||Good day Nicey,|
There may be a tea recession in the UK but infact there's a *BOOOOOM* going on in Bangladesh! Check this out on the BBC Online
May you live long and prosper
|Nicey replies: There are lots of nice pictures of tea in that report.|
McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Review
I am disturbed at the lack of representation for the plain chocolate digestive in your biscuit of the week archive - it is the unsung hero of McVities stables! Whilst its sweeter cousin milk chocolcate digestives seem to gain recognition as a supreme resident of people's hearts and minds, old plain chocolate digestive is, I propose, superior in that the mere hint of a bitter taste from the chocolate compliments the digestive base superbly, giving one a scintillating experience with one's cup of tea and a sit down. I would also recommend putting them in the fridge before eating them - that's what we do at work and we have FANTASTIC cups of tea and sit downs.
Thanking you for your attention, I must be off to the fridge for my fix...
Our house can now breathe a sigh of relief. Our cups , previously locked together, have been released! Method: Immersed them in hot water then dried and poured in a smidgin of olive oil(extra virgin). Allowed to soak in for 30 seconds. Then a knife (work canteen quality) was used as a lever to loosen the mug. At this stage a little movement allowed the introduction of wet/dry sandpaper between mug and cup. A patient 10 minutes of fiddling about and .....voila..........the mug popped out.
Peace reigns, tea and biccies a cert.
|Nicey replies: All's well that ends well then.|
||Although I love biscuits dearly of course, I am at heart a cake person, and have just returned from a cake & beer themed holiday in Europe. I was pleasantly surprised by the availability of both decent tea & sitdowns, although biscuits were thin on the ground. However, the stunning cakes banished all thoughts of biscuits from my mind, so I thought you might like to see a pic of the truely awe inspiring Russian Cream Torte (from a lovely cafe behind the palace in Budapest). The cream was delicately infused with lemon & the mousse type filling contained rum soaked dried fruit. The memory of this cake will stay with me always...|
The beer was pretty good too (mmmm......Staropramen!)
|Nicey replies: That was good forward thinking to take the photo of the epic cake before eating it rather than the creamy smear on the plate after you had dispatched it. Wifey and I are big into cakes right now with lots of cake baking taking place at NCOTAASD HQ. Interestingly the last two fruit cakes have both had beer in them, an Ale cake followed by a Guinness cake. We too were minded towards a rum and fruit based job, and even bought a bottle for the purpose although Wifey has seen off quite a bit of it with coke.
In fact our on-going cake activity may well spill out onto the site in some form or another.
||As you can see from the photo we have a marital crisis. Hubby's cup is wedged inside my favourite after a dishwasher mishap. Hot and cold water treatments have failed to separate them. Soap didn't work. I suggested WD 40 but that didn't go down well, ( might give the tea a nasty taste).|
Any helpful suggestions from the world of tea and biscuit lovers would be welcome. We need help!
|Nicey replies: Well obviously my first thoughts are to simply smash away the troublesome outer mug. However you might want to try immersing the outer mug in boiling water and packing the inner one with ice, the difference in thermal expansion might allow you to separate them.|