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  2. A worthy all time favorite. I watched him in the 70’s. I vacillated between supporting the Knicks and Bullets, both excellent teams. That damn Havlicek was often the reason the Celts won games. His picture should reflect the dictionary word “relentless”. Not knowing anything about recent health issues I-was stunned to see he passed away. He literally seemed indestructible.
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  4. Lamb and vegetable stew Breaded baked chicken drumsticks Leftover potatoes and onions from the lamb roast
  5. John Havlicek (my all time favorite basketball player)
  6. They always* have durian at the Best Way on Route 1 in Alexandria south of the Costco, but before Ft. Belvior. * "Always" may be an overstatement. I don't know the season for these things, but it seems like they have them all the time.
  7. Shocked to learn of his death. Havlicek seemed indestructible as a player, relentless as a competitor at both offense and defense. The NYTimes has an excellent article on his life, career, and the well deserved accolades.
  8. They can be productive and keep very well. Months in the fridge and freezes well.
  9. I believe a lot of their business is from the lunchtime work crowd, which is typical for that area. It may not make sense for them to be open on weekends, though feedback from people who'd visit could change their minds.
  10. Yesterday
  11. We spotted FRESH, not frozen durian at the tiny new Lotte Market in Herndon (former K-mart plaza on Eldon St.) today. They were $7.99 a pound and miraculously smelled of custard and not of overripe summer sewer gas. Our kitchen is still under reconstruction or we would probably have sprung for one. These were extremely small durian, about the size of a football, so one would likely be in the 3lb range.
  12. Grand cata on 8th and o. The best.
  13. Crisis averted! "Don't Panic! Greek Deli Is Reopening after Bathroom Debacle" by Anna Spigel on washingtonian.com
  14. The Chris Davis dilemma/saga is intriguing. An article overviewing some player responses and other miserable slumps is only one such story. One person got a Chris Davis tatoo. Meanwhile since he broke the streak he is batting .360 with 9 hits, 2 home runs and 3 doubles. He is on a good streak. But he could lapse back to last years stats....or he could become a big dinger hitter again. Who knows? Meanwhile what do you do??? with the above story only one of several alternatives. Well.....following the Chris Davis story is more satisfying than following the antics of el Presidente the tweeter in chief
  15. Only food adjacent but this listicle (27 Tweets that Sum Up Costco Shopping When You're in a Relationship) is SO TRUE, made me and my hubs LOL today, and so I thought I'd share 😉
  16. Will do, the very nice lady at Ivy Nursery let me know that when I only had one picked up (and also said since I am on a balcony if I might need to use a little paint brush and pollinate). She had some very cool varieties of eggplants they had already sold out of... I have never grown tomatillo before, hoping it does well, Hubby loves tomatillo salsa.
  17. Make sure you grow 2 tomatillos, even if you keep one very small. They don't self pollinate so you need 2 for fruit.
  18. Definitely that was part of the coaching errors combined with player errors -- both in trying to move the puck up the boards, getting pinched down and then turned over. Yes, both teams were gassed, but the Canes team overall is one of the youngest in the league and the Caps are middle-aged, and young legs are young legs. A weird little factor that helped the Canes last night was the ice got worse as the game went on. The 'Canes arena has really lousy ice and has had it most of the season, so their players are very accustomed to playing on it. It's part of the reason we did so badly in PNC Arena, since the Caps are known for play making through passing and puck handling (as opposed to shoot it at the net with a scrum there and jam it in). The Ovi to Wilson goal illustrates that style beautifully. If we can't pass well, that pretty much negates Backstrom and Kuznetnov. That's just part of the puck luck.
  19. As an update: On my patio (which gets less light) my boxes have kale, leaf lettuce and spinach coming up from the seed I planted. Hubby set up a little irrigation system that works really well for watering. It is smart and tracks the soil moisture and weather. My herbs are going nuts, my parsley is happy as can be, I have been using lots of fresh parsley. On the balcony, tomatillo, hungarian and bell peppers have been planted and are doing well. I am going to the Spring preview at Mount Vernon this weekend and am hoping to pick up a few things, if not I am sending Hubby to the Green Spring sale we used to go to. We need to set up the irrigation system up there this weekend. So if anyone is looking for plants from heritage seed, Mount Vernon Garden sale this weekend. I also repotted two of my orchids, their new home isn't as sunny as their old home, so I am going to move them up to the 4th floor which gets much more light and is hotter. I won't see them as often, but they will like it better.
  20. Louise, I watched that game, mostly on silent TV, from the end of the 2nd period onward. Knowing nothing about hockey, but a great deal about sports and games in general - I know that, almost without exception, controlling the center of the playing field gives one opponent a better chance to win over the other - what I saw was Carolina tending to control the center of the rink, and more often than not, push the puck down towards the Caps goal. What I also saw were two teams that were completely gassed - after the Canes' brief celebratory scrum, the teams' handshake line showed two exhausted foes, both in complete respect of the other. Did this series not boil down to a Rocky vs. Apollo-level brawl, where the team that could dig deep for that one last oomph of energy was in slightly better position to produce a final punch? (I don't know when the second round starts, but often after a series such as this, the winning team won't have the stamina to survive the next round - I know that's small consolation and cold comfort. There's losing big and there's losing honorably, and in my eyes, the Caps lost honorably to a fantastic team.) Towards the very end of the 3rd, when the puck was buried against the boards for seemingly forever, and then it popped out to Ovechkin, you could almost feel how badly he wanted a second chance at his shot that bounced off the goalie.
  21. That sounds great Pat! We had a pasta salad last night with cucumber, green pepper, feta, pepperoni, olives and cherry tomatoes. I made a sort of Italian/Greek style dressing with what I had- oil, vinegar, herbs, garlic powder, a dash of Worcestishire, a splash of lime juice (was out of lemons), caper juice, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper.
  22. Lamb pitas (tzatziki, chopped tomato) Zucchini-feta fritters (mint, dill) Feta would have been nice in the pitas but seemed like overkill with the amount of feta that went into the fritters.
  23. A sad day for Caps fans. Tough loss last night in a double OT in a game that saw the Caps start strong and slowly lose their mojo. From my POV, the loss is almost equally spread between coaching errors (esp. power play), injuries, player errors, bad officiating and bad puck luck. One or two can be overcome if the other components are solid, but not when they all are present. Hats off to Ovechkin, he played lights-out hockey all series long. curious to see what the off season will bring.
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