News Briefs 20-04-2005

Short and sweet so I can eat my gravy rings and watch the snooker.

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Thommes's picture
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What are gravy rings?

the shadow's picture
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How the hell do you make rings out of gravy?

Good links but no parrots.

Thanks Jameske.

shadows

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Hi to all those that are ignorant of the wonders of English Cuisine.

For years us English have been mocked for our tasteless food and bland diets. But little did you know about the sweet delicacies of our regional kitchens.

Gravy rings, for example, are an example of "liquid dinners" that us Brits enjoy from time to time. In this case, the gravy is poured slowly into a saucepan of cool swirling water. As the gravy hits the cold water it becomes less viscous and draws itself out into a thick liquidy string that forms a hoop in the swirling water. This is then moved to one side and the process repeated until you have a saucepan full of little gravy circles.

These are then eaten as an appetiser (or hors d'oeuvres) using an implement designed speficically for the task - the gravy circle spoon. Imagine a normal spoon head, stretched from its end round into a circle so that it comes back to meet itself. You get a circular spoon with a large hole in the middle, but with a circular channel for picking up liquids. Voila! The perfect implement for eating Gravy Rings.

Authentic antique Gravy Ring Spoons are very rare these days and often fetch a king's ransom at auction. Coveted by collectors, one enthusiast in Singapore recently paid over £150,000 for a set of 6 Gravy Ring Spoons once used by King George III.

yer ol' pal,

Xibalba
(this History of English Cuisine lesson was brought to you courtesy of "Realms of the Dead")

Thommes's picture
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Good story. Thanks for educating us ignorant folks. Hope to experience all the wonders of the English Cuisine some day.

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very funny

the shadow's picture
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Xibalba I don't believe a word you said.
Now tell me the truth with your fingers uncrossed.
There are no such things as gravy rings, but I admit for a very short time I fell for it.
The way you British fall for our hoop snakes.

shadows

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they do exist. I bought 9 from a shop yesterday and I have eaten 5 of them. 4 to go. Yum Yum.

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Jameske it is 2am and I cannot sleep because I am worried that I might be missing something...like gravy rings.
I love gravy.
Please send recipe urgently.

shadows

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Fool me! I thought that gravy rings were circular stains and that you had to suck your shirt or apron! :o

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Your recipe does not work.
I have been cooking all day and I have saucepans all over the kitchen with gravy in them.
When the gravy hits the water it all sort of mixes in and doesn't form a ring.
Is there something you left out of the recipe?
I am awaiting your response.

shadows

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Hi Shadows,

going back over my previous post I realise I have made a rather drastic omission. The gravy mix must be thickened up before pouring. When you make the gravy mix, dissolve into the gravy 2 teaspoons of corn starch, half a teaspoon of salt, a large block of Edam cheese (or Red Leicester if you prefer), one whole packet of concentrated wobbly jelly mix, two table spoons of peanut butter (smooth is best, but crunchy adds texture) and half a shovel of cement powder.

That little lot will ensure you get a nice thick gloopy gravy syrup. Believe me, this WILL set on impact with the cool swirling water.

Good luck with the recipe. Can you send us some pictures of you making Gravy Rings in your kitchen - I'll forward them to the Royal Society of Gravy Ring Appreciation for posting on the "international" section of their website.

thanks.

yer ol' pal

X
(This piss take was brought to you courtesy of "Realm of the Dead")

the shadow's picture
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Never!
You wouldn't do that to me X.

Now be a sweetie and give me the correct recipe.

Please.

shadows

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Come on shadows

don't listen to this advise, go and buy some real fish and chips. You know fish, not shark!
AAiek

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You're right AA.

Nice fish from the Pacific Ocean,so fresh it jumps off your plate.
Beats gravy rings any day.

s.

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A good climate and the abiliy to win something in sporting events.
AAiek

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Can you use them for divination?

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intestines?

S.

Xibalba's picture
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....decidedly weird!

My god, I've unleashed a beast!

yop
x

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I made my own recipe for gravy rings and I have been sitting here eating them all day.
Yum Yum.
I made 20 and I have 10 to go.

And no you cannot have the recipe.

shadows

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Here in Ireland gravy rings are an old name for ring doughnuts. Anyone 40 years old or more will recognise the name. yum yum

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The news about all the ancient Greek texts now being able to be read is tremendously exciting. They expect to find numerous lost early Christian works, and this will prove to be a huge problem for our new Pope, for it will prove that the early church censored and edited the Bible, thus undermining the whole foundation of the modern Christian church.

I of course will be breathlessly waiting to see if these newly unveiled Christian manuscripts will confirm my 18 years of research into the binary soul doctrine and its untold relationship with Original Christianity.

- Peter

How divided are you already?
Find out at http://www.divisiontheory.com

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I don't think Ratzinger is really that old, he had nothing to do with it.

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Hi Peter,

It should indeed be interesting to see what they will come up with in relation to these writings.

This is where I situate this process (in reference to your work on the Binary Soul Doctrine).
The separation between the soul and the spirit was part of the primal Christian convictions.

The end goal of the evolutionary forces to activate the fusion process between spirit and the mortal, for the spirit to fuse with the soul, in order to create an integrated consciousness that would be based on the infinity of the spirit rather than the astral subjectivity supported by the world of the dead to which the soul belongs.

This is well represented in the well-known descent of the 'holy spirit' upon the apostles on the day of the Pentecost, right? This phenomena that reportedly gave them strength and neutralized their fear, allowing the spirit to speak through them.

This is a possession by the ‘holy spirit’ which is not the fusion between the spirit-self and the soul but it nonetheless illustrates that the ego is just a channel that vibrates at the rate of the energy that possesses it. Its reality then is dependant on the nature of that energy and so is its consciousness. If man is soul and the soul goes to the dead, man is a living dead. If man is spirit and the spirit does not go to the dead, then man has immortalized his consciousness and is no more confined to the lower realms of creation.

It has also been said that all sins will be forgiven except the sin against spirit; not the sin against the soul.

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I found this in an unrelated forum I visit... supposedly a Google satellite image of area 51

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.666926...

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I'm not racist because I hate everyone equally.

Apologies to W.C.Fields. ;-)