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  1. Yes, this one is quite sweet. Since it is baked in the oven, it is not smoked but it is delicious and addicting. I haven't made any for quite a while but I may just have to make some now.
  2. I have a recipe for something that claims to be Chinese dried meat called Bak Kwa. This is made with pork and I wonder how authentic it is.
  3. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2021

    I think that they would be awfully hard to grow inside. They need a lot of sun. They grow about 6 feet tall and need a trellis to grow on. I had a crop about twice a year and it takes about two years for a plant to really get going good.
  4. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2021

    Until last year I had a pepper plant that supplied all of my black pepper needs. The only problem with it was that the green peppercorns were so hot that I couldn't use them. I even tried brining them and they were still too hot. Then last rainy season we had so much rain that it killed my plant. I really miss it.
  5. I'm using a lot of alcohol gel on my hands because of the pandemic but I haven't resorted to alcohol showers yet. Aren't Mai Tai showers a bit sticky?
  6. I'm with you! Goo Gone is my best friend. When we moved here, 30 years ago, we couldn't get storage containers to save our soul. Now I just can't seem to throw any jars out.
  7. Yeah, but it does also give us that nasty little gleam of hope because there is really is somebody out there as clumsy as we are.
  8. What scares me is that you know darn well that she is going to do it again, and again, and again...
  9. It's also worth mentioning that an amount that can just cause a nasty case of food poisoning for younger people can be fatal for the elderly and children.
  10. How right you are! This is a subject worth mentioning again and again. I was not aware of this for years and have often thought of the risks that I was taking. According to the CDC, "You cannot see, smell, or taste botulinum toxin – but taking even a small taste of food containing this toxin can be deadly." I had a slight bout of food poisoning for my birthday this year and I still think that it was the chicken breast with butter sauce with fresh garlic. It was from a restaurant that is usually very busy, but with the pandemic and less business they probably just kept garlic in melted butter too long at room temperature. Unless you plan to keep some in the freezer, garlic oil is so easy to make. Just make up what you need and pitch the rest. It's not worth the risk!
  11. I agree! She gets a lot more involved than she needs to. When you get old and lazy like me, things aren't that involved.
  12. I guess, just kind of, The Book of Life. It's something that I just figured out on my own. But if you follow the directions above, that should pretty much tell you how to do it. I even make gravy in the microwave just following this formula for the proportion of pan drippings plus flour plus liquid.
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