Wednesday, 7 October 2020

The Slippery Slope

 Yesterday I met Rachel-in-Norfolk for a coffee in the Morrisons cafe in Diss, then I did my shopping  and on the way out found myself walking through  the beer and cider section - not an aisle I usually peruse. 
I don't drink alcohol - mainly because it doesn't mix with some of my prescription meds., and I hate spirits anyway but walking through I suddenly had a craving for cider.

I looked for the nearly cheapest  - and brought home 4 cans of Morrisons own brand.
 What I want to know is - do you think this is the slippery slope to drunkeness and alcohol addiction!?
 

 (Whoops it's 5% proof..............seems a bit strong...............feeling woozy.........why am I looking at the ceiling!?)
 
Back Tomorrow
Sue

 ( safer to use it for Wassailing the Apple Trees or making a Cider Cake instead I think!)
 
 

51 comments:

  1. A four-pack of cider; one to drink, one to cook with, one to share with a friend...and one to put at the back of the cupboard so that in 3 months time you can say "Why on earth did I buy this?"

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    1. There are several in the family who could finish them for me after I've Wassailed the apple trees on 12th night

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  2. You can always bake with it, or use it to glaze a gammon joint. Personally, I'd vote for sending it to me and I'll drink it for you!!! I LOVE cider : )

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  3. I always say your body if it craves something is a message to say it needs it. I even put that idea to my GP who agreed. I don’t for one moment think you will become addicted, you are far too sensible. I love your idea of the other three cans, putting one in the cupboard as Angela suggested.

    LX

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  4. No. Aldi have apple, pear, and red berry, which is delicious. I start a can at about lunchtime, sip it from a small glass, and finish it with my evening meal. I do this once a month. A long way to go before I reach the bottom of the slope. A little of what you fancy does you good.

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  5. Keep it until Spring, then pour it in pots and use to trap slugs. Then, go treat yourself to an bottle of good, artisan perry.

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    1. Oooh, the REALLY good ones are like champagne. Had some at a food festival once, and it was amazing.

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  6. Wine is around 12-14% so I think you're quite safe with your cider. Enjoy!!

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    1. I know I can't drink wine anymore - it has a bad effect on me now

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  7. ive had a four pack of the cheapest Tesco bitter since March we made Shandy the other night...lol ...we are so hardcore

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    1. Oh Bother - why didn't I think of that. Bitter shandy I love and its one thing I can drink without any effect and I have lemonade here anyway.......next time

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  8. I don't drink alcohol because I take to many medicines but I do like a glass of Tesco Pink Lemonade and like IIona says "a little what you fancy is good for you". Glad you had a good chat with Rachel. Hazel c uk 🌈🌈🌈

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  9. We had champagne yesterday (birthday), but I usually go for weeks without a drink, and then it's just the one. (You didn't say how many of the cans you drank though!)

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    1. Belated Happy Birthday. I've only ever had champagne at a wedding - it was OK but not amazing

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  10. Sue this made me smile. Why is it when we live alone we feel guilty drinking? Sometimes in the evening, if I feel like it, I have a sherry while watching TV or reading. My son is always horrified!

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    1. No guilt here and neither should you - a sherry is food rather than drink anyway!

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  11. I do love a nice cider on a hot day, and no you are not on the slippery slope ... yet ;-)

    If you fancy a cider that is more like a fruity drink, try the new Strongbow Rose. I put off trying this newest one as I really don't like flavoured ciders or rose wines, but I caved last weekend and bought a bottle, it's just a nice refreshing drink and I will be having it again, and we can slide down the slippery slope together ... weeeeeeeee!!

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    1. At least you won't fall downstairs after all those ciders in your new Home-for-a-year!

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  12. Enjoy, cider is lovely with pork too.

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    1. Haven't eaten Pork for years, although I do like Ham

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  13. I hope I did not drive you to drink! It was lovely to see you yesterday and I look forward to next month when we see each other again. x

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    1. No you definitely didn't drive me to drink! I wouldn't even have been going through the beer aisle except I went back to the deli to get some cooked meat "scraps" to have with chips for my tea and for lunch sandwich today.

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  14. Not in a bottle. Tastes of metal.

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  15. I think I've already slipped down the slope. Hic!

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  16. In the US, cider is usually fresh pressed and non-alcohlic. I use it in Fall cooking, esp casseroles w/ squash and rice.

    Books: cosy mystery series/ crime/ take place in Suffolk, by Clare Chase. Light reading and obscure plots but it is always fun to read stories set in one's home locale, I think. [hence mention to you]. Cozy* Blogger wouldn't let me correct spelling.

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    1. Cider here can be VERY alcoholic or just fizzy pop.
      I checked up on that author. One book is called Murder at Apple Tree Cottage. We used to live in a house with that name back in the 80's!

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    2. We visited a Cider Farm in Vermont once, that was where I learnt that in the USA "cider" is just apple juice, and the alcoholic stuff is called "hard cider"

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  17. They do say that a little of what you fancy does you good.

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    1. I should really stick to drinking chocolate - it's much safer

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  18. I think you are safe! You should enjoy it as the rare treat that it is for you! I love that you and Rachel can get together. I wish I could join you but the distance is a bit much!

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    1. It's really good to meet up with Rachel . The cafe at Morrisons supermarket in Diss is halfway between us so works very well

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    2. I would love it if you could join us Bonnie.

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    3. That would be a fun! It's only a bit over 4000 miles and an ocean! My thoughts are with you both at least.

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  19. I am already at the bottom of that slope so if you crash land I can cushion your fall.

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    1. That had me laughing so hard I nearly sprayed out my coffee! LOL

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    2. Brilliant comment - thank you. :-)

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  20. It;s nice to treat yourself once in a while. Cider can be quite potent though. I recall a work Christmas party some years ago involving two cans of Diamond White. I very foolishly did my weekly shop straight afterwards and ended up purchasing a large fluffy pink pig from Asda for no discernible reason. I still have it

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    1. Loved this comment. a good thing I was at home after my can!

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  21. Ha ha I think you'll be ok with an occasional treat. ;)

    I wanted to thank you for your lovely blog. Hubby and I had really wanted to travel to the UK this year for our anniversary (we live in Canada), but that's not going to happen! Your blog gives me a beautiful little taste of the UK from my own sofa. It is a real comfort, as your many readers would surely agree. Heartfelt thanks!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I really hope you can get over here for a visit next year......hopefully things will be back to normal - fingers and everything else crossed

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  22. Oh Sue, you are most definitely on that slippery slope - haha, NOT!
    The occasional little drink didn't do anyone any harm (and sometimes does a lot of good for our morale). I love cider in a pork chop casserole, with some chopped apples and onions. Yum :)

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  23. Not on a slippery slope at all.

    Here in Canada cider is not alcoholic, however you can buy hard cider which is a bit, but you can't get it in the grocers.

    God bless.

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  24. Definitely on the slippery slope - to a good night's sleep!! I bet you enjoyed it.
    I will be climbing back on the wagon as soon as I get home - maybe until Christmas!
    xx

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  25. Wrong brand. Magnum Irish cider. Wait till you do a long bike ride on a hot day and then get a nice cool cider drink. Once cycled round Isle of Aran (Stoney Isle in Father Ted) on a hot day, horses and carts left me behind on the hills, and by the time I got to the pub that Irish cider was nectar and life saving!

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