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  1. Mike Bulgakov

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    I was just sautéing a boiled potato, and the house is filled with the tantalising aroma of potato. Hey wait, this is not the 'what did you last eat' thread, so why are you fellers posting pics of food stuff?



    ^ ^ What is the name of that comely dish you are torturing me with, Mike ?
     
  4. Mike Bulgakov

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    Pad Thai Tofu.
     
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    they got rid of the crows and now i feel sad
     
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    Carrot Cake ...
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    I just visited a store a few miles away that does have a large gluten free section. Got some flour and cookies. Things were very expensive there. They even have cold-pressed oils, three or more times the regular price.

    The tiny organic coconut oil bottle was worth a fortune. I am considering robbing a bank.
     
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    What are you cooking? Please bring some to the Bistro.
     
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    Tomorrow my cooking lady will start making gluten-free chapattis (bread). Hopefully, this stuff has more protein, calcium, iron, etc than the wheat I was using earlier.
     
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    After an hour and a half of badminton, I'm surprised that I have better stamina than my non-smoking friends. And I very rarely work out.
     
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    got a light?

    Then you should smoke more and really build up your stamina!
     
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    Huffing and Puffing?
     
  13. Mike Bulgakov

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    Most discussed tennis icons at TW Talk Tennis:

    1) Federer
    2) sureshs
    3) Nadal
    4) LeeD
    5) Djokovic
     
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    Now thanks to me, you can add Chocolate to the list.

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    p.s. i notice maxi...q has fallen off the list :)
     
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    Here is some food for thought

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    With your newly expressed chocolate stream of consciousness, I must deduce you're a big fan of the Spanish experts in chocolate making...Chokovic est. 1872.
     
  18. Mike Bulgakov

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    Mike and Tom, I raise you this ...

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    I call your raise...show us your cards, you xenophobic pretentious snob!
     
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    Johanna Larsson is a smart player and good fighter.
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    There are so many bees buzzing around the orange blossoms outside. When the oranges fall, I would prefer to bring them inside before the night-visiting yard animals find them.

    Well, I'm a king bee
    Buzzin' 'round your hive.
    Well I can make honey, baby.
    You gotta let me come inside.
    Well, I'm a king bee
     
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    Muddy Waters...what a legend!

    stringertom...what a cracker for referring to the Eastern Hemisphere as "The Orient". Guess I'll have to enroll in PC studies at Occidental College.
     
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    chocolate muddy cake
     
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    One guy at work looks like one I dated briefly about two years ago...

    And I've finally got access to my email!
     
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    I lost the closest bestest friend I've ever had the other day because he said he didn't wanna be my friend any longer cause he can't be friends with someone he use to have feelings for and also because he has a girlfriend now!! So sad really thought we would be friends for life!
     
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    Here have some chocolate rum cake.

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  31. Mike Bulgakov

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    There are many bees buzzing in my yard. They look different this year, mostly black in colour. I am told that they are a species known as California carpenter bees.

    I was once attacked by a swarm of bees just outside of D.C. when I was young. I don't like them buzzing around me when I pick a few oranges.
     
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    Once while drinking in a compartment with young Swedes on a train from Stockholm to Copenhagen, they all agreed that young Swedes knew Björn Borg for his underwear, not his tennis.
     
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    Perhaps Björn's sportswear company could've prospered mightily in today's online shopping.
     
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    Björn's company is doing pretty well with advertising.
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    ^ Those poor starving beauties need a bite of this ...

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    Dunk in molasses?:lol:
     
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    Natalia Vodianova offers Sentinel a piece of cake, then enjoys a chocolate eclair.
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    Marloes Horst asks Sentinel if he would like some ice cream.
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    ^ I'll have the part with the icing thank you, and if possible, just give me the whole slice ...

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    Seems a lot of poasts or threads have been deleted. Two weeks back i noticed i was at 26,666 poasts, and crossed it before i could point it out to folks. I was hoping some thread would get deleted so i could get back to 26666, now suddenly i notice i am back at 26,665.

    One more to go.
     
  40. Mike Bulgakov

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    Wozniacki and Elsa Hosk offer Sentinel some vanilla offerings.
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    The unlikely origin of fish and chips

    Fish and chips are a national institution - and now chippies across the country are preparing to celebrate the 150th birthday of our most famous fast food.

    Winston Churchill called them "the good companions". John Lennon smothered his in tomato ketchup.

    They sustained morale through two world wars and helped fuel Britain's industrial prime.

    NUMBER OF CHIPPIES

    1910: c25,000
    1929: c35,000
    2009: c10,000
    Sources: seafish.org and Fish and Chips and the British

    Working Class, by John Walton

    For generations, fish and chips have fed millions of memories - eaten with greasy fingers on a seaside holiday, a pay-day treat at the end of the working week or a late-night supper on the way home from the pub.

    Few can resist the mouth-watering combination - moist white fish in crisp golden batter, served with a generous portion of hot, fluffy chips.

    Everyone has their own preferences and tastes vary from one part of the country to another. Cod or haddock? Salt and vinegar? Pickled onion? Scraps?

    Like Morecambe and Wise or Wallace and Gromit, fish and chips are a classic double act - and yet they started life as solo performers. And their roots are not as British as you might think.

    The story of the humble chip goes back to the 17th Century to either Belgium or France, depending who you believe.

    Oddly enough, the chip may have been invented as a substitute for fish, rather than an accompaniment. When the rivers froze over and nothing could be caught, resourceful housewives began cutting potatoes into fishy shapes and frying them as an alternative.

    Around the same time, fried fish was introduced into Britain by Jewish refugees from Portugal and Spain.

    The fish was usually sold by street sellers from large trays hung round their necks. Charles Dickens refers to an early fish shop or "fried fish warehouse" in Oliver Twist (1839) where the fish generally came with bread or baked potatoes.

    North or south?

    Who first had the bright idea to marry fish with chips remains the subject of fierce controversy and we will probably never know for sure. It is safe to say it was somewhere in England but arguments rage over whether it was up north or down south.

    Some credit a northern entrepreneur called John Lees. As early as 1863, it is believed he was selling fish and chips out of a wooden hut at Mossley market in industrial Lancashire.

    Others claim the first combined fish 'n' chip shop was actually opened by a Jewish immigrant, Joseph Malin, within the sound of Bow Bells in East London around 1860.

    However it came about, the marriage quickly caught on. At a time when working-class diets were bleak and unvaried, fish and chips were a tasty break from the norm.

    Outlets sprung up across the country and soon they were as much a part of Victorian England as steam trains and smog.

    Italian migrants passing through English towns and cities saw the growing queues and sensed a business opportunity, setting up shops in Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

    To keep prices down, portions were often wrapped in old newspaper - a practice that survived as late as the 1980s when it was ruled unsafe for food to come into contact with newspaper ink without grease-proof paper in between.

    MOST POPULAR FISH SOLD IN CHIPPIES

    Cod 61.5%
    Haddock 25%
    Others (including hake, halibut, plaice, pollock, sole) 13.5%
    Source: seafish.org
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8419026.stm

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    Vanilla ! *shock*'

    Senti would not eat plain vanilla even if there was nothing left on the planet !

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    I googled Chocolate and got this image.

    I can't seem to find the chocolate anywhere.

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    Hosk stubbornly refuses to apologize for the vanilla faux pas, but Wozniacki is very sorry and gives Sentinel some of her chocolates.
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    Secret to Wozniaki's marathon success

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    Nice photos! Hope you guys are enjoying the Easter weekend! Who's watching the final 4 tonight? Let's see if Kentucky gets to 39-0 tonight.

    http://www.modernreaders.com/kentuc...rfect-win-ncaa-championship/22836/mark-kesler

     
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    A heap of drinks and a packet of cigarettes totaling 6€. I find that a fair price.

    Now if only I wouldn't have run into my ex-girlfriend and not had this chronic right shoulder injury this day would have been perfect.
     
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    Was this in Denmark or Sweden? I never saw such good prices in either country that didn't involve me sprinting away from someone.

    Good to see you back on the forum!
     
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