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« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2018, 03:19:06 PM »

- Did anybody taste pitahaya, rambutan, loquats? In any travels you travelled, folks? These fruits or what pictured & captioned in copy-books. Didn't see & hear about them before.

Down where I live there are lots of loquat trees. We call them by the name "Japanese Plum". I had a big one in the front of my house before a hurricane destroyed it. Every March the neighborhood kids would take their pick of the fruit. The birds liked them as well.

Oh I'm definitely a "moon" person. I love watching the various phases.
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« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2018, 07:04:59 AM »


- the eternal question "Sun or moon?" - without hesitation, sun.

- astrology is rubbish. Stars influence people's characters, my foot.


Sun, no question.   One of the reasons that summer is my favorite type of year is due to the long summer days.   

I agree that astrology is rubbish, and don't put any stock in the stars or the signs of the zodiac. 
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« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2018, 04:52:34 PM »

What's the perfect pizza to you, good folks? I'd like it if it was tomato-free, melted cheese-free, salami-free.
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« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2018, 06:22:23 PM »

What's the perfect pizza to you, good folks? I'd like it if it was tomato-free, melted cheese-free, salami-free.

I like a minimum of cheese - certain cheeses don't agree with me and can sometimes make me quite sick. I also can do without meats.
I love lots of vegetables in my pizza - mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives, a bit of spinach.
I'm not a big fan of tomato sauce so can do without that. However, I had a slice of pizza today topped with various veggies and sun dried tomatoes that was absolutely delicious.
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« Reply #54 on: June 02, 2018, 05:45:45 AM »

Thanks to mention onions - it's the worst bit in addition to tomatoes, cheese, salami. Best thing in pizza to me is pickles & meat (mutton, beef).
Mushroom fan here as well but it loses its taste when at pizza. Ditto black olives.
Here, food shops sell pizza topped with ketchup & mayonnaise mixture. Neat, ha. Tongue
Being long-time cook, can you tell if anything else besides cheese can glue things in pizza?
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« Reply #55 on: June 02, 2018, 08:13:08 AM »

Yes, you had told me earlier how much you love onions ;-)   But I cannot tell a lie - I love onions on everything. How much depends on how much interaction I'll have with people afterwards lol.
Pickles on pizza? That's a new one on me. Is that common over there?  Mutton - is there a tangy sauce with that (I love gyros).
And ketchup / mayonnaise on pizza? Can't imagine. However, that combo is popular in parts of the US for other things including being served with French fries. Down here a bit of lemon juice and horseradish would be added as a dipping sauce for boiled seafood.

With my nieces and nephews, they like to order a "Hawaiian" pizza, which has ham and pineapple.

Don't know how to bind everything together without cheese. Will have to look into that.
There are vegan cheeses available (known as cheeze), made from soybeans, rice, cashews and other things. Some are okay, others positively vile.

Now I'm hungry.  Smiley
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« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2018, 10:23:44 PM »

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But I cannot tell a lie - I love onions on everything. How much depends on how much interaction I'll have with people afterwards
Can't you just chew the gum &/ or spray the mouth inside? I read that this is what chaps do but I think it can be done by everybody if they eat sth. with bad fragrance like onions, garlic etc.

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Pickles on pizza? That's a new one on me. Is that common over there?
Yes, very. Pickles give pizza unique taste & better (verb) the main pizza taste. That said, I'd like to taste the real deal - Italian pizza. I read they sell so-called Italian pizzas in New York/City, since this is state inhabited by Italians. I really doubt it. I think best way to get the bite of real Italian pizza, you must fly to Italy.
What's "tangy" in phrase "tangy sauce"? Is it joke - pineapple in pizza? They should add plums then, to get better stomach work.
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« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2018, 05:33:32 AM »

What's the perfect pizza to you, good folks? I'd like it if it was tomato-free, melted cheese-free, salami-free.

I've had pizza with BBQ sauce or ranch dressing as the sauce, and those were pretty good.   But, pizza without cheese is just not pizza IMO. 
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« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2018, 07:00:32 AM »

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But I cannot tell a lie - I love onions on everything. How much depends on how much interaction I'll have with people afterwards
Can't you just chew the gum &/ or spray the mouth inside? I read that this is what chaps do but I think it can be done by everybody if they eat sth. with bad fragrance like onions, garlic etc.

I do use breath mints, popping a bunch in my mouth hoping that will do the trick

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Pickles on pizza? That's a new one on me. Is that common over there?
Yes, very. Pickles give pizza unique taste & better (verb) the main pizza taste. That said, I'd like to taste the real deal - Italian pizza. I read they sell so-called Italian pizzas in New York/City, since this is state inhabited by Italians. I really doubt it. I think best way to get the bite of real Italian pizza, you must fly to Italy.
What's "tangy" in phrase "tangy sauce"? Is it joke - pineapple in pizza? They should add plums then, to get better stomach work.

Tangy is a strong taste in foods containing yogurt, vinegar, pickles etc .
New York is known for its thin crust pizzas, and that is how they are made in Italy. However, the toppings are quite different. Authentic Italian pizzas are very simple with just a few ingredients.
Ooh, plums in pizza? Dried plums are prunes - yes that would make for "better stomach work"!
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« Reply #59 on: June 05, 2018, 04:00:44 PM »

I've had pizza with BBQ sauce or ranch dressing as the sauce, and those were pretty good.   But, pizza without cheese is just not pizza IMO. 
No, list the ingredients summing perfect pizza for you.

Authentic Italian pizzas are very simple with just a few ingredients.
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Ooh, plums in pizza?
The point is, if pizza can be cooked with pineapple, the other fruits should be up there too.
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« Reply #60 on: June 06, 2018, 06:11:57 AM »

I've had pizza with BBQ sauce or ranch dressing as the sauce, and those were pretty good.   But, pizza without cheese is just not pizza IMO. 
No, list the ingredients summing perfect pizza for you.

Authentic Italian pizzas are very simple with just a few ingredients.
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Ooh, plums in pizza?
The point is, if pizza can be cooked with pineapple, the other fruits should be up there too.

Perfect pizza

New York style

Extra cheese

tomato sauce

Pepperoni

Sausage

Nothing special or too fancy.   
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« Reply #61 on: June 06, 2018, 02:36:18 PM »

In BBC film "Miss Marple: Murder Is Announced", there's cafe scene with Ms. Marple & her distant niece Mrs. Harmon, the vicar's wife, discussing who arrived to see the murder "game" last night. Mrs. Harmon named people. Ms. Marple hinted she forgot smb. Mrs. Harmon tried to figure who, then rmbr & said gleefully:

- Julia!
- That's right. Julia, yes.
- Julia. Pretty Julia is peculiar. (smiles)

[Sullen waitress suddenly gives voice at their table]

- 3 & 6. And I'm not a peculiar, Mrs. Harmon. I've always been good C of E.
- Oh, I'm so sorry. I was just quoting an old song. I didn't know your name was Julia.
- No offence, I'm sure. (still said with sullen face)

"C of E" is what subtitles read, they can be misleading. I checked it, "cov", "c.o.v.", "ceo v" in google, it didn't help. Is it sth. to do with cafe work? Can anybody tell what this waitress meant?
Additionally checked the lyrics "pretty julia is peculiar" - again, fruitless. It being British film, set in 1940s-50s, the song is "old", it should be 1900-1920s British song. Could it be fictional song Agatha made up to fit the rhyme? Does it indeed exist? Few nagging questions.
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« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2018, 04:28:37 PM »

Hi, RRA1! I haven't had time to visit lately, as I've just started a new job. C of E, in this context, means Church of England. So "good C of E" means something like a faithful follower.
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« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2018, 07:35:14 PM »

I found two songs written around the early 1900s referring to Peculiar Julia.

One has a refrain that starts as follows:
 "Julia, you're peculiar, Julia, you are queer,
Truly you're unruly as a wild western steer..."
And it doesn't get any better. I've never known women to be compared to steers. I have heard women referred to as "heifers" however.
I 'd tell that guy, "Don't let the back door hit ya on the way out, cowboy!" lol.

 The other song sounds like a typical dance hall song.
 "Ye gods only know how I loved Miss Julia, there was something about her so very peculiar ."
 After several verses of the guy wining and dining her for several years, Julia announces that she's marrying another. Very peculiar indeed!
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« Reply #64 on: June 07, 2018, 05:34:54 AM »

Hello, Buckethead. Happy work in new place. Thanks to both you & NBBF. That film is rife with great dialogs.
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« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2018, 01:07:48 PM »

RRA1 - Thank you for the positivity!
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