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Message 1294347 - Posted: 12 Oct 2012, 17:47:04 UTC - in response to Message 1294338.

OMG! In that way snow isn't much fun then...

Don't go the Sierra's Nevada mountains in the Winter then, Mammoth and Mammoth Lakes can get at least double that sometimes, sometimes more, lately I do not know much about the snow, only to expect the worst and be prepared...

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Message 1294352 - Posted: 12 Oct 2012, 17:50:22 UTC

Situations like that are unimaginable over here...
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Message 1294360 - Posted: 12 Oct 2012, 17:54:55 UTC - in response to Message 1294352.
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Situations like that are unimaginable over here...

Yes, I guess they would be, be thankful that the isthmus of Panama exists or the Gulf stream current would probably not keep Europe or the Northern part of North America warm, both areas would return to Ice age conditions fairly quick...
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Message 1294587 - Posted: 13 Oct 2012, 4:09:18 UTC - in response to Message 1294263.

one or two kitchen tools........

No fair Angela, I was a single father for 12 years, and
there are few kitchen tools I don’t know about.

Good day for a needle day.

That apple peeler looks new. I did not know that they still made those.


I know this is not snow related, but we seem to have a diverging thread here and I have decided to take the road less traveled.

Night before last I took on Uli's challenge to see if I could stump Eric with some mystifying kitchen equipment. Always up for a good game, Eric allowed me three entries. Now Eric routinely sees groceries go into the kitchen and he routinely sees food come out of it. I had always presumed that Ol' Pookers did not pay much attention to what actually went on between those two steps. A little test of three potentially mystifying kitchen objects proved me wrong, wrong, wrong!!!

Just for the record, I immediately ruled out presentation of a few objects that might have stumped other people. A cherry pitter, for example, would have been a good entry, but Eric loves homemade cherry pie and one of my cousins has a sour cherry tree in her yard. To hasten the arrival of pie in the spring, Eric has actually used this device himself a few times!


A bench scraper I also ruled out. I've been on a bread making kick (foccacia!!!) lately, so I figured he might have some sort of associative memory triggers from having seen this tool recently on the counter or in the sink.



This was my first entry:

It is a Krinkle Cutter for making fancy cut vegetables or krinkle cut fries. I have only used it once or twice and I was disappointed that Eric guessed its use so quickly.

My second entry nearly stumped him:

I showed him a melon v-cutter, but one that did not have a melon baller on the end. Without the melon baller, the tool looks like something Norman Bates would use, and it took Ol' Pookers quite some time before he guessed its function... but guess it he did.

My third entry was an apple corer:

He guessed it right away, even though I typically just use a paring knife to process apples. I only use the corer for baked apples, which I rarely make because Eric hates them.

And so Uli-belle, the answer is "no". Eric cannot be stumped!

GF totally of off topic or maybe not. I have got most of those tools and then some. Does Eric know what a riser is? I can post a pick, because I am sure I mispelled it.
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Message 1294594 - Posted: 13 Oct 2012, 4:17:12 UTC - in response to Message 1294587.
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one or two kitchen tools........

No fair Angela, I was a single father for 12 years, and
there are few kitchen tools I don’t know about.

Good day for a needle day.

That apple peeler looks new. I did not know that they still made those.


I know this is not snow related, but we seem to have a diverging thread here and I have decided to take the road less traveled.

Night before last I took on Uli's challenge to see if I could stump Eric with some mystifying kitchen equipment. Always up for a good game, Eric allowed me three entries. Now Eric routinely sees groceries go into the kitchen and he routinely sees food come out of it. I had always presumed that Ol' Pookers did not pay much attention to what actually went on between those two steps. A little test of three potentially mystifying kitchen objects proved me wrong, wrong, wrong!!!

Just for the record, I immediately ruled out presentation of a few objects that might have stumped other people. A cherry pitter, for example, would have been a good entry, but Eric loves homemade cherry pie and one of my cousins has a sour cherry tree in her yard. To hasten the arrival of pie in the spring, Eric has actually used this device himself a few times!


A bench scraper I also ruled out. I've been on a bread making kick (foccacia!!!) lately, so I figured he might have some sort of associative memory triggers from having seen this tool recently on the counter or in the sink.



This was my first entry:

It is a Krinkle Cutter for making fancy cut vegetables or krinkle cut fries. I have only used it once or twice and I was disappointed that Eric guessed its use so quickly.

My second entry nearly stumped him:

I showed him a melon v-cutter, but one that did not have a melon baller on the end. Without the melon baller, the tool looks like something Norman Bates would use, and it took Ol' Pookers quite some time before he guessed its function... but guess it he did.

My third entry was an apple corer:

He guessed it right away, even though I typically just use a paring knife to process apples. I only use the corer for baked apples, which I rarely make because Eric hates them.

And so Uli-belle, the answer is "no". Eric cannot be stumped!

GF totally of off topic or maybe not. I have got most of those tools and then some. Does Eric know what a riser is? I can post a pick, because I am sure I mispelled it.


Try this one.

Maybe we need a new thread?
Ok new thread set up.

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Message 1294639 - Posted: 13 Oct 2012, 7:02:48 UTC - in response to Message 1294587.

GF totally of off topic or maybe not. I have got most of those tools and then some. Does Eric know what a riser is? I can post a pick, because I am sure I mispelled it.


Eric totally knows what a potato ricer is!!! When he was looking for a post doc position he interviewed at Los Alamos. He wanted to bring me back a souvenir of the area and he thought a nice, tasteful piece of turquoise jewelry would be appropriate. After wandering in and out of a few shops in the nearest town, Eric came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a "nice tasteful piece of turquoise jewelry". So he wandered into a cooking store and bought me a potato ricer. I use it quite often. It has served me well over the years.

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Message 1294654 - Posted: 13 Oct 2012, 8:13:15 UTC - in response to Message 1294347.

That's why I stay off I=50 and I- 80 in the winter, Just that.

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Message 1294691 - Posted: 13 Oct 2012, 10:27:22 UTC

Wintertime in Belgium:


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Message 1294743 - Posted: 13 Oct 2012, 12:32:24 UTC
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A couple of "winter in the UK" pictures -






But, not an atypical UK winter I must say.
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Message 1295225 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 14:24:59 UTC - in response to Message 1294743.
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Looks like someone was late for work on the train. Very late.

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Message 1295275 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 17:35:53 UTC - in response to Message 1294743.



But, not an atypical UK winter I must say.


I'd say. Normally you guys don't get that much snow either, no?

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Message 1295290 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 17:58:39 UTC

True, Julie, but we are long over due another one now ...
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Message 1295347 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 21:34:21 UTC - in response to Message 1295290.

Good thing that all that rain in Scotland isn't snow right now.

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Message 1295401 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 0:45:36 UTC - in response to Message 1294639.

GF totally of off topic or maybe not. I have got most of those tools and then some. Does Eric know what a riser is? I can post a pick, because I am sure I mispelled it.


Eric totally knows what a potato ricer is!!! When he was looking for a post doc position he interviewed at Los Alamos. He wanted to bring me back a souvenir of the area and he thought a nice, tasteful piece of turquoise jewelry would be appropriate. After wandering in and out of a few shops in the nearest town, Eric came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a "nice tasteful piece of turquoise jewelry". So he wandered into a cooking store and bought me a potato ricer. I use it quite often. It has served me well over the years.

The nearest town that registers would probably be Santa Fe. There certainly is such a thing a s nice tasteful peice of turquoise jewelry. There is also some horribly gaudy stuff. It really depends on who the artist is that designed the piece. The best (in my opinion) is delicate silver with inlay stones showing a traditional design. The best place to buy if you are in Santa Fe is in front of the palace of the Governers. At that spot, you are dealing directly with the artist or his family.
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Message 1295515 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 11:17:47 UTC - in response to Message 1295347.

Good thing that all that rain in Scotland isn't snow right now.



I'd rather have snow than rain!
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Message 1295588 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 15:05:07 UTC - in response to Message 1295515.

Good thing that all that rain in Scotland isn't snow right now.



I'd rather have snow than rain!


You don't have to shovel rain.
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Message 1295589 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 15:07:24 UTC - in response to Message 1295588.

Good thing that all that rain in Scotland isn't snow right now.



I'd rather have snow than rain!


You don't have to shovel rain.

Exactly, out here it mostly evaporates not long after it hits the ground, if it reaches the ground at all, then one has virga...
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Message 1295676 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 17:35:03 UTC - in response to Message 1295588.

Good thing that all that rain in Scotland isn't snow right now.



I'd rather have snow than rain!


You don't have to shovel rain.



Rain always depresses me...Snow makes me happy. (except if I have to drive in it...)
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Message 1295868 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 5:16:11 UTC - in response to Message 1293622.

More like Greenland, snow that doesn't melt, becomes ice, ice then gets more snow, that becomes more ice, soon enough the beginnings of a glacier or an ice sheet...



Sounds like you have 2 seasons there, Winter and the 4th of July.

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Message 1295873 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 5:45:23 UTC - in response to Message 1295868.

Two things in the winter I never left home without years ago, 2 bags of chicken grit (80 lbs each) in the trunk for weight and the grit helps getting you out of a hole and a blanket. No cell phones then folks.

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