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    Elovia got a reaction from Pasanda in The TGA Recipe Book (or something like it)   
    For this morning's brunch, I made my own version of Savory Buttermilk Pancakes.  These are sort of like a loaded baked potato, without the potato, and in pancake form.  This is definitely a comfort food best made and eaten when the weather outside is poor (e.g., cold, wet, rainy, snowy, etc.) which it was today here.  There is plenty of room for creativity depending on taste.
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    Savory Buttermilk Pancakes
    makes 10-12 pancakes
    Ingredients:
    ·         ¾ cup thick-cut bacon, diced and cooked
    ·         ¼ cup green onion, diced
    ·         1 cup shredded cheese (type to taste)
    ·         1 can creamed corn (~12-14 oz)
    ·         1 cup all purpose flour
    ·         1 Tbsp sugar
    ·         1 tsp baking powder
    ·         ½ tsp baking soda
    ·         ¼ tsp salt
    ·         1 cup buttermilk
    ·         1 egg
    ·         2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    Directions:
    Dice 6-8 slices of thick-cut bacon and cook in a frying pan over medium heat.  Cook until done to where the pieces are chewy and not quite crispy.  Cooking at medium heat allows the fat to render off a bit.  Strain, place on a plate lined with paper towels, pat to dry, and set aside.
    Dice the green onions and grate the cheese (if not using pre-shredded).  A cheddar/colby/jack cheese blend works well.  Set aside.
    Preheat a flat griddle to 325°F.  Depending on your griddle surface, you may want to add a light spray of no-stick spray or a drizzle (e.g., about a teaspoon) of vegetable oil smeared with a wadded paper towel (caution, hot surface) to help prevent the pancakes from sticking.
    In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add the egg, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and creamed corn.  Stir to mix well.  Fold in the bacon, green onions and shredded cheese.  If the batter is too thick and paste-like, add a little water to thin it so that it is runny, but not too much so.
    Ladle 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter onto the griddle surface leaving plenty of space around each pancake.  It helps to spread them out with the back of the ladle so they’re … say, around 4-5 inch diameter and ¼ inch thick.  These pancakes are dense, so give them plenty of time to cook on each side … say around 3-4 minutes, or until dark golden brown on the underside.  Flip and cook the other side until done.  You’ll just have to feel your way through this step.  Try a test pancake first to determine how long you’ll need to cook them.  Avoid flipping them more than once so that they don’t dry out.  You may temporarily store cooked pancakes on a sheet-pan lined with a wire rack in a warmed oven (~250°F) to keep them warm and prevent them from getting soggy when making multiple griddle batches.
    Serve warm and enjoy.  Top with whatever you like.  Suggestions are a dollop of sour cream, a smear of butter, a dollop of yogurt, a dab of dijon mustard, or eaten plain - as is - hot off the griddle.
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    To paraphrase James Earl Jones (actor, voice of Darth Vader) from a recent Arby's (fast food restaurant) commercial:  "If it needs just a little something, you add bacon to it.  If it is perfect just the way it is, you add bacon to it!"
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    Elovia reacted to Lasraik in The TGA Recipe Book (or something like it)   
    I got fatter just reading that post.
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    Elovia got a reaction from Lasraik in The TGA Recipe Book (or something like it)   
    For this morning's brunch, I made my own version of Savory Buttermilk Pancakes.  These are sort of like a loaded baked potato, without the potato, and in pancake form.  This is definitely a comfort food best made and eaten when the weather outside is poor (e.g., cold, wet, rainy, snowy, etc.) which it was today here.  There is plenty of room for creativity depending on taste.
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    Savory Buttermilk Pancakes
    makes 10-12 pancakes
    Ingredients:
    ·         ¾ cup thick-cut bacon, diced and cooked
    ·         ¼ cup green onion, diced
    ·         1 cup shredded cheese (type to taste)
    ·         1 can creamed corn (~12-14 oz)
    ·         1 cup all purpose flour
    ·         1 Tbsp sugar
    ·         1 tsp baking powder
    ·         ½ tsp baking soda
    ·         ¼ tsp salt
    ·         1 cup buttermilk
    ·         1 egg
    ·         2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    Directions:
    Dice 6-8 slices of thick-cut bacon and cook in a frying pan over medium heat.  Cook until done to where the pieces are chewy and not quite crispy.  Cooking at medium heat allows the fat to render off a bit.  Strain, place on a plate lined with paper towels, pat to dry, and set aside.
    Dice the green onions and grate the cheese (if not using pre-shredded).  A cheddar/colby/jack cheese blend works well.  Set aside.
    Preheat a flat griddle to 325°F.  Depending on your griddle surface, you may want to add a light spray of no-stick spray or a drizzle (e.g., about a teaspoon) of vegetable oil smeared with a wadded paper towel (caution, hot surface) to help prevent the pancakes from sticking.
    In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add the egg, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and creamed corn.  Stir to mix well.  Fold in the bacon, green onions and shredded cheese.  If the batter is too thick and paste-like, add a little water to thin it so that it is runny, but not too much so.
    Ladle 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter onto the griddle surface leaving plenty of space around each pancake.  It helps to spread them out with the back of the ladle so they’re … say, around 4-5 inch diameter and ¼ inch thick.  These pancakes are dense, so give them plenty of time to cook on each side … say around 3-4 minutes, or until dark golden brown on the underside.  Flip and cook the other side until done.  You’ll just have to feel your way through this step.  Try a test pancake first to determine how long you’ll need to cook them.  Avoid flipping them more than once so that they don’t dry out.  You may temporarily store cooked pancakes on a sheet-pan lined with a wire rack in a warmed oven (~250°F) to keep them warm and prevent them from getting soggy when making multiple griddle batches.
    Serve warm and enjoy.  Top with whatever you like.  Suggestions are a dollop of sour cream, a smear of butter, a dollop of yogurt, a dab of dijon mustard, or eaten plain - as is - hot off the griddle.
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    To paraphrase James Earl Jones (actor, voice of Darth Vader) from a recent Arby's (fast food restaurant) commercial:  "If it needs just a little something, you add bacon to it.  If it is perfect just the way it is, you add bacon to it!"
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    Elovia got a reaction from Pasanda in Letter of Recommendation Question   
    Other subtle lines:
    "He's great to eat lunch with."
    "We encouraged him to seek out new opportunities where he can excel."
    "She was fired with enthusiasm."
    "He works at a deliberate pace."
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    Elovia got a reaction from Boag in Ithica, N.Y.   
    As per the Nike commercial ... Just Do It.
    The rest of us expect trip photos.
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    Elovia reacted to Lasraik in Ithica, N.Y.   
    I've promised you guys I'd post the pictures from the trip and keep forgetting.  It's a year and a half late, but here they are.  The team made nationals again last year that were going to be in Raleigh, N.C. but you-know-what happened and it was cancelled.  Here's the pictures from our trip to Ithica, N.Y. (Cornell University)


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    Elovia got a reaction from Lasraik in Patch Notes   
    For those with continued interest in this game and its ongoing development, this thread is created to capture patch notes.
    Patch 3.2:
    Companions Update (17 February 2021)

    Our tiny team is excited to let you know that our first free update for 2021, the COMPANIONS update, is available to download from today, free for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Win 10, Steam, Steam VR, GoG, XBox One and XBoxS/X players!

    Every planet you land on in No Man’s Sky is full of varied creatures, but as wild animals players often didn't get to spend much time up close with them. Our creatures are weird, vibrant and surprising, and we wanted to give them a starring role in this update. With the COMPANIONS update, players can now tame, breed, train and even speak to the creatures they encounter.

    Travellers are now able to adopt the creatures they encounter and form close bonds with them. They will travel side-by-side with you as you adventure through the universe both as a friend and as a valuable aide on your voyage. Train them to scan for resources, mark out hazards, provide light, hunt dangerous fauna, find settlements, excavate buried treasure or even mine for materials with their own shoulder-mounted mining lasers.

    If properly nurtured, your companion will lay eggs which can be collected and incubated. Watch in wonder as the new-borns hatch and grow from babies to full-grown adults! Or use the Space Anomaly’s new Egg Sequencer to genetically modify your companion’s eggs into ever-wilder species.

    There are a wide range of customisable accessories and decals if you want to give your companion a unique look. And if you’ve bred a rare and noteworthy creature? It could be really valuable and sought-after. Why not trade their eggs with fellow Travellers?

    Creature personalities are defined by their species and ecosystem, such that no two creatures are alike, and their personalities develop further as you deepen your bond with them. Your faithful friend will roam the planet with you as you explore, and can be patted, fed and played with. Upon encountering other Travellers and their companions, they may become frightened, playful or even aggressive, based on their own unique personality.

    Every adopted creature is equipped with a neural harness that connects directly to the Exosuit. Your companion’s innermost thoughts will be translated and sent directly to your internal communication channels. Feel the connection with them grow as you play with them, feed them, and go on adventures together.

    This proves to be a very exciting year for No Man’s Sky and we can’t wait to show you what else we have planned on the roadmap.

    Hello Games had a very busy 2020, and it was heartening for the team to know we were providing some form of escapism for folks. It was our biggest year to date, and we’re enjoying keeping the momentum going as we head into 2021. The support of the wider community has allowed us to continue working on this game we love so much. We never take it for granted and genuinely thank you.

    Animal Companions

    Creatures that have been fed can now be interacted with to access options for milking, riding and adoption.
    Players may adopt up to six creatures at any one time. New companion slots are available to be purchased with nanites.
    Your companions can be renamed, and then customised with a new range of accessories and decals.
    Some accessories, such as the torch or mining lasers, will be used by your companion as they explore the planet.
    Each companion has their own personality, which will influence how they behave and think. Some species are more likely to have certain traits than others, but each creature is unique.
    The creature harness has a neural link with the Exosuit, enabling rudimentary translation of your new companion’s thoughts and wishes.
    Companions will assist their owners during planetary exploration, but have needs of their own. They will periodically require food or attention if they are to thrive.
    Companions will need to be cared for over a long period of time in order to win their trust.
    While exploring, companions will assist their owners in a number of ways, including: scouting for resources and buildings; digging up minerals and special items; hunting other creatures; and marking hazards.
    As well as acting on their own initiative, companions may be given specific instructions via gestures from the Quick Menu.
    VR players can point directly to send their companion to a destination.
    Companion Eggs

    Creatures that have been well-cared for will lay eggs.
    After a short time, creature eggs will hatch into a brand new creature, related to but distinct from the parent creature.
    Baby creatures have different proportions from adult creatures and will grow to maturity over time.
    Players may trade eggs from their prized companions with other players.
    Creature eggs can be taken to the Egg Sequencer aboard the Space Anomaly.
    The Egg Sequencer allows players to remix the genetic material of their growing eggs to produce unique, never-before-seen creatures.
    Overdosing eggs in the Sequencer may cause dramatic creature reconfigurations…
    Creature Improvements

    New creature and companion-related titles have been added to the Appearance Modifier.
    The construction cost of Creature Pellets has been increased.
    The stack size of Creature Pellets has been increased.
    Creatures no longer require advanced bait to unlock harvesting functions – any creature that has been fed may now be milked.
    Giant creatures can now be ridden.
    Creature locomotion animations have been improved.
    The particle effects emanating from creature dung have been improved.
    Discovered creatures now have a different shaped icon in the Analysis Visor, to better distinguish them from undiscovered creatures.
    Creature icons in the Analysis visor have been offset to improve their appearance.
    UI Improvements

    Players using a mouse and keyboard can now use hotkeys to directly select options in dialogue menus and interactions.
    Players using a gamepad can now use the analogue sticks rather than the cursor to move between options in dialogue menus and interactions.
    Optimisations

    Warp and loading times on PS4 have been significantly improved.
    Bug fixes

    Fixed an issue that caused freighter ‘wings’ to be hidden.
    Fixed an issue that could cause an invalid system/base to appear in the teleport destinations list.
    Fixed an issue that caused the gloves to be out of focus in the Appearance Modifier.
    Fixed an issue that could cause players using Windows 10 to incorrectly report a network disconnect.
    Autowalk is now cancelled automatically when the player manually moves forwards or backwards.
    The creature feeding Nexus mission has been rebalanced to account for changes to the taming process.
    Concrete base parts now require Silicate Powder rather than Carbon to build.
    Fixed an issue in the Galaxy Map that caused the Distance To Core text to be vertically clipped, resulting in a comma that looked like a period.
    Fixed an issue that could cause players to upload/download an excessive number of creative discoveries.
    Fixed an issue that caused Cronus’ food to have an extremely bright glow.
    Fixed an issue that caused the Orbital Exocraft Materialiser to have an overly bright glow.
    Fixed an issue that caused base specialist terminals to snap incorrectly in specific large rooms.
    Fixed an issue that could cause an increase in load times while attempting to download base data from other players.
    Fixed an issue that could cause incorrect text to appear when harvesting food substances from some unusual creatures.
    Fixed a VR issue that caused the Exosuit backpack to be invisible in the inventory if the player’s body was turned off.
    Fixed an animation issue with the player weapons in VR.
    Fixed an issue that could cause incorrect UI scaling in VR.
    Fixed a VR issue that could cause UI screens to move while the UI was closing.
    Fixed a rare hang that could occur when taking a screenshot in Photo Mode on PC.
    Fixed a networking crash on Xbox platforms.
    Fixed an issue that could cause very large save files to crash during loading on PS4.
    Fixed a crash that could occur when the leader of a herd died.
    Fixed a number of memory related crashes on PS5.
    Fixed an audio related crash on PS5.
    Fixed a rendering crash on PS5.
    Fixed a crash related to the preview of summoned objects (eg starships).

     
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    Elovia reacted to Pasanda in What games are you currently playing?   
    It is a clear console port, but they have ported it well. Not like cyberpunk. That was an awful port. Especially for lefties.
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    Elovia reacted to Pasanda in What games are you currently playing?   
    I really can reassure you of that. The reason for the situation with machines taking over is the main story. I will caveat this with the fact that i've not yet completed the main story. 
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    Elovia reacted to Boag in Letter of Recommendation Question   
    Writing the letter was fine since you had done it for others, to keep harmony in the department.  But you should have gone to HR an given them the heads up.  Surprised that the person doing the interviews didn't drop by to see you about the recommendations.  I wouldn't feel tied to him, you didn't make the hiring decision and you had written recommendations for several of them.
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    Elovia got a reaction from Pasanda in Social media damages teenagers' mental health, report says   
    Ask and answer your own question, albeit not necessarily in that order.  😁
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    Elovia reacted to Dunnar in Social media damages teenagers' mental health, report says   
    Remember the studies when we were growing up saying too much TV was bad?
    Or violent videogames were bad?
    Or the music we listened to was bad?
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    Elovia reacted to Boag in What games are you currently playing?   
    7 days is still in Alpha, but has come along ways since 2017 when I started playing.  Really I don't know why they have kept it in Alpha state, it is more polished than some released games.
     
    Stationeers and Astroneer are similar but feel very different.  Stationeers needs more thought, Astroneers controls are easier.
     
    All 3 games have fairly regular updates that change play to a degree, but mean you have to start over on your building.
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    Elovia reacted to Pasanda in Funny Stuff   
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    Elovia got a reaction from Lasraik in Patch 1.1   
    Patching is the process of eliminating bugs in software while simultaneously adding new ones.
     
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    Elovia got a reaction from Pasanda in The TGA Recipe Book (or something like it)   
    In a recent plans for the weekend thread, I mentioned I made molasses cookies.
    and
    So I take both of those statements as encouragement to post the recipe.  For the benefit of our (non-US) audience, here is a link to a webpage of conversions from US cooking measurements to UK cooking measurements.
    I don't claim credit for this recipe.  It came to me from the mom of an old high school friend way back when.  She shared the recipe with me and my friend, and I've preferred these over others ever since.  They're easy enough to make, and tasty too.
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    Molasses Cookies
    Ingredients:
    ·         3/4 cup melted shortening
    ·         1 cup sugar
    ·         1/4 cup dark molasses
    ·         1 egg
     
    ·         2 cups flour
    ·         2 tsp baking soda
    ·         1/2 tsp ground cloves
    ·         1/2 tsp ground ginger
    ·         1 tsp cinnamon
    ·         1/2 tsp salt
     
    ·         Extra sugar (separate for rolling dough balls in)
     
    Directions:
    1.       Preheat oven to 375°F
    2.       In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg.
    3.       In a separate bowl, sift together the remaining dry ingredients except for the last bit of extra sugar.
    4.       Mix the dry ingredients into the creamed ingredients and then chill the dough.
    5.       Form the dough into 1-inch balls, roll each ball in the extra sugar, and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment (or lined with a silicon mat) about 2” apart.
    6.       Bake for 8-10 minutes.
    Notes:
    1.  375°F is roughly 190C
    2.  I use a stand mixer to cream the ingredients.  Afterward, I use the same to mix in the sifted dry ingredients.
    3.  To chill the dough, I place it in the refrigerator for an hour or so.  This re-solidifies the shortening, but also makes the dough less pliable to roll.
    4.  I measure the dough with a scoop to get uniform portions, and then roll into a ball shape by hand (just like rolling Playdough™)
    5.  It helps to flatten the dough balls after they're placed on the baking sheet by pressing down with two fingers across the top of each ball.  Technically, you don't have to use parchment or a silicon mat, but they do help with clean up.  We didn't use them in the old days, but modern technology and all ... ya know?
    6.  The cookies will come out of the oven soft, and are unlikely to be golden brown (heh, they go into the oven already brown), so let them cool a few minutes to "harden", if you're patient enough to wait that long.  The cookies should have a firm, crunchy crust on the outside with a soft, chewy middle.
     
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    post scriptum ... I realize after re-reading the recipe, that if Jag were here, he'd probably respond with a pervy, yet humorous, comment about rolling, flattening, and/or sugar coating one's balls.  /sigh
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    Elovia got a reaction from Dunnar in VR biking   
    I'll just leave this here as a reminder ...
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    Elovia got a reaction from Lasraik in Getting Started?   
    It's been a while since I last played, but you should follow the main quests in the early game which serves as a tutorial of sorts.  You actually need to do this (or did last I played) so you don't harm your ability to continue.  And there are some world changes that occur after you've met certain milestones.
    More on that ... the planet you start on will have negligible sentinel activity ... meaning you can harvest flora, and mine minerals, in front of them and they won't do anything about it.  That is not true after you've reached a certain milestone (iirc, going into space for the first time), so sentinels afterward will be highly aggressive if you damage a planet.  You will still need to harvest materials, but you'll have to do it more carefully while avoiding sentinel notice.  Otherwise they will hunt you down for violations and there is an endless supply so you can never win against them; the best you can do is run away and hide, live to fight another day.
    So with the above said, stock up on your first planet.  Harvest wood, primarily, but also oxygen, nitrogen, and ... umm ... cobalt(?), iron(?) ... sheesh, I can't remember.  Anyway, the basic supplies.  If your planet has a hazardous atmosphere (quite likely), find a cave in which to shelter periodically - and especially during storms! - to allow your suit to recharge.
    Don't forget that time stops when you use your camera (assuming you're playing solo and not multiplayer), so you can use the camera mode up at as high of an elevation as it'll let you to get a better view of the surrounding terrain.  This can be helpful for finding caves, resources, or other points of interest while on foot.
    Ships (yours and NPC's) will not have hyperdrives until you complete the main quest steps for them.  So at minimum, you'll want to at least progress far enough in the main quest to have hyperdrives and to be able to construct fuel for those drives.
    The early main quest steps will introduce you to just about every aspect of the game (just about), including base building.  Don't worry too much about where you start your first base, because you'll be limited in your selection.  Just complete the quest steps and then salvage your minimal base before moving on and searching out a better or more desirable location.
    Always refuse the first capital ship offered to you.  Always.  The first one is always the lowest class available.  The next one is likely much better.  The first encounter is somewhat scripted, but the next ones will come regularly after so many hyper-jumps (I forget the number how many).  Save before hyper-jumping, and if there is a combat upon entry and the capital ship is not of a style or class that you like, you can save scum to try and get a better one.
    The game is about exploration ... and it is explicitly not about combat.  So keep your combat expectations very low.  First starting out your weapon will not be powerful enough to kill bigger, meaner critters - or sentinels, for that matter.  Don't worry about upgrading quickly.  Keep an eye on the weapon offerings in space stations (mandatory stops, btw) and inside planetary minor trade centers.  The higher class, the more expensive, but the more potential slots available for upgrades.
    Also ... check the other thread for a wealth of tips and suggestions.  Good luck, traveler.
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    Elovia reacted to Dunnar in An Illusion   
    I couldnt see it on my PC.  But when I saved the image to send it to another device, I saw it in the thumb nail.
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    Elovia reacted to Boag in What games are you currently playing?   
    Ark: Survival Evolved
    7 days to die
    Stationeers
    Astroneer
    Subnautica
     
    I just kind of rotate through them depending on my mood.
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    Elovia got a reaction from Boag in The TGA Recipe Book (or something like it)   
    As my special annual treat every year to the wife and in-laws, I put on my (invisible but well worn) chef's hat and cook up a sumptuous Christmas Dinner.  And every Christmas, for the past I can't remember how many Christmases, my family and in-laws have requested that I should (again) prepare my famous aged Prime Rib - they complain they only get it once a year.  And over the last several years, I've struggled to find just the right balance of side dishes to complement the Prime Rib - side dishes that don't prove to be so rich and filling that everyone feels overstuffed at dinner's end (I'm looking at you Mr. 4-cheese scalloped potatoes with bacon, sour cream, and chives).  This year I made a light but flavorful savory rice pilaf which I more or less threw together for the first time ever, and it seemed to be a hit because they requested it again.  I'll log it here from memory for posterity (all measurements are approximate, since I didn't actually measure anything):
    Elovia's Savory Rice Pilaf
    Ingredients:
    1-1/2 cups long grain white rice 3/4 cup wild brown rice 3 cups chicken broth 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried thyme crushed between fingers (would be better with fresh, minced, but I didn't have any) 1/2 cup raw almond slivers, toasted 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium sized carrot, diced into 1/8-inch or smaller pieces 1 small onion, diced similar to the carrot 1/2 cup fresh minced parsley Directions:
    Mix white and wild rice in 3-quart rice cooker pot.  Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, and thyme.  Stir all together well, then start the rice cooker.  (note:  you could do the same by cooking the rice/broth/spice mixture in a standard pot on the stove top, as per traditional methods - I'll leave that up to the individual cook's choice) While the rice is cooking, lightly toast the almond slivers (med-high heat) until they're golden brown in a dry saute pan while stirring often.  Be attentive and mindful while doing this because almonds can easily burn on one side if/when you get momentarily distracted.  Alternatively, one could toast the almond slivers on a sheet pan in an oven, but my oven was busy with other things at the time so toasting them on the stove top was my choice ... which naturally leads to the next step ... When the almonds are near done toasting in the saute pan, reduce heat and add the butter, diced carrots, and diced onion.  Saute until the onions are clear (approx. 5-10 mins). By the time the almonds, carrots and onions are done, the rice should also be finished or nearly so.  Find and remove the bay leaf.  In a separate bowl, mix together the cooked rice, sauteed almond/carrot/onion mixture, and the freshly minced parsley. Serve and enjoy. Notes:
    If you want a sweeter pilaf (e.g., to accompany white meat such as turkey or pork roast), you could add a peeled, cored, and diced Granny Smith apple along with the parsley in the next to last step.
    If you want a sweeter pilaf but also with a touch of tartness, you could throw in a small handful of dried cranberries (say ~1/2 cup) and the zest from a medium sized orange.
    If you don't like almonds, you could substitute in pecans or walnuts with the aforementioned apple, cranberries, and orange zest.  Walnuts may impart a slightly bitter flavor, if that is to your taste.
    There's plenty of creative flexibility in the base recipe.
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    Elovia reacted to Lasraik in First attempt at a DIY headphone stand   
    I got tired of having headphones laying around and having to have a case for each one, so I started looking into buying a headphone stand that holds multiple headphones.  Why not just a stand that holds one pair?  Cause I'm a degenerate who owns too many pairs.  After looking into buying one, anything more than a plastic stand got a little expensive.  So as usual, I decided to build my own... isn't that better and cheaper?  Not exactly.
    It ended up being about as expensive as a mid-tier stand, plus the time investment.  But I love doing DIY stuff so I did it anyway.  I decided to make it out of PVC pipe and paint it with a spray paint that looks like pitted pewter.  I mean, why not?

    Some sticks of PVC, fittings, paint and a roll of material that I didn't end up using.

    Tried to create something unique that fit an industrial type of look to fit the materials.  (I have no idea what I'm doing)

    After a mock setup, I took it all apart and paint the pieces individually. Then glued them together and back again.

    Finished product.  I attempted to add an additional piece for wires to fit on, but it didn't work as well as I hoped.  For a trial run it turned out OK, it's functional. 
    Next time I'll glue everything together, then paint the stand.  It was pointless painting the pieces before I glued them. 
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    Elovia got a reaction from Boag in The Mandalorian   
    You're bald, wrinkled, and green-skinned, too? 
    🤣
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    Elovia reacted to Pasanda in An Illusion   
    Just tried it on the phone and can't NOT see it. Don't need to scroll, it's just there. 
    Odd how some screens work and others don't.
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    Elovia reacted to Lasraik in CPU fan recommendations   
    Picked one up, thanks for the suggestion
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