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Display Name: talon
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I would tend to agree with @gonzo5680. Unless you're regularly using 160 at a single time, having that many might not be "green". The disposable vs reusable argument isn't so black and white. Yes, the manufacture and transport and landfill costs of disposable makes daily usage bad for the environment. But there is a significant cost to the manufacture of reusable plates. See here: http://greenresearch.com/2009/07/16/reusable-vs-disposable-cups-saving-money-and-energy/
You need to use each plate a significant number of times before it's "greener". The article talks about cups made of polysterene vs various materials. According to him, glass has a break even of 15 uses, plastic at 400 uses and ceramic at 1000. I don't know how accurate his numbers are, but he links to the study if you care.

I have a really hard time understanding unless you're in the business of throwing lets eay 80+ person parties very regularly how this remotely approaches green (I'll even assume that your storage/transportation/effort cost is completely a non-factor).

How Owning 160 White Plates Has Saved Us Money
12/4/13 11:45 AM

My friends and I drove 8400 km (~5200 miles) on a Fried Chicken tour across the continent. (Alberta->New Orleans->Alberta) in 10 days. We also sampled lots of doughnuts. Does that count?

Here To Eat: Ever Visited a City Just for the Food?
6/7/11 03:33 PM

Wasabi? or Doritos :-) Local Hot Dog place:


Once had a crazy one there for some special event that had oysters and wasabi on it. It was awesome.

What's Your Favorite Hot Dog Topping?
10/26/10 04:08 PM

~12 Cloves of Garlic
1 Tablespoon of Almond Butter
1 tsp of Sesame Oil
1 tsp of Chili Oil
1 tsp of good Soy Sauce

Cut/Mash the Garlic as fine as you can. Don't lose any of the juices. (You can use a mortar & pestle to release more of the juices if you're using a knife) Mix the rest in. I use this paste/sauce for cold soba noodles.

Disclaimer: I've never actually measured anything... so you probably need to adjust to taste. Also, if you've done it the way I do it, it has a lot of bite. :-)

Looking for Recipes That Incorporate Raw Garlic
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10/5/10 11:19 AM

I like this method:


How To Slice a Bell Pepper | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/14/10 01:55 PM

Way my mother learned from her mother. I think most Chinese cooks have learned this one.

Take any amount of rice and a suitable sized pot.. Level it off. Add water, till when you touch the top of the rice, the water comes up to your first knuckle. Depending on how you want it done (wetter, drier) adjust from there. Heat to boil, turn it to low. Should be done in about 5-10 (longer for whole grains...). Works every time. No measuring cups. If it sucks up all the water and is still dry, you can always add a bit more water at the end.

What Is the Best Way To: Cook Rice? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/12/10 11:59 AM

SLO is a city? P.E.I. is one of our Provinces. I'd be ashamed as a Canadian to not recognize one of the 50 states.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's the Deal with P.E.I. Mussels?
6/10/09 03:54 PM