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by freezeblade
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 48262

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Brioche already has about 40% of the flour weight as butter*, which in buns and as french toast does not give it much ability to soak in Egg or burger juices without becoming a stodgy, buttery mess. It's also quite a delicate bread, due to it's high quantity of enrichment, and is hard to have it hol...
by freezeblade
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 48262

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

You'd have to start a new post I think. My vote is challah, which also makes great hamburger buns. A naturally fermented (sourdough) pan di mie or vienna bread can work out really well as a close second, (a craggy sourdough lean bread can work, but needs a longer soak). Cinnamon swirl makes a great ...
by freezeblade
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4729
Views: 908690

Re: Today I Made:

For pan loafs, I heavily butter the tin, which has it's own non-stick patina on it as well. I remove the bread from the tin as soon as it is out of the oven, turned out onto a cooling rack.

The only time I flour as well as butter is for cake, or batter breads, as PAstrychef lists.
by freezeblade
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4729
Views: 908690

Re: Today I Made:

Last night I made: First attempt at the mexican nut/seed brittle (Peanut, pumpkin seed, sesame) for holiday giveaways. I learned that good-god-damn do you have to work fast, or the caramel binding hardens up and crystallizes, leaving you not with little neat disks of brittle, but an assorted candy-c...
by freezeblade
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 219309

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I worked at a grocery store in California and I will never by fresh seafood from a grocery store just because of how not-fresh it was. Despite how close we were to the ocean, it tended to arrive several days after the date on the box, and then sit in the display case for a week. I think it's probab...
by freezeblade
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2592962

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Two California nuns have spent at least a decade embezzling 500 grand for a trip to Vegas. Obligatory Father Ted quote: "that money was just resting in my account!" Maybe they could be sent off to some quiet covent on a quiet, craggy island somewhere out of the way, possibly with an alcoh...
by freezeblade
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

Trump personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison, followed by 3 years probation. https://www.npr.org/2018/12/12/676040070/michael-cohen-sentenced-to-3-years-in-prison-following-plea-that-implicated-trum I can't help but dig out this tweet, which has aged very well indee...
by freezeblade
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:Will people please remember; if Nixon had never appointed Gerald Ford, the next president would have been the Speaker of the House, Gerald Ford.

Now, if we could get Trump to appoint Pelosi...


I'll place that at equal odds of winning the lotto.
by freezeblade
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2081: Middle Latitudes
Replies: 27
Views: 5086

Re: 2081: Middle Latitudes

I quite enjoy my "middle latitudes" here on the pacific coast of California. I grew up in a coastal valley at 34N, the weather stayed about 55-85 all year, so there were slight seasons, which boiled down to "fog that burns off by noon or so" and "less fog, a bit warmer."...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8258
Views: 775661

Re: You must not say duck

as one should

always be prepared for the duck
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9415
Views: 1479408

Re: Minecraft

Thanks! Name is the same, but not :P I should be on sometime this weekend and will get that stuff moved to the stadium locker room/storage, then hopefully get a few more rows of the curved stadium seating done with that sandstone. Thanks again! Also, Phantoms are new to me and I just want to say th...
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4729
Views: 908690

Re: Today I Made:

Moo, that sounds amazing. A+ would moan when biting into.

I made the first holiday cookies of the season today! Molasses Krinkles, basically a molasses-heavy spice cookie (ginger, cinnamon, clove). It's an old family recipe, although it's very close to the betty crocker recipe.
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

So... PBS? Maybe they could package PBS and Voice of America into a new Department of Truth, after the fashion of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. I think Congress would need to get involved. May as well add a Department of Love while we are at it. State-supplied prostitutes for...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: To completely prevent any form of Mad Cow Disease?
Replies: 17
Views: 3496

Re: To completely prevent any form of Mad Cow Disease?

Don't feed cows to other cows? I mean, the disease spreads because we're feeding animals tainted meat from other animals, seems to me if you only eat beef that is 100% grass fed*...there's no chance of infection, no? I know that some "grass fed beef" is actually just grass fed for the latt...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

Trump says U.S. Should launch state TV network to counter CNN (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-us-should-launch-state-tv-network/2018/11/26/e5f4d154-f1b9-11e8-80d0-f7e1948d55f4_story.html?utm_term=.380ed1d47e97) Sounds more like he's a touch upset that even Fox isn't 100% on his s...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8258
Views: 775661

Re: You must not say duck

duck
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 2828

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Final food tally for Family Thanksgiving. Every year we try to one-up the previous year...that may be difficult next year. (x2!) Crown roast rack of lamb (served with gravy from the fond of course) Roast spiced butternut squash with baba ganoush like sauce strudel-like pastry with rose-water infused...
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17209
Views: 1645958

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

a few more
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32704
Views: 2497680

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

B99 Puns
Spoiler:
Terrible puns or word replacements incoming (sorry in advance)

Sash Full of Dollars (or Fist full of Sash)
Sasherella
Sash-inator
Sash 2: Electric boogaloo
Sash-o-ween
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 2828

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

sardia wrote:Welp, there goes my salad dish. Guess I'll make extra brussel sprouts or something.


Easy enough, just get butterleaf instead.
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 158025

Re: Top 10 Artists

1. Opeth 2. Dream Theater 3. Gojira 4. Kamelot 5. Ne Obliviscaris 6. The Mars Volta 7. Pendulum 8. Mägo de Oz 9. Ska-P 10. Neil Cicierega Looking at the strength of the names I know from that list, you're forcing me to google a few names that I don't (Ne Obliviscaris, and Mägo de Oz). I like the cu...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

Back around to Trump news, in a move that surprised nobody, Trump sides With Saudis Despite Khashoggi Killing (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/worl ... hoggi.html).
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

And then, as per usual, his supporters will take his uneducated and uninformed opinion as a 100% accurate reading of the subject and repeat it as a valid part of political discourse. Any facts that erode this highly simplistic view will be touted as fake news. etc.
by freezeblade
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta discussion
Replies: 1414
Views: 235826

Re: Meta discussion

I feel that if it's advertised as "random" in the rules post, or mod declaration, then I expect a random number generator of some sort to be used. If it's declared as random, but not actually random (ie example 2. I'd count example 3 as a form of random generation), I'd likely cry fowl unl...
by freezeblade
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

What exactly is the recourse for someone tagging their initials on your house? You move on and cover it up with paint. If you live in a type of neighborhood that is rife with tagging (as in this example), having to toss some paint over an area of wall every once in a while is expected. By not coveri...
by freezeblade
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

I'm sorry that you have had bad experiences with communities you reside in, Pfhorrest. That hypothetical has not been my experience in this neighborhood, nor any I have lived in. Each has it's own pace, involvement level, and sense of justice/expectations. Either way, calling the cops because "...
by freezeblade
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

I'll repeat: If you don't care for your community*, don't be surprised when they don't care for you. I will note again that it's not that neighbors are going out of their way sabotaging this couple's house (that I know of), it's more that they won't stick out their neck to make sure some delinquent ...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

The community is tight-knit because that's what it took to survive here. If you choose to move in, then refuse to be a part of that community, and though your own actions harm that community, don't expect a very positive reaction. Think about this another way: If you don't care and look out for your...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

Perhaps, but when your neighborhood has been left behind to rot for a long time, it ends up having to form it's own system of protections. I personally don't particularly like it* (I moved in 5 years ago), but I never have any more problems than the typical inhabitant. I interface with the community...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

When some individual whose presence "actually makes the neighborhood less safe" shows up, what happens, and who makes it happen? Suppose that individual disagrees with the premise that he "actually makes the neighborhood less safe"? I can't speak for other communities, but for m...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

I feel like we're straying pretty far from the thread topic, so with that in mind I'll put the following antidote about my experience in spoiler tags: The community I live in is typically thought of as the "bad part of town" in Oakland, CA (at least, thought of that way from people tha...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

...3) Jobs and money saved lives just as pollution kills them. Again the argument can be made that you are improving lives more than you harm. After all, every $100,000,000 spent on construction will kill one construction worker (part of the reason Ayn Rand's lovechild with Tolkein, Terry Goodkind,...
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

I think that surprises me much less than it should, given with current state of Trump-appointed swampmonsters.
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: ACT Writing Test
Replies: 3
Views: 5779

Re: ACT Writing Test

No thoughts on the "can I get into a good college" point, but for improving handwriting the key is to just practice. My major (Architecture) has a tendency to force all-caps block lettering into our skulls, via endless pages of mindless letter forming sheets. As much as everyone bitches ab...
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4729
Views: 908690

Re: Today I Made:

Heh, I think honestly cooking in colder seasons is just more fun. Whenever it's hot I just find myself wondering if I can manage to live on fruit alone, or possibly that plus the occasional veggies and hummus, salads, or chips and salsa, and never turn on any source of heat anywhere. Pretty much th...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17209
Views: 1645958

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

I'll take a couple of days
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 338
Views: 151079

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Yeah, those two words have almost nothing in common (in my west coast accent). "thought" rhymes with "rot" or "pot" "broad" rhymes with "odd" or "god" It's hard to describe the difference between the vowels, but to my ear the vowel sound fo...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 2828

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Thanksgiving with my family is usually themed, and the theme this year appears to be "greek-ish" where the main course will be lamb (I'm not in charge of the main, thankfully, as I've never done roast lamb) As per tradition, I'll be in charge of dessert. I haven't firmly decided yet, but f...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4729
Views: 908690

Re: Today I Made:

Made something that is...nominally pizza, or PINO (Pizza in name only). Crust contained some fresh corn masa for tortillas (about 5% of the total flour weight) Sauce is leftover mole sauce from turkey mole made the previous day Cheese is oaxaca cheese (similar to low-moisture mozzarella) Toppings ar...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808038

Re: Trump presidency

Also, Colorado has one of the longest voting ballots in the country. It was three pages long this year. I'm pretty sure some groups use this as an exhaustion tactic to make people skim things and not vote. Is that it? Mine (in Oakland, California) was 5 pages front and back (Mail in ballot, for acc...

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