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New Mortar and Pestle usage questions?

Thank you both. I have read some more on it and I think I'm good to go!

Sep 26, 2012
food_eater79 in Cookware

New Mortar and Pestle usage questions?

Just got a 15 pound granite 3 cup m&p. Do I wash it with soap before using it? I have read you need to "season" it like a cast iron pan. How do I do that?

Sep 22, 2012
food_eater79 in Cookware

Sexy food-What do you cook to woo someone?

As a dude, I would say start with a good wine or champagne. The dinner can be a caesar salad, then a simple steak or seafood dish. Dessert not necessary in my opinion, unless you guys have a penchant for dessert. After that, it's all good. But keep the alcohol flowing. Sit down to a movie and you'll be making out before you know it if things are cool.

Jan 27, 2012
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

SOPA/PIPA

It appears this site is a supporter of these SOPA/ PIPA (wide-sweeping legislations that are anti- free internet).

If so I'll gladly take my support away from the site, and tell my friends who are also foodies to discontinue visiting here.

What's up Chow? I have a strong like to this site, but will not tolerate your support of such bills to congress.

*** I don't know if you really support this legislation, but it shows up in my Chrome browser extension that lets me know what sites support it.

I would appreciate any feedback on this matter completely unrelated to my love of food.

Jan 27, 2012
food_eater79 in Site Talk

Taking the heat out of my too spicy chili

I'd go with this approach no problem! lol

Jan 27, 2012
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

Please, No More Racist Receipt IDs

The n-word is called niggr. Don't make me say that word in my own head. Either say it or don't. Also, in my experience as a server and bartender for many years, black folks don't tip well as a general rule. That's a fact, no offense.

Jan 26, 2012
food_eater79 in Features

Make me a sandwich...

Non-sandwich use: Butter the bread up, cut into small squares, bake. Nice sweet croutons for a salad.

Jan 02, 2011
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

sun dried tomatoes

Thanks for the tips guys!

Oct 24, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

sun dried tomatoes

haha!

Oct 24, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

sun dried tomatoes

Hey, got a jar of sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil as part of a gift. What are some good suggestions for it?

Oct 23, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

Pickle Juice

Another "cocktail" more like a shot suggestion. Mix it with your favorite bourbon and shake like a normal shot and pour. Tastes like a complex pickle liquid. You won't really taste the bourbon. Please be careful and do not order this at a bar. The pickle jar there has had lots of dirty hands in it!

Oct 23, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

Basic Mayonnaise

Yes you're probably right with farm-fresh (or as-close-as-you-can) eggs. Luckily I can get fresh eggs where I live at the moment. Some say salmonella is in .01% of eggs, so you're unlikely to get any negative reaction to it.

Jul 25, 2010
food_eater79 in Recipes

Should You Put Hot Food in the Fridge?

I'll throw stuff in the freezer for an hour or so then refrigerate. Cools down a lot faster.

Jun 03, 2010
food_eater79 in Features

Hot Dog cooking/preparation/topping(s)...Your favorite way?

Sounds pretty good.

Apr 05, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

Hot Dog cooking/preparation/topping(s)...Your favorite way?

Yes Kimchi is great on a dog. Toast the bun a little.

I found some ball park with no nitrate if you're health-conscious, but they have 16g fat per dog bun length. They're supposedly "Angus beef". Who knows though what you are eating with a hot dog. But they're delicious nonetheless.

Apr 05, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

Slow cooker meatballs

I would just do them in a skillet with the sauce and then transfer them to slow cooker. Easy to get up to heat faster if you're in a hurry. Rinse your pan out and you're done.

Mar 31, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

I am ready to tackle the meatloaf/mashed potatoes meal! Help!

I use meatloaf drippings to make gravy. Just make your roux with it before adding the beef stock. Makes a great, dark country gravy.

Feb 26, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

Appetizer for an Asian-themed dinner

yellow fin tuna with sesame seed coating

Feb 09, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

Pasta Salad with Spinach, Olives, and Mozzarella

A brown bag lunch, if you're not trolling, is a lunch packed in a paper sack, aka brown bag, rather than a lunch box or insulated cooler. It's an expression. And stop yelling.

BTW this recipe is simple and delicious. Thanks.

Jan 26, 2010
food_eater79 in Recipes

Smoked whitefish -- uses besides salad?

I would defintely eat that. I loved that episode. Larry can be difficult :)

Jan 23, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

Favorite sandwich bread

What's your fav sandwich bread? It can be a home-made or from a deli/grocery store? Panera, Publix, etc.

I like ciabatta.

Jan 23, 2010
food_eater79 in General Topics

What is one tip that you learned about cooking that was simple but made a huge difference? [old]

Keep a very sharp chef knife and know how to use it. Choke up on the handle/blade a little more for much better control.

Jan 09, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

What is one tip that you learned about cooking that was simple but made a huge difference? [old]

About fruit, veg:

Peel your bananas "upside down". Pinch the bottom of it and the whole peel comes down in 2-3 pieces with a much easier approach than trying to break the stem to peel it.

Jan 09, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

What is one tip that you learned about cooking that was simple but made a huge difference? [old]

for real. My mother does that, rinsing the pasta of all the starchiness in cold water. WHY???

She'll also do the same to ground beef.

Jan 09, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

What do you cook for non-chowhounds?

I'm gonna have to try that first recipe with the chicken this week!

Jan 05, 2010
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

What are your Late Night Snacks?

A couple frozen corndogs or just cottage cheese gets me to sleep easily. Can't really cook late at night, since it always wakes people up from the smell of food, and then they can't go back to sleep etc. I'm a bit of a night owl though, so I make do.

Jan 04, 2010
food_eater79 in General Topics

Crispy okra?

Good tips, thanks! And @ Bayoucook, nice recipe!

Oct 16, 2009
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

Morel Mushroom Ideas

Jacques Pepin did a great turkey scallopini with morels on one of his youtube episodes; it's 28 minutes, but it's in there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhazDY...

Make sure you get them really cleaned off and don't pour the last bit of the water with sand in.

Oct 15, 2009
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

HotPockets

Well when you freeze them you'll probably want a convection oven to cook through them somewhat quickly. I would just do a puff pastry with pepperoni, mozz, tomato sauce and herbs/seasoning.

Oct 15, 2009
food_eater79 in Home Cooking

Crispy okra?

I have some fresh okra from a new garden we have. I'm trying my best to get it crispy fried without the slimy seeds in the middle.

I usually pan fry it in veg oil on medium heat; should I turn up the heat or cut the pieces more finely? Maybe a dice then fry?

I like the taste, but the texture is not so good. I've read similar things about cactus to get the texture not so slimy.

Oct 15, 2009
food_eater79 in Home Cooking