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by PAstrychef
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

Braised lamb shanks in the instant pot and made an onion panade from a recipe in this weeks Sunday NYTimes magazine. Imagine French onion soup, with way more bread and cheese and not so much broth. Very rich, very tasty. I think it will come out to go with tonight’s steaks.
by PAstrychef
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13803

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

The bottom crust tends not to bake properly, I would skip it. As for which crust, how fancy do you want to be? A regular pie crust is very nice, but puff pastry looks more impressive. If using a puff pastry case, bake it and heat the filling separately, then put the filling in when it’s hot. Sealing...
by PAstrychef
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking knowledge applied elsewhere
Replies: 3
Views: 5174

Re: Cooking knowledge applied elsewhere

I’ve noticed that my three favorite activities, baking, pottery and paper making all require proper hydration of some kind of powder and then the correct application of heat.
Materials science is nifty stuff. It’s always fun to see how things are interconnected or similar across very different areas.
by PAstrychef
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 171654

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Well, I’m sure your shoe leather is very tasty-but you can have it. Steak should just about moo when I poke it with a fork.
by PAstrychef
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3657
Views: 443713

Re: The Darker Side of the News

In point of law, emotional distress is specifically part of the list of charges available in cases of crimes against persons. Those include both rape and robbery, armed or not, and the amount stolen is only of consequence as part of sentencing. So the premise that raping a sex worker is only a finan...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

A friend is visiting, so a special menu was in order. Racks of lamb with a Hunan style glaze crusted with peanuts, Kagayaki six grain blend and eggplant and potatoes and green pepper stir fried with a garlic sauce and leeks.
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

A quesadilla ring with lime chili sour cream dip for a pot luck event. I was remembering the days when you would eat at a friends house and recognize the dish as coming from Mastering The Art of French Cooking, and wondering when I will hear “that’s from a tasty video, right? The party apps one, wit...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A poem for a day
Replies: 89
Views: 30932

Re: A poem for a day

Only in silence the word
Only in darkness the light
Only in dying life
Bright the hawks flight on the empty sky.

RIP Ursula K. LeGuin.
by PAstrychef
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

Braised chicken thighs in white wine and stock with fennel and artichoke hearts. Roasted some golden beets and made maftoul (the big couscous) with preserved lemon and mint.
The meal was heavy on the beige spectrum, but tasty.
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

Portobello mushrooms filled with white beans, spinach and prosciutto. A nice meal, after a few weeks of semi chaotic cooking due to being sick, plumbing issues in the house and having company-at least they stayed at a hotel.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

Round here we only cast asparagus!
by PAstrychef
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

Equipment breaks, especially if you use it often. That’s just the way it goes. So maybe you did something that caused the juicer to break, maybe it was just old. Most of the two part ones cost under ten bucks, so a biannual replacement isn’t that big a deal. I use either a reamer, as pictured above,...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2831577

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Her idea is if she makes the dress to make a dummy one tacked together first out of a cheap material. This is a very good idea and most seamstresses use it. You can make any necessary adjustments on the muslin (a fabric commonly used for this) and then use the muslin as your pattern to cut from. Al...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fat Curse -- a metaphor
Replies: 8
Views: 3925

Re: Fat Curse -- a metaphor

I get that you feel unconnected to the ability to change your behavior, and want a way to trick yourself into doing the “right” thing. You would need to see what factors made this person overweight-physical disorders? Anti depressants are often associated with weight gain, so that could be an issue....
by PAstrychef
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13803

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Angua wrote:Would lemon and raspberry make a good combination for cake flavours?

It’s a classic!
by PAstrychef
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

For New Year’s Day-a big batch of hoppin John, which brings luck if you eat it today. It’s black eyed peas, ham, onion, celery and green pepper, various spices and rice. Last night we had sous vide lobster tails and leftover prime rib, very rare. Baked potatoes and pan roasted Brussels sprouts with ...
by PAstrychef
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegetables disguised as tastier foods
Replies: 26
Views: 1864

Re: Vegetables disguised as tastier foods

In the last few years there have been several cookbooks devoted to “hiding” vegetables in foods published. For many veggies puréeing them with some butter is tasty. Roasting cauliflower and broccoli makes a huge difference in flavor. The whole spiralizer movement has made gadgets to cut vegetable no...
by PAstrychef
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 23417

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Wow. Pfhorrest is calling me a man in disguise too! More kinds of sexual harassment yay. And fuck feminists all of them especially the radical kind straight down into the flames of Hell. They treated me like the dirt beneath their pretty-pretty pedicured feet. Normal radical feminism hates-hates tr...
by PAstrychef
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 96
Views: 25715

Re: Cooking disasters

Oat flour can be made in a blender from rolled oats. I’ve never tried it with steel cut oats, but it should work.
by PAstrychef
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 171654

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Mashed potatoes are always worth the effort. If you get a food mill or a ricer they are almost effortless.
by PAstrychef
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

I love recipes where there are four ingredients and I’ve never encountered any of them.
by PAstrychef
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fancy Butter of Choice?
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Fancy Butter of Choice?

If you don’t know them, try a cultured butter. They are more assertive than regular butters. Have a party and do a butter tasting-you can give the ones you don’t like as much to your guests as a door prize. Butter keeps frozen for over six months if it’s well wrapped.
by PAstrychef
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fancy Butter of Choice?
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Fancy Butter of Choice?

Plugra is very nice, a clean dairy flavor. Cultured butter can be fantastic. I got some from whole paycheck, I think it was French, best stuff on bread ever. Try a sprinkle of kosher salt on top.
by PAstrychef
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

Played with the immersion circulator and did some steaks. Just about perfect. Tonight it’s mushroom and leek lasagna with garlic bread and a green salad and company!
by PAstrychef
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

Mushroom and sweet potato risotto and braised short ribs. I got a Sous vide circulator for my birthday and I’m starting a long cook on some ribs in the morning. We will eat them on Tuesday. I did some salmon with it and it was great.
by PAstrychef
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13803

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I bet you could get one from amazon. Maybe on Etsy?
by PAstrychef
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: a mild apology
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: a mild apology

Perhaps calling a help line would give you a better perspective. There’s a list of them over in Dear SB.
by PAstrychef
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 252
Views: 61217

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

See if Consumer Reports has done testing on any of them. They tend to be quite rigorous in their evaluations. Otherwise, I only know industrial models.
My condolences on not having a gas line.
by PAstrychef
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

Sometimes I do, this time I used store bought.
by PAstrychef
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

Saag paneer and spiced shrimp over rice pilaf.
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A poem for a day
Replies: 89
Views: 30932

Re: A poem for a day

I happen to enjoy the winter, but this will resonate with many of you- Ancient Music -by Ezra Pound Winter is icummen in, Lhude sing Goddamm. Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm. Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us, An ague hath my ham. Freezeth river, turneth liver, D...
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels

Jodi Picoult’s The Seventh Circle uses a graphic version of Dante’s Inferno as part of the book. One character is doing the adaptation. It made for an interesting audiobook, that’s for sure.
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13803

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

What looking at lots of recipes can tell you is; what are the common ingredients/techniques for making this dish, is there a reason that your idea for a different ingredient/technique will work or not work, is there something you’ve never thought of that sounds delicious? Once you’ve cooked for a wh...
by PAstrychef
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

Greek style braised lamb shanks in the instant pot. I used a jar of Greek pasta sauce I’d found on sale somewhere and added a bit of red wine.
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13803

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Liri wrote:Eggplant is probably the one nightshade I dislike eating. Besides, y'know, the deadly ones.

I like okra and kale :cry:

Feel free to have my share!
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 51
Views: 11561

Re: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them

Just watched this, courtesy of the redbox-twice, in fact, because I thought my mom would enjoy it too. I was a grown up when the potter series was published and was more confused by the huge popularity it achieved than overwhelmed by the books themselves. I’m not sure I actually read all of books 6-...
by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13803

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

It’s easier to list the veg I dislike-okra. And kale. That’s pretty much it. Otherwise, vegetables are a grand thing.
by PAstrychef
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 739013

Re: Today I Made:

A sort-of ratatouille, with the usual suspects of eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and peppers, but I put a layer of spicy beans, leftover from quesedilla night, on the bottom and used plenty of garlic.
Tonight the extra ratatouille is going to be served with lobster cheese soufflé.
by PAstrychef
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bad science jokes!
Replies: 100
Views: 31564

Re: Bad science jokes!

What do you get when you cross an elephant and a grape?
Elephant grape sine theta.
What do get when you cross an elephant with a mountain climber?
You can’t do that, silly! A mountain climber is a scaler, not a vector.

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