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post #41386 of 65744
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

what the fuck is vegetarian chili? just beans and spices?

hahahahaha

pinto beans
black beans
kidney beans
zucchini
corn
peppers
tomatoes
spices

it's good over rice.
post #41387 of 65744
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

pinto beans
black beans
kidney beans
zucchini
corn
peppers
tomatoes
spices

it's good over rice.

no beef, no good.
post #41388 of 65744
Its 29c and I am working from home with no air conditioning and there is no wind so the fan isn't working properly

and its the wife's birthday and I have to prep and cook a rack of lamb, plus grilled leeks and courgettes, bake some supds, steam beans and make a red wine jus oh and while i am at get wine, open and allow to breathe.

Thankfully I have made desert chocolate rum mouse first thing after the gym this morning

and along with this I have to complete a job application and get a report done for a client

and I am still waiting on a pair of cotton linen trousers from Lands End which i hope arrive before winter.

fuck this for a joke.foo.gif
post #41389 of 65744
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

no bacon, no good.

ftfy
post #41390 of 65744
Vegetarian chili is fine, but this was vegan, so it didn't have broth, which takes all the savory goodness out. It was just wretched. I didn't want to say no because I admittedly have a bit of a crush on the barista, who is extremely nice. I go to this place a couple times a week.
post #41391 of 65744
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

what the fuck is vegetarian chili? just beans and spices?

hahahahaha

delicious.

post #41392 of 65744
I made a big batch of veggie chili tonight. Pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans, corn, red/green peppers, lots of onion, spices. The key ingredient is a teaspoon or so of dark cocoa powder. Adds a nice smoky flavor.

Oh and at least five cloves of garlic.
Edited by Connemara - 1/23/13 at 7:40pm
post #41393 of 65744
Try a little worchestire sauce.
post #41394 of 65744
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

ftfy
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

delicious.

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post #41395 of 65744
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Vegetarian chili is fine, but this was vegan, so it didn't have broth, which takes all the savory goodness out. It was just wretched. I didn't want to say no because I admittedly have a bit of a crush on the barista, who is extremely nice. I go to this place a couple times a week.

This makes no sense, how can a broth be vegetarian but not vegan?
post #41396 of 65744
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I made a big batch of veggie chili tonight. Pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans, corn, red/green peppers, lots of onion, spices. The key ingredient is a teaspoon or so of dark cocoa powder. Adds a nice smoky flavor.

Oh and at least a pound of beef.

FTFY
post #41397 of 65744
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

This makes no sense, how can a broth be vegetarian but not vegan?

Because vegetarian can simply refer to absence of meat, but not animal byproducts like cheese, milk, eggs, or broths made with bones.
post #41398 of 65744
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

This makes no sense, how can a broth be vegetarian but not vegan?

because vegan and vegetarian are not the same.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarianism

edit - damnnit - SH already said it.
post #41399 of 65744
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Just got the keys to our old house back from an employee.
Warning: Long, dumb story to follow! (Click to show)
We have a long-term employee (almost 50 years here!) whose son is kind of a mess. I think he (talking about the son) has hearing issues that make him seem even more impaired than he may actually be but I think there have always been some issues with him. I've known him since he was a kid and he wasn't always quite so screwy (he's probably early 40s now). Anyways, he does some handyman work and does absolutely perfect, gorgeous work. He is a real artist and his stuff is always of great quality. We have used him to do work here at the office on many occasions... but had stopped using him of late because he is just so dodgy. If you can get him to show up, the work is wonderful, but he'll show up one day, set up his stuff, then disappear for a week. It became overly problematic. Obvious the guy has some issues with the drink, maybe into some drugs, but tough to tell.

My wife and I have not sold our old house and it is in desperate need of some sprucing up, so we thought to use this guy for a few odd jobs. There was no huge rush on it and we didn't mind if he was a little flakey so long as he got the job done. Furthermore, since he lives with his Dad and the dad knew he was working with us, I figured the father would make damned sure the work would eventually get done. So we had him do some small jobs and he was doing beautifully. Taking his sweet time, but stuff was getting done.

Anyways, he kept talking us into doing more and more work, which was all fine. Finally, we agreed to have him do a significant chunk of work for about $1200. So I gave him a deposit of a few hundred bucks for material and we said he'd get a "bonus" if he got the work done by a certain date. Anyways, a week or two later he said that a few things had not gone well, recommended a few other things, and asked for some more money based on the progress he had made. We did not check the progress, trusting him, and gave him a few hundo more. $750 in total.

Anyways, the weeks dragged on, the work was not getting done, and he started getting more and more dodgy about answering the phone, returning calls, etc. We started to worry.

My wife mentioned something to the father at our company Xmas party (my wife used to work here so she knows the father well too). Within hours, we at least get our first phone call back, but there's lots of excuse making and promises to finish, but eventually the lines go silent again. My wife eventually leaves a message saying "I know what's going on, you spent the money, you need to call me and figure out a plan to get this right, or I'm going to tell your Dad to bring the keys back into work." The next morning, she gets a really sketchy call from some dude pretending to be X's "boss" saying "oh, hi, this the only number in X's phone, he left it at work and I can't reach him because his mom was in a serious car accident. They're not sure if she's going to make it. He's at the hospital with his family." Obviously, one of his meth buddies or something but this cockamamie scheme forgets that we both know the family. So my wife contacts the father asking "Is Y alright? Heard she was in a major accident" and of course there has been no such thing. So the jig is really up, and my wife gently says "hey, this has not gone well, we need the keys back so we can get someone else to finish the work." Father says some stuff about son needing to collect his tools, can't give the key back yet, etc etc. She says "figure it out, I'll have Douglas bring his tools into work if that's necessary, we're done."

Anyways, the upshot is that I finally have the keys back, which I guess is good, but it's sort of the final nail in this coffin. I'm out $750 for halfway done work I'm going to have to pay someone else to do (things are torn up but I think most of the "material" never materialized, and ended up in someone's arm/nose/whatever). But ultimately sadder and worse than any of it is just the loss of innocence of the whole thing. I'd let my wife handle the business with the Dad, as I was trying to be sensitive to everyone in the affair, in particular the father and his professional position within the company. Though he had "marketed" his son's work to me personally, and to the company, before. That he has not mentioned anything to me, or really apologized, or made sure the work got done, or really addressed the issue at all other than silently handing the keys back suggests the son is really pretty far gone and that he is pretty ashamed about the whole thing or in denial or whatever, and that's much, much worse. A truly sad, pathetic situation, and it's bringing me down.

tl; dr version - I'm out $750 and got a front-row seat to a sad, crumbling family/drugs situation.

this sucks for everyone involved (except the meth buddy who called back). some people just don't deserve help.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

My microwave died recently and I have no desire to fix it. Alliever did was heat water in it. I'm on the search for a tea kettle.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

you people are nuts. the microwave is a GODSEND.

the only reason we still have a microwave oven is because they're dirt cheap nowadays.

++++++

speaking of microwave ovens... this is about the time in our home building adventures that we need to pick, buy and pay for the kitchen, including cabinetry works, the counter top, appliances... .
post #41400 of 65744
Btw, there's a whole bunch of people that will tell you if it has beans in it, it ain't chili.
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