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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

If I’m not mistaken, that’s the first time skunks have made an appearance on the thread pic -- congratulations, skunks! And good morning, GN!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy Pole-cat Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven!

I hope your eye is feeling better this morning.

I wonder what we’re supposed to be outraged about today? I’d better go read the headlines to find out.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

good morning everyone!

Yesterday, I made a post about Icelandic Fish Soup, that somehow got lost (not in spammy). I probably forgot to post it and then navigated away from the page for some reason. It happens.

https://lecoupdegrace.ca/en/recette/icelandic-fish-soup/

I made it a couple of days ago.

I posted this because the recipe needs clarification 4 -- 5 cups of diced tomato for one thing, (3 tomatoes, only if they are very large ones. I hate directions like that it could mean anything.)

Also you will end up overcooking all the fish if you don’t have an industrial strength stove with industrial strength burners. So instead of the instructions you see there, do this instead:

Add the tomatoes at the final step. Bring to a boil on high heat. Leave heat on high. Set timer for 6 minutes.

Warm the shrimp by rinsing in hot water. Add the shrimp to the pot. wait a minute or so. Warm the white fish, in the same way, add it to the pot next.

Wait a minute and do the same thing with the salmon (the hot tap water may start to cook it, salmon is very delicate.

When the timer goes off, turn off the heat, add the cream. Then it’s ready. It doesn’t matter if it came to a boil or not.

If your stove is like mine, it will barely be coming to a simmer by then. But it will be perfect.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

It’s going on two days, and I miss Fatwa

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

Caddy is in the shop this morning, getting a kill switch installed. and other routine stuff. Harper drove me, so I didn’t have to walk home in the rain. She doesn’t drive much anymore, due to neural issues, but she did fine this morning.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Good morning, dv8 and Mac!
I hope y’all are doing well.

dv8 -- thanks for the recipe and corrections. FWIW, I also hate recipes that say something like “simmer until reduced by half, about 15 minutes”. 30 minutes later you still aren’t there and are wondering what went wrong, or what else is wrong with the recipe.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

I think the recipe has one instruction like that. But… well… You just go with the 4 minute timer and you’ll be fine for that reduction thing. It’s not that critical.

It’s a kinda expensive thing to make but it’s a fairly large amount of soup that you could probably freeze in bags or serve when you are going to have a few hardy appetites over for dinner.

I will say, I don’t keep wine around for cooking because it goes bad too fast once you open it. So instead, I keep white vermouth and sweet vermouth in the pantry, which you can mix together to approximate various wines in recipes. Vermouth is fortified wine, essentially, so it keeps forever, pretty much. This soup calls for port and white wine both, so I just used the two vermouths in the appropriate amounts.

Go Pewdiepie!! Fuk T-Series.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
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Teh Younger has been contributing one dinner per week and has been learning that the prep time and cook time in many recipes has no relationship with reality.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

yah, I’m not sure what goes on with these recipes sometimes. I have definitely had that “reduce by half” experience many times myself.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Drive-by:

Thanks for the thoughts and concern, Gerbils. I’m doin’ okay, but this job is kickin’ my keister.

On weekends, I mostly do laundry, nap, run necessary errands (like to TJ’s for coffee, half-and-half and cookies -- Breakfast of Champions!!1!) and try to de-stress…which is easier said than done on this one. 🙁

But we’ll get through it and tales will be told.

Glad I’ll be headed home on 08/01; I’m more than ready.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Thanks for checking in, Fatwa. Stay safe out there!

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

Glad to hear everything is okay and that The Big Job(tm) should be done pretty soon then!? which is awesome.

I’m still doing the The Big Route (no comparison). The guy we hired pussed out on it. Well… I can use the money so it’s okay. I wish I could change jobs, but who knows what would happen to a different job even if I got one. I’d like something full time that is appropriate for my age, if possible.

I don’t know how you manage the 140 degree heat up on teh rooves?!?!

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Drive-by:

Heh; I’ve never heard of that malady, either.

Heat syncope or fainting is a mild form of heat illness that often results from physical exertion when it is hot. It occurs when your body, in an effort to cool itself, causes the blood vessels to dilate to such an extent that blood flow to the brain is reduced.

Fortunately, I get to stay on the ground and mostly in the shade…but I don’t know how my cow-workers do what they do in the heat.

I got spelled by Jim around noon today so I could go back to his house and do paperwork; was nice. Except for not having time for a nap. 🙁

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Drive-by. Up this morning at 4:00 again with severe eye pain. Managed a 9:30 appoint ment. Another rip in my cornea, so once again the surgical procedure to rough up the surface with a needle Wasn’t quite ready mentally for it, but got it done. Bandage over they eye and antibiotics for the next week. Made a poor decision to decline pain meds -- a couple of hours fter I got home Mrs Sven had to call in for them and then drive out there for the scrip. Long day of rest and pain meds. Really kind of out of it -- hopefully tomorrow I’ll be better.

Trying to calm down and not bounce off the walls I started praying the Rosary. And then I felt bad for poor Mary -- you know the part “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners” and I just had this picture of Mary, every time someone prayers to her she gets down on her knees and says a pray and then when she gets done and begins to stand up, some other sinner prays to her again and she has to get back down on her knees and then as soon as she finishes and begins to stand up…

Anyhow, it made me feel bad that the ratio of Hail Mary’s to Our Father’s is so out of whack on a Rosary.

TIme for a pill. Good night, all.