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Looking for a substitute for preserved lemons

They have a unique flavor so can't think of a good sub

Sep 14, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Fennel fronds

They have a good anise flavor and I use them as garnish

Sep 14, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

best quality tequila for mixing

El Tesoro and Tapatio are 2 that don't use diffusers. There are more

Sep 14, 2014
scubadoo97 in Spirits

Rose syrup: Where to buy?

Check at any middle eastern market for rose water which I think is the same thing

Sending food back, what about the rest of the diners?

Sometimes one needs to think beyond themselves . When dinning out with a group of friends it's more about the overall experience of the group than your individual satisfaction with the meal. Certainly there will be times an item will need to be sent back like under cooked chicken. Other things can be overlooked for the benefit of the group experience

Sep 13, 2014
scubadoo97 in Not About Food

best quality tequila for mixing

Look for tequilas that are not produced with diffusers

http://www.muchoagave.com/the-difusor...

Sep 13, 2014
scubadoo97 in Spirits

Pressure Oven -- How is this possible

Not much pressure

Sep 13, 2014
scubadoo97 in Cookware

Pressure Oven -- How is this possible

What is the psi on this oven?

Sep 13, 2014
scubadoo97 in Cookware

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

My mom would be wearing strips today

What to Buy at Costco?

I found it an easy sipper. A bit light on flavor but not bad for a Beam whiskey at $20/liter 7 yrs old and 103 proof

Sep 13, 2014
scubadoo97 in Chains

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

I have few rules. If it taste good eat it

Sep 13, 2014
scubadoo97 in Food Media & News

Using deboned chicken drumsticks as kebabs

Chicken legs have a lot of tendons which are a little difficult to remove and keep the meat intact

Sep 12, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

The staff of life for me. I love bread. A good loaf of crusty bread is a wonderful thing. I'd give up some days on this earth to have it.
For many those last days aren't so pretty anyway

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

I think the rise of food photos shared on the internet are partly responsible. You ever see poor presentation on Pinterest? Hey I like my food to look good and please my eyes as well as my palate. But not every one has the time or eye for plating food nicely. In the end it's all poop the next day

Sep 12, 2014
scubadoo97 in Food Media & News

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

Too often it's high fructose corn syrup.

Sep 11, 2014
scubadoo97 in General Topics

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

Help me out here. The article didn't mention anything about breaking any laws. It was more about the employees saying this job fucking sucks

96/4 grinding your own beef?

What does a roast cost vs the steak?

Sep 11, 2014
scubadoo97 in General Topics

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Deciding if cooking is worth it has more to do with priorities than the difficulty of the job. Both my wife and I worked full time when our kids were young, still do. I can have a homemade from scratch dinner on the table in 30-60 min if I needed to and did often when the kids were young. "It's not worth it" speaks volumes

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

Pretty sure they knew what the job paid and what their duties would be before they were hired. An employer takes a lot of risks to run a business that their employees don't share.

Cast Iron Seasoning Woes

Agreed. While any food grade oil with a high smoke point can be used to season cast iron. I've had very good results with flaxseed oil

Sep 08, 2014
scubadoo97 in Cookware

Viking Range Hood Cleaning Nightmare

Put the grates in the dishwasher. They come out clean. You may have to do it a couple of times if they are that dirty. A pair of surgical gloves will keep you hands safe and clean when handling

Sep 07, 2014
scubadoo97 in Cookware

Home-made stock. This will sound REALLY strange!

Veg is good. Gives complexity and flavor but some times you just want the essence of the protein to which you can build from

Sep 03, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Home-made stock. This will sound REALLY strange!

I often don't add any veg either

Sep 03, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking
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Home-made stock. This will sound REALLY strange!

No bones?

Sep 03, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Homemade jerky

I agree, very lean

Sep 03, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Sigh .... turnips

Turnip pickles are wonderful

Sep 03, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Palm Harbor / Clearwater help please!

Hey Bmh61, do you work there?
There are so many better places to go than a chain like Bubba Gumps

Aug 29, 2014
scubadoo97 in Florida

Couscous - Is there an instant and "regular" or long cooking kind?

Agreed!

Aug 29, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Couscous - Is there an instant and "regular" or long cooking kind?

I recently got a big bag at Costco for a good price. Much cheaper then the grocery store.

Aug 29, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Cutting board and cross-contamination - Is it a real issue?

Not sterile but it will be sanitized or disinfected

Aug 28, 2014
scubadoo97 in Cookware