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Fresh tomato ideas

This pasta from Ruhlman. I can't wait to have a couple more tomatoes so I can make it. http://ruhlman.com/2010/10/cooking-at...

Tomato on a grilled cheese. On thick sandwich bread with scrambled egg and pesto.

12 minutes ago
gourmanda in Home Cooking

Announcement: The Beta Site is Open to Everyone!

How come on the Beta Site the top post is WFD #378 but on the regular site at the same time it's Green Market Rant?

about 1 hour ago
gourmanda in Site Talk

Announcement: The Beta Site is Open to Everyone!

Is there a reason for or way to get rid of the "preview replies"? I find it clunky. Just show me there is a new comment and I will choose whether or not I want to open the thread.

Would you have asked...? Food to be thrown out
chowser in Not About Food | 40 Comments

My friends and I went to a restaurant last night. Friend ordered a dish w/ shrimp but staff (not server) brought one...

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ChristinaMason about 13 hours ago

I probably would just have complained it was cold with a stern look and reque...
ChristinaMason about 13 hours ago

This.
ChristinaMason about 13 hours ago

That is unusual by most standards.

about 1 hour ago
gourmanda in Site Talk
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Input and opinions on the possibility of expanding CH cookware forum

I have no idea what KKF is or what that has to do with CH. if you found a site that you are happy to buy and sell on why would you need to create one here?

about 5 hours ago
gourmanda in Site Talk

Input and opinions on the possibility of expanding CH cookware forum

I think any buying/trading/selling should be done by PM only. I also don't think CH would want to officially sanction such transactions, nor should they. Also, I think it's enough to have a cookware board and then use a search for specific discussions of knives, food processors, whatever. CH doesn't need to be clogged up with sub-boards.

about 21 hours ago
gourmanda in Site Talk

What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

Gorgeous plate, GHG!

Jul 31, 2015
gourmanda in Home Cooking

Newbie here: Collective wisdom re ceramic cooktops

Hi K,

I'm ready to be done with this subject. Other sources mention the bit about no flat bottom not being good on electric. UGA says this "Even if boiling water canning is approved by the manufacturer, it may be necessary to fashion your own canner out of a flat-bottomed stockpot with a bottom rack inserted. Many canners do not have flat enough bottoms to work well on a smooth cooktop to be able to maintain a full boil over the tops of the jars. "
At the end of the day, do what you want with your cooktop :)

Aloha,
G.

Jul 31, 2015
gourmanda in Cookware

bottled roasted red peppers

They are great in a spinach quiche.

Jul 31, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics

Newbie here: Collective wisdom re ceramic cooktops

if the canner does not have a flat bottom it is not recommended for smooth top electric.
Here is info from UGA. http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/nch...

Jul 31, 2015
gourmanda in Cookware

David Sunflower Kernels

Indeed! But, being ConAgra, I'm not sure I believe them ;)

Jul 31, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics

An Inconvenient Truth and environmentally friendly food choices

Try The Washington Post. Not hard to find if you look. It's also pretty common knowledge.

Jul 31, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics

5 star Cleveland restaurant for bday

You won't be far from Blue Point Grille which does outstanding seafood. A little further is Luca which, being on the Superior Viaduct has outstanding views over the river.
Happy birthday!

Jul 30, 2015
gourmanda in Great Lakes

bottled roasted red peppers

Coll, I freeze roasted red peppers the same way. We find Cubanelles okay but if you ever get your hands on Chervena Chuska plants, I highly recommend!

Jul 30, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics

An Inconvenient Truth and environmentally friendly food choices

Bob is a smart guy!

Jul 30, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics

An Inconvenient Truth and environmentally friendly food choices

Meat and dairy industry is subsidized by our tax dollars making them seem less expensive relative to fruits and vegetables. We're all paying for them whether or not we choose to consume animal products.

An inconvenient tooth sounds painful.

Newbie here: Collective wisdom re ceramic cooktops

My two cents...I thought you weren't supposed to can on an electric burner because it cycles on and off, unlike a gas burner.

To the OP: there is a bit of a learning curve with electric but after a few uses you should get the hang of it. Pots take a bit longer to heat, you need to turn the heat down farther in advance than what you would for gas, etc. There is a Soft Scrub-like product made specifically for glass cooktops--it will polish it up easily.

Jul 30, 2015
gourmanda in Cookware

Would you have asked...? Food to be thrown out

Perhaps they were astonished that you had the nerve to bring your own containers. Or perhaps taking food home is frowned upon in Australia. Your hashtag makes no sense as Melbourne is not some backwoods town; it positively dwarfs Vancouver.

David Sunflower Kernels

Surprisingly, I heard back from ConAgra which packages David sunflower products. Here is their answer: "Thank you for your email regarding our DAVID Sunflower Kernels. About 90% of our sunflower crop comes from the "Sunflower Triangle". North Dakota, North-Western Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and the Northern plains of Texas. About 10% come from Canada (just over the border from North Dakota)."

Thanks everyone for your input.

Jul 30, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics
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Canning Question: Is There Any Reason Not To Chill After The Water Bath?

As I understand it, the concern is with the jars sealing tightly. If you were to throw them hot into the refrigerator or water bath the rubber/silicon/whatever on the lid would not cool down properly and would not seal tightly and fully to the jar.

Jul 29, 2015
gourmanda in Home Cooking

David Sunflower Kernels

Does anyone know where they are grown? I find no information on the bag.

TIA

Jul 29, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics

Canning Question: Is There Any Reason Not To Chill After The Water Bath?

The directions from Fresh Preserving say to let the jars sit undisturbed at room temperature for 12-24 hours in order for them to fully seal.
"PROCESS jars in the boiling water for the processing time indicated in tested preserving recipe, adjusting for altitude (see altitude chart). When processing time is complete, turn off the heat and remove the canner lid. Allow jars to stand in canner for 5 minutes to get acclimated to the outside temperature.
REMOVE jars from canner and set upright on a towel to prevent jar breakage that can occur from temperature differences. Leave jars undisturbed for 12 to 24 hours. Bands should not be retightened as this may interfere with the sealing process."

Jul 29, 2015
gourmanda in Home Cooking

The Evidence Supports Artificial Sweeteners Over Sugar

Nothing that tastes that bad can be good for you.

Your food world and computers

Sorry, but that error is on you by the very act of assuming. The agent has responsibility to book as directed, *if* your instructions were clear. You also have a responsibility to review subsequent confirmations and report errors immediately.

The Art of Eating Snack Foods

The uncracked ones go to the dog.

Jul 27, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics

The Art of Eating Snack Foods

You're the sort to bite the ears off of chocolate rabbits ;)

Jul 27, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics

Your food world and computers

Did you not get a confirmation/itinerary?

Jul 27, 2015
gourmanda in Not About Food

Clevelanders: Where do you buy your meat?

Try one of the North Union Farmers Markets for Tea Hills Farm and Bluebird Meadows. TJs Butcher Block is great but it's in Lakewood so not too convenient for you.

Jul 27, 2015
gourmanda in Great Lakes

What to make out of spinach and broccoli?

Quiche
Broccoli stuffed baked potatoes
Pasta salad
Toasted pita topped with olive oil, fresh spinach, red onion, fresh mozzarella

Jul 26, 2015
gourmanda in Home Cooking

Eggs Go AWOL, And Bakers Scramble For High-Tech Substitutes

Your photo illustrates, at best, what -one- such operation looks like. It is not indicative of the majority of such operations.

Jul 25, 2015
gourmanda in Food Media & News

Eggs Go AWOL, And Bakers Scramble For High-Tech Substitutes

Yes, I know. A lot of people don't and assume that cage-free means the chickens have a lot of freedom and access to the outdoors. I'm merely pointing out it does not. Back off.

Jul 24, 2015
gourmanda in Food Media & News