What do you value most?

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Re: What do you value most?

Post by Stonecarver » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:47 pm

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Re: What do you value most?

Post by grenfell » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:51 am

As a tea drinker i was inclined to put that but there are decent alternatives such as rosebay willow herb that actually taste like tea. I 'm surprised chocolate hasn't come up yet but for my single product i'd say sugar. Not because I have a particularly sweet tooth , i don't have it in my tea for example ,but because it's so useful for brewing , preserving and cooking.

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Re: What do you value most?

Post by Arzosah » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:47 am

grenfell wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:51 am
As a tea drinker i was inclined to put that but there are decent alternatives such as rosebay willow herb that actually taste like tea. I 'm surprised chocolate hasn't come up yet but for my single product i'd say sugar. Not because I have a particularly sweet tooth , i don't have it in my tea for example ,but because it's so useful for brewing , preserving and cooking.
Much too sensible, watch out you aren't disqualified :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

**wanders back in** rosebay willowherb, hey? Interesting ...

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Re: What do you value most?

Post by ForgeCorvus » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:28 pm

Phew! Problem solved.... I just need to wait 5 years or so :(
https://teagardensofscotland.co.uk/buy-tea-plants
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Re: What do you value most?

Post by grenfell » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:44 am

Arzosah wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:47 am
grenfell wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:51 am
As a tea drinker i was inclined to put that but there are decent alternatives such as rosebay willow herb that actually taste like tea. I 'm surprised chocolate hasn't come up yet but for my single product i'd say sugar. Not because I have a particularly sweet tooth , i don't have it in my tea for example ,but because it's so useful for brewing , preserving and cooking.
Much too sensible, watch out you aren't disqualified :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

**wanders back in** rosebay willowherb, hey? Interesting ...
Ok , i'll stick with chocolate then :D

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Re: What do you value most?

Post by GillyBee » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:30 am

I have a potted tea plant in my garden bought a couple of years ago. The yield for me is about 5 pots of tea a year so I view this as a novelty not a practical prep. It might produce more if i could get it in soil but I am on chalk so none of the camellia family will grow for me outside pots.
Pretty flowers in late autumn though!

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Re: What do you value most?

Post by Lemne » Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:01 pm

Salt. For flavouring, preserving, medicinal etc.

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Re: What do you value most?

Post by Arzosah » Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:21 pm

grenfell wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:44 am
Arzosah wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:47 am
grenfell wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:51 am
As a tea drinker i was inclined to put that but there are decent alternatives such as rosebay willow herb that actually taste like tea. I 'm surprised chocolate hasn't come up yet but for my single product i'd say sugar. Not because I have a particularly sweet tooth , i don't have it in my tea for example ,but because it's so useful for brewing , preserving and cooking.
Much too sensible, watch out you aren't disqualified :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

**wanders back in** rosebay willowherb, hey? Interesting ...
Ok , i'll stick with chocolate then :D
:lol: :lol: :lol: Actually, we should let you have two entries, chocolate and tea, partly because Lemne has just named salt as her indispensible, and partly because I'm having an afternoon off after a looong walk amongst the local sheep, and I'm feeling contrary :roll:

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Re: What do you value most?

Post by jennyjj01 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:33 pm

jansman wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:55 pm
We have just had a grocery delivery. Loading the shelves, it occurred to me what single item we would really not like to be without. Tea.

What about you? One product only. :D
For me it would be tinned tomatoes. If my entire rice stash disappeared, I'd have pasta, and vice versa. I can replace tea with coffee etc. Most shelf stores have easy substitutes.
But the humble tin of tomatoes is an ingredient of so many meals and sauces, adding flavour, colour, calories, texture. I wouldn't be without them. They'll be the last things I'll run out of.
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Re: What do you value most?

Post by jansman » Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:39 pm

jennyjj01 wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:33 pm
jansman wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:55 pm
We have just had a grocery delivery. Loading the shelves, it occurred to me what single item we would really not like to be without. Tea.

What about you? One product only. :D
For me it would be tinned tomatoes. If my entire rice stash disappeared, I'd have pasta, and vice versa. I can replace tea with coffee etc. Most shelf stores have easy substitutes.
But the humble tin of tomatoes is an ingredient of so many meals and sauces, adding flavour, colour, calories, texture. I wouldn't be without them. They'll be the last things I'll run out of.
Yeah, I could go with that as second choice.
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