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Don't you love it when

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Researcher U197087

the bus driver goes so fast, taking every bump full-on and every corner at 45°, that you get to spend the rest of the day at the edge of your smiley - bleeping nerves.

Happy Friday everyone smiley - smiley Weekend plans?


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psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

That's ever day. I ride the Crazy Train to work. 55 mph, then slam to a dead stop. Between stations. Whee!

Heading to work in a few. Weekend plans- nothing much for this weekend, because next weekend is going to be *too* exciting. Laundry, jaunt to grocery store, walks at the park, and loads of watching movies and being otherwise shiftless. smiley - smiley


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Researcher U197087

Sounds like a plan. I'm going to see a friend on Saturday evening, I went out with almost 15 years ago. Sunday if it's nice I might go to the May Day festival in Alexandra Park, but not for too long with the last match of the season going on across town.


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Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

My plans are this:

http://www.goape.co.uk/ContentArticle.aspx?Id=85&ate=214

Followed by this:

http://www.sac.ac.uk/consultancy/wigwams/


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Post 5

psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

Going Ape sounds like fun. Camping, not so much. My idea of roughing it is a motel room without a coffee maker. smiley - winkeye


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Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

Let's just say...it wasn't my idea. The kids are bringing friends, so I was persuaded on the misapprehension that the kids would share one wigwam and the grownups the other. But one of the friends is too scared...


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psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

Oh, dear.

Well, I'm sure it'll be at least a bit fun, especially with kids along.


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Post 8

Researcher U197087

Have a lovely time, Ed.


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Post 9

anachromaticeye

It was the lady friend’s birthday yesterday. We went to an all you can eat vegetarian restaurant on... Irish noight smiley - erm I bought her some cowgirl type boots and a stylaphone that I hooked up to loads of effects on my laptop and bogarted drastically to make drum and bass. It's actually surprisingly phat. Tonight I eat pizza and watch horror films.


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Post 10

psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

Sounds like a great time! smiley - biggrin

Today or tomorrow, I try my hand at making seitan from scratch for the first time ever. The pre-made stuff isn't necessarily super-pricey, but I thought I'd see if it's more cost effective to make it myself. It's possible- a 2.5 serving packet of seitan runs about $3.50 or so; the 12 oz bag of vital wheat gluten was $5.49. Factoring in that I always have the other ingredients on hand anyway, it seems like I might come out ahead a bit. Plus I get the fun of having my hands in gluten.

No pizza for us tonight- we ordered in last night and I had eggplant "parmesan" on garlic toast. That's enough junk food for one weekend. smiley - yikes


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anachromaticeye

I'm getting into the flow of wiki-ing your food stuffs pc. This seitan sounds good. I might see if any of the asian food shops we have do it. Also mock shrimps, or similar. I've got some corriander and chillies growing so I want to know how to make spicey vegetarian fish cakes before they are ready to eat.

smiley - oksmiley - drool


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Researcher U197087


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Post 13

psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

One of my favorite cooking blogs is the Post Punk Kitchen; here's a alink to their seitan recipe (just in case smiley - winkeye):

http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=112

I didn't make any today but may well do so tomorrow.

Chris, I enjoy cooking as much as I do because I have an audience. When I was living alone, I didn't cook much at all because I like to cook a LOT more than I like to eat. smiley - laugh


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Post 14

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

I've made seitan once before, starting withy a bag of strong bread flour. It involves *lots* of rinsing and soaking.


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Post 15

psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

I used 1/2 cup cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup vital wheat gluten- so no rinsing and soaking at all. Phew! I don't have time for all that.


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Post 16

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

>>Chris, I enjoy cooking as much as I do because I have an audience.

I also enjoy cooking as a team activity and miss having a viable kitchen. smiley - sadface


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Post 17

psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

I can't cook as a joint effort- other people get in my way and they just won't do things the way I want them to. smiley - winkeye

What takes the fun out of cooking is when there's no one to *eat* it. I don't see eating as recreation, and also don't care to eat the same thing more than twice in a row, so leftovers wind up in the garbage. It's not as much fun cooking when you know half of it's going to go uneaten. Sigh.


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Researcher U197087

If I had people over for more than just a fleeting visit I might make more of an effort, but I have on average about one guest every month.


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Post 19

psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

That'd be a busy month for me, too. I just need to learn to manage to make smaller batches of things. Or work in a restaurant. smiley - winkeye


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Post 20

anachromaticeye

Have you heard about that Saudi cookery show for ex-convicts? It's called "Can't cook. Got no hands"


smiley - run


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