Good Morning Gentlemen and what an interesting thread!
As a "Sensitive Sally" to the nth degree, (hence me making the simplest fare and with just oil, sea salt, pepper, spices and such most of the time), I cannot buy or eat bottled dressings (most have wheat gluten, not to mention color dye, tons of added sugar and miscellaneous junk; but sauces and so much today is gunked up to high hell!
Moreover, and very apropos to this "group" even; is the fact that WINES here do not need to label what is inside the bottle and there is so much garbage added into many wines today, that despite "tasting" palatable even, my body's reaction to some wines - while drinking, and then afterward too, and even the day after too, can be just so awful.
That's why it's really delightful to learn of the unadulterated Aussie wines, as they have proven to serve me really well and that's quite rare and so enjoyable! (A good reason to seek out minimalistically arranged smoke sauces or spices too).
As for pet peeves; mine are:
People who are late.
People overcooking their meat.
People who leave their shopping cart in the parking lot like a slovenly and selfish schmuck. (Versus pushing it into the designated bin area or walking it back to the store).
People who won't eat, when getting together for food.
People who refer to or list a restaurant dish as "tartare" or "carpaccio" when it is actually seared some and not really raw.
People without any sense of humor.
People who show up or "swing by" unannounced.
People who are rude or demeaning to waitstaff.
Men who OVERTLY flirt with EVERY stewardess, waitress, and female nearby, and in gross ways, as if STARVING beyond belief for some ego affirmation.
Dog owners who tell you what, and how, you SHOULD be doing all things with your dog and how you're doing everything "wrong."
And then I have some pet peeves which are not "G" rated and so I'll refrain, since this is a "family site" as they say, and I don't want the admin to kick me off. (I realize that it's a smoking site too, but the Pet Peeve mention got me a little carried away).
NONETHELESS, Knuckle47, thanks for your thread!
And what's everyone smoking or grilling or eating and drinking today? (I'm drinking "19 Crimes" Aussie red, and grilling a camel burger)!
Cheers! - Leah
Edited by Leah Elisheva - 9/28/14 at 3:20am