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    Thank you! I'm good with on-the-fly...

    Thank you! I'm good with on-the-fly substitutions, and this looks like a great base recipe. :)
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    erin, I loooove "cooking weekends", especially...

    erin, I loooove "cooking weekends", especially with my Mom. :)

    applecrisp, do you have a link for the cabbage/ carrot salad with peanut dressing?

    I don't know if it's the cool weather, or the...
  3. Adding a bit of info about the Vegetti-- it sails...

    Adding a bit of info about the Vegetti-- it sails through zucchini and cucumber, making perfect, long strands. Carrots are more difficult, so I'll stay away from cutting those. BTW, nasty-sharp...
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    Since it's pretty cool out today, I think I'll...

    Since it's pretty cool out today, I think I'll just blanch, drain, and freeze. Every time I open the fridge the bag of it falls out, so I need to do something soon. :)
  5. I've never seen a julienne peeler... something to...

    I've never seen a julienne peeler... something to look at... ;)

    Thanks for the link to the cucumber recipe. I've never cooked them but I may be more daring in a week when I find out that I still...
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    I was in Walmart the other day and wandered into...

    I was in Walmart the other day and wandered into the linens department. I was (pleasantly) surprised to find that I could buy both a mattress topper and a mattress pad for less than $25, so I went...
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    freezing fresh kale

    I left a weekend at my parents' with bags of produce, and the most in volume was the huge bag o' kale. I use kale a lot in the fall/ winter, and would like to freeze it. I've found online...
  8. I'll probably use your substitutions. I rarely...

    I'll probably use your substitutions. I rarely have shallots and my thyme plant died last winter (after 20 years...); I haven't yet replaced it, but I do have fresh oregano.

    The squash spiral-er...
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    Hmm, back to the drawing board... ;) soap and...

    Hmm, back to the drawing board... ;) soap and water worked fine, the drying and buffing were a bit much, but propane and butane (especially in an aerosol) aren't what I want to use.
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    Thanks, lantana. I just got a ss refrigerator...

    Thanks, lantana. I just got a ss refrigerator and have been experimenting with different cleaners (none of which "wowed" me). Since it's an aerosol, I don't think I would've even bought it but I...
  11. Back to back... Went for a walk yesterday with...

    Back to back...

    Went for a walk yesterday with Mom. 1.8 miles and the pf pain wasn't any worse last evening/ this morning than it has been for the past few weeks. I figure that since I am not...
  12. An avocado/ tomato/ red onion salsa for over the...

    An avocado/ tomato/ red onion salsa for over the salmon?
  13. For quick dinners, I use Trader Joe's tika masala...

    For quick dinners, I use Trader Joe's tika masala simmer sauce with chicken, tomatoes, and spinach. But here's an excellent recipe from Madhur Jaffrey. I've made it several times. A tad...
  14. Thanks charley, this was a timely post... :) ...

    Thanks charley, this was a timely post... :)

    My Mom bought something called a "Vegetti" last week at WalMart and used it to make "pasta" for us. I was sold, and went out to buy my own.

    It's a...
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    Well, our tomato harvest is just beginning. :) ...

    Well, our tomato harvest is just beginning. :)

    Visiting my parents. Dad grilled wild salmon filets, I made a tomato & avocado salsa, Mom made a tomato & cuke salad, and we served with rice and...
  16. Hi Les, yes it's 3 flights of stairs down, 3 back...

    Hi Les, yes it's 3 flights of stairs down, 3 back up, and repeat... probably not the best for the pf but it can't be helped. I am glad that your abrasions are mostly superficial and won't affect...
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    Thanks for the recommendation. I just finished...

    Thanks for the recommendation. I just finished the last library book on my Kindle and was looking for something new.
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    I asked a friend about the fouton and he said...

    I asked a friend about the fouton and he said that it was fine. He has back problems, and is a good friend, so I think that he'd tell us. :) It does have a fairly thick mattress that is rather...
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    ? about mattress "toppers"... maybe...

    We have a new home that is not completely furnished since we are still using (and will soon be trying to sell) our current home. Because we have 2 antique beds that we like (and would fit into the...
  20. His Pear & Port Fruitcake has been marked for...

    His Pear & Port Fruitcake has been marked for years... maybe this Christmas I'll give it a try. And, no, a lot of the recipes aren't exactly healthy (check out the Beehive Cake made with Whole Wheat...
  21. Les, well "someone" obviously ordered cooler...

    Les, well "someone" obviously ordered cooler weather so you could get in some long training runs. ;)

    I am doing the stretches, and exercises, and that frozen plastic water bottle has been...
  22. Les are you ready for the relay race next...

    Les are you ready for the relay race next weekend?

    Alicia, was the weather this past weekend still good for running/ tennis? It was cooler through a lot of the northwest, but that seems to be...
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    I adore this OXO cherry pitter-- it does a great...

    I adore this OXO cherry pitter-- it does a great job with olives too. :)

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  24. Yep, the sound of the ice cream truck as well. ...

    Yep, the sound of the ice cream truck as well. 7:15-7:30pm, heading back from the local park. Not that I notice... ;)
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    In addition to the usual (for this time of year)...

    In addition to the usual (for this time of year) tomatoes, corn, pole beans, zucchini, and cantaloupe I bought white peaches and a canary melon-- both new to me. They should be ready to eat in a day...
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    This is a helpful site:...

    This is a helpful site:
    http://www.seafoodwatch.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_recommendations.aspx

    A "condensed" version of their recommendations:...
  27. Thanks to all who posted links! I love the...

    Thanks to all who posted links! I love the sounds of crickets, katydids, beetles, frogs, etc.-- what a great part of summer they are. And now I can identify them. ;)
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    Probably... I think that that cast iron skillet...

    Probably... I think that that cast iron skillet works so well because it's heavy and the sides radiate a lot of heat to cook the center. Give it a try. :) Let us know how it turns out.
  29. Oh my, I'm so sorry that you're suffering in the...

    Oh my, I'm so sorry that you're suffering in the heat. :( We haven't had a/c for 30 years, and our new house has a geothermal system, so in the hot days of late I've been staying inside and...
  30. Identifying the "sounds of a summer evening"

    I love, just love, sitting outside and listening to the sounds of whatever creatures are up in the trees, in the wetlands near us, in the ponds in the area, etc. There's a chorus going on right now,...
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