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Cutting Lasagna

Interesting I never notice garlic or onions in my dishwasher and I use a LOT of them. It must be because my kitchen probably smells like them all the time, LOL!

6 minutes ago
foodieX2 in General Topics

How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

<grin>

9 minutes ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Another scorcher!! It topped out at over 90 degrees today with nary a breeze but gorgeous blue skies.

Repeat of last night as we all went into the pool as soon as I got home. The lab was especially happy. I had two little girls to splash around with too which was very fun.

Afterwards I picked three (3!!!) tomatoes and it was BLTs for dinner. Is there anything better than summer tomatoes?

10 minutes ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Awww, great book! One thing I miss about toddlerhood is the great board books.

20 minutes ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

Cutting Lasagna

We run our dishwasher aprox every 3 days or so. The only things that get rinsed are things like the bowl I made tuna in or plates that I served fish on as that can get stinky quick in the summer but pretty much other than that they just get scraped and loaded. Can't remember a time my dishwasher got noticeably smelly.

21 minutes ago
foodieX2 in General Topics

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

BR got in trouble a while back because you were required to wear their clothing and "strongly" encourage to wear current season (full price). While the discount was generous many associates complained and the law landed on the side that the dress code policy amounted to a uniform and therefore needed to be provided by the company. The dress code quickly changed to BR "inspired" but had clear guidelines that no one else's logos could be visible. And it was pretty much understood that if you wanted to rise above key holder you knew what you had to wear to get promoted.

40 minutes ago
foodieX2 in Food Media & News

How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

I'm south of Boston and if I do say so myself the Bloody Mary vodka is one of my best. I infuse it with fresh horseradish, what ever chilies I have growing, peppercorns and lemon peel. I have one friend who likes rosemary or thyme on theirs so I add that. C'mon by!

about 1 hour ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

Unlike the food mentioned infused alcohols do not go bad.

When I can get good, organic lemons I buy a ton and make limoncello, regardless of the season. It's stored in large mason jars and then bottled as needed for hostess, thank you, birthday and other gifts.

In the summer I grow my own herbs and chili peppers for my homemade "Bloody Mary" vodka that is a staple at many of my friends New Years Day brunches. I make it in August but don't give it until the holidays.

I don't see it as "leftovers". If I had to move I wouldn't throw it away. But then again I admit to being very frugal. I can't imagine throwing away something that is perfectly good.

about 4 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking
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How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

Stop on by anytime!

about 5 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

Simple Way to Flavor Brown Rice

That's for the OP to decide. A little goes a long way. A few dashes of low sodium soy might be too much or not.

My peanut sauce is made with salt free peanut butter, unsalted peanuts, chili sauce (I think it has maybe 2-3 grams of sodium per TBS), some vinegar, coconut milk and salt free tahini. Easy peasy and very low sodium.

But thanks for the editorial! All opinions count.

about 5 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Anyone who chooses to work for my company clearly knows the client base and the image projected. I have yet to hear of anyone sporting a Mohawk or hot pink hair to apply never mind get fired. I have a very alternative relative whose friends I know well and based on their anecdotal feedback most would not choose to work there due to the very conservative reputation. In fact they said they would rather drop dead that work there, lol.

Now a shaved head in support of a friend/relative with cancer? I could see the whole workplace supporting that associate and their friend by doing the same and most of the customers would rally behind them. That is message that goes beyond dress code. And as awful as it sounds that would most likely lead to local press coverage and increase business.

about 5 hours ago
foodieX2 in Food Media & News

How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

I'll save some of my homemade limoncello for you! And possibly some of my cranberry orange vodka. Makes a great summer cocktail! <grin>

about 6 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

Do you not appreciate homemade gifts?

about 6 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Not necessarily true. They are buying an image and expect those associates to reflect that image. I don't expect to walk into Chanel and see the associates wearing Gap, mom jeans, sandals with socks or Hanes T-shirts. When I walk into a hair salon I don't want to see someone with dirty, greasy and unkempt hair.

When you apply for the job the expectation is you support the image of what we are selling when you are on company time. As noted with my own eyes many associates show another side outside of work.

I guess it depends how much one needs the job as to how much one is willing to compromise.

about 7 hours ago
foodieX2 in Food Media & News
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Why coconut oil?

For baking I usually just place the jar in a bowl of warm water. It turns to liquid pretty quickly and is easier to measure and mix that way.

about 8 hours ago
foodieX2 in Special Diets
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Why coconut oil?

I prefer unrefined (aka virgin) coconut oil for both cooking and personal care. I have found cold pressed has a more pronounced coconut flavor but then again that could have just been the brand.

In terms of the granola if you love coconut go for it otherwise why not try it with just the oil? You can always add dried coconut later if it's not coconutty enough.

about 8 hours ago
foodieX2 in Special Diets

Simple Way to Flavor Brown Rice

I usually cook in broth-make your own if sodium is an issue. This adds a good base flavor. Then depending on the dish I add the following (to name a few) to the broth, strain as needed

White wine, garlic, bay leaf
Fresh ginger, chilis, garlic
Rosemary, garlic, peppercorns

There are also many finishing oils, sauces and cheeses that add flavor-sesame oil, soy sauce, peanut sauce, pesto, Parmesan, cheddar, etc

about 9 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

Cutting Lasagna

I have 2 dishwashers-my gorgeous brand new GE and my slightly run down but still working husband. The second is great for lasagna pans!

:)

about 9 hours ago
foodieX2 in General Topics

Why coconut oil?

Can't say why it's trendy or paleo but I have been using it for years when making popcorn and for certain baked items because tastes really good! It's also an amazing moisturizer. That said it would not be a replacement for olive oil in many dishes because of its distinct flavor.

about 9 hours ago
foodieX2 in Special Diets

On the road

Nice Westie! A friend is refurbishing his and hopes to get it back on the road soon

about 9 hours ago
foodieX2 in Not About Food

Tounge in groove closure used in plastic food bags S@C*K$

Lol, mine too!

about 10 hours ago
foodieX2 in Cookware

How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

Its the "palm it off to someone else" that reads snarky to me.

about 12 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

Tounge in groove closure used in plastic food bags S@C*K$

He loves the stuff but boy does it make a mess! Strictly for at home use. I love it too!

about 12 hours ago
foodieX2 in Cookware

On the road

LOVED that place as a kid.

about 23 hours ago
foodieX2 in Not About Food

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

In my business, which deals mostly with conservative woman aged 45-70, "offensive hair" could be anything in an unnatural color (hot pink, orange, purple, etc) or overly and/or overtly styled like a mohawk.

about 23 hours ago
foodieX2 in Food Media & News

How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

Woah-snark much? I make homemade infused vodkas and they are very popular gifts. Limoncello, Bloody Mary, Citrus and other infused spirits are very good. If the OP went thru all the trouble of making them I would think someone else would appreciate it.

Obviously YMMV. Meow

about 23 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

It was a scorcher today! Got home, grabbed the boy and the dogs and we all went swimming in the ce-ment pond, LOL. Felt so good!

Dinner was a quick one, ground beef sautéed with taco seasonings, a couple of mashed avocados, some bowls of salsa, sour cream, cheese, some quick heated tortillas and dinner was done! Make your own "burritos" is a favorite here and keeps the kitchen relatively cool.

I have 3 more tomatoes that should be fully ripe by tomorrow-I see more BLTs in our future.

about 24 hours ago
foodieX2 in Home Cooking
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Family Celebration in Greater Boston

Not sure if dim sum is up your alley but we had a great multi generational meal at Chau Chow city not too long ago. 18 of us ages 2-80. Food is diverse enough for everyone, kids are celebrated and it's relatively inexpensive.

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Greater Boston Area

Responsibility

In all honesty I am not talking about one poster but multiple threads/posts in the same vein. It's why I avoid the special diets board unless it's for something specific. Granted it's also why most people don't know about my struggles with infertility. I don't want to think about the consequences if I had listened to well meaning folks in the interwebs.

If one particular poster has helped you and your husband that's wonderful! I do however still stand behind my opinion that it does no good to make blanket medical statements to strangers on the internet. One persons anecdotal success is another's disaster. A board whose premise is to hunt down the finest chow is no place for one to seek detailed medical advice. How to make good chow within your medical limits? Have at it! That's what these board should be used for.

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk
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Responsibility

Said much better than my lame attempt!

1 day ago
foodieX2 in Site Talk
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