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Washington and Alexandria weekend May 15 to 18

The Museum of the American Indian has a particularly good cafeteria, Mitsitam. The museum is interesting though not huge. 2 hours is plenty so it's a nice morning expedition before lunch.

Is it healthier to eat red meat in moneration or avoid it?

OMG I always hoped that would happen! I'm out!

May 02, 2015
Hobbert in Vegetarian & Vegan

Is it healthier to eat red meat in moneration or avoid it?

But how many calories were in the carrot's memory?!

Pronunciation-checked at Penzey’s

I agree. To use myself as an example, I pronounce Washington as WARSHtin. When I encounter someone from outside the region I grew up in who pronounces it differently, I don't automatically assume they're correcting me. That seems overly touchy to me.

Apr 28, 2015
Hobbert in Not About Food
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Pronunciation-checked at Penzey’s

I appreciate it if I learn how to say a word correctly. I know quite a few words that I've never actually heard spoken.

Apr 28, 2015
Hobbert in Not About Food
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Banquet hall tipping - when guest thinks servers are getting it, but owners pocket all...

Yes, part of that set fee goes to pay you. You may not be getting handed cash but the fees the owner collects are paying you. If the customer wants to pay you extra cash, cool but I would imagine people think you make a lot less than $22/hour.

Le Creuset color samples

Oh crap. You're completely right. Sorry about that!

Apr 26, 2015
Hobbert in Cookware

Le Creuset color samples

The Food Network Magazine's most recent issue had a list and color sample of every Le Creuset color ever manufactured. There were like 9 different grays!

Apr 26, 2015
Hobbert in Cookware

Anyone thought about selling their homemade dishes or pastry? Does it need any license?

I think when you said you built your business in a day, we assumed it was fairly easy. Personally, I have no idea. Never done it. But, yeah, that was my take away.

Apr 25, 2015
Hobbert in Not About Food

St Augustine: Critique this newbie's itinerary for 3-day weekend

For Sunday's breakfast, you might try 95 Cordova at Casa Monica. Beautiful building and fantastic omelets. We try to stop in St. Augustine when we visit family in Florida and 95 Cordova and The Columbia are musts for us. I believe 95 Cordova opens quite early- maybe 730?

Apr 25, 2015
Hobbert in Florida

Anyone thought about selling their homemade dishes or pastry? Does it need any license?

You're going to sell hot foods over the Internet?

Apr 24, 2015
Hobbert in Not About Food

Clarke County Farmers' Market

When we lived in Aldie, I loved riding my bike up to Gum Spring Library. The market there was small but worth the trip. We'll see how this one shakes out. Too bad I can't ride my bike :)

As a foodie, what do you do for lunch during the week?

I've never worked in a big city so there's that. Breakfast is oatmeal and for lunch, I just bring left overs or Trader Joe's Indian frozen meals. I also don't have the time or the money to eat out 10 meals a week!

Apr 19, 2015
Hobbert in General Topics

Clarke County Farmers' Market

Hey guys! I just found out that Clarke County has a farmers' market. It's located in Berryville at 20 S. Church Street and runs May-October on Saturdays from 8-12. Looks like the vendor list isn't too extensive but I'm looking forward to checking it out. I've been to Mackintosh Fruit Farm and their produce is fantastic. Their grapes are the very definition of what a grape should be!

www.clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com

Wedding reception food/questions. Professional input welcome....

I think it sounds lovely. Personally, I'm always delighted to be invited to someone's home or family event in a foreign country. It's a chance to really experience that country. Hopefully, your DIL's family will feel that way, too.

I wouldn't think the sandwich guy would be insulted but I'm not in the business. Hopefully, someone else will weigh in.

Are food trucks an option? (Only if you want/need another option.) That might be a fun idea.

Congrats and enjoy!

Apr 18, 2015
Hobbert in General Topics

Do you love the concept of organic peanut butter but just hate the mess?

Ooh that sounds wonderful! Do you have a recipe?

Apr 18, 2015
Hobbert in General Topics

Complain or Shut Up?

Eh. I suspect if a place is serving flat, warm beer and rotten oysters, they're not too put out by being told it's the worst meal someone ever had. emglow101 left 20% so I doubt the server cared and I can say with certainty the kitchen doesn't care if they're sending out crap like that.

"This is the worst meal I've ever had" can be said politely. Politeness doesn't equal only saying positive things.

Apr 18, 2015
Hobbert in Not About Food

Complain or Shut Up?

Uh, if the server asks how the food is, don't they want to know?

Apr 18, 2015
Hobbert in Not About Food

Washington DC and VA burbs "ethnic" restaurants

Oh snacks and a good book are a must. You really have to settle in for the long haul. People at my DMV have been seen bringing pillows. I don't judge them...

Washington DC and VA burbs "ethnic" restaurants

Whoa that never happens!

Washington DC and VA burbs "ethnic" restaurants

Ah. Thanks. DMV always throws me, as a Virginian. I always think of the Dept. of Motor Vehicles and it takes a second.

Washington DC and VA burbs "ethnic" restaurants

DVM?

Complain or Shut Up?

I recently went to a local place that people seem to rave about. Frankly, it wasn't good. I ordered a simple dinner of roast chicken, corn, and mashed potatoes. The chicken skin was flabby, the corn was clearly frozen, and the potatoes were dry. When the perfectly nice high school aged waiter came over to check on us, we said it was fine. Clearly, this is how the restaurant cooks and telling him isn't going to change it. Nothing was unsafe- no undercooked chicken, etc. we just won't go back. I suspect the shine will wear off and people won't be as enthusiastic soon.

Apr 13, 2015
Hobbert in Not About Food

What's your ??????????

Does anybody give out their real email address or number? That seems a bit naive.

Apr 12, 2015
Hobbert in Not About Food
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Minced garlic and ginger paste

I do a variation on that same marinade! Sometimes I add garam masala. The chicken turns out so moist and delicious.

Apr 11, 2015
Hobbert in Home Cooking
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Bobby Flay and Wife to Split

It was 3 years ago. I was admitted but I think it was laparoscopic. I have several tiny incisions (tmi? haha). I got out if surgery after midnight so he'd gone home but he picked me up in the morning.

I will readily admit that our relationship is not typical. We're both pretty independent and I truely am not upset that he didn't stick around. It actually didn't occur to me that I should be until I was telling my sister about the surgery and she was all horrified he left. I guess my point is, maybe the surgery thing was a big deal for Flay and his wife but...maybe it wasn't. Clearly, they had issues but we can't color their relationship with our own feelings.

Oh and my husband made me tea to my verrrry exacting specifications. So I love him :)

Bobby Flay and Wife to Split

Huh. When I was in pre-op for an appendicitis, my husband left to go get Wendy's. It was late and the cafeteria was closed. Granted, I was high on painkillers but I didn't mind at the time. Still don't. I went into surgery while he was getting food. Maybe I should feel weird about this...

Apr 10, 2015
Hobbert in Food Media & News

Gendering of Food

Of course you can. My husband did that with a class last semester.

Apr 08, 2015
Hobbert in General Topics

Gendering of Food

You'd think so but nope. We don't plan to have kids either and people make all sorts of weird remarks to me. But none to my husband. Because I alone decided whether we'd have kids or not? I have no idea. People are obnoxious sometimes. Now bring me my steak!

Apr 07, 2015
Hobbert in General Topics

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

I'm with you. I always watch as items are rung up. Produce can be tricky and sometimes discounts don't come up. I'd rather pay the correct amount and take a few moments longer than have to go back later.

Apr 07, 2015
Hobbert in Not About Food