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post #141 of 187
nah thats not real fish and chips, thats fried seafood, its americanised.

theres no hamburgers, no pinnapple fritters, no crab sticks, no spring rolls, no chicken nuggets, no kumara chips, no chinese resturaunt attached to it :
post #142 of 187
This thread is great!

I used to be a scratch cook and baker. Then we had to go gluten free! I'm still a scratch cook, but I'm having to completely relearn baking. I used to bake everything from scratch - pizza dough, cakes, cookies, bread... I'm slowly learning to bake again from scratch, but I still haven't found a bread or pizza dough mix I can do from scratch, so alas, it's pre-packaged for me.

Thank you DarkHorseMama for the chocolate cookies recipes that is also *gasp* gluten free! You rock!!!
post #143 of 187
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Originally Posted by North_Of_60 View Post
No! A bottle of Bundaburg RUM. Bundy and coke. Yum.
Good god - this brought me right back to my semester abroad in Oz. I'm feeling a bit queasy all of a sudden Bundaberg is downright evil

I miss the chicken salt and Tooheys old. I'd kill for an Old right about now

Do you guys have Ranch dressing yet? I had my parents send it over when I was there (as did many of the American students) It was worth more than gold to us.
post #144 of 187
oh and how could I forget, theres no donuts!! (not american donuts, big oval yeast donut blobs with cinnamon sugar on them) and no milkshakes and thickshakes made with french vanilla ice cream and the fun syrup flavours...... yummmmmmmm a rum milkshake!!!

and wheres the dairy and candy store attached to it? I gotta buy my fish and chips and a $1 mix!
post #145 of 187
Y'all are really funny. I have enjoyed this immensely.

I was out driving around yesterday and I saw a eat-in/ take-out fish restarant and it reminded me of this thread. I think it was called The Fish Shack. I wanted to take a picture and post it (we really do have fish places!!!), but I was in the wrong lane. I doubt they serve the fish in newsprint paper and they probably sell other things like seafood, hush puppies and fries/chips, but it is safe to say that if anyone ventures to my neck of the woods in SW Michigan, you will find at least one fish store.

To bad it is on the other side of town from where I live...cannot walk there...

ETA: Oh, and I have seen something that I think is "chicken salt" (they don't call it that, but that is basically what it is), but I have never tasted it.

As for the "from scratch" vs. "homemade", I honestly do both. I have all the staples for scratch cooking (flour, sugar, cocoa, eggs, milk, butter, etc.), but I also buy store bread, jarred spagetti sauce and sometimes Indian curry sauces. I can make all from scratch, but they don't always taste better and they take a heck of a lot more time.

I have to say that scratch cake is way better than boxed cake though.

And The Joy of Cooking (2000ish ed.) is a great basic cookbook.
post #146 of 187
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Originally Posted by wonderwahine View Post
bundy, you mean some bunderberg ginger beer?? you can pick up 6 packs at world market stores

I craved them something awful in my pregnancy and found them.
Oh I love World Market! Last time I was in London I discovered the yummy-ness that is the Aero Bar and thank God I found it at World Market when I came back to the US! Oh, Aero Bar, I love you!!!! : Hurray for imports!!!
post #147 of 187
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Originally Posted by MidnightCommando View Post
Good god - this brought me right back to my semester abroad in Oz. I'm feeling a bit queasy all of a sudden Bundaberg is downright evil
I used to think it tasted like going to the dentist, but I love it now.
post #148 of 187
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i think i would rather have a tim tam or iced vovo thanks.
Oh, god, I love tim tams. And mars bars And Flakes And penguins And Tayto Cheese and Onion crisps
post #149 of 187
There's a great english pub here in Atlanta that my English dad agrees is pretty passable. (Huge compliment from him). When we used to spend summers with my granny in England, we would eat fish and chips EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Oh I miss it. I've got to drag hubby back to visit this summer.
post #150 of 187
Oh my. And Pims. And Jam Jams. Y'all are evil.
post #151 of 187
at "pet milk?!?!"
post #152 of 187
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Originally Posted by North_Of_60 View Post
The best thing to put on french fries!

My dad is coming over from Australia this summer, and so far my "wish list" includes - A bottle of Bundy, Tim Tams, chicken salt, and Vegimite.
Dont forget your iced vovos, mmm pink bliss. Do you have Milo in America? You have to have the tim tams with hot Milo, bite a corner off two corners across the diagonal and suck it through like a straw, yum!

Make sure your Dad gets the anchor brand "chippy" chicken salt. Its the best, there are too many imitations these days, they just aren't the same.

I sound like i am obsessed with chicken salt or something, it is just so damned good. : i am craving fish and chips sooo bad right now, i think i know whats for tea tomorrow, we have some tasty organic barra growing in the back yard. mmm fish and chips :
post #153 of 187
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Originally Posted by battymama View Post
Dont forget your iced vovos, mmm pink bliss. Do you have Milo in America? You have to have the tim tams with hot Milo, bite a corner off two corners across the diagonal and suck it through like a straw, yum!

Make sure your Dad gets the anchor brand "chippy" chicken salt. Its the best, there are too many imitations these days, they just aren't the same.

I sound like i am obsessed with chicken salt or something, it is just so damned good. : i am craving fish and chips sooo bad right now, i think i know whats for tea tomorrow, we have some tasty organic barra growing in the back yard. mmm fish and chips :
they sell milo in the mexican area, and at world market that way i dont have to get mum to send it to me. I love the straw trick.

now i miss hundreds and thousand cookies and iced animals!!
post #154 of 187
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now i miss hundreds and thousand cookies and iced animals!!
I used to steal these and hide them in my drawer for later, i could never work out why they went soggy and gross, then my mum found my stash, and that ended pretty quickly, i actually did have ants in my pants. But even better are tick tocks, seriously addictive, clock shaped bickies covered in hard icing that tastes like pink.
post #155 of 187
All you posters with fish and chips in America:

Are they real chips? Are they what we Americans call "fresh cut" fries made out of potatoes that were just cut and fried up? You know, that are soft and chewy and crispy all at the same time?
Or are they what passes for fries here (frozen)?
There's a HUGE difference. And if it's the former you are way lucky...drooooolllll....
post #156 of 187
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Originally Posted by battymama View Post
I used to steal these and hide them in my drawer for later, i could never work out why they went soggy and gross, then my mum found my stash, and that ended pretty quickly, i actually did have ants in my pants. But even better are tick tocks, seriously addictive, clock shaped bickies covered in hard icing that tastes like pink.
What exactly does pink taste like? Similar at all to blue, or more like yellow?
post #157 of 187
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Originally Posted by mouso View Post
All you posters with fish and chips in America:

Are they real chips? Are they what we Americans call "fresh cut" fries made out of potatoes that were just cut and fried up? You know, that are soft and chewy and crispy all at the same time?
Or are they what passes for fries here (frozen)?
There's a HUGE difference. And if it's the former you are way lucky...drooooolllll....
depends on the shop, some make their own and some use frozen
post #158 of 187
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Dont forget your iced vovos, mmm pink bliss. :
Am I the only one who keeps reading this as iced vulvas?

Another weird one about packaged food...dh got these packets of "instant alfredo sauce" so I decided to use them up...the directions call for adding milk, butter, and cheese. so what exactly did he pay for? A packet of flour?
post #159 of 187
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Originally Posted by stormborn View Post
Am I the only one who keeps reading this as iced vulvas?

Another weird one about packaged food...dh got these packets of "instant alfredo sauce" so I decided to use them up...the directions call for adding milk, butter, and cheese. so what exactly did he pay for? A packet of flour?
: Oh man that was funny. The whole thing.
post #160 of 187
I like collecting old church recipe books. When Dh's grandma died I asked for her old cookbooks. Those ladies back then could cook. some odd ball recipies, but for the most part quite tasty.
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