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I'm trying to find a webpage where I can completely remove my thread page and my account email

I just can't get to a page whereby I can delete my membership or any information in my profie. I cannot even delete an email address - all I find is a change of email.

Thanks.

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Site Talk

Cooking From The Farmer's Markets . . . what's on your table these days?

Just to think when I lived in SF and then again across the bay (Marin County), I had no thoughts of growing seasons and what produce could be found there.

I recall one season (winter, I guess,) where it rained in Marin County 40 inches and I think 40 days straight). (Don't quote me, I might be thinking of Noah's flood ;-)) And I cannot recall when I lived in San Francisco wearing anything but mostly winter clothing.

I did live on the west coast (California and Washington) and Hawaii 30 years. Produce wasn't in my thoughts. However, now they are, and .... it's just not fair!

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

pickling,canning,etc.

Thanks. I got signed up on the community and found her brine ratio page.

And I ordered the salt today at Amazon. Even though I probably have enough at home. I'm in business! I'll probably be keeping her 'community' Questions and Answers busy.

I think my cucumbers have taken a turn for the worse though. I bought them thinking that the jar would ship soonest, but there was some days' delay due to FedEX heat problems and their shipments. (Here in Shenandoah Valley, VA, it was 105.5 at our house today.)

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

pickling,canning,etc.

Thanks for mentioning this book @
http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Ferment...

There are 16 reviews that look like they would give you a lot of information as to whether it is a book for you. In fact, I am really impressed with the reviews' information.

However, I know you asked rasputina, and I don't know a darned thang :-))
Good luck.

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

pickling,canning,etc.

I'm wondering if 'we have a party, will anyone come" ? But how would one know if there wasn't an invitation in the first place. Do you think there will be people who will respond? Doesn't matter, I guess.

I would hope that Kathleen (Pickl-It) would notice. I wonder how much business she has - I haven't been to her site to see if people ask/answer questions there.

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

pickling,canning,etc.

She did mention on the phone with us (maybe a half-hour + conversation) about a book. I felt that it was not in the 'very near' future, but she said she was writing one.

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

Plastic Grocery Bag Ban - what do you do about meat?

Sunshine: I assume you are replying to foigrass, but I just want to say that:

One's life is never spotless and sterile, but it is one's own dirt. We are more adverse to others' dirt, because we think we know what our dirt is, , and we generally don't know what others' dirt consist of.

I won't point out, don't have to, what I just can't abide in others' homes that I am alarmed about - and they probably in mine. Neither of the houses are sterile, we know that...

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Not About Food

March 2009/July 2012 COTM Fish Without a Doubt: Baking & Roasting, Searing & Sautéing, Frying

I have in the past had no luck with dredging and frying. Day before yesterday I tried fresh fish, three fillets. Since I don't use and 'dredging' material/ingredients any longer, I thought that I'd just high heat a level of oil in a frypan. Of course, it stuck, so I guess the level of oil, plus the heat ws really not hot enough, I didn't continue with the other fillets. I froze them and today I'll have a soup - not from the book, but my own recipe.

But I think your receipe looks 'wonderful.' Perfect in fact.

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

Cooking From The Farmer's Markets . . . what's on your table these days?

That's what we had on our farm when I was growing up in southern Ohio, so cold in Winter.

Just am wondering if at the ferry that is what they have in the Winter.

I lived in San Francisco, itself, not the outskirts, in the 70's for a number of years and worked in SF coming in on the ferry in the 80's. I guess I just missed the Ferry Building farmers' market, if one existed then.

I do recall the longest buffet dinner I've 'ever seen' in my life at the Ferry Building. Geez, I think I can remember prime rib for 2 courses, plus that long buffet - Mon Dieu - what was that?

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

Cooking From The Farmer's Markets . . . what's on your table these days?

Is it open all year? What do they sell in the winter?

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

pickling,canning,etc.

Thanks, Rasputina. I found this book in DH's bookcase. A Borders' going-out-of-business book.

DH says, "Thanks, that's good to know." I really dislike complications when going into a new endeavor, so your help is appreciated. I'll be going to her site now. I wish she would write a book, as well. Maybe no need for me, though, at this point.

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

Cooking From The Farmer's Markets . . . what's on your table these days?

I found some farmers market honey selling on the farm I go to, this year. Even got some with honey-comb (i'm not sure why, though, except my mother used to love it). I ordered and picked up yesterday enough to last me through the winter.

There's nothing like honey from a big farm where no pesticides are allowed. It is probably clover honey like my dad used to keep.

At one particular local farmers market I went to for a few years, the person selling them had her name on them, and when one starting talking about the honey, I found that she bought the honey from a neighboring state. It was always sitting out in the hot sun - not that that is a real problem; doesn't honey last forever? My honey supplier at my request had a bag full of 'jarred' honey that I requested instead of plastic ones. Sooo nice.

Back to topic: this morning's breakfast: Kirkland greek-style yogurt, thawed Maine blueberries purchased from Costco; and FARM HONEY!

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

But you'll love it the way I cook it!

I am reminded that I didn't like country music until I was 57 -

There's still hope for you to like those darned beets, etc. There might be a conversion yet!

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

Cooking From The Farmer's Markets . . . what's on your table these days?

I have been wondering if the markets at the SF ferry is open only growing season in the U.S. or do they bring it in from all-over-the-world as other grocers do all-year-round.

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

your supermarket checkout

Yes, one has to be careful when loading a cooler not to let ice water get into the produce or packaging.

I think the bottle idea is great, too. But in place of them, we use the ice blocks that we keep in a freezer door. Must have a dozen or more.

The biggest problem we have is getting a gallon of milk (2 glass jars) into the cooler down into the ice if we have bought other frozen foods first; ice blocks just don't give me the time to shop if I pick up the milk first to keep it cold enough.

My shopping day is an all-day affair which includes any appointments, library, restaurant, and the chain stores, we go once a week.

Last Friday we had to forego the restaurant and extra shopping because of the heat, so it was just Costco and the farm. We now have a very large cooler, but I will have to make sure it will fit!

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Not About Food

pickling,canning,etc.

I love this chow site on pickling

http://www.chow.com/food-news/54969/o...

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

pickling,canning,etc.

Has anyone purchased "Wild Fermentations" by Katz, and found it of value in pickling, not canning.

Jul 08, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

pickling,canning,etc.

I should ask specifically: do you wash your jars with the bail wire attached in hot soapy water? That is what I think I'd like to do. Thanks.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

Plastic Grocery Bag Ban - what do you do about meat?

I'm glad you survived - sometimes doctors have no clue - they have to be reminded, too, to wash their hands -- this is nothing new.

On topic:

I stopped buying from a seller from a farmers market after I saw her lay the baby on a blanket in the grass, change his diaper and walk right back to the table where she was selling. No, I didn't see any anti-biotic stuff or water reach her hands. I wondered if I had bought salad greens from her the previous week :-))

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Not About Food

What are you baking these days? April 2012 [old]

I kid you not. I would choose this as my last meal.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

pickling,canning,etc.

I must digest everything on that site. I'm such a scare-ty cat when it comes to something new, but spouse helps so much.

Thanks for showing me where the bail removal is located. I've ruined some nice bail-wire jars in the past.

I do like the fact that these jars are made in Italy.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

But you'll love it the way I cook it!

IMO, spinach and beet greens boiled in water cook in approximately the same amount of time; very short. Squeeze and add to any casserole.

I can imagine using beet greens in just about anything that is a casserole, in place of spinach or chard. When cooked, beet greens are just as fine and silky as spinach when it is cooked.

Spinach and beet greens both boil down to such a small amount. When we buy beets; say a bunch of 3, there is hardly enough to worry about except a few bitefuls, which sometimes we just add a tad/bit of good vinegar to them on our separate little bowls full.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

What does "Save to Profile" mean - where is it saved to?

I'm glad you kept at it for me -- my appreciation! Yes, there it was in the recipes.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Site Talk

What does "Save to Profile" mean - where is it saved to?

This didn't show up for me by following the instructions given. Must be my operating system, as for instance, I cannot post pictures except in Mozilla. But thanks.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Site Talk

your supermarket checkout

A cooler stays in our car, we save up ice from the ice maker all week and it goes into the cooler.

We also take (3) zipper cooler bags with ice blocks. Shopping once a week for the whole week, one has to be prepared.

I guess this prepares us for buying those big tubs of ice cream at Costco. But we rarely do, as they are already full.

I can't remember where I've seen the ice cream bags offered in the past, but I do remember it well.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Not About Food

Plastic Grocery Bag Ban - what do you do about meat?

"A close second is the spraying of Windex while I'm trying to eat in a restaurant."

^)(*&%&$ I'm telling you that makes me mad, too; as mad as someone sweeping in front of my table/booth.

But I do OCD aobut it, whatever that is.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Not About Food

pickling,canning,etc.

As a result of your recommendation I ordered and received today six in total of jars. I am looking at these bail wires recalling how dishwashing really makes bail wires rough. I also am of the opinion that one should not put rubber into a dishwasher; i.e., the bands that fit around the lid, and the red rubber grommet inserted into the glass.

How do you sterilize all these parts, or do you just wash and rinse in very hot water.
Thanks.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

March 2009/July 2012 COTM Fish Without a Doubt: Baking & Roasting, Searing & Sautéing, Frying

Another use for parchment paper. I'd never heard of it used this way. Thanks.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

But you'll love it the way I cook it!

Something I'd never seen

http://livingmaxwell.com/beet-kvass

. As I received today my first batch of Pickl-It jars, so I am glad you mentioned it (Fed-Ex). Thanks.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Home Cooking

Plastic Grocery Bag Ban - what do you do about meat?

A bucket of water and suds might help, too. That might help keep the car seats where the the dogs' behinds sit; i.e., where the shoppers place their bags, then onto the check-out station.

What about the big white or black 'kitchen' bags, can they be taken to the grocery stores to be used in place of cloth bags? I'm thinking of the look on the first check-out person's face who sees anyone loading their itemsinto one of those big black bags, and then with the little red tie around their wrist, dragging it across to the exit, then they watch in amazement as it is taken to load into the back seat or wherever they unload it.

'tis funny to think about, but cleaner than those rag bags.

Jul 07, 2012
Rella in Not About Food