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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #300 on: July 24, 2018, 05:31:50 AM »
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« Reply #301 on: July 27, 2018, 06:05:34 PM »
Will be out of town on vacation for this one.

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« Reply #302 on: July 30, 2018, 12:06:45 PM »
MMM is in town. Invite him to the next meetup :-)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #303 on: July 30, 2018, 12:18:52 PM »
@MMM are you interested and in Ottawa? There's a meetup on sunday. Kids, adults, kid-like adults...

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« Reply #304 on: August 02, 2018, 05:16:49 AM »
I did invite him on Twitter if he was still in town
 no response :)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #305 on: August 02, 2018, 06:00:39 AM »
So what are the details Frankieve?

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« Reply #306 on: August 03, 2018, 11:08:04 AM »
Meet at my place at around 1? I will send a PM to those coming. It's going to be nice and warm Sunday so we can hang out in the yard. I'll have the sprinkler on for the kiddos. We do have a BBQ and you are welcome to use it but i'll just have some munchies out.
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« Reply #307 on: August 03, 2018, 12:31:49 PM »
Awesome!  Looking forward to it!

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« Reply #308 on: August 03, 2018, 12:51:17 PM »
Ed and I will be there.  I will try to bake some c.o.o.k.i.e.s. to bring along.  ;-)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #309 on: August 05, 2018, 07:29:18 AM »
I wonít be able to get there today. One of my children is battling a virus that I also had last week so we are stuck at the house today.

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« Reply #310 on: August 05, 2018, 09:15:32 AM »
I'm coming with popcorn and wine.

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« Reply #311 on: August 05, 2018, 10:26:36 AM »
Hi All!  I'd be in for today if it isn't too late!?  I was just over at College Square Loblaws buying a few groceries! 
I will PM Frankieve.  Cheers
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« Reply #312 on: August 05, 2018, 05:07:20 PM »
Thanks, Frankieve and Mr. Frankieve for hosting a wonderful afternoon talking about finance!  Everybody's story is inspiring, and the food was amazing.

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« Reply #313 on: August 05, 2018, 05:43:58 PM »
Thanks Everyone, it was great to meet up!
In case you are wondering:

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« Reply #314 on: August 05, 2018, 05:45:43 PM »
Two questions: what was the mortar and pestle for, and aren't you dirtying the bottom of your plate by putting it on the cutting board?
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« Reply #315 on: August 05, 2018, 05:49:56 PM »
M&P fo' crushing the nuts.
Seasoning bottom of plate with garlic/onions/lime.  Why limit to licking the upside of the plate only?  I see no downside here.  :-)

Bonus: Knife for cutting garlic/onions/lime.


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« Reply #316 on: August 05, 2018, 05:56:46 PM »
Merci bien Frankieve, Mr. Frankieve and kidlets!😀

Really enjoyed the chat and company!

@Ottawa, excellent looking Pad Thai!

So, fo the next sort-of meetup.....I noticed by the specials on Flipp, that it might be time to make some of my Grammies Mustard Pickle Relish recipe.   (Zucchini, Cauliflower, Onion, Peppers)

Any takers?  Will need assistance chopping, and we can share some vino and such....

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« Reply #317 on: August 05, 2018, 06:06:25 PM »
So, fo the next sort-of meetup.....I noticed by the specials on Flipp, that it might be time to make some of my Grammies Mustard Pickle Relish recipe.   (Zucchini, Cauliflower, Onion, Peppers)

Any takers?  Will need assistance chopping, and we can share some vino and such....

Yum!  I'm in, if I'm not working or in the Adirondacks when you do it!

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« Reply #318 on: August 05, 2018, 07:00:17 PM »
Thanks Everyone, it was great to meet up!
In case you are wondering:

Please sent the recipe link. I'm craving pad Thai now. :) it was nice to meet you, glad you could make it.

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« Reply #319 on: August 05, 2018, 07:01:46 PM »
Merci bien Frankieve, Mr. Frankieve and kidlets!😀

Really enjoyed the chat and company!

@Ottawa, excellent looking Pad Thai!

So, fo the next sort-of meetup.....I noticed by the specials on Flipp, that it might be time to make some of my Grammies Mustard Pickle Relish recipe.   (Zucchini, Cauliflower, Onion, Peppers)

Any takers?  Will need assistance chopping, and we can share some vino and such....

you are very welcome. thanks for coming. I look forward to eating the relish you left.
I'm also up for making some...im in! as long as I'm around of course.
 

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #320 on: August 05, 2018, 07:08:05 PM »
I’m sad we couldn’t make it; sounds like a good time was had by all.

I’m down for relish making @oneyearfromnow.


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« Reply #321 on: August 05, 2018, 10:48:49 PM »
So, fo the next sort-of meetup.....I noticed by the specials on Flipp, that it might be time to make some of my Grammies Mustard Pickle Relish recipe.   (Zucchini, Cauliflower, Onion, Peppers)

Any takers?  Will need assistance chopping, and we can share some vino and such....

I'm in for wino labor. I only have relish for guest.

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« Reply #322 on: August 06, 2018, 08:40:05 AM »

Please sent the recipe link. I'm craving pad Thai now. :) it was nice to meet you, glad you could make it.

I followed Tako pretty closely: http://www.mrtakoescapes.com/mr-takos-easy-shrimp-phad-thai/
I would recommend using less than a whole bunch of green onions (2/3).  I would also use more cilantro (1/2 cup).
But, personal taste! 

Would be very easy to sub the chicken or tofu for the shrimp.   

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #323 on: August 08, 2018, 08:05:45 AM »
Grammieís Mustard Pickle Relish - canning party!

It is zucchini harvest time, and that means relish making time.  If you havenít tried my Grammieís recipe yet, it does contain Mustard powder - but it isnít mustardy.  It is more a sweet/sour condiment.  Excellent on a cheese sandwich, charcuterie boards, or on pork, chicken, or fish.  Heck, it is excellent on a hotdog or hamburger too.

I am happy to share the recipe, and will need chopping skillz to assist.

This Saturday, Aug 11th, starting at noon @ my place.  (If you canít make it then - I could host a second date)

Let me know how much relish youíd like to take home (recipe makes about 16 cups) - I can purchase the veg.  I have received an excellent supply of mason jars from a friends, as they were downsizing, so I may be able to front you some jars.

If you canít come and would like a few bottles,  or If you can come, and just want a couple of bottles - that is all OK too.

Based on numbers/ amount being made, how many sealing rings & caps the bottles need, I can come up with a price per cup.




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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #324 on: August 08, 2018, 08:19:50 AM »
I'm working this Saturday. :-(  (Semi-retirement still gets in the way of many things!)   I'll buy a jar of it though if you have extra!

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« Reply #325 on: August 08, 2018, 12:53:59 PM »
sounds good but we are camping all weekend so won't be able to participate.

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« Reply #326 on: August 08, 2018, 01:08:47 PM »
Can't make it either, Sorry!

I'd also be curious to the price of one jar (and how long it stays good since I only have some for other people, I don't eat any)

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« Reply #327 on: August 08, 2018, 06:38:13 PM »
Are you interested in getting more mason jars? My spouse has some from way back when his mother would do some canning with him but hasn't used them in years. I haven't taken a close look, so it may be that the rings have worn out. But if you are interested in having them passed along your way, I can take a closer look.

(I'm not sure whether Saturday will work but I could drop off the jars soon regardless of Saturday's activities.)

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« Reply #328 on: August 10, 2018, 01:42:38 PM »
If this is the same stuff that you left with us last time than I'm sorry so to say that I won't be there. This is our last weekend before we leave for England and we have a lot of stuff left to do.

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« Reply #329 on: August 10, 2018, 02:06:38 PM »
@jambongris it the same relish!  Family favourite!

I sense that I may not have much of a canning party.   No worries if you have other plans, it is canning time and I am going ahead with our regular batch for us.

But I am sensing that I may be able to sell off a second batch......or at least for barter.....

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« Reply #330 on: August 10, 2018, 07:31:48 PM »
<...> But I am sensing that I may be able to sell off a second batch......or at least for barter.....

If you make a second batch later, I can come be your sous-chef if I am free. 

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« Reply #331 on: August 12, 2018, 05:32:34 AM »
I'll buy some for sure.

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« Reply #332 on: August 12, 2018, 06:11:59 PM »
Ottawa MMM PSA:

If anyone is interested in the cost per the Mustard Pickle - it comes out to about $2 per 500 ml jar - not including electricity or time.  Biggest part of the cost is the new sealing lid for the mason jar.

So, I'll be making some more tomorrow and/or Tuesday - $3 per 500 ml jar.  This year's batch has more cauliflower in it - not that you'd notice :)  PM me  if you are interested in purchase.

Also - for those who are interested - Super Store is selling 25 lbs boxes of plum tomatoes for about $7.50.   In a few days they may go to half price, but you may have a few more dodgy ones in the box.   Peel, chop, freeze in baggies.   We did two boxes yesterday - yielded 20 - 2 cup bags of chopped tomatoes, and 28 - 1 cup bags of plain tomato sauce.  That is about $0.19 per 1 cup chopped tomato, and $0.27 per cup of prepared tomato sauce.   Should last us almost a year.

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« Reply #333 on: August 13, 2018, 04:45:29 PM »
Count me in for 5 jars!

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« Reply #334 on: August 14, 2018, 11:22:46 AM »
Count me in for 5 jars!

You five have been made, just have to cool.  Send me a PM, and we will try to meet for the swap!

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« Reply #335 on: September 18, 2018, 08:33:25 AM »
Anybody in Ottawa have the game dead of winter?

I'm trying to find it in order to try it out. (Next step would be going to a board game bar.)

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« Reply #336 on: September 18, 2018, 10:06:30 AM »
Lews, I havenít heard of that game.   The husband recently picked up Azul, which I would highly recommend!  good for two players too.

I was actually thinking that a meetup might be nice.   I know quite a few of are going to CMC this weekend....I was thinking Saturday Sept 29th, so those that attended CMC could share any tidbits learned.

I wouldnít mind hosting again.  If the weather complies we could sit outside.   Alternately, we could do a park again, that way kidlets could roam.

Thoughts?  Interest?

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« Reply #337 on: September 18, 2018, 10:09:12 AM »
It's a cooperative/non-cooperative game depending on what happens.

Don't know if I will be able to attend, my GF has her family coming, and for some reason she was unimpressed with my plan of leaving and avoiding them all weekend.

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« Reply #338 on: September 18, 2018, 11:05:36 AM »
I've played dead of winter - we had to watch a 30 min instructional video first, and then playing took another few hours. I can see the appeal if you have a consistent group of players, but if there's only 1-2 people who will play with lots of new people, I think you can serve the same purpose with a less overly-complex, "everyone dies of frostbite" game.

I'll vote in favour of a meet-up in the next couple weeks. Odds are we'll be around and if so we'd love to attend.

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« Reply #339 on: September 18, 2018, 11:25:28 AM »
My GF loves it, and since I make force people to learn play Betrayal at House on the Hill.... the game being too complicated isn't really something I can say without them laughing in my face.

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« Reply #340 on: September 18, 2018, 11:42:31 AM »
If your GF loves it, that's definitely a good enough reason! Having played Betrayal and Dead of Winter, I still think the latter is much more complicated  (Betrayal waits until you've mastered basic skills before getting complicated, at least, which I find helps), but if you've got someone who really likes it, that's pretty irrelevant.

(And I really shouldn't talk AT ALL about too complicated games given that I keep luring people to play Power Grid with me... we had to break out calculators in the final rounds the first time we played... and it took like 3 hours)

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« Reply #341 on: September 18, 2018, 12:11:43 PM »
I got power grid last year at my family Christmas exchange and I still haven’t made time to play it yet. Argh.

And I’m the one that brought it to the exchange because I had heard good things about it.

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« Reply #342 on: September 18, 2018, 01:15:10 PM »
@jambongris Oh no! If you'd like to try it, my nearby household is two people who've played and would love to play again  (none of the rest of my local family will touch it with a ten foot pole after hearing the description). We've got free evenings most weekends in the next month. Totally understand if just getting the time is too tough though!

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« Reply #343 on: September 18, 2018, 04:54:09 PM »
I too have played and enjoy power grid- of be down if you need a fourth :)

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« Reply #344 on: September 18, 2018, 08:25:36 PM »
Looks like I have no excuses to go any longer without playing Power Grid. Re-laying patio stones is consuming all of my scant spare time right now but I should be done by this weekend.

I just need to find a way to sneak in a few practice sessions so I don’t get destroyed.

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« Reply #345 on: September 19, 2018, 06:12:55 AM »
Watch youtube of powergrid while laying those stones.

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« Reply #346 on: September 19, 2018, 09:58:57 AM »
If there is a meetup, I am working Sept. 29 but would be interested if it was a different day.  I'm free Sept. 30, and the weekend of Oct. 13.