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cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

this was my idea! you can also make fruit skewers for dessert even!

about 18 hours ago
chartreauxx in Home Cooking

Introducing New Conversation Types

plus uno

Jul 25, 2014
chartreauxx in Site Talk

Introducing New Conversation Types

"new and improved", by which we mean "it wasn't broke but we done gone fixed 'er anyhow".

Jul 25, 2014
chartreauxx in Site Talk
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What is up with versions flipping back and forth?

can i get an amen?!

Jul 25, 2014
chartreauxx in Site Talk

What is up with versions flipping back and forth?

Why is the site loading 50% of the time like normal, and 50% in this weird new format? I saw an earlier, now locked thread about it, but they said the site was stable and I'm still experiencing flip-flopping between versions.

Jul 25, 2014
chartreauxx in Site Talk

Good non-toxic, grain-free things for a puppy who is teething to chew on?

agree, but OP specifies a great dane :-) pretty sure that isn't a small breed. i wouldn't suggest the same for say, a chihuahua or a dachshund.

Jul 25, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food

Good non-toxic, grain-free things for a puppy who is teething to chew on?

proud parent of a heavy-chewing 6 month old lab mix here. first let me start by saying i think grain-free for dogs is a touch of a fad lately and i do feed my pet kibble. BUT, since you asked for no grain...

try this:
http://www.himalayandogchew.com/

it's 100% himalayan yak cheese. i also stuff a kong with peanut butter and/or banana and/or kong stuff'n paster and freeze it.

you can feed 1 frozen or chilled carrot a day. good vitamins and pups love em, but beware the high fiber content. more than one a day may make for puppy poo messes.

sometimes i drop an ice cube in miss suki's bowl and let her play with it. i think she likes the cold.

Jul 24, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food
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Good non-toxic, grain-free things for a puppy who is teething to chew on?

soaked in broth is something puppies like.

Jul 24, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food
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Which 4 cheeses do you recommend for a rich, creamy Mac & Cheese?

gruyere, comte, emmenthaler, appenzeller, make sure to include white wine, kirsch, and garlic. i basically make fondue and put it on pasta.

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in Home Cooking
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

it wasn't mean spirited :-) i was about 9 at the time, and quite an earnest child - i'm guessing he just found it adorable.

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

you pronounce it "geoduck" once and the waiter laughs his ass off at you. :-)

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

Does anyone (else) eat raw pasta?

anemia actually really does cause people to crave cold things and/or chew ice.

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

One Night in Seattle Before a Cruise

consider green leaf in belltown for dinner. HUGE space, very funky setting (in the basement of a masonic lodge), really tasty vietnamese food. they are open until 2am.

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Serious Pie and Biscuits - Serious Questions

i don't like the clam pizza. i like their margherita and their sausage pizzas, in that order.

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

i'll weigh in for washington/seattle area!

cedar planked salmon
salmon chowder
walla-walla sweet onions
apples (mmmm opal apples...)
wild huckleberries
oysters
geoduck
dungeness crab
american style teriyaki plates (trash food but very, VERY seattle)
salmon candy

Jul 14, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

5 Days in Seattle in July/August

i recently ate a loulay. higher prices and worse food than le pichet. i also think the only tom douglas restaurant worth a calorie at this point is serious pie. just my two cents; i think dahlia, etta's, etc are past their heyday, and newer ones i've tried (tanakasan, cuoco, brave horse tavern) have been mediocre at best.

try rockcreek in fremont for stellar seafood. it's easy to bus there from belltown.

Jul 07, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

One FINAL request for my short mini-chowmeet with Singapore Hound in July

minor side note but a local pet peeve: it's *pike* place market, not pikes place or pike's place.

Jul 07, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle
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Should a chain comp an item (or offer some other compensation) if an entree is prepared wrong?

you asked if you were expecting too much. you have been told yes. unanimously. i agree: yes. you're expecting too much and the restaurant handled it just fine. your question has been answered. what was a question, has become complaining. if you wanted to vent, perhaps a thread entitled "i hate it when a restaurant makes a mistake on my order" instead of couching said venting in a thread topic that is soliciting "advice".

Jul 07, 2014
chartreauxx in Chains
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Tipping delivery or take out. Do you? How much?

you're kidding, right? surely you're not actually *blaming* hard-working restaurant workers who cater to the whim of people who can't be bothered to hoof it to the restaurant. they're service workers, often immigrants, working for minimal pay to provide a luxury service. whine? perhaps you should be thanking them rather than insulting the notion that sometimes their jobs are brutal.

and tipping. well.

Jul 02, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food
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Women who don't eat much when among peers

thanks all for the birthday wishes! it was a great birthday - complete with a lovely dinner with my parents, after a trip to the aquarium. the following evening (yesterday) i was also treated to dinner by a blossoming male "friend" and that was also delightful. i appreciate the well-wishes on all fronts :-) this is why CH is the best.

Jul 02, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food
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Vancouver Hound's first real trip to Seattle -- help an elf out?

they used to be amazing. last time i went there it was absolutely horrible. a great cause, though.

Jul 01, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Foodie or Gourmet?

buy pork belly at uwajimaya, especially on sale. it's dead easy.

Jun 30, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

What's for Dinner #309 - the Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer Edition [through June 30, 2014]

animals that are "cut proud" (neutered after reaching puberty) will often retain some of the behaviors of unfixed sexually mature adults.

Jun 29, 2014
chartreauxx in Home Cooking

Seattle near Safeco Field

i believe dot's is closed/closing.

Jun 29, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

Back in Seattle for a visit--Dinner near Pike Place?

chan is stellar.

Jun 29, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

What I bought today at my Asian market

fascinating! i have never tried using ichimi, how different is it?

Jun 29, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

Walking distance from the Fairmont Olympic hotel.....

i ate at loulay recently and was very underwhelmed. i think le pichet is not just worlds better, but also cheaper, for french.

Jun 29, 2014
chartreauxx in Greater Seattle

What I bought today at my Asian market

i think you mean shichimi togarashi - "shichi" is seven, "mi" is flavor, and "togarashi" is chili pepper - "seven flavor chili pepper" is the translation in english :-)

Jun 29, 2014
chartreauxx in General Topics

Women who don't eat much when among peers

thank you so much! overall it's a process going well, but sometimes the commentary (voiced or otherwise) of society can be a challenge :-) that said, at least now i can truly love my food and every plate isn't a battlefield!

Jun 29, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food
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Women who don't eat much when among peers

i confess to this. i'm 27 (28 tomorrow) and who i'm with definitely influences what and how much i eat. i also (being quite thin) often get flak from servers about my order. people routinely say things to me like "wow, i would never have guessed you like pizza" or "french fries? you? how do you do it?". considering i'm still recovering from a crippling bout of anorexia, it's honestly very annoying. but i still feel a social pressure to conform to "expectations" around my body size/shape and gender and along with those, what i do or don't eat and how much. i'm not a salad with dressing on the side type, but with girlfriends or family or a serious significant other, i'll order the bacon cheeseburger with tater tots and a root beer. with people i know less well, or on a first date, i'm more likely to order a salad with grilled chicken, or maybe sushi/sashimi. can't really explain it, but it happens. i feel judged a lot when i order "indulgent" food or eat larger portions, and that can be hard. in comfortable/close company i'm also likely to order a starter or dessert, but will demure in less comfortable company or when trying to impress.

Jun 29, 2014
chartreauxx in Not About Food