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Rescuing Marmite - A Tale From The Diary Of Captain Obvious!
« on: March 24, 2022, 04:18:42 AM »
As one who spends a long time away from home, I miss the delicacies of British food. In the winter, Marmite is a particular favourite.

But those who have ever kept an opened jar of Marmite in their larder will be familiar with the way it turns from sticky, but spreadable paste into something that looks like it belongs on the axle of a car.

That has happened to me. My last jar of Marmite had transformed into something that was difficult to even extract from the jar with a knife.

Well, if your case is similar to mine, I have a solution!

I do not know how it took five decades to figure this out.

I boiled up the kettle to make hot water. Then I poured just a touch of the boiling water into the jar. Closed the lid and left it for a few days.

Now, I have half a jar of easily spreadable, salty, malty, goodness. Cheese sandwiches are once more a delight!

Yeah, it might be obvious to every Marmite eater in the world, apart from myself. But in case I was not alone, there's a solution!

More Marmite = better life!

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Re: Rescuing Marmite - A Tale From The Diary Of Captain Obvious!
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2022, 05:54:26 AM »
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Re: Rescuing Marmite - A Tale From The Diary Of Captain Obvious!
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2022, 06:04:04 AM »
A while back a recipe called for Marmite, I tried some and decided I never could live in Britain.

Later I wanted to know what this stuff was. Below is the Wiki leak, fascinating story.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmite
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Re: Rescuing Marmite - A Tale From The Diary Of Captain Obvious!
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2022, 07:22:14 AM »
Creating a Baine-Marie would also do the trick I guess....

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Re: Rescuing Marmite - A Tale From The Diary Of Captain Obvious!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2022, 07:26:55 AM »
Creating a Baine-Marie would also do the trick I guess....

I dunno. I just had the thought to add a little water, and then, what works better than cold water.

A technologically simple solution to a niggling problem.

Since Brexit, it has been a little harder to lay my hands on some of my stand-by favourites. I am reduced to lugging sacks of Yorkshire tea in my luggage every few months.
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Re: Rescuing Marmite - A Tale From The Diary Of Captain Obvious!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2022, 07:29:13 AM »
Creating a Baine-Marie would also do the trick I guess....

I dunno. I just had the thought to add a little water, and then, what works better than cold water.

A technologically simple solution to a niggling problem.

Since Brexit, it has been a little harder to lay my hands on some of my stand-by favourites. I am reduced to lugging sacks of Yorkshire tea in my luggage every few months.

Who would've thought that bootlegging and marmite running would be a thing in 2022?!

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Re: Rescuing Marmite - A Tale From The Diary Of Captain Obvious!
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2022, 07:31:48 AM »
If only that were the case!

Since I stopped driving across the continent my store cupboard of nice British stuff has become almost fully depleted!

I can't find anyone who will deliver stuff to me at a reasonable cost and where I will not have to pay additional costs for the import - and, of course, many products cannot be legally imported anyway.

Yeah, I voted for Brexit and I'd do it again - but there are downsides.
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Re: Rescuing Marmite - A Tale From The Diary Of Captain Obvious!
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2022, 07:52:28 AM »
Creating a Baine-Marie would also do the trick I guess....

I dunno. I just had the thought to add a little water, and then, what works better than cold water.

A technologically simple solution to a niggling problem.

Since Brexit, it has been a little harder to lay my hands on some of my stand-by favourites. I am reduced to lugging sacks of Yorkshire tea in my luggage every few months.

Who would've thought that bootlegging and marmite running would be a thing in 2022?!

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Re: Rescuing Marmite - A Tale From The Diary Of Captain Obvious!
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2022, 05:23:31 AM »
Since I stopped driving across the continent my store cupboard of nice British stuff has become almost fully depleted!

I can't find anyone who will deliver stuff to me at a reasonable cost and where I will not have to pay additional costs for the import - and, of course, many products cannot be legally imported anyway.

I used to take Andrew some must-haves on my many trips to Estonia. However, we don't go now since Estonia became a suburb of Washington DC. A place where western militaries gather and western leaders ponce up and down agonising about the non-existent Russian threat that has been about to throng over the bridge from Narva for at least a decade.

So one could argue that the lack of comestibles in the Baltics from Blighty is the fault of the Americans.  :-*
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