Judith Truman is a former student who is trying to become a long-term resident. She enjoys realizing that she still remembers concepts from the 2, 7, 16, 23, and 42 series classes, as well as the Hot Glass Lab. In her free time, she enjoys social dance, classic and contemporary literature, cooking, restaurants, green spaces, libraries, and linking obscure linguistic concepts into puns.
She Likes, thus is Seeking to Find:
Lemon Chicken at Chinese restaurants where the chicken breast is battered as a whole piece, then sliced and sauced, in the manner of Jade Garden rather than as small battered bite-size chunks. Does anybody not use screaming amounts of food coloring?
Beef Chow Fun with wok hay and not fresh ginger julienne as the primary flavor. She found such a version at Shanghai Town. So awesome and tasty!
Tea and needs a source for softer water so that it brews properly. (Her grandmother was of Victorian/Marylander extraction; tea is *important.*) Lake Berryessa water, municipal source to Fairfield, was pretty nice for tea. Brita filtration does not seem to demineralize adequately. Is the shift to Sacramento River surface water going to provide noticeably softer water? She certainly hopes so!
Kheer, the Indian rice pudding. Suggestions for good renditions?
Treats about town: Tea List sandwich to go? or the full sweets/savories tiered tray?
Does Sugar Daddies have chocolate-mint ice cream where it's a chocolate base with mint flavor? Does *anybody* make Sweet Cream ("plain") ice cream in the style of Marble Slab? Is it simply time to break out the ice cream maker?
Is there any place other than by SaveMart to redeem recyclable cans/glass?
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2010-09-11 23:50:26 Ohh, cool, thanks! —TomGarberson
2010-10-04 14:57:30 The low priced items in the ZT menu are add-ons to the ramen, I don't think you can order them alone. Do you still want to know what they are in english? —CharlesWinkelmann
2010-10-21 11:12:39 No problem! I had looked briefly a couple of times already and didn't see it. Finally went through each individual double-apostrophe to see whether there was a full quote in its place, before noticing the missing bit. —TomGarberson
2010-10-21 13:15:53 Nice recipe! Early on, there were a bunch of recipes added to the wiki, but at some point they stopped. I have a couple that might fit in there if it goes another week. My wife loves "Skash" — zukes, yellow squash, onion and apples (that last ingredient changes everything). If I can find my stick blender (still have a shrinking number of boxes two months after a move!), we'll be making lima bean soup. When I do, I'll pay attention and write down the recipe. I pretty much always cook without a recipe. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards
2010-10-21 23:16:55 I had lemon chicken in the style you describe at Ding How. Unfortunately, it was vegetarian. But it was delicious. (The vegetarian 'meat' at Ding How has an uncanny resemblance in both taste and texture to real meat!)
Also: Peet's. Mishka has too much attitude. —ChristyMarsden
2010-10-23 02:50:08 Great page. I'd say archive after a few weeks. Thanks for starting this! —DonShor
2010-10-27 17:53:48 But like... that's actual work... —hankim
2010-10-27 21:08:39 In my experience, whenever a campus-affiliated organization starts off on a project they really end up doing nothing useful and spending a bunch of money, then they go on about the amazing job that they did. Campus Recreation and ASUCD are the ones that most easily come to mind. Anyway, when I decided to do a healthy cut from 220 pounds to 205 pounds, I ended up saving a bunch of time and money on food. Who knew doing a bunch of cooking at the beginning of the week and then living off of rice, cold sandwiches, tilapia fillets, chicken breasts, and boiled eggs could save time and money? —hankim
2010-11-03 12:22:52 I think they were editing to open the project, and so were withdrawing their prior request to not edit the page. Check the concurrent edit made to the main page, which seems to confirm that intent. Yeah, we wiki regulars like to keep things nice and threaded so we can see how the discussion evolved, but I can see somebody deleting their request with the intent that it simply be withdrawn rather than hiding information. Kind of like how people periodically delete entire entries when they just meant to delete their comment.
Of course, I am not them, so I could be completely and utterly wrong in how I'm reading that edit. But, I think there's room for it not to be the typical "I'm deleting my words because I don't want to talk anymore". —JabberWokky
2010-11-03 12:33:58 Hey, as somebody who is not at all educated about Chinese cuisine but loves good Beef Chow Fun, what is "wok hay"? Google is not very helpful, as the term seems to be used for various things, including restaurant names. While I'm at it, is there a difference between Chow Fun and Ho Fun (or are they, as I've assumed, transliterations to English menus of the same word)? I merely know what I like and try to order something different when I see it on the menu, but I have zero culinary knowledge of the various dishes. —JabberWokky
2010-11-03 13:02:34 Ah, ha! I know exactly what you are talking about. That is why when I lived in Pennsylvania I always ordered from one place versus the other two nearby places. There was a scorchy, bright flavor missing from the other two restaurants. Different from, but similar to how properly browned meat transforms a dish's flavor. I was unaware of the term, but I certainly know the taste. Thanks for the enlightenment. —JabberWokky
2011-12-01 22:10:57 I've never branched out from naan on the bread front, but I'll have to give the other stuff a try now. Thanks for the recommendation! I'm honestly terrified to get lassis through a store because I know I'd get hooked. It'd be like if I started making thai iced tea at home... bad news. Tasty, tasty bad news. —TomGarberson
2012-02-06 12:59:12 It's plausible that she did her hair. http://www.hairbyelizabeth.com/about_us shows a decent number of Hollywood area jobs. Of course, that does not mean she has the rights to the photo, and you were almost certainly right to remove it, but the whole copyright thing is a bit confusing to many people. Based on her website, she does some pretty neat stuff. Far more than is noted on the wiki. She has a wide ranging portfolio, including special effects and hair restoration for the bald. Cool stuff. —JabberWokky
2012-02-13 14:52:42 For most purposes, 6mbps downstream and 3mbps upstream would be enough. I've got a faster option through Comcast - I think 20/10 (downstream/upstream) or something, and in practice I usually get around 12/7 on speedtest.net. 1 mbps might be enough for some bnet games if that's the only thing you're doing, but if you're likely to have anyone else in the household using the interwebs at the same time, it probably won't cut it. A friend of mine has a 6/1.5 mbps connection in Woodland and he runs into problems with Modern Warfare (360) any time a roommate does anything more than just check e-mail. —TomGarberson
2012-09-18 00:35:16 Hi Judith, You added a table of contents to the private tutoring page, but the links in this table of contents don't all work. Specifically, in the math section, when one clicks on Douglas Halket, Mike and Terri Leonard, and Barnabas Truman, one is not taken to their listings. Can you fix this? —TerriLeonard
2012-09-18 08:09:39 Sac river water will not make good tea
you can redeem recyclables at DWR —StevenDaubert
2012-11-21 17:11:56 Thank you for your input on that page. It's good to get another voice, and it's apparently important that it be a female voice. Since apparently the fact that there are 3ish men disagreeing with CO is a sign of sexism and oppression. —TomGarberson
2012-11-21 17:16:03 I just decided to leave that conversation, but I really do appreciate the information you added. The steak page might benefit from some of the grading information, as it covers restaurants and local suppliers. Even just putting the basic info there might allow people to, over time, identify what's available where. I'm pondering Ethical Shopping as a starting entry (to avoid getting into the topic of food until after things are more calm). I personally try to do a few things like avoid over-packaging, and I'll bet I'm not the only one. This general topic (being an informed consumer) strikes me as something that would be useful, isn't collected elsewhere from a local perspective, and is not really well represented on the wiki. I think. —JabberWokky
Green and Local Gift Ideas is relevant, but doesn't fully cover ethical shopping. (And I agree with JW — thank you for chiming in). —cp
Nice catch... I thought there was something sort of connected out there. I just couldn't recall what it was. Isn't there something similar for non-profits or... another topic vaguely related? I may be thinking of volunteer opportunities. -jw
2013-03-19 21:20:29 Judith—thank you for the thoughts. No I don't live in Davis. I am, however, passioniate about Wikis and animal rights. Obviously more people then myself had concerns. I just lit the spark that brought it out for a good solid discussion. If people want to criticize me for that, I'll gladly take it. A much larger purpose is being served —PeteB