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by PAstrychef
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 167
Views: 20448

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I go for chicken soup, which I always have in the freezer. Otherwise ramen noodles, or scrambled eggs with butter. The basic diet for upset tummies in my family is saltine crackers and ginger soda, or lemon-ginger tea. That’s for when nausea is happening and puking is likely. Ginger tea is good at c...
by PAstrychef
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The (Sub)Urban Farmer
Replies: 22
Views: 1348

Re: The (Sub)Urban Farmer

That will be a challenge indeed! Maybe you could look into a hydroponic set up, since day length is almost as important as temperature for most vegetables. Once you need the grow lights, you might as well set up a water tank....
by PAstrychef
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781767

Re: Today I Made:

Jams and jellies, or confiture to be all frenchified about it, can be very easy to make. Get the Ball’s Blue Book of recipes and then follow the instructions for times and acid/sugar amounts. There’s a neat book called Small Batch Preserving which is good for people not looking to make 25 quarts of ...
by PAstrychef
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781767

Re: Today I Made:

Made this chicken schwarma. Cooked up quick, nice blend of textures and flavors. I upped the amount of spices in the marinade and used lime juice instead of lemon-I was out of lemons- in the dressing. Came out very nicely.
by PAstrychef
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 37
Views: 9655

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

As far as I know, east is the direction the sun rises in. North is 90 degrees from east. Magnetic north is called magnetic north because the earth’s magnetic field is anchored at the pole. I guess it’s the idea that the planets rotation-only observable from outer space- is “the same as earths” what ...
by PAstrychef
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 37
Views: 9655

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

I know I’m supposed to give a book some time before deciding to chuck it, but this sentence in the first paragraph of Outpost by W.M. Gear just about did me in. “Donovan (planet on which book is set) rotated in the same direction as Earth, so sunrise was still in the east.” The amount of wrong in th...
by PAstrychef
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781767

Re: Today I Made:

A perfect summer dinner-bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches and homemade chicken soup.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 167
Views: 20448

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

It ends up sort of chunky, not a neat solid piece. Maybe workable, but awkward.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 167
Views: 20448

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Because of the bone down the center of the thigh it’s hard to get a piece that’s flat and even. Schnitzel works best with a cutlet. I suppose you could get some “meat glue” and create a cutlet from thigh meat.
by PAstrychef
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 167
Views: 20448

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

It also hearkens back to the cultural feeling that “pale =good”, which gave us wonder bread, white zinfandel and Michael Jackson. It was seen as delicate and pure, and so must be more desirable. Foods were highly spiced and seasoned until exotic spices became available to the middle classes. Then ve...
by PAstrychef
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781767

Re: Today I Made:

Double thick pork chops stuffed with spinach and cheese. The filling exploded out of them because I didn’t cut the pockets correctly, but it just made for a crispy spinachy crust.
by PAstrychef
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: Carnivorous Plants

My kitchen has big windows and two skylights and glass doors. It gets more light than any other room in the house. Do you have recommendations for where to obtain the plants?
by PAstrychef
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: Carnivorous Plants

Now I think I need some kind of pitcher plant for my kitchen!
by PAstrychef
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781767

Re: Today I Made:

Cooked some chicken thighs and legs sous-vide, then finished them on the grill with some nice sticky bbq sauce I made up for ribs last week. Roasted corn on the cob on the grill too.
by PAstrychef
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8351

Re: Firearms Regulations

Alas, that fails to explain the function or purpose of open carry, it just claims that doing so is accepted in some parts of the US. As far as I can tell, it’s main purpose is to show off that you are carrying a gun around with you everywhere. I suppose it was at one point supposed to intimidate tho...
by PAstrychef
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781767

Re: Today I Made:

Took leftover grilled corn and made corn fritters for breakfast. The trick is not using so much cornmeal that they become gritty lumps like bad hush puppies. I was thinking that par-cooking the cornmeal might work ok. Just let it soak in boiling water for a few minutes. Hmmmm.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781767

Re: Today I Made:

Details on the bean CSA please. Can anybody join?
by PAstrychef
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7672585

Re: Thoughts for ships

So you find the info you need from google, instead of a book. That’s still independent.
by PAstrychef
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Roasts - Wire Rack + Baking Sheet vs Cast Iron Pan
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Roasts - Wire Rack + Baking Sheet vs Cast Iron Pan

Both of those items are useful in many ways, so having them won’t be wasted money or space even if you don’t roast very often. I’ve found that most roasting methods work equally well, depending on what you want to end up with. If I’m making a pan sauce and a separate starch I will use an oven safe h...
by PAstrychef
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 167
Views: 20448

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

The water is a cooking medium for the mac. The salt, well i guess you’re correct.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781767

Re: Today I Made:

My go to brownies are from the Joy Of Cooking.
by PAstrychef
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781767

Re: Today I Made:

Chunked up a beef eye round roast and tossed it in the instant pot with some pepperoncini, dried herbs and some mayo. Shredded it it when it was nice and tender. Served it on brioche rolls. Plenty leftover for other meals, too. For some reason this is called a Mississippi roast. It’s a nice variatio...
by PAstrychef
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A poem for a day
Replies: 90
Views: 34041

Re: A poem for a day

The Great Pax Whitie BY NIKKI GIOVANNI In the beginning was the word And the word was Death And the word was nigger And the word was death to all niggers And the word was death to all life And the word was death to all peace be still The genesis was life The genesis was death In the genesis of death...
by PAstrychef
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 432240

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

Yeah, he lusts after her, but only in a discrete kind of way. He’s not a stalker, he’s not pushy, he just admires her. I was quite pissed when one bunch if readers decided Aaronovich was a horrible human being because a young male character was sexually attracted to a female character. Heck, Peter a...
by PAstrychef
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 118
Views: 6111

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

John Varley has several stories wherein bodies are adjustable. In one of the female protagonist first becomes male and then makes other changes.
The collection is The Persistance of Vision, but I can’t remember the story title itself.
by PAstrychef
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781767

Re: Today I Made:

A bacon-mushroom-leek pizza/flatbread thing. Store bought dough, already rolled out into a rectangle. Made a cheese base from odds and bobs in the fridge, topped it all with mozzarella.
by PAstrychef
Tue May 29, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 118
Views: 6111

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: 118
Views: 6111

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: 4389
Views: 781767

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: 4335

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: 167
Views: 20448

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: 4389
Views: 781767

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: 118
Views: 6111

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: 4389
Views: 781767

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: 4389
Views: 781767

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: 179
Views: 8351

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: 4389
Views: 781767

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: 1374

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: 13296

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: 13296

Re: Recipe requests

I found this linkhttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/68117013084783834/ with some things that looked interesting, especially the multi colored vegetable tortas.

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