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Supertasters Unite!

I don’t drink alcohol of any kind. The sour taste is too intense and overpowers any other flavors to me. I can barely get down a small glass of Riesling or plum wine without gagging, which really disappoints my boyfriend, who would love to go to wine and cheese tastings. Even some grape juice is too sour.
I don’t know if alcohol is an acquired taste, but I don’t have the patience to waste money trying to “acquire” the taste. It does make dinners out less expensive!

Jul 12, 2012
nutz1225 in Not About Food

Food guilt - do you get it and what do you do about it?

Yes, I get food guilt when I eat crappy food and then feel guilty because I wasted calories on THAT?!? But I can't stop eating it because if I toss it, I feel guilty about wasting food (see starving children in _____).

Jun 29, 2012
nutz1225 in Not About Food

Steam, don't boil those hard cooked eggs.

I think Stephen King used the term in The Stand. Larry's mom made eggs and called them cackleberries when she was in a good mood.
Could be wrong, been a couple years since I read it.

Dec 30, 2011
nutz1225 in Home Cooking

Christmas Eve Hors d'oeuvre Buffet

Mushrooms stuffed w/ crab. Mmmmm. If they're small enough, you could spear them with toothpicks.

Nov 07, 2011
nutz1225 in Home Cooking

Kitchen Etiquette

Thanks all! Glad it doesn't sound unreasonable to put off "large" kitchen projects for times when nobody else is around. I don't want to sound like a control freak to the housemates (I have to live with them!). Going to try making up a schedule on a white board for everyone to sign up for kitchen times and, if that doesn't work, talk to her about it.

Sep 15, 2011
nutz1225 in Not About Food

Kitchen Etiquette

I houseshare with 4 other people, most not related to me. It’s a mixed bunch: A retiree who stays home all day (no relation), a mother & her dd (40 & 20) who work various hours (no relation), myself and boyfriend (mid 30’s) who are 9-5ers (hr+ long commutes to work). I own the house.

We share the kitchen space, which is horribly laid out (non-existent counter space).

Is it wrong of me to resent the retiree doing extensive baking during hours when the majority of the household is home, i.e. 6:30 to 9 at night? I got home around 7 one night and couldn’t use the kitchen because she had spread out over the little available counter space and the stove top. I ended up not even eating dinner (boyfriend was out of town). Yes, she shared half a cake w/ the rest of the house mates, but we wouldn’t eat it (that’s another story).

I feel bad saying “don’t do this” because if I ever want to bake, I have to do it during the 6:30-9 period. Is it fair to say one person can’t use the kitchen during certain times, but others can?

Yes, a kitchen renovation is in the future, but not anytime soon. Maybe 3-4 years.

BTW, if someone else is using the kitchen, the retiree will descend upon it and start doing something (peeling produce, making food for herself, etc.) no fail. Even if she’s been sitting reading the paper for the past 3 hours.

Is she just looking for attention to validate her cooking?

Sep 14, 2011
nutz1225 in Not About Food

Does Tapping a Soda Can Stop the Foaming?

a co-worker and i tried this after reading today. He bought a coke at the co. vending machine and shook it all the way back to my desk. He set it down and I gave it five brisk taps (wasn't on my desk longer then ten seconds before opening), it foamed, but not above the rim of the can. Very mild for the shaking it got! Try it outside where there is nothing to ruin, if you doubt.

Nov 12, 2007
nutz1225 in Features