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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,721
    edited January 2018
    Feel like I have been eating leftovers for a month so tonight it's a nice salad.

    arugula
    shallots
    pine nuts
    cherry tomatoes 
    peas
    Shrimp in a quick olive oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, cayenne, pepper flakes, garlic and lemon marinade
    A nice salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon dressing
    Some nice home made croutons 

    Oh and of course a nice little Bordeaux 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,378
    Sounds great minus the pine nuts.  When I have those it messes with my taste buds for a bit.. everything tastes like metal.  I avoid pine nuts like the plague.
    Shrimp in salad is gold, Jerry.
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,721
    Oh man. Love me some toasted pine nuts 
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,888
    Did pork sammies and Cole slaw tonight.
    Pork was just Tyson loins in the crock, nothing special, but it's just a canvas for that Reaper's Blood BBQ sauce I made 2 gallons of back in the fall.
    Cole slaw was KFC style, first time I've used my new food processor.  First time I've ever used a real one.  Dang-O was it easy!  A tasty slaw in 10 minutes!! I used to chop for a half hour for slaw.
    No more.

    Also, can't rep that egg cooker hard enough, if you eat boiled eggs, you gotta have one!  
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,378
    I have a really fancy food processor that I rarely get out and use.  But when I do I usually wish I has counter space for it.
    But.  There is something about blaring the music and chopping and slicing that I find cathartic
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,888
    Yesterday's largest and smallest eggs.
    79 grams and 8 grams, which smashes Ethel's previous low of 25 grams.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,518


    Tried this one one last night. It ranks at 1.1 million. Scoville. It’s quite vinegary in flavor but still packs the heat. It kinda creeps up on you for a while before the full effect hits. It’s made with habanero, naga jolokia (ghost pepper), red scorpions, & cayenne. Yes, it came with a skull keychain and comes in a box shaped like a coffin.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,721


    Tried this one one last night. It ranks at 1.1 million. Scoville. It’s quite vinegary in flavor but still packs the heat. It kinda creeps up on you for a while before the full effect hits. It’s made with habanero, naga jolokia (ghost pepper), red scorpions, & cayenne. Yes, it came with a skull keychain and comes in a box shaped like a coffin.
    haha. "with Jersey fury".  I dig Blair's.
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,764


    Tried this one one last night. It ranks at 1.1 million. Scoville. It’s quite vinegary in flavor but still packs the heat. It kinda creeps up on you for a while before the full effect hits. It’s made with habanero, naga jolokia (ghost pepper), red scorpions, & cayenne. Yes, it came with a skull keychain and comes in a box shaped like a coffin.
    haha. "with Jersey fury".  I dig Blair's.
    I might still have that one. 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,443
    edited January 2018


    rgambs said:
    Yesterday's largest and smallest eggs.
    79 grams and 8 grams, which smashes Ethel's previous low of 25 grams.
    That's pretty cool. Do freakishly small eggs taste any different?
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,378
    PJ_Soul said:


    rgambs said:
    Yesterday's largest and smallest eggs.
    79 grams and 8 grams, which smashes Ethel's previous low of 25 grams.
    That's pretty cool. Do freakishly small eggs taste any different?
    Size matters!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,888
    PJ_Soul said:


    rgambs said:
    Yesterday's largest and smallest eggs.
    79 grams and 8 grams, which smashes Ethel's previous low of 25 grams.
    That's pretty cool. Do freakishly small eggs taste any different?
    They don't have a yolk, they are called wind, fart, or fairy eggs depending on what brand of yokel inhabitants dominate your region lol
    It happens when a bit of reproductive tissue get sloughed into the oviduct and confuses it into surrounding it with albumen.  
    They are typically pretty rare, but Ethel has a fucked up reproductive system and she lays them as often as not.  
    The taste is no different, but they are often cracked because they have very thin shells.
    This one was frozen solid and cracked so I will feed it back to them with the others that froze, it's been very cold and I can't check the coop every hour.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,888
    Some folks call them cock eggs, people used to think the roosters laid them.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,443
    Wow, you really managed to make that cute tiny egg sound absolutely disgusting. :lol: :lol:
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,888
    PJ_Soul said:
    Wow, you really managed to make that cute tiny egg sound absolutely disgusting. :lol: :lol:
    :chicken:

    If you think about it too hard in the wrong way, anything to do with eating dairy, eggs, and meat is disgusting.

    I'm not really susceptible to being grossed out by the origins and quirks of food.
    I don't care if a hotdog looks like a milkshake when they are making it, and I don't care if it is filled with tendons and ligaments and organs and scraps.
    Tastes good.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,888
    Even with ketchup on it.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,443
    rgambs said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    Wow, you really managed to make that cute tiny egg sound absolutely disgusting. :lol: :lol:
    :chicken:

    If you think about it too hard in the wrong way, anything to do with eating dairy, eggs, and meat is disgusting.

    I'm not really susceptible to being grossed out by the origins and quirks of food.
    I don't care if a hotdog looks like a milkshake when they are making it, and I don't care if it is filled with tendons and ligaments and organs and scraps.
    Tastes good.
    I am generally the same, but I actually have a specific gross out going on with eggs. I like eggs, but the stories about fetal beaks and shit, and then the snot-like texture and that hunk of umbilical cord... I deal with it, but there is something about it that gets to me too.
    But generally I'm really chill about that stuff. Like you, I figure if it tastes good and has a good texture and isn't literally going to kill me or make me sick, it really doesn't matter much to me at all. I know there might be assholes in my hotdog.... assholes are still meat. :lol:
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,888
    PJ_Soul said:
    rgambs said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    Wow, you really managed to make that cute tiny egg sound absolutely disgusting. :lol: :lol:
    :chicken:

    If you think about it too hard in the wrong way, anything to do with eating dairy, eggs, and meat is disgusting.

    I'm not really susceptible to being grossed out by the origins and quirks of food.
    I don't care if a hotdog looks like a milkshake when they are making it, and I don't care if it is filled with tendons and ligaments and organs and scraps.
    Tastes good.
    I am generally the same, but I actually have a specific gross out going on with eggs. I like eggs, but the stories about fetal beaks and shit, and then the snot-like texture and that hunk of umbilical cord... I deal with it, but there is something about it that gets to me too.
    But generally I'm really chill about that stuff. Like you, I figure if it tastes good and has a good texture and isn't literally going to kill me or make me sick, it really doesn't matter much to me at all. I know there might be assholes in my hotdog.... assholes are still meat. :lol:
    Hahaha das sum gud meat dare!

    Eggs are kind of gross, slimy as fuck and clear?  What kind of food is clear and then turns white when cooked?  Weird.

    I don't know about fetal eggs, I've never heard a legit story and although it is technically possible, it would have to be done on purpose.  A fertilized egg doesn't begin developing without specific heat and humidity conditions that have to stay steady almost constantly, and no eggs bought commercially are fertilized anyways.  That makes it pretty much impossible for a grocery store egg to contain any developed tissue, and incredibly unlikely even for a farm egg.

    Pretty gross thought though, crack an egg and find a beak?  Yikes.

    I'm firing up my egg cooker tonight and doing a dozen for eating throughout the week, about halfway between medium and hard cooked.  I might devil them up, but if I do I know I will eat them all in 2 days.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,888
    edited January 2018
    If it makes you feel any better, the "umbilical cord" you see is called the chaleza.
    Eggs have several layers and the inner most albumen (chalaziferous) is thick to protect the yolk.  As the egg travels down the oviduct it rotates, and that membrane twists into a rope of sorts, which anchors the chalaziferous layer and protects the yolk by keeping it in the center of the egg.  When you break an egg into a bowl, the chalazae snap away from the shell membrane and rebound against the yolk.  Those little white blobs or strings are often mistaken for tissue developing, but they are just egg white twisted tight.
    A chick develops from a small dot on the yolk, the blastodisc.  
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,443
    rgambs said:
    If it makes you feel any better, the "umbilical cord" you see is called the chaleza.
    Eggs have several layers and the inner most albumen (chalaziferous) is thick to protect the yolk.  As the egg travels down the oviduct it rotates, and that membrane twists into a rope of sorts, which anchors the chalaziferous layer and protects the yolk by keeping it in the center of the egg.  When you break an egg into a bowl, the chalazae snap away from the shell membrane and rebound against the yolk.  Those little white blobs or strings are often mistaken for tissue developing, but they are just egg white twisted tight.
    A chick develops from a small dot on the yolk, the blastodisc.  
    That is good to know. It doesn't make that snot rope any less gross, but it's good to be informed!
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,443
    edited January 2018
    rgambs said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    rgambs said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    Wow, you really managed to make that cute tiny egg sound absolutely disgusting. :lol: :lol:
    :chicken:

    If you think about it too hard in the wrong way, anything to do with eating dairy, eggs, and meat is disgusting.

    I'm not really susceptible to being grossed out by the origins and quirks of food.
    I don't care if a hotdog looks like a milkshake when they are making it, and I don't care if it is filled with tendons and ligaments and organs and scraps.
    Tastes good.
    I am generally the same, but I actually have a specific gross out going on with eggs. I like eggs, but the stories about fetal beaks and shit, and then the snot-like texture and that hunk of umbilical cord... I deal with it, but there is something about it that gets to me too.
    But generally I'm really chill about that stuff. Like you, I figure if it tastes good and has a good texture and isn't literally going to kill me or make me sick, it really doesn't matter much to me at all. I know there might be assholes in my hotdog.... assholes are still meat. :lol:
    Hahaha das sum gud meat dare!

    Eggs are kind of gross, slimy as fuck and clear?  What kind of food is clear and then turns white when cooked?  Weird.

    I don't know about fetal eggs, I've never heard a legit story and although it is technically possible, it would have to be done on purpose.  A fertilized egg doesn't begin developing without specific heat and humidity conditions that have to stay steady almost constantly, and no eggs bought commercially are fertilized anyways.  That makes it pretty much impossible for a grocery store egg to contain any developed tissue, and incredibly unlikely even for a farm egg.

    Pretty gross thought though, crack an egg and find a beak?  Yikes.

    I'm firing up my egg cooker tonight and doing a dozen for eating throughout the week, about halfway between medium and hard cooked.  I might devil them up, but if I do I know I will eat them all in 2 days.
    I have no idea what weird freak of nature is going on, or what went wrong at the chicken farm, but just-forming fetuses in eggs actually is a real thing. I would also doubt it and think it was impossible, except it happened to someone I know and they for sure weren't lying about it. They got it from the grocery store. It wasn't a fully formed beak or anything, but it was definitely the beginnings of one, along with some other shit. :sick:
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 2,958
    This conversation reminds me of when I ate Balut.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,443
    eddiec said:
    This conversation reminds me of when I ate Balut.
    Oh, GROSS. Someone would have to pay me a lot to eat that!
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,669
    eddiec said:
    This conversation reminds me of when I ate Balut.
    Willingly?!
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 2,958
    hedonist said:
    eddiec said:
    This conversation reminds me of when I ate Balut.
    Willingly?!
    I hired a food guide in Hanoi to take me around on a street food tour. Balut was on the menu. I knew it was going to be. As gross as it looks I had to try it.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,378
    Doesn't it have a horrid smell?
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,764
    Doesn't it have a horrid smell?
    That's your upper lip.
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,378
    dankind said:
    Doesn't it have a horrid smell?
    That's your upper lip.

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,669
    I think downing Balut was on a Fear Factor episode back when Joe Rogan hosted it.

    Man, they ate (or attempted to eat) some nasty shit.
  • polaris_xpolaris_x Posts: 13,554
    hey foodies ... looking to do a food crawl somewhere ... probably stateside ... i'm in toronto and my friend is in vancouver ... here's our criteria:

    *  bikeable city ... plan to rent bikes to travel around
    *  good authentic food ... looking for divy hole in the wall / street food kind of places
    *  nice public places ... can't eat every minute of the day so to be able to chill in a park or a market would be cool

    any suggestions?  take NYC off the list ... thanks
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