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  1. Bernie

    Dinner 2021

    well actually the way to use the fruit mentos is to show the kids (to get their hopes up), then throw them (the mentos, not the kid...although...)onto the back lawn and tell the kids to go find them. If the lawn is long enough it will take them long enough for you to enjoy the Malbec. You want the after taste of the wine to linger as long as you can so rather than drink the water and dilute the taste, wash your feet. Q.E.D.πŸ˜€
  2. Bernie

    Dinner 2021

    Sounds about right....2 fruit mentos to keep the kids busy and 5 bottles of water to wash your feet....😁
  3. Bernie

    Lunch 2021

    Here you go https://news.colgate.edu/magazine/2019/02/06/the-strange-case-of-dr-ho-man-kwok/
  4. Bernie

    Lunch 2021

  5. Pretty sure dry ice is not going to do it. The idea with freezing it down to very low temperatures is to stop any deterioration, but it is not what causes "normal" deterioration in fish used in sushi or sashimi.. Fish like Tuna are warm blooded , sort of. When the muscles need to function in cold environments, the blood needs to be very efficient. To improve its efficiency it is heated a few degrees or so above the surrounding body temperature. This is achieved by chemical reactions involving various enzymes present in the tissue. This chemical reaction is actually
  6. Bernie

    Lunch 2020

    Dumpster You get a clean box and it cost you nothing......🀣
  7. With my luck it would come back as kale (I think the universe hates me, or at the least is indifferent to my suffering )πŸ˜‚
  8. Not so. The latest mathematics/physics advances suggest information MUST get out of black holes. It may be delayed for a few billion years (I think it depends how old the hole is) So take heart everyone making caramelized onions, if Anna's hypothesis is right (i suspect it is) then we are all stinking up the universeπŸ˜‚
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    I agree. It used to be you selected what veges and fruit you first started babies on (bland, bland, bland...) but it actually made a bit of sense. It gave time for the immune system (the babies) to develop. Initially babies got their immunity from breast milk and then from slowly introducing other foods. Rice was usually part of the early childhood food because it is fairly benign. Wheat was given as "rusks" or "crust" because the gluten was mostly transformed with baking. As a side note if your dog has digestive upsets its normal to feed him boiled chicken & rice because the chi
  10. Bernie

    Breakfast 2020!

    reckon eating Kale is the vegetarian equivalent of religious self flagellation! πŸ˜€
  11. I think in sushi, there should be almost no taste or smell of vinegar. Its all about what it does to the mouth. Like a lot of Japanese cuisine, there are lots of subtle aspects, like presentation, beauty, even mood (relaxation or excitement). The very first time I experienced this "pop" (its actually hard to put into words) it was so different to what I had experienced/tasted before, I was amazed that a chef could actually do that sort of thing. Then I started to understand why there is such a concentration on technique. Even when particular flavors are felt during eating is importan
  12. Isn't the vinegar (of whatever version) meant to give the 'explosive" feel in the mouth. That's why its served in single bite size pieces, so it can be put in the mouth whole. (the whole thing should fill the mouth completely) It is about the experience of the slight acidic hit in the sinuses and why it needs to be very mild vinegar, but then the other flavors actually are enhanced because the sinus are clear. (Sort of like wasabi without the tears)
  13. Oh to be that young again....😧
  14. What was the question? πŸ˜€
  15. Bernie

    Dinner 2020

    But its on a square Bun! Everyone knows its supposed to be on a round bun! Patties are round, tomatoes are round onions are round. You should not be giving in to the demands of cheese. 😁😁 Seriously I do agree with the Ciabatta roll as the best choice for burgers,
  16. Bernie

    Dinner 2020

    Several years ago our National broadcaster (ABC) did a documentary on the sewage system for Sydney. Some of the system is brick lined tunnels, over 100 years old but still in good conditions and in use. The whole system feeds into a sewage treatment works with large digesting ponds and other treatment. That way the sewage is converted by bacteria into useful stuff and water. Well the ponds themselves produce a sludge that is removed and dried and further processed to reduce it further. The video showed this sludge being transported, it looked like dark compost but it was do
  17. Bernie

    Breakfast 2020!

    the most important point about Vegemite is that it is made from the sediment left from the brewing of beer. So it is connected to beer. That alone makes it good! 😁
  18. Bernie

    Sheet pan Dinners

    Potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnip, swede mushrooms, capsicum, tomatoes all large cubes (not much of any one) Add a slab of pork belly on top, cross scored & liberally salted on the top (covering the veges) cook slowly ending with a grill to get crackling. One pan and heavenly rendering of fat to cook the veges in. (save the resulting leavings for future use)
  19. Bernie

    Dinner 2020

    Surprisingly there is such a diet and it does work. My doctor suggested it. (I have no existing medical conditions so seek advice if you do) Its called the six hour diet. You pick a six hour period during the day (1pm to 7pm for instance). During that period you can eat and drink anything and everything you want in any amount. Outside that time its water only. You should lose about 7~10 lbs a month and you will keep it off, even after resuming normal meals and times. You can use 8hr period but you wont lose as much. It works. After about th
  20. whiskey, glass, me
  21. Bernie

    Breakfast 2020!

    Its off topic but its sort of relevant Click on the link. When it comes up with the paywall message, go to the address bar in your browser and insert a "." (full stop ) after the .com ( report.nyt.com./sssss.ssss.xxx/.xxxx.....) leave everything in place. Do a reload page (usually the circle thing with the arrow) and usually no paywall.
  22. Jackpot ! What do you want to buy? Make sure the partner is always aware that it was their fault (no probables, no maybes). Be firm. Guilt will ensure you can buy whatever you like, watch whatever you like, get taken to the best restaurant...the scope is marvelous πŸ˜ƒ
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    If you sneak in a baguette and you got caught, would the restaurant charge you "crustage" (or crumbage?) You know like corkage, where they put a charge on for glasses you use when you bring your own wine 😁
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