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Old 08-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #12711
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While watching "The Chew", the show was interrupted (no big deal, it looked like a rerun) for the news that a verdict is in for a very long trial that has been going on in Boston for weeks and weeks. It will be nice when this is all over...
The trial started in Mid June. There were 69 counts. 19 of them were murder charges. He was found "guilty" on 11 of those. The rest the jury was unable to reach a decision as to guilt or innocent. So they came back with "No Finding." Of the rest of the 69 charges, one came back "Not Guilty." It took the jury five days to reach a verdict.

Was this trial important to the nation? I would have to say "Yes." Organized crime has seen the last of its days.

And no it is not over. There are appeals on each and every guilty finding.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #12712
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I was just reading in a food magazine about sprinkling (on top) some flaky or coarse sea salt to some unexpected foods:

grapefruit--I already do this
lemon bars
milkshakes
pears
oatmeal
chocolate chip cookies
ice cream
fudge pops
toast with jam
applesauce
chocolate pudding
watermelon--I already do
around the rim on a glass of beer

Do you put salt on anything unusual?
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #12713
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This morning I am going to have an upper abdomen ultrasound so I cant eat or drink!

I must say I am missing having my morning coffee and I am here...only have to wait till 8.30am, so an hour and a half to go
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #12714
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I was just reading in a food magazine about sprinkling (on top) some flaky or coarse sea salt to some unexpected foods:

grapefruit--I already do this
lemon bars
milkshakes
pears
oatmeal
chocolate chip cookies
ice cream
fudge pops
toast with jam
applesauce
chocolate pudding
watermelon--I already do
around the rim on a glass of beer

Do you put salt on anything unusual?
As far as putting salt on unexpected or unusual foods, I almost always add a smidgen or a pinch of salt to many sweets. The tiniest addition of salt to something as seemingly-mundane a recipe as powdered sugar icing makes a huge difference in how the general flavor "pops." I can see the point in adding it to the items you listed.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:02 PM   #12715
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I had 3/4 of a cantaloupe that I needed to do something with. I bought it at the farmer's market last weekend and it was unexpectedly bland. The stem end smelled nice and sweet but no flavor. So I made it into a minty granita. I've never made granita before. Hopefully this will come out well.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:03 PM   #12716
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Just finished making this recipe for Spicy Black-Eyed Peas. It's a REAL keeper. I love black-eyed peas and was in the mood for some with a little more zip than the normal way I prepare them. These are super and the only change I made, not really a change in my book, is that I used ancho chili powder instead of plain old "chili" powder. Yum, double yum. Lots to have for tonight's supper and three containers to put in the freezer...if they even make it there.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:05 PM   #12717
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I had 3/4 of a cantaloupe that I needed to do something with. I bought it at the farmer's market last weekend and it was unexpectedly bland. The stem end smelled nice and sweet but no flavor. So I made it into a minty granita. I've never made granita before. Hopefully this will come out well.
Looks delish. We make homemade cantaloupe ice cream, which probably wouldn't be too much different. That's really good, also.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:25 PM   #12718
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We had our new side gate put up yesterday, it is great...unlike the other one that wouldn't open and shut anymore, well chuffed
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #12719
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That is interesting JoAnn

I do know that chocolate, especially dark chocolate, goes well with salt

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I was just reading in a food magazine about sprinkling (on top) some flaky or coarse sea salt to some unexpected foods:

grapefruit--I already do this
lemon bars
milkshakes
pears
oatmeal
chocolate chip cookies
ice cream
fudge pops
toast with jam
applesauce
chocolate pudding
watermelon--I already do
around the rim on a glass of beer

Do you put salt on anything unusual?
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:27 PM   #12720
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I had 3/4 of a cantaloupe that I needed to do something with. I bought it at the farmer's market last weekend and it was unexpectedly bland. The stem end smelled nice and sweet but no flavor. So I made it into a minty granita. I've never made granita before. Hopefully this will come out well.
I hope it all turned out well for you GG, sounds good!
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