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Coronation Street Meet-Up!

We meet once a month to gab and gossip and laugh about Coronation Street. Check our Meet Ups page for more information. Pointe Claire Coronation Street Meet Up
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Lancashire Eccles Cakes! Jamaica Ginger Cake! Fudge Bites!

New Treats! We just received a few new bits, and a bunch of favourites that we don't always have in stock,so that's good news! What's new - (by the way, the question mark key is no longer working on my laptop here, so I will have to assume you can cope with my incessant rhetorical…
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Easter Chocolate! Crisp Delivery! Biscuits! MORE!

YES! Easter Chocolate! Exhale my darlings, we finally received a delivery of Easter chocolate from England! Proper bloody stuff, this, right? We also received an absolute tsunami of crisps, Twiglets, and all manner of salty excellence. We are packed with biscuits, chocolates, sweets, and more. AND, as if that all weren't enough, we received a…
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Terrific New Delivery

We have quite a selection of items we've not had for some time - Rose's Lime Cordial, Vegemite (VEGEMITE!!), Toffee Crisp, Topic Bar, Wispa, and we have the Minstrels back in stock as well. Jacobs Cornish Wafers! Oh good glory, we have been waiting for those for ages. We also received the Heinz Sandwich Spread,…
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The Beginning of the Bramble Blog

A few months ago we hired a very lovely chap to help us turn our website into a better-functioning online store. This has involved many changes, I won’t go into all of it, but perhaps most difficult for me was the suggestion that I start writing a blog. I don’t read blogs. I used to,…
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Bramble Blog Part Deux – “Best-Before Dates” and such

I’ve written about this a variety of ways, and have deleted all of them because it is a boring subject, indeed; and a very frustrating one as well. As well, all previous versions of this blog have been deleted for Crabbiness. So, here’s the last try: British Food is, unlike North American food, imported from…
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Blog the Third, Again

I posted this a few days ago, but due to an unfortunate “WHOOPS!” it, along with many other lovely things, was accidently removed from the website. I have re-posted many of the gifts, and a few more. There are Guinness gifts, Dr. Who gifts, National bits (Union Jack stuff), and some Keep Calm and Carry…
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Four of Blog, Part One

I was just roaming through the website, and affirming that, indded, yes, we are out of quite a few staples. I can only say, as I do often, but it nonetheless bears repeating, that if it were easy to fully stock an inventory of British food in Canada, everyone would do it. Its’s frustrating, isn’t…
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Four of Blog, Part Two

Righto. First, let me offer you all my sweeping apologies for failing to properly observe St. Patrick’s Day. Honestly, everywhere else, it seemed, were St. Patrick’s Day specials and such, and at Bramble House, I think we barely managed to put out a few knick knacks. I hung the Irish Flag in the shop window.…
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Quinary Blog – Suggestion Box and Such

First off, here comes spring! That’s “HUZZAH!” worthy, isn’t it? Aye, indeed. Ooooh lovely! I’ve been holding on to this wee picture for some time now. I am quite pleased to finally be able to use it, here, to celebrate Spring. …because even if it’s a little cold and rainy, it’s still Spring. April showers,…
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Bramble’s First Cook Book!

In 2004, the Branston Pickle factory in Suffolk burned down. There was such a panic about running out of Branston Pickle, that the company posted the recipe online for folks so they could make their own. This is not to say that recipes for pickle didn’t abound, but the company’s particular version of Branston was,…
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Just Put Marmalade on Chicken

That’s all. You take a piece of chicken, and then you spoon globs of marmalade on it, however much you like. I heap on lots, frankly, because – and I’m not proud of this, but here it is – the marmalade mixes with chicken fat, and I just love that, scooping out the marmalade, rinds and all,…
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Oh Chocolate, My Chocolate!

I will start this by saying that I was not always so passionate about chocolate. As a child, I certainly liked it, but as I grew older, I found I stopped eating it, along with most candy sold in North America. I just found it all too sweet. I would enjoy some dark chocolate now…
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Blogging, in General …and COOKBOOK!!

Colour me surprised, but people are reading me blog. I have to laugh at myself here, (a little bit more than usual,) because when my lovely website chap initially suggested I start writing a “blog” I thought, “Oh LORD! Me and how many hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, write blogs and who…
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