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by roband
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1775738

Re: Today I Learned

Haha, even beyond the Tasman is the Indian Ocean, before you get to the Atlantic :P

But shit, you're in NZ, why would you care about any geography other than that of your beautiful country - it's not like there's any need to leave.
by roband
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1775738

Re: Today I Learned

Well I'm confused. Any country that has the Atlantic visible to the West is nowhere near 9pm...
by roband
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3587447

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Every time I hear (see?) someone talking about those sort of games, it sounds amazing. But I don't know that I have the creativity to be good at it. Or where I'd go to find out how it works.
by roband
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actually it's about ethics in research
Replies: 155
Views: 19125

Re: If brutal honesty is just meanness, isn't science and tr

Yo, let sleeping Sabredogs lie.
by roband
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actually it's about ethics in research
Replies: 155
Views: 19125

Re: If brutal honesty is just meanness, isn't science and tr

You don't know French is a fact, but it isn't mean. Know what I mean?
by roband
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 98
Views: 41090

Re: Cooking disasters

So I fried some sliced up leftover boiled potatoes, added tinned tomatoes and cracked two eggs into the top of it all, before placing it under the grill (broiler).

It totally didn't work. I still ate it. It went foamy :oops:
by roband
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 8611

Re: Jurassic World

Spoiler:
You've never seen an animal torn between instinct and what it's been taught are "the rules"?

It happens.
by roband
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 8611

Re: Jurassic World

But then... What the hell was the ending? Why in the world did the raptors, T-Rex, and water dino join forces with the humans? What was that? It made no kinds of sense! The whole point of sci-fi is to explore ideas, and this movie was ultimately without any--except maybe Kumbaya with dinosaurs. Wel...
by roband
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 959528

Re: Today I Made:

More falafel. I might be obsessed at this point :shock:
by roband
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

Huh. I went to the doctor's about it and they told me to clear off.
by roband
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

I've never tested it much. I adore cheese and chocolate and they're the two things I continue to eat. I have recently found lactose free cheese and that helps, so maybe lactose. But the symptoms are weird. I eat things with milk in, I get congested, a runny nose and I sneeze. Never heard of anything...
by roband
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

Cheers for the tips. I'm pretty confident with Indian cooking, so I know about complimentary spices/herbs and using yoghurt too. Did I mention up above that the reason I'm not hot on yoghurt in things is because I have a milk allergy-thing? I'm not into generally creamy things at all, so don't buy m...
by roband
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 458665

Re: Questions For The World

Oh, I see.
by roband
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 458665

Re: Questions For The World

by roband
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 959528

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar wrote:Then I took some chopped onion and garlic, let them steep in lemon juice for a few minutes,

What does this achieve?

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Last night I roasted a large chicken rubbed with an Indian blend of spices over carrot and potatoes. I ate a leg portion, so still loads left for meals over the upcoming days!
by roband
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 959528

Re: Today I Made:

Moo wrote:Maybe this should go in Controversial Opinions instead.

Yeah, it should :P Overcooked tuna is an abomination.
by roband
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

There were no replies in time (I did leave it late). I went for Indian spices as I suggested. I had a pre-mixed "Tandoori" blend of spices which I filled out with garam masala and turmeric. Added oil and lemon juice and applied liberally. It came out nicely.
by roband
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

Things to rub on a chicken before roasting it?

Oil/rosemary is too obvious. I used pesto last week. I'd like to try something else.

Considering an Indian blend of spices, maybe even Thai? Unless someone can suggest something better.
by roband
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 959528

Re: Today I Made:

I wondered if anyone would pull me up on that. I'm pretty sure that the tortillas I used are not authentic Mexican, in any way. Therefore, I was Anglicising the other stuff by putting them in "wraps".
by roband
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 98
Views: 41090

Re: Cooking disasters

karhell wrote:The tablespoon as a unit also bothers me. I have half a dozen different sizes of tablespoons at home >.<

That's easy, a tablespoon is just 3 teaspoons.
by roband
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 98
Views: 41090

Re: Cooking disasters

In the UK we actually call zucchini a courgette.
by roband
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 98
Views: 41090

Re: Cooking disasters

I'm not disagreeing with the definition - more the usage. Just.. why?

But as I said, bad mood last night = ranting about stupid stuff. It hardly matters.

The whole soup mix thing, on the other hand...
by roband
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 98
Views: 41090

Re: Cooking disasters

So you grated it, and now it's shredded. Amazing.
Bakemaster wrote:Are you aware that you are trolling, sir?
Not intentionally, I assure you. I was in a bad mood last night.
by roband
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Giant-Man in miniature
Replies: 16
Views: 4355

Re: Giant-Man in miniature

Well that was fucking TERRIBLE. So it starts out as a stoner movie without the weed references, then matures into something about on the level with the Tobey Maguire Spiderman movies. Wow. No cleverness in the jokes, at all. None. Oh wow a giant Thomas the tank engine - hilarious. I laughed at times...
by roband
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 98
Views: 41090

Re: Cooking disasters

Thesh wrote:
roband wrote:I grated (shredded for the Americans)


:?

No, that's not a thing? Shredded cheese? Did you use a fucking sword?

And don't get me started on cups. Or fucking.. soup mixes in recipes.

You're a very weird country when it comes to cooking, let me tell you.
by roband
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

Sounds good. I think I'd end up making it light on yoghurt and heavy on everything else though!
by roband
Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 98
Views: 41090

Re: Cooking disasters

If you haven't been scarred for life by the experience, there is a really good recipe for baked chicken wings that requires a very *light* coating of salt and baking soda or powder. Not so much that they taste bitter, but enough to dehydrate them and make the skin get really crispy. Detailed here: ...
by roband
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 959528

Re: Today I Made:

I had the leftover lamb, falafel and some of the ezme in tortilla wraps for lunch just now. Still not authentic, but I'm not too afraid of Anglicising things if they still taste good.
by roband
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 959528

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar, you beauty...

Lamb and falafel burgers with ezme, red pepper and cucumber.

Image
by roband
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

What would people recommend to go alongside falafel and lamb burgers? I feel like I need a sauce. Chilli would be my go-to, but I'm willing to experiment with something else. Well I would say tahini or humus but I think you mentioned you don't like those very much. How about Ezme (we just call it &...
by roband
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

Rub with salt and roast them at about 220 C for 20 minutes.

Don't think there's much more to it.

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What would people recommend to go alongside falafel and lamb burgers? I feel like I need a sauce. Chilli would be my go-to, but I'm willing to experiment with something else.
by roband
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 959528

Re: Today I Made:

I did the whole "let's see how far a whole chicken can go" and was pretty happy with the results. Spatchcocked, rubbed with pesto and roasted over carrots, potatoes and butternut squash in a cast iron pan. - One breast and one thigh/drumstick with the veg fed two people on Thursday. - I at...
by roband
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

Peel them, cook them with a bit of sugar and some booze of your choice and add them to ice cream. Interesting suggestion - I decided I'm going to add them to the mango in this recipe: http://hostthetoast.com/coconut-milk-ice-cream-with-mango-swirl/#comment-310067 But both the mango and the nectarin...
by roband
Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

Roasted is definitely a possibility - never had that before. Pie seems like a lot of effort (I'm asking because they need eating today or tomorrow).
by roband
Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 25789

Re: Recipe requests

Anything with nectarines?
by roband
Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 959528

Re: Today I Made:

galette?
by roband
Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9396502

Re: Inspirations

Fair enough.

I can't comment on moons.
by roband
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9396502

Re: Inspirations

Fractal_Tangent wrote:I just bought a Kindle for £15. Pleased.

From Prime day? Must have had some credit stored or something, right?
by roband
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 236909

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Suet pudding!
by roband
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 434
Views: 161967

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

I believe I'm trying to create a equation in order to assign a score to something, based on numerous variables. The curve I have shows the "acceptable" level for the score, based on 2 variables. The end outcome is that I want an equation to calculate the score based on those variables. I h...

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