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10 minutes ago, Mr Standfast said:

So which stereotype are you?

 

 Probably educated liberal leftie snowflake remoaner according to the populist press. White Irish according to the ethnicity quiz. Doesn't go anywhere near describing the complexity of my character. Howza about yerself?

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6 minutes ago, MDM said:

 

 Probably educated liberal leftie snowflake remoaner according to the populist press. White Irish according to the ethnicity quiz. Doesn't go anywhere near describing the complexity of my character. Howza about yerself?

Very similar, with miss-emphasis on the "probably educated". 😉

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19 minutes ago, John Morrison said:

 

School of hard knocks, for me, and university of life... 😎


Didn’t Van  Morrison have a song with that title? I am guessing you are not related. 

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1 hour ago, John Morrison said:

 

Close enough. I used to live in a van...

 

Which brings us nicely back to the pandemic. I have never lived in a van but I have a lot of Van Morrison music. However, no more will I give him a penny after his Covid song. Given his age and the importance of his voice for his music, I hope the school of hard knocks doesn't teach him another very harsh lesson. 

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1 minute ago, aphperspective said:

On a totally different track just finished converting all my Christmas meat bits into three massive mixed meat and veg pies with puff pastry tops. 

That's another great thing about pheasant.

Minimal leftovers.

We don't get the pies though. Only soup.

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2 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

That's another great thing about pheasant.

Minimal leftovers.

We don't get the pies though. Only soup.

True game birds don't carry excess baggage, and the carcase makes brilliant gravy.

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57 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

A bit of lead on occasion. But we've only noticed one shot in 2 birds so far.

That reminds me of the first time my husband hunted dove with other guys. First off, I hate wild game. Period.

So Bob brings home dove breasts, and tells me how he was told to fix them. It’s been years ago, but I do remember soaking them in milk to get the wild taste out, and what else I don’t remember.

I bake them in foil seasoned with whatever the recipe called for.

We have 3 kiddos at the time who won’t touch anything “different”. I tell them they are chicken breasts but they are suspicious and watching our faces at the table. I take a bite of my breast, force it down past the lump in my throat. Next bite I cut off reveals a birdshot.

Calmly, I keep a poker face and announce I need to use the bathroom. I rise, walk out of the kitchen, then RUN to the bathroom and throw up.

You can’t help what you can’t help. Keep your pheasant, doves, wild turkeys, deer, etc. I ain’t gonna eat ‘em.

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9 minutes ago, Mr Standfast said:

Betty, where do you stand on Octopus?

Just askin.. 🙂


Hard to pin down and very slippery I hear. 
 

Oh please add vegetarian and heathen to the above stereotype. 

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2 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

I'm self educated. Unfortunately I had a bad teacher. 

 

I'm a self made man, thus relieving GOD of a massive responsibility.

 

Allan

 

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I have just heard from my next door neighbours who were self isolating. They had tests done a couple of days ago for covid19 and have been given a full bill of health.

 

Allan

 

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Some decidedly gloomy good stuff occurring in this thread of late.

 

So, we took a nice walk in the sunshine this morning, bright and cheery, but brass monkey temperature. 

 

Being renowned for my parsimony,  I had scheduled a grocery delivery for between 10 and 11 this evening, when it would be free. They phoned and asked if they could come earlier. It actually arrived before 7.   I call that a result,  but maybe I'm easy pleased.

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Today was warmish with a bright blue sky. I took a walk at a nearby wetlands park. Saw lots of water fowl and got a few usable photos of water, sky and colorful foliage. A huge otter, as large as a Retriever, scampered across the path behind me as I turned around. I got a few quick pics, though probably nothing sharp enough to upload here. Beautiful day though. 

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6 hours ago, Mr Standfast said:

Betty, where do you stand on Octopus?

Just askin.. 🙂

Nope. I’ll let’s raw oysters dipped in a spicy sauce slide down. No brains or kidneys, or mountain oysters. I guess it comes down to what one eats as a child. There was a time after my mom married my stepfather that we lived on a farm for awhile.

Times were hard. My stepfather and his brother hunted ducks, squirrels and rabbits. I did try them, but the wild, strong flavor put me off. We did raise chickens, some laid eggs, and once a pig was butchered. All of that was good, including the fresh milk from our cows. That is, when they didn’t eat some weed in the pasture that tainted the milk.  After that, I never drank milk again. Still don’t, but that’s because I’m lactose intolerant as much as anything.

I tried the lactose free milk, but it made my custard pie not as good as regular milk. 
Yes, I cook with milk and suffer the considerable consequences. I just don’t drink it. That’s pushing things too far.

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