Despite living in East B.F., our local Meijer has a surprisingly good ethnic aisle, including a decent selection of British sweets and cookies and teas, and then the odder things like mushy peas and spotted dick in a can.
I thought mushy peas sounded hideous, but they turned out to be delicious!
As soon as I get over this cold/flu/black-death thing, I am scouring the local markets for English foodstuffs.
Gute besserung! as we'd say here.
And don't forget the massage chair!
"Good bettering?" Hee hee!
Good old PG Tips. :) Watch out for mineral buildup on the "hotplate" of your electric kettle; it can be a problem if you don't use filtered water.
We have a filtering system, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. But I will keep that in mind!
BTW you're in luck; Best Buy is having a big fridge sale this week according to their ad in this morning's paper
Yeah, I have to address that problem soon - but not today.
Good morning. I love your icons desperately. Would it be possible for me to steal 'stfu' and 'Dip' with credit? It would make me the giggliest girl in the world. ^_^
Certainly, though don't credit me for "stfu," as I got it from someone else and would not want to misrepresent that I was the creator.
I love "Dip." That is one of the sexiest pictures I've ever seen.
Well deserved. Enjoy your rest (and tea). :)
I'm sorry you're feeling icky. Tea cures everything!
I hope you're able to get a new fridge without too much headache. When we replaced ours in March, it took 8 hours and 6 stores!
One of the many reasons I am not tackling that project today.
2006-08-19 04:54 pm (UTC)
hah - I just got home from a week in London myself, and now I'm about to order this electric kettle
. I'm working my way through a box of Clipper Assam
I picked up there, along with my beloved McVities plain chocolate biscuits.
And today at the farmers market I talked to a hard cider maker who said he got his training in England. yum!
We have this one
, but it probably is of little consequence which one you purchase, and that is a good price.
I simply can't imagine how so useful an appliance has made no dent on the US market!
2006-08-19 05:32 pm (UTC)
Living in the post UK world...
I love and miss PG Tips. What's funny is that, "real" Cadbury and Axe (the men's body deodorant) were the only things I missed. Then I got a bad tummy and can barely drink black tea any more, I don't eat as much chocolate as I used to and now they have Axe here!
So keep drinking the PG Tips and think a good thought out for me. I can't wait to go back. It's very tempting to go back sooner rather than later...but can't. I'll just have to drink the tea through you vicariously. And all that good stuff.
2006-08-19 05:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Living in the post UK world...
You have my sympathies. I raise my tea cup to you!
*Electric kettle love* Mine is my favorite, and most-used appliance in my house. Every weekend morning, and some workday mornings begin with the ritual making of a pot of tea :-) (My mother has three electric kettles, just in case one dies. Also for parties. And also because she's crazy. But still... we're big tea drinkers in my family.)
Feel better, and let me know if you need any help with anything in your ailing state! Especially with your lack of fridge...
Having a bar fridge helps - can still have milk for tea. Mostly I'm just sitting around being sick. No porch party for me.
It's not electric, but I really love this tea kettle
(well, not that
one -- I found them new for about $50 less, but that's the link with the best set of images I could find...)
Cute! I have no intention of starting up a teapot collection, though. That way leads to madness!
My friend in UK can find the codes if you have any problems with playing your new dvd's.
let me know if they don't play...
We got a player. We had codes for ours, but they didn't work.
And thanks. I'm really quite ill, my hubbie is gone, I have too much to deal with, but I'm sure that being home will eventually feel like A Good Thing.
"Ethnic" food has really expanded here as of late, we have a really nice market called "Jungle Jim's" down here that has carried some great stuff. Finding PG Tips at Krogers was a nice surprise a few months back.
Jungle Jim's looks fantastic! I wish it wasn't 4 hours away from us.
Sorry you're not feeling too good. I hope the tea & naps help out.
What a way to come back from vacation....
At least I don't have to go back to work until Wednesday. Thank goodness.
Oh my God. Do I have a thing for you:The teavana perfect tea maker
It is astronomically simple. It's essentially a canister of thermal plastic. You put tea (loose or bags, but as it makes loose so simple) in it. You fill it with water. you wait for steep. You then set it on the mug, and a valve opens and it drains, perfectly strained, into the cup.
This thing makes loose lipton or loose red rose taste... well, highly drinkable. What it would do to PG Tips is left as an exercise for the reader. After decades of tea snobbery, I first bought an electric kettle for this thing, and now I've replicated the setup in my office, too.
...I am a sad and pathetic person. But I have good tea.
Whoa. That's tempting....
Glad you're home safe! Will read you and Ferrett tomorrow and reply...It's almost 1:30am here and I'm tired after all my college work crap.
Tea is excellent stuff. I'm glad you're addicted. ;)
It is indeed an almost magical drink. Thank you (and Craig and Sarah) for making it such an integral part of our lives.
(Dora gets less cred for this one, because she has an electric kettle, but does not offer tea at regular intervals. ;-) to her.)
I am totally amazed that the electric kettle isn't standard in the US! But I suppose if Americans are basically coffee drinkers it would be the coffe pot rather than the kettle eh? Glad you like our tea - everything looks and feels better over a cuppa! Hope you feel better soon.
Tea is helping. But honestly, I still feel like crap.
Can't beat a good cup of tea. :)
I'm English, and I only started drinking tea in Israel a couple of weeks ago. Tea made with real tea leaves, water and lots and lots of sugar, heated in a big old iron kettle on a camp fire in the middle of the desert and served in shot glasses. It doesn't get better than that.
Sounds like the tea equivalent of Turkish coffee.