Jean & I just got a copy of a book of BBQ recipes from a competition betwee= n Marines:http://www.commandofthegrill.com/All proceeds go to charities that benefit Marines -- 100% of the $10 purchase price. There are bios of the competitors (shortened versions on the web site). One of the finalists, Captain Eric Peter Dominijanni from MCB Camp Lejeune, too= k his espresso machine to Iraq and he cooked paella for his troops in the bac= k of an amphibious assault vehicle. His quote: "I may have had to fight like = a barbarian, but I didn't have to eat like one". Now this guy sounds like a candidate for home roasting. There are a couple of recipes on the web site, including Capt. Dominijanni's. Everybody in the US have a great weekend -- honor the brave warriors who gave their lives to protect our lives & freedom. --MikeW -- "Life is just one damned thing after another." - Elbert Hubbard
Michael Wascher wrote: <Snip> Sean, you need to track down this guy!! <Snip> -- There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
:-) I'll have to see if he is in the Global Address List on Tuesday and shoot him an e-mail... I cannot imagine cooking in a 'Trac...especially one they are living in and about. If you have never been in an Amtrac they are pretty tight. Great Irish name huh? Bet he is Capt. D - no way I would spit that one out all the time. If you haven't seen it, they might replay it - on A&E was a great show called Combat Diary, about 25th Marines Lima Co - 3rd Bn I think. A reserve unit that was out in the Haditha dam area of the Al Anbar provinced (literally the wild wild west). Made me tight in the throat a few times, but makes you appreciate what the Marines and others are doing in Iraq. Happy Memorial Day Sean M. Cary Major USMC Tempus Fugit - Memento Mori
Sean, Capt D goes by "Disco". He's the only contestant in the cook book whose nickname is included. I wonder why? If you reach him, ask him who won. The finals were in New York City this last week (it's Fleet Week), but I don't see the results anywhere on the we= b site. He has a good chance of winning, Jean & I both picked his recipe as the one we wanted to try first. Also, he has the home town advantage, he's originally from New York City. ---MikeW On 5/27/06, Sean Cary wrote: <Snip> -- "Life is just one damned thing after another." - Elbert Hubbard
Sean Cary wrote: <Snip> Actually I swam the 1st AAAV test bed some 20+ years ago; but it was more the size of a M113 since it was a test bed. <Snip> I'll have to try and find it. <Snip> -- There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
A&E is showing Combat Diary tinight, 8PM (ETZ). On 5/27/06, Sean Cary wrote: <Snip> -- "Life is just one damned thing after another." - Elbert Hubbard
This Memorial Day I'm saluting the military families of this country, and thanking them for putting up with a truly hard life. Military family members deserve medals for valor. May the grownups reunite, and may all the kids grow up happy and strong. Tom in GA <<-- drinking a 50/50 blend of Harrar Horse #19 and the Brazilian peaberry, C+, FP after a 2-day wait. Yes Virginia, there are blueberries. This is a delicious cup of cofee. PS. I'm finding that I really enjoy blending for the French press. To me, analogy of a coffee flavor trait to a fruit or a nut is pretty wierd, and a better analogy for me is to music. Some coffees have stronger brass and violin, and others have violas. Low and high notes, sustained or staccato, differences in volume and tone, etc. That's my own personal synesthesia. Anybody else get those sensations from a cup of coffee? Or is it just fruit and nuts? Happy Memorial Day! ===================================================