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I always wanted to be a gastronomer

A favor if you will 
Sep. 1, 2014 11:03 am 
Updated: Sep. 11, 2014 8:00 pm

I have a niece who is extraordinarily gifted but not well heeled. She is saving to go to university and to that end has entered a contest of sorts that will reap her a 400$ win if by Sept 13th, she garners more votes for her piano playing efforts than others garner for theirs. She was in the lead briefly but it would seem that one of the contestants did the twitter thing and with a 60 vote injection, roared into the lead. It's become a race.

So my request is as follows, click on the link or copy and paste the url below into your browser and give the girl the benefit of a single movement of your thumb will ya? And by all means, if you are so moved, give it a listen, she's pretty good. If the link fails to take you exactly where it ought to, She is Ashleigh from Abbotsford. Ok it doesn't, you have to scroll down and click on "view entries" and then sort through em a bit to find her, sheesh. Oh well, if you're feeling magnanimous...


Sep. 1, 2014 5:37 pm
Voted! She has talent, you have every reason to be proud!
Sep. 1, 2014 6:24 pm
Voted! A very talented young woman!
Sep. 1, 2014 6:27 pm
Hey Randy,if you post this in the buzz you'll get a lot more exposure, I think. Good luck to Ashleigh!
Sep. 2, 2014 5:22 am
Definitely, a talented pianist! Has my vote - Best wishes for the win :)
Sep. 2, 2014 10:04 am
Wow, such talent. Voted!
Sep. 2, 2014 7:06 pm
Voted, she is talented! My city is doing the pianos on the street, too. Love it!
Sep. 2, 2014 9:47 pm
Thank you all so much
Sep. 3, 2014 9:35 am
Done! Let us know how it goes.
Sep. 3, 2014 10:31 am
She plays nicely, Raedwulf. I can see why you are so proud of her! Agree, please let us know the results.
Sep. 3, 2014 1:02 pm
Done, very good luck to her, she is wonderful!!
Sep. 5, 2014 4:10 pm
Voted, good luck Ashleigh!
Sep. 11, 2014 8:00 pm
Voted! Hope she wins!
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Let's see, in keeping it to a subject, at age 22 I had a filet doused in Bernaise sauce aboard a train. That was it, I was hooked on fine food. Living in a small town necessitates learning to cook well to maintain that stellar menu.
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Oh man, only a thousand characters? My favorite things to cook are items that make YOU happy. I'll try anything and thus far it would be far easier to list those things I don't like than those I do. So far, I hate Cilantro and I'm allergic to green chiles. It's a short list.
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Christmas. I like everything about that meal and every single year I aim to improve.
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Every smile, every gasp of delight, every accolade, such sweet victory!
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A Cioppino recipe I found here. I served it as part of one of those Christmas dinners and the cod was a poor choice. It was terrible, ghastly fishy taste. I've since learned a thing or two about freshness in fish. Prior to that, hmm perhaps when I was 10, I made a spice cake that called for whole cloves....hey, that's what it said on the outside of the bottle, whole cloves....
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