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by Moo
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 243
Views: 46707

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

Thanks again, all. I do have a really good set of stainless steel/aluminium core pots, but I do find nonstick pans still preferable for things like eggs and pancakes. So while my proper pots are last-a-lifetime stuff, I buy a few cheaper nonstick pans every few years. It's time to replace mine and I...
by Moo
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 243
Views: 46707

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

Thanks all for the advice and link.
by Moo
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 243
Views: 46707

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

How do people feel about ceramic coating for non-stick frying pans rather than teflon or whatever? Worth it?
by Moo
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 243
Views: 46707

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

Seems weird that 10 minutes in a pressure cooker doesn't destroy more than the equivalent cooking. More like "only 10 minutes in the pressure cooker destroys fewer nutrients and flavour compounds than the required 30 minutes equivalent cooking to achieve the same dish". I know one data po...
by Moo
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 243
Views: 46707

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

I think the preservation of flavors due to sealing seems more old wives tales than scientific. Maybe there's a mechanism where there's a limit to how much aromatics can be generated, but I'm skeptical. When you say "sealing", do you mean browning the meat beforehand? Because that's not wh...
by Moo
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 243
Views: 46707

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

Additional benefit of a pressure cooker: you need less salt and seasoning, and it preserves delicate flavours much better. My lamb shank braised in red wine is pretty good in the slow cooker or oven, but it doesn't come near the one I do in the pressure cooker; same for my minestrone-esque type soup...
by Moo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 243
Views: 46707

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

Aw man, I really need to find the pressure regulator thingy for my electric pressure cooker.
by Moo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Went berry-picking last weekend with the kiddo. This Saturday we made - Blueberry muffins (at kiddo's request) - Blackberry granola bars (also per request). These came out such a cool purply colour. It was shortly after this that kiddo discovered he does not like blueberry muffins. Luckily there was...
by Moo
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

I apologise for communicating badly; the brownies got a lukewarm reception however me personally feel welcome and wanted and it's a nice place. Thank you though.
by Moo
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Made a pretty decent chilli con carne (in a vague improvised sense) that I couldn't eat because of the high carbs in the beans. Went down well though. I did have a few bites; I think it's a bit cinnamon heavy but looks like I'm the only one. Also made Smitten Kitchen's brownies for my new work on Fr...
by Moo
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Had a cocktails and karaoke party on Friday for my upcoming birthday. Made lots of snacks, at least half of which were things wrapped in bacon (cream cheese stuffed jalapenos, baby potatoes, prunes, mini pork chipolata sausages). Also made my own take on mojitos and sangria.

I regret nothing.
by Moo
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 134
Views: 20467

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

My reason for disliking Santa is different (Christmas is a religious holiday for me and I dislike the commercial and historically pagan aspects). My kid picked up about Santa from osmosis, so we told him that we made a deal with Santa; seeing as we're fortunate enough to be able to afford gifts, we ...
by Moo
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Well thanks a lot now I want saag paneer.
by Moo
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9545
Views: 1337340

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

That makes me feel better :)

Although, I couldn't have done too badly, got invited for an interview on Monday.

I'm pretty sure half the time the novelty of a female dev is enough to get me in the door so they can see what this mythical creature looks like :)
by Moo
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9545
Views: 1337340

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

EEEEEeeeeee I am not a good test taker!!!!!!!!!!!11 Just did an online programming assessment (looking for a job) using HackerRank. Nice platform, decent and interesting questions. But damn if my mind doesn't go blank the minute the timer starts running. Eh, I guess we'll see how it goes. Realised a...
by Moo
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Today I will make: ⋅ Cottage cheese, salmon and cucumber rolls ⋅ Chicken breasts stuffed with mozarella and basil and wrapped in parma ham (damn supermarket that only had dried basil) ⋅ Roasted new potatoes with garlic butter ⋅ Steamed green beans and roasted ...
by Moo
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Well, it was a dinosaur party! 2 of the 3 dino things my mother in law bought, and the other my husband. I think my mother in law is the one with the problem...
by Moo
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Made loads of things for the boy's 5th birthday party. smitten kitchen's chocolate cookies in these awesome 3d dinosaur cookie shapes; dinosaur birthday cake (yellow cake with buttercream); dinosaur cake pops thingies in this other cool dinosaur mold; and other things.
Good times.
by Moo
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 134
Views: 20467

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

So my kid is apparently hugely intelligent and probably ADD. Poop.

I'm not looking for advice (just yet); I'm just venting. Lots of thinking and reading to be done.
by Moo
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Today I cleared out my fast declining vegetable drawer. I made cauliflower and bacon soup, chocolate zucchini muffins, curried pumpkin soup and cherry tomato and basil quiche.
by Moo
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 39
Views: 10254

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

This isn't the recipe I used, that is at home in a book (how novel); you can try this? I don't know it tastes. My recipe contians ground pumpkin seeds too, which adds a nice texture and better simulates the chickpea skins in hummus http://www.grassfedgirl.com/paleo-and-low-carb-pumpkin-hummus-recipe...
by Moo
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 134
Views: 20467

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

No, none at all. My 5yo son just has some sensory integration issues and that's stressful enough for me, I can't even imagine. Wishing you definitive answers and effective treatment options!
by Moo
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar wrote:there was a lot of liquid in the pie... Perhaps I should have cooked the fruit first. Next time - there will be plenty of apples this season.
You can also toss the fruit in flour and optional sugar or honey, which will turn that liquid into a syrup inside the pie.
by Moo
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 39
Views: 10254

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

Recipes for pumpkin "hummus" and curried pumpkin soup available on request.
by Moo
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Made four dozen cupcakes (24 vanilla, 24 chocolate), 5 mini banana loaves and 7 dozen muffins (24 banana, 24 apple and raisin, 24 carrot and walnut and 12 low carb pumpkin) for Saturday's neighbourhood market on Friday night. It was fun, the baking as well as the market (but not so much the cleanup)...
by Moo
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

flicky1991 wrote:Nando's
Fun fact: South African export
by Moo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Left me wondering-do people in places not America eat corn on the cob? Reporting in from South Africa: hells yeah. EDITED to add this picture from my husband's Facebook feed from a weekend some time ago https://fbcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-0/p206x206/10421536_101523284644215...
by Moo
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

I have trays with lids, that I used to freeze home made baby food in a few years ago
by Moo
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Hmm, like in ice cube trays? That could work...
by Moo
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

It wasn't a disaster as such, just a hodge-podge. People seemed to like it last night at least, not that they'd really say otherwise I guess. Everyone finished everything of the rather large slice the hostess cut for them (and some had seconds), except for the clearly way too much buttercream betwee...
by Moo
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why does .NET seem so ugly?
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

Re: Why does .NET seem so ugly?

I guess I'm jsut used to VS, so I find anything else extremely limited and unintuitive. I guess it's a personal thing. If I can't work in VS I just work in Notepad++
by Moo
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Made a chocolate cake last night but not a very successful one. It was a last minute request so I had to make do with what I had in the house, and I didn't notice until I'd already started I didn't have enough cocoa powder. So I had to scoop out some sugar, trying to avoid the flour I'd already adde...
by Moo
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Made a bunch of stuff last week. Spiced cookies with my son for his class (their theme for the week was dinosaurs, so we made dinosaur shapes); and stuff for my colleague's baby shower. Cupcakes, pastries, quiches, chicken wings, mojitos and bacon wrapped baby potatoes. Went down pretty well.
by Moo
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 13739

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

It's a quagmire, but a bit classier than your run-of-the-mill quagmire. I'd say it's a shit sandwich, but the shit sandwich is wearing a top hat and monocle. Someone needs to turn this into a mascot or icon or something (not that a board can have an icon). Stat! Then someone needs to think of how t...
by Moo
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Yay for delicious cake!
by Moo
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Went on a work team build thing which was a group cooking class, enjoyed it more than I thought I would (because I barely knew anyone going). The menu was traditional South African food (each group got a different theme). Made a simplified version of the chicken tomato dish last night for dinner, so...
by Moo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 321
Views: 97260

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Is it correct to say something like "Not sure what the impact will be coding-wise / business-wise"? I agree it seems right BUT I would add a comma: Not sure what the impact will be, coding-wise Although I'm at a loss to say why, except that whenever I say or imagine saying it, there's a s...
by Moo
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Do teeth and peristaltic movements count?
by Moo
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573428

Re: Today I Made:

Made this bad boy for my friend over the weekend
Spoiler:
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Cake!
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Pinnata cake!
by Moo
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Snappy Comebacks for Impudent Door-Holders
Replies: 17
Views: 2903

Re: Snappy Comebacks for Impudent Door-Holders

Yeah I tend to go with a polite half smile too, seems to do the trick. I think if someone was that passive aggressive I'd just let it go, don't need that kid of crap in my day. Especially since the door holding thing is riddled with other existing gender based annoyances. I just walk.

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