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by dubsola
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 188353

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Bicester is the worst. Because there's a product called Bisto and they are easily confused.
by dubsola
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 67
Views: 3218

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

Am I a clueless art person if I look at the "Orange, Red, Yellow" painting and genuinely believe my kid could make that? Had to look this one up, turns out I didn't know the name of this piece. I don't think you're a clueless art person if you genuinely think your kid could make it. It's ...
by dubsola
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 188353

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I'm on board with this message. Try catering a kids birthday party with the inclusion of a custom birthday cake and the boxed cake mix, or even better, the premade cake, starts to look pretty good EDIT Just noticed this: vegan mayo is definitely way better than any storebought mayo. before i was veg...
by dubsola
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

Sounds great! All you need now is a white tablecloth and some candles and it will be like you ARE eating in a fancy restaurant!
by dubsola
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 143
Views: 37031

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

How do you handle when your kid doesn't want to do something? In particular, with younger kids, 'forcing' them by picking them up? I am worried about hurting my kid but how do I put her in timeout if she won't go there herself? This is a lot better now. Doesn't seem real that it was a year and a ha...
by dubsola
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 179
Views: 22016

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I have the same problem
by dubsola
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 36
Views: 1754

Re: Travel advice/questions

I'm going to be in Penang for a week and Singapore for a week. Any essential things I should definitely see in either place? I've been to Singapore a bunch of times, and my favourite thing there, apart from eating myself silly, is the botanic gardens. The zoo is a very fine zoo for people but I'm v...
by dubsola
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

It is made with ground beef and cooked with “warm” spices like cinnamon. It is served with various accompaniments, but not cornbread and sour cream, or rice and tortillas or any of the usual suspects. The Chicago Tribune has a nice article about it this week. I love a nice plate of 5-way, but I do ...
by dubsola
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

I always serve it with rice, but I believe my chili thread has proved that there are many different faces to chili.

Regarding the chili from Cincinnati. Apart from serving it with spaghetti, what is the most notable aspect of it?
by dubsola
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

Fried duck breasts with a reduced kumquat compote (still hard to say fast). The compote was more like a syrup by the time I was finished. It was AMAZING!

Served as part of a buffet with rice, pappadums, fish curry and dal - bit of a weird menu but very fantastic.
by dubsola
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

Malva pudding sounds amazing, I too would be keen to hear what's in it.
by dubsola
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 188353

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I have never really eaten enough ranch dressing or buffalo sauce to give an opinion on it, but looking up the ingredients for buffalo sauce it looks like something I'd enjoy: hot sauce, butter, worcestershire and vinegar - those are some mighty fine ingredients. I don't really like any store bought ...
by dubsola
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 179
Views: 22016

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

For five people as part of a buffet, four breasts will be plenty. I like to tea smoke duck, which I do in my wok. Plenty of recipes out there. The worst that can happen is either it all goes in a hurry or you have duck leftovers for a few days. Yeah having leftovers won't be the worst thing in the ...
by dubsola
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 179
Views: 22016

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Breasts shouldn't be a problem to find. Excluding the vegetarians there are only actually 5 adults who will try some.
by dubsola
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 179
Views: 22016

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

If one was having a buffet style late lunch with a bunch of people, and one wanted to serve duck, how should one serve it? I have some amazing kumquat compote to go with it, but given that there's a bunch of other food as well, it might be better to aim for people having just a little bit of duck ra...
by dubsola
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

Ball’s Blue Book Easily misread. I actually just remembered, I made kumquat compote on the weekend. It's actually delicious. I wonder if I could jar it up? Was just thinking of freezing it this time as I'm pretty time poor at the moment. I've got heaps, one thing I want to do with it is make some d...
by dubsola
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

Last week I did a family roast dinner for 10 people. Roast pork (and crumbed chicken for one person) in the porchetta style, gravy, apple sauce, roast potatoes with rosemary, honey glaze carrots, steamed broccoli, braised red cabbage, and apple & rhubarb crumble with homemade custard and (not ho...
by dubsola
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1087518

Re: What are you listening to?

I much prefer listening to music on bandcamp anyway, no ads. Bandcamp is awesome.
by dubsola
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 118
Views: 6996

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

sardia wrote:When Trump was elected, people thought we were in a dark era that will last decades.

It feels like decades already
by dubsola
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

That mess really looks like a cake of some sort.
by dubsola
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1185
Views: 165547

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

This made me chuckle. My wild night at a Brexit rave On a stage once graced by Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Joni Mitchell, Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns is singing. It’s a song she wrote herself, “for the true patriots”, although she admits she hasn’t performed it in public since the days she “wore ...
by dubsola
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The (Sub)Urban Farmer
Replies: 22
Views: 1724

Re: The (Sub)Urban Farmer

That's a nice looking fig. We have a very fruitful pomegranate tree that appears to be fairly safe from the local birds - this year I harvested all the fruit, ended up with about 50 nice pomegranates. Had to give most of them away, I never got around to making molasses like I planned.
by dubsola
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6458
Views: 500777

Re: Trump presidency

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly. Ba...
by dubsola
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

A vegetarian cassoulet would be pretty good though, I'm assuming?

And yea. Flavour to effort ratio is actually bonkers with pea and ham soup. I'm genuinely surprised.
by dubsola
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

Sounds delish!

I made pea and ham soup. First time and it turned out AMAZING. It's got to be the simplest soup I've ever made.
by dubsola
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nighttime driving music
Replies: 28
Views: 24424

Re: Nighttime driving music

I feel confident in saying that there is no better music for driving than techno.
by dubsola
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 256
Views: 92223

Re: Coffee

I got it and gave it a test run over the weekend. It's fantastic! Fast, quiet and good. Thanks for the recommendations y'all.
by dubsola
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

Sounds delish. I too am keen on a new brownie recipe. The one I've been using for years actually came from right here in these fora, but for some reason, while I thought it was awesome at the start, the last few times I've made them they turned out to suck. Really chewy. It was in here somewhere. ht...
by dubsola
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 256
Views: 92223

Re: Coffee

Huh, look at that - their top pick is the one that Thesh recommended. And it's the one that we're getting!
by dubsola
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

I have no rational reason but something about boiling water in the microwave seems wrong.
by dubsola
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 256
Views: 92223

Re: Coffee

That actually looks great. $200 australian so a bit more than I'd like to spend, but it looks worth it.
by dubsola
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 256
Views: 92223

Re: Coffee

The electric grinder at home is dying. It's my birthday coming up so I'm looking for recommendations for an electric grinder for around $100, but could go up to $200 (US, AUD, whatever you like).

I mostly do a pourover, sometimes a plunger.
by dubsola
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

It's either Mission or El Paso all the way over here in Australia
by dubsola
Thu May 31, 2018 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

This will fix anything That stuff is the bomb. Particularly the chili garlic flavor. I ran myself out of my last bottle and need to get a replacement... I'm sort of thinking of just getting the 64oz size, since the 5 oz size is really not enough, but that seems a little bit ridiculous. Life is hard...
by dubsola
Wed May 30, 2018 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

I made slowcooker chili con carne yesterday but it was extremely lackluster for reasons I can't fully fathom, I didn't change anything about the way I always make it. At least I got several lunches out of the leftovers (either with rice or wrapped up with sour cream and cheese in a tortilla). This ...
by dubsola
Mon May 28, 2018 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792421

Re: Today I Made:

I thought you weren't supposed to put salt in soaking beans, but it appears that's actually not true. Huh.

That chilli looks nice. The heartburn could just be that it's a little rich?
by dubsola
Mon May 28, 2018 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 179
Views: 22016

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

It has, but I think it doesn't quite pass the taste test. Think I can just taste that little spritz you get with off food. Oh well. It's not a lot.
by dubsola
Mon May 28, 2018 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 179
Views: 22016

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Disappointed. I just discovered the pumpkin soup I defrosted last Tuesday. I forgot about it. It was really fantastic soup, but it's been almost a week. Surely I can't eat it now.
by dubsola
Mon May 28, 2018 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 250666

Re: The Liquor Thread

Cynar Liqueur This is something I've never had before. It's made from artichokes. My friend kept pointing it out and saying how good it was. It's about half the price of everything else on this list so I figured 'eh what the hell.' Tried some straight up last night - it's pretty nice! It reminds me...
by dubsola
Mon May 28, 2018 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 250666

Re: The Liquor Thread

Cynar Liqueur This is something I've never had before. It's made from artichokes. My friend kept pointing it out and saying how good it was. It's about half the price of everything else on this list so I figured 'eh what the hell.' Tried some straight up last night - it's pretty nice! It reminds me...

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