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  1. John Brunner

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    My father was from that region and my mother was British. She learned to cook some of that stuff, and when a neighbor and I had a pig roast, my mother was upset that I did not ice down the head for her to take.

    I recall her making plain cornmeal mush, and I did not like it as a kid.
     
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    We had mush in a pan that was then fried and we did use butter and syrup on that. I was never a fan of scrapple or head cheese.
     
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    Now the "foodies" call it polenta and it's a thing. :rolleyes:
     
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    You know, I've made polenta a few times. I believe I formed a roll with it, wrapped in plastic wrap, and refrigerated it.

    Since we're on the subject, when I shop for corn meal, the packages are rarely marked "Coarse" or "Fine." Unless I buy something expensive like Bob's (which is labeled), how can I tell what grind a given corn meal is? You got any tips?
     
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    Are you wanting to make mush, cornbread, grits or what? I just buy the supermarket brand (Quaker or whatever) to make cornbread. I imagine most commercial brands are fine or medium for a smoother texture, but I really don't know.
     
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    -Corn bread says "finely ground."
    -Using it under pizza or Italian bread says "coarse ground."
    -Battered shrimp says "finely ground."

    Some recipes do not specify. Many recipes do, but none that I've saved except the above 3. I know I've encountered it semi-often.

    -Bob's comes in coarse, medium and fine.
    -Indian Head does not specify.
    -Quaker does not specify.
    -Goya does not specify.

    Maybe I need to send the last 3 guys an email and ask them.
     
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    I use fine semolina under a pizza. You can use a food processor or coffee grinder to turn coarse into fine. :D
     
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    Emails sent to Indian Head and Quaker.
    Upon further review, Goya's fine grind says so on the package. I guess there's an inference to be made on the other one.
     
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    That is how it works. Get you hooked and then do what they want.
    Amazon became almost indispensable. We loved it. But now it doesn't have to try so hard. I never had Prime. I just made sure I bundled enough purchases to equal $25. I don't need any more free entertainment.
    And now amazon is doing away with certain charities on smile.amazon so no more contributions to my charity. Chase card services is still trying to get me into more 'services'. So I try to go back to my credit union visa which pays rewards too. But I can't cancel chase. I have to go through two prompts to change my credit order each time. It is like amazon's shipping policy. Free shipping, is announced with the item. But then you have to say no to prime and tell them that you actually WANT free shipping instead of just getting it. Forget to read to the bottom of your order page and sometimes you get to pay for it anyway.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon stops Prime membership too. We then would have to pay for all individual services; streaming, music, movies, shipping, returns, etc. I am a prime member but I also have to pay extra to get unlimited prime reading. :mad:
     
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    There are times we have to pay a shipping cost, because the product isn't from Amazon............and a notification will tell us that. But, when we do buy, we generally buy enough/cost to take away the shipping fee. We absolutely love Amazon and have order many, many things from them since getting an Amazon Credit Card a couple of years ago.
     
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    I was getting ready to place a decent sized supplements order, so I researched getting an Amazon rewards card. The main reason I did not is that I get better cash rewards from my bank's VISA that I can spend anywhere. But I read a comment from an Amazon/Chase VISA card holder (claiming to be a loan underwriter) that he guy made an error and fell short by $25 of paying that month's entire balance. The next month he was charged interest on the entire billed amount from the prior month, not just the $25 he floated for 30 days. He said that he called Chase and they verified this to be their practice.

    Another person said that Chase was charging her interest from the date of sale...so your month-end statement includes the cost of the products you charged that cycle PLUS month-to-date interest on every single charge. She claimed that this kicked in because she did not use the card often enough.

    I guess a contract can have whatever term the writer wants, but that all sounds illegal to me. I wonder if @Beth Gallagher has a card underwritten by Synchrony...Amazon uses both.

    Amazon/Chase VISA nightmare reviews here
     
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    My Amazon Visa is Chase. I believe Synchrony has a number of department store cards, such as Kohls. I have never paid any interest on my Visa, or any other card for many years now since we pay them off monthly and I have reminders set on all active accounts.
     
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    We have Prime, and, as I have said before, it has been a "lifesaver" for us. It is nice to know what an item will cost prior to placing the order. Most things we order online from Alaska don't tell us the actual cost until we are on the last page ready to place the order, so it is very nice to know the cost even though I think we pay more for Prime that most and the items are a bit more expensive. There are also quite a few "Prime" things that simply don't ship here, but until I find something that makes it really bad, we will continue on Prime.
     
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    I was just reading some of those reviews and I have my doubts about some of the reviewers. I've had my Chase card for years and never had any of the issues I see as complaints. I still get paper bills and have had online access as long as I can remember. (I will continue paper billing until they give me sufficient incentive to stop.)

    Some of the issues appear to be with people's credit and others don't pay their bill in full each month. (The "loan underwriter" did not pay their bill in full so were charged interest; I believe that is the credit agreement.) As with most reviews, I read them with a jaded eye.

    One review was complaining about some membership called "Indeed" that kept billing them with the card. Well... that was something they signed up for so they needed to cancel "Indeed." Not a Visa issue from where I'm sitting.

    At any rate, we have never had any problem with Chase or the Visa card. At one time it was breached and they replaced the card, then credited the hacked purchases without skipping a beat.
     
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