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by EchoRomulus
Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guilty Pleasure
Replies: 82
Views: 52800

Re: Guilty Pleasure

I admit to becoming a little ticked off after reading the lyrics. Christianity (Catholicism specifically) decrees: Suicide and martyrdom are opposites. In a general sense, Suicide means someone cares so little for the world they want to see the last of it. Martyrdom means someone cares so much for s...
by EchoRomulus
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 219178

Re: Controversial opinions about food

My teeth are too crooked to eat corn on the cob.
by EchoRomulus
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 219178

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Vinegar mixed with oil. See YT video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YYA13LpavI"

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by EchoRomulus
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)
Replies: 44
Views: 21100

Re: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)

So you don't put them in the fridge either.
by EchoRomulus
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)
Replies: 44
Views: 21100

Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)

This is a thread for people to post problems and offer solutions to common problems with food in general. Here are a few common kitchen problems I have and what I've done to try to solve them. Rotten mushrooms. Now first I began to bag mushrooms in brown paper bags instead of bags and plastic ones a...
by EchoRomulus
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 138071

Re: Tea Snobbery

Krogers. They don't sell loose tea at mine. My parents. They still haven't gotten around to getting to the only store in my area we know of that DOES sell loose tea. I'd go there myself but I still haven't gotten my driver's license. (Basically I'm scared to death to drive a car. I didn't realize yo...
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 138071

Re: Tea Snobbery

I do think it produces better tea. My yardstick is the fact that I've been able to cut the added sugar by about half since I've begun using this method. I suggest going to thrift stores, garage and estate sales to find kitchen equipment. I've found a lot of good things very cheap that way. However 9...
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 138071

Re: Tea Snobbery

There are two reasons to use sub-boiling water. 1. You are using tea bags. 2. You are using non-black tea. You are reason 2. Personally I watch the kettle and pour some out into a mason jar with a thermal probe when I think it's around 85 C and use it if it gets that hot. But using the cool water wi...
by EchoRomulus
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 193537

Re: Song Identification!

There is this song by The Who that I liked.... But I don't remember the title or any of the lyrics. What I DO remember is the music-video of the young who members breaking into a bank and instead of money, the vault was filled with pies. They sat there eating until the copper came. It's Happy Jack ...
by EchoRomulus
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4728
Views: 908039

Re: Today I Made:

Stuffed Tomatoes.

8/10 The tomatoes were a bit soft and the cheese was substituted. Next time either goat cheese or cottage.
by EchoRomulus
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Green Tea VS Water
Replies: 40
Views: 30935

Re: Green Tea VS Water

My research was lifted from the sites I wrote down. -_- Go belittle them.
by EchoRomulus
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Green Tea VS Water
Replies: 40
Views: 30935

Re: Green Tea VS Water

According to Wikipedia it can. It said that it can be used for smoke inhalation victims.
by EchoRomulus
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Green Tea VS Water
Replies: 40
Views: 30935

Re: Green Tea VS Water

Challenge accepted. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Teaprocessing.svg Oxidized teas, such as black tea and oolong, are processed in a way that bruises the leaf, breaking cell walls and enabling enzymes in the leaves to cause natural oxidation reactions. These reactions are either ...
by EchoRomulus
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 270937

Re: The Liquor Thread

Do you cook with the same wine you drink? Or do you buy some wine strictly for cooking or strictly for drinking?
by EchoRomulus
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Green Tea VS Water
Replies: 40
Views: 30935

Re: Green Tea VS Water

I was probably confused with the exact process. But all tea comes from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis. To quote Wikipedia: After picking, the leaves of C. sinensis soon begin to wilt and oxidize, unless they are immediately dried. The leaves turn progressively darker as their chlorophyll breaks d...
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: ideas for healthy sweets?
Replies: 11
Views: 8258

Re: ideas for healthy sweets?

EDIT: but DON'T assume milk chocolate is what it's name implies. It's just watered down cocoa solids with sugar added. Wrong. Milk chocolate has milk added to the chocolate liquor in the conching stage. The story of how Hersey's treats the milk before it's mixed in is interesting. Figuring out how ...
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Green Tea VS Water
Replies: 40
Views: 30935

Re: Green Tea VS Water

I was not reporting on the medicinal effects of Green tea as the Chinese thought of them 4,000 years ago. I was not appealing to authority either. I was simply stating that they were able to figure this out barely after they perfected the wheel. But since we both agree that green tea is good for you...
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pound v. Foot Pound
Replies: 101
Views: 24134

Re: Pound v. Foot Pound

That is another oddity.

But when pastry cooking is involved, it DOES get precise.

Chocolate has to be tempered at 91-93 degrees exactly.
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4728
Views: 908039

Re: Today I Made:

Yeah. Exactly. It took me months but I finally got it down!
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 172
Views: 83789

Re: Who likes BREAD?

I've discovered French Boule bread is good for more than a bread bowl.

I've turned it into garlic toast, sandwiches, and bruschetta.

Does anyone know the primary differences between French and Italian bread?
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4728
Views: 908039

Re: Today I Made:

I perfected my hamburger recepie.
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pound v. Foot Pound
Replies: 101
Views: 24134

Re: Pound v. Foot Pound

I have no idea what's going on. >.> I didn't know there were so many SI units. But to defend the Imperial system, (a moot task I know) the entire world can't be divided into powers of ten. Fahrenheit for instance, has smaller intervals and is supposed to be better for cooking and weather. And...the ...
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Ocean is a Terrible Place
Replies: 88
Views: 50100

Re: The Ocean is a Terrible Place

Did you see H2? History moved all the historical shows to its brand new spin off channel. Go there.
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Ocean is a Terrible Place
Replies: 88
Views: 50100

Re: The Ocean is a Terrible Place

I hope to God you saw the Daily Show.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/0 ... 25072.html
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 219178

Re: Controversial opinions about food

All coffee is bad coffee.

I heart tea.
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: 1-Up: The Mushroom Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 8132

Re: 1-Up: The Mushroom Thread

I'll probably buy some for a stuffed tomato recepie I saw on Good Eats.
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: ideas for healthy sweets?
Replies: 11
Views: 8258

Re: ideas for healthy sweets?

Dark Chocolate is not that bad for you. Even if you don't like it, it's pretty easy to get used to.

A square of dark chocolate and a tall glass of milk is my recommendation.

EDIT: but DON'T assume milk chocolate is what it's name implies. It's just watered down cocoa solids with sugar added.
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 18821

Re: Tea Woes

I've rarely had too much oil sit on the top of my tea. Most likely it is due to the process of making tea, or extra stuff being added which you should always look out for. This "Dust" people have mentioned is actually just a poor grade of tea. I elaborate: A man named Lipton decided to gra...
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Ingredient and recipe recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 21569

Re: Ingredient and recipe recommendations

This isn't very rare, or even uncommon, but oil is too often overlooked. When you say oil, I think "Olive oil". Most people think "Vegetable oil." If I had a pint for every time a friend or relative deuced up a recipe because they used the wrong oil... A good, high end extra virg...
by EchoRomulus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Green Tea VS Water
Replies: 40
Views: 30935

Re: Green Tea VS Water

As with all food, balance is the key. Caffeine is something I'm not worried about. It's the law of web medical research. Everything you search, ends up sounding like it is going to kill you quickly and efficiently. The caffeine in tea is also laced with polyphenols, which regulate absorption for a l...
by EchoRomulus
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pound v. Foot Pound
Replies: 101
Views: 24134

Re: Pound v. Foot Pound

I found the source.

http://popbrand1.blogspot.com/2011/03/h ... -hurt.html

It gave 5,600 foot pounds of force in .5 seconds, which is work by definition, if I recall.
by EchoRomulus
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pound v. Foot Pound
Replies: 101
Views: 24134

Pound v. Foot Pound

I read online that a 100 mph fastball carries 5,600 foot pounds of force. I was looking for the answer in actual pounds , which I am more familiar with. So I know the pound is a unit of weight which is the force of gravity between "two objects". (Earth and something) And a foot pound is ho...
by EchoRomulus
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 138071

Re: Tea Snobbery

Does anyone try to add fruit to their tea? I highly recommend making a syrup out of fruit and using it sparingly.
by EchoRomulus
Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"
Replies: 72
Views: 18825

Re: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"

Fairy cakes (in the UK) are definitely a type of cake rather than an insult. (I'm not saying no-one's ever used the term as an insult, but it's certainly not in widespread use). The 1970s Britcom "Are You Being Served" featured 'Mr. Humphreys' who was often referred to as a "fairycak...
by EchoRomulus
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: 1-Up: The Mushroom Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 8132

Re: 1-Up: The Mushroom Thread

Because dried shitakes at Krogers cost $320 per pound.
by EchoRomulus
Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: 1-Up: The Mushroom Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 8132

Re: 1-Up: The Mushroom Thread

Can I dry shitakes at home?
by EchoRomulus
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: 1-Up: The Mushroom Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 8132

Re: 1-Up: The Mushroom Thread

I've never had enoki. Never even seen them at the markets around me. They really only have button, Shitake, Oyster, crimini and Portobello (overgrown crimini).
by EchoRomulus
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 25202

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

I got a hunk of Romano at last.

It was like parmesan multiplied by itself. It was much sharper and more pungent. I liked it.

Do you prefer cheese raw or cooked? (browned on some toast, melted, ect.)
by EchoRomulus
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Solubility in (tap) Water
Replies: 21
Views: 6249

Re: Solubility in (tap) Water

Tea oxidizes. I don't know the exact reaction equations. But Oxygen reacts with the chemicals inside the tea leaves.

And I want to use loose tea but that is another topic.

If water at room temperature will not loose oxygen sitting out, why do goldfish drown if their water does not circulate?
by EchoRomulus
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 138071

Re: Tea Snobbery

Flat?

Do you know which milk the starbucks used? Are you using the same milk? You may be using 2% instead of whole.

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