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    Low-effort, low-mess pizza @ home

    Lowest-mess, lowest-effort home made pizza. I had some leftover phyllo dough. If you have not done this, give it a try. :-) dcarch
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    Interesting Ice Cream Flavors

    Here is a typical list of ice cream flovors in Chinatown ice cream stores: dcarch ----------------------------- Regular Flavors Almond Cookie Avocado** Black Sesame Chocolate Carmel Pecan ** Chocolate Pandan Coconut Durian Ginger Green Tea Lychee (Chinese Fruit) Mango Pandan Passion Fruit ** Peanut Butter and Jelly (New)** Red Bean (Dessert Bean) Strawberry Shortcake * Taro (Potato-like) Wild Blueberry (New) Zen Butter (New) Sorbet Blueberry Lemon Lime* Longan Lychee Mango-Papaya Pineapple Pina Colada Strawberry Strawberry Colada* Tangerine Tropical Fruit Watermelon Exotic Flavors Banana Blueberry Cheesecake * Butter Pecan Cherry Pistachio Cherry Vanilla Chips and Chocolate * Chocolate Chocolate Chip Coconut Fudge Coffee Coffee Brandy * Mint Chip Mocha Chip Oreo Cookie Peach Pineapple Pistachio Pumpkin Pie Rocky Road Rum Raisin Strawberry Strawberry cheesecake Vanilla Vanilla Fudge Wasabi *
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    Cooking beet roots and greens

    Couple of beet dishes dcarch
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    Dinner! 2010

    Darienne, Like Judiu said. In addition, you can eat young shoots in the spring. You can blanch the blossoms quickly and freeze them fo later use. I understand that the Chinese and Japanese think the blossoms have anti-cancer properties. dcarch
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    Dinner! 2010

    Trying to eat healthy today. dcarch Snow pea blossoms, tofu, chicken in shitake mushroom sauce. Daylily blossom and salad from my garden Daylily & beef fried rice, and stir fried daylily blossoms
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    Dinner! 2010

    Prawncrackers, WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Three WOWs. One for each of your dishes. dcarch
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    Oysters

    I made deep fried oysters dcarch
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    Dinner! 2010

    Actually, lotus roots pickled in redwine vinegar. Other veggies: String beans, potatoes, and giant carrots. dcarch
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    Dinner! 2010

    Everyone's wonderful dinner will inspire me to try things I have never done before. For now, roasted ox tail. dcarch
  10. Temperature of the pan will reach its max when heat lost due to conduction to air and radiation to surrounding surfaces equal to energy generated by the fire. The theories of Second law of thermodynamics, entropy and blackbody radiation govern this situation. dcarch
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    Dinner! 2010

    Here is a trick I use to make scallops. Depending on how much browning and done-ness you prefer, you can vary the technique a little: I slice the scallops in half, use paper towel to dry them completely, season them according to your recipe. I have one frying pan with oil heat to smoking hot, and have another frying pan with oil also burning at the same time. I fry all the scallops in one pan to a nice caramelization, (don't turn them over) then immediately transfer them to the other frying pan to cook the other side. dcarch
  12. Hostas grow wild in my garden: dcarch Stir Fried Hostas Hosta Pasta (ravioli)
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    Knife Recommendations

    I want to tell you how much I enjoy reading this thread. A lot of useful information here. I sharpen all my knives and I have made a few knives. I have a very good understanding of metals, and knives, I think I can agree with most posts here. I am not against expensive knives. I worship craftsmanship and quality. I wish I could afford one of those thousand dollar blades. Do I want a $100,000 Rolex watch even it cannot tell better time than a $10.00 drug store one? The answer is yes. However, in the kitchen for everyday cooking, depending on the situation and your habits, there are many other options. Out of curiosity, I spent $8.00 on eBay and bought one of those Teflon coated knives, thinking that, what the h*ll, I will throw it away after I play with the Teflon coating. I was very surprised that it is a very well made item. I have no idea what kind of steel it is made from, or how it can be sharpen. I have been using it for many months, and it is still as sharp as when it was new. I think you can agree that if you use your knife only to cut food with a good angle, almost any knife will remain sharp forever, and if you don’t use you knife properly, you can dull your blade in on time, makes no difference how much you pay for it. dcarch
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    Dinner! 2010

    Thanks kayb. I think your meals look wonderful, in a natural way. I think your meals look delicious, and in a very healthy way. dcarch Sushi? anyone?
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    Dinner! 2010

    Thanks millich. It's just a simple salad fresh from my garden: Arugular, lettuce, hosta shoots and garnished with spring beauties (claytonia) blossoms. Spring Beauty is a common lawn weed. Tastes very good in a salad. dcarch
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    Dinner! 2010

    Kim, Yes, those are handles for the ribs. The BBQ ribs were for a sitdown dinner table meal and with ladies all dressed up with their manicured fingers. Your salads look delicious and healthy. Are the ingredients from your garden? I made one salad with greens from my garden: dcarch
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    Dinner! 2010

    Time to BBQ. The garden is blooming. dcarch
  18. Thanks Kim for the welcome and kind words. The bacon horns were made with a metal form that I have. dcarch
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    Dinner! 2010

    Thank you all for your warm welcomes and wonderful complements. You all make such super meals. dcarch
  20. Hello, New member here. Just joined. This was my Mother's Day breakfast. Corn muffin, creamed corn, scrambled eggs and pancakes shaped like giant fortune cookies. dcarch
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    Dinner! 2010

    Hello, New member and my first post. Tofu with prawns. dcarch
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