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  • Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
    I forget to laugh.
    That's the most important part isn't it?

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    • Originally posted by RittenRemedy View Post
      That's the most important part isn't it?
      Wise words, Obi Wan!

      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

      B*tch-lite

      Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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      • Thursday, March 20, 2014

        Happy First Day of Spring!

        And for me, it is starting well. After staying awake to the wee hours the night before last, last night, I turned out the light, turned off my brain, and fell asleep somewhere between 10:30 and 11pm. The happy result of that is that Iím drinking my first cup of espresso at just after 5am, and my brain feels like itís more on track with the rest of the world.

        Just stuffÖ

        There are way more than 50 shades of gray. There might be an infinite number. There are also more than 50 shades of carbohydrate.

        A downside to eating almost no processed foods is that itís no fun to look at the coupons in oneís inbox. A list of $56 worth of coupons from WholePaycheck, and only the one for yogurt might be relevant. (Might because Iíd have to check out the brand to see whatís in it.)

        Speaking of Whole Foods, Iím looking at their deals flyer, and the prices are good through ďApril 31, 2014.Ē HmmmÖ 30 days has SeptemberÖ

        I need to exercise more. Just do eeeeet!

        According to my little spreadsheet, Iíve averaged 110 grams of protein per day for the last 11 days.

        I wonder if ground lamb would taste good in a frittata.

        Use for a shish kabob skewer. Some time ago, I absentmindedly tied a double bow/knot in my draw-string PJs. Iíve been getting a little smaller since then, and the knot had tightened (and the waist loosened) while I slept. The PJs finally got so loose that I had to hold them up when I walked, but I couldnít get the knot untied. **light bulb** A skewer, slipped in and gently moved around until the knot loosened from its center. Worked like a charm. Now I donít feel like ButtCrackGirl. Iíve always been able to get knots out of jewelry chains, so now Iíve added something to my Pretty Useless Things Iíve Learned list.

        April showers may bring May flowers, but the first day of spring brought the new (cutie pie, I hope he stays) UPS guy with my meat! Eye of round, 90/10 ground beef, two beef tongues, buffalo chuck roast, bison and chicken liver, and bison and beef long marrow bones.

        For your viewing pleasure:








        I said to hang the laundry and bring the baby in!



        The theme today may be babies, but the look on the dogís face is priceless!

        May the farce be with you.
        "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

        B*tch-lite

        Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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        • That poor dog looks like he's thinking it's all over.
          Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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          • You know you are a good parent when your kid poops and you reach out to catch it or it poops on you and you don't spike it.

            The vijay cake is great. I showed it to Hubby and he grunted something about it being cute. I should know better than to speak to him while there is a March Madness basketball game on.

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            • Originally posted by JoanieL View Post

              A black marker, duct tape, and a can of WD40 can fix 90% of all things that need fixing. *chuckle*
              And a BFH... Big Farging Hamer.... cuz if I can't fix it, I will damn sure make sure no one else can!

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              • Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                I still have the spatula. In fact I'm thinking that if the handle is in the current bag of garbage, I could super glue it back on.
                That's the ticket, you dont wants to waste a good spatula....

                Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
                And a BFH... Big Farging Hamer.... cuz if I can't fix it, I will damn sure make sure no one else can!
                You beat me to that squire, we used to say the only thing yer toolkit needs is a small hammer, a big hammer and a condom, if the small one don't work use the the big one, if that one don't work, fu*k it!

                Originally posted by Urban Forager View Post
                That poor dog looks like he's thinking it's all over.
                Looks like he's thinking that someones dropped something that smells like it could pickle a brick....

                Originally posted by vh67 View Post
                You know you are a good parent when your kid poops and you reach out to catch it or it poops on you and you don't spike it.
                And find it hilarious, not sure if I'd find someone having a crunch on me that funny....

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                • Originally posted by Urban Forager View Post
                  That poor dog looks like he's thinking it's all over.
                  LOL - the end is near!

                  Originally posted by vh67 View Post
                  You know you are a good parent when your kid poops and you reach out to catch it or it poops on you and you don't spike it.

                  The vijay cake is great. I showed it to Hubby and he grunted something about it being cute. I should know better than to speak to him while there is a March Madness basketball game on.
                  I had an ecology instructor that told us that it's thought that the reason we get all emotionally gooey over babies is an evolutionary thing so that we don't kill them when they do things like that (or wake us five times in a night).

                  Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
                  And a BFH... Big Farging Hamer.... cuz if I can't fix it, I will damn sure make sure no one else can!
                  How could I forget a hammer?!

                  Originally posted by Dhansakdave View Post
                  That's the ticket, you dont wants to waste a good spatula....

                  You beat me to that squire, we used to say the only thing yer toolkit needs is a small hammer, a big hammer and a condom, if the small one don't work use the the big one, if that one don't work, fu*k it!

                  Looks like he's thinking that someones dropped something that smells like it could pickle a brick....

                  And find it hilarious, not sure if I'd find someone having a crunch on me that funny....
                  I might have to give up my almost two-year absence from Walmart to get a new one. They have an 88cent spatula that is perfect for the size of my hands.

                  I have to admit that understanding about 80% of the "joys" of parenthood eludes me.
                  "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                  B*tch-lite

                  Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                  • For Friday, March 21, 2014

                    I ended up making scrambled eggs because itís faster than frittata, but ground lamb tastes really good with eggs. (And tomato, onion, and just a little curry powder.)

                    Yesterday got away from me, and by the time I got done fartiní around and back home, all I did was make a very late supper and crash. So, the above sentence was my entire post.

                    Hopefully, these will compensate with some smiles/chuckles/giggles. When autocorrect goes wrong:










                    Have fun today!
                    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                    B*tch-lite

                    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                    • The "f**kweasal" makes me laugh because to get something to auto correct to that, you have to use it pretty regularly.

                      And thank you for the other thing. You are so wise and tactful.

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                      • Originally posted by vh67 View Post
                        The "f**kweasal" makes me laugh because to get something to auto correct to that, you have to use it pretty regularly.

                        And thank you for the other thing. You are so wise and tactful.
                        Thank you, sweet thang! I can do tact when I try.
                        "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                        B*tch-lite

                        Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                        • The weekend

                          Saturday, March 22, 2014

                          I’ve got a cow’s tongue in brine for cooking on the 28th or after.

                          It’s a beautiful 65F/18C outside, and it was mostly overcast for my walk this morning, so, it was just an easy, lovely way to start the day.

                          Query: how many hacks does one do in a year before one realizes that they’re no longer following a healthy diet, but instead just looking for a quick fix like any 1970s dieter that took those lovely black capsules?

                          Another day flies by.


                          Sunday, March 23, 2014

                          Food, glorious food!

                          One of the things I really like about this community is that some of the folks here really respect food, like to cook, and are up for experimentation. From trying a new cut of meat every week, to dipping one’s toe into a new pool of organs, parts,* and even creepy crawlies, to some of the beautiful and creative dishes that people create while leaving wheat and canola oil behind – it’s all inspirational.

                          *The lamb testicles are still in the freezer, but guess what’s thawing as I type this?

                          Here’s a hint:



                          There was a whole bunch of preachy stuff about food where this sentence now is.

                          Food can be beautiful or it can be a mockery. It can be healing or it can make you sick. The choice is up to each one of us. You can spend an hour a day social networking, or you can spend an hour a day transforming beautiful ingredients in delicious, healthful meals.

                          Which brings me back ‘round to chicken feet. I’ve been doing some reading this morning and even though I’ve been adding a few to my bone broths in recent months, I’m an even bigger fan now. I closed all the tabs, so no links, but you can google “health benefits of chicken feet,” to find information.

                          I knocked eight chicken feet off the frozen solid block I had – doc is correct, I had forgotten how important a hammer is. When they’re defrosted, I’ll parboil them, take off any of the yellow membrane (there’s not much on these), give them a pedicure, then marinate them. After that, it’s into my clay cooker for a slow roast until they’re soft enough to pick up and eat like chicken wings.



                          This is only creepy the first time you do it.

                          Later in the day... These came out so much better than I imagined they would. These look like mine did, except the photography is so much better. (All three of the pics are from the web; it’s so much easier than doing my own.) Finger lickin' good, indeed!


                          I thought these links in Mark’s post today were cool:

                          Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It - Wired Science - Just like we’re creating Super Bugs by having antibiotics in our food, we’re creating monster rootworms and they’re fighting back.

                          Penn Medicine Researchers Show How Lost Sleep Leads to Lost Neurons - Sleep, baby, sleep.

                          Primal Abroad: Food Adventures from Around the World | Mark's Daily Apple – I read this last year, but it’s still a fun read. And nowhere does he state that cuy tastes like chicken.

                          I used to think that when man has finally destroyed the planet, all that would remain would be cockroaches and styrofoam. Maybe we’ve created some rootworms to keep the cockroaches company.

                          Peace, love, and chicken feet.
                          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                          B*tch-lite

                          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                          • i could feed chicken feet to my dogs, no problem. i'd probably coo at how happy they look while covered in chunks and bits. but looking at up close cut up chicken feet and thinking about me eating them, i suddenly get squeamish are they meaty or gelatinous or crunchy or?

                            as for the food hacks, i've been keeping up with meatneggs and with every picture i think 'you need liver, where is your liver?'

                            Query: how many hacks does one do in a year before one realizes that they’re no longer following a healthy diet, but instead just looking for a quick fix like any 1970s dieter that took those lovely black capsules?
                            beautiful
                            yeah you are

                            Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                            lol

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                            • Lol, thanks for the autocorrect belly laughs on my birthday! I was texting hubby one day and whatever I was trying to say came out as "Klingon", which was actually somewhat oddly appropriate to the context. Who programs those things, anyway .

                              I just bought chicken feet yesterday. Throw them into batches of bone broth. Never ate them by themselves. Long ago when living at home, we used to toss them to the dogs on butchering day. Kind of funny seeing them run around the yard with chicken toes hanging out of their mouths.

                              And I have a beef tongue in my freezer, picked up when the farmers' market closed for the season months ago. Must look back to find your brining recipe, unless you're feeling generous enough to repost... . Never tried it before, but it's good grass fed local stuff, so why the hell not?
                              My musings

                              The old stuff

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                              • Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
                                i could feed chicken feet to my dogs, no problem. i'd probably coo at how happy they look while covered in chunks and bits. but looking at up close cut up chicken feet and thinking about me eating them, i suddenly get squeamish are they meaty or gelatinous or crunchy or?

                                as for the food hacks, i've been keeping up with meatneggs and with every picture i think 'you need liver, where is your liver?'

                                Very gelatinous and chewy. You know the little nubby thing on the top end of a chicken leg? It's softer than that so you can chew it to soft enough to swallow. I've seen them fried, so that might be a crunch thing. There are also little bones in them, so they can be removed before (way too much work for me), or you can spit them out like watermelon seeds.

                                Need liver! I had some bison liver over rice yesterday and the leftovers today thrown in the food processor and eaten with a spoon.

                                The video strikes me on so many levels. First is the homophone (Wikipedia reminds us not to confuse this with homophobe) relationship between AYDS candy and AIDS the disease. Then it's so old that she's a size 10. And she loves it. We've screwed with the sizes so much that she'd probably be a six or a four now. And of course coupling speed with candy can be nothing except wonderful! hahahaha

                                Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                                Lol, thanks for the autocorrect belly laughs on my birthday! I was texting hubby one day and whatever I was trying to say came out as "Klingon", which was actually somewhat oddly appropriate to the context. Who programs those things, anyway .

                                I just bought chicken feet yesterday. Throw them into batches of bone broth. Never ate them by themselves. Long ago when living at home, we used to toss them to the dogs on butchering day. Kind of funny seeing them run around the yard with chicken toes hanging out of their mouths.

                                And I have a beef tongue in my freezer, picked up when the farmers' market closed for the season months ago. Must look back to find your brining recipe, unless you're feeling generous enough to repost... . Never tried it before, but it's good grass fed local stuff, so why the hell not?
                                Everything is sold with youth in mind. Although I guess the first time Klingons made an appearance was in the mid-1960s with the first Star Trek series. (Jim! They've snorted all the dilitheum crystals! We're losing power!)

                                The brine:

                                2 tablespoons of pickling spices. (I used these: Frontier Bulk Pickling Spice, CERTIFIED ORGANIC, 1 lb. package: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food)
                                A quarter cup of ACV
                                Salt - sorry, I didn't measure
                                1 teaspoon sugar (some recipes call for more)
                                Water - enough to cover it. If it floats, you can either weigh it down, or turn it on a regular basis. I use a plastic shoe box, but glass if probably healthier if you have it.

                                Some recipes call for saltpeter to keep the meat pink like you'd find it in a deli, but I don't use it and it tastes just fine.

                                You can leave it in the brine for 7-14 days. Take it out, rinse it off.

                                I did mine in a pressure cooker. For that, I ground up 2 tablespoons of pickling spices and added it to the water. Also another 2 tablespoons of ACV. Pressure cook for 55 minutes (that was for a two and a half pound tongue and an eight quart pressure cooker). I did a slow depressurization for this, but you could probably increase the cooking time to 65 minutes and then do a fast depressurization.

                                Take it out and let it cool enough so you can handle it without burning yourself. Now remove the outer membrane - you can probably just peel it right off with your fingers. Slice and serve, or if it seems too much like boiled meat, slice, pan fry it for a bit, then serve.

                                This is handy if you use the pressure cooker for stuff: https://fastcooking.ca/pressure_cook...ure_cooker.php

                                To use a slow cooker - I'm clueless. But I hope I've helped somewhat.

                                And Happy Birthday!!
                                Last edited by JoanieL; 03-23-2014, 10:49 PM.
                                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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                                Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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