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    I love this thread!

    I love this thread!
  2. I have been doing double broth - after 23 hours...

    I have been doing double broth - after 23 hours throw in veg, after 24 hrs scoop out veg and meat for a nice stew. After 48 hours discard bones and you are left with a lovely stock, most of which...
  3. Thread: Funny CW moments

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    frozen fat-free whipped topping .... Yummy!

    frozen fat-free whipped topping .... Yummy!
  4. Thread: Spear throwing

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    Never used an atlatl, but quick-fire with a...

    Never used an atlatl, but quick-fire with a bundle of lightweight spears taken in turn from the left hand is fun.
  5. Thread: Easter menu

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    Easter sunday lunch would have been roast leg of...

    Easter sunday lunch would have been roast leg of lamb with fresh vegetables, but we've been invited out to relatives. No idea what we'll get. Breakfast will be huge piles of soft-boiled eggs with...
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    If I want baked goods then I will damm well use...

    If I want baked goods then I will damm well use decent wheat flour (probably spelt). I'm not coeliac, so 2 to 3 times a year won't kill me. More often than that is too much however you play it.

    If...
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    Just polished off a big plate of ox liver (huge...

    Just polished off a big plate of ox liver (huge slabs seasoned with ground pepper, chili, cumin & coriander seed, pan-fried like a slowly cooked well-done steak, then finished in the pan with a...
  8. Thread: Legumes

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    I have dried beans once a week or less, soaked...

    I have dried beans once a week or less, soaked for 48 hours, drained, pressure-cooked, drained, cooled, reheated as a nice curry with bone stock and served with coconut rice. Its a nice carby blowout...
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    Thanks for these details - yes interesting. I...

    Thanks for these details - yes interesting. I just like the idea that the neolithic grains were for brewing, and that the idea of baking them into bread was a later development, part of the secondary...
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    Beer.

    Beer.
  11. Thread: Funny CW moments

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    Have nbow been in 2 different supermarkets which...

    Have nbow been in 2 different supermarkets which have been promoting rapeseed oil with basically the same line: "less saturated fat than olive oil".
  12. Thread: Funny CW moments

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    In a big Tesco in a quite poor area, free samples...

    In a big Tesco in a quite poor area, free samples of two spreads "with butter" i.e. 60% "vegetable oil", 20% olive oil & 20% butter. There was a Tesco lady spreading it on warmed squashy sweet...
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    Salt + fat + crunch + bite-sized... they are...

    Salt + fat + crunch + bite-sized... they are basically vegetarian substitute for pan-fried insects, aren't they?
  14. Thread: Salmon anyone?

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    Here in the UK both Tesco and Aldi have wild...

    Here in the UK both Tesco and Aldi have wild Alaskan salmon frozen at good prices. I often poach it from frozen, but you can also thaw it and pan-fry.
  15. If you don't want it, I'll have it.

    If you don't want it, I'll have it.
  16. Thread: Funny CW moments

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    None of the farm shops here have free-range bacon...

    None of the farm shops here have free-range bacon - even the best, who raise their own woodland pigs, and butcher them themselves, for the most delicious chops and roasts and sausages, buy in their...
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    You could falsely spread malicious rumours behind...

    You could falsely spread malicious rumours behind her back?
  18. Homemade plain is whey better.

    Homemade plain is whey better.
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    ha, growing up in England we always had dinner of...

    ha, growing up in England we always had dinner of pancakes on pancake day. Big thin ones, eaten hot from the pan, sprinkled with sugar and lemon juice and rolled up into a roll.

    I am going to a...
  20. Why are you drinking so much?

    Why are you drinking so much?
  21. Thread: Funny CW moments

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    Well I agree with you. I am poor enough to...

    Well I agree with you. I am poor enough to actively seek out short-dated reductions at the supermarket, and I am very reluctant to get budget-brand pork products even if they are marked down to 10%...
  22. Ok but what about wide toes and zero-drop heel?...

    Ok but what about wide toes and zero-drop heel? Those reasons don't rule them out.
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    Yes you only need to compare the calories in of a...

    Yes you only need to compare the calories in of a little "extra" e.g a dessert of clotted cream and honey, with the amount of calories burned in a bout of exercise e.g. 30 mins swimming. You're never...
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    It's just an addiction. The junk is neither...

    It's just an addiction. The junk is neither delicious nor nutritious, so why ingest it?
  25. I done a fair bit of archery many years back with...

    I done a fair bit of archery many years back with a yew self bow, I experimented with various old styles as they were more fun than modern style. I liked drawing to the chest rather than the chin, it...
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