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      for dessert. It's an all around word. If people from England actually have pudding for dessert they stipulate it like: Plum pudding. Unless it's Yorkshire pudding which is served with the meal as in prime rib and Yorkshire pudding. In which case it's nothing like what we would call pudding in America it's more like a bready side dish.
      The reason for this confusion is because the word dessert is a French word. And in the past England and France have had some issues. One of the outcomes of this is the British cannot go around using a French word to define a part of a meal that they eat so they use their own word:Pudding.
     Another outcome is the popularity of port and sherry in England. The British at one point boycotted all products from France including wine. To compensate they imported from one of their allies, Portugal. That's why in all the British moivies and stories on Materpiece Theater and Monarch of the Glen people are drinking sherry and port.
     In the Edwardian Era people had a much sweeter taste and most if not all of the wine served at fine dinners and manor homes came from Germany. Unless it was Champagne.

     I am not a poor or AA but I don't have a car so maybe some people could call me poor but I don't see myself in that category.
     I have done grocery shopping on the bus. And I've gone to three stores doing it, in the summer, by myself. But, and this is a big but. I'm just one person. I only have to shop for myself. I can't imagine having to do that for a family. Or with children if I couldn't get a sitter.
     It's bad enough that when I do go shopping like that on the bus I'm so wiped out I don't want to look at food when I get home. I have to make sure I buy something I don't have to cook or can put in the microwave for that night. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have the luxury to do that because I had kids.
     I don't know why churches get involved here. I don't go to church but a lot of people do, they should get involved and have a sort of shuttle service to grocery stores. Here in Az. we have Sunflower, if those prices are doable for people they could go there, I shop there. Especially for produce.
     I know that's just one problem transportation but it could be a step. There is a Food City Ranch Market in Phx. on 16th. St. they either deliver or have their own shuttle service. I can't remember, I live in Tempe and don't go there much. But other grocery stores could do that.    

    I don't think the critics could understand what we were doing. Jimmy Page

    by nellgwen on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 02:06:08 PM PDT

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