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by PAstrychef
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 177
Views: 5406

Re: Firearms Regulations

Alas, that fails to explain the function or purpose of open carry, it just claims that doing so is accepted in some parts of the US. As far as I can tell, it’s main purpose is to show off that you are carrying a gun around with you everywhere. I suppose it was at one point supposed to intimidate tho...
by PAstrychef
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

Took leftover grilled corn and made corn fritters for breakfast. The trick is not using so much cornmeal that they become gritty lumps like bad hush puppies. I was thinking that par-cooking the cornmeal might work ok. Just let it soak in boiling water for a few minutes. Hmmmm.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

Details on the bean CSA please. Can anybody join?
by PAstrychef
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89968
Views: 7575324

Re: Thoughts for ships

So you find the info you need from google, instead of a book. That’s still independent.
by PAstrychef
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Roasts - Wire Rack + Baking Sheet vs Cast Iron Pan
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Roasts - Wire Rack + Baking Sheet vs Cast Iron Pan

Both of those items are useful in many ways, so having them won’t be wasted money or space even if you don’t roast very often. I’ve found that most roasting methods work equally well, depending on what you want to end up with. If I’m making a pan sauce and a separate starch I will use an oven safe h...
by PAstrychef
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 18037

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

The water is a cooking medium for the mac. The salt, well i guess you’re correct.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

My go to brownies are from the Joy Of Cooking.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

Chunked up a beef eye round roast and tossed it in the instant pot with some pepperoncini, dried herbs and some mayo. Shredded it it when it was nice and tender. Served it on brioche rolls. Plenty leftover for other meals, too. For some reason this is called a Mississippi roast. It’s a nice variatio...
by PAstrychef
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A poem for a day
Replies: 90
Views: 32992

Re: A poem for a day

The Great Pax Whitie BY NIKKI GIOVANNI In the beginning was the word And the word was Death And the word was nigger And the word was death to all niggers And the word was death to all life And the word was death to all peace be still The genesis was life The genesis was death In the genesis of death...
by PAstrychef
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 428823

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Yeah, he lusts after her, but only in a discrete kind of way. He’s not a stalker, he’s not pushy, he just admires her. I was quite pissed when one bunch if readers decided Aaronovich was a horrible human being because a young male character was sexually attracted to a female character. Heck, Peter a...
by PAstrychef
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 117
Views: 3754

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

John Varley has several stories wherein bodies are adjustable. In one of the female protagonist first becomes male and then makes other changes.
The collection is The Persistance of Vision, but I can’t remember the story title itself.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

A bacon-mushroom-leek pizza/flatbread thing. Store bought dough, already rolled out into a rectangle. Made a cheese base from odds and bobs in the fridge, topped it all with mozzarella.
by PAstrychef
Tue May 29, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 117
Views: 3754

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

...Without the social construct of the idea of money-a stand-in for things or labor, all they are is plant pulp with coloring... Are stocks (shares in a company) a social construct? What distinguishes a social construct from any other abstraction You really get irritating when you are deliberately ...
by PAstrychef
Tue May 29, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 117
Views: 3754

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

Actually, your comments on money show exactly how it is a social construct. A society develops a norm that accepts bits of metal or cowrie shells or digital inputs as being of more than intrinsic value. It sure is easier than barter. The US uses gold to represent value. Why? Because, historically, i...
by PAstrychef
Tue May 29, 2018 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

It may be just that your spices are old.
by PAstrychef
Mon May 28, 2018 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Barbecue Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 4093

Re: The Barbecue Thread

Got the ribs marinating, planning on firing up the grill for smoking at noon. A completely improvised marinade-orange juice, Hyde Park spice blend from the Spice House with extra cumin, a 1/2 teaspoon of orange chili oil and an onion buzzed in the blender. I’m thinking I will use some of the tasty K...
by PAstrychef
Mon May 28, 2018 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 18037

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Has it been kept cold? Taste it, sniff it. It may be just fine. When you heat it, bring it to a boil for a minute. You’ll be fine.
by PAstrychef
Sun May 27, 2018 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

Had more fun with stuffed spaghetti squash, this time using spinach, shrimp, garlic and Parmesan. Tomorrow I think I will make ice cream, no idea what flavor yet.
by PAstrychef
Sun May 27, 2018 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 117
Views: 3754

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

Ah, the idea that men like sports and women don’t is a social construct of gender identity. This is part of how societies define masculine and feminine roles. Some societies are more rigid in their exoectstions of how people behave based on which category they are perceived to be part of. We have re...
by PAstrychef
Wed May 23, 2018 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

I end up peeling cucumbers because the ones I find here are almost always English cucumbers which are bad and not Persian cucumbers which are good. Edit: An internet search suggests maybe I'm finding "garden cucumbers". Anyway they're shitty and waxy. I’ve found that the cucumbers markete...
by PAstrychef
Tue May 22, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

The first strawberry rhubarb thing of the season. Cooked the fruit a bit with some sugar and cinnamon, then baked it with a crumble topping. I’m sure mom will love it.
by PAstrychef
Tue May 22, 2018 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 177
Views: 5406

Re: Firearms Regulations

One of the long term effects of restrictive laws is to change the social view of the items/actions being regulated. We instituted laws about DUI and public smoking, and over time both have become unacceptable (or at least unpopular). Both sets of laws were ridiculed as useless and overreaching and b...
by PAstrychef
Tue May 15, 2018 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

A week of simple stuff-cabbage and sausages and farro in the instant pot; a big batch of beef stew; spaghetti and meat sauce. Planned to make gnudi twice and let the ricotta get too old both times. Third time is in the fridge right now.
by PAstrychef
Fri May 11, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is abortion unethical?
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Is abortion unethical?

No. You are free to believe whatever you want to. As long as you don’t try to control what I believe and do with my body, that is. And even though there is always a chance that a zygote will grow into a human, it isn’t one yet. To equate the potential future of a clump of undifferentiated cells to t...
by PAstrychef
Tue May 08, 2018 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 12581

Re: Recipe requests

Hi Nath! What’s cooking?
by PAstrychef
Tue May 08, 2018 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 12581

Re: Recipe requests

I found this linkhttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/68117013084783834/ with some things that looked interesting, especially the multi colored vegetable tortas.
by PAstrychef
Thu May 03, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 397619

Re: Questions For The World

Bread Alone is in Woodstock, NY. Great orange brioche there.
by PAstrychef
Thu May 03, 2018 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 127
Views: 47263

Re: Punnilingus

How do mermaids keep in touch? Using their shell phones.
by PAstrychef
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 18037

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Gargaling with mild salt water might help. Otherwise, whisky until you just don’t care anymore.
by PAstrychef
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 96
Views: 27881

Re: Cooking disasters

Not quite a disaster, but- I had a quart of liquid I had braised some lamb in that I was planning to use to cook some more lamb for dinner. So I put it to thaw in the pot for my instant pot, which I filled with hot water. Once the braise had thawed I pulled it out of the pot and poured it into the o...
by PAstrychef
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 5328

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

Also, prison is worse than death, for reasons to complex or something to go into.
by PAstrychef
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

Stuffed a pair of Cornish hens with spiced rice, chopped dried apricots, preserved lemons and pine nuts then roasted them on a bed of sliced potatoes in a hot oven.
by PAstrychef
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

Breaded cutlets and asparagus. Of course it’s snowing instead of being springlike.
by PAstrychef
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 5328

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

By using self defense as a starting point, you are saying that the state is acting in self defense if it kills someone. My argument is not based on self defense. The argument I provided showing that there are situation where murder is justified takes the same form as my argument in favor of the dea...
by PAstrychef
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dealing with "smart" but lazy teenagers
Replies: 7
Views: 4393

Re: Dealing with "smart" but lazy teenagers

Those kids are either bored because they are already ahead of the class, or just uninterested in the subject matter. Try giving them individual assignments. A student that claims to already have mastered the topics being covered in class should be given the chance to prove it-a long essay, a report ...
by PAstrychef
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 5328

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

The big issues with the death penalty aren’t its inherent morality, they are in the problems of wrongful imprisonment and death, as enacted by the State. By using self defense as a starting point, you are saying that the state is acting in self defense if it kills someone. But killing in self defens...
by PAstrychef
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

Split pea soup is great with ham. Also, ham and potato croquettes, ham with a sweet and sour glaze over rice, etc. you night chop some up and leave it in the freezer to add to omelets, crepes, fried rice and so on.
by PAstrychef
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4365
Views: 772179

Re: Today I Made:

Took the leftover cabbage, carrots and potatoes from yesterday’s corned beef dinner and fried them up in some bacon grease, then sliced the end of the corned beef and heated it up on top while the bottom got good and crispy. Colcannon is a great way to use up cabbage and spuds.
by PAstrychef
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 397619

Re: Questions For The World

Shackleton was a hero because he rowed across the Antarctic Ocean in a 14 foot boat and landed in the right place by dead reckoning, in order to save the lives of everyone who had sailed on the Endurance . Other people misusing the word for their own personal gratification doesn't change this. Jose...
by PAstrychef
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 397619

Re: Questions For The World

Here’s my question-what defines a hero? I was reading about a guy trying to cross the Antarctic continent alone, on foot, no sail or other device, no pre-laid food caches and so on. He ends up being airlifted to Chile, where he died. He was referred to as a hero on several occasions in the article. ...

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