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Recipe: Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Kosher salt
6 oz. pasta (such as egg tagliolini, bucatini, or spaghetti)
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed, divided
1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
3/4 cup finely grated Grana Padano or Parmesan
1/3 cup finely grated Pecorino

Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a 5-qt. pot. Season with salt; add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until about 2 minutes before tender. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup pasta cooking water.

Meanwhile, melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add pepper and cook, swirling pan, until toasted, about 1 minute.

Add 1/2 cup reserved pasta water to skillet and bring to a simmer. Add pasta and remaining butter. Reduce heat to low and add Grana Padano, stirring and tossing with tongs until melted. Remove pan from heat; add Pecorino, stirring and tossing until cheese melts, sauce coats the pasta, and pasta is al dente. (Add more pasta water if sauce seems dry.) Transfer pasta to warm bowls and serve.

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Garlic Egg Drop Soup

Garlic Egg Drop Soup

5 cloves garlic
1 Tbs olive oil
1 quart Beef Stock
2 eggs, separated
2 Tbs vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Dice garlic and saute in olive oil with medium heat until light brown.
Add Beef stock and bring to boil. Lower heat to simmer and add egg whites, stirring rapidly for small stands, slower for larger bits of egg.
Combine egg yolk and vinegar, then add to soup.

Copied from a friend of Cat's.

x Jeremy M.
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LJ: How it ends... (story part 1)

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--- The end... for now ---

At this point I apologize for poor grammer and mispellings. I was writing this very freeform as usual. If you wish to point out errors, then feel free to. Yet keep in mind it can be hard to hunt down errors in something this long.

I hope you find it interesting. I may write more on it sometime. Not sure if I can keep the continuity up, but I will do my best.
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Up tonight: Floggin Molly! #LiveJournal

So for the next couple of months I will be seeing a number of concerts. A week or two ago I saw Abney Park, and they were quite awesome! Tonight I will get to see Flogging Molly live, and for the first time! I am very excited to see the show!

I got another couple of concerts coming up as well, but since I let my lovely girlfriend make the plans the exact names and times slip my mind. I just know I am in for some more awesome!

I like this. I am getting out more often and getting to see new things, and in other events I am getting to meet new people. This is hardly bad for me at any level. I consider it good clean fun, and further training of my socialization skills. (and boy do I still need practice at that)

All in all... life has been very enjoyable, and yet there is still more to come!
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#LJ - Am I good... Am I evil... What do people see?

I don't know why, but occassionally the thought crosses through my mind... "I don't think I am an evil person, but is there people who believe I am?" I am far from a perfect person, and I can't say I have always done the right things. What I can say is that I did the best I can, and I will always do the best I can to be a good person. The hope being that over time trying to be the best person I can may be greater than any evils I may have ever enacted. Hopefully to the point where my lasting memory when I pass (someday far off I do hope) is that of a good person people will respect.

I know this is kinda random, but it is something I wonder about sometimes.
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LJ: Short but something new

Within the last couple of weeks I atteneded Wild Wild West Con. I got to meet John Wick in person and try a demo of his new game. I came to find out he was the creator behind Legend of the Five Rings, and 7th Sea. Two favorite games of mine. After the con was all said and done, I had commented to my girlfriend how I thought it would be fun to be able to actually game with John considering how much I enjoyed his personality and style of gaming. Ironically this is far from impossible as he lives in my city much to my surprise! Perhaps we will be able to stay in touch as I happened to find he has a LiveJournal as well. Truly a remarkable person!

The other very fun thing I got to do at the Con was attend the Abney Park concert! There were 3 acts, and theirs was the final and biggest (best in my opinion) act. I was bouncing all over the place, and very excited by the performance! I had a great deal of fun, and my poor ears were ringing all the way home! I am very very glad I got to see the show!

Beyond that event I can only say that I have been more active on Facebook as I try to learn how to expand that network of friends to stay in touch. I also have joined LinkedIN as a more perfessional route to networking, but I am a bit less sure how that will work out for me. Still it doesn't hurt to use it, and build it up some. Of course I am still on my twitter, and I have been trying to make a bit more of an effort not just to read what is going on, but write more and make comments. Communication is a two way street and all that. :)

Also my post here to kinda prove I still have an LJ and I still use it :P
Kinda funny how we can move from one new thing to the next, and have some elements kinda fall silently into the background. I have never been that outgoing of a person, but when I have something to say... you can be sure I will say it!

I think I will leave it there for now. I hope all are well and safe!

x Jeremy M.
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(Sung to the tune of "Milkshake" by Kelis.)

My Pokemon cards brings all the nerds to the yard,
and they're like,
you wanna trade cards
damn right I wanna trade cards
i'll trade my Pikachu ,
but not my Charizard


I saw this on Deviant art, and I LOLed. I had to capture it and share it. :)

x Jeremy M.
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LJ: I am home from cali!

After a long trip to California and at least one night there... and back again.

I am home!

I am reminded of how glad I am to be living in pheonix arizona. El Centro is really not a place I could ever call home again even though it is where I grew up.

I guess I have to admit that deep down... I am a city kid. Not something I ever want to change. I like visiting the country and the forests for a while, but at the end of the day I want my computer and all the things I can find in my big city.

Also I can certainly live happy without all the insects!!! Ewww...

Hope everyone has had a good weekend!

x Jeremy M.