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Old 08-31-2016, 11:47 AM   #26111
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A couple weeks ago I was in the local Goodwill and found a Chef's Choice 312 sharpener for six bucks! This morning I have been watching demonstration videos and practicing my technique. I feel like one of those product demonstrators that you see at the local carnival!

"I never get a thing that ain't been used, I'm wearing second hand hats, second hand clothes, That's why they call me, Second hand Rose ..."
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:58 PM   #26112
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I might be going bonkers. This morning I went to get my sixth and final case of fresh roasted chiles. I gave one to DH while I was prepping them to can. He said that one had the best flavor of this season. I sent him to the store to get another case. I quit. I have put up 7 cases of chiles, about 200 pounds. Last year I put up 4 cases and had to ration them throughout the entire year.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:48 PM   #26113
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I'm on page 70 of a 300 page thread in a nurse's forum reading their ghost stories. WOWEE! The hair on my neck is standing straight up!
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Old 09-02-2016, 11:45 PM   #26114
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I'm following the Tigers/Royals game online...and cannot believe that, for the moment, I'm rooting for Kansas. I suppose it doesn't really matter who wins - as long as my Cleveland Indians keep winning, they don't have to look behind themselves to see the competition.

Drat! Detroit won. Well, at least that will make GG's hubby happy.
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:21 AM   #26115
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The garage door guy came by. Nice little man, but boy was he a talker! DH wanted an automatic door opener, so he installed that, then he noticed my 35 yo door opener had sprung a spring, so he fixed that. He replaced the ground squirrel chewed bottom seal on DH's side, and I mentioned that I had pulled a snake or two out of it. He was clearly alarmed, apparently more afraid of snakes than DH.
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:23 AM   #26116
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Dawg, there's someone who's afraid of snakes more than your DH? I bet he'll be glad to hear that!


I think I'll spend most of the rest of tonight reading the book I got from the library on Thursday. It's called "Throw like a Woman" and is reading rather quickly...and is so good that I might slow it down just to make sure it lasts a little longer.
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:37 AM   #26117
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What are you doing?

I know! I told the little garage door man that these snakes were really pretty. He was not convinced. I think he was even more frightened of snakes than DH.

Men are highly overrated, IMHO.
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Old 09-03-2016, 01:24 PM   #26118
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LOL Dawg

Beth, you'll have chiles for quite some time now! Those look delicious.

I just finished my second cuppa and am fixin' to go to the local farmstand. I just can't get enough of the fresh plums and peaches. They are SOOO sweet and juicy - nothing like the tasteless dry fruit from the grocery store. Cheaper than the grocery store's, too.
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:03 PM   #26119
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Making my world renowned ranch potato salad and hummus. Our daughters, SIL and grandson are coming for a cookout tomorrow.

SO is making key lime pie and brownie bites. Later, I'l be cutting up some pork tenderloins for kabobs. Two in a hoisin and five spice powder marinade and one in a souvlaki marinade.
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Old 09-03-2016, 03:11 PM   #26120
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...am fixin' to go to the local farmstand...Cheaper than the grocery store's, too...
I wish that were true around here. At least it is for farmers' markets. The one we've been to, the one closest to our house, is very pricey. And not everything is great quality, either. Sad, when you're paying $3 for a scone (I can make an entire batch for that amount of money even with using top-shelf ingredients) and $3-4 for a pound of tomatoes. The small, family grocery store a few towns over is great about offering locally grown produce at this time of year. The tomatoes I bought there last week were considerably better than the one we bought at the farmers' market, and they were just 99 cents a pound. At least the one cheese monger who was there had excellent cheese even at $25 a pound. Alas, they are not coming around this year...

I found a close-enough farmers' market a number of towns over. We might give that a chance coming Wednesday...if we remember about it on Wednesday!
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