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cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 10 2:32 pm    Post subject: Free Turkey  Reply with quote    

Got a butcher nearby?

Have they been taking orders for Christmas? And have they been cutting them up and prepping them for customers?

Then I'll bet that if you go and ask nicely, they'll give you as much turkey offal, as many bones, as many bits and bobs as you can carry for pretty much free...

(my rucksack is full, now)

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 10 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I hope you have a rucksack liner

cab



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 10 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It barely even dripped.

windyridge



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 10 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No butcher nearby

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 10 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the liklihood of the local butchers doing anything even remotely free range is sadly very low I think they buy everything in pre-shrinkwarpped, so very little chance of any offcuts round here

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 10 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I once had kilos of free chicken wings from my butcher courtesy of the Rugby Club who only wanted breasts for their barbeque. Personally I can't imagine how you can barbeque a chicken breast and end up with something worth eating, but I suppose the food isn't the main point of a Rugby Club do and I enjoyed my free soup and spicy wings.

toggle



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 10 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
Personally I can't imagine how you can barbeque a chicken breast and end up with something worth eating


kebabs

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 10 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a bit of a shame Sally. You obviously need to send Gareth out in hunter-gatherer mode
A.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 10 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

what I really need to do is start nagging the butchers to stock something that is worth eating, but I think Gareth had this conversation with one an was told that they used to stock 'real' meat but that the son took over and insisted that nobody wanted to pay for it when the water filled prepackaged stuff was so much cheaper. We can still get an acceptable bacon locally, but thats about it.

cab



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 10 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, I had bones, wings, gizzards... Lots of good stuff in my bag. Considering going back for another today.

kirstyfern



Joined: 03 Jan 2010
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Location: Great Dunmow, Essex
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 10 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We will have an hour long queue at the butchers every day this week

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