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Bulk Marrowfat Peas

Online source for sprouting peas (very fresh):

http://sprouting.com/canadian/peas-ma...

Jul 19, 2014
DuchessNukem in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

112 year old ham!

I was all about a taste until I saw the pic, lol.

Jul 15, 2014
DuchessNukem in Food Media & News

Cabbage Preparations That Kids Like

I know dinner is done but maybe there's more cabbage left! Went looking for a non-sugary poppyseed-cabbage salad and found this tasty looking thing:

http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyea...

Jul 03, 2014
DuchessNukem in Home Cooking

Leaving half doughnuts behind

Lol. Jeebus. Your management team sounds like something from a sitcom. :o

Jul 01, 2014
DuchessNukem in Not About Food
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Tomato Sprouts Inside Tomatoes: Found any?

Well of course. It's just an amusing rarity for it to happen on our kitchen counters rather than under a bush.

Jun 29, 2014
DuchessNukem in General Topics

Raised Bed Gardening in Galvanized Horse Troughs

Another place to check for grow lights is, uh, hydro catalogs and stores. Not everyone who shops at these is looking to grow weed, and they tend to have a good variety of choices/setups. :)

Jun 29, 2014
DuchessNukem in Gardening
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Leaving half doughnuts behind

Well, "the girls all get prettier at closing time" and that half-donut starts to get more appealing as one get hungrier during the day. ;)

Not bothered at all by halfsies. :)

Jun 29, 2014
DuchessNukem in Not About Food
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Tomato Sprouts Inside Tomatoes: Found any?

Holy crap. That's one determined tomato. I'd plant a few of those babies just in honor of its will to reproduce. :)

Jun 29, 2014
DuchessNukem in General Topics

How to peel a bucket of potatoes in less than a minute

Lol. I'm glad there's always another simian out there who's thinking, "Ya know, what if I.....". :)

Jun 29, 2014
DuchessNukem in General Topics
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Anything decent in the Paris Hotel?

Been a while, but we enjoyed the creperie. And the Bloody Mary at Mon Ami Gabi was pretty wonderful (don't know that your food credit will cover that though). :)

Jun 25, 2014
DuchessNukem in Las Vegas

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (July 2014) Nominations

That was me, and I included the disclaimer that it didn't quite fit; just threw it out there. I was thinking of cooked dried bean (side) dishes, lighter and more appropriate for summer meals, something that you might serve at July cookouts. Lighter sauces and more herbs/veggies in the dish.

Won't bother me to throw the idea away; not sure I can find a way to fit it. I think some other folks are finding more refined concepts of it anyway. :)

Jun 23, 2014
DuchessNukem in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (July 2014) Nominations

ROASTED/GRILLED CORN (dishes)

SUMMER BEAN DISH (I know, it doesn't quite fit the guidelines...)

CUCUMBER SALADS

I'm just very hungry right now. ;)

Jun 21, 2014
DuchessNukem in Home Cooking

necessary to remove chicken giblets?

I'd consider that the liver might become fragile and fall apart, rather than maintain a smooth, buttery/fatty texture; the crop and heart could become tough and chewy.

If you're enjoying cooking them this way already, then maybe there's no issue for you. Have you tried them cooked any other way?

The "bag" hill food mentions is often paper, sometimes plastic, and contains the innards and is stuffed into the bird in many US chickens. One is supposed to remove it before cooking and use the organs as desired (many just toss the goodies).

Jun 21, 2014
DuchessNukem in Home Cooking

Preparing for picnic dinner in the basement

Packets of pre-cooked rice (many varieties) and quinoa (plain and flavored) could make into a grain salad with a bit of bottled vinaigrette and some of that dreaded canned tuna (or deviled ham or canned chicken). Might round out a meal for hungry grownups. Could add canned tomatoes, spinach, corn, etc. to up the veggie content.

Kimchi in the fridge would spice up any dish and would have longevity. As would home-fermented vegetables, long fridge shelf life.

Canned chickpeas, drained, plus vinaigrette or tahini, onion and/or canned tomatoes; chickpeas are satisfying and have a 'meaty' feel. Also, canned/jarred three-bean salad could be of interest.

A small head of cabbage and a couple of onions in the crisper would last nicely and freshen up for a slaw/salad. Rotate out appropriately and no loss of food or slimy mess.

Pre-cooked breakfast sausages in the freezer can be eaten when thawed (yes, yes, they're better heated/grilled lol) and could be sliced into bits or eaten whole. Pepperoni pillow-packs last freakin forever before opening, in fridge (but recall, they hang in ambient temp at supermarket).

A good place for lots of fun, small-purchase-amount condiments is: minimus.biz
(If you do order -- I have, they're safe and fun -- get a few of the "moist cotton towel" in lavender and lemon. Keep in fridge for a spa moment; although they are wrapped like tampons, they are just little washcloths with essential oils. One day you'll thank me. :) )

I completely get the idea of making it festive. :)

Jun 21, 2014
DuchessNukem in General Topics
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necessary to remove chicken giblets?

Giblets are a mix of densities and textures that tend to fare better when cooked outside the chicken, IMO.

Jun 20, 2014
DuchessNukem in Home Cooking
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Beer infuser

Friends gave us a couple. Works best with plainer stouts/porters that aren't as dependent on their carbonation. We've tried cocoa nibs, bourbon-infused cocoa nibs, cracked coffee beans, blueberries.

Jun 20, 2014
DuchessNukem in Beer
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Anybody else notice this guy creeping around some posts on here???

It's an outside service, contracted w/CH, that funnels "relevant" advertisers to Chow/CH.

Jun 20, 2014
DuchessNukem in Site Talk
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Anybody else notice this guy creeping around some posts on here???

Lol, I've got "Woman kills herself, husband, at supermarket". I hate to think what makes that approp for me.

Jun 20, 2014
DuchessNukem in Site Talk
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What to do with a goat or two...

I love to sub goat into any beef stew recipe. Adjust coriander up a bit.

Also, I've subbed it nicely into chicken-apricot tagine recipes.

Jun 19, 2014
DuchessNukem in Home Cooking

Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

This is a summer favorite, a simple sliced-cucumber fridge pickle:

http://homepage.interaccess.com/~june...

I'll throw in dill sometimes also. She notes in another cucumber recipe, to use a fork to make grooves on all sides of the peeled cucumber before slicing, and they look terrific this way.

Jun 07, 2014
DuchessNukem in Home Cooking

Aliens and Food

Why, they eat Soylent Green, of course. The new fabricated nutrient drink, or the original human-crackers, either/or.

In the film "Alien Nation" (if I recall correctly), the newcomer aliens ate raw meat, and drank spoiled milk to get drunk. I liked that their needs were met by variants of what we eat.

Jun 07, 2014
DuchessNukem in Not About Food

Need Help Figuring Out What This Liquor Bottle Is?

And I keep seeing a toilet tank underneath it.

Jun 04, 2014
DuchessNukem in Spirits
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Spiral veggies anyone?

Sounds like you've got it covered. :)

We use zucchini "fettucine" or "angel hair" for marinara and garlic/olive oil sauces, more often than I make actual spaghetti. We like the noodles raw, just very gently warmed in the micro or in the sauce, gives it al dente texture. I know some folks like the zucchini more cooked.

May 29, 2014
DuchessNukem in Special Diets

Writing a post on Chowhound...and then deleting it before posting.

I do this more often than not lately. Sometimes because I realize that what I've typed is addressed elsewhere in the thread (maybe spread among several posts).

The other reason is that I try to avoid maybe 5-7 posters who seem to find any opinion, fact, or punctuation mark as a reason to argue. (Lol, I can almost guarantee that one or more will show up and protest that we're all just 'discussing', 'sharing opinions', etc.) I don't come here to argue and the tactics used are too passive-aggressive for me.

And I think I'll be wishing I had erased this post too. Such is life. :)

May 29, 2014
DuchessNukem in Site Talk
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Let's ban these tomatoes!

Lol, the sickly-looking cow in that graphic just completes it. :)

May 29, 2014
DuchessNukem in General Topics

Sad to report the passing of Veggo

Ah, so sad. So sorry for your loss, Peter, and sorry for ours. Veggo was a bright spot on any thread.

May 29, 2014
DuchessNukem in Site Talk
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best quality cookware for living in van idea

Lol, paulj, that eBay link is actually just a photo of the grill. But apparently the thing has been resurrected and is available under the brand of EcoQue. Amazon carries. :)

May 29, 2014
DuchessNukem in Cookware

Hope this isn't requested to death, but need some ideas for BBQ side dishes for memorial day

Sometimes in summer I'll dust off the New Year's black-eyed pea dip recipe.

May 22, 2014
DuchessNukem in Home Cooking
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Ah, I agree, not spicy at all. It's great for my non-cooking husband to be able to assemble a meal from components I've pre-prepped, or for a quick late dinner for the two of us, so they're just fun quick sauces to change things up a little. Probably wouldn't buy them every week or month but were fun to try. I also added a pile of fresh ginger to the Coconut Curry, really helped it.

May 14, 2014
DuchessNukem in Chains

Low-maintenance meat entrees

If you have a propane or charcoal grill, you could get it going on a Sunday, grill some veggies for both of you, then turn it over to him to grill burgers (buy pre-formed), steaks (he can season/rub), and chicken parts (tong into ziploc full of marinade beforehand). Sausages and fish optional. The meats can be easily re-heated during the week.

Requires some time input from him but he can read textbook in a chair by the grill. Also, some loss in quality but might be worth it for him to have his meat.

May 13, 2014
DuchessNukem in Home Cooking
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