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#1440197 Notre Dame

Posted by prasantrin on 19 April 2019 - 12:23 PM

The bees survived

#1438891 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by prasantrin on 17 March 2019 - 04:55 AM

That is a terrific gesture.

Yes, chewy.com has terrific enthusiastic customer service. They can write a book on it, and can teach some of these other businesses a thing or two on how to make your customer happy. Some of what passes for service these days is appalling.

I recalled your post when I read about this


Service like this almost makes me wish I lived in the US, just so I could patronize them.

#1437462 Foxface

Posted by prasantrin on 09 February 2019 - 04:12 PM

Did you know that Navet Confit is the name of a French Canadian indie rock band?

(And from their wiki, it's candied turnip?)

#1430710 Duck Eggs

Posted by prasantrin on 29 July 2018 - 02:34 PM

I made shirred eggs this morning. Would have been delicious had I not overcooked them (if they're hard-cooked, can I still call them shirred?). Will do better next time.


If I can find my good soy, the soy yolks Orik mentioned are on the list. No dashi, though, as all I can get is instant (sufficient for okonomiyaki, maybe not so for my yolks).


My last experience with carbonara was disastrous, and I am wary of wasting my precious eggs on a probable disaster. Cooking is like riding a bicycle. While you may never forget how to do it, it takes practise before you can do the same things you used to do, to the same skill level. Right now I suck.


Maybe I'll do leche flan with the yolks and pavlova with the whites. What could be worse than two desserts?

#1430654 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by prasantrin on 28 July 2018 - 12:29 AM


Yes,   I was just planning a kitty gift certificate for dinner friends for whom taking wine is coal to Newcastle.    Sometimes the way to a man's heart is through his cat.
P, do realize your impact.

I'm glad to be of service :)  I'm sure it doesn't hurt that I must spend over $1,200.00 a year at chewy on the dogs and cat, but I would rather spend my money where it is appreciated. They have a very reasonable flat rate shipping of $5.00 per order, and its free if your order is over $50. They also have live people cheerfully answer the phone, and they usually reply to your email within a reasonable amount of time.I think that they only hire pet lovers.



Wait a minute! The cat didn't get a portrait? I am offended on his/her behalf! 

#1430495 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by prasantrin on 26 July 2018 - 01:51 AM

How very sweet, both the gesture and the paintings!


I may have to consider getting one done of my late Kitty. I had a watercolour of her done (standing in front of Laduree), but I have misplaced it. Plus it was not quite as pretty as my Kitty.

#1428447 Barbara Kafka

Posted by prasantrin on 02 June 2018 - 11:39 AM


#1428346 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by prasantrin on 30 May 2018 - 09:57 PM


As one vet used to say about my cat, she's definitely full figured!

If you ever need a cat sitter, I'm available!

From your previous posts, do we take that as "cat sitting with built in weight reduction"?



Hey! It was a temporary calorie restriction! isn't that supposed to be good for you? You know, like intermittent fasting.


If Rosie were a fish, however, she would end up experiencing the ultimate weight loss  :huh:

#1428286 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by prasantrin on 30 May 2018 - 01:29 AM

As one vet used to say about my cat, she's definitely full figured!

If you ever need a cat sitter, I'm available!

#1427264 Supper

Posted by prasantrin on 05 May 2018 - 12:04 AM

My mom can clean the meat from any kind of bone using a regular table knife, and she's not even from a culture that uses table knives regularly. She can also peel shrimp with a table knife leaving the shell in one piece. Maybe most people can do that, but I am not one of them.

#1425823 Steven Bochco

Posted by prasantrin on 02 April 2018 - 04:28 PM

What was wrong with Barnaby Jones?!?! I liked it. I was probably 7, but I liked it. I liked Quincy and Emergency!, too!

#1424586 Kansas City bbq

Posted by prasantrin on 12 March 2018 - 03:54 PM



I love Kansas City, and wish I could spend more time there. And ya, not just for the barbeque, though since I can't get decent barbeque where I am, that's basically when i fill up on for the day or two I've been there.

#1422844 Eater's 30 Iconic NYC Restaurant Dishes

Posted by prasantrin on 05 February 2018 - 12:34 AM



You can have smoked meat at any number of places (well, maybe not if you go with Lex) but it's only iconic if it's Katz's.


or Dunn's??




In nyc. 



Oh, right. Whenever I read "smoked meat", I get stuck in Montreal. 

#1422123 Barcelona recommendations

Posted by prasantrin on 22 January 2018 - 12:15 AM

I hope you stay in a rut, because I need tips, and you always have good tips!

#1422086 Paul Bocuse

Posted by prasantrin on 20 January 2018 - 01:59 PM


At 91.