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Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Madaracs's Avatar Picture Madaracs – January 09, 2008 10:39AM Reply Quote
Great food, good food, sad food...

Soft Drinks, hard drinks or maybe beer or port...

Got Milk?

Cooking class, Cooking advice and what not to eat.

A place for discussing all food and drink... show your keen culinary prowess here, folks.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/2008 10:40AM by Madaracs.

Mokers (Moderator) – November 30, 2011 04:34PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Good on you for making cranberry from scratch. I love the fresh stuff, the stuff in the can isn't even worth calling cranberry sauce.

Jeff Cooper – November 30, 2011 09:22PM Reply Quote
With you on that as well--sounds like we should get together for Thanksgiving.

Mokers (Moderator) – December 02, 2011 02:05PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I'll make you some apple pie next time you are in town. That goes for all sporkers actually.

johnny k – December 02, 2011 07:35PM Reply Quote
Can't remember - you still in L.A.? Cuz I will get that pie.

Mokers (Moderator) – December 03, 2011 04:18AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Oaktown these days.

Jeff Cooper – December 03, 2011 03:08PM Reply Quote
Hoping to get to the Bay Area at some point this spring--I have a bunch of friends to visit. And I'll go a long way for a good apple pie.

johnny k – December 03, 2011 08:23PM Reply Quote
Even better. I'm more likely to visit the Bay. Everyone seems to be coagulating there.

El Jeffe – December 24, 2011 08:39AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Don't forget to eat drink and be Merry!

Spork Poetry

Spork, oh how I adore thee,

beautiful piece of art.

I sit alone in my bed,

no thoughts in my head,

except for those of my spork.

How many a prong does thou have,

oh spork of mine?

There was once an old woman,

she died a happy woman,

her spork in her hand.

Eat a food,

without you?

Oh spork please forgive me.

Spooning and forking,

oh spork how I love thee.

Three prongs,

or four.

An assorment of colors I see withen

thee o' spork of mine.

To spork or not to spork.

Oh spork,

How I eat with thee.

There once was a man named Brutus,

who told the fork, "I can't use this"

And when the fork replied, "then try a spoon"

he slaped it upside the head and said "Buffoon,

I will eat with my spork, fork!

Spork, Oh Spork,

You are so much better than a spoon or fork.

I use my spork

to eat my pork

before I watch Mork...and Mindy

Such a wonderful utensil

Part of my life

Overpowers both spoon and fork

Runneth like a river my love of sporks

Kitchen, restaurant, school, anywhere!

Spork, you are not a fork

I knew to soon you were not a spoon

You are neither, and you are both

Spork, that's why I love you

Sporks are weird

but commonly feared

with prongs like fangs

and the cure for hunger pangs

some claim they can cure a cold

but only the very bold.

we worshipp and adore

those sporks, and want more.

"A Spork Christmas"

spork at noon

spork at night.

sporking anywhere.

especially when it's christmas.

-by Amy chatfield


Spork, spork, spork,

You help us eat,

Spork, spork, spork,

Cafeteria mystery meat,

Spork, spork, spork,

Are these pickled pig's feet?

Spork, Spork, Spork,

Oh what a treat!

"An Un-sporked Life"


what a wonderful thing;

it just makes me,

want to sing.

I love you, I love you,

oh spork of mine;

I can't live without you,

for you are truly divine.

I see you forever,

in my dreams;

I will be with you,

I have foreseen.

But for now,

the spork I need, I cannot get;

I'll just live my un-sporkish life,

within regret.


Spork, Spork, Wonderful Spork,

I use thee instead of a spoon or a fork,

I use thee on soup, I use thee on pork,

I use thee so that I don't look like a dork.

Spork, Spork, Wonderful Spork,

One day I will use you as a cork.

By Tyler Nevins


hate a spoon along with a fork,

they were made by some dork,

but the spork was better than anything,

especially with pork

My plate was served a long time ago,

but if I'm going to eat it, I'm going

to eat it with a spork.

-Closing quote from movie "Great Balls of


If I had a spork

I'd eat stuff in the morning

I'd eat stuff in the evening

All over this land

John Willoughby – December 24, 2011 04:11PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Eat, drink, and be Samwise.

El Jeffe – December 26, 2011 10:27AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Anyone 'here' do/attend English Christmas 'Pantos'?

I see a Netherlands reference, but it might be as obscure as the USA reference in the Chicagoland area.

Ron Burns – December 26, 2011 10:47AM Reply Quote
"We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." Voltaire
'Do" no; attend yes, but not for about 40 years!! My grandchildren follow in their Mother's (and my first wife's) footsteps by attending The Nutcracker - more bourgeois and with less audience participation. But Tchaikovsky's never to be sneezed at...

John Willoughby – December 26, 2011 01:19PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Ron Burns
But Tchaikovsky's never to be sneezed at...

Not to be sneezed at? The man's name IS a sneeze!

Cloudscout – December 26, 2011 04:06PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I've had a Tassimo machine for several years and have been pretty happy with it but there's one limitation that has always bothered me... it has no facility for using your own coffee. You have to use the pre-packaged "T-Discs" for coffee, tea, etc.

The different brands of coffee and tea available for it now are also extremely limited. Most of the good stuff is only available online now, too. Local stores generally carry only the basic Maxwell House coffee discs.

This seems to be the result of an ongoing VHS vs Betamax type of battle and my Tassimo appears to be going the way of the Betamax. The Keurig "K-Cup" systems look like they're playing the part of VHS.

There are positives and negatives for both systems.

The Keurig systems definitely win based on variety. There are a lot more companies making K-Cups than there are making T-Discs... including the local favorite here in Minnesota, Caribou Coffee. And if your favorite company doesn't make K-Cups, you can "roll your own" by using an accessory called the "My K-Cup" which lets you use whatever coffee you want. The Keurig devices will also let you dispense plain ol' hot water for making pot noodle or the like.

The Tassimo devices have a quality advantage, though. Each T-Disc has a barcode printed on it which the machine reads in order to determine the proper way to brew the beverage. It adjusts the water temperature, the volume of water and the actual brew process itself based on what you're brewing. For example, if you're making espresso, you want the water to be hotter and you want to moisten the coffee grounds before you start brewing so the machine will inject a small amount of water into the disc first and let it sit for a few seconds before it starts pumping the water through it... it also knows to only use a couple ounces of water for espresso. If you're making a regular cup of coffee, it uses a full 8 ounces of water. The Tassimo can also make lattes and cappuccino by using a second disc containing concentrated milk. You make the espresso first and then put in the latte or cappuccino disc and it knows how to push the water through those to finish the beverage (including foaming the milk for a cappuccino).

Like I said, I have had a Tassimo for 3 or 4 years now and as of today, I also have a Keurig machine. I just made my first cup of coffee in it using one of the sample K-Cups that came with it. It's a decent cup of coffee. I'm going to try the reusable My K-Cup accessory in a little bit to see how it does with my own fresh-ground coffee.

Hopefully that works well since I also ordered a smaller Keurig unit from Woot yesterday. I plan on bringing that one to the office. I had originally wanted to bring my Tassimo to the office but, strictly speaking, we're not supposed to have coffee makers at our desks and the Tassimo is REALLY LOUD. The Keurig is very quiet so I can probably get away with it.

El Jeffe – December 26, 2011 05:48PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
we bought one and I took it back after first use. I'm a noise nut. It was too rambunctious.

tomierna (Admin) – December 26, 2011 06:55PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
I have a Keurig single-cup machine. I don't like the waste - though I do have the My K-Cup. Either way it doesn't make a big enough cup for me. It was a gift, though, so I didn't get to pick from any of the other options.

I prefer to use my grinder and 12-cup machine and make six cups, which in the coffee mugs I use, is about two servings-worth!

El Jeffe – December 26, 2011 06:59PM Reply Quote
What a journey.

Cloudscout – December 26, 2011 11:47PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
The model I got today will do 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz serving sizes. The 10 and 12 oz settings are only useful when using the My K-Cup with an espresso grind.

It's very, very quiet, especially compared to my Tassimo which sounds like a sheep shearing contest.

El Jeffe – September 18, 2012 05:41PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Fired up the cooking contraptions. Last thing I needed... meat... none in fridge. So I have ended up making a right and proper BACON sandwich. Not BLT... just BACON.
I'm not complainin'

Jeff Cooper – September 18, 2012 07:34PM Reply Quote
I haven't eaten pork products in 18 years. The only one I miss is bacon. Turkey bacon is just not the same.

John Willoughby – September 18, 2012 08:23PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Another win for Leviticus.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/2012 08:25PM by John Willoughby.

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