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Coconut Water Changes Its Claims

I've used tablets, too, for just the electrolytes. I'm a salt fiend. I actually don't drink coconut water that often but it does hit the spot sometimes. I don't consider it a health drink by any means. In my mind, it's a splurge beyond water but far better than gatorade.

about 17 hours ago
chowser in Food Media & News
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lost recipe [mid 1980 Bon Appetit for a Chocolate Mousse Cake]

You might find something in this thread that would help:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/360249

about 22 hours ago
chowser in Home Cooking

Coconut Water Changes Its Claims

Funny I've never heard all those claims but I do like coconut water for post workout hydration on occasion when I want something tastier than water but don't want a sports drink that's too sweet. It's palatable enough. OTOH, I love Thai young coconut water w/ chunks of coconut in it.

about 22 hours ago
chowser in Food Media & News

Hamburger buns in Nova/DC

Have you tried Trader Joe's challah rolls? They're light but hearty enough to stand up to hamburger.

about 24 hours ago
chowser in Washington DC & Baltimore

Bye Bye Chowhound

I guess it's what you choose to see. I receive a lot of help on these boards, see good insights, posts that make me laugh even after I've walked away. As with any board, there will be those who are nasty but I do think in the thousands of posts here that those are the minority. And if you start a thread on Ina Garten's selling out by making frozen foods, why then complain about the "bitter commentary" against food personalities?

" I don't feel I'm among adults here most of the time (gardening board excepted). "

Sounds like a parting shot to me. LOL, but then again, as I started with, it's what I choose to see...

1 day ago
chowser in Site Talk
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Bye Bye Chowhound

Nice to bid adieu but to insult everyone on the way out for not being adult isn't the way I'd want to be remembered. FWIW, I've been through many changes/updates on message boards and every time people have complained about them. We're creatures of habit--I think of it like ants, add something different, they flounder around but eventually get back to it. CH is no different from other message boards.

1 day ago
chowser in Site Talk
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My Favorite Corn Muffin Recipe

For those who prefer less sugar, Dorie Greenspan also has a good confetti muffin that uses a chopped jalapeno. Perfect for chili.

http://www.ezrapoundcake.com/archives...

I prefer the corniest one, overall, but those who want a less sweet one might like this better.

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking
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Need ricotta cheesecake recipe

I used to make this one regularly:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sicilian...

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking

Food Network Star July 27 - Spoilers

It's not her use of it but that Bobby Flay raved about the flavors of her taco soup.

Jul 29, 2014
chowser in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 27 - Spoilers

Don't they realize like-ability is the main factor here? When you backstab and people hate you, you're not going to be an effective marketing tool. Sarah is so too faced. Why wouldn't she mention to Nicole that the food was too spicy for kids, especially after Nicole was kind enough to give her the challenge that best suited her, as a mom? I wonder, when she watches the show, how she self centered she really is.

Jul 29, 2014
chowser in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 27 - Spoilers

The funny thing is when Bobby Flay said the taco soup had good flavor--ground beef, onions, taco seasoning, beans, beef broth, some veggies. Maybe they could give Sarah a show for mommies who can't cook and don't mind being talked to like they're toddlers.

Jul 28, 2014
chowser in Food Media & News
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Misspellings

The same with Chinese but I don't expect Americans to know that.

Jul 27, 2014
chowser in General Topics

Misspellings

Or is it "hear squared" or "(hear)^2?" We should also strive to be mathematically grammatically correct.

Jul 27, 2014
chowser in General Topics

Misspellings

This has been discussed to death but are we going to do that w/ all Italian words now, eg. Pizze, lasagne, paste, parmiggiani, prosciutti, raviolo, etc. And should we do that w/ all languages? Learn how to make words singular and plural in Chinese, Japanese, French, Norwegian,...? When I'm speaking English, I go by English grammar rules.

Jul 26, 2014
chowser in General Topics

How do you make cookies chewy?

Brown sugar as Karl S suggests and a little corn syrup. I love the easy peanut butter cookie recipe but mine calls for a cup of sugar. I always use brown.

Jul 25, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking

turning out Tarte Tatin

Jul 25, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking

Leaving half doughnuts behind

Or cutting the top half off of a chocolate glazed.

Jul 23, 2014
chowser in Not About Food
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Ice Cream Jubilee

It depends on how much you like ice cream. I go about an hour out of my way for it but not the 1 1/2-2 hours from DC. They get their milk/cream from cows down the street and it is rich and creamy. Great milk in bottles. They have a nice variety of flavors but more mainstream, key lime pie, snix that mentioned, moundz, peach,... Wide variety. I like their dark chocolate because it's not too sweet but packs a wallop of chocolate.

Jul 23, 2014
chowser in Washington DC & Baltimore

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

"wiw, chowser, this line-drawing issue doesn't seem like rocket science to me."

Exactly. I still am scratching my head that people believe the only reason Starbucks has the rule is so they don't have to figure out what is offensive and what isn't. They might have to prevent all small talk w/ customers in case one might say something offensive and they'd have to litigate what is and isn't offensive.;-p

Jul 23, 2014
chowser in Food Media & News

Why does my bread turn out dense?

Great idea--citric acid works great w/ whole wheat baked goods.

Jul 23, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking

turning out Tarte Tatin

I would turn it out on a wire rack and cool then turn back into pan. To be safe, you could use a circle of parchment below the apples.

Jul 23, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking

Why does my bread turn out dense?

There could be quite a few reasons for the dense ness but I find whole wheat bread to be dense. The best I've been able to do is half white whole wheat and half ap or bread flour.

Jul 23, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

The question goes further then. Where do you draw the line? Jewlery? Clothing? Hair style? Unless you have military preciseness, you'll always have to make a call. There's always a chance someone can wear obscene jewelry, clothes, make up, etc. Why stop at tattoos? Plastic surgery? It's, as you say, drawing a line if you stop at tattoos.

Jul 23, 2014
chowser in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

I have no problem w/ a no tattoo rule. I think Starbucks is playing to their market of plain vanilla inside the box market that wants the exact same experience no matter where they are in the world. I just think it's funny that some think Starbucks is doing it so they don't have to deal off chance w/ someone having a fuck forehead tattoo.

Jul 22, 2014
chowser in Food Media & News
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Did carrabas make a no doodling rule or did they decide to go case by case?

Jul 22, 2014
chowser in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Sure, it would be like outlawing all jewelry because someone might get a FUCK or swastika necklace; or tie or any other piece of clothing. Should we outlaw scarves, too? I prefer to use common sense. Sure there will be shades of gray. But we don't get rid of our Constitution just because we need our courts to help decide on some matters.

http://forums.castanet.net/viewtopic....

Jul 21, 2014
chowser in Food Media & News

Bread Baking

My Lahey no knead got its best rise in my small pyrex casserole dish. I stopped using it because Pyrex recommended not heating it to that temperature, plus being empty. Spread out free form seems like it would be so flat.

Jul 21, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

It didn't ruin your Starbucks experience? ;-)

Jul 21, 2014
chowser in Food Media & News
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

"I do not, however, encourage it's practice at all times and in all places. "

" I understand that some people have a different opinion and think they should be allowed full freedom of expression at all times, even in the workplace. "

I don't recall anyone saying either of these. Having a tattoo that commemorates a special event/person is a far cry from shouting "Satan rules" during High Mass, imo. I dislocated my ring finger and can no longer wear my wedding rings. It's crossed my mind that getting a tattoo there would be better for my lifestyle (being active) than wearing my rings. If anyone is offended by that, or thinks it's the equivalent of shouting during High Mass, then they're the ones w/ the problem. Right now I'm going the ringless route and will probably continue to do so. That probably offends people, too.

Jul 21, 2014
chowser in Food Media & News
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Turning pimento cheese into pimento mac and cheese?

I would use Alton Brown's stove top recipe and use your cheese mix. It sounds delicious.

Jul 21, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking
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