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uk may face potato shortage.

Postby wargarden » November 12th, 2019, 5:16 pm

uk flooding may lead to potato shortage.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/1 ... -flooding/
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Postby Pepper Pig » November 12th, 2019, 5:18 pm

Fake news mate.
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Postby wargarden » November 12th, 2019, 5:25 pm

so all the videos of UK flooding are fake.
In USA potatoes are cheap and plentiful.
But don't worry UK people.
there is something better then whole potatoes ,
even the robot space alien's know this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7LxFgjnBdU
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Postby Pepper Pig » November 12th, 2019, 5:53 pm

No they are not but it is a comparatively small area of the UK. Journalism in this country is becoming more and more irresponsible and no doubt this is propaganda from one particular party.

The wonderful Smash aliens are over fifty years old and some of us have still not tasted reconstituted mashed potato.
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Postby suffolk » November 12th, 2019, 6:08 pm

Fake news ... or rather misreporting by journalists who do not understand agriculture. Mybrother is a huge potato farmer supplying major supermarkets across the UK.

The main potato growing areas in the UK are not flooded at the moment ... and anyway the main potato crops have all been harvested and are in storage by now.
Potatoes are not grown through the winter ... they are frost-tender.

Nothing to worry about as far as the supply of UK grown potatoes is concerned :D

What farmers are concerned about is that a wet October has delayed the drilling of winter wheat.
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Postby scullion » November 12th, 2019, 7:50 pm

i have looked her up online - she isn't exactly known for sticking with the truth if lies will make a 'better' story.
- and she obviously knows nothing about farming - maybe, either the nfu spokesman was spinning her a line - or she heard what she wanted to hear - either way she doesn't really cut the mustard as a 'news reporter'.
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Postby suffolk » November 12th, 2019, 8:03 pm

She actually quotes Minette Batters NFU chair as saying “... there are no shortages of potatoes” so where the headline came from goodness knows. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Postby liketocook » November 12th, 2019, 8:39 pm

Nope no shortage here, apparently it's been a bumper year for "Ayrshire tatties" they seem to thrive in mild, wettish summers and the later harvest has been stored before the first frost.
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Postby Herbidacious » November 13th, 2019, 8:28 am

Was talking about Smash yesterday. We never had it - my mother was a bit snooty about it, and I am sure it was a lot more expensive than 'real' potatoes and it tasted 'orrible. But my friend (with whom I was discussing it) loved it. It was forbidden food in her household, but her grandma used to serve it.

It's funny how some dried potato products taste really synthetic (as does actual potato if you re cook it, I have noticed, so that must be why the fried stuff does - overly processed = cooked/heated? Sue, this is your area of expertise?) but others don't. There is a German one that I used to buy (they sell it in sachets to reconstitute in a mug as a snack/office meal) and the Idaho one is ok. Purchased for novelty's sake when it was on offer, of course...

Wargarden, I hope you are not gloating over our alleged potato shortage! :o :)
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Postby earthmaiden » November 13th, 2019, 8:56 am

I have no qualms about using Smash (some supermarket brands are not so nice). It needs a nice knob of butter when made and can be a godsend for quick meals, camping etc and also as a thickener. I have never understood why people are so snobbish about it, like many other convenience foods, it has its place.
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Postby Gruney » November 13th, 2019, 9:21 am

I seem to recall another brand from my camping days as a youth - "Yeoman". It wasn't great.
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Postby earthmaiden » November 13th, 2019, 9:29 am

I remember that too - I'm not sure any of the early brands were great really but nowadays Smash seems ok if you tart it up a bit. I used to make a 'fish pie' which could be on the table within 10 minutes using tinned tuna, packet parsley sauce, instant potato and frozen peas. I don't think packet parsley sauce has ever improved but that's another tale :lol:. Thank goodness for microwave ovens.
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Postby liketocook » November 13th, 2019, 10:43 am

Instant mash makes the best tattie scones I've discovered. I always have a pack in the cupboard though seldom use it as straight mash usually as a thickener in soup in tinned tuna or salmon fishcakes. I quite like the Idaho brand but the one I tend to use is the cheap "Stockwell" version from Tesco. I'm not a fan of actual "Smash" to me it has an odd aftertaste.
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Postby earthmaiden » November 13th, 2019, 12:01 pm

You've reminded me ltc - I use it in potato waffles very successfully (not that I make them very often!)
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Postby Seatallan » November 13th, 2019, 1:27 pm

'For Mash Get Smash!' :D

Isn't it funny how the adverts of your childhood are permanently embedded?

Does anyone remember 'Look out, look out there's a Humphrey about'? It came to my mind the other day but Mr S didn't recall it. Wasn't it Unigate milk?
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Postby Herbidacious » November 13th, 2019, 2:48 pm

I know of it, but not sure I really remember it.

Nice Cold Ice Cold Milk, yes.

Make Way for the Mushrooms, anyone?!
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Postby Busybee » November 13th, 2019, 3:07 pm

All of the above plus,

The milky bars are on me!

A finger of fudge.

A mars a day

Think I must have been focussed on sweets! Shows about the dangers of advertising to children.

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Postby Herbidacious » November 13th, 2019, 3:36 pm

Lipsmackingthirstquenching...etc
Tell them about the honey, mummy!
Mild green... fairy liquid
Nothing acts faster than Anadin :D ( :D for immature joke)
Men just can't help acting on Impulse
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Postby earthmaiden » November 13th, 2019, 3:39 pm

It was the romance of the Martini ads which attracted me as a child :oops:.
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Postby Pepper Pig » November 13th, 2019, 3:41 pm

You’ll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.
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Postby Herbidacious » November 13th, 2019, 4:47 pm

euw!
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Postby Seatallan » November 13th, 2019, 4:50 pm

...And all because the lady loves Milk Tray... :D
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Postby Busybee » November 13th, 2019, 6:04 pm

Do the shake and vac......
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Postby Busybee » November 13th, 2019, 6:05 pm

Snap, crackle and pop.....
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Postby scullion » November 13th, 2019, 6:19 pm

1001 cleans a big, big carpet for less than half a crown.
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Postby earthmaiden » November 13th, 2019, 6:57 pm

There's a promise in a glass of Mackeson.
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Postby Pepper Pig » November 13th, 2019, 7:46 pm

Looks good, tastes good, and by golly it does you good.
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Postby Amber » November 13th, 2019, 10:11 pm

She flies like a bird...
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Postby northleedsbhoy » November 14th, 2019, 7:16 am

Ticka, ticka Timex...

Cheers
NLB :tu:
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Postby Suelle » November 14th, 2019, 8:07 am

I wish I was clever like you, Brian.
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Postby Seatallan » November 14th, 2019, 9:16 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'd forgotten some of these!!

'Mummy says when I grow up I'm going to be a proper little madam'

And one Mr S remembers from his early childhood:

'Phyllosan Fortifies the Over Forties'
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Postby Badger's mate » November 14th, 2019, 9:38 am

'Phyllosan Fortifies the Over Forties'


I quoted that last weekend, in a conversation about whether it is still possible to buy Sanatogen...
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Postby Busybee » November 14th, 2019, 9:45 am

northleedsbhoy wrote:Ticka, ticka Timex...

Cheers
NLB :tu:


The first Christmas advert I can remember. I don’t recall it at any other time if the year but you knew it was Christmas when that advert appeared. And yes I got a Timex watch the Christmas I could tell the time, it had glow in the dark numerals, and yes I used to test it with a torch under the bedclothes!

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Postby liketocook » November 14th, 2019, 10:08 am

"Pea and ham from a chicken now that's clever" :)
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Postby karadekoolaid » November 14th, 2019, 10:20 am

" Sorry,mate - You´re too late! The best peas went to Farrow´s"
" Bite off more than you can chew, then chew like Hell!"
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Postby Gruney » November 14th, 2019, 10:30 am

John West got the best.
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Postby Meganthemog » November 14th, 2019, 10:39 am

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It's frothy man
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Postby earthmaiden » November 14th, 2019, 11:17 am

Brilliant PP! Lots of memories. I wonder if the prize winners are still drawing their lavish pension?
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Postby Pepper Pig » November 14th, 2019, 11:36 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Seatallan » November 14th, 2019, 1:34 pm

:D

Tell them about the honey, mummy!

Wargarden, do you have memories of American advert jingles? Would love to hear a few...
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Postby Herbidacious » November 14th, 2019, 3:13 pm

I bet there is some overlap with the above.
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Postby Pepper Pig » November 14th, 2019, 4:18 pm

Those were the days when cigarette advertising was acceptable. (And PPI didn’t exist)!
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Postby Busybee » November 14th, 2019, 4:55 pm

That’s really lovely Wargarden, but I honestly don’t remember it at all.

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Postby Herbidacious » November 15th, 2019, 9:08 am

I have seen that ad, but didn't twigg that that was the Mog! I love the Mog books. The last one makes me cry everytime (the one in which Mog dies.)

There's a new cutsie John Lewis christmas one out.
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Postby Herbidacious » November 15th, 2019, 9:09 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe2YFPKzfnc

mostly a bit early for me.

Theae are more my era
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86CZQGdxyMs
They're tasty, tasty, very very tasty...

'We want to be... Smiths' Crisps' made me smile.

'Never put a better bit 'o butter on your knife'

No tv at all for me, though, from 1986-1990.
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Postby Seatallan » November 15th, 2019, 9:35 am

Awww.... Wargarden, I've never seen that! Lovely... :luv:
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Postby earthmaiden » November 15th, 2019, 10:05 am

Herbi, some of those (didn't watch all) just roll back the years - who'd have thought!

Surprised so few seem to remember Sainsburys and Mog. It was quite a thing at
the time and only 4 years ago!

So many jingles to remember from radio too. The classic Australian one for Aeroplane jelly .... https://youtu.be/ECM0in6zvsE

Macleans toothpaste from pirate radio days - "It's Macleans, the toothpaste that cleans with a new kind of taste that's wild yeah, yeah, yeah, what a taste, what a zing, when you smile all the bells will ring, get it right, start the night with Macleans".

The power of advertising!!
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Postby scullion » November 15th, 2019, 5:37 pm

adverts, even most of the christmas ones, have passed me by for at least the last couple of decades. we had a video recorder, dvd recorder then went over to humax machines so recorded anything on commercial stations and flicked through the ads and still do.
i think i may have seen the mog one but i imagine i'd have had to watch it online. it is a good one.
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