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#172847 - 01/24/08 11:50 AM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: belMarduk]
BranShea Offline
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There are not really many authentic French recipes with cinnamon either. I've Googled and weekied in French and all the recipes I saw are somehow connected to American or North African (Algéria) origins. Maybe the Québequers have a missing gene for cinnamon.

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#172848 - 01/24/08 12:01 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: BranShea]
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Up until recently, I never used cannelle either, but then I discovered mulled wine. After shoveling two feet of snow, for an hour and a half, mulled wine is a phenomenal warm-me-up.

Mind you, that isn't a French recipe either, but the cinnamon suppliers can rejoice...they're converting Quebekers. O.k., so it's one at at time and we're 7 million, but ya gotta start somewhere. The mulled wine was brilliant...which Frenchy can resist wine?! HA!

EDIT: Typo


Edited by belMarduk (01/24/08 09:23 PM)

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#172849 - 01/24/08 12:05 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: belMarduk]
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That is so good! My neigbour made it on 31 dec.

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#172852 - 01/24/08 09:16 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: belMarduk]
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What is canelle, please?

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#172856 - 01/24/08 09:23 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: Jackie]
belMarduk Offline
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Sorry, cannelle is cinnamon.

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#172869 - 01/25/08 08:55 AM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: belMarduk]
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Ah--merci. :-) You mean y'all don't have cinnamon rolls?? Ooh, not much beats a warm cinnamon roll and a big glass of milk. (Oh, ok, coffee for you grownups.)

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#172885 - 01/25/08 07:53 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: Jackie]
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Oh, in some shopping centres where there is a greater concentration of English folk, we can find shops called Saint Cinnamon that sell these big round buns with white frosting, but get out of Montreal and they're non-existant.

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#172886 - 01/25/08 07:54 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: Jackie]
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Then there's the Cathy classic, Abs of Steel, Buns of Cinnamon.

Meanwhile, while I doubt Uncle Ben will ever come back, I am at a loss to understand what the loss is in the change of meaning of the phrase "the lion's share." For one thing it's a cliché and some would prefer it not be used at all, with whatever meaning, but that aside, it's not like we've lost any way of saying all. Even if we wish to keep the cliché we still have the whole nine yards.

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#172892 - 01/26/08 02:15 AM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: Faldage]
Zed Offline
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I like Earl Grey best with cinnamon buns.
but no icing on them

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#172898 - 01/26/08 12:10 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: Zed]
belMarduk Offline
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Ooo, LOVE a piping cup of Earl Grey. I like the loose leaves that you get in a tin. That way, you can adjust the strength to exactly how you prefer.

The buns are mostly eaten for the icing, it is quite lovely. If you eat the icing, and that first outside-layer of bun, you can chuck that middle part with all the cinnamon.

EDIT: typo


Edited by belMarduk (01/26/08 12:10 PM)

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