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  1. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Puff The Magic Calvatia Gigantea I was doing some work in the garden, found this giant puffball. It seemed to have magically appeared. It wasn't there a day ago. Made SV beef tenderloin on sauteed giant puffball steaks. dcarch
  2. Sorry, steam is liquid water. Water vapor (moisture in air) is invisible. If you can see cloud (steam), it is water vapor already condensed into liquid water droplets. Haha! I am in a nitpicking mood. dcarch
  3. That is a very small sink. Is that the only sink? Is this considered normal size sink in your area? Interesting picture. What kind of lens/camera? Doesn't look like a fish eye lens. dcarch
  4. This is what I do. I also work from the stem end, but I dump the cabbage in boiling water first to soften the leaves first. This way they will not crack. Or, I use napa cabbage, much much easier. dcarch
  5. Pawpaw can survive to zone 8. I am growing two in my garden. You need at least two for pollination. dcarch
  6. Regular sandpaper will not work very well. Use silicone carbide paper, or lapidary silicone grits, or diamond grinding plate. Polishing stone requires a lot of material and work. Send it to a stone shop instead. dcarch
  7. What are those? Look like the ones I have in my garden. dcarch
  8. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    4 hours at 142F. It was very good. dcarch
  9. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    SV Rainbow trout with vegetables from the garden. dcarch
  10. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    We missed your cooking. dcarch
  11. Simple. Weigh the options before and after cooking, do a percentage calculation. dcarch
  12. A few years back I thought it would be nice to grow some shiitake mushrooms. I did this plug in logs thing. I followed instructions, maintained the logs regularly. A few years went by, nothing. Wasted all this time watering the logs. I basically gave up and pilled fire wood on top. This morning I took a few pieces of wood for my fire pit. I was shocked to find these on my inoculated logs. A few small ones and a couple of overgrown ones. What are these? they look like shiitakes and smell like shiitakes, and they are on the logs I inoculated with shiitake plugs. I came across this Cornell U article: https://blogs.cornell.edu/mushrooms/id/ Basically the picture they show is identical to the ones I found. Good news is that, according to that article, "---Shiitake will ONLY be found growing from hardwood logs that have been inoculated. There have been no occurrences of other species with a similar form emerging from an inoculated log, ---" And the one poisonous look alike does not look much like shiitake to me. I did a spore print, the print shows white, which is what a shiitake should show. Should I find a recipe to enjoy my surprise find? dcarch
  13. dcarch

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I was going to make squid with Calamondin orange sauce, but no one was too excited about it. So instead, I made Calamari con sugo d' Calamondin arancia. It got much better reception. dcarch
  14. I am assuming the inventor must have worked out all details before spending a few thousand dollars to hire a patent attorney to file for this patent. But I don't understand: If the cooking vessel is induction capable, wouldn't it block all magnetic field to the rotating stirrer? From the diagram, I don't see how the induction coil is shield from the magnetic motor, wouldn't the motor be fried in a few seconds? The whole concept of sous vide is that it makes no difference what the cooking heat source is, why the complicated expensive wifi induction system? dcarch
  15. Interesting. As I understand it. The way to demagnetize a magnet is to use an induction magnetic field. dcarch