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What's your favorite use for a food processor?

Zucchini! We're just coming up on the season where I start making zucchini brownies and bread. It is truly indispensable for that. I also use the discs to shred large amounts of cheese when needed.

May 29, 2014
catglass in Home Cooking
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What Herb/Spice Do You Most Dislike?

I think you're right. But the only reference I found said something like 11.5%, so I was erring on the side of moderation. I've also heard that it's 20 to 30%.

So let us soapy-mouthed folk be heard! No cilantro! Which would be hard to say with a mouthful of bubbles.

Jun 20, 2013
catglass in General Topics

What Herb/Spice Do You Most Dislike?

Cilantro! I wish that many restaurants would wake up to the fact that it tastes terrible to about 15% of people. I don't know why there have been so many studies on cilantro aversion (shouldn't they be curing cancer?) but for some strange reason there have been a ton. If you, like me, are in procrastination mode today here's an article from Huff Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09... (includes neat pesto recipe

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And a pretty funny one:

http://ihatecilantro.com/ (I love the "no cilantro" logo!

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Ah, well, back to the garden. Need to plant Italian parsley, which is a great substitute for the nasty "C" plant.

Jun 20, 2013
catglass in General Topics

What Herb/Spice Do You Most Dislike?

Hey! I'm an old lady and my purse smells fine! :-)))

Jun 20, 2013
catglass in General Topics

Penzeys spices???

I love Penzey's spices! I do not find their prices to be especially high. In fact, they seem quite reasonable to me especially considering the fact that they are so fresh that you don't need to use as much as you would with "name brand" herbs/spices.

Their customer service is excellent. I placed on order last Sunday, modified it via e-mail on Monday, and still received it by Wednesday. I live out in the boonies, so was quite impressed. My favorite things about them are that they include a free sample with your order, and they always have nice 1/4 cup glass jars of whatever you need.

Get their catalog. Dick is right--there are always good recipes. Then order--you won't be sorry.

Jun 18, 2013
catglass in General Topics

Spicing it up - Am I doing it wrong?

What an interesting post and informative replies! I think that Kim's "spicelessness" problem is probably a combination of the factors mentioned here, but had forgotten about the addition of fat and salt to enhance flavors as mentioned by Sushigirlie. Both make foods taste much better, as processed food manufacturers know so well.

Although I'm a big fan of butter, if Kim is not she could try olive or other vegetable oil that works almost as well. As for salt, I've found that finely ground sea salt (like the mongo Costco containers) seems much more salty that granulated salt if she'd like to cut back on sheer quantity. Kosher salt, however, has a nice bright flavor without being overpowering.

As for spice stores, Penzey's is great. The have one brick and mortar store in each state, I think, and are a joy to visit. They also have small containers of spices at very reasonable prices so you don't waste so much. Their mail-order catalogs are fun to read and full of recipe ideas. Here's a link: http://www.penzeys.com I haven't shopped at the other stores mentioned, but will explore them as well.

Happy cooking, Kim and all.

Oct 29, 2010
catglass in Home Cooking

Boston Ice Cream Pie Cake

SS -- "puppy's".

Aug 20, 2010
catglass in Recipes

Boston Ice Cream Pie Cake

Julia, someone asked in a previous comment if dogs could eat this. And Lillas, someone might tell you that carob would be okay to use, but even so the fat in the ice cream could bring on a pancreatitis attack. I used to feed my dogs "people food" all the time, but no more!!! Give them a pet and a carrot stick instead. We really aren't doing them any favors by giving them food that they frequently can't taste very well anyway. But I'm sure my dog would LOVE to be at your puppie's birthday party!

Aug 20, 2010
catglass in Recipes