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  1. The Rogue Mocha Porter would tempt me, and 805 is a fall-back choice. Nothing else looked interesting to me. What is your darling's preferred single malt?
  2. Bought the Irish Pub Cookbook.
  3. Porthos

    St.Patrick and his Corned Beef

    Crock pot on low, point cut CB, a can of Guinness and 8 hours make for a fine CB.
  4. Bought it. Already started reading it.
  5. Porthos

    THE BEST: Can Opener

    Interesting, but not enough leverage for these arthritic hands.
  6. Porthos

    THE BEST: Can Opener

    I also bought a Swing-Away from a restro supply store, and like chromedome, found that is started out well but six months later was getting vary hard to use. I'll most likely give Oxo a try. These are for ren faire kitchens. I have a finicky electric in my home kitchen, but I know how to get it to open cans. My best guess is that I open about 3 can over a 2-week period.
  7. Her 4-episode show on Netflix, titled and based on her book, is entertaining and I have learned a few things watching it. I believe I've watched it through about 4 times. I'm not a baker, certainly not a bread baker, but every time I watch the foccottia being made I think I should try that. I most likely never will.
  8. @Smithy My DW and I bought a 3-burner Coleman stove at a yard sale 35+ years ago. The previous owner had ditched the white gas tank and purchased a propane gas feed tube/ control. I've had to replace it once. I love the convenience of propane. Also, I am loathe to store gasoline of any type. I've only owned electric lawn mowers for the same reason. One of the nice things about the propane converter is that you can use the disposable little cylinders or use a propane tank with a hose (my personal preference).
  9. If fat is flavor, and a roux has fat in it, why defat the liquid your dish was cooked in before making your sauce?
  10. Terry from what Netflix calls season 6 just seemed out of his league from the start. I also prefer the Sandi and Noelle over Sue and Mel. I think Prue has better chemistry than Mary did. My DW and I are on our second watching. It makes for light, entertaining watching. For reasons that aren't important we're watching them in the order of 5, ,6, 1, 2 ,3, and 4. I'm also on my second watching of Lords and Ladles for the same reason.
  11. I put one of these in the garbage disposal side. They can be had for a couple of bucks at lots of places.
  12. Porthos

    Help Identifying A Baking Pan

    @Smithy Exact measurement to come; they're on my laptop. i can tell you that it's a Wearever and approximately 9 1/2" x 2". ETA: It shows signs of use in the build-up of polymerized oils on the edges.
  13. I'm in the process of cataloging kitchen items in my FIL's kitchen for donation, hopefully to local shelters to help people who are starting to live independently. I am not sure what the pan pictured below is. My best guess is s deep dish pie pan but I'm not sure. Can anyone help me with this?
  14. I had someone comment on my having good thrift stores to go shopping in. I live in a city that is in the top 20 for population in California and thrift shopping one day a week has been a hobby of mine for many years now. Around home I cover the western part of San Bernardino County. I have reason to be in northern Orange County frequently and so I also thrift shop that area when I'm there. I probably average a little less than one item to buy a week, but with the frequency that I shopping and the millions of people living in southern California I do strike gold a couple of times a year.