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  • Instead of a meaty ragù, it uses walnut-sized meatballs of beef and pork yes, more meatballs, fried until golden, and then added to a simple tomato and onion sauce.

    How to cook perfect lasagne

  • In this case, though, the thought doesn't count, because as soon as he lays eyes on his ginger siren, his walnut-sized brain — and other things — are no match for Jessie's fang-tastic pheromones, and by episode's end, the cutest couple in all of Bon Temps is scrumping in the bed of a pickup.

    True Blood Episode Recap: "Let's Get Out of Here"

  • Form the mixture into walnut-sized balls, then place on a cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours.

    Small Kitchen College: Five Ingredient Feast: Booze Balls

  • She also avoids some obvious questions – notably when she tells us that Alex would have an autopsy but not what it revealed about his walnut-sized brain.

    2009 February 09 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • For more than 20 years my annual physical exam has routinely included a PSA test and a digital examination of the prostate, a walnut-sized gland, essential to the reproductive process, lying deep inside the pelvic area.

    Tom Halsted: Prostate Cancer: What to Do When You Learn you Have It

  • But, for believers, it matters not a jot that no one has yet located the walnut-sized tardis in the brain where the soul resides, because for them, an intrinsic part of the self is always located in the unspecific au-délà, the placeless beyond, being held or held over by forces beyond comprehension.

    Dead Right « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Charles proffered a crown set with walnut-sized raw rubies, Janie tenderly dusted off an exquisitely enameled vase, and Claudia dived into a pile headfirst and emerged with what looked like a pair of silver-plated thumbscrews.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • With their walnut-sized heads and peanut-sized brains, they somehow manage to outsmart us – the “rational,” “higher” beings that we (supposedly) are.

    The Devil Wears…Gray Fur!

  • Walnut-shaped and only walnut-sized, it is yet ferociously the site of cancer.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The key areas that regenerate are the hippocampus, a walnut-sized area of the brain that controls much of our mood and memory, and the olfactory smell center of the brain.

    The UltraMind Solution

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