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October 8, 2010



Send Me a Care Package from the UK!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 8, 2010, 9:54 PM
Send Me a Care Package from the UK!

I just returned from England late Saturday and the last thing I usually comment about is food…I mean, I like food (who doesn't?) but at 5'5" and 115lbs, I'm not what you'd call a foodie.  And Britain isn't known for their haute cuisine, either.

Being a lifelong tea drinker (no coffee, plz!) I was completely charmed by their 'Sweet Cream Tea' which is a pot of tea, a scone with sultanas accompanied by clotted cream and fruit jam. I was told that I favour 'builder's tea' because I like it strong and sweet.
By the time I'd sampled Treacle pudding with Bird's custard sauce I was completely won over. (Did I mention I have a sweet tooth?) No, I didn't have the chance to try the Spotted Dick (and it's not an STD). Their biscuits are far superior to ours.  I even loved the bangers (sausages). Yes, me, who probably hasn't eaten a greasy American sausage in the past decade, actually sampled a 'full English Breakfast' as well as the classic 'Fish and Chips' with mushy peas. I did pass on the 'blood pudding' but had a small taste of it…pretty decent, but I couldn't get past the name, blood being one of the ingredients.

So my care package list is as follows:
• Yorkshire brand  Tea
• scones, clotted cream
• biscuits, especially custard creams
• Treacle
• Bird's custard sauce
• Bangers and British bacon
• and of course, mushy peas

Invite me to tea across the pond. I'll be right over  -
remember, strong and sweet…suits me nicely whether it's food or anything else, hehe.
Oh, one last thing… do check the box to be certain there are no house spiders in it!  

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  • Listening to: Dressed Up To Undress, Breathe Carolina
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  • Drinking: tea, what else?
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manga-meloney Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha...the British food. Everybody told us, "oh my, you can't eat the food in Britain!" And I was like, "oh, shit, I'm always hungry, I'll need something to eat!" and really was afraid the food would be as bad as everybody said...but nope. Actually, it was good. But - be glad that you don't like coffee. I'm the person that only can leave the house (normally) with a cup of coffee in the system, but the coffee in London was not good...

I love Black tea with milk! When I was in Ireland with school some years ago, the host family only had black tea. At first I tried to drink it with sugar, but it only made the taste worse and then I was brave enough to try the tea with milk and it was delicious! I'm drinking one right now...
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
The only thing I found awful was their Italian food.
And I've heard that German food is wonderful :D
but there doesn't seem to be any German restaurants here to try...maybe in NY, but not here in RI that I know of. :)

I love black tea! But I admit to liking it really sweet. With or without milk for me, but not sugar :lol: Can't give up my sugar!
manga-meloney Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, we didn't try Italian food (lucky, ha?) Yeah, German (and Austrian) food is really good (but very fat, though ^^). In London, between the tube stations Embankment and Charing Cross (I forgot the name of the street), was a location to be opened that was called "Herman ze German". I don't know if it was to become a restaurant or something else. But it sounds funny =D
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It does! :lol:
My friend lives in England and has a home in Germany...she loves German food.
I don't know why we don't have more of it here :(
manga-meloney Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, Martina once told me, that an Austrian cook went to the US and started an Austrian restaurant there and it became so popular, that he started more restaurants... But don't ask me, what his name is (because then I could look him up), or where the restaurants are. Martina said, she thinks there is one in Yew York, but she's not sure and doesn't exactly know where...
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
oh, every type of food is available in NYC, I think! :D
manga-meloney Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess so too ^^
LivesOrLovers Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Full roast for dinner tonight- roast beef, roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings (my mum makes THE BEST one, all mutanty and nothing like aunt bessie's) and cabbage.

And I'm drinking tea right now.
Gotta love tea. =D
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Jealous. :P
Indeed. jealous :P
LivesOrLovers Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

I do love being English.
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