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Do I have to let food cool off before I cover it

Ice bath everything, dammit.
I've made botulism by covering and putting green beans in the fucking refridgerator.

Yes. Just Green Beans.

Apr 14, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics
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What's your ??????????

Do you tell that to the political canvassers too? ;-)

Apr 12, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

What's your ??????????

That was a wide-scale push.
Until people fucking howled at them to stop it, we know we can upgrade, your customers are Smart and Wealthy, dammit!

(seriously, we got the "if you had upgraded, you would have saved" -- yes, but we dont' buy vents every year, dammit).

Apr 12, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

My Aldi experience!

aldi's is likely to have the same chocolate as TJ's. the difference between the two is mostly marketing. buy german, buy aldis.

Apr 12, 2015
Chowrin in Chains

Amercan Jews, before Israel was created did the Orthodox avoid leavening and observe passovrr for 8 dsys?

In this case, it's more just "a place". If you are at "a particular place" and can see the new moon, then you know what date it is. if you are not, then there is some uncertainty.

Apr 12, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

Cooking for alcoholics: how do you substitute for wine-based vinegars?

oh, it's surely not a one to one sub, that's for sure!
I love vinegar though.

Apr 08, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Where are the ramps?

Ramp fest in elkins is April 25th. Our spring is approx 2 weeks late, can't be much better for you in chitown.

Apr 08, 2015
Chowrin in Chicago Area

Cooking for alcoholics: how do you substitute for wine-based vinegars?

And fresh coffee has so many alcohols it'll make your moustache twirl...

Apr 08, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Is it healthier to eat red meat in moneration or avoid it?

Having spoken to college students, some people have an easier time than others at being vegan/vegetarian...

Apr 06, 2015
Chowrin in Vegetarian & Vegan

Is it healthier to eat red meat in moneration or avoid it?

ya. I'm vegetarian at least half the time simply because it's what I like to eat. Can't call myself vegetarian, cause I still like a bloody slice of cow some days, of course...

Apr 06, 2015
Chowrin in Vegetarian & Vegan

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

I've read the calories on ketchup. apparently you haven't. Heinz is mostly vinegar, same as their mustard.

Apr 04, 2015
Chowrin in Features

Is it healthier to eat red meat in moneration or avoid it?

Apparently a good deal of the danger in red meat is letting your gut biota get used to getting it a lot. once a week won't hurt ya.

being vegan/vegetarian is a pain if you want a balanced diet, but if you're pulling that off, congrats -- red meat isn't going to be anything you need.

Apr 04, 2015
Chowrin in Vegetarian & Vegan

Dinner with a side of self-righteousness

True, but your profile didn't say, and If I said Oklahoma, people would look at me funny.

Apr 03, 2015
Chowrin in Food Media & News

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

I've been to One Small Pebble, which is a really fine Chinese place, which still does "everything as done, served communally"

Apr 03, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

perking up rice

Make jheera rice (that's adding cumin to the butter/olive oil -- both work, but butter's better). or add half a dozen other spices (saffron's great, add during cooking).

Apr 03, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

Oh, so you're a Jersey flyer fan.
(PA's liquor laws still suck!)

Apr 01, 2015
Chowrin in Chains

Strawberries have no flavor anymore. Agree or disagree?

Grab a goldrush if you can find one. (that's out of perdue so it's organic).

Apr 01, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Strawberries have no flavor anymore. Agree or disagree?

Try Goldrush if you havent' already. great keeper too.

Apr 01, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Strawberries have no flavor anymore. Agree or disagree?

FIL had an everblooming strawberry that was still giving berries into August.

Apr 01, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Strawberries have no flavor anymore. Agree or disagree?

Milk's good where it's good, and worse everywhere else, and do not buy it in the desert, for god's sake!

yes, even grocery store milk can be awesome.

Apr 01, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Can you suggest easy dinners for a stressful month?

I have to, often enough (hate shopping every single time). But I make pizza and eat it for a week and a half, easy. So it's easier.

Apr 01, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Dinner with a side of self-righteousness

Bit worse, I'd wager (I'm not in Canada). But cut 'em and freeze 'em and they should last a bit.

Apr 01, 2015
Chowrin in Food Media & News

Pie help

Find some tart cherry juice (Arabic markets have it). great to pick up some cherries.

Mar 31, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Pie help

frozen tart cherries? were they local?
I saw dried tart cherries, and I've used those to good effect in hamentashen (but that's a drier filling than pie)

Mar 31, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Pie help

I have a tapioca lover in the house. always add an extra half tbsp to tablespoon.

Mar 31, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Cooking cheap and healthy with gifted food

Ooh! I want to play! Fun Game!
With that much cheese, some cheese soup would probably be divine!
Macaroni and cheese, obviously... (There's undoubtedly five different Italian butter/cheese pasta dishes...)
Himmel und erd with those apples and tubers.
(for next time: a list of what you've got is helpful for those of us unskilled in "what is that" photo identification..)

Mar 31, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking
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Pie help

I haven't noticed much difference in texture between canned and frozen, really.

Mar 30, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Restaurants near Fallingwater?

dude. I totally forgot about that! (and that's always open).

Mar 30, 2015
Chowrin in Pennsylvania

Another CSA discussion?

we carried ours about a mile each way. lot quicker than driving, I'd wager. city living...

Mar 30, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics
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Another CSA discussion?

our old one let you select "less of" even the plentiful stuff (like kale).

Mar 30, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics