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Old March 20th 17, 07:15 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Roderick Stewart[_3_]
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On Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:41:49 -0000, "Benderthe.evilrobot"
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For many years I've used a particular butcher. I must have spent
thousands
in that shop. I believe in building up a relationship. Yesterday I
asked
for something I often buy: beef dripping (it makes fantastic roasties).

Apparently the latest trendy thing is goose fat - jars of it are common
in
various stores.

Hardly the latest thing. I've been using it on bread and toast for
many years instead of olive-oil-based spreads, the taste of which I
strongly dislike. Goose fat often tastes a bit like dripping and is
full of unsaturates; not quite as good as olive oil, but a lot better
than butter or dripping. The softer it is in the jar, the more
unsaturated fat/oil it contains. Tesco's Finest is very good. Spreads
straight from the fridge. In fact if you don't keep it in the fridge
it goes quite runny.


Try Mascarpone cheese (Sainsbury's is best) instead of butter,


I tried a pack of camembert from sainsburys - now I'm wondering how to stop
my fridge smelling worse than my feet ever have wearing work boots in a
heatwave.........


For smelly cheeses you need to get one of those Tupperware-style boxes
with a sealed lid and use it for nothing else. There's a type that's
made of slightly thicker plastic where the lid is held on with folding
plastic flaps that clip onto the sides, and I use one of these upside
down. When the box part is unclipped and removed, the lid part becomes
a cheese board that can be placed on the table, but when stored in the
fridge the cheese is kept under proper restraint.

Rod.

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Old March 20th 17, 07:39 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Bill Wright wrote:

For many years I've used a particular butcher. I must have spent
thousands in that shop. I believe in building up a relationship.


It wasn't the lack of beef dripping that did it. It was the dismissive
attitude and the shrug.


Way back sometime in the last century, when I used to eat meat
(and was married), SWMBO sent me shopping with instructions to
order oxtail for the following week from our local butcher.

When the time came, I was offered one giant lump, plus the thin
end. When I asked for some of the more middling pieces instead,
the butcher refused, explaining that if I took the best bits he
wouldn't be able to sell the remainder.

I don't think he could see the irony that the only way I could
ever have got what I wanted would have been by not placing an
order.

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Old March 20th 17, 07:39 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 19/03/2017 19:12, Bob wrote:


The lowering of rental values then attracts the businesses that cannot
afford the previous higher rents.


This generates "churn" though.

I knew a lady who rented a premises from the council and operated a
cafe. It was a fairly small shop, but she specialised in home made
cakes which got her a core of regular customers and a respectable turnover.

At the next rent review, the council raised the rent. She did some
calculations and decided that she could no longer make a profit with
that level of outgoings. She remonstrated with the council who pointed
out the new rent was the going rate and she could either renew her lease
at the quoted price or leave. She left.

The shop remained empty for the next 8 months while the To Let sign in
the window gradually lowered the rental. Eventually someone took it on
at a rental just below what the previous occupier was paying before the
council tried to charge more. The council is now getting less in rent
than it was before, and the cafe that took over the premises isn't doing
quite so well as the previous business, because the regulars all
deserted the place while it was closed.

The lady who was priced out of business pointed out that if the council
hadn't insisted that they knew what the "going rate" should be, she
would still be there and would be paying the council more than they are
getting now.

Jim
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Old March 20th 17, 08:00 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Roderick Stewart" wrote in message
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For smelly cheeses you need to get one of those Tupperware-style boxes
with a sealed lid and use it for nothing else.


Or just avoid it like the plague. That's the best way.

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Old March 20th 17, 08:47 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:12:31 -0500, Bob wrote:

I expect that the business generated for each of the retailers you
mention (Burtons excepted as they went into liquidation AIR)


CORRECTION: not Burtons, I was thinking of Austin Reed.
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Old March 20th 17, 08:52 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:39:09 +0000, Indy Jess John wrote:

On 19/03/2017 19:12, Bob wrote:


The lowering of rental values then attracts the businesses that cannot
afford the previous higher rents.


This generates "churn" though.

The lady who was priced out of business pointed out that if the council
hadn't insisted that they knew what the "going rate" should be, she
would still be there and would be paying the council more than they are
getting now.


There are exceptions to every case and it may well be that the Council
were not properly advised either by its own staff or by a consultant it
appointed.

My experience of Council shopping parades is that they are generally in
at best secondary or more likely tertiary and below locations.

All commercial landlords should expect to carry a number of void
properties on their portfolios and need to adjust both portfolio and
individual rents to minimise those voids.

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Old March 20th 17, 09:43 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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In message , Huge
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On 2017-03-20, Norman Wells wrote:
"Roderick Stewart" wrote in message
...

For smelly cheeses you need to get one of those Tupperware-style boxes
with a sealed lid and use it for nothing else.


Or just avoid it like the plague. That's the best way.


No it isn't. Stinky cheese is one of life's great pleasures. And camembert
isn't particularly smelly.



I remember a friend of mine once cooking a steak and kidney pudding for
our lunch in a dish that he had previously used for cooking mackerel.
Steak and kidney pudding with a lingering taste of mackerel is not
particularly pleasant.
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Old March 20th 17, 10:01 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Roderick Stewart[_3_]
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On 20 Mar 2017 10:26:51 GMT, Huge wrote:

For smelly cheeses you need to get one of those Tupperware-style boxes
with a sealed lid and use it for nothing else.


Or just avoid it like the plague. That's the best way.


No it isn't. Stinky cheese is one of life's great pleasures. And camembert
isn't particularly smelly.


Some of them are wonderful once you get to know them, even if they
don't make friends easily.

Rod.

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Old March 20th 17, 10:40 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:15:30 +0000, Roderick Stewart
wrote:

For smelly cheeses you need to get one of those Tupperware-style boxes
with a sealed lid and use it for nothing else. There's a type that's
made of slightly thicker plastic where the lid is held on with folding
plastic flaps that clip onto the sides,...


See:-
http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/uk/

They're really useful.

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