Reub's journey

29 April 2013

Substitutions

Lots of times you have to substitute stuff. Otherwise nothing would get done.


Recipe:

2 game hens (substituted 1 chicken)
1 onion (substituted 2 garlic cloves)
Lime (substituted lemon)
Smoked paprika (substituted one crushed candy cigarette & a dash of Tabasco)
1/2 cup honey (substituted 1/4 cup honey plus a small drawing of a bee)


28 comments:

  1. LOL I bet it still turned out bee-utifully.

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  2. Substitute me for him
    Substitute my coke for gin
    Substitute you for my mum
    At least I'll get my washing done

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    1. The Who!
      I love you too, Dan! :-D

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  3. Intrigued regarding the drawing of the bee!

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    1. A little known fact: drawing is a great substitute for just about everything.

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    1. Umm. Poetic license? It's no fun being truthful all of the time. Anyway, it's the internet & nobody really believes it, right?

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  5. Haha. Naturally, a candy cigarette was my first thought for a smoky flavor. lol You are a riot. :)

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    1. There is a logic to it. Thanks for seeing that! Especially if I added chipotle tabasco to boost the smokiness of the cigarette.:)

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  6. OK, whatever it was you were trying to cook? you cooked something completely different. and really? you have candy cigarettes just sitting around? I didn't think they made those anymore.

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    1. Most actual recipes are over-rated. As evidence for that are the thousands of comments left by cooks who tinker with online recipes. And then there is Douglas Adams:

      "I seldom end up where I want to go, but I almost always end up where I need to be." (To bee!! hahaha I just saw that!)

      Candy cigarettes are still made, but they're lame:
      http://www.oldtimecandy.com/candy-cigarettes.htm

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  7. A small drawing of a bee? Love it!

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    1. Well, it was a very sweet drawing. :)

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  8. Very creative substitutions! :)

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  9. came back to say congrats on your POTW!

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    1. Hilary gave this a Post of the Week! Thank you Hilary!!

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  10. Where is the all important deep fried food group?

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    1. John's on a damn diet. So I had to substitute 4 cups of water.

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  11. I never thought to use those candy cigarettes like that. Thank you! (and congrats on the POTW!)

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    1. I must admit that I haven't had a candy cigarette in years. I've completely given them up, long ago, in my dark past. This post is mostly a lie.

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  12. Here via Hilary. What a nice dish!

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    1. Why, thank you Michael. Care for a candy cigarette? Michael? Are you there?

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