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Just now, NebulousMissy said:

 

I... can?

 

Sorry. 

 

Also, not like brains at all. Mushrooms have more substance and taste like butter and garlic (or they should anyway)

 

Mushrooms actually absorb the flavours from the herbs/spices you add.

I mostly fry them with pepper, paprika, parsley, garlic and a drop of worceistershire sauce.

 

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Yay! European Windstorm Sebastian just ripped appart our garden pavilion!

 

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Need to get out and get it back together before its remaining parts start to scatter along our neighbourhoods gardens....

 

Fu*

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21 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Mushrooms actually absorb the flavours from the herbs/spices you add.

I mostly fry them with pepper, paprika, parsley, garlic and a drop of worceistershire sauce.

 

 

I am aware.

 

Those flavors should always include butter and garlic ::P:

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Just now, NebulousMissy said:

 

I am aware.

 

Those flavors should always include butter and garlic ::P:

 

Garlic is a must, I agree!

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Troll Lord Games is having a today-only 5th edition sale, for any interested.

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Hope the weather stops torturing everyone for a while!  Except Buglips, of course, because the rock is due to get buried under snowdrifts soon.  ;)  I'm starting to feel like the weather people here are playing a game with the forecast where they keep saying it's going to rain in a few days but when it gets to that day it doesn't actually rain.  

 

And unexpected good news on the car repairs, apparently a plastic bit had come loose and was dangling down where it could bump a fan.  That plus some loose bolts on a plastic cover might have been the source of the unpleasant noise.  Hopefully.  

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24 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

Hope the weather stops torturing everyone for a while!  Except Buglips, of course, because the rock is due to get buried under snowdrifts soon.  ;)  I'm starting to feel like the weather people here are playing a game with the forecast where they keep saying it's going to rain in a few days but when it gets to that day it doesn't actually rain.  

 

And unexpected good news on the car repairs, apparently a plastic bit had come loose and was dangling down where it could bump a fan.  That plus some loose bolts on a plastic cover might have been the source of the unpleasant noise.  Hopefully.  

It's always nice when it's something simple. Hope that means it's cheap too!!

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agggg! I have a tech problem where I can figure out how to stop it, but I can't figure out why it happened in the first place.

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Well then ... our pavilion survived barely. Bend metal, broken bolts ... errr. That will need some repairs. I need to make a total damage assessment tomorrow. Grrr.

 

 

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23 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Because nothing makes you feel better about your own life than footage of a 250 meter fatberg....

 

That's one thing to cross off my bucket list....

 

The Auld Grump

They are talking of putting it in a museum....

 

And people are wondering why I am laughing....

 

The Auld Grump

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8 hours ago, Crowley said:

I have discovered that there are 3 game stores in Montreal within 1.5km of where we're staying.

Possible side trip?

 

5 hours ago, Grayfax said:

Folk Metal?!?

Oh, yes. There are some really cool bands that fall into that sub-genre.

Thanks for the vid, GlitterWolf; I hadn't heard of them before. :winkthumbs:

 

5 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Black olives are the Devil!

 

I can't tell you how many pizzas they have ruined!

We'll just have to agree to disagree on that one.

 

5 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 

Free pizza is good pizza, yeah? 

Absolutely!!

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1 hour ago, Crowley said:

It's always nice when it's something simple. Hope that means it's cheap too!!

 

Well it cost $15 to maybe solve my problem, so...  ?  Really depends on whether the noise comes back.

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5 hours ago, Guindyloo said:

I'll try most things once.

Same here.

 

That statement (and following through on it) have gotten me into loads of fun trouble interesting situations.::D:

 

5 hours ago, Crowley said:

 

It's a good thing it's lunch time! Otherwise I'd be really mad at you all!!

I'm reading this at almost dinner time...

 

1 hour ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

agggg! I have a tech problem where I can figure out how to stop it, but I can't figure out why it happened in the first place.

Gremlins.

 

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3 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 

I got up to I think 7 varieties of mint in my yard. I might have a mint obsession. 

 

Mint is lovely but, um ...

 

The night the kudzu gets your fields you sleep like the dead...  <_<

 

It does take over.

 

I had some peppermint in a pot on the porch once.  I stopped watering it and it took two years to die.  It sent off incredibly strong horizontal tentacles out into space a yard or more to try to find a landing spot to take root in.

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