s

sandylc's Profile

Title Last Reply

Kroger's response to my letter re: plumping meat:

Yes, of course. My family facetiously calls it fuel-injected.

1 day ago
sandylc in Chains
1

Email notifications

Me, too. Thanks!

1 day ago
sandylc in Site Talk

Pronunciation-checked at Penzey’s

OK!

2 days ago
sandylc in Not About Food

Pronunciation-checked at Penzey’s

I have heard that pronunciation and it sounds awkward; I suspect it might be the "most correctest" one, though!

2 days ago
sandylc in Not About Food

Pronunciation-checked at Penzey’s

Just don't say, "papper-EEE-kuh"!

2 days ago
sandylc in Not About Food
1

VitaMix - Liquid diet ideas (smoothies, juices, protein powders, etc.)

I find our smoothie to have plenty of flavor; it's very refreshing. I probably don't want the added calories of the coconut water.

Plus it's great to get that extra water in the morning, especially when the hubby doesn't drink much of it during the day.

2 days ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

VitaMix - Liquid diet ideas (smoothies, juices, protein powders, etc.)

I'm not convinced that protein powders are healthy. Some might be OK, but many others might have questionable ingredients.

2 days ago
sandylc in Home Cooking

VitaMix - Liquid diet ideas (smoothies, juices, protein powders, etc.)

Hubby and I share this smoothie every morning:

One cored apple, peel included
One cored pear, peel included
One large kale leaf
3-4 cubes of frozen mango
Enough water to blend easily (2+ cups)
One Tablespoon chia seeds

We consume our protein separately in the form of yogurt, cheese, or eggs. Protein powders seem too much like Frankenfood to me.

NO fruit juice, no sweeteners.

Washing Chicken Correctly Very Important

Inhaling chlorine bleach is supposed to be pretty terrible.

Apr 30, 2015
sandylc in General Topics

Email notifications

Hello! No email notifications again. Have turned them off and back on and that didn't work.

Fix please?

Apr 30, 2015
sandylc in Site Talk
1

no-bake dessert challenge

A semifreddo. A microwaved custard with berries. Panna cotta. Floating island.

Apr 29, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking

how much red wine i should drink every night?

Wine has both sedatives and stimulants in it. Some find that it makes them fall asleep initially, but wakes them up and keeps them awake come 3am.

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I'd like to take baked goods to work. I bake things that aren't as sugary as most would expect - I think I use plenty of sugar, mind you. But the people I work with REALLY eat the sugar!!! Grocery store cakes and big bags of candy....

Should I just forget about it? What do you guys think?

Apr 29, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking
1

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Sometimes it is shocking how differently people eat, most especially those who genuinely cook very rarely. There are many people who literally find a large number of their meals at the gas station convenience store.

Someone at work asked me what I was eating. I was eating some really good fruit and nut sourdough rye with cream cheese on it. He looked at me like I was speaking Martian. He literally could not comprehend what it was that I was eating.

There are the folks who think scratch cooking is combining the contents of a few different packages and heating it up.

We on this board are very lucky that something inspired us at some point in our lives to learn about food, especially baking. It is magical.

Pronunciation-checked at Penzey’s

The salesperson had four choices: change her pronunciation to match the customer's, avoid saying the word entirely, correct the customer, or just speak the way she speaks.

From the telling of the story, it appears as though the salesperson chose to just speak the way she speaks and was not offensive, rude, or obvious about it. A fine choice by a rational adult.

If a boss chose to "have a word" with me over something like this, s/he would get an earful back.

Pronunciation-checked at Penzey’s

I see no indication that the clerk corrected the customer. The OP doesn't indicate any feelings of being corrected. I get the idea that the clerk was just talking the way the clerk talks.

Breading without eggs?

What are you avoiding in the eggs? Are you baking or frying?

Apr 28, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking

Your favorite junk food or guilty pleasure?

Hershey's products taste unpleasant and waxy to me, and Cadbury isn't dissimilar.

I love me my chocolate for sure, and my go-to is TJ's 72%, which is probably a bit cheaper than Hershey's.

Apr 27, 2015
sandylc in General Topics

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Yes, some baking powder tastes absolutely terrible and metallic, it is not your imagination.

It is necessary to buy non-aluminium varieties only in order to avoid the harsh taste in your baked goods.

Two brands to try are Rumford and Argo.

10 ways to 'fix' McDonald's (if it needs fixing, that is)

Why do you eat there?

Apr 26, 2015
sandylc in Food Media & News

looking for healthy dessert recipes!

Don't underestimate the appeal of a wonderful apple or ripe pear with a great cheese and a few nuts.

Apr 25, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking

looking for healthy dessert recipes!

A philosophy switch might help you head in a better direction. American desserts often rely too heavily on processed sugar and fall short on other wonderful flavors like chocolate, nuts, cream, vanilla, fruit, etc.

Apr 25, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking
1

Chiles Rellenos - Meh?

I make rajas and freeze them for use in various Mexican dishes.

Apr 25, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking
1

Chiles Rellenos - Meh?

I have made the picadillo-stuffed peppers with walnut sauce, and they were really delicious. My recipe was baked, not fried. A really refined dish and pretty yummy.

Apr 25, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking
1

Watery Haddock! Help!

Many supermarket fish counters put out thawed frozen fish. This will create watery fish.

Apr 24, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking
1

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I'm telling him. ;-)

Apr 24, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking
1

Your favorite junk food or guilty pleasure?

I'm curious; why choose Cadbury for comparison?

Apr 24, 2015
sandylc in General Topics

Kroger's response to my letter re: plumping meat:

Target and Walmart even fuel-inject their BEEF.

With the quality going down, the availability of non-fuel-injected product shrinking, and the prices going up, we find ourselves not just eating less meat, but traveling further afield to find it.

Apr 22, 2015
sandylc in Chains

Russian Market

Oh, yeah, I agree. We recently discovered a Russian market and bought some black bread and it is delicious. Something else that I have to learn how to bake!

Apr 22, 2015
sandylc in General Topics

Who owns the leftovers?

How's the divorce going?