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born to be fried

Posted on 2014.11.11 at 20:18
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N-Girl finally left today, but not for too long. I cleaned toilet, and also continued my project of cleaning stove. Yesterday, I started making my giant batch of doggie food, by boiling split peas, as usual. 1/2 pound in about a gallon of water. However, this time, I added baking soda, and no salt. I went away to do stuff. Meanwhile, it all boiled over - and most of it left the pot, flooding my stove, and the sheet below the elements, with pea soup! It was a LOT. I think the cell walls broke and what was left was a lot of Irish-green chlorophyll! It was a striking colour!

So, I definitely had to deal with that ASAP. (Luckilly, no cockroaches have been evident lately, due to my precautionary measures, such as allowing cool air in here). I used this as an opportunity to clean the stove well. I also cleaned the giant wooden cutting board which covers half the stove, including two burners. It seems N-Girl is retaliating against this, in various petty ways. She also left - while I was out w/ my dog, of course - and someone was apparently downstairs, goading their dog to run about and bark, the latter which he didn't do. I wonder who that might have been? PS - I am suddenly very tired - so I don't know if I will be able to post two posts I had "planned." I shall rest and see.

Edit: See comment stream below, for info on how I make wet dog food! - (and also for more nether nonsense).


Ninja Nick
nick_101 at 2014-11-12 04:09 (UTC) (Lien)
Yikes. Glad you got it under control.
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madman101 at 2014-11-12 16:23 (UTC) (Lien)

Maybe letting the pea soup sit overnight helped soak out some grease spots.
blue_aardvark at 2014-11-12 14:56 (UTC) (Lien)
Who is N-Girl? How do you make dog food with split peas? Sorry for the questions, but I want to get up to speed. ;)
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madman101 at 2014-11-12 16:19 (UTC) (Lien)
First of all, split peas -

I boil about 1/2 pound, then add 2-3 cups of rice when the peas are soft enough. (Hopefully, the peas become a sauce by the time everything is done). I can do this w/ some chicken broth + water + etc., or I can do the broth, etc., in the separate pot - the big 3-gallon. I like to have some meat to boil flavour into the rice. Beans, no. Lentils, only a tiny amount, if any.

Usually, in the latter, I boil my main veggie, which is cut or baby carrots. I usually add cut broccoli stalks. (Potatoes are good only if pealed and if there is not a lot of rice). Tomatoes don't hurt, and they bring dog urine pH up, so less chance of killing grass outside, but more chance of dog kidney stones). I use other veggies. String beans, no. Green peppers, no. Garlic/onion powder, no. A little black pepper.

I try for zero wheat. I also try to reduce pH lately, due to my dog's stomach probs, so I add baking soda, which can cause fast boiling-over. I like to use sea salt for the minerals, but less salt when there is more BS. I will also crush up some zinc, etc., and add.

No dairy.

The important thing is to have meat in there. When doggie's digestion is bad, veer more towards simplicity: ground beef and rice, mainly. But I throw in chopped hotdogs, chicken, sardines, wet dog food, or etc. Chicken broth is the base. I am adding more fat now, because of winter approaching.

Near the end, I add pumpkin, and tomato paste, unless I don't have these available. These are great, and help thicken things up. Another way to thicken things up is to add a little dry dogfood, (non wheat). I used to add a lot of oats, but no longer use oats. Rice bran is a good fiber to throw in, but expensive.

I am not 100% sure that peas do or do not help irritate my dog's stomach. I know they are included in dry dogfood. So, I don't use as much as I used to - but with so much rice, I need to get as much protein into the mix as possible.

When serving dog, use 1/2 of this mix + 1/2 of good dry dogfood, esp. garin-free and high protein, (See Bleu brand). I top with something tasty, like some meat, a sardine, or something. I always change his meals each day.

Lately, I have felt that this helps: Since cooking kills enzymes, what I do is first pour a tiny amount of sauerkraut juice into his bowl - something I have a lot of. Then I pour baking soda on that and blend. Then maybe add oil or gravy or other tastes. Then I put the dogfood on top of this.

Or: http://www.dinovite.com
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madman101 at 2014-11-12 16:20 (UTC) (Lien)
edit: GRAIN-free
blue_aardvark at 2014-11-12 19:12 (UTC) (Lien)
Thank you for this explanation! I intend to try it out, and will pass this recipe on to friends as well.
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madman101 at 2014-11-12 19:32 (UTC) (Lien)
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madman101 at 2014-11-12 16:32 (UTC) (Lien)

N-Girl is literally a psychopath who lives downstairs, who acts nice and quiet in public, but also stuck-up. To harass me, she has been banging on the walls and slamming doors for 3 years, along with N-Guy, who has been banned from downstairs, but is still there. They are mentally ill. The impact on my health has been severe.

My dog and I stopped going down our stairs, because of all the retaliation, plus there are toxic fumes and the smell of cleaning chemicals always coming from down there. I was listening to the radio, and Dan Fogelberg's, "Netherlands," was playing - and so I called them the Nether People. One or more people have dropped me because they thought this label was because they are black. Not at all, but I have learnt that their harassment is indeed racial.
blue_aardvark at 2014-11-12 19:21 (UTC) (Lien)
Wow, I'm sorry to hear about this. Everyone needs a quiet, peaceful environment to live in. My experience with those types of people is that eventually they fuck up, and are evicted, or incarcerated, or have to move. I hope that happens in this case too.
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madman101 at 2014-11-12 19:31 (UTC) (Lien)
Thanks. You are right, they eventually fail. Down the road, they fail again, and this is how they learn that their errant ways are 'correct' - totally dysfunctional - a mean world view. Well, these two are due to move out by the end of this month. That is making things tense in the mean time.

The girl complained to the landlord (LL) about the barring notice against the guy. This barring order was prompted after I went after the guy to tell him to stop slamming the doors. He then hit me in the neck, which is pretty much what I wanted, to call the police, and get things moving, since no one was doing anything about them otherwise.
blue_aardvark at 2014-11-12 19:35 (UTC) (Lien)
Great news! Bravo! I imagine you're a hero to your neighbors. ;)
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madman101 at 2014-11-12 19:59 (UTC) (Lien)
Thanks. That's the way it should go, but not in this neighbourhood. I can write more on this later.
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