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If there's a Trader Joe's anywhere near you, go there.  They have quite a few drinkable wines in the under-$10 range. For instance, I think their $5 German Champagne is quite good.  Dom Perignon it ain't, but DP ain't $5 a bottle, either.     I heard a story that some years ago, a blind tasting of California wines was held at the CA State Fair, and a Two Buck Chuck came in first in one category...to considerable embarrassment all around.  Anybody know if this is real, or...
If your contest is the International Chili Cook-Off in Terlingua TX you have already found out that beans are forbidden.  But, that's just Texas.   Competitive chili-chefs are hugely secretive, but I was amused to find, at Terlingua, a booklet for sale that purports to give the recipes of the last twenty or so winning entries.  Didn't believe it for  minute, but we bought one anyway.    Mike  
Brian's link to the octopus supplier is  a very pretty display of these delicacies. Worth a look even if you're not in the market for any        http://www.octopusgardeninc.com/home.html     When we moved to Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle, my new neighbors taught me to skin dive and I happily did this at every opportunity.  A year later Jacques Cousteau arrived with the Calypso on his way to Alaska.  He appeared on local television and explained...
Hey, mimi...   how's that for a happy ending?!!!   Mike 
My father fed cattle on his hobby farm (he grew up on a real one, and missed it) and I pulled off many ears of young feed corn and cooked them.  They were delicious . As the corn matures they get a lot tougher, but the cattle don't seem to mind. Enjoy   Mike
I apologize, mimi. Sometimes my adolescent sense of humor leads me astray.   Mike  
Hey, 'machine...   Use whatever you want.  If you decide on diesel fuel, though, don't forget to add the anti-coagulent for wintertime, around about November.!   Mike  
ummmm...   I'm afraid your dog has Intestinal problems.    Mike Let's go someplace else for breakfast 
SEE?!!   I  told you the pros use USP mineral oil !   If you would like more information, look up the cutting-board research done and reported in peer-reviewed papers from the Food Services Department of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. They say   ...mineral oil     Mike   
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