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White Corn

Corn update! So, we goofed around and didn't get to the downtown SP farmers' market until a couple of weeks ago, and while we did find and buy our Silver Queen corn, it was past its prime; overgrown and not very good. Mental note: look for it earlier next year while it's young and lovely!

So...Amaize it was, and it is a delight. Light, delicate, and crisp, the way corn should be. Nuked in its husk wrapped in a damp paper towel, with unsalted butter and kosher salt...YUM!

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

What is the real cream used in coffee?

I've never seen it in my life.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

What is the real cream used in coffee?

It's at all natural foods stores and many grocery stores around here. It's our go-to brand for milk, too.

http://www.organicvalley.coop/

EDIT: I plugged in various cities at their website, and it looks pretty available across the US.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Waconia! Who knew?

We always enjoyed taking our son out to all sorts of restaurants while he was growing up. He was pleasant company and dining out was an important part of his education.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Waconia! Who knew?

I am sorry to see no menu on their website (unless I'm missing it).

Also, they "recommend" a babysitter. That's a turnoff for me.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

SURVEY: Glass-ceramic or coil stove?

I'm just too hard on my kitchen.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Cookware

SURVEY: Glass-ceramic or coil stove?

But the pan is going to move some on the surface. I, for one, could not pick the pan straight up without scooting it a little 100% of the time.

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Cookware

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

If a product contains less than a certain amount of a given ingredient per serving, the label can claim "0 (insert unit of measure here) per serving".

Sep 18, 2014
sandylc in Chains
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Jerry's Rainbow

The Wedge co-op has a very good meat counter.

Sep 17, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

SURVEY: Glass-ceramic or coil stove?

How is it with cast iron cookware?

Sep 16, 2014
sandylc in Cookware

Pulled pork without a smoker - suggestions?

First of all, I would never use a crockpot. Secondly, what do you mean by "without any spices?"

Sep 15, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Pulled pork without a smoker - suggestions?

I don't know why you equate the inclusion of rich juices and pork fat as "flavorless".

Could it be that you haven't used enough seasoning in the first place?

Sep 14, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

"Dirty" recipes that are crowd pleasers

Sun tea can be just as well made in the fridge. No sun necessary.

Sep 14, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Pulled pork without a smoker - suggestions?

I enjoy the accumulated fat and juices from the shoulder. I don't care for it dry. I am eating some now that I cooked in a covered roasting pan overnight at 225. I then removed the meat from the juices, forked it, and added back some of the juices so the meat would be both tender and moist. It is not wet.

Sep 14, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Problem in baking

Overdone, or just brown? Correctly baked breads, cookies, and cakes should have a rich brown exterior when fully done. Many baked goods that we see in the US these days are seriously under-browned.

Sep 14, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Try googling Digestive Biscuits. I think there's one on the KAF website. Just add cinnamon.

Sep 14, 2014
sandylc in Home Cooking

Is it OK when David Rocco pronounces Italian words correctly but not when Giada does it?

When taking my ONE class in Italian, it seemed to me that the "o" pronunciation in ricotta was sort of in between a long "o" and a short "o".

The problem with this is that I am discovering that people don't seem to know about long and short vowel sounds anymore; when I mention them, I get blank looks. This was very basic grade-school knowledge "back in my day".

Sep 13, 2014
sandylc in Food Media & News
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Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

I apologize; I took out my frustration with other posters on your post.

I don't have the energy right now to debate further; new job and up very early tomorrow.

Have a good evening.

Sep 11, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

My biggest gripe is the repeated, arrogant dismissal of things like diet and herbal medicines used to promote health, used successfully by many, including me and my family.

On the other hand, I have been repeatedly directly harmed by traditional medicine practitioners.

I understand the scientific process and how medical trials work. I just think that the standards involved in the successful execution of each are too little often achieved in our very human society.

I am done with this thread. I very much enjoy spirited debates with curious, intelligent, open-minded individuals.

This isn't that.

Sep 11, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

glass jars for the freezer?

We don't use very much plastic in our house. It leeches into food, harbors bacteria, and breaks down when exposed to soap.

Sep 11, 2014
sandylc in Not About Food

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

Graham flour is a slightly coarser grind of whole wheat flour.

Sep 11, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

White flour is also missing the germ from the wheat berry, not just the fiber.

Sep 11, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Jerry's Rainbow

Cub meat is just terrible.

Sep 11, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Jerry's Rainbow

Finding a good deal on non-brined pork shoulder is becoming a challenge in the metro.

Sep 11, 2014
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

And it also forces them to forego junk food and make better food from scratch.

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

Your continued use of the word "magic" demonstrates your inability to debate logically and respectfully.

Done.

Sep 10, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

glass jars for the freezer?

Mason jars must be filled only up to one inch below the shoulders of the jar - where it begins to narrow.

I have frozen stock in mason jars for years this way.

Sep 10, 2014
sandylc in Not About Food

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

So it is your studied opinion that science has already learned everything?

Sep 10, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

Ugh. Of course there is. And Chinese and Indian medicines are practiced in the US. Just not on the same scale as our respective methods.

I'm tired.

Sep 09, 2014
sandylc in General Topics

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

The same could be said for Western medicine.

Also, in this country we only officially support/acknowledge substances/methods that large companies can make a lot of money off of.

Sep 09, 2014
sandylc in General Topics