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Haggis
Tue 23-Feb-10
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Danny
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Thanks for joining in, Vagabondic, and for posting in this (what may be a HOT topic Cool ).

I find it really strange that this island (Britain, from north to south) can produce such enjoyable offal products as haggis and a huge variety of really great sausages, but dumps the cardboard version of black pudding on its populace. It is truly horrible stuff. And who the heck invented baked beans as a main ingredient in the Great British Breakfast? BAKED BEANS ??

Back to black (geddit? Cheers )

Danuta, we must arrange a swap of a belt of Stornoway for the same of Clonakilty Black. They also do a white version that is beautifully spicy. I usually buy them in Dublin airport on the way back and we freeze them for occasional treats. We have served them as canapes, smeared on toast and they went down a bomb. I think the Irish one has a coarser texture but far more flavour.

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Wed 24-Feb-10
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Vagabondic said:

On the subject of black puddings why is there such a large size differential,  the Clonakiltys have a much smaller diameter than many others from memory, 


I love Clonakilty black pudding and luckily my butcher sells them. They're about an inch and a half in diameter, and have a much less dry/dense texture than puddings with bigger diameters. Over here we tend to associate those bigger pudding with 'catering pack' puddings. I've yet to have a slice from a big pudding that wasn't dry and overcooked.

As for haggis - I'm another fan. I love being in a hotel that serves it for breakfast, and leftovers are lovely crumbled though creamed spuds just to use them up.

Wed 24-Feb-10
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Danny, I love baked beans with my breakfast!!!!!!!

I'd love to swap.  Stornoway do white pudding too and it too is very spicy and very delicious.  I do exactly what you do when I can get them - slice them and put them in the freezer in bags for very special treats.

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Wed 24-Feb-10
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Shereen - at last! A haggis soulmate! WellDone

I too love hotels that serve it at breakfast. The last time I enjoyed it was at the Hilton in Norwich (I think). Just a tbsp on the side of your Great Breakfast (minus baked beans).

Danast - I just knew you were too good to be true. Finally, you have revealed the chink in your armor. The fatal flaw that places you amongst the mere mortals that inhabit this forum. YOU LIKE BAKED BEANS WITH BREAKFAST.

Eeek Eeek Eeek Big_Laugh Big_Laugh Big_Laugh

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Wed 24-Feb-10
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Haggis, I have never tried.

Baked beans - love 'em!

Have been known WITH breakfast ......... waiting for the hammer .............

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Wed 24-Feb-10
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No Danny I LOVE baked with my breakfast  And another thing I love cold baked beans.  You have to have the last spoonful out of the tin cold  - cook's (I use that word lightly)  bonus. Wink

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Wed 24-Feb-10
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Unfortunately, we permit tolerance on this site.

Um as love the baked bean at breakfast (hot or cold) will never be (openly) mocked or derided (mostly).

Now please stop that snicering at the back of the room Angry

This is a serious matter.

Doh

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Wed 24-Feb-10
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Today I have been eating mostly baked beans.

Slow cooker baked beans with tomato and maple syrup and ham and carrots and pork cheek.

Breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Yah boo.Monster

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Wed 24-Feb-10
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Nice one Kate! Big_Laugh

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Wed 24-Feb-10
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Im stuffed 1 slice of pizza left,fire by my feet or the other way around a cuppa and im sorted  CoolCheers

Thu 25-Feb-10
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Lunch today - baked beans, yellow chiili sauce mixed in then straight out of the tin.  I like baked beans too. RunAway

I'll try that again!

Thu 25-Feb-10
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Oh I would love that!  Only thing is I don't know about yellow chilli sauce, TA

 See Danny I am not so bad after all - fatal flaw indeed     Wink  Other people like baked beans too and right from the tin.

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Thu 25-Feb-10
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Yes i only eat beans out of the tin and i still open my tins with a 10" veg knife.

Thu 25-Feb-10
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Here you are Danuta, click the link.

http://www.bartspices.com/html/category.php/cmd/p/.....417/cat/50

Orders over £10.00 are postage free.  If you sign up for their newsletter you get to know when they have new items or special offers.  They are still a family owned business which I think is wonderful.  I use them quite a lot.


I'll try that again!

Thu 25-Feb-10
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Thanks TA.  You are a star.   Star I've bookmarked the site.  I tried to get spices online before and was successful.  Only thing was I was charged extra for postage because they say I live on an island, which I don't, but lots of companies do that.  I have to be very careful to check postage.  Hopefully as you say this one will be fine.  It looks very interesting.  

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