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JoHarrington
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on 05/23/2013

Hiya,

Just a head's up that I'm off on holiday for a week, so you won't see me around.

I'll be back around Wednesday, Thursday, looking all brown and rearing to go. 

yours

Jo

xxxxx

 

PS  If you're a burglar, please note that this doesn't leave my house empty.  I don't live alone.


Sam
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on 05/23/2013

Enjoy your well deserved holidays! SY


AbbyFitz
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on 05/23/2013

have fun


ologsinquito
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on 05/23/2013

Have a wonderful vacation.


Tolovaj
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on 05/23/2013

Cheers!


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BrendaReeves
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on 05/23/2013

Lucky you! I want to go somewhere without the computer and veg out. Have a fun time.


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chefkeem
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on 05/23/2013

Have a good one, Jo!  Smile


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pkmcr
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on 05/23/2013

Enjoy your time away!


dustytoes
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on 05/23/2013

Will you be writing something while on vacation?  I can't picture you not...

Have fun in the sun!


Paul
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on 05/23/2013

PS  If you're a burglar, please note that this doesn't leave my house empty.  I don't live alone.

Damnit!

KathleenDuffy
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on 05/23/2013

Have a great holiday!  Time to give yourself a well earned rest - you give a lot! :)


Kathleen
HollieT
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on 05/23/2013

Have a great time, Jo- enjoy the sangria! :)

WordChazer
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on 05/23/2013

And. Ms H, WTH are we supposed to do without you?

Seriously, enjoy! I want to hear all when you get back. And for all's sake, can't you bring the sun back with you, please? I am fed up of wearing trousers, socks and tights and my chiropodist is moaning that too many people are presenting with issues related to not having worn sandals since the Flood or are suffering from problems thanks to thinking they can now, finally, at last, get said sandals out of the back of the wardrobe. *grin*


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Sethisis
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on 05/23/2013

Enjoy! Come back happy and well rested =]

JoHarrington
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on 05/30/2013

*saunters in, pausing in the doorway so everyone gets a good look at my tan*

*dumps a few gallons of (pixel) Piri-Piri in front of ChefKeem*  That's something to do with chicken.  Big in Portugal.  Something to knock up for the omnivores of Wizzley.  I'd have brought you all sardines, but, well, smell.

Unfortunately for the vegetarians here, the Algarve isn't big on feeding us.  At least if you fancy anything other than cheese omelette or a salad.  So we'll have to make do with all this Port and Sangria.  All good?

I'm back and ridiculously laid-back.  How are you all?  Any gossip?


chefkeem
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on 05/30/2013

HEEEEEYYYYY!!!  *waves frantically*  So good see'n ya!  Smile

Listen, you didn't know, and one shouldn't stare at the innards of a gift chicken ... but I hate cilantro. *scrape, scrape*  Otherwise ... damn good. Thanks!


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
JoHarrington
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on 05/30/2013

*whispers*  What's cilantro?  >.>  


chefkeem
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on 05/30/2013

It's the green form (herb) of coriander, which they pile mile-high on all Mexican and Thai food. And Piri-Piri Chicken. Yuckers.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
JoHarrington
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on 05/31/2013

While I was away, I ate the most gorgeous thing. It was billed as 'spaghetti with garlic', which is precisely what it was.

But I couldn't have knocked that up. It wasn't just spaghetti with bits of garlic on it. The spaghetti itself tasted like it had been cooked in something which coated it deliciously. It looked like it was going to be dry, but it really wasn't. 

The point being that there were tiny flicks of an unidentified green herb in there too. I wonder if it was cilantro. It was very green and I didn't recognize it.  If so, then I do like it.  And if you, or any Wizzley author, could work out a recipe for spaghetti with garlic, then I'd love you forever.


chefkeem
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on 05/31/2013

The specks of green could have been chives, or any other fresh herb. Cilantro has a very (very!) distinct taste. Try a leaf, next time you're in a store.

1. Cook spaghetti in salt water until they're cooked through but still have a bite (al dente); drain and keep warm

2. Saute 3 Tbsp chopped onion and 3 Tbsp chopped bacon in 2 Tbsp olive oil until translucent (onion) and a bit foamy (bacon), and a little brown (both)

3. Add 2 Tbsp minced garlic--fresh, not the prepared variety in a jar--and saute another minute or so, until the garlic starts browning; add 2 Tbsp butter; swish around

4. Add the cooked spaghetti and combine

5. Serve with freshly grated parmesan or gruyere cheese on top; add freshly grated pepper and a bit salt (if needed)


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
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