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  1. Assuming it's the same guy, that he, himself, is deaf, explains a lot about his interpreting style https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/nyregion/weather-briefings-put-focus-on-mayor-de-blasios-sign-language-interpreter.html
  2. He's probably there for anyone in the live audience who is deaf. There may even be a 2nd one in the audience. Simultaneous interpretation is very difficult, so there are often two with the second offering assistance if the first one missed something or a made mistake. And just imagine, the one next to DeBlasio is probably the less creepy looking one.
  3. Does she have Facebook? It's pretty easy to use from a pc.
  4. I remember daniel posted a pic of a denuded rabbit carcass, and i thought it looked an awful lot like a cat's body. So my guess isv it tastes like rabbit which probably tastes like chicken. I think your kitteh needs a 'da bird to stay fit during these trying times
  5. Maybe you can make applesauce and then take some of it to cook it further to make apple butter, and then make Dorie Greenspan's double apple bundt cake with the apple butter, and her apple spice bars with the applesauce. Then if you still have some left, make her crumb topped apple bars or the custard apple cake. Mmmmmmm....
  6. If I have a recipe (latkes) that calls for matzo meal as a binder, can I use crushed lavash instead?
  7. I've learned the best time to go to Costco is in the midst of a pandemic. Barely anyone in the store. I asked the pharmacist if they might close due to the virus, and she replied, "There would have to be a tsunami here before we closed." I live in the prairies. Grand total of 7 infected in my province. 3 on Thursday, 1 more on Friday, and 3 more yesterday. All were likely infected during recent travels to Asia (specifically the Philippines, South Korea, and/or Japan). And I just got notice that my office will be closed and we will be working from home if we are able. We'll only be all
  8. In preparation for Carmen (the opera), we watched Carmen Jones. Shit that was bad, but Harry Belafonte was hot!
  9. I would go with something like this https://www.amazon.ca/Aligle-Portable-Laundry-Triangle-Organizer/dp/B01DKHHLO2 Many backless stools still have spindles from which you can hang something. And foam or felt pads can be added to the clip to prevent denting the hat. I'm with the no hats on the bar crowd. I don't even put my wallet/purse/wristlet on a table at a restaurant, not even at McDonald's. Not even my cell phone or car keys.
  10. I went to Atwater for the first time last fall. I liked it much more than Jean Talon and this visit, I didn't even try to go to Jean Talon, since I was perfectly happy with Atwater. The tripe from the pate store, by the way, was really good, according to my mother. I think she wishes she had gotten more, and perhaps even wishes she had gotten the other one, too.
  11. At Atwater Market, there a place that sells mostly pate. They have frozen tripe - cooked either in tomato sauce (the board said nicoise), or with white wine, carrots, etc. At first my mother wasn't going to get any, because I had only noticed the nicoise and assumed it might be similar to the one from LH (in tomato sauce - it was a special, btw, not on the regular menu). But when the one with wine was described, she had to try it because, "The lowly tripe cooked in wine? It must be very special!" I replied, "It's French. I think that's just regular cooking for them." It comes in little fro
  12. The menu called it andouille, but wiki said it was a type of andouillette. We should have checked it before we ordered rather than after, but at the time, I didn't even consider it might not be like Cajun andouille. It was still tasty, just not the best choice for someone (not me) with gout, especially after eating the tripe from Liverpool House three days in a row (today marks the 5th day in a row).
  13. Le Bellig in Quebec City. Two galettes - egg cheese and andouille; egg cheese and roasted vegetables. And of course, the house-made kouign amann with ice cream and caramel sauce for dessert. I wanted to bring back a slice of ka, but alas, I was told it was only available to eat at the restaurant. Same style as Au Kouign Amann, but a bit thicker. An aside, French andouille and Cajun andouille are not the same. Oops.
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    At Liverpool House, one of the diners at a neighboring table was vegan. What an odd choice of restaurants for a vegan.
  15. I guessed, and it worked. The main alarm panel is in the basement, so I just went for the switch for stuff that was closest to the panel (which also happens to be the one for the laundry room, so I won't be doing any laundry today). We're going to have to get the alarm company to come and trouble shoot and reconnect everything. I can reconnect the battery by myself, but when I was trying to disconnect to power source, I managed to remove a couple of wires, but couldn't get the other two out (which is why I had to go to the fuse box), so someone will have to reconnect them. What a pita!
  16. ~1:45am, our alarm system went off and we couldn't turn it off using the alarm panel. Called hq, and they couldn't turn it off either, and didn't cancel the fire trucks in time, so the fire dept came to check things out. No fire inside or out, alarm finally off, so they leave. Half an hour later, the alarm panel starts beeping. Call alarm company, they don't know what's wrong, so they cancel it for the rest of the evening. Another half hour goes by, and the alarm system goes off again! Very loud beeping. This time hq says to disconnect the battery (even though there's no evidence of a low batt
  17. prasantrin


    If I didn't mention it, we had a fine meal at Beau Mont. I think that was why I was looking at it, and I happened upon the fundraiser when I went to the website. So thanks for the rec! Haven't decided yet where I'm going to eat other than l'express for ile flottante and roasted bone marrow.
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    If anyone will be in Montreal at the beginning of March, Restaurant Beau Mont is doing a Bocuse d'Or Canada fundraiser. I'd go, but my visit is a month too soon. Don’t miss the fundraising lunch for the benefit of Bocuse d’Or Canada on Sunday, March 1st 2020 at Beau Mont restaurant. An exceptional culinary experience, a 3 course menu at $85 prepared by Normand Laprise, Beau Mont’s Chef Jean-Francois Dubé, Quebec’s candidate Samuel Sirois, and his commis Alexy Jetté.
  19. I was at work, talking to my mother on the headset linked to my work cell. While I was talking to her, I mentioned I couldn't find my personal cell which I had just taken out of my coat pocket. We continued our conversation and I said, "Oh, I know where my cell phone is!" "Where?" "I'm talking to you on it!" Oops. To make it worse, I was holding the cell phone, as it isn't linked to my headset, and I still didn't realize I was talking on it for at least three minutes.
  20. My employer's standard is yyyy-mm-dd but back in the day it was dd-mm-yy which caused much confusion when reviewing older documents.
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    Did anyone notice the article in the NYTimes about L'Express? Who knew it was almost 40 years old? Hoping the weather co-operates so I can visit in February!
  22. If Daniel's friends had gotten the Instant Pot at Costco, I'm sure he would have been more tempted to keep it, as it has a sous vide setting. 😉
  23. Is that fried fish with sweet and sour like sauce named something like squirrel fish (the name of the dish, not the type of fish used)? It's one of my dad's favorite dishes, but hard to find in my 'hood. And do you ever see chicken and salted fish fried rice on menus? I suspect it's Cantonese, but one of my favorites. Who doesn't love salted fish?
  24. Anyone want to buy a possibly used Coravin Wine Journey Set for around 1/3 the regular price plus shipping?
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