Spokane, WA Real Estate:For Anglophiles

The English Connection of Jeannette Karis

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I am originally from Southampton, Hampshire in the UK, a port on the south coast where the Titanic sailed from. Just prior to moving to the US I was living in the Oxford area. There is an expression an Englishman's home is his castle and sometimes that's a fact! Can you guess which house I grew up in? The majority of home construction in Britain is with brick or stone depending on the availability of local materials.

Food Finds
A variety of English foods are available in Spokane. My latest discovery is Ginger Lemon Cream biscuits at Total Wine where I also found Stone's Ginger Wine (essential ingredient for a whisky Mac) and Advocaat (Snowball), four different types of fruit cake in World Market on Division & Francis, a veritable cornucopiae of good food among other things. Items spied there recently include, Birds Custard, Marmite, a variety of English teas, pate, shortbreads and on and on. Other finds include clotted cream at Pleasant Blends at 9301 N. Division in the strip mall by Rosauers, AI bold & spicy is very similar to HP sauce, pasty (made in Canada) in Yoke's (Indian Trail), Cadburys chocolate, Colmans mustard, (Safeway), Jaffa cakes, Jacobs Cream Crackers, Christmas puddings (TJ Max)and Christmas crackers (TJ Max). Be sure to check on the back where your Cadbury find was manufactured. I find those made under license by Hersheys in US do not taste the same as those imported from UK.

If you have a food find let me know. email Jeannette Karis

There is an English Pub, restaurant and shop in Renton WA called the Three Lions that has excellent steak and kidney pies, I bring them home to freeze as well as cakes and susage rolls.

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Instructions for a Great Cup of Tea
First boiling water is poured into the teapot so that it is well heated ie warm the pot. This water is discarded, tea is added to the pot (1 spoon per person and 1 for the pot) and more boiling water is added. The tea must stand for a few minutes before pouring. Serve with milk and sugar.

When tea is left for an extended length of time in the pot the taste deteriorates and is described as "stewed". With more delicately flavored China teas a slice of lemon may be preferred instead of milk and sugar.

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Jeannette Karis - "The REALTORŪ with the English accent!"
509-994-8246 // licensed in WA state
RE/MAX of Spokane, 12810 E Nora, Spokane WA 99216, (each office independently owned & operated)