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Re: Thrifty tips

Post by J.R. » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:06 pm

Fjgrogan wrote:Belly slices are not bad under the grill either.



The mind boggles !
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Post by SAS » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:20 pm

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Fjgrogan wrote:Belly slices are not bad under the grill either.



The mind boggles !
My kids eat nearly every bit of pig - and love it! Especially Lincolnshire sausages. SOOOOO cheap and SOOOOOO lovely! I recently fed 8 people with bangers and mash for under £5.

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Re: Thrifty tips

Post by J.R. » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:32 pm

SAS wrote:
J.R. wrote:
Fjgrogan wrote:Belly slices are not bad under the grill either.



The mind boggles !
My kids eat nearly every bit of pig - and love it! Especially Lincolnshire sausages. SOOOOO cheap and SOOOOOO lovely! I recently fed 8 people with bangers and mash for under £5.

It was the belly under the grill that got my mind boggling, SAS !

You will quickly find that one or two of us on here, (mostly the more senior OB's). have a rather warped sense of humour !
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Post by sejintenej » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:00 pm

J.R. wrote: You will quickly find that one or two of us on here, (mostly the more senior OB's). have a rather warped sense of humour !
No, No, NO! there is but one such and who is NOT classified as "more senior OB" like that - and it is not one of our wartime internees. There can only be one person on this forum who can come down (rather than up) with anything approaching the utter awfulness of that clarifying butter horror in the Day Pupils thread. One wonders - not even CH could have taught him that ........must have been the Peelers. :shock: :shock:

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Re: Thrifty tips

Post by J.R. » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:21 pm

If the cap fits...........
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Post by englishangel » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:20 am

sejintenej wrote:
J.R. wrote: You will quickly find that one or two of us on here, (mostly the more senior OB's). have a rather warped sense of humour !
No, No, NO! there is but one such and who is NOT classified as "more senior OB" like that - and it is not one of our wartime internees. There can only be one person on this forum who can come down (rather than up) with anything approaching the utter awfulness of that clarifying butter horror in the Day Pupils thread. One wonders - not even CH could have taught him that ........must have been the Peelers. :shock: :shock:
Well said sir. (I am sure CH didn't teach him this "I hope the school forfills all your wishes !")

BTW, I missed this yesterday. Frances I think the expression is not "everything but the tail" I believe it is "everything but the squeak".
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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:57 am

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I'm told all parts, apart from TWO !
Prairie oysters? (the equine equivalent of what I think you are referring to)

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Post by J.R. » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:28 pm

icomefromalanddownunder wrote:
J.R. wrote:
I'm told all parts, apart from TWO !
Prairie oysters? (the equine equivalent of what I think you are referring to)

I think pig farmers refer to the two parts in question as, 'Tail and Squeak'. The squeak being curly, as is the tail, for those of you who 'know' pigs.
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Post by Fjgrogan » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:33 pm

There you are then; I was right after all!!
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Post by J.R. » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:48 pm

YUP !
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:39 pm

Pig's tail? Oh yes, it can indeed be eaten. A recipe from top chef and offal champion Fergus Henderson:

http://cookit.e2bn.org/recipes/681-cris ... -tail.html
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Re: Thrifty tips

Post by englishangel » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:07 pm

J.R. wrote:
icomefromalanddownunder wrote:
J.R. wrote:
I'm told all parts, apart from TWO !
Prairie oysters? (the equine equivalent of what I think you are referring to)

I think pig farmers refer to the two parts in question as, 'Tail and Squeak'. The squeak being curly, as is the tail, for those of you who 'know' pigs.
In the biblical sense?
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Re: Thrifty tips

Post by J.R. » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:27 pm

Ooooops !!
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Post by Hannoir » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:53 pm

sounds obvious but make sure you don't leave stuff on standby e.g. stereos, dvd players etc as this uses up way more than people think. also invest in energy saving lightbulbs and install them - also gives a good return.

can't remember if someone already mentioned it but shop at your local marker - way cheaper and massive quanitities. I got three blocks of parmasen in my market just after xmas for £5, only just finishing the last block off!
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Post by Fjgrogan » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:17 pm

Energy saving light bulbs sound fine in theory, but the light is definitely not as good. I notice that when they stopped importing the old-type bulbs (100W etc) they gave the general public virtually no warning so that we could not all rush out and stock up on old bulbs - they just suddenly disappeared from the shops. I have a touch-operated lamp beside my bed which I am now not able to use, because when I put a new bulb in the light went on and there was no way of switching it off again apart from unplugging it. I know that the energy saving bulbs do not work with dimmers, and I guess my bedside lamp is a kind of dimmer so that makes sense, but it is a d**n nuisance. The only other suitable lamp I have is far too bright to read by. Conversely to read or sew comfortably in the living room we have had to instal side lamps because the light from the central light fitting is no longer adequate. So overall it is costing us extra and giving us headaches both literally and metaphorically.
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