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Piratelvr1121

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7200 on: March 27, 2013, 06:00:15 PM »
I always have a hard time choosing good sunglasses for my face, it doesn't help that I can't decide if I have a round face or oval.  I've been told it's round but I think it's more oval than round.  But I could be way off, too.  Thoughts, wise ehellions?


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« Reply #7201 on: March 27, 2013, 06:04:55 PM »
Very clearly oval!

Open your picture on Paint and draw a vertical line down your nose and a horizontal line over your cheekbones. You will see that the vertical line is longer than the horizontal. If your face was round, they would be similar.

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« Reply #7202 on: March 27, 2013, 06:05:48 PM »
Definitely Oval.
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« Reply #7203 on: March 27, 2013, 06:20:41 PM »
Certainly oval, and lady_disdain has a great tip for visualizing it!

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« Reply #7204 on: March 27, 2013, 06:24:07 PM »
Which grow more widely on the globe, grapes or strawberries? This may depend on history as well. I started thinking of the seemingly universal grape jelly vs my favorite strawberry or blackberry jam.

I think the grape jelly/jam thing is regional since you rarely see it here in Oz. Strawberry is the most common.

But I suspect grapes are grown more since there are so many types and afterall, you need them to make wine. Mmm wine.

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« Reply #7205 on: March 27, 2013, 06:29:57 PM »
Thanks!  That's what I was thinking and wasn't quite sure where the 'round' was coming from.
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« Reply #7206 on: March 27, 2013, 06:31:45 PM »
Which grow more widely on the globe, grapes or strawberries? This may depend on history as well. I started thinking of the seemingly universal grape jelly vs my favorite strawberry or blackberry jam.

I think the grape jelly/jam thing is regional since you rarely see it here in Oz. Strawberry is the most common.

But I suspect grapes are grown more since there are so many types and afterall, you need them to make wine. Mmm wine.
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« Reply #7207 on: March 27, 2013, 06:37:39 PM »
Oh there's one wine I love, Chocovine that has a raspberry chocolate flavor. YUM!
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« Reply #7208 on: March 28, 2013, 01:08:46 AM »
Which grow more widely on the globe, grapes or strawberries? This may depend on history as well. I started thinking of the seemingly universal grape jelly vs my favorite strawberry or blackberry jam.

Apparently (according to Wikipedia) it's something like 68 million tons vs. 4.5 million tons in favor of grapes, though I think that grape jelly is a pretty small portion of that. I've never seen it, it's possible that some ethnic grocery store here in Finland sells it but it's not something you'll find in a regular supermarket. Strawberry is probably the most popular along with raspberry, then maybe lingonberry and bilberry with raspberry (so called queen jam, it's my favourite). We don't really have the tradition of jam on bread, jam is more for pancakes and cakes and porridge and things like that (with the exception of lingonberry jam which can be served with savoury foods, like blood pancakes).

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« Reply #7209 on: March 28, 2013, 05:43:25 AM »
A lot of grape juice gets added to other juices to fill it out, as apparently grape is pretty adaptable.
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« Reply #7210 on: March 28, 2013, 08:20:20 AM »
Don’t forget wine! Strawberry wine does exist, but it’s barely a drop in the bucket compared to grape wines across the world.

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« Reply #7211 on: March 28, 2013, 05:22:29 PM »
New stupid question --

As everybody probably knows, DD#2 just returned from a trip to France. On the train trip from Paris to Nice she received a box lunch with assorted tid-bit appetizer type things. Included in the box was an empty little fluted tin (in it's own box.)

The tin (for lack of a better term, a very small pie-tin type of thing) is oblong, about 3 inches long, 1-1/2 inch wide, maybe 1/2 inch tall. On the box are the words "Le moule métal by room saveurs"

Oh, cool: I just looked that up and the box pictured at the bottom was her lunch box (different food items, though.)

http://www.roomsaveurs.fr/roomsaveurs/Marques/Flo/UniversMarque.aspx

But of course, the site is in French, and it doesn't show the tin.



What was this tin suppose to be used for?

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7212 on: March 28, 2013, 06:12:57 PM »
New stupid question --

As everybody probably knows, DD#2 just returned from a trip to France. On the train trip from Paris to Nice she received a box lunch with assorted tid-bit appetizer type things. Included in the box was an empty little fluted tin (in it's own box.)

The tin (for lack of a better term, a very small pie-tin type of thing) is oblong, about 3 inches long, 1-1/2 inch wide, maybe 1/2 inch tall. On the box are the words "Le moule métal by room saveurs"

Oh, cool: I just looked that up and the box pictured at the bottom was her lunch box (different food items, though.)

http://www.roomsaveurs.fr/roomsaveurs/Marques/Flo/UniversMarque.aspx

But of course, the site is in French, and it doesn't show the tin.



What was this tin suppose to be used for?

looks like it's a promo gift, every month they have a baking tin, a magnet, ...

On a side note I looove those boxes. When my father had lunch reunions they had those kind of boxes and he brought back a few, they have magnets to keep the lids in place and are perfect size for A4 paper and bits.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7213 on: March 28, 2013, 06:25:19 PM »
New stupid question --

As everybody probably knows, DD#2 just returned from a trip to France. On the train trip from Paris to Nice she received a box lunch with assorted tid-bit appetizer type things. Included in the box was an empty little fluted tin (in it's own box.)

The tin (for lack of a better term, a very small pie-tin type of thing) is oblong, about 3 inches long, 1-1/2 inch wide, maybe 1/2 inch tall. On the box are the words "Le moule métal by room saveurs"

Oh, cool: I just looked that up and the box pictured at the bottom was her lunch box (different food items, though.)

http://www.roomsaveurs.fr/roomsaveurs/Marques/Flo/UniversMarque.aspx

But of course, the site is in French, and it doesn't show the tin.



What was this tin suppose to be used for?

looks like it's a promo gift, every month they have a baking tin, a magnet, ...

On a side note I looove those boxes. When my father had lunch reunions they had those kind of boxes and he brought back a few, they have magnets to keep the lids in place and are perfect size for A4 paper and bits.

OH! Wow! Thank you! ;D

Yes, it seems to be the consistency of a baking tin. Perfect for a small tart type thing.

Of course, being a promo . . . now I want more small tins like these.



(admittedly being stupid, I thought it might be used for a place to rest your utensils while eating, or maybe pour a bit of water in it and use it as a finger bowl. Yeah, I had no clue. ::))



eta: doing a quick google, this is what her tin looks like, except it's oblong and doesn't have the removable bottom:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitchen-Craft-Set-6-Individual-Tartlet-Baking-Tins-/130313734199#vi-content


I love this thread! ;D
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7214 on: March 28, 2013, 06:57:07 PM »

eta: doing a quick google, this is what her tin looks like, except it's oblong and doesn't have the removable bottom:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitchen-Craft-Set-6-Individual-Tartlet-Baking-Tins-/130313734199#vi-content

Lol, never knew baking tins were such a touchy item! from the ebay site:
"Unfortunately, access to this particular item has been blocked due to legal restrictions in some countries. We are blocking your viewing in an effort to prevent restricted items from being displayed. Regrettably, in some cases, we may prevent users from accessing items that are not within the scope of said restrictions because of limitations of existing technology. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope you may find other items of interest on eBay."
I guess they don't ship to France, but still  :o