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Food and Cooking / Re: Fried Green Tomatos and...
« Last post by Pete Bog on May 22, 2019, 09:10:21 AM »
Not clarified, just regular 'ol salted butter to keep the tomatoes from sticking to the pan. The buttery taste is transferred into the dredged coating, and that's not a bad thing. We just use milk to get the tomato slices wet and then flop 'em into the flour. A little salt and pepper after it hits the pan. Fry until the coating is crispy, flip 'em and another sprinkle of salt and pepper. When that side gets a little crispy, serve and eat 'em while they're hot. We use a Medium to Medium-low heat setting. Like many things in cooking, getting it right is little bit of an art form. It'll take a few tries to get it just the way you like it. You use a lot of green tomatoes this way but don't get to far ahead or the first ones will start to cool before you get to eating them. Get 'em while they're hot is best.
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General Outings / Re: AT Stabbing?
« Last post by madmax on May 22, 2019, 08:30:49 AM »
If they COULD impeach Trump,  they WOULD'VE impeached Trump.  Blah blah blah.  Buncha hot wind coming out of their butts.

Have you seen Trumps new campaign hat for 2020?

"Make Them Cry Again."

I'm signing off for a few months here in week or so like I do every year.  Might check in once or twice when we get to town.  All my friends up there are liberals.  I focus on breathing and emptying my mind when they start in on politics and Nazi, Racist, Misogynistic, old white male (ironically most of them are old and white) deplorables.  Sometimes it works...

My post is relevant to the OP because we are close to an AT trail head.  Heh heh.
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General Outings / Re: AT Stabbing?
« Last post by Moe M. on May 22, 2019, 08:00:02 AM »
Trump really should end his term crapping himself at the end of a rope; that's generally how treason is punished, or at least it used to be.  Not sure that there's anyone left in govt with the stones to do what should be done though.  Half of them are complicit in his treachery and the other half can't be bothered in an election decade.

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May I ask what the President has done that is so "treasonous", and elicits this attitude?

 Save your ink OP,  I've asked that question many times over the last 2-2/4 years and haven't gotten one specific answer yet, all they have are accusations backed up by pure hatred,  they don't know why and they can't tell you why,  they don't know what he's done wrong, but they are sure he did something they don't like, because all of their lefty friends are mad as well, and I don't mean angry mad, I mean Bat Schitt crazy Mad.
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General Outings / Re: AT Stabbing?
« Last post by Moe M. on May 22, 2019, 07:53:06 AM »
Trump really should end his term crapping himself at the end of a rope; that's generally how treason is punished, or at least it used to be.  Not sure that there's anyone left in govt with the stones to do what should be done though.  Half of them are complicit in his treachery and the other half can't be bothered in an election decade.


The world can be a dangerous place.  It's easy to forget that.

  Actually my thoughts run a bit counter to yours, but they do include the use of ropes, I remember watching a mini series on TV a year or so ago based on the life of John Adams,  I was especially impressed with one scene that depicted a crowd of angry American/Englishmen having a discourse about the tyranny of the King, his high taxes, stamp act, and repression of colonial business.
 Just then one of the King's tax collectors walked by and was spotted by the crowd of protesters, he was immediately seized, a pot of tar was set on a quickly made fire, and a wagon bearing feathers was brought up,  Now I had heard of being "Tared and Feathered" before being used as a phrase, but I never pictured the act in my mind, especially from the viewpoint of the person being so used, it was actually shocking to see it happening, even in a movie.
 The tax collector was stripped naked and tied to a section of split rail fence, then hot tar was poured all over his body and that covered with feathers, it must be a horrible,  humiliating, and painful experience, when finished a handful of those gathered there lifted the rail with the king's agent still tied to it bound hand and foot and carried him to the town limit and dumped him on the ground.
 As far as Mr. Trump is concerned, I expect that he will end his second term with the respect of most reasonable and clear thinking Americans and leave us and this country much better off than it was under Obama or would have been under a Clinton administration.
 I also believe that if the left continues on it's agenda of destroying his presidency and negating the 2016 election thereby overturning the will of The People, there will be repercussions not seen in this country since the start of the Revolutionary War against those who seek to use the kind of over reaching powers that today are call socialism and communism,  and I fully agree that some if not most who support this foolish war on the Trump presidency deserve no less than the fate of that Crown's Tax Collector, for they are the true traitors and enemies of the state.
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Food and Cooking / Blackberries in FL
« Last post by madmax on May 22, 2019, 07:44:37 AM »
I put on my snake boots and long pants.  Didn't do the longsleeve  shirt.  Ring the ding dong bell.  I do this every year.  I'll add a longsleeve tomorrow and get those hard to reach berries.  FL berries right now seem to be a lot smaller than the NC berries we have on our property.  But man are they sweet.

We have tons of them up there.  Along with other berries.  I really want to start canning up there.  No elec, so no freezer.  Off the grid canning.

Fresh FL blackberries in vanilla yogurt.


   
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General Outings / Re: AT Stabbing?
« Last post by Old Philosopher on May 22, 2019, 07:25:13 AM »
Trump really should end his term crapping himself at the end of a rope; that's generally how treason is punished, or at least it used to be.  Not sure that there's anyone left in govt with the stones to do what should be done though.  Half of them are complicit in his treachery and the other half can't be bothered in an election decade.

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May I ask what the President has done that is so "treasonous", and elicits this attitude?
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Food and Cooking / Re: Fried Green Tomatos and...
« Last post by madmax on May 22, 2019, 03:47:55 AM »
For your consideration, fried in butter as opposed to bacon grease or other type of oil seems to have a very positive influence on the final product. Last years tomato harvest was non existent. (wife got a new hip and I don't garden) The reaction at the farmers market to a request for green tomatoes was funny. Took us three weeks of waiting for a special order, but we got some. Summer's not complete until a mess or two of FGT has been consumed.

I'll have to try butter.  Do you use clarified butter?
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General Outings / Re: AT Stabbing?
« Last post by Phaedrus on May 22, 2019, 12:49:19 AM »
Trump really should end his term crapping himself at the end of a rope; that's generally how treason is punished, or at least it used to be.  Not sure that there's anyone left in govt with the stones to do what should be done though.  Half of them are complicit in his treachery and the other half can't be bothered in an election decade.

As for the attacks on the AT, very sad.  Everyone bemoans that someone should have done something earlier yet if anyone tried there's wailing and gnashing of teeth about that, too.  My solution is to simply take care of my own security.  I understand that not everyone can legally carry a firearm where they live, and I'm not advocating breaking the law.  I simply limit my adventuring to places where I can legally carry. 

The other thing I'll note is that a trauma kit and the ability to use it are important in the woods just like the firearm- when seconds count help is minutes or hours away.  I'm not sure where the machete blows landed on the fellow that died but he had time to call the cops before he expired.  A TK or some other prompt intervention may have saved him.  Today I drove out to a trail head I've been wanting to hike & camp in the Crazy Mountains (in MT).  Turns out I was a bit too early in the season and the roads were impassable.  Yet as I neared the spot I was going it struck me just how remote it was and how unlikely it would be that anyone would find me if I had trouble.  Probably find my carcass in late June!  But I had a pretty decent trauma kit with a pair of CAT TKs and some chest seals, along with my shotgun, sidearm and bear spray.

The world can be a dangerous place.  It's easy to forget that.
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General Discussion / Re: back yard bird watching
« Last post by woodsorrel on May 21, 2019, 11:19:27 PM »
I have become more of a birder.  I love watching wildlife and birds are always around.  Each species has its own story.

I now lead birding walks for the US Fish and Wildlife Service around San Francisco Bay.  The diversity of birds is amazing to see, once you're attuned to it.

- Woodsorrel
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Food and Cooking / Re: Fried Green Tomatos and...
« Last post by Pete Bog on May 21, 2019, 10:19:32 PM »
For your consideration, fried in butter as opposed to bacon grease or other type of oil seems to have a very positive influence on the final product. Last years tomato harvest was non existent. (wife got a new hip and I don't garden) The reaction at the farmers market to a request for green tomatoes was funny. Took us three weeks of waiting for a special order, but we got some. Summer's not complete until a mess or two of FGT has been consumed.
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