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Belazu's Aubergine Mezze is my guilty pleasure. I guzzle it almost daily.

Buying from their website is disappointing though, the prices are no better than Tesco even if you buy in bulk. Which I do.
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Twinings Earl Grey is about a zillion times nicer than Sainos own brand.

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Belazu's Aubergine Mezze is my guilty pleasure. I guzzle it almost daily.

Buying from their website is disappointing though, the prices are no better than Tesco even if you buy in bulk. Which I do.

We periodically get a box of their stuff, while not super-cheap, they do have a lot of interesting things that don't appear in the supermarkets. For cheaper stuff, you need a Turkish supermarket (there's a TFC in Croydon, probably not useful).
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Twinings Earl Grey is about a zillion times nicer than Sainos own brand.

I can't drink strong black tea anymore since I gave up milk, and found that with most 'black' EG I only needed to wave the tea bag over the top or it was too strong. Then our local hot beverage emporium told me that Teapigs do an Earl Grey Darjeeling (bsgs only) which is much more to my liking.
Our local hot beverage emporium was out of my usual Nepal Maloom tea so I ordered from The Kent Tea & Coffee co and spotted they have loose EG Darjeeling so I'll see how that compares to the Teapigs...
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I've just been for a nose on the Belazu website. Oh dear, I want all the nuts.
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ian

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Do like my wife did and order several 3kg bags of marinated olives. Took me all evening to eat all those.
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I want the smokey chilli snack mix.
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I want the smokey chilli snack mix.

That does look good. My local* serves spicy broad beans (which look very similar to these) as a bar snack. They're awesome.


*which I've not visited for nearly a year  :(
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Twinings Earl Grey is about a zillion times nicer than Sainos own brand.

I can't drink strong black tea anymore since I gave up milk, and found that with most 'black' EG I only needed to wave the tea bag over the top or it was too strong. Then our local hot beverage emporium told me that Teapigs do an Earl Grey Darjeeling (bsgs only) which is much more to my liking.
Our local hot beverage emporium was out of my usual Nepal Maloom tea so I ordered from The Kent Tea & Coffee co and spotted they have loose EG Darjeeling so I'll see how that compares to the Teapigs...
Sounds interesting....

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I want the smokey chilli snack mix.

That does look good. My local* serves spicy broad beans (which look very similar to these) as a bar snack. They're awesome.

There was great amusement when, during one of his irregular appearances from behind the Great Firewall, my grate frend Thomas van Schaik posted a photo of a bag of those found in his local horriblemarket.  Because writ large alongside the Chinese name was the moniker “Strange-Taste Horsebeans” ;D
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ian

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I want the smokey chilli snack mix.

They are quite tasty and didn't come in 3kg portions. Check the size, dear. Three kilos is a lot of olives.
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Twinings Earl Grey is about a zillion times nicer than Sainos own brand.

I can't drink strong black tea anymore since I gave up milk, and found that with most 'black' EG I only needed to wave the tea bag over the top or it was too strong. Then our local hot beverage emporium told me that Teapigs do an Earl Grey Darjeeling (bsgs only) which is much more to my liking.
Our local hot beverage emporium was out of my usual Nepal Maloom tea so I ordered from The Kent Tea & Coffee co and spotted they have loose EG Darjeeling so I'll see how that compares to the Teapigs...

I find i can't drink tea from india/africa/Kenya as they seem to have more tannin.   Sainsburys Earl Grey used to be based on China tea, but now is not so I had to find an alternative. Luckily we have a local tea merchant that supplies decent Earl Grey along with formosa oolong and a good Russian caravan

My technique is a 500ml mug with a pinch of loose leaves in the bottom, pou on the water, leave to settle, and keep topping up during the day
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Finally got around to making pancakes tonight. Fell out with my cast iron crepe pan, it just wasn't happening (clearly sulking from no pancakes last year) at all so we had to admit defeat and use the non stick.
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Twinings Earl Grey is about a zillion times nicer than Sainos own brand.

I can't drink strong black tea anymore since I gave up milk, and found that with most 'black' EG I only needed to wave the tea bag over the top or it was too strong. Then our local hot beverage emporium told me that Teapigs do an Earl Grey Darjeeling (bsgs only) which is much more to my liking.
Our local hot beverage emporium was out of my usual Nepal Maloom tea so I ordered from The Kent Tea & Coffee co and spotted they have loose EG Darjeeling so I'll see how that compares to the Teapigs...

I find i can't drink tea from india/africa/Kenya as they seem to have more tannin.   Sainsburys Earl Grey used to be based on China tea, but now is not so I had to find an alternative. Luckily we have a local tea merchant that supplies decent Earl Grey along with formosa oolong and a good Russian caravan

My technique is a 500ml mug with a pinch of loose leaves in the bottom, pou on the water, leave to settle, and keep topping up during the day

There's a fascinating inversion around the whole tea thing. Historically as we know, tea came from China, we brits think of ourselves as the champion tea drinkers in the world, after all we've got PG Tips. And Kenya, and Earl Grey, and Assam, and Ceylon, and Darjeeling, and of course ENGERLISH BREAKFASTY. We tend to think of china tea as a single blend, something you pick off a shelf that says "China tea".

Go to China, and you'll find an almost exact inversion. All of our tea they lump together as "Black tea", coarse and tannin strong. Our belief that PROPER tea needs to be made with boiling water? forget it. Instead they have an eyewatering range of different teas and infusions, both on common sale and in specialist tea shops with (for China) high prices. This seems to be in line with your personal taste. Milk before or after tea is easy - it simply has no place.

Obviously the western tea habit is longstanding and widespread, so equally valid, but it is an interesting comparison all the same.

ElyDave

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Twinings Earl Grey is about a zillion times nicer than Sainos own brand.

I can't drink strong black tea anymore since I gave up milk, and found that with most 'black' EG I only needed to wave the tea bag over the top or it was too strong. Then our local hot beverage emporium told me that Teapigs do an Earl Grey Darjeeling (bsgs only) which is much more to my liking.
Our local hot beverage emporium was out of my usual Nepal Maloom tea so I ordered from The Kent Tea & Coffee co and spotted they have loose EG Darjeeling so I'll see how that compares to the Teapigs...

I find i can't drink tea from india/africa/Kenya as they seem to have more tannin.   Sainsburys Earl Grey used to be based on China tea, but now is not so I had to find an alternative. Luckily we have a local tea merchant that supplies decent Earl Grey along with formosa oolong and a good Russian caravan

My technique is a 500ml mug with a pinch of loose leaves in the bottom, pou on the water, leave to settle, and keep topping up during the day

There's a fascinating inversion around the whole tea thing. Historically as we know, tea came from China, we brits think of ourselves as the champion tea drinkers in the world, after all we've got PG Tips. And Kenya, and Earl Grey, and Assam, and Ceylon, and Darjeeling, and of course ENGERLISH BREAKFASTY. We tend to think of china tea as a single blend, something you pick off a shelf that says "China tea".

Go to China, and you'll find an almost exact inversion. All of our tea they lump together as "Black tea", coarse and tannin strong. Our belief that PROPER tea needs to be made with boiling water? forget it. Instead they have an eyewatering range of different teas and infusions, both on common sale and in specialist tea shops with (for China) high prices. This seems to be in line with your personal taste. Milk before or after tea is easy - it simply has no place.

Obviously the western tea habit is longstanding and widespread, so equally valid, but it is an interesting comparison all the same.

you are absolutely preaching to the choir here, some of the most interesting teas I've picked up are from walking into a local supermarket in Indonesia, Vietnam etc to get rid of spare change before flying home.  And I never make my tea with boiling water.  Just because we took it to the empire doesn't mean our tea is the best, in a similar vein as vindaloo = Indian food. Curry just does not compute.
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Belazu's Aubergine Mezze is my guilty pleasure. I guzzle it almost daily.

Buying from their website is disappointing though, the prices are no better than Tesco even if you buy in bulk. Which I do.


I`m pleased to see you can get it off Amazon for the same price without having buy 40 quids worth of stuff.
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I think I might have just had my first ever PBJ sarnie.
It was good  :thumbsup:
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Coo! I think I first had PBJ well over 50 years ago cos American guests brought jars with stripes...

What is this PBJ of which you speak?

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I think I might have just had my first ever PBJ sarnie.
It was good  :thumbsup:

Grape jelly and Wonderbread (there's some latitude with the peanut butter), otherwise it's cultural appropriation and I question your authenticity.
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Home made bread.
Pip & Nut peanut butter.
Sainsburys Cherry conserve.
Nom.
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I think I might have just had my first ever PBJ sarnie.
It was good  :thumbsup:

Grape jelly and Wonderbread (there's some latitude with the peanut butter), otherwise it's cultural appropriation and I question your authenticity.

OK then, I withdraw the term 'PBJ' and hereby introduce the term 'great Furrybootoon squirrel shit and posh jam sarnie'
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Which reminds me, I think the best thing I ever had containing PB was what came to be known as The Moorings toastie' which was invented by the shop called the EARL of Sandwich, sold in the Moorings bar and contained PB, Jarlsberg cheese, bacon & maple syrup. :P
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