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Comment by Randall Smith on February 14, 2016 at 7:30am

Regarding typos, Daniel, it's amazing what the brain can do to decipher words. I've read whole paragraphs w/o vowels and was able to easily figure out what was being said.

Fr xmpl, tr rdng ths sntnc!  S! ("Easy"--a tough one)

I'm guessing about half my meals are vegetarian, at least a third. I don't think about about purposefully. I just might decide on a sweet potato and succotash with a salad and fruit dish. Or, like you mentioned, roasted veggies. I eat out of my garden in the summer and pantry & freezer in winter. I have so much frozen berries, peaches, apple/pear sauce, vegetables, nuts, etc., plus "fruit cellar" foods (potatoes, carrots, onions, etc.), that I work out meals based on what's available. Eating alone makes me a less fussy eater. I might mention, I get spinach and lettuce from my kid's greenhouse all winter long. Eggs, too.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2016 at 11:09pm

Daniel, I am having trouble with keys, too. An Ipad is a mixed blessing. 

Thanks for the information on vegetarian eating. Your comments help me to get started. Perhaps lentils will hold together with a bit of binding: eggs and flour, for example. I don't know; I have never tried it. Well, some experimenting is in order. 

I love roasted vegetables. How do you get enough protein?

OH! Yes, we feed the chickens lots of fruit and vegetable scraps from my kitchen, and we use their bedding in the compost, greenhouse and raised beds. 

I would like them to be free-range chickens, but Laura and Michelle won't hear of it, they saw too many coyotes come right out in front of them and snatch geese and chickens. Listening to the frantic squacking was more than Laura and Michelle want to hear again. Michelle uses the old horse pasture with chicken wire fencing around part of it for the free-range. I would like to have chickens beside when I am gardening. I guess I could very well garden in the old horse yard; it would be fertile, and they sold the horses several years ago. The ground should be ready for a garden. 

As to "All those typos! &@€¥#% Ipad!" I enjoy unscrambling the words. Don't give them another thought. 

Comment by Daniel W on February 13, 2016 at 8:32am
All those typos! &@€¥#% Ipad!
Comment by Daniel W on February 13, 2016 at 8:31am
I wouldnt begin to kone how to teach someone to eat/cook vegetarian. I enjoy food a lot, it's one of life's great pleasures. I just dont eat meat. I do like a lot of herbs and spices and flavors.

I used to use lentils for any role that needed hsmburger - loafs, chilis, sloppy joes. I think of them not as a substitute but as a way to enjoy them. Lentils do not ho,d together as a loaf as well as meatloaf, a little more crombly.

Reasting vegetabkes can be good too. We add lots of rosemary, pepper, pepoers, garlic, onions, and include some tomatoes for concentrated flavor.

it might be too much to go sll the way to vegan. Including dairy can help ease the transition. If using free range hens and sending kitchen scraps their way, and using their bedding/droppings in compost, they are helping with the environment too.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2016 at 7:46am

I talked to Laura yesterday about vegetarian meals and we agreed to one meal a week to get started. We are a meat and potatoes family and I suspect I will need to have some meat leftovers to grab if the dinners don't satisfy. 

I have some excellent vegan cookbooks, however, they are packed in a box ready to be sent north on Feb. 20 if the weather is good. They will bring their horse trailer to cart all of it. 

Comment by Randall Smith on February 13, 2016 at 7:31am

I pulled out some old Vegetarian magazines I had saved for some reason and tore out some recipes. Most are rather complicated, but I tried two this past week and another tonight. I have to cut the recipes in quarters since I'm only feeding one person. That's a challenge. I think I'll go back to my more simplified cooking.

Comment by Daniel W on February 7, 2016 at 11:13pm

Here is a post about our razor clam adventure - Ning and I each got our limit of 15 each.

BB, how do you prepare yours? 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 7, 2016 at 11:55am

Good luck with the razors, Daniel. Our neighbors went out last weekend and got four limits. They're one of my favorite foods in the world.

Comment by Daniel W on February 7, 2016 at 11:46am

Randy, this is to give Ning and adventure.  I think the Pacific Razor Clam is different, but we'll see.   Photo from Washington State Fish and WIld Life website.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/graphics/razorclam_1.jpg


It will make for an interesting day. Low tide today is about 6 pm. I'm hoping that everyone will be paying attention to a certain sports event, so the shore will be all ours, but you never know.
Comment by Randall Smith on February 7, 2016 at 7:25am

Daniel, just the thought of clams makes my stomach turn! I'd rather forage for mushrooms. Good luck, anyway.

 

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