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  1. Welcome! I'm glad you found eGullet. Please continue to post; you're among fellow nut cases here.
  2. Food funnies

    And life, once again, imitates art: Toppers Pizza
  3. Tips, hints and interesting things

    If a recipe instructs you to "whisk eggs together," take them out of the shell first. Every time you put ketchup on a hot dog, an angel loses his wings. Green beans actually enjoy being insulted.
  4. Courgette cutlets

    Simple and delicious. I like it. BTW, courgette = zucchini in Canada, Australia, and the US.
  5. Ah, that's exactly what I meant in yesterday's post about numerous options. Thank you. For example, although white bread was my vehicle of choice in my younger days (but Arnold's or Pepperidge Farm, not a squishy variety like Wonder Bread), I now like some tooth resistance -- even some crunch -- before I get to the gooey part. I also make my own pb and store it in the fridge to keep it from separating. And though it remains spreadable, especially when it hits some warm toast, it'd still tear soft bread right apart.
  6. Thank you. I just placed a library hold on Tea in China: The History of China's National Drink, which is mentioned in the article. It should arrive in a week or so. Ditto Puer Tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic.
  7. Ah, we're going to have to figure out a way to remedy that. Is commercial pb available at all by you? I assume you can buy dry-roasted whole peanuts, yes? The only problem, such as it is, is that you can see how many opinions there are about a perfect PB&J: store-bought vs. homemade pb; smooth vs. crunchy pb; a lot vs. a little pb; salt vs. no salt (bleah); toasted vs. untoasted bread; squishy vs. substantial bread; jelly vs. jam vs. preserves; what kind of "J"; etc., etc., etc.
  8. Beef for stir fry

    Now, that's interesting. So what is US/Canada (I assume) skirt steak called in the UK?
  9. I'll have what she's having.
  10. A sense of humor is a terrible thing to lose.
  11. Today's haul, at this small farmers market (sorry, I forgot to take pictures before putting things away) = 1 qt blueberries, 1 pt hydroponic strawberries, 1 cucumber, 1 pt yellow and red cherry tomatoes, 8 regular tomatoes of various sizes, 1 large bouquet of kale, 1 large basket of carrots. Also bought another pint of yellow cherry tomatoes and 3 early tart apples at a local farm market.
  12. Cocktail mixers

    True, what JNW said, but to answer your question, it's "Old Fashioned" -- just like it's "corned beef," not "corn beef."
  13. Food funnies

    Foolhardy Attempt at Second Location The Onion, of course.
  14. Thanks, andie. Here's today's FDA report.
  15. Cooking for an older couple

    I see some posts about the actual food, which is nice and probably helpful, but that's not what Cronker is asking at the moment.