Dreich.....a long dull, damp, relentlessly grey and gloomy kind of day.
It's a pan northern Europe word. I met (long story, I'll cut it short) with other archaeologists at a conference in Latvia a few years back. It was a right dreich day, and I said so. The Danish lady agreed and said her version of the same word, and the Swedish lady said something that sounded like, "Ja, dreechen". The Norwegian lady just nodded in full understanding
Have you tried a realy good balsamic vinegar with olive oil? Makes a realy nice bread dip, and salad dressing.I used to really enjoy good bread to dip in a shallow bowl of good vinegar and olive oil.
I can't thole the vinegar any more, it does just what Paul_B says Pringles do to him.
Spoils the simple pleasure, it really does.
Sorry, but I disagree - it only went belly up because people panic bought things like toilet rolls. Yes, things like bread flour were short but there was never a shortage of 'cake'Have you tried a realy good balsamic vinegar with olive oil? Makes a realy nice bread dip, and salad dressing.
Talking to my local green grocer today he has said stuff is flying off the shelves. He looked very weary! He's worried again.
Keep stocking up folks. If not for this new covid scare then for brexit. Don't become complacent just because food stuff seems to be plentiful again. Look how quickly it went belly up last time. Could happen again and will if the bug doesn't get back under control. I think what we are seeing now is the tip of the iceberg. People have become fed up and very complacent .
I hope I'm wrong but don't say you weren't warned!
But most people will panic buy so it makes sense to stock up before the panic takes hold. It seemed obvious to me the last panic would kick in so I stocked up with toilet rolls when the shops were still full of them and they were on offer. It meant I didn't need to scrabble around for them when the great unwiped hoards were about and we didn't need to venture to the shops for a few months when the lockdown hit.Don't panic, buy sensibly, don't create a problem that doesn't exist!