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« Reply #450 on: February 09, 2013, 12:05:24 AM »

I'm a spoiled American; I need pure, red, four-legged meat served right in front of me with A1 sauce. Not a little bit of meat or fish/lamb buried under or mixed with like twenty Orthodox vegetables from the old country, but plain meat.
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« Reply #451 on: February 09, 2013, 12:06:48 AM »

I'm a spoiled American; I need pure, red, four-legged meat served right in front of me with A1 sauce. Not a little bit of meat or fish/lamb buried under or mixed with like twenty Orthodox vegetables from the old country, but plain meat.

If you don't like Chicken Kiev then... then... . .  you are beyond all hope!
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« Reply #452 on: February 09, 2013, 12:07:28 AM »

Sad I have no choice but to join the Romans....
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« Reply #453 on: February 09, 2013, 12:11:56 AM »

I am American, A1 sauce is gross, and Chicken Kiev is delicious.
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« Reply #454 on: February 09, 2013, 12:14:47 AM »

and Chicken Kiev is delicious.

If you eat it seldom. To delicate for me for daily use.

I didn't know it is called that way.
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« Reply #455 on: February 09, 2013, 12:41:50 AM »

Sad I have no choice but to join the Romans....
The Constantinopolitans?
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« Reply #456 on: February 09, 2013, 01:16:29 AM »

Perhaps he meant the evil latin Franks  Shocked
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« Reply #457 on: February 09, 2013, 01:38:23 AM »

I'm a spoiled American; I need pure, red, four-legged meat served right in front of me with A1 sauce. Not a little bit of meat or fish/lamb buried under or mixed with like twenty Orthodox vegetables from the old country, but plain meat.

If you don't like Chicken Kiev then... then... . .  you are beyond all hope!

What is Chicken Kiev? Is it something like "chicken of the sea?" Which is really tuna.

Edited to add: Hey, I have heard that rattlesnake meat tastes a lot like chicken. However, rattlesnake meat is real meat as it comes from a vertebrate.
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« Reply #458 on: February 09, 2013, 01:40:09 AM »

Oh, the RCC is not so interesting when their "Ash Wednesday" and Lent starts next week (five days from now).

We have five more weeks until Great Lent.  angel
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« Reply #459 on: February 09, 2013, 02:11:00 AM »

Aww five weeks? That's so long... Sad I want it to come sooner. I can't wait for Pascha; this is going to be the year where I try to drag my family with me to Church and maybe the beauty of Pascha will convert them.
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« Reply #460 on: February 09, 2013, 02:12:13 AM »

Hahaha. You'd think that, Maria, until you remember that the RCC doesn't really fast. But I have noticed a huge increase in the number of commercials for fast food fish sandwiches lately...ahhh, the joys of living in New Mexico. Enjoy your filet-o-fish sandwiches, Wyatt! Wink
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« Reply #461 on: February 09, 2013, 02:23:34 AM »

I'm a spoiled American; I need pure, red, four-legged meat served right in front of me with A1 sauce. Not a little bit of meat or fish/lamb buried under or mixed with like twenty Orthodox vegetables from the old country, but plain meat.

If you don't like Chicken Kiev then... then... . .  you are beyond all hope!

What is Chicken Kiev? Is it something like "chicken of the sea?" Which is really tuna.

Edited to add: Hey, I have heard that rattlesnake meat tastes a lot like chicken. However, rattlesnake meat is real meat as it comes from a vertebrate.

Wiki has the answer! Smiley
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« Reply #462 on: February 09, 2013, 02:33:08 AM »

I'm a spoiled American; I need pure, red, four-legged meat served right in front of me with A1 sauce. Not a little bit of meat or fish/lamb buried under or mixed with like twenty Orthodox vegetables from the old country, but plain meat.

If you don't like Chicken Kiev then... then... . .  you are beyond all hope!

What is Chicken Kiev? Is it something like "chicken of the sea?" Which is really tuna.

Edited to add: Hey, I have heard that rattlesnake meat tastes a lot like chicken. However, rattlesnake meat is real meat as it comes from a vertebrate.

Wiki has the answer! Smiley

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« Reply #463 on: February 09, 2013, 02:44:41 AM »

I'm a spoiled American; I need pure, red, four-legged meat served right in front of me with A1 sauce. Not a little bit of meat or fish/lamb buried under or mixed with like twenty Orthodox vegetables from the old country, but plain meat.

ummm...  A1 sauce is for meat that was not cooked so well.  But I agree on the minimal meat with veggies and all that on a non-fast day.  If I want fish I want grouper and veggies to the side if I have room.  Virtually everything is good with noodles though. 
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« Reply #464 on: February 09, 2013, 02:45:30 AM »

I'm a spoiled American; I need pure, red, four-legged meat served right in front of me with A1 sauce. Not a little bit of meat or fish/lamb buried under or mixed with like twenty Orthodox vegetables from the old country, but plain meat.

If you don't like Chicken Kiev then... then... . .  you are beyond all hope!

What is Chicken Kiev? Is it something like "chicken of the sea?" Which is really tuna.

Edited to add: Hey, I have heard that rattlesnake meat tastes a lot like chicken. However, rattlesnake meat is real meat as it comes from a vertebrate.

I believe that is Chicken Kyiv.   Wink
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« Reply #465 on: February 09, 2013, 03:32:54 AM »

I'm a spoiled American; I need pure, red, four-legged meat served right in front of me with A1 sauce. Not a little bit of meat or fish/lamb buried under or mixed with like twenty Orthodox vegetables from the old country, but plain meat.

You've obviously never been to a Russian (especially Harbintsy Russian) or Greek barbecue. I also hear the Georgians know a thing or two about carnivorous cooking.
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« Reply #466 on: February 09, 2013, 08:11:20 AM »

Perhaps he meant the evil latin Franks  Shocked
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Oh and that's Latin with a capital "L". Wink
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« Reply #467 on: February 09, 2013, 08:14:39 AM »

The RCC isn't too attractive to these guys:



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« Reply #468 on: February 09, 2013, 08:47:44 AM »

Orthodox countries and good food? HA! I've NEVER tasted anything good from an Orthodox country; it always seems so vegetarian or just plain odd and foreign to me, whereas Rome's western food is more appealing to me. Then again, it's a matter of perspective.

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« Reply #469 on: February 09, 2013, 11:01:58 AM »

Hahaha. You'd think that, Maria, until you remember that the RCC doesn't really fast.
I have a RCC calendar that describes fasting rules for Lent, and it gives the normal Western fasting method (1 normal-sized meal, and 2 small meals).

I wonder how many Catholics do this.
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« Reply #470 on: February 09, 2013, 11:12:54 AM »

Hahaha. You'd think that, Maria, until you remember that the RCC doesn't really fast.
I have a RCC calendar that describes fasting rules for Lent, and it gives the normal Western fasting method (1 normal-sized meal, and 2 small meals).

I wonder how many Catholics do this.

I used to try to do it. When I was young, Mom took care of that for me, with fish sticks and spaghetti over and over again. Smiley
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« Reply #471 on: February 09, 2013, 12:30:47 PM »

I'm a spoiled American; I need pure, red, four-legged meat served right in front of me with A1 sauce. Not a little bit of meat or fish/lamb buried under or mixed with like twenty Orthodox vegetables from the old country, but plain meat.

ummm...  A1 sauce is for meat that was not cooked so well.  But I agree on the minimal meat with veggies and all that on a non-fast day.  If I want fish I want grouper and veggies to the side if I have room.  Virtually everything is good with noodles though. 

Grouper? Do you live in Florida or something?

Anyhow, I've never been I big fan of A1, but Chello's steak sauce is great (if they still make it -- it has been a long time since I had it).
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« Reply #472 on: February 09, 2013, 12:32:45 PM »

Hahaha. You'd think that, Maria, until you remember that the RCC doesn't really fast.
I have a RCC calendar that describes fasting rules for Lent, and it gives the normal Western fasting method (1 normal-sized meal, and 2 small meals).

I wonder how many Catholics do this.

And even that's only necessary for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
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« Reply #473 on: February 09, 2013, 12:33:29 PM »

Sad I have no choice but to join the Romans....

How do you feel about Ukrainian food?
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« Reply #474 on: February 09, 2013, 12:44:37 PM »

The RCC isn't too attractive to these guys:



They should also include "Spelling in English" or "Proper use of apostrophe"
Maybe, but they're spot-on with Loud Mouth Women. Grin

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« Reply #475 on: February 09, 2013, 12:46:23 PM »

Hahaha. You'd think that, Maria, until you remember that the RCC doesn't really fast. But I have noticed a huge increase in the number of commercials for fast food fish sandwiches lately...ahhh, the joys of living in New Mexico. Enjoy your filet-o-fish sandwiches, Wyatt! Wink

What I miss in the Philippines. Almost everywhere the restaurants and fast food places come out with their Lenten menu.  Of course being RC, it usually means fish meals.  But Orthodox can eat squid, right?  I miss grilled squid.
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« Reply #476 on: February 09, 2013, 12:47:37 PM »

Hahaha. You'd think that, Maria, until you remember that the RCC doesn't really fast.
I have a RCC calendar that describes fasting rules for Lent, and it gives the normal Western fasting method (1 normal-sized meal, and 2 small meals).

I wonder how many Catholics do this.

Good devout RCs would.  But as dzheremi pointed out, it really isn't much.  It is only required for 2 days a year.  Then the "abstinence" on Fridays.

But if you think about it, we Orthodox can eat as much rice as we want during Lent Cheesy
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« Reply #477 on: February 09, 2013, 01:23:35 PM »

The RCC isn't too attractive to these guys:



BTW, I didn't notice at first but that file is called apostropheabuse.jpg. So I guess a lot of our comments are a bit "on the nose".  Embarrassed

Btw, I have to wonder if the people who made that banner really mean it, or if they're really some [liberals] just making fun of fundamentalists. (Which really isn't much of sport b/c it's so easy.  Wink)
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« Reply #478 on: February 09, 2013, 01:31:45 PM »

Sad I have no choice but to join the Romans....

How do you feel about Ukrainian food?

Had a few slices of salo today, accompanied by a few pieces of raw semi-dried sausage...
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« Reply #479 on: February 09, 2013, 06:41:57 PM »

Many Orthodox cultures have good food, too.

Mmmmmmm pierogies.
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« Reply #480 on: February 09, 2013, 06:43:23 PM »

Many Orthodox cultures have good food, too.

Mmmmmmm pierogies.
The great pierogie race...
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« Reply #482 on: February 10, 2013, 11:03:29 PM »

Orthodox countries and good food? HA! I've NEVER tasted anything good from an Orthodox country; it always seems so vegetarian or just plain odd and foreign to me, whereas Rome's western food is more appealing to me. Then again, it's a matter of perspective.

Indeed. Salo is vegetarian. No meat in there.

How is Salo vegetarian?  It is cured pig fat Mike!  Tongue  I have about 20kg of it that has been curing for four months almost.

Fat, not meat. No single protein in there.

At least how I'm trying to explain to myself JamesR's argumentation. Otherwise it has no sense.

my salo has some red meat in it.  Ok but to picky Americans who can afford to pass up food if it is from an animal period then it isn't vegetarian.
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Orthodox countries and good food? HA! I've NEVER tasted anything good from an Orthodox country; it always seems so vegetarian or just plain odd and foreign to me, whereas Rome's western food is more appealing to me. Then again, it's a matter of perspective.

Indeed. Salo is vegetarian. No meat in there.

How is Salo vegetarian?  It is cured pig fat Mike!  Tongue  I have about 20kg of it that has been curing for four months almost.

Fat, not meat. No single protein in there.

At least how I'm trying to explain to myself JamesR's argumentation. Otherwise it has no sense.

It's flesh from an animal, not vegetarian.  Like pork rinds.

Fat isn't a flesh.  I take mike's side it isn't meat it's salo, it's own unique thing.  It's not pork rinds either.  It's cured back fat or belly fat.  Or smoked cured ribs.  I currently used really thick fat from a homegrown pig.  most pigs in the USA don't grow large enough to have thick back fat.  But this pig did.  We are talking 4-5 inches thick in some spots. 
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Orthodox countries and good food? HA! I've NEVER tasted anything good from an Orthodox country; it always seems so vegetarian or just plain odd and foreign to me, whereas Rome's western food is more appealing to me. Then again, it's a matter of perspective.

Indeed. Salo is vegetarian. No meat in there.

How is Salo vegetarian?  It is cured pig fat Mike!  Tongue  I have about 20kg of it that has been curing for four months almost.

Fat, not meat. No single protein in there.

At least how I'm trying to explain to myself JamesR's argumentation. Otherwise it has no sense.

It's flesh from an animal, not vegetarian.  Like pork rinds.

Fat isn't a flesh.  I take mike's side it isn't meat it's salo, it's own unique thing.  It's not pork rinds either.  It's cured back fat or belly fat.  Or smoked cured ribs.  I currently used really thick fat from a homegrown pig.  most pigs in the USA don't grow large enough to have thick back fat.  But this pig did.  We are talking 4-5 inches thick in some spots.  
 ...in any event, it isn't vegetarian.
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« Reply #485 on: February 14, 2013, 07:34:47 PM »

Hmm... strange. The local Latin priest here gave a rousing Ash Wednesday homily on Eastern fasting rules, and why Latins should adopt them. Being Ruthenian Catholic, I just smiled when everybody immediate smiled bright when he read the gospel passage about "And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men." I knew the Italian Catholics' faces would be dismal when he mentioned the ban on dairy products- including cheese.
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« Reply #486 on: February 14, 2013, 07:40:22 PM »

Orthodox countries and good food? HA! I've NEVER tasted anything good from an Orthodox country; it always seems so vegetarian or just plain odd and foreign to me, whereas Rome's western food is more appealing to me. Then again, it's a matter of perspective.

Indeed. Salo is vegetarian. No meat in there.

How is Salo vegetarian?  It is cured pig fat Mike!  Tongue  I have about 20kg of it that has been curing for four months almost.

Fat, not meat. No single protein in there.

At least how I'm trying to explain to myself JamesR's argumentation. Otherwise it has no sense.

It's flesh from an animal, not vegetarian.  Like pork rinds.

Fat isn't a flesh.  I take mike's side it isn't meat it's salo, it's own unique thing.  It's not pork rinds either.  It's cured back fat or belly fat.  Or smoked cured ribs.  I currently used really thick fat from a homegrown pig.  most pigs in the USA don't grow large enough to have thick back fat.  But this pig did.  We are talking 4-5 inches thick in some spots.  
 ...in any event, it isn't vegetarian.

Ah, the difference between vegetarian and vegan.  Vegetarians will eat animal byproducts, like milk/dairy and eggs.  Vegans won't eat anything that came from whatever animal.  Our fasting requires a mostly vegan diet with very few exceptions.
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« Reply #487 on: February 14, 2013, 07:42:10 PM »

Hmm... strange. The local Latin priest here gave a rousing Ash Wednesday homily on Eastern fasting rules, and why Latins should adopt them. Being Ruthenian Catholic, I just smiled when everybody immediate smiled bright when he read the gospel passage about "And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men." I knew the Italian Catholics' faces would be dismal when he mentioned the ban on dairy products- including cheese.

Yes, I did realize at some point that fasting once a week in a 6-week period over a year isn't much.  But I guess for some people it is.  I think this is one of those cases where legalism just does not make any sense and that fasting should have never been legislated to such extent.
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« Reply #488 on: February 14, 2013, 07:52:24 PM »

Hmm... strange. The local Latin priest here gave a rousing Ash Wednesday homily on Eastern fasting rules, and why Latins should adopt them. Being Ruthenian Catholic, I just smiled when everybody immediate smiled bright when he read the gospel passage about "And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men." I knew the Italian Catholics' faces would be dismal when he mentioned the ban on dairy products- including cheese.

Yes, I did realize at some point that fasting once a week in a 6-week period over a year isn't much.  But I guess for some people it is.  I think this is one of those cases where legalism just does not make any sense and that fasting should have never been legislated to such extent.

It is in a town full of Sicilian Catholics who's main Lenten fare consists of spaghetti and fishballs.
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« Reply #489 on: January 09, 2014, 07:21:42 AM »

The RCC was attractive to me a few years ago because I wanted I deeper connection to early Christians, but on my quest to dig deeper and find out more about the Roman Catholic Church and its historic ties I discovered Orthodoxy along the way and if or when I do commit to Christ its looking like the Orthodox church is the way to do it. 
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It seems like everyone who is Sicilian or partly is the worst. At least the female variety.
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« Reply #491 on: January 09, 2014, 11:11:42 AM »

It seems like everyone who is Sicilian or partly is the worst. At least the female variety.

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« Reply #492 on: January 09, 2014, 11:27:41 AM »

It seems like everyone who is Sicilian or partly is the worst. At least the female variety.
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« Reply #493 on: January 09, 2014, 01:20:06 PM »

It's attractive for me on two fronts.

Fear, I worry about my salvation because of it's claims.

and convenience; it's large, powerful and influential.
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« Reply #494 on: January 09, 2014, 01:34:06 PM »

It's attractive for me on two fronts.
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and convenience; it's large, powerful and influential.
Power comes and goes.
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