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sat posted: Sat 2018-02-03 13:17:46 tags: shopping, recipes
Aimed for Flying Biscuit but they and Tupelo Honey had waits an hour or more, so we ended up at Big Ed's for breakfast. Farmers Market for eggs (free range, 2 dozen for under $8) and got sold some wine and Blenheim's hottest ginger ale. I thought I heard it was a NC product but it looks like their main production is at the "South of the Border" complex, which is also owned by the Schafer family that owns Blenheim. Weird rabbit trail, that. Sifted through the product docs and packaging to weed it out som... (...more)
fri - pillows, etouffee posted: Fri 2018-02-02 10:56:14 tags: shopping, recipes
Cary NCWorks office visit stalled Enabled file sharing from \\consuelo to \\dora Investments review Determined the IRA bank with the account-closure fee also doesn't play well with the credit union for the automated bank account linking process, necessitating mailing. No middle ground, no emailing completed forms. Shopped some more pillow suppliers. There's a new result sifting to the top of these searches, which I won't enable by repeating here but it's similar to "feather lo-cal bedding" and it's... (...more)
Thanksgiving 2017 posted: Thu 2017-11-23 06:29:09 tags: recipes
Business Insider: How to keep a turkey from being dry In the last couple days I tried to coax an anti-vaxxer FB friend (probably met through Castle Age, doubt she still plays but I digress) to at least peek out of her ideological prison, and was met with hostility. No, the former VP of Pfizer has not come forth to decry Gardasil as "deadly". A couple of the sites promoting this fiction are apparently recognized and trusted by anti-vaxxers (NaturalNews, e.g.), but most of the top Google results are paten... (...more)
sun posted: Sun 2017-10-22 08:06:08 tags: recipes
Miss Cupcake made pancakes. We didn't have maple syrup. Made syrup from 1/2 cup each water, brown sugar, white sugar boiled together 4 minutes and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract stirred in at the end. My thoughts on meat-eating have been evolving for a long time now and I'm about ready to try some full-fledged meat substitution beyond just tofu and Morningstar Farms Chik Patties. Seitan is expensive, but it appears you can make it yourself somewhat more economically by sourcing bulk vital wheat gluten (Whole F... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2017-09-05 08:46:43 tags: recipes, movies
The CU paid out the promised 10 cents per debit transaction for August, $3.60 into my "share" (savings) account. Made this Food Network Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe last night. A whole medium onion was maybe a bit much. In addition to the 1 tsp red pepper flakes up-front, I added a couple shakes of chili powder AND some creole seasoning mix near the end. It came out very spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. I'll probably back off the spice a little in the next iteration. Skimped on the shrimp because it cal... (...more)