enough to alleviate the famine obviously, but that ongoing purchase helped some shepherds and weavers...

 

...would she have been a nicer Queen had she spent less ££  in Ireland?

 

 

God save the Queen, says this Gryphon.

 

 

Um. Sorry; must correct a detail. Linen comes from flax; flax is a plant. Flax also provides flax seeds, which, while a good source of insoluble fiber, must be run through a grinder before they will do us any good; the dratted things are so slick and hard that our digestive system can't do much to them if they go in whole. But they're good for you, so remember to ingest your daily dose of flax. Mix your pulverized seeds with oatmeal or something.

 

You get cloth - or rope - from the stems, if I remember correctly. Flax is soaked and, iirc, stomped on to start the process of loosening and separating the fibers. They use special tools for the next step; said tool can be as simple as a bunch of nails driven through a board, or as complicated as a specially made comb. The flax is beaten against the pointy parts of said comb until the fibers separate, then combed and organized for the spinner. Unlike cotton, I don't /think/ you need a special wheel for flax.. at least, I've seen people spin flax with a standard wheel, and it didn't look any more complicated than spinning wool. Or silk. Silk is a whole different ball of worms. ^^;

 

I've never spun flax, but I'm told it's interesting stuff to work with.

The whole thing on where we get fiber for clothing and other purposes is all /kinds/ of fascinating. Hemp, flax, cotton, bamboo, taro .. coconut fiber?! I never cease to be amazed at all the stuff we can and will make cloth out of.

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