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Old 02-06-2010, 03:16 PM
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I don't think me and/or the girlfriend should ever cook again.



To add insult to injury: These were instant.

Also: She killed a spatula that was part of a roommate's set. So she's out 35 dollars on top of this.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:26 AM
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Spinach is so much better than lettuce. I can't imagine a situation where I'd choose lettuce over spinach.
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:30 AM
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I'm sorry, ASandoval. I laughed out loud.

As a result of my filthy living habits, I still had some pesto sauce residue in my frying pan when I made scrambled eggs this morning. But it turns out that pesto-flavored scrambled eggs are pretty good! I think I'll try making them legitimately in the future.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:10 AM
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I'm sorry, ASandoval. I laughed out loud.
seriously. i dont even know what those were supposed to be!
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:25 AM
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Pancake holocaust
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:12 PM
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Honestly, even though they're never going to look great, I bet more than half of those pancakes will taste just fine when smothered in maple syrup.
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:05 PM
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This is the most important resource that I will ever encounter.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:08 PM
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on my traditional pilgrimage to the Japanese grocery store near my ancestral home, I found these beauties:

they are delicious and Japan needs to stop hogging all the crazy KitKat flavors right now.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:22 PM
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Pancake horror!
Well... as long as there are a few that actually cooked all the way through, you might be able to salvage them. Pancakes are a pretty forgiving food.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:42 AM
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Oh yeah, they were fine thankfully. I'm never going to be known for my presentation, though. Case in point: I make a mean grilled cheese, but don't expect the bread to be even.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:54 AM
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Trying to do barbecue over real hardwood instead of charcoal for the first time. Wish me luck!
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:39 PM
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If you fail, you'll have to keep doing it until you get it right. That, or become a yankee.
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:04 PM
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If you fail, you'll have to keep doing it until you get it right. That, or become a yankee.
Then mine is but to do or die.

It turned out really well! I didn't have nearly enough wood though, so I had to finish over charcoal. I'm going to get a load of wood next. Also, a better burn barrel, as the shitty trashcan I used burned the grass underneath it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:16 PM
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Hot apple cider is sour green apple cider in disguise. I'm loving it.

WE DON'T HAVE A DESSERT THREAD?

(plz no one start a thread called 'The Dessert Thread.')

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Old 02-09-2010, 07:05 AM
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The best lunch idea I've ever had: Sriracha chicken salad!
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:11 PM
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As per Bittman, I just sizzled about 15 fresh sage leaves in about 3 tablespoons of butter in a skillet until the butter browned a little bit, and then tossed it with bucatini pasta and added shaved pecorino romano. Off the hook. I probably should have let the butter brown a little bit more than I did, but this is pretty much a no-fail recipe. That much butter will make anything sing.

Actually, the recipe called for parmesan, but a life with pecorino is the good life.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:27 PM
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I am eating Thin Mints right this very minute!
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:21 PM
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whoaaaa they just opened a tapas place in downtown Modesto! I think I know where we're going for Valentine's Daaaaay!
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:23 PM
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I post a lot on Chowhound and...

the NY deli fans are back on the South board and in tears as usual.

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Old 02-13-2010, 12:19 AM
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I post a lot on Chowhound and...

the NY deli fans are back on the South board and in tears as usual.

ENGAGE SCHADENFREUDE BEAM
I am way too intimidated to post on Chowhound. I love reading it, though.

And hey, there are actually a couple good barbecue places in NY!
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:41 AM
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I am way too intimidated to post on Chowhound.
Why? Most of the people on there are ignorant,venal, and lemming like. I have a handful of people that I pay attention to on the South board*, and maybe a couple on the home cooking and general discussion boards.

*The ones who are actually willing to go try new places and report on them.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:28 AM
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Why? Most of the people on there are ignorant,venal, and lemming like. I have a handful of people that I pay attention to on the South board*, and maybe a couple on the home cooking and general discussion boards.

*The ones who are actually willing to go try new places and report on them.
On the NYC Chowhound boards, there are constant flamewars about whether the classic NY places are still worth going to (Katz's, Yonah Schimmel's, Peter Lueger's, etc.) New places tend to have pretty good discussions because people don't have the "It used to be so much better" arguments.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:48 AM
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Yeah, I have seen some knockdown dragouts over Babbo and some pizza place whose name I wish not to recall on the NYC boards. The South board equivalent is northern transplants bitching about how they can't find good pizza, bagels, deli, etc. in the South.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:35 AM
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Not only do Publix bag-persons suck terribly at packing the GreenBags, they look up at you for praise after they load one sack with a gallon of milk, a bag of potatoes, and several jars of sauce, leaving other bags completely unused.

At least I got my 3 lb Hershey's chocolate heart for $11 today.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:48 AM
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Not only do Publix bag-persons suck terribly at packing the GreenBags, they look up at you for praise after they load one sack with a gallon of milk, a bag of potatoes, and several jars of sauce, leaving other bags completely unused.

At least I got my 3 lb Hershey's chocolate heart for $11 today.
Do it yourself or complain to management. No one does shit at Publix without being told by a manager. Getting grumpy about it on the internet won't fix your problem.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:52 AM
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Do it yourself or complain to management. No one does shit at Publix without being told by a manager. Getting grumpy about it on the internet won't fix your problem.
The employees are obviously in need of training, and the way Publix keeps putting the bags on sale made me hope that corporate would have pushed a training requirement by now. But yeah, I figured I needed to talk to the manager or write them a letter. I'm not ONLY going to be grumpy on the internet.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:57 AM
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The employees are obviously in need of training, and the way Publix keeps putting the bags on sale made me hope that corporate would have pushed a training requirement by now. But yeah, I figured I needed to talk to the manager or write them a letter. I'm not ONLY going to be grumpy on the internet.
There is no need to clog up this thread with The Ways in Which Publix is a Poorly Functioning Company, but 1) there is a training course for green bags, but it's quite pointless and 2) very few cashiers and baggers go through ALL of the training programs that they're supposed to, because managers are lazy, it takes away from productive hours on the front end and so much of the stuff is common sense. And even IF the employee (excuse me associate) has been put through every single bit of training, the only way someone is going to get in trouble for bagging like a dipshit is through customer complaints. Repeated ones.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:56 PM
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we went out for a romantic (expensive) Italian dinner last night, and it wasn't very good! but the little slabs of fresh mozzarella they mixed in with my gnocchi were the most amazing mozzarellas I have ever eaten.

also I ate an oyster for the first time, and darn near gagged it up onto the table. but I said NO, GAG REFLEX, YOU WILL NOT CONTROL ME, and choked that little bastard back down. textures, man.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:02 PM
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I'm just not that crazy about salmon.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:30 PM
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also I ate an oyster for the first time, and darn near gagged it up onto the table. but I said NO, GAG REFLEX, YOU WILL NOT CONTROL ME, and choked that little bastard back down. textures, man.
It's basically like eating a Ditto.
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