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by PAstrychef
Tue May 29, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 117
Views: 2613

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

...Without the social construct of the idea of money-a stand-in for things or labor, all they are is plant pulp with coloring... Are stocks (shares in a company) a social construct? What distinguishes a social construct from any other abstraction You really get irritating when you are deliberately ...
by PAstrychef
Tue May 29, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 117
Views: 2613

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

Actually, your comments on money show exactly how it is a social construct. A society develops a norm that accepts bits of metal or cowrie shells or digital inputs as being of more than intrinsic value. It sure is easier than barter. The US uses gold to represent value. Why? Because, historically, i...
by PAstrychef
Tue May 29, 2018 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

It may be just that your spices are old.
by PAstrychef
Mon May 28, 2018 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Barbecue Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 3918

Re: The Barbecue Thread

Got the ribs marinating, planning on firing up the grill for smoking at noon. A completely improvised marinade-orange juice, Hyde Park spice blend from the Spice House with extra cumin, a 1/2 teaspoon of orange chili oil and an onion buzzed in the blender. I’m thinking I will use some of the tasty K...
by PAstrychef
Mon May 28, 2018 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 136
Views: 16987

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Has it been kept cold? Taste it, sniff it. It may be just fine. When you heat it, bring it to a boil for a minute. You’ll be fine.
by PAstrychef
Sun May 27, 2018 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

Had more fun with stuffed spaghetti squash, this time using spinach, shrimp, garlic and Parmesan. Tomorrow I think I will make ice cream, no idea what flavor yet.
by PAstrychef
Sun May 27, 2018 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 117
Views: 2613

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

Ah, the idea that men like sports and women don’t is a social construct of gender identity. This is part of how societies define masculine and feminine roles. Some societies are more rigid in their exoectstions of how people behave based on which category they are perceived to be part of. We have re...
by PAstrychef
Wed May 23, 2018 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

I end up peeling cucumbers because the ones I find here are almost always English cucumbers which are bad and not Persian cucumbers which are good. Edit: An internet search suggests maybe I'm finding "garden cucumbers". Anyway they're shitty and waxy. I’ve found that the cucumbers markete...
by PAstrychef
Tue May 22, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

The first strawberry rhubarb thing of the season. Cooked the fruit a bit with some sugar and cinnamon, then baked it with a crumble topping. I’m sure mom will love it.
by PAstrychef
Tue May 22, 2018 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 108
Views: 2816

Re: Firearms Regulations

One of the long term effects of restrictive laws is to change the social view of the items/actions being regulated. We instituted laws about DUI and public smoking, and over time both have become unacceptable (or at least unpopular). Both sets of laws were ridiculed as useless and overreaching and b...
by PAstrychef
Tue May 15, 2018 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

A week of simple stuff-cabbage and sausages and farro in the instant pot; a big batch of beef stew; spaghetti and meat sauce. Planned to make gnudi twice and let the ricotta get too old both times. Third time is in the fridge right now.
by PAstrychef
Fri May 11, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is abortion unethical?
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Is abortion unethical?

No. You are free to believe whatever you want to. As long as you don’t try to control what I believe and do with my body, that is. And even though there is always a chance that a zygote will grow into a human, it isn’t one yet. To equate the potential future of a clump of undifferentiated cells to t...
by PAstrychef
Tue May 08, 2018 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 12170

Re: Recipe requests

Hi Nath! What’s cooking?
by PAstrychef
Tue May 08, 2018 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 12170

Re: Recipe requests

I found this linkhttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/68117013084783834/ with some things that looked interesting, especially the multi colored vegetable tortas.
by PAstrychef
Thu May 03, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 393867

Re: Questions For The World

Bread Alone is in Woodstock, NY. Great orange brioche there.
by PAstrychef
Thu May 03, 2018 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 127
Views: 46630

Re: Punnilingus

How do mermaids keep in touch? Using their shell phones.
by PAstrychef
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 136
Views: 16987

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Gargaling with mild salt water might help. Otherwise, whisky until you just don’t care anymore.
by PAstrychef
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 96
Views: 27456

Re: Cooking disasters

Not quite a disaster, but- I had a quart of liquid I had braised some lamb in that I was planning to use to cook some more lamb for dinner. So I put it to thaw in the pot for my instant pot, which I filled with hot water. Once the braise had thawed I pulled it out of the pot and poured it into the o...
by PAstrychef
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 4837

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

Also, prison is worse than death, for reasons to complex or something to go into.
by PAstrychef
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

Stuffed a pair of Cornish hens with spiced rice, chopped dried apricots, preserved lemons and pine nuts then roasted them on a bed of sliced potatoes in a hot oven.
by PAstrychef
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

Breaded cutlets and asparagus. Of course it’s snowing instead of being springlike.
by PAstrychef
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 4837

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

By using self defense as a starting point, you are saying that the state is acting in self defense if it kills someone. My argument is not based on self defense. The argument I provided showing that there are situation where murder is justified takes the same form as my argument in favor of the dea...
by PAstrychef
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dealing with "smart" but lazy teenagers
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

Re: Dealing with "smart" but lazy teenagers

Those kids are either bored because they are already ahead of the class, or just uninterested in the subject matter. Try giving them individual assignments. A student that claims to already have mastered the topics being covered in class should be given the chance to prove it-a long essay, a report ...
by PAstrychef
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 4837

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

The big issues with the death penalty aren’t its inherent morality, they are in the problems of wrongful imprisonment and death, as enacted by the State. By using self defense as a starting point, you are saying that the state is acting in self defense if it kills someone. But killing in self defens...
by PAstrychef
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

Split pea soup is great with ham. Also, ham and potato croquettes, ham with a sweet and sour glaze over rice, etc. you night chop some up and leave it in the freezer to add to omelets, crepes, fried rice and so on.
by PAstrychef
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

Took the leftover cabbage, carrots and potatoes from yesterday’s corned beef dinner and fried them up in some bacon grease, then sliced the end of the corned beef and heated it up on top while the bottom got good and crispy. Colcannon is a great way to use up cabbage and spuds.
by PAstrychef
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 393867

Re: Questions For The World

Shackleton was a hero because he rowed across the Antarctic Ocean in a 14 foot boat and landed in the right place by dead reckoning, in order to save the lives of everyone who had sailed on the Endurance . Other people misusing the word for their own personal gratification doesn't change this. Jose...
by PAstrychef
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 393867

Re: Questions For The World

Here’s my question-what defines a hero? I was reading about a guy trying to cross the Antarctic continent alone, on foot, no sail or other device, no pre-laid food caches and so on. He ends up being airlifted to Chile, where he died. He was referred to as a hero on several occasions in the article. ...
by PAstrychef
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

So many gyoza that I ran out of wrappers before I ran out of filling. I used pre-made wrappers from the store. No, I didn’t pleat the edge. I did have some egroll wrappers that I put the extra filling in.
Also grilled some poblanos for chilie rellenos.
by PAstrychef
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teachers? (advice needed)
Replies: 8
Views: 1972

Re: Teachers? (advice needed)

You will almost certainly be earning less, but you will have the satisfaction of knowing that every day you are changing people’s lives. Most districts/states require a degree in education with a practical component, ie student teaching. Otherwise, the only way to find out is to ask, and check onlin...
by PAstrychef
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Shape of Waiter
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: The Shape of Water

I was interested that the creature never has a name that we know. I mean, people name their pets, I’d think that Eliza would have asked for or given him a name. I quite liked this movie. My mom loved it, saw it twice in three weeks, and won’t stop calling people to brag about its winning best pictur...
by PAstrychef
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8202
Views: 1219422

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Tell them what you want to be called and then ignore them if they use the wrong name. If they keep using the wrong name, keep ignoring them. If they are elderly or seldom seen family members you like, cut them as much slack as you find fitting. Anyone who can’t be bothered to use the name you want p...
by PAstrychef
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 2185

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Why do you feel that monetizing something is the goal? Perhaps Randall enjoys not having clickbait associated with his work. Here on the fora ads would be antethical to the community ideals.
by PAstrychef
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

Sort of eggplant parmigiana. Breaded and fried the eggplant, then topped it with shredded mozzarella and stuck it in the oven. Served the marinara sauce on the side, along with some not great homemade fettuccine. Hand rolling just dissent give the same texture that runnng the dough through the pasta...
by PAstrychef
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 136
Views: 16987

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Just because it’s in the house doesn’t mean you have to eat it. If you want to, then do so. If you don’t want to, then don’t. Can you help with food shopping to make sure the foods you want are available?
by PAstrychef
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 136
Views: 16987

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

In the US much measuring in the kitchen is done by volume. If we started to weigh things, we might start using grams, and slide down that slippery slope to going full metric! After that, universal healthcare would be inevitable. I have used a scale since I started baking professionally, but some of ...
by PAstrychef
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

Re: Today I Made:

I tried cooking romanesco cauliflower for the first time. It’s a beautiful vegetable, bright chartruese with a fractal pattern to the florets. It tastes like a very mild broccoli, not much of cauliflower at all. I was more impressed with its looks.
by PAstrychef
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4330
Views: 762784

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: 136
Views: 16987

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: 5537

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.

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