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  1. hot chillies - can they hurt you?

    Man who developed the Carolina Reaper topped it with a new one. also an interesting conversation. Sounds like he has several more in line after this one.
  2. The New Venom Trailer Is Here

    I'm mixed. On one hand I want to see the Eddie Brock story of him encountering the symbiotic organism after Spider-man has a go with it. With that said, I don't want some mediocre rehashed spider-man flick that half the movie is dedicated to SM and Brock takes a rear seat like they did in their last attempt to introduce Venom. When Venom cam out with a Comic of his own he was very much a character that could stand on his own. I hope the movie is successful because I would like to see them bring Carnage into the fray of the characters they have. I thought Venom was a character that was enacting brutal revenge towards those who wronged him and others. Carnage came along and just blew out the rules out of DC as they stuffed a convicted mass murdering psychopath into a super power suit. I think newer villains of the Spiderman-series have a better ability to keep the series going forward instead of the constant attempt to reboot with the old villains they have tried.
  3. Colouring page for you guys

    I'm former Army and Iprinted it off for a U.S. Marine Corp friend but he keeps eating the crayons. What a waste of toner.
  4. Easy to Clean Spice Grinder

    +1, I got the same thing. Grind my coffee every morning in that and use it for grinding herbs and spices for meals. Simple rinse and go.
  5. Under the Ballot Summary. =Tax on other types of tobacco products such as cigars, roll-your-own, and chewing tobacco would change from the current rate (35% of the wholesale price) and be increased to 55% of the wholesale price. I don't know where they found a median of cigarrette prices of $1.35 a pack. I have not seen that price since the mid 90's
  6. Going for a 15% bump for cigars...for the children. They way things have been going in this state they will get it too.,_Tobacco_Tax_Increase_Initiative_(2018)
  7. Stevie Ray Vaughn

    Good documentary on SRV
  8. hot chillies - can they hurt you?

    Friend and I tried some Ghost Pepper and Carolina Reapers. Dried and dusted some crab stuffed mushrooms with the stuff. The Ghost Peppers really were not that bad. Don't get me wrong they were crazy hot and we learned to dust them outside and maybe consider goggles and mask to protect the eyes and nose from getting dust particles to rest there. The Carolina Reapers were just insane. I have neaver eaten anything that my body just completely revolted against me to holding down. My body wanted it out as I was forced into a tirade of drooling, hiccups, slight nausea but I fought past it. Probably regretted it the next morning. Through the night I had to lay on my left side as I near continuously passed gas all night. Finally at 6 am came the toilet rush. My buddy went through the same thing as he texted me at the same time I was on the toilet, shitting out the constantina wire that my body was trying to save me the pain of by trying to get me to vomit the day before. There is absolutly nothing pleasant about the Carolina Reaper. It tastes like eating glass and shitting razor wire. How fun can that be.
  9. Newfound love for Cast Iron

    Found a couple startup companies that recently got their start on kickstarter. After seeing several positive reviews I decided to order them. Going to hold on to my vintage Wagners but my new Lodge that I sanded the inside smooth are going to be given away to friends. First Up, I ordered both the 8 and 10 from field Company Third one I ordered was a little less known but just as new and getting good reviews.
  10. Every once in awhile you stumble across someones vacation video that is really good and has great music paired with it. First song is Amazing Eyes by Good Old War, second is Whole Life Tour by Duvchi
  11. Newfound love for Cast Iron

    Couple months ago I had to replace my non-stick pans as they were pretty worn. Picked up a set of All Clad non stick pans. I thought to myself though. Why the hell am I replacing these things at probably the worst possible time and started looking at my whole cookware setup. looked at ceramic, copper, stainless steel etc and then I stumbled across Cast Iron. Now, I'm not really a complete blank piece of paper when it comes to cast iron. My grandparents used them along with the old Corning ware but Cast Iron never really fit my idea of healthy cooking or so I thought. My thought was it was only used to cook fatty comfort foods using lard etc. My mother used to rave about cast iron by if it was so good why does no one use it. I started looking into cast Iron and found I was wrong on so many levels about it. 1. Cooking with Lard: I found out it really is not necessary as I found out that I do not need to cook with lard in cast iron. I have yet to use any. I use Flax Seed Oil for the initial 6 seasoning layers after that I use Olive oil. I learned lard or saturated fat may give a pan a bit of a rancid smell. 2. Cast Iron does not evenly heat: This was a surprise to me and it appeared from looking at cast iron reviews a lot of other people were clueless also. Cast iron is actually the worst at evenly heating. However, the ability of cast iron to retain, hold and radiate that heat beyond the contact layer of food is what gives it the desired cooking quality. Great read here. 3. Difficult to care for: Not really, when I am done cooking I take a hot pan and run it under HOT water with a plastic scraper, wipe it out, return to the burner and once the water is gone and the pan is warmed up again I wipe a thin layer of olive oil on it and turn off the heat to let it cool. The routine took me maybe a week and I don’t even think about it anymore. Never let cast iron soak or use soap, use salt if you need an abrasive to scour it. 4. Cast Iron is not non-stick: No way is this true. I quickly found out that cast iron is the original non-stick. My new set of lodge skillets I bought were pretty good but I took it a step further by taking a 60grit air sanding disk to the cooking surface and re-seasoned them all. I also scored a Wagner 12’inch in an Antique store that is phenomenally slick once I cleaned and re-seasoned it. Better yet I don’t have to worry about what utensils I use. Is there a technique involved? Yes. You need to know your temp affect on keeping non-stick. I picked up a set and found that Lodge seems to make about every cast iron pan in the US and they do not polish the cooking surface like the old manufacturers Wagner, Griswold etc used to. There are companies like The Field Co, or other Australian companies that offer them polished at about $200 for a 12’ skillet. But really, for how it opened up my cooking and the versatility of cast iron (you can finish food in an oven, bake pies, pizza etc. ) that price is still worth it if you don't have the hardware or time to smooth the cooking surface. After reading about how to overcome problems people had with cast iron and found that by avoiding those things (using High heat, cooking acidic foods etc). I just wish I had figured out cast iron 20 years ago and bought a set then. Since I added 4 various size skillets I find I am using them dominantly from my other cookware and my food is turning out better. I only use non stick pans for maybe pancakes and use pots etc for boiling water or cooking acidic sauces in them. Anyone else have a love for the iron?
  12. jurassic world - fallen kingdom

    The Jurassic Park series lost me a long time ago. First one was the best after that it's been pretty unimpressive for me. I see the preview of this one and see they are going to end it with Dinosaurs jumping into the sea and swimming to land...somewhere else. It just reminds me of the ending of the first book when raptors were pictured as swimming to the mainland. Only took how many films to go back to that.
  13. Blade Runner 2049 (spoiler free initial reactions)

    I watched Blade Runner 2049 last night. I have not watched the original in over a year but for sure I felt like it was the same world as the first one. Good show.

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