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  1. I remember Stornoway* more for fish & chips and the deep fried American style hamburger. Thanks again, @liuzhou. *I watched the moon landing in Stornoway, but that was my second trip. (To Stornoway, that is.)
  2. Out of interest, what's in Trader Joe’s umami powder?
  3. Some decades ago I was dining with my elder son. He refused to eat the lovely flat leaved parsley I provided. He said no one he knew ever had been served parsley as a vegetable. Things were getting tense. Finally he acquiesced he would eat the parsley if I could document some nutritionally valid reason. This was before the internet. OK. About half an hour later from Laurel's Kitchen I demonstrated parsley was an outstanding source of vitamin C. He was not impressed and refused to eat his parsley. He admitted he was only buying time so he could enjoy his dinner in peace. I have not forgiven him.
  4. I decalcified my first CSO once to go through the exercise. If you fill the tank only with decalcified water there is no need. https://forums.egullet.org/topic/136349-do-brita-type-filters-work/?do=findComment&comment=2162319
  5. The CSO is being discontinued any time now because Cuisinart knows the Anova Precision Oven is about to be released. Any time now. Listen to your husband. But I'd buy new for $199. That three year warrantee got me a free replacement.
  6. Yes, but Mountain Dew has serious caffeine.
  7. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    A favorite summer meal: Tuna and beans. In this case Ranch Gordo Marcella beans.
  8. In this case Jeff Bezos. I do have somewhat fonder memories of Acme from when I was growing up in Philadelphia in the 1950's.
  9. As an aside I just went to the McCaffrey’s website and read that they are in the process of rolling out online shopping. If they can make it work it will be an interesting alternative for me.
  10. I can't say I love Shoprite either but Shoprite is what's here. And as I've seen, Shoprite stores vary all over in quality depending on who owns them.* They are a franchise operation. The Shoprite where I live has gotten better over the years but they still lack things like frozen peas. We used to have a Grand Union and a Food Town.** Grand Union went bankrupt a quarter century ago and I'm not sure what happened to Food Town but they went the way of the dodo when Shoprite moved in. After Grand Union closed, many of the Grand Union employees went to Shoprite and many went to a higher end store in Princeton called McCaffrey’s. I still see the kind people I knew from Grand Union when I shop at Shoprite or McCaffrey’s (which I dearly wish was in walking distance). For a while Shoprite employees told me working conditions were so bad at the local Shoprite that they shopped at the Shoprite next further north (different owner). But now people tell me they prefer to shop at this Shoprite because there is much greater selection than at other Shoprite stores. As long as you don't want frozen peas, of course. Jeff has promised us a new Whole Foods, in walking distance for me. All the Township approvals are in place. I only hope I live so long. Shoprite could use some competition. *over forty years ago but the manager of one local Shoprite store I informed I would never shop there again, ever. And I have not. **and then there were an A&P and an Acme but less said the better. Anyone else remember "WEO"?
  11. Seriously I don't know. I'd be the first to admit I have a lot of plants in a small space, but I am not the only one with a lot of plants who lives here. Two years ago the rental agent told me that two of my planters needed to be removed by order of the owner because she (the owner) thought they looked too heavy. At that time the rental agent said the rest of my planters were fine. Years ago I checked with the township building inspector who told be these balconies were rated for an obscene amount of weight. However even if I wanted to remove the planters, the larger ones I could not move myself. I'm more physically challenged than I used to be. And at the moment I am terribly upset, more so than I wish to admit on a public forum.
  12. My first tomatoes are turning red. I came home tonight to letter from the rental agent to please remove the planters from my balcony immediately.
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