Recent content by Finch

  1. Toledo rabbit with spices

    Made another batch last night. Only had a couple of buck rabbits to hand so after browning them in the main cooking pan I gave them a head start by poaching them very gently in stock (rabbit stock) for half an hour in a separate pan before I got the rest of the dish underway. I then used that...
  2. Has Farage just spoken sense?

    I used to do a lot of paper spoiling. Now I "lend" my vote to whoever is the least worst option. It's not a forever vote, after all; you're voting on a five year Parliament, or even less, then you press reset and vote again. I'd rather be tactical and pragmatic than tribal. I would have voted...
  3. Squirrel on the menu

    I truss them up with string so the legs don't burn, add a bay leaf, a sprig of thyme and an unpeeled knob of garlic to an oven-proof frying pan with some oil and butter. Season the squirrel well and pan fry, basting all the time, till the meat starts to colour, then transfer the pan to a hot...
  4. Toledo rabbit with spices

    Tried this Rick Stein rabbit recipe yesterday. Bloody lovely. Not hot or overpoweringly spicy, just warm, rich and aromatic. Didn't bother with separate veg, just a big mound of buttery, peppery mashed potato to soak up all the sauce. Fantastic. Definitely be making this again. Only thing I...
  5. LOOK AT THIS LITTLE BEAUTY

    I'm been working on some chalk down land since early summer. There's a big pheasant shoot next door with a massive release pen just over the boundary. There are hundreds of birds wandering about every day. All snake life appears extinct. Haven't seen so much as a slow worm. Used to be teaming...
  6. Packham's Peak?

    Just sayin..
  7. Aigle Mooven boots

    Anyone tried these? I need a new pair of all-purpose boots. Shooting, walking, working. Don't want to spend £250+ on a flashy brand, just want something tough, comfortable and fully waterproof. The Moovens are Gortex lined and under £150. On a pare with my out-going Scarpas which have started...
  8. SNP Political stance

    What makes you think English people want a hard border with Scotland? I certainly don't and I don't know anyone who does. I don't want a border at all. I want us to stay as a single country, or a federal alliance (independent of the EU), though that's another topic altogether. It is the EU that...
  9. SNP Political stance

    Well, we can answer a few of the fundamental questions: your currency would be the Euro. Your government would be based in Brussels and your borders would be in Greece, Malta and Lampedusa with the addition of a hard border with independent England to "protect the integrity" of the single...
  10. How Long is Too Long?

    I bet it's not green either...
  11. How Long is Too Long?

    You're all lightweights:
  12. Man hanging from chimney

    You can't edit or delete your own posts once the editing time-out has elapsed. There was some discussion about it not so long ago when people (me for one) realised they'd inadvertently posted something that was factually or legally wrong or misleading in relation to firearms and were unable to...
  13. Man hanging from chimney

    As I said above, the images were not posted to be morbid or sensationalist. They were chosen because they show the reality of what was otherwise a bizarre and rather incomprehensible tragedy and, for me at least, they dispelled initial thoughts that here might be a victim of his own foolishness...
  14. Who does one vote for?

    Speaker Bercow got rid of it. Had it converted into a creche.
  15. Who does one vote for?

    The loathsome, poncy, patronising stuffed frog Kier Starmer was on the BBC (of course) this morning driveling on about the "people's vote" Labour are going to hold if they get elected. A choice between "our deal" and remain. Boris's is deal is a "far right" Brexit. WTF...! The language they use...

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