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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1675 on: 16 February, 2021, 11:06:46 pm »
Beans in plastic. It's the Devil's work. Beans in cans. Beans in cans. BEANS IN CANS.

I ate a can on Sunday that was best before August 2018. But weren't we all.

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At some point this week I plan to make homemade baked beans with veggie sausages. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to fly once I've eaten that.

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ian

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1676 on: 17 February, 2021, 09:49:58 am »
I have to confess, despite the home-made baked beans and veggie sausage concoction (served with a big helping of sauteed potatoes and a fried egg), there's not even a breeze this morning.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1677 on: 17 February, 2021, 05:43:01 pm »
Beans in plastic. It's the Devil's work. Beans in cans. Beans in cans. BEANS IN CANS.

I ate a can on Sunday that was best before August 2018. But weren't we all.

Iron Man...

At some point this week I plan to make homemade baked beans with veggie sausages. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to fly once I've eaten that.


One of the brothers in my former community was from Rhode Island and used to make homemade Boston Baked Beans.   A coronary on a plate...
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ian

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1678 on: 17 February, 2021, 09:11:06 pm »
There were a bit of a riff on that (though without the bucket of molasses) and the pork was replaced with veggie sausages as I was seeking to recapitulate the tins of beans and sausage but with a thoroughly middle-class sentiment. Cannellini beans (because they didn't have haricot) beans, scallion, garlic, tomatoes, tomato puree, smoked paprika, Worcester sauce, sherry vinegar, parsley, a dash of pomegranate molasses (all I've got) and a couple of hours on the hob. Worked quite well.

The New Englanders are quite competitive about their baked beans (and their chowders, of course).
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1679 on: 17 February, 2021, 10:18:05 pm »
A tortilla rolled up without the ends folded over is a tube not a wrap  :demon:

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1680 on: 18 February, 2021, 08:04:48 am »
A tortilla rolled up without the ends folded over is a tube not a wrap  :demon:

To quote Guy Fieri "Everywhere else in this country, we call that a Burrito, but you call it a wrap"
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1681 on: 18 February, 2021, 09:45:00 am »
A tortilla rolled up without the ends folded over is a tube not a wrap  :demon:

Even when they do the bottoms they Do It Wrong and you end up finishing on a mouthful of bread that you have to chew into wallpaper paste. Wraps are mostly made of fail. Burritos are where it is at.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1682 on: 19 February, 2021, 07:52:18 pm »
o hai mr heinz!

I don’t know what you've done to your Reduced Salt & Sugar Snap-Pots of Baked Beanz, but lately they’ve taken to jumping out of the pot and all over the inside of the microwave.  Plz to put them back the way they used to be.

kthxbai

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1683 on: 21 February, 2021, 09:05:15 pm »
Out Of Chocolate Error.
 :(
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1684 on: 23 February, 2021, 08:12:10 pm »
Apple manufacturers! Stop with those bloody sticky labels.

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1685 on: 23 February, 2021, 09:09:46 pm »
Apple manufacturers! Stop with those bloody sticky labels.

+1

& pears and many loose fruits.

Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1686 on: 24 February, 2021, 11:28:13 am »
Apple manufacturers! Stop with those bloody sticky labels.

+1

& pears and many loose fruits.

The penalty for individual pricing vs selling by weight (an generalist till operators who can't aren't trusted to recognise individual varieties of fruits).
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1687 on: 24 February, 2021, 04:26:02 pm »
Even if they are sold by weight, they are stickied so checkout operator prices items correctly, if for example different varieties of apples are on sale.

Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1688 on: 04 March, 2021, 05:15:08 pm »
I'm still waiting for delivery of my ridiculously over-priced Artichoke & Spinach dip.
The order for which was placed on February 18th.
Middle class? Moi?
DHL claim to have it in their possession.
Which, at best, is a worry.
ETA - Its still in New Jersey  ::-)

ian

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1689 on: 05 March, 2021, 10:01:07 am »
Spinach and artichoke dip is one of those ubiquitous American things (usually found under starters). Maybe it doesn't want to leave? Maybe the Jersey Bears have it? Or the postal facility is plagued by the Jersey Devil.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1690 on: 05 March, 2021, 11:04:23 am »
Reminds me of the puke scene in The Exorcist.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1691 on: 06 March, 2021, 06:48:57 pm »
What, is there some sort of national coconut milk shortage now? Are there thousands of tins lost in a container at Folkestone Felixstowe?
I can't get the stuff reliably, Sainsbo's subbed me a super expensive tin of Amoy last week which was fine but now they deny all knowledge of it.

I was going to distress purchase a 4 pack of Biona Organic from Ama$on but their reviewers swing wildly between 'amazing' and 'fucking vile'.

There's none in the house and it's the weekend and I don't have a sodding piña colada!  >:( (Oh, the huge manatee).
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1692 on: 06 March, 2021, 08:44:28 pm »
I've got some in my Brexit/Covid stash , but it's a little late to arrange for Teethgrinder to collect & deliver !


Local Indian or Chinese supermarket?   My local one, the wonderful Matta's does deliveries.  https://www.mattas.co.uk/?s=coconut&submit=Search&post_type=product&paged=4&post_type=product
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1693 on: 06 March, 2021, 08:45:06 pm »
Disappeared from Waitrose too. Only offering coconut cream. Can that be diluted to make milk? ???

ian

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1694 on: 06 March, 2021, 09:07:12 pm »
Disappeared from Waitrose too. Only offering coconut cream. Can that be diluted to make milk? ???

Yes. Coconut milk is just diluted coconut cream. Make it simpler by diluting it with rum.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1695 on: 06 March, 2021, 10:19:38 pm »
There is a Chinese supermarket 5 mins walk from here. I couldn't find a single tin.
I thought I had some in my Brexit stash too, but it was all tomatoes and pulses :(

Coconut cream is way more sweet than coconut milk. Tried it, it was disgusting.
ETA - maybe that was cream of coconut

ETA 2 - Sainsbo's doesn't have any of that either.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1696 on: 06 March, 2021, 10:28:02 pm »
Apparently the coconut palm is being displaced by the oil palm, far better return for farmers. So no imminent improvement in supplies  >:(

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1697 on: 06 March, 2021, 10:32:26 pm »
They have creamed coconut. Wiki claims that can be diluted....
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1698 on: 06 March, 2021, 10:37:59 pm »
Our local Waiters didn't have any earlier this week but were fully stocked yesterday.

ian

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1699 on: 07 March, 2021, 05:27:40 pm »
Plenty in our Waitrose. I've given up on ever seeing tomato puree again though.
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