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    Cheese Fondue

    I’m just thinking what we’ve tried with Raclette, which is definitely quite salty. I like it with some kind of meat, but it has to be a very thin slice or maybe a sprinkle of chopped up bits rather than even a big piece. I think the flavor combinations would be somewhat similar since it’s from the same region. That said, our whole house has a much lower tolerance for salt in general now since my mom’s been on a medical low sodium diet. None of the rest of us are watching sodium particularly but it’s just easier to cook lower sodium and have lower sodium ingredients in the house, so everyone’s diet has shifted.
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    Cheese Fondue

    I think for the Spam, rather than dipping it, I’d treat it as a sort of condiment and cut it into small slices such that after dipping a bread cube you could stack a slice of Spam on top of the cheesy bread before sticking the whole lot in your mouth. We did fondue one year for Christmas dinner and it was pretty successful. I did one cheese and one hot broth (because I was fairly sure we’d end up with horrible burns with hot oil) and I pre-cooked the meat so it was just shy of done, such that by the time it’d been heated to piping hot again in the broth, it was cooked nicely. We’re contemplating doing it again this year, actually, though possibly not for Christmas dinner.
  3. It has just now occurred to me how well my grandma would’ve fit in around here- she stored pots in her oven and did all her cooking in an electric gizmo. (An electric roaster in her case, but I bet she could’ve been persuaded to try other stuff.)
  4. I’m hoping for a meat grinder attachment for my KitchenAid.
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    DARTO pans

    Mine made it! Dunno what I was thinking with Tiny Pan but it is much lighter than the big ones. The paella pan looks like it will be quite useful.
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    Ingredients via Internet

    Does anyone have an excellent mail order source for cheese? I am specifically looking to get Raclette in non-huge amounts. Like, we do not need a quarter of a wheel.
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    DARTO pans

    Same. So we will see when they turn up.
  8. ‘I totally agree, go for it.
  9. I had a thought - if the idea is for the people to have it as a souviner, printing it on folded up card may not be the best bet as it’s then hard to store since even if you try to flatten it, card tends to want to hang on to folds pretty firmly.
  10. Typically with these things you have to feed them flat through the printer so they don’t have to wrap around anything, for DIY use. And either perforated so you only fully detach after printing, or held in place in the full sheet with tape so you peel the cut out away after printing.
  11. Rather than going with something cut out, what about seeing if you can find some kind of origami arrangement that suits? Or perhaps an origami menu inside a non-printed Chinese take out box? (Not sure exactly the effect you’re going for, so it’s hard to give precise suggestions. I’m just trying to think around the box. )
  12. Just make sure your cleaners get under the cushions of the loveseat. There was a sitting area in a restaurant on Kitchen Nightmares and the hidden ‘gifts’ were revolting. Clearly no one was remembering to clean properly.
  13. ‘If you mean multiple layers, it isn’t really designed for it. You’d have to stick all the layers together somehow so they didn’t shift during cutting, and the maximum thickness is 5mm or something so you wouldn’t get many layers of cardstock in anyway. From a custom packaging perspective I think it’d be most useful for prototyping packages (my SO mostly uses it for this for his electronics projects, so he doesn’t have to mess around as much with more expensive or harder to work with materials) or for customizing - you can easily cut whatever shape labels you want, which can produce interesting results, and also you can write/draw with it, which we’ve used to have the family dog, Max, ‘sign’ cards for kiddo in a different handwriting than anyone in the house. Actually, if you’re interested in getting into printing/silk screening at all (or at least willing to do it for the sake of product appearance) then you can also use the cutters like Silhouette to make vinyl stencils, which can then be applied to the silk screen itself and printed through. I haven’t tried that with mine yet but in theory it could make something quite spiffy. I do recall from silk screening holiday cards at school way back when that silk screening itself can be a bit fussy, though. So it really would depend on how much you wanted to put effort into trouble shooting and getting the hang of it. (Once we got it all working we had a pretty good production line going, it’s just having to make sure everything is lined up and getting the ink properties right, right amount of pressure for the design, etc.) Now I’m wondering if you could silk screen something edible. Hm.
  14. I’ll see if my SO remembers, and try to get the brand next time one of us goes to the pharmacy if he doesn’t. It was some highly not memorable name so google is failing me.
  15. ‘The stuff I saw in the store made boxes maximum roughly 2x2x2 inches, on letter sized paper. They were quite small. Labels seem like they’d be a safer route, but of course they don’t look as nice often.
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