Soj on fri 30 dec 11
I've been looking at kilns and it turns out I can only have one if I move=
everything else out of the apartment and give up cooking. This would be =
definite option, if I were forced to rely on lutefisk for my daily ration=
Oh well. As they say in the Orca pod, "You can't have your fish and eat i=
They also say that in Norway, but not when referring to lutefisk, rakfisk=
surstromming , or gravlaks . Well, TECHNICALLY I suppose surstromming is
Swedish, but what's a Swede after all but a Norwegian with a phobia about=
the ocean? (Hence they cluster around the Baltic SEA, which we have some
LAKES bigger than here in the US. Well, almost. At least in Texas, anywa=
At any rate, when referring to lutefisk and its kin, having your fish is
highly preferable to eating it. Most of the time anyway.
But when the world economy collapses and our high-tech civilizations are =
ruins, the Norwegians will be laughing at us as they still remember how t=
make - and eat - survival food like fermented fish.=3D20
. . . like lutefisk, and smalahove and gravlaks and h=3DE1karl (Ok, that la=
one is Icelandic, but considering who mostly settled Iceland you can't te=
me there's not a strong Norwegian influence) . . .=3D20
Thus, in honor of the Spirit of the Norwegians, and all those ancestors i=
general that went before us and somehow managed not to die before spawnin=
here is a saga in praise of our ancestors, also perhaps an explanation fo=
why the Vikings went a-reaving all the time (in short, looking for altern=
Hwaet! Praise for the prowess cuisine
For KitchenAid mixers, that baguettes bred
in steamy ovens, the perfect french one!
Where dwell the eaters of lutefisk
and many a mug of akavit quaffed
A-viking they went, in search of the one.
A-viking here, a-viking there,
they went a-viking everywhere
but never sign of the perfect one.
The perfect one, with crust so fine
A crackling crust! Food of Odin!
Loki-curst, no perfect baguette to grace
the dragon ships that homeward bound
Back to the icy dark Norwegian winter.
Hearty men! Strong men! No perfect one
but perked they up at thoughts of lutefisk
of akavittar, of torsketunger.
Sweet salted moose! And Smalahove!
and best of all, the h=3DE1karl of Iceland fame
Soon rollicking, awash with mj=3DF8d
enbravened they thus, they homeward sped.
Hwaet! Thus were the men of olden days
Manly men of iron constitution
Bravely their food they faced
more or less!
Lee on sat 31 dec 11
On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 5:37 PM, Soj wrote:
> Swedish, but what's a Swede after all but a Norwegian with a phobia about
> the ocean? (Hence they cluster around the Baltic SEA, which we have some
> LAKES bigger than here in the US. Well, almost. =3DA0At least in Texas, a=
Texas has tiny Lakes compared to our Great Lakes. Here is a Happy
2012 New Years greeting, a Water Dragon, from Lake Superior:
> But when the world economy collapses and our high-tech civilizations are =
> ruins, the Norwegians will be laughing at us as they still remember how t=
> make - and eat - survival food like fermented fish.
I remember watching the T.V. program Jericho. When nuclear war
stopped the electricity, they had a barbecue and ate all the thawing
meat in one sitting. Obviously, the writers were city Kids. In
rural Michigan, we converted old 'fridges into smokers and smoked
deer, salmon and sucker. Smoked salmon is a pleasure to eat!
Jericho made me think about how lucky I was as far as SHTF
situations. In the Jericho scenario, a fast fire wood kiln would be
used to make the storage containers, water filters, efficient wood
stoves, and also baking ovens and flameware.
=3DA0Lee Love in Minneapolis
=3DA0"Ta tIr na n-=3DF3g ar chul an tI=3D97tIr dlainn trina ch=3DE9ile"=3D9=
7that is, =3D
land of eternal youth is behind the house, a beautiful land fluent
within itself." -- John O'Donohue
gary navarre on sat 31 dec 11
Ha, if all else fails my pals up here have kidded me about turning my kiln =
into a smoker. =3D0A=3D0A=3DC2=3DA0=3D0AGary Navarre=3D0ANavarre Pottery=3D=
rprises=3D0ANorway, Michigan, USA=3D0Ahttp://www.NavarrePottery.etsy.com=3D=
______________________________=3D0A From: Lee =3D0A=
Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG =3D0ASent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:33 AM=3D=
bject: Re: [Clayart] Of kilns, and survival, and lutefisk=3D0A=3D0A =3DC2=
=3D0Arural Michigan, we converted old 'fridges into smokers and smoked=3D0A=
, salmon and sucker.=3DC2=3DA0 Smoked salmon is a pleasure to eat!=3D0A=3D=
=3DC2=3DA0 =3DC2=3DA0 =3DC2=3DA0 =3DC2=3DA0 =3D0A=3DC2=3DA0Lee Love in Minn=
isota.blogspot.com/=3D0A=3D0A=3DC2=3DA0"Ta tIr na n-=3DC3=3DB3g ar chul an =
Ir dlainn trina ch=3DC3=3DA9ile"=3DE2=3D80=3D94that is, "The=3D0Aland of et=
ernal youth =3D
is behind the house, a beautiful land fluent=3D0Awithin itself." -- John O'=