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Pocket knife with corkscrew? Not Laguiole or Swiss Army?

The Bris Army knife?

Jun 10, 2010
jackie in Cookware

Pocket knife with corkscrew? Not Laguiole or Swiss Army?

Yes! I hadn't seen that one yet, thank you.
It's amazing how few of the hundreds of pocket knives on the market have corkscrews.

Jun 09, 2010
jackie in Cookware

Pocket knife with corkscrew? Not Laguiole or Swiss Army?

you think that's funny, you'll LOVE this one:

Jun 09, 2010
jackie in Cookware

Pocket knife with corkscrew? Not Laguiole or Swiss Army?

I once had my beloved Laguiole confiscated at jury duty! This was after the whole lecture about not bringing weapons into the courtroom, with me scoffing to myself, "who would be foolish enough to try THAT?" ... just forgot it was in my bag.

Jun 09, 2010
jackie in Cookware

Pocket knife with corkscrew? Not Laguiole or Swiss Army?

That is gorgeous! the wood! But I'm looking for something that is a pocket knife also, more like the style of this-
http://www.knifeworks.com/browseprodu...

Jun 05, 2010
jackie in Cookware

Mystery cazuela / is it safe to cook in?

As long as there is no red glaze on the inside of the vessel, you should be fine. As far as I can think, Le Creuset pieces are all white or buff inside.
Yellow can also be a toxic color... though, really any color should be tested if you have suspicions. In general, ceramics that are fired to a lower temperature, (they 'thunk' rather than 'tink' when you tap them,) or with lots of crazing are riskier. Also, cooking acidic foods is more likely to leech out chemicals. Blah blah blah... basically the lead test kit is the way to go!

Jun 04, 2010
jackie in Cookware

Pocket knife with corkscrew? Not Laguiole or Swiss Army?

I'm looking for a gift, and specifically want to get a pocket knife that has a corkscrew. I'd prefer not to get a Laguiole or Swiss Army, only because the giftee already owns these. Case makes a neat Bartender's Pocket Knife... aside from this or buying a cool antique on eBay, does anyone have any favorites?

Jun 04, 2010
jackie in Cookware

Where to buy cast iron Lodge 'Hibachi' in Portland?

Thanks guys! Fred Meyer doesn't stock this one, & I was hoping to be able to buy it in person rather than online. When I find it, I'll let everyone know where!

Jun 03, 2010
jackie in Metro Portland

Where to buy cast iron Lodge 'Hibachi' in Portland?

I'm looking for the cast iron Lodge brand Sportsman's Grill in Portland. Has anyone seen them around? Lodge doesn't seem to have a dealer directory, and it's a slightly hard-to-find item. Has anyone seen them in stock anywhere? I want to be ready to pounce once this rain lets up.
Thanks!

Jun 02, 2010
jackie in Metro Portland

iSi Whipped Cream Charger- Weird Taste

Thank you SO much! I had no idea. It tastes really creepy. My garage sale stash came with some of the cream ones too- I'll try that next.

May 30, 2009
jackie in Home Cooking

iSi Whipped Cream Charger- Weird Taste

I got an iSi CO2 whipped cream charger today at a garage sale with several boxes of really old co2 cartridges. I cleaned it all well, (it already seemed immaculate,) and put in sugar, vanilla, and fresh cream. Then I charged it.
Well, the whipped cream tastes STRANGE. Kind of fizzy like soda water. Anyone have any experience with this? I tried shaking the canister more, tried letting it rest for an hour, tried letting it warm up a bit at room temperature. Could it be the old co2? This seems strange, but I can't figure it out. Thoughts?
Thanks chowhounders!

May 30, 2009
jackie in Home Cooking

What to do with surplus milk?

Brilliant! I remember shaking mason jars for hours as a kid to make butter. I'll bet my Kitchen Aid will do it faster!

Apr 18, 2009
jackie in Home Cooking

What to do with surplus milk?

A local market ordered too much organic whole milk, and is selling it today for $1 a gallon... I bought a couple of gallons to make ricotta and yogurt, and I'm thinking of going back for more. I'm trying to think of some milky projects to take advantage of this opportunity. Ideas?
Thanks in advance!

Apr 18, 2009
jackie in Home Cooking

Limoncello?

Chilled limoncello & Champagne, equal parts. Aaaah.

May 08, 2008
jackie in Spirits

Drunk on Recycling

May 08, 2008
jackie in Features

Drunk on Recycling

Two solutions:

lowbrow: Drink right from the keg tap.
highbrow: Rent a few flats of glasses.

May 08, 2008
jackie in Features

Origin of term 'Up' ?

Yea, that's not a martini, it's a V&V!

May 08, 2008
jackie in Spirits

Origin of term 'Up' ?

OK, I know what it means for a drink to be served 'up', but does anyone know how this term originated? It's a tough question to google because the search terms are so vague.

As you can guess, this debate started over drinks, and I'll look like a real hero next time we go out if I can find the answer. Thanks everyone!

May 07, 2008
jackie in Spirits

Romantic in PDX that won't break the budget

I really love Tiga on NE Prescott. Before 9pm it is really quiet, candlelit and intimate. After 9, it gets more crowded and lively, but still fun. The highest priced item on the menu is the pork loin medallions with whipped potatoes for $9. Most everything else is $7 or $8, with the low end meal being the $5 bowl of garlicky linguine during happy hour, (5-8pm) On warm nights, the front patio is a nice place to be.

May 07, 2008
jackie in Metro Portland

PDX -Inexpensive, local/organic

The Tin Shed, on NE Alberta Street might suit your needs. They have table service, but meet the other criteria. Check them out here- http://www.tinshedgardencafe.com/inde...

Apr 07, 2008
jackie in Pacific Northwest

Game Face

First let me say that someone with good judgment and manners could pull off almost anything she wanted to at the table. Because she has good judgment and manners.

Second, I remember eating at a Very Elegant restaurant in Palm Springs. Tuxedoed waiters, silver domed dishes, rolling carts. The woman at the table next to me blatently executed a five minute lipstick ritual, avec mirror, while her waiter assembled and ignited her souffle flambe. I knew I was watching some bizarre social ritual, but I don't know what it was. Something like, 'look at me, I'm so fancy, I find this whole souffle thing SO boring, I'll use the time to do my makeup.' It was a great big middle finger to the waiter, but he carried it of gracefully. Of course.
Anyway, I felt like I was watching an ape at the zoo.

Apr 07, 2008
jackie in Features

BERLIN - CURRY DOGS

If you like the hot dog page, you'll LOVE a documentary called "A Hot Dog Program. http://www.wqed.org/tv/natl/hotdogs/

I feel dorky using words like heartwarming and inspirational, but it is an absolutely fabulous movie! It may sound like a film about dogs might be boring, but it is quick paced and is guaranteed to make you crave dogs.

Mar 15, 2008
jackie in General Topics

Cheap but Good

Another OO fan here. I'll also give a shout out to my favorite cheap bourbon whiskey that I discovered through Chowhound years ago: Evan Williams. Nice for sippin, and it even comes in a glass bottle.

Mar 15, 2008
jackie in Features

BERLIN - CURRY DOGS

I've never been to Hallo Berlin, but recognized the name from my obsession with the Holly Eats hot dog page!
Any dog lover will melt for this website:
http://www.hollyeats.com/HotDogPage.htm

Feb 11, 2008
jackie in General Topics

Seriously cheap food (pdx)

This might be a help in the food cart dept.-
http://foodcartsportland.com/

Feb 06, 2008
jackie in Pacific Northwest

Best Fresh Dungeness Crab in PDX?

Hi, I'm looking for recommendations for the best place to buy fresh crabs in Portland. Either live or cooked is fine. Any favorites this winter?
thanks!

Jan 28, 2008
jackie in Metro Portland

Scharffen Berger @ Vancouver Grocery Outlet

Milk chocolate, mocha, extra dark (82%), and bittersweet(70%) one ounce bars. 50 cents for the milk chocolate, 69 cents for all others. Darn good deal for bars that are usually about $2.19 a pop.

Oct 21, 2007
jackie in Pacific Northwest

Philly in PDX

I adore that documentary, and also endorse another WQED, (Pittsburgh) production: A Hot Dog Story. They're charming, hilarious, and mouth watering. I've rented them through Netflix.

Sep 30, 2007
jackie in Pacific Northwest

Furniture for the Food

Gorgeous but impractical- neither the Blu Dot Strut nor the original Scrapile table can accommodate diners at the ends of the tables.
And I don't think you'd be able to fit your knees under the Shaker table with the leaves down.

Sep 30, 2007
jackie in Features

Sidewalk Salad

People here in Portland are even planting vegetables in their hell strips, (the plot of dirt between the sidewalk and road.) Aside from car exhaust on your food, and the high likelihood of produce poaching, I think it looks lovely.

Jul 25, 2007
jackie in Features