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  1. dcarch

    Proper knife motion when cutting meat?

    Exactly What I was trying to say. Except for sushi preparation, which requires the right kind of knife used the right way for a specific kind of meat. dcarch
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    Proper knife motion when cutting meat?

    Only if you are a sushi chef. dcarch
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    Dinner 2019

    Thank you! The green stuff is wasabi squeezed from a tube. The white wafers are ultra thin, thinner than paper slices of Jicama. Also finely julienned jicama is in the crab rolls. I like that better than cucumber. dcarch
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    Dinner 2019

    I hope you all had an enjoyable Mother's Day. I don't believe in fighting the crowd going to a restaurant for MD. So I made sushi. Tuna rolls and crab meat rolls. dcarch
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    Dinner 2019

    Goji plant is super easy to grow. Go to a Chinese store, buy some goji greens on branches. Eat the greens, and stick the branches in soil. The branches root quickly and you will have goji greens year round from now on, every year. I think they will grow in climate zones much colder than zone 6. Make sure you re-do your retirement planning. Because you will live to at least 145 years old. dcarch
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    Dinner 2019

    This is about cooking, but also about gardening, and a little about medicinal food. Its always a challenge to plan your garden for early harvest, if you are in a cold zone. I am happy that I have been able to enjoy a steady supply of fresh goodies from my garden (zone 6). First, I got asparagus, then hosta shoots, now I am enjoying goji plant greens. Goji comes early in cold weather. It is a perennial that gives you a supply of delicious early greens and goji berries every year. Goji greens and berries are a common vegetable in Asian countries. They are believed to have very beneficial medicinal effects. It may not be acceptable for me to discuss anything medicinal on this forum. But you can Google if you are interested in this "super food". dcarch SV crispy salmon on goji greens.
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    Dinner 2019

    Yes, hosta is a vegetable in many Asian countries, like in Japan. where it is known as giboshi. From my garden. two months before my other vegetables. Thank you very much! dcarch
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    Dinner 2019

    Love my asparagus patch, and my hosta plants. They come up way before your garden gives you any vegetables. Not only that they come early, they are delicious gourmet treats. dcarch Hosta, asparagus, with lemon shrimps. Everything on the plant are from my garden, except the shrimps.
  9. I am talking about working outdoors in the garden and my shop is a detached big leaky two car garage, not insulated. dcarch
  10. I sous vided my fingers. Yes, I sous vided my fingers. Check my post in Gardening Forum. dcarch
  11. It never occurred to me that I should share this tip. I sous vide my fingers. That's right, sous vide my fingers. It's cold to work in my shop and in the garden in the late fall to spring. For a lot of work, gloves can be a problem. So I set my sous vide temperature to about 98F in a pot of water. When my fingers get numb and cold, I just immerse my hands into the hot water for a few seconds, towel them dry, and I am good to go for a while. Numb fingers can be a danger working with tools. dcarch
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    New house, new kitchen

    It is possible that, if there is a hood above the stove, it vents to outside. It looks like there is a vent above the sink area. I am assuming the ceiling floor joists run from the stove wall to the window wall. That makes it easy to run a duct from the hook to outside. dcarch
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    New house, new kitchen

    A very nice kitchen. You will be happy in it. I would add the following: 1. ceiling lights above the sink. 2. Center island on casters. 3. A floor electric outlet where the center island is. 4. May be the smoke detector should be a little further away from stove. (depends on how often you burn your food LOL!) dcarch
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    Dinner 2019

    Happy Easter and Passover! Instead of ham (too salty) I made SV rib steak . Instead of matzo balls, I made matzo star of David. With asparagus and radish from my garden. On grilled pineapple slices. dcarch
  15. There should be a cell phone electronic jammer inside public toilets. dcarch.
  16. What I have done. I use a large sheet of clear greenhouse plastic to cover the asparagus plot early in the spring. The sun warms up the soil, and I can get two to three weeks earlier asparagus. dcarch
  17. Top lid for tiffin box? dcarch
  18. dcarch

    How Restaurants Got So Loud

    I still think expensive rent, health department inspections in city environment require highly packed seating and hard reflective surfaces for cleaning. That's why you don't frequently find noisy restaurants in suburban areas. dcarch
  19. My method is very simple. Cheap soft drink plastic cups. I use a soldering iron to burn a few hole on the bottom and fill the cups with fine potting soil. Seems to drain very well. dcarch
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    Dinner 2019

    Spring Into Action Finally, spring is here. Picked some asparagus from the garden. dcarch Giant humongous Corona beans, pork chops and asparagus from the garden
  21. Isn't it also true that the amount of current that can go thru a device will also be dependent on the R value, as well as voltage? You can take a 12v LED (or any light bulb for that matter) and hook it up to a 1000 amp 12v battery without burning out the LED. Yes, you can in fact vary the brightness of any bulb type by varying the currant at constant voltage using a PWM circuit design. That's one of the reasons why many LEDs flicker. dcarch
  22. All LEDs require a minimum voltage to fire. Therefore no LEDs can be dimmed like incandescent bulbs. That said, COB LEDs can be dimmed to some degree. down to 30%? Not sure. dcarch
  23. The lights are shown on my post midway on page 50 of this Gardening thread. Not sure how to link to it. dcarch
  24. My LED lights seem to work very well. dcarch All tomatoes are blossoming, many have fruits Cute little okra Ground cherries are also fruiting Some climbers 3 of my 10 artichoke are already 18" tall
  25. Party! Party! Party! dcarch
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