MarkDaSpark


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PoSt away folks!




And really? No one wanted to start the Pub?


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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cjsiege wrote:List of previous WW gatherings by area.
New list in the Gatherings tab and Old list in the Community tab. Great reading and great examples of how to set up a Get-Together Thread.
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Upcoming Woot Wine Gatherings…All The News for the week of October 6
Fall foliage is starting. Time to transition from summery whites to toasty reds. Attend or Host a Get-Together in your area!
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October
Late Oct: October Trip to Taldeschi, Hawley & Handal

November
11/2: DFW: Dinner at Eden Please RSVP by Oct 26.
11/29: NoVA/DC #30: Annual Leftovers Feasting

Pending
TBD: Atlanta #1
TBD: NYC Tasting #??: A Tribute (interest thread)
TBD: NorCal #?: Open invitation to the New Muscardini Tasting Room

No events in your area??? Start one! Create an interest thread in the GATHERINGS Community Tab.




So join or create a WW Gathering!


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Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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Absolutely CRAZY day at school. I think the wind & all the rain messed with their brains!

Quick nap & off to a Shakespeare meeting! Don't know if I can get through a two plus hour meeting today.

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ThunderThighs wrote:WAKE UP!




TT, thanks for the laugh!

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bahwm wrote:Absolutely CRAZY day at school. I think the wind & all the rain messed with their brains!

Quick nap & off to a Shakespeare meeting! Don't know if I can get through a two plus hour meeting today.



u too? must be something in the air...did a killer workout, came home to good news, my box from Twisted came in... but turns out, our air went out....so it's 85 and humid in my house...grrrr

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mommadeb1 wrote:u too? must be something in the air...did a killer workout, came home to good news, my box from Twisted came in... but turns out, our air went out....so it's 85 and humid in my house...grrrr


Glad that your shipment from Twisted arrived. I think that mine arrived at the UPS depot today. ddeuddeg has four packages to pick up for us there tomorrow. Not sure what they all are. Should be like Christmas--a few months early!

Sorry that your AC went out. Have you checked the filter? Hopefully, it's that simple. We now have 54 and damp! Urg! It sure feels cold! We had 84 yesterday!

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bahwm wrote:Glad that your shipment from Twisted arrived. I think that mine arrived at the UPS depot today. ddeuddeg has four packages to pick up for us there tomorrow. Not sure what they all are. Should be like Christmas--a few months early!

Sorry that your AC went out. Have you checked the filter? Hopefully, it's that simple. We now have 54 and damp! Urg! It sure feels cold! We had 84 yesterday!



we have AC again, it's nice to have our AC guy be our neighbor who lives behind us! it was the....something compiler? oh well at least it's back on... our highs are still in the upper 80's and we had rain most of the day.. so our humidity was way up today ....

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New SoCal Gathering interest thread is up. Temecula, Santa Barbara, or somewhere else?


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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mommadeb1 wrote:u too? must be something in the air...did a killer workout, came home to good news, my box from Twisted came in... but turns out, our air went out....so it's 85 and humid in my house...grrrr



Our TO boxes came last night too. Though I had known they were coming...the MyUPS.com account prevents surprises. You get an email when a shipment is coming to your address, and when you look at the tracking number details it'll tell you who it's from.
We also gave a bottle of Blitzen to the UPS guy. I'd been meaning to do so for awhile, especailly from my early years of buying wine when Woot used them. But ever since the switch to FedEx I hadn't been getting much wine delivered by UPS anymore. But with this batch of boxes, and the gazillion other things we've been ordering post-wedding....well, he certainly deserved a bottle last night.

We've also been having A/C issues again, and finally decided to start looking into getting a new system. Have someone coming out on Thurday to get a quote for a new & more energy efficient system. My condo uses a combo unit (CAC & Heat...utilizing Gas) and the current Skymark model that's in there only has a 9.7 SEER rating. So if we can buy a new unit with a much higher SEER rating, and get a rebate (called one of the rebate qualified contractors listed by LIPA), and with the lowered electric bill....it should be worth it. Plus, when we're ready to sell the condo we'll be able to put down that it has a brand new energy efficient system.

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Anyone have any good, easy salmon recipes? I have a good size fillet of salmon left from Sunday and just figured I would check if anyone else has some good, fairly easy recipes to try.

I've been just doing S&P, touch of garlic powder, ginger and cayenne. Cover liberally with brown sugar and let it sit for a good half hour or so. Bake/grill/whatever and in the last 2-3 minute drizzle just a touch of honey over top. Delicious. Nice sweetness which I love with salmon and the little sprinkle of cayenne comes through with a nice heat. This also keeps the salmon real moist and is still great the next day either by itself or over salad.

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North316 wrote:Anyone have any good, easy salmon recipes? I have a good size fillet of salmon left from Sunday and just figured I would check if anyone else has some good, fairly easy recipes to try.

I've been just doing S&P, touch of garlic powder, ginger and cayenne. Cover liberally with brown sugar and let it sit for a good half hour or so. Bake/grill/whatever and in the last 2-3 minute drizzle just a touch of honey over top. Delicious. Nice sweetness which I love with salmon and the little sprinkle of cayenne comes through with a nice heat. This also keeps the salmon real moist and is still great the next day either by itself or over salad.


Grill it. Easy and no seasonings needed. Salmon doesn't need it, IMO.



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ThunderThighs wrote:Grill it. Easy and no seasonings needed. Salmon doesn't need it, IMO.

From my Japanese SWMBO; +1
..but that did sound rather interesting and tasty as well, if not overdone.

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North316 wrote:Anyone have any good, easy salmon recipes? I have a good size fillet of salmon left from Sunday and just figured I would check if anyone else has some good, fairly easy recipes to try.

I've been just doing S&P, touch of garlic powder, ginger and cayenne. Cover liberally with brown sugar and let it sit for a good half hour or so. Bake/grill/whatever and in the last 2-3 minute drizzle just a touch of honey over top. Delicious. Nice sweetness which I love with salmon and the little sprinkle of cayenne comes through with a nice heat. This also keeps the salmon real moist and is still great the next day either by itself or over salad.

I've been making this hoisin-based glaze for years now -- it's a major favorite with us. Yes, I saw it on "Martha Stewart's Everyday Food". Don't judge me! The only change I make, and it's a minor one, is that I sub lemon or lime juice for the oj.

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North316 wrote:Anyone have any good, easy salmon recipes? I have a good size fillet of salmon left from Sunday and just figured I would check if anyone else has some good, fairly easy recipes to try.

I've been just doing S&P, touch of garlic powder, ginger and cayenne. Cover liberally with brown sugar and let it sit for a good half hour or so. Bake/grill/whatever and in the last 2-3 minute drizzle just a touch of honey over top. Delicious. Nice sweetness which I love with salmon and the little sprinkle of cayenne comes through with a nice heat. This also keeps the salmon real moist and is still great the next day either by itself or over salad.



Here's something different, assuming the fish is of high freshness and quality:
-slice about 1/4-1/2 inch thick pieces
-heat sesame oil in a pan until it's smoking
-pour oil over salmon
-salmon cooks a bit, but not all the way through and you get sesame oil deliciousness
-you can season a bit with garlic/salt/pepper/whatever if you like
-make sure to pat the salmon somewhat dry first to minimize splattering

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klezman wrote:Here's something different, assuming the fish is of high freshness and quality:
-slice about 1/4-1/2 inch thick pieces
-heat sesame oil in a pan until it's smoking
-pour oil over salmon
-salmon cooks a bit, but not all the way through and you get sesame oil deliciousness
-you can season a bit with garlic/salt/pepper/whatever if you like
-make sure to pat the salmon somewhat dry first to minimize splattering

I've done that sesame oil pour-over with salmon that's already been steamed (with ginger and scallions), but never tried it w/o cooking it first. Then again, except for when I visited BC, I've never had salmon whose freshness I trusted to that extent.

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ThunderThighs wrote:Grill it. Easy and no seasonings needed. Salmon doesn't need it, IMO.



I agree that salmon doesn't need it, but try my version and you will realize that salmon WANTS it.

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klezman wrote:Here's something different, assuming the fish is of high freshness and quality:
-slice about 1/4-1/2 inch thick pieces
-heat sesame oil in a pan until it's smoking
-pour oil over salmon
-salmon cooks a bit, but not all the way through and you get sesame oil deliciousness
-you can season a bit with garlic/salt/pepper/whatever if you like
-make sure to pat the salmon somewhat dry first to minimize splattering



I would try that on some nice fresh, wild salmon. While this salmon was incredibly fresh when I bought it at Costco (like, really surprisingly fresh) it's two or three days older now and its farm-raised. Wouldn't trust it rare.

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InFrom wrote:I've been making this hoisin-based glaze for years now -- it's a major favorite with us. Yes, I saw it on "Martha Stewart's Everyday Food". Don't judge me! The only change I make, and it's a minor one, is that I sub lemon or lime juice for the oj.



Have you tried it just in the oven, as opposed to using the broiler? Might try this tonight, half my way, half this way. I think I am our of hoisin so that is all I need to pick up.

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North316 wrote:Have you tried it just in the oven, as opposed to using the broiler? Might try this tonight, half my way, half this way. I think I am our of hoisin so that is all I need to pick up.

I sometimes finish the last few mins of the cooking time in the hot oven, as things get kinda smoky sometimes under the broiler. But it's nice with the glaze all caramelized, so I don't think I would forgo the broiler treatment entirely, even if it were just to finish it for a minute or two.

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North316 wrote:I would try that on some nice fresh, wild salmon. While this salmon was incredibly fresh when I bought it at Costco (like, really surprisingly fresh) it's two or three days older now and its farm-raised. Wouldn't trust it rare.



Living in Florida, I am also careful with salmon. When it is labeled "fresh wild-caught Alaskan", I have trouble reconciling the like a gazillion miles it has to travel and still be fresh. Don't get me wrong, I still buy it, but do more to it than I would to fish I know is fresh/local.

We found Ina Garten's Asian Grilled Salmon to be incredibly easy and delicious. I really don't think it tastes "Asian" but it is really good.

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Stop it!! Now I have to go find some salmon.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Stop it!! Now I have to go find some salmon.



I love all this salmon talk!

I'll usually put it on a cedar plank on the grill. Usually cover with salt/pepper, olive oil or butter, with brown sugar all over, then sprinkled with lemon. I might have to add some cayenne pepper next time, as that just sounds awesome.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:Our TO boxes came last night too. Though I had known they were coming...the MyUPS.com account prevents surprises. You get an email when a shipment is coming to your address, and when you look at the tracking number details it'll tell you who it's from.
We also gave a bottle of Blitzen to the UPS guy. I'd been meaning to do so for awhile, especailly from my early years of buying wine when Woot used them. But ever since the switch to FedEx I hadn't been getting much wine delivered by UPS anymore. But with this batch of boxes, and the gazillion other things we've been ordering post-wedding....well, he certainly deserved a bottle last night.

We've also been having A/C issues again, and finally decided to start looking into getting a new system. Have someone coming out on Thurday to get a quote for a new & more energy efficient system. My condo uses a combo unit (CAC & Heat...utilizing Gas) and the current Skymark model that's in there only has a 9.7 SEER rating. So if we can buy a new unit with a much higher SEER rating, and get a rebate (called one of the rebate qualified contractors listed by LIPA), and with the lowered electric bill....it should be worth it. Plus, when we're ready to sell the condo we'll be able to put down that it has a brand new energy efficient system.



I also knew my TO was on its way.... was surprised as it is still in the upper 80's here... but all looked ok to me....

we got a new ac unit a few years back.. but u know me and electronics....

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Forgot to grab the hoisin while I was at the store, so tried and true it is. Paired with nice fresh crusty Vienna bread and some some Stillman Grenache Blanc.

Oh yeah, and there is banana cream pie left over for dessert.

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Not overtly political, and good food for thought. Apologies if y'all think this is only suited for the Poli-Ticks thread. http://nyti.ms/18MNZ56

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klezman wrote:Not overtly political, and good food for thought. Apologies if y'all think this is only suited for the Poli-Ticks thread. http://nyti.ms/18MNZ56



Pretty much anything from the NY Times, like Fox News, belongs only in the Poli-Ticks thread.


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klezman wrote:Not overtly political, and good food for thought. Apologies if y'all think this is only suited for the Poli-Ticks thread. http://nyti.ms/18MNZ56



Good points. Wouldn't it be nice if people behaved themselves?

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So HAK and I are starting to think about a gathering. The place is acceptable enough for company now Not sure when, may not be til January. But start thinking about coming!

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

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klezman wrote:Not overtly political, and good food for thought. Apologies if y'all think this is only suited for the Poli-Ticks thread. http://nyti.ms/18MNZ56

OpEd = Poli"Ticks", especially NY OpEd.
[edit]No, all OpEd.

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cheron98 wrote:So HAK and I are starting to think about a gathering. The place is acceptable enough for company now Not sure when, may not be til January. But start thinking about coming!


Of course, there is also the ever popular Ice Wine Festival in January. I think it's the last three weekends in January. Some of us have off on Monday, January 20th. I'll start a thread soon for further discussion.

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Gotta go to a NYS language teachers' conference this weekend here in Buffalo. I just remembered that Monday is a holiday! Yeah!

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bahwm wrote:Gotta go to a NYS language teachers' conference this weekend here in Buffalo. I just remembered that Monday is a holiday! Yeah!



IT IS???? Awesome.

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chemvictim wrote:IT IS???? Awesome.



Columbus Day ... which is supposed to be insensitive to Native Americans, both North, Central, & South. Which I can understand, since Europeans pretty much caused much pain and anguish (diseases, enslavement, etc.) in their conquest of the New World.

Although if they were honest, the Aztecs did pretty much the same to everyone they encountered. And probably all the other tribes as well.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Columbus Day ... which is supposed to be insensitive to Native Americans, both North, Central, & South. Which I can understand, since Europeans pretty much caused much pain and anguish (diseases, enslavement, etc.) in their conquest of the New World.

Although if they were honest, the Aztecs did pretty much the same to everyone they encountered. And probably all the other tribes as well.



Monday is Thanksgiving. In Canada. We're having turkey this weekend. You should come. Not to Canada, but in West LA.

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chemvictim wrote:Good points. Wouldn't it be nice if people behaved themselves?



Yes, this is exactly the point. One should be able to get their message across without failing the Hitler rule (or equivalent).

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klezman wrote:Monday is Thanksgiving. In Canada. We're having turkey this weekend. You should come. Not to Canada, but in West LA.



Have to see. May be visiting family in AZ this weekend. But if not, I will be there!


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klezman wrote:Monday is Thanksgiving. In Canada. We're having turkey this weekend. You should come. Not to Canada, but in West LA.



Yes, the three day Canadian summer has passed. We all know sparky is really an alien from the show V and can't handle when the weather is below 70!

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/dining/reviews/the-12-best-restaurants-in-new-york-for-wine.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

Made me want to leave work and go out for a fabulous meal somewhere in NYC....

From the first place named on his list:

Worthy Splurge: Cathy Corison Napa Valley Kronos cabernet sauvignon 1998, $190. A bad vintage? Try this well-aged specimen and see if you don’t think some beautiful Napa cabernets were made that year.