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  1. Lump or solid asafoetida

    If you Google "Bloomington Indiana Indian markets" you will find a selection of them.
  2. Ahh, Bisto! The Gravy Mix

    Now you've got me thinking of bread and gravy. My mother was not a good cook with anything that didn't require hours of slow cooking. One of her best dinners was the Sunday pot roast, and the gravy was the best gravy a person could ask for. I always hd a piece of bread and gravy as the finale to her Sunday pot roast dinners. She always use to fret about burning the vegetables she cooked with the pot roast. I always used to tell her that the vegetables weren't burnt, they were caramelized which is why they were so good and her gravy even better. The meat pies she made with the leftovers were really good. When I was in college, down the street and around the corner from where I roomed was an old fashioned drug store, and there were booths in the back where they served meals cooked in a kitchen no bigger than a closet and with a big old stove. They would also indulge me with bread and gravy when I wanted to top off a pot roast dinner. Now I have to go do the dinner dishes, while trying not to start humming "those were the days my friend....." because, frankly, those dear old college days sucked, and the pot roast at the drugstore was was one of the few highlights.
  3. Cuts and scrapes

    Much as I would like to have a mandolin I refuse to buy myself one. It would be an accident waiting to happen, and I'm pretty good at damaging myself without one.
  4. I had a friend who's parents were 2nd generation Norwegians in Wisconsin in the early 1900s.He once offered me some Gjetost , and said that his father's breakfast every morning was a slab of Gjetost on a piece of bread.
  5. "Preserving leftover wine may be fine, but I worry it can have a counterproductive effect, too. In the end, wine isn't a thing so much as an event. Opening a bottle sets wine on the path of change, growth and evolution. To have a bit left over is to have a glimpse into its future; in a sense to share that future " The leftover wines future is to get drunk, and with any luck there will be enough leftover for me to share that future and also get drunk.
  6. It's threads like this that make me appreciate my new GE electric coil top basic model stove that I bought in January. It doesn't do a lot, but then, I don't ask a lot of it. If only I had the space for a CSO.
  7. I liked Everyday Food magazine. When they stopped publishing it, they substituted Martha Stewart Living to finish out Everyday Food subscriptions. I couldn't help wishing they'd send it in a plain brown wrapper.
  8. Salad 2016 –

    These are the ingredients for the Frugal Gourmet's dill and cottage cheese dressing. 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese (full fat) 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1/2 cup 2% low-fat milk 1 tbsp oil 2 tbsp wine vinegar 1/8 tsp sugar 1 clove garlic -- crushed (I use garlic powder) 1 tsp dill (or to taste) Ground white pepper to taste (I use black pepper) How long should a salad dressing such as this last. I have a very poor sense of smell, and so cannot go by the smell. I made a batch Monday for the same author's chicken and broccoli salad. I'm considering just pouring what's left of the dressing down the sink and making a new batch tomorrow, This will at least solve the problem of what to do with some of the leftover cottage cheese which I only buy when making the Frugal Gourmet's broccoli and chicken salad. I repeat , please don;t suggest going by the odor. I once realized that a carton of milk I had was probably past its "best by" date when it came out of the carton chunky.
  9. when my internal voice says "I am tired of living in filth and squalor" I tend to clean whatever bit of filth and squalor is bothering me. My brand of wrap plastic sticks to anything excerpt what I want it to. It is especially good at sticking itself to itself between when I ripped it off the roll and put it down on the counter.
  10. Foodblog Fanfare

    he has also posted in the dinner thread showing dishes with ingredients I've never had and never will. Caviar, truffles. blue lobsters from, Scotland.
  11. I use the standard wooden holder that uses what I call adding machine tape. When going out I tear the list off and put it on the front of the small pocket notebook I always carry. At home I take it off the notebook and put it under the cd disk holder on top of the cd player. This is to ensure that when I notice I'm out of something I will write it on the easily accessed piece of paper, and when I go out I will take the list with me, and when shopping, I will actually look at the list while in the supermarket, and the list will be readable so I won't end up standing in the aisle wondering what 2 wrntzes is. When my mother lived with me, she would tell me we're out of things, when I got home from work which sometimes meant I had to go back out . In order to avoid this I bought one of those magnetized note pads which I stuck on the fridge door and asked mother to write whatever we were out of on the pad so when I left the house i could get whatever we needed on the way back. The next time she told me were out of something I looked at the pad on the fridge and it was blank. "Why didn't you write it down on the pad?" I asked. "I was afraid I might forget to tell you to look at the pad" she replied. Despite my assurances that she didn't have to remind me to look at the pad, she never did use it and eventually I gave up and took it down.
  12. How to Cut Jelly Donuts?

    I was thinking one jelly doughnut two small boys. It wouldn't have been a problem when I was growing up. My older brother would have grabbed the doughnut and said "It's a shame there was only one, Arey, or you could have one too".
  13. That really belongs in the gallery of regrettable foods.and those sausages are obscene.
  14. I used to start tomatoes, herbs, and flowers from seed using a two tier grow light set up. My first cat liked to sleep on top of the top grow light fixture. I sold all the growing stuff at a yard sale after I got Bryn Barishnikat who I should have named Moose. Imagine the mess greeting me early some the morning if I had tried starting plants from seeds with Brynbarishniklutz around. And it wouldn't even be deliberate! So I switched to buying tomato plants and two years in a row I got early blight followed by squirrels and all the other plant diseases , and then late blight to finish off any plants that had survived. So now I just buy tomatoes at the farm market where they're currently carrying local hydroponically grown tomatoes which are quite nice. I also have tomato plants growing out of the ventilation slits on my composting bin. BLT time is on the way.
  15. What type are they and where are you growing them?