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Perverse Luxury Beef

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Seafood will be far less nutritious

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Comment by Daniel W on June 7, 2017 at 9:41pm

Spud, I haven't thought about it much, but you are right about stir-frying vegetables having better flavor and texture.  I don't think I  would eat them any more from microwave.  Except corn on the cob.  That works pretty well.  Although, that's not actually a veggie, it's a grain :-)

Comment by Lilac on June 7, 2017 at 1:35pm

I never microwave vegetables. They taste awful to me.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 7, 2017 at 9:13am

I think the microwaving of veggies is going to drop dramatically.  Probably near zero.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 7, 2017 at 9:11am

Just finished my breakfast of stir-fried veggies in my 12-inch cast iron skillet, and they taste great.

I don't remember stir-frying vegetables before, but since I've started eating more of them, a week or so ago, I put quite a few frozen packages of mixed veggies in my shopping cart, one of which was labeled asian stir-fry.  I stir-fried it and the flavor was much better than the veggies I'd been steaming in the microwave.

I think the taste improvement is due to the browning of the sugars, or Maillard reaction.  

Comment by Daniel W on June 3, 2017 at 5:00pm

Michael, Im sold on cast iron skillets too.  I have found several very old ones at estate sales, cleaned them up  and now they are my everyday skillets and sometimes baking pans.  For frying I do use a nonstick spray, and when done cooking I wipe them with canola oil.

Comment by Michael Penn on June 1, 2017 at 6:01pm

Sounds yummy. I'm still having a love affair with my 10 inch cast iron skillet. I got mine at Dollar General at $6.50 and they are a bit higher at the Walton place. Properly tempered these are non-stick, easy to clean up, and should last a lifetime. Temper them at 350 for an hour with an oil coating on them. When you clean them always add a light oil coating again. I clean mine is less than 5 minutes.

Comment by Daniel W on June 1, 2017 at 10:06am

For memorial day, we had vegetable kebabs and potato salad outside.  The kebabs were onion, garlic, tomato, mushroom, peppers, and cauliflower, marinated in red wine vinegar / olive oil / rosemary / pepper / crushed garlic for a couple of hours.  We use a wood pellet grill, gives a nice smokey flavor.

I accidentally smoked the potatoes in the potato salad.  I've been steaming them instead of boiling, but the steamer run dry.  That resulted in the potatoes getting smoked.  Not bad, but I like non-smoked better.

Randy, that crisp sounds good.  I have some rhubarb in the fridge that I've been meaning to cook too.  Probably a pie, just because. 

Comment by Lilac on May 26, 2017 at 1:09pm

Lasagne makes great leftovers.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 26, 2017 at 6:53am

Used up some of my strawberries and rhubarb to make a "crisp" (or "crunch"). It's much easier than making a pie, not to mention just as delicious.

Tonight, it'll be lasagna for supper. It takes a lot of preparation, but I can eat leftovers for many meals to come. I gotta use up old ricotta and cottage cheese. That's mainly why I'm making it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 21, 2017 at 9:08am

Daniel, I desire the best outcome for you and Ning.

My guess was wrong.  I don't remember hearing the symbols ' and " meaning minutes and seconds although I could have and forgotten.  I've only ever used them to mean feet and inches.

 Well, I do vaguely remember them also meaning angular measurements: arcminutes and arc seconds.  I had to look those up on Wikipedia.  That site also said they're used in musical notation to represent octaves from middle C upwards, which use not only the prime symbols ' and ", but 3 and 4 of those marks as well.


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