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by Sandry
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made a sort of bastardized egg drop/ramen type soup. I got home at an hour where cooking dinner was possible for once! That was very exciting. The soup was okay, too. :)
by Sandry
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

That'd be pretty impressive if we could manage it. Not sure how skillful we are as a group in that particular endeavor.

Anyone heading to Boskone this weekend? My a capella group is doing a couple performances there, so I'm expecting to be there for most of Saturday and Sunday.
by Sandry
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made hot chocolate from scratch (with organic Ecuadorean 100% chocolate bars). This was a pretty reasonable idea, but I made way the hell too much. Because I am ridiculous. This means we now have excess hot chocolate in a tupperware in the fridge. So I guess that just means more later? I...
by Sandry
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

PAstrychef wrote:Sometimes I will cook the grain or noodles separately from the soup, so that they don't absorb so much of the soup itself.

I do this, too. Mostly because I hate soft noodles, but it also solves the "enough liquid now, no liquid after it's in the fridge a day" problem.
by Sandry
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Anyone heading to Arisia this weekend? Or to Boskone next month? Or Vericon the month after? I'll be at all three, wondering if I'll run into anyone.

At Arisia I'm doing some shifts in Volunteer Lounge, so if anyone is planning on going, drop by and maybe keep me company? :P
by Sandry
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

This weekend I made tortilla soup to continually shove in my stupid, congested face. I should make more soup, because my face is still both stupid and congested. *Sigh*
by Sandry
Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

Since I had free time yesterday, I made Welsh rarebit and from scratch chocolate pudding.

Definitely not a healthy set of things to make, but they were tasty!
by Sandry
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1733992

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I cannot believe the amount of time I'm spending on the incredibly stupid game of "Find the Null Pointer Exception." I can't believe I'm trying to solve this problem by stuffing my puzzle house full of teddy bears. I am excruciatingly disappointed that this did not solve my problem. Perhap...
by Sandry
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

YIM: a simple sort of pasta with veggies in lemon infused olive oil with garlic and spices. Simple is nice, sometimes.
by Sandry
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

Nath wrote:Egg curry's a pretty common home-style Indian dish, though you rarely see it in restaurants. Usually the eggs are left whole, with four longitudinal splits to let the gravy soak in a bit.

Ahh, good to know I'm being non-traditional. I figured I had to be Doing It Wrong in at least one way. :)
by Sandry
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

egg curry Any chance of a more detailed description? As luck would have it, I've written this up before! Five years ago, apparently. Ingredients: eggs - hard boiled, then halved (12 is my usual batch) tomatoes - chopped (I usually use about four or five tomatoes, but more is also good. Last I did t...
by Sandry
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

This weekend was the most cooking I've gotten a chance to do in a while. For T-day I made: my now traditional stuffed brie en croute (with sour cherry spread) garlicky greens (spinach, chard and dino kale) and the challenge for this meal - I made a gravy that was vegan, gluten free and soy free (one...
by Sandry
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

I would say "I'll never be productive again!", but uh. Yeah, I can't afford to. >_<

YIM: tomato chickpea rice soup, finished off with lemon olive oil and cheddar on top. It was super tasty. :)
by Sandry
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

*sob* This is what I get for attempting to be a good student and working on my stupid Java assignment? DAMNIT, WORLD. *fistshake*
by Sandry
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

My friend's in a radio play company that's doing some Halloween themed performances: http://www.huboftheuniverseproductions. ... notld.html
by Sandry
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

I made breakfast "muffins", cheese bread and chocolate chocolate chip cookies. So uh. Nothing particularly healthy. Sadly, this is the most I've cooked/baked in an age.
by Sandry
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)
Replies: 44
Views: 19635

Re: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)

Y'know, there are points where you've washed your hands repeatedly, but they still don't smell quite right. Also, it's a *forum*. People create threads in it so that there continues to be actual activity of any sort in the forum. I don't see why you're so incensed, and I think you're being a jerk. T...
by Sandry
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 182108

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Coffee should be unsweetened, but diluted with so much milk or cream that it appears a light tan. No, lighter than that. Is there proportionally more coffee than milk? Add more milk. I have gotten made fun of in a restaurant by a waiter for how I take my coffee. In an ideal world, I would order cafe...
by Sandry
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fantasies about moving
Replies: 35
Views: 7561

Re: Fantasies about moving

The only American cities with decent public transit seem to be New York, Boston and perhaps DC. I disagree. Chicago's mass transit is perfectly serviceable and due to Boston's limited hours (and poor technology only just now starting to catch up to DC), I'd say DC transit is actually preferable. NY...
by Sandry
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773232

Re: Today I Made:

I made a vegan version of white bean and turkey chili where the turkey got replaced by okara (not okra), and I got to use the pressure cooker my mom gave me for the first time. It came out pretty reasonably (though the first thing I did on putting it into a bowl was top it with cheese and sour cream...
by Sandry
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 182108

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I am apathetic about pineapple on pizza, but grilled pineapple makes the whole concept of deciding to warm up pineapple in the first place worthwhile. Nom.
by Sandry
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 19971

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

Hrm. Favourite cheese is a hard question, because I think of it less like "ah, there is one cheese that is best, and given the choice, I would pick that," and more like, "well, what context is this cheese going in?" IMO, great food things involving cheese include baked brie, gril...
by Sandry
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Yeah, I was having a bit of a similar concern re: rain, anyhow.
by Sandry
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I give up. I've been hanging out alone for about 45 minutes and I have something else I need to do tonight. I don't know if the issue is timing or a bad pick for location or if I am just not patient enough.
by Sandry
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Not a ton of plan. I will bring hummus, pita, something to drink, a towel, maybe some fruit or olives. Other people will hopefully do similar things. </plan>
by Sandry
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 182108

Re: Controversial opinions about food

There are countries where a particular sauce or spice is IN EVERYTHING. In parts of the West, that is often pepper. Being allergic to pepper is kind of ass, for that reason. Being allergic to onion would be similar amounts of arse, judging by a lot of the ingredients lists on the most innocuous of ...
by Sandry
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Hahaha, great. Well, I will look forward to seeing/meeting you, and anyone else who feels like joining. :)

And yes, Missing Dividends, that is precisely the planning I proposed.
by Sandry
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Since this now less than a week away, I'm bumping and asking if it'll just be Sprox, sparky and I. I mean, we could just say "only people with handles that start with an S" can come, but that's probably ridiculous. Probably. Right? :P
by Sandry
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 182108

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I recently had reason to recall a legitimately quite unconventional view I hold about food - pepper as a spice. It's awful. Including black pepper, white pepper, pink pepper, whatever. It's like sprinkling a bit of death onto your food for the excitement factor. Bleaaaugh. I wish it weren't a defaul...
by Sandry
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 182108

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I agree it's a practical thing to do. I just also have a high correlation from the past of eating things made of meat I couldn't identify and having my stomach kind of hate me. In particular, hot dogs invariably made me feel like shit. I guess I would put it under "learned squeamishness." ...
by Sandry
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 182108

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Hrm, I suppose this is the right thread to say: Sausage, salami, balogna, hotdogs and everything else in the "meat ground up until you have no idea what it is" are totally unappealing. (Yes, I know this isn't saying much coming from a vegetarian, but I quit every one of those things years ...
by Sandry
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Air conditioning is killing me
Replies: 11
Views: 5103

Re: Air conditioning is killing me

Is it possible to keep a humidifier in your office? Sounds like it's the most direct way of combatting what sounds like an issue arising from dryness in the air.
by Sandry
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I admit to gazebo inclination because a) I know where it is and it's point-out-able on a map, and b) it's a gazebo. How can you turn it down as a meeting point?
by Sandry
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

We should re-initiate. But ideally with a concrete plan including precise time/date/location that is not for a day that is over ninety degrees. Also: this is probably just me, but I dislike picnicking "on the Esplanade." Because the Esplanade is practically the size of Tokyo, and it seems ...
by Sandry
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 553386

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Voter turnout was low, certainly, but also I think it looked even lower because there was literally one line you had to draw on the ballot before leaving, so anyone who did show up didn't stick around long. Even knowing what I was doing last election it took me significantly longer to get through ju...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade Ice Cream
Replies: 9
Views: 8994

Re: Homemade Ice Cream

My friend has a machine thingummy, so we've made ice cream several times when visiting him. It's generally yay. We've been pretty happy with doing a coconut milk as substitute to make vegan ice cream, which is neat. Other than that, it's mostly been unexciting chocolate and vanilla flavours, but jus...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 182108

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Belial wrote:the lowest of creatures: rats, crabs, investment bankers.

You bastard! Don't insult crabs that way!

My precious crabfriends, don't listen to the evil man....
by Sandry
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 182108

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Wednesday wrote:Baking does not require precise measurement, but cooking absolutely does.

Wow. Okay, this one seems to me the most controversial yet. Now I totally want to watch you bake. ...I think that sounded weirder than I think I meant it to.
by Sandry
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 182108

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I'm surprised to hear all the hate on tofu. I understand people who say it's bland, but I don't think I heard people before saying it was uneatable. Personally I like it, from time to time, but I definitely don't have it often, not even once a month. I think by and large the existence of tofu in my...
by Sandry
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 182108

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Mushrooms are freaking awful. Yes, all of them. Even Shrooms? To be honest, I wouldn't know. I hate salt. Salt ruins food. I will use it from time to time in cooking when absolutely necessary. But I hate how much salt is in everything made by everybody else (esp. restaurants), because it tastes awf...

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