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A Short Course in Mixology

This is very thought out and well written. The only thing I do not agree with is that fruit and olives being the only garnishes. However, these are the most used garnishes, but a new trend or fad is happening. More and more restaurants and bar are trying to think of more hip and unusual garnishes. For example, one garnish I saw was caviar stuffed olives and other one I saw was cherry tomatoes and basil leaves, for savory cocktails. However, a lemon twist or a lime wedge will never fail you as a bartender.

Oct 21, 2008
mmontini in Features

Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops with Cider Sauce

I love stuffed pork chops! This recipie sounds awesome but personally, I would add Marjoram. This herb goes so well with pork!

Oct 21, 2008
mmontini in Recipes

Tricked-Out Caramel Apples

Isnt there another way to get rid of the core without splitting the apple in half? Isnt there a method like hollowing out the bottom and pushing the melon baller up to get rid of the core.. like chefs do with poached pears?

Oct 09, 2008
mmontini in Features

Cooking with Fall Ingredients

Pomegranates are really amazing but if you want to cook with it... sometimes it is just easier to get the juice... save some labor! lol

Sep 28, 2008
mmontini in Features

Best way to grind up oats?

I am sure that in speciality kitchen gadget stores would sell the large ones and have them as small as spice grinders.

Sep 26, 2008
mmontini in General Topics

Best way to grind up oats?

I think that if you use a coffee grinder, the oats will form a finer powder so that your drink will be more smooth than a chunky consistency.

Sep 26, 2008
mmontini in General Topics

How to add a new blog....

Hello All,

I am new to this site and I am just wondering if you can actually add your own blog to the grinder or another category. If we can, how do you do that? Thanks!!

Sep 26, 2008
mmontini in Site Talk

Immortality on a Bun

It really does not surprise me that it is possible for a McDonalds hamburger to preserve itself... it is pretty gross. Also, I have heard about the Coca Cola experiment and I heard that the same result, the turning color of teeth, actually happens. However, doesnt coffe and most other drinks also can change the color of teeth?

Also, on a completely different note, I am new to this website and I was wondering if you could tell me how you were able to add a new entry to the blog site (The Grinder). I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

Sep 26, 2008
mmontini in Features

Cooking with Fall Ingredients

Out of the all the fruits listed, I feel that the one that is most widely known but never used is the fig. I think that too many people only know of the fig in the cookie but they do not know what to do with it outside snack food. Personally, I love to make almond shar tarts and brulee the figs to put on top... yum! Also, figs are great with some cheve cheese on mixed greens for a salad.

Sep 26, 2008
mmontini in Features

Breast Is Best?

Wow... typo feeding babies.. not feeling sorry!

Sep 26, 2008
mmontini in Features

Breast Is Best?

Seriously, I would never either eat something that was made with breast milk or give my breast milk to someone for six dollars. Breast milk is only for one purpose, feeling babies and giving them nutrition... not to be the liquid portion in a cake. However, this is just my feeling.

Sep 26, 2008
mmontini in Features