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Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1718
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 9:40 pm    Post subject: Venison!  Reply with quote    

The young man who hunts our property got a nice buck this morning. About 160 pounds, he thinks. I've tried to include a picture but keep getting a box that says the myff has expired.

Anyhow - New Jersey has a law that hunters must first shoot a doe, as there are so many white tail deer running around the countryside (and not so country too.) He got a smaller doe a few weeks ago, very happy with this buck.

Field dressed it, so foxes and crows are going to be happy. This weekend he'll bring me a forequarter, hind quarter, and back strap. I then finish butchering to my choice. Roasts, stews, chili . . . yumm.

And if anyone can tell me a work around for the picture issue I'll put something up for you to admire.

Jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34890
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's probably too big. I can reduce it for you if you want to email it me.

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or the title has characters in that the software doesn't like. % and & signs are problematic IIRC. You could try just retitling it.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1718
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I appreciate the suggestions Jamanda and Sean. I tried e-mailing the image to Jamanda and it had the same error message.

The image is on my computer. It was resized down to 600 pixels by proportional. Click on "attach" Browse for the image, click on it, click on upload. This has previously been successful.

I'm not titling the image, the Downsizer program is doing all of that. Do I need to play with the html code that the program creates?

I even tried using the thumbnail gubbins and that didn't work either.

Oh well. It's just a very nice image of a happily smiling young man kneeling in the leaves and holding up the head of this big buck. You all don't really need to see it now, do you?

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41718
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're not titling it personally. The jpeg will have a file name on your computer though, if it contains characters that the software on downsizer doesn't like then you get the Myff image has expired message.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1718
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One more try.



Renamed the image, saved it a second time, uploaded it to Downsizer gallery

Jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah, you did it. I was just about to have a go.

perlogalism



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 440
Location: Near Welshpool
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Congratulations, that's a good sized animal!
It'll keep you going for a while.

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 6024
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice eating with Paradise Jelly

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1718
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

To be sure. But I don't have any. What I do have is grape jelly with thyme and rosemary. Think that will do?

Absolute best meal of venison I ever cooked was a saddle of venison with chestnut puree and braised Brussels sprouts, with a vintage bottle of Bordeaux. Venison / pork / veal pate for starters. Don't recall what for afters. [My daughter was still at home and she was a real sweetheart, would peel that thin brown skin off the chestnuts so I could prepare them a la Julia Child.]

However with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on us I'm not sure what will be. OH has checked out the generator and we'll fill water jugs as if power goes out so does the well pump. Dining by candlelight may be a necessity rather than a romantic interlude.

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good luck with Sandy.

graysalchemy



Joined: 10 Oct 2012
Posts: 73

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Braised venison with Elderberry Stout

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1718
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 12 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Having defrosted some pieces of boneless venison shoulder, last Sunday I put it through the coarse plate on the meat grinder, together with some boneless pork sparerib meat / fat. Made chili. Very good.

That evening we were going over to friends for dinner. They provide vegetables and dessert, he grills steaks for the two of them and we bring something to be grill for us. I put some of the coarsely ground venison and pork through the grinder again, with a medium plate and used it for burgers. Excellent! Of course the chips from our friends home grown potatoes, green beans she'd processed and frozen last summer, and hen of the woods mushrooms I'd foraged and frozen last year weren't bad either.

As an aside - I cubed the meat and put it in the freezer for an hour or so to thoroughly chill it down before grinding. Did the same before grinding a second time. I think it really helped.

BTW - am I supposed to write "mincer" rather than "grinder" for you folks across the pond?

perlogalism



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 440
Location: Near Welshpool
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 12 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jam Lady wrote:
BTW - am I supposed to write "mincer" rather than "grinder" for you folks across the pond?


Mincer / Grinder, it matters not: They both have alternative interpretations

Jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34890
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 12 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

perlogalism wrote:
Jam Lady wrote:
BTW - am I supposed to write "mincer" rather than "grinder" for you folks across the pond?


Mincer / Grinder, it matters not: They both have alternative interpretations


Ooo err missus!

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