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 Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn

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jim
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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   29/7/2010, 12:11

We steam them. Smile

LOL Brum.
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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   29/7/2010, 16:21

from "windmill cafe on the autobahn" to boiled ,steamed or raw veggies,what a change of thread,[ ps, just close your eyes and eat them and keep the wife happy]
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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   29/7/2010, 17:00

Never boiled our veg to mush at home, nor in most of the cookhouses and/or messes I ate at Stephen.

Fish & Chips is a national takeaway dish here in the UK, and is no longer cooked in beef dripping but vegitable oil.

Best way to cook vegitables is 'Al Dente' Meaning, Boiled or Steamed so as to be firm but not hard, and should be interpreted as cooking them just until they lose their raw taste, and as a way to avoid overcooking them!

You most be thinking of BFG School Dinners mate!

Back to the Windmill Cafe' never had the plesure to ever visit it sadly to say.


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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   29/7/2010, 17:47

Stephen,

I have a question.

On our R&R from BATUS, a while back, we wandered toward Calgary and beyond. The first thing we noticed was men wearing cowboy hats, the second thing was fat- arsed women, I mean seriously fat !

If that's what the Canadian diet does to you then I'm putting my Christmas sprouts on to boil now !

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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   30/7/2010, 09:16

dandc wrote:
from "windmill cafe on the autobahn" to boiled ,steamed or raw veggies,what a change of thread,[ ps, just close your eyes and eat them and keep the wife happy]

I know, we're not very disciplined for ex Army types are we. LOL. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   31/7/2010, 19:48

Mike_2817 wrote:
Never boiled our veg to mush at home, nor in most of the cookhouses and/or messes I ate at Stephen.

Fish & Chips is a national takeaway dish here in the UK, and is no longer cooked in beef dripping but vegitable oil.

Best way to cook vegitables is 'Al Dente' Meaning, Boiled or Steamed so as to be firm but not hard, and should be interpreted as cooking them just until they lose their raw taste, and as a way to avoid overcooking them!

You most be thinking of BFG School Dinners mate!

Back to the Windmill Cafe' never had the plesure to ever visit it sadly to say.



Aaaaaagghhh....!!!! affraid Don't even get me started on BFG School dinners!!!

I attended Cornwall Comprehensive in Dortmund for a year and was -- well,shocked actually, at the quality (or lack thereof) of the school lunches. Dreadful. Disgusting, actually. Evil evil stuff!!! I can still wake up screaming over them LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   31/7/2010, 19:54

brum wrote:
Stephen,

I have a question.

On our R&R from BATUS, a while back, we wandered toward Calgary and beyond. The first thing we noticed was men wearing cowboy hats, the second thing was fat- arsed women, I mean seriously fat !

If that's what the Canadian diet does to you then I'm putting my Christmas sprouts on to boil now !


Eheheheh....the cowboy hats were probably because we were in the midst of our annual Calgary Stampede where everyone and their dog, it seems, turns into a cowboy/cowgirl for 10 days. Those of us who have lived here for any length of time try and get out of the city during that period!!

As for the fat-arsed women....yes, especially out in the suburbs. Not sure what that is about. Too many McDonald's hamburgers, fast food in general, and Slurpees (a high sugar beverage dispensed out of a machine that mixes flavoured syrup in with mushed up ice...I work in a store that sells these things and I call it Liquid Crack!! And, yes, many of the woman who waddle in...well, let's just say the last thing they need is an 861 ml of Slurpee!!!)

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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   31/7/2010, 19:57

jim wrote:
dandc wrote:
from "windmill cafe on the autobahn" to boiled ,steamed or raw veggies,what a change of thread,[ ps, just close your eyes and eat them and keep the wife happy]

I know, we're not very disciplined for ex Army types are we. LOL. Very Happy

I'll take the fall for that one....steering everyone off topic! Who knew there'd be such a reaction to a mild criticism, meant as goodnatured digging, about British culinary arts!!!

(Vastly improved, by the way, in recent decades....)
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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   2/8/2010, 11:02

The food at PRS was great Stephen, (may I call you that now we are the same grade? Very Happy )

I liked Calgary, I had some good weekends out there, great place and full of fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   2/8/2010, 12:29

That will cost you a drink when we met in a few weeks Jim, or I will demote you to Private LoL

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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   2/8/2010, 13:02

Might not be happening now Mike I'm afraid, family problems with my Father in Law. Colleen is seeing if we can cancel the apartment we booked. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   2/8/2010, 18:59

jim wrote:
The food at PRS was great Stephen, (may I call you that now we are the same grade? Very Happy )

I liked Calgary, I had some good weekends out there, great place and full of fun.

You certainly may, Jim! I am not at all a formal sort of guy! bounce

Uhm....what is "PRS".....acronyms, especially military-oriented ones, always tend to throw me a bit.

Glad you liked Calgary. I've lived here since 1973 and, while it is now "home" it really is NOT the city I thought I'd be spending the majority of my life living in!!

When I first got to Calgary, after my dad's tour in Germany, I was aghast at how...I don't know....blah the city was.

It was a summer of drought that year, for one thing, and so nothing was green or abundant like I was used to overseas.

There just didn't seem to be any sense of history or continuity; in fact, Calgary is notorious for demolishing anything that was, or could become, historical or architecturally interesting in favour of some gawdawful glass and steel monolith (which Thomas Wolfe, in his book From Bauhaus to Our House, described as 'German worker housing stacked end on end'....great description). It still does that, sad to say. Others have described our downtown as "recently uncrated". Looks fantastic from a distance with these sparkling glass towers nestled along the river valley, but desolate when in amongst them.

On the upside, however, your average Calgarian is friendly, hospitable, helpful, and relaxed (by and large. It is a corporate-oriented city after all!!).

I know when some of the boys come in to town from Suffield (talk about desolate!!!), they seem to enjoy themselves immensely. And there are parts of the city that are quite conducive to young guys having a good time.
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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   2/8/2010, 22:06

jim wrote:
Might not be happening now Mike I'm afraid, family problems with my Father in Law. Colleen is seeing if we can cancel the apartment we booked. Sad

I understand mate. These things happen.

Hope things work out OK.

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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   4/8/2010, 15:50

Ah yes Stephen, Suffield was erm... empty. LOL

Still you had the joys of Medicine Hat and the sin bin. Smile

PRS = Prince Rupert's School, Wilhelmshaven.
KAS = King Alfred's School Plön.
Hamm = Windsor Boys and Girls in er.... Hamm, why we never called it Windsor I can't think.
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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   15/11/2011, 00:00

When I first arrived in Germany I think it was 14.50 to the pound, that was 67 then just a little while later we had devaluation and it suddenly dropped to 8.50 which was ok when shopping in the NAAFI but when trying to shop outside it became quite expensive, it wasn't long before they brought in a higher LOA to compensate. Mind you for a few months it certainly suited some people

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PostSubject: Re: Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn   15/11/2011, 21:16

Bit late for my reply but | remember the ROE being £1/0/6 for 12DM. At that time, we could only exchange 12DM from BAFV's as there seem to be a restriction at that time on our spending. Anyway, we only got £3/3/6 as a LCpl. I know before anyone moans, the NS soldiers only got 28shillings a week.

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PostSubject: Suffield   15/11/2011, 22:12

jim wrote:
Ah yes Stephen, Suffield was erm... empty. LOL

Still you had the joys of Medicine Hat and the sin bin. Smile

PRS = Prince Rupert's School, Wilhelmshaven.
KAS = King Alfred's School Plön.
Hamm = Windsor Boys and Girls in er.... Hamm, why we never called it Windsor I can't think.
Suffield is/was NOT empty......I live here.........
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