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  1. 8 hours ago, CHILLIN said:

    What is a "french fry" to you?

    "The name French fries implies that this dish can be traced back to France; however, the origins of this ubiquitous dish can be traced back to Belgium. It is rumored that French fries received that name during WWI. At that time, American soldiers were introduced to the fried potatoes in Belgium, but because they thought they were situated in France (due to the fact that part of Belgium speaks French), the soldiers nicknamed these fried potatoes as French fries, instead of calling them fried potatoes."

    "The quality of Belgian frites is very important, and the final result depends upon the temperature before cooking. The fries cannot be frozen or too soft before frying, as they need the perfect balance to ensure that once fried, they are crispy and delicious. The perfect Belgian frites are also no more than one centimeter thick, and the procedure involves frying the potatoes twice. In fact, they are even prepared in a special oil (animal fat); mostly from a mix of horse and cow fat."


  2. 9 minutes ago, CHILLIN said:

    Duck fats, animal fats are "rendered" to reduce solids and raise  the smoking/burning point. Butter "rendered" is ghee. McDonalds use to use rendered beef fat/tallow for their fries, which are much better tasting than today's vegetable oils.

    That is like frying/browning  beef or pork in rendered bacon fat.


  3. 1 hour ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    @Tiny, have not seen your bagel cutter before.  Is that a blade in the middle, that you turn the bagel around?  Or is it a "stabber" that holds the bagel while you use a knife to slice it?

    We have a bagel guillotine.  It's 10 bucks in the US, but about 300 pesos here. 


    bagel cutter.jpg

    Yes, it is a sharp blade in the middle. You insert the blade in the side of the bagel with the two plastic pieces holding the bagel. Then with a small sawing motion, turn the bagel. It is gentle way to cut.  It also works on English muffins.

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  4. 8 hours ago, tomgates said:

    I have had a surplus for 9 years and have never lost any surplus KwH. Maybe they just like me as Pete and I were some of the first people installing solar back in 2010.

    Tom, Does the surplus show on your bill? If so, how is it displayed on the bill?

  5. I was told by a contact person from another solar company that CFE were deleting all credits after a year.

    I wonder if any national regulations does exist concerning this or is CFE free to set their own rules.  That would be like a store setting their own return policy. 


    1 hour ago, ComputerGuy said:

    "LOL" is a proper substitute to imply laughter in a text message, because in case you didn't know, people: HAHAHA reads as both evil and nefarious, and a tad insane.

    Who says?

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  7. 35 minutes ago, More Liana said:

    Not anywhere near close.


    Sorry that item is closed. Everyone had they chance to lecture me about it.  HAHAHA

    It is closer that ketchup and mustard.  HAHAHA

    Both of them have about the same color.  HAHAHA

    Both of them have a creamy texture.  HAHAHA

    Hellmann's taste good on food.  HAHAHAHA



  8. 1 hour ago, cstone said:

    We have an outstanding pet boarding facility, just relocating to a new location near the Pantheon this week. Orson Perez and his Dog Workers. Plenty of dofgs to go around, though. Reliable, honest dog walkers would be a bonus.

    Dog sitters. So dog owners would not take their dogs to restaurants. The sitters can set up their business next door to each restaurant.  

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  9. 45 minutes ago, tkessler said:

    The low speed rates I've seen are things like:  old equipment, slow ports, wifi connections, weak VPN routers, multiple NAT connections (which will cause services dropout after a 30 seconds to 5 minutes). 

    Good points.

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  10. 6 hours ago, CHILLIN said:

    If something goes horribly wrong, which happens more often than you would like to know, then make your peace with your maker, because you will be meeting up real soon.

    Just make sure they put a chapel in the hospital.  😁

  11. 2 hours ago, CHILLIN said:

    I know that you don,t live here Tiny, if you did, and if you had common sense, you would realize that the majority of medical practitioners here are chasing the gringo dollar.

    I am not going comment on the "medical practitioners here are chasing the gringo dollar" because like you said, "I don't live there.".

    If I did and my concern where I do live is not so much the hospital for recovery and testing.  Yes, it is nice that close to where I live. While living NOB I had traveled many miles to the Michigan University, University of Iowa and Mayo Clinic for testing and treatment.

    My concern, anywhere I live, is if the First Responders (ambulance, clinic and/or hospital) had a good response time and the training, equipment and medicine to stabilize me.

  12. 3 minutes ago, RickS said:

    It is my understanding that the current outbreak is most prevalent in areas where either for religious or cultural (foreign) reasons children were not vaccinated.... 

    And parents that think they know more than doctors.

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