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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:13 am UTC

I got an Anova circulator when it was on sale as a birthday present to myself. I use it once or twice a month and really like the results. Usually it’s a matter of needing to get something cooking that I don’t have to watch, often I start whatever it was from frozen. I haven’t played with cooking eggs with it yet. Steaks are great, my first try at ribs was only ok because the bag came open, lobster tails were good.
It’s similar to my instant pot-a tool I can use when the situation warrants. Most foods have a wide margin of error-they can cook for 1-4 hours, so you can start things and not worry too much. On work nights I’m fond of hands-off cooking.
I would love to have my food saver vacuum sealer here to use with it, but it’s in storage. I just use new ziplock bags and clip them to the rim of the pot with bulldog clips. The circulator itself doesn’t take up much space and I use the insert from the instant pot as my container. All in all, I am glad I have it.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby sardia » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:51 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:I got an Anova circulator when it was on sale as a birthday present to myself. I use it once or twice a month and really like the results. Usually it’s a matter of needing to get something cooking that I don’t have to watch, often I start whatever it was from frozen. I haven’t played with cooking eggs with it yet. Steaks are great, my first try at ribs was only ok because the bag came open, lobster tails were good.
It’s similar to my instant pot-a tool I can use when the situation warrants. Most foods have a wide margin of error-they can cook for 1-4 hours, so you can start things and not worry too much. On work nights I’m fond of hands-off cooking.
I would love to have my food saver vacuum sealer here to use with it, but it’s in storage. I just use new ziplock bags and clip them to the rim of the pot with bulldog clips. The circulator itself doesn’t take up much space and I use the insert from the instant pot as my container. All in all, I am glad I have it.

Ah, just the basic essentials. What wattage and price did you get it at? I hear that below 800 watts means long preheating times. I'm guessing birthday means splurging. Actually...I should look for a used one on eBay.

Edit: never mind, Amazon comment section is revolting over anovas decision to force data collection via login instead of blue tooth. I'll hold off for now

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Postby PAstrychef » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:36 am UTC

Since I never use the app to control my circulator I’ve never had any issues. I look up times and temps, manually set the temp and start a timer. It does suck that the company wants your data, but you don’t have to make it available. If you find a used Bluetooth model, it shouldn’t be a problem.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sungura » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:07 am UTC

The peanut flour for peanut macarons did work. 1/3 peanut flour to 2/3 almond flour seems to be the correct ratio (at least for the recipe I was altering which was for 2 eggwhitea if that helps...)

Basically watching great british baking show has taught me i know nothing about baking.

Also that brits like things far too crunchy and Id fail miserably since cookies and biscuits are both SOFT, people. SOFT. I dont care what paul hollywood says!
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Roquette is how i saw it spelled here under arugula! In the US!
Also stealing. All tbis back and forth with the Uk these last two years has me confused as to which word to use where at this point.
But are coriander and cilantro really the same? I dont think so as i have both, and they are def different.

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“Both cilantro and coriander come from the Coriandrum sativum plant. In the US, cilantro is the name for the plant's leaves and stem, while coriander is the name for its dried seeds. “
HA. I knew it was different. They taste and smell quite different and I was right they are! Same plant different parts.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:21 am UTC

Sungura wrote:HA. I knew it was different. They taste and smell quite different and I was right they are! Same plant different parts.
Uhm... no... what I said is in fact how the word is used in the UK and South Africa. "Coriander" is used to refer to either the leaves or ground seeds, depending on context, and adding either "coriander leaves" or "fresh coriander", and "ground coriander" or "coriander seeds" where there may be ambiguity.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sungura » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:54 pm UTC

Sorry. I guess i did the typical american thing of assuming when you wrote
English speaking countries
that such definition included the US and Canada as well. I missed where you specified it was only UK and SA.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:14 pm UTC

Sungura wrote:Also that brits like things far too crunchy and Id fail miserably since cookies and biscuits are both SOFT, people. SOFT. I dont care what paul hollywood says!

Objection! While some cookies should be soft, many cookies need to be crunchy! Oatmeal and chocolate chip both need to be crunchy to be enjoyable, for me.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:36 pm UTC

Sungura wrote:Sorry. I guess i did the typical american thing of assuming when you wrote
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that such definition included the US and Canada as well. I missed where you specified it was only UK and SA.

Get back to me when you've reread what the sentence in its entirety means.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby sardia » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:33 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:
Sungura wrote:Also that brits like things far too crunchy and Id fail miserably since cookies and biscuits are both SOFT, people. SOFT. I dont care what paul hollywood says!

Objection! While some cookies should be soft, many cookies need to be crunchy! Oatmeal and chocolate chip both need to be crunchy to be enjoyable, for me.

Heresy, chocolate chip should always be melty and gooey.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:50 pm UTC

Just made a batch of what we call Washington cookies-oatmeal, walnut, chocolate chip. The scale went wonky when I was weighing the sugars so they spread like anything. I’m not sure if they will be extra crispy when cold or stay flexible.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:53 pm UTC

sardia wrote:
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Sungura wrote:Also that brits like things far too crunchy and Id fail miserably since cookies and biscuits are both SOFT, people. SOFT. I dont care what paul hollywood says!

Objection! While some cookies should be soft, many cookies need to be crunchy! Oatmeal and chocolate chip both need to be crunchy to be enjoyable, for me.

Heresy, chocolate chip should always be melty and gooey.

Melty-gooey is possibly the only viable alternative.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Angua » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:31 pm UTC

Crunchy cookies can be good.

Moo - you missed out
chips/crisps/fries. Which is compounded at home where we just use chips for both.

Also:
peas/kidney beans - a confusing concept for anyone making Caribbean rice and 'peas'.

Also also
cinnamon leaves/allspice - we call the allspice tree a cinnamon tree at home, or a porridge tree. Didn't realise they were the same thing for ages.

Also @ sungura - Moo's whole post was about things that are all the same but named differently in English. Many of those terms are mainly used in the US/Canada - they were not being missed? Coriander/cilantro dichotomy easily fits.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sungura » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:13 am UTC

Angua wrote:Also @ sungura - Moo's whole post was about things that are all the same but named differently in English. Many of those terms are mainly used in the US/Canada - they were not being missed? Coriander/cilantro dichotomy easily fits.

The way I read the list, and the rest of the list (which I do understand, as I travel between the US and UK multiple times a year, and many brits come here too) they were equivalents. I.e. same thing different name.
I was merely pointing out in American English, coriander and cilantro are actually distinctly different (same plant yes but different parts and def different flavour), and as such, could not be substituted for each other in recipes, like the rest of the list has (ex: the rocket/roquette/arugula is the same thing, different names) (even though I do understand in other English speaking countries, coriander and cilantro are the same thing and additional words are used to clarify, that is not the case here).
Hope that clarifies the confusion!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:19 am UTC

Angua wrote:chips/crisps/fries. Which is compounded at home where we just use chips for both.

You're right! We also use "chips" for both, sometimes having to add the Afrikaans word "slap" (sort of like... floppy?) to distinguish hot chips from crisps.
peas/kidney beans - a confusing concept for anyone making Caribbean rice and 'peas'.
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cinnamon leaves/allspice - we call the allspice tree a cinnamon tree at home, or a porridge tree. Didn't realise they were the same thing for ages.

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Postby PAstrychef » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:02 pm UTC

Sautéed skate in brown butter with pepitas and roasted chiogga beets. There was brown butter cooking at work and the smell had me thinking about how good it is as a sauce. Gnocchi are traditional, but I wasn’t interested in carbs. Went to the good fish shop and saw the skate.
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Postby Zohar » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:08 pm UTC

Yesterday I made ricotta-blueberry-lemon waffles for breakfast that turned out great. This morning I made us kale-garlic omelettes with a tomato-onion sauce on top for brunch. I now have a blueberry pie in the oven. I didn't really use a recipe - I had some dough I made a while ago that I defrosted, I took the leftover ricotta, mixed with some confectioner's sugar and lemon zest and spread on the bottom, and cooked the (frozen) blueberries down with a bit of flour, lemon juice, and sugar.

I'm not sure why all the recipes insist on frozen blueberries being baked frozen, and not thawing in advance. So they retain their liquids and shape, I suppose? I guess we'll see if I end up with a horrible mess. I did blind-bake the crust with some egg-white, so hopefully that should stop anything from leaking.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sandry » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:29 pm UTC

Saturday I made vegan apple crisp to bring to some friends' party. Reasonably happy with it.
Sunday I made savory cheddar herbed scones that came out too damned dense and I am a bit sad about that, but certainly not sad enough to not eat them. I also made tofu red curry with brown rice, because one cannot live on scones alone.
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Postby Zohar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:08 pm UTC

Sandry wrote:one cannot live on scones alone.

I don't know, has one tried?
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:07 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:
Sandry wrote:one cannot live on scones alone.

I don't know, has one tried?

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Postby Sandry » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:30 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:
Zohar wrote:
Sandry wrote:one cannot live on scones alone.

I don't know, has one tried?

I volunteer as tribute...I mean, guinea pig

Ha! I find it hard to credit that you would give up all the other delicious-sounding things you often bake in order to guinea pig this, but y'know, your choice. :)

If I'm honest, I was mostly writing that quote out of amusement for the fact that every edition of "one" in the sentence is pronounced a different way. Thanks, English! :P
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Postby flicky1991 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:44 pm UTC

Sandry wrote:If I'm honest, I was mostly writing that quote out of amusement for the fact that every edition of "one" in the sentence is pronounced a different way.
Not if you pronounce "scone" to rhyme with "alone" like a civilised human being. :P
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Postby natraj » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:37 pm UTC

WHAT how else is scone pronounced?
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Postby freezeblade » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:41 pm UTC

I was origionally guessing to it rhymes with "abscond" but a google search revealed the following:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-dr ... nce-scone/

So most in the UK seem to rhyme it with "gone" instead of "bone"
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Postby Thesh » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:44 pm UTC

It's pronounced as if the "e" just doesn't exist at all. As if someone just added a letter for no reason whatsoever. Which is understandable, given that this is English.
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Postby Angua » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:52 pm UTC

It can rhyme with 'on' or 'own'.
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Postby PAstrychef » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:58 am UTC

Another big pot of chicken soup. Very careful carrying it downstairs, will be even more careful bringing it back up tomorrow.
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Postby dubsola » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:10 am UTC

I'll bet.

I made a Mexican feast for some friends on the weekend. Everything was vegetarian. I made some chilli with black and kidney beans (delicious, especially the day after and the day after that) some guacamole, a salsa verde using tomatillos (first time using them - it turned out great), and a corn, zucchini and cheese mix, all served on tacos. It was great.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:28 pm UTC

Made something that is...nominally pizza, or PINO (Pizza in name only).

Crust contained some fresh corn masa for tortillas (about 5% of the total flour weight)
Sauce is leftover mole sauce from turkey mole made the previous day
Cheese is oaxaca cheese (similar to low-moisture mozzarella)
Toppings are red onion, roasted chile poblano, roast garlic, and topped with green onion post-baking

It was very tasty, but both pizza...and not pizza at the same time. Not sure if it's a re-do or not yet.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:08 am UTC

Some really nice banana bread with walnuts and chocolate chips. Mom insists on buying bananas, only to not eat them so we have loads in the feeezer. Some become smoothies, but I finally baked with a few. I made many small loaves, so they can be frozen.
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Postby Moo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:46 am UTC

That sounds fantastic
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Postby Sandry » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:33 pm UTC

I had a three day weekend this weekend and went possibly overboard. I made fresh apple sauce, apple crumble, scones, twice baked potatoes with broccoli and butternut squash mac and cheese. I'm thinking now I really want to make latkes, as I have some leftover sour cream and that apple sauce, and that just sounds really delicious right now.

Maybe I could do some potato only, and some potato and zucchini, as I also have some zucchini I need to use up.
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Postby Moo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:53 pm UTC

For you to be able to conjour such delightfully autumnal feelings in me with those food descriptions, while I sit here in pools of my own sweat wishing for the speedy heat death of the universe, says a lot about both your choice of foods to cook and your descriptions thereof.
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Postby Sandry » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:37 pm UTC

Heh, I think honestly cooking in colder seasons is just more fun. Whenever it's hot I just find myself wondering if I can manage to live on fruit alone, or possibly that plus the occasional veggies and hummus, salads, or chips and salsa, and never turn on any source of heat anywhere.
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Postby freezeblade » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:40 pm UTC

Sandry wrote:Heh, I think honestly cooking in colder seasons is just more fun. Whenever it's hot I just find myself wondering if I can manage to live on fruit alone, or possibly that plus the occasional veggies and hummus, salads, or chips and salsa, and never turn on any source of heat anywhere.


Pretty much this. The heating in my house is woefully inadequate, and making a roast dinner, with some baked dessert or a bread in the afternoon/evening is a great way to heat up the house. My wife and I will often do long cooked meats like pulled pork or ribs this time of year, with morning buns or other morning pastries finished in the evening to keep the oven on.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Mikeski » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:50 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:Made something that is...nominally pizza, or PINO (Pizza in name only).

Extra credit if that's pronounced "Pie? No."

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:31 am UTC

Some really good meatloaf. A mix of beef and pork, plenty of Worcestershire sauce and glazed with bbq sauce, instead of my usual bacon wrapping. (Had bacon for breakfast, did not actually want more) I have been making two loaves at a time so that one can go in the freezer for a day without energy or inspiration.
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Postby dubsola » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:07 am UTC

Mother in law gave us her slow cooker. First thing I made was beef short ribs with rum, soy sauce, tomato sauce, Sriracha, and honey. Was delicious but will add more soy sauce next time, was pretty sweet. I probably should have measured it, I just chucked everything in straight from the bottle. Served with mashed potatoes and balsamic glazed carrots. Such an easy meal and so tasty!

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:36 pm UTC

dubsola wrote:Mother in law gave us her slow cooker. First thing I made was beef short ribs with rum, soy sauce, tomato sauce, Sriracha, and honey. Was delicious but will add more soy sauce next time, was pretty sweet. I probably should have measured it, I just chucked everything in straight from the bottle. Served with mashed potatoes and balsamic glazed carrots. Such an easy meal and so tasty!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:26 am UTC

Last night I made: masala chai infused cupcakes with a browned butter frosting for work (in the company colours, no less) for my birthday.

I didn't try a whole one (avoiding carbs) so I feel a bit helpless to know what they're really like, apart from the small tastes I tried of the two components; but I am getting the sense (and feedback) that separately the cake and icing are great but together, the icing is totally overwhelming the spices in the cake.

I didn't realise how big a flavour profile the browned butter will add to the buttercream - or maybe I browned it too much? I do like it though, I'll make it again, but with a plain cake.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sandry » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:56 pm UTC

Wow, do those look gorgeous!

Sorry to hear the balancing didn't go quite optimally, but it still sounds delicious.
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