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Spotted dick

People have heard of this in Canada. The name floats around in a confused haze. We have no idea what it is. It could stand in, during a play for instance, as some kind of bizarre Britishness that is, we assume, disgusting. 240 more words

Dictionary

Windmill Pub - Pie for an American friend

Having lived in New York for a while I now have a few American friends and Yes, I am proud of that! Once in a blue moon one of them comes over and is in need of a good British experience.  513 more words

London

Poem-a-Day Writer’s Digest Challenge #12. Theme: After (Blank)

In my fifth-grade yearbook, under what it said I wanted to be when I grew up, was eye doctor.  I was fascinated with eyes at that time, and it got me to thinking how many plans we make for ourselves in our youth that never come to pass, simply because life gets in the way.  475 more words

Writing

Awful Offal – only for peasants!

On a recent late afternoon trip home, I was persuaded (by my children) to purchase ‘homemade’ style pies from a very reputable roadhouse. With my youngest in tow, we waited our turn to select four delicacies from the warmer, the smell of the fresh pastry and roasting meats tantalising my taste buds. 791 more words

Today I tried something new...

…and checked something off my long, long, long list. I have wanted to write some kind of series or epic based on Rudyard Kipling’s “The Gods of the Copybook Headings.” 809 more words

Art

speckles, spots, and toads

Some foods have unusual names over here. I’m quite fond of of a delicious English ale, “Old Speckled Hen”. It has a lovely burnt caramel-y flavor, and pairs well with my favorite meal made by RG, called “Toad in the Hole” (sausages in Yorkshire pudding). 49 more words

Tess Kincaid

Olde English Spotted Dick

Spotted Dick is an amusing name for a delicious suet-based fruit pudding that is best serve with custard!

Ingredients

40z fresh white breadcrumbs

3oz shredded vegetable suet… 116 more words

Recipes