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  1. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    22 July 2021 - 11:17 PM

     Macros, on 17 July 2021 - 03:36 PM, said:

     amphibian, on 14 July 2021 - 10:02 PM, said:

    This is my favorite vegetarian meal by a wide stretch and it's easy to cook too. https://cooking.nyti...vocado-and-lime

    Swiss chard shakshuka with no tomatoes and plenty of egg + cheese.

    Making me register and login to see the recipe?

    Can you copy and paste it out? Wife keen to try

    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced
    2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    1 large bunch/1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard, stems and leaves separated and chopped (about 9 cups)
    ½ teaspoon salt, plus more as needed
    ⅓ cup half-and-half or heavy cream
    8 large eggs
    ¼ teaspoon black pepper, plus more as needed
    3 ounces cotija cheese or queso fresco, crumbled (about 3/4 cup)
    1 avocado, sliced, for serving
    1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced, for serving
    Chopped cilantro, for serving
    Smoked hot sauce, for serving
    Corn tortillas, toasted, for serving
    1 lime, cut into wedges, for serving

    Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook until softening, 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 5 minutes more.

    Raise the heat to medium-high, add the chard stems, and cook to release some liquid, 5 minutes. Add the chard leaves, in batches, adding more as they wilt, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until completely wilted, 3 to 5 minutes more. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pour in the half-and-half and stir loosely together.

    Make eight small hollows in the cooked chard with the back of a spoon. Gently crack an egg into each hollow. Cover with a lid or foil and cook on medium-low until the eggs are just set, but still soft, about 7 to 9 minutes. Remove the lid, sprinkle with salt, pepper, cotija, avocado, jalapeño and cilantro. Serve with smoked hot sauce, toasted tortillas and lime wedges.


    Some cast-iron skillets come with a matching lid, which is useful for making the skillet operate a bit like a mini stove-top oven, cooking evenly and basting the food with flavor and steam. If you don’t have one, use a lid from another pan, or two layers of thick foil, folded at the center and large enough to cover your pan.

    (This is amphibian talking now - the exact cheese isn't that critical, the salty flavor of it helps with the tacos made from it, so you can modify with any dairy and a bitta salt)
  2. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    14 July 2021 - 10:02 PM

    This is my favorite vegetarian meal by a wide stretch and it's easy to cook too. https://cooking.nyti...vocado-and-lime

    Swiss chard shakshuka with no tomatoes and plenty of egg + cheese.
  3. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    13 July 2021 - 07:58 PM

    I dunno about any of this - when I learn that there's many people saying there's enormous amounts of bigotry bring directed at them, especially in ways that make them fear for their lives, because they're brown or black, my response isn't to get tired of the "we must look at ourselves" spiel or to emphasize how I'm not part of the crowd that's hurting the people this way.

    The people being hurt aren't asking you if you're abusive in real life or online. They're telling you that this person or that group are doing that and ask that you help to step up to stop it. And some of the hurt people are even providing step by step processes for support or how to make things better.

    Learning to live with it or being tired of the inference that all football fans are abusive hooligans seem like bad takeaways from this.

    Let the people who want to feel superior do so - they've barely needed an excuse before and will continue to do so. How about actively helping people experience less abuse instead?
  4. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    12 July 2021 - 09:30 PM

     End of Disc One, on 12 July 2021 - 03:48 PM, said:

    Question for you Gene Wolfe fans.

    Everyone says that these books must be reread to be fully appreciated. Do you recommend doing a full read of the Solar Sun Cycle before going back to the beginning? Or should I read The Book of the New Sun, and then reread it before continuing on to Urth of the New Sun?

    I've only just started BotNS. I'm enjoying it, but that's typical for me with the beginning of a new series.

    Are you going to include the Short Sun and Long Sun in the reads?
  5. In Topic: Ye Big TV Thread

    12 July 2021 - 04:08 PM

     Tiste Simeon, on 09 July 2021 - 10:00 PM, said:

    Community is up there with the all time best comedies ever (along with Scrubs imnsho). Parks and Rec not far behind. The Office has some superb moments and some utterly hilarious laugh out loud episodes but the quality takes a sharp dive after season 7 when Steve Carrell left. It ends well but it becomes a bit of a slog getting there towards the end.

    I agree with Prim, Office Space is great, and there are some homages to it in the original UK version of The Office...

    I can't get onboard with this Community review. We're about to start season 6 and I'm kind of wondering how this show got that much love as to keep going.

    I quite like many of the bits and stories (especially the Dean), but there's major issues.

    1) Early on, Britta is a smart cookie with Don Quixote level windmill tilting. Then she turns into the second dumbest character in the main cast for no good reason.

    2) Chevy Chase is used as an outlet for -ist jokes without a payoff that makes those things worthwhile.

    3) The show repeats the "Jeff gives a speech" thing way too much - it kills momentum and doesn't make as much sense as giving the other cast members time to shine. Jeff didn't need that much screen time late in most of the episodes.

    4) Troy consistently needed more to do beyond say really really weird one liners. The air conditioning school thing was great and the stories where he had to confront his dynamic with Abed were terrific.

    5) The theme song is not right and way more depressing than catchy.


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    13 Apr 2015 - 21:01
    I love how well you write in discussions. It's like a far more articulate version of me saying things I want to say.
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    26 Nov 2014 - 09:15
    I needed an excuse to change my profile status so I used it to respond to your incredulity that I am still alive.
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    29 Nov 2012 - 20:46
    Um, the NEW SANDMAN trades have the Absolute -recolouring-...but the older trades don't. You can see a comparison here at the link below and personally I think it's staggeringly different for tonal value of the panels.
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    17 Aug 2012 - 16:02
    Oh, and cheers for calling me out on the pics on the election thread, I have a bad habit of not registering if a thread's in Discussion or not but I will cut down on the no content posts there.
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    05 May 2012 - 04:34
    heh, sorry, didn't mean to make it look like you were resentful of my presence or anything. I just felt most comfortable approaching you about it. As QT mentioned there are others who feel the same as him. I'll still be around, but I'm just saying I wouldn't be offended. :p
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    05 May 2012 - 04:11
    By the way, if you guys want to have a Terez-free WoT thread, I wouldn't object to that. To be honest, I probably won't be discussing WoT online much longer anyway. It's not good for me. ;) I'm told some people feel like they have to defend a dissertation to discuss WoT with me. Not true, really, but I get it.
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    11 Jan 2012 - 20:26
    and dont be rude you little bastard
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    09 Nov 2011 - 03:48
    You doubled back for GOTM and DG? tell me did you read them in the correct order?personally i read DG b4 GOTM
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    06 Jul 2011 - 14:53
    I will look into getting my hands on it :) By myself.
    Have you seen Valhalla Rising?
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    06 Jul 2011 - 14:46
    I saw you said something about Winter's Bone, I recently watched it :D I liked it :D
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    11 Jun 2011 - 06:43
    I have not. I'll see it at some point.
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    13 Apr 2011 - 14:24
    dude. you repped my big lebowski quote. that deserves at least a big fat thank you, and a Sioux City Sarsaparilla. I hear they're good. (or a caucasian).
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    12 Apr 2011 - 07:04
    why thankyou (-:
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    11 Dec 2010 - 07:00
    They've been awful for years, 18 has always made them look better. Enough injuries all over the field to finally show off how awful they are this year.
    Still, dangerous team. Only one position (SS) that can't be replaced by players coming back from injury for playoffs.
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    09 Aug 2010 - 22:37
    Wait, I retract my previous statements. You're right :P
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