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   StormCnter posted on Pet Peeves  What is it about the modern design of square tissue boxes that too often give us a wad of tissues instead of just one? It happens with all the brands, but Puffs work a bit better than Kleenex. In the olden days of flatter rectangular boxes, when we wanted one tissue, we got one tissue.
Wednesday at 05:16 EST .




   StormCnter posted on Recipes  My grocery store had a special on pork loin roasts, buy one and get one of equal or smaller size free. So, I got two. They are very large, 6-7 pounds each, so I halved them for freezing. I've always considered a pork roast about the easiest dish to make, just open roasting with seasonings. But, I found a recipe on the web for a much more sophisticated treatment, slow-roasted at 325, complete with vegetables in the pan. I've got mine in the oven now. It smells heavenly, although it still has an hour and a half to go.
http://www.food.com/recipe/incredible-boneless-pork-roast-wi
th-vegetables-500210?soc=pinterest


How do you do a pork roast?
May 22 at 11:19 EST .



   MeiDei  Yummy! I do a pork butt much the same & vary seasonings depending on mood & what is on hand. A garlic/parsley/olive oil pesto - or BBQ sauce - or our favorite Cranberry/Orange/Ginger sauce to cover while baking. Sauce also served as a side cold, & to cover when reheating in microwave.

I buy the loins (sale ) and cut into 1-1½" cutlets, coat w/BBQ rub. Then vacuum seal 4 to a package & freeze.
Once defrosted, dry pan fry, or grill, for a quick meal. 4 mins. I can smell your meal from here & it's making me very hungry, that's good, right?!! Hope to see other posts, we have lots of "good cookers" here.
May 22 at 16:33 EST .




   StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading  I'm halfway through Richard Russo's sequel to "Nobody's Fool", "Everybody's Fool". It's good. Russo excels at inserting bits of humor where it's not expected. I had forgotten what a really good character Sully was. Paul Newman was Sully in the film.
May 15 at 05:39 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  I guess this qualifies as "critters". The puzzle was on the AOL welcome screen today. Can you find the panda?
   May 2 at 15:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  Double-click to enlarge it.
May 2 at 15:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  yes! Good one.
May 2 at 16:52 EST .

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   Safetydude  @ three o'clock...
May 3 at 08:39 EST .

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   StormCnter  Yes. Well done.
May 3 at 10:57 EST .

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   Gram77  Got it.
May 3 at 21:13 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Cute.
May 4 at 06:33 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Gardening & Landscaping  My husband reminded me last night of a bedding plant we had in the yard of our first house, but haven't seen in nurseries in years. It was called a Candle Tree and was purchased in 4" pots. I always planted a grouping of three. The would grow and grow all spring and summer to about 6' tall, sprouting bright golden-yellow candle-like blooms. The first frost killed them and I would do it again the following spring. People would stop to ask what in the world these plants were. Anyone else familiar with them? I stole this photo from the Web.
   April 30 at 09:25 EST .

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   MeiDei  We're in zone 5/6 and have never seen this offered in our nurseries, this would be considered a tender annual here. My aunt had a very similar tree that thrived on her RI ocean front property - she gave me some seed pods but were never able to grow it. I have a ground cover that looks like this, it's an Angel-something Lamium - very pretty in bloom but extremely invasive.
April 30 at 11:45 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I don't think I have ever seen them. They are beautiful.
May 1 at 07:46 EST .

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   StormCnter  These are truly tree-like, not a shrub or groundcover. I have no idea how big they would get in a more tropical zone. We are in 9/10.
May 1 at 09:42 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading  Want an entertaining, fairly trashy, read? I'm almost finished with "Game of Crowns" by Christopher Andersen. Andersen has written several well-received books about celebrities and the royals. This one concerns the Queen, Camilla Parker-Bowles and Kate Middleton. It's packed with juicy tidbits: who knew that Prince Charles' valet even zips up Charles's trousers? Or that Queen Elizabeth enjoys watching late evening television with one particular servant? That Camilla underwent extensive remodeling (teeth, Botox, weight-loss program, wardrobe redo ) to make her more acceptable to the public? Or that Kate and Pippa Middleton were called the "Wisteria Sisters" by the British press because of their relentless and merciless "climbing"? I recommend the book. It's a big one, but is very fast reading.
April 30 at 05:34 EST .

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   StormCnter  I should have added the Goodreads review (four stars ):
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2895
5338-game-of-crowns?from_search=true&sea
rch_version=service
May 1 at 06:36 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading  Any Richard Russo fans visiting this Wall? His "Empire Falls" won a Pulitzer and his "Nobody's Fool" was turned into a Paul Newman film. Russo has a sequel coming out in the summer, "Everybody's Fool". I'm looking forward to it. I liked "Nobody's Fool" much better than "Empire Falls".
April 29 at 09:13 EST .




   StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading  I'm waiting for others to join in on this Wall because I have books to recommend, but Mei and I have done a lot of talking here already.
April 28 at 07:44 EST .

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   MeiDei  Amen!
April 28 at 09:22 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading  This is from Gram77 (she's still got login problems ):
"I just purchased a new book by Tracy Chevalier entitled At The Edge Of The Orchard. Can't tell yet if I am going to like it, but I've just noticed something really interesting about the method the author uses when writing about one of the people in the story. When there is a chapter about the wife being told the author does not do contractions. She just writes them like this.......wasnt, wouldnt, cant.......like that. This person is not likeable and is not kind to her husband. It's like the author doesn't feel that even writing correctly is deserved by this character. I didn't catch it at first and when I did I thought the proof reading was the problem."
She wanted to know what I thought. Has anyone else read the book?
April 25 at 09:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  I read this book and discussed her question with Gram. The wife's part in the story is always presented from her thoughts. No one else is featured in that way. So, her thoughts are as she might have spoken.
April 28 at 17:54 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  My cousin sent me this. If it's already appeared here, I apologize. If not, just share the laugh.




April 24 at 08:37 EST .

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