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Gumbette wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 7:07 pm Back in my meat eating days I never understood the need to mash and dice perfectly good expensive ingredients for it become fine dining. Lobster ravioli for 3 times the price and 1/10 the amount of lobster. Give me a lobster tail and a bib any day.
I would agree normally but I dont get lobster, I have tried it and thought it tasted of nothingness but I hate seafood pasta more
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Lobster and prawns... I’m salivating as I type.
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I love lobster, Dh prefers prawns.
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DirtyStreetPie wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 5:38 pm
MaryanneK wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 5:20 pm The " vegetarian meat" at Chinese restaurants is so foul. If you don't eat meat and want tofu and veg, then eat tofu and veg - don't bother eating fake "duck" made of tofu and doused in artificial duck flavouring and colouring
It may be foul for you, but it's not foul for everyone.
Ah, but isn't the point that its not fowl but it may be foul?
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Seayork2002 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 7:36 pm
Gumbette wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 7:07 pm Back in my meat eating days I never understood the need to mash and dice perfectly good expensive ingredients for it become fine dining. Lobster ravioli for 3 times the price and 1/10 the amount of lobster. Give me a lobster tail and a bib any day.
I would agree normally but I dont get lobster, I have tried it and thought it tasted of nothingness but I hate seafood pasta more
Oh yes, seafood and pasta don't belong together. For me, it ruins two good things.
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banyan wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:35 pm
Seayork2002 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 7:36 pm
Gumbette wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 7:07 pm Back in my meat eating days I never understood the need to mash and dice perfectly good expensive ingredients for it become fine dining. Lobster ravioli for 3 times the price and 1/10 the amount of lobster. Give me a lobster tail and a bib any day.
I would agree normally but I dont get lobster, I have tried it and thought it tasted of nothingness but I hate seafood pasta more
Oh yes, seafood and pasta don't belong together. For me, it ruins two good things.
+1

Also, seafood on pizza is just wrong.

(I make an exception for anchovies, however).
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Marinara mix is gross, on pizza or pasta.
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Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 2:02 pm
LemonMyrtle wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:56 pm
Lurker wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:49 pm

Yeah ok, the Dandenong and lilydale I can see that.

In what will no doubt be the least popular of opinions: People shouldn't be able to drive their SUVs into the city and inner burbs *ducks*
But then I’ll need two cars, and that’s bad for the environment, and my bank balance.

Or do you propose some sort of car swap zone? Where people that live in the inner burbs, but frequently visit the outer burbs, store their second vehicles at some sort of 4x4 depot outside the zone?
But still. Then only rich people can visit their aging parents that live on a goat track near Sherbrooke forest.
Well as long as I'm being unpopular - how about nobody owns cars? There could be huge banks of hire cars and when I want to go driving in the hills I could go hire an SUV, and when you want to go to Prahran market you can hire a zippy lil Getz.
Back to cars - this exists!! It’s called GoGet and it’s what we use.
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Lou-bags wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 2:33 am
banyan wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:35 pm
Seayork2002 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 7:36 pm

I would agree normally but I dont get lobster, I have tried it and thought it tasted of nothingness but I hate seafood pasta more
Oh yes, seafood and pasta don't belong together. For me, it ruins two good things.
+1

Also, seafood on pizza is just wrong.

(I make an exception for anchovies, however).
Anchovies are not seafood - and when I was vegetarian they weren't even animal in my mind - they are salty flavour bombs of deliciousness.
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Mooguru wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 4:14 pm @CrankyM do you like Ludovico Einaudi?
I love him but everyone always looks at me blankly when I say his name.
I went to his concert a few years ago, listening to him play live was amazing
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Grumbles wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:54 pm To the lady complaining on a local Facebook page how hard it is to get firewood this year - good, stop polluting the environment.

The best part of living in a soulless new development was the lack of smoke in winter. Now a few suburbs over in an older area and many people are using ancient, inefficient wood heaters.
One of my favourite childhood memories was nanas wood powered stove. It was used all the time for roasts and caramel tarts and scones and all sorts of yummy food. Not to mention everyone sitting around in the warm kitchen with a cup of tea and just chatting.


If you were visiting a country like India and got stuck there. when Covid started, then I feel for you. However if you chose to travel after Covid started and are now stuck there, then don’t blame anyone but yourself.
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ShadowAffi wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 8:44 am
If you were visiting a country like India and got stuck there. when Covid started, then I feel for you. However if you chose to travel after Covid started and are now stuck there, then don’t blame anyone but yourself.
Is that you Scomo?

The idiot who went back to get married, yep should have left him there. But what about those who went back to nurse sick or dying relatives? I have a few work colleagues who have a parent with covid, they're elderly and too scared to leave the house and they're alone because their husband / wife have already died from the virus. Should their child not try to go home and look after them, try to make their final days more comfortable or should they be forced to die a lonely death? What if it were your parents? Your lack of sympathy, compassion and understanding is mind blowing.
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Gumbette wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 7:02 pm I looove Beyond Meat burgers. DH did too and he was a die hard meat eater.

Fake meat from Chinese restaurants, tofu duck, prawns, abalone - I have packets of them in the freezer. DD loves them and they add flavour to stir fries. Not to mention vegetarian calamari, with a bit of tartare sauce, you can’t tell the difference plus that’s a couple of extra squid still happily swimming around.

I don’t get the outrage, no one is making meat eaters consume fake meat. It’s not even like the 4WD vent - eating fake meat doesn’t impact anyone except the person consuming it, so I’m genuinely confused. :thinking:
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I’m ridiculously excited about the prospect of vegan calamari. I love calamari but have stopped eating it because of how they are killed and how interesting squid are. Now I can eat it again- or at least sort of.
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Do you want the details? It's really good - DD & I love it with salad during summer. DH used to steal it too - it even has that rubbery texture.
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Gumbette wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 8:56 am
ShadowAffi wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 8:44 am
Grumbles wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:54 pm To the lady complaining on a local Facebook page how hard it is to get firewood this year - good, stop polluting the environment.

The best part of living in a soulless new development was the lack of smoke in winter. Now a few suburbs over in an older area and many people are using ancient, inefficient wood heaters.
If you were visiting a country like India and got stuck there. when Covid started, then I feel for you. However if you chose to travel after Covid started and are now stuck there, then don’t blame anyone but yourself.
Is that you Scomo?

The idiot who went back to get married, yep should have left him there. But what about those who went back to nurse sick or dying relatives? I have a few work colleagues who have a parent with covid, they're elderly and too scared to leave the house and they're alone because their husband / wife has already died from the disease. Should their child not try to go home and look after them, try to make their final days more comfortable or should they be forced to die a lonely death? What if it were your parents? Your lack of sympathy, compassion and understanding is mind blowing.
Totally totally different situation. But it's not those ones who are being vocal and threatening to come home via the Maldives is it?
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ShadowAffi wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 8:44 am
If you were visiting a country like India and got stuck there. when Covid started, then I feel for you. However if you chose to travel after Covid started and are now stuck there, then don’t blame anyone but yourself.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -come-home

The Australian government’s drastic decision to temporarily stop all travellers from India entering Australia has me in tears almost every night, struggling to cope with the uncertainty of when I’ll see my husband again.

Before he departed Australia for India in March, I was stressed knowing that repatriation flights were few and far between. But he managed to convince both me and the Australian government (that granted him a travel exemption) that he had to go to visit and care for his mum, his only surviving parent, who is suffering from stage-four cancer. Knowing him, his kindness and conscientiousness, I knew that it wasn’t really a choice for him to be at his dying mother’s side.

Selfish bastard -leaving to fly into India after Covid had started to nurse his sole surviving parent, a mother dying of cancer, guess he only has himself to blame right?
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Yeah when Andrew Bolt says a decision is racist, it's gotta be pretty freaking in your face obviously racist.
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If people are not closely connected with poor countries like India, they can't imagine why anyone would choose to enter a plague-ravaged country to care for a relative. If you have a sick family member in the UK or the US, the pain of distance is unbearable but is allayed - slightly - by the faith you put in the healthcare system to look after that person in your absence.

Not so in India and like countries. If an elderly relative is sick and alone, no one will look after them. And if they are illiterate or unable to travel, they will not be able to make or attend appointments, understand medical advice, etc. Someone needs to be there to manage their medical affairs. Otherwise, as happened to my late grandmother, they are liable to be exploited and have their property stolen.

Aged care isn't a thing, nursing homes aren't a thing, homecare isn't a thing. And now, hospitals aren't even a thing - you can't get admission.

So, besides that dunderhead from WA who went to attend his own wedding, I wager many Indian Australians have chosen to fly into a hurricane because they are making a choice between two awfuls.
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@DirtyStreetPie exactly. And frankly it makes me angry that people are not even prepared to TRY to understand someone else’s circumstances or how another country works in terms of healthcare etc. do they really think that people are going through the stress of going over there without having a reason that is more then I want to travel. Widen your perception and compassion people. Actually look beyond the basic “I’m travelling to India”.
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