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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby WolfGirl » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:27 am

Sorry, that’s from another forum. :oops:

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby Suffs » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:31 am

Good morning all :D :mug:

This seems pretty authoritative re treacle https://britishfoodhistory.com/2012/04/ ... f-england/

and for the most currant ;) information https://www.suffolkgazette.com/business ... acle-mine/

As for the cottage ... looks great ... not possible at the moment :roll:

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby icelesley » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:32 am

Good Morning campers. I have never heard of treacle mines or wells but I have heard of hedgehog cake. :D
It's dry and very still here weather wise, I can hear birds tweeting and a flock of geese squawked over heading south earlier. It must be turning colder. :roll: I shall be tackling a washing mountain today, I don't know where it all comes from :lol: I have lost another 1lb, so that is a total 1st 3lb and the quarter of course, every bit counts :thumbsup

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby Suffs » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:46 am

WolfGirl wrote:Sorry, that’s from another forum. :oops:


:lol: :wave:

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby Earthmaiden » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:56 am

Morning all! :wave

Seems we're all educated re treacle now (taken from the word triacle which originally described various healing waters and sludge, hence the well connection). Maybe the Cornish originally mixed healing water with gin to make it taste better ;).

The two hedgehog cake recipes look very sweet. I've been looking for a way of using the tim of condensed milk in the larder but think I'd prefer ice cream. I think of the children's birthday cake stuck with flaked almonds to look like a hedgehog when I think of hedgehog cake. I think I made one once.

Well done icey, good weight loss and nice and gradual so it'll stay off.

Very overcast this morning but it's supposed to brighten a little. Am off for a stroll round a forest with friends which I'm looking forward to. Must go and do some stretches. I can remember a time, long ago, when I jumped out of bed in the morning and was on my way to work within half an hour. Need a bit longer to get moving these days :lol:.

Hope the day goes well for all.

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby mistakened » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:57 am

Suffs, thanks for the Treacle Mine info, there are obviously treacle mines all around England but not the other nations, I suprised that there has not been protests from the devolved governments. :roll:

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:08 am

Good morning
Suelle’s hedgehog cake was what I was thinking of

Well, yesterday is done. I set off to catch a train and had to turn back to fetch masks as I’d washed and ironed them and left them to air. This was good as I caught the next train and arrived at exactly the right time, having bumped into an old friend on the way. We went to the funeral, everyone turned up, service went well, the core group went back to my friend’s sister’s for drinks & snacks and I came home. The sister has uncovered some odd things my friend did in lockdown, she seems to have acquired the habit of buying stuff she didn’t need online.

So it’s all a bit draining, and I’m not sleeping well but need to get on. I’ll go and see if the farmer’s market is doing much, it’s very quiet round here so far

Have a good day everyone

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby Hope » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:19 am

My mum used to make a hedgehog cake.... like a yule log, with chocolate buttons for spines in lots of icing.

(why we talking about hedgehog-like food?!) :lol:

morning all...

Are you thinking of moving Suffs?

Slept for nearly 12 hours after my walk yesterday. I think a day of pottering in the greenhouse is needed now!

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby Busybee » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:24 am

mistakened wrote:Suffs, thanks for the Treacle Mine info, there are obviously treacle mines all around England but not the other nations, I suprised that there has not been protests from the devolved governments. :roll:

Moira



Which should lead us onto the fabled jam butty mines............ the most famous being around Knottyash.

One of our biggest arguments between me and OH was about diddymen- real children or puppets. After quite a heated discussion, googleing and U- tube, we conceded a draw!

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby herbidacious » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:45 am

Morning

Dull and darkish here. I took some 5HTP which arrived yesterday, and magnesium, last night and hoped to sleep like a log. Actually I slept quite badly. My computer is flickering again. Now when I move the scree it goes black, so I suppose it’s now narrowed down tom something very physical. I don’t know if this is good or bad. If it's a loose connection probably ok. Amway, it will have to go to the computer doctor’s next week. Will be backing up tomorrow. (It's been a few weeks rather than months, at least.) I wish I could find a way of doing a backup more quickly. I can’t do everything - only top ups - but that's risky as I might miss things. Is there some program that will detect what's not backed up and just do that?

Nothing much planned for today. Would like to go and get some winter (garden) bedding and pots for bulbs. Tomorrow will do some actual gardening. Spent veg plants to chuck out, mianly but some slightly belated daffodil planting and weeding too. (I will make a small indent tomorrow, I suppose. Not had time to do anything much for weeks because of work and holiday.) We need to rebuild one of the raised beds. I have seen a kit that looks suitable…

But today, will be a day of not much. Might have a go at one of the Ottolenghi recipes I have (literally) bookmarked. (Nice to have a book with ribbons :) )

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby PatsyMFagan » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:58 am

mistakened wrote:Good Morning Campers
Pampy wrote:There used to be Treacle Mines in Sabden, Lancashire
I thought that the Treacle wells were in Chobham, Surrey, that is what my Grandmother told me.

Moira :mug:


Our local treacle mines are in Sarratt 8-)

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby aero280 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:08 am

As I understand it, cane sugar from the West Indies was the source of most sugar because it was cheap. Obviously the fact that the labour went unpaid helped in this. Once the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars got under way, the British took control of the West Indies and blockaded the coast of Europe. So all cane sugar cane to Britain. The rest of Europe had to find locally produced sugar which had to be sourced from fruit and veg, but those were grown on farms where labour costs were higher.

One fall out of this is that the British still eat a lot of sugar based treats - caramel, boiled sweets, toffee, etc. Whereas countries denied cane sugar developed a taste for sweets based on other things. In the case of the French it was gum Arabic, etc. So their treats were more chewy and made with fruit syrup, or just dusted in sugar.

I can’t remember where I got that info. It was a while ago, and seems to have stuck.

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:11 am

In historical medicine a treacle is a compound supposed to neutralise the effects of poisons and venoms

Is the use of molasses type treacle specially Cornish? I think of Yorkshire parkin, widespread forms of gingerbread and ginger cake, and of course (Scots?) treacle toffee. It’s also used in curing ham and bacon

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby dennispc » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:15 am

After 10 years, a wife started to think their child looked kinda strange so she did a DNA test and found out the the child was not theirs. She told her husband and he replied, "You don't remember, do you? When we were leaving the hospital, the baby pooped and you told me to go and change him, so I went inside and got a clean one and left the dirty one there."



Sage medical advice:
Statistics show that women who carry some extra weight live longer than men who mention it.

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby dennispc » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:21 am

aero280 posted the other day about 19 million downloads of a the NHS (private) app and only one alert. Despite my view of the government, even I didn’t believe the Government could be that bad. HIGNFY repeated it.

Apologies aero280 for doubting you.

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby aero280 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:33 am

I’m not offended! :)

I saw HIGNIFY last night too. The info came from a friend who has worked on the fringes of the pharmaceutical industry. He got it from a journalist who works on a specialist trade magazine. My friend is a bit OCD about info and checks things before broadcasting them, so I was happy to repeat it.

I did query some of the things he told me, at first, but he sent back a load of supporting references!! :o

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby scullion » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:54 am

good morning, all.
overcast now, maybe sun later and maybe rain.

Hope wrote:Are you thinking of moving Suffs?

she's not at the moment but i keep sending links to tempt her. i haven't done it for a while but i thought that one was really worth sending. a cottage that close to the front and with a garden is a very rare treat - and at a price like that. (and yes, i thought the road name was prophetic, too!)

not much on the cards today other than a walk.
have a good day, everyone

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:04 pm

Morning all
Glad you got through yesterday ok Sue :newhuggy

dennispc are you and Gruney in competition :? :D

We really enjoyed HIGNFY yesterday - somehow we'd managed to miss that it was back, so have got a couple of shows to catch up on. The younger son of one of my book group friends used to produce it so I always watched to the end of the credits to see his name :lol:

We're rationing our binge watching of the US House of Cards so we don't get to the end of the final season too soon .... 8-)

Very overcast here and forecast for thick cloud all day.

I've got some vac packed beetroot that is a bit past its date. Used some in a salad a couple of days ago but must use it up today. I think soup for lunch!

Have a good day, everyone.

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby mistakened » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:11 pm

I was listening to The Kitchen Cabinet, I loved the way that Jay Rayner said at the end that if you still don't like fennel, it doesn't matter, you are a grown up.
I don't like cabbage, except Brussel Sprouts and Coleslaw.

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Re: Wild about Chatter Vol. 2

Postby liketocook » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:18 pm

mistakened wrote:Suffs, thanks for the Treacle Mine info, there are obviously treacle mines all around England but not the other nations, I suprised that there has not been protests from the devolved governments. :roll:

Moira

We'd be worried the free range haggis might fall in them :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good morning everyone,
Cold, cloudy and damp feeling here this morning. It's supposed to stay dry but I'm not convinced.
My son had to run an errand to a neighbouring town yesterday evening. He had to pass a very good chippy which uses dripping to fry and treated us to fish and chips. They were delicious. :yum
Home made pizza tonight, just a standard dough base as I need to haul my sour dough starter out of hibernation. Spinach, ricotta, red onion and red pepper to top them - my favourite pizza topping combination. :D

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