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by PAstrychef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 181
Views: 23937

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: 4471
Views: 800729

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: 33468

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.
by PAstrychef
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1283598

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Yeah, that’s just being an asshole. Plenty of other dentists out there.
by PAstrychef
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1283598

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Once again, this is how society treats women that it finds unattractive. I wear a 44DDD bra, have short hair and wear jeans most of the time. People call me sir every day. It’s occurred to me that when I do put on a dress these days, there will be some folks who assume I’m trans. If the people who u...
by PAstrychef
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Chicken and bean quesadillas. Did the beans in the instant pot, with onions and ancho chilis and bacon. Shredded some roasted chicken and added that too. Nice to not have to go to the store.
by PAstrychef
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Asctually, I do brown things in the pot. I don’t find it much of a bother, but I’m not aiming for perfectly even color on every piece, just some fond to improve the flavors. And the soup was very nice. I put off the rest of that menu when I couldn’t find the gallon of cider I thought was in the frid...
by PAstrychef
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

I made some potato-leek galettes with a pistachio crust a while back-they were tasty.
Today I have beef mushroom barley soup in the instant pot. When that’s done I’m doing a pork tenderloin in apple cider, and sautéed apple and onion rings and a roasted cauliflower. And herbed spaetzle.
by PAstrychef
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Nice batch of lamb and chorizo chili with hominy. Four medium pans of apple cinnamon bread pudding that went straight into the freezer, since I was just using up extra apples from the holidays and rather a lot of milk. Will probably make more puddings/custards tomorrow.
by PAstrychef
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

I bet a weight on top would solve the problem. I suspect the batter was dense enough to push up the upper pan.
by PAstrychef
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Braised some pork butt with citrus, cumin, cilantro, a few chili peppers and an onion, then browned it under the broiler. We made burritos with it, some refried beans, lettuce, rice, avacado and sour cream.
by PAstrychef
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Ok, here's the way to perfect ganache: Start with equal amounts by weight of cream and chocolate. By hand-chop up your chocolate pretty small and out it in a bowl. Heat your cream until it just begins to bubble at the side of the pot. Pour hot cream over chopped chocolate and wait three minutes. Whi...
by PAstrychef
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

The pastry cream remake of the ganache is where the eggs came in.
What goes wrong with your ganache? There are a few simple problems you can learn to avoid, making a perfect ganache every time a high probability outcome!
by PAstrychef
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

It started out as a fairly conventional corn chowder, but then I remembered the cooked artichoke hearts in the fridge and added them in.
Somehow, I ended up with a lot of soup. Just the thing for dinner after a brutal dentists appointment.
by PAstrychef
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Thesh wrote:Yeah, especially given that all the cupcake pans I've seen have 12 molds. 96 or 108, sure, but not 100.

But not all cavities have to be filled.
by PAstrychef
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

That's a great idea!
by PAstrychef
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 181
Views: 23937

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Boneless vs. bone in depends on what I'm using the meat for. In steaks, they have different muscles involved so that affects texture, tenderness etc. Also, how much bone is there? In a steak, it's usually less than 2oz, which I won't worry about. In baby back ribs it's about half the weight, but bon...
by PAstrychef
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Garlic-herb cheese stuffed park chops, and sweet potato cranberry pecan strudel for dinner. The pork chops idea I lifted from the Tasty YouTube channel.
by PAstrychef
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 144
Views: 38155

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

Me and the herself are worried about how at the first sign of defeat, said 7 year old of hers, from the other page gives up completely. He's not a bad loser, in that he doesn't throw a tantrum or claim that others were cheating etc. He's just completely unable to handle not being the be...
by PAstrychef
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Just finished churning a batch of malted chocolate frozen custard. Now it gets to ripen in the freezer for a few hours.
by PAstrychef
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Had company for dinner- Moroccan spiced grilled game hens, carrots with cumin and preserved lemon dressing, red onion and orange salad, couscous with raisins and pistachios. Dessert was store bought phyllo-custard pastries and pistachio ice cream.
by PAstrychef
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Used up three leftovers in one meal!
Mixed the end of the waffle batter with some cold mixed rice blend and added some cooked shrimps, chopped up. Fried up pancakes from the mix, served them with spicy mayo. We also had some broccoli that was in the fridge, so four leftovers in one meal.
by PAstrychef
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Buttermilk cornmeal bacon waffles and maple glazed salmon.
by PAstrychef
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 28
Views: 5752

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

I like the inexpensive sets of cutting mats that I use over a wooden board. I have accumulated six or seven mats by now, all different colors so I can keep them straight at any given time. Bamboo boards are very nice to use, in the bakery we use the industry standard acrylic ones about 1/2" thi...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Store Wine in Fridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

Re: Store Wine in Fridge?

What kind of wine? How warm is warm? How long do you think you will be storing it?
by PAstrychef
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 28
Views: 5752

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

My little pull through has two wheels which spin against the blade.
by PAstrychef
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 28
Views: 5752

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

Best bet-find the store where chefs buy knives in your area, they will do sharpening. I have a small pull-through sharpener that I use between visits to the cutlery store.
by PAstrychef
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

I had some leftover koshary, a dish of rice, lentils and pasta. I found a quart of lamb stock in the freezer. I melded them together and made a soup! I added very tiny lamb meatballs, and it worked out well.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Fooled around in the kitchen, just because I had the time. Instant pot baked beans, Green goddess potato salad, Roasted chicken, A "Bombay" noodle kugel, made with pineapple, coconut milk, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and cardamom. All of these are going to a beachside fireworks viewing party...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Roasted Asian-ish duck. Steamed the duck with soy, sesame, orange juice, cinnamon, garlic, ginger in the instant pot, then roasted it using the leftover liquid (reduced) as a glaze.
by PAstrychef
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I think I need to stop smoking.
Replies: 44
Views: 10624

Re: I think I need to stop smoking.

Realize that the desire for nicotine is an actual, physical addiction. Kicking that habit is hard-I've seen tracheotomy patients smoking through their stoma underneath the big No Smoking signs at the hospital. Almost any aid you use will be an improvement over smoking. So don't get depressed if you ...
by PAstrychef
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar, you are aiming for a variation on tiramisu. The marscapone sold in American grocery stores is just the ticket. I tend to lighten it with some whipped cream folded in. You could use a Kedem brand tea biscuit fir this with good results.
by PAstrychef
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Summer dinner menu-vichyssoise, asparagus cheese soufflé and a good baguette.
by PAstrychef
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

If you're worried that it's too dry sprinkle or brush it with simple syrup. You can flavor the syrup with coffee or liqueur if you want. Simple syrup is equal amounts by volume of sugar and water, brought to a boil and cooled. It keeps for ages and is great in cold drinks. Just brush it over the top...
by PAstrychef
Wed May 17, 2017 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: TVs in public places.
Replies: 15
Views: 4300

Re: TVs in public places.

A restaurant I liked to frequent added six! screens across the soffit over the counter seating. They also used one for the daily specials board near the front door. Whether they all show the same show or a selection, it's horrible. It's almost impossible to get a seat that doesn't put one in your li...
by PAstrychef
Thu May 11, 2017 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Whatever vegetable oil I have open. I think this week it's canola.
by PAstrychef
Thu May 11, 2017 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800729

Re: Today I Made:

Shrimp stir fried with cabbage, broccoli, red pepper and chestnuts, and soba noodles in an orange-sesame dressing. They worked well together.
by PAstrychef
Mon May 08, 2017 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 181
Views: 23937

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

There really aren't many new dishes to be made. I did think of baking a savory custard in a squash as something I hadn't seen done, but that's about it. (Crime brûlée baked in a mini pumpkin is not uncommon) Just about anything you can do to food has been done one way or another in the past. I don't...
by PAstrychef
Mon May 08, 2017 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 252
Views: 68640

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

I have allowed myself the purchase of a new kitchen toy. I own so many I don't do this very often any more, but my new spaetzle maker looks like just the ticket. I foresee schnitzel for dinner in the near future.
by PAstrychef
Mon May 08, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 181
Views: 23937

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

As always, we had leftover charoset from Passover. I added it to some rice pudding and it made a pretty good dessert. Then I thought "this should work well as a pie!" And I was all excited to try making one for work. Then I googled charoset pie and I am not the first person to have this id...

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