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  1. 2 hours ago, Toliver said:

    The link wording wasn't mine. It was the title of the article provided by that web site's editor and/or reporter.

    The gist of it means that the recipient of your electronic gift will be notified via either their email address or, likely, a text sent to their mobile phone number. All this means is If the gift giver doesn't have the recipient's home address, there's an alternative way of sending someone a gift from Amazon.
    Then when the recipient (who got the email or text) goes to Amazon to receive the gift, Amazon will let them decide whether to accept the original gift as-is, or they can opt to not receive that gift but receive an equitable gift card amount from Amazon. 

    The original gift-sender won't know that the recipient decided not to receive their gift and get the Amazon gift card instead. The original sender will just be notified by Amazon that the recipient said something generic like "Thanks for the gift"...not knowing an exchange happened.

    Supposedly, this will make everyone happy.

    I should have said “the link wording”, thus, not implicating you at all.😊

  2. 1 hour ago, Toliver said:

    Sorry for the double post but it's sort of relevant...

    "Amazon will allow US Prime members to send gifts using only an email or phone number"


    And I thought this was interesting:

    So if you're gifted that ugly seasonal sweater from Amazon, you can switch it out for something else and the original gifter won't be the wiser and everyone is happy.xD

    Sorry, but your link wording confused me. You will still be able to send that lovely (hideous) sweater to cousin Jimmy at his home address, but, you will have the option of using his email or mobile phone number. 

  3. 3 minutes ago, TdeV said:

    What's the hottest I can dehydrate fresh peaches?


    I've found that peaches do better in @Ann_T's Summer Torte if they spend a little time in the dehydrator. The peaches are now peeled and cut, and they're in the Anova Oven at 127°F/53°C. Problem is that it's 3 p.m. and I'd like to deliver a slice of the torte today.


    It would help if I could accomplish some drying of the peaches in about 2 hours.

    A quick Googling says you can go up to 140*F. I would think that would be okay since you’re going to be cooking them more anyway.

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  4. Yes, a “personal” seedless watermelon, cut into more or less 1/2” bits. It became my evening snack, topped with a little maple smoked kosher salt (after the LED tea candle was plucked out, of course). The personal melons have been pretty consistently good this year.

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  5. Having eaten canned bacon (we had a grocery liquidation store here for a few years, so got to experience lots of regional products that would not normally have been available, but hey, it was fun) properly prepared, it wasn’t any worse than any other ordinary bacon. That said, getting it out of the can and into the  skillet to crisp up and finish was a gag worthy experience, slippery, fatty meat rolled up in parchment paper, urgh!

  6. I got to play with my newly acquired vintage Bamix today, yesterday was cleaning it up and reading the instructions. Made a batch of Senate Restaurant Navy Bean soup, got to the part where you’re supposed to mash some of the beans to make it “creamy”. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to put the new toy into action… Dang! It may be 35 years old and only 85 watts, but it had a major vortex going in that big pot of soup in just a few seconds. I kinda over blended, I had no clue it would work quite so quickly or thoroughly, oh well, still delicious. It blows all previous immersion blenders (and there have been many) I’ve had completely out of the water.


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  7. 33 minutes ago, palo said:

    Good find 😀


    On another note, I notice you have a "chain mail" scrubber hanging up - how do you like it?



    Love it! I use it on our cast iron, carbon steel and stainless steel pans (interior only). The best part is it’s super easy to clean and should, knock wood, never need replacing!

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  8. 2 minutes ago, MaryIsobel said:

    The exact year is definitely questionable. I was born in 1960 and it has been around as long as I can remember, but possibly not 60 years. But thanks to the helpful advice here, it will be around for a while yet.

    I’m vintage 1962 but grew up with appliances and cookware from the 1950’s and earlier, so I understand the confusion as to what came from when.

  9. 2 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:


    From the label in the picture there is what looks like a zipcode.  Zipcodes weren't invented till 1963.  It is unlikely the Presto is as much as 60 years old, although it may be getting close.


    I wish I could find parts for my old Cuisinart pressure cooker.


    Excellent! I was sure Harvest Gold wasn’t “The Big Six-O” quite yet.🤣

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  10. 8 minutes ago, MaryIsobel said:

    My inherited Presto pressure canner is at least 60 years old and badly in need of a new sealing ring and also the little rubber ring (technically speaking) that goes around the pressure reslease valve. I have tried searching by model number and gasket size (13") I'm not having any luck. It is cast aluminum and solid as the day it was manufactured, so getting rid of it due to the need of a couple of parts seems ridiculous. Any ideas? Granted, I am not the best internet searcher...


    Does it have any numbers stamped into it anywhere? Can you post a picture of it?

  11. 4 hours ago, Anna N said:

    …When I used to shop thrift stores in the before time, I always carried a magnet to test pans before buying them. 

    @Anna NI know you’re interested in the evolution of language, and I also know this is “off topic” here, but I love “in the before time” as a descriptor for the current time. 💛

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  12. 21 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

    For any of you who may still be married...


    I was browsing for a cutting board.  I have twenty something cutting boards at count, but a girl can never be too rich or have too many cutting boards.  I came upon this offer from amazon:  (eG-friendly Amazon.com link)


    "Non-slip design on the cutting board surface to prevent the spouse from slipping during cutting."


    An absolute necessity for any “HappyLifeColorfulKitchen”!

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