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  1. Oh goody, another blatherskiting, bunkum post about one's perceived state of restaurant affairs. Seriously, Burger King = Have it your way!
  2. http://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2016/06/who-really-cares-about-the-oxford-comma/487475/ I do. I care. I care for the sake of the clarity, flow, and musicality of prose. I care because words matter, punctuation matters, and there is no other logical position besides being pro-Oxford comma. I care because I like jokes about my parents, God, and Stalin. (Actually, in that case, the joke only works if you take out the Oxford comma, which I refuse to do on principle.) Some people, apparently, disagreeincluding those who follow the APs style book, which is most traditional newspaper re
  3. I finally tested my thesis and it looks to hold true. Follow these steps:1. Put a sheet pan in the oven. 2. Turn oven on to 350f. Once the oven reaches temperature, let the sheet pan 'cook' at least 15 minutes. 3. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add individual pieces of bacon turkey to the water and blanch for at least 1 minute. 4. Place turkey bacon on paper towels and blot dry. I did four pieces and noticed anout 1 teaspoon of fat floating on the water and the water was very cloudy. 5. Place turkey bacon on the sheet pan and bake for about 10 minutes. 6. It'll take about 10-15 minu
  4. Great piece about him retiring on 60 Minutes last Sunday. His retirement lasted a week. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/05/19/morley-safer-dead/
  5. Another cheapskate marathon, Tuesday, May 3. All bottles between $8.99 and $19.99. Free shipping in purchases of four or more bottles. 7AM to midnight EST.
  6. Their fifth anniversary is tomorrow and they're running a marathon starting at 9 am PST. I've bought some decent stuff there lately. Lastbottlewines.com
  7. Reunited with Mrs. Jones at 81. http://www.newsweek.com/me-and-mrs-jones-singer-billy-paul-dead-81-451873
  8. Really Nice!

    Prince

    Autopsy report today at 3 cst
  9. Try blanching the turkey bacon for a minute and then cook it on the flat top. It should crisp up better. The blanching will help remove excess fat that keeps it from browning. I just looked up some turkey bacon nutrition labels and up to two-thirds of the calories is fat.
  10. Update: Evolution is now 3 / $9. I cleaned them out. Also bought Lioco Chardonnay 2011. I bought this from the winery for $25 about 2 years ago. Bought it from PW for $3.99. The provenance seems okay as the fruit is there and the after taste is long. I need to stop here almost daily to see what they have.
  11. Evelyn, if I ever give a concert, PLEASE don't buy tickets. And just to cover all the bases, don't come to Chicago. A similar thing happed to me regarding Harry Chapin. He was in town for a concert and tickets were still available the day before. I figured I'd see him the next time he's in town. Didn't happen.
  12. Barbara Richards, who founded Paloma Vineyard in Napa Valley with her husband, Jim, and created one of Californias finest sources of Merlot, died of complications from a stroke Monday. She was age 83. Barbara was a dedicated farmer who tended the couples 15-acre vineyard at the top of Spring Mountain for three decades. Gracious and humble, she could often be found driving her ATV through the vines, armed with pruning shears on one hip and a revolver for the rattlesnakes on the other. She was Paloma, her son Sheldon Richards told Wine Spectator. Together, Barbara and Jim proved what Mer
  13. Lucky you. We'd been waiting for release emails from a favored wine maker, son of a friend who has seemingly found his niche. Kept checking the website where finally they announced that every wine was sold out. Before club or public release. Well, okay, Go Tegan! But we'd still like a few bottles a year. i know... I was waiting for my Scarecrow allocation email. It finally came this week only to find I got shutout. Arg!
  14. I got an email from a winery that I bought wines from a few years ago offering free shipping on a purchase of three bottles or more. Offer available for today only. I took my phone and went to their site, put six bottles in my cart and I went to checkout, but couldn't find a checkout or view cart. So I sent them an email asking them to steer me in the right direction. Their response: "Unfortunately, it appears that our webshop is not able to interface with orders being made on a Phone. If you are able to access a computer you will be just perfect to be able to make your purchase."
  15. 93 years today. Arguably the finest Chardonnay wine maker in the history of Napa Valley. I'm drinking a 2012 Grgich Napa Valley chard to toast him and his work. His autobiography, A Glass Full of Miracles, is available on April 15. https://shop.grgich.com/SHOP.AMS?LEVEL=BOT&PART=9MIRACLEBK ETA: Here's a nice article written to celebrate his 90th a few years back. He's lived quite a story celebrating the American Dream. http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-12-04/heres-story-croatian-immigrant-who-landed-32-and-conquered-californias-wine-world ETAYA: Oh wtf, opening a bottle of
  16. I would treat the beans the same way as I freeze corn. I put a sheet pan in the freezer for a couple of hours. Cook the corn (beans) and drain under cold running water. Then pour the corn/beans on a clean towel to absorb excess moisture and spread on the frozen sheet pan. Shake the pan to get everything in a single layer and return to the freezer. When frozen, take the pan out and use a bench scraper to loosen the corn/beans and proceed with your portioning method of choice. I haven't tried quinoa, but it should work. If I were to try it I'd use the same technique but spread the quinoa ar
  17. Hard to believe she was only 69.
  18. At 90. http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2627141-joe-garagiola-mlb-announcer-and-player-dies-at-age-90
  19. Is there a Honey Baked Ham store near you? http://m.locator.honeybaked.com/Locator.aspx ETA: There are six in NJ.
  20. Given that Sasso's and Murray's are not available to me I stand by my original, factual statement.
  21. Bell and Evans air-chilled birds are the best!
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