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QUICHE! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (April 2015)

I am hosting a new deck. Sunday noon. Bloody Mary's and assorted quiches. Fruit salad and or a scoopable fruit compote for a Buttermilk pie. Got the crusts made today. I'll bake everything off tomorrow evening and get them baked and ready for Thurs.

Apr 28, 2015
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Cookware suggestions

Stay away from that stuff. It is your mom's party so buy a token gift. You can get much better kitchen equipment elsewhere and save a lot of money. Most of that stuff is over priced junk.

All-Clad, Chantal, Calphalon etc. All are now making induction capable cookware and that is where cooking is going (cook top). You probably shop with that in mind.

Apr 26, 2015
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Retire where?

Savannah is about 20 miles inland than Charleston and is on a river. Hurricanes are not as big an issue. I like Savannah because of the way the city was planned by Oglethorpe. Traffic cannot move very fast in the city center. You need to make a trip and see which appeals to you most. While there don't miss out on a stop in Beaufort which is in between both cities.

Apr 16, 2015
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Retire where?

My brother and his wife have retired in the Saratoga, NY area. They've got it pretty good. There are good medical services, nice pace of life. When something more is needed the hospital in Albany is good and is a teaching hospital. There is lots of good shopping in the area too. They are both outdoor enthusiasts, skiing, hiking etc. Steve has certified to conduct hikes. I guess we all have to decide what is right for us by ourselves. I've had more than enough Adirondack winters and don't ski anymore. Savannah appeals to me more.

Apr 16, 2015
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Oyster Knife

I love Garden and Gun.

Apr 16, 2015
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Any tips for cooking with induction?

First of all you can use an interface disc but you won't betting the full efficiency you would with a pan designed for induction cooking. It is going to take longer and will not get as hot.

Cookware? I prefer Chantal, it is beautiful and very efficient. There are a lot of brands out there. Most of the makers, All Clad, Calphalon etc and jumping on the wagon and offering pans for induction cooking. They have to stay in the game. Remember you can use cast iron, Le Creuset etc. Even if a person does not have an induction range I'd still recommend only buying induction compatible pans.If you don't have induction yet don't worry, they are fine on regular electric coil or gas. I bought a single burner induction unit from Fagor to get over the learning curve. We are moving and the new home will have an induction cooktop.

Apr 16, 2015
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Oyster Knife

Love you and the knife! No matter what there are dyspeptic people who want to denigrate something new. Ignore them and go shuck some oysters.

Apr 15, 2015
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Butterup Knife

I love mt butter bells. If you like cols butter go for it.

Apr 15, 2015
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Vinegar in cooking potatoes

I always put vinegar on hot and freshly skinned potatoes when making potato salad. After they've cooled is too late

Apr 15, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I have made spicy linzer cookies that I filling with Mojito Curd. I made it with lime juice, zest and rum. Pretty tasty if I do so myself.

Apr 15, 2015
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Retire where?

I don't remember if I answered this or not from the OP. Our plan is to move to Savannah. The cost of living there is much more reasonable than here. We're in Bloomington, IN. I was a Realtor for quite awhile and people moving in go into sticker shock. Many are retirees and went college here. The weather is quite pleasant. People keep warning about the summer temperatures in the summer. I've lived there awhile years ago, and I know about the summer. We are seniors (just). As we get older we get colder more quickly. We lived in the Adirondacks and as long as we can we'll be going up during the summer. Sticky hot? We'll have air conditioning and you can always go to the beach for some off shore breezes. Savannah is quite walkable. That is a big consideration. I don't want to live where you have to drive every where. Farmer's Market in Forsythe Park. If you stay away from the tourist trap restaurants there is plenty of good eating.

Apr 14, 2015
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Breville juicer users, or users of other similar juciers, is it normal to get pulp?

I really dislike my Breville juicer. I had used a Hurom,and it is the best and gets more juice out of the fruit or vegs. I may donate the Breville,I bought it because I've always been happy with their appliances. Not this one. You get lots of pulp and not much juice. If you have not bought a juicer yet step away from the Breville. http://www.amazon.com/Hurom-Slow-Juic.... It really is superior. When tomatoes come in to season I may make some tomato juice and/or vegetable juice like V8

Apr 11, 2015
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Round cake pan - help please!

9" is what is called for most recipes, branch out with 8" later. I'd buy silicone coated coated pans. You might want to buy a packet of 9" paper rounds to ease getting it out of the pan. Another thing I bought and recommend are Rose Levy Beranbaum's's cake strips. You give them a good soak and wrap them around the out sides of the pan. They will keep your cake evenly baked http://www.amazon.com/Beranbaums-Heav.... It also keeps the cake from producing a domed top. Oh, and while you are buying pick up a can of Baker's Joy. I cannot live without it. I frequently make pound cakes for some occasions. The pan I use is a loaf pan with sculpted lemons to be on top. My pan is from Wilton and is silicone coated. I was out of Baker's Joy and went ahead and baked it. Could not get it out of the pan. What a waste. What I could dig out of the pan was dry. I'll never run out again.

Apr 11, 2015
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What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

Tonight it will be fried chicken, potato salad, country style green beans, hot biscuits,and Jeni's Splendid ice cream for dessert.

Favorite strawberry rhubarb recipes

Just a comment, rhubarb is delicious all by itself. I think if I added strawberries to a something my DH of 40 yrs would think it would be grounds for divorce. We've come this far, and I'd like to stay married for another 40.

Apr 11, 2015
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Replacing electric appliances with non-electric cookware

I do have a slow cooker but don't remember what year I bought it of even using it.I've never used an electric griddle. I have a double reversible griddle/grill from Le Creuset. I have many different Dutch/French ovens.

You van get away from electric appliances easily. There is probably a non-electric counterpart to every appliance made.....well a food processor might be difficult and a stab blender. Manual egg beaters have been around much longer than the ones we buy now, they are out there, truly. Check out some thrift stores, 2nd. hand, and camping equipment stores. If you are sure you must have an electrically powered piece look for batter operated appliances. If you do look I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Apr 09, 2015
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portable induction cooktops instead of a traditional stove

I bought one to start mastering the learning curve that accompanies it. I love it. Next home will have induction cooking.

Apr 09, 2015
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Oyster Knife

Well Kaleo if you want to shuck oysters ad eat them with a toothbrush go for it. I won't join you in such a silly endeavor.

Apr 08, 2015
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Oyster Knife

I live in Bloomington, IN. We are moving back to Savannah in the near future. Though I can get oysters in the shell, I don't actually know how fresh they are. I do have a locally owned butcher shop that does bring in fresh fish and seafood several times a week. I may stop by tomorrow and see what they have in the way of fresh in shell oysters.

Apr 08, 2015
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Oyster Knife

It was $70. Hoppin' John picked up the shipping tab. I could not resist it.

Apr 08, 2015
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Oyster Knife

I bought this oyster knife for my husbands birthday. Oh wow! What a great tool to own https://www.hoppinjohns.com/. It not only beautiful but it feels great in your hand and has a unusual feature, call it a dorsal fin or what ever, it gives you a better grip and helps to protect you from cutting yourself. DH was wowed by it. As of now Hoppin' John's is the only place you can get it in the US. It is made in France and he is importing it. When you order you might want to some of his grits too. Good grits!

Apr 07, 2015
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Le Cresuet balti dish - thoughts, opinions, experiences?

I just took a look at it on line. I have many other pots and pans that can do the same thing. If you want to spend $140 for food specific cookware. It is LC and the quality is there and I'm sure you can use it for other things like stew (that is what Balti is anyway) then go for it. I love Balti but my other LC does an excellent job with it. i just don't have the room or see the need.

Apr 07, 2015
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is it okay to drink fresh orange jouce with skins on?

Exactly. There is nothing bad for you in juice made from fresh whole fruit.You actually get some nutrition benefits from it. But you know with prepared juice that it will come with or without pulp. It really is just a matter of preference. I just made some limeade using fresh whole limes. I zested some of the limes to give it a fuller lime flavor.Tasty stuff!

Apr 07, 2015
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Food as a drug: Which foods are most addictive? | get fast

Obviously sugar. Otherwise it would not be so ubiquitous. When you stop and start to read labels you might be surprised. I know you are thinking it is an ingredient but without it many of those foods above wouldn't be there. I know some require it to make the food but take for instance the cheeze burger, sugar in the bun, in the plastic cheese, in the catsup, in the mayo. There may be some in the other components such as pickles. Oh the fries? they would not be what they are, fast food style, the dusting with some sugar etc makes thhem beown nicely and crisp up better than plain good old hand cut and fried at home fries. Everything on that graph incorporate sugar from the pizza crust to the bacon if it is cured.

Apr 07, 2015
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What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

We are having tomatillo green sauce enchiladas from Rick Bayless' new book. Hi is running a photography contest each week of pix of his recipe of the week. I don't know if he issued the contest here or not, it was on FB and a couple of more sites. The winners of the pix will get a copy of his new book.Eve if we don't win it will be a new recipe to try every week for 4 weeks. It'll get us out of a same old same old rut.

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH "MAYBES" WHEN YOU INVITE GUESTS FOR DINNER?

I give new guests one chance. If they don't have the the "couth" to reply to an invitation in a timely manner I drop them from my guest list. If I get a response of "maybe" I will say I'm sorry, but I really need a commitment so I will know how many to prepare for, lets try again at a later date. Then maybe I will or won't try again.

Why remodel a kitchen and put in an electric range?

Exactly! When we move (18 mos +/-) what ever the house has unless it is brand new, I am putting in an induction cook top. I also want the Kitchen Aid ovens with steam injection, well one with the steam injection and another without will be fine. Induction is cleaner, safer and way faster. I can heat equal amounts of water in my electric kettle and on my induction burner and the induction burner gets the water on for a boil much more quickly. Safer? Did you ever have an accident with a pot holder or dish towel catch on fire? It won't happen.

Mar 26, 2015
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Your go to fat?

Butter is my favorite but I do have a number of other fats on hand. One I especially like is Castelas Olive oil. It is pressed from ripe black olives and is a heavenly change.

Mar 26, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition! [old]

I bought Bill's Open Kitchen by Bill Granger. I don't know why I bought it. Good reviews? Darned if I know. I think it is going into my donate pile. It is probably just the right thing for some people but it just left me flat.

Mar 26, 2015
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Boiling eggs

Eggs should never ever be boiled. Eggs in a pot, splash of white vinegar and water to cover by about 1-2 inches cold water. Put the pot on a high temp and bring just to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 mins. Drain and shake the pan to start breaking the shells. Then cover with ice and water and let them stand 15-20 mins. When cooking 20 eggs I would cook 10 eggs in each pot. Fewer variables such as temperature.

Mar 26, 2015
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