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DarienJ

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Re: A Quick One Here
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2020, 09:16:16 am »
I have never had nuts on a pizza either, but it would be nice :)

We always used to have fish every Friday, then they changed it to only Lent and Good Friday. Moira just continues it through habit I would think.

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« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2020, 09:24:42 am »
Yes, I think Moira has said that now that you mention the habit thing. 

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« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2020, 07:50:18 pm »
Fish and chips on Friday is a habit really,  we did it at home as kids too because it was de rigueur back then !! Catholics and all that :)  Nowadays it is a good excuse to not cook dinner ! AND the local fish and chip shop here in Helensville has fresh fish and it is delicious and clean !
I quite often put walnuts in salads.

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« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2020, 06:37:23 am »
Hmmmm.......de rigueur .......that's looks French but not sure what it means, unless it means necessary or customary or something like that.
If Emma was here I could ask her.  So when you have Fish and Chips you aren't making it, you are getting it from a "fish place".  Oh yes, I love nuts in salads but I've never had them on pizza.

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« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2020, 09:57:42 am »
de rigueur means it's in fashion, as in the height of fashion. I rarely cook on a Friday for the same reason, we always had fish and chips growing up every Friday.

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« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2020, 11:59:24 am »
OIC..............hadn't heard that French phrase before.

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« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2020, 08:37:45 pm »
It means Customary, habit or fashionable ( more modern translation )   Linda :) Of course you may forget that I speak a bit of French.  Well 5 years of it in the Convent :)  and a bit in France and Morocco and listening to Scottish Moira who's Mother was French :0  ! Sometimes  their phrases just pop out as they are more fitting than English !
Catholics do not have to do it now except for Fridays during Lent.. the 40 days leading up to Easter.
 Its still a good excuse for not cooking and fresh fried fish and chips are yuuum with salt and vinegar on them  :)  I don't suppose you have fish and chip shops there Linda do you. ?   Thinking back YES you do, at least there was one in New Jersey in 1972 when S. Moira  and I were there as we tried to get a job in the shop .. because we were English we thought it was a good idea and a good selling point BUT we could not get a Work Visa !!!!!

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« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2020, 05:31:24 am »
We used to have a "fish" place on the East side of Waterloo, right in the heart of the ghetto, we never went there.  There is Long John Silver's, a chain restaurant all over the country and we have one here.  It's not fresh fish but it's good and I'm sure they do a good business during Lent. 
Too bad you couldn't have worked at the fish place, you would have been good at it.  So you couldn't work at all, or just certain places?  I do remember you know French and I do know what Lent is, you must think I'm really SENILE! 
« Last Edit: June 01, 2020, 05:33:57 am by Linda »

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« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2020, 08:22:11 pm »
We have a fish and chip shop up the road from me and Moira and Ange had some from there when we picked them up from the airport that time. It's not bad, but I think it depends on who is doing the cooking as sometimes it can be a bit oily and I hate that!!!

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« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2020, 08:53:13 pm »
Your fish and chip shop was fine Darien, not as fine as the one Angie uses as they have VERY fresh fish straight from the sea and the fisherman's boat  !  At the moment due to the virus they cannot send their fish to the market in Newcastle so they sell it locally !!!!!
We could not work at all in America Linda and we could only get a 3 month visitor visa as we did not have a lot of money ! If I remember we had GB Pounds 1000 each in travellers Cheques.  It  did last us for the 3 months as we had lots of friends to stay with all over the country and never had to stay in any hotels  :) DO you buy fish and chips ever and do you use salt and vinegar on them Linda ?

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« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2020, 07:01:20 am »
OIC...........you didn't work at all and it's good you had the checks with you and lots of friends.  How did you happen to have friends all over the USA?  Did you meet them in the UK?   Once in awhile we get Fish and Chips but no, I've never used salt and vinegar though it is sitting on the table............it doesn't sound good to me.  It must be if you use it.

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« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2020, 09:59:15 am »
Robert like vinegar on his fish and chips, but I use lemon on my fish, like you Linda, it doesn't sound at all good to me!!

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« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2020, 12:48:42 pm »
I just can't imagine the taste of vinegar on any of my food. 

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« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2020, 08:14:26 pm »
A little bit of vinegar on a salad is nice though :)

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« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2020, 09:20:46 pm »
OMG You cannot eat fish and chips without Salt and Vinegar !!!!!!! Try it,  you will not regret it !  I suppose if Robert likes it them it must be a British thing !

S Moira and I worked in Rota, close to an American Navel Base in Southern Spain near to Cadiz.   Lots of Aussie, Kiwi and English girls got jobs there in the bars used by the Navy guys. We worked in a Decent bar..... Benny's Bar and Restaurant. Benny, (Benita) was the owner, she was Spanish married to an ex Naval guy Bill.  My mate Celia (RIP) and her friend Lina from Zimbabwe plus Pat ( now in Wales and dying from oesophagus cancer :( all rented a house down the road from the bar. We got to meet loads of Americans and S. Moira's sister, Sheila married one and now lives in PA, plus another friend Sue married one and they loved in Florida ( sadly she also died of breast cancer in 2000 ) and anyway we got lots of addresses to visit ...  so we did :)  We went from New York to Florida and back up the East coast again then Washington and New England and up to Canada and back down through Niagara to Corry, Pennsylvania and then to New Jersey and back to New York and home ! Good trip and we never ever had to use any hotels etc. :)