Van Lady

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    Van Lady reacted to maudit in Sackler family: OxyContin   
    I think the real life side effects rate is higher than that observed in the trials, not as high as on forums due to selection bias but somewhere between. The two main reasons for this being the trial popn not being representative of all patients eventually prescribed the drug (incl/excl criteria, banned concomitant meds etc) and the short duration of exposure in the trial vs in clinical practice.
    You have hit the nail on the head change one thing in the body be it hormones, cholesterol, neurotransmitters and this may cause long term problems that we do not yet understand.
    It all comes down to risk/benefit and the drugs should only be used if the problem can't be fixed with lifestyle changes, and the benefits outweigh the harms for that patient both short and long term.
    Male baldness is not a disease I don't think taking a drug for it is a good idea.
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    Van Lady got a reaction from One percent in Bye, UKIP   
    I’ve listened recently, past year, to more than five life long conservative voters who say they’ll never vote for them again. I live in a stronghold conservative area so don’t hear much about labour. Increasingly I’m hearing locals saying to me that they really don’t know who they would vote for in a general election.
    UK needs a new political party who will stand up for the uk and working people.
    Well, IMO, at least it’s better now politically since the new labour years. The Scottish independence referendum showed and started the dissatisfaction with life for ordinary folk. The close vote rattled the establishment. The EU referendum ramped up the dissatisfaction and division in the uk. Now we’re experiencing meltdown from those who support the eu and can’t accept the result of a vote.
    I’m not hopeful for a happy uk population in the foreseeable future but I do hope that a a political party to represent and stand up for  workers in the uk will form and gain support.
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    Van Lady reacted to Hopeful in Favourite Food?   
    You're not confusing the 101 types of tiny spuds that are passed off as new potatoes are you ?
    I'm sure you are not as you are switched on.
    But the small spuds that would have previously gone for animal feed are now being sold to the naive for a premium.
    They are branded as Baby potatoes, Salad potatoes, etc.
    People buy them thinking they are New Potatoes because they associate 'New' spuds with 'Small' spuds.
    But of course they are not, they are just the runts of old potatoes
    Anything branded as New Potatoes are still OK
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    Van Lady reacted to InLikeFlynn in Favourite Food?   
    May be it's the variety? I've had good results with Charlotte, Belle de Fontenay and pink fir apple over the years but what grows well in one area may not work in another.
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    Van Lady reacted to InLikeFlynn in Favourite Food?   
    Yup, that'll do. The first new potatoes from the veg garden, boiled with mint (bowles variety).
    I'll second stornaway black pud. Absolutely delicious.
    Also proper kippers (from Swallows or Robsons smokehouses)
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    Van Lady got a reaction from One percent in Bye, UKIP   
    I’ve listened recently, past year, to more than five life long conservative voters who say they’ll never vote for them again. I live in a stronghold conservative area so don’t hear much about labour. Increasingly I’m hearing locals saying to me that they really don’t know who they would vote for in a general election.
    UK needs a new political party who will stand up for the uk and working people.
    Well, IMO, at least it’s better now politically since the new labour years. The Scottish independence referendum showed and started the dissatisfaction with life for ordinary folk. The close vote rattled the establishment. The EU referendum ramped up the dissatisfaction and division in the uk. Now we’re experiencing meltdown from those who support the eu and can’t accept the result of a vote.
    I’m not hopeful for a happy uk population in the foreseeable future but I do hope that a a political party to represent and stand up for  workers in the uk will form and gain support.
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    Van Lady got a reaction from One percent in Favourite Food?   
    Just make your own food, IMO, from basic and best you can afford ingredients and it will always or usually taste good apart from experements. Learn to tweak it to your individual taste. 
    My perspective has evolved due to enforced low paid work over the years as a single parent in catering establishments. 
    In my experience paying a premium of cost of what you get does not make it better double .
    Also worked in a fish factory with M&S as a major supplier. Triple .
    Always endeavour to make your food IMO!
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    Van Lady got a reaction from One percent in Bye, UKIP   
    I’ve listened recently, past year, to more than five life long conservative voters who say they’ll never vote for them again. I live in a stronghold conservative area so don’t hear much about labour. Increasingly I’m hearing locals saying to me that they really don’t know who they would vote for in a general election.
    UK needs a new political party who will stand up for the uk and working people.
    Well, IMO, at least it’s better now politically since the new labour years. The Scottish independence referendum showed and started the dissatisfaction with life for ordinary folk. The close vote rattled the establishment. The EU referendum ramped up the dissatisfaction and division in the uk. Now we’re experiencing meltdown from those who support the eu and can’t accept the result of a vote.
    I’m not hopeful for a happy uk population in the foreseeable future but I do hope that a a political party to represent and stand up for  workers in the uk will form and gain support.
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    Van Lady got a reaction from InLikeFlynn in Favourite Food?   
    Seed strains IMO. I seek out seeds from suppliers like this https://www.plantsofdistinction.co.uk/heirloom-varieties
    Not necessarily that provider because it was the first hit on a search. DYOR.
    Anyone who has dug up new potatoes from a home garden know how delicious they are compared to what’s sold as new potatoes bought in a supermarket!
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    Van Lady got a reaction from One percent in Bye, UKIP   
    I’ve listened recently, past year, to more than five life long conservative voters who say they’ll never vote for them again. I live in a stronghold conservative area so don’t hear much about labour. Increasingly I’m hearing locals saying to me that they really don’t know who they would vote for in a general election.
    UK needs a new political party who will stand up for the uk and working people.
    Well, IMO, at least it’s better now politically since the new labour years. The Scottish independence referendum showed and started the dissatisfaction with life for ordinary folk. The close vote rattled the establishment. The EU referendum ramped up the dissatisfaction and division in the uk. Now we’re experiencing meltdown from those who support the eu and can’t accept the result of a vote.
    I’m not hopeful for a happy uk population in the foreseeable future but I do hope that a a political party to represent and stand up for  workers in the uk will form and gain support.
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    Van Lady reacted to JFK in Bye, UKIP   
    I listen to Any Answers (not the horrendous Any Questions) on Radio 4 to get a little gist of the general public mood - well, the filter that the So-Called BBC does.  it's been relentless non-stop anti-brexit BS which I'm not too bothered about as I know their bias.
    Anyway, yesterday they were desperately trying to find people to phone in who had changed their views on Brexit (of course from Leave to Remain), very interesting guy phoned in from Yorkshire/Newcastle (can't remember), said he was a lifelong Labour voter - but couldn't vote for Corbyn as he's useless, and also if there was a referendum again he would vote Leave, he originally voted Remain.
    BOOM.
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    Van Lady got a reaction from One percent in Favourite Food?   
    Just make your own food, IMO, from basic and best you can afford ingredients and it will always or usually taste good apart from experements. Learn to tweak it to your individual taste. 
    My perspective has evolved due to enforced low paid work over the years as a single parent in catering establishments. 
    In my experience paying a premium of cost of what you get does not make it better double .
    Also worked in a fish factory with M&S as a major supplier. Triple .
    Always endeavour to make your food IMO!
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    Van Lady reacted to One percent in Favourite Food?   
    I’ve tried the heritage ones. Still not a patch on what used to be. 
    Agree love the taste of a proper potato 
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    Van Lady reacted to Option5 in Favourite Food?   
    #MeToo
    Chop up lightly boiled sprouts and pan fry in butter and you'll be surprised how many people suddenly like them. Add some smokey bacon bits to make it even tastier.
    We get Snow Crab legs in Norway, brilliant!
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    Van Lady reacted to One percent in Favourite Food?   
    Not sure. Last night’s curry is also much better the following evening. 
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    Van Lady reacted to Hopeful in Favourite Food?   
    Don't know, must be some science in it.
    But it could also be partly because you haven't just finished cooking it. I never enjoy food i've just cooked. Too tired and bored with it. So it might just be a little due to the fact you haven't just finished cooking it.
    I wish I could trust the GF to cook the lobster dish. I might enjoy it as much as she does then. But I can't. I catch the lobsters and too much effort goes into them. She might get it wrong.
     
    BTW, the GF is a professional chef and I'm not She does mutter
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    Van Lady got a reaction from Sgt Hartman in Favourite Food?   
    Homemade soup, curry, bolognaise etc always tastes better next day. Always!
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    Van Lady got a reaction from Sgt Hartman in Favourite Food?   
    Homemade soup, curry, bolognaise etc always tastes better next day. Always!
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    Van Lady reacted to Hopeful in Favourite Food?   
    Roast rib of beef cooked rare (has to be a decent size, about 4 ribs weighing about 12lb). We had this for New Year and it lasted us 10 days.
    Slow cooked beef or pigs cheeks (James' Martin) but cooked in a slow cooker for 8hrs, left to sit 8 hrs and then reheated.
    Roast hand of pork, loads of crackling
    Stuffed lambs' hearts
    Lamb's liver and bacon
    Yan Kit So's Crystal Sugar Pork Knuckle (very rarely have it, but WOW)
    Steak and kidney pudding (have it about once every 5 years)
    Roast goose (have it about once every 5 years)
     
    We rarely eat the above because our diet is mainly seafood and here, our staple favourite dishes day in day out are
    Mackerel fillets, battered and served as fish 'n chips with mushy peas - as a fish for fish 'n chips mackerel cannot be beaten.
    Squid (Theo Randall's recipe with cannellini beans but without the prawns or scallops)
    Squid risotto
    Crab linguini (James Martin's recipe)
    Lobster tagliatelli ((Theo Randall's recipe below), which we're having tonight.
    Theo Randall's recipes (like Delias) all work and are really quick and simple. The only difference is that I make a stronger sauce from the shells, (chopped onion, celery, carrot softened in butter,  then the lobster shells including body are fried off, 5oz brandy flamed off, 1pt chicken stock and tsp thyme all brought to simmer for 10 mins, salt and pepper, 1/2 pt double cream, all brought back to boil and then all blitzed to a smooth liquid in a blender and strained).
     
    We also eat a lot of pheasants, not out of choice but because they are free. Usually casseroled or as Nigerian Pheasant from the Poacher's cookbook.
     
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    Van Lady reacted to One percent in Favourite Food?   
    The latter. I remember when tomatoes and potatoes actually tasted of something. A few years ago, an old boy in one of the local villages was selling home grown tomatoes. They tasted like the used to do. I don’t know what his secret was as even my home grown tomatoes don’t tast like they did. I’m thinking it’s the seed strains. 
    Agree, I don’t buy fish from the supermarket. If I can be bothered I go to the fish factory. 
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    Van Lady got a reaction from Ina in Favourite Food?   
    I’m not sure if my taste buds have declined or that food quality has declined. I very strongly suspect the latter regarding meat and fish plus vegetables/fruit.
    Modern farming is crap IMO. Taste sacrificed for producing more.
    I know for sure that vegetables I grow taste so much better than bought. Fruit too...home grown tomatoes lovely and plums apples from the garden are the only time I eat them.
    Although more expensive haddock and cod bought from local fish van is much better than supermarket vac packed stuff. I’ve tasted fish bought from local fishing boats in the highlands of Scotland and nothing will ever beat that.
    Around here we have butchers buying local reared meat and small independent meat suppliers who sell at farmers markets. Really nice stuff and I treat myself but it’s just too expensive for everyday meals.
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    Van Lady got a reaction from Ina in Favourite Food?   
    Same here regarding wild salmon. When I was growing up we often had salmon caught by local fishermen who gave their surplus away.
    Most of the salmon nets are gone now around here and it’s well off folk who fish for salmon on the rivers.
    I was given a salmon caught locally about four years ago. Haven’t been able to eat farmed salmon since. Totally different texture and taste.
    A local fish van visits the town every week and sometimes he has local caught salmon. I never buy it because of the eye watering price.
    Regarding favourite food it would be a home cooked roast dinner for me. Leg of lamb or rib of beef or pork loin accompanied with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and a selection of fresh veg plus suitable accompaniment. Horseradish relish with beef, mint sauce with lamb and apple sauce with pork. I like roast chicken too but it’s hard to find decent chicken these days. Most of them are only ok for home made curry.
     
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    Van Lady reacted to Captain Cavey in Favourite Food?   
    Salmon is a tricky one to get right. Real easy to fuck up. I’ll either hot smoke it or sear it on a hot skillet - crispy skin with a just-cooked-enough middle. That with buttered new potatoes is the food of gods.
    With you on everything else except mint sauce. Too overwhelming and to me is the equivalent of smearing toothpaste on good meat.
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    Van Lady reacted to One percent in Favourite Food?   
    When I was a kid, the local youths you to go out at night poaching. 
    Agree, there is a world of difference between wild and farmed salmon. Plus, the chemicals and antibiotics they use just to kee0 the fish alive must be really bad for your health. 
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    Van Lady reacted to wherebee in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    well, there is increasing evidence that previous male lovers leave genetic markers in women that have had their cum inside, which could affect later offspring.  It's a pretty hot topic and not likely to be broadcast widely as research develops - it's basically a huge marker that women who have been cum buckets are not good choices as mothers for males who encounter them later in life.  Such a message would be deadly to the current feminist thinking.  VERBOTEN.
     
    That said, vaginal scraping would have absolutely no effect on that and sounds like Mel B was a stupid award winner who got fleeced for a non effective treatment.