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Napoleons Without the Mess

If we're talking individual servings, the easiest way I've found is to tip the slice over onto its side. There is less stiff surface area to deal with that way. It also does not look particularly rude, especially not when compared to making a complete mess!

Jun 22, 2012
ToraFugusan in Features

10 Cosmetic Uses for Everyday Foods

Honey and Brown Sugar Scrub sounds great!
My recent favourite is yogurt and honey thickened with flour (whole wheat if you want to scrub it off later) applied as a face mask. It makes skin incredibly smooth!

Aug 24, 2010
ToraFugusan in Features

Mozzarella, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam Panino

Known in my house as "crack sandwiches". As in:
Me - "What do you want for dinner?"
Boyfriend - "CRACK SANDWICHES."
Very important to get at least 1 lb. of "crack" when you make these, so you have plenty to snack on as appetizer, and plenty more for dessert.
It's also a good idea to use more fig jam than listed. I will try this with fresh grilled figs soon.

Jun 21, 2010
ToraFugusan in Recipes

Braised Baby Artichokes

It smelled amazing when I was making the dish, but it turned out to be inedibly bitter:( Internet search revealed that the artichokes probably were not fresh enough. Will definitely try again, though! Cos it smelled like heaven!

Jun 04, 2010
ToraFugusan in Recipes

How do you bring home salmon heads from a fishing trip?

Thank you, both, for your speedy answers! Nice to know there's not much extra work. I'll look forward to all the delicious dishes that can be made!

May 31, 2010
ToraFugusan in Home Cooking

How do you bring home salmon heads from a fishing trip?

My boyfriend is going on a fishing trip to Canada this summer, and will be bringing back salmon and possibly halibut. Last year, he brought back only the gutted body of the salmon, with the heads removed. This time, though, I don't want the heads to go to waste! Unfortunately, the fishing boat doesn't have a flashfreeze device, and he will be bringing back the fish in coolers. We live in Seattle so it's about a 7 hour drive, and the trip is for 3 days so there will be some salmon sitting in the cooler from the first day. Would it be okay if he leaves the heads on these, or should they be discarded? Also, if older ones are no good, can heads from the day before he leaves be brought back?
He's going with his grandpa who's a fishing expert, but who would never even dream of eating a salmon head, so I'm not sure he would know... Therefore, I'm hoping to receive words of wisdom from you fisher-hounds out there! Please don't let these delicious salmon heads go to waste! Thank you :)

May 28, 2010
ToraFugusan in Home Cooking

What Do You Do With Your Food When No One Is Looking?

Oh yes, individual half-and-halfs!! The best freebies ever!

May 24, 2010
ToraFugusan in General Topics

What Do You Do With Your Food When No One Is Looking?

I am plagued by little slivers of butter that jump into my mouth. Sometimes even chunks! Hence, no Darigold is allowed in my house. Kerrygold is the most preferred. My mother and aunt also suffer from this affliction. They have been seen on occasion chatting at the table with just a plate of butter, and a knife each. Whipping cream straight out of the carton also somehow finds its way to my mouth often...

May 21, 2010
ToraFugusan in General Topics