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Just got a Sansaire (sous vide machine)! What should I cook?

I have a DSV. Originally I used it with my crockpot, then bought a bucket heater to cook larger amounts of food.
When I switched to the larger setup, I had to add an aquarium bubbler to keep the water circulating because with the bucket heater there can be several degrees of temperature variation in the pot depending on where the temperature sensor is placed.
We've moved to NY where I have no kitchen counters and I've thought about buying the Anova just to have a smaller setup, but hearing about the temperature fluctuations makes me appreciate the DSV which has no temperature variation (as long as you circulate the water).
Dorkfoods claims to have a lifetime warranty (in email with the company) but I haven't tested this yet. It does feel like it's built to last a lifetime.

Mar 28, 2014
jill20 in Home Cooking

Chengdu: Bedspread noodles and Buckwheat noodles

It sounds a lot like German spaetzle except the German type is sauteed after boiling. We used to make it all the time before we were gluten free, and even though we had a spaetzle maker, you can just as easily use a colander or ricer. I never thought about cooking them in broth rather than water, but that would be delicious. I'd also leave out the nutmeg for a Chinese version http://allrecipes.com/recipe/german-s... This is so easy to make, it will quickly become a staple in your kitchen.

Jul 22, 2013
jill20 in China & Southeast Asia

Chengdu: Bedspread noodles and Buckwheat noodles

Thanks Richard! I don't know why I missed your response, but I tried this last night and all I can say is WOW! This was the biggest hit and now I'm trying to figure out all the other noodles that can be dressed this way. For anybody that comes to this thread five years from now, I didn't rinse the noodles after draining because the package didn't specify and it was such an unfamiliar food. I will definitely rinse the noodles next time.

Mar 15, 2013
jill20 in China & Southeast Asia

Chengdu: Bedspread noodles and Buckwheat noodles

I have a bag of the fern brake noodles and in all the web, in the 4 years since your post, there are still no references except the ones you mentioned. Do you have any recipes you could share?

Oct 16, 2012
jill20 in China & Southeast Asia

Where are the bagels in Tampa Bay!

There is a bagels plus on Flecher and B.B. Downs. The bagels are excellent but if you get there after lunch, they have sold out of most of the varieties.

Apr 16, 2008
jill20 in Florida

Lebanese in Tampa

I have to second this, and also mention that the market has a very comprehensive selection of lamb parts for adventurous cooks.

Apr 16, 2008
jill20 in Florida