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#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.

#1420930 Your next cookbook

Posted by prasantrin on 25 December 2017 - 03:13 PM

Just picked up Amazon Kindle:


Pichet Ong's The Sweet Spot: Asian-Inspired Desserts at $1.99


and The Food52 Cookbook: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks was only 99cents.


I'm considering getting Cooking Under Pressure by Lorna Sass (only $1.99). I can fiddle around with the recipes for use with my still unopened Instant Pot.

#1420800 Stay Younger w/Salads

Posted by prasantrin on 22 December 2017 - 12:36 AM


#1419768 Annoyances

Posted by prasantrin on 01 December 2017 - 01:17 AM

I didn't become anemic because of my diet, but for other reasons (age-related women's problems, if you know what I mean). But many of the foods rich in iron are foods that just don't appeal to me (in general, but especially now), in large part because they leave me bloated and uncomfortable. Beans and lentils, kale, anything wheat-based... so many others... And stuff I like which should be ok, I've been warned against because of the calcium content, like broccoli. Broccoli is delicious! But also has enough calcium potentially to interfere with the absorption of iron.


I get that I have to suck it up, but it's an annoyance,and look at that! Annoyance is also the title of this topic!


I love spaghetti with tomato sauce. It's my "I don't feel like cooking" comfort food, and is one of dishes for which I will suffer the bloating. Cast iron pan spaghetti it is! (no parmesan, though. Darn calcium!)

#1419365 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by prasantrin on 20 November 2017 - 08:12 PM

Not exactly something to be very cheerful about, but my flight was oversold so I volunteered to take a later flight for $800 compensation plus a $10 meal ticket. Sure I'll be arriving home about 8 hours after my original eta, but it's not like I had anything else to do today.