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Greta Wed 05-Dec-18 16:36:57

Well, if we cannot discuss oranges what about apples. My husband used to correct me when I said "apple and blackberry crumble". According to him it should be "blackberry and apple crumble". Was he right?

Baggs Wed 05-Dec-18 16:41:54

No. It's definitely apple and blackberry.

LullyDully Wed 05-Dec-18 16:46:32

I suppose it depends what fruit you have more of. If you have the same quantity of both, therein lies your dilemma.

tanith Wed 05-Dec-18 17:24:04

I say apple and blackberry

ayse Wed 05-Dec-18 17:26:57

I’ve always said blackberry and apple as it used to be made in the late summer, from the blackberries picked on country rambles. I don’t think it matters, tbh.

Elegran Wed 05-Dec-18 17:27:45

Tell him if he doesn't want your apple and blackberry crumble he will just have to make his own blackberry and apple one.

That will give you twice as much for yourself!

Kittye Wed 05-Dec-18 17:28:02

Apple and blackberry...but if there's more blackberries than apples it should be Blackberry and apple. But I'd still say Apple and blackberry

Kittye Wed 05-Dec-18 17:28:46


Anniebach Wed 05-Dec-18 19:20:16

Blackberry and Apple

Bathsheba Wed 05-Dec-18 19:28:14

Blackberry and apple, simply because I usually make it when there is a glut of blackberries, and only a small amount of apples are added. Ditto blackberry and apple jam.

Bathsheba Wed 05-Dec-18 19:29:44

But it's really so unimportant. A bit like eggs and bacon or bacon and eggs - both versions are used. So what? wink

Anniebach Wed 05-Dec-18 19:50:44

So why not ?

oldbatty Wed 05-Dec-18 20:37:55

Oooh no Bath, it's deffo bacon 'n' eggs

Bathsheba Wed 05-Dec-18 21:42:38

If I had my way, it'd be bacon 'n' eggs 'n' bacon grin

Jalima1108 Wed 05-Dec-18 23:08:46

Blackberry and apple - definitely
Besides which, it's much more easy to say that way round

oldgra Thu 06-Dec-18 09:29:54

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MawBroon Thu 06-Dec-18 09:39:53

Perhaps you need to adjust the dose oldgra

Jalima1108 Thu 06-Dec-18 10:21:45

is that a onesie that I spy?

MawBroon Thu 06-Dec-18 10:23:05

See “Blasphemy” hmm

Jalima1108 Thu 06-Dec-18 10:24:58

Like a persistent annoying fly.

It's gone now though MawBroon

MawBroon Thu 06-Dec-18 10:26:39

As has the post on “Blasphemy”
He (?) will have to find some other way to annoy people hmm

gillybob Thu 06-Dec-18 10:35:21

When my son was little he always asked for “eggs and bay-con” . His favourite.

gillybob Thu 06-Dec-18 10:36:07

Oh no I haven’t fell for the old plimsolls again have I ? hmm

Jalima1108 Thu 06-Dec-18 10:37:41

No, I think we're OK, it was the deleted post gillybob

Bacon and egg. Yum! I only had cereal for breakfast [boring]

knspol Thu 06-Dec-18 11:22:59

A blackberry is a bramble where I come from so definitely a bramble and apple crumble.