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Old 12-22-2016, 04:58 PM
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I made some Spaghetti Aglio e Olio for dinner. It was all right, but I don't think I cooked the garlic long enough. It was supposed to infuse the oil with flavour.
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:56 AM
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:57 AM
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Welp, I'm glad I was able to get in to the county's first Dunkin Donuts this morning, so now I know we weren't missing out on anything before they arrived.

The doughnuts are way expensive compared to the local places, they add a surcharge for their "long johns," the cruller tasted way eggy, the doughnuts are dense but just moist enough to prevent any kind of fried crunch to them, the maple frosting tasted off, they gave me a maple bar instead of the chocolate bar I ordered, and the Boston Kreme doughnut I ordered didn't have any creamy filling.

A couple of these are attributable to the fact it's a brand new place, but others look like a chain kind of thing. Guess I'll be sticking with the local mom-and-pop place I pass on my way out of town for doughnuts. Not that I could take Dunkin Donuts to work with me anyway, since they don't open until I'm already on the freeway.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:59 AM
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I patronize Dunkin Donuts exclusively when I'm in NYC, taking a gigantic walk and want to be fueled by a gigantic coffee that doubles as a milkshake.
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:26 AM
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Yeah, I'll admit I didn't get anything extra, just some doughnuts for the family. Maybe if I drank coffee or ate doughnut store sandwiches I would like them more.

One big thing I forgot until I was talking to my mom a minute ago: I've bought a lot of doughnuts at a lot of different places and I've never been someplace that makes them so hard to see before. They had 2-3 people between me and the doughnuts at all times so I was constantly having to crane my head around just to try and see what they had. Made ordering take at least twice as long as it needed to be.
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Old 12-31-2016, 01:41 PM
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I've never been to one but the only thing I've heard people talk about it is how good the coffee is.
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Old 12-31-2016, 03:38 PM
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Question - bought some halvah from a market vendor a few weeks ago, in a sealed ziplock.

Opened it up and discovered that it's both hard and very, very drippy.

Should I proceed with its consumption?
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:18 PM
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I've seen greasy halvah before and it was fine. I've also seen halvah that's gotten pretty hard, and while I didn't immediately get sick from eating it at the time I wouldn't trust it (I only had a very small amount then).
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:55 AM
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Ms. Brain made beef wellington, aubergine a la parmiggiana and cheesecake for New Year's Eve dinner.

Not coincidentally, last night I made my best stuffed turkey impression ever. I'm surprised I managed to roll over to the bed.
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:22 AM
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Where did they open?
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Old 01-04-2017, 02:35 PM
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I've never been to one but the only thing I've heard people talk about it is how good the coffee is.
Yeah, I keep hearing this too but we have a brand called Community coffee down here and we're quite snooty about it.

Seriously, Community coffee is stupid good if you want non-fancy coffee.

Cafe Du Monde coffee and chicory will also do in a pinch.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:13 AM
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Where did they open?
If this was directed at me re: Dunkin Donuts, the one I'm talking about just opened in Tehachapi, California.

The little local place I pass on my way to work has been closed every morning for the last couple weeks. I assumed they were just on vacation or something, but it's been so long now I'm worried they either changed their schedule (so I can't pick up doughnuts in my way to work) or closed down completely when Dunkin moved in down the block from them.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:54 AM
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If this was directed at me re: Dunkin Donuts, the one I'm talking about just opened in Tehachapi, California.

The little local place I pass on my way to work has been closed every morning for the last couple weeks. I assumed they were just on vacation or something, but it's been so long now I'm worried they either changed their schedule (so I can't pick up doughnuts in my way to work) or closed down completely when Dunkin moved in down the block from them.
Yeah, I don't know why I forgot to quote you.

I also got my hopes up, apparently, by misreading "county" as "country."
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:30 AM
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I'd love to know if DD are better in the USA, because the one that's opened in my town in England is absolute garbage. I've had better from supermarkets. KK, there's definitely something special about those that warrant the ridiculous prices, but DD are awful AND expensive.
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:57 AM
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So I was making a big crock pot of curry (seemed like a good time as I'm 90% likely to be snowed in tomorrow) and discovered I'd bought way too big a sweet potato and had more than I needed. Had already peeled the whole thing and was like, crap, can I store a wrapped sweet potato chunk in the fridge or something? But then someone on twitter suggested oven-baked sweet potato fries, and hell yes, the day was saved and lunch was delicious. :9
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:14 AM
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The little local place I pass on my way to work has been closed every morning for the last couple weeks. I assumed they were just on vacation or something, but it's been so long now I'm worried they either changed their schedule (so I can't pick up doughnuts in my way to work) or closed down completely when Dunkin moved in down the block from them.
I checked on this and there's a sign on the door that says they'll be back on the 15th, so they're only taking a month off. Doughnut crisis averted!

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I'd love to know if DD are better in the USA, because the one that's opened in my town in England is absolute garbage. I've had better from supermarkets.
It's been a while since I had doughnuts from the one local grocery store that offers them, but I'd put DD at about the same level of quality as the ones I got there. Of course, at the grocery store they're cheaper and I always got the day-old ones so that's what I'm comparing the quality of....
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:52 AM
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:57 AM
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:28 PM
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In Chicago, Dunkin Doughnuts is fine. They are neither great nor terrible. I've heard that a lot of people like their coffee. I don't remember them being expensive, but I haven't been there in forever.
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:30 AM
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Last night I went to a little diner in Athens, GA and had a peanut-butter and blackberry jam milkshake and a burger with blackberry-bacon jam and smoked gouda and oh my god. <3
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:06 PM
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Dunkin' is OK most of the time, but I think even when we lived in the Massachusetts area we went to a different donut shop.
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:51 AM
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Been trying to cut carbs out of my diet this past week. Or at least no heavy sugar, heavy grain foods (so no bread, bread-like substance or object that appears bread-like in nature) while munching on all kinds of vegetables like a fucking rabbit. Goddamn I want to stuff a big, fat juicy hamburger into my face.
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:14 AM
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:57 AM
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needing to cook the 3 pounds of pork chops that had been sitting in my freezer for a month or so I decided to make a marinade of 2 lemons' juice, soy sauce, olive oil, salsa brava (the flavor sensation that's sweeping the nation!), and also some garlic powder and rosemary leaves

pan fried the result of the pork sitting in that for a couple hours, and it did indeed turn out well -- served with sauteed onions and mashed potatoes
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:46 PM
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:11 PM
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Condensed milk is a gift from the Lord.
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:24 PM
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Condensed milk is a gift from the Lord.
So is evaporated.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:50 PM
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:18 PM
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Evap is ecrap.

Nah I don't hate evaporated milk, but it's very much a last resort in my house when there's no custard or cream for pudding.

I've literally been eating condensed milk out of a can with a spoon. I recommend everyone else does too.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:20 PM
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Evap is ecrap.

Nah I don't hate evaporated milk, but it's very much a last resort in my house when there's no custard or cream for pudding.

I've literally been eating condensed milk out of a can with a spoon. I recommend everyone else does too.
I use it to make Mac & Cheese and so it is wonderful.

WONDERFUL!
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