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by Bakemaster
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

Please, girls, we're trying to salivate here. You could do what Chad Robertson (Tartine) does, which is a 1:1 flour mix of whole wheat and AP as the feeding flour. That's where I am right now. I suppose I'll stick with this for a while and see if things improve. What I'm really looking for is a more...
by Bakemaster
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

I acquired sourdough starter from a friend and have been taking care of it. Sarah made dough yesterday and we baked one loaf, let the other rise overnight in the fridge. That one's going in shortly. The flavor's not there yet but it's still exciting to try working with live yeast. Not sure how long ...
by Bakemaster
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?
Replies: 44
Views: 16518

Re: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?

Just... no. Stop.
by Bakemaster
Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Learning kills appreciation
Replies: 18
Views: 10683

Re: Learning kills appreciation

Dearly departed?

Oh dear.
by Bakemaster
Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:19 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: So I just toured the MIT campus...
Replies: 6
Views: 7276

Re: So I just toured the MIT campus...

Randy went to school somewhere in Virginia. Some members of this forum went to MIT but the vast majority did not. I grew up near MIT but never actually took a tour. (On the other hand, I somehow managed to get sent on something like six tours of Tufts in the course of my primary and secondary educat...
by Bakemaster
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1259
Views: 243886

Re: The Liquor Thread

Four Roses bourbon - anyone have opinions? I was sort of half-listening to a conversation about whisky today and I actually have spending money in the budget for the first time in what seems like (and may very well be) years.
by Bakemaster
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

Also not too complex, pork chops braised in vermouth and chicken stock, with some buttered broccoli and brown rice. I got all worried when I stuck the instant-read in the chops and they were around 155, but they are actually very nicely tender and I rendered the fat a little better than last time. S...
by Bakemaster
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?
Replies: 44
Views: 16518

Re: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?

I... Huh? I was the one saying keeping chickens isn't more cost effective than buying eggs elsewhere, that the point of getting a coop and a couple of hens wasn't to save money on your egg purchases. The one? You both said it. I also said the cost range varied on coops and curbed my estimate down. ...
by Bakemaster
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?
Replies: 44
Views: 16518

Re: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?

I'm also in Boston, where the winters are probably colder than where you guys are. I'm sure chickens are pretty cold tolerant, but not Boston winter tolerant. Yeah, I know where you are, and I lived there for 25 years so I know exactly how cold it is. Chickens can take Boston winters, and worse, wi...
by Bakemaster
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?
Replies: 44
Views: 16518

Re: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?

(and why do US eggs get refrigerated? Because we WASH THEM so they look nice - organic or whatever label you want - so the natural goo on the egg that protects them is gone!) So, it's worth pointing out that the primary reason for this is a trade agreement between America and the UK, which prevents...
by Bakemaster
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

Is it possible the recipe was badly translated? I have yet to see a soup with lettuce in it, but cabbage is common. Lettuce just doesn't hold up.
by Bakemaster
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

I have a couple pounds of carnitas crisping under the broiler and I found some pickled onions in the back of the fridge to go with them. Can I use the word "amazeballs" here? Thanks to some tips and a recipe from Serious Eats, everything turned out way better than I expected.
by Bakemaster
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

Shouldn't an acidic braising medium speed up the collagen breakdown? http://www.scienceofcooking.com/meat/slow_cooking1.htm I'm not braising, and I read here : In a marinade, an acid can help a tough cut become tender, but in a slow-cooking stew, too much of an acidic ingredient can actually make t...
by Bakemaster
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

BOOOOOOOOOOORSCHT. I'm finding stew beef surprisingly difficult to get the hang of. Got a ~2 pound cut of chuck and put a real nice sear on it, but when cutting it into chunks for the stew there's "this will melt into pure flavor" fat, shitty stringy connective tissue, and in-between stuff...
by Bakemaster
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Graduating write-up
Replies: 4
Views: 7339

Re: Graduating write-up

Jeff Jefferson wrote:the best quote I can find on that page is "You were once shoved headfirst through someone's vagina. Why are you acting so dignified?" I'm not so sure they'd be willing to put that in the yearbook.

"Vagina" is not a dirty word and neither is the act being described. Go for it.
by Bakemaster
Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

Monkey bread is evil and you are evil for linking me to a smitten kitchen monkey bread recipe.
by Bakemaster
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 84120

Re: Bay Area Meetups

Hmm, Napa road trip?
by Bakemaster
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

I hadn't made tom kha gai in a while and my last attempt was kind of "off" but this time I got it right. I wish I could afford the oyster mushrooms at the farmer's market, can't stand it with straw or button mushrooms and can't justify buying anything else, ho hum. Next month dat paycheck ...
by Bakemaster
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 84120

Re: Bay Area Meetups

Work picked up for me this past month so probably gonna have to be a weekend meetup. Also PictureSarah and our hideous spawn are maybes depending on timing and theme. Some things are not hideous spawn friendly.
by Bakemaster
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

No Christmas pudding? Apparently no mulled wine/cider, mince pies, brandy butter, Christmas cake or roast chestnuts either - you Americans are seriously missing out. And no, candy canes and eggnog do not make up for it. I have been absent but: We definitely do roast chestnuts and mulled wine and ci...
by Bakemaster
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Getting your grains
Replies: 6
Views: 7255

Re: Getting your grains

Beer! How could I forget beer?

"Corn is a grass" will never not blow my mind. Pew pew.
by Bakemaster
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Getting your grains
Replies: 6
Views: 7255

Re: Getting your grains

Precooked is gross. We eat a fair amount of rice, more white than brown mostly because I often don't have time to wait 45 minutes for brown to cook. We also have quinoa fairly frequently. I like polenta and cornbread; of course, wheat bread is always around. I've tried millet and had no strong feeli...
by Bakemaster
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 307537

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Double post for Sam Adams Oktoberfest! To be honest, this is the only one of their beers I anticipate (or buy) anymore. But then, I can't get a lot of what's available back east, so they probably have some other good stuff I've forgotten or not tried. I did data entry in their office for half a week...
by Bakemaster
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

"Paleo" (lol, no) orange chicken with rice and, uh, I should get off my ass and make the broccoli. The nice thing about this chicken recipe is you basically just take a ton of orange juice, orange zest and ginger, reduce it with some hot sauce and salt sauce (lol, soy sauce), and put it on...
by Bakemaster
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:07 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 84120

Re: Bay Area Meetups

I approve of the side of the Bay that you are on. It is the side that is easier for me to get to.
by Bakemaster
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

"Iced" broccoli stems? Please elaborate.
by Bakemaster
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

Today I made a totally unplanned soup that turned out really tasty. I had a quart of chicken stock and a quart of vegetable stock and a chuck steak. So then I soaked some wakame, black fungus and bean curd skin that I've had sitting around since some trip to the Asian market forever ago and threw th...
by Bakemaster
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:29 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 84120

Re: Bay Area Meetups

Ping for current interest. OP pls respond.
by Bakemaster
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

Cooked custard for an awesome ice cream, with brown sugar and loads of cinnamon, and about to candy some damn walnuts for same. Aw yiss.
by Bakemaster
Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

NaOH way!
by Bakemaster
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752014

Re: Today I Made:

And to pronounce it like the Spanish infinitive verb "poder"
by Bakemaster
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 307537

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I don't know that I've ever had it on tap. I would love to, but it's just that good . I have a bottle of Black Butte Anniversary Release XXIV in the back of the fridge that I bought myself as a reward for when I finish my stupid kitchen. It's, uh... I'm aging it. It's been aged. Being aged. Goddamn ...
by Bakemaster
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 307537

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Uh, you mean, Objectively The Best Year-Round Porter In Existence, Second Only to its Special Anniversary Releases, the One, the Only, Deschutes Black Butte Porter?
by Bakemaster
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fatty Liver and Carbohydrates
Replies: 8
Views: 8260

Re: Fatty Liver and Carbohydrates

What, no iphone links?
by Bakemaster
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 307537

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

You know, I had a really bad experience with a skunked Deschutes on tap a while back. And that was much closer to Bend, where the brewery is, than you are. Probably just a coincidence though, that was years ago.
by Bakemaster
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 307537

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Yes! By god, I will drive in to the bay some time and we will enjoy a goddamn brown ale together. I don't think I've seen an Anchor brown on the shelf. The three I've noticed are Steam, Porter and IPA. Downtown Brown, from Lost Coast, will not blow your mind but is nice for some variety. I think Moo...
by Bakemaster
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Thinking about going back to school
Replies: 2
Views: 6488

Re: Thinking about going back to school

Late to the party; maybe OP is still reading. I've seen many people transition into engineering who were older than 30; it's not trivial, but it's doable. I can't project what the market will look like in a few years, but I'm seeing starting salaries in the ~100k range around here (although there is...
by Bakemaster
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 307537

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Old Bay? That sounds pretty risky. Sitting down with another New Belgium. This time it's Tour de Fall. I like the finish better than the start. Cascade and Amarillo hops... Makes me want to put some time into tasting with a mind toward identifying hop varieties. Because I don't know what's what. Alt...
by Bakemaster
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 176020

Re: Controversial opinions about food

You can keep your starter tamed in the fridge. Make something quick and easy every now and again if you can't keep up by bread alone. Some friends of mine use crumpets as a fallback. Baking may be precision chemistry in some instances, and measuring by weight may be unreservedly awesome, but you wil...

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