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  1. IowaDee

    Favorite Food Quotes

    Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for a few days on nothing but food and water. -W.C. Fields
  2. I'm just jealous 'cause I don't have any of those cookies!
  3. Wow, seeing that I can't help but wonder what else was in that loot bag! What a nice gift that was.
  4. Jose Andes is a God! I adore that man.
  5. IowaDee

    Old cookbooks

    Used to do a lot of selling on eBay and today I was cleaning out a box of unsold/unlisted odds and ends. Forgot all about having this old cookbook-Kitchen Fun A Cook Book for Children by Louis Price Bell. Copyright 1932. For something printed on what I would call pulp paper, it is in remarkable condition. Is this something any of you would be interested in having as a gift? If so. let me know via pm
  6. IowaDee

    Breakfast! 2018

    I'll bet you house guest would be honored to share that with you too! So glad he's coming back again. Can't wait for pictures of the happy reunion.
  7. Hum. have had several over the years jug fish for snappers here in the pond. They used really "ripe" chicken livers for bait. I've yet to cook or eat turtle meat so I'll be interested in seeing how you deal with yours. And I agree, Chum deserves a spot on a calendar ,,,,beautiful photo!
  8. Easy to trap however. Just set out an empty can and they crawl right in.
  9. Yeah, killing, cleaning and cooking the wild Spam. As usual, this is going to be fun to follow along!
  10. Is there a chance you could ask the kitchen staff what cut they use? Tell them how wonderful it is and they may well be willing to share with you.
  11. IowaDee

    China Shopping

    Well. that's clearly what you get by crossing a baby cuke with a Lincolnshire sausage. Now if I could only figure out how to sex the things! It is either a cukesage or a saucumber
  12. Our local Mexican restaurant routinely includes a bottle of ranch along with the traditional hot sauces on every table. Very sad to watch patrons drown their tacos in the white stuff. I agree, it has a place but just not on my Mexican platter.
  13. IowaDee

    Kenny Shopsin Passed Away

    I just had to check and we watched the documentary in 2011. Since then, the phrase, "I like killing flies" has become our mantra at this time of years when the flies are looking for nooks and crannies in the house to spend the winter in.
  14. IowaDee

    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    I so agree about pork. If I could only have one meat, it would be that -hands down. Or is that "trotters" down?
  15. IowaDee

    Food funnies

    [Host's note: this post and the responses were split from the Food recalls topic, in a which a post noted that that NYTimes advises against eating raw centipedes, and that two people had contracted rat lungworm from doing so.] What would be the best way to cook centipedes? I'm thinking like a tiny kabob. Should they be skinned prior to cooking or to eating? Would a dipping sauce enhance their flavor or cover their delicate taste? I picture them artfully arranged a top a bed of rice and small shards of fresh herbs sprinkled over themπŸ˜‹
  16. IowaDee

    Favorite Food Quotes

    Oh well, I can't stand Woody Allen so I missed that. Sorry.
  17. IowaDee

    Favorite Food Quotes

    "That was so bad" "And there was so little of it". -David Sedaris
  18. IowaDee

    Grocery Shopping

    You have both ends covered so I suspect the middle can take care of itself
  19. IowaDee

    Papaya - Ripe? Unripe? Help needed.

    Nope, I've had lots of them eaten within a mile of where they grew. Basically just a pretty dull fruit. Lots of lime helps both as something to squeeze on them and to add to a margarita to drink along side them. Give me a mango any time.
  20. I sometimes combine apricot jam and horseradish and slather it on a ham slice before baking. That was about as "exotic" as my Mom got in the kitchen so it has memories for me. I plan to try it on cream cheese too. Usually just stick to pepper jelly so this will be a nice change.
  21. IowaDee

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I wonder how people who refuse to eat anything with a face would react to those adorable squash guys?
  22. IowaDee

    Cheese (2008– )

    You have a whole wonderful world of tastes about to open up. Discovering how varied cheeses were was one of the best discoveries I ever made. Have fun on this journey and don't forget to take us along. There is always another cheese to discover along the way!
  23. And what about coconut milk and coconut water? At least a coconut kind of looks like it could produce milk if you just went by the shape.πŸ˜‰
  24. IowaDee

    Breakfast! 2018

    The whites of that egg look ,for all the world, as if they were made of white jade! Just the way it glistens is beautiful.