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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2010 7:37pm (Feb 7th 2010)
    Ha ha can't have that so no more kitty cats for you
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2010 8:56pm (Feb 10th 2010)
    heeheeee nom :L Welcome to Vicki's random discussion page. The random topic will change every monday. This weeks topic is your favourite poem hehe well sorry this is a really bad topic and I couldnt think of anything else and Im late at choosing a new topic because of my english coursework about a poem soo .... oui ... my favourite poem is called:: ode to cheesecake factory :L a nom
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2010 9:38pm (Feb 10th 2010)
    Ooo no, this is a good one! Mine is "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening" by Robert Frost. We did it in our English Literature O level exam when I was at school many years ago!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2010 12:07pm (Feb 11th 2010)
    I don't "do" poetry - just the same with music. Is there something wrong with me? How sad am I?
    I feel they are using up the time that I don't have much left. I despair at the droning voice readers use, and the twisting up of sentences.

    However. My Dad wrote dialect poetry and I did like that, possibly 'cos he wrote it!
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2010 1:05pm (Feb 11th 2010)
    my faviourite poem is 'The Donkey' by GK Chesterton.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2010 5:43pm (Feb 11th 2010)
    The Indispensable Man. Dunno who wrote it.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2010 6:05pm (Feb 11th 2010)
    Daffodils by Wordsworth for me please.
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2010 9:32pm (Feb 11th 2010)
    I googled all of your poems - that's the most poetry I've read since I left school!! I liked the one you posted CC - a sentiment we should all pay attention to!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2010 1:02pm (Feb 12th 2010)
    The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes I really love it, studied it at school and Loreena McKennitt has set a slightly abridged version to music which is just wonderful.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2010 4:10pm (Feb 12th 2010)
    I googled them all as well Kate and what a lovely selection we choose.
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2010 8:47pm (Feb 12th 2010)
    That's a very interesting poem TM, so sad!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2010 8:53pm (Feb 12th 2010)
    Here you go Ollie one just for you

    Poems by Edwin Bottomley

    Ah wish that tha'd tak gorm ah me
    instee-ad ah you Margit Ann.
    tha knows that ahm nat mayad ah brass
    But ah buy thee all ah can

    Ah went an bowt a coyt for thee
    cos tha complained at t'cowd,
    Ah bowt it for thi birthday
    when tha wer twentyfive years owd

    Ahm allus telling thee tha knows
    doant wesh thi clothes sa oft.
    When tha's possis am in't peggtub
    tha maks all't buttons soft.

    It's same wi all thi bloomers
    tha knows tha's eerd mih say
    tha sud change em once a fortneet
    nat iv'ry other day.

    Ah saw thi bein crafty
    an thraw some inta't bin
    they'd a lastid thee another year
    wi sum new elastic in.

    Just lewk at all them frocks an things
    tha's hinging up in theah
    thi wardrobes full a-mi muthers cloithes
    then tha ses tha's nowt to weah.

    Ah see tha's getting fancy, an thinks tha's full-a-style
    all dolled up in the fancy tights
    Tha lewked all-reight in Lyle.

    by E Bottomley
    Past resident of Silsden, West Yorkshire
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2010 12:22pm (Feb 13th 2010) edited
    That's lovely NN. Thank you.

    The third verse reminds me of my posser and peggytub I used to do the washing when my babies were small. I had a mangle that stood over it and hubby would wind it for me.

    I am responding with one from my Dad's book of dialect poems. They are all about this young boy called Fred, based on me as I was such a "Tom-boy"

    "Me Mucky Neck"
    If I get mucky laikin' ghosts
    Inside a tattie seck,
    Me mutther'l say "Nah get the' weshed.
    An' doan't fo'get thi neck!"

    Ah'd weshed me han's: Ah'd weshed me face,
    At t' schooil, once after bre'k,
    Says t'teycher, "That's a tide-mark, lad.
    Go back an' wash you neck!"

    An' when Ah come in hoam
    Thro' swimmin' dahn i' t' beck,
    The've t' cheek to say, "Ah'll bet the' owt,
    He hesn't wet his neck!"

    A burrd can laik abaht i' t' dust,
    Ter bath itsen, by heck!
    But nay, ther's such a carry-on
    If Ah doan't wesh me neck!

    Will Clemence

    I found it very difficult to type this out and not change anything. My dialect is from the next village to my Dad's and much thicker, though nothing like the next village down the road- all bordering each other.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2010 3:05pm (Feb 13th 2010)
    That is really lovely Ollie, and so amusing. thank you very much, I really enjoyed it, He certainly had a great talent with words. Did he get the book published?
    Here is the web address for some more of Edwin Bottomleys poems I like the Owd Silsden one as well. He did more poems but you would have to contact the family for them as far as I know.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2010 3:12pm (Feb 13th 2010)
    The poems were done monthly in a little magazine "Dalesman" He did a little drawing with each but hated that part.

    The magazine decided to publish the book, it was only 32 pages and cost four shillings and six pence in 1961.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2010 3:26pm (Feb 13th 2010)
    I was just looking to see if it was still for sale but can not find it so far.
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2010 4:18pm (Feb 13th 2010)
    I like Billy Collin's stuff:

    The Revenant by Billy Collins

    I am the dog you put to sleep,
    as you like to call the needle of oblivion,
    come back to tell you this simple thing:
    I never liked you--not one bit.

    When I licked your face,
    I thought of biting off your nose.
    When I watched you toweling yourself dry,
    I wanted to leap and unman you with a snap.

    I resented the way you moved,
    your lack of animal grace,
    the way you would sit in a chair and eat,
    a napkin on your lap, knife in your hand.

    I would have run away,
    but I was too weak, a trick you taught me
    while I was learning to sit and heel,
    and--greatest of insults--shake hands without a hand.

    I admit the sight of the leash
    would excite me
    but only because it meant I was about
    to smell things you had never touched.
    You do not want to believe this,
    but I have no reason to lie.

    I hated the car, the rubber toys,
    disliked your friends and, worse, your relatives.
    The jingling of my tags drove me mad.
    You always scratched me in the wrong place.

    All I ever wanted from you
    was food and fresh water in my metal bowls.
    While you slept, I watched you breathe
    as the moon rose in the sky.
    It took all my strength
    not to raise my head and howl.

    Now I am free of the collar,
    the yellow raincoat, monogrammed sweater,
    the absurdity of your lawn,
    and that is all you need to know about this place
    except what you already supposed
    and are glad it did not happen sooner--
    that everyone here can read and write,
    the dogs in poetry, the cats and the others in prose.
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2010 4:27pm (Feb 13th 2010)
    My favorite poems are anything by Judith Adams, such as the poetry in her book "Springing the Hill."

    CLOTHESPEGS by Judith Adams.

    (a poem reviewing the difference between British clothespegs and American clothes pins...)

    It is all very well to be
    Cynical about

    Not to see the truth,
    All pegs are not
    Created equal.

    Some have wide crafted
    curved devoted palms,
    always in strong prayer

    (but never stocked,
    a once in a lifetime

    I had a chorus of them,
    straight sock and
    sheet bearing soldiers

    made in Russia.
    Not one was a


    springing apart



      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2010 5:46pm (Feb 13th 2010)
    :rolling: She sounds as domesticated as me!
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2010 9:32pm (Feb 13th 2010)
    I love The Revenant Diane - I suspect many dogs may feel that way, but hope my dog wasn't one of them!
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2010 9:50pm (Feb 13th 2010)
    @ CC - Judith is the women who did the vid I posted on UTube about how to use the egg cutting contraption you sent me. :)

    @ Kate - for some reason I thought you, in particular, might like this one. :) And I am CERTAIN no animal of yours would have ever held this sentiment. Billy's poem is best when you hear him read it. He has a very 'whoa is me,' depressed sounding voice. Makes me laugh just thinking of it.
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2010 10:07pm (Feb 14th 2010)
    Aw, thanks Diane!
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2010 9:40pm (Feb 16th 2010)
    heeheeee yayh to all the poems :L Welcome to Vicki's random discussion page. The random topic will change every monday. This weeks topic is your PANCAKES nom hehe as it is pancake day today / this week / whenever you read this, I has decided this topic will be all about pancakes as today I has nommed 8 and a half pancakes but nobody bought any nutella :( ah well hehehe lemon juice is nice as well. Do you like pancakes and what is your favourite topping thingy ??
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2010 9:46pm (Feb 16th 2010)
    I like pancakes and just have lemon and sugar on them. Ours weren't very nice. Hubby made the mix too thick!

    By the way Vicki, thanks for thinking of a new topic every week - I love seeing what you've come up with each time!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 5:44pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    Lemon and sugar!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 7:46pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    I like lemon and sugar as well. I didn't have any this year though I was good cos of my diet.....erm I had chocolate instead. Ha ha. Jay and Grandad North has raspberry jam on theirs as I didn't have any lemons.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:00pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    I live and breath lemons they are always in the house they are great as a hot drink for your digestive system and colds i love Lemon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup:
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:05pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    We've managed to grow limes, we had quite a good crop this year.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:05pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    I usually have then in as well, but had used them up for a lemon drizzle cake and only remembered it was pancake day cos it came on the radio. I make my own lemon curd do you like that? I did put the recipe on here somewhere.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:08pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    I love lemon curd, its one of my favourite, but never tried making it, it would have to be easy for me to make it.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:10pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    I hate lemons, really puts me off when the restaurant throws wedges all over my fish.
    Mother in Law would suck lemons with great glee. She was a very nice woman actually.
    We haven't got round to making any pancakes yet though I noticed some bought ones in Daughter's fridge. Great thick ones they looked. Just up your street Kate!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:11pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    It is real easy Tracy and just so very very yummy much better than the store bought one
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:15pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    I remember making lemon curd and realised I had dissolved the plastic spatula in the mix!
    It was very nice though...

    Pancakes need honey or golden syrup.. Nom Nom Nom
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:20pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    Ha ha that's funny Ollie a secret ingredient, I love honey it is so good for you.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:39pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    Oh NN Lemon drizzle cake !!!!!!!!!!!! :drool5: :drool5: :drool5:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:47pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    I found the site and bumped it up for you Lee for the lemon curd recipe. Does your wife like baking?
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:50pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    No is the quick answer to that if i want a cake i have to go and see my mum or my mother in law and they happily oblige!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have never attempted a cake yet!!!!!

    I have taken note of those Lemon recipes NN thank you. :smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 8:56pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    Also on page one is a real easy coconut cookie recipe have a go at that they are just so yummy and real easy, Get your daughter to do them with you it is fun. If you want any recipe or help just let me know and I will do what I can to help you.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2010 9:42pm (Feb 17th 2010)
    NN. I went to the beginning of this thread looking for your recipes and it was all very odd...
    Rather like that film where each day is exactly the same as the last..
    Vickie's start to "Pankakes" was there - ON PAGE ONE!

    Think I need a lie down now. Or another drink.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2010 12:59pm (Feb 18th 2010)
    Oh I got caught like that once before Ollie and was very puzzled, then I realised that Vicky has to change it each week and the only way to do it is from the title. The recipes are on the tasty treats for us thread in the anything else catogory.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2010 2:40pm (Feb 18th 2010)
    Thanks for sorting me out NN.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2010 5:58pm (Feb 18th 2010) edited
    Thanks NN you are a wealth of information my last few weekends have been very busy this weekend looks to be quite ish so we will be doing some NN recipes!!!!!!!!! :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2010 6:11pm (Feb 18th 2010)
    No probs Ollie !!! Ha ha well if you run out I got loads more. Ha ha.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 9:31am (Feb 19th 2010)
    I'm with you lee I adore lemon anything, I get all quivery just thinking about them!!!!!!:willy_nilly:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 7:17pm (Feb 19th 2010)
    I made a marmalade cake today and some orange candied peel. The peel is drying now I will dip half of it in chocolate tomorrow. Lemon candied peel is lovely as well.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 7:38pm (Feb 19th 2010)
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 6:28pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
    heeheeee :L Welcome to Vicki's random discussion page. The random topic will change every monday. This weeks topic is strawberry jam oor lemon curd. I got the idea from reading all your posts about lemon and lemon curd, then thoughts about mixing strawberry jam and lemon curd together (because im weird like that) and so here is the topic. Well I cant pick my favourite because I love to nom jam and lemon curd as well buts Ive not had them in err yyeeaarrss
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 7:00pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
    Ha ha you sure do like your food Vicki, I bet you were drooling just writing it all out Ha ha, Well I like both as well but if I was forced to choose I would pick lemon curd because it is more refreshing....... that is unless the strawberry jam was a whole fruit one and you could eat it on a fresh scone with loads of clotted cream yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyy
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 8:52pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
    ooohhh difficult one. I really like both too, althoguht i might have to plump for strawberry jam as I can make that in the bread maker (well i coudl have done this year if I hadn't lost the book) I've made it for the last few years and it was really easy.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 9:51pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
    I'm on the bus NN for my scones, cream and some of that strawberry jam.
    I'll bring the Earl Grey.
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 9:54pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
    I made a lemon drizzle cake today - my hubby's favourite!!

    I haven't had lemon curd for ages! I would say that is my favourite, but strawberry jam on toast is lovely too.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 11:44pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
    Lemon lemon lemon yes yes.

    NN what exactly is clotted cream I had it as a young'un and it was heavely,divine, best cream on scones ever, but dont know if it's available here anymore, do you know how to make it?
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 11:48pm (Feb 23rd 2010)

    Keeper of the hens

    Jam...different flavours, and because lemon curd is yack!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 4:04pm (Feb 24th 2010)
    Lemming curd. But if you'd said raspberry jam I'd've been all of a dither...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 7:52pm (Feb 24th 2010)
    This is how you make it Trev's Mum. I have never made it myself as we can get it over here in most places. The reason it is called clotted cream is in the last paragraph.

    How to make Clotted Cream.

    Put a quantity – it's up to you but it needs to be at least a pint - of fresh whole milk into a metal or heatproof glass bowl and leave it to stand in a cool, but not cold, place overnight. Unfortunately since the 1990s most milk is sold homogenised, so if you don't have your own herd of South Devon cattle use the untreated Channel Island milk available in most supermarkets or cheat by adding one part double cream to two parts ordinary milk.

    By morning your cream should have 'risen' or separated and the whole should be suspended over a pan of water and heated to just below boiling point3. In days gone by it was often heated over a peat or wood fire, which gave the cream a slightly smoky flavour. Do not let the milk boil or you will get a skin rather than cream on the surface. After about 1½-2 hours it should have a thick uneven crust and you may see a ring roughly the size of the bottom of the pan. This crust is believed to be the origin of the name, originally 'clouted cream', clout being an old word for a patch of cloth. Remove the dish from the heat and leave it to stand in a cool place. The cream can then be skimmed off the next morning, and you can drink the remaining skimmed milk
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 7:55pm (Feb 24th 2010)
    Ok Ollie I will meet you at the bus stop !!

    Kate you will have to put your lemon drizzle cake recipe up on Lee's cooking page. He loves Lemons as well.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 9:17pm (Feb 24th 2010)
    Ollie, can the bus come past my house too please - I'll wait at the end of the drive. - I can make some tiffin......
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 9:18pm (Feb 24th 2010)
    Hey just looked back through this discussion and noticed your poet has the same surname as me, my grandad was Yorkshire - wonder if he ws a reli

    Poems by Edwin Bottomley
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 9:23pm (Feb 24th 2010)
    Tracy, you not got onto one of those geneology sites yet?
    One of my neices has got a humongous spread of our ancestors. My daughter has done a lot of work on our side of the family too.
    Nobody really famous turned up yet though.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 6:31am (Feb 25th 2010)
    Thanks heaps NN, I have copied it and will give it some thought, I love a challenge and have always loved cooking.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 2:59pm (Feb 25th 2010) edited
    No probs Trevs Mum, It is called Devonish cream as well so keep an eye out for either of them.

    It is nice to share recipes and I always name them after the person who gave me the recipe. I call my lemon drizzle cake, Vickys lemon drizzle cake for example.
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 10:32pm (Feb 25th 2010)
    In that case, my lemon drizzle cake should be called Homepride lemon drizzle, as I got the recipe from a cook book that I got 24 years ago when I sent off for it with 2 tokens from a flour packet!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 10:55pm (Feb 25th 2010)
    Ooh, Ooh, Remember the Bero Cook Book?
    That was a freeby.
    I used it when the children were small and wanted to bake. Bero brought out new editions from time to time.
    Still have them, will have a browse tomorrow.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2010 1:12am (Feb 26th 2010)
    I used to love sending off for the booklets Kate, How nice that you have had it all that time and still using it.

    Yes I remember the Bero Books Ollie I don't know what happened to mine as my Mum used to borrow things and I didnt always get them back she used to forget Bless her. I did buy one from the co-op about four years ago, it didnt feel quite the same though. I still like to use the Bero flour if I can.
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2010 10:11pm (Feb 26th 2010)
    I think someone in my family must've had one because it sounds familiar. I like those sort of books because the recipes are very simple and don't put stupid things in that no one has in the cupboard like weird spices or strange potions!
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 8:19pm (Feb 27th 2010)
    Mum gave all of us three girls a bero cookbook - you can still get them. i use mine for banana and hazlenut loaf, brack, pastry etc, wouldn;t be without it for the basic stuff. Mine has all sorts of receipe ingredients on it and sticky glacie cherry stuff too.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 8:23pm (Feb 27th 2010)
    Hi Tracy I haven't had a look in mine for ages I must dig it out. I have baked for so many years now I tend to do it from my head, but it is good to have a refresher now and then.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 8:25pm (Feb 27th 2010)
    I have to have a picture before i attempt to cook anything. i need to aorough idea of what it should look like at the finish.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 8:27pm (Feb 27th 2010)
    Yes it is always nice to see what something looks like frst and they do say we eat with out eyes first
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 6:43pm (Mar 2nd 2010)
    heeheeee :L Welcome to Vicki's random discussion page. The random topic will change every monday. This weeks topic is white bread or brown bread :O wells I prefer white bread because it makes better toast and cheesy toasties :L aand erm because im unhealthy like that :D
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 6:48pm (Mar 2nd 2010)
    I'd go with white too, nice be think slice of an uncut loaf yummy. I do try not to eat it though as I think it stodgey's me out - mainly have it for a treat at the weekend.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 7:13pm (Mar 2nd 2010)
    I make my own wholemeal bread but do buy Bergen bread too, which is full of seeds. When I was in Ireland last Autumn they had thick slice Bergen, too yummy for words.
    I find white bread qute stodgy, maybe I should bake some of my own and see if I think the same.
    White bread cut chunky is wonderful toasted though.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 7:32pm (Mar 2nd 2010) edited
    I can only have the gluten free stuff and it is nasty and sooo expensive. I have made my own gluten free but it still isnt very nice and tastes a bit like cardboard. So I don't eat bread now. I do make my own bread for Grandad North and Jay and if I have to buy any it is usually one of those uncut tiger loaves that Asda sell they both like that.
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 9:27pm (Mar 2nd 2010)
    I know what I like and its white white white!!! Warburtons thick or toasty, or a nice crusty bloomer.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 10:57pm (Mar 2nd 2010)
    White seedy bread. Yum yum pig's bum! :D
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2010 1:38am (Mar 3rd 2010)
    White bread because mum used to force feed me the brown stuff with "bits" in it, hehehe
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2010 4:25am (Mar 3rd 2010)
    How about this.......oohhh just read Trevs post, you scally wag...... it was lovely yummy wholegrain with tasty seeds and bits....nom nom...and dont forget the pitta breads you used to where was I?

    oh yes we have Bergen bread AND Tiger loaf too so we are not as backward down here in OZ as some people think,:biggrin:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2010 7:32am (Mar 3rd 2010) edited
    I love Wholegrain bread with big seeds in i don,t care for wholemeal at all.
    I have recently discovered danish bread this stuff is well nice toasted but only lightly
    • CommentAuthorvolka
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2010 2:36pm (Mar 3rd 2010)
    having lost two teeth to "healthy" granary bread, it's white for me!! Besides, marmite just doesn't taste right on brown.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2010 7:51pm (Mar 3rd 2010)
    Love it or hate it, but extra-strong Marmite to go on sale

    An extra-strong version of Marmite will go on sale in March it was revealed today.
    The savoury spread, which people are said to either love or hate, is made with yeast from four specially-selected breweries.
    Marmite Extra Old, or XO, which will hit supermarket shelves from March 8, is the result of the secret blend maturing for 28 days - four times longer than the standard product.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2010 9:27pm (Mar 3rd 2010)
    ooo...hhhh..... I'm gagging/retching as I read your comment NN - so you can guess which camp I am in.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 4:17am (Mar 4th 2010)
    eeeuuuwwwwwww :beaker:Marmite:ack2: I hate it so much but love our Vegemite, there is definitely a difference in the taste though, funny isnt it.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 7:21am (Mar 4th 2010)
    I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :heart:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 5:32pm (Mar 4th 2010)
    So do I and vegimite as well
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 5:11pm (Mar 10th 2010)
    never tried marmite buut I think i'll stick to nutella for now :)
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 5:14pm (Mar 10th 2010)
    heeheeee :L Welcome to Vicki's random discussion page. The random topic will change every monday. This weeks topic is pizza or spaghetti bolognase (spsp??) anyways I decided on this because theyre all very er italian and Im having spag bol for tea tonight soo hmm I prefer spag bol because its nommier and I think its healthier than pizza but not sure :L
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 5:31pm (Mar 10th 2010)
    Spag bol as long as it has bacon bits and cheese and olives in/on it.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 6:41pm (Mar 10th 2010)
    I am not a lover of Italian food at all and not pizza!!!!!!! I think it stems from my school days when i opted to do cooking just to have a good time(it was better than maths)we were making pizza,s and i turned everybody's oven up high and the smell of burning pizza has stayed with me ever since!!!!!!!! kinda back fired on me really!!!
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 6:53pm (Mar 10th 2010)
    Don't like either!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 7:48pm (Mar 10th 2010)
    I can not do pizza I used to like them but they turn my tummy over just thinking about them now and no I wasn't in Lee's class at school!!!! Ha ha. I do love a traditional home made spag boll though, but italian sauce or ragu from a jar is another big no no for me.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 7:52pm (Mar 10th 2010)
    Are you sure NN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 8:03pm (Mar 10th 2010)
    yup positive Lee
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2010 10:33am (Mar 11th 2010)
    I make our bol (yumm CC bacon, cheese, olives) but also do homemade pizza, buying pita bread for the base, very tasty and healthy.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2010 1:17am (Mar 12th 2010)
    I make pizza too.... well, I "make" a phone call to the pizza shop.

    We actually have spaghetti pizza in some places.... never tried it though. I am fond of both but not too sure about them sharing a plate.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2010 3:01pm (Mar 14th 2010)
    I Like spag bol, but have to admit to cutting up my spaghetti into small bits I can't do the twistign it round my fork, it either all fals off or I get my face and t-shirt in a right mess. :-).
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2010 3:17pm (Mar 14th 2010) edited
    I always have my bol with pasta and preferably the pasta that is hollow so it is easy to get on your fork. I also get into a right mess with spaghetti so try to avoid it !!!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2010 4:00pm (Mar 14th 2010)
    Posted By: TracyB< I get my face and t-shirt in a right mess.

    Me too...that's half the fun! I can't wait until I'm grown up and have learned the exact whereabouts of my gob...
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2010 6:27pm (Mar 14th 2010) edited
    Just made a pizza using the bread machine for kneading.
    It was thick as I'd let it rise a little before topping and cooking. I will need to freeze some as it is huge for one, unless those folks who bring Mummy-day things fancy a piece.
    I topped it with mince, onions, garlic and oregano, precooked with a tin of tomamtoes.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2010 8:12am (Mar 15th 2010)
    nom nom Ollie!!!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2010 5:30pm (Mar 15th 2010)