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kingarthurflour class calendar norwich, vermont

May 20, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Gas Stove Problem

Is the flame blue? It doesn't change size once it's going? No soot on pots? Something sounds wrong.

Something I have been using a lot is an electric kettle. It is very fast especially if making just a few cups. Well under $20 for a stainless steel one at costco. You could use one to speed things up.

There is a video on this website about using much less water for pasta.

May 18, 2015
divadmas in Cookware

3 days in Seattle - seafood, local foods, Downtown & West Seattle

I across these walking self guided tours, haven't really looked at them yet.
http://www.seattle.gov/tour/historicd...

And this
http://www.downtownseattle.com/Itiner...

May 18, 2015
divadmas in Greater Seattle

Foods to pack for long day & night at hospital

The local hospital has above average food. I did some work there and always ate in the cafeteria. Low price though portion size was variable.

On each floor was a room, closed to the public but you could ask and it was not itemized, with hot and cold drinks like coffee juice milk, popsicles and ice cream, pudding and applesauce, pb packets and cheese and crackers. I guess each hospital is different. The birthing floor had even better stuff for visitors, too.

May 17, 2015
divadmas in General Topics

3 days in Seattle - seafood, local foods, Downtown & West Seattle

If you are walking from Pioneer square to uwajimayas and the international district, east, you go by salumi, sandwiches and cured meats by Mario Batali's dad. Unfortunately pike place is nw. But there is an underground bus station next to the ID, it runs downtown.
Uwajimayas is a nice store but it's large food court is only ok. It does have the second best grocery sushi, maruto shoten is harder to find and you need a car. Lots of Chinese and Japanese food close by, Vietnamese is a good walk up the hill.
At uwajimayas you can get Portuguese sausage, a staple for hawaiian breakfast with eggs and rice if you want to cook.

May 16, 2015
divadmas in Greater Seattle

breadfarm june open house edison, wa

May 16, 2015
divadmas in Pacific Northwest
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New veggie side dish recipes, please!

Spinach cooks down a lot. Swimming rama with Thai peanut sauce is pretty easy.

May 16, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Teriyaki Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry

May 15, 2015
divadmas in Recipes

Teriyaki Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry

May 15, 2015
divadmas in Recipes

Chuck Eye Steaks

Ouch, meat has been high lately. I got some good ones as managers special for half that but they are seldom seen. I just happened on those.

New veggie side dish recipes, please!

I think costco has a pretty good broc salad kit.

I usually steam broc then plunge into ice water. Serve in salad or with mayo. But I'll have to try it roasted.

Roasted califlower is good on pizza and I'll throw diced eggplant into spaghetti sauce or for pizza. I've thrown lots of stuff on pizza, even sliced grapes and gorganzolla.

I made a quick pickle chicago giardiniera, it is amazingly good and the recipe is very flexible. Also quick pickle jalapenos and carrots for mexican food.

May 15, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

turkey breast vs whole chicken

A whole turkey is nostalgic. But with just a breast you dont have to overcook the breast to make sure the thighs are cooked. You do have to be careful timing. This one i just cooked going by the time table would have stayed in 45 more minutes, going by a thermometer it came out pretty early.
Turkey is not good for gout, chicken is ok.

May 14, 2015
divadmas in General Topics

When Should You Use the Lid on Your Grill?

I once had charcoal bbq get too hot so i closed the vents and lowered the lid. Charcoal was still giving off flammabble gas and red hot coals were an ignition source. So when i oppened the lid and fresh air hit, a fireball came rolling out. Crisped my eyebrows and gave a sun burn.

May 14, 2015
divadmas in Features

Recipe/How to Make Greek Lemon Rice?

I would think texmati would work.
Maybe too much liquid?

May 14, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Recipe/How to Make Greek Lemon Rice?

Did you use short grain instead of long grain rice?

May 14, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

turkey breast vs whole chicken

Which is more useful. Turkey is all breast, easy to slice, but longer to cook and likely frozen.
Chicken has white and dark meat, carcass for soup, smaller, available already rotisserie cooked.
I do have a couple turkey breasts in the freezer but now I'm wondering why bother?

May 13, 2015
divadmas in General Topics

'Live' Spotted Prawns - Part 2

There is a very limited sport fishing season for spotted prawns in the us waters just south of bc. Got an occational tiger prawn of the same size mixed in that seemed to have better texture and flavor.

Are sashimi prawns raw? I thought they, along with octopus, were boiled? There were live prawns in the movie Tampopo but they were never actually eaten.

Dover sole price

How do they compare in taste and texture?

The flatfish is very interesting. Starting as a regular upright swimming fish with an eye on either side it spends its time lying on the bottom and one eye migrates so both are on top.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qePwW44...
Fast action video of fish development.
You thats spendy? Its halibut season and my nephew is spending more just for gas per fish. They do get very big but smaller ones are better eating.

May 13, 2015
divadmas in General Topics

Beef shanks, I'm in love!

But then no sauce which is almost the best part.

May 13, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Secrets to making great flour tortillas?

Not for homemade raw dough, but heat store bought flour tortillas directly over your gas stove flame flipping it several times. The char gives a nice smokey flavor and the texture is good, too.

May 12, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Beef shanks, I'm in love!

They are sometime sliced and called shank steaks but you can't cook them like steak. Braise.

May 12, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Suggestions to improve this bread (which is already pretty good)

I think scott123 meant the volume, lightness, of the bread not volume measurement.

I would just measure by weight the flour and water. Salt and yeast by volume since the amounts are small and a little variance is not critical.

Weight measuring might get you more consistency but flours do vary. Especially when i add in white whole wheat flour more water is needed for the right texture.

To get a better crust i wonder about using a covered dutch oven like in five minutes a day bread or jim lehey's overnight bread.

May 12, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Help with make-head/freeze then reheat/serve techniques for a party food

I'm thinking a vinegary cole slaw to top the pork.

May 12, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking
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Chuck Roast - Recipes other than the usual - Asian perhaps?

Or mashed potatoes.

May 12, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

very fresh fish

Unfortunately fishing has declined sharply in pnw in last several decades. Only one keeper ling from that afternoon trip. Had to be over 27 inches, I think it was 28. Still a lot of Dungeness crab.
There is advertised difference about rod caught vs netted but I think species makes more difference. Wild king is great.

May 12, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Jasmine rice perfection

I like jasmine rice but avoid it. Its glycemic index is worse than straight glucose. While any white rice is not great for diabetics, basmati seems best.
While different batches of rice and different types will require different ratios of water, for example fresher rice uses less water, I have never used less than 1: 1. Sometimes double the amount of water to rice. Not extremely critical but you need enough water, no crunchy rice.

May 12, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Help with make-head/freeze then reheat/serve techniques for a party food

Have you seen the meat shredding technique using a stand mixer?

I like to pre prep to reduce final work load and there is commercially frozen mac and cheese but i am cautious about freezing cheese or cream sauces.

May 12, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Chuck Roast - Recipes other than the usual - Asian perhaps?

Do you have a recipe for beef rendang?

I think I have used chuck in japanese beef and potatoes. Kind of a stew with sliced meat and a dashi broth. I like it on rice with a soft boiled egg but doubt that is authentic. Or don buri beef bowl.

When on sale i will have the store grind it for free. Makes great hamburger meat.

Pot pie.

The eye of chuck is very good, i had a steak the other day.

May 11, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Soup ideas to use up close-to-use-by-date vegetables?

No apology necessary, always pleased to learn something new.

May 11, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

How Do You Get Chile Burn Off Your Hands?

I wonder if hydrogen peroxide would work?

May 10, 2015
divadmas in Features