Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by JHyre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:45 am

Judge her by who hates her, cheers to the Iron Lady, to Hell with lazy union thugs and socialist layabouts.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/ ... mark-steyn

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by Vicki and Greg Lansen » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:09 am

I judge her by who loves her. :mrgreen:

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by JHyre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:14 am

Fair enough Vicki, fair enough.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by Vicki and Greg Lansen » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:27 am

JHyre wrote:Fair enough Vicki, fair enough.

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Nice to have my morning coffee with you John.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by JHyre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:32 am

Likewise & indeed. Mine was Turkish, brewed right on the stove top, with some sugar and cardamon, wiki does a good job with this one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_coffee.

Probably more caffeine & sugar than rational people would permit me. But I got the missus hooked on it, so permission has not been an issue.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by JHyre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:42 am

Taking my morning tea on the beach in Río Seco, just north of Punta Arenas, with the fishing boats on one side and the replica of the HMS Beagle under construction on the other, while looking out across the Straits of Magellan to the hills of Tierra del Fuego to the east.
What? No pix?

Oh, wait, that's AFTER getting caffeinated.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by Vicki and Greg Lansen » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:51 am

JHyre wrote:Likewise & indeed. Mine was Turkish, brewed right on the stove top, with some sugar and cardamon, wiki does a good job with this one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_coffee.

Probably more caffeine & sugar than rational people would permit me. But I got the missus hooked on it, so permission has not been an issue.

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Continuing to veer off topic, just what does a good coffee go for now back in the empire?

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by JHyre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:25 am

Continuing to veer off topic, just what does a good coffee go for now back in the empire?
If you buy at Starbucks or the local mom & pop equivalent, a 20 oz latte (Venti in Starbucks speak) will run $3.90 in Columbus, America.

2 lb of Starbucks house blend in whole beans will set you back $19 at Sam's club. You can get the same at an Amish "bent & dent" just before or just past its official expiration date for about $4.

For Turkish I like the following brand: http://www.amazon.com/Mehmet-Efendi-Tur ... B000CMFKNS. It runs about $15 in the small local Arab food stores that carry it. One can lasts us quite awhile, and we each have a regular cup of it (not the little-bitty cups it's traditionally served in) in the morning.

For the cardamom (and most other food) I'd strongly recommend Restaurant Depot. It's where restaurants buy their food, the quality is very high, the costs less than Sam's or Costco. You need a "vendors licence" to buy there, which in Ohio is $25. It's well worth it, nothing that I have seen anywhere else in the States can touch it. Most of the purchases are bulk. Not a problem with 3 kids to feed, we sometimes share with my sister-in-law and her three boys. That or break it up and store in a large freezer we have.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by JHyre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:27 am

Lazarus,

Mucus Grassy Ass.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by Vicki and Greg Lansen » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:54 am

JHyre wrote:Likewise & indeed. Mine was Turkish, brewed right on the stove top, with some sugar and cardamon, wiki does a good job with this one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_coffee.

Probably more caffeine & sugar than rational people would permit me. But I got the missus hooked on it, so permission has not been an issue.

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Had company late last year from the other evil empire. They 'splained that Turkish Coffee is simply the gring and prep. I DID NOT KNOW THAT! With our burr maquina and a copper pot, we embarked on the adventure. We found we like orta şekerli. I also enjoy ruining mine with real cream. Mista is a purist and the guests went way heavy on the sugar. Seems more like dessert, and the guests suggest that our roast is too medium.

EDIT: Goes to show ya, as I always say, it is in the roast.

Back to Maggie and Punta Arenas.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by JHyre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:10 pm

I have not ground my own, I shall have to try it, but I lack a grinder that will make it fine enough. I like mine with some sugar, but not the kilo or so that some people seem to be able to jam into a cup. Try it with it cardamom, it is really good.

Cream? Heretic!

As for roasting....there's plenty of that going on around here.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Post by bazzasoft » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:34 pm

Vicki and Greg Lansen wrote:I judge her by who loves her. :mrgreen:
Perhaps she should be judged by who respects her memory.
I would worry about anybody outside her family that loved her.
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