Time  Nick      Message
02:11 jcamins   @later tell eythian Most of them are pretty close to correct.
02:11 huginn    jcamins: The operation succeeded.
19:38 rangi     morning
19:48 cait1     morning
20:03 wizzyrea  hi
20:04 cait1     hi wizzyrea :)
20:04 cait1     #koha comes to live - yay :)
20:11 wizzyrea  :)
20:25 jcamins   I don't suppose anyone knows what to do with dry salt-cured olives?
20:28 jcamins   I'm not quite sure whether they are eaten as-is, soaked, or what.
20:30 cait1     no idea
20:54 eythian   http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/worldwide-scotch-shortage-compounds-existing-bourbon-scarcity <-- rangi
20:55 rangi     ohh, better start stockpiling
20:57 jcamins   [off] Thank goodness my grandfather didn't drink the dozens of bottles of scotch that he inherited!
21:10 eythian   jcamins: you should invite us all around. Just cos, no real reason.
21:13 Francesca hi
21:14 wizzyrea  jcamins: I can't say I've ever cooked with those
21:14 wizzyrea  hi Francesca
21:14 Francesca hows it going
21:15 wizzyrea  Y doesn't make any sense for renew
21:15 wizzyrea  good, how about you?
21:15 wizzyrea  imo
21:16 jcamins   wizzyrea: I hadn't even ever seen them before.
21:16 jcamins   So naturally I bought a package.
21:16 wizzyrea  as you do
21:17 jcamins   Of course.
21:17 jcamins   Wouldn't you?
21:17 wizzyrea  of course
21:17 jcamins   Alas, I didn't buy any dried lily.
21:17 jcamins   That was a mistake.
21:18 wizzyrea  does anyone care to speculate on the causes of an uptick in whisky popularity?
21:22 rangi     hmm
21:22 jcamins   Mixed drinks?
21:22 jcamins   No, probably not.
21:22 jcamins   China?
21:22 jcamins   That's the reason for the Bordeaux prices.
21:22 rangi     yeah and India
21:23 eythian   wizzyrea: fickle social trends?
21:23 eythian   Though, China would make sense too.
21:24 wizzyrea  eythian: I was thinking about developing countries
21:24 wizzyrea  also fickle social trends.
21:24 rangi     there's an increasing amount of buying power in places like bangalore (relatively)
21:24 eythian   http://www.bookdepository.com/Pleasures-Counting-T-W-Korner/9780521568234 <-- this apparently is a good book.
21:33 jcamins   wizzyrea: cait1: how should I prepare my butterfish? They're teeny tiny.
21:33 wizzyrea  butterfish!
21:33 wizzyrea  those are awesome fish.
21:33 cait1     i don't like teeny tiny fish
21:34 cait1     not so much a fish person - because of the bones
21:34 jcamins   wizzyrea: I've never had them before.
21:35 wizzyrea  one of my librarians sent me home from training with butterfish filets once, they were fantastic and I don't remember how I cooked them...
21:35 jcamins   Fillets?
21:35 wizzyrea  I might have crumbed/baked them
21:35 jcamins   How do you fillet a fish this size?
21:35 wizzyrea  I suspect we may be talking about different kind of fish :)
21:35 jcamins   Me too.
21:36 wizzyrea  http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Recreational/Most+Popular+Species/Fish+Identification/A+-+K/Butterfish.htm < this is what I'm talking about
21:36 jcamins   I need a book with photos of fish.
21:36 jcamins   That is nothing like the fish I bought.
21:38 jcamins   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_butterfish
21:38 jcamins   I'm thinking I'll just sautee.
21:39 wizzyrea  well a parchment paper poach might do
21:40 jcamins   Ooh, preserved lemons!
21:40 jcamins   http://yummysupper.blogspot.com/2010/06/pan-fried-butterfish.html
21:41 wizzyrea  O.o so wait
21:41 wizzyrea  they live in the deep ocean, except when they come in to spawn
21:41 wizzyrea  which is when we fish them.
21:41 wizzyrea  this doesn't seem sustainable :P
21:41 wizzyrea  that's probably most fishing, to be fair.
21:42 jcamins   Yeah, I noticed that too.
21:43 Francesca wizzyrea: I'm in a lecture, so goodish
21:44 eythian   wizzyrea: see also: whitebait. Tasty, tasty whitebait.
21:45 jcamins   Apparently NZ butterfish is not very sustainable.
21:47 wizzyrea  I was thinking of whitebait too
21:47 wizzyrea  the one I had was spearfished :)
21:48 wizzyrea  so like, taking 10 out at a time, instead of hundreds. But fair point.
21:48 wizzyrea  fishing at scale, generally, isn't very sustainable :(
22:12 cait1     jcamins: i think the fudgeset this time
22:20 jcamins   Yay!
22:25 jcamins   The salt-cured olives are basically candy.
22:25 jcamins   I think they mostly used sugar.
22:25 jcamins   (it does note that fact in the ingredients)
22:46 jcamins   What should I make for breakfasts for this week?
22:59 wizzyrea  bacon egg cups.