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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What are you Eating right now?
« Last post by Dave on Today at 02:53:18 AM »
Dave I am aware that Marmite is some sort of spread for bread or whatever.  What is it made of?   I have the impression that it is also a staple for Aussies.  Is it anything like peanut butter?

Apart from being a spread not a lot like peanut butter! It is made from the residue yeast from the brewing industry and is, effectivrly, unique to each country in which it is made.  In the UK  it is made from the yeast from bitter ale and lager and they once made a special edition using Guiness yeast. There is even a Marmite chovolate bar I think.

"Marmite - love it or hate it!" is a marketting slogan, because that's how people feel about it. I kove it. It is a smooth, very dark brown paste with a salty/yeasty flavour. There is actually not a lot of salt but yeast tastes salty as well. It is applied very, very thinly to buttered bread, toasted if you want, like 4 grams per slice is the recognised serving on the label.

It is stuffed with B complex vitamins and on the two occasions I lost my appetite due to illness it was one of the few things I really wanted. I craved small quantity high flavour foods, a Marmite sarnie fitted the bill!

Aussies, I seem to remember, got more for "Veggimite", similar in taste but made from concentrated vegetables I think, I am sure Bluenose or Bad Penny will put me right.
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I really like those geese Hermes. Very pretty birds so long as there's a fence between them and me...

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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last post by jumbojak on Today at 02:05:40 AM »
You need to head North to Virginia Gene. It's a bit chilly tonight at 85°F...
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: The answer is . . .
« Last post by Bluenose on Today at 12:43:21 AM »
A: I happen to think she looks good in a spacesuit.

Q: George, what on earth have you done with the next door neighbour's dog?

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A: Forty seven crates of lemonade, thirteen monkey suits and a harmonica
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Music / Re: Music that moves you
« Last post by Icarus on Today at 12:36:59 AM »
Hermes; Ms Martinez has the ability to use her voice as if a musical instrument. A stupendous ability.   We yanks had a similar talent in the person of June Christie  ( back in the day) who was a part of the Stan Kenton musical group.  Kenton had long, super long fingers, he could reach more than an octave with his hands on piano keys. And he did so often enough.  Ms Christie was spectacularly able to make vocal sounds that rivaled Kentons ability to span octaves as if they were easy.

Few voices have the range that these extraordinary women have.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What are you Eating right now?
« Last post by Icarus on Today at 12:23:31 AM »
Dave I am aware that Marmite is some sort of spread for bread or whatever.  What is it made of?   I have the impression that it is also a staple for Aussies.  Is it anything like peanut butter?
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last post by Icarus on Today at 12:19:45 AM »
Damn it all Hermes. That is only about 50 degrees F and for my tropical carcass it is too damned cold for late July.  Who knew that SA was in the intemperate zone?
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Once had a girlfriend who lived in an apartment (flat) building alongside a lake.  There were lots of ducks that used the lake for whatever ducks use a lake for.  The ducks had a seemingly overwhelming need  for using the ground floor hallways of the apartment building to deposit loads of duck poop.  Not only was that a danger to ones shoes when entering GFs apartment but it also smelled pretty bad.
 
That was a real dilemma.  The GF was an accommodating person  ;D....vs the unpleasant duck poop that had to be navigated. 
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Yes, must get down to Slimbridge Wildfowl Centre one day, only a few miles away. Trouble is it stinks!
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What are you Eating right now?
« Last post by Dave on July 22, 2018, 05:28:03 PM »
Fish fingers and baked beans with fried tomatoes mixed in - missed a shopping trip waiting in for a deliverer. It was home made chicken, mushroom and sweetcorn soup for lunch.

Just been checking on food group intakes, lots of pie charts. Then had a thought - why not a pizza with one section of protein (meat, fish), another section veggie (sweetcorn, chillies, mushroom, tomatoes etc) and the final section fruit (pineapple, banana slices . . .). The base is, of course your carbs and the cheese your dairy. Add herbs and/or spices to taste.

Get the right proportions right and you have your balanced daily intake pie chart on a plate! Two of those a day (small for lunch, large for dinner,) with variations, and you have a healthy diet!

 :grin:
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