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by Sandry
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 21039

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

freezeblade wrote:I went through this entire cheese thread, and there's only one mention of a spanish cheese?

I also like Manchego. And Cana de Cabra. But then that's basically the Spanish equivalent of Bucheron, so y'know, it probably went without saying.
by Sandry
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Oooh, garlic scape pesto sounds like a really great idea. I need to try that at some point this summer. (Also, yay pea shoots!)
by Sandry
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

I made spinach stuffed shells. They were fairly delicious, but ye gods, those boxes of large shell pasta make so many. In the box, it looks like a reasonable number. In the colander, it's just, "whyyyy are you still full of pasta? I don't have *that much* filling! Won't you ever go away??"...
by Sandry
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Conspired with my housemate to make Cincinnati chili (vegetarian version, anyhow), and then today made more lentil stew (with spinach and kale this time) because we so quickly went through the last batch.

It's amazing how being home more often leads to more cooking and to eating more healthful foods.
by Sandry
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

For some reason I was in a similar stew vein. Odd for June, really. I made a lentil escarole stew with a bit of fake sausage in. Nom.
by Sandry
Fri May 30, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made two quiches. One was a spinach, arugula and sweet onion quiche with cheddar, the other was an asparagus, chive and garlic quiche with gruyere. They're both reasonably tasty, but frustratingly the arugula still had a bit of grit in it after repeated washings, and thus I have one slig...
by Sandry
Wed May 28, 2014 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made some delicious pea tendrils with blood orange olive oil and garlic. Nom.
by Sandry
Sat May 24, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made a very mild but still tasty channa saag. Now that I am ever, ever home again, I really need to remember to actually buy hot peppers. No one else in my house is going to if I don't. :P
by Sandry
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?
Replies: 44
Views: 17742

Re: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?

Organic promises a very specific thing that doesn't actually guarantee locality of product or humaneness of raising animals or of slaughter. It guarantees only that the animals are fed plants that are organic, and that antibiotics are not administered (or I suppose if people wanted to put other thin...
by Sandry
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?
Replies: 44
Views: 17742

Re: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?

The organic tag is pretty silly too though, highly political, and in some cases just a scam to get people to pay more for a product. Theoretically speaking this shouldn't be true, as organic products have to be evaluated by a third party. Practically speaking, though, certainly it may be. Anyhow, t...
by Sandry
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Very simple, but I made pretty boss challah french toast with sliced strawberries for dinner this weekend. It was a very nice thing, and looked pretty, too.
by Sandry
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Saturday I made an egg, spinach and gouda sandwich for breakfast, then made a french toast casserole for Sunday's breakfast, then made myself tomato chickpea soup (to which I add fresh spinach and cheese when I eat it). It's the most cooking I've done in an age, which is sort of sad, but it was nice.
by Sandry
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 562998

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

So, PAX is in a month. I will be driving over from Albany, and would love to hang out with/ meet some more of you folks. I had a great time last year when The_EGE hosted me, and would love to meet more of you. I know a lot of forumnites choose not to go because of reasons, but I wasn't necessarily ...
by Sandry
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made a sort of bastardized egg drop/ramen type soup. I got home at an hour where cooking dinner was possible for once! That was very exciting. The soup was okay, too. :)
by Sandry
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 562998

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

That'd be pretty impressive if we could manage it. Not sure how skillful we are as a group in that particular endeavor.

Anyone heading to Boskone this weekend? My a capella group is doing a couple performances there, so I'm expecting to be there for most of Saturday and Sunday.
by Sandry
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made hot chocolate from scratch (with organic Ecuadorean 100% chocolate bars). This was a pretty reasonable idea, but I made way the hell too much. Because I am ridiculous. This means we now have excess hot chocolate in a tupperware in the fridge. So I guess that just means more later? I...
by Sandry
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

PAstrychef wrote:Sometimes I will cook the grain or noodles separately from the soup, so that they don't absorb so much of the soup itself.

I do this, too. Mostly because I hate soft noodles, but it also solves the "enough liquid now, no liquid after it's in the fridge a day" problem.
by Sandry
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 562998

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Anyone heading to Arisia this weekend? Or to Boskone next month? Or Vericon the month after? I'll be at all three, wondering if I'll run into anyone.

At Arisia I'm doing some shifts in Volunteer Lounge, so if anyone is planning on going, drop by and maybe keep me company? :P
by Sandry
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

This weekend I made tortilla soup to continually shove in my stupid, congested face. I should make more soup, because my face is still both stupid and congested. *Sigh*
by Sandry
Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Since I had free time yesterday, I made Welsh rarebit and from scratch chocolate pudding.

Definitely not a healthy set of things to make, but they were tasty!
by Sandry
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1777203

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I cannot believe the amount of time I'm spending on the incredibly stupid game of "Find the Null Pointer Exception." I can't believe I'm trying to solve this problem by stuffing my puzzle house full of teddy bears. I am excruciatingly disappointed that this did not solve my problem. Perhap...
by Sandry
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

YIM: a simple sort of pasta with veggies in lemon infused olive oil with garlic and spices. Simple is nice, sometimes.
by Sandry
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

Nath wrote:Egg curry's a pretty common home-style Indian dish, though you rarely see it in restaurants. Usually the eggs are left whole, with four longitudinal splits to let the gravy soak in a bit.

Ahh, good to know I'm being non-traditional. I figured I had to be Doing It Wrong in at least one way. :)
by Sandry
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

egg curry Any chance of a more detailed description? As luck would have it, I've written this up before! Five years ago, apparently. Ingredients: eggs - hard boiled, then halved (12 is my usual batch) tomatoes - chopped (I usually use about four or five tomatoes, but more is also good. Last I did t...
by Sandry
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

This weekend was the most cooking I've gotten a chance to do in a while. For T-day I made: my now traditional stuffed brie en croute (with sour cherry spread) garlicky greens (spinach, chard and dino kale) and the challenge for this meal - I made a gravy that was vegan, gluten free and soy free (one...
by Sandry
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

I would say "I'll never be productive again!", but uh. Yeah, I can't afford to. >_<

YIM: tomato chickpea rice soup, finished off with lemon olive oil and cheddar on top. It was super tasty. :)
by Sandry
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

*sob* This is what I get for attempting to be a good student and working on my stupid Java assignment? DAMNIT, WORLD. *fistshake*
by Sandry
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 562998

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

My friend's in a radio play company that's doing some Halloween themed performances: http://www.huboftheuniverseproductions. ... notld.html
by Sandry
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

I made breakfast "muffins", cheese bread and chocolate chocolate chip cookies. So uh. Nothing particularly healthy. Sadly, this is the most I've cooked/baked in an age.
by Sandry
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)
Replies: 44
Views: 19952

Re: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)

Y'know, there are points where you've washed your hands repeatedly, but they still don't smell quite right. Also, it's a *forum*. People create threads in it so that there continues to be actual activity of any sort in the forum. I don't see why you're so incensed, and I think you're being a jerk. T...
by Sandry
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190093

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Coffee should be unsweetened, but diluted with so much milk or cream that it appears a light tan. No, lighter than that. Is there proportionally more coffee than milk? Add more milk. I have gotten made fun of in a restaurant by a waiter for how I take my coffee. In an ideal world, I would order cafe...
by Sandry
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fantasies about moving
Replies: 35
Views: 7602

Re: Fantasies about moving

The only American cities with decent public transit seem to be New York, Boston and perhaps DC. I disagree. Chicago's mass transit is perfectly serviceable and due to Boston's limited hours (and poor technology only just now starting to catch up to DC), I'd say DC transit is actually preferable. NY...
by Sandry
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4464
Views: 799829

Re: Today I Made:

I made a vegan version of white bean and turkey chili where the turkey got replaced by okara (not okra), and I got to use the pressure cooker my mom gave me for the first time. It came out pretty reasonably (though the first thing I did on putting it into a bowl was top it with cheese and sour cream...
by Sandry
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190093

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I am apathetic about pineapple on pizza, but grilled pineapple makes the whole concept of deciding to warm up pineapple in the first place worthwhile. Nom.
by Sandry
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 21039

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

Hrm. Favourite cheese is a hard question, because I think of it less like "ah, there is one cheese that is best, and given the choice, I would pick that," and more like, "well, what context is this cheese going in?" IMO, great food things involving cheese include baked brie, gril...
by Sandry
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 562998

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Yeah, I was having a bit of a similar concern re: rain, anyhow.
by Sandry
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 562998

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I give up. I've been hanging out alone for about 45 minutes and I have something else I need to do tonight. I don't know if the issue is timing or a bad pick for location or if I am just not patient enough.
by Sandry
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 562998

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Not a ton of plan. I will bring hummus, pita, something to drink, a towel, maybe some fruit or olives. Other people will hopefully do similar things. </plan>
by Sandry
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190093

Re: Controversial opinions about food

There are countries where a particular sauce or spice is IN EVERYTHING. In parts of the West, that is often pepper. Being allergic to pepper is kind of ass, for that reason. Being allergic to onion would be similar amounts of arse, judging by a lot of the ingredients lists on the most innocuous of ...
by Sandry
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 562998

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Hahaha, great. Well, I will look forward to seeing/meeting you, and anyone else who feels like joining. :)

And yes, Missing Dividends, that is precisely the planning I proposed.

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