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Kerry Beal

Chocdoc Susses out Seattle

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Paris is so last week! This week I am winging my way to Seattle for the Northwest Chocolate Festival. EZtemper has a booth and I will be doing a tempering demo as part of the show on Sunday.

 

This evening I will hike on over (make that Uber on over) to Indi Chocolate in Pike's Place to show them how to use the new to them enrober for their Selmi.

 

@Alleguede was to have been with me this am but last night when the email inviting me to check in for my flight arrived I noticed it said we were flying via Atlanta rather than Minneapolis - and leaving two hours earlier! Apparently the Minneapolis route was dropped in September but it didn't occur to Delta to mention it to us! Poor Amir at Delta customer service seemed a little surprised at the language coming out of Dr Beal's mouth. 

 

Anyway - @Alleguede was not going to make it for a 10:30 departure and is not attending the Unconference anyway so we were able to switch him to a flight tomorrow which actually worked out better as far as his business goes. 

 

So so here I sit in the Plaza Premium lounge in Pearson terminal 3. It's a pay as you go lounge as Delta doesn't have a lounge here - but my credit card gives me some lounge passes. 

 

Breakfast, such as it is, at least they cook the eggs for you when you ask.

 

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Don't be horrified by the ketchup with the eggs! 

 

I'm doing the high protein breakfast and lunch today and the high carb dinner. I have two cups of tea and a latte in my belly - then no more caffeine until tomorrow. 


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Are they really beans on your breakfast? Are you trying to clear space around you on the plane?

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7 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Are they really beans on your breakfast? Are you trying to clear space around you on the plane?

That's the idea - that will teach them to change my itinerary!

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Scrambled eggs should always be accompanied by ketchup.

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1 hour ago, ElsieD said:

Scrambled eggs should always be accompanied by ketchup.

Yeah, it's great for distracting a toddler long enough to eat your own (uncontaminated) eggs in peace. :P

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The snacks they brought around are all carbs - knew I should have brought some cheese and pepperettes 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

The snacks they brought around are all carbs - knew I should have brought some cheese and pepperettes 

 

 

Can you ask for some cheese and crackers?

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Easier to get a Bloody Mary I suspect - they are saving money on me today!

 

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3 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Paris is so last week! This week I am winging my way to Seattle for the Northwest Chocolate Festival. EZtemper has a booth and I will be doing a tempering demo as part of the show on Sunday.

 

This evening I will hike on over (make that Uber on over) to Indi Chocolate in Pike's Place to show them how to use the new to them enrober for their Selmi.

 

@Alleguede was to have been with me this am but last night when the email inviting me to check in for my flight arrived I noticed it said we were flying via Atlanta rather than Minneapolis - and leaving two hours earlier! Apparently the Minneapolis route was dropped in September but it didn't occur to Delta to mention it to us! Poor Amir at Delta customer service seemed a little surprised at the language coming out of Dr Beal's mouth. 

 

Anyway - @Alleguede was not going to make it for a 10:30 departure and is not attending the Unconference anyway so we were able to switch him to a flight tomorrow which actually worked out better as far as his business goes. 

 

So so here I sit in the Plaza Premium lounge in Pearson terminal 3. It's a pay as you go lounge as Delta doesn't have a lounge here - but my credit card gives me some lounge passes. 

 

Breakfast, such as it is, at least they cook the eggs for you when you ask.

 

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Don't be horrified by the ketchup with the eggs! 

 

I'm doing the high protein breakfast and lunch today and the high carb dinner. I have two cups of tea and a latte in my belly - then no more caffeine until tomorrow. 

 

You're reminding me of a past experience, where the airline (which one is no longer in my memory) neglected to tell me that they'd cancelled my flight from Tucson to wherever hub I was going through. I got to Arizona without a problem, but realized that there was an issue when I tried to check in on line for my flight home, and no flight from TUS to (hub) was listed, just (hub) to Syracuse. Apparently the cancellation had happened weeks if not months before, yet they never bothered to notify me! Nor did they ever tell me how I was supposed to get to the hub for my flight home. Since then, I've gotten anal about checking flight arrangements that are made way in advance, to make sure I don't get stuck again.

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Turbulent ride - so food delayed - so far I got this 

 

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Damn.  You must be close to Seattle by now. 

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imageproxy.php?img=&key=d2a459cbdaa822ccThree hours to go

 

 

 

Chicken stir fry - is there anything in the world that someone won't put quinoa in?

 

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Not letting me upload pics for some reason - will try later 

 

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 No kale with that quinoa? They are slipping up. 

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After I arrived in Seattle I went over to Indi Chocolate in Pike's Market - they have just built a fabulous factory and cafe where you can learn to make bean to bar chocolate or buy what they have made.

 

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A big melanger.

 

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Glenn - the chocolate maker who was wooed from NYC - had no experience with the Selmi enrober - so we played with it and got it running. I managed to adjust the detailer right the first time! I was impressed - Glenn didn't know he should be impressed - he'll learn.

 

He had put together a ganache that we hand cut to enrobe.

 

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A few little bugs we'll discuss with the Tomric people over the weekend.

 

llo

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Ubering home - I got talking to the driver and mentioned that with all the running around I hadn't eaten. We had already passed any variety stores and he insisted I take the 'crackers' from his trunk that he keeps for emergencies if he has a long day driving.

 

Two packages of these and I'm off to bed 

 

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7 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Ubering home - I got talking to the driver and mentioned that with all the running around I hadn't eaten. We had already passed any variety stores and he insisted I take the 'crackers' from his trunk that he keeps for emergencies if he has a long day driving.

 

Two packages of these and I'm off to bed 

 

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Nice man!  

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On 11/8/2017 at 9:54 AM, ElsieD said:

Scrambled eggs should always be accompanied by ketchup.

and sriracha

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24 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

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my breakfast - cold quiche and a muffin

 

At first glance I thought that muffin was a meatball.

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2 hours ago, ElsieD said:

 

At first glance I thought that muffin was a meatball.

Me too!!!

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I thought it was a humped up sausage patty.  That is one pitiful looking baked good.

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 Doesn’t appear to be an awful lot better than breakfast. I’m holding out for decent supper for you.

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