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How The Coffee Shop Has Ruined Customer Service

I'd say it's a Northeast thing. I'm on the East coast but to the South and never have come across this in my area.

about 15 hours ago
meatn3 in Not About Food

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

I was impressed with Dougal too. He has such a wide range of characteristics. Intelligent, ruthless, compassionate, bawdy, stately.

They have done a terrific job adapting this for television.

1 day ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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Looking for a substitute for preserved lemons

I've subbed a mild green olive and some lemon juice when I've been without preserved lemons. It worked well.

1 day ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Removing smoke odor after kitchen fire

What a nightmare! So sorry you had to go through it. Thanks for taking the time to relay what worked for you - I'm sure someone will benefit from your experience.

Charcoal works well for odor removal as an alternative to coffee grounds.

1 day ago
meatn3 in Not About Food

Aggressive housekeeping

Many of the geographical divisions on CH have no correlation to the way the users actually view their area. It is an ongoing problem and ultimately limits participation.

What could help (since TPTB resist changing borders) would be an interactive map. Just click on the state or country and you are transferred to the appropriate board.

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

My TV is just attached to rabbit ears! I found a website which gives many viewing options. I went with Vodlocker since they didn't require personal info and had a good reputation (some of the others seemed iffy).

This is the site:

http://www.free-tv-video-online.me/in...

2 days ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

That sounds worth fine tuning. So glad you mentioned Outlander again as it reminded me to track down a viewing option. Binged on the first four episodes. Gorgeous scenery and true to the spirit of the books.

Signs of Autumns approach are here so I made a Greek stuffed cabbage last night. The aroma was wonderful. My first impression was that it needed something...hoping the flavor improves overnight.

2 days ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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Projects I'm doing for motivating people to cook more...

I followed your blog with interest.

Do you have future projects planned? Quite interested in your reflections of the results and participation.

Sep 13, 2014
meatn3 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

So glad to hear the kitty has adapted!

Seven Cities Seafood and Southern Food in Raleigh

I read that they had been associated with JJ Seafood (?) which is out that way but this is a separate venture.

Sep 12, 2014
meatn3 in Southeast

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

What is pickle salad?

Sep 12, 2014
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Seven Cities Seafood and Southern Food in Raleigh

Yes - it was a looong time in the making. The shop had a coming soon sign up for 6 months or so. Their focus is Tidewater regional fare.

This location is a bit hidden. It is a small strip center between the hotel on Spring Forest and the new Starbucks on Capital. Access is easiest through the Best Buy/Sweet Tomatoes parking lot.

Another newcomer to the Capital Blvd. corridor is GG Fish & Chicken at Tarrymore Square (where Miller Mott and Walgreens are located).

Sep 12, 2014
meatn3 in Southeast

Southern Ingredients: What should I pick up when I'm in NC/VA next week

Good call! I'm pretty sure Fresh Market grocery stores usually carry them if the trip doesn't cover W/S

Sep 11, 2014
meatn3 in Southeast

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

That pudding is delicious. So delicious I can no longer purchase it since it disappears in one sitting.

Sep 11, 2014
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

They re really great with chutney on the side.

Sep 10, 2014
meatn3 in Chains

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Hmm...while it looks delicious it is also oddly rather androgynous.

:-)

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

It's a family restaurant...

Sep 10, 2014
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

I started taking a digital photography class on Tuesdays. The school is near a local hot dog place that has a Tuesday special so that will probably be my stop for the next few months.

The standard hotdog topping in this area is chili, onions and mustard. The dog will be served in this manner unless you specify differently. I have them add slaw to this 'cos then I can pretend it is a well rounded meal!

Who knows, this may result in future photo's posted!

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Happy Birthday!

Sep 09, 2014
meatn3 in Home Cooking

We are going to dinner at a Jain believing household

Your post got me curious...and I found this:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/india/...

which may be helpful.

Sep 08, 2014
meatn3 in Not About Food

96/4 grinding your own beef?

No idea. But the meat department at your store should be able to tell you.

Sep 08, 2014
meatn3 in General Topics

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Sweet of you to clarify! But from having read your posts for some time I wouldn't have felt a negative connotation. Even if I did you'd get a pass for possibly feeling out of sorts from your recent ordeal.

Wheat/Dairy Free Wedding Guest Ettiquette

After following the "whats for dinner" threads and other posts from great cooks I'd be quite happy to be served anything of their choosing at a party! Sheesh, I'm always flattered just to be asked to join others in celebrating a big event.

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Suddenly I'm feeling like we are discussing my love life!

;-)

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Paprikaboy, I hope your evening together was wonderful and the birthday girl had a terrific day.

Sep 08, 2014
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

Any post can be interpreted in a myriad of ways. Without visual cues and hearing inflection we are left with simply words in a very specific context.

After being on CH for years there are many posters that I've gotten a feel for their general demeanor, pov and humor (or lack of). Some are very literal others more playful.

Those I don't "know" I try to grant them the benefit of the doubt. If someone seems to be posting out of character then I give them a bigger benefit of doubt. Who knows what stresses are going on in their real life? An innocent comment can push another readers buttons in ways we can't begin to imagine. Very, very seldom have I seen posts which were downright mean.

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

The heart has a wide variety of uses...from "knowing" those who used it I feel they meant it as a hug, a sign of support or to say it is ok to vent as you are among friends.

Wheat/Dairy Free Wedding Guest Ettiquette

I don't get that impression at all. I think you are taking this differently from how it was posted.

The poster is simply explaining the thought process which went into the planning - ie health/dietary issues of the closest guests. That is being a considerate host.

Those guests have been considered and there will be options. If they only eat free range chicken or heirloom beans picked on a waning moon...not the posters problem. Nor should it be.

Part of being a good guest is to be appreciative of the hosts hospitality and efforts - even if they aren't to your taste.

Sep 08, 2014
meatn3 in Not About Food
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help me figure out a bacon crusted quiche!

Just used the frozen shredded potatoes. Makes it a very easy dish.

There was nothing wrong with the recipe as written. I just wanted a crust with more crispness. To me it had more visual and textural appeal.

Sep 08, 2014
meatn3 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

I had heard great things about Liberty and finally went a few years ago. It's within 2 hours to the SW of me.

Did not live up to the hype. At all. Very high prices and much of the selection simply wasn't that impressive. Items with major condition issues were priced at collector quality. It may have been poor timing or a fluke but I haven't been willing to try it again.

Sep 07, 2014
meatn3 in Home Cooking