El's Kitchen

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#20583 Dec 29, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I'll try to remember to ask my Mom about that ...

Was she from near the coast, where they would get fresh fish easily in the olden days? Fish was harder to come by further inland before trains and cars.
My grandmother was 1st generation American. She was German and a practicing Lutheran when she married my Irish Catholic grandfather. Their families settled in Chicago so I don't know where the tradition/custom started. It could have been brought over from Germany by my ancestors.

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#20584 Dec 29, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>No doubt we can influence the air quality. Was it about 4 years ago the volcano in Iceland had such a severe effect that aircraft were grounded for a week or more. Man can do little compared to nature.
No question there Denny. The power of nature is amazing.

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#20585 Dec 29, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing like a good baked potato loaded down with all the good stuff :)
A man after my own heart ..... ;-) <3 :-)

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#20586 Dec 29, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Tony there is change without a doubt but it is just a cycle. I just hate all the Al Gore hype with out right lies and exagerations. They had to stop calling it Global warming and call it climate change. One of your big universities was caught cooking the the books. NASA was caught cooking the books. There is politics not science behind much of this. England has changed and it has changed for the better. The sheep on the hill side have been a big element but you wouldn't want to go back to an England covered in forest. A few degrees warmer temps wouldn't hurt England. A better growing season. My first trip to England I was struck by how green it is in the winter. Our winters are brown because our climate is warmer and we have summer grasses where you have winter grasses.
You just hate liberal democrats Denny, be honest.......

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#20587 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
My apologies El, I know you're not find of tension in the Kitchen ...... I'll do all the dishes and clean up after the New Year's Eve party :-)

**fond of tension

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#20588 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
My apologies El, I know you're not find of tension in the Kitchen ...... I'll do all the dishes and clean up after the New Year's Eve party :-)
.looking over my shoulder to see if you must mean somebody else...

who me? since when? hahaha I like nothing more than a good discussion, even if I don't necessarily join in, but I will
hold you to the washing up..and thanks!...:)

Ordered the fireworks...who will be in charge of them?

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#20589 Dec 29, 2012
tallyho wrote:
good morning Lady EL/Madame Grace ladies and gents of the realm and the kit krue ..
Sat my fav weekday { wonder if that is correct}
because all the black/white movies are on
you know where you shoot a person they stay dead , a car crashes and doesn't blow up , women don't stand in the middle of a square
and gets shot at by the combined forces of the Bolivian army and never gets hit while she picks them off two at a time
G'Morning Sir Tally....they don't make them like that any more,
more is the pity....some excellent movies made these days true, but
those old black and white's had a kind of magic. I watched 'Shane' for the umpteenth time the other night, brilliant.
Enjoy your afternoon...

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#20590 Dec 29, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
Food! Yeah baby!! Potatoes rule!!!
Boiled, baked, broiled, French fried, and all the rest.
Lady El, please pass the sour cream...
I'm going to have to show my ignorance here Boomer,
potatoes with sour cream? How so?
One of the sides I serve is boiled parsnips mashed with
double cream (Elmlea) so I am guessing potatoes mashed
with sour cream? More tart than with cream or butter?
Sounds good to me....
And as Quincy says, bits of bacon added...even better.

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#20591 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
My grandmother was 1st generation American. She was German and a practicing Lutheran when she married my Irish Catholic grandfather. Their families settled in Chicago so I don't know where the tradition/custom started. It could have been brought over from Germany by my ancestors.
We have some fascinating 'pedigrees' between us all in this
kitchen Quincy...our ancestors contributed so much by bringing
their own traditions and customs over to where they emigrated.
I found I learnt history moreso than I ever did at school when
researching family history...and how brave of them to seek a better life by travelling all the thousands of miles they did.
No jet planes in those days.
I find the Ellis Island website fascinating, found a number of my own there...actually found one who had signed a document...his signature was almost identical to that of my Uncle, a flamboyant W,
a distinctive C...it was errie...and centuries separated them.

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#20592 Dec 29, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>.looking over my shoulder to see if you must mean somebody else...

who me? since when? hahaha I like nothing more than a good discussion, even if I don't necessarily join in, but I will
hold you to the washing up..and thanks!...:)

Ordered the fireworks...who will be in charge of them?
My bad, I thought you preferred the lighthearted discussions not the knock down drag outs between me & Denny -- highly opinionated as we are.

Since he likes things with a bang, put Denny on fireworks detail. I've already committed to clean up!

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#20593 Dec 29, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>I'm going to have to show my ignorance here Boomer,
potatoes with sour cream? How so?
One of the sides I serve is boiled parsnips mashed with
double cream (Elmlea) so I am guessing potatoes mashed
with sour cream? More tart than with cream or butter?
Sounds good to me....
And as Quincy says, bits of bacon added...even better.
You bake them whole in the oven - when done cut open the top and pile on your favorite toppings....butter, sour cream, chives, cheese & bacon bits.

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#20594 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
You bake them whole in the oven - when done cut open the top and pile on your favorite toppings....butter, sour cream, chives, cheese & bacon bits.
Oh I see...thanks for that Quincy. I was getting bored with
cottage cheese on mine, baked potato is a fave lunch here.

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#20595 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
My bad, I thought you preferred the lighthearted discussions not the knock down drag outs between me & Denny -- highly opinionated as we are.
Since he likes things with a bang, put Denny on fireworks detail. I've already committed to clean up!
No, I secretly love it! lol I have been known to be quite opinionated when I get into my stride...:)
I was thinking Denny...you took the words out of my mouth.

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Straight To Hells Door

#20596 Dec 29, 2012
Good Morning Lady Eleanor...
WE HAVE SNOW!!! Real Snow.. not that slushy yucky stuff but instead that beautiful white dusting in the trees and covering the land in a glistening blanket of pure white... Winter Wonderland Pretty... till I had to go and shovel a path for those short legged critters of mine.. The snow is about 5 inches deep and Chico's legs are about 4 inches long..hahahahaha
This is the first real snow of winter as far as my location is concerned... Up north towards Cousin Lukes and Paisleys they really got hit with some snow...
I hope that all is well with Your and Yours and that you are safe and warm.. Sending you all of my warmest wishes... and I hope that no matter what you do today you will enjoy yourself...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---

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#20597 Dec 29, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>We have some fascinating 'pedigrees' between us all in this
kitchen Quincy...our ancestors contributed so much by bringing
their own traditions and customs over to where they emigrated.
I found I learnt history moreso than I ever did at school when
researching family history...and how brave of them to seek a better life by travelling all the thousands of miles they did.
No jet planes in those days.
I find the Ellis Island website fascinating, found a number of my own there...actually found one who had signed a document...his signature was almost identical to that of my Uncle, a flamboyant W,
a distinctive C...it was errie...and centuries separated them.
You're absolutely right El. To just pick up and leave what you've known. I don't think I could move half way across the US, let alone half way across the world!

“Hey, Sarge!”

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The Milky Way

#20598 Dec 29, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>I'm going to have to show my ignorance here Boomer,
potatoes with sour cream? How so?
One of the sides I serve is boiled parsnips mashed with
double cream (Elmlea) so I am guessing potatoes mashed
with sour cream? More tart than with cream or butter?
Sounds good to me....
And as Quincy says, bits of bacon added...even better.
Some of the newer sour creams have great extras like chives. I use that and a veggie sour cream on baked and mashed spuds.

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#20599 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>You bake them whole in the oven - when done cut open the top and pile on your favorite toppings....butter, sour cream, chives, cheese & bacon bits.
I have found a creamy spinach dip that is great on a baked potato. Yummy!
For the cheese lover bleu cheese and bacon bits!!
Time to go shovel the drive...
Have a great Saturday folks.

“Grab all the good”

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Rowlett Tx

#20601 Dec 29, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
You may or may not be right that it is a cycle, but unless we change our activity (unlikely), we will never know. You refer to the UEA incident a couple of years back:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-c... .
The accuser is revealed in this article, he had his own agenda. They have never found the hacker:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/ju...
You will note from the second article that all scientists involved have been exonerated in subsequent enquiries into their scientific methodology. But that didn't make headline news - you had to be in the UK and follow the story to know that there was no manipulation of data as claimed. So to claim it invalidated anything is not correct.
No one has forced a change in name - the climate scientists themselves did this to reflect more accurately the nature of what is happening as "global warming" gave non-scientists a misguided impression - as you show with the second part of your post.
A few degrees warmer would be a calamity for the UK. Are you aware how low-laying much of our coastline is? The melting of the ice caps/glaciers and the subsequent rise in sea levels has the potential to innundate hundreds of square miles. And the red herring is methane from cows, not sheep - irrelevant to the issue as they've always been around.
Even the US Environmental Agency admits warming has accelerated:
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indi...
Useful little research tool the internet proves to be.
There is way to much data out there and some conflicts with others. You don't get research grants unless you bring back the conclusion the government wants. I know NASA set in false data but giving the wrong month for the data. Everything has a political agenda. Ice is reduced in some areas and added in others. Remember the ozone hole over the antarctic that was bogus. I know sea levels have change but the amount of water is a constant. One of my favorite castle was built to guard a river crossing. The ocean must have been higher then because the river is a tiny stream. I love science but I hate people like Al Gore who makes outrageous claims that make him wealthy but the are kust plane lies. You will notice he never appears with scientist who have a different position. Gore is a politician and not a scientist In The mid 70's the best and brightest claimed we were on the edge of an ice age :)

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#20602 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
There were nowhere near as many cars on the road, air conditioning units, industrial companies spewing pollution, or oil production companies spilling into the groundwater 1000 years ago so 'climate patterns' is kind of irrelevant. You may as well compare apples, oranges and walnuts.
You know when there was real pollution? Imagine London that was coal fired and horses were the transportation :)

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#20603 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
You just hate liberal democrats Denny, be honest.......
Hate is a very strong word. Some of my best friends on topix are so very liberal. I can disagree with someones position with out taking it personally. I do hate those in a position of power who can and will do my country great harm. I believe in helping people who can't help themselves. I don't believe it takes a village to raise a child. It take a parent. We now feed kids in school 2 meals a day from the federal government. We have what 42 million on food stamps? We have government advertizing of how easy it is to get food stamps. Work gives you are more than just money. It gives you honor and self respect without dependency. You know the National parks tell you to not feed the animals. It makes them dependent. They sure want more voters to be dependent. I know such a big deal was made over Romney saying 47% pay no federal income tax. That is just true and it is also people who don't pay federal income tax are less likely to car what level the taxes are on the people who do pay income tax. Why does Obama want to increase the taxes of the top 1 or 2%? Because they only are 2% of the vote :) France just tried to tax at a 75% rate. At a certain point people vote with their feet. California is bankrupt and people are moving out to states with no state income tax like Texas.

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