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    (per my comment above) does encourage one to learn this :) Boeuf bourguinon is an excellent dish - beef cooked in red wine, basically - with some herbs, and then mushrooms added for the last half hour. Got that recipe from Mr pixxer's late aunt, who served it to us when we visited her. Ordinarily I don't use a lot of wine in cooking, but the reds and the beef tend to like each other.

    Yes, Berkeley. We're having a serious winter storm. A series of three or four, in fact. Temps in the low 60s, which is common for storms b/c the rainy winds come from the south (south wind typically portends rain, in fact). That's b/c of the rotation direction of the whorls of storm that come across the Pacific. The overall movement is west to east, but b/c of the local spin of the storm, the winds that reach us first are coming from the south, and are warmish. When it's very clear with a north wind, that is when we get (what we call) "cold" - highs in the lower fifties, even forties sometimes.

    I added potatoes and carrots to this stew now, and have some mushrooms ready to go in when I think they have a half hour more to cook. Another way you can tell I'm in the Pacific time zone :)

    We all understand that freedom isn't free. What Romney and Ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. We have to invest in it.
    Julian Castro, DNC 4 Sept 2012

    by pixxer on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 06:56:01 PM PST

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