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Frying whole turkey has to to with marketing (telly mostly) and our love afair with fat. Turkey fryers are a gadget kitchen device. The two times I've had whole fried turkey and it was two very different experiences. One was raw in the center. One was the most delicious foul I've ever eaten. Turkey, the ones for Thanksgiving are "artufically" grown. The brest cannot possibly be fried. In fact, often at 20 + pounds it's hard to fry at all. Frying in a large vat of oil preserves the natural moisture. (It really did I'm surprised to say.)




I take the dope the DR sends me and eat as I please. If I followed my "instructions" I'd spit most good tasting food out. I guess you could say I am on a seafood diet. If I SEE food I'm eating. I'm not overweight. In fact, I'm skinny. More than most Americans can say. We, Americans are becoming very fat.

BTW my cholesterol - good and bad triglyceride levels are very high (cholesterol 550+ as I remember [with dope]). My father lived to 32 - my mother lived to 87. I've recovered quite nicely as a matter of "quality of life" from two strokes.

Here's hoping I follow mom's genes.

I'm not sure Dr's realize a patient having to take 13 dopes every morning is depressing in and of itself.

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Firstly, a Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the USA :thumbs:


I used to love bread and dripping with a sprinkling of salt on top when I was a nipper, nothing better for a snack.

John S

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Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak, Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

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Well, the turkey dinner was tasty, my Loins, um, Lions were soundly thumped on the football field before a national audience this afternoon, and tomorrow the retailers have a field day with everyone out shopping for Xmas. Happy Thankgiving to you, too.


On a side note, the wild turkey population has exploded over here. I had to hit my brakes to avoid hitting a line of them strutting across the road last week, and you can't go anywhere rural without seeing a flock or two out in the fields anymore, it seems. I don't even recall seeing one when I was a kid, it's quite strange.



Be good and you will be lonely.
~ Mark Twain

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