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by PAstrychef
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8379
Views: 702968

Re: Trump presidency

Most of those seem to be primarily be about blocking assets to foreign nationals. I'm not sure specifically why that requires emergency action, but apparently it's a thing. I think the difference here is that Trump would be using the state of emergency specifically to subvert the legislative proces...
by PAstrychef
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Tonight was cottage pie-think shepherds pie, but with beef instead of lamb. Last night was stuffed baked shrimp, the stuffing was mushrooms, onion, celery, crab meat and crushed ritz crackers. Pretty good, but next time there will be far fewer mushrooms in the mix.
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Sounds like the so had one expectation of what this ought to be and behaved badly when it was different. You are learning new things. If the food gets eaten, the money wasn’t wasted. Did you like the result? There are books on flavors and how they work together and how to combine them for certain re...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90094
Views: 8498085

Re: Thoughts for ships

Today it’s once again -18. Saturday is forecast to be over 40.
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4269
Views: 622751

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Reminds me of how programming used to be a girls job, underpaid and unappreciated. Now it's a top tier career, dominated by men. It's only a top tier job because demand far outstrips supply, nothing directly to do with it being "male". As soon as it can be outsourced or enough people can ...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Meat & Veg recipes
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Meat & Veg recipes

See the link I posted in food fleeting thoughts. Most of the hard shell squashes-acorn, butternut, kabota and so on- are great baked, either plain or with stuffing. I use leftover rice, bulgur or couscous as a base, add sautéed mushrooms and onions and ground meat, then spice with Asian flavors or b...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Meat & Veg recipes
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Meat & Veg recipes

You mention things you haven’t cooked, but what do you like to eat, vegetablewise?
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

It’s been soup weather, so today it was split pea and white bean with smoked pork bits, yesterday it was white bean and chicken chili over mixed grains and tomorrow will be beef mushroom barley. And I have a big pork shoulder in the slow cooker with a Frontera Grill barbacoa marinade doing its thing...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 221
Views: 39648

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Koshary is an Egyptian dish of lentils, rice and pasta with tomato sauce and caramelized onions. Some versions add chickpeas as well.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Braised some chicken in white wine with lemon, garlic and herbs, with cauliflower underneath. Baked an acorn squash at the same time so the whole meal wasn’t beige. The next night I fried breaded pork cutlets and made three color couscous. Stirred up a pan gravy to pour over. The house is very chill...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 1028771

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Given that Texas has ruled that factual innocence isn’t enough to get you exonerated, and that others known to be innocent have been executed, not doing anything to a retired lawyer ten years later seems likely.
by PAstrychef
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Absolutely not. The pineapple was smallish, and on sale for a buck. It’s just as good with tinned pineapple in a regular dish. Using the shell is just a fun presentation.
by PAstrychef
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Thai pork and pineapple curry with multi-rice blend, served in the pineapple shells. I like the dish much better with jasmine rice, but mom has been complaining that white rice is boring, so I went with the blend. I’m using up some coconut milk I got on sale and missing my preferred brand.
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

It must be us northerners that added white flour and sugar to cornbread. Today I made a chimera recipe of cauliflower, broccoli and leeks in cheese sauce wrapped in puff pastry. I searched for recipes using cauliflower and puff pastry, saw several with broccoli added and then put in the cheese sauce...
by PAstrychef
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Most cornbread will also have wheat flour in it, alas.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 253
Views: 76835

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

Saw an ad for a lovely cast iron enameled Dutch oven from Staub (they call it a cocette) at 1/3 the usual price, so I got one. They call the color turmeric, and it is a nice orangy shade. I was thinking I really didn’t need it, what with the instant pot for braising, but it is great for other uses.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

A biryani with bacon and chorizo-the Spanish, not the Mexican variety. I used a new Staub pot I got just because it was (relatively) very cheap and the recipe came from Staub. In the original recipe it says “slide into wood-burning oven” but I used the plain old gas one with fine results.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bored and Horny, or: suggestions for a lazy Friday night
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Bored and Horny, or: suggestions for a lazy Friday night

Try your hand at a paper craft like origami or quilling.
Read the book at the bottom of the To Be Read pile.
Knit, crochet or embroider.
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8379
Views: 702968

Re: Trump presidency

I mean, fair's fair; there's plenty of times I see people engaging in 'frivolous' hate -- hate that's clearly not a survival mechanic, or doesn't come from a clearly identifiable place of pain (people sending death-threats to Anita Sarkeesian, for example). Uh... it's really not that hard. It's guy...
by PAstrychef
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Crystallization is what makes the caramel, or any other candy, crack when cold. Most caramels are chewy, and are cut and wrapped in waxed paper. Toffee is basically a hard crack caramel, so you might try that instead. Never tried to make a vegan version myself.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Braised some artichokes and chicken with lemon and garlic and served them over gnocchi and orzo-I had way less orzo than I thought I did when I started. Tomorrow is going to be prime rib roast fancy dinner-spuds in the pan, Brussels sprouts, salad, something fancy for dessert. Maybe molten chocolate...
by PAstrychef
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Two food combinations..
Replies: 14
Views: 7449

Re: Two food combinations..

I’ve had fun making different savory grain based pilafs. And in Japan, smoked or grilled fish is often part of breakfast over rice. Served cold.
by PAstrychef
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1819
Views: 457555

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Just finished Richard Powers’s newest, The Overstory . As usual, a fantastic read. It’s a pleasure to have read enough (all) of his books, so that the seemingly random multiple beginnings don’t drive me crazy, but let me anticipate the eventual braiding of many themes into a much larger image than f...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 221
Views: 39648

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

The best bread for French toast is:
Brioche
Challa
White sandwich bread (fairly dense, NOT American air bread)
Sourdough
Cinnamon swirl, with or without raisins
Pound cake
Angel food cake (best topped with ice cream)
How do I make this a poll?
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

For that kind of batter, the parchment is your best bet, but do loosen the sides before you turn it over. It does need to cool for a while first. I’ve had bundt cakes fall into piles of crumbs when turned out too soon.
by PAstrychef
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 81415

Re: News in brief

Now I could see a program that offered tax breaks to small industry that opened in poor areas, with some of the jobs going to people who volunteered to move into those areas otherwise loosing population, with funding for services shifted from NYC to Herkimer or New Paltz or Miller’s Kill or wherever...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 81415

Re: News in brief

No, they just get underserved in a different place. Not to mention the hostility of the locals at having this new population arrive en masse.
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 81415

Re: News in brief

Also, dumping a large population of the under or un employed on a rural area (cause that’s where rents in upstate NY are low) will only stress local services beyond capacity. Not to mention the lack of jobs. Which is why rents are low in the first place. The program in Utah found that focusing on th...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

I use pan spray and no flour. Parchment after the spray. Mostly the flour is to give batters something to cling to as they rise. Bread dough doesn’t really need it. You can also use a long thin knife or offset spatula around the loaf to make sure the corners are loose.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

The next step would be a piece of parchment in the bottom of the pan. Or a baking stone and hand formed loaves. Or the Dutch oven technique used with no-knead recipes. I’ve had a few loaves tear that way, but not many. I tend to turn mine out onto a rack as soon as they come out of the oven.
by PAstrychef
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Corn chowder, with some bacon. I’m going to cook some bacon and chop it for a garnish, then fry small diced potatoes in the fat to add in. Maybe some small diced red pepper? Right now it’s very beige.
by PAstrychef
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 145
Views: 26581

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I am the new number two!
by PAstrychef
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Instant pot sticky ribs. Found a recipe from a paleo blogger, so I used soy sauce instead of the coconut amino liquid specified, and they came out very well. I seem to have figured out just how long to leave things under the broiler without turning them to char. Now I have another full slab of ribs ...
by PAstrychef
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Beef and barley and mushroom soup. I added an old ham hock from the freezer and now it’s too salty for mom. I think that tomorrow I will get some unsalted broth, cook more barley in it and add it in. Given that overnight the current barley will soak up most of the liquid, adding more broth will be n...
by PAstrychef
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 208908

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Since peanuts are legumes they cost a fraction of what it takes to grow pecans, which is why they are so much more prevalent.
by PAstrychef
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 208908

Re: Controversial opinions about food

In reply, there is just one word-FRANGO.
by PAstrychef
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

Besides vast numbers of latkes for hannukah last week, tonight I braised chicken thighs in apple cider with cabbage and bacon. Made a nice sweet and sour sauce from the cooking liquid.
by PAstrychef
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 256083

Re: Recommend a book

Dewey Lambdin has a series similar to Hornblower: British, Napoleonic Wars, naval settings. The first one is The King’s Coat. Rather more “adult” than Hornblower-Alan Lewrie is fond of women. Then there are plenty of books about solo sailors such as Tristan Jones’ Ice! and Gypsy Moth Circles The Wor...
by PAstrychef
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4624
Views: 870568

Re: Today I Made:

My mom is vegetarian half the month, so I made mushroom risotto for her. Except that risotto rice is expensive as hell considering it's Peasant origins. The second time I made it, I used California Rose rice instead. Much cheaper and they didn't notice a difference. I detected less of a bite, as th...
by PAstrychef
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 14825

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

I’m listening to some of P.D. James’s mysteries, which are set in the late 1990s. Still excellently written, they have taken on a sheen of history-many of them are concerned with the movement of women out of the home and into professions. Indeed, one of them is titled An Unsuitable Job For A Woman. ...

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