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Caption This 03/15/2019

Posted March 15, 2019 4:45 PM by lmno24
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03/15/2019 4:54 PM

Tea candles! The power's off but the kettle's on!

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03/15/2019 5:26 PM

And that's why they call em 'tea lights' .

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03/15/2019 6:28 PM

Forgot to pay the electric bill again.....Oh well a nice cup o' tea will set it right....

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03/15/2019 6:50 PM

One way to light up your life with a good hot drink.

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03/15/2019 7:48 PM

But they were on sale at IKEA . . .

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03/15/2019 11:12 PM

Well, at least I don't have to chop wood anymore. Now that's progress.

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03/15/2019 11:31 PM

Let’s see , 12 candlepower = delta t x 6.35 / square root x 4.2 x L x T

the tea should be ready in 3 hours.

pity the candles only last 20 minutes.

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03/16/2019 1:27 AM

For Rent / Charming BnB - a steal at only $299 per night

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Enjoy candle lit evenings in this one of a kind off-grid beauty.

Get cozy under thick blankets and enjoy a piping hot cup of tea brought to perfection in a vintage copper kettle over an open flame. Guaranteed to take the chill out these cold winter nights.

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03/16/2019 1:34 AM

Descendants of Shen Nung rediscover light tea.

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03/16/2019 6:23 AM

And something for warming the crumpets.

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03/16/2019 9:15 AM

"It was the night that the lights went out in Georgia..."

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03/16/2019 4:09 PM

And here I thought you were going to say that you had done this, "what's the big deal?".

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03/16/2019 9:23 AM

This reminds me: why do you guys from over the pond still use those antique kettles, with a whistle on the spout, and, that you put on the cooker.

I was quite taken aback when we went to Orlando last year to find them in two different apartments we stayed in; then I started to notice them on modern US TV shows.

This side of the pond we all use electric kettles (you might find a few exceptions).

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03/16/2019 10:26 AM

On this side of the puddle we like our kettles to sound like train whistles. We even have songs about whistles blowing written by everyone from John Denver to Johnny Cash.

Drinking tea as well as coffee here, has been traditionally been associated with waking up and a beverage enjoyed during a break in whatever endeavor one may partake in. Whereas in other countries, a cup of tea is associated with a cessation of activities.

I believe there was a song written and sung by a rather popular British rock band that mentions waking up, dragging a comb and drinking a cup.

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03/16/2019 2:46 PM

We do the opposite.

Tea in a stove top kettle, coffee in an electric.

enjoy some Turkish coffee

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03/18/2019 8:32 AM

Electric kettles are one of the best exports EVER from your side of the pond. Mr. Best in Show gave me one 10 years or so ago. He saw a display while he was waiting in line to pay for something else at Macy's and thought oh, it's only 10 bucks. Why not give it a go? This particular kettle has a temperature gauge so it's easy to heat water to precise temps for stuff like yeast.

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03/22/2019 8:42 AM

What power is your kettle?

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03/18/2019 1:41 PM

When I was in a hotel in Australia, I used one of those electric pots and because it was 220v, it seemed to only take 30 seconds to boil. I assumed that in the US because of our 110v household supply that those pots might take 10 minutes to boil. If I'm going to wander off or sit anyway, why have another appliance to boil water? (I usually use the microwave to heat water by the cup.)

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03/19/2019 7:14 AM

"I assumed that in the US because of our 110v household supply that those pots might take 10 minutes to boil."

No: you just fit elements with a quarter the resistance for the US market.

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03/19/2019 10:35 AM

No: you just fit elements with a quarter the resistance for the US market.

Good to know! Thanks!

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03/22/2019 8:39 AM

Looks as though it's not quite as simple as I thought.

A typical UK socket is rated at 13 Amps and for that reason most kettles are described as 3 KW: in fact they are closer to 2800 Watts (depends on the actual voltage at the socket).

In the US a standard socket is rated at 15 Amps. You would need between 25 and 30 Amps to achieve a reasonable boil time.

Are dual phase sockets normally available in US kitchens? That would be the easiest way to get up and running: just buy a UK kettle and change the plug.

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03/22/2019 1:02 PM

Are dual phase sockets normally available in US kitchens? That would be the easiest way to get up and running: just buy a UK kettle and change the plug.

I've never seen one. We have 220v but typically only to an oven, clothes dryer, whole house water heater. Once in a while I'll see a 20amp 110v outlet.

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03/16/2019 10:08 AM

Little Miss M's UnderProvisioned Tea Party for Admiral Halsey

Admiral- What ? ,No Butter Pie. French "butter wouldn't melt so we'd put it in the pie."

Admiral-I used to be "called to curd" before inexpensive imports from France ended.

May-"But [now] the kettle's on the boil and we're so easily called" to whey.

May-Soon after you go whey anchor to the UK Channel Islands, the Guernsey dairies will remedy the shortage. Stiff upper lip old chap.

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03/16/2019 1:42 PM

Where there's a will, there's a way.

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Re: Caption This 03/15/2019. When you're out of whey, weigh anchor, and find a way, Wm.

03/16/2019 3:31 PM

Up, up, and yahweh with my beautiful Swedish doubloons from the fifth dimension.

Or as Aunt Clara might say: "know knead to wheyt another knight, Gladys."

I wanted to guess what Wm F Buckley might say but my thesaurus was abridged.

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03/16/2019 1:57 PM

Power cut!

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03/17/2019 1:56 PM

I just asked for three packets of "fork handles"....

I had to use them for something.

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03/17/2019 4:40 PM

Well, let's see... 3packets X 4candles = 12flames. yeah, that's about right.

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03/17/2019 5:07 PM

Two people's separated by a common language. / George bernard Shaw.

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03/18/2019 7:36 AM

The directions said "bring to a slow boil". Can't get much slower!

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03/18/2019 10:38 AM

I'd heard about the benefits of green tea so I decided to find out for myself.

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03/18/2019 12:15 PM

The good news is that I can offer you some tea...

The bad news is that you ought not to be in much of a hurry...

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03/18/2019 1:31 PM

Confucius say "Indian who drink grate pan of potted tea light...drown in tea pee"

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03/18/2019 1:53 PM

Hey, wait! Candlepower is a measure of light. Is that light tea?

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