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Any other hunters/shooters here?

#8 is very small, I think over 2 hundred fit in a shell, compared to 9 or so buckshot.
If you are too close when you shoot and shot has not had the time to spread out you can ruin meat by the shot chewing it up.
.22 is labeled as dangerous at a mile though of course you won't hit what you aim at at anywhere near that range, you just have to watch what's past your target if you miss. Very small animals are not killed instantly without proper bullet placement even though a .22 is the size of a cannonball compared to them. With proper placement even an air rifle can be effective. I have friends that hunt squirrels with air guns, though the guns they use are not toys and cost more than firearms.

Aug 21, 2014
divadmas in Not About Food

Any other hunters/shooters here?

Plenty of meat on a wild duck. Depending on what duck eats its taste will vary. surprisingly seldom bite a piece of shot though there is over a hundred in each shell.
Elk is very good and a little will fill you up. Haven't had the Roosevelt elk here in Washington though. Was just talking to a guy planning a trip up to bc to get a moose.

Aug 12, 2014
divadmas in Not About Food

Any other hunters/shooters here?

I used to just use a shotgun and lead to get ducks in Colorado. But here in Washington they seem more serious with boats , blinds, decoys, dogs, 3 1/2 inch shotguns since lead is illegal for waterfowl. Seems like a lot of effort and I much prefer commercial duck anyway. Wouldn't mind getting a goose though. Hey it just started raining. My bil is over on the peninsula scouting for deer season. London broil is on sale at safeway so I'll have them thin slice it for jerky. Maybe get my nil to donate some deer to the jerky cause.

Aug 11, 2014
divadmas in Not About Food

Any other hunters/shooters here?

I don't know if it is a Washington state rule but you now have to pass a course to operate a boat. I think even the old timers who were grandfathered in are phased in and have to pass.

Aug 11, 2014
divadmas in Not About Food

Cutting board: need some help

I would think the dishwasher for wood cutting boards would be terrible because of warping and splitting. I try to keep mine dry by using plastic cutting sheets on top. Of course any meat juices and you need soap and water.
I thought scientists did a study and found wood boards were actually more sanitary than plastic, contrary to their expectations. Wood had some kind of germ killing effect.

Aug 10, 2014
divadmas in Cookware

Corn with Black Pepper Togarashi

Stopped at a roadside stand near Sapporo Japan and the farmer was grilling corn with a teriyaki style glaze. He gave us some pumpkin soup, too that was pretty good.

Aug 10, 2014
divadmas in Recipes

Any other hunters/shooters here?

I've made jerky but what is dried venison and how do you make it? What do you do with it? What cuts do you use to make it?

Aug 10, 2014
divadmas in Not About Food

Cutting board: need some help

Bamboo is cheap but I have heard it is very hard so not good for knife edges.

Do you mineral oil your boards? I got some a year or so ago but not sure it makes any difference. I do use those plastic sheets on top for cutting, transferring and easy clean up, though.

Aug 08, 2014
divadmas in Cookware

Processing/Butchering Wild Boar.

I have had wild pig sausage and it was dry even with added pork fat. Maybe double grind so it's a little finer?
Were the ribs meaty enough to keep?

Jul 31, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Can't post a new topic (discussion, Q&A, whatever) using Google Chrome

Me too. Chow tech staff said to do some things but chrome still doesn't work. For maybe 3-4 months?

Jul 31, 2014
divadmas in Site Talk

Do fast food restaurants in your area sell bagged ice?

Sonic has a special type of ice many like to chew on. That's probably why they have it for sale bagged.

Jul 31, 2014
divadmas in Chains

DIY Takoyaki, American appliance-style

I would very much like to try this. If octopuse is hard to come by YouTube runnyrunny999 suggests kimchi or hot dog though he doesn't seem fond of cheese variant, not enough cheese? Videos show them oiling up the iron pretty good so deep frying not necessary?

I also want to try Danish aebleskivers.

Jul 28, 2014
divadmas in Cookware

July 23 is National Hot Dog Day

I wonder if a limit to the number of natural casing dogs has been reached. My local Safeway has no natural casing dogs, even the Hebrew national and Nathan's are snapless.
Raining in western Washington, hopefully it will put out the fire on the dry side and end the burn bans.

Jul 23, 2014
divadmas in General Topics

Bread Baking

my no knead free form loaves did turn out with not much rise and spread out. nice texture though. confined to a pan they did much better.

Jul 21, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Bread Baking

No need, the pizza dough is a no knead recipe. Just incorporate water and oil into dry ingredients then leave alone at least overnite.

Jul 19, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking
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Bread Baking

i like a thicker crust but i guess you could make it thinner. though you would have to make it very thin.

5c flour (i use 2c whole wheat + 3c ap)
1t dried yeast
1t salt
1T sugar
2T olive oil
2c water.
mix to a wet dough with wooden spoon or danish whisk. if you use whole wheat you will need extra water, maybe 1/2 a cup with 2c of whole wheat. this is very forgiving when adding ingredients. just adjust water at the end to get a wet shaggy dough. put dough in a plastic bag and keep in fridge at least overnite. take out 3 hours before needed. later on floured surface form into a smooth dough ball, adding flour as needed. cut ball for pizzas, i make 2 very large pizzas, for thin you might make 4 smaller balls. let rest about 1/2 an hour after forming balls then roll. mine bake at 500 for a little over 15 minutes. I put down a little cornmeal because it will stick when baking.

Jul 18, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Bread Baking

I make a no knead refrigerated pizza dough that keeps about six days. After that it gets too strong a sourdough taste. I try and use it by day three or freeze it.

Jul 18, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Hellmans Deconstructed

Odd because I thought the olive oil version was too sweet.

Ads now say 50% more olive oil. Still not very much.

I often use the canola version, I like that oil over soybean oil. Texture is a little DIFFERENT.

Jul 13, 2014
divadmas in General Topics

Reverse osmosis, Ionized or... tap water ?

i dont think the berkey filter is sold in california anymore.

if arsenic is a problem i think there is a specific filter for it.

have you considered a water delivery service? in los angeles where water tastes really bad they are almost universally used. sparklets tastes best to me.

Substitution for vegetable oil?

Sure it's a common substitution to add melted butter. The most common sub is buttermilk for the water.

Jul 09, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Wash post: picking up food stamps in a Mercedes

ever hear of medical bills that would bankrupt most americans, savings or not?

Using oblong enameled cast iron on smoothtop range

Manufactures say not to use, too heavy I think. I have used that size on the largest burner and while you don't get the whole pan equally hot it kind of works.
Besides weight restrictions ci is not recommended because of fear of scratching and shaking your pan is not a good technique here. Boiling large pots seems to take a little longer (check btu rating) and if you have a built in surface exhaust fan it doesn't seem to work as well as a hood. It is much easier to clean but you have to keep it clean to maintain the surface. There is considerable carry over heat after turning off. I can bring rice to a boil, turn off and it will finish cooking.

Jul 09, 2014
divadmas in Cookware

Visiting Japanese Artisan Makers

In Tokyo you might consider the tskigi fish market. Though it is a busy working market, definitely non English speaking, lots to see. There is a small commercial cutlery store nearby I wish I looked at but language is a problem. Japanese markups are pretty high, you may do better just buying online in us.
Getting around is pretty language friendly. Signage is also in English and train announcements are in English, too. Many Japanese took English in school but while their speaking may be poor they can often read English. Or at your hotel have an English speaker write destinations, including where you are staying, in Japanese. Show those notes to your taxi driver and he will get you there.
I'm not sure but I think many festivals this time of year and many Japanese traveling so more crowded than usual. I hope you have your travel reservations. Trains can be sro even for long trips.

Jul 06, 2014
divadmas in Japan

Questions about sourdough starter and bread

I don t know if you can call it proven if you make a major change like adding sourdough. There are plenty of sourdough recipes out there.
A key seems to be to use your sourdough every week or two.
Pancakes are very easy though like all sourdough you start the nite before.

Jul 06, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

What foods have you made and then decided store bought was good enough, thank you, based upon cost, time, and taste?

i got a danish whisk from amazon that i really like. i used to use a wooden spoon but this is faster and easier to clean.

Jul 02, 2014
divadmas in General Topics

need a recipe for odd meats

I don't think it is legal to sell hunted meat. deer and elk are farmed.

Jul 02, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

need a recipe for odd meats

you can use tomatoes instead of canned. but if they are good local tomatoes they are special and you only get them a short part of the year. if you have too many i would roast some to extend their life. even supermarket tomatoes will improve with roasting

these meats are very lean.

Jul 02, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Super simple recipes/ideas to involve kids in cooking

Fondue

Jul 02, 2014
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Cheap Foods that Become Popular

That's about seattle prices, actually pho a little higher. I expected NYC prices to be higher.

Jul 02, 2014
divadmas in General Topics

Canadians Visiting Bedford-Stuyvesant

I have not been that way in a long time but that area used to be kind of dangerous. You know people there that can ease you around the rough spots? And times? NYC is a 24 hour place but it can change after dark.

Jul 01, 2014
divadmas in Outer Boroughs