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What the hell is with this new useless feature 'flag' which does not allow us to reply to a post?

I think the flag has been in use for a long time, but right next to it is the reply option -- you use the flag to reach the moderators, the other of course to reach the posters.
Or am I missing something that has changed?

1 day ago
BangorDin in Site Talk
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Chicken in a Watermelon recipe

http://www.figmentfly.com/bb/dvd5.html
This is new to me, and sounds kind of good!

Jul 27, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Need ideas for cookies for a crowd

There are lots of sites that allow you to adjust
https://www.google.com/#q=how+to+chan...

Jul 17, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Need ideas for cookies for a crowd

Are these cookies for children? A 4 inch cookie seems a little large, maybe just by making 3 inch cookies you could up the count. If the cookie eaters are helping themselves though, they might tend to take 2 three-inch and only 1 four-inch.
Pumpkin cookies drizzled with simple white frosting are good. The website "Allrecipes" allows you too change the number of servings for the recipes-- for example, the recipe I link to is for 36 pumpkin cookies. But if you change the number in the little box to 100, the amounts for ingredients change also. For 100 pumpkin cookies it takes 7 cups flour. This feature would help avoid math mistakes too.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/iced-pum...
For my peace of mind though I would not do more than double a recipe.

Jul 17, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Mixing apples and oranges

Lovely. I remember bananas in a bowl with just milk and sugar too.

Jul 11, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Waffle question

I use and love both a sourdough recipe (King Arthur website) and an Alton Brown recipe for waffles. My waffle iron is the Belgian kind with the bigger holes. My question is -- if I don't change anything else --would the waffles be crisper with a regular small-square waffles iron?
Or would the batter recipes have to change?
I'm wondering if the flatter waffles would just naturally be drier and crisper.

Jul 11, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Mixing apples and oranges

Ha! true, Aramek.

Jul 11, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Mixing apples and oranges

Thanks for all these answers. Several mentions of honey, and I'm glad to have greens suggestions too.
I'll experiment ! Apples and oranges, not la de dah but deserving of respect as solid basic fruits.

Jul 11, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Mixing apples and oranges

I'd like to use both these fruits in roughly equal amounts in a salad. Is there a dressing that is good with both?
Or a cooked dish that would use both?

Jul 11, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Cleaning Waffle Irons

I use a paper towel wet with white vinegar to remove oil/butter from the grid, then paper towel wet with water to rinse off the vinegar. I do this every time I use it. Works well, I'd say. The iron doesn't smell like oil or vinegar. Looks and feels clean.

Jun 29, 2014
BangorDin in Cookware

Patterns for everyday and china dinnerware

I looked to see the Belvedere pattern on the Replacements site, it IS very pricey. It's absolutely undecorated. Would you say the quality is superior?

Jun 29, 2014
BangorDin in Cookware

Anybody use a dinner bell ?

Either the outside big iron triangle, or a glass/china/brass decorative one for indoors? To call family from upstairs, or a group of guests to come to dinner. For family especially it seems nicer than yelling.
I don't have one, it just occurred to me to ask if they're still used.

Jun 22, 2014
BangorDin in Not About Food

Need help with a clever name

There's an old song by George M. Cohan, "Mary's A Grand Old Name"
This is the chorus

For it is Mary, Mary
Plain as any name can be
But with propriety, society will say Marie
But it was Mary, Mary
Long before the fashions came
And there is something there that sounds so square
It's a grand old name

I suppose you could serve any dish and call it "Grand Old .. blank"

Jun 22, 2014
BangorDin in Not About Food

Your best CRISPY, CRUNCHY cookie recipe. Go!

Of course any (twice baked) biscotti recipe will give you a crunchy outcome. There are so many recipes, practically unlimited choice for flavors.

Jun 14, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking
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Does anyone make mirepoix just to eat ... mirepoix?

Sure, it's the same as guzzling gravy over bread.

Jun 14, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Anti-aging recipes and ingredients?

If you are looking for a French point of view you could read "French Women Don't Get Fat" and the sequel same-name cookbook. Also, "French Women Don't Get Facelifts."

Jun 12, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking
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Participle Placement in Recipes

Yes, my recipe for stuffed bell peppers calls for (bless the author !) "1/2 cup uncooked rice." Perfectly clear.

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

Makes good sense. I guess I'm looking for a grammar rule, but maybe there isn't one. You just have to know when to measure the rice (before or after cooking) from experience or common sense or knowledge of what the cookbook author was thinking.

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

Why doesn't "one cup rice, cooked" mean "one cup cooked rice"? Why does the comma have a different function in the rice phrases than it does in the carrot phrases?

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

summer vegetable soups

I like putting alphabet pasta in all-vegetable soup, just for fun.

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

Huh?
"One carrot, chopped" and "one chopped carrot"
mean the same thing, but "one cup rice, cooked" and "one cup cooked rice" mean opposite things?

I understand that cookbooks write it that way. They shouldn't. I know that the rice I need is cooked rice, and that I need one cup. Both phrases tell me that. I would have no way to guess that the 1 cup measure is *before* cooking.

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

Truly not arguing, but want to make myself understood.
I know that in a cookbook "one cup rice, cooked" means take one cup of raw rice and cook it. But it is not at all clear to write it like that. Think of it this way:
One red car = one car, red
One broken toy = one toy, broken
One cup cooked rice = one cup rice, cooked
The rice is cooked in BOTH phrases, and the amount is one cup in both phrases. No mention of start with raw, or having 3 cups when you're done.

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

Well here's one I found by googling "one cup rice, cooked"
http://balancedforkhealthylife.com/ta...

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

Exactly, so the book should make it clear. Do you see how the two rice phrases could mean the same thing to a person?

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

To me the words "500g leeks, trimmed" is the SAME as "500g trimmed leeks."
Like "one toy, broken" is the same as "one broken toy."
People who aren't aware of recipes being written that subtle way don't see a difference!

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

To me, "1 cup rice, cooked" is the SAME as "1 cup cooked rice." Like "one car, red" is the same as "one red car."
It's very confusing in recipes!

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

June 2014 COTM - My Paris Kitchen: Main Courses (Plats)

Oh yes. I thought the soy sauce would be for color.

Jun 07, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

June 2014 COTM - My Paris Kitchen: Main Courses (Plats)

Is there no salt in this recipe?

Jun 07, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

One tea infuser for teapots of different sizes?

The "tea bag" is just for one cup, but I like the looks of some others. Thank you for the link.

Jun 07, 2014
BangorDin in Cookware

One tea infuser for teapots of different sizes?

I have 4-cup teapots and 6-cup teapots, and now want to use loose tea instead of bags. The infusers I'm seeing online are for mugs and cups, or fitted for particular pots. Are there handy strainers for any size pot ?

Jun 07, 2014
BangorDin in Cookware