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[#] Thu Jan 04 2024 11:00:13 EST from LoanShark

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2024-01-02 22:08 from IGnatius T Foobar
Over the year-transition break I made a pot of chili using a recipe
LoanShark sent to me a couple of years ago.  It's the second time
I've used the recipe.  It's good.


Good to hear! I like that recipe and modify it only slightly (bigger chunks of beef)

I've also learned a few different wayt so throw togethewr something similar but simpler with whatever ingrediends I have around.

[#] Fri Jan 05 2024 21:03:38 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I've been buying whatever the store is passing off as "stew meat" and then put give it a few pulses in the food processor.

After six hours in the crock pot it ends up just right.  Sub-bitesize and falling apart.



[#] Wed Jan 10 2024 10:13:08 EST from LoanShark

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2024-01-05 21:03 from IGnatius T Foobar
I've been buying whatever the store is passing off as "stew meat" and
then put give it a few pulses in the food processor.

Just watch out for anything labeled "beef neck-bones for stew"

Elevated risk of mad cow disease from that stuff.

It's traditionally consumed by minority communities, so you might be less likely to find it in supermarkets outside of NYC.

[#] Wed Jan 10 2024 10:27:42 EST from LadySerenaKitty

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That is something I have never seen in any store.

Wed Jan 10 2024 10:13:08 EST from LoanShark

Just watch out for anything labeled "beef neck-bones for stew"

Elevated risk of mad cow disease from that stuff.

It's traditionally consumed by minority communities, so you might be less likely to find it in supermarkets outside of NYC.

 



[#] Wed Jan 10 2024 11:13:24 EST from Nurb432

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Pretty sure i have seen it out on the shelves, but back when this was still a rural community.  I am sure the butcher shop up the street sells it.

Last time i was there, a pickup truck pulls up with 3 deer tossed in the back ..  ( it was hunting season )  Not a fan of sport hunting at all, but if they were using it for food, while i hate to see it, it is understandable. 

 



[#] Wed Jan 10 2024 14:19:58 EST from LoanShark

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Not a fan of sport hunting

Here's the thing: I'm a well-known greendroid and libtard.

But deer are vermin. Clearly overpopulated "in my neck of the woods."


They eat your garden, they cause ecological problems with the forest understory, they cause car accidents.

Population needs to be controlled.

[#] Wed Jan 10 2024 14:22:22 EST from LoanShark

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2024-01-10 10:27 from LadySerenaKitty
That is something I have never seen in any store.

My local supermarket -- in NYC, and not a high-end supermarket -- almost always as it. Also frequently has oxtail.

Both of these things are quite hard to find anywhere else. We assume it's because of the local ethnic makeup.

[#] Wed Jan 10 2024 14:54:27 EST from Nurb432

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If they are over populated and out of control, not sure id call it sport, but an unfortunate necessity. We had that problem here a few years ago, and they were starting to get sick and suffer. So the state DNR raised limits that season and asked people to concentrate on certain areas. 

I always hate to see animals suffer. Even 'wild' ones. Remember im the guy who helped a preying mantis across the hot road one summer..  And any mouse i catch goes to the park. Actually i have one in the kitchen walls now, where there is extra space for plumbing.. trying to get it out now, set out 2 traps. it was out and about the other day is how we knew. It was walking around like it was domesticated. "mouse, dont do that, you will get eaten"  "blink blink"

Wed Jan 10 2024 14:19:58 EST from LoanShark

Population needs to be controlled.

 



[#] Thu Jan 11 2024 13:05:04 EST from LoanShark

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I always hate to see animals suffer. Even 'wild' ones. Remember im

That's why--if you're hunting, you better be able to take it down reliably and humanely with one well-placed shot.

I'm not that good. Haven't spent any time shooting since my early teens.



I don't think your average hunter is *quite* that good. A really trained sharpshooter knows how to take it down correctly. This even makes a difference to the quality of the meat: bad things happen when an animal dies in fear/pain. And it's why, if you want something like antelope venison or whatever, you buy it from a ranch that employs trained sharpshooters.

[#] Thu Jan 11 2024 15:09:34 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Just watch out for anything labeled "beef neck-bones for stew"

Eeewwww. That sounds gross. I don't even buy oxtail. But for the chili I buy the stuff that comes in 1 to 2 inch cubes and actually looks like meat.
For pot roast it's usually a 7-bone chuck.

[#] Thu Jan 11 2024 16:12:09 EST from LoanShark

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For pot roast it's usually a 7-bone chuck.

that... sounds like a really big pot roast. I've never heard of that. I usually buy the 2-lb family pack of chuck stew meat, pre-cut into 1-2" cubes. Sometimes I buy a 3# chuck roast (boneless) and cut it up myself.

today I made a quick and simple chili from a brick of frozen ground beef I found in the freezer. just made the sauce, chuck the frozen brick in, and let it simmer until thawed and cooked.


I bought the neck bones once, and it was not bad but something a little weird about it. I will not be buying that again, don't like being terrified that what I'm eating will kill me 7 years down the line.

[#] Thu Jan 11 2024 16:13:41 EST from LoanShark

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oxtail is not bad but can be pretty fatty. all that renders into gloppy goo during the braising process.

at least it's not a mad cow risk (as far as I have heard) although that's technically a spinal cord, right?

[#] Fri Jan 12 2024 16:37:17 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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naah ... oxtail is literally tail.  Could be from an ox but it's generally tail sections from any type of cattle.



[#] Tue Jan 16 2024 13:32:00 EST from Nurb432

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Darn. its that time of the year again to make my cola flavor. Going to use the last of it today. I think it lasted an extra month this time...

Not that its 'hard' but has like 15 components, some measured down to .5ml.. ( i have  set of syringes just for this  )



[#] Thu Jan 18 2024 17:47:28 EST from Nurb432

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Not so sure about this batch of flavoring. i think some of the oils were too old.  I guess ill find out in a couple of weeks if its a bad batch or not when my current batch of syrup runs out.  Wont be deadly or anything but may not taste right.

Should have just tossed it all and used new, which i have, but i hate wasting stuff..

Oh well. 



[#] Mon Jan 29 2024 19:06:49 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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After hearing from several people about how biltong is so much better than regular jerky, I finally tried some. (From Anton's in Roanoke TX of course, https://landofbiltong.com/ , free shipping with promo code "styx" so you know I'm a clanker.)

Yeah. It's good. Really good. I'm a fan and will be buying more.

[#] Sat Feb 10 2024 13:23:28 EST from Nurb432

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Been about 2 weeks as expected and a followup, even tho no one really cares :) 

First batch of syrup from that batch of flavor today, and it does taste a little odd. One of oils i was most suspicious of was the Kola Nut extract. I can taste it.  Not that its 'bad' and very light, just normally you really cant really pick out the various flavors. 

 

Thu Jan 18 2024 17:47:28 EST from Nurb432

Not so sure about this batch of flavoring. i think some of the oils were too old.  I guess ill find out in a couple of weeks if its a bad batch or not when my current batch of syrup runs out.  Wont be deadly or anything but may not taste right.

Should have just tossed it all and used new, which i have, but i hate wasting stuff..

Oh well. 



 



[#] Mon Feb 19 2024 14:08:33 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Ummm ... isn't cola supposed to taste like kola nuts?

[#] Sat Feb 24 2024 10:14:21 EST from Nurb432

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No. With a traditional cola you really should not taste any particular flavor. 

Mon Feb 19 2024 14:08:33 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
Ummm ... isn't cola supposed to taste like kola nuts?

 



[#] Sat Feb 24 2024 10:14:32 EST from Nurb432

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Baked cookie day.. better come get some! 



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