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I grew up in the northeast USA. I lived in Florida for 12 years before moving back north last year. 6 of those years were in Miami Beach and the other 6 in St. Petersburg. I really just hated the weather. I don't like heat. From March 1st to December 1st average temps are always above 80F with high humidity. Doing anything outside during those 9 months means copious sweat. In December through February you get a few comfortable days, but still get days over 80 degrees. During the summer months the average highs are in the 90s for months, and the low temps are in the 80s. It never cools off.

I also enjoy the outdoors. Besides the heat issue, the only interesting nature in Florida (central and south anyway) is underwater. South Florida was/is a swamp. Pretty much all the land you walk on was manufactured by humans. There is no "nature' above water and the closest "mountain" is a 10 hour drive away. Even the grass that grows there is horrible.

With no seasonal cycles, flora and fauna just never stop growing, weeds especially. No break from yard upkeep. Organic material is always rotting. Humidity makes everything moldy.

That's not to mention the politics, weirdo people, high real estate prices, etc.
 
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I've never been, but local radio station way up here (Northern Ontario) had a daily segment for a couple of years that was a collection of 3 fairly ridiculous news stories coming specifically out of Florida
 
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I once donated a few pieces of a watch bracelet for a german microbrand watch to a very nice guy in Florida a few years ago. That's all I know. For some reason it has never made it to the top of my list when I've visited the USA.
 
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Greethings from London my fellow KKF weirdos ❤️😄
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It is one thing to deliberately perform the fingernail test during sharpening.

It is another thing entirely when your claw grip goes slack in the middle of some garlic sprouts. The adrenaline rush, boy, it is better than video games.

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My left middle fingernail has PTSD.
 
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"Nick asked me if I wanted a honey latte, with a flower in it. 🤦‍♂️" - Me

"Chef, look into my eyes." - Stupid Cook

"Hey, do you want to talk with HR?" - Me
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You should have looked, maybe he's doing something different with the back of his skull? You never know...
 
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Dry brine your poultry. Dry brine your poultry. Dry brine your poultry.

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Now I’m curious does this benefit the liquid injected grocery store birds common through the US, or just the fancier air chiller birds? I tend to dry brine steaks for 2-3 days on a rack which dries them a bit, figure maybe it’ll rid the bird of some of the water weight
 
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Now I’m curious does this benefit the liquid injected grocery store birds common through the US, or just the fancier air chiller birds? I tend to dry brine steaks for 2-3 days on a rack which dries them a bit, figure maybe it’ll rid the bird of some of the water weight
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Not trying to be funny, but, yes.
 
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Now I’m curious does this benefit the liquid injected grocery store birds common through the US, or just the fancier air chiller birds? I tend to dry brine steaks for 2-3 days on a rack which dries them a bit, figure maybe it’ll rid the bird of some of the water weight

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It'll work. :)

If nothing else, it gets a lot of flavor down into the meat.
 
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Looks like I’m dry brining chicken this week 🧂🐓⏰

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For a whole bird, I'll often spatchcock it. Either way, I like to place the pieces on a wire rack with a tray (in the fridge of course) and let them go at least 24hrs. Just sprinkle right on the skin, both sides.
 
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