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by dubsola
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 352216

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

You should try some brown ales, they are more malt-forward and traditionally not bitter. Also, milds. I did have an American Brown Ale that had a bit of hoppiness. In generally I have a big problem with massive hops not balanced out by massive malts. I've had a few IPAs from American brewers which l...
by dubsola
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The CGNU Dumples Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 33530

Re: The CGNU Dumples Thread

They look great! I want to make dumplings. The greasy spoon near my work does a great pork dumpling soup.
by dubsola
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4726
Views: 907218

Re: Today I Made:

What made a pressure-cooker-ful of caldo de res over the weekend. Probably a human, vaguely Nath-shaped I'm guessing. Catching up: Shakshuka! I love it. It's quite common to find at the morning farmers markets around my area, they put a few chickpeas / garbanzo beans in there which I think is good,...
by dubsola
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 144
Views: 52489

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

Thankyou for the advice. I am certainly on board with the "parent, not friend" mentality and use timeout as a tool when needed. I would never scream at or hit my child (or any child). I just don't want her to hurt herself when she thrashes about. Hadn't heard the 'don't say anything' part ...
by dubsola
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Blade Runner 2049
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Blade Runner 2049

As much as I love them both, why couldn't they have picked two new(er) actors for this? Harrison and Ryan don't need any more awesomeness.
by dubsola
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 20266

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Rogue One

I loved it too. Great movie! I like that we seem to be on an upward trajectory of quality, after the prequels shite, A Force Awakens was pretty decent, and then this one - superb. I recommend checking out interviews with Gareth Edwards, he is a funny and likeable dude and a massive Star Wars fan. So...
by dubsola
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 144
Views: 52489

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

How do you handle when your kid doesn't want to do something? In particular, with younger kids, 'forcing' them by picking them up? I am worried about hurting my kid but how do I put her in timeout if she won't go there herself?
by dubsola
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 144
Views: 52489

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

It took two hours to get my daughter to have a bath on Sunday. She came in dirty from outside and I said 'you have to wash your feet off'. This commenced a cycle of 'No' > explanations of why baths are good > explanations of all the fun things we can do after the bath > going off to play > timeout >...
by dubsola
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Musical Chain Game
Replies: 10
Views: 8695

Re: Musical Chain Game

Indeed! In fact both records were released on Rough Trade.
by dubsola
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Musical Chain Game
Replies: 10
Views: 8695

Re: Musical Chain Game

On the internet, nothing is ever really dead, is it? I'm sure there's geocities sites still out there with 'Under Construction' banners. Great song! I know I've heard it before, but can't remember where or when. Wikipedia tells me it's on a bunch of TV shows, possibly I saw it on Community? Maybe it...
by dubsola
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 20
Views: 9715

Re: dubsola's Chilli

Both of these recipes sound great! Some stray thoughts: I'm quite glad to have such a counterpoint to 'my style' of chilli appear in this thread. I will have to try it one day. I quite like the Spanish paprika from La Chinata. I love Cholula and I am looking at a bottle of Cholola chipotle right now...
by dubsola
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 144
Views: 52489

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

Yay, baby! I'm a parent now. My girl is almost 3, pretty smart, funny, and reasonably well behaved. Lots of patience required but that's to be expected. Not comfortable posting a picture but rest assured she is sweet. Current challenges are the expected tantrums / defiant behaviour. For tantrums, I ...
by dubsola
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 20
Views: 9715

Re: dubsola's Chilli

Oh absolutely, I know they're not the same animal, but figured they'd be in the same ballpark, taste-wise. On reflection, probably too different to be a worthy comparison.
by dubsola
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 20
Views: 9715

Re: dubsola's Chilli

Why are they two different dishes? I do like chili con frijoles as a name though!
by dubsola
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 20
Views: 9715

Re: dubsola's Chilli

Oh yeah, bacon is great in this sort of thing! Stews and so on. Fatty and salty, yes! You could also use chorizo if you're made of money and fearlessness. Bison and cactus are virtually unheard of where I am, I've had cactus before but don't think I've ever had the pleasure of bison? I did have buff...
by dubsola
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 20
Views: 9715

Re: dubsola's Chilli

It's cheap I'd imagine? I live in Australia too, but don't buy meat very much and haven't considered ever getting it.
by dubsola
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Musical Chain Game
Replies: 10
Views: 8695

Re: Musical Chain Game

I had a go, and have no idea either. In the interest of keeping the game going (1), can I do one? Going back to the first song, Paul McCartney's Off The Ground.

The Space Lady - Major Tom

I hope:
1. This is not too obvious
2. I remember to check this thread periodically
by dubsola
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 20
Views: 9715

dubsola's Chilli

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/0/09/Pepper.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100908190310 This 'recipe' is my interpretation of the dish you may know as Chili con carne. In lots of places it's just called Chili, which I like because it has fewer syllables and therefore is easier to say,...
by dubsola
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:29 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What the heck is wrong with my laptop?
Replies: 3
Views: 3884

Re: What the heck is wrong with my laptop?

UPDATE: I tried all the things suggested here and did not find any smoking guns. I ended up taking the laptop to a qualified professional who removed the hard drive, ran some diagnostics and determined that the HD was screwed. The rest of the laptop is fine, so I am buying a new HD and hopefully I'l...
by dubsola
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4726
Views: 907218

Re: Today I Made:

PAstrychef wrote:Stir fried shrimp with broccoli and rice. Loaded it up with garlic and ginger. I do like a one-pan meal.

What did you cook the rice in?
by dubsola
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What the heck is wrong with my laptop?
Replies: 3
Views: 3884

What the heck is wrong with my laptop?

Howdy folks. All help welcome. Backstory Dell XPS 15 running Windows 7. Purchased new in 2013, nothing wrong with it until a couple of months ago. I was trying to stream the Tour de France and it was jerky as hell, the system was being unresponsive and I got impatient and hit the power button. After...
by dubsola
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 352216

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Yeah, that's true, Mirror Pond malt is there but not massive. I've not had that one but everything else from that brewer is pretty good, so... I'll be sure to try it if I see it! Another west coast brewer I just thought of: Peak . I have only had one beer from them, and it was a few years ago, but I...
by dubsola
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 352216

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Had a "session ale" from speakeasy brewing recently called "suds" Pretty tasty to my liking, I figure that they settled on the designation "session ale" because the influx of "session IPAs" that have been popping up by every brewery ever, combiend with the fa...
by dubsola
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 73892

Re: Breaking Bard

Can you articulate why you hate her?
by dubsola
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 133763

Re: Men's Fashion

Zamfir wrote:What I hate most: when they change the fit, and also change the fit of the shirts I already bought. Even shirts I bought elsewhere. Ususlly they make the waist tighter.

You idiot. That's not what's happening.

...

It's the washing machine!
by dubsola
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4726
Views: 907218

Re: Today I Made:

Sounds awful, roband. (Obviously not serious). I made a perfect simple pasta dish. I bought some fresh fettucini from the markets, and roasted zucchini, cherry tomatoes and garlic, and served with some great olive oil, fresh parsley, and pecorino cheese. Not to boast, but I really nailed it. Absolut...
by dubsola
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 352216

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

That's the only Guiness worth talking about IMO. But I haven't tried the West Indies Porter and as an avid fan of all things West Indies, I must rectify this immediately. I managed to get a carton of Sierra Nevada stout for $35 (AUD). Is it the best stout? No. But it's damn sure worth it at that pri...
by dubsola
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 218973

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Canned tuna very much depends on the brand, the John West stuff is awful, and the Sirena stuff is delish.
by dubsola
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 218973

Re: Controversial opinions about food

If they do things wrong, like offer me a pie on the menu then serve me a stew with a pastry disc perched on top at a jaunty angle, bad things can happen... So annoying! This is a pretty awesome meal, and I'd say it's pretty English: Pork and cider . Especially when it's made with that dry-ass West ...
by dubsola
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 67
Views: 19267

Re: Recipe requests

Thankyou Zohar. I kind of knew that stuff already but it's good to have confirmation that I'm on the right track.

Thanks, PAstrychef - I was more interested in a European style stew, but that curry looks pretty delish.
by dubsola
Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 67
Views: 19267

Re: Recipe requests

Since this has already happened, I don't feel bad in saying I do not have any such recipes.

I would now like to humbly ask for any nice vegetarian stew recipes.
by dubsola
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 686
Views: 269072

Re: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)

Pasta alla carbonara Excellent recipe. This is the correct way to make this dish. Last week I had an amazing dip-like substance, the creator titled it 'Hot Artichoke Dip'. Doesn't really have a recipe, but here's the ingredients. You can probably figure out proportions and times as you go along. Ar...
by dubsola
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 270864

Re: The Liquor Thread

Zacapa for $30? It is $90 here in Australia. Holy crap.

Anyhoo, I'm looking for a new rum to try. I'm not a huge fan of the Agricole style. These are my favourite rum distillers:
Zacapa
Diplomatico
Pampero
Flor de Cana
Matuselem
El Dorado
by dubsola
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 180262

Re: Cocktails

Whenever I go to fancy bar in the city, I've been ordering Old Fashioned with Eagle Rare bourbon. It is amazing.
by dubsola
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 270864

Re: The Liquor Thread

It's about $90AUD, Google tells me that's just over $70USD. So we are paying double.

:(
by dubsola
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 270864

Re: The Liquor Thread

I've never had the Zaya. Will give it a go!

Flor de Cana, Pampero and Matusalem are three great, still reasonably priced, rum makers.
by dubsola
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 352216

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Uh, you mean, Objectively The Best Year-Round Porter In Existence, Second Only to its Special Anniversary Releases, the One, the Only, Deschutes Black Butte Porter? I just found out that this is coming into stock at my local. I will get it ASAP. I also found out that a liquor store has Black Butte ...
by dubsola
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 352216

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I've had so many good beers lately. Australia and New Zealand does not lack for good beer. Of note, super local, is Nail 's Red Ale and Hughe Dunn Imperial Brown Ale. The red is a drinkable, hoppy, malty thing that I'm making sound like an IPA, but it's not. What do other people say... "Juicy, ...
by dubsola
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 352216

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Cascade and Amarillo hops... Makes me want to put some time into tasting with a mind toward identifying hop varieties. Because I don't know what's what. I'm starting to notice a small semblance of recognition for certain hops, in particular, Cascade, Nelson Sauvin and Chinook. I found the Mikeller ...
by dubsola
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 218973

Re: Controversial opinions about food

In a British milieu, pineapple is distinctly uncommon in curry as it is commonly understood. As an aside, I read somewhere that the word comes from 'kari', meaning sauce. This provides an amusing mental image. Posh British Empire Chap, pointing to the sauce on some vegetables: "What's this?&qu...

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