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JoNorvelleWalker

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  1. Rolling pin: be careful what you wish for edition... The RLB rolling pin went back. To take its place I reached out to my favorite kitchen supply, McMaster-Carr. Tonight was delivered my new pin: a two foot by 13/4 inch, food grade, polytetrafluoroethylene* rod. It fits comfortably in the dishwasher with no room to spare. And no gecko will ever stick to it.** The only problem, it weighs 2.25 kg/5.5 pounds. By comparison my stainless steel rolling pin weighs 2 kg/4.4 pounds. Knowing the density of PTFE, 2.2 g/cm3, I could have calculated the weight. But I figured: "How heavy could plastic be?" In any event, the new pin arrived too late to roll the second half of the dough batch before dinner. *in some circles known as Teflon. **disclaimers and restrictions apply.
  2. Anna, which size is your Kinto donabe? (Assuming, of course, you don't have more than one.)
  3. This thread may help: https://forums.egullet.org/topic/149279-commercial-grade-manual-citrus-presses/?tab=comments#comment-2143045
  4. Sorry* for my attempt at humor. The 932 is indeed a manual appliance. I think you would find it laughs at five pounds of citrus. *not really.
  5. That's what you get for ordering cauliflower.
  6. I have noticed similar. Has not bothered me. There is always the Control Freak.
  7. @Katie Meadow why electric? I juice at least one or two (two tonight) citrus fruits a day and what lives on my counter is a Hamilton Beach 932 Commercial Citrus Juicer. Hamilton Beach has been making these since the 1930's, still sells spare parts, plus I've never had to change the batteries. The 932 juicing cone is stainless steel and the opposing surface is heavy chrome plated zinc. The base is coated cast iron. The collecting funnel is plastic but that does not bother me.
  8. Had Cream of Wheat yesterday. Was more than 1 cent for a great big dish.
  9. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    It's late. I was not going to post a picture but I am a dinner whore. Dry aged NY strip, much of the gray green mold cut off. Thirty second green beans. Momofuku ranch not shown. Dessert, how could one forget dessert, King Arthur Flour Crystal Diamonds...
  10. Thank you for the encouragement, Natasha. I had one and only one project for today. That was to get out of bed just after 3:00 and bake the cookies. I had the Silpats and the stamina to roll out and bake half the dough.
  11. Once upon a time I registered for a KAF one day bread seminar. But at the last moment my transportation cancelled. So I am still a virgin.
  12. The dough recipe calls for only 177 g of flour and I was afraid that was too little for the big bowl. Right now I'm trying to summon the energy to get up and roll out the cookies.
  13. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    A fresh bowl of Momofuku ranch.
  14. Thankfully wine may legally be delivered in New Jersey. Can you call up by telephone and order wine to be delivered? If not, the strains of Gillian Welch's opus Dry Town are running through my head: "Hundred miles 'tween me and Missoula..." Your only recourse may be the ballot box or burning tires in the street.
  15. Cookies, flatbreads, pastry. I think I know now what pin I'll plan to get but first I want to experiment with the Beranbaum pin while I can still return it.
  16. The Matfer (no, I'm not going to pay $94.80 for a French nylon rod) is 13/4 inches in diameter by 195/8 inches long. That seems a more reasonable size. However I wouldn't mind 24 inches personally.
  17. I mixed my first cookie dough in the Ankarsrum. The Ankarsrum did not mix as well as I would have liked. The cookie recipe was KAF Crystal Diamonds. The dough for Crystal Diamonds is flour, milk, lemon oil, yeast, and salt; then with butter beaten in in increments. The dough merrily climbed the center column and crawled into the gears. I suspect the end result will be OK, though with more mess and pain than I anticipated. Another observation: Stretch-tite plastic wrap sticks to the Ankarsrum plastic bowl. Sticks as in "can't get it off".
  18. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    @Kim Shook my tuna in question was Whole Foods 365. But packed in oil. Always oil. Water packed tuna is gross.
  19. I have three rolling pins: an antique wooden one with handles, a coming-up-on antique metal one with handles, and a small 11x11/8 inch wooden one. I wanted a better pin for cookies and pastry. Last week the Rose Levy Beranbaum rolling pin was on sale and amazon delivered one this afternoon. The RLB pin is a hollow, plastic 18x2 inch tube; with rubber endcaps. It looks rather like a mailing tube. I can't say I am thrilled, but I will give a try before returning it. It seems light and flimsy. To my taste the diameter is too large and the length not as long as I would like. The plastic material is supposed to be non-stick but does not feel all that non-stick to me. My question: what length and diameter are ideal for a non-tapered rolling pin? Or does it come down to hand size and personal preference?
  20. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Sockeye from Shoprite. Spice Trekkers' Gaspesian Salmon Rub. My only complaint: the asparagus could have used a sauce.
  21. I spy a Paragon and orange spatulas are best.
  22. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    No. And not Italian either. Seriously, I have more impressive canned and jarred tuna but I would not serve it in this fashion. There is a time and a place for everything. OK, well maybe not for cauliflower.
  23. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Canned tuna, presented without shame. Momofuku ranch dressing not shown.
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