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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Polorizing Food Poll
« Last post by oz diva on Yesterday at 02:23:44 AM »
I love everything on this list except marizpan and liver.
92 general / Re: I beg to differ
« Last post by Raintree on Yesterday at 12:31:01 AM »
I think of is as interchangeable with "I disagree." And it's polite. It could be a launching point into why you disagree, supported by counterarguments. Or it could be a stand-alone statement after a lengthy debate with each party presenting his/her own point of view, and, realizing the argument is getting nowhere, it's a way of saying, "I've heard your arguments and understand them, and I still don't agree."

Recipe Requests / Re: Something different . . . appetizer request
« Last post by TeamBhakta on March 21, 2018, 11:22:03 PM »
Since apples are popular in Irish desserts, use apples in an appetizer:
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Polorizing Food Poll
« Last post by gellchom on March 21, 2018, 10:38:55 PM »
So the liver issue is interesting to me. I grew up eating beef liver and onions about once or twice a year and fried chicken livers about the same frequency. But I probably haven't had either for many, many years. Liver pate is a favorite of mine. I love the stuff. I have a friend who does the absolute best pate.

But chopped liver? I've never had it, never seen it, and just the phrase make me go  ??? I think I need to hit a deli and actually try it.

If you like paté, you’ll like chopped liver.  Very similar but not as smooth a texture (it’s really ground, not chopped).  I like both but prefer chopped liver.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Foods you don't like but have never actually tried
« Last post by Minmom3 on March 21, 2018, 10:33:09 PM »

Pickled beets and borscht: I love roasted or boiled beets and make my own pickles out of several other vegetables, but the smell and look of these has grossed me out since childhood.
Pickled eggs, too. No interest in tasting them!

I must add beets to this. My mom used to buy pickled beets, and make pickled eggs with the liquid. I hated both, and still do. But I've never tried an actual unpickled beet i just can't get past the smell of the pickled ones.

Have you ever tried non-metal canned pickled beets?  I ask because I discovered a long time ago that I positively hated canned vegetables of any kind, because to me they all taste metallic and disgusting.  I've had pickled beets that were not canned (it was a wedding and I have no idea how they were done, but they were worlds different than your basic supermarket canned beets)  I don't loved the canned beets either, but I also don't love canned green beans or peas.  At all....
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Foods you don't like but have never actually tried
« Last post by Minmom3 on March 21, 2018, 10:29:08 PM »
Cheesecake. I can't get past my mental block that it's cake that taste like cheese, even though I know it doesn't.

Cheesecake is not cake.  It's pie.  It just has "cake" as part of its name.

I'm not a hundred percent certain of this, but I think a cheesecake is just a baked custard.  There are many custards.  I have a cookbook that says a pecan pie is a custard.  The difference between a pecan pie and a cheesecake is a) pecans and b) cream cheese.  Now, if cheesecake had a strong cheddar in it, I wouldn't be eating it either, but since it's cheddar free, I'm all in!
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Wrong Ideas About How Things Are Done
« Last post by VorFemme on March 21, 2018, 09:28:28 PM »
I thought that when candidates were 'running for President' that they actually were running.  And thought boy, they must get really tired.

Thinking of the age/condition of some of the candidates, over the years, that would be a way of weeding the candidates out without needing primaries... Note, I don’t say it would be a GOOD way - but it’d probably be pretty final!

That could be really entertaining if done correctly.

And might be the best way to get some of the candidates in bad health to drop out of the "race" rather than run themselves "into the ground" - not that all of them would, some people have to end up in the hospital to get the message that they are *sick* not just *under the weather* (remembering VorGuy vs. the kidney stone). 
Recipe Requests / Re: Something different . . . appetizer request
« Last post by Nikko-chan on March 21, 2018, 08:49:16 PM »
What about colcannon patties? Like make colcannon and form it into patties, bread them, and shallow fry?
99 general / Re: Gift-giving: students to teacher
« Last post by Celestia on March 21, 2018, 07:53:24 PM »
In every situation I've ever been in for a group gift, we (either the entire group, or a smaller group of organizers) decided on what we wanted first, and then figured the cost. We'd keep in mind what the cost would be, but nobody gave any money until it was all figured out. $15 per person sounds right on target, I've paid a little more and a little less depending on how many people in the group and how many gifts there were to buy. I don't see any problem with the idea.

It'd be nicer if the other 75% of the group were in and everyone pitched in $5, but if they don't want to pay then of course they shouldn't be required to, and if the others still want to give the gift of course they should make the difference up themselves. That sounds totally fair. If they weren't willing to put in the extra $10/person, they'd chose a less-expensive gift. it doesn't sound like anyone's being badgered to pay when they've chosen not to, are they?
Recipe Requests / Re: Something different . . . appetizer request
« Last post by rose red on March 21, 2018, 07:44:24 PM »
Not too unique, but what about deviled eggs sprinkled with chopped parsley or chives for a bit of green. Or maybe potato pancakes.
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