In Other News – 09 February 2016

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Pancakes

Today, if you’re religious (particularly towards the Anglo-Christian end of the spectrum), it’s Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins – and a time when people like to stuff their faces with the things they’re soon be giving up. It’s commonly known as pancake Tuesday, for reasons I’ll never quite understand. That said, it’s a day when many enjoy eating pancakes – or, rather the sorts of things we (and people in the UK) like to call pancakes, which are really closer to being crepes.  If you’re not religious, it’s just a good excuse to stuff pancakes in yer gob, innit?

Commonly eaten with sugar, perhaps cinnamon and a liberal bit of lemon juice, I prefer my pancakes filled with savoury fillings; mince, chicken and mushrooms, spinach and ricotta or well anything really, as long as it goes in my face.

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Last Updated: February 9, 2016

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  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    I was wondering why there were selling pancakes everywhere I went today.

    • HvR

      Making pancakes in this heat should give you a free pass for lent.

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        Agreed man. I’m inside with aircon and I feel hot

  • VampyreSquirrel

    I like my pancakes sweet. Chocolate sauce, syrup, honey, sugar cinnamon and syrup, ice cream… I don’t care.

    Edit: Also I’m currently producing 20843 cookies per second. #soproud

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      As long as it’s banana free, I agree.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        You’re one of those banana hating heathens aren’t you?

        If so, we can still be friends, but I’m having banana on anything and everything just to spite you (and so I don’t have to share) 😛

        • AfricanTime

          agree with the bananas , except with peanut butter sandwich.

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          Haha I like banana by itself. And I like banana flavoured ice cream and milkshakes and smoothies and banana pancakes (different to what I’m talking about here). But banana ON stuff….nope. Like people who put it on pizza. I mean seriously, why not put a whole fruit salad on your pizza then.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            I eat it on pizza XD

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Haha. I should’ve known!
            Damn. I like pineapple on pizza, so maybe the fruit salad thing doesn’t hold well then, but I think it’s maybe just a texture thing.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Bacon, banana and pineapple on a pizza… so epic! XD

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            stahp

          • VampyreSquirrel

            OR! Ham, avo, banana and garlic 🙂

            Man I want pizza now *cries*

          • HvR

            Oooo, St Elmos Tuesday special.

            *goes to website, 20 year old branch nearby closed down.
            *cries….

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Don’t remind me.
            A guy in Durbanville kept his old St Elmos, re-branded it and has pretty much exactly what St Elmos used to have. I discovered it two weeks ago. I think I cried a little.

          • HvR

            Tyger Manor one also now closed, think it was the last one in the north.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Yea. They were bought over by Dominos, so they have the option to either close down or convert (wololooo).
            But that place near Tygervallei is my new go-to delivery pizza place…it’s like St Elmos in disguise 🙂

          • HvR

            Not quite, the company that owns St Elmos and Scooters bought the rights for Dominos for south africa.

            For some reason they closing the St Elmos for Dominos instead of the Scooters.

            Which place near Tygervalley?

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Fire and Slice.
            It’s somewhere around there. I don’t know the areas too well. Only been living in the northern suburbs for two years now.

          • HvR

            OOo I see this the Tyger Manor St Elmos I was talking about AND they have the Tuesday special.

            BTW, it is Bellville not Durbanville.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Nooooooooo!!!! THE HORROR!

            I can’t find a decent pizza near me, all these Pizza Huts, Dominoes, and Debonairs suck. I like Romans, Pizza Perfect and St Elmos.

            Oh and Piccolino’s.

            Pizza Del Forno is too expensive too. *sigh*

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            What the hell man!
            Avo AND banana? Why don’t you just throw the pizza in a bowl of water!? 😛
            I prefer the real traditional pizzas like anchovy or tuna or parma ham. Not too many toppings either.
            We had pizza on Friday….and Saturday 😀

          • HvR

            instead of anchovy just chuck a 500g packet of Cerebos salt on your pizza, it is cheaper.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Anchovies are the treats of the ocean! 😀

          • HvR

            Galjoen, geelbek, maasbanker, kabeljou, kolstert, tuna, salmon, kreef, perekul are treats of the sea.

            Anchovies can get back in the sea.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            They’d be so lucky…not if I’m around. 😀

          • Hammersteyn

            Yes! i can disagree with no one when it comes to pizza!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Tastes better too.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            LOL! I haven’t had pizza in about 2 weeks… withdrawal man… withdrawal.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            My wife’s dad has been producing pizza ovens since…well, he was one of the first actually. So naturally he insisted on installing a moerse one for us.
            The one he has at his own house is 1.5m wide inside. O_O But then I have to be pizzaiolo when we’re there and have him watch my every move. :/

          • VampyreSquirrel

            hahahaha… I’d rather just go buy pizza.

          • Hammersteyn

            Avo and banana is normally part of a Californian. All that’s missing is Feta and Bacon

          • Hammersteyn

            I have a theory. Anything you can put in a sandwich can go on a pizza

          • VampyreSquirrel

            This is a damn good theory.

          • Hammersteyn

            I eat most things on pizza…. make that everything

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            😀

          • Hammersteyn

            Same here XD

          • HvR

            Had it for the first time the other day with very salty bacon, was pleasantly surprised.

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          Poor NanaJim, you have given him nightmares

  • HvR

    In other news Blackberry finally figured out how to make a half decent phone …… use Android
    http://www.knowyourmobile.com/mobile-phones/blackberry-priv/23345/blackberry-priv-Android-Lollipop-Marshmallow

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      I’m upgrading this week…but I’m not a phone person, so might just get an old flip-phone ;P

      • HvR

        I vote slider phone and new black trenchcoat

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          Haha.
          I never had one of those. I had a flip phone right up until people started looking at me funny, then I went to full touch. XD

          • VampyreSquirrel

            I had a flip phone right up until I had it repaired twice and got fed up and threw it against the wall and went back to a Nokia 3330 until my next upgrade.

          • HvR

            3330 instead of 3310, you non-conformist you

          • VampyreSquirrel

            LOL!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            XD

          • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

            I loved my 3330! best thing about it the pinball and it had WAP :p

          • VampyreSquirrel

            WAP enabled phones were so expensive to run on a limited budget 🙁

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    I
    HATE
    CREPES

    I just hate them.

    I like the good ol’ thin pannekoek made in SnorToria, crepes can GITC

    • …crepes are think pannekoek.

      • Hammersteyn

        think? Brain food?

      • Commander Admiral Chief

        Clearly you have not had proper pannekoek.

        Pannekoek doth not equal plaatkoekies (pan cakes)

        Crepes doth not equal proper pannekoek.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Are you lot still waffling on about this.

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            Why don’t you maple out of here before you get creamed?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Or I’ll end up getting my just desserts?

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            It’s quite the syrup & sprinkles these days

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