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  1. Fought with DH for many years to get him to eat any brown rice, no matter how it was cooked or served. Then we bought a rice cooker. Now that's all he will eat. Why? I have really no idea.
  2. Good to read your post, pistolabella. It's been so long since the Mexican section has been active. Good luck with the mole.
  3. Fruit

    Another Ontarian here. (Well, actually a native Quebecoise). What we do have is a freezer still well stocked with apple cider from last fall's harvest: Macintosh and Northern Spy. Lovely flavor. Plus a few imported bananas for DH. And commercially frozen blueberries, mangoes and raspberries.
  4. Using Mexican Chocolate

    I'd be grateful for some useful recipes. I've never noticed any head changes after eating the chocolate, but I have a couple of boxes stored and should really use them up. Alas. The stuff is SO gritty.
  5. eG Cook-Off 75: Meatballs

    OMG, my Father used to sing that song to me when I was a little girl.
  6. eG Cook-Off 75: Meatballs

    Lindag, we have four freezers. Two are fridge freezers...we have a second second-hand fridge from when one of our children returned home for a couple of years many years ago...and two big chest freezers. Our cellar freezer just wouldn't hold both our food and the dogs', so we bought a second second-hand freezer. We have 2-100pound beasts and one month of food takes up a lot of room. Plus the dogs' freezer holds the ice cream and the apple cider from each fall's harvest. More than anyone wanted to know.
  7. Gosh, I'm just pleased at the generosity of the Venerable Bede. I could not live without pepper I fear.
  8. eG Cook-Off 75: Meatballs

    Our favorite meatball recipe has a very unsophisticated heritage. Taco Meatballs Recipe by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone on About.com (except that I can't find the recipe online now). And of course I have changed some of the ingredients, added some and left out others. And I triple the recipe and make the meatballs very, very small. What I like best about the recipe is that meatballs are not fried, but rather just baked in the oven on cookie sheets. I loathe standing there for half of forever frying little things and turning them over and over. That's the territory of the DH. The meatballs are frozen separated in the dog food freezer (coldest freezer), dumped into a big bag and into the people freezer for use (not as in the recipe).
  9. And so...tell all...did you slice your hand or fingers? Ouch. Horrors. I try to be so careful of slicing thingies.
  10. Not exactly intellectually challenging, but nonetheless interesting. The series is British, by Ann Cleeves, the heroine/detective is Vera Stanhope, the stories are set in Northumbria. Detective Stanhope is, according to the text, fat and ugly, unloved, but brilliant. The books have been made into a series but I've never seen them (and don't want to). Rather just keep it all in my head. Have to say that the mysteries are rather of the so-called 'cozy' variety. My DH has spoken to me on many occasions about my predilection for reading in the kitchen which is basically a dangerous thing to do. Fortunately last night's adventure did not ruin any library books. I am a voracious reader and cozy mysteries are only one slice of what I read.
  11. And so to add my adventure from last night to the thread. I was reading a riveting passage in my current murder mystery book while in the kitchen, and after adding some sugar to the Orange Julep I was making to accompany our supper of popcorn and Orange Julep, turned on the blender to mix the sugar in... Alas. I had forgotten to put the lid back onto the blender and suddenly I had orange pulp and liquid all over the place. ALL OVER THE PLACE! Took me forever to clean it up. Now that was a first for me and a good example of why I should never read in the kitchen.
  12. Floored me and took away my appetite all in one.
  13. I think I am exhausted from watching all these videos and need a little lie down now.
  14. Beef. The new chocolate?

    Not in my world!
  15. Food funnies

    Words fail me.