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### Re: Stupid question of the day

I invited home a Vegan Viking. We will be cooking! (He claims he can't cook, so I need to teach him everything - you know, slicing onion, etc.)
The question is where do I hide this from his sight? (Not Leela, her chicken.)
You are likely just kidding, but packaging is important! I would put that tray into a sturdy paper bag, close it up and put a label on it - "Leela's Food." He should understand.

Turning the situation - if I were going on an at-home dinner date with a non-Vegan Viking, I would hope not to see a fresh and bloody deer leg in the refrigerator.

But if there was a glass bowl of venison medallions for him and his wolf, Fenrir, that would be ok.

There comes a practical point with anyone, "This is how it is, take it or leave it." Good luck!   : )

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I feel a need to say something here, but actually have next to no experience with deer. I do occasionally catch flak from the local non-carnivores when they encounter pigs’ feet in the fridge, though. And is it just me, or does she fall for the most predictable pick-up lines?

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I feel a need to say something here, but actually have next to no experience with deer. I do occasionally catch flak from the local non-carnivores when they encounter pigs’ feet in the fridge, though. And is it just me, or does she fall for the most predictable pick-up lines?
If you are referring to the relative size of a deer leg and a normal refrigerator - just bear in mind (hehe) that there are very large Viking refrigerators, as well as meat freezers.... I will also confess that I tried venison once at a mountain lodge (a place way out, where the inn keepers prepared a gourmet meal nightly, but only one choice) and..

it was Delicious. red wine glaze, green peppercorn-lingonberry sauce. Wow! Would I do it again? Oopps - Yes!

On your second point - perhaps, but I'd think to let it play out. Seems like possibly a nice start to me and she has great vegan cooking skills, as we all know from many posts, pictures, and recipes here, (mindfulness around sharp knives notwithstanding). : )

A toasty 30 degrees F today and I am going hiking along another river.  Wearing layers, have my compass, but with the river in sight, it is so easy - walk out - it is on your right; walk back, it's on your left.  Even a liberal arts grad would have to try hard to get lost under those conditions!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

30" All Refrigerator - VCRB5303 Viking 5 Series
Price tag: \$8,419 USD
Not cheap, but if you have an entire deer to store, this is your solution!

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Just a friend from my online vegan groups. Normally they had meetups on weekends, but now it's all banned, so people started befriending each other individually.

No problem with Leela's diet and the dead in her bowls. He was 100% focused on his own food anyway, and ate I'd say 4 portions of my Ukrainian gulash. Чудово!
I was also laughed at for looking like a Siamese cat in my munnbind. He's got a point!

Norwegians are nice. Friendly and relaxed.
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Wait, somebody had a beef with the vegan meat-ups? Your outfit highlights your eyes, which indeed have a an almost Siamese blue intensity to them.

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Happy to know you had a nice time. : )

I'll post a couple of today's hiking pictures on my blog here.

I may have told you, I have not had Siamese cats, but my sister had a Himalayan for many years. He was shy and Very Particular about people. and rightly so.

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They are gorgeous! I wish i had whiskers... Leela's whiskers are unbelieveably long (I will find a photo in the evening). She has to eat from flat plates, because the rim would put tension on her the whiskers (so-called whisker tension).

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Is it safe to burn ikea cardboard packaging in stove?
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Is it safe to burn ikea cardboard packaging in stove?
That looks cozy!

I have never burned cardboard in a wood stove and my inclination is to say no.

Three reasons:

- Ink on packaging
- Glue in packaging
- Other unknown chemical treatments of cardboard
- Especially if slick cardboard, with some kind of waxy glaze on it - if this is true - definitely not.

I could be wrong, but better safe than sorry - you do not want nasty fumes, hyper combustible fires, or chimney fires.

Birch logs can be very nice though - purple flames! : )

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Birch is OK but I use it as a fire-lighter. Best mixed with oak.
The best IMO is apple. Willow is not great. Best of all-> American beech.
https://www.southyorkshirefirewood.com/ ... stics.html

City folk are soooh ignorant of wood types.

That reminds me to order a palette this week.$3.5m^2$ $Euri 279,00$
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Is it safe to burn ikea cardboard packaging in stove?
Of course not.It will destroy the insides of the burner with soot etc.
We save paper + cardboard and it's picked up once a month for recycling.
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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Thanks, then it goes to recycling. One more question, can i bake apples or potatoes wrapped in aluminim foil in the stove? (-:

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Is it safe to burn ikea cardboard packaging in stove?
A useful tip; Looks as if the door is glass, which gets dirty. Best way to clean it is with a wet newspaper (does Norge still have them?), not detergent or stuff like that.
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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Thanks, then it goes to recycling. One more question, can i bake apples or potatoes wrapped in aluminim foil in the stove? (-:
You must be bored and looking for trouble! If you are renting this house or apartment, your landlord would not be pleased with these questions. : D

I would not use the wood stove for baking - mine easily reaches 800 degrees F, which is about 425 degrees C. That is not useful for baking apples, potatoes, corn, ... and could just make an explosive mess.

Also, if you do not have a good pair of fire proof stove mitts, get some. Even lightly brushing the inside of the stove door will give a nasty burn, and sparks are dangerous too.

If you want to have some risky fun, go swimming this time of year, buy roller blades, or take up double black diamond skiing!

Respect the Woodstove!

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Respect the Woodstove!

Insurance: burning wet wood, junk etc.  add soot lining to the chimney is a fire hazard and owner will not be pleased. Read the Santy Clause in your contract (couldn't resist that.., sorry Paui).

Every year jays (very clever birds) build their nest and a few times a year I have to rescue thrushes that fall down the chimney.

Many chimney sweeps are con men..The last bunch we had dressed up specially, all show, like Dick van Dyke.
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