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  1. The Halal Snack Pack, or HSP, is fast becoming a staple of late night drunk dining and morning recovery in Australia and has recently hit the best Turkish Cafe in my town. It is Australia's answer to poutine and animal style fries. I believe the origin was in Sidney. It is simple enough: gyro meat and sauce over chips. Our cafe offers a variety of sauces, here is the garlic sauce version. And yes, it is good even when sober. Anyone have favourites? What sauces do you like?
  2. If they are pasteurized, you left them in too long
  3. I found this article about arancino/arancina really interesting
  4. Managed to pot up the bullhorn pepper I planted this year and move it, the summer before's bullhorn and my curry tree under protection right before our first frost of the winter. Hope I got enough roots for the bullhorn to survive. It will be interesting to see if the one that's a year older makes it through a second winter - it's quite a tree. I'll probably try some winter crops like broccoli and garlic but my luck in previous winters has been poor.
  5. A couple of things. Most induction cooktops need much finer temperature control IMO. If you really have an accurate PID control, you could use it for sous vide and would want temperature control to about 0.5 C up to 100 C. After that most people probably wouldn't mind relative control but I think they could get used to setting temperatures, especially if it was fast to make big jumps but maybe included a find control, too. The other place that absolute temperature would be great is for deep frying.
  6. Cat's out of the bag on the name. I bought some dodgy frozen meat pies that advertised "Sous Vide cooked beef". Even if people don't know what it means, they know it is gourmet.
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    I take an expansive view of the definition of a highball. To me it means a fizzy drink with alcohol served over ice. Generally in a tall glass. Maybe with other stuff. Right now I'm drinking: 1 oz Bombay Sapphire gin 1 oz Campari 2 oz Schweppes Bitter Lemon Build over ice in a tall glass and serve with a lime wedge I'm content
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    Bastard condiments?

    neither are very appealing names imo
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    Bastard condiments?

    Do they call it Mayomust because Dijonnaise is copyright?
  10. maybe a good Halloween drink
  11. Turbo-marinating pork tenderloin in tamari, apple-syrup, and ginger at 60 C.
  12. Never was much for pantyhose and we have gone to reusable grocery bags. I splashed out on a ball of cotton material to tie up plants. For bigger trees, garden hose works well. Which reminds me, my curry tree is listing to starboard.
  13. I think it is three years old. Maybe 4. I bought it as a seedling. It took a bit but then really took off. I tried to re-pot a sucker but don't think I got enough root with it. Maybe I'll try a cutting.
  14. My curry leaf tree. I have to keep it in the car port during winter. It was a nicer shape until an apprentice dropped his ladder on it when he was servicing my evaporative cooler. Luckily he didn't break any pots or I would have left the kid up there.
  15. I've been looking into Arduino recently. A person I know programmed all his father's garden beds with moisture sensors and irrigation control valves.
  16. The tree The harvest The prep Ready for the freezer
  17. I keep forgetting that not everyone is bilingual.
  18. Finally getting to posting a photo of the finished cooktop and splash-back or back-splash, depending on your country. I think the colour worked out well. I was worried it would be a bit much. We should swap the power points for black ones. ETA: It really isn't that orange - more of a deep red Picking flooring has been a challenge. There are a lot of different shades and tones including the wood floors surrounding the kitchen. I think we are going with a pale tufa look. We are concerned that it is a bit too close to the cabinet colour but nothing else worked for two sets of eyes.
  19. Are they still watering it down? I have a small stash of the old 101 which is entirely acceptable but I don't see much point in 80 proof rye.
  20. Reminds me of my mother, a chemist, cracking up at a laboratory desiccator for sale in a store as an antique cheese storage jar. Although it would probably work for your purpose and they are available on the internet if you can afford the shipping. Warning, if the lid gets stuck, it can be impossible to remove so you might go for one with a vacuum valve.
  21. Chilled cauliflower-leek soup. Garnished with chives from my garden (nothing useable out of my attempt at growing leeks.
  22. If nothing else, you can use it with a bamboo steamer. I use a ss pan for searing sous vide meat but that's different because you can let it sit until it releases rather than keeping the food moving. Maybe cleaning your wok up was a bad idea, though.
  23. I'm terrible at growing coriander leaf, aka cilantro. What I did get before it bolted was pretty tasteless. I did manage to use some of the root in Thai food and now have some coriander seed.
  24. I'm chuffed about this. I managed to get a bullhorn pepper to overwinter by putting it under the eve of the house to protect it from the frost. The leaves look a bit sad but it has peppers.
  25. The steak was in about 5 hours. I think the meat temperature went up only a degree in the last hour. Thanks for the thoughts on convection. My new oven has a lot of different heating options and I still need to figure out what to use when. I did the steak with top and bottom heating elements. I was impressed at how steady the heat was. You can also use either one of those plus fan or a convection setting where the air is heated as it goes through the fan. A number of ovens here have water reservoirs to spritz moisture into the oven but that's not really a steam oven.
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