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Old 04-10-2015, 06:50 PM   #41
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"I'd love a fag." comes to mind. A fag in the UK is a cigarette.

I remember when I was on a train travelling Great Britain, milleniums ago on a college trip, and a young man in the same train car asked me if I would like a fag. I thought it rather odd, even though I was a theatre major.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:05 PM   #42
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I have heard most of those. We use quite a few of them in Canada. It was a fun read.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:23 PM   #43
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The thyme, if used too liberally, will throw off the color, as will some chicken stocks. If the broth has been clarified, it won't add color to the sauce.

With a cornstarch thickener (cornflour where you live) the thickener is almost clear. The only other things that could darken the sauce would be any browned bits from the cooked chicken mixed into the sauce. If you over cooked the sauce, it could also darken it.

From the ingredient list, I would think it would be fairly white, with a hint of blonde color.

As for the post talking about the mushroom sauce, it can come our very white, or grey, or brown, depending on if the mushrooms were saute'd, if the gills were removed, and the kind of mushroom used.
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:33 AM   #44
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Chief, the mushroom sauce comes out brown, because the sauce is made using the fond from the pork chops. I would be dismayed if it came out as white as it did in the picture. The first time I made it, I used white mushrooms.
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:44 AM   #45
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Whyshiepoo--I think you are being too hard on yourself. You have cooked several meals since joining DC in December that are amazing. You can substitute ingredients without making the dish a fail.


Here's one link, there are many others:


Common Ingredient Substitutions Article - Allrecipes.com


Play with your food. You're doing a great job re: cooking, but sometimes we have to go outside the box.
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I understand what you're saying but did you know most likely what you are looking at in these books is nothing more than wax just to make the picture prettier they do the same thing with commercials you see on TV.
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:39 AM   #47
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I have heard most of those. We use quite a few of them in Canada. It was a fun read.
I think you use 'eh' a lot as well as do we Guerns (Guernseymen).

We also use a little French and in fact we have our own version of French called Guernesiaise.


One of my countrymen was known as the Saviour of Upper Canada.

Why we remember Sir Isaac Brock

The street I live in is actually called Brock Road!
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The British slang list reallllllly needs updating , there are words there we wouldn't use now . I remember someone I think on here thinking Dustmen was the current word for a bin man or a refuse collector . Dustmen was more of a sixties word. Am sure it's probably the same in other countries as we update our vocabulary and new words become more popular .

Fag is a bit outdated too .

Sorry Wyshie we have gone orf piste with your thread .....
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Whyshiepoo--I think you are being too hard on yourself. You have cooked several meals since joining DC in December that are amazing. You can substitute ingredients without making the dish a fail.


Here's one link, there are many others:


Common Ingredient Substitutions Article - Allrecipes.com


Play with your food. You're doing a great job re: cooking, but sometimes we have to go outside the box.

Thanks, I try my best.

It is more of a nerdy almost OCD thing that makes me not like substituting ingredients. I do everything by the book in general. My whole career has meant I do everything by the book. Rough guesstimates just will not do.

Drives Mrs Wyshiepoo wild, when I do something around the house it has to be researched, measured and done exactly as 'the book' says.
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I think you use 'eh' a lot as well as do we Guerns (Guernseymen).

We also use a little French and in fact we have our own version of French called Guernesiaise.


One of my countrymen was known as the Saviour of Upper Canada.

Why we remember Sir Isaac Brock

The street I live in is actually called Brock Road!
Yup, we certainly do use "eh". I guess it makes sense that Guernsey also uses French, since it's actually closer to France than to England. Learn something everyday. As you probably know, Quebec has a lot more Francophones (French speakers) than Anglophones (English speakers). Quebec English is a recognized dialect. We incorporate some French when we speak English, e.g., "Pick up some milk when you go to the dep." Dep is short for dépanneur, which is a convenience store.
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