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  1. The ever-reliable and intelligent Kenji over at...

    The ever-reliable and intelligent Kenji over at Serious Eats describes the best ways to preserve your fesh herbs.

    They've also got an excellent method for making delicious tomato sauce, when...
  2. Thread: Rhubarb!

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    I'm not a pastry fan, so I prefer to chop up the...

    I'm not a pastry fan, so I prefer to chop up the rhubarb and some fresh ginger, spread it in a buttered shallow dish, cover liberally with maple syrup, and roast until it's squishy. Then eat with...
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    I think I'd be a bit spooked by a man who is...

    I think I'd be a bit spooked by a man who is potentially a calculating con artist who preys on vulnerable women moving in with my mother, too! Sometimes it's those who are most sociopathic who also,...
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    Check FB for local lost pet networks. We have one...

    Check FB for local lost pet networks. We have one locally that covers the whole city and surrounding countryside, and it's getting better and better at matching the losts-and-founds as more and more...
  5. Oops, sorry - hadn't seen the requests for a...

    Oops, sorry - hadn't seen the requests for a follow-up.

    I hope you will all forgive me, but we gave him back after 24 hours.:(

    Everything I saw in his personality led me to believe he would...
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    Hope he's not taking any credit for this move:...

    Hope he's not taking any credit for this move: according to the CBC the NDP have been campaigning for no tax on feminine hygiene products for OVER TEN YEARS. Just which MCPs on the Hill stalled all...
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    Can you salvage the timber? Maybe have it planed,...

    Can you salvage the timber? Maybe have it planed, stack and store, and make it into a table, even a patio table?

    Darned borers. We have them too.
  8. Thread: Italy tour

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    Fred - how about going on a wine tasting trail...

    Fred - how about going on a wine tasting trail riding holiday with a couple of other couples - some can ride, some can travel by car or bike or hike, or a mix of all of the above, and meet up every...
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    Your dad yould probably get a kick out of this...

    Your dad yould probably get a kick out of this footage, Chai. Amazing Spitfire pilot flying that great plane again, 70 years after the first go-round:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qt65y
  10. We call that colour stone-washed ginger. :)

    We call that colour stone-washed ginger. :)
  11. Can you post photos of the tooth damage: I'd be...

    Can you post photos of the tooth damage: I'd be interested to see it as I was about to order some cinch clix type nets to go inside the hay huts today!
  12. Suz - a roll of plastic grass makes a wonderful...

    Suz - a roll of plastic grass makes a wonderful "carpet" at the campground. Drains well, all grime sloughs off your (and dogs') feet before you step into the camper, and it feels nice when you're...
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    I don't know if you can juggle this in your...

    I don't know if you can juggle this in your situation, OP, but after frustrated juggling of food bowls, crates and dogs with our chronically food aggressive dog (she's elderly, a rescue, and...
  14. Bicoastal - in the first quote, the dog I'm...

    Bicoastal - in the first quote, the dog I'm describing, the one that our other dogs have always been puzzled by, isn't the Pekingese currently sitting at my feet and who this post is about, but a dog...
  15. Sorry, french fry - I hadn't meant to imply that...

    Sorry, french fry - I hadn't meant to imply that you'd caused offence - you really hadn't, I just thought I should have clarified a bit better. I thought your description of shell-shocked is pretty...
  16. Baby steps of improvement, for sure. He followed...

    Baby steps of improvement, for sure. He followed me (treats) around the garden mid morning, we sat in the sun in the long grass for a wee while, and I just heard him having quite a few good drinks at...
  17. I agree, he's just so lost. We'll give it a few...

    I agree, he's just so lost. We'll give it a few days, but if he's just so miserable, I think he might be better in a new home that is moe like what he knew. We'll see how it goes over the next couple...
  18. Really shy, virtually catatonic, dog - help, please!

    This is long, sorry! But I really need some wise input if you have any ideas.

    So, We've been browsing the classifieds and the pounds for a Pekingese for a while, as we've had Pekes before and I...
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    We tried to avoid moving them when it got below...

    We tried to avoid moving them when it got below -20, as I suspected they'd be more brittle. They do eventually get cracks after 7-8 years, but I'm pretty sure that's because of the tractor operator,...
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    I second what Squish says. One of our did blow...

    I second what Squish says. One of our did blow away, over fences, and was fine.

    We move ours with the bale spikes to a slightly different spot every time we put out a new bale, and it never froze...
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    And it's not just what our vet referred to as...

    And it's not just what our vet referred to as "leaky bitch" syndrome?* Older spayed bitches often get a bit leaky, and it can be corrected with a cheap regular hormone pill....whose name escapes me,...
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    Use it now to make Delia Smith's cheat Christmas...

    Use it now to make Delia Smith's cheat Christmas cake, which you can then inoculate with your tipple of choice between now and December 25th.
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    A Left-over yolks: hollandaise. There is...

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    Left-over yolks: hollandaise. There is nothing quite so yummy as home-made hollandaise. This is a foolproof method - all you need is a food processor:
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    And after you made pavlova with the whites, you...

    And after you made pavlova with the whites, you make hollandaise with the yolks, for eggs Benedict. Delia smith has the best most foolproof hollanaise recipe.
  25. Poor you, poor Becky.:(. Did you try tempting her...

    Poor you, poor Becky.:(. Did you try tempting her with freshly cooked chicken or salmon, white fish? Sometimes foods smell better to them if they're a little bit warm. I'm sorry I can't help with...
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