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MythopoeikaOffline
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PostPosted: 11-10-2011 09:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's right.
There's not a lot to stop us eating dogs, really. I guess the main qualm is 'don't puppies look cute'.
But then...piglets look 'cute' too.
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PostPosted: 11-10-2011 11:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
He's right.
There's not a lot to stop us eating dogs, really. I guess the main qualm is 'don't puppies look cute'.
But then...piglets look 'cute' too.


Speak for yerself.

When I see a piglet, I have a Homer moment and I don't compose poetry.
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PostPosted: 11-10-2011 13:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

ramonmercado wrote:
Mythopoeika wrote:
He's right.
There's not a lot to stop us eating dogs, really. I guess the main qualm is 'don't puppies look cute'.
But then...piglets look 'cute' too.


Speak for yerself.

When I see a piglet, I have a Homer moment and I don't compose poetry.


'Homer' as in 'Simpson'?

'Mmmmm....piglets!'
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PostPosted: 03-11-2011 10:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought of posting this amusing picture under Jokes and Humour - but it also fits here!

You've goat to be joking! Nine animals clamber up same tree in search of tasty treat
By Hugo Gye
Last updated at 8:40 PM on 2nd November 2011

This extraordinary picture shows the animal world's equivalent of a gold rush - the quest for the fruit of the argan tree.
Goats are so desperate for the tasty meal that they will even climb tall trees to get to it.
But the fruit is hard to come by, which leads to extraordinary scenes like this, where nine goats are perching on the branches of a single 17-foot-high tree.

And with two dozen more eagerly gathered in anticipation of their turn on the tree, the exasperated goatherd pictured in the background is in for a long wait.

Photographer Gavin Oliver, 38, pulled over to the side of the road to take a snap after spotting the strange scene near the Todra Gorge in Morocco.
He said: 'There were about 30 goats, with the ones in the tree already in place when we were driving past.
'I caught the tree out of the corner of my eye but at first didn't really take in exactly what it was I was looking at. I then just yelled "pull over" to my friend who was driving.
'The tree branches were bobbing up and down under the weight of the goats every time they moved, the way a fishing rod does when there's a fish pulling on the other end of the line.'

Gavin, from the Blue Mountains, near Sydney, Australia, added: 'The herd of goats were being looked after by a young teenage shepherd, who you can just make out behind the tree.
'After I took this photo, I tried to talk to the shepherd but we didn't have more than ten words in common, so we got in our car and drove on.'

Goats climb argan trees in order to eat their black olive-like fruits.
When they have digested the flesh of the fruit, the argan nut passes through the goats' system and is then gathered and turned in to argan oil.
This oil, a litre of which can take up to 20 hours to make, fetches a high price as a culinary delicacy and a cosmetic product
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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056778/Morocco-9-goats-clamber-tree-search-fruit-argan-tree.html#ixzz1cdYC8DxA
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PostPosted: 03-11-2011 12:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy

But remind me never to use anything containing argan oil....
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PostPosted: 03-11-2011 13:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timble2 wrote:
Very Happy

But remind me never to use anything containing argan oil....

The 'passing through goats' is not apparently necessary:
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Argan oil is produced by several women's co-operatives in the southwestern parts of Morocco. The most labour-intensive part of oil-extraction is removal of the soft pulp (used to feed animals) and the cracking by hand, between two stones, of the hard nut. The seeds are then removed and gently roasted. This roasting accounts for part of the oil's distinctive, nutty flavour.

The traditional technique for oil extraction is to grind the roasted seeds to paste, with a little water, in a stone rotary quern. The paste is then squeezed by hand in order to extract the oil. The extracted paste is still oil-rich and is used as animal feed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argan
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PostPosted: 16-11-2011 21:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've invented a few economy meals, but I never thought of this!

Toast sandwich is UK's 'cheapest meal'

Britain's 'cheapest' lunchtime meal was unveiled by scientists on Wednesday - the toast sandwich.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is reviving the mid-Victorian dish, which, unsurprisingly, consists of two slices of bread around a slice of toast.
The society is so confident in the repast, it will offer £200 to anyone who can create a cheaper alternative.

The meal, costing 7.5 pence, was first promoted by Victorian food writer Mrs Beeton.
It is taken from Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management which became a best-seller after its appearance 150 years ago next month.
To celebrate that anniversary, the RSC decided to focus on meals that reflected "stern days" to come in Britain, rather than one of the book's many "table-groaning creations".

The meal was recreated by a chef at the RSC on Wednesday and offered to people outside their London offices.
The RSC's Dr John Emsley said: "You simply put a piece of dry toast between two slices of bread and butter, with salt and pepper to taste. I've tried it and it's surprisingly nice to eat and quite filling.
"I would emphasise that toast sandwiches are also good at saving you calories as well as money, provided you only have one toast sandwich for lunch and nothing else."
The toast sandwich provides about 330 calories, and consumers could opt for the healthier alternative of margarine instead of butter - an ingredient not available to Mrs Beeton because she was writing her book before it was invented.

"Of course, when we finally emerge from these dark days we will seek something more celebratory from Mrs Beeton's pantheon of rich recipes to welcome back the good times," Dr Emsley added.

RSC employee Jon Edwards said: "In my student days I thought a meal of '9p noodles' from Tesco was the epitome of thrift - but a toast sandwich is tastier, quicker, has more calories and comes in at just 7.5p."
Mr Edwards added that the 21st Century version of the toast sandwich is healthier than the one from Mrs Beeton's era because of the vitamins and minerals - such as calcium - that are added to bread today.

British Dietetic Association spokeswoman Melissa Little said there were ways to make the toast sandwich much better for not that much more money.
Ms Little said: "You can add an egg for 8p, it's not much and it would give you some protein and keep you fuller for longer - and it would make it taste much better.
"Half a can of sardines for 19p would provide good fats, you would get some fish, and again make you feel fuller for longer.
"Even adding some vegetables, such as cucumbers or carrots - would give you some more nutrients."

She suggested the exercise did highlight that people are struggling to pay for grocery bills and looking for alternatives.
The more people talk about making healthy meals for less money, the better informed people would be, she said.

The first instalment of of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management was published in 1861.
It sold over 60,000 copies in its first year of publication and nearly two million by 1868.
As well as recipes the book contained advice on household management, childcare, etiquette, entertaining and the employment of servants.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15752918
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PostPosted: 16-11-2011 22:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh.
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PostPosted: 16-11-2011 22:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

My cheapest meal, during times of desperation, has been a sauce sandwich.
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PostPosted: 17-11-2011 07:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

A toast sandwich!

As a carb addict I'm trying that out.
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PostPosted: 17-11-2011 07:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
My cheapest meal, during times of desperation, has been a sauce sandwich.

H.P. sauce, of course! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 17-11-2011 09:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't believe this if I hadn't seen it, the chinese eat live fish.

do a youtube search on "Eating Live Fish in Shanghai"

It's a bit gross, skinning, frying and then serving the fish, its still alive when it gets to the table.
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PostPosted: 17-11-2011 12:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would the toast sandwich article work in the credit crunch thread? Laughing
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PostPosted: 17-11-2011 14:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one that should be cheap is a "Sugar Butty". Two slices of bread, with or without spread/butter. Sprinkle sugar on bottom slice, add top slice, eat. Even more economical if you pinch the sachets of sugar from a cafe/canteen. You may need to crush sugar cubes.
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PostPosted: 17-11-2011 15:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soft brown sugar works best!
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