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VM



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 1745
Location: Lincolnshire
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 2:10 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I've had very nice pheasant and partridge this year, from the freezer. Got it from the lovely Woodlands Organic Farm - www.woodlandsfarm.co.uk who supply veg boxes and lots of other stuff, near Boston.

I have in the past felt under-confident about cooking game but last few times I've cooked it, has been delicious, though I say so myself!

Annemieke



Joined: 26 Feb 2013
Posts: 124
Location: Somerset UK
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's nice to try new things, especially if they are successful!
Love, AW.

Finsky



Joined: 10 Sep 2011
Posts: 847
Location: Notts.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had season first ones last nights dinner
And very nice it was too...unfortunately our birds were bit battered so had to selectively chop all the best bits. Made pot of pheasant korma...YUM!

All the 'trimmings' I boiled with some chopped carrots for the dog..and she loves it. Usually she is very picky eater and I have to really 'tease' and encourage her to tuck in, but given some warm pheasant and carrots and soaking all the cooking water into dog biccies and now she can't wait until next meal. This morning I found her sitting next to her bowl, waiting for me to serve her rumbling tummy..

LynneA



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 4893
Location: London N21
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had partridge on Sunday.

And Sheba had some on Tuesday morning. She very carefully removed the carcasses fron the bin and unwrapped them, without making a sound or a mess.

When caught, she had that "Well, you didn't want them" look on her face

perlogalism



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 440
Location: Near Welshpool
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We do pretty well on the game front too:


This was my garage just before Christmas last year. We have a friend who's a beater and he just brings us what ever the shoot would otherwise discard. Crazy isn't it? From our point of view it's effectively free, the only thing we like to do is to provide a couple of large Game Pies to the shoot each year.

Now, all I need to do is get the same sort of arrangement for Venison....

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 2693
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 13 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We got 3 (prepared) pheasants from the local farmer's market last sunday - 3 for £10, same price as last year. Great value.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6427
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 13 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The butcher in Wadebridge is £6.50 for a brace of pheasants.

Im wanting 2 pheasants and 2 partridge for Christmas dinner.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 13 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the roadkill rate goes up as well cos the escapees potter about in the wrong places

perlogalism



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
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Location: Near Welshpool
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 13 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:

Im wanting 2 pheasants and 2 partridge for Christmas dinner.


Shame you don't live closer to me then

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 13 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can you post them?

robkb



Joined: 29 May 2009
Posts: 4205
Location: SE London
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 13 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OtleyLad wrote:
We got 3 (prepared) pheasants from the local farmer's market last sunday - 3 for £10, same price as last year. Great value.


That's what I pay in That London, so much for regional differences

Hmm, it's gone up - it's now 3 for £12. B'stards

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8118

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 13 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The main road kill season is after the shooting season I find. At present they are a bit jumpy and run. Those that survive the shooting are too full of themselves for being so clever, and also the cock pheasants are keen to show the hens how brave they are. Sadly, they always lose against a car.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 13 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

robkb wrote:
OtleyLad wrote:
We got 3 (prepared) pheasants from the local farmer's market last sunday - 3 for £10, same price as last year. Great value.


That's what I pay in That London, so much for regional differences

Hmm, it's gone up - it's now 3 for £12. B'stards


You sure that's not city pigeon?

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6427
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 13 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have now got my 2 pheasant and 2 partridge. Im 'doing' the pheasant today, the partridges are already done. God they are small!

Apparently, Ive to look forward to some more pheasant from Colin, my kind friend.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 13 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Picked up locally 4 pheasants, 4 mallard and two woodcock all in the feather for about £10 the lot. Took a little while to work through them but I now have some more material for making mackerel feathers and flies.

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