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  1. Do they tell you what pressure it develops? dcarch
  2. They do make printers which can print directly on a flat and hard DVD disc. How about a 3-D printer? they are not that expensive. dcarch
  3. Just use adhesive backed paper. Any printer can be used. dcarch
  4. dcarch

    Dinner 2018

    Many thanks to liuzhou for the epic Chinese vegetables documentary. It inspires me to try more new ideas. dcarch SV chicken on bitter melon.
  5. I think until recently almost all food are cooked in China. dcarch
  6. Nori (sushi seaweed). dcarch
  7. Leftover various odds and ends meats from the freezer: Leftover tamales dcarch
  8. Chinese tea leaf smoked duck! dcarch
  9. When I was in China, I had that in restaurants many times. I would say they tasted like asparagus both in flavor and texture, somewhat milder and more tender. I was told that in China, they are purposefully infected with the organism so that the stems would swell. As was mentioned above, they are banned in the US because of the infection. However, I was able to find frozen ones sometime ago in Chinese stores. They were labels as Bamboo shoots. dcarch
  10. It does not matter how cold it gets, as long as the water is deep enough, it can't ever get colder than 32F. dcarch
  11. I was studying the science of non-sticky-ness, and came across the scientific term "the lotus effect". Basically the water repellent property of some materials is similar to the waterlily (lotus) leaves. You will notice that in Buddhism, deities often sit on lotus leaves.because lotus symbolizes purity. It rises in muddy waters and in dirt and can still remain elegant, pure and clean, Lotus is high respected. Lotus seeds can be viable for hundreds of years. Some one grew a lotus plant from a 1,400 year old seed. I had grown an old seed in a bucket and it germinated and gave me a nice beautiful flower. dcrch
  12. A lot of corn's sweetness is dependent on when the corn is picked. Young corn eaten right after picking can be sweeter than the same corn eaten much later after picking. dcarch
  13. I understand that in China (it used to be) sweet potatoes and corn were low class food, mostly fed to pigs. So was truffle (the mushroom) were fed to pigs. BTW, everything, every vegetable eaten in China is for medicinal purposes. Every mother is a herbal doctor. dcarch
  14. When I happen to be near Chinatown, I like to get a couple of scoops of taro ice cream. Mott Street? dcarch
  15. dcarch

    Dinner 2018

    Tentacle Spectacle, (not the musical) Liuzhou posted chayote in the amazing Chinese vegetable post "--Perhaps less well known is that the leaves and young shoots of the chayote vine are also edible and a popular vegetable in southern China. Often described as 龙须菜/龍須菜" By coincidence, I harvested a bunch of chayote greens from my garden, and made some squids with them for dinner. Squid and veggie, both with tentacles. dcarch
  16. I grown both the green and the purple in my garden They taste the same. Very decorative plant. Every year, they self-seed. dcarch
  17. As I remember, sweet potato belongs to the Morning Glory family botanically. They taste pleasantly interesting. Mild and with a hint of fragrance. Always tender and not fiber-y. I grow them in my garden. A creeper and a climber. Massive supply of greens for stir fries. Can't eat them fast enough. dcarch
  18. Speaking of spinach, the Chinese stores here in NYC has Malabar spinach. I also enjoy sweet potato greens ans snow pea shoots. These three vegetables are not that cheap. dcarch
  19. dcarch

    Dinner 2018

    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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Pawpaw can survive to zone 8. I am growing two in my garden. You need at least two for pollination. dcarch
  24. 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
  25. What are those? Look like the ones I have in my garden. dcarch
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