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  • Jeff Moden wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Let's just say, mussels, mayo on fries and a tripel is one of my favorite meals on the planet.

    MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    (and PS Grant, you are our long lost mentor, I often wonder if my father wasn't either you or steve 🙂  - we know it's not brent, he likes DMV's too much)

    You're going to need to get a court order and some DNA, because I'm denying it until I see the test. HA!

    I have the same "badger stripes" in my beard as you.. and i'm pretty sure at one of the next SQL in the city conferences I can get an account manager to steal your knife and fork for DNA.

    in a nice way, everyone in this chat room is one of your children (DBA DNA) - which makes jeff my brother (not happy) 🙂 lol

    My "badger stripes" disappeared from my beard more than a decade ago and  I'm old enough now where "It Depends" has two meanings. 😀

    don't you dare deny the badger - i'm sad that you are questioning my parentage. 🙂 my pretend daddy was a User experience "developer" - I had hoped for more , but now i'm disappointed. I guess you and mommy never committed that transaction

    🙂

     

    MVDBA

  • haggis is great - it's the whiskey that makes it better

    MVDBA

  • MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    haggis is great - it's the whiskey that makes it better

    Careful with that 'e' there Mike.  It's normally 'whisky' you have with haggis.


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  • Neil Burton wrote:

    MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    haggis is great - it's the whiskey that makes it better

    Careful with that 'e' there Mike.  It's normally 'whisky' you have with haggis.

    depends where it comes from for the spelling … (i'll take an irish over a Glenmorangie any day of the week)

    personally I prefer ?????   . either from Nikka or Suntory

    anything really except Jack D

    ps the ?? are the Japanese symbols for whisk"e"y - I guess this site does recognise it either 🙁

     

    MVDBA

  • MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    personally I prefer ?????   . either from Nikka or Suntory

    anything really except Jack D

    One of my favourites is Monkey Shoulder. I'm also very partial to Aberfeldy. My Whisky collection is getting a little low at the moment though, down to about 12 bottles, and they're almost all only about 1/4 full. :'( Should have asked for more at Christmas. :/

    Thom~

    Excuse my typos and sometimes awful grammar. My fingers work faster than my brain does.
    Larnu.uk

  • Thom A wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Tonight, I'll be having haggis. Pray for me.

    Haggis is great though! Haven't had it in ages mind, but I've enjoyed it every time I have. In Edinburgh for SQL Saturday by any chance?

    Yep. First time in Scotland. I'm working in the hotel for a while, then I'm heading out this afternoon to take in a little of the town.

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  • Scapa

    Best whiskey in the world.

    However, there's a distillery in Rhode Island, Sons of Liberty, that are making some amazing stuff. I've had multiple bottles of Uprising and Battle Cry. Both are incredible. I strongly recommend them. Single malts. Mmm...

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  • if you are anywhere near Aberlour, they have a distillery with tasting sessions... you know, it might fill up your free time 🙂

    MVDBA

  • Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Thom A wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Tonight, I'll be having haggis. Pray for me.

    Haggis is great though! Haven't had it in ages mind, but I've enjoyed it every time I have. In Edinburgh for SQL Saturday by any chance?

    Yep. First time in Scotland. I'm working in the hotel for a while, then I'm heading out this afternoon to take in a little of the town.

    Edinburgh is really nice, if you have the time to explore the city I highly recommend it, there's a lot of history about there. The Castle is great, and the zoo is also a really good day out (only place in the UK with Pandas if I recall correctly). Obviously the pubs are great for beers and whiskies too. 😉 Hoping to go up there later this year with the Mrs; she's never been to Scotland and she wants to go for a weekend/midweek holiday when she leaves her job at the end of March. At least it'll be a little warmer up there then.

    Did think about going SQL Saturday up there, but work wouldn't pay, and it's a long trip from South East England. Hope you enjoy it!

    Thom~

    Excuse my typos and sometimes awful grammar. My fingers work faster than my brain does.
    Larnu.uk

  • Thom A wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Thom A wrote:

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Tonight, I'll be having haggis. Pray for me.

    Haggis is great though! Haven't had it in ages mind, but I've enjoyed it every time I have. In Edinburgh for SQL Saturday by any chance?

    Yep. First time in Scotland. I'm working in the hotel for a while, then I'm heading out this afternoon to take in a little of the town.

    Edinburgh is really nice, if you have the time to explore the city I highly recommend it, there's a lot of history about there. The Castle is great, and the zoo is also a really good day out (only place in the UK with Pandas if I recall correctly). Obviously the pubs are great for beers and whiskies too. 😉 Hoping to go up there later this year with the Mrs; she's never been to Scotland and she wants to go for a weekend/midweek holiday when she leaves her job at the end of March. At least it'll be a little warmer up there then.

    Did think about going SQL Saturday up there, but work wouldn't pay, and it's a long trip from South East England. Hope you enjoy it!

    Mrs B was born in Leith and we went to Edinburgh for the first time together at the end of October.  I was surprised how much I liked it.  We had a hotel right on the Royal Mile so nothing was more than a couple of minutes' walk.  My comment about how 'it feels a bit like a Scotland theme park' didn't go down too well though.


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  • Ed Wagner wrote:

    ChrisM@Work wrote:

    Oh and Ed Wagner, if you're reading this - I tried your recommendation of bacon and it's absolutely wonderful, thank you so much matey.

    Thank you so much for the feedback, Chris. I'm glad it worked out well.  Once you actually do it, it's much simpler than it sounds.

    I'm planning on doing another belly this summer when I do 2 pork shoulders and 6 chickens for my daughter's grad party.  She's undecided on the smoked macaroni and cheese.  I'm thinking of trying my hand at a beef brisket for the first time, too.  Heck, I might do a pork loin at the same time for Jeff. 🙂

    Sorry to hear about your friend. Cancer is a devastating thing and it's really nice of you to look out for him.  The razor clams and smoked salmon sounds fabulous. Thanks again for the feedback, good sir.

     

    Ed Wagner, I had no idea bacon was so quick and easy to make, or so good, so I’m eternally grateful for your encouragement. I’ve only made two pieces, a loin, which made fine back bacon, and a 5lb slab of posh rare-breed belly, which made amazing rind-on streaky. Both were cold-smoked for about 12 hours using apple sawdust, after hanging to dry for a couple of days. My colleagues loved this bacon too.

    https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/dry-cured-streaky-bacon

     

    I’ve got a 4kg salmon ordered for collection tomorrow morning after Portuguese lesson. Each fillet off it will be cut into two pieces, the parallel part and the triangular tail part. The two tails I’ll cold-smoke with alder sawdust. One of the sides will be hot smoked for dinner tomorrow, the other will be cut into smaller slices for an experiment with salmon candy.

    https://barbecuebible.com/recipe/salmon-candy-2/

     

    Jeff Moden, I had to look up Clams Casino and it looks so good that I might have to adapt it for our Atlantic razor clams tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it works out.

    https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/09/clams-casino-recipe.html

     

    We’ve never had the hot-smoked salmon as a main meal before, it’s always been “Ooh try this!!”, or a starter. I reckon it’s going to go well with a taboulleh salad where the burgul is replaced with Camargue wild rice, and patatas bravas – kinda pan-fried short fat chips. I found this recipe for ranch which sounds wonderful, to go with it:

    https://barefeetinthekitchen.com/homemade-ranch-salad-dressing/

     

    The last whisky I bought was this, a special treat for Christmas. It’s completely different to my favourite whisky, Ardbeg 10yo – it’s apples and pears – but it’s wonderful stuff, richly malty with a hint of sweetness and a noticeable viscosity.

    https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/the-macallan/the-macallan-estate-whisky/

     

    The whisky trail is only a few miles from where I went to school, so if any of you’re visiting Speyside, consider doing this walk. I used to know the area well. The scenery will blow you away.

    https://www.davaway.org.uk/trail/grantown-dava.html

     

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  • I think we all forgot to ask Grant …. 'How was the Haggis?" - I know it's just "meat porridge with herbs" , but I like it

    MVDBA

  • ah well. didn't notice SQL Saturday was this near me (I'm in Dublin) - would have gone there if nothing else to talk with some people from here.

  • OK, so I'm curious and interested in expanding my repertoire when it comes to liquor...

    Whiskey / whisky vs scotch, and, what's so bad about Jack D?

    (Note, I've only recently tried some Honey Jack D from a sampler, haven't gotten to try the straight Jack D or Gentleman Jack that's in it.)

  • jasona.work wrote:

    OK, so I'm curious and interested in expanding my repertoire when it comes to liquor...

    Whiskey / whisky vs scotch, and, what's so bad about Jack D?

    (Note, I've only recently tried some Honey Jack D from a sampler, haven't gotten to try the straight Jack D or Gentleman Jack that's in it.)

    There's only one rule, Jason. If you like it, it's good. Until your next best thing.

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