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  1. JoNorvelleWalker

    Question about frozen mussels

    They all died?
  2. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    My black cardamom pods from Penzeys are dried out and splitting. They look like the picture from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_cardamom https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/86/BlackCardamom.jpg
  3. JoNorvelleWalker

    Box and Other Hand-held Graters

    And now the price of the Cuisipro has gone back up to what I paid for it. Amazing.
  4. JoNorvelleWalker

    Box and Other Hand-held Graters

    Procrastinating from preparing dinner, I spent a couple pleasant hours reading about box graters and ordered the Cuisipro 6-sided that @rotuts talked about above. Or at least I think it's the same model. Interestingly the amazon price of the Cuisipro has gone down twice since the moment I hit the order button. When the Cuisipro comes I'll have to find a place to put it.
  5. Yes, I was aiming for the sweetness of 100 g of sucrose, with more freezing point depression. As it turns out more freezing point depression was not necessary. If I make this again (which I probably will because it is good and because I am lazy -- compared to custard the recipe is easy) I'd use 100 g sucrose. But I still like custard better!
  6. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Yes, I think the dish would work without black cardamom but black cardamom adds a little something. Besides, I needed a recipe to use up my bottle of black cardamom. Of the other spices on hand, I think grains of paradise would work.
  7. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Reprise of Dorie Greenspan's Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin. Vanilla ice cream not shown.
  8. Modernist Pantry just sent me an email promoting their glucose powder. What a coincidence!
  9. Thanks, zooming worked. You'd think they would want to mention something like that in the product description.
  10. I checked the Modernist Pantry powdered glucose page when @paulraphael posted. Where does it say the DE number?
  11. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Tonight's dinner: Yuanyaki salmon.
  12. JoNorvelleWalker

    eG Cook-Off #82: Salmon

    Yuanyaki salmon, Japanese Culinary Academy's Complete Japanese Cuisine, Mukoita I (pp104-105). A bit of googling tells me Yuan was the first Tea Master to grill with mirin. Good. Now if I only had a yanagiba.
  13. Good results. Only complaint is that I was getting ready for work and I accidentally spun a few* minutes too long. The overrun is higher than I would like. For the 750 g of cream called for in the recipe I used: 90 g sugar 20 g trehalose salt 0.2 g locust bean gum 1 g lambda carrageenan 0.1 g Polysorbate 80 0.055 g (was trying for 0.05) glycerol monostearate 0.25 g Lebovitz called for 150 g of sugar. Far too sweet for my taste. I substituted 90 g sugar and 20 g of trehalose. *6
  14. Some while ago I looked into the Dynashake but in the end I didn't buy it. I have an inexpensive immersion blender that I hardly use. I thought the Dynashake might serve as a poor woman's homogenizer. But now I have an even poorer woman's rotor stator homogenizer. If I wanted a blender (which thankfully I don't) I'd get a blender. If I wanted a milkshake machine I'd get a milkshake machine. If you get the Dynashake I'd love to hear about it. Dave Arnold must be truly indolent. Tonight it took two and one half minutes to scrape my potatoes through the tamis. It was more work to pound the mace.
  15. Sorry there wasn't enough left, and now there is none. I'm about to go start a batch of vanilla. Since I've been reading The Perfect Scoop, I'll start with David Lebovitz's vanilla Philadelphia style recipe and add my emulsifiers and stabilizers.
  16. JoNorvelleWalker

    Current sales, deals, and bargains (Part 2)

    You left out the important part...what color??
  17. JoNorvelleWalker

    Lunch 2019

    Conference center lunch...
  18. JoNorvelleWalker

    Adorable Gummies

  19. JoNorvelleWalker

    Kitchen photos

    He redid it.
  20. JoNorvelleWalker

    Food funnies

    I may have mentioned it before -- there is a full page beer advertisement of three nuns, one ancient, two of tender years, sitting barefoot around a lake partaking. Everything about the ad appeals to me. Ought to be illegal. Probably is immoral.
  21. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Greenspan's recipe is only ever so slightly sweet. Good though, I thought. I bought another orange today!
  22. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Some may recall I was searching for a recipe for tenderloin: Dorie Greenspan, Around My French Table, Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin. Tenderloin is browned in butter and grapeseed oil, then braised with black cardamom, orange juice, orange segments, orange zest, and shallots*. Will make again. Soon. Gave me an excuse to employ one of my battery of copper pans. Sadly black cardamom does not agree with me. A seed went in my shoe and caused me untold pain. *Greenspan calls for onions. Trust me, use shallots.
  23. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    I got married in 1970. Lot of good it did me. But I kept most of the cookbooks.
  24. JoNorvelleWalker

    Gardening: (2016– )

    First strawberry.
  25. Minus 11.0 C, which required another spoon. I'm sure it's phycological but if one sprinkles a few pistachios on top it looks and tastes like pistachio. I noticed in The Perfect Scoop, David Lebovitz roasts all his nuts except pistachio, because roasting causes the green color to turn brown.