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Aug
28
answered Butter substitute for 1 cup of butter for baking
Aug
27
comment White pepper vs. black pepper
@iman1003 - my bad typo.
Aug
27
comment White pepper vs. black pepper
"White pepper consists of the seed of the pepper plant alone, with the darker colored skin of the pepper fruit removed. This is usually accomplished by a process known as retting, where fully ripe peppers are soaked in water for about a week, during which the flesh of the pepper softens and decomposes."
Aug
27
revised White pepper vs. black pepper
correction
Aug
27
answered How do you know when a cultured item is no longer safe to consume?
Aug
27
comment What should I look for in a good, multi-purpose chef's knife?
+1 for "It must feel good in your hand"
Aug
27
answered White pepper vs. black pepper
Aug
26
answered Is it safe to cook with rainwater?
Aug
25
comment How would I go about home smoking a ham joint?
On the housing -- I have relatives who made a great smoker with an old refrigerator from the "pre-plastic" era. They had to cut vent holes and have a tray at the bottom for coals. I anxiously await every fall for Columbia River smoked salmon.
Aug
25
answered How To Tell When Corn is Done With Boiling
Aug
25
revised a manual meat slicer
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Aug
25
comment a manual meat slicer
For an occasional use I would have gone with your suggestion. Thing is, the housemates want their sliced deli meats on a pretty much weekly basis.
Aug
25
comment a manual meat slicer
@Chad - "If they are kids..." Oh, they're way worse than kids. :)
Aug
25
revised a manual meat slicer
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Aug
25
comment a manual meat slicer
@Chad - I did give my box grater a shot, but alas, didn't really do the job.
Aug
25
accepted a manual meat slicer
Aug
25
comment Know if a turkey is done cooking
Another +1 for getting a thermometer. They are cheap, readily available and the weekend is 2 days away. ;~)
Aug
25
answered What are some grilling tools that everyone should have?
Aug
23
comment Non-stick griddle frustration
I use a large non-stick skillet for pancakes and have never had this issue. So don't have an answer. What is your process? My pancake batter has butter as an ingredient and I use ~ 1TBSP of canola oil in the skillet. When done I wipe down the skillet with a paper towel.
Aug
23
comment a manual meat slicer
The idea is to get say, 3 - 5 lbs of turkey breast. Roast, slice, pull out 1 week's worth, and freeze weekly packets for the next 2 - 3 weeks. So, a regular trip to the deli for a slicing favor is not in the cards. Like I said in the original question, I was trying to avoid the purchase of a new electric appliance and wanted to go low tech.