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by silk
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

So I have a bunch of frozen slow cooker dump-meals in my freezer. You just put the frozen block into your slow cooker, set it for 8 hours and voila. I thought this was the ultimate in Lazy Cooking (my specialty). But NO! I CAN BE EVEN LAZIER! :lol: :lol: :lol: Last night I decided to experiment -- ...
by silk
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I've been eating a lot (a lot) of zucchini, as that's coming out of the garden prolifically (a lot). Also tomatoes, although not so prolific, but delicious. Lots of ratatouille, "zoodles" with meat (and maybe pasta and most likely tomatoes).

This week I didn't go to the supermarket. At all.
by silk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun Use for Carrot Tops/What do you do with often discarded parts?
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Fun Use for Carrot Tops/What do you do with often discarded parts?

I would feed them to my horses, or my chickens. Horses love them!
by silk
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Rockabilly wrote:
silk wrote:I thought google would help but Cook's Illustrated has more than one option:

https://www.cooksillustrated.com/articl ... lemon-bars
https://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipe ... lemon-bars



Yes, that is the recipe and well worth making.


Which one!!!!! There are two :lol:
by silk
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I thought google would help but Cook's Illustrated has more than one option:

https://www.cooksillustrated.com/articl ... lemon-bars
https://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipe ... lemon-bars
by silk
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Silk comforters?
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Silk comforters?

I love silk (refer username, haha!) but haven't had the pleasure of sleeping under a silk blanket. I have woolen duvet inners which are amazing, but heavy. So much nicer than synthetic. Alpaca duvet inners are also available here. Cashmere is also amazingly warm but still incredibly light, however m...
by silk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Junior the Donkey...photos for his new fans
Replies: 15
Views: 395

Re: Junior the Donkey...photos for his new fans

I LOVE HIM
SEND HIM TO ME, STAT!

xx
Silk

:D
by silk
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: So what are you watching?

We just binged Billions. Like Suits, on speed. It's amazing. I'm hanging out for S4 which comes out in March I think.
I need to get back to Suits to get through S7.

I don't watch a lot of tv/Netflix/whatever.
by silk
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Year In Review
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: Year In Review

I have done next to nothing with my horses this year. They are lucky to see me on weekends, and I haven't really been riding (combo of injury, weather, lack of inclination, stress/other things to do). The baby horse continues to grow. I need to do more with her, ie use that brain of hers so she isn'...
by silk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Warm slippers
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: Warm slippers

I have Allbirds, pricey but amazing (similar to Mahabis), and a pair of sheepskin ones (kinda like Uggs, I guess, in that they are leather with sheepskin still attached). The fleece wore through on the sole, so I added a pair of felted wool inners. I might need to get a pair of the felted ones Baroq...
by silk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you to the barn when you don't feel well?
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Do you to the barn when you don't feel well?

Chisamba wrote:i go unless I am dead, and since i have not been dead yet, i go


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I love this.

FWIW, I wouldn't go if I was feeling sub-par, unless I felt like going would make me feel better (sometimes, horse cuddles are the remedy).
by silk
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Oh and MyDarlingLemonThyme (dot com) is also amazing
by silk
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

There's another one - Eleanor Orzich, Petite Kitchen. Her website appears to be down at the moment but if you google there is plenty online. Generally vegetarian or vegan, dairy, gluten and refined sugar free.
http://www.viva.co.nz/article/food-drin ... h-recipes/
by silk
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

This is another great resource for simple, delicious, vegetarian fare: https://www.homegrown-kitchen.co.nz/
by silk
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Obligatory blanketing post
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Obligatory blanketing post

I don't blanket. We are approximately similar climate to Seattle. We don't get snow where my horses live; about 30 miles south regularly has snow on the mountain, and approximately 100-130 miles south has mountains with skifields. We do get frosts, we are below 0 degrees C (freezing) perhaps 20 days...
by silk
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Mine turned into wine also. The bar tab didn't extend to spirits.
They did feed us a lovely assortment of finger food too.
by silk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Gin and tonic

*clink*
by silk
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?

My WB mare was by a stallion who threw very typey foals. Almost every horse I met/saw photos of who was by that sire, looked physically similar (body type and shape, as well as markings). Reportedly, they all had the same sorts of hot/fire-y temperaments and tended to be "one-person" horse...
by silk
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 928

Re: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.

The problem with pricing work, especially when over pricing to have it declined, is when the person wants it done even at the premium price, when your intention was to not do the work at all. Ha, ha.
by silk
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pre-Thanksgiving thanks giving post
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Pre-Thanksgiving thanks giving post

We don't do thanksgiving but life is good at the moment. Work is great. Loads of opportunities coming my way. I feel like I've cemented a reputation of being capable and getting things done (received high praise from one of my Project Managers the other day - "she hasn't let me down yet" -...
by silk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bumper-pull trailer length
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Bumper-pull trailer length

Oh and backing - is both easier and harder with a long BP rig. The distance between the rear axles of the truck and the trailer axles, and the pivot point, determine how quickly or slowly the trailer begins to turn. Short distance = quick turning (snakey!), long distance = slow turning. I could mano...
by silk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bumper-pull trailer length
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Bumper-pull trailer length

My bp is much smaller (13ft plus drawbar or about 16 ft overall) so no additional suggestions. I make sure I know the wheel tracking before I attempt any gateway. There are times when I choose an alternative route/entry point or wait for traffic to pass so I can make use of the other side of the roa...
by silk
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Anyone heard of 4cyte Epitalis Forte?
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Anyone heard of 4cyte Epitalis Forte?

I haven't had cause to use it myself but it is popular here and people who use it generally swear by it.
by silk
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 1027

Re: New Pony, New Problems

Teeth would be my first bet, sounds like you have that base covered, ditto ulcers. Sounds weird but check for floating rib/s or other strange things going on with the ribs. Those odd floating ones aren't always connected where or how they should be and can be sharp and pokey. Combined with him flipp...
by silk
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Potato and Bacon Soup
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Potato and Bacon Soup

YES PLZ.

My life revolves around food:

What I just ate
What I want to eat
What I might eat next
What I am thinking of eating tomorrow/next week....
by silk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: one pm was delivered recently, but no more :-(
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: one pm was delivered recently, but no more :-(

I understood PMs hung around in your "outbox" until the recipient opened them, when they majiked themselves to "sent".
by silk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Replacing moldy bathtub caulk
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Replacing moldy bathtub caulk

Installation of a shower at my rental required 24 hours for the glues and adhesives to set/cure/dry before the shower was used. The person you pay to do this for you ought to tell you how long you need to go without your tub.
by silk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Potato and Bacon Soup
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Potato and Bacon Soup

Excellent.

I shall be making this as soon as the pressure cooker is back in action (I make stock, never buy it).
by silk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I have two leeks to use so I should make risotto.
I feel like everything but, ha ha!
by silk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Potato and Bacon Soup
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Potato and Bacon Soup

Query - 1/2 a what of flour? Cup? Looking at the photo I don't think it was 1/2 a teaspoon ;)
by silk
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Others are concerned about how I feed my horses.
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: Others are concerned about how I feed my horses.

I think they are looking a little ribby.
by silk
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 9147

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

No idea on import fees sorry Xan, but, sub-tropical island holiday plus a bunch of test riding sounds ideal, doesn't it?!

This is my baby hoss's older half sis (same sire): https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/equest ... 25aaad683f
by silk
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 9147

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xan, you should look downunder. Tons of horseflesh for stupid cheap. Esp with the dollars the way they are at present.
by silk
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 9147

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Is Sparkleby still in Ireland, or KY?
by silk
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

BF made me dinner last night. I had two trims later in the day (got there at 5pm, left at 7pm). Dinner was on the table within 2 mins of me walking in the door at 7.30... I didn't even have a chance to say "can I grab a quick shower before we eat," haha! Pasta, chicken, spices (5 different...
by silk
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I forgot to take something out of the freezer for tonight, oops.

The steak and roast veges went down a treat. I 'roasted' the asparagus and broccoli with oil, S&P and pinenuts - delicious. Cooked the steak slightly more than I intended, but still lovely.
by silk
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 27
Views: 897

Re: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?

Wow silk that is the land of draft crosses. I really like the term "Clydie". :-) Enzo has a nice walk and canter. Just for my own amazement and not for real, do you know how much it costs to bring a horse from NZ to the US? Wouldn't have the foggiest. You'd have to fly them. Not sure on q...
by silk
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I'm surviving! Puppy is a right handful but settling into things and being much more reliable (his ears are still painted on at times, but he's far less bitey and jumpy as he's learned those things will. not. be. tolerated.) Last night, tacos with the bf and his flat. Tonight I plan to cook - ordina...
by silk
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 27
Views: 897

Re: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?

They're a dime a dozen here (NZ). Probably a bit far if you don't even want to look in Canada, though ;) Lol that made me laugh! How come you have so many down there? Are any doing dressage? Tons. The 1/4 Clydes are often used for allrounders, hunters, eventers (lower level). We have a lot of cross...
by silk
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 31
Views: 1819

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Silk, is it this one? If so, have you seen it in person? It looks fine but it's hard to tell how thick it is. https://worldequestrianbrands.com/product/platinum-dressage-eurofit-quilt-only-pad/ Nope. That looks like the standard quilt. This one is a light (the one you linked talked about light colo...
by silk
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

They are away for 2 weeks in the USA and have a 5mo Airedale terrier. My sister got a ~3 month old Airedale pup to go with the one she got from the same breeder two years ago, and I just got an 8 year old ChihuahuaX for my mother. So it must be all kinds of fun and games on the days my sister is th...
by silk
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 27
Views: 897

Re: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?

They're a dime a dozen here (NZ). Probably a bit far if you don't even want to look in Canada, though ;)
by silk
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127371

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Last night I cooked what was supposed to be a sort of Cajun-seasoned chicken, but I had a large leek that needed using which took away from the seasoning so it ended up being a generically saucy chicken and leek stew (it did get another dollop of sambal olek chilli so had a bit of a kick). Served wi...
by silk
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 31
Views: 1819

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Silk, I haven't found the Mattes light baby pads and I've googled and looked at their site. I think they might just be called "light" quilt. It's about 1/2 the thickness of the regular quilt (I have both types and prefer the light ones, as I only use them over a half pad to keep the saddl...
by silk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 31
Views: 1819

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Mattes, they do baby pads. I think they're called ultra light or something.
by silk
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2166

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tsavo wrote:Hayburner, every grey will get melanoma if they live long enough. That is my information.


Dilutes, too (ie, grey, cream, etc).

May not affect them visibly/noticeably but likely present.
by silk
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2166

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

1. Temperament. Absolutely key. If horse does not pass this - do not pass go, do not proceed. 2. Soundness/conformation. Pretty much zero tolerance for previous injuries or issues of any kind. I have particularly high standards for hoof shape and condition - barefoot, never shod, appropriately cared...
by silk
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 25
Views: 1103

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

Go and do a clinic with Peggy Cummings.
Will change your life with respect to how to sit securely and safely and in balance.
by silk
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 2303

Re: 2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?

I would love to but at the moment I'm drowning in other commitments. Happy to elf, though! :D
by silk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 1901

Re: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?

Mares all the way for me. I've ridden but never owned geldings, and generally find them a bit "blah". I've known some awesome geldings, don't get me wrong, they're just not for me. Much prefer the spark and sass (and connection) of a mare!

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