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  1. Maillard reactions should make the soup less sweet. Depends on the pH and on the pressure you can achieve. I can't say I found the soup too sweet, though for me it was not worth the blood and tears and toilet paper.
  2. Pressure steaming (at least in any apparatus available to me) does not get hot enough. Remember Modernist carrot soup. CSO super-steaming is another matter.
  3. $10,000, no copper handle, a ripoff. Though EZtemper washroom has a nice ring to it.
  4. I don't think so. Vegetables I super-steam come out quite colored. Almost wish I had some carrots to run the test.
  5. JoNorvelleWalker

    Camping, Princess Style

    Probably less than 50 cents per drop.
  6. JoNorvelleWalker

    Camping, Princess Style

    Hence the cost per drop.
  7. JoNorvelleWalker

    Camping, Princess Style

    Out of the bottle it is a heavy syrup.
  8. JoNorvelleWalker

    Click and Grow

    Yes, I dug out my 10 inch ones. These are dwarf peas.
  9. Wouldn't you get a similar result if you just bake-steamed the carrots at a higher temperature? Not that I'm lazy or anything.
  10. JoNorvelleWalker

    Click and Grow

    The pea plant fell over. Sort of a metaphor for my day.
  11. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    We've missed you and your baking!
  12. JoNorvelleWalker

    Gardening: (2016– )

    Nasturtium fan here. Burpee discontinued the ones I used to grow.
  13. JoNorvelleWalker

    Breakfast 2019

    Whatever @Anna N thinks, that is beautiful!
  14. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    One can do far worse. My dinner is CSO reheated leftover chicken cacciatore. No lack of Boursin and bread. Indeed last night I was showing my dear boss pictures of my latest loaves and complaining that they stale faster than I can eat them. She asked if I fed them to the birds? "No," I said, "I feed them to Susan." Susan who was standing a couple feet away. Susan has two growing teenagers. Half a kg boule does not last the night.
  15. JoNorvelleWalker

    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    Since the digital list price is $2.99, $2.51 is not much of a sale.
  16. JoNorvelleWalker

    Camping, Princess Style

    I also find balsamic a natural pairing for Brussels sprouts. Sadly I once calculated the price per drop.
  17. JoNorvelleWalker

    Food recalls

    Do you open your email before lunch?
  18. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Clearly likable though I have no idea what I am liking.
  19. I'll second Thermoworks. But you probably want a temperature logger. Thermoworks has high temperature USB temperature loggers but they are expensive. I have a Thermoworks WiFi temperature logger but a wired connection is required between the thermocouple junction and the transmitter. Can't use it for the pressure cooker, can't use it for the CSO. Works fine for the conventional oven though. Someday one of the USB units! For the pressure cooker I use temperature sensing strips. The strips will record the maximum temperature reached but will not show the temperature variation over time.
  20. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    Not if you have enough.
  21. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Somewhat under exposed chicken cacciatore: Bread:
  22. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Great Freezer Clean: 2019

    I was hoping to see Captain America.
  23. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    Tonight's result: Rather reminds me of last night's eclipse. As an experiment I increased my hydration* by about 1.5% to match Modernist Bread's French Lean Bread. I found that the KitchenAid dough hook would then engage at speed 4 rather than having to use speed 6. This batch was mixed 5 minutes on speed 4. No idea yet what I shall find inside! *actually the dough's hydration. My hydration is being increased by rum and peanuts.