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Glad to hear others are as keen on jam making as me. This year I have put up a couple of pots of greengage plus six of cranberry jam, made using bags of fruit frozen at Christmas. Needless to say this will propel me into a frenzy of jam tart making which is always a good thing. I still have a stash of last year's jams, including victoria plum, damson and mirabelle so I need to get baking sharpish.
|Nicey replies: The younger members of staff tell me that 'Big cook little cook' just made some Jam tarts so I have tart making tension now. We took the end of the last batch round to Biscuit Enthusiast Mandy, who managed to have a couple of them before the younger members of staff saw them off.|
Fruit Shortcake Review
I think its important to warn people of the danger that crumbs can bring. If you bring your elbow down on one (particularly on a vinyl or pvc tablecloth) and the crumb is at the right (or indeed more accurately wrong) angle it don’t arf hurt! Worst injuries are from a ginger nut so take care! Next thing you know MVities will be getting a raft of legal actions to deal with in todays sueing culture…. what about on packet warnings?
Another thing, I have a mild complaint, I,like pretty much everyone else, enjoy a really lovely cup of tea, sit down and biscuit or cake. BUT what about a cuppa with beans on toast or cheese on toast, or indeed with a lovely fry up? I mean any site that really knows its teas should cover the savoury side of tea enjoyment! Come on what do you think?Its a whole area of tea based pleasure that is simply being neglected by you and the faithful site regulars in my humble opinion. Personally I recommend ASSAM with any savoury comestibles.
Warmest tea loving regards
PS – I do agree with your opinion that fruit shortcake does give you more than you ask of it. I still think gingers are king mind!
|Nicey replies: Maybe McVities should inject some gritty realism into their 'Crumbs' TV campaign to show people flicking crumbs about then suffering terrible elbow lesions as the lean on them.
As for the role of tea with toast and fry ups we often discuss such matters, behold the might of our toast icon, which can also be accompanied by the cheese icon.
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how could you miss the ONLY way to eat Jaffa's, you of course have to eat the orangey middle bit first, then devour the rest whole.....what are you people thinking of....
||Dear Nicey & Co, |
regarding your "How to eat a Jaffa Cake" poll, I'd like to bring to your attention another couple of variations.
As a family, we greatly enjoy aping the advert where a scandinavian teacher takes a bite then holds up the jaffa saying "half moon", then stuffs in the remainder and mumbles "total eclipse", complete with cheesy swedish-chef-type accents and crumb-spitting. Giggles all round every time.
The little ones love those 'Limited Edition' Berry Burst flavour Jaffas (forgive my ignorance, but have you reviewed them?). With the standard ones, they tend to skilfully nibble away everything but the tangy orange jelly, which is a wee bit too tart for them, then leave the orange blob lying around somewhere inconvenient.
Mark of Swavesey
|Nicey replies: Next time we pass through Swavesey we'll look out for all the smashing orangy bits in the middle scattered around. Actually last time we were there we bought some nice Pain-aux-raisins off a French market stall.|
Rich Tea Review
Could not resist another bit of biscuit smiley art, in recognition of London 2012.
Created with Jammie Dodgers and Rich Tea Finger biscuits.
Phil & Wysi