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David



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Alissa---the more the merrier!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee-Loreya, thank you so much, that idea of cilantro and nuts for pesto sounds so delicious! Guess what I am going to run off and make....and I have some lovely hazelnuts from a friends tree in Normandy sitting in a lovely wooden bowl in my salon (but not for much longer).
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes I think that I do not like cilantro (great word though) and then other times when I have really great Salsa Fresca, I begin to think that its not quite so bad, when judiciously used.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree totally Corey, cilantro(coriander) is a difficult herb.. It has to be the right balance so as to be there but not overpower the other flavours and so often it seems to dominate to the distress of the food product itself. And yet it has become ubiquitous in many cuisines so it is difficult to ignore.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I agree. Coriander/cilantro is a tricky herb to cook with. I used to hate it with a passion. Every restaurant meal seemed to have it in, and it was becoming a bit annoying. A friend of mine started growing her own, and the flavour was amazing. More mellow and fragrant without the pungent "oh that has to be coriander" smell and a really nice freshness on the palate. I am now a convert to homegrown coriander.

But I have to say the word cilantro just appeals to me. It has been my word of the week and hasn't palled yet so might even feature a rerun soon.
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bones



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:57 pm    Post subject: most beautiful word Reply with quote

How about Cellar Door!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: the most beautiful word in the English language... Reply with quote

not so much a singular word, but a pair symbolizing an utterly beautiful idea..."plum jam"
say it slowly. exaggerate it. and just try to stop your tastebuds from imagining the sweet-tart thickness straight from a jar.

"home" (timeless "om" with an "h" for a semblance of breath)

what a fun topic Smile thanks madamshawshank!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about Cellar Door!

Donnie Darko? Love it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Erin"]How about Cellar Door!

Donnie Darko? Love it.[Damn right Donnie! My fav Movie]
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Bones d'Orange....let's build up this Australian base!

seems centuries since that initial post!...I doth also love "watercolour"...the look of that word does something to my spirit...

'tis cool enough for roasted pumpkin soup tonight...oh joy!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:44 pm    Post subject: wonderful words Reply with quote

Well wonderful comes to mind, but I vote for "home" as the most bestest word....and all it connotations. Delicious isn't bad either..
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi i'm new, but thought i'd chime in:
my favorite words include
longitude
confucius
and the name
ponce de leon
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:04 am    Post subject: surnames Reply with quote

Apple ~ welcome on board...golly golly golly such a lovely bunch is joining the gang!

that amazing looking AND sounding surname ~ Imagine Britney Ponce de Leon, or Kylie Ponce de Leon, or Prince Ponce de Leon...President George W Ponce de Leon ....Leonardo Ponce de Leon

'tis a scrumptious group of words Apple, this Ponce de Leon!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Words that sound like what they mean.
tinkle, rrring, snore,
Edger Allen Poe was a genious at it:

The Raven:
"And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purplecurtain..."


You can almost hear that rusling.
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portdevoix



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about to say "cuisine" is the most beautiful word in the English language... Very Happy
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