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  1. 1 hour ago, lindag said:

    Those custard cups do double duty here for mise en place.

    My mise en place bowls do double duty as custard cups (when measured by frequency of use for each respective purpose). My own supply is not as low as I'd thought, now that several have come home to roost after stints at other family members' houses, third-duty use in various other rooms, etc.

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  2. 2 hours ago, heidih said:

    Eew cuz that has got fat in it - more of a pain to clean up. At least when the ex put his can of Pepsi in the freezer and forgot about it there was a mess but it was diet so not sticky sugar to clean. He did it more than once.

    My late wife liked her Diet Pepsi just at the very cusp of freezing, so that happened pretty predictably a couple of times/month. I got mightily tired of cleaning those...

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  3. Nice! They're about a week away where I live, and vanishingly rare (though apparently one brand of bark mulch sold locally gifted a few enthusiasts with an unexpected flush of them, last year).


    There are some Gyromitra korfii and G. esculenta already about, but I'm not familiar enough with false morels (or, frankly, interested enough) to mess around with the necessary levels of careful ID and/or preparation.

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  4. 17 minutes ago, lindag said:

    I just watched the 7th episode of Julia...the very best one yet.  I believe that ep. 8 is the finale, I'll really be sad because this has been outstanding!

    BTW, it appears that her father was a real schmuck!

    It's been renewed for a second season, apparently.


    We've watched as far as Episode 6, so far, but haven't had the chance to wrap up the season. We've enjoyed it greatly, and - since I've never seen the real Julia's show, and know little of her life beyond the main points - any anachronisms or anomalies are lost on me anyway. Whatever its merits or deficiencies as biography, it's good television.

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  5. On 4/30/2022 at 6:51 AM, chromedome said:

    An absolute boatload of Elite brand sweets (chocolate bars, cookies, chewing gum, the works) are being recalled for salmonella. Distribution is national.



    Amplification/correction on the existing recall:



  6. 8 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:


    Besides, at my age, forearms are mostly bruises, ulcers, open sores, and scar tissue already.


    I can remember at one point we got tired of my mom burning herself at the base of her thumb/top of her wrist, so we replaced her heat pads with oven mitts. She immediately began burning herself at the base of her wrist, just where the mitts stopped. So we bought her longer oven mitts, and she began burning herself at the top of her forearm right (wait for it) where the mitts ended. So Dad told her to just call him when she had things to take out of the oven. :P


    She didn't bake but once or twice after he died, so that was a non-issue, but her forearms like yours are a constant mass of bruises and recent scrapes (her skin is similarly fragile).

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  7. 27 minutes ago, heidih said:

    Not the kitchen but food prep related. My messed up manual dexterity will not allow me to open plastic bags at grocery store. I've tried moisture from wet veg, and licking fingers w/ Covid not a done thing. So - I ask an employee. They oblige with a smile usually. Sounds simple but asking for help is often a hard thing.

    I walk over to the portion of the produce section where greens and herbs get misted regularly, moisten my fingers there, and then open the bag.

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