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Feb 27, 21, 1:24 pm
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Views: 4,307
Posted By USA_flyer

Agree with other posters, a later flight is...

Agree with other posters, a later flight is preferable as you'll get to your room and sleep whatever time your arrive.

My only other tip is, be prepared to take a while to get from the plane to...
Feb 19, 21, 1:28 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By USA_flyer

I have a friend who is in week 9 of covid...

I have a friend who is in week 9 of covid recovery. There is a possibility she has long covid... shall I just tell her to buck up and that she's being silly?
Forum: DiningBuzz
Feb 19, 21, 1:00 pm
Replies: 4,041
Views: 209,207
Posted By USA_flyer

Golden butternut squash and sage risotto. ...

Golden butternut squash and sage risotto.

Lush.
Feb 19, 21, 11:56 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By USA_flyer

The real question imo is, who in their right...

The real question imo is, who in their right mind, tries to travel on an overseas holiday in the middle of a pandemic.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Feb 19, 21, 5:47 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By USA_flyer

As I'm a bit of a grocery store whore, i can...

As I'm a bit of a grocery store whore, i can confirm that both tesco and sainsburys also offer scan and pack as you go as well as waitrose.

I refuse to shop in asda, morrisons, aldi and lidl so...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Feb 19, 21, 3:05 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By USA_flyer

I think the grocery stores have been offering it...

I think the grocery stores have been offering it for a few of years now. It's very convenient and saves having to deal with your groceries being thrown at you down the conveyor belt by a checkout...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Feb 18, 21, 12:17 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By USA_flyer

Meal planning is key. Avoiding big ticket...

Meal planning is key.

Avoiding big ticket items loke filet steak unless its on special offer.

Also, here in the UK, I scan and pack my shop as I go round the store so I know exactly how much I...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Feb 14, 21, 2:01 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 2,109
Posted By USA_flyer

I was thinking about this thread and whether we...

I was thinking about this thread and whether we truly have crappy chocolate here in the UK. I think the answer is yes however, I tend to avoid shops that sell it so never get to see it or buy it.
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Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 26, 21, 2:03 pm
Replies: 5,879
Views: 482,210
Posted By USA_flyer

Homemade (not from a jar or takeout) sweet and...

Homemade (not from a jar or takeout) sweet and sour chicken. OMG it was as good as a takeout, I'm still stuffed.

And there's leftovers.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 24, 21, 1:08 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

I buy from a local roastery, so unbranded. I...

I buy from a local roastery, so unbranded. I just don't buy from grocery stores as they don't have the quality or discounts on volume.

As to drinks, I'll have 3 mugs of cafeinatted coffee before...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 24, 21, 10:09 am
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

We typically get through 2kg of coffee every 4-6...

We typically get through 2kg of coffee every 4-6 weeks (we drink 5-6 cups a day each). If I was buying ground coffee I would do it in smaller batches more frequently however, I think the roasted...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 24, 21, 9:53 am
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

I usually pay 20 per kilo as you get a little...

I usually pay 20 per kilo as you get a little bit of a discount for buying that quantity. I buy a caffeinated blend and a decaf blend as well as a couple of single origin coffees that the roasterys...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 23, 21, 10:07 am
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

Its special because of the rarity. So -...

Its special because of the rarity.

So - pour over method produced a decent cup of coffee but nothing out of the ordinary. I also made an espresso and that was good, not amazing but definitely...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 22, 21, 2:19 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

So I finally ground some of my Jamaican Blue...

So I finally ground some of my Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee and put it the French press. It was a good cup of coffee but not worth the high cost, at least how I treated it.

I will try pour over...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 21, 21, 3:49 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

:D I have no idea what those are but they sound...

:D I have no idea what those are but they sound delicious.:D
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 21, 21, 3:20 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

So if you don't dunk your biccie in your tea, how...

So if you don't dunk your biccie in your tea, how do you soften it before chewing it? Hob nobs are too crunchy to be eaten without some form of liquid to soften them, saliva doesn't cut it. Same is...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 21, 21, 11:12 am
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

You should start a thread. And for the...

You should start a thread.

And for the record, I'm very partial to a chocolate hob nob dipped in my afternoon cup of tea. If I'm dipping anything in coffee, it will be a biscotti.
Jan 21, 21, 11:10 am
Replies: 526
Views: 54,327
Posted By USA_flyer

This just puts the final nail in the coffin as...

This just puts the final nail in the coffin as far as my shopping in Tesco is concerned. The one near me is dark and dingy and not a pleasant place to shop.

I use Waitrose for my weekly shop...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 19, 21, 6:09 am
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

You think? I find cafe nero to be the worst. ...

You think? I find cafe nero to be the worst. I'd much rather a Costa or Starbucks before going to Cafe Nero.

Pret coffee is ok but they only have one size - too small.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 19, 21, 4:07 am
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

For me, here in the UK, Costa Coffee fills the...

For me, here in the UK, Costa Coffee fills the void between a gourmet cup of coffee and a mass produced swill. The flat white is pretty decent.
Jan 18, 21, 7:27 am
Replies: 773
Views: 137,347
Posted By USA_flyer

I'm not convinced air travel will bounce back...

I'm not convinced air travel will bounce back that quickly. Youre relying on a lot of people to have their income improved from where it is now which, isn't a given. Youre also relying on a rapid...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 15, 21, 12:53 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

I have airtight containers. I dont keep my...

I have airtight containers. I dont keep my coffee in the fridge as I usually have three beans or blends on the go at the same time and don't have the space.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 15, 21, 10:34 am
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

Roast date is important. more important though,...

Roast date is important. more important though, is the grind. The less time between the grind and the brew, the better. I grind beans every couple of days but, acknowledge that that is less than...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 15, 21, 8:49 am
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

I buy mine from online retailers as the store...

I buy mine from online retailers as the store stuff tends not to be as good quality.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 7, 21, 2:18 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 11,546
Posted By USA_flyer

I still wouldn't have been able to justify it...

I still wouldn't have been able to justify it even at that price point. It's a luxury item that I could probably get away with acquiring a basic model but no way would the missus agree to that.

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