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What to take on self catering trip

Discussion in 'General' started by Sam, Jan 14, 2012.

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    I bet you even try to get your Tesco/Nectar points too when you do your shop. :lol:
     
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    Well 'ang on a mo :lol:

    I love fresh bread from the bakery and given the choice I'd have that every day :yes: so if you've some good suggestions where to get that in Orlando I'm up for it!

    We eat Warburtons because we reckon it's the best out of the pre-sliced, throw a couple in the freezer pre-sliced stuff in the supermarkets.

    I wouldnt eat warburtons over fresh warm bakery bread if given the chance :)
     
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    The atlanta bread company does nice fresh bread- do they have them in Orlando?
     
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    I found anything with 'Italian' in the title was much more like the bread we have here taste wise :yes: I used to get it at Walgreens because it didn't involve getting a ride off my neighbour to publix/target :yes:

    I definitely prefer Publix, much more like the type of supermarket we have in the UK :yes:
     
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    No I don't :taunt: I'm just organised :D


    :lol: OK :lol:

    Now if I was as bad as Terry I'd say :doh: dough :hide:
     
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    Keith, get thee to Whole Foods, for heaven's sake! They have several selections of nice butter there, Kerrygold, Lurpak, Plugra, and yes I do like Land O Lakes unsalted for a basic butter to cook with. For spreading there is a lovely goat's milk butter at Whole Foods and a super lovely butter from the Emilio Romana region of Italy.

    Bread. Buy the bread from Publix bakery. You can get whole loves or sliced. Or, go to Yalaha where there is real bread. Real, honest to goodness BREAD. :yes:

    Remember there is one on Orange Ave in downtown Orlando now too.

    Panera tries to do a decent bread, but I don't care for it much.

    Pre sliced packaged bread? Nature's Own. :yes:
     
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    Brilliant thanks! :) another post to print off :yes:
     
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    I think that the resorts and restaurants do not serve it at a boil because of insurance purposes. There was a large law suit involving McDonalds a few years back when a coustmer spilt her coffee on her lap and got burned.
     
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    Nah I just think they just don't know they're supposed to. After all, we were at Ruth's chris who serve the plates at xhundred degrees and all those sizzling platters.

    I just think a lot of them don't understand that tea is different from coffee in that way.
     
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    I remember my first trip to Walmart... I was at the Subway there getting a sub, and the British couple in front of me asked for a cup of tea... the guy (who, let's face it couldn't be bothered either way) handed them a paper cup and pointed to the tea (sweet, ICE tea!) they came back complaining that it was ice cold and that they wanted hot tea. So he filled it with tea and then put hot water in it from the coffee machine :rotfl:

    I'm just thankful that I enjoy ice tea otherwise I couldn't have coped in Florida :rotfl:
     
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    Yes, I do think it's just ignorance on how to make a proper cup of tea. Coffee isn't made with water at the boil, so most people think it's the same for tea.

    When I was a kid people understood, or maybe it was just because there were tea drinkers in my family. :unsure: But now, you have to actually tell them you want a pot of boiling (not hot, proper boiling) water... and hope.
     
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    we're getting much better tea over there now that we understand what we need to say :yes:

    "hi there, 2 cups of tea made with boiling water not just hot and milk please"

    Teabags we'll go for nestea/lipton/english breakfast or orange peakoe at a pinch.

    I can't remember where we were but one poor server REALLLLLLY was confused. Asked LOADDDS of questions which is fine but anyway, she came back with a tray with cold water, hot water, lemon, honey, jam, milk, half and half, full cream.

    Poor thing obviously just got everything she could find for the weird English people :lol: but still, fair enough, she got everything we needed so no problem
     
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    You really used your loaf on that one Wendy! :lol:
     
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    Wow, what an interesting discussion on tea. I discovered that my local Wegmans has Yorkshire tea this weekend.

    As for boiling you are quite right. Most places here in the US do not realize that you must boil the water. My dad was from Canada and loved tea. Mom ALWAYS boiled the water, thus I ALWAYS boil the water. In most restaurants their hot water is normally only heated to about 200 degrees I believe vice the 212 needed for a boil.
     
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    Just an FYI for tea drinkers and others who like fancy salts, sugars and spices, there is a new place inside the kitchen store (next to Earl of Sandwich) in DTD. It is called http://spiceandtea.com/ So many yummy things to smell! I found a tea that smells very similar to the Eros tea at GF.
     
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    It looks very nice :) thank you Johnie :hug2:
     
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    Oh it is! I had a great time in there!
     
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    Isn't it great Johnie? We spent some time in there and walked out with a WONDERFUL spicy grind it yourself called Pirate Bite Wish we had picked up extras.
     
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    I was leaning toward the pirate bite but didn't get it. The website says they have a location in Alexandria. You might be able to do mail order.
     
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