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  1. Sheesh, and you probably also want enough light to read the menu. I'll get off your lawn now.
  2. You and I will need to commiserate. The Monday after the workshop, I should be flying to...Edinburgh!
  3. Well, it won the 1998 Newbery medal, which is by definition given to a children's book. But hoo boy, it isn't light reading.
  4. MelissaH

    Breakfast Cereal

    We occasionally had sweetened cereals in our house, when I was a kid, although never the ones with marshmallows or the ones with fake fruit flavors. A bowl of one of them, with milk, was considered to be as acceptable for dessert as a serving of ice cream. (Breakfast cereals were along the lines of Cheerios, corn flakes, Wheat/Corn/Rice Chex, Kix, and the like.)
  5. It may be written like poetry, but it's definitely not light reading. I wouldn't want to turn a kid loose with it without some solid historical background.
  6. @Shelby, do you know the book Out of the Dust? It's nominally a kids' book, set in the Dust Bowl, but a windmill plays a prominent role.
  7. I love community cookbooks. In particular, it's amusing to see which ones list women as Mrs. Husband's Name, whether the women get their own names, and if time and place have anything to do with it. We don't currently have a topic about them, do we?
  8. Agreed that Cougar Gold is terrific. It travels well in its can.
  9. This was exactly the thought I had: reduce the food waste. Lettuce soup, aren't there also recipes for stir-fried lettuce? How hard would it be to wash the lettuce (maybe with a little bleach added?) to make it safe to eat?
  10. If the ink will print on the coating that most take-out boxes have, and if the same thing needs to get printed on all the boxes....
  11. Was this egg intended to be eaten raw, or was the rest of the dish hot enough to cook the egg?
  12. I just tried the WSJ article, and even though they usually have a paywall, I was able to get in without a problem. Happy Thanksgiving?
  13. MelissaH

    Oreo Cookies

    And I stumbled into them at Wegmans on Saturday. They're yummy! I think what I like most is the crunch in the creme.
  14. MelissaH

    Oreo Cookies

    I wondered that as well. Overall, I think I prefer the cookie on the Oreo to the Joe Joe cookie, but the Joe Joe creme flavors are usually marvelous.
  15. I've been enjoying this travelogue immensely. Thank you.
  16. Sometimes the BB&B coupons explicitly exclude Breville brand stuff.
  17. MelissaH

    Oreo Cookies

    Are these generally available wherever Oreos are sold, or are they specific to one store?
  18. I've been working on this. So today, I dug down to the bottom bin of our freezer to rescue the beets I'd cooked and frozen when we hadn't gotten to eating them in a reasonable amount of time, and am making them into a quick pickle. And the apples from the fridge that were teetering on the edge of usability have become applesauce, which is currently simmering to reduce and thicken a little bit. I'm hoping these will both go nicely with the Montreal smoked meat (also from the freezer) and half-sour pickles for dinner. The only things I had to buy fresh to make tonight's dinner were the rye bread and cherry soda. I'm hoping there will be enough of the bread and meat left over to make a bang-up omelette tomorrow morning with toast.
  19. Aw, nuts! I was thinking about it (and a friend recently moved to St. Louis, to boot!) but I just got word that enough deposits are in to confirm that this year's edition of the fermentation science class will run. So the following Monday, I'll be on my way to Scotland. Post tons of pictures, please.
  20. I'll think about your mint today. That alone might be enough!
  21. The chocolate stuff is all fine and dandy, but I seriously covet that lemon tree. (You understand that I would never actually touch it myself, for fear of what would happen. I've killed mint. Multiple times.)
  22. I'd even settle for a Chipotle to replace the Fajita Grill in my town. Or instead of the Taco Bell that's going to be opening up across town from me.
  23. <cue soundtrack from the opening to The Music Man>
  24. Given that I've never thought of doing anything other than drinking the beverage resulting from steeping the dried leaves, it's still kind of blown my mind.
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