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  1. You eat your breakfast about when I serve dinner.
  2. So now Breville has both Joule and PolyScience circulators? Wonder how that will shake out.
  3. I'd put the frozen bags directly in the water bath. But I am not a fan of bag juices. For me the best place for bag juices is down the drain. Be sure to carefully dry the cooked meat before searing.
  4. Anna beat me to it. I bake with Kosher salt but before adding the salt I grind it to powder in a mortar.
  5. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    I learned some history. The Roman portion of the hymn I already knew.* I thought possibly the Franks might be the kind served with beans, but apparently not. Perhaps had it been Hawaii. *according to Wikipedia the Lower Saxons cooked their Roman captives. If only they'd had Thermomix!
  6. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    That must explain the difference.
  7. @mgaretz chicken didn't work well for me.
  8. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    I only wish I could become more thrilled by German food. According to 23andme, about a quarter of my ancestry is from Lower Saxony. Music, literature*, technology**, yes! Kale, not so much. Though I must say Korn sounds pretty good, albeit it may never replace my mai tai. *a long while in the cold I stood in front of the Schiller statue in Stuttgart while people ice skated. **just ask my cuckoo clocks and battery of Germanic pens.
  9. I'm having a bowl of cashews with my mai tai -- does that qualify as a salad? (I checked with the avocados and they said they might wait a day or two.)
  10. Gorgeous. Reminds me I have two avocadoes in the bedroom not getting any younger. No beets nor pear, but I do have a shipment of cashews arriving from nuts.com, next day delivery. And half a pound of the world's best cheese.
  11. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Asparagus, Berkshire chop, sweet potato. Sweet potato not cooked on the Philips grill. Normally it does not take much to render me replete. Something terribly went wrong. I had a plate of Campari tomatoes with Momofuku ranch. And then I had another. Then I saw the box of Sweetzels spiced wafers. No, I do not think I am pregnant.
  12. I get better results with sous vide protein in a hot pan or in the case of poultry, deep fried. But for steaks or chops or most fish I like grilling on the Philips best. And it's so easy and simple. For raw poultry my choice is the CSO unless I want to drag out the Farberware rotisserie for a whole duck or chicken. I'd love to see your results with squash.
  13. Japanese Home Cooking now has a coupon for $7.00 off.
  14. Yes, the last rye loaf I made didn't rise much* but was improved by toasting. This, I am not so sure. Weather permitting I shall bring it in the morning and see how many people die. (I'm not worried about my reputation because for last year's party I made chocolate.) *however it did rise.
  15. Tonight's rye for tomorrow's staff party at the library didn't rise. Not even a little.
  16. This TeamFar 8x10x3 inch pan makes for a great CSO lasagna pan: http://amzn.com/B0728GC529 (I just made CSO chicken Tetrazzini in mine.)
  17. Their Kindle books should be on-line. Call the library for help.
  18. Does not your library have Kindle books? I'm very much enjoying Japanese Home Cooking.
  19. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Chicken Tetrazzini. Comfort food. Bottle of Oyster Bay Pinot Noir and broccolini. (That's not what you think it is, it's a bay leaf.) Edit: P.S. that's what the mushrooms were for.
  20. Forgive me, but I haven't seen it mentioned: amazon has been running a three for two sale. Not just cookbooks. However delivered to my front door yesterday... Shizuo Tsuji, Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art Sonoko Sakai, Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors FERRANDI Paris, French Patisserie: Master Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art I've read a couple times, but I've not owned a copy. Sadly it does not look like there will ever be a Kindle version. I just browsed a bit through Japanese Home Cooking. Lots of pretty pictures. Perchance @Anna N might consider it? Trying to lift books is an occupational hazard. Indeed, I just suffered a mandatory training course. Bending your knees and all that. Nothing prepared me for French Patisserie.* *except of course for @nathanm -- and Modernist Bread is one of the titles included in the sale.
  21. JoNorvelleWalker

    Lunch 2019

    Beautiful! How is the sweet bean sauce similar to or different from hoisin sauce? Or are they the same thing?
  22. No, actually. I gave approval for the substitution.
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