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Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:11 pmForum Host
Your new home looks great. So sorry you're having problems with the update. That's weird!
I brought you a bloody mary to help out this morning.
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:22 pmForum Host
Thanks hon. I needed that.
I'm really not sure what the heck is happening but I am beating my head on the desk. Something that should have taken 15 minutes is now running in to 2 hours! Worse yet none of the updates I made took.
I am using 2 browsers - one as K9 and on the other browser as the generic Captain ZWT. I made very, very sure I was editing as the ZWT personna but once I hit post it arrived on the second page leaving the first page the way it was before I started. ARGH
When I go in and try to remove the copied over duplicate pages it morphs in to a zmail for heavens sake!
Is anyone else having these issues or am I doing something critically wrong? Heading over shortly to CS if no one here has any suggestion.
Can I have another Bloody Mary please?
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:24 pmFood.com Groupie
Captain ZWT8 wrote:
I'm not sure what is going on here!
I was in updating the first page and somehow everything got copied over to the 2nd page. That should NOT happen.
I don't know if someone else was in at the same time as me or if its a food.com glitch but it no longer allows me to remove the duplicate info.
I'll go and get Susie to see if she can remove this junk from the 2nd page.
Meanwhile I will go back to make sure the FIRST page is ok and fix it if not. *sigh*.
I feel for you! I know you are running at full speed trying to get this stuff done - sorry for the problems!
That drink looks so good -- I don't have the booze, but I have some V-8 juice left over from one of my dishes -- I'll just fancy it up and pretend!
Hope you are able to get the problem corrected.
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:43 pmForum Host
I have problems switching between personal/host accounts - but not this problem. I end up with sign-in problems where I'm sort of stuck in limbo. It knows that I'm signed in - but I can't get access to my 'stuff' anymore.
Hope you can get around it quickly. In the meantime, here's another drink....
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:01 pmForum Host
I have zmailed Sue so that she knows not to be in editing when I am but Leslie told me she can't access her email.
If you are reading this Sue - just in case this was part of the problem please do not do any editing until I give an all clear.
Worst case scenario is that I will have to start all over again from scratch which may just take me over the edge.
I started at 7:39 and 5 1/2 hours later I am not close to done.
Thanks for another drink. At this rate I will either be in hospital with a concussion from banging my head against a wall or totally * faced. In both cases I won't care anymore.
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:05 pmForum Host
Before I beat my head against the CS wall (they are not there on weekends) I'm going to shutdown, reboot, clear cookies and all of the other nonsense to see if that helps.
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:24 pmFood.com Groupie
I think we all need to chip in and send you on a cruise! Where would you like to go???? So sorry that you are having all these problems -- wish I could just wave my wand and make them all go away!
I have made and reviewed South of the Border Deviled Eggs (218087) by Dreamgoddess. One more to go today and then I'm off to the Potluck! Hope I don't fall asleep in my food tonight!
Hang in there!
Community Contest Host
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:39 pmFood.com Groupie
Nancy - I am planning a cruise on Jan 16th. Fly from Toronto to San Diego and stay there for 4 dys then hop a ship to the Mexican Riviera for 7 days. I'll let you know the cabin number to send drinks to.
Have a fabulous time at your pot luck and don't fall asleep in your food. make up is hard enough to was off without having to deal with food debrise.
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:41 pmFood.com Groupie
It must be the site. I was and am signed in as K9 according to my icon but it just posted me as the ZWT Captain. I'm going to commandeer DH's PC in the event that my 6 week old computer is to blame. A long shot.
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:29 pmForum Host
Good morning! Please pass the drinks this way too. LOL
I haven't been in the Captain acct this morning. I won't access it unless I'm asked to by you or bayhill.
The thread gave some hiccups splitting the posts out. You have a new, new team thread to start over in. LOL It's actually the same thread you started only with out the dulicates & anything posted after. Sorry about that!
This is the split so will be moved later today.
The Bistro's team thread is here: http://www.food.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=379145
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:39 pmFood.com Groupie
Hope everyone doesn't get sea sick going from thread to thread. I feel so bad for you guys! Maybe this new one will work for you.
Do you think the system has has been invaded by gremlins ??? Who let them out
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:24 pmForum Host
Congratulations teams! Here are the scores for the Remember the Alamo Challenge Captains, scoreboards can now be updated to reflect your points earned.
Bistro Babes Status 20 points
Part 1: Nancy's Pantry Page 4
1. Bayhill, Sopapillas #427421by NorthwestGal (Page 7)
2. K9 Owned, Mexican Chef Salad, #144969 by Bayhill (Page 3)
3. ChelseaW, Mexican Black Beans (Ww), #339386 by LazyMe (Page 5)
The Wild Bunch Status 20 points
Part 1: KateL (Page 6)
1. pammyowl, Pan De Muerto (Mexican Bread of the Dead), #370404 by Queen Dana (Page 4)
2. IngridH, El Pollo Loco Mexican Beans, #178879 by lazyme (Page 5)
3. smellyvegetarian, Galletas Elena (Mexican Cookies), #368887 by Chocolatl (Page 5)
Diners, Winers and Chives Status 20 points
Part 1: threeovens (Page 6)
1. threeovens, Mexican Yellow Rice and Black Beans, #178494 by Paula G (Page 6)
2. Bonnie G #2 Josefinas by chef Loof (Page 3)
3. mersaydees, No Cook Avocado Bisque (Rachael Ray), #379636 by JanuaryBride (Page 7)
Om Nom Nommers Status 20 points
Part 1: Random Rachel (Page 4)
1. Mikekey, Beef Tortilla Cake -#370187 by Boomette (Page 6)
2. CJAY, Oaxacan- Style Grilled Corn on the Cob, #483857 by IngridH (Page 6)
3. JackieOhNo!, #466005 by Celticevergreen (Page 5)
Jammin' Jazzberries Status 15 points
Part I: HokiesMom (Page 6)
1. Dienia B., Arroz Mexicana (Mexican Rice), #234885 by Chef PotPie (Page 7)
2. AZPARZYCH, South of the Border Doughnuts (Bunuelos), #482038 by JackieOhNo! (Page 7)
The Fearless Red Dragons Status 20 points
Part 1: Lavender Lynn (Page 1)
1. Lavender Lynn, Mexican Fire Rice, #169035 by lauralie41 (Page 3)
2. diner524, Mexican - Agua Fresca, #455083 by Baby Kato (Page 4)
3. MomLuvs6, The Mountain, #228738 by diner524 (Page 7)
Chefs Gone Wild Status 20 points
Part 1: twissis (Page 1)
1. Annacia, Jalapeno-Bacon Corn Bread #482117 by CJAY (Page 2)
2. alvinakatz, Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Quesadilla!), #471972 by Nif (Page 3)
3. loof, Runny Black Beans, #484062 by alvinakatz (Page 3)
Lively Lemon Lovelies Status 20 points
Part 1: Mia in Germany (Page 3)
1. Cadillacgirl, Cooking Class Refried Beans, #240816 by Karen Elizabeth (Page 3)
2. Karen Elizabeth, Huevos a La Mexicana #139213 by Huevos a La Mexicana (Page 4)
3. Rita~, Spicy Mexican Salad (Vegan With Raw Option), #436697 by magpie (Page 5)
The Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys Status 20 points
Part 1: FloridaNative Page 6
1. Muffin Goddess, Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake #134779 by ~Leslie~ (Page 6)
2. Studentchef, Mango Coconut Whiz, #436267 by Sharon123 (Page 7)
3. LifeIsGood, Black Bean Dip, #345862 by iewe (Page 7)
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:09 pmForum Host
My British relatives are largely embarrassing. My favourite cousin is both large and most definitely embarrassing, but when the Bistro Babes were awarded a tidy sum to travel to the UK I knew just what I wanted us to do. I rang up my cousin Clarissa – you may know of her as part of the ‘Two Fat Ladies’ duo – and told her that I wanted to show my Bistro Babe chums my favourite city in England - Bath. Cousin Clarissa was thrilled and said that Jennifer would not want to be left out. They were going to meet us at Heathrow airport and would arrange all of the transportation and hotels for us.
I got off the phone and then started to second guess myself. How would my chums get along with these two old birds who dressed like bag ladies, smoked, drank, were not fans of vegetarian diets and were the two most politically un-correct people you were likely to meet? I decided that it would probably be ok.
Fast forward to Heathrow only because you do not want to know how long it took Deantini to get her multiple luggage pieces through security at Toronto’s Pearson airport. They were not at all happy about the set of knives she had packed either.
It took some eyelash batting and a long explanation that she doesn’t travel without the tools of her trade for them to let her through. I swear she was flashing some cleavage too but she vehemently denies that.
We were met by cousin Clari who hustled us out to the awaiting vehicles. Our jaws dropped. How on earth were we going to get our luggage in those?
With some struggle and rearranging (not to mention less than kind looks directed my way) we were ready to start our journey. Bath is 120 miles west of London on the M4 motorway and despite some dodgy maneuvering through roundabouts we made good time. Jennifer had pulled some strings and had arranged for self-catering lodgings for us.
It appeared that the Two Fat Ladies were taking their tour guide roles quite seriously and were going to remain with us for the full 7 days! Moreover, they had already set up an itinerary. Compliance was assumed.
It was suggested that we all rest for the remainder of the afternoon and as we were exhausted from the time spent traveling we immediately set about selecting our rooms and arranged to meet downstairs to go out for dinner.
Hours later, refreshed and ready to go we were delighted to discover that we had been substantially upgraded in terms of transportation.
We were headed to one of Baths finest Pubs for a bit of magic.
The Arms is best known for its beautifully prepared food and extensive wine list and excellent range of real ales. After a wonderful meal of traditional pub fare and multiple tastings of a variety of ales the ‘magic’ was to get ChelseaW to leave! She had started chatting with some people at the next table and discovered that two of them were Barristers. What followed was a very long and sometimes heated debate over the differences in British and US jurisprudence.
Nancy's Pantry decided that she would pour oil on the waters and sashayed over to the table where ChelseaW was holding forth. One of the Barristers glanced up at her and the rest of us could see sparks fly.
Within minutes our Nancy's Pantry managed to turn the conversation around. Every man at that table was enthralled by her Texas drawl. Personally, I thought 14 y’alls in 5 minutes over the top but heaven and Nancy's Pantry help us, we narrowly avoided an international incident!
Once back at our lodgings Jennifer advised that we had better get to bed because the following day or two was going to be a tour of Bath. We trotted off like good little soldiers ready for our bed and relieved that we had several hours for our food to digest and the alcohol to dissipate.
Bright and early – way too bloody early, we stumbled down to the kitchen to find a huge spread put on by The Two Fat Ladies. “eat up gels, we won’t be stopping for lunch”. We are becoming accustomed to compliance and ploughed through a meal that would surely have fed us for a week. We trooped outside to find our ride. Did these Two fat Ladies have issues with enclosed vehicles? With a collective sigh we mounted our trikes to head in to town.
Once our vehicles were parked we all set off on foot to see the Roman Baths
The Roman Baths complex is a site of great historical interest in Bath and is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum holding finds from Roman Bath. The buildings above street level date from the 19th century. It was awe inspiring to walk the same stones as had been walked on for over two thousand years.
Our next stop was the Bath Abbey. In 675 AD, King Osric granted the Abbess Berta land near Bath for the establishment of a convent. The women's religious house later became a monastery under the patronage of the Bishop of Worcester. Passing through many hands over the years Bath Abbey is an architectural beauty and the last in a series of monastic churches built in Bath. The current building dates from 1499 and it is now an active parish church. Nancy's Pantry was blown away. “Can you just imagine the Pot Luck Church dinners I could organize here?”
After the Abbey we were told we were going to the circus. Bayhill got very excited. “I haven’t been to a circus in years! I wonder if they will have bareback riders on horses” I was having a quiet chuckle as having been here many times I knew it wasn’t a ‘circus’ the way my team mates understood the term.
Designed by the architect John Wood the elder (1704-1754), he was to set a standard for building in Bath. He used quality materials on street frontages, set a scale for the city, and established the Palladian style in Bath. Consequently, Bath is unique, possessing a feeling of architectural conformity.
Surprisingly, this town planning was based on historical fantasy. John Wood identified pre-Roman Bath as the seat of Apollo. He also thought nearby Stanton Drew had been a university for druids. These imaginative ideas were probably the basis for his finest work, the Circus, begun in 1754. Made up of three circular terraces of town houses. It is similar in style to a Roman Colosseum 'turned outside in'. However, the Colosseum in Rome is oval, this is round. It has been speculated that the Circus is a reconstruction of Stonehenge
With aching feet we trekked back to our trikes to head home. Clarissa and Jennifer had managed to discover that sofie-a-toast was a pescatarian. Those gals were relentless going on and on about while fish may be fine what a dreary day it would be without a fine joint of meat and potatoes cooked in a good amount of shortening. sofie-a-toast was having none of it and promised that we (huh, how did she manage to make it we?) would make Clarissa and Jennifer a meal on our last day that would have a vegetarian dish that she swore they would swoon over. Rarely subtle, cousin Clarissa suggested that was likely to happen when hell froze over. Jennifer elected to keep a somewhat open mind while the rest of the Bistro Babes wondered just how sofie-a-toast was going to pull it off.
Over the course of the next few days we visited Stonehenge (of course)
and toured through the Cotswolds. Some of the prettiest country anywhere on this planet.
Bayhill wanted to go in to the pasture and ride one of the horses. We suggested that it might not be the best of ideas but she was adamant “I can ride any horse!”
She proceeded to do just that. The farmer and owner of the horses was less than amused. We left rather quickly.
As our vacation was drawing to a close we knew we had to put together a meal the Fat Ladies would long remember. Midwest Maven had learned to cook from her Grandma and Mum and was up for the challenge. Charlotte J wasn’t the least concerned either having an online collection of over 1500 recipes to pull from. The rest of us decided that we would let the two of them set the menu and would pitch in with the actual cooking.
We sat in the huge country kitchen chatting about dogs, kids, horses and food while Midwest Maven and Charlotte J went to work on a menu. Midwest Maven was in her glory telling Jennifer stories of how her Grandma taught her how to make biscuits at the age of three and how by the time she was 7 had taken over cooking for her family of 13. Jennifer, not to be outdone countered with stories of breaking in to her boarding school’s kitchen and making Bouef Bourguignon for her classmates while the kitchen staff slept. The wine flowed and so did the incredible stories. Charlotte J was initially miffed at being stuck with the menu making but cheered up considerably when Clarissa asked her about her extensive collection of recipes. Within a short period of time Charlotte and Clarissa had made arrangements to write and publish a cookbook together. Those plans almost derailed over a heated discussion of whose name should come first. Charlotte J thought that hers should come first as not only were they going to be using her recipes but that her name was much shorter than Clarissa Dickson Wright and that the shorter name on top would be more esthetically pleasing. The rest of us left them to it and trundled off to bed to rest up for our last day and dinner party. Nancy insisted on inviting Mark Darcy to join us – just to be hospitable don’t you know. Wink, wink…nudge, nudge.
The following day, bags packed and ready – (except for Deantini 's knives) we set about cooking menu #................
After dinner The Two Fat Ladies congratulated us on the meal and in particular praised Sofie’s (Insert vegetarian dish) They were astonished that anything so tasty could be made without the use of animal products but if the truth be told they both ate more than their fair share of the Stuffed Leg Of Lamb.
Cousin Clarissa and Jennifer were not traveling to London with us as they had a television show in Glasgow to film They did however ensure that we had comfortable travel arrangements back to the airport. Our last view of our fabulous lodgings and a vacation that we would never forget were the Two Fat Ladies seeing us off.
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