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  2. kayb

    New house, new kitchen

    The KA is one thing I intend to leave on the counter, if possible. It's too danged heavy to move back and forth. But yes, those cabinets are large enough to store if it I decide I need to do that. I once had the KA on a sturdy rolling cart I kept in a closet. It's occurred to me to go back to that idea. Bottom shelf of cart serves well for baking supplies, etc.
  3. KennethT

    Dinner 2019

    Are fresh pancakes available at the market or do you make them?
  4. eugenep

    Dinner 2019

    there was this one theory by historians that we moved from a hunter-gatherer society to a grain based agricultural one because humans wanted to grow grain to make beer so that's why we settled down to farming and civilization happened beer gave rise to our civilization and that without beer we would all be nomadic barbarian hordes
  5. mgaretz

    Dinner 2019

    Ok, if we're going to get technical: There is an American IPA style and it doesn't necessarily have to use "American" hops - but they typically do. British IPA, back in the days when it was shipped round the horn in wooden barrels and taking months with no refrigeration, was aggressively hopped at the brewery, knowing that by the time it made it to India the hops would have mellowed significantly - resulting in a taste that was like the regular pale ale from home. In modern times we don't have to worry about that, but American brewers started using recipes similar to the old ones, but drinking the beer fresh. Originally British hops were used in an attempt to recreate the British style, but the beer was very hoppy. But people liked it that way, eventually leading to experimentation with domestic hop varieties, and for some of us, even more aggressive hopping. Hence the aggressive hop profile of modern IPAs.
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  7. Okanagancook

    New house, new kitchen

    Looks like they have a Kitchenaid mixer on that counter and below it looks like cupboards large enough to store one. We had a big/deep drawer made below our counter so I could lower the mixer down into it when not in use.
  8. kayb

    New house, new kitchen

    I actually have my very own fainting couch! (They have two!) It IS lower. I had not thought of it as an advantage in kneading/rolling dough, but it certainly would be. I was more or less thinking of that area of cabinet as a baking center, anyway.... I expect that Jonesboro, Arkansas, is a bit outside your commute area. Housing values are da bomb, though. 2,500 SF, 1-acre lot, nice neighborhood, about 250K.
  9. eugenep

    New house, new kitchen

    it's beautiful i've been saving for a house too but the ones I can afford in a nice neighborhood close enough to work are not good looking i guess we'll see i always thought houses farther away from the major metropolitan areas would cost less with better value errr...if the house you purchased is close to the NJ - NYC area and within affordability please message me for tips on areas to look at- e.g., Rutherford etc.
  10. liuzhou

    Dinner 2019

    Not so different. Of course America uses American hops, so it's a (slight) variation. It doesn't mean America invented it.
  11. eugenep

    Dinner 2019

    thanks for the info I always assumed the IPA was beer named after the British one (for marketing purposes) and the two are different - with American hops being the distinctive and defining character profile of the IPA
  12. liuzhou

    Dinner 2019

    Tonight I did a bunch of duck wraps. It's hot here, so minimal cooking. Minimal eating. Stir fried marinated duck. Bean Sprouts, Scallions, Cordycep militaris. Yellow Sriracha sauce. Several were had. In fact, I lost count. Scrap the minimal eating. Minimal ingredients.
  13. boilsover

    New house, new kitchen

    Very nice. Congratulations and have fun. See if you can talk the seller out of taking the fainting couch.
  14. Okanagancook

    New house, new kitchen

    Very nice. I am looking at the counter top to the left of the stove. It appears to be at a lower height than the standard 36.5 inch. I have a counter top area that is 34.5 inches specifically for making dough. The lower height makes it much easier to knead and roll out doughs.
  15. liuzhou

    Dinner 2019

    Although America does produce impressive IPAs, IPA is most certainly not an American invention! It is very British, a result and symbol of the British Raj, when pale ale was shipped from England to India in the 1800s to keep the colonisers happy!
  16. Well, it seems I am about to buy a new house and move across town. The kitchen is what sold me on our choice. Here are a few pictures: I expect the small table will go when the current occupants move, so I'll be looking to get a small island for the center. But a big goal will be for all the stuff that lives on top of my counters now to find a new home in a cabinet somewhere.
  17. lemniscate

    Trader Joe's Products (2017–)

    I opened the cherry tomatoes yesterday. So tender with none of the chewiness, tooth space jamming up of the jarred versions. Think butter soft and sweet sweet sweet.. I ate them on crackers with olives and cheese. That was dinner. I was happy. I am going to buy lots of these tomatoes, I never liked sun dried tomatoes due to the texture previously. Next up are those artichokes.
  18. eugenep

    Dinner 2019

    wow - that's impressive. thanks for sharing. I see there is an IPA, an American invention I believe, that's +1 for the Americans. I see that it is more refined than the typical can of beer too. Hmmm...I do wonder if European pork retains more fat and flavor than American hogs
  19. lemniscate

    Meeting-friendly snacks to bake

    For a Game of Thrones viewing party, I wanted to make cookies with a rose jam the hostess had brought back for me from a trip to Poland. I made Split Second Cookies, which to me were an even easier version of thumbprints. I did rose jam and apricot jam versions.
  20. I haven't....yet. I will look into getting some. I do have some Styrian pumpkin seed oil (I forgot I had it until now), I bet that would be good drizzled over the veg.
  21. blue_dolphin

    Trader Joe's Products (2017–)

    I used some of the semi-dried cherry tomatoes in a quick pasta with broccoli and hot Italian sausage Flavor-wise, they're similar to sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil. You can probably tell from the photo that they retain more moisture than regular sun-dried so their texture is less dry and more tender. And since they're little cherry tomatoes, there's no need to chop them up, a nice convenience for me at the moment. I need to make some bruschetta with them next.
  22. BonVivant

    Dinner 2019

    First meal in Lyon, France. Pork scratchings and Rosette de Lyon, the most famous of all Lyonnaise sausages. A giant pike dumpling served with lobster sauce. Reminds me of Norwegian Fiskeboller/fish balls but then a lot more refined and fancy. Cut open The dish I wanted to order wasn't available yesterday so I got this braised pork shoulder. Came in a perfect disk shape, smelled and tasted stronger than typical pork. (Aesthetically uninteresting before slicing in 2 pieces) Fan of French gastronomy who hasn't met a potato she didn't like, especially cooked in cream. I love cream, butter, and most dairy products!!! I don't have this quality of baguette at home. The texture is like sourdough. People tell me "if I eat like you I'd be fat fat fat". Now I can say "if I eat like Lyonnaise I'd be fat fat fat". Haven't seen a fat French person yet since my arrival last night, and they eat twice as much as I do. Usually full 3 course meals and lots of wine. Menu on a little chalk board brought to your table soon after your arrival. Buchons are traditional restaurants serving traditional (heavy and delicious) home-style food. Dishes listed are all typical Lyonnaise. I was the first to show up, 5 minutes later the place was completely full. I wouldn't be able to make this photo then. Authentic Lyonnaise buchons are always always always full so if you don't have reservation then too bad for you, unless you are very lucky that day. Only authentic certified buchons are bestowed this honour. Exterior of restaurant. It's very small inside. Back at my lodging shortly after. This is Lyon, I expect no less. Chips with black truffle. 0,25% truffle
  23. tschaefges

    Wood Fired Pizza Oven

    We've had a Forno Bravo Casa oven in our kitchen for about 15 years. It's been great.
  24. I wanted to come to this so badly, but it looks like this year is out. We've got some mental health issues with one of our kids that hasn't been resolved like we'd hoped, and end of the school year means stress will be even higher. It would be a lousy time for me to be gone. Have a ton of fun, folks!
  25. Maison Rustique

    Trader Joe's Products (2017–)

    I will definitely check out the artichoke hearts and the mango sauce. I could potentially see using the mango on grilled fish, chicken or pork.
  26. TicTac

    Cooking plain old chips

    You all give me a good laugh! Let's not forget the most egregious oversight....Ontario is but a humble Province in the great Country of CANADA!
  27. dcarch

    Dinner 2019

    Happy Easter and Passover! Instead of ham (too salty) I made SV rib steak . Instead of matzo balls, I made matzo star of David. With asparagus and radish from my garden. On grilled pineapple slices. dcarch
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