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by PAstrychef
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade caramels
Replies: 31
Views: 1809

Re: Homemade caramels

You can use Lyle’s golden syrup instead.
by PAstrychef
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Pasta with sausage and peas in a garlic cream sauce and steamed asparagus.
Yesterday I made shrimp curry with rice using a kind of rice new to me-sona masuri. It’s a medium grain, fairly low in starch. I’m going to freeze most of it and get a bag of basmati as well.
by PAstrychef
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3424624

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

If your mom is still legally competent there really isn’t much you can do at this point. Is there any way to set up automatic rent payments? Then, even if she pulls this stunt again, she will have to go back to her residence. Otherwise, she is making this choice for her own reasons, and you can’t do...
by PAstrychef
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 3713

Re: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment

doogly wrote:What problem are you actually trying to solve here

Maybe someone will post pictures of boobies!
by PAstrychef
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8915619

Re: Thoughts for ships

Saw the film The Wife yesterday. Overall, quite good. At the beginning of the film the author gets a call telling him he’s won the Nobel prize in literature.
That would be a great job to have-telling folks they’ve won the Nobel prize, or a McArthur genius grant or some such.
by PAstrychef
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 48129

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Make a spice blend you like.
Make sugar cookie mix.
Add spice blend.
Spice cookies!
Free cookies are a good thing.
by PAstrychef
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 48129

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

There’s also the matter of scale-making a gross of muffins is a bit different from making a dozen.
by PAstrychef
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1920
Views: 377269

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The number of people who aren't dexterous enough to tie shoelaces but are dexterous enough to use phone apps is probably tiny though. And in most of those cases normal slip-on shoes would suffice. This isn't quite in the category of self-driving cars... Phones can be used with minimal dexterity and...
by PAstrychef
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1920
Views: 377269

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

oh yes, it's so much easier to grab my phone, unlock it, look for the shoelaces app, start it, set my user profile and desired pull strength and then hope that it syncs with the shoes (provided they are charged and probably didn't get wet) that all the hassle to bend down and pull those strings wit...
by PAstrychef
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 48129

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

The almond sugar is 50/50 by weight almonds or almond flour and powdered sugar, run in a food processor until smooth-about 30 seconds. Chestnut paste can be found in places that sell European foods, as well as at Whole Foods. It’s a sweetened purée of chestnuts. Check the back endpapers of the book ...
by PAstrychef
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 48129

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I try to write out recipes as if the next person following them will be some prep cook who is brand new. The only time I use comments like “creaming method” or “SBP” (standard breading procedure) is when it’s just a note for a coworker. One reason for mixing the dry ingredients first is to ensure ev...
by PAstrychef
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking Concepts & Terms for Beginners
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Cooking Concepts & Terms for Beginners

Some major methods of cooking: Braising-cooking in a liquid. Stews are braises, so is chili and pot roast. Roasting-cooking in dry heat, usually in an oven. Baking is basically roasting. Deep frying-frying in enough fat to submerge the food being cooked. Sautéing-cooking in a small amount of fat. Bo...
by PAstrychef
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3424624

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Eastern European shoes tend to have a wider toe box. Rockports are especially narrow, as are most shoes built on an Italian last (the firm the shoe is constructed around) Birkenstocks are good, and I also like keens. If your feet have stopped growing, you might consider custom made shoes. Yes they w...
by PAstrychef
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

I like to line trays when cooking because: You can remove all of the cookies at once The trays stay clean You can lay out extra parchment, scoop the cookies and have them ready to go when the first batch comes out of the oven I will reuse parchment sheets for several runs of cookies I like the way t...
by PAstrychef
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Ingredients 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1.5 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp corn starch 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup (1 stick)unsalted butter, softened 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed 1/2 cup peanut butter like skippy or jif 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups cho...
by PAstrychef
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Peanut butter banana cookies with chocolate chunks, peanut butter chips, pecans and roasted peanuts.
by PAstrychef
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8562
Views: 805806

Re: Trump presidency

Most of those seem to be primarily be about blocking assets to foreign nationals. I'm not sure specifically why that requires emergency action, but apparently it's a thing. I think the difference here is that Trump would be using the state of emergency specifically to subvert the legislative proces...
by PAstrychef
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Tonight was cottage pie-think shepherds pie, but with beef instead of lamb. Last night was stuffed baked shrimp, the stuffing was mushrooms, onion, celery, crab meat and crushed ritz crackers. Pretty good, but next time there will be far fewer mushrooms in the mix.
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Sounds like the so had one expectation of what this ought to be and behaved badly when it was different. You are learning new things. If the food gets eaten, the money wasn’t wasted. Did you like the result? There are books on flavors and how they work together and how to combine them for certain re...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8915619

Re: Thoughts for ships

Today it’s once again -18. Saturday is forecast to be over 40.
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4502
Views: 678934

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Reminds me of how programming used to be a girls job, underpaid and unappreciated. Now it's a top tier career, dominated by men. It's only a top tier job because demand far outstrips supply, nothing directly to do with it being "male". As soon as it can be outsourced or enough people can ...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Meat & Veg recipes
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Meat & Veg recipes

See the link I posted in food fleeting thoughts. Most of the hard shell squashes-acorn, butternut, kabota and so on- are great baked, either plain or with stuffing. I use leftover rice, bulgur or couscous as a base, add sautéed mushrooms and onions and ground meat, then spice with Asian flavors or b...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Meat & Veg recipes
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Meat & Veg recipes

You mention things you haven’t cooked, but what do you like to eat, vegetablewise?
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

It’s been soup weather, so today it was split pea and white bean with smoked pork bits, yesterday it was white bean and chicken chili over mixed grains and tomorrow will be beef mushroom barley. And I have a big pork shoulder in the slow cooker with a Frontera Grill barbacoa marinade doing its thing...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 48129

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Koshary is an Egyptian dish of lentils, rice and pasta with tomato sauce and caramelized onions. Some versions add chickpeas as well.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Braised some chicken in white wine with lemon, garlic and herbs, with cauliflower underneath. Baked an acorn squash at the same time so the whole meal wasn’t beige. The next night I fried breaded pork cutlets and made three color couscous. Stirred up a pan gravy to pour over. The house is very chill...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6835
Views: 1090310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Given that Texas has ruled that factual innocence isn’t enough to get you exonerated, and that others known to be innocent have been executed, not doing anything to a retired lawyer ten years later seems likely.
by PAstrychef
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Absolutely not. The pineapple was smallish, and on sale for a buck. It’s just as good with tinned pineapple in a regular dish. Using the shell is just a fun presentation.
by PAstrychef
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Thai pork and pineapple curry with multi-rice blend, served in the pineapple shells. I like the dish much better with jasmine rice, but mom has been complaining that white rice is boring, so I went with the blend. I’m using up some coconut milk I got on sale and missing my preferred brand.
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

It must be us northerners that added white flour and sugar to cornbread. Today I made a chimera recipe of cauliflower, broccoli and leeks in cheese sauce wrapped in puff pastry. I searched for recipes using cauliflower and puff pastry, saw several with broccoli added and then put in the cheese sauce...
by PAstrychef
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Most cornbread will also have wheat flour in it, alas.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 253
Views: 80451

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

Saw an ad for a lovely cast iron enameled Dutch oven from Staub (they call it a cocette) at 1/3 the usual price, so I got one. They call the color turmeric, and it is a nice orangy shade. I was thinking I really didn’t need it, what with the instant pot for braising, but it is great for other uses.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

A biryani with bacon and chorizo-the Spanish, not the Mexican variety. I used a new Staub pot I got just because it was (relatively) very cheap and the recipe came from Staub. In the original recipe it says “slide into wood-burning oven” but I used the plain old gas one with fine results.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bored and Horny, or: suggestions for a lazy Friday night
Replies: 7
Views: 3467

Re: Bored and Horny, or: suggestions for a lazy Friday night

Try your hand at a paper craft like origami or quilling.
Read the book at the bottom of the To Be Read pile.
Knit, crochet or embroider.
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8562
Views: 805806

Re: Trump presidency

I mean, fair's fair; there's plenty of times I see people engaging in 'frivolous' hate -- hate that's clearly not a survival mechanic, or doesn't come from a clearly identifiable place of pain (people sending death-threats to Anita Sarkeesian, for example). Uh... it's really not that hard. It's guy...
by PAstrychef
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Crystallization is what makes the caramel, or any other candy, crack when cold. Most caramels are chewy, and are cut and wrapped in waxed paper. Toffee is basically a hard crack caramel, so you might try that instead. Never tried to make a vegan version myself.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4727
Views: 907792

Re: Today I Made:

Braised some artichokes and chicken with lemon and garlic and served them over gnocchi and orzo-I had way less orzo than I thought I did when I started. Tomorrow is going to be prime rib roast fancy dinner-spuds in the pan, Brussels sprouts, salad, something fancy for dessert. Maybe molten chocolate...
by PAstrychef
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Two food combinations..
Replies: 14
Views: 8295

Re: Two food combinations..

I’ve had fun making different savory grain based pilafs. And in Japan, smoked or grilled fish is often part of breakfast over rice. Served cold.
by PAstrychef
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 467060

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Just finished Richard Powers’s newest, The Overstory . As usual, a fantastic read. It’s a pleasure to have read enough (all) of his books, so that the seemingly random multiple beginnings don’t drive me crazy, but let me anticipate the eventual braiding of many themes into a much larger image than f...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 48129

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

The best bread for French toast is:
Brioche
Challa
White sandwich bread (fairly dense, NOT American air bread)
Sourdough
Cinnamon swirl, with or without raisins
Pound cake
Angel food cake (best topped with ice cream)
How do I make this a poll?

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