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  • The horse in that scene (as well as the rider) are supposed to look at odds. Bilbo is not supposed to be that horse and adventure savvy (though the Brandybucks of Buckland on the edge of the shire are known to be quite savvy horsemen-- they are also the only hobbits to lock their doors). And looking at the angle of the horses head, the white aspect of the eye is exaggerated
    exactly. which is why i thought it was an interesting choice of pic. how to slant your opionion before you start reading. there was another article and it was equally vague. same lovely pic. but from what it said alot of it was stuff like dangerous fences, boggy ground etc. i cannot tell you how many horses and ponies locally have broken legs in paddocks. we're talking smart old horses. it is just a fact of life. our old pony got caught on a muhlenbekia vine the other day. tied her leg up totally. she is smart so she just stood still till i found her. she's clipped her cover onto the fence too and done the same thing. patiently waited to be rescued. not all horses are anywhere near as onto it so they kicked and get injured. sheep fall into creeks and cant get out. the list goes on. but yeah, from what the other article said the insinuation was it was more that sort of abuse than whipping and beating abuse.

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    • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
      doing well here. fasting is going nicely. doing a 1-8 window right now that's going well. Looking at going 2-5 as a possible time frame as well.

      otherwise, work is good. half-way to particular goals, and happy all around. DS is doing well -- growing again (as they do!) and smart as a whip.

      also, getting geared up for the festive hobbit time.
      thrilled to hear that everything is going well Zoe.

      Originally posted by seaweed View Post
      lots of hoo haa about animal abuse on the hobbit. i rolled my eyes when i saw the pic they posted with the article. either it's the camera angle or that is one upset horse. check out the whites in the eyes and the rider looks like he hasnt got a clue.
      Hobbit animal complaints too late: SPCA
      i'm still gonna stand behind the coldness here for not IFing. Plus OMG butter rabbit! that was so the best recipe in the world gwamma. use the idea as a base and then make it with anything. fry garlic and meat in butter. throw in a can of coconut milk. garam marsala and spices. bit of yoghurt. spoon of tomato paste. salt and simmer. done in 15. i think i spent more time going thru the rabbit to make sure i didnt leave an shotgun pellets in it. yes kids it is chicken lol crunch crunch!!
      I am so pleased the rabbit was a success Seaweed. I so wish my wee poppett was here, instead of America - shooting me some rabbit !!!!

      I have just mowed half the lawns, so now for some lunch and then back into it.....be good you lot !!!!!!
      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

      ...small steps....

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      • I am so pleased the rabbit was a success Seaweed. I so wish my wee poppett was here, instead of America - shooting me some rabbit !!!!
        i am going rabbit shooting tomorrow afternoon if we can all get away. depends on work loads. i am taking the pump action which i absolutely love. so theatrical lol i usually end up with wicked bruises all over my shoulder as it kicks back so bad. but yes. so far we've done fish, prawns and rabbit with THE recipe. basically any white meat/fish/shellfish and it will work. i will try it with venison next time to test that theory.

        off to town shortly to look for coconut oil and a few other bits and pieces and going to the library. i just finished the book my neighbour lent me which was awesome so i need something else to read.

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        • Sounds like you ladies would like one of my favourites low cooker recipes. Really easy to play with and change it up. Going to try coconut milk next time :-)


          So here's a recipe I've been playing with recently (I didn't invent it, but can't remember where I got it from originally) based on a Malaysian/Indonesian style soup or stew:

          As I was cooking for 15+ people I used the following approximate amounts and ingredients, but you can take this as a base and play with it, scale it down, etc., whatever spices you have in the pantry. I also substituted the beef for lamb neck chops, the second I made it.

          Ingredients
          1 kilo grams of beef, cuts meant for making soup or curries. (use cheaper cuts that need to be cooked slowly, like brisket)
          1 kilo grams of beef tendons
          Veggies: 4 large onions, (can add a bulb of garlic, but I don’t eat it if I can help it), 6 sticks of celery, 6 large tomatoes, 4 medium carrots, 1 tspn of powdered ginger (could use fresh obviously). Finely chop the onion. (garlic if included), ginger and cut the other veggies into large pieces.
          Herbs: Not vital, but adds a different dimension. Throw in some of your favourite flavours.
          Whole spices: 8 cloves, 4 star anise, 8 cardamom pods or a tspn of powder.
          Spices (powdered): Use your favourite spice/rub. I use garam masala, but you could use a Moroccan or Cajun mix. Either rub it into the meat, or just sprinkle it into the crok pot. I used 5 or 6 tablespoons of garam masala.
          Some fat for browning the meat if you choose to.
          Enough to just cover the meat/veggies during cooking.

          Instructions
          I put all of the ingredients into the pot, starting with the onions, celery etc. then the tendons and meat (but you could brown off the meat first in a separate pan before adding the onions and spices then the veggies and water). I then sprinkle in the spices and stir through so everything gets a good coating. If you’ve time leave it like this for an hour or so to let the flavours really get ingrained into everything.
          Pour in the water until it just covers everything, which in my case was just before it overflowed the crok pot

          Stick it on low and leave to cook, it’ll probably be done after 8 or 9 hours, but the longer you leave it the better it gets. It’s ready to eat when the tendons have gone nice and soft and almost translucent. If you put it on high, obviously the cooking time is reduced. The last time I made this was during the day, it was turned on at about midday on low to begin with, but switched to high at at around 1 or 2 pm to make sure that it was ready to eat that evening.

          When the beef tendon is nice and gooey, add salt to taste and fresh herbs and serve.

          I should be cooking it again this week, so will add some pics then
          If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

          Originally posted by tfarny
          If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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          • with the exception of the veges and obviously i used rabbit, not beef. that is pretty much what i used spicewise. garam marsala, cardamon, whole star anise, whole cloves, fresh ginger and garlic. i added in some cinnamon as an after thought. oh plus the can of coconut milk. maybe i stuff up but if i lob everything in my cast iron fry pan in sorta logically order, i have curry in 15 or so mins so i never know why i need to slow cook it.

            what is beef tendon in kiwi ? ie what would i find it labelled as in the supermarket?

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            • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
              with the exception of the veges and obviously i used rabbit, not beef. that is pretty much what i used spicewise. garam marsala, cardamon, whole star anise, whole cloves, fresh ginger and garlic. i added in some cinnamon as an after thought. oh plus the can of coconut milk. maybe i stuff up but if i lob everything in my cast iron fry pan in sorta logically order, i have curry in 15 or so mins so i never know why i need to slow cook it.

              what is beef tendon in kiwi ? ie what would i find it labelled as in the supermarket?
              Normally labelled "beef tendons" at Pak n save :-)

              They take a long time to cook and it's best to do it low and slow, but great for your joints.
              The idea of this dish is that it should be more or a broth/soup than a curry sauce, but you certainly can improvise.
              If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

              Originally posted by tfarny
              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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              • lol i am way too stuck up to go to pak and save! the broth soup bit sorta makes sense as you get stuff all evapouration in a slow cooker. the way i cook mine, it cooks down to quite a thick curry sauce without needing any additional thickening.

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                • I'm sure your local butcher would be able to supply beef tendons.
                  Food You Should Be Eating: Beef Tendon | kitchenhacker.net

                  What's really good is that if you use fatty cuts of meat, like brisket on the bone or cheap lamb cuts, you get a good layer of fat on the top that I scoop off and save to fry eggs or veggies in. Has all the flavour of the spices in the pot.
                  If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                  Originally posted by tfarny
                  If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                  • thanx for that Misabi, I so need me some good recipes..... Seaweed I don't enjoy pac 'n ' save because it is sooooooo cold. I always come out of there with a chill LOL
                    Managed to mow the whole lawn with the ride on today, but it was quite high, so not picking up huge amounts of grass. Always look good thou - after a mow !!!!!! I am a poet and I didn't know it !!!!!!
                    sorry have been drinking the red stuff !!!!
                    DH stressed to the max, so I still haven't been swimming in the last day or two. I will set the alarm for 6am and do it then !!!!!!!
                    I hope you all have a great nights sleep !!!! I certainly shall after a page or two of 50 shades.....althou the sex stuff is getting a weeeee bit boring now. I may have to revert to a Jeffery dreaver or a lee child ????? just for a little grounding ?
                    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                    ...small steps....

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                    • i will look harder next time i am at the shops. i usually give that bit of any deer legs i get to the dog but i will make an effort on the next one too. have you tried niter kibbeh which is ethiopian spiced ghee?

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                      • sorry have been drinking the red stuff !!!!
                        dont worry i had a weekend on the whiskey so i am not going to stand in judgement. i have finished my book too and there was too many people parked outside the library when i went past so i am getting frustrated as i am bookless.
                        forgot to say i got my minimuses back today yay! no more wandering around the boonies in workboots for me!!!

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                        • I have so many books seaweed I could post some to you !!!!!! I have a library !!!!!!! PM me what your interested in !!!!
                          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                          ...small steps....

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                          • i will do. i have decided i am gonna BP coffee fast again tomorrow. way too much food today so i will take a break.

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                            • Here I was thinking that I must be the only person snobby enough to refuse to shop at PnS. We got a new store built here just over a year ago and I've never even been in it, makes me feel like a poor student or like I'm on the DPB which is awful and snobby and talk about stereotyping (I know).........I also don't ever go to KFC and the main reason is not necessarily the nutritional value of the food but because I hate standing in line behind overweight women wearing horrible track pants. Makes me feel fat by default!

                              Yay for new shoes Seaweed. I still need to get me some for summer to replace my beautiful merrell barefoots which will be pointless when my new orthotics arrive. I've done a bit of reading about my injury and every website recommends good supportive, padded soles to prevent further injury or exacerbation. Grumble, grumble.....might pop out at lunchtime today and see if I can find anything suitable. On the upside I also need a new swimsuit so at least I'll be getting something enjoyable too.

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                              • happy shopping LL. I so need me a swimsuit as well !!! But not today
                                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                                ...small steps....

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