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Stone

Member Since 23 Mar 2004
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Little Women

02 January 2020 - 05:12 PM

I never read the book.  (Shocking, I know.)

 

I really enjoyed the movie.  Although it's odd to see a period piece where many of the actors have modern American accents.  (Bob Odenkirk's lazy drawl?)

Saorise Ronan has her usual energy and effervescent joy.  I grew to enjoy Chalamet.

 

I did find the whole production a bit too clean and pretty, but that might have been part of Gerwig's new presentation.

 


The Mandalorian (Disney +)

02 January 2020 - 04:47 PM

Just finished the first season.  This show sucks.  Bad writing.  Bad acting.  Bad plots.

 

But everyone seems to love it.


Cookies

01 December 2019 - 09:01 PM

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Chocolate Salted Caramel Praline:  Hazelnut cookie dough, pecan pralinĂ©, chocolate salted caramel, and crushed pecan pralines.

 

Peanut Butter:  Peanut butter cookie, peanut pralinĂ©, dulce de leche and crushed peanut pralines.

 

Double chocolate:  Chocolate cookie with 70% dark chocolate chunks.

 

Lemon-Thyme.  That's it.  Lemon cookie recipe and I added some fresh chopped thyme.  However, I screwed up and added the egg after the flour, instead of before,   I ended up with a soft, sticky batter instead of cookie dough. And it baked to those flat yellow discs, which I could market a muffin tops.  They were like moist cakes.

 

Blueberry-Coconut Frangipane Tart:  Frangipane with toasted coconut in the tart and topped with blueberries.  

 

PralinĂ©s and caramels homemade of course.  


Watchmen (HBO)

21 November 2019 - 08:37 PM

Terrific.  So far, it's as good as the first season of Legion.

(I haven't read the graphic novel.)

 

Regina King is terrific as always.  Tim Blake Nelson and Jeremy Irons really steal the show.  

 


Knife Questions

21 October 2019 - 12:22 AM

How often do you steel your knives?
I have a pretty good Japanese chefs knife. I can get it good sharp so it shaves the hair on my arm. But it loses the good edge quickly. Should I be steeling it more frequently? I only do it know and then. Or if it just a product of the knife.