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hmmm. also posting does not register immediately, nor give any indication of having processed, see duplicate posting here... and "edit" does nothing. bork. hire better software engineers, please, chow. this is ridiculous. *i* can code better than this, and i'm a total amateur. but at least i never ship software so buggy it can't fulfill its basic functions.

Dec 18, 2014
chartreauxx in Site Talk
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apparently this upgrade also broke the "reply" feature. i've made the adjustment in my settings (wtf?!?!?!) but now when i hit "reply" it just bumps me to the top to the "post" window.

sigh.

Dec 18, 2014
chartreauxx in Site Talk

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this is happening to me too. EVERYTHING shows as new, and EVERY post is expanded!!!!

Dec 18, 2014
chartreauxx in Site Talk

We don't eat meat, they don't eat fish.....

fondue: dip apples and chunks of good bread into a good cheese fondue

quiche: do it with a cheese and a veg (goat cheese + chive, swiss + spinach, feta + red peppers, etc)

mac and cheese

risotto (mushroom, pea, squash, pumpkin, whatever suits you)

stuffed peppers or squash (i use wild rice, toasted pecan, bleu cheese, herbs, etc; i also add sausage but you could skip it)

corn chowder

french onion soup (vegetarian broth)

baked brie en croute

Address our concerns, please

i suspect it means their code is sloppy and that too many ? or ! marks can confuse/bork it when it loads. basically it means shitty site design/code work, probably.

Make ahead appetizer

caprese salad on skewers (mozzarella ball, basil leaf, cherry tomato, drizzle with EVOO and balsamic)

salmon mousse in cucumber cups

a fruit option of some kind; skewers, salad, what have you, maybe with a yogurt dip

pita, hummus, baba ganoush, some olives and maybe plain dolmas (i'd do storebought)

brown rice, quinoa, turkey salad (also includes almonds, celery, and dried cranberries in an EVOO/herb/citrus dressing)

cream cheese pinwheels

cheese plate: i like sliced rustic bread, EVOO/balsamic to dunk, a nice cheese, and some nuts and dried fruit (maybe also offer a fruit pate/jam for those who prefer? you can even play and include fresh apple if you can slice right before serving)

DIY thai lettuce wraps (miang kum; can omit dried shrimp if need be and sub in tofu chunks)

mini bagels with lox, cream cheese, red onions and capers

chips and guac and a cranberry salsa

mini tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese (herbed, plain, or a mix)

Dec 03, 2014
chartreauxx in Home Cooking

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

do it! i'd play! maybe a "what cuisine do you wish you knew more about, had more exposure to, or would most like to try customary/homecooked/traditional versions of" thread...?

Nov 24, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

where to eat on Narita-to-Haneda transfer?

2.5 if you take the direct bus narita-haneda, which is the simplest and quickest option. be aware also that if you have luggage, you will need to obtain it from baggage claim in narita, carry it around with you (or store in train lockers if you can find any), and then reach haneda early enough to check your luggage. the airline does not automatically move your baggage between airports.

Nov 21, 2014
chartreauxx in Japan

Be Honest, You Love These 8 Americanized Asian Foods

the last entry is titled orange chicken, has a picture of orange chicken, but the blurb says "sesame chicken". editing! FTW!

Nov 20, 2014
chartreauxx in Features

A Walrus and the Carpenter sanity check

it will be dark/getting dark by 3:40 by early-mid december. it may also be cold, and is HIGHLY likely to rain on you, possibly with wind too (just given the time of year). by cold i mean it's unlikely to be warmer than 45-50 degrees if you're lucky, more likely low 40s or high 30s.

just something to factor in :-) also as kaleo said, the route is pretty unpleasant. i'd encourage you to think about taking the bus; a bus to fremont is easily had close to pike place market. not sure about pioneer square as i spend less time there.

for perspective: it is now 3:17 pm, raining lightly, 54 degrees here in my neighborhood, and it will only be getting colder and getting darker earlier over the next couple weeks. not to deter you, even though it's kind of an ooky walk in the best of circumstances, but i think you should cab or bus.

Nov 20, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Name of Chewy Tofu in Japan?

what's "aga"dashi tofu? i'm only familiar with "age"dashi - "age" meaning "fried".

Nov 18, 2014
chartreauxx in Japan

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

tempura is NOT sushi, not even a little bit.

Nov 17, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

I have seven butternut squash. I had ten. I used three, and used several more in the past few weeks... need more ideas.

mashed. soup. roasted spears to serve like sweet potato fries. you can roast and cube and use as part of stuffing for stuffed peppers. use in cookies a la pumpkin cookies. as pasta sauce (great with sage and sausage).

Nov 14, 2014
chartreauxx in Home Cooking

What to do with lots of raw tuna other than sushi.

torches are inexpensive, actually, and a lot of fun. especially for desserts, or caramelizing fruit for salad.

Nov 10, 2014
chartreauxx in Home Cooking

housewarming gift?rude

i would be appreciative, if slightly baffled.

Fish & Chips - What kind of fish do you like?

salmon is a pretty common option for F&C here in seattle. i always considered it a waste of perfectly good salmon, but that's my personal palate speaking :)

Nov 10, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

What method for cooking meat will keep it tasty after 5-6 days?

2-4 times as long, so should be ideal for your purposes. prep, portion, seal; freeze if desired, but not necessary if it will be refrigerated.

Nov 09, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

Food jokes - list

yknow, with the pull that restaurant has i understand the desire, but your wife is right - some things come but once in a blue moon.

Nov 08, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food

Buffalo Chicken Wings

on the east side, i like the wings at monsoon east. the pumphouse in bellevue also does a nice job. should you come west, i recommend the wings at chan in the market (also available on happy hour menu).

Nov 08, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Food jokes - list

with a spoon, no less!

Nov 07, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food

Food jokes - list

i heard he got fired for hitting someone in the eye.

Nov 07, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food

Name of Chewy Tofu in Japan?

are you sure it was tofu, not savory mochi? when i cook koyadofu i find it to be soft and spongy, rather than "chewy" like tapioca bubbles.

Nov 07, 2014
chartreauxx in Japan

Food jokes - list

even their glowing public image waxes and wanes.

Nov 07, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

if the hummus is not in compliance with the size/clear plastic baggie restrictions, i believe it is likely to be confiscated.

looking at what you've listed, a friend once served a rice salad (i think half brown/half quinoa) with celery, turkey, dried cranberries, almonds, carrots, in a light "fall herb" vinaigrette. it was delicious, even at room temp, and held up well for a day or two once assembled. tasted just like the holiday season!

you could also trade the turkey for a nice cheese - i hear TJ's has their seasonal cheddar specials on.

looks like a nice menu and sorry for hijacking your thread :) happy holidays and have a great trip!

Nov 06, 2014
chartreauxx in Kosher

Food jokes - list

legal ones?

Nov 06, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food

Food jokes - list

and the prices - astronomical!

Nov 06, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food

Food jokes - list

when i called asking about a reservation, they told me it could be years.

Nov 06, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food

What method for cooking meat will keep it tasty after 5-6 days?

two words: vacuum sealer.

Nov 06, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

Food jokes - list

i hear they have quite a strict dress code, though; you have to wear a pretty fancy suit.

Nov 06, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

i was making turkey (and cheese but that won't help you!) on a bagel. i carried single-pack condiments like from a fast food place, and took along an onion, a tomato, and a bell pepper to slice on-site. assembled the sandwich sans veg, wrapped tightly (use saran wrap, they'll confiscate tinfoil, trust me) and frozen for a day before expected use.

anyhow, the backpacking threads (if you google you'll also find many websites with backpacking recipes) rarely use dairy, and focus on light, portable, compact, shelf-stable/safe, and often require only boiling water to make. for example i have also seen some recipes out there using smoked salmon with EVOO, herbs, etc over pasta perhaps with parmesan though have not tried myself. hope it helps!

Nov 06, 2014
chartreauxx in Kosher