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by Sandry
Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

What's in the shallot gravy? Heh, in this case, fakery is made of tapioca flour, spices (both dried and fresh), veggie broth, and I think I put in tamari for color. And then of course I use lots and lots of shallots fried in garlic-infused olive oil. I slice them rather than chop them so they have ...
by Sandry
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

Belatedly, what I made for Thanksgiving: Cranberry orange relish Shallot gravy (vegetarian, so made out of fakery) Cornbread stuffing (again vegetarian, so basically bread and veggies) Baked brie stuffed with apple cranberry compote and wrapped in puff pastry Roasted potatoes with shallots Pumpkin p...
by Sandry
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 68061

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

So, I made a thing... Still bumbling through the api to show markers where the coins are. Also considering updating my Click and Drag page to use this... That is awesome, thank you. I did a bunch of exploring, but not all of it, but I'm starting to get an RSI flareup. Now I don't have to torture my...
by Sandry
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What does it mean to you to love a band/musician?
Replies: 10
Views: 6953

Re: What does it mean to you to love a band/musician?

For me it isn't nearly as all or nothing as any of that; for example there are bands that I really, really like that have songs or even entire albums that I really don't care for at all. There are bands that I really like that, frankly, are kind of meh live; and there are others that I love to see ...
by Sandry
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made brownies. From a mix. With extra chocolate added. Because this week has been all holiday-related work all the time, and a) I needed some sort of comfort junk food, and b) I really didn't have enough brain to do it from scratch. ...when we make it through this month, I will be so hap...
by Sandry
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

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Roman style tripey eggs. Now with 100% less tripe. I think it's my new favorite egg-and-tomato dish, and there's a surprising amount of competition in that category. Might want to rename it if I ever make it for a vegetarian, though. What *are* your Roman style tripey eggs in the absence of tripe? ...
by Sandry
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

I'm not saying it isn't! I'm just saying potatoes are generally delicious, and that I'm willing to be silly when my brain starts whispering ideas at me.
by Sandry
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

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I took a baked potato and sliced it and put the slices onto pizza crust. (The other toppings went on top of it.)

It probably wanted some bechamel kind of sauce rather than just garlic-infused olive oil, too, and maybe that would've helped the potato adhere better.
by Sandry
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made baked potato, broccoli, cheddar and garlic pizza. Sounds weird. Was kind of structurally iffy. Still delicious. :)
by Sandry
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made spinach pesto (with some garlic, basil and olive oil in, not much else). I am continuing in my grand tradition of making myself a dinner that's vegan, then pouring cheese all over it. I made it using fresh spinach, and I have to say - it stayed an entertainingly vibrant green. Signi...
by Sandry
Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What does it mean to you to love a band/musician?
Replies: 10
Views: 6953

Re: What does it mean to you to love a band/musician?

In fact the most important criterion for me is how important their music is to me and my life. I love REM because they were the first band I ever got into and because their songs are hopelessly entangled with my emotions as a teenager and carry a lot of memories for me. I love Leonard Cohen, becaus...
by Sandry
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What does it mean to you to love a band/musician?
Replies: 10
Views: 6953

What does it mean to you to love a band/musician?

So I'm curious, because in talking with other folks about their favorite musicians, sometimes I think people have very different standards for what it means to love a band. Ideas I've seen come up: 1) You love every track on most of their albums, rather than just hits 2) You follow the lives of the ...
by Sandry
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

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I already do that, I just put waay too many veggies. Yup, this is also my issue. Less "oh, I'll add a fourth carrot" and more "hey, spinach would also be good in this... ooh, so would broccoli.... how about some celery, too?" And then suddenly it's three pounds of vegetables in ...
by Sandry
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

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Made HUGE SOUP (I can never make reasonably-sized soup) yesterday. Sorta minestrone-y? White beans, carrots, onions, celery, broccoli rabe, parsnips, potatoes and some tomatoes. I hear you on the reasonably-sized soup issues. I so frequently end up trading up to a larger size pot because I judge po...
by Sandry
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

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I made two quiches (one zucchini and swiss, one spinach and feta) and kabocha squash soup. I'm still on the fence about the soup. I was cooking for my mom at her house, so a) a lot of spices and condiments I would have around the house she doesn't have, and b) she doesn't really have much spice tole...
by Sandry
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

This weekend I tried to make pupusas for the first time. The recipe is really simple (corn masa, a bit of salt, water), but I wasn't all that pleased with my end result. It just doesn't seem texturally quite the same as what I get from our local restaurant. Has anyone made them? If so, any thoughts ...
by Sandry
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Anyone here enjoy singing? The folks who do the songbook Rise Up Singing (it's a collection of classic folk tunes, and commonly known songs) are releasing a second songbook, and doing a release concert for it in Cambridge - https://www.riseupandsing.org/events/rise-again-cambridge I think I'm going ...
by Sandry
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

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Y'know what's nice? Weather getting cooler so that turning on the oven doesn't just make everyone sad.

So it's baked potato time. Nom. I've been having mine with cheddar, salsa and sour cream.
by Sandry
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Awww, sorry you aren't feeling well!

Looking forward to seeing the rest of you, though. I think I may even be on time this week. :)
by Sandry
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Well, okay, not a lot of life here, but let's try this again?

Saturday, September 19th at Boston Common by the Frog Pond at 2 PM. It's not supposed to rain this time!
by Sandry
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

What kind of cheese do you use in the Caprese quiche? Do you have to use a low-moisture mozzarella, or does the regular stuff work? I used fresh that's not kept in water, which seemed to do enough to make it not too liquidy. I do admit I tried to strain the tomatoes a bit, too, though, to improve m...
by Sandry
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

This weekend I made a caprese quiche, a broccoli cheddar quiche, a black bean and squash chili and garlic basil mashed potatoes. We cleaned out the fridge, and clearly I felt I needed to fill it right back up again. :P
by Sandry
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

D'awwww. Yay cat picture!

And we are going to try again this weekend, I believe. I think Saturday?
by Sandry
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

We have just ceded the field, but are going to try again next weekend.
by Sandry
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Okay, maybe more like 2:45... have been sitting in Lechmere for a while. /:
by Sandry
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

I think I am going to head over anyhow, in case anyone wants to come. I'll be slightly late, though. Maybe more like 2:30.

Happy to try again next weekend, though, too.
by Sandry
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Given that this is coming up quickly and that weekends tend to have lower traffic on the board, I think I'm going to go unilateral on this, and folks can countermand me if they're super passionate, but otherwise it'll stick just because we need a plan to actually exist in time for people to see it. ...
by Sandry
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Okay! Sunday the 13th it is, then! Anyone have strong feelings about location? I would propose either Boston Common or Cambridge Common. Sunday being a day conducive to laziness in my view, I would suggest we plan the picnic to go from 2PM until around 5 or 6PM, so that no one has to get up too earl...
by Sandry
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

So picnics. We should do that in September before the weather turns.

Right now in a completely unprecedented event I actually have nothing scheduled for any of the next three weekends.

Anyone a) really interested in picnicking, and b) invested in a specific weekend this month?
by Sandry
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I had this craving for mac and cheese from scratch, so did that. Wish I'd brought the leftover in to work with me, but at least it'll be there when I get back from school tonight.
by Sandry
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

So I guess 6:30 it is, and probably not a high turnout? :) Well, at least I'll've caught it before it's done for the summer, since I hadn't yet. And if anyone does want to show up who hasn't said anything, I'll maybe be identifiable by my red leopard print dress and red/pink-ish hair? *shrug*
by Sandry
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

This weekend I made a couple pizzas (one just peppers, onions, fresh mozz, the other a silly breakfast pizza with egg, zucchini, onion, fake bacon, tater tots, eggs and a couple cheeses). I tried garlicking up the dough, but didn't really do enough. Next time I will be less subtle.
by Sandry
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

So I believe next Tuesday is the last opportunity for the Powderhouse Square thing, thus, if anyone is interested, we should seize the day. I'm going to vote for meeting at 6:30, unless someone is strongly inclined otherwise.
by Sandry
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How much coffee do people drink in a day?
Replies: 97
Views: 26620

Re: How much coffee do people drink in a day?

I'm weird about coffee. I probably on average drink maybe 4 oz a day or less. I usually have half a cup with a bunch of milk if I'm at the office, often using it as a replacement for a sensible breakfast. Sometimes I'll get iced coffee with cream in if I'm out and about, or a caramel macchiato (and ...
by Sandry
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

I've never seen it as requiring fuss other than one more dirty spoon to scoop it out when cooking. *shrug* And definitely for the way I deal with spices and onions I really specifically wouldn't want to use butter for that application - it would burn/brown too much. Along this wavelength, I've alway...
by Sandry
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

red lentil dahl I've been meaning to cook this for a long time, but never got around to it. Any tips, or just the case of following a recipe? Well, personally I don't follow a recipe. General gist: Red lentils and water in a pot, add salt, some diced tomatoes and maybe lemon juice if you like, boil...
by Sandry
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

I made chocolate mochi. The recipe said it'd make fifteen servings. I do not know who the fifteen people are who would each such servings; I'm pretty sure I have about 40 servings. Holy crap, so much mochi. It was for this tea party my housemate and I put together. She made scones, raspberry sauce a...
by Sandry
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 566060

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

A picnic would be excellent. (Though my schedule tends to be stupid, so I won't suggest planning around me.) Also, anyone want to do the StrEats thing on a Tuesday at Powderhouse? It's there through the end of this month, is my understanding, and I'd happily meet up with folks on the 11th, 18th or 2...
by Sandry
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 818832

Re: Today I Made:

When I got home after class last night, I made myself a late dinner that's basically a take off on a dish by a local restaurant. Mei Mei does a "Double Awesome," which they state is a scallion pancake sandwich with local greens pesto, cheddar, and two oozy eggs. I made mine with plain para...
by Sandry
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 14724

Re: Recipe requests

Huh. I didn't realise the singers' views on dairy weren't medically accepted. As a singer, I can tell you I give zero shits as to whether or not doctors believe it - it is absolutely 100% a reproducible phenomenon and definitely a problem to keep in mind in terms of timing on any performance and wha...

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