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by PAstrychef
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

I love recipes where there are four ingredients and I’ve never encountered any of them.
by PAstrychef
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fancy Butter of Choice?
Replies: 4
Views: 4506

Re: Fancy Butter of Choice?

If you don’t know them, try a cultured butter. They are more assertive than regular butters. Have a party and do a butter tasting-you can give the ones you don’t like as much to your guests as a door prize. Butter keeps frozen for over six months if it’s well wrapped.
by PAstrychef
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fancy Butter of Choice?
Replies: 4
Views: 4506

Re: Fancy Butter of Choice?

Plugra is very nice, a clean dairy flavor. Cultured butter can be fantastic. I got some from whole paycheck, I think it was French, best stuff on bread ever. Try a sprinkle of kosher salt on top.
by PAstrychef
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Played with the immersion circulator and did some steaks. Just about perfect. Tonight it’s mushroom and leek lasagna with garlic bread and a green salad and company!
by PAstrychef
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Mushroom and sweet potato risotto and braised short ribs. I got a Sous vide circulator for my birthday and I’m starting a long cook on some ribs in the morning. We will eat them on Tuesday. I did some salmon with it and it was great.
by PAstrychef
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 53852

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I bet you could get one from amazon. Maybe on Etsy?
by PAstrychef
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: a mild apology
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Re: a mild apology

Perhaps calling a help line would give you a better perspective. There’s a list of them over in Dear SB.
by PAstrychef
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 253
Views: 85430

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

See if Consumer Reports has done testing on any of them. They tend to be quite rigorous in their evaluations. Otherwise, I only know industrial models.
My condolences on not having a gas line.
by PAstrychef
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Sometimes I do, this time I used store bought.
by PAstrychef
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Saag paneer and spiced shrimp over rice pilaf.
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A poem for a day
Replies: 91
Views: 43657

Re: A poem for a day

I happen to enjoy the winter, but this will resonate with many of you- Ancient Music -by Ezra Pound Winter is icummen in, Lhude sing Goddamm. Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm. Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us, An ague hath my ham. Freezeth river, turneth liver, D...
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels
Replies: 5
Views: 3569

Re: What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels

Jodi Picoult’s The Seventh Circle uses a graphic version of Dante’s Inferno as part of the book. One character is doing the adaptation. It made for an interesting audiobook, that’s for sure.
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 53852

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

What looking at lots of recipes can tell you is; what are the common ingredients/techniques for making this dish, is there a reason that your idea for a different ingredient/technique will work or not work, is there something you’ve never thought of that sounds delicious? Once you’ve cooked for a wh...
by PAstrychef
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Greek style braised lamb shanks in the instant pot. I used a jar of Greek pasta sauce I’d found on sale somewhere and added a bit of red wine.
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 53852

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Liri wrote:Eggplant is probably the one nightshade I dislike eating. Besides, y'know, the deadly ones.

I like okra and kale :cry:

Feel free to have my share!
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 51
Views: 15369

Re: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them

Just watched this, courtesy of the redbox-twice, in fact, because I thought my mom would enjoy it too. I was a grown up when the potter series was published and was more confused by the huge popularity it achieved than overwhelmed by the books themselves. I’m not sure I actually read all of books 6-...
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 53852

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

It’s easier to list the veg I dislike-okra. And kale. That’s pretty much it. Otherwise, vegetables are a grand thing.
by PAstrychef
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

A sort-of ratatouille, with the usual suspects of eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and peppers, but I put a layer of spicy beans, leftover from quesedilla night, on the bottom and used plenty of garlic.
Tonight the extra ratatouille is going to be served with lobster cheese soufflé.
by PAstrychef
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bad science jokes!
Replies: 100
Views: 35660

Re: Bad science jokes!

What do you get when you cross an elephant and a grape?
Elephant grape sine theta.
What do get when you cross an elephant with a mountain climber?
You can’t do that, silly! A mountain climber is a scaler, not a vector.
by PAstrychef
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1450254

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Yeah, that’s just being an asshole. Plenty of other dentists out there.
by PAstrychef
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1450254

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Once again, this is how society treats women that it finds unattractive. I wear a 44DDD bra, have short hair and wear jeans most of the time. People call me sir every day. It’s occurred to me that when I do put on a dress these days, there will be some folks who assume I’m trans. If the people who u...
by PAstrychef
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Chicken and bean quesadillas. Did the beans in the instant pot, with onions and ancho chilis and bacon. Shredded some roasted chicken and added that too. Nice to not have to go to the store.
by PAstrychef
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Asctually, I do brown things in the pot. I don’t find it much of a bother, but I’m not aiming for perfectly even color on every piece, just some fond to improve the flavors. And the soup was very nice. I put off the rest of that menu when I couldn’t find the gallon of cider I thought was in the frid...
by PAstrychef
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

I made some potato-leek galettes with a pistachio crust a while back-they were tasty.
Today I have beef mushroom barley soup in the instant pot. When that’s done I’m doing a pork tenderloin in apple cider, and sautéed apple and onion rings and a roasted cauliflower. And herbed spaetzle.
by PAstrychef
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

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Nice batch of lamb and chorizo chili with hominy. Four medium pans of apple cinnamon bread pudding that went straight into the freezer, since I was just using up extra apples from the holidays and rather a lot of milk. Will probably make more puddings/custards tomorrow.
by PAstrychef
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

I bet a weight on top would solve the problem. I suspect the batter was dense enough to push up the upper pan.
by PAstrychef
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Braised some pork butt with citrus, cumin, cilantro, a few chili peppers and an onion, then browned it under the broiler. We made burritos with it, some refried beans, lettuce, rice, avacado and sour cream.
by PAstrychef
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Ok, here's the way to perfect ganache: Start with equal amounts by weight of cream and chocolate. By hand-chop up your chocolate pretty small and out it in a bowl. Heat your cream until it just begins to bubble at the side of the pot. Pour hot cream over chopped chocolate and wait three minutes. Whi...
by PAstrychef
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

The pastry cream remake of the ganache is where the eggs came in.
What goes wrong with your ganache? There are a few simple problems you can learn to avoid, making a perfect ganache every time a high probability outcome!
by PAstrychef
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

It started out as a fairly conventional corn chowder, but then I remembered the cooked artichoke hearts in the fridge and added them in.
Somehow, I ended up with a lot of soup. Just the thing for dinner after a brutal dentists appointment.
by PAstrychef
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Thesh wrote:Yeah, especially given that all the cupcake pans I've seen have 12 molds. 96 or 108, sure, but not 100.

But not all cavities have to be filled.
by PAstrychef
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

That's a great idea!
by PAstrychef
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 53852

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Boneless vs. bone in depends on what I'm using the meat for. In steaks, they have different muscles involved so that affects texture, tenderness etc. Also, how much bone is there? In a steak, it's usually less than 2oz, which I won't worry about. In baby back ribs it's about half the weight, but bon...
by PAstrychef
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Garlic-herb cheese stuffed park chops, and sweet potato cranberry pecan strudel for dinner. The pork chops idea I lifted from the Tasty YouTube channel.
by PAstrychef
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 144
Views: 55092

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

Me and the herself are worried about how at the first sign of defeat, said 7 year old of hers, from the other page gives up completely. He's not a bad loser, in that he doesn't throw a tantrum or claim that others were cheating etc. He's just completely unable to handle not being the be...
by PAstrychef
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Just finished churning a batch of malted chocolate frozen custard. Now it gets to ripen in the freezer for a few hours.
by PAstrychef
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Had company for dinner- Moroccan spiced grilled game hens, carrots with cumin and preserved lemon dressing, red onion and orange salad, couscous with raisins and pistachios. Dessert was store bought phyllo-custard pastries and pistachio ice cream.
by PAstrychef
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Used up three leftovers in one meal!
Mixed the end of the waffle batter with some cold mixed rice blend and added some cooked shrimps, chopped up. Fried up pancakes from the mix, served them with spicy mayo. We also had some broccoli that was in the fridge, so four leftovers in one meal.
by PAstrychef
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4758
Views: 924332

Re: Today I Made:

Buttermilk cornmeal bacon waffles and maple glazed salmon.
by PAstrychef
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 28
Views: 9907

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

I like the inexpensive sets of cutting mats that I use over a wooden board. I have accumulated six or seven mats by now, all different colors so I can keep them straight at any given time. Bamboo boards are very nice to use, in the bakery we use the industry standard acrylic ones about 1/2" thi...

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