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post #161 of 187
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Originally Posted by superstella View Post
What exactly does pink taste like? Similar at all to blue, or more like yellow?
like a blend of white and red of course I mean that flavor that pink puddings and sweets are, unlike anything else ever to of existed previously. its indescribable. Kind of disgusting and artificial, and yet you just cant stop eating it.
post #162 of 187
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Originally Posted by battymama View Post
like a blend of white and red of course I mean that flavor that pink puddings and sweets are, unlike anything else ever to of existed previously. its indescribable. Kind of disgusting and artificial, and yet you just cant stop eating it.
yeah, it tastes artifical, and like bubblegum almost........ have you ever had a pink jellybean? thats what pink tastes like
post #163 of 187
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Originally Posted by blizzard_babe View Post

But alas... Anchorage, for all its wonderful seafood, isn't as into fish fry as I'd like.
Ok, I know it's not exactly *close* but if you have to head out of Alaska by road, you do go through Whitehorse, and they have the best fish-and-chip wagon in the world there in the summers. It's usually parked by the old railway station, I think. And yes, he does REAL chips. Yummy ones.

And I am totally with y'all on the "stick with real ingredients" thing. You know any "chip" that isn't just a plain old chocolate chip is probably loaded with hydrogenated oil. Bleh. I got some TJ's trail mix that had peanut butter chips in it once and I was suspicious so I did some pretty intense detective work and found that yes, indeed, it was a peanut-flavoured trans-fat chip.
post #164 of 187
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Originally Posted by olehippy View Post
Here is how you make really good homemade hot chocolate. My kids are able to make this so I know any adult can.
Right... off I go. Wish me luck!

Is Sapphire_chan capable of cooking as well as olehippy mom's kids? Maybe!

Oh wait, I don't have anything but brownsugar in the house right now. Hmm... I bet that'd change things.

Thank you for your support, you can all go about your business now, nothing to see here.
post #165 of 187
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Originally Posted by lmonter View Post
Although I do use bricks of cream cheese...
There's another way to get cream cheese? Are we supposed to be curdling our own cheeses for recipes now too?
post #166 of 187
Oh god. Ticktocks. I want one NOOOOOOOOWWW

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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....
And without skanky bits of nasty potato peel on the end, either.
post #167 of 187
When I was little, I used to think that "scratch" was an ingrediant. And when you made things from "scratch" if was making things from said ingrediant.
I used to look for it on the shelves of the supermarket
And I thought my mum and dad must be bad cooks because we never had any "scratch" in our pantry lol







...off to the shop to get some tim-tams to go with my Milo now...Might grab some Jaffas while I'm out too...YUM!
post #168 of 187
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
Oh wait, I don't have anything but brownsugar in the house right now. Hmm... I bet that'd change things.
That makes molasses milk... yum. That's a fave around here.

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There's another way to get cream cheese? Are we supposed to be curdling our own cheeses for recipes now too?
I was wondering that too.

I did finally find someplace that makes their chips from scratch... well, there's a few places, but only one of which I would go out of my way for their chips, crispy/crunchy on the outside, smooth and fluffy on the inside. Of course, it's an Irish pub. None of the American restaurants can seem to make chips worth a <expletive>.
post #169 of 187
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Originally Posted by battymama View Post
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!
Oh milo! I forgot about that stuff. I haven't seen it here, so I'll add that my list.

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What exactly does pink taste like? Similar at all to blue, or more like yellow?
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post #170 of 187
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Originally Posted by superstella View Post
What exactly does pink taste like? Similar at all to blue, or more like yellow?
Pink tastes mostly sweet, a bit pleasantly tart, and a tad creamy. Well, baby pink, that is. Other shades have different tastes/smells. Hot violent pink smells sorta like when you open a new car air freshener all the way and it's so sweet and strong it makes your eyes sting.

I enjoy mild synesthesia
post #171 of 187
I haven't read all of this thread, so excuse me if this has already been posted....

For all of you people who are in the U.S. and craving Australian products, go here or here. You're welcome .
post #172 of 187
also here
post #173 of 187
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Originally Posted by Ziggysmama View Post
But I have yet to meet an American who like Marmite/Vegemite. I used to get all my friends when they came to my house to try it and watch their reaction. My partner can tolerate it now, but just barely
Nice to 'meet' you.

I'm American born & I've loved both Marmite & Vegemite, although now I am a straight vegemite-on-toast eater.
post #174 of 187
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Originally Posted by North_Of_60 View Post
Oh milo! I forgot about that stuff. I haven't seen it here, so I'll add that my list.
You can often find Milo in the Hispanic section of grocery stores...at least in my area you can.
post #175 of 187
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Originally Posted by DarkHorseMama View Post
You can often find Milo in the Hispanic section of grocery stores...at least in my area you can.
I probably would have seen it if it were in that section (a section I am always browsing!), but I'll look again. Worth a shot! Although, without the tim tams it might not be worth it.
post #176 of 187
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Originally Posted by zipworth View Post
WHAT is 'pet milk' ?????
It's explained (with a link) below the recipe on my original post.

Although, I have to laugh that the recipe actually calls for "Pet" milk. My grandmother still uses that term. http://petmilk.com/ You can use the "Pet" evaporated milk in a can or just plain ol' milk like I do.
post #177 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!
My sister introduced us to the so-called "Tim Tam Slam" when she got back from Australia after her first year of college.

I do cook a lot of stuff from scratch, BUT I also use the recipes that have prepackaged food in them. I find I like them both, but usually my "from scratch" roots come back and I start substituting fresh ingredients for prepackaged! For example, any time a recipe calls for "italian dressing" you do one of two things: use garlic fried in oil (so much tastier!!), or make your own vinaigrette dressing at home. Super easy and tasty!!
post #178 of 187
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Originally Posted by Ziggysmama View Post
When I was little, I used to think that "scratch" was an ingrediant. And when you made things from "scratch" if was making things from said ingrediant.
I used to look for it on the shelves of the supermarket
And I thought my mum and dad must be bad cooks because we never had any "scratch" in our pantry lol
: That's a running joke where I work - "Hey, I found Scratch at the grocery store this weekend and I made a cake with it!"
post #179 of 187
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Originally Posted by wonderwahine View Post
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 :
Well, I went by my local chinese food/Fish N Chips place on my way home yesterday after reading this thread. I couldn't help myself. The fish and chips was awesome and yes, it was wrapped in newspaper (the fries were even fresh cut with some skin). The Chinese newspaper! And I could have gotten spring rolls, chow mein, or thai curry to go with it. Plus, they deliver! The sign out front says "Fish N Chips" but the menu has a little bit of everything. Even sushi.
post #180 of 187
Laggie this is TOTALLY OT but re: your sig... humans have been around for about 4 million years :

ok, I'm done being a geek now...



I'm really sorry I can't help myself :
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