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About rps

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  • Birthday 09/14/1949

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    randolph stainer

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    Holiday Island
  • Interests
    Bass and Walleye fishing (especially topwater fishing)
    Gourmet cooking
    Rugby (retired player and coach)
    Law (retired trial lawyer)
    Teaching (8th grade English and social studies teacher)

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  1. What's Cooking?

    Bacon/garlic/spinach butter sauce for the ravioli.
  2. What's Cooking?

    Shhh! We are all working on it together. We will get filthy rich as soon as its picked up for a reality show. Can't wait for the episode where we do an intervention on JoeD.
  3. What's Cooking?

    I see chickens and a pork shoulder. In the pans - beans or meatloaf?
  4. What's Cooking?

    This afternoon I took some ground lamb and put together a casserole of pastitsio. Some time soon, I will brace myself and make a full bore moussaka. In the mean time this "Greek Lasagna" will do. This is just before it went into the oven.
  5. What's Cooking?

    For the first time in a year, the wife and I dined out at one of the two places that Eureka considers special. I posted comments on other social media. Some of you travel and visit here. I share only so you know. "Nancy and I had a marvelous evening out in Eureka. We visited the Grotto Wood Fired Grill on Center Street. In their defense, they were slammed. Also bear in mind, as you read these comments, that I am a very picky critic who has eaten in Michelin starred restaurants all over the world. We found a wonderful atmosphere and great service that made the meal delightful. Much of the food was superb. We also discovered several things that need some attention. First, the parking sucked. That is not the restaurant's fault. Eureka has yet to master hospitality. If they would sort out traffic control, public transportation, and parking, everyone would make more money. The good: My cocktail was well made, cold, and prompt. The soup, mushroom with brie, was truly wonderful. We were tempted to lick the bowls. Nancy's smoked duck with seasonal BBQ sauce (cherry) was on point and presented beautifully over greens and shoe string potatoes. My wild caught salmon on cedar plank with a garlic chive butter was perfectly cooked and seasoned. I enjoyed every bite! The things that needed work: The menu was uninspired. The wine list was less than ordinary - mediocre California wines, with a smattering of mid-level French. No Australian, cheap Spanish and cheap Italian. Note: they did have good wine if you were willing to buy a $100+ bottle. The salmon had pin bones. The plates were cold, which meant the decent grilled asparagus was cold at service. The desert menu was all ooohy gooohy cakes except for the pedestrian chocolate mousse (that did come with a real whipped cream topping!) No flan, no brulee, no pot de creame, no souffle, no cuisine desserts. They need to upgrade their coffee. Eureka Springs is a SMALL tourist town that attracts primarily cheap tourists unwilling to money. Fine dining is extremely difficult to do in that circumstance. Grotto does a great job of trying to serve a fine dining meal under difficult circumstances. With a bit more attention to detail they could become some place I will give an unqualified recommendation."
  6. What's Cooking?

    title is Living Well in the Ozarks; url is ozarkrevenge.com
  7. A little research / who is fishing

    In the last 15 years I have owned 4 boats, fished Beaver twice and Bull Shoals and Taneycome once each, and fished the upper end of Table Rock often during three seasons of the year.
  8. anyone familiar with Crestliners?

    In the North, they are considered the third of the main aluminum three. Lund, Alumacraft, and Crestliner.
  9. What's Cooking?

    Simple Saturday night. Smoked Nueskes wieners with sauerkraut and potatoes. A little salad on the side.
  10. What's Cooking?

    Lime garlic shrimp. I did not have lemons.
  11. Favorite movies - 5 only

    When Nancy and I lived in London, we walked for recreation. Over about two years we walked the Thames from one end to the other. I remember the day we were walking along the river downstream from Hampton Court. We came upon a yacht with a plaque that commemorated the fact that it had twice made the trip across the channel to Dunkirk and had retrieved some number of men. The boat was less than 25 feet. 30 miles at sea each direction? Twice? Incredible!
  12. What's Cooking?

    Gavin, you are right! Except when things are different. Some fish cakes are all bread crumbs. Some are not. Some are all Old Bay and some are not. Like pizza, the worst will be good and that which gets the best products, gets better the product gets better.
  13. What's Cooking?

    Tonight's, Monday night's, simple meal: meat sauce tri-color rotini with an avocado/cucumber/tomato salad.
  14. What's Cooking?

    My fishburger recipe is on my blog. The recipe works.

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