"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Birthdays, Good Thoughts and DC Hugs
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-24-2019, 02:03 AM   #7941
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 21,539
Noodle, please. Thank you!

This stole my heart:

__________________
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2019, 08:16 AM   #7942
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,883
That is precious.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2019, 03:43 PM   #7943
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 14,892
I guess I look "smart"?

While rolling through the produce department yesterday, another shopper approached me and said "could you please help me?". She had a recipe she was going to make for her daughter, but she wasn't sure what a shallot was. Not only did I take her right to the shallots, I explained the differences between the members of the allium family. Actually, it might be a good thing that she wasn't able to find a produce clerk. I think half the people who work that department don't know a thing about produce.
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 01:38 AM   #7944
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 14,892
Our son has a photo in a juried art show - the first time he's submitted work for a juried show. That isn't the big news, though. It's that he came in second! We're so happy, and very proud of him.

Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot_20190301-224406.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	22.9 KB
ID:	33841
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 02:18 AM   #7945
Executive Chef
 
JustJoel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 3,667
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess View Post
Our son has a photo in a juried art show - the first time he's submitted work for a juried show. That isn't the big news, though. It's that he came in second! We're so happy, and very proud of him.

Attachment 33841
Congratulations, that’s a great achievement! Not sure what a “juried art show” is though.
__________________
Dance like no one’s watching, sing like no one’s listening, but cook like EVERYONE is eating!
https://justjoel59.wordpress.com
JustJoel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 06:51 AM   #7946
Executive Chef
 
Just Cooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 4,538
I so admire talent..

Ross
__________________
Disclaimer: My experiences may not be as someone else might think correct.. Life goes on..
Just Cooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 02:07 PM   #7947
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 14,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustJoel View Post
...Not sure what a “juried art show” is though.
You first must submit your art to a panel of judges, rather than just pop over to a gallery and hang your photo. Then the jury picks those that they feel are worthy. I can't find numbers online, but I kinda remember that only 40 pieces would be accepted, and that there were several hundred submitted.
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 04:14 PM   #7948
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 25,932
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess View Post
Our son has a photo in a juried art show - the first time he's submitted work for a juried show. That isn't the big news, though. It's that he came in second! We're so happy, and very proud of him.

Attachment 33841
That's wonderful, CG! So happy for him.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2019, 01:51 AM   #7949
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 26,385
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Great news CG. w00t!
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2019, 10:14 PM   #7950
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 10,088
This was just too cute to not snap a quick pic. My neighbor Joshua mowing his lawn today one-handed, while carrying his 3 year old son on his shoulders.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	005.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	34.8 KB
ID:	33932  
__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 05:22 PM   #7951
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 25,932
Aw, too cute, Cheryl. That's one way to keep the kiddo out of the way
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 07:52 PM   #7952
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 10,088
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
Aw, too cute, Cheryl. That's one way to keep the kiddo out of the way
Thanks, GG....I had forgotten that I posted this.

Just a fun fact.....when that lovely young couple bought the house next door, we chatted and shared stories about growing up in this town...turns out I went to school with their parents and we have a long history of boating and skiing together back in the day....long before those young'uns were born. Love it. Now my grandson Tyler and their little boys play together.
__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2019, 10:18 AM   #7953
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Calosso, Piemonte
Posts: 805
I play the piano. I have a Bosendorfer Imperial grand, and I've had it for have for years, a gift from my father. Since my mother's demise, thanks to my father, I've been able to play all the her favourite songs. It has a wonderful sound, and it's a solice. She loved to listen to Chopin.

I wish you all the peace that a piano can give you. I've relied on this now since my dear mother died.

Di reston
__________________
peeples of ze wurl, relax

The parrot from: Tom Robbins - fierce invalids home from hot climates
di reston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2019, 12:01 AM   #7954
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 10,088
My sweet, funny, and beautiful granddaughter Sydney had her high school graduation ceremony last night. Here's to new beginnings for her!
__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2019, 03:09 PM   #7955
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 14,892
This made us laugh out loud, too, but it's sweet that our neighbors were thinking about us...

Yesterday afternoon, there was a knock at the front door. With wooden steps and good hearing, I'm usually at the door by the time the person is ready to knock. Anyway, there is a town police officer at our door. He starts out by asking if we're OK. I say we're fine, why? He said that the neighbor called to have them do a wellness check on us. Either our neighbors are concerned that we died, or they're just polite and non-confrontational telling us that our yard looks like hell. Well, they would have known we were fine when I had baked chocolate chip cookies last month. Their kitchen windows were wide open, there was a car (or two) in the drive, yet no one came to the door when I knocked and rang the bell. I would have left the cookies on their door handle, but I didn't have anything to hang it with.

BTW, I have been working on getting a landscaper over here to take care of things. Details of that adventure in Petty Vents.
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2019, 06:39 PM   #7956
Master Chef
 
dragnlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Waterdown, Ontario
Posts: 5,432
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess View Post
[SIZE="1"]

Anyway, there is a town police officer at our door. He starts out by asking if we're OK. I say we're fine, why? He said that the neighbor called to have them do a wellness check on us.
Sooo... I hope you asked him if he had a young son ready and willing to do yardwork. or himself even - policemen around here are terrific for 2nd off-duty jobs.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
dragnlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2019, 05:15 PM   #7957
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 14,892
Never thought of that, dragn. Then again, that policeman was about the "son" age; he didn't look old enough to have kids old enough. And since our daughter doesn't live with us, I couldn't even ask him if he had a serious girlfriend. Besides, I am having a major overhaul of the tree and flower beds. I need someone who does this work as their primary job.
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2019, 10:28 PM   #7958
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 14,892
I smiled my way all through the All Star Game. Not because of the game itself, but because I got to see my old home town. I wish Fox had shown more of the city, though, and not just wide aerial shots of the field. Himself saw a segment on the ABC evening news on Sunday and said that they did a much nicer job of showcasing the city.

Cleveland Rocks!
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2019, 04:50 PM   #7959
Senior Cook
 
bbqcoder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 467
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess View Post
Cleveland Rocks!
My daughter and I checked out Cleveland last year during spring break as she was accepted at Case Western but had not seen the school. One thing I was impressed with was the newness of OH's infrastructure (I90 and bridges). After driving on crappy roads in NY & PA, it was a drastic difference!

I thought the school's campus, and that area of Cleveland was cute. But she didn't want to attend the school for some reason. Her top choice was Wellesley but did not get accepted. She ended up attending our state school, UMass Amherst. If you're a foodie, UMass Amherst is ranked #1 for food among colleges. I always made a point to eat in the dining hall whenever I visited her which wasn't too often.

I thought the 10+ hour drive to Cleveland was bad. Guess what, the wife and I will have to do 16+ hours to Evanston, IL as she transferred to Northwestern for her sophomore year. We plan to do the initial drive and then she'll go back/forth via plane.
bbqcoder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2019, 12:02 AM   #7960
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 14,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbqcoder View Post
...One thing I was impressed with was the newness of OH's infrastructure (I90 and bridges)...
We never go via I-80 because of the danged $$$ tolls through NY. Also, it's a longer route since our daughter lives near Canton, which is further south. We prefer the "southern" route taking surface streets to I-84, then basically I-81 and I-80 to OH.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbqcoder View Post
...I thought the 10+ hour drive to Cleveland was bad. Guess what, the wife and I will have to do 16+ hours to Evanston, IL as she transferred to Northwestern for her sophomore year. We plan to do the initial drive and then she'll go back/forth via plane.
16 hours? Pfft! We have twins. Our daughter decided to commute to University of Akron, while our son was headed to Arizona State U in Tempe. College and our move from OH to MA were nearly simultaneous. In about two weeks time we (inhale) drove from OH to MA to close on the house and be here for the movers, turn around to OH to get the kid and head off to AZ, then settle him in and drive back. I can't remember if we returned to OH or just headed to MA after settling Goober in for his first year of college, but I do remember the total mileage was 5,800 and change. Thanks to multiple trips out west (and back), I've seen something more than a rest stop in 34 of the Lower 48.
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.