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post #31 of 49
That's the stuff. And isn't agar what one finds in a petrie dish? :blush:
post #32 of 49
Yep, and can be used as a laxative, too!!! :lol:

At least it ain't meat, eh?? :smoking:
I might be suffering from CDO.
It is just like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order.
Just as they should be...
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I might be suffering from CDO.
It is just like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order.
Just as they should be...
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post #33 of 49
Are you going to get me started on smokers now? :D

Btw, your tartan looks very familiar.
post #34 of 49
Not trying to incite the pure lung society, just was trying to add some "hip/beatnik/cool" (of which smoking is not) imagery to the comment...:blush:

The tartan is Clan MacLaren, and has similarities to a number of the more well known setts (Campbell, Douglas, Gordon, Murray, Stewart and others)...
I might be suffering from CDO.
It is just like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order.
Just as they should be...
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I might be suffering from CDO.
It is just like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order.
Just as they should be...
Reply
post #35 of 49
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I made an avatar for now . . . maybe some of you will recognize it. It is my clan tartan.
post #36 of 49
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I had a great book that I've lost track of. I think it was called the Homesteader's Handbook. It's from the 60's or 70's. Some of the drawings in it were really funny. One was a cigarette package labeled "Smoke Fish!" with little dried fish in it, instead of cigarettes :roll:It was a section on making smoked fish. This book was authored by Israel/Shea--the surnames, if I remember them right.

Well after typing this, I looked for the book and I found it :bounce: It's by Rich Israel and Reny Slay. It's not so much a fantastic cookbook as it is a practical guide to many skills including making soap and beer, raising bees for honey and a lot of other things.
post #37 of 49
The closest I can come up with is Munro...
I might be suffering from CDO.
It is just like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order.
Just as they should be...
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I might be suffering from CDO.
It is just like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order.
Just as they should be...
Reply
post #38 of 49
Thread Starter 
Nope . . and I hope I didn't totally hijack my own thread :look:
post #39 of 49
Oh NOOOO!!!! Hijackery!!!

To sort of bring it back on topic, I also have a handful of books from the early 70's, entitled "The Foxfire Book(s)", [1972 and on] which espouse many of the traits of "plain living" embodied by the folks in the Appalachian Mountains...

Wonderful stuff...

Regarding vegetarians, my daughter has held an aversion to recognizable beef products (steaks, roasts and such) for a while now, but was okay with ground beef in burger or taco/burrito format... As well as chicken/turkey/fish for the most part.

Then she announced that she'd renounced all animal foods (including cheese, eggs, milk, etc.) preferring to have beans and veggies only. No huge hystrionics, or condemming us meat eaters to eternal sauteing, but she had a bit of an "air" about her that suggested that she was now on an "enlightened" path to purity...

She has been known to be stubborn at times (not unlike her dad), so I just let her go on about how she needed to do this. I figure that at 25 years old (semi-professional university student) she had a right to her beliefs, as long as they did not interfere with my lifestyle. After all, it was I who was providing the shelter, utilities, food, cable TV and internet access, so my rules are the law, and highly regarded. Well, to be truthful, let's just say they are given a cursory acknowledgement and viewed as so much hot air out of the paycheck...

Anyway, that went okay for a few months, and then one day, there was the obligatory fast food burger bag and wrapper left out on the kitchen table when I got home.

Not a word came out of my mouth, nor did I gloat too horribly when a couple of weeks later she actually asked for a couple of the hot dogs that were being prepared on the 4th...

She still maintains a primarily vegetarian intake, but allows those if us who wish to gnaw on the flesh of the beasts to do so in relative peace and harmony, as long as we pile the bones neatly, as to resemble Japanese pagodas...

(she's gonna kill me if she ever finds this...) :eek:
I might be suffering from CDO.
It is just like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order.
Just as they should be...
Reply
I might be suffering from CDO.
It is just like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order.
Just as they should be...
Reply
post #40 of 49
Thread Starter 
HAH that's funny.

I don't claim to be vegetarian even though I don't eat much meat. That way I don't have to hide my love for bacon when it's right in front of me. :D No guilt in my diet.
post #41 of 49
Thread Starter 
Hi, I'm Yeti and I'm a baconaholic. I only think of bacon when it's right in front of me, but at that point I can't stop.

I don't eat much meat, but I also find prosciutto hard to resist

I can resist cheese so long as it's "pasteurized process cheese food". If it's some really tasty stuff, I'll reward my taste buds with some.

And to those of you who are vegetarian or vegan, I hope you love your diet. I say that sincerely. There are so many new tastes to love whatever your experience and preferences are. Even if you have preferred brands of motor oil that you drink, well ahem anyway but, what was I trying to say?

Oh yeah don't drink too much motor oil.
post #42 of 49
I venture to say the key to staying healthy is to have a balanced diet - everything in moderation. I live by the code:

"Eat. Eat good food. Mostly plants."

Of course I have problems if I don't eat protein. If I don't have an egg or something like that in the morning I get the shakes by noon.

I had a friend who was vegetarian... except for bacon and pepperoni haha.

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #43 of 49
Hoping not to hi-jack either, but after much squinting and comparing I have three possible:
Fraser
MacQueen
Or a rotten MacGregor (our clan had a few altercations with old Rob Roy)

That little avatar is so tiny it’s hard to tell. For goodness sake DMT and I belong to the same clan and I couldn’t make it out enough to identify. Throw us a bone would ya Yeti.
Oh and yet another opportunity to post the picture of my husband’s tattoo with my clan motto emblazoned on his shoulder.

post #44 of 49
Did he ever get treatment for the jaundice?
Palace of the Brine -- "I hear the droning in the shrine of the sea monkeys." Saltair
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Palace of the Brine -- "I hear the droning in the shrine of the sea monkeys." Saltair
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post #45 of 49
Do not pick on my photography skills, I had to monkey with the camera so that his lily white skin didn’t set off a blinding reflection. I wish I had a smiley that stuck out its tongue.
post #46 of 49
Thread Starter 
Yeah, it is tiny. This might make it too easy, but do you know what clan the Gillespie name is in? No looking it up.
post #47 of 49
:D:D:D:D Nah. Nah, Nah, Boo Boo. I'm tell'n on you. :lol:

I mean this in a totally sarcastic way so none of you vegetarians out there bite my head off. Oh wait I'm not a vegetable so I have no worries.......:suprise: Holyer than thou vegetarians scare me about as much as loosing a finger to one of our Koi. :crazy:

Truth be told though I do eat a good amount of vegetables but there's no substitute for a huge piece of meat just off the grill served rare. Salt, pepper and a side of sautéed 'shrooms.
post #48 of 49
Thread Starter 
Cannibals are what really make me nervous.
post #49 of 49
Dood, that's krewl...:cry:
I might be suffering from CDO.
It is just like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order.
Just as they should be...
Reply
I might be suffering from CDO.
It is just like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order.
Just as they should be...
Reply
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