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Morning to everyone and a glum sort of morning it is, dry but bleak and with light so muggy it should carry a government health warning. How could you make a film in such light I wonder? Which may explain why photo shoots need lots of light unless they are shot in Arabia or somewhere like that.

Or maybe even San Francisco, for I watched 'Bullitt' the other evening that film of the car chase on the up and down switchback of SF roads.
It's a film of 1968 and so much of it I had forgotten including the plot, though I remembered little details like the detective's little plug in electric element used to make coffee in a cup. I also remembered him scooping up a dozen frozen dinners - meat, two veg and a pudding - from a takeaway store without looking at the contents. That is what I call a no nonsense attitude to food.

They did come here those dinners, for a short time, but then disappeared along with things like the freeze dried Vesta curries that were a staple when I was at college. Now the idea of a complete meal in a box seems anathema, but I wonder why. For the young (and for the old too, I suppose) they were a godsend. My father always used to tell us that food would soon be replaced with a pill so we wouldn't have to waste time eating, but you can't put chili sauce on a pill can you? As he was a great consumer of chili sauce this brought the whole food revolution to a grinding halt.

Have a good day everyone.
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Posted at 17th Feb 2019 - 09:32AM   Posted by Fennie   Freeze Dried Lark Comments: 3

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Camilla's Avatar Morning Fennie and All,

A very bright sunny day here today but with a chill crisp feel in the air and at least it is dry for we are off to see our daughter today and son in law. Planning to go to the garden centre to seek out that Bamboo tree and a very large pot. HL will be looking after Patch and daughters two woofers so he will have his work cut out for him no doubt as they are full of beans .

One of my favourite films Bullit Fennie, saw it first time at the cinema in London years ago and since then many times on TV. The actor with the lovely piercing blue eyes not that he was one of my favourites, amazing car chase to that film.

Ready made meals are so convenient just wish they were not packed with too many preservatives. HL loathes ready made meals and thinks wifey should take the time slogging over a hot stove for a good meat and veg dinner.Very Happy Chilli is not one of my favourites too hot to handle and always affects the old tum.

Have a good Sunday everyone.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 17th Feb 2019 at 09:46AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I remember the time when it was said that food would be replaced by a pill. I suppose we are all such gluttons that we won’t hear of it now! But it may come one day. I shan’ Be here to see it, thank goodness!
We don’t eat chilli either, Camilla.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 17th Feb 2019 at 11:22AM

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Fennie's Avatar Chili needn't be that hot. Just sufficient to give a little spice.
Try prawns cooked in hot oil to which you have added some chili and garlic - delicious! You can adjust to taste. It doesn't have to be Vindaloo. My father though used to put whole teaspoons of chilli pepper on to his food something that would drive my stepmother wild as she prided herself on the taste of her cooking. I think he did it to spite her and all the while making up stories about his time in the Punjab where he never was, among Kipling, the goats and the tigers. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 17th Feb 2019 at 12:19PM

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