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Pie help

try using tapioca, it really helps.

about 3 hours ago
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Pie help

People who say this haven't used tapioca. Cornstarch tends to sog up the crust as it goes along, but tapioca keeps the water it absorbs.

about 3 hours ago
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Pie help

you have fresh sour cherries up there?

about 3 hours ago
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Pie help

never need almond extract, if you're using SOUR Cherries. (even dried)

about 3 hours ago
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Pie help

you want SOUR cherries. if you can find them frozen, fab. otherwise, use canned, they'll be fine.

do not make sweet cherry pie.

also, use tapioca.

about 3 hours ago
Chowrin in Home Cooking

The ":)"...Friendly or passive agressive?

Sheep eat men.

a tweet is not going to sound like swift, even if you ARE a literary genius.
(and a cookie if you get my reference above).

about 8 hours ago
Chowrin in Site Talk
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How can I slice crusty bread without making such a mess?

My high-end shun serrated knife (which they'll sharpen for you) doesn't make many crumbs, and the ones that do, fall down. Cut slowly (and shallowly, it's okay to cut it four or five times), and you shouldn't have much problem.

about 8 hours ago
Chowrin in General Topics

The ":)"...Friendly or passive agressive?

People have no sense of emoticons.

:-) means "happy" (yes, I seriously mean this)
;-) means "wink" (as in, you're in on my joke.)
.~ means sarcasm/snark.
;-P means "I'm being silly, don't take this seriously"

1 day ago
Chowrin in Site Talk
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Why remodel a kitchen and put in an electric range?

do not buy microwave over the stove.
microwave is not designed for over the stove.

Cooking Rice With Fat for Dramatically Reduced Calories

I do a pot of rice (8cups). it's traditional indian cooking.
It lasts a week in the frige.

no, it doesn't cause "side-effects"

1 day ago
Chowrin in General Topics

Over 50 dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm

haven't been there, it's why Im asking.
really surprised to see cat on the menu.
cat tastes vile (desert critter)

1 day ago
Chowrin in Food Media & News

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

most research says that minimum wages tend to be a bit lower than going market rate.
you don't really think pols are going to put businesses out of business, do you?

I want a cost of living based minimum wage, and then I want to FORGET ABOUT IT. No more battles over it.

1 day ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Do you hold Grudges against Restaurants? And for how long?

Forever. I don't have enough money to patronize half the good restaurants. You get one shot, folks.

1 day ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Pittsburgh's Finest?

A great view of downtown can be had behind home plate in PNC Park. Food's not half bad either.

Mar 25, 2015
Chowrin in Pennsylvania

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

Dropouts happen for any number of reasons (homelessness is a big one), but literacy is a LIFE skill. (as in, cell phone use, text use, internet use).

Mar 25, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

No more sad irons!

Mar 25, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

we dont' do ourselves much good continuing to punish felons after they get out of jail. they did the crime, paid the time, now get them an honest job!

Mar 25, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

Has anyone ever tried weighing flour to test the weight vs volume relationship?

Some are (meringues, I believe)

Mar 25, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Is it safe to let my chicken stock simmer on the stove overnight while I sleep?

not even german models are designed to run that long.
(I think it's run 12 hours with a fire in them, or something like that).

Mar 25, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Cooking Rice With Fat for Dramatically Reduced Calories

I'll believe it when I see it:
"So far they have only measured the chemical outcome of the most effective cooking method for the least healthful of the 38 varieties. But that variety still produced a 10 to 12 percent reduction in calories. "

Mar 25, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Over 50 dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm

got some cites? i'm interested...

Mar 24, 2015
Chowrin in Food Media & News

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

Literacy rates have never been higher. we're looking at 99% here.

Mar 24, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

Tom,
8% of our GDP is underground, not on the books. And a LOT of those people are on welfare (Phillipe Bourgoise noted that it's impossible to live in harlem on welfare alone). If we don't put the drugdealers, the prostitutes, and the rest of that lot on the books, of course the situation looks dire.

They still pay sales tax, though.

Mar 24, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

if you don't want your car broken, park far far away.

Mar 24, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

And you don't have kids, so you can probably walk from Nome to the store. (translation: if you don't want issues, park far far away).

Mar 24, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food
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Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

I looked for this, but there's kneehigh bushes in the way. great thought though.

Mar 24, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

Umm... yeah. I make a perfectly misanthropic comment above, and he calls you out!

Mar 24, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

Way I see it, the store ought to have a daycare, so you can put the groceries in the car, before you pick up the kid.

ain't that socialism for ya?

Mar 24, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

Has anyone ever tried weighing flour to test the weight vs volume relationship?

Flour's just hygroscopic.

Mar 22, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Is it safe to let my chicken stock simmer on the stove overnight while I sleep?

I'd find the electric much more dangerous. Fail on versus fail off...

Mar 22, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics