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Old 04-17-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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: Sorry, that made me laugh SOOO hard. I'm a little more careful about where I get my recipes!! My grandmother would spin in her grave if I used some of those things!!! :
They don't really make "fish and chips" per se in the States. We fry fish and potatoes, but usually you have to go to a restaurant to get them, so they're either on a plate or in one of those dreadful styrofoam "to go" boxes. I never saw anyone serve something in newspaper until I bought pommes frites in Germany.

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Laggie this is TOTALLY OT but re: your sig... humans have been around for about 4 million years :

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Um... it's a quote from an author. If I edited it, it would be incorrect. I guess it's a quandary. Maybe for the first 3 million years everyone had the same personality!

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They don't have Mars Bars in America.
We have Mars Bars in Canada, and they don't have nuts, but they still aren't as good as the imported ones.
I haven't had fish and chips in newspaper since I was a little kid. White Spot serves it on fake newspaper

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...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!
evil evil evil woman.

You can get tim tams at world market, but no jaffas. Or jaffa cakes.:
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We have Mars Bars in Canada, and they don't have nuts, but they still aren't as good as the imported ones.
The British Butcher in North Van used to sell a lot of imported chocolates. I found most of them to be better than the ones in Canada...although I still tend to like most Canadian versions better than their US counterparts. I only found out a few years ago that there was a difference.

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When I lived in NZ, my kiwi boyfriend was obsessed with cheese whiz -- you know, aerosol cheese in a can. I went home to the states for christmas and he begged and begged me to bring him a can.
I'd do all sorts of wicked things for a tim tam.

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evil evil evil woman.

You can get tim tams at world market, but no jaffas. Or jaffa cakes.:
What about GIANT Jaffas? My favourite! I used to get my Grandma to post them to me when I lived in America!!
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