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What really happens at a restaurant when the customer can't pay?

There was a story a few years ago here in L.A. A girl went into a very fancy Malibu restaurant in the late afternoon, ordered a steak and cocktail, and then had no money to pay her bill. The restaurant called the cops and had her arrested. The girl was held at the jail until around 2 AM, when she was let out (have no idea if she made bail, or just wasn't charged). That was the last anyone had ever seen of her. They found her remains much later in a canyon.

Moral of the story--you don't pay your bill, you end up dead.

about 1 hour ago
schrutefarms in Not About Food

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

Yes, fresh case. I also got a clamshell of their Organic strawberries (which is always challenging-there's usually a bunch of moldy ones in there. But they were all great! I was pleasantly surprised. Could Trader Joe's be stepping up their produce game???

about 21 hours ago
schrutefarms in Chains

Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

That place is the BOMB!!!

1 day ago
schrutefarms in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

Big YAY to the pre-sliced pineapple…it's always pretty good, but it's been fantastic the last few weeks. Incredibly sweet and juicy.

1 day ago
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

Oh no! The triple ginger snaps are such a huge YAY for me!

1 day ago
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

I've had the same experience with the cinnamon rolls--I think I finally just grabbed a knife and started hacking away out of sheer frusteration. It robbed me of hearing that satisfactory "pop!"

1 day ago
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

Speaking of hard to open…NAY to their apple juice bottle. The juice itself is great, the bottle is hard as hell to get open!!! It's just a plastic twist off, but it is so hard to actualy twist off!!!

2 days ago
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

Hmm…MEH to the Lavender Body Oil. The spray nozzle is deceiving--it doesn't really spray easily, at least not as easy as the bottle would suggest. And when you have oily hands (that smell great though) it's even harder to pump. It did make my skin soft though! And a NAY to the bar soaps, they smell lovely but dry out very quickly.

Sep 18, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

YAY to the organic yellow peaches. Bought two the other day and they were perfect! If I had gotten any more, though, they would have rotted. They were super ripe! Also a YAY to the frozen turkey patties-got them based on recomendations on this board, they were great!

Sep 16, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains
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Help with sandwich buffet for birthday...

I like roast beef with cream cheese. You can build on that, but that's a good base.

If I may send some Beatles themed ideas your way…
Michelle Ma Belle-inis
Elinore Rig-bean dip
Lovely Margarita
Savoy Truffled Mac and Cheese
Happiness is a Warm (I don't know, something served warm.)
Here comes the Sundae
Let It Beef (or Beer)
She's Leaving Homemade (something homemade)

Have fun! Cute idea!

Sep 13, 2014
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Subbing vinegars

No, I'm good with coconut aminos on the whole 30. I'm going to make this maybe friday, I'll report back if anyone is interested!

Sep 10, 2014
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Subbing vinegars

There's no sugar or rice wine vinegar. Here's the recipe-I'm also ommiting the fish sauce.
http://nomnompaleo.com/post/376284455...

Sep 10, 2014
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Subbing vinegars

Hi guys! I'm making crock pot Korean short ribs, the recipe calls for coconut vinegar, can I sub apple cider vinegar? (It should be noted that I'm on the Whole 30, a strict 30 day paleo challenge, so there are a lot of things I can't have). Thanks!

Sep 10, 2014
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

What kind of vinegars do you keep on hand?

Hmm…looking at my shelf right now…
Apple Cider, red wine, white wine, and balsamic. Not too interesting. White wine goes into my devilied eggs, red wine tops sliced avocados, and steak salads, balsamic for roasting veggies, and apple cider for almost everything else.

Sep 08, 2014
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Tasting Kitchen Brunch Pictorial

You had me at the sticky bun.

Sep 05, 2014
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

Am I the only one who hates pumpkin but loves the holidays?

You know, not to be a hypocrite…but I just remembered this pumpkin/cream cheese muffin that Starbucks rolls out every year…and it's pretty darn great. It tastes more like spice cake, though. I think that's why I like it.

Going Paleo for a month (kicking and screaming all the way…)

Awesome, thanks everyone!
Today is day 3, I have upped the protein and not been afraid of the good fats (per advice here) I have added sausage to my morning 3 egg scramble, and just bought some skirt steak for dinner (and hopefully lunch tomorrow!) Lunches are a bit of everything-yesterday was roasted beets and avocado in apple cider vinegar, with some hard-boiled eggs and some applesauce. This is definitely different than how I normally eat, so it will take a little time to get the balances right. But there are so many amazing recipes out there that I can't wait to try!!

Homemade jerky

Soy sauce. That was the other thing.

Sep 02, 2014
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Homemade jerky

Flank steak, I believe. Dehydrator works well. There's a great marinade with liquid smoke and brown sugar. I forget what else, it's been so long. But it's super fun to experiment!!

Sep 02, 2014
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Going Paleo for a month (kicking and screaming all the way…)

I just had a handful of almonds. I also just boiled some eggs, I should probably eat one soon. I think it's going to take a while to in the swing of things, since my normal diet is…not like this :) Should I aim for protein at every meal/snack?

Sep 01, 2014
schrutefarms in Special Diets

Going Paleo for a month (kicking and screaming all the way…)

Thanks for the imput, y'all! Today is Day 1. It has started nicely, with a little cherry tomato/red onion/mushroom/asparagus/cabbage steam/saute, with two eggs scrambled in, and just the smallest amount of olive oil to cook it all…and some black coffee, which I'm going to have to get used to, since I am a Coffeemate Sweet Italian Creamer girl all the way...
About to have a snack of sliced cucumber with lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Dinner is going to be balsamic roasted brussel sprouts and a carrot/coconut milk soup. Giving myself a small dessert tonight to ease into this thing and not make my mind go into deprivity shock…Half a banana drizzled with some almond butter.
I think the most painful thing so far has been my trip to Whole Foods to stock up on coconut aminos, almond meal, ghee etc...

Sep 01, 2014
schrutefarms in Special Diets

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014 -- Voting

FRENCH FRIES

Aug 31, 2014
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

White Castle. Between the Beastie Boys and Saturday Night Fever, it's a place I've wanted to eat at since I was a kid.

Aug 31, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains
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Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

I like El Pollo Loco. Their chicken is consistantly good, the salsa fresh, the tortillas warm...

Aug 31, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains
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Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

The Asian lettuce wraps are actually really good.

Aug 31, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains
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Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

If that's true, I love it. My Dad has always been a devotee of Trader Joes, and he WAS a hardworking teacher who would stop there for dinner and a bottle of wine frequently :)

Aug 26, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains

What makes you sick or react that you love?

What happens when you have garlic? I've always been okay with it, but I noticed the last few times I got chicken from a middle eastern place that comes with that amazing, thick pureed garlic sauce (that I always get extra of), about 15 minutes after I eat it, I get a horrible headache and feel slightly sick. Could be that I ate too much, of course :)

Aug 26, 2014
schrutefarms in General Topics

What makes you sick or react that you love?

I hate to say it, but I think I might be having some gluten intolerance. I notice after I eat gluten-heavy things (like Morningstar chicken nuggets, one of my favorite snacks) I am bloated (like, 6 months pregnant looking) and sleepy within half an hour. I'm trying the Whole30 diet next month, so we shall see…

I also had a bad allergic reaction last time I ate macadamia nuts (my favorite!) so I guess that's off the list...

Aug 26, 2014
schrutefarms in General Topics

What makes you sick or react that you love?

I sub coconut milk (or, if I'm at Trader Joes, coconut cream) for heavy cream in certain soups. It's delicious and creamy and just a hint of sweetness.

Aug 26, 2014
schrutefarms in General Topics

What makes you sick or react that you love?

"…but then it's Fart City, population: me."

Thanks, I just had a good laugh.

Aug 26, 2014
schrutefarms in General Topics