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  1. Shoprite had their first cherries of the season but I did not note where they were from.  I'm still waiting for some local asparagus.


  2. 11 minutes ago, gfweb said:


    So far, Ooni and the Big Easy are the only two eG temptations I've resisted.


    I'm holding firm for now.



    For now.


    My landlord (actually, I understand the Fire Marshal) does not allow outdoor cooking, and so "for now" I am safe.


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  3. 2 minutes ago, Smithy said:

    I just had a smackerel of last night's ice creams for an afternoon snack. Both were firm but not icy. Both melted quickly (as we and our guests noted last night) but not so quickly as to seem wrong. Both were as delicious today as they were last night.


    I am very, very pleased that I started trying this gizmo and using the booklet's recipes. I'm so pleased, in fact, that I ordered 2 more Ninja pints so that I can have multiple choices hanging around. 




    You know you need a Pacojet.


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  4. 3 hours ago, weinoo said:


    That's the one I have and love.  I think it even fits into the CSO. 


    Most of my Falk pieces are from the Classic series but as much as I prefer the look of the Classic rondeau with iron handles, I went with the Copper Coeur rondeau so I could use it with induction.


    Sad, I know, to give up 0.4mm of copper for the privilege.



  5. 10 hours ago, weinoo said:

    All Falk 15% off through Memorial Day.  Some even works on induction.  Copper lovers now is your chance.




    I'm still recovering from the Fissler sale and the Thermoworks sale.  My Thermoworks order arrived this afternoon!  (Sorry @weinoo if you have no use for thermometers.)


    But that did not stop me from ordering a Falk 24cm rondeau.


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  6. 27 minutes ago, Tropicalsenior said:

    I make it quite often and it is always delicious. The secret is in the long slow browning in the butter, then the long slow simmer. The beef is tender and moist and the broth is unbelievable.


    Do you reduce the broth?


  7. 3 minutes ago, Anna N said:

    That beef recipe always called out to me. I never did make it!  One day perhaps. I do miss @Chufi  Yours looks very good. 


    Thank you, Anna.  The beef was very good.  I am still trying to figure out braising.


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  8. I made the recipe over the last two days.




    The meat was excellent but the gravy was disappointing.  As mentioned above the liquid should probably have been significantly reduced.  I braised in an open pot in the oven for about seven hours total, and there was no noticeable evaporation.


    The recipe is one that I would make again.


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  9. 6 hours ago, weinoo said:


    In keeping with this thread, I probably will never again ask this, but why do you need a thermometer for a braise?  


    And maybe the intention of being so perfect with certain aspects of what should actually be fun and hobby-like (i.e. cooking), is why dinner is so often delayed?


    After all, Escoffier's firmware was not often updated.


    I shall never again use "Escoffier" and "fun and hobby-like" in the same sentence.


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  10. 1 hour ago, Kerry Beal said:

    I will never again try to carry the pizza peel with pizza on board and also the turning peel to save myself a trip back outside. 




    Toppings on my neighbors lawn 




    Naked crust 




    What it should have looked like!


    Outdoors I think you get the twenty five second rule.


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  11. 2 hours ago, heidih said:

    Insects/bugs  = sustainable protein. I remember talking over the fence to a neighbr who was happy that his yoga studio was offr protein bars that were insect based. Nt sure how they caught on but many cultures have been on bard for a long lng time.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/23/mexico-insect-cuisine-sustainable-food  And unintentionally we eat them https://www.wyff4.com/article/gross-but-true-you-unknowingly-eat-bugs-every-day/9931927#


    I enjoy insect based food.  It's called honey.


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  12. Found the thermometer again.  Now I can't get it to connect to WiFi.  So far today the thermometer has been my only project.  I changed the batteries.  Maybe a firmware update might help?  I need the thermometer for tonight's braise.  Events like this may explain why dinner is so often delayed.




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  13. I shall never again -- not sure how to explain this -- go searching in the bedroom for a thermometer.  As it turns out the thermometer was not in the bedroom.  But what I did find was a leaking bag of what looked like liquid dog poop.  (I do not have a dog.)


    The bag had fallen down between my battery of rolling pins and a pile of jeans.  Last fall publication of Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Cookie Bible was delayed, and I did not bake cookies.  Which means the Teflon rolling pin had not been touched in over eighteen months.  And thankfully the jeans on the bottom of the pile are sizes I can't wear anyhow.


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