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Unusual combinations

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Postby stewamax » October 17th, 2020, 9:18 pm

Any offers?
I'll start the ball rolling with:
- Tiramisu and prunes (e.g. Sainsbury's Tiramisu and canned pitted prunes in juice)
- strawberries and balsamic vinegar (OK - this one is well known)

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby kiloran » October 17th, 2020, 9:47 pm

Not weird but..... halibut and chorizo. Love that combination

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby UncleEbenezer » October 17th, 2020, 9:59 pm

I expect somewhere like mumsnet would find you some weird and wonderful cravings from the expectant.

Does cheese and taramasalata count as unusual? Love the combination!

Or some of the roots that go through the juicer to give character to a blend? Apple and other sweet fruit with a couple of radishes or a dash of turmeric. Well, it's the same principle as ginger, which is a classic drink ingredient. Drink as a smoothie, or with vodka or gin as a cocktail.

Or talking of drinks, this?

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby vrdiver » October 18th, 2020, 1:31 am

Sausages, slit lengthways, and the resulting groove filled with marmalade.

I thought it was a common thing, as we ate them like that at school, but as an adult I don't know anyone else who has heard of this (before I mentioned it to them) let alone tried it.

VRD

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby PinkDalek » October 18th, 2020, 11:17 am

vrdiver wrote:Sausages, slit lengthways, and the resulting groove filled with marmalade.

I thought it was a common thing, as we ate them like that at school, but as an adult I don't know anyone else who has heard of this (before I mentioned it to them) let alone tried it.


Not split sausages and only bitter marmalade but, yes, a delightful combination that I thought was so popular I didn’t mention it on this topic!

Also available with kippers.

“Marmalade, I like marmalade ... macrobiotic stuff”.

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby UncleEbenezer » October 18th, 2020, 11:39 am

vrdiver wrote:Sausages, slit lengthways, and the resulting groove filled with marmalade.

I thought it was a common thing, as we ate them like that at school, but as an adult I don't know anyone else who has heard of this (before I mentioned it to them) let alone tried it.

VRD

Bear in mind, jam, marmalade, pickle&chutney are closely related, and usually interchangeable.

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby Rhyd6 » October 18th, 2020, 12:55 pm

I eats my peas with honey
I've done it all my life
It makes the peas taste funny
But it keep 'em on the knife.

Courtesy of my Great Aunt's autograph book, this entry was dated 1903.

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby tsr2 » October 18th, 2020, 5:14 pm

vrdiver wrote:Sausages, slit lengthways, and the resulting groove filled with marmalade.

I thought it was a common thing, as we ate them like that at school, but as an adult I don't know anyone else who has heard of this (before I mentioned it to them) let alone tried it.


That was a thing at my school.

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby stewamax » October 18th, 2020, 5:20 pm

My breakfast most days is a slice or two of soda-bread with Lidl humous and Wilkins' gooseberry chutney. Since the latter is a mite expensive, a bitter marmalade such as Wilkins' Tawny Orange (the thick-cut one) might suffice. The combination needs a sharp 'kick' that most supermarket marmalades are far too insipid and sweet to provide.

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby AleisterCrowley » October 18th, 2020, 6:11 pm

vrdiver wrote:Sausages, slit lengthways, and the resulting groove filled with marmalade.

I thought it was a common thing, as we ate them like that at school, but as an adult I don't know anyone else who has heard of this (before I mentioned it to them) let alone tried it.

VRD

Sausage and marmalade sandwiches ? Paddington bear ?

I like them, but most keen on bacon and marmalade sandwiches (I'm sure we've done this topic before)
Needs to be a nice bitter Seville marmalade with thick smoked bacon

(I don't see this as abnormal, just uncommon - we have duck with plum or orange sauce, and pork with apple sauce.)

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby GrahamPlatt » October 18th, 2020, 6:14 pm


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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby stewamax » October 18th, 2020, 6:56 pm

GrahamPlatt wrote:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6e/a8/49/6ea8491b71ad64f646af7e0b88f1f87d.jpg

It is what you wear when eating inch-thick ketchup sandwiches (vide Marlon in The Perishers)

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby kempiejon » October 18th, 2020, 9:49 pm

stewamax wrote:My breakfast most days is a slice or two of soda-bread with Lidl humous and Wilkins' gooseberry chutney. Since the latter is a mite expensive, a bitter marmalade such as Wilkins' Tawny Orange (the thick-cut one) might suffice. The combination needs a sharp 'kick' that most supermarket marmalades are far too insipid and sweet to provide.


Stewamax I'm taken with that idea, I like soda bread my usual is Rankin's, I'll see if my Lidl has gooseberry chutney. My brother put me onto Humus and Encona chilli sauce on buttered crumpets

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby johnstevens77 » October 20th, 2020, 5:01 pm

I used to love kippers and marmalade. Haven't tried it for several years now, my wife doesn't like the small of grilling/scorching kippers and I don't like the boil-in-the-bag variety.

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby bluedonkey » October 20th, 2020, 5:25 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:I expect somewhere like mumsnet would find you some weird and wonderful cravings from the expectant.

Does cheese and taramasalata count as unusual? Love the combination!

Or some of the roots that go through the juicer to give character to a blend? Apple and other sweet fruit with a couple of radishes or a dash of turmeric. Well, it's the same principle as ginger, which is a classic drink ingredient. Drink as a smoothie, or with vodka or gin as a cocktail.

Or talking of drinks, this?

Talk of strange drinks always makes me think of the cocktail in one of PG Wodehouse's novels:
"dry champagne, to which is added liquer brandy, armagnac, kummel, yellow chartreuse and old stout, to taste."

The thought of adding "old stout, to taste" to the other ingredients always makes me laugh.

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Re: Unusual combinations

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Postby stewamax » October 20th, 2020, 9:50 pm

johnstevens77 wrote:I used to love kippers and marmalade. Haven't tried it for several years now, my wife doesn't like the small of grilling/scorching kippers and I don't like the boil-in-the-bag variety.

A boil-in-the-bag wife? :o Interesting idea but with serious delivery costs. I'll see if I can get free shipping with Amazon Prime, or perhaps Ocado (with the new M&S ranges).


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