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    Replied to the thread What Are You Reading?.

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    Quote from max.patch: “i just bought a paperback of short stories at costco written by tom hanks. impulse purchase; had no idea he was an author. if he writes just half as good as he acts then this should be $10 well spent. ” You know Tom Hanks and…
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    Quote from max.patch: “will the voters have the cojones to give the cy young award to a pitcher with an 8-8 record on a team that isn't going anywhere? they should. ” degrom just set a record -- 23 straight quality starts (at least six innings…
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    i used to read everything stephen king wrote -- then one day i just stopped. i'm sure i've read more books by him than anyone else. reading red sparrow now and will see the movie when done.
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    i just bought a paperback of short stories at costco written by tom hanks. impulse purchase; had no idea he was an author. if he writes just half as good as he acts then this should be $10 well spent.
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    Wow - No one in the Cafe today. Everyone is out hiking on a fine Fall day. We had brunch at our favorite restaurant which sadly is closing next month - not due to lack of business, it's packed every day. But the owner wants do do other things so it is…
  • max.patch -

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    i just bought a paperback of short stories at costco written by tom hanks. impulse purchase; had no idea he was an author. if he writes just half as good as he acts then this should be $10 well spent.
  • StalkingTortoise -

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    Grilled a butterflied pork loin on Saturday while the wife whipped up a Caesar salad and cauliflower rice. Enjoyed a pork loin sandwich last night. My local supermarket is closing and we saw pre-cut cedar planks (packs of 4) in the meat & seafood…
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    We;re going out for dinner today to give my nephew a send off, he leaves for the Navy later this week. Gave him a choice of anyplace and he chose IHOP. Not where I would have chosen for the last supper but that's OK. Because of his high school grades…
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    Quote from LIhikers: “We;re going out for dinner today to give my nephew a send off, he leaves for the Navy later this week. Gave him a choice of anyplace and he chose IHOP. Not where I would have chosen for the last supper but that's OK. Because of…
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    We;re going out for dinner today to give my nephew a send off, he leaves for the Navy later this week. Gave him a choice of anyplace and he chose IHOP. Not where I would have chosen for the last supper but that's OK. Because of his high school grades…

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    Wow - No one in the Cafe today. Everyone is out hiking on a fine Fall day. We had brunch at our favorite restaurant which sadly is closing next month - not due to lack of business, it's packed every day. But the owner wants do do other things so it is closing. Then we went to Art Prize - the World's largest art competition. We walk all over town looking at art and voting for your favorites. Some is bad, - some is good.

    But tonight, for dinner I for the first time made Cedar Plank Salmon. I've had it in restaurants (I think its a Pacific NW thing), but never made it for myself. The recipe is from Curtis Stone's recent cookbook. It's pretty simple. You soak a cedar plank in water and brine the salmon in a solution of salt, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Then you grill it on the plank over indirect heat. Son had a strip steak as he isn't a fish eater. Accompanied by a rice pilaf from my Indian cookbook, boiled green beans, and a Rose from Provence. Yum

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  • Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus
    Weight - 16 ounces
    Weight w/Pegs - 18.125 ounces
    Material - 30D Silnylon
    Features - A no-frills tarp with a no-see-um skirt perimeter. Uses a single trekking pole set anywhere between 40" (100cm) to hug the ground or 49" (125cm) to provide great ventilation.
    Pros - Weight, Ventilation
    Cons - The setup is slightly confusing. There are 6 points to attach with pegs. Two of those point must be pegged first and are very difficult specify in dark and/or windy…
  • Winter Linville Gorge

    On February 27th, 28th and 29th I did a two night out and back trip from Wolf Pit Road trail-head to Table Rock mountain and back. In typical cafe fashion I planned this trip while driving 80 mph east on I-40 heading back from the Smokies. I stopped at a McDonald's to borrow some free Wifi to get a picture of a the trails and away I went. Going up Wolf Pit road in my 2002 Honda Accord was risky with the amount of ice and snow on the road. The final hill going down to the…
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    On February 25th and 26th I did a nice loop in the Smokies from Big Creek Ranger Station parking lot to Deep Gap along the AT south of Mt. Cammerer fire tower. There was about 6 to 8 inches of snow while going up. I stealth camped due to the amount of snow coming in and the next day went down the Big Creek trail. Overnight there was another 6 to 8 inches of snow and freezing fog.

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  • Chicken Jambalaya

    5 grams - Freeze Dried Chicken
    7 grams - Dehydrated Chopped Onion
    5 grams - Dehydrated Leeks
    2 grams - Freeze Dried Celery
    5 grams - Freeze Dried Bell Pepper
    56 grams - Rice (Real or Instant)
    2 grams - Dehydrated Green Onion
    7 grams - Creole Seasoning
    7 grams - Dehydrated Diced Tomato
    7 grams - Tomato Powder
    7 grams - Chicken Stock Powder
    1 gram - Black Pepper
    1 gram - Salt
    28 grams - Dried Chorizo Sausage
    14 grams - Olive Oil
    8 ounces - Water

    Calories - 680
    Dry Weight -…
  • Nestle Nido and Breakfast Essential Based Milkshakes

    Nestle Nido is a full fat powdered milk which when combined with water makes a high calorie milk. I add Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials to add flavor and additional calories.

    Chocolate Latte

    1/2 Cup - Nestle Nido
    2 Packets - Chocolate Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials
    2 Packets - Folgers Instant Coffee Singles
    16 Ounces - Water

    Calories 580
    Weight 4.5 ounces

    1) Combine dry ingredients in zip lock bag
    2) Mix with water and…