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  1. Woot.com has refurbished 5-1 Ninja CREAMis for $99: https://www.woot.com/offers/ninja-creami-5-program-ice-cream-maker-1?ref=w_cnt_lnd_cat_home_8_1
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    Cinnamon

    Personally, I love the Vietnamese cinnamon from Penzy's. It smells and tastes amazing.
  3. Wow-that looks really good, Shalmanese. I may need to give that a try–thanks! And thanks for your advice, David. I am definitely going to try that preparation as soon as I can get my hands on a good piece of salmon! Sunday or Monday, methinks. That sounds like a great way of cooking it.
  4. OK, thank you! I will give that a shot!
  5. Hi all. I've gotten the hang of cooking salmon in two ways. The first way I know to cook salmon is to pan sear it, getting a very nice crust on the top. The second way is to put it on a bed of sliced mushrooms, pour teriyaki sauce on top, and stick it in the oven and bake it. I'd like to combine those methods-I'd like to get a nice crust on it, but then get the teriyaki flavor on it and bake it in the oven, but I'm concerned about overcooking my salmon. Is it as simple as just pansearing the presentation side for the crust, then putting it skinside down on a sheet pan, pouring on the teriyaki sauce, and baking it, or would that result in a dry, overcooked fish?
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    Peach wine?

    Please don't hurt me! I know that fruit wine isn't exactly the most respected item among wine enthusiasts, but one of my all-time favorite wines is Nashoba Valley Winery's After-Dinner Peach wine, which I first tried a tiny sip of during a winery tour with my parents when I was 10 or so, and I have been enamored with it ever since. The only problem, of course, is that Nashoba Valley Winery's wines are only sold in MA, and they don't ship out of state. I'd ask a friend to buy some bottles and ship them to me, but it's illegal to ship from MA, it's illegal to receive in MD (where I live), and while I could get a mail-drop in DC for it,, A: that seems excessive, and B: I still have the illegal to ship from MA problem! I was wondering if there was some sort of peach wine sold in the Metropolitan DC area (MD, DC, VA) that someone might recommend...?
  7. Yeah, about those exploding eggs.... *rueful look* When I was first starting to cook in my first apartment, I made an hardboiled egg. After draining the pot and peeling the egg, I decided that the egg didn't quite look cooked, so I put it in the microwave for, oh, 12-15 seconds or so, assuming it would cook through the rest of the way. Microwave dings, I take out the egg, it looks fine. So, I start to bite into it... ...and as I do, I hear the whining sound of steam exploding and I have just enough to think, "Uh oh, this can't be good," and the egg explodes. The only damage was to my lip, but I burned it pretty damn badly. I was eating nothing but ice cream and smoothies for a week and a half or so.
  8. I should note that my info is somewhat dated: I haven't been to Hanover to in a few months, and I haven't lived there full time since June '05. Ramuntos is indeed quite tasty. Their garlic knots are well worthwhile. If ordering delivered, though, they can take a while to get there. EBAs is the fastest, but not very good. A nice middle ground between the two is C & As. Mai Thai is not very good. The food is mediocre, and the service is consistently extremely slow. I have to strongly recommend against it. Molly's is always popular amongst the student set-it is well worth going there for their bread! (And the rest of their food is good too.) It's just basic American food, but it is quite well executed. Murphy's is similar, with a little more of a formal atmosphere. The 5 Olde Nugget has some good pub grub at affordable prices. For breakfast, there is but one word: Lou's. Lou's has been there forever and it's for a good reason-it's the best breakfast spot I've been to, anyhere, bar none. The only problem is that it can get very full very quickly and there's often a line, especially on weekend mornings. Still, it's usually well worth it. For those with cars, I really liked Yama Restaurant, a Korean/Japanese restarant in West Lebanon, on Main Street. Their sushi has great reviews from my friends, and personally, I loved their tofu teryaki (I haven't found its equal anywhere, which makes me sad since I'm no longer Hanover-based!), as well as their japchae. Well worth it if you are in the area. (Plus the people who work there are incredibly friendly.) i'll look forward to trying the canoe club and ramunto's next time i'm in hanover ←
  9. Jandara Restaurant, about 1.5-2 blocks from the Omni Shoreham, has pretty good Thai food. It's not the best I've ever had, but it is pretty solid.
  10. Certainly not assault and battery, there needs to be physical harm for that. It could questionably be assault, but only in some states and even then it's not really likely. ← There may need to be physical harm depending on the jurisdiction, but there was physical harm-Marcel referred to his "rug burns" and he also likely had some bumps and bruises that he didn't complain about on camera, at least not on anything that made it to air, but they certainly seem sufficient to uphold a conviction for assault and battery. In MA, for example, the injury needs to be more than transient and triffling, i.e. a sore wrist for a few minutes would not be sufficient, but it does not need to be an permanent injury, either-Marcel's injuries should be enough to cross that threshold.
  11. Wow, that puts a whole different face on everything, doesn't it? *nods* The images are from DjLexxy's post on Television Without Pity's form on Top Chef (or rather, she linked to the URLs I gave below): http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/in...dpost&p=6869539 Hmm-to be fair, the still images are a bit fuzzy, and it was a bit fuzzy when I watched the scene on my Tivo, but from the first three photos, it certainly seems to me that Elia has her hair at that point. The fourth photo was tough to make out, but I think it appears that the chronology as given on the show is off. The still images are at: http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/306/eliaqe1.jpg http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7414/elia2pj3.jpg http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/178/elia3iu3.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3945/elia4ve0.jpg
  12. I think the Producers got it wrong and Tom C. got it right. I am not a lawyer, but it seems patently obvious that Cliff committed assault and battery. The other three not only didn't step up and say, "Knock it off," but they were involved in planning the crime. The word for that is conspiracy. I've seen still photos of Marcel storming out of the room after the assault, and they show Elia with a full head of hair. The timeline that aired is not accurate and tries to show Elia, Ilan, and Sam in a better light than they deserved. Elia and the other guy (was it Sam or Ilan, I forget) shaved their heads after the assault.
  13. I really like Yirasai Sushi on the corner of Ridgefield Road and Westbard Avenue in Bethesda. It is small, but has great food, friendly sushi chefs and waitresses, and a gorgeous interior. It is quite affordable, local, and not a chain.
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