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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

I've used a blow-dryer on a duck once, much to my man's amusement. Did the trick, tho (well, it had air-dried in the fridge over night, too).

about 13 hours ago
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How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

Throw a big cocktail party.

about 15 hours ago
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Stone in Berlin

Both. Here are a few links to local breweries -- you'll hafta know a little German, tho:

http://eschenbraeu.de/
http://www.braumanufaktur.de/index.ph...
http://www.hopsandbarley-berlin.de/
http://www.schalander-berlin.de/
http://www.brauhaus-suedstern.de/en/
http://www.berlincraftbeer.com/berlin...

The latter link actually has a bit of a writeup on the Stone brewery opening.

I think Hops & Barley might be one of the more 'experimental' brewers in town.

about 17 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

That sounds like a really great combination!

about 17 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

We've got two hot Eyetallians from our last trip to DiBruno's that were just removed from their freezer home, and which are currently thawing.

I think I'll go the traditional way and make peppers & onions so they have some company while lounging on a bed of pureed cauli. That "faux mashed potatoes" thread has been lurking in the back of my ample brains for a few days now. It's time.

about 21 hours ago
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Stone in Berlin

I'm pretty much a pilsner/lager kinda gal. Just not a huge fan of over-hopped experimental ales. Blame my upbringing.

Had a fantastic Postdamer Stange at a recent craft beer festival this summer.

about 22 hours ago
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Stone in Berlin

Maybe. I'm not much of a .... craft beer drinker, but as I mentioned above, there are several, fairly new craft breweries in the Berlin metro area, and with the whole trend of 'buying local', I just have my doubts as to how successful an American company will be.

But I don't have a horse in this race as long as I can still drink the beers I prefer. Everybody wins.

about 22 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Man, I totally forgot about that buttermilk dressing. I might have to make that for dinner tonight! Thanks for the reminder, GS.

about 23 hours ago
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Well, Americans likely won't elect an atheist into office, at least in my lifetime..... but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to work for Starbucks.

So, your example doesn't quite apply here.

about 23 hours ago
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Responsibility

No freshly ground pepper? Love the Saveur recipe.

1 day ago
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Stone in Berlin

Did I say anything implying that?

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

You people where who I had in mind. And I say "you people" with the warmest intentions.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Our celebratory dinner turned out to be a simple, but very tasty affair. A big fat ribeye steak was split between us -- I overcooked it a tad, but despite it being more medium than med-rare, it was perfectly seasoned & very tender. I topped each of our half with sautéed oyster mushrooms, and a simplified Greek-style salad (sans olives or green peppers) was our side.

We'll probably watch a movie on demand or netflix, though Captain Phillips is on the teevee tonight, so that's also an option. After all, nothing says romance like a movie about Somalian pirates....

1 day ago
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For Gastronomos and other lovers of Greek food.

Yep. I speak better Greek than I write, but even that is mostly food-related. Kalli spera sas!

1 day ago
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For Gastronomos and other lovers of Greek food.

κάλλιο αργά παρά ποτέ '-)

1 day ago
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Is this tacky?

Well, I believe you just answered your own question. It is pretty awful.

Like many on these boards, I do have a soft spot for Kraft dinner, but I would not serve it at a dinner party.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Thanks everyone for your congratulations! Compared to several of you, we're practically newly weds '-)

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

What a great sounding dinner!

1 day ago
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

GRILLED HAM/CHEESE/WHATEVER BURGERS

2 days ago
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Is this tacky?

Eh. You're opening your home to me and serving me a meal. As long as it's not, say, Kraft mac n cheese or hamburger helper, I'd just be thankful.

2 days ago
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Pureeing the Myth of Sriracha Sauce

Oh, yeah baby, come to mama! The one on the left is what I'm talking about. Aptly named sriracha *hot* chilli sauce.

2 days ago
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Pureeing the Myth of Sriracha Sauce

Strange. I've got a pretty high tolerance for heat, and I found the red top to be *significantly* hotter than the green top. I don't really think sriracha is produced differently in Germany (tho perhaps without the addition of HFCS -- who knows).

I'm quite surprised that the red top sriracha doesn't seem to be available, at least at the Asian stores where I live.

Also, most Asian grocers in Germany carry and abundance of hot and spicy condiments, including sauces. Shouldn't be all that difficult to find.

Of course, there's always horseradish :-D

2 days ago
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

One of the smartest posts on this thread so far. I got into an ugly discussion with some airhead on fb once who was trying to compare her "struggle" against prejudice as a person with tattoos to the civil rights movement.

It's that kind of narcissism that trivializes things of *actual* importance.

2 days ago
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Perfect! I have one ear of corn left in the fridge :-D

2 days ago
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Stone in Berlin

Eh. With the emergence of local craft breweries, I'm not sure Berlin needed some US brand.

2 days ago
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

Just as a clarification.... are we now considering *sauces* to be a dish? I already thought that salad dressing was a bit of a stretch.

2 days ago
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

Any minced meat. And maybe even fish (yes?).

2 days ago
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

World Wide Whiners.

2 days ago
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Yah -- ya gotta celebrate them as they come '-D

2 days ago
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How big of a Foodie are you? Take the quiz to find out!

I thought that yellow-brown pile was mustard seeds?

2 days ago
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