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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,12:50   

Damn. Now I want some Irish coffee.

:(

   
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,12:51   

BAN BAN BAN BAN

Wait who are we talking about?

Blipey? NOOOO! Don't ban him, I want to see if DaveTard shoots him....

Erm.....what I mean is, Blipey I wish no harm to befall your fabulous self, but you are obviously such a threatening person that even the mere offer of a visit inspires mortal terror and threats of murder.

Obviously if you come to my house for a visit I'll have to drive to the gun store (via the government somehow) magic up a gun licence and get a gun and drive very quickly back and shoot you. I may also need to buy some dogs. Sod it, way too much like hard work, how about if you come to the UK for a visit I'll buy you a beer? Steve gave good advice about getting people good and drunk upthread. It works equally well for terrifying American assassins like you as it does for dates one wishes to make easier. Apparently, I mean I don;t actually know....

Oh poo, this whole post is highly incriminating. Bugger.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,12:55   

Pan frying up some tilapia fillets ($3/lb at Harris Teeter) in a little olive oil after rubbing them in Szeged fish rub.

   
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,12:55   

I have checked my kitchen. I have worcestershire sauce, parmesan, eggs, hearts of romaine lettuce, limes, olive oil and all those ingredients for caesar salad plus chicken and bacon.

I also have cream and coffee and Irish whiskey* and sugar.

Hmmm what to do, what to do.....

Louis

* I also have Indian whiskey. Yes you read that correctly, Indian whiskey. One of my wife's uncles thinks I like it. The Indians are a wonderful group of people and India is a wonderful nation. Whiskey is not one of their specialities. It is singularly one of the most disgusting things I have ever tasted, but it does light a barbeque very nicely. Whiskey smoked barbeque!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,12:59   

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Blipey? NOOOO! Don't ban him, I want to see if DaveTard shoots him....


Me too. Blipey should tell us beforehand if he ever goes to Austin, so we can start up a betting pool. Warning shot, head shot, opens the door with the chain on but sticks the gun barrel through the door, verbal abuse but no gun, refuses to answer his doorbell, an amicable lunch at Looby's, the possibilities are endless.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,13:03   

I'm going with:

"Hides behind the couch pretending not to be in until he goes away"

Louis

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blipey



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,13:26   

Quote (Louis @ June 10 2007,13:03)
I'm going with:

"Hides behind the couch pretending not to be in until he goes away"

Louis

Damnit, I wanted that one.  If you let me go in with you, you can have 25% of my winnings as well.

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blipey



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,13:32   

As for drinking a beer in the UK?  Why would any sane person turn that down?  If in the London(?) area, I will certainly give you a call.  I will also come alone, walking backward, with both hands visible at all times.

An aside:  what the hell dumbass was responsible for every US corporate restaurant making an Irish Coffee with one of the following recipes:

1.  Jameson's, Bailey's, coffee, canned whip cream
2.  Jameson's, Bailey's, creme de menthe, coffee, canned whip cream, marachinno cherry.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,13:33   

Quote (Louis @ June 10 2007,12:55)
* I also have Indian whiskey. Yes you read that correctly, Indian whiskey. One of my wife's uncles thinks I like it. The Indians are a wonderful group of people and India is a wonderful nation. Whiskey is not one of their specialities. It is singularly one of the most disgusting things I have ever tasted, but it does light a barbeque very nicely. Whiskey smoked barbeque!

Have your in-laws ever plied you with this?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,18:08   

Quote (Louis @ June 10 2007,11:51)
Carlsonjok and Albatrossity2,

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Back in the early 1990s, on the advice of a friend, I put away a few bottles of Margaux.  I finally opened a 1989 Prieure-Lichine last year and it was fabulous. I have a couple of 1988s that I am eyeing laviciously and a 2001 that I just stored away.


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My tasting notes indicate that we had the 1949, 1953, 1955, 1959 and 1961. The '49 and '53 were stunning,


Of course you must now realise that I hate you both with envy inspired passion that borders on the holy!  :angry:

Well, if it is any consolation, I lucked into them.  I had no idea what I was buying. I just did it, as I said, on advice.  FWIW, I also bought a 1987, which is considered a pretty poor vintage.  I only wish I had been into wine when the 2000 were released.  Those are supposed to be classics.

Also FWIW, I was green with envy at the vertical tasting Albatrossity did.  I am probably not enough of an oneophile to truly appreciate such an opportunity, but I sure wouldn't turn it down either.  I really need some rich friends like that.  Unfortunately, most of our friends are broke-ass horse people who like wine from a box and think Michelob is a high-end beer.

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,18:29   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 10 2007,18:08)
Also FWIW, I was green with envy at the vertical tasting Albatrossity did.  I am probably not enough of an oneophile to truly appreciate such an opportunity, but I sure wouldn't turn it down either.  I really need some rich friends like that.  Unfortunately, most of our friends are broke-ass horse people who like wine from a box and think Michelob is a high-end beer.

Well, all I have from that tasting is memories, a slightly hardened liver, and the realization that it costs a lot more to drink great wines than I have in my savings account...

Right now, however, I am drinking a quite quaffable Chardonnay (Cambria 2004, Katherine's Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley) and preparing to grill some chicken. Things could definitely be worse than that!

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,18:34   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ June 10 2007,10:11)
Repent, repent. Stop drinking alcoholic bevereges now!






You are putting the prices up and I am a miser.

no shit!

that pitcher cost me 22.00!

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,18:41   

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Well, all I have from that tasting is memories, a slightly hardened liver, and the realization that it costs a lot more to drink great wines than I have in my savings account...


we all drinks da 2 buck chuck round these here parts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Shaw_wine

ahh, good ol trader joes.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,19:33   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ June 10 2007,18:29)
Well, all I have from that tasting is memories, a slightly hardened liver, and the realization that it costs a lot more to drink great wines than I have in my savings account...

Tell me about it.  I rarely pay more than $30 for a bottle and only rarely, at that.
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Right now, however, I am drinking a quite quaffable Chardonnay (Cambria 2004, Katherine's Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley) and preparing to grill some chicken. Things could definitely be worse than that!

Never been a big Chardonnay fan.  I don't like what oak aging does to a white. If that makes me a pirahna in wine circles, so be it. I tend more to Rieslings, Gewurtztraminers, and Liebfraumilchs.  FWIW, Wine Spectator raved about the 2005 German Rieslings.  They are reasonably priced, too.

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: June 10 2007,20:05   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 10 2007,19:33)
Never been a big Chardonnay fan.  I don't like what oak aging does to a white. If that makes me a pirahna in wine circles, so be it. I tend more to Rieslings, Gewurtztraminers, and Liebfraumilchs.  FWIW, Wine Spectator raved about the 2005 German Rieslings.  They are reasonably priced, too.

I certainly agree, and I avoid over-oaked chardonnays for that reason. This one (Cambria) is not overly oaked. And there are several others that you might try. The Saintsbury (only the Carneros Creek vineyard bottling) is a good example; not a lot of oak, but a hell of a lot of fruit in that one. And there are others; unfortunately the Chardonnay, a good dinner, and a weekend lethargy make it difficult for me to recall them at this very moment  :)

Stay away from the Toasted Head vintages, for sure! Those barrels with toasted heads are gonna give you a fair amount of oak, and if you dislike oakiness, you will find them appalling...

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2007,06:32   

Quote (blipey @ June 10 2007,20:26)
Quote (Louis @ June 10 2007,13:03)
I'm going with:

"Hides behind the couch pretending not to be in until he goes away"

Louis

Damnit, I wanted that one.  If you let me go in with you, you can have 25% of my winnings as well.

25%??? Are you trying to rip me off? I want 10% and not a penny more!

Louis

P.S. D'Oh!

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2007,06:33   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 10 2007,20:33)
Quote (Louis @ June 10 2007,12:55)
* I also have Indian whiskey. Yes you read that correctly, Indian whiskey. One of my wife's uncles thinks I like it. The Indians are a wonderful group of people and India is a wonderful nation. Whiskey is not one of their specialities. It is singularly one of the most disgusting things I have ever tasted, but it does light a barbeque very nicely. Whiskey smoked barbeque!

Have your in-laws ever plied you with this?

Not that (They're northern Indians), but sugar cane derived alcohol certainly. And a little drink from Rajastan with opium in it.....

different story for a different day.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2007,07:15   

There being no other relevant place to post this note, I'll drop it off here. Tomorrow (Tu June 12) Elizabeth and I are heading to Spartansburg SC for a few days. She is attending and presenting a paper at the ASLE (Assocation for the Study of Literature and the Environment) conference, and I am tagging along to take some hikes, see some birds, and soak in some talks on literature and the environment. My brother and sister-in-law, who live in Carrboro NC, are coming down for a day, so we will be able to get together with them. But if any AtBCers are in the area, or are planning to attend this meeting, drop me a note and perhaps we can get together for a beer. Sorry, I won't be able to pay for a bottle of D'Yquem...

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2007,07:20   

When you come up to visit them here in Carrboro, let me know.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2007,09:23   

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When you come up to visit them here in Carrboro, let me know.

Will do; we get back there every couple of years or so. I'm sure you can suggest some good places for libations there!

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2007,09:28   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ June 11 2007,10:23)
Quote (stevestory @ June 11 2007,07:20)
When you come up to visit them here in Carrboro, let me know.

Will do; we get back there every couple of years or so. I'm sure you can suggest some good places for libations there!

We'll go to Hell.

(Don't look shocked, creationists)

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2007,09:48   

Quote (stevestory @ June 11 2007,09:28)
 
Quote (Albatrossity2 @ June 11 2007,10:23)
 
Quote (stevestory @ June 11 2007,07:20)
When you come up to visit them here in Carrboro, let me know.

Will do; we get back there every couple of years or so. I'm sure you can suggest some good places for libations there!

We'll go to Hell.

(Don't look shocked, creationists)

I dunno about that He11 place. Not only is it blasphemous, it seems possible that it is run by atheistic communists. Note this cocktail description from their website  
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BAY OF PIGS: Stoli & Bacardi. Viva la revolucion!

Pinkos! Egad!

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2007,15:27   

my jerk chicken requires chopping into fine bits several ingredients you don't want to contact much. Onions, garlic, and most of all, extremely hot peppers. I don't have a food processor. I'd like one, but I'd rather not either spend $200 for a good one or $20 for a crappy one which'll break in 3 mos. What I do have is a blender. Never used it as a food processor. But, looking at it, I see it has rapidly whirring blades. Think it'll work?

   
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2007,15:31   

depends on the blender, and how fine you want your ingredient "pieces" to be.

hey, if you're having problems with getting caustic plant chemicals on your hands, you can always by a box of disposable latex gloves.

cheap and effective.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2007,15:42   

I might put an ad on Craigslist for a good used food processor.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2007,15:44   

gloves are fine. Did I mention I'm extremely lazy? I just want to put everything in a device and mash a button.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2007,15:51   

Optimally I would just get it at some restaurant. Problem is, most jerk chicken you get is just a dry rub. The type I'm hooked on is a very wet saucy type over rice, kind of like the consistency of curry chicken from an indian place. It's the kind I used to get at Alfie's in Raleigh, which has unfortunately closed down. I can't find it that style anywhere around here, so I'm stuck making it myself.

   
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2007,15:52   

Quote (stevestory @ June 13 2007,15:44)
gloves are fine. Did I mention I'm extremely lazy? I just want to put everything in a device and mash a button.

yup, food processor for you then.

get ye hence to ebay.

do remember you have to keep them clean, though.

there is at least that much effort involved.

oh, and you sometimes will need to change blades for best effect.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2007,15:56   

Quote (stevestory @ June 13 2007,15:51)
Optimally I would just get it at some restaurant. Problem is, most jerk chicken you get is just a dry rub. The type I'm hooked on is a very wet saucy type over rice, kind of like the consistency of curry chicken from an indian place. It's the kind I used to get at Alfie's in Raleigh, which has unfortunately closed down. I can't find it that style anywhere around here, so I'm stuck making it myself.

reminds me quite a lot of my year long efforts to create a decent Thai curry paste from scratch.

finally gave up in favor of buying curry paste from a Thai deli, and then just adding ingredients from that base.

did you know there are over 17 different kinds of curry paste available at a decent Thai deli?

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2007,16:09   

well, I just tested it, and I don't need a food processor. The onion, garlic, and habanero were obliterated in a matter of seconds. Perfect.

   
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