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Yesterday, I put the central heating on.

Today, I bought crumpets.

This evening, I am drinking tea, eating crumpets, with marg and Golden Syrup, with the central heating on.

Autumn has arrived.
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American society frowns on crumpets, so my daughters and I welcomed Autumn by drinking hot cocoa while playing Giro Galoppo with the heat on. It was nice.
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We're far enough south that we've still got the air conditioning on (mostly for the high humidity). We did have it off last Saturday, and opened some windows to air the place out, but Sunday it got hot again and the thunderstorms drove the humidity back up.

We don't expect to have to turn on the heat until after Thanksgiving (approx. St. Andrew's Day for readers in the UK). The really cold weather won't arrive until about Christmas when the daily highs will only be in the 50s (4-10 deg C).

The people down here have no idea what real cold weather is like. They start putting on parkas when it gets below 50. And they will wear shorts with the parka. About the goofiest clothing selections I've seen is during winter in Shreveport.
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
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Americans please note crumpet has another meaning in the UK that totally changes the meaning of Jon's post.
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I love crumpets.
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Yesterday, I put the central heating on.

Today, I bought crumpets.

This evening, I am drinking tea, eating crumpets, with marg and Golden Syrup, with the central heating on.

Autumn has arrived.





I wish there were such a thing as Autumn. It sounds very cozy -- dare I say gemütlich. What a nice myth.

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amwiles wrote:
EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Yesterday, I put the central heating on.

Today, I bought crumpets.

This evening, I am drinking tea, eating crumpets, with marg and Golden Syrup, with the central heating on.

Autumn has arrived.





I wish there were such a thing as Autumn. It sounds very cozy -- dare I say gemütlich. What a nice myth.



I'd heard about this Autumn all my life. But Never knew what it was. Then someone explained it to me.

It's that week and a half in November, when it's really nice outside, and it's not hot anymore, and just before it starts to freeze.
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11°C here. Wish it was colder
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Yesterday, I put the central heating on.

Today, I bought crumpets.

This evening, I am drinking tea, eating crumpets, with marg and Golden Syrup, with the central heating on.

Autumn has arrived.


What kinda tea, Jon? Are you a milk or lemon guy? Sugar? How many spoons? Lots of butter on the crumpets? If so, do you retoast after buttering? (I saw that done on PBS once.It looked delish.)

You live in Yorkshire, right? I once heard it referred to as "the last place God made." That seems a bit harsh to me. Then again, I live near Camden, NJ.




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What kinda tea, Jon? Are you a milk or lemon guy? Sugar? How many spoons? Lots of butter on the crumpets? If so, do you retoast after buttering? (I saw that done on PBS once.It looked delish.)


Hello June. Being lactose intolerent, I can only use semi-skimmed UHT milk in my tea, and that's the only milk I take. One sugar is enough for me.

I vary my tea. I usually buy one tea, then when I get through it, switch to another. Currently I am going through Tetley tea bags, normal and extra strong (They were a bargain at the supermarket). The extra strong is too strong for a brew in a mug, so I'm using them in a pot. Otherwise I either drink Assam tea, or a Yorkshire brand called Yorkshire Tea. You can get it all over the UK, and I switched to YT a decade ago, when I lived in Croydon, sarf lunnun to you mate. It's a remarkably clean blend, very tasty and flavoursome without the concomitant crud you get in famous brands. You can get it in hard water blends too, which is unusual. I strongly recommend it if you venture over here. I avoid the lower class brands like PG Tips, and I never drink that ghastly Earl Grey. Yuk.

For crumpets, I go for a cheap supermarket own brand, and I toast them in the toaster, twice, rotating them between to get a good brown all over. I like them really dried out in the inside, and near burnt on the edges. More expensive brands are just too doughy and don't harden up well.

When done, straight onto a tea plate and then a good spread of margarine. I don't eat enough to get through butter before it goes off. Then a nice dollop of Tate & Lyle's Golden syrup. I spread that over and let it soak through. I eat the first crumpet, then lift the second and lick all the syrup off the plate, then eat the crumpet. If I time it right, I finish a pair just as the next pair pops up for turning.

I'm sure I have explained all this previously. Deja vu.

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You live in Yorkshire, right? I once heard it referred to as "the last place God made." That seems a bit harsh to me. Then again, I live near Camden, NJ.


I do live in York, but I hail from Surrey. Yorkshire folk are known for having a high opinion of themselves. I say what I like and I like what I say. It's quite insular here. It takes a while to get past the superficial friendliness to genuine warmth.
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Put' Kettle on and tell us more.
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Put' Kettle on and tell us more.


You know, I will. There are 4 crumpets left in the packet. I've had a busy day, recorded a little radio pilot on boardgames, did a spot of shopping. I need a rest.
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Michigan tea and crumpets:




Hooray for cider mill season!
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
I never drink that ghastly Earl Grey. Yuk.


What!? I'm crushed!


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amwiles wrote:
EYE of NiGHT wrote:
I never drink that ghastly Earl Grey. Yuk.


What!? I'm crushed!




So am I.

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Only Americans think we drink Earl Grey. Brits do not touch the stuff. We drink dark brown milky sweet strong tea. Stuff so thick, when you put the spoon in, it stands up straight. It helps us deal with trauma, which we face on a daily basis here.

And lady, welcome to Chit Chat and all that, but those are not crumpets. Those are doughnuts.

These are crumpets. These are raw, in that they need toasting first by the consumer.
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Only Americans think we drink Earl Grey. Brits do not touch the stuff. We drink dark brown milky sweet strong tea. Stuff so thick, when you put the spoon in, it stands up straight. It helps us deal with trauma, which we face on a daily basis here.

And lady, welcome to Chit Chat and all that, but those are not crumpets. Those are doughnuts.

These are crumpets. These are raw, in that they need toasting first by the consumer.


Oh! You mean English muffins!

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amwiles wrote:
Oh! You mean English muffins!


No, you bleedin Yank, Crumpets. Muffins are something else. They are more like a doughy bun.



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Crumpets are like bubbly pancakes, tasteless as a dry rock, and only good with lots of Jam.
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Only Americans think we drink Earl Grey. Brits do not touch the stuff. We drink dark brown milky sweet strong tea. Stuff so thick, when you put the spoon in, it stands up straight. It helps us deal with trauma, which we face on a daily basis here.

And lady, welcome to Chit Chat and all that, but those are not crumpets. Those are doughnuts.

These are crumpets. These are raw, in that they need toasting first by the consumer.


They sell these at Publix in 2 varieties. I love them!! You pop them in the toaster and slab on the butter. The butter melts into the crevices and pools (like maple syrup in the waffle squares) YUM!!!
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:

And lady, welcome to Chit Chat and all that, but those are not crumpets. Those are doughnuts.


Hey! MamaRat has been around for a while. Dust off your monitor and pay attention.

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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Only Americans think we drink Earl Grey. Brits do not touch the stuff. We drink dark brown milky sweet strong tea. Stuff so thick, when you put the spoon in, it stands up straight. It helps us deal with trauma, which we face on a daily basis here.

And lady, welcome to Chit Chat and all that, but those are not crumpets. Those are doughnuts.

These are crumpets. These are raw, in that they need toasting first by the consumer.


Oh yeah, sign me up. I love crumpets and I hate Earl Grey (Sorry, Jean-Luc). I don't care for teas with flowery "noses." The bergamot oil makes the tea too smokey for me too.

I want real butter though. How about honey instead of the syrup?
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Hey! MamaRat has been around for a while. Dust off your monitor and pay attention.


Stalker!
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Everywhere I went in England it was "always" PG Tips.. Everywhere!
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Oh yeah, sign me up. I love crumpets and I hate Earl Grey (Sorry, Jean-Luc). I don't care for teas with flowery "noses." The bergamot oil makes the tea too smokey for me too.

I want real butter though. How about honey instead of the syrup?


But a good cup of Earl Grey is so good and astringent! But if you like milky tea, EG isn't the way to go. It's nasty that way! Best to go for a good Assam.

And Jon, I do know what real crumpets are, you know.

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