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  1. dcarch

    The Physics of Spaghetti

    Exactly. That's why it was a big mistake to allow Marco Polo to steal Chinese noodle technology. dcarch
  2. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    First, you should get farmers market tomatoes, if you don't have your own garden tomatoes. Don't waste your time with store bought tomatoes. I sliced tomatoes to about 3/8" thick slices, then into the dehydrator (depending on your brand) for about 2 hours. Turn the slices over for another 2 hours. By that time the slices should be about 1/2 the original thickness, soft, tender, but not drippy, with twice the goodness for amazing BLTs. dcarch
  3. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Thanks! Yes, the bacon was specially "engineered" for BLTs. High density crispy bacon without taking up a lot of thickness, and square in shape for the sandwich bread. The tomato slices were also "engineered" for BLTs. They were 1/2 dehydrated to be twice as flavorful without dripping all over. dcarch
  4. A few more hours ----------------------> strawberry cream pie!!!! dcarch
  5. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    BLT, T, T, T -------- Massive "problem" with the garden. Overwhelmed with Huuuuge amount of huuuge tomatoes. Have given away a few hundred pounds already, still busy eating and dehydrating. May be a local La Tomatina Festival? Anyone? OK, going to make BLT, T, T, rainbow BLTs. dcarch
  6. I hope not. More people will be unemployed and go on welfare. dcarch
  7. Suppose you want to publish a book? And you are not ready to share? Supposed you promised a friend who gave you the recipe never to share that recipe? Many other reasons. That's why there are many fake recipes out there. dcarch
  8. It's best not to have the recipe than to get a fake recipe. So, How do you deal with a very good friend who askes you for a recipe which you really don't want to give away without offending him/her? dcarch
  9. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Thank you. ----------------------------------------------- Warning!! if you are using squash blossoms, be very careful to examine the inside of the blossoms outdoors. If you grow squashes, you probably notice that squash blossoms are very perfume-my and they attract a lot of bees. Half the time you will find bees and other insects inside. You don't want to get stung and have bees inside your home. Agree. Like heidih said. The key is to be very careful in the use of minimum and simple batter. Even so the extreme heat of frying does evaporate a great deal of the delicate fragrance that you can enjoy if you eat the blossom raw. dcarch
  10. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Why fry squash blossoms? All you are tasting is mostly fried batter. It is too hot to cook and too hot to fry. So I made a salad, with squash blossoms stuffed with goat cheese. Wonderful floral fragrance if the blossoms are not cooked. Also, garden tomatoes with cold tofu. dcarch
  11. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Fatty vs. oily? dcarch
  12. They also carry all kinds of diseases , including Lyme disease and ticks . dcarch
  13. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It is too hot and too humid to cook. Tomatoes from the garden and pulled pork from the refrigerator, and called it dinner. dcarch
  14. Relative humidity foretasted for the next 10 days in NY area will be 100%. In other words, air will be completely saturated with moisture. Perfect weather to kill off tomato plants. Hot and humid, ideal for all kinds of fatal deceases. :-( dcarch
  15. It's a jungle in there! dcarch