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Anyone done a Canadian Bonfire night???

Old Oct 31st 2009, 11:21 pm
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mmmm Britt Ekland.....
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
What have toasted marshmallows got to do with Bonfire Night?? Maybe it's some swanky southern thing.

You need sausages, baked beans, jacket spuds, thick curried parsnip soup, toffee apples.
You forgot the parkin and the bonfire toffee

And the soup should be tomato, not parsnip.

We never had toasted marshmallows either.
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 1:59 am
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Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
The parsnip soup was a later addition. -- I had some posh friends in Hertfordshire.

The potatoes were usually burnt as Dad tried to cook them in the bonfire. There was usually talk of wrapping a hedgehog in mud and cooking it, we never did this thank God.

So all that was left was beans and sausages.

Oh and freezing cold feet from standing around in cold damp grass watching fireworks splutter and die.

Those were the days
Apart from the parsnip soup that Bonfire Sounds exactly like mine. Even the reference to hedgehogs in mud, apparently thats all the Gypsies used eat.

I never liked Catherine wheels as I thought they'd set the fence on fire.
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 1:14 am
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Originally Posted by Chookie View Post
You forgot the parkin and the bonfire toffee
I think parkin is more common 'oop north....those shandy drinkin' southerners don't know what it is.
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 1:18 am
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I think parkin is more common 'oop north....those shandy drinkin' southerners don't know what it is.
I know what it is. It's Jamaican ginger cake called something different.
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 1:39 am
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It's fireworks night every night here - just stand outside and listen to the shots from across the river
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 2:58 am
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I have not had a bonfire night since I left England. I would love to go to one this year. Anyone in Ontario, Durham Region having one??
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by Steve_P View Post
When did food become associated with bonfire night?

A bonfire and fireworks was all we had.
Bonfire toffee and half cooked baked potatoes (we used to throw them in the embers wrapped in foil of course no one could wait the 2 hours it would actually take to cook them) were the norm at our house. I also remember my mum making Parkin Cake
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
That's cos you lived in a shoebox on Merseyside.
Bloody luxury, we lived in a discarded Sainsbury's carrier bag on side o' road and watched other peoples fireworks going off! But we did have Parkin Cake (none of that south nancy marshmallow cre-app)

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Old Nov 1st 2009, 8:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Alan2005 View Post
I know what it is. It's Jamaican ginger cake called something different.
"Real" parkin is nothing like a Jamaican ginger cake!

It is dark, sticky and very heavy (cos it is made with oatmeal and black treacle)
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"Real" parkin is nothing like a Jamaican ginger cake!

It is dark, sticky and very heavy (cos it is made with oatmeal and black treacle)
Absolutely - I had my dander up on that one!

But I do like Jamaican Ginger Cake too!
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 8:48 pm
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Absolutely - I had my dander up on that one!

But I do like Jamaican Ginger Cake too!
hahaha. I know exactly what parkin is - just thought i'd wind up the norhterners.
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 9:10 pm
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I'm glad I grew up down south.





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Old Nov 1st 2009, 9:24 pm
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So do southerners have cucumber and watercress sarnies on Bonfire Night?
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 9:27 pm
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So do southerners have cucumber and watercress sarnies on Bonfire Night?
Yes they do. As they are delicate souls they celebrate November 5th in June. They drink Pimms and sit in wicker lounge chairs around the croquet lawn. They prefer to be waited on by spotty young girls from Lancashire.
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