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    Whatever you can grow in your own yard- right...

    Whatever you can grow in your own yard- right now, in mine, I have nothing but overwintered herbs-rosemary, oregano, thyme, & parsley- can't wait until I have tomatoes, cukes, peppers...
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    My T'giving was great, I'm still walking around...

    My T'giving was great, I'm still walking around in a food coma. I think my smoked turkeys were a little under, so I sliced off the breasts (which were done), & hacked up the carcasses for stocks-...
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    Well, I've been away from the forum for awhile,...

    Well, I've been away from the forum for awhile, but I was just contacted by Wildboar for the Fowler pass around, which I joined ages ago. First off, thanks to Wildboar, for contacting me, & to Niloc,...
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    I would love to have a super duper, dedicated BBQ...

    I would love to have a super duper, dedicated BBQ knife, but the knife I use on most of my bbqed meats is a 9.25" Spyderco chefs knife, i don't worry about abusing it...
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    Couple of sprinkles here too-I was skeptical when...

    Couple of sprinkles here too-I was skeptical when my mom said snow was forecast for this weekend-Lizzy (my DD) is excited, because she hopes fall ball (lacrosse) is cancelled for tomorrow....
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    OK, haters, I am among the great unwashed who...

    OK, haters, I am among the great unwashed who actually like the taste of swai/basa-quick, cheap, & neutral. I dust w/ Wondra & Old Bay, pan fry in canola/olive oil. Kids will eat it, leftovers are...
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    I have some Spiegelau glasses, but I'm not much...

    I have some Spiegelau glasses, but I'm not much of a wine drinker, lots of random pint glasses for beer, & tiki mugs for everything-beer, water, tea. I also have some vintage plastic Slurpee cups,...
  8. I'll be totally honest-I have 2 types of magnetic...

    I'll be totally honest-I have 2 types of magnetic knife racks-Ikea, cheap ($5-7) for the beaters over the sink, & Benchcrafted mag-bloks for most of the other knives, for display-these are priced at...
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    I mostly read mystery/thrillers, same as your...

    I mostly read mystery/thrillers, same as your list. Once, many years ago, I was visiting a friend & the only novels they had were sci-fi, I picked up William Gibson's 'Neuromancer', & I've been a...
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    thanks, it is still going to be great, I hope...

    thanks, it is still going to be great, I hope (extra NC vinegar sauce), I cooked a ton of meat for my son's lacrosse team dinner-3 butts, 4 racks (2 spare, 2 bb-all eaten in 15 min.) & a huge...
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    I used to homebrew & now I am lazy, I alternate...

    I used to homebrew & now I am lazy, I alternate Yuengling & Hoegaarden as house beer, I'm spending alot of time bbqing meat. I have a local picnic coming up this weekend (wish I was going to the...
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    I think it was handled properly, I don't think...

    I think it was handled properly, I don't think there's any doubt of his guilt, & we executed him in a humane fashion-I would rather be shot in the head by a trained sniper than have to choose to jump...
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    I love cookbooks, have several hundred, & read...

    I love cookbooks, have several hundred, & read them over & over-it's hard to single out favorites, but I'll try-Frog Commissary (one of my first, & favorites), 'Soul of a Chef'-Michael Ruhlman (I...
  14. Thread: Vacation Ideas

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    OK, I grew up in NC, but wasn't sure where...

    OK, I grew up in NC, but wasn't sure where Randleman was-now that I see, how about a 'staycation'-visit the zoo in Asheboro, Seagrove for NC pottery, Uwharrie Natl. Forest, Old Salem-Winston-Salem......
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    I buy Kikkoman by the gallon, low-sodium Kikkoman...

    I buy Kikkoman by the gallon, low-sodium Kikkoman for my daughter (although I'm the one that needs it), & PRB superior dark, to mix w/ Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce, as a marinade for chicken...we use...
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    I got it & loved it-sat down & read it straight...

    I got it & loved it-sat down & read it straight through. She's a very good writer...
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    I was going through an intersection & look over...

    I was going through an intersection & look over to see a car w/ a handicapped tag running the light & tboning my Ford Explorer-twisted the undercarriage enough that it was totalled, insurance gave...
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    I only have 2 Watanabes-the kaibou & the 180...

    I only have 2 Watanabes-the kaibou & the 180 gyutou (which is really a petty)-they're very nice, but sort of niche knives-I think I would use the kaibou more, if I could figure out how to use heavier...
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    true, but at this point, I can't really afford...

    true, but at this point, I can't really afford his best knives, as much as I would love to have them-would you you get a bunch of 'average, but good' knives or spend it all on 1 really great knife? ...
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    I have to ask those of you that have a few...

    I have to ask those of you that have a few Watanabe knives-would you consider ordering his 8-pc. set? Of course, I would have preferred to get it a few years ago, when it was a bit cheaper, & there...
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    I wanted to ask Warren about this, but didn't...

    I wanted to ask Warren about this, but didn't want to sound like a nerd-do you use a guru or stoker w/ your egg? Anyone else (Monty, I bet you use one) want to chime in on this? I have had the...
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    +1, on the JCK Kagayaki-I got it because I wanted...

    +1, on the JCK Kagayaki-I got it because I wanted a purple handle, but the color is very subtle, the knife is still nice. I can also recommend the Hiromoto AS & the Togiharu Inox. I tend to buy...
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    Ever have a knife?

    that you didn't really like or respect, until it cuts the h*** out of you? I had just such an experience last night-this is my most recently purchased kitchen knife (I've taken a bit of a break),...
  24. Thread: My new BBQ pit

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    That's a Jambo, right? Strictly backyard bbq...

    That's a Jambo, right? Strictly backyard bbq here, w/ a recent upgrade from an electric smoker to a WSM-cooked ribs & turkey breast in a thunderstorm yesterday...that's a beautiful pit, but I don't...
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    Sticky: I haven't been visiting any forums recently (I...

    I haven't been visiting any forums recently (I have 2 8-month old black lab puppies, it's just like having babies all over again), thanks for the heads up, will try to catch up on all things knife...
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