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    Cheese dome

    I have a similiar one, and I use it for buffets. I raise the dome up off a large cheese board. . I put whole pieces of the selected cheeses, some nuts or fruit, etc, under the dome. Underneath, on the board, are the serving cheeses, with cheese knives, or in cheunked or sliced into bite sizes, pl;us more fruit, perhaps fig jam or a chutney. I think cheese platters get so dull, but then again perhaps my guests are dull..because the cheese always gets eaten...I don however, make a real effort to add interesting and less popular cheses to the mix...but one still needs to have a few boring ch
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    der super bowl

    We made pizzas, and my carmelized onion, duck confit and gorgonzola was the best, if only half eaten, at least eaten by those with taste! Mexican brownies with espresso and cinnamon were also a BIG hit, better than I expected. It seems that blue cheese doesnt fly, but chocolate tweaked a bit does....what a crowd. I could care less about the teams playing...I was leaning perhaps towards Seattle because I thought after all that rain they deserved a win..but Steelers presented well and deserved the win. A few lousy calls, IMO.
  3. There are four wood ducks in my pond. It's raining this morning, I was planning to walk down to get a closer look..it looks like two are babies, but I only saw them so far from a distance. We've had a heron, but never ducks. We've been considering working with the county to have the pond be a part of their "hospitable environment" program.., so hopefully they are a harbinger of more good things to come.
  4. We also made our JazzFest reservations, first weekend as well. We were at JazzFest last year, but our favorite hotel, Maison du Ville, is not booking yet. so I'll have to do some hotel research, but otherwise we're in!
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    Moira Shearer

    Not exactly. oops, must have had the state of the union on my mind. In general, its amazing the breadth of culture on this board.
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    Moira Shearer

    ok, I'll bite..what's the kate Bush connection? ( that's the prez's model niece, correct?)
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    Plantains

    China is a vibrant, wonderful country with gorgeous, motivated people...is it just the China aspect that distresses you, or the import/export disparity in general? Everyone should get a shot at owning the world...its not an exclusive, you know. On topic, after every visit to Miami, I am motivated to incorporate Plaintains into my cooking..and so I buy them, watch them wither, and toss them. My favorite application is fried plaintains..but its hard not to like anything that's salty and fresh from the fryer...I admire how the cuban/miami cuisine incorporates it in so many ways,
  8. We had a very special time at Stage Left last evening...the Hobbs tasting dinner was informative, well attended, and...fun. so many of the tasting dinners, not specifically those at SL, are too stuffy. This was well paced, above average food with few minor misses, and lovely wines. Perhaps a little stingy on some of the pours, but they were 100 pointers so those are often limited...Hobbs added great comments in regards to the cultural implications of doing business in Argentenia, and now Hungary. He's youthful, endearing and well spoken, a real pleasure to listen to
  9. Maybe she takes hair-growth accelerator or something. No normal person's hair grows that much in a month. And that's just the easiest part to put one's finger on. Her hair in the first pix looks like its pulled back, with the fringe framing her face...I think its poosible. I look like shit after just one night of overindulging...I can't imagine a month's worth.
  10. another vote for adding celery seeds to a creamy/mayo based slaw.
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    Ponchos

    wow, I am glad I never read this thread at its inception..bought a lovely battleship grey merino wool cabled turtleneck poncho at the Ralph Lauren outlet...throw it over jeans with a pair of high heeled black boots...over wool trousers for a casual brunch..it might not be popular on this board, but I get a million compliments..without fail, more than any other garment I've worn. (OK, might not be saying much to a NY fashionista, but I do make an effort) It's like a great cabled sweater, but without sleeves. I wear a long sleeved tee under it, usually..unless I want to transform it to out
  12. and the stats say he joined a year ago today.
  13. Its hard to reconscile his on line vibrancy and his real life ill health. It seems that he was a happy and contented person, and I hope that knowing that brings his family and close friends peace.
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    Iron Chef USA

    Each chef films his entire season's appearances in the course of a week or so...then they intersperse the chefs and wins/losses etc into a timeline that I guess they determine mixes it up in the right way. Flay had done a show the day before, and was doing another taping that same day, later in the afternoon. Flay and Burke have been friends for 20 years, and Burke knew fromt he start that it was Flay he's up against..the shadow figures you see in theopening credits, before Flay is selected, are stand ins. (A very nice rotund gentleman in orange clogs and a pony tail, but certainly not Mar
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    Iron Chef USA

    For the record, we now call my son's father the TIN FOIL chef...that would be embarrassing, except that the TINFOIL chef himself coined the phrase...a good sport all around. I guess my main complaint is that the editors did not fit in enough wonderful rapt expressions from audience members(esp. handsome teenaged boys ) ..otherwise, the finished poduct was a pretty good representation of the event itself fun show, fun premise, good time by all. I'm thankful to be a part of it, albiet a small part, but I'll always remember it.
  16. warning, thread hijacking...sorry I ordered the LL Bean dog beds, the new ones with the stuffing material that is supposed to hold its shape, not smell, waterproof, etc etc. After 6 months of hard use( a mastiff , a boxer and a bernese mountain dog, ( one a puppy, who had a brief interlude during crate training of secretly peeing on the OTHER dogs beds)) I can wholeheartedly say that these are the BEST dog beds ever made. Not cheap..I bought larger sizes and they were @ $100 each without the covers, but the BEST. Once a week, I strip the covers,fluff and shake the bed, sometimes stick
  17. I do too. There are only two things in my freezer--ice and vodka--so it's real simple.
  18. I keep a freezer inventory, also. a show of hands?
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    Iron Chef USA

    To begin, its about 1/2 hour of taping the intro...introducing the judges, chefs. Once the chefs do their "intro" part, and then the"reveal" of the ingredient, the clock begins. Alton does some talking during the taping, interacting w/ the floor guy. Everyone is really moving that quickly... the cameramen are amazing. It is uninterrupted, full engines running, 60 minutes. the stadium has the same feeling as it looks like on TV...fast paced, frenetic, some yelling, dodging cameramen. It was exciting. After the 60 minutes, the lights go off, and the chefs are given the opportunity to recook
  20. Recently, it's table linens. Once you start learning about them, and feeling/seeing the difference in quality, it becomes quite expensive...especially since I have a 10 foot table, with leaves.
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    Iron Chef USA

    That's the taping I was at... I'm so curious to see what the final result was after the editing. It was nearly a four hour taping.
  22. My worst habit: severe overuse of my foodsaver system, I vaccum seal it and freeze it, and the next day someone is looking for the leftovers...sometimes its me!
  23. These would be the folks who fill my mailbox with unsolicited offers to sell me something I don't want , applications for a credit card I don't need, and offers to consolidate the student loans I paid off last year? Good. No, those are usually done through bulk mail, which is discounted if pre sorted. In real estate, for example: today, for business only, I mailed out two contracts, two thank you notes, a survey and a septic tank report. There are 85 agents in my office, assuming I am average, that's over 500 pieces of mail today, not including the administrative staff and the
  24. but think of the businesses that doing substantial mail volume,,,1000 pieces a day adds up to over $5000 annually and I agree, the PO was very sneaky about the increase.
  25. I'm pretty sure the glycolic peels are a more fancy exfoliation kind of thing...taking of the dead skin, yada yada. I've been told that the "glow" doesnt' last long, but they feel like they "tighten" your skin The laser peels are very popularamong many of my friends....although EVERY technician tells my friends that they can "resume activities" the following day, I think they should add " if you want to look like you ran into a sun lamp".
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