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Old Feb 4th 2021, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by Danny B

I've always liked you Caretaker.
Awwwww I used to buy a pound in BC for $1500 and it would last a year more or less, but now I buy 4 - 6 oz (to get the good discount) and it's better and lots of choices and I'm not using the same stuff all year and trying to keep it fresh in jars. Things have improved vastly. I don't have to drive 900 miles coming back looking in the rear-view mirror all the way. It's finally being delivered to my door by an agent of the government, which I find very satisfying.

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Old Feb 4th 2021, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
Potato vodka is lovely I used to enjoy it as a vodka martini (a little dirty).. pre stroke - haven't had one for 3 years, it's on my list of things to do this year, LOL!
What makes a martini "dirty"???

Googled it:

A dirty martini contains a splash of olive brine or olive juice and is typically garnished with an olive.

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Old Feb 4th 2021, 7:45 pm
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Brandy makes me wheezy and blotchy. I can drink wine and whisky, no problem, but just a sip of brandy will literally give me hives.
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Old Feb 5th 2021, 2:51 am
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What happened to that really long thread ?
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Old Feb 5th 2021, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by Tangram
What happened to that really long thread ?
If you mean the change work thread, jsmith321 deleted it before he closed his BE account.
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Old Feb 5th 2021, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by Danny B
If you mean the change work thread, jsmith321 deleted it before he closed his BE account.
Incorrect. It's not possible for a forum member to delete a thread unless they do it within 10 minutes of starting one
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Old Feb 5th 2021, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
Incorrect. It's not possible for a forum member to delete a thread unless they do it within 10 minutes of starting one
oh, well in that case I have no idea where it went.
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Old Feb 5th 2021, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by Tangram
What happened to that really long thread ?
To keep all the mental health posts and threads in one place it was merged and moved. If you click on the thread on the Maple Leaf Index page, it will automatically take you to it.

Sorry for the confusion, the title in the index had got changed but I have changed it back.


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Old Feb 5th 2021, 6:19 am
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Just wondered. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Tangram
Just wondered. Thanks.
You are very welcome
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Old Feb 5th 2021, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
Brandy makes me wheezy and blotchy. I can drink wine and whisky, no problem, but just a sip of brandy will literally give me hives.
That's unfortunate indeed. I've recently acquired a reaction to wine, swollen tongue being the main problem. It's a bore.
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Old Feb 5th 2021, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by bats
That's unfortunate indeed. I've recently acquired a reaction to wine, swollen tongue being the main problem. It's a bore.
I have never been a wine drinker, just a drop gives me acid reflux. I have never been a spirit drinker either. I used to like port and lemon. Now it is Grand Marnier, my second choice is Bailey’s.
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Tea and Amaretto makes a nice drink.
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Originally Posted by caretaker
Tea and Amaretto makes a nice drink.
Someone recommended I try Bailey’s in Earl Grey tea. 🤮
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There are a lot of cocktails that use Bailies. If you like Bailies and coffee, drink that. Liquers are expensive so it's good to experiment with something you already have. In the 80's we used to sell a lot of Blueberry Tea, but even though I made hundreds of them I can't remember all ingredients. Ours was a high-end drink and I know we used Benedictine, but can't remember the rest (maybe GM, maybe Amaretto). We stopped doing it because when it became less popular it was cost prohibitive due to the Benedictine, and we had a ridiculously low profit margin. Look up Blueberry Tea and keep scrolling until you find a few that sound good to you, then choose from those. I'm leery of mixing any dairy based liqueur with other booze lest it curdle, but I know it is done. And when you post the puke emoji, watch out for your shoes.
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