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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

They explicitly explained why they locked those threads = in order to keep all the feedback in one thread: this one.

Seems to be working swell so far, no?

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

And then they're coming for us!!!!!!

about 6 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk
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You've Been Slicing Watermelon Wrong All These Years...A New and Easier Way to Eat.....

I bet you TJ's sells them!

about 7 hours ago
linguafood in General Topics

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

Let's take a moment and remember the many workers in the labor movement whom we have to thank for this long weekend (or rather *weekends*, period).

Mmmkay. Off my sandbox now '-)

We went to the local shelter today to check out the kitty situation. It has been a month exactly since we had to say good-bye to our boy, and we know that there are so many out there looking for a home. It was less traumatic than I had feared, and we actually filled out an application for adoption.... just in case.

Dinner tonight will be early and simple: BLTs to honor National Bacon Day.

Also, the winery at which my band's playing tonight apparently only has cheese & crackers on their "menu", so I need to make sure to have something slightly more substantial.

Help please with first pork shoulder

For the most part, I do it all in the oven. Unless I want to smoke it first.

All depends on how motivated I am, but both versions are addictively delicious.

I should really make a pork butt again soon :-)

about 8 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

You are just what the doctor ordered, Gio! With that care, G is bound to bounce back in no time :-)

about 8 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

Looks like the Greeks are just as capable of being miserable as the Germans.

about 8 hours ago
linguafood in Outer Boroughs

Burger King May Purchase Tim Hortons

Yes, it's all downhill from here. Going to hell in a handbasket.

Let's bring back the "good old days".

about 9 hours ago
linguafood in Food Media & News

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

Hmm. They're not crazy expensive at the local Wegmans (factory meat, of course - don't actually know if they have organic tenderloins; I do know that they carry other organic cuts).

There is a tendency to sell them marinated in ghastly stuff, yes, but I have had no problem finding naked ones.

about 11 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

Crappy, shmappy. Looks and sounds like a home run, CM.

Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

Popeye's. Wait, does 1 hour 15 min. qualify as "far-away"?

Well, far enough for me, anyway, to make the trip *just* to eat there. But ever since I learned that this is the closest Popeye's to us (as opposed to the one on 14th St. in the city, where I could never ever waste even a single meal on a chain), I have made a mental note of it.

Next time I go through H'burg, I'll be able to hand in my Popeye's virgin card :-)

I've had both In & Out burgers as well as Shake Shack, but the I&O was over a decade ago, so I can't remember if it was "all that".

Shake Shack burgers are tasty (tho also not worth traveling for).

about 11 hours ago
linguafood in Chains

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

National Bacon Day? Excellent. We have plans for BLTs at casa lingua pre-gig!!

Apparently, all the winery that we're playing tonight has to offer is cheese and crackers. Feh.

about 12 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

Nooooo, I don't. But I haven't been everywhere in the US.

about 13 hours ago
linguafood in Outer Boroughs

Two unrelated questions -- grammar and photos

Now everybody: "She is borderline gifted".

Can we turn this into a canon? That would be swell.

about 13 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk
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Help please with first pork shoulder

I wish I could have both. I'm ALL about crispiness.

about 13 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Two unrelated questions -- grammar and photos

As I mentioned further upthread (or downthread), we NEVER had two spaces after a period in Germany:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9870....

When I moved to your interesting country over a decade ago, I learned to make two spaces (I mean... really. It's not rocket surgery).

When the second space was considered redundant and was officially abandoned a few years ago, I stopped doing it.

But I am borderline gifted. Yeah, that must be it.

about 13 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk

Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

Guess you'll be planning a return trip to the holy land of all that isn't available here / up to your personal standards very soon.

You will be less angry and frustrated. Caló taxidi '-)

about 13 hours ago
linguafood in Outer Boroughs

Help please with first pork shoulder

The OP never mentioned a smoker, so I'm not sure why you would assume that.

I often start my shoulder in the smoker and then finish in the oven.

about 13 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Sidre or Hard Cider

Cidre/cider. Good question.

Have you checked out either board to see if there are any existing threads, which might answer it?

about 13 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk

Help please with first pork shoulder

I make pork shoulder all the time, tho I've admittedly never had such a huge one, and mine always are bone-in.

That said, you should calculate 1-1.5 hrs. per pound, so plan ahead. I almost always have to start my shoulder the night before (I also brine it two nights before I plan on making it), as I am not an early riser.

Keep the temp at 225 or 250 tops, and everything should be hunky dory.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Wine, Beer or Spirits?

Poverty and alcohol abuse often go hand in hand.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Food Media & News

Two unrelated questions -- grammar and photos

Oh, sure. Obviously, you can just keep doing that - it just doesn't make on bit of a difference online, whether you put one or two spaces after the period.

So, if it makes you happy and feel all sunshiny... by all means stick with how it's always been :-)

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

Wunderbar!

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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Burger King May Purchase Tim Hortons

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

I guess that little ditty doesn't apply to immigrants anymore.

How times have changed.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Food Media & News

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

Yes. Free will and all. It's a mighty tool, that one.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk

Two unrelated questions -- grammar and photos

It's *just* as easy to use one space. Really.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk

Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

Hmm. I've been to many family-style/family-owned tavernas in Greece, where much of the food is prepared well ahead -- in fact, sitting in the pots for you to point at and pick out.

Oh, and it's often served at room temp.

Save for fresh grilled fish/xtapodi/garides/what have you or grilled meat dishes that are done "to order", but you explicitly said you weren't interested in that simple 'crap'.

Perhaps you're looking for something that only exists in your head.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Outer Boroughs

Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

It would be a good one to have, fo' sho.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

Practice makes perfect, signore vedivici.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

Briefly. Forgive me, steve, but the latest aftermath of an entirely pleasant evening is still very much on my mind.

Must. Remedy. Pronto!

kthxforthereminderofftohappyhournow :-D