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  1. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    I'm not a sous vide fanatic, but there are...

    I'm not a sous vide fanatic, but there are certain things it's really good for. Pork tenderloin is one of them - you can get it perfectly pink and tender edge to edge every time, with a nice sear in...
  2. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    High quality raw wahoo, cherry tomatoes,...

    High quality raw wahoo, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, fresh herbs, good olive oil, and salt, it would appear.
  3. Thread: Kauai Questions

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    Not for the haoles.

    Not for the haoles.
  4. Thread: Kauai Questions

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    Get used to saying that. It's a small island...

    Get used to saying that. It's a small island with captive visitors. Nothing is cheap.
  5. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    That's a pretty solid explanation. I didn't like...

    That's a pretty solid explanation. I didn't like corn tortillas for a long time as a kid either. Someday they'll come around.
  6. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    I'm sure they're tasty, but I'm curious - why do...

    I'm sure they're tasty, but I'm curious - why do flour tortillas? Do you like them better than corn? Corn tortillas are a key part of enchiladas for me, the corn flavor and the way they soak up...
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    That's the beauty of the skillet-broiler method;...

    That's the beauty of the skillet-broiler method; you're not heating up all the air in the oven. You're putting the pizza 1" below the broiler and just getting the direct blast of heat to the top...
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    I've gotten pies pretty close to Neopolitan style...

    I've gotten pies pretty close to Neopolitan style by using the skillet-broiler method (use cast iron pizza pan, preheat it over burner until screaming hot, put the pizza on it then immediately put it...
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    That has to be one of the worst covers of any...

    That has to be one of the worst covers of any song by any band ever. I appreciate some of what Phish does, but holy shit cover songs are not their strength.
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    I think this criticism can be applied to any band...

    I think this criticism can be applied to any band you don't like. I feel this way about a lot of other bands, but I recognize that the people that like those bands can hear and appreciate the...
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    I don't always go see Grateful Dead music...

    I don't always go see Grateful Dead music performed live, but when I do, it's Joe Russo's Almost Dead. Good god, that man can play the drums.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IxTno9Qncc
  12. Yeah, the main issue is whether I can keep them...

    Yeah, the main issue is whether I can keep them frozen from Sunday through Weds in a cooler. May have to borrow a separate cooler and put some dry ice in there.
  13. This is probably the best answer. I suppose I...

    This is probably the best answer. I suppose I should do this, to be sure.
  14. Cooking question: parboil whole Yukon gold potatoes several days in advance?

    I'm headed to a weeklong music camp on Sunday, and I've been tasked with preparing crispy potatoes for 70 people on Wednesday night. I'd love to parboil the potatoes (whole, with skin on) before I...
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    I don't get the hate on pineapple pizza. ...

    I don't get the hate on pineapple pizza. Toppings are all about balancing flavors. Pineapple adds sweet and tangy, which goes really well with rich and fatty (cheese, meats). There's a reason that...
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    Thanks! I also found the Brood Maxtion 24x2.3...

    Thanks! I also found the Brood Maxtion 24x2.3 (sold by Spawn bikes), which looks awesome but it's only available through Spawn and they charge a flat $40 to ship (!!!), which brings the price to $65...
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    24" MTB tire options - 2.4 or 2.5

    Just got my daughter her first 24" MTB and she's into it. But the tires it came with are 1.9" wide and not great for trails. A friend rode with us yesterday on her 24" bike with Specialized Big...
  18. Scroll down to the very bottom of the feed and...

    Scroll down to the very bottom of the feed and start with her oldest pics, then scroll up and watch as her Insta feed slowly progresses from normal happy teenager stuff to basically softcore porn. ...
  19. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    QFT. Once you go with a real Thermapen, you...

    QFT. Once you go with a real Thermapen, you can't go back. I thought it was ridiculous to pay that much for a thermometer, my $15 one from the restaurant supply store worked fine. Then I got a...
  20. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Slightly off topic: Does anyone have a...

    Slightly off topic: Does anyone have a recommendation for a type of dried red chile that's got good flavor but isn't spicy at all? I have a friend with stomach issues that can't eat anything spicy,...
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    Seems like they need new tires, they keep...

    Seems like they need new tires, they keep skidding out.

    Purty mountains.
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    I'm looking for a 24" MTB for my daughter. ...

    I'm looking for a 24" MTB for my daughter. Weight is my biggest concern; her current 20" Specialized Hot Rock is a boat anchor, and it's holding her back. Also price - not really looking to invest...
  23. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Another batch of homemade spicy chili crisp...

    Another batch of homemade spicy chili crisp (based on the Laoganma sauce you can buy at Asian markets). I go through this stuff at an alarming rate.

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    You guys all know the secret to corn tortillas,...

    You guys all know the secret to corn tortillas, right? Get a cast iron pan or griddle super hot, dip the tortillas individually in water, and throw them on the pan/griddle until they get little...
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    I understand you don't want Sonos, but this issue...

    I understand you don't want Sonos, but this issue is pretty much why they exist. Bluetooth is unreliable, poor-quality sound, and limited in range. It's much better if you can do it over the wifi...
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    Anyone tried Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend bourbon? ...

    Anyone tried Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend bourbon? A local bar that specializes in whiskeys had it as a special at $17 for a 1.5oz pour and the waiter wouldn't stop talking about how it was the...
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    I hear you on this. I have the same thing; it...

    I hear you on this. I have the same thing; it always sounds like fun, but it just doesn't affect me like it used to. Either I just feel dull and tired, or I get - not quite paranoid, but more like...
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    Have you tried Punt e Mes? It's the same recipe...

    Have you tried Punt e Mes? It's the same recipe as Carpano but less sweet and more bitter. I like it better, honestly. Cheaper too.

    Vya is pretty good as well. There are a bunch of new craft...
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    My house cocktail, simple and delicious: 2 oz...

    My house cocktail, simple and delicious:

    2 oz Rittenhouse Bottled-in-Bond Rye
    1 oz Cynar
    Mix, serve with large cube and orange peel
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    Been a long time since I made pizza at home, so...

    Been a long time since I made pizza at home, so last night I decided it was time. Sausage and radicchio is my favorite combo (the radicchio gets all nutty and delicious when it's charred). Snapped...
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    My story: Listed a Santa Cruz Bronson bike for...

    My story:

    Listed a Santa Cruz Bronson bike for $5K - it was basically new (I bought it barely used for $5K as a mid-life crisis present for myself, then immediately realized I didn't like it...
  32. Thread: Insomnia

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    I just realized that I posted early in this...

    I just realized that I posted early in this thread (2015) about my insomnia. Update - it basically went completely away once I started meditating every day for 15 minutes. I use the Headspace app -...
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    Followup: We ended up riding Horse Thief Mesa on...

    Followup: We ended up riding Horse Thief Mesa on the advice of Taos Cyclery (who said it was the most legit singletrack that's currently not muddy or snowy). Solid ride - not too much elevation gain...
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    Taos riding in early April?

    Gonna be in Taos the first weekend in April for a work thingy. Thinking of bringing my bike and checking out the local trails, but not sure what the conditions are like down there (I'm picturing dry...
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    I loved Led Zeppelin back before I'd heard all of...

    I loved Led Zeppelin back before I'd heard all of their songs 1,000 times. I change the radio station if it comes on now.
  36. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Did you cut the hole in the top for the sous vide...

    Did you cut the hole in the top for the sous vide yourself, or is that a custom sous vide container? Looks interesting, I'm always struggling with keeping a pot covered for long SV cooks where...
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    I had no idea so many people were skiing around...

    I had no idea so many people were skiing around the mountain wearing latex gloves. Kinda creepy.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfZiAiYNcI8
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    That's what I assumed too. I'm thinking like...

    That's what I assumed too. I'm thinking like Appetite for Destruction (GnR tribute band) or Atomic Punks (Van Halen tribute band), bands that only cover one band and try to look like them, not just...
  39. I'd sit in with the Electric Mayhem. Doesn't...

    I'd sit in with the Electric Mayhem. Doesn't matter the tune, those guys rock.
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    A highlight of my musical career to date was...

    A highlight of my musical career to date was playing at the Mangy Moose on New Years Eve, and Dread Zeppelin opened for us. I got to hang with Tortelvis. It was a legendary evening. 2001 maybe?
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    No, sweat doesn't seem to be an issue. My gloves...

    No, sweat doesn't seem to be an issue. My gloves are never wet (except in really warm spring conditions, but then coldness isn't an issue). I just think I don't have great circulation to my fingers...
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    Best Warm and Thin Liner Gloves

    Anyone got an opinion on the best thin liner gloves (to be worn under mittens) that are warm? My hands get ridiculously cold - even in Mercury Mitts, I'm using handwarmers on colder days, and when I...
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    Who are they a copy of? Genuinely curious here,...

    Who are they a copy of? Genuinely curious here, I always thought they didn't really sound like anyone else out there.
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    Sounds like it, and that's a good thing. During...

    Sounds like it, and that's a good thing. During the halftime show the guy I was watching with kept saying "But you know this song, right?" and I'm trying desperately to recall if maybe I heard it in...
  45. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    That's an interesting approach to carnitas. I've...

    That's an interesting approach to carnitas. I've always tried to cook the carnitas really packed together, so that it kind of fries in its own fat (almost like a confit) - this article describes that...
  46. I have a pair of REI Shuksan full-zip pants, size...

    I have a pair of REI Shuksan full-zip pants, size XL that I'd sell. They're black and made of eVent fabric. Great pants, but they're my backups and I don't really ever use them. PM me if you're...
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    Ice skating birthday party is rad. My daughter...

    Ice skating birthday party is rad. My daughter forced me to learn to skate again (hadn't done it since high school) and it's super fun, I actually look forward to going skating with her now (same...
  48. Anyone skied the Head Kore 105? Shape looks...

    Anyone skied the Head Kore 105? Shape looks similar and they've gotten some good press.
  49. What skis to replace original 186 Lhasa Pow carbons?

    Got my 186 Lhasa Pow carbons in 2007 and I have loved the shit out of these skis. Favorite skis ever - I love how easy they are to ski, how light yet stable they are, how they float in pow and pivot...
  50. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    The only thing I miss with doing big hunks of...

    The only thing I miss with doing big hunks of meat in the sous vide is that super crispy crust you get when you do, say, a pork shoulder in the oven at 250 degrees for many hours. I feel like sous...
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