WillowDarkling

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    WillowDarkling reacted to Desiderius Price in I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving.   
    “Looks about right” is really a unit of measure, really, I swear
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    WillowDarkling reacted to BronxWench in I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving.   
    I remember asking my grandmother how much of a seasoning she used, and she cupped her hand and said, ”This much.” Drove my mother nuts, but I totally understood it. I just had her measure it out and pour it into my hand. Worked like a charm!
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    WillowDarkling reacted to Desiderius Price in I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving.   
    To measure or not to measure, that’s the debate    Some dishes, this ain’t required, like number of bacon strips to cut up for the scrambled eggs.  Some flavoring ingredients, like cinnamon or vanilla or even garlic, can be easily increased in measure, so for french toast, I’ll eyeball it.  That soda mix I made, that required the syringes.  And the rocket propellant, that required the digital scale down to the milligram precision.
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    WillowDarkling reacted to BronxWench in I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving.   
    Funnily enough, dinner prep is something I rarely bother to measure for. I cook by taste and by eye. mostly, but then again, I all but grew up in restaurant kitchens. Baking, however, requires very precise measurements and perfect temperature control. Baking is ALL science.  
     
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    WillowDarkling reacted to Desiderius Price in I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving.   
    You’re talking to somebody who spray painted a kitchen aid mixer and labeled it “NOT FOR FOOD” – it’s sitting in the garage between uses.
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    WillowDarkling reacted to InvidiaRed in I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving.   
    You made me laugh so <3
     
    Now this might sound weird but I do use lab equipment in the kitchen. Since food preparation is essentially applied chemistry.
    Beakers are surprisingly handy for measuring spices.
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    WillowDarkling reacted to Desiderius Price in I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving.   
    Well, suppose you could turn lemons into lemonade… but if you tried to “taste test” it with the local pets, you might get locked up on animal cruelty.  So, try burning it beneath a beaker of water, see how many calories it contains by measuring the temperature rise?
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    WillowDarkling reacted to InvidiaRed in I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving.   
    yes! That’s what bothers me the most over six hours of effort, not a phone call or hell even a fricking text. oh hey I brought fake turkey!
     
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    WillowDarkling reacted to Desiderius Price in I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving.   
    Maybe the cousin’s a secret vegan (or wannabe vegan or even curious enough to try/share).  A heads up should’ve been given to you IMO before *SURPRISE*.
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    WillowDarkling reacted to BronxWench in I have never been so insulted as when a cousin brought vegan turkey to thanksgiving.   
    There was no vegan turkey at our home. There was a 21 pound turkey, however, and it was GOOD.  
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    WillowDarkling reacted to Melrick in Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?   
    Not even spammers review my stories, so I’m fine. lol
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    WillowDarkling reacted to Desiderius Price in Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?   
    Cross my fingers, not an issue in my reviews, yet.  But yeah, tar & feathering’s too good for them.
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    WillowDarkling reacted to GeorgeGlass in Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?   
    It’s not just the forums; I’ve been getting a lot of spam “reviews” in the archives, too.
    But yeah, the wicker man solution sounds valid.
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    WillowDarkling reacted to kagome26isawsome in Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?   
    ohh whos stealing! yes do wicker man to the spammers! 
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    WillowDarkling reacted to Melrick in Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?   
    The Wicker Man gets my vote as well!
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    WillowDarkling reacted to Desiderius Price in Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?   
    More of I’m annoyed by entitled people thinking they can steal our forums.
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    WillowDarkling got a reaction from Desiderius Price in Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?   
    I forgot about that guy!  
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    WillowDarkling got a reaction from Desiderius Price in Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?   
    I forgot about that guy!  
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    WillowDarkling reacted to BronxWench in Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?   
    Personally, I vote for a good Wicker Man. Stuff ‘em in and light ‘em up, I say.  
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    WillowDarkling got a reaction from Desiderius Price in Death penalty for spammers, anybody got an issue with this?   
    We have options available  
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    WillowDarkling got a reaction from BronxWench in A big Happy Birthday shout-out to the one and only @DemonGoddess , my fellow cranky o   
    Happy birthday, DG  Hope you had a good day, and that the coming year will be better. 
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    WillowDarkling reacted to Melrick in Well, having failed all conservative treatment options, I’ll be setting up for chemot   
    Everything will work out, you’ll see. 
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    WillowDarkling got a reaction from BronxWench in Well, having failed all conservative treatment options, I’ll be setting up for chemot   
    Sorry to hear that, Pittwitch. But I wish you the best of luck, and my thoughts are with you.