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  1. As a New York City native, was it too soon?
  2. You need solar with a Powerwall (or something less Elon). If you wait until later this year you could go with a hydrogen generation / storage system.
  3. Chowhound was my original way in to search for, and often find, great restaurants while traveling in the very late 1990s and first half of the 2000s. It served me well. There's no way I would do this but it would be interesting to go back through the threads of some of the early days.
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    Went to LA to see Herbie Hancock perform at the DIsney Concert Hall on Sunday night. Sort of a bucket list thing since neither of us had seen him perform live. This is a fan video of the encore (decent sound). Rocking the keytar at 81 is pretty incredible. The show was great. James Genus (bass), Elena Pinderhuges (flute, vocals), Lionel Loueke (guitar), Terrace Martin (sax and synth/vocal effects), Trevor Lawrence Jr. (drums).
  5. I read this very quickly and at first thought you were being offered a seat IN the walk-in.
  6. It seems like they must have hired a publicist because there are mainstream news outlets carrying a story about how the servers mining cryptocurrency in Texas were being "shut down" to reduce demand on the grid during the current bout of winter weather.
  7. Well...my wife was born when her mom was 17. So more like a half of a generation.
  8. Agree with the cinematography and the aspect ratio being very effective. I think the set design was wonderful as well.
  9. In a strange coincidence, she was a close high school friend of my wife's mother in St Louis during the late 1960s. Donna Roosman who married Duane Allman (they had a daughter together) was in the same class and also a good friend.
  10. Not sure why it took us so long but we finally watched this over the weekend. Extraordinary. And I would pick a similar list of favorites but all of the performances were great. I loved the man who was interviewed who said that he and his friends were "suit guys" until Sly took the stage. As I searched for comments about the film in here I sort of half-assumed I would see a comment from @Sneakeater that he attended all of the performances.
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    Norm Macdonald

    So many laughs. Gone too soon.
  12. Interesting to reread Anthony Bourdain's 21 year old piece about cooking at Les Halles. So much of what he wrote about that was fresh and exciting at the time is so well understood and overexposed now. One Day and One Night in Hell's Kitchen
  13. Actually, Ted Drewe's is good but Kopp's frozen custard in the Milwaukee suburbs is better.
  14. I can't tell the difference between non-indigenous Canadian food and non-indigenous American food. (Or perhaps between n-i Canadian and n-i Minnesotan-American food. It's all rutabaga, burgers, casseroles, and fruit pies.)
  15. Found a mint, first pressing of Jaco Pastorius' self-titled debut from 1976 at our favorite neighborhood record shop. I'm not sure I had ever listened to it before. Sounded great though it's sort of "challenging" because not everything hangs together as well as you think it should. Hope to keep it in the regular rotation for several weeks.
  16. I would use Earth Balance Vegan Buttery sticks as a direct substitute for the butter if you want a little better flavor and texture than canola oil. And I would use full fat oat milk as a direct substitute for the milk.
  17. We started using Oatly because of a dairy/nut allergy in the family. For us, only the "full fat" is acceptable. We used to have both cow's milk and non-dairy since not everyone has allergy issues but all the cow's milk drinkers shifted. Oatly has much better flavor and mouthfeel than any of the pea protein versions and seems to be much more versatile as a substitute in baking than soy milk.
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    I haven't cooked on a kettle in a long time but if you can get it hot enough to sear a steak you should be able to simmer a pan of paella. Might need more charcoal then you are used to. And you could throw something else on when the pan comes off the grill because you will have a lot of remaining heat. Grill some vegetables for summer salads or something.
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    I've made paella countless times. Easy meal for a group. But this was the first time I actually cooked it over an open fire up at our cabin. Typically I arrange the peppers and beans a little more artfully but the fire was hot enough that I couldn't spend much time with my hand over the pan. Honestly, with a little tending of the fire, it was easy to get an even simmer going and there was a little smoke flavor (the wood was split birch).
  20. Word on the street is that if I hold on long enough we will be temperate!
  21. I would seriously look at the ceramic grill/smokers: BGE, Kamodo, Weber's version. They are expensive but they can do both grilling and smoking (lump charcoal only). It's a longer startup than with the Weber kettle or the bullet. But based on your Canadian climate the biggest advantage of ceramic is being able to smoke/grill in the dead of winter.
  22. Probably. Ranges with decent burner sizes have a pretty high demand. Do you seen an impact when you go from one to two burners fully firing?
  23. Last Mothers' Day, while walking through a wooded area well east of the Twin Cities, we found a large patch of forest floor full of ramps (and bloodroot and trillium). We harvested bunches and planted a couple of patches in a shady spot in the yard. I had sort of decided that they wouldn't winter over well but this year we have two vigorous clumps of ramps. I will resist the urge to harvest any this year but I'm guessing we will be able to harvest a bunch next year.
  24. Should be an easy switch out if it currently has an orifice for natural gas vs. propane. Seems unlikely, though because natural gas has lower BTU per volume than LPG. My guess is that either your LPG regulator is undersized (water heater also firing when you are using the kitchen, etc) or the gas piping from the tank/regulator to the house is too small.
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