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What a lovely website. I have had so many fun times browsing through it while dunking away.
I was first introduced to dunking by my late grandmother in India. I still remember them as my most memorable moments. I went through dunking Marie biscuits (I think they might be the Indian equivalent of the Rich Tea), to Parle-G and orange creams (nasty, really nasty little things). As my grandmother started losing her teeth she started dunking most of her food into tea or milk. This then opened up a whole new world of Dunk to me. My favourite is probably milk bread in a steamy cup (white bread may pass as a weak substitute) or even chapatis and naan bread. Since moving to England (where the dunking culture is a bit different) and living with English housemates I have had to keep my habit of bread and naan dunking a secret and would like to come out. What reactions should I expect from my new near and dear loved ones?
|Nicey replies: Reshmi,
Well they probably won't be keen on it but don't let that stop you. We get plenty of emails from people who dunk their toast in all sorts of configurations, buttered, jammy etc into their tea, and that's not too dissimilar. Constantly pushing at the boundaries of dunking technology is a noble pastime, and more important than ever in the twenty first century, I expect. Also the fact that your granny used to do it lends it a certain seal of approval by the older generation, toothless or not.
Pan European Choc Sandwiches Review
Great site - I like the reviews.
Intrigued by the puzzle of what "Gemista" could mean, I did a quick google search and discovered
that in Greek recipes it means "stuffed" (calamaria gemista = stuffed squid, avga gemista = stuffed eggs). At first I assumed it must be a description of how you'd feel if you ate them all in one go. Then I realised it might mean "filled" - a description of their sandwich construction.
What do you think?
|Nicey replies: I think you're right so does, Eileen Foy and Zina Chroust who both mailed us as well.
||I would like to thank nicey and wifey for sharing their shed on www.readersheds.co.uk|
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Good thinking by Mike on the mug handle topic. I would imagine that even if all six mugs had large enough handles to get the three finger hold employed, unless all handles were of a standard size there could still be stabilization problems. I've often thought i've got a good grip of multiple mugs, only to find when I raise the mugs from the surface I get some slippage and sometimes a mug collision resulting in spillage. This of course leads to another problem. If all mug handles need to be the same size it will mean that some of the drinkers may not be able to use their favourite vessel. Therefore I conclude that some sort of carrying tray may be in order in this case.
PS. Nice article in the Sunday Times magazine last week. I particularly like the shed.
|Nicey replies: Jim,
We often used to improvise a tray using the lid off a big biscuit tin.
There were some nice shots of the inside of the shed showing my bench covered in Fig Rolls. Just to clear one thing up Wifey occasionally thrusts a mug of tea through the door if I'm down there doing 'real' work like mending a chair or something, and she approaches down the garden path (not pictured) rather than out of the privet hedge.
Pan European Choc Sandwiches Review
|I think Bonnie Blackburn is nearly right, but it’s …. wait for it …. uppercase gamma, lowercase epsilon, mu, iota, sigma, tau, alpha = Gemista.|
I don’t know what it means either, but then again I’m sure a Greek person would have a fine old time struggling with a a translation of “Abernethy”.
|Nicey replies: I've now put up the pack shots with the review so can all see Greek ones packet for yourselves. As for the translation of Abernethy that's simple, it's 'Mouth of the Nethy', as in the river Nethy. Named after the chap who invented them, who was named after the estuary of the river Nethy or at least his forbearers were, but we are going over old ground here.|