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How do you like your eggs best?

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Over Easy
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Poached
2 (18.2%)
Soft Boiled
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AuthorTopic: Doomstead Diner Menu  (Read 32340 times)

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Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
« Reply #855 on: June 13, 2018, 09:19:16 AM »
To be perfectly honest I am a complete ass hole when it comes to anything tech, especially trying to take pictures with my cell phone. Actually tried it and couldn't see the image because of the bright sun and couldn't figure out how to close in on a close up etc. You must remember the geezer never even had a PC until the age of 56 and it took me a year to get to do what I wanted on it.
                                         

Buy a Kodak, look through the peephole and press the button.  This is too complicated for you?  You expect people to take your opinions on the market seriously when you can't even snap a picture?  That's pathetic.  ::)

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I have an expensive Minolta SLR Reflex camera with a wide angle lens but can't even buy film for it anymore. This digital stuff is teaching an old dog new tricks RE.

Like all great artists and scholars trying to get a message across, my desire is to create, compose, create a visual experience with both an actual message as well as a hidden one and to try and place my person and vision as well as emotional state in my image work.

As to an ordinary snapshot with a simple Kodak, well; I will leave that to an ordinary simple man, such as yourself.   

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Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
« Reply #856 on: June 13, 2018, 09:27:51 AM »
As to an ordinary snapshot with a simple Kodak, well; I will leave that to an ordinary simple man, such as yourself.

This ordinary simple man can operate cameras which blow away your Minolta, which is a second level brand not up to the standards of Nikon and Canon.

If you can't learn how to use a decent camera, buy a Kodak.  It's Photography for Dummies.



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🦃 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 6/13/2018
« Reply #857 on: June 13, 2018, 09:48:55 AM »
Today's Panini Choice is Turkey🦃.  Turkey🦃 based Panini's may be the most ubiquitous choice on the menu of Bistros which feature Paninis, with the possible exception of Chicken.

Eddie mentioned he doesn't like Paninis because he likes "real bread", aka not Foccacia bread which many places use for their Paninis.  When I pointed out that you can use any bread for a Panini, he said is was because he "doesn't like his bread squished".  But you don't have to squish the bread in a Panini either!  You can adjust how hard the panini press comes down on the bread.

The below example is of a Turkey Panini with the bread left un-squished.  Methinks Eddie has been soured by poor Panini choices in the Austin restaurant market.

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Turkey🦃, Brie and Cranberry Mustard Panini
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Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
« Reply #858 on: June 13, 2018, 09:52:31 AM »
As to an ordinary snapshot with a simple Kodak, well; I will leave that to an ordinary simple man, such as yourself.

This ordinary simple man can operate cameras which blow away your Minolta, which is a second level brand not up to the standards of Nikon and Canon.

If you can't learn how to use a decent camera, buy a Kodak.  It's Photography for Dummies.



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What good is an extraordinary camera to an ordinary mind?

Could a man paint like Cezzanne who possessed his brush and paint palette? 

Could Cezzanne paint like Cezzanne with the simple brush and paints of a child's watercolor box?  :icon_scratch:

                                     

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Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
« Reply #859 on: June 13, 2018, 09:56:40 AM »

Could a man paint like Cezzanne who possessed his brush and paint palette? 

At least I know how to hold a paint brush and paint.  You aren't even competent to do that.

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🐑 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/13/2018
« Reply #860 on: June 13, 2018, 05:14:25 PM »
We're doing it Greek style tonight for the Dinner Special!  No, you don't have to lube up for this.  lol.

When you talk Greek food, in the meat department Greeks eat Lamb🐑 like Americans eat Beef.  They don't raise too many cattle in Greece, but they raise sheep🐑 by the truckload.  Or at least they used to before the IMF dropped in to destroy their agricultural industry.  Don't know how many lambs🐑 they have these days to cook up or what percentage of the population has working money to buy a meal, but they still have the recipes!  :icon_sunny:

My best memories of Greek food come from when I leased a yacht in the Greek Islands with an intern friend and 2 nurses from the hospital I worked at as a Clinical Chemist.  A week of total bliss.  Sometimes on the smaller islands there was only one Taverna to choose from, if you wanted to eat out (we usually did) that was it.  It was a crapshoot as to whether the food would be good or crap, but I only recall one meal which I wasn't too enthused with.  My tastebuds however were influenced by the atmosphere, I suspect if I ate the same meal in a Greek Restaurant in NY Shity I would not have been so pleased.  Prices also were FANTASTIC, this was before the Euro when the Greeks still used Drachma.  I think a Moussaka dinner cost me something like $3.

Anyhow, reminiscing aside, tonight we are having one of the several varieties of Lamb Stew the Greeks will slow cook up, and they are all delicious.

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Stifado Greek Lamb🐑 Stew
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🥞 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/14/2018
« Reply #861 on: June 14, 2018, 03:01:23 AM »
Jews have Pancakes🥞4Breakfast too, just they call them "Latkes".  They also make them our of different stuff than Goyim do, they use Potatoes or Matzoh Meal instead of Flour from the Great Plains.

As I mentioned a while back, I prefer the Matzoh Meal version, but for today we will put on Special a Potato Pancake🥞, this one spruced up with Blueberries.

For your Breakfast Meat, no Bacon, Sausage or Ham allowed!  It's not Kosher!  We'll have some leftover Beef🐄 Brisket for our breakfast meat today.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes🥞 with Spiced Blueberry Sauce

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🐑 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 6/14/2018
« Reply #862 on: June 14, 2018, 08:56:06 AM »
We have covered Ham & Turkey so far in our Panini Lunch Specials, today we are going with Lamb🐑.  Why Lamb🐑, you ask?  Lamb🐑 isn't usualy on the Panini Menu in even the most upscale of Bistros.

The reason is because we had Lamb🐑 for Dinner last night in our Stifado Greek Stew, and we had a lot of leftovers.  We had a slow night at the Diner due to a drive-by shooting in front of the restaurant and the customers couldn't get past the police tape.  Fortunately, no Diner staff was injured because we all come to work in our Kevlar.

This does demonstrate the REAL best use of the Panini though, which is to create an entirely NEW MEAL from leftovers, rather than simply reheating them in the microwave.  Leftover Turkey from Thanksgiving Dinner can provide the meat for numerous different Lunchtime Paninis, you can have one like yesterday with the Cranberry Sauce (and FLUFFY non-foccacia bread!), or my favorite, with Swiss Cheese, Avocado, Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato.  Or dozens of other combinations with different sauces also.

So enjoy the Lamb🐑 you missed last night in the Panini you eat today!

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Lamb🐑 Panini with kafteri cheese, tomatoes, and tangy roasted red peppers
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Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
« Reply #863 on: June 14, 2018, 03:16:46 PM »
What good is an extraordinary camera to an ordinary mind?

Could a man paint like Cezzanne who possessed his brush and paint palette? 

Could Cezzanne paint like Cezzanne with the simple brush and paints of a child's watercolor box?  :icon_scratch:
I heard a story about a nineteenth century violin virtuoso, possibly Paganini, who would buy a new violin for every concert in whatever town he was performing in.  The first half he would perform on his trusted old favorite, but the second half he would perform on the new violin, to prove that it was him, and not his violin, that was the source of the beautiful music.
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🐄 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/14/2018
« Reply #864 on: June 14, 2018, 06:35:21 PM »
For the Dinner Special tonight at the Diner, we are heading into the highest inhabited place on Earth, the Himalayas.  Did I mention that we took a side trip to Nepal on the circumnavigation aboard the Good 747 Jet Nostradamus?  The Dalai Lama is a very good Chef and shared some recipes with our team of Chefs. DL is a vegan sometimes, other times he eats meat🐄.  It depends whether he is in Dharamsala or not.  The weekend we got there he was not, so we were treated to Shaptra, Tibetan Stir Fried Beef.  It's amazing they can raise cows up there!

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🥑 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/15/2018
« Reply #865 on: June 15, 2018, 01:11:25 AM »
There is nothing more famous at the Diner on our menu than our Breakfast Sandwiches, of which there are many.  You can eat them as a sit down meal inside the Diner, or stop at the take out window in your Tesla, if it hasn't incinerated before you get there or the self-driving system gets you in a crack-up with a Semi.  We suggest bicycling to the Diner and sitting down for a meal and shmoozing about Collapse.  It's a safer alternative.

This one is Open Face and more conducive to a sit down meal.  We do have a variant with scrambled eggs that comes in a wrapper for EZ eating while you drive, if you have a Death Wish.  You can text on your Smart Phone while you eat and let Elon do the driving for you.  This is known as "The Last Breakfast".

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🐚 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 6/15/2018
« Reply #866 on: June 15, 2018, 02:23:53 PM »
Late Lunch today because I was napping in preparation for my drive down to Anchorage to pick up Brian, but we'll still have our Panini for Friday.

Since it is also Fish Friday, we'll make it a Seafood Panini.  You don't usually see too many seafood based Paninis in the typical Bistro, they stick mostly to Deli meats which they buy from Boar's Head.  The way they jazz them up is by adding other ingredients, but like the deli meats, they use stuff that doesn't need cooking besides the grilling on the Panini Press.  Here at the Diner we are not so constrained, and neither are you at home!

For our fish choice, we are going with a variety we haven't used before (that I remember), Scallops🐚.  These are Bay Scallops🐚, the little ones, not the big Sea Scallops🐚.  They cook REALLY quick, don't overdo them!

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Scallops🐚 Po'Boy Wrap Panini
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