Aug 30 2008, 12:50 PM
I don't know about everyone else, those pictures have inspired some recipes:Haggis (from A Feast of Scotland, Janet Warren)
Stomach bag and pluck (heart, liver and lights of a sheep -- you can substitute a selection of organ meats)
2 onions, peeled
2 c pinhead oatmeal (Irish oatmeal)
1 2/3 c suet
salt & pepper
trussing needle and fine string
Thoroughly wash the stomach bag in cold water. Turn it inside out and scald it, then scrape the surface with a knife. Soak it in cold salted water overnight. Next day remove the bag from the water and leave it on one side while preparing the filling. Wash the pluck. Put it into a pan, with the windpipe hanging over the side into a bowl, to let out any impurities. Cover the pluck with cold water, add 1 teaspoon of salt and bring the water to a boil. Skim the surface, then simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Meanwhile parboil the onions, drain, reserving the liquid, and chop them roughly. Also toast the pinhead oatmeal until golden brown. Drain the pluck when ready and cut away the windpipe and any excess gristle. Mince half the liver with all the heart and lights, then stir in the shredded suet, the toasted oatmeal and the onions. Season well with salt and pepper. Moisten with as much of the onion or pluck water as necessary to make the mixture soft. With the rough surface of the bag outside fill it just over half full, the oatmeal will swell during cooking, and sew the ends together with the trussing needle and fine string. Prick the bag in places with the needle. Place the haggis on and enamel plate and put it into a pan of boiling water. Cover the pan and cook for about 3 hours, adding more boiling water when necessary to keep the haggis covered.
4 1/2 pounds to 5 pounds duckling
1 pound boneless pork loin or leg
1/2 cup sliced canned bamboo shoots
2 green onions (with tops)
2 quarts water
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 thin slices ginger root
3 cloves garlic crushed
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon five-spice powder
1/3 cup sifted water chestnuts flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites slightly beaten
1/2 cup blanched almonds
1 cup chicken broth (see Soups: Chicken Broth)
1/4 cup oyster liquor
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cold water
Cut ducklings lengthwise into halves. Trim fat from pork. Cut bamboo shoots lengthwise into thin strips. Cut green onions into 2-inch pieces; cut pieces lengthwise into thin strips.
Heat 2 quarts water, the soy sauce, gingerroot, garlic, 2 teaspoons salt and the five-spice powder to boiling in Dutch oven; add duckling and pork. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 1 /2 hours. Remove duckling and pork; cool. Skim fat from broth. Reserve and refrigerate 1 cup broth. Remove bones from duckling, keeping meat and skin as intact as possible. Shred pork and any small pieces of remaining duckling meat from boning.
Mix water chestnut flour, 1/3 cup cornstarch and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir half of the flour mixture into shredded meat. Brush both sides of duckling halves with half of the egg whites. Sprinkle both sides of duckling with half of the remaining flour mixture. Place duckling halves, skin sides down, in greased square pan, 9 x 9 x 2 inches. Press shredded meat firmly and evenly on duckling halves. Brush with remaining egg whites; sprinkle with remaining flour mixture. Place pan on rack in steamer; cover and steam over boiling water 20 minutes. (Add boiling water if necessary.) Remove duckling from steamer; cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until cold.
Heat vegetable oil (1 1/2 inches) in wok to 350°. Fry almonds 1 minute or until light brown. Remove almonds from wok; drain on paper towels. Chop almonds finely. Fry 1 duckling half at a time 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning once; drain on paper towels. Cut each lengthwise into halves; cut halves into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange on heated platter.
Heat reserved broth, the chicken broth, bamboo shoots and oyster sauce to boiling. Mix 3 tablespoons cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water; stir into broth mixture. Cook and stir until thickened; pour over duckling. Sprinkle with almonds; garnish with green onions.
Ok, I thought of some others, but I'll stop now...
Aug 30 2008, 01:25 PM
um polly? have i told you how much i lurve you?
Aug 30 2008, 03:58 PM
click "my controls" which is above and to the right. choose "manage ignored users" which is on the bottom left. enter the name of the ignoramous and voila! brilliant.
Aug 31 2008, 06:55 PM
Sep 1 2008, 08:07 AM
Sep 1 2008, 10:26 AM
*sits back with popcorn*
Sep 1 2008, 08:49 PM
Pssst. CH, pass me some of that popcorn. I don't eat it, but I like to throw it.
I do wonder about Steve's kitchen, though. It's obvious there ain't a lady involved or he wouldn't have such ugly barstools.
Sep 13 2008, 11:14 PM
Fer crissakes, like gt doesn't have enough fricking crap in her life right now...can we please get another person ANONYMOUSLY granted trolligator privileges? This is insane.
Sep 14 2008, 01:51 AM
i appreciate it polly, but it's no big deal.
Sep 14 2008, 02:52 PM
*comes in and takes a whiff*
Based on the newest member who has joined the boards, I'd say it has troll written all over it.
Sep 14 2008, 03:39 PM
Yeah, I'd say so. There was one a couple weeks ago with a name like "Viagra4sale" or something, but I don't think they ever posted. Wow, way to make yourself obvious!
Sep 15 2008, 11:20 AM
QUOTE(pollystyrene @ Sep 14 2008, 08:39 PM)
Yeah, I'd say so. There was one a couple weeks ago with a name like "Viagra4sale" or something, but I don't think they ever posted. Wow, way to make yourself obvious!
That isn't a troll, it's a bot. Different, but still annoying.
Sep 15 2008, 11:24 AM
all douche bags. If I wanted to buy viagra, I wouldn't get it from a man on a street corner wearing a trench coat thankyouverymuch.
I don't need a bigger pant snake, monster, rod, or trouser tent. Last time I checked I didn't have a penis.
Sep 15 2008, 11:29 AM
When I say it is a bot, I mean it is a computer that does searchs on words like "Penis" "Sex" etc, goes to those sites and electronically signs up to spam. It's not a person. It is never site appropriate.
Sep 15 2008, 11:40 AM
We did have the problem with the spam bot before, post once then would disappear.
Sep 15 2008, 11:55 AM
I don't need a bigger pant snake, monster, rod, or trouser tent. Last time I checked I didn't have a penis.i just checked and i do have a pant snake!
i wouldn't buy it from the dude on the corner either... although it might be a great source of entertainment can you imagine his face? lol
but wait.... is that girly girl gag!!?
Sep 19 2008, 09:58 PM
I really wonder about the bot that logs many new memberships a day . . . it isn't getting email or anything. Just hundreds of profiles.
Sep 20 2008, 01:47 PM
but AP, don't you want cialis, c!alis, V!agra, or some other erection medication?
Sep 20 2008, 02:53 PM
Someone is just throwing a temper tantrum today.
Maybe he should hold his breath till he turns blue.
Sep 20 2008, 02:56 PM
Kitten you beat me to it. I was going to say it's on a rampage. Anyways, I am attending a potluck and made some of those cookie and cream cheese frozen ball things. I had one last night, and wow tasty!
Whoever suggested the recipe, thank you!!!!!
Sep 20 2008, 02:58 PM
That would be the lovely Humanist and YES! THEY ARE AWSOME!
Sep 20 2008, 02:59 PM
I believe you're referring to humanist's Oreo balls- she made them for our bustie gathering last night and we all enjoyed them there!
Sep 20 2008, 03:24 PM
*sigh* kitten, you are right. someone is on a rampage.
Sep 20 2008, 03:29 PM
I had my first pumpkin custard milkshake of the year. Sooooo delicious.
Sep 20 2008, 06:06 PM
Humanist, the potluck folks loved them! they were sooooooo good.
Sep 21 2008, 10:18 AM
oh, those sound YUM! can someone post the recipe for humanist's oreo balls? obviously it has been posted before, but i just as obviously missed it!
Sep 21 2008, 11:21 AM
Fer reals! Those sound tasty!
Is it weird that I like the Oreo cookies, but not the filling? It's like sweetened lard.
Sep 21 2008, 12:53 PM
I've added the new guy, funk009 (or whatever his name is) to my block list. I sent him a PM after our disagreement in the big boobs thread and things got out of hand. He didn't take a hint and stop PMing me after I instructed him to stop, which is the reason for my block. I mention this here in case anyone else is having similar issues with him and may reach the same conclusion. He doesn't seem to get that a girl is serious when she says stop.
Sep 21 2008, 10:50 PM
Yeah, I could be reading him wrong, but funk seems to be a "Man Who Explains Things
I didn't see what happened in the boobs thread, but that's what I gathered from the depression thread.
Humanist's oreo balls are 1 package of Oreos (whatever the regular size is- 1 lb?), 1 8oz. package of cream cheese and chocolate chips or a chocolate bar (milk, dark, bittersweet, whatever).
Put the entire package of oreos and the brick of cream cheese in a food processor and blend until completely mixed. Best to NOT let the cream cheese soften beforehand, despite my suggestion before- it got too soupy.
Then use a melon baller or spoon to scoop it out onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment. Put it in the fridge for about an hour or the freezer for 30 minutes. Melt the chocolate down in a double boiler (or carefully over low direct heat) and dip the firm balls (hee hee hee!) into the chocolate. After they're dipped, put them back on the lined cookie sheet and back into the fridge/freezer for the same amount of time....then eat! With the wax paper or parchment, they should come off pretty easily.
ETA: Ok, I read the boobs thread. Yeah, he's totally a MWET.
Sep 22 2008, 12:18 AM
Cos y'know, our tiny little girl brainsis can't figger it out.
Sep 22 2008, 02:20 AM
ooooh he was also a totally creepy presumptuous sleazebag in the crush thread! he also has one of those "but i'm a NICE GUY!" complexes.
i think we should all comment-spam ronia d'arc's stupid fucking blog. i checked it out and i don't know if one of you lovely ladies already did so but she totally has "comment removed by administrator" all over her shit. if so, kudos.
a coworker once gave me a recipe for homemade oreos that were the shit. i'll try and re-find it and post it here.
wish i had one now....mmmm.
Sep 22 2008, 04:20 AM
that was me. she just pisses me off with her stupid ass. and when she posted in the bv thread, well that was the last straw. there are certain threads you just don't fuck with in my view, and that was one of them. i would just delete her shit, but well, that's not in my perview. so it's up to the busties.
Sep 22 2008, 07:49 AM
She posted in the Single word association thread, WTF does some useless blog have to do with single word association?? I made comment about it, too.
P.S. It's fucking useless, it's just pisses us off.
P.S.S. does this make me seem like I have something important to say??
P.S.S.S. Is this irritating anyone yet?
P.S.S.S.S. oh wait, should i make it seem like I have something relevant to say?
K, I'm done now.
Sep 22 2008, 03:28 PM
Sep 22 2008, 06:10 PM
Polly, you hit the nail on the head. He is totally a MWET. Just check out his post in the Committed Thread for further proof. When I read it originally it reeked so strongly of condescension that I just delicately stepped around it & moved on.
Sep 22 2008, 06:24 PM
ohthankcod. I thought I was the only one who shared that opinion...
*goes drunkenly to bed*
Sep 22 2008, 08:12 PM
I'd post the laughable PMs he sent me, but I don't want to be *that* mean. ...And there I was, giving him the benefit of the doubt.
Sep 22 2008, 08:58 PM
Sep 22 2008, 09:05 PM
I am going to sound totally naieve as to the inner workings of this site, but how is it we/someone cannot just block the latest troll from everything? yes I realise it'll come back as a different incarnation, but really.
pass me some salt and a bucket of hot water & let me take a swing at it, this is ridiculous.
= postin' pix of gt's lost baby= really= get a life!
Sep 23 2008, 12:12 PM
Sep 23 2008, 01:38 PM
He's a know-it-all, who farts higher than his ass.
He just gets defensive when we're mean to him. I guess he's too stupid to take a hint.
Sep 23 2008, 02:00 PM
But what he said in the depression thread wasn't that bad. He just takes to authoritative a tone when saying it.
Sep 23 2008, 02:29 PM
Or a glutton for Bustie punishment. He is ever so put upon.
I get that he ostensibly wishes to be helpful. Totally get it. I honestly think he's trying to be of aide in the Depression thread. He just always sounds like a pompous, smartcunt, douchebag when he does it.
I know I got on his shit in the large boob thread & felt/feel justified. He didn't read the thread, he just dove in head first & made a lot of assumptions about women & what we feel/think/experience/understand. My "prideful worldview" isn't keeping me from being happy or loved. It just means I don't take shit from know-it-all buttweasels. And at one point he said something snarky about knowing what it was like being judged on his appearance. Um, no, he didn't when it came to breasts. I'm pretty certain that none of his girlfriends' mothers leered at his package & felt perfectly comfortable asking crass questions about his jock size or copping a sneaky feel. He probably never went to a concert & got felt up every five seconds by big, strange hands that seemed to think they had a *right* to squeeze, prod & push the goods. Telling us that it was all just in our heads was a dick move.
Sep 23 2008, 02:36 PM
Yeah, it's the authoritative tone that just gets me- telling olivarria that the first thing she must do is run out and cancel all her classes? For some people in that situation, having classes to go to might be all they have to hold on to. But I don't know what will work for her in the long run, therefore, I don't say anything about that one way or the other- just get connected with a professional.
He's just such an alarmist. A know-it-all, buttweasel, defensive, MWET alarmist.
Honey, we've seen people on this board through some baaaad shit and we haven't lost one yet.
Sep 23 2008, 02:41 PM
wait.... there was a picture of my lost baby? goddamnit. i thought those damn nuns could keep their mouth shut.
how sad. i never bothered to look in to the threads steve posted. lol. i guess i really am learning to ignore him. speaking of which, i've actually seriously turned in my resignation as the trolligator. this time deb has agreed. she requested and got a list of busties who i think would be fantastic, and i am sure once she selects them my name will be replaced as "team leader" or whatever. but the good news is it will be a bustie.
it's not that i don't think that i couldn't keep up with it, but rather, i was spending too much time deleting steve posts and it was starting to make my relationships on here suffer. there are a couple of busties who i have really gotten to love in the last couple of months and i count them among my best friends, so i am wanting to spend more time pming, emailing, calling them instead of the rank stupidness that is steve.
i want to thank all of the busties who chided me when this whole thing started. you were right, and you were what i needed. the trolligator, whoever it is, needs to be kept honest. thanks for the busties who noted the missing threads, i'm sorry about the ones that got deleted, but thank you for remembering all the wonderful corners in the lounge. i'm always happy to see that it means as much to others.
and thanks for all the people who pm'd me, or posted in support of me. i do appreciate it, more than you know.
Sep 23 2008, 02:50 PM
Here's hoping that Debbie picks more than one person. From what the fabulous GT has told us, it's a tough job for only one person.
Sep 23 2008, 02:52 PM
As long as it's an ANONYMOUS trolligator, and maybe a couple of them, that would be great.
And we're glad to have you back full-time gt. No more of that moonlighting crap!
Sep 23 2008, 02:56 PM
'd take it on, but anonymously, and with the condition that I not be the only one and not know who the others were.
Sep 23 2008, 04:00 PM
i think that's a terrific idea, but hopefully one that will not be needed.
i really understand why debbie was so fierce in her wanting to keep the no mod ethos. even with this little bit of modding, there's a sea change. it's not a terrible one, but one that's there. and i find myself torn. on one hand i love this place. i freaking love it. i'm getting choked up, about to cry, love his place. i love the comradery that the lounge gives us. i love seeing the strength, wit, humor, beauty, intelligence, compassion, brilliance and the love of busties. i love the-- and i hesitate to use this word because a hate it so much---i love the fierceness of busties.
and part of me wants to be free of the trolls, like ronia. and i was sooooo tempted to delete her posts. but i think we're better than having all it taken away for us. and if we have two, that's a step closer to us having mods. and i really don't want that.
Sep 23 2008, 05:00 PM
HEY! First I steal KittenB's thunder, now Pollystyrene steals mine!
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