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Old 08-22-2012, 10:25 PM   #71
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I work in a grocery store, so I can be more subtle with my hoarding, a little every day. Last week a chicken sausage that I like was on sale for $4.99 with a $3 coupon attached! $1.99 for a $5.99 pack of really good sausage, heck yeah! I have 10th packs in the freezer now......
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:32 PM   #72
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Got a great deal on whole boneless ribeye a few weeks ago, cut it up, froze it in steaks and stuff left over. I love getting whole loins on sale and cutting them into chops, steaks, etc. And it's just for the two of us.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:35 AM   #73
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I wouldn't say I hoard. I collect, then I consume. But maybe, I collect more than I consume, because one of my worst fears is running out of quality ingredients. This is why I've ended up building up a treasure trove of dried foodstuffs, which include: abalones, sea cucumbers, shark fins, fish maws, scallops, pearl meat, katsuobushi, konbu, black moss, snow fungus, cloud fungus, bamboo fungus, matsutake mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, morels, porcini, smoked rice. Wines I've aged which are ready for drinking now, include: 1962 Penfolds Bin 60A, 1963 Mildara "Peppermint Patty", 1966 Penfolds Grange, 1967 d'Yquem, 1971 Penfolds Grange, 1978 Mount Mary "Quintet", 1986 Penfolds Grange, 1986 Henschke "Hill Of Grace", 1990 Clos du Mesnil, 1990 Cristal and 1990 Dom Perignon. Lately, I've sometimes experienced a nervous panic whenever I consider that my supply of 1962 Bin 60A, 1963 "Peppermint Patty" and 1978 "Quintet" will very, very quickly run out...
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:55 AM   #74
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Shark fins? Do you know how those are harvested?
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I'm not sure, but there's probably a lot of fiddly cleaning involved with stripping away the shark's skin and flesh and any thick, inedible spines that help keep the fins' shape in the water. I don't know at what stage, but the shark fins would be dried somewhere along the way, and also bleached, I believe.
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I'm not sure, but there's probably a lot of fiddly cleaning involved with stripping away the shark's skin and flesh and any thick, inedible spines that help keep the fins' shape in the water. I don't know at what stage, but the shark fins would be dried somewhere along the way, and also bleached, I believe.
No shark fin!!! Don't mean to harsh your mellow, but the procedure is: catch the sharks, cut the fins off, release the sharks, and the sharks die a slow and painful death, as they can't swim and bleed to death or drown. A horribly cruel practice, akin to hacking off your limbs and throwing you in the water. Please keep shark fin off the menu.

http://www.stopsharkfinning.net/
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:46 PM   #77
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I work in a grocery store, so I can be more subtle with my hoarding, a little every day. Last week a chicken sausage that I like was on sale for $4.99 with a $3 coupon attached! $1.99 for a $5.99 pack of really good sausage, heck yeah! I have 10th packs in the freezer now......


i have a lucky's near me that puts $1 off stickers on their ground beef and sausage, have around 10# of various grinds in the freeze at around $1.50/lb

someone has country style pork ribs on sale this week for $1.49 and some of that is going in the freeze
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Oh dear! I have boxes and boxes full of top-grade shark fins! I think I'll still have to eat them all, but I won't be buying any more shark fins until they are harvested with more care and respect for the shark.
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Oh dear! I have boxes and boxes full of top-grade shark fins! I think I'll still have to eat them all, but I won't be buying any more shark fins until they are harvested with more care and respect for the shark.
Thank you. Not your fault, you didn't know. Personally, I would donate them to the local aquarium center, or feed them to the cat. Just an FYI, as an added perk, sharks pee through their skins.
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Oh dear! I have boxes and boxes full of top-grade shark fins! I think I'll still have to eat them all, but I won't be buying any more shark fins until they are harvested with more care and respect for the shark.
Thank you.

Harvesting shark is not a bad thing in itself.

What I find abhorrent is the fact that only the fins are taken, the shark is cruelly maimed and returned to the sea in a mutilated state and dies a slow death.

Better to kill the shark outright and harvest the meat along with the fins.

I've had shark steaks and enjoyed them very much.
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