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  1. Fuck the fuck out of cancer! Fuck! RIP Florian 😢
  2. Taco Tuesday Steako de Mayo!
  3. I am lazy and like easy solutions, so pellets are the only way to go for me. I've been using the same Traeger I bought many MOAs ago but replaced the PID for a much better one after going to Naaman's in Austin. So much more control of the temp, especially for low and slow smokes.
  4. Hope it was a good birthday under strange circumstances Manuel! Cheers!
  5. Rice is a 22 minute proposition. You boil twice the amount of water as rice in two minutes or so, add the rice, cover the pot and turn down the heat to low, set the timer for 20 minutes, leave it covered, and after 20 minutes turn off the heat. At that point, you can eat it or it will sit happily in the covered pot for another 30 or more minutes without much change in heat or moisture.
  6. Pork Butt smoked on the Traeger for nine hours, prepared mostly according to the recipe for Momofuku's Bo Ssam https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12197-momofukus-bo-ssam?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share Claire and I ate it Momofuku/Korean style in lettuce wraps and relevant sauce/accouterments, but Alden and Steve made pulled pork sandwiches with BBQ sauce and all seemed to be pleased.
  7. Last night Claire made this super easy recipe last night and it is great. And easy. And great. Five-Ingredient Creamy Miso Pasta https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020979-five-ingredient-creamy-miso-pasta?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share Tonight, I made a pork tenderloin stuffed with herbs and capers. A little harder but still pretty great. I also roasted some creamy potatoes. Pork Tenderloin Stuffed With Herbs and Capers https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1018725-pork-tenderloin-stuffed-with-herbs-and-capers?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share
  8. I quite like tofu, but this dish could easily substitute chicken or pork to make it at least more Stretch Worthy.
  9. I used the Serious Eats recipe as a start and used their method, and looked at others for ideas. It can be flavored many ways to your preference and with things on hand, so I had to make various substitutions, including the following: I used dried arbol chiles, some dried small chiles I grew, and some dried peppers from my cousin's house in France. I didn't have Sichuan peppercorns so I used a peppercorn blend. I don't have MSG or dried mushroom powder so I skipped those and added some good soy sauce for umami. I subbed a cinnamon stick for star anise and cashews for peanuts. Cardamom pods are green, but the seeds are black--this confused me especially in a tiny quantity so I opted to get out the seeds from three pods and crush them. Lastly, they don't expressly say it but I chopped up the fried shallots and garlic before adding them, and tossed the cinnamon stick of course. Came out pretty tasty. https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2018/04/homemade-spicy-chili-crisp.html https://www.chilipeppermadness.com/recipes/chili-crisp/ Tofu and Green Beans With Chile Crisp https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020993-tofu-and-green-beans-with-chile-crisp?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share
  10. First I made chile crisp and then I made tofu and green beans with chile crisp.
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    ^That is a very cool rig.
  12. COVID-19 has claimed two great bassists in one day. RIP Matthew Seligman of Soft Boys and many others including David Bowie, Thompson Twins, Morrissey, Chrissie Hynde, Sinead O’Connor, Tori Amos, and Thomas Dolby. RIP Henry Grimes, another jazz player taken from us. Grimes played and recorded with everyone in the ’50s and ’60s, including Don Cherry, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes, Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, Sunny Murray, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, and McCoy Tyner. After being broke and out of the scene for a couple decades, he had a renaissance in the aughts and played with John Zorn, Marc Ribot, and Nels Cline. 🙁
  13. Ric was more articulate than my snap post last night. I was phone and text banking for Bernie before and after super Tuesday, and my daughter poured her while being into working for him. I join in your frustration that Bernie's supporters failed him by not voting in huge numbers and that people in this party/country chickened out after starting with the most amazing group of candidates ever assembled. But Biden pulled ahead and then the pandemic sealed our fate with him as the last man standing. Maybe that sucks, but it's reality and the GOP alternative is completely unacceptable. The larger part of the trigger for my post last night was your FB posts pounding the drum against Biden, saying Bernie is the only option, and claiming defeat without him. I don't buy that on substance, but everybody who does will help reelect Trump by failing to participate positively in the election and failing to vote in November. I wish you would change your mind, but I figured your FB page is up to you. The Slow Forum is a refuge --thanks largely to you, Knucks -- so I'll shut up and let you get back to it.
  14. The more you spread this stuff about Biden being a senile rapist, the more you help Trump. It's as simple as that. Do you really want to score points against the Democratic party and the putative nominee so badly that it can justify assisting the worst president in our history to maintain control over the country?
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    I'm not a knife collector or aficionado, but the two pocket knives I have and carry daily are both Benchmade. When I used to go to an office, I carried the Emissary 740, which is smaller and fancier looking in anodized aluminum. For outdoors and working around the house, I have a Mini Barrage 585S with a partly serrated edge. They have both been excellent tools and I haven't had any desire to change or supplement them.
  16. I know he was 92, but coronavirus is a terrible and unnecessary way to go. RIP Lee. And fuck coronavirus some more!
  17. Have a great one WFH / quarantine / birthday Jeffy! Cheers!
  18. Thanks Jim. Where do you hang the hat?
  19. RIP Mort Drucker, one of the Usual Gang of Idiots.
  20. Smoked chuck roast. Much better than I expected. And a great excuse to use plenty of horseradish cream sauce.
  21. I tried Tidal and Qobuz and preferred Quobuz for the volume of high res and jazz options, but Tidal seemed to have more new music. I ended up just using the Spotify family plan that Claire and the kids had been using for years. If I get serious again, I'd pick Quobuz.
  22. RIP Hal Wilner and John Prine, who was a regular at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Not sure whether we'll be ready for such gatherings by October... Fuck COVID-19!
  23. You should talk to @jp11801. He has a system I think he really likes and has been experimenting for some time.
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