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Comment by Randall Smith on December 30, 2016 at 7:28am

Good story, Joan. My farm family on my mother's side always butchered their own meat. I can still see my grandmother killing chickens with no remorse!

While not a vegetarian, per se (about half), except for fish, most of my meat comes from my farm kids. They raise chickens, pigs, and cattle (red pols), all naturally fed.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2016 at 1:35am

Kathy, as the old timers here on A/N know, I was born into a family of butchers. My grandfather and father each had slaughter houses and butcher shops in little towns in eastern Washington State. My earliest memories are of pulling cracklin' out of a barrel, getting a hot dog out of the meat case, and herding animals from the feeding pen up the ramp to the slaughter floor of the barn. I rode with Dad as he drove around the countryside buying up chickens, pigs, beef, and sheep to take back to the slaughterhouse and then to the butcher shop. We lived above the butcher shop.

Dad drilled a hole in the floor of the living quarters and Mom communicated with Dad by sticking a broomstick down the hole and rattling it. That meant lunch or dinner was ready, or she needed some help. That is a far cry from the way Laura and Larry communicate with their cell phones, notebooks or laptops. 

Comment by kathy: ky on December 30, 2016 at 12:20am
We're everyone :) I was never a fan. Of either taste or texture. Years ago I watched a program on slaughter houses and never ate meat again. I don't object to others eating meat but sometimes I think if people knew how an animal was raised and slaughtered, sick animals are thrown in with the healthy, that they might not like meat as much.
Comment by Daniel W on December 29, 2016 at 7:08pm

Kathy I didn't know you were vegetarian!  So glad it's not just me :-)   

It's interesting to learn the definition.  For some reason I thought it was a derivation of Cornish beef, which I assume came from Cornwall.  Learn something new every day, here!

Comment by kathy: ky on December 29, 2016 at 6:27pm
Q-M, I've been vegetarian for the last twenty or so years. It's just something I used to make and never really knew what the real recipe for it is.
Comment by kathy: ky on December 29, 2016 at 4:27pm
With spices and seasonings. And an additional packet of spices included in the package that you can tie in cheese cloth and cook with the beef. Some people like corned beef and cabbage.
Comment by Grinning Cat on December 29, 2016 at 1:55pm

I looked it up: 'Corned beef so called for the "corns" or grains of salt with which it is preserved; from verb corn "to salt" (1560s).'

"Corn" meant grain in general until about 400 years ago. 'Locally understood to denote the leading crop of a district. Restricted to the indigenous "maize" in America [...], usually wheat in England, oats in Scotland and Ireland, while Korn means "rye" in parts of Germany.' (

Comment by kathy: ky on December 29, 2016 at 11:13am
I make fresh corned beef hash. Just cook the beef, chop it up and fry it with grated potatoes and a little onion.
Does anyone know another way to make it??
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 27, 2016 at 12:39pm

Spud - be sure to ask - it seems that most restaurants that serve corned beef hash use a canned version rather than making their own.

Comment by Daniel W on December 27, 2016 at 11:11am

My grandfather used to eat Corned Beef Hash.  For some reason I did not inherit that gene.

Today breakfast:  Breakfast burritos.  I used the tortillas that you cook yourself.  Hash brown, scrambled egg, cheese, salsa.  Makes a nice breakfast.


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