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  1. For stock/chili you don't need a high performance pot. Just a pot. Go to a restaurant store and get a cheap one. Maybe $30. There is dignity in a humble pot that is suited to the job.
  2. Great questions. Water can't get hotter than 212f so a lid wont raise the temp. It will keep water from evaporating though . A basic method is to put a layer of carrots and onions on the bottom of the pot along with a couple cloves of smashed garlic. Put in red wine to cover halfway up the meat and whisk in 2 tbsp of tomato paste. Salt and pepper. I might add a little bit of cinnamon or 5-spice Cover it and put in a 300F oven and ignore it for 2 hours. Then turn the meat over and give it another hour or so. Remove t he meat and take the liquid and remove the fat...perhaps then thicken with starch and serve with the braised veg.
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    Jiffy love

    Or add diced jalapeño
  4. PA is slowly allowing wine shipments. Who can and who cannot is mysterious. Fortunately I can shop in DE. But the PA liquor control board does a pretty good job with wine. They are a megabuyer and get good prices. Liquor prices suck though. The stores have many more employees than needed and are a nice little patronage job. As much as I think the state shouldn't be inthe booze business, they do a decent job of it
  5. PA's state-run stores are stocked.
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    Dinner 2021

    Thigh cooked in CSO, diced, generous shake of sweet pimenton, splash jalapeño vinegar, salt, mayo and diced piquillo peppers. I let it sit for 30 min or so.
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    2021 Farmers' Markets

    We have a big orchard and veg grower near here. They sell their own stuff which is very nice. But they are open all year with a full selection....
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    2021 Farmers' Markets

    Half of it probably came from Jersey
  9. The various ethnic groceries around here sell humongous aluminum pots at a great price.
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    Dinner 2021

    Pimenton chicken salad, basil potato salad and stuff from the garden
  11. gfweb

    Dinner 2021

    Salmon, potatoes and piquillo peppers, and Israeli salad I usually don't get that albumin ooze when I pre-salt the salmon
  12. Counter with 15" clearance under a cabinet that covers half of the oven ?
  13. Interesting. I view potato salad as a simple dish. Perhaps I'm missing something.
  14. Finding a raisin in food is like finding a cock-a-roach. Maybe worse
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