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Recipe Requests / Re: Tried and true vegan cheese recipes.
« Last post by blarg314 on Yesterday at 07:50:00 PM »

I think you can reproduce something like a cream cheese spread or dip not too badly with things like nuts and tofu, and some of the commercial vegan cheese subs work reasonably well as a substitute for processed cheese slices. If you look at reviews it sounds like there are a few vegan cheese substitutes out there that aren't horrible.

But if she's missing something like aged cheddar, or ripe brie, or blue cheese, it's going to be a lot harder.

I took a quick look at vegan cheese recipes out there. The simpler ones involve typically involve things like ground nuts, or coconut butter, plus seasonings like lemon juice, garlic, salt, and structural ingredients like agar-agar or gelatin.  I suspect these will give you something that will fit in the cheese place in sandwiches, dips and pizza, but doesn't really taste much like an actual good cheese. If I were going to experiment, I'd go more for those recipes that involve things like miso, nutritional yeast, liquid smoke, some sort of fermenting process, aging, or bacterial culture - that's more likely to give you that hit of umami that good cheese has.

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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Last post by Chickadee on Yesterday at 07:46:05 PM »
Two applicants from the last 30 days didn’t even have the chance to be hired before they committed PD.

A little background. I work in the construction industry, and visible tattoos are not out of the ordinary.
However, the applicant who had the words “HELL” and “BOUND” tattooed over each eyebrow and tattoos of horns sprouting through his skin on both sides of his upper forehead never stood a chance. His application went directly into our Never Hire file. 


Then there was the applicant who upon reading of our pre-employment drug screen told me we would need to give him two weeks notice. Not only for the initial screen but for all random testing thereafter. I don't think he quite grasped the meaning of "random".  :o
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https://bizarreandgrotesque.com/2015/09/10/the-case-of-timmothy-pitzen-a-missing-boy-whose-mothers-suicide-note-promised-he-would-never-be-found/

What did Timmothy's mother do with him?  To me, it seems she had some kind of plan in mind, what with everything she did (picking him up at school, etc.), but what and why?  If she planned to commit suicide, was she determined that his father would never see him again?



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From the article - While Amy suffered from depression and had once made a suicide attempt before, her family and friends don’t believe that she had any reason to hurt Timmothy.



The mother sounds like she was suffering from mental illness. That could have caused her to either think Timmothy was in danger from his father or that he had done something that merited him being punished. I hope the boy is safe. He is 10 or 11 now old enough that he might see these stories and call the cops.

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https://bizarreandgrotesque.com/2015/09/10/the-case-of-timmothy-pitzen-a-missing-boy-whose-mothers-suicide-note-promised-he-would-never-be-found/

What did Timmothy's mother do with him?  To me, it seems she had some kind of plan in mind, what with everything she did (picking him up at school, etc.), but what and why?  If she planned to commit suicide, was she determined that his father would never see him again?
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Family and Children / Re: Putting the Cut Direct into place
« Last post by Miss Misery on Yesterday at 07:05:59 PM »
Two days ago I gave the Direct Cut to an uncle after he went on an unhinged, racist email rant about our current President and wouldn't stop when I told him to knock it off. I have no place in my life for someone like that.


If I cut you off, you handed me the scissors.
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Humor Me! / Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Last post by Outdoor Girl on Yesterday at 06:54:32 PM »
I had what looked like a pimple in my arm pit.  BF tried to squeeze it for me but had no luck. So I went at it myself.  And found an ingrown hair a good half inch long.  Once I plucked that out?  I was able to squeeze out some gunk and it is healing nicely.
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There are some channels on YouTube where users can submit true stories about encounters with the paranormal/crazy neighbors/stalkers/serial killers. While there is no doubt some of these are true, some are obviously not. Such as the person who submitted the story that went along the lines of *my friend and I ran into this scary guy while taking a shortcut through a cemetary. A few days later my friend texted me and said he saw the scary guy on the news. It was Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez!* Um...Richard Ramirez was caught in 1985, well before texting and cell phones. If you're going to lie about running into a serial killer, at least do some research.
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Life...in general / Re: Family taking up extra space on a train - rude or not?
« Last post by Bees on Yesterday at 06:44:03 PM »
The only way to confirm their rudeness would be for you to take a seat beside one of them. If their reaction was to deny you a seat that would be rude.
 The best possible outcome is that they would move to sit with a family member.
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Humor Me! / Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Last post by wonderfullyanonymous on Yesterday at 06:40:13 PM »
I don't think I have posted this one before.  A long time ago, I had a huge black head in my nose, right inside, where, if my nose were pierced for a hoop, would be. I couldn't just pop it, it was too painful to touch, well to painful period. I put hot water on a washcloth and held it there for a while, and repeated a couple times to soften it up. I finally got it out, it was thicker than a pencil lead, and a 1/4 inch long.

I have never had it come back, thankfully.
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Everyone I've ever talked to from Verizon is insanely, inordinately pushy. One rep actually snorted when I told her that I would need to look at my budget when deciding whether I wanted to pay $25 more a month for the internet. "You're telling me $25 actually means something to you?"

I mean the pushiness didn't work, but belittling the fact that I have a budget and that $25 "means something" to me is definitely the way to get me to sign up for your service.  ::)

Yes, well, if $25 didn't mean anything to her, I doubt she'd be working in an outbound call center. I've done that. It's not known for high pay or quality of work experience.

I once had somebody say something similar over a contract error related to a home I was buying. "It's only $10 a month, no big deal."

I asked him if he'd like to pay me $10 a month for the next 10 years. He realized the answer was "no."
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