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Question about Kitchen Aid Mixer

Even if it doesn't leak, the grease will need to be replaced. It doesn't last forever.

Jul 23, 2013
banshee10 in Cookware

Question about Kitchen Aid Mixer

I watched the video, bought some grease (it's not cheap, something like $20, and you end up buying more than you need), and did the job. It's not hard, and not even that messy.

Jul 23, 2013
banshee10 in Cookware

First night dinner in Poipu, Kauai with travel-weary young kids?

Kaleo has a good point.

One other suggestion that doesn't quite fit your requirements - Koloa Fish Market is on the way to the rental. It's not a sitdown restaurant, but they do good takeout. Pork dishes I had from there were tasty.

Mar 20, 2013
banshee10 in Hawaii

First night dinner in Poipu, Kauai with travel-weary young kids?

Saw your request just as we were trying to figure out where to go for dinner here in Poipu. I'll post when we get back.

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We just got back from dinner at Merriman's Pizza & Burgers in Poipu. It's in an open-air mall with a couple good choices for you, I think: Merriman's (downstairs - the upstairs is a very different deal), Bubba's, and Savage Shrimp.

We liked the pizza and burgers at Merriman's. I wouldn't make a special trip there, but it's reasonably priced (for Kauai) decent food.

We did Savage Shrimp for our first night dinner and liked it too; nothing fancy at all, but a decent plate of shrimp for $10.

Another option is the (upscale, small) grocery in the same mall. They do takeout food, so you could just pick it up and eat where you're staying.

I think the attraction of all of these places over Brennecke's (and we've never eaten there) is the physical layout for people with kids. It's easy for them to run around after the long flight. Lots of people were taking advantage of that at Merriman's.

These aren't video reviews of the food, but it gives you an idea of the layout of the place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Re1Og2PeOU&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWhL8HXHJps&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRBIwz...

Mar 16, 2013
banshee10 in Hawaii

Pizza stone with handles at Costco

I remember asking a potter friend of mine something similar and she literally laughed out loud. The oven she bakes ceramics in (aka a kiln) goes up to a few thousand degrees - you don't own anything that can get ceramics too hot unless you have very interesting hobbies.

What causes problems isn't the heat, it's how fast it changes. Setting cold ceramics onto a surface that's a few hundred degrees is a very different problem than letting the ceramic thing get hot gradually.

Apr 22, 2012
banshee10 in Cookware

Question about Kitchen Aid Mixer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eKHVv... shows how to take it apart and replace the grease. Doesn't look hard, just messy. Watching it will also make it clear why it's happening. (There's no such thing as grease that lasts forever, basically.)

Oct 20, 2011
banshee10 in Cookware

Ireland MUST visit locations that the locals love - not looking for tourist favorites, but great local food and flair

Thanks for the Bar 8 recommendation in Galway - we ate there last night. I really liked the hake. Other people had the Conemara trout, the seafood pasta, and the eggplant dish, and all were enjoyed.

Aug 23, 2011
banshee10 in U.K./Ireland

Please Comment on Chicago Hounds' Potential Itinerary

"West Seattle would be the most expensive cab ride."

I'd add that the Junction (the West Seattle neighborhood where you'll find Spring Hill) is an easy bus ride - I do it every day to get to work. The 54 and the 55 take you right there from downtown, quickly and easily.

Even better if you're doing it around commute hours would be to take the 5:20 or 6:10 water taxi (cheap - $3.50 - it's part of the bus system) to West Seattle from the downtown waterfront, and then take the shuttle to the Junction. (The shuttle waits for the boat, don't worry about the schedule). Takes a few more minutes than the bus ride, but it's very scenic. There are two shuttles, make sure you get on the right one. Just ask the drivers.

http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportat...

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Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar
4437 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Apr 23, 2010
banshee10 in Greater Seattle

Trellis or Barking Frog?

Too late for the original poster, but Barking Frog is doing the 30 for $30 thing - might be a good time to sample their food at a good price.

http://www.dinearoundseattle.org/rest...

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Barking Frog
14580 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072

Nov 05, 2009
banshee10 in Greater Seattle

Cheese and wine meal in central Paris

Thanks for that pointer. Wow was the Salon des Fermiers good. We went this afternoon and I had the best cheese of my life there - a Beaulieu from Marayn de Bartassac. I put some photos up on flickr, but be warned they don't do justice, since it's pocket camera + fluorescent lighting, bleah.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27305166@N02/4027198016/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27305166@N02/4026430047/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27305166...

(photos still uploading, so you can probably just move around in the flickr photostream to get the rest)

Oct 19, 2009
banshee10 in France

Eating light in Paris - no/limited cheese or dairy?

Thanks! Maceo's menu (http://www.maceorestaurant.com/Maceo_...) is right in line with the kind of things we're looking for. Reading other threads around here, Le Petrelle seems like it's the right sort of place as well, so we'll walk by there sometime during the day to check out what might be posted for menus. Couldn't find menus online for either Fish or Petrelle - is there a good place to look for Paris menus online? Something like a French urbanspoon.com? I understand that they change often, but looking at past menus is a) entertaining, and b) gives an idea of the kinds of things they might have in the future...

Oct 19, 2009
banshee10 in France

Eating light in Paris - no/limited cheese or dairy?

We're in Paris for the week. We're looking for places that have interesting light, low-fat choices on the menu. Another big limit is low or no dairy products, meaning cheese is pretty much out. Suggestions? We'd like to keep things < 50 euro each or so, although we both quite enjoy reading about 350 euro meals here.

We're also not really looking for non-French food, unless it's really special - there seem to be tons of OK Thai/Vietnamese/etc around.

This isn't an issue with day-to-day eating (we've got an apartment and have been enjoying the markets and cooking ourselves, and most Asian food works just fine), it's more of a question of finding really interesting French restaurants that fit fairly non-French criteria.

Merci!

Oct 18, 2009
banshee10 in France

What food items should I bring home from Paris? Like Haricot Tarbais.

Not so sure about checking bags - from Seattle to Paris, we had to check bags anyway since we were over the weight (not size, that was OK) limits. It's 12kg for Air France cabin bagage, and when you're carrying a lot of books for the flight plus a laptop, it's not that hard to go over.

Oct 18, 2009
banshee10 in France

Searching for the Seattle equivalent of L.A.'s Mexican food...

My favorite local place (Greenwood) for carnitas tacos is Taqueria Tequila, 301 NW 85th St. I don't know that I'd send people there from all over town - but if you're in the neighborhood, it's the best Mexican I've found.

Mar 30, 2009
banshee10 in Greater Seattle