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The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

I live a couple miles from Indian Ladder Farms and I love their philosophy and that it's a very old establishment that's keeping current and growing such a great variety of apples.

This Albany NY Times Union article is about modifying apples to prevent browning:

http://www.timesunion.com/default/art...

I found this comment within the article so silly:

"The bottom line is convenience," Carter said. "It's really the fact that people want more convenience, and a whole apple represents too big of a commitment."

Back to the apple discussed: I've always disliked Red Delicious because of the mealy texture (might as well eat
packing peanuts.) Yuck.

about 17 hours ago
breadchick in Food Media & News
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PUMPKIN MANIA creep

Hilarious.

The corgis are waiting for pumpkin spice Beggin Strips... LOL

about 18 hours ago
breadchick in General Topics
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Masterchef US Final 3 tonight--conclusion (expect spoilers here)

What did they have to pay these guys for this half-second moment on the show? I saw so many well known chefs and find it hard to believe they could get them all together at the same time.

Masterchef US Final 3 tonight--conclusion (expect spoilers here)

Yes, that exactly. My kids knew Don Giovanni, Norma, Hercule Poirot, etc. as well as the latest pop music. Tanglewood was our summer second home. Leonard Bernstein was my childhood idol.

Best to your family!

Masterchef US Final 3 tonight--conclusion (expect spoilers here)

I need to see your birth certificate, Ms. girloftheworld. :)

You are a 50 year old woman hiding in a 13 year old body.

Nothing but smiles here, and God help anyone that underestimates you.

Masterchef US Final 3 tonight--conclusion (expect spoilers here)

Lovely. Wonderful name. Seriously, that money is going for new shoes.

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

Mine was bright orange. I was quite the vision. :)

2 days ago
breadchick in Not About Food

Masterchef US Final 3 tonight--conclusion (expect spoilers here)

Wow, wow, wow. Three strong courses, use of unexpected ingredients, and her dessert is deemed "intellectual" by fussy Joe.

Hint: it's not Elizabeth.

Courtney for the win.

Wow, wow, wow. I didn't expect that at all.

Sep 15, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

I'll miss you Joan

Ha! You caught the reference! LOL

Sep 14, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

Another "free-range" child here too. How did I survive taking a bus into the city to hang out and shop at the dime stores at the tender age of twelve with my best friend?

We ate hot dogs at Woolworth's counter, and bought gaudy lipstick.

My children don't have any allergies, but I do remember them coming home with notes about nuts and not sending home-baked goods to school.

Bake sales are a distant memory.

Sep 14, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Master Chef 9/8 spoilers

I saw her come out with that dress on and thought the same thing: Alice in Wonderland. Surprised she didn't have a bow in her hair. She's pretty crafty though, able to pull a rabbit out of the hole nearly every time.

Sep 10, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Good Lord, mine too. I love the 70's...

Sep 09, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Wow, to mention the Friesians, impressive bit of detail. LOL. I agree with every bit of your post. Well said!

Sep 09, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

Master Chef 9/8 spoilers

Oh, Linda. LOL.

Sep 09, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

Do I really need a Vitamix or Blendtec?

Yes, it comes off, as mentioned earlier. I happen to have very old cabinetry and even my KitchenAid stand mixer won't fit under the upper cabs.

Our future remodel will solve the problem, and I can't wait.

Sep 08, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

French Kids Don't Get Fat: Why?

zackly. :)

Sep 07, 2014
breadchick in France

I'll miss you Joan

She was our Aunt Joan. We all wanted to sit by her.

What would YOU do??

Jeez, the only thing that would make this right is he'd better be naked and ready.

RIP, Joan Rivers. I think that's what I imagine she would say. LOL.

Sep 07, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food
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PUMPKIN MANIA creep

As I mentioned earlier in my post, I'm a fan of the pumpkin, but I have to put the blame for all this mania on one person.

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater.

Do I really need a Vitamix or Blendtec?

You got yours for 20% off at W/S. I also have the rotary dial version (bought it Jan 2013) BUT, mine was not on sale. (Insert wretched weeping sound.)

I have an older kitchen with built in cabinetry from ages ago and mine doesn't fit under. It sits on a small open section of counter. Cleaning IS so easy, I agree.

Soup season is upon us and I'm clearing out freezer space!

Sep 07, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

French Kids Don't Get Fat: Why?

Agree. Sure, when I was a kid, we didn't eat between meals and that was because we were never inside the house. Calling us in for meals was a "moan" and that meant that all the kids had to go to their respective homes. Bummer.

We never thought about food at all.

I'm adding an edit: well, also I grew up in the country and didn't have the "advantage" of fast foods until the chains came calling many years later. I still didn't get much, as my family didn't see the point.

Sep 06, 2014
breadchick in France
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What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

I have the same thing, but never thought to sharpen it! Thanks for the tip.

Also have the OXO cutter, but found it puts a real strain on my wrist cutting through thick outer crusts so I retired it years ago.

Sep 04, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

Muscles!!

"There's a bathroom on the right..."

Sep 04, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Muscles!!

I would hear "prolly" as slang hundreds of years ago when I was a child. We didn't use it at home, and subsequently forgot about its usage. Well, until the internet anyway.

Related to that slang word: another one that comes to mind - and also out of favor - is calling someone named Charles "Cholly." I heard that one way more often.

I have to do a little research on this, it's interesting.

Sep 04, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Where can I buy GIANT glasses?

Webstaurant Store online sells 32 oz. glass milk jugs - maybe that will work.

Sep 03, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

Bad year for local corn?

Upstate NY corn is terrific this year.

Sep 01, 2014
breadchick in General Topics

Next Food Network Star -finale (spoilers)

Hmmm, not quite sure what your point is.

Is that you, Lenny?

No Regrets: Glad I bought it!

Hahaha! Can't you see my Popeye arms from here, D?

Aug 27, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

Mistakes, I've made a few

I have the double skewers too, and found that the best way I could do onions is this: run the skewers through the whole onion first, in rows. Then, cut the slices in between them. The skewers hold them in place, and you're not dealing with running double skews in between cut wobbly thin rings. Very sharp knife helps.

Aug 27, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

No Regrets: Glad I bought it!

My Vitamix Pro 300 from W/S. I will never, ever, regret it. That thing is a monster and I am it's master.

Aug 27, 2014
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