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Jack is Back
The Hammock, Florida
I am an ex-expat and own and operate a family sports legacy museum in Florida.
Interests: Golf, tennis, fitness, biking, sports memorabilia collecting, travel, politics, cooking, wine and reading crime/mystery especially nordic crime and mystery.
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Off to bed, Ate too much reading this blog tonight:) Slaap lekker en tots morgen. In Belgium they say "smaaklek" for Bon Apertif.
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BoE, Something different: Witlof or what we call Belgian Endive. Get 6 to 8 heads and cut out the bottoms (which are very bitter). BTW, Belgian Endive is the same as Chickory which in Louisiana is part of their coffee, IIRC. Place them in a roast pan or bake dish. Melt butter, cheese and milk in a sauce pan. Pour the mix over the endive and back until melted. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve with the best bottle of champange and caviar:)
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Odell Beckham, Jr. Magician.
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Today it was 86F and very humid but no rain except early morning TS. So, we decided to BBQ and use the summer kitchen. Burgers and brats with homemade red potato salad and BBQ beans. Sometimes the best food is what makes sense for the time and weather. Nothing better than a good piece of ground sirloin grilled on the barbie with a piece of chedder or swiss placed on a french bun and topped with a slice of tomato, red onion, mustard and mayo. A spear of Bubbies sour pickle and the salad makes it a perfect evening. YMMV. Did I forget the L'if St. Emilion?
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JamesD, Don't look but the G-men are taking their first drive to the Boys and are ready to score.
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Dice up a rib of celery, a carrot and a medum onion all diced and sauté'd in olive oil until translucent and soft. Add a mix of italian sausage meat or a combo of ground pork and beef or just ground chuck (around 1lb or more). Cut up some italian parsley and add it to the mix. Brown the meat and then add 2 x 25oz. finely chopped tomatos. [ I use Pomi in the 25 oz. box]. Simmer on low an covered for 25 minutes. Voila, you have a Ragu. Feel free to add garlic or italian seaonings as you want. I always add some salt and pepper at the end but we like to season at the table and not make a universal savory but let everyone do their own thing. Learned from my cooking classes in Italy to use canned or boxed tomatoes. Serious chefs there don't bother with fresh vine ripe tomatoes - too much time off the schedule. I think Mario Balti here does the same thing.
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Isn't Soon Woody Allen's Step-daughter bride? Or is that Soony?
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Out on a limb but I will make my super bowl pick today: Green Bay v. NE Patriots. Who you got?
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JamesD, The curse of Snyder. It may be better to change the name after all.
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Redskins OL and RGIII are a joke toinight and don't get me started on the defense. No urgency, no passion, no nothihg. He really isn't that good in the pocket and without his old wheels he is a very poor idea of a QB. But then he doesn;t really have an OL or receivers to ameiolrate his defects. What a waste of draft choices.
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daddy has the local Fox ( Sky) 9pm GMT game on. Is Martin johnson still a commentor, daddy? He led England to the last WC in Rugby and always wanted to play OL for an NFL team.
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tonto, I have an acquaintance who has in the house in Florida during Our annual Boxing Day to-do diring Christmas when Ford died and drove back unencumbered by state police at 120 miles and hour to run the funeral show. He was the top guy in the WH and he is the one who told me that whatever you hear or believe - we run the show not the POTUS. I believe him. He is now down here, retired and happy to be away from the political BS he had to put up with for 30 years. Fishing!
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daddy, I blame it on Clinton:)
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Hail to the Rekskins Hail victory. Braves on the warpath Fight for old DC. Don't get your hopes up.
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Ladies and Gentleman: Are you ready to Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmble?
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narc, Because he and his puppet masters know that beyond the trashing in November and his tepid immigration proposal, a racial riot will sink him into the abyss. He needs to make it a non-event in which he appears to be a modern day MLK. Unfortunately, the Secret Service will never let it happen and if they do they better bring more than the anti-sniper team.
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maryrose and matt, We are to stupid to understand the nuances of National security and global intelligence, strategic diplomacy. Do not question your others when it comes to adding up 2+2. They know the answer and their report is an absolute confirmaiton of their infallibility. How do you explain the POTUS and SecState standing in front of 4 coffins and telling their relatives that they will get that video maker who made all that happen? They didn't have to go to Dover but they did. They didn't have to blame a video and let the local authorities make a big deal of arresing the maker, but they did. In fact, they didn't have to do anything but call it a terrorist attack and we lost 4 and we are going to make it right. But they didn't. Why does that not bother anyone but they are willing to accept a congressional report in which we were never invited to the hearings? You know why? Because we are stupid.
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Pete Carroll beleives its completely okay for the reciever to have to wear the defender like a back pack on passing plays. Most obvious D pass interference I have seen in the season so far.
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BoE, In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. One of the most incredibly somber visits is to Ypres and visit the wall of the fallen.
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Talk about "adverse possession". Phony traffic stop and you lose $100K (your gambling stake) but are set free 2 hours later sans the money. And in Iowa of all pllaces. http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/highway-seizure-in-iowa-fuels-debate-about-asset-forfeiture-laws/2014/11/10/10f725fc-5ec3-11e4-8b9e-2ccdac31a031_story.html h/t Insty
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Stephanie, I am one Florida JOMer who watched the 2000 vote and the Florida Hanging Chad episode from the comfort of cold, rainy London:) But I can tell you it was worth more than a few laughs at the local pubs. I thought the issue back then was the people in Palm Beach County mistakenly voting for Pat Buchanan because of his location on the ballot across from Al Gore? Please correct me since I never had an opportunity to fully read up on what happened. Too damn busy back then.
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tonto, Should have sent Mrs. JiB to Sagg for the Mathiessen sale. He was a friend of my dad and back in the early 50's heard dad was up at Thule AFB in Greenland and got him to receive him as a guest there. Peter wanted to fly over the North Pole and record his observations. They loaded him, my dad and a full air crew into a C-82 boxcar and did a fly over of the pole in which he recorded it on one of those big reel tape recorders. Somewhere in the Southampton house is a copy of that recording I need to fine. His book, The Lives of Men, about the shoremen of Amagansett and Neapuge is one of the great books of the south fork ever written. My copy is my dad's with a nice personal note from Peter. A true icon of the East End.
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JamesD, Well, it will certainly be a first test of the McConnell discipline if Cruz and Lee decide to make the nomination a platform for debating O's executive perogative on immigration and now voting rights.
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If Lee knocks off Tim Bishop in NY1st then that means that the dems are not motivated this midterm but then it was razor thin in 2012 so he was always vulnerable. The downside is I'll see his sorry ass more and more this summer. Stay away Tim and leave us alone. Yesterday, I had a serious episode of vertigo. Have no idea what caused it but this morning at 3:30 I woke in a cold sweat and stomach spasms (draw your own conclusions). Spent 2 hours like that and now finally able to sit up and take nourishment. Waiting for Mrs JiB to come back from school and take me to vote. After that its back to bed. Feel like stuff you give to the Free Army:)
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JamesD, My apologies. I forgot how abjectly bad the Giants were to begin with much less how a bye could recuperate a dying patient.
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