"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-01-2010, 12:35 AM   #41
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,732
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveSoMD View Post
I remember one day walking down on the pier at work and there were some guys crabbing and their chicken necks were floating in the water. They had bought chicken necks from the meat case that were partially frozen and were trying to crab with them.
they were probably using a hand line.

it's as simple as putting a chunk of bait, in their case chicken necks, on a hook, or diaper pin, or even a large paper clip on the end of a thin rope. the crabs are so eager to chow down that they will hang on all the way to the surface. if they see you, they'll let go. but if you hide behind the gunnel, you can flip them into your boat, or onto the shore where you can catch them.

my wife is excellent at this. she carefully pulls them up, flips them into the boat, then runs around screaming until i grab them and put them in a bucket.

i use the same bait but in traps, and she outcrabs me with a hand line every time.

professional courtesy, i say...
__________________

__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 12:47 AM   #42
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
We fems are good at crabbing, they give us the manual at birth, in the delivery room.
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 01:10 AM   #43
Sous Chef
 
Sprout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Usa, Michigan
Posts: 558
Any good uses for apple skins? Dd (13 months old) just started spitting them out when she eats apple. I was trying to be stubborn & hope she swallowed at least some in the process, but if there's a good use for them, maybe I'll start pealing hers.

Also, do the seeds from sweet peppers have any use? I use the seeds from hot peppers, of course, for the heat, but do bell pepper seeds have any redeeming qualities?
__________________
Always try to bring a spare set of clothing when you dream about going to work or school. That way, if you encounter someone having that dream where they show up in their underwear, you'll be their hero.
Sprout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 01:13 AM   #44
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,875
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Apple skins can be used to make pectin, but I wouldn't do that with apples that aren't organic, considering how high apples are on the list of the dirty dozen.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 09:24 AM   #45
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprout View Post
Any good uses for apple skins? Dd (13 months old) just started spitting them out when she eats apple. I was trying to be stubborn & hope she swallowed at least some in the process, but if there's a good use for them, maybe I'll start pealing hers.

Also, do the seeds from sweet peppers have any use? I use the seeds from hot peppers, of course, for the heat, but do bell pepper seeds have any redeeming qualities?
As I peel apples for Shrek, I find myself eating them.

Pepper seeds...no ideas.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 10:04 AM   #46
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprout View Post
...Also, do the seeds from sweet peppers have any use? I use the seeds from hot peppers, of course, for the heat, but do bell pepper seeds have any redeeming qualities?

Pepper seeds are magic! If you save them and plant them in the spring, a new pepper plant will rise from the ground and present you with new peppers.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 06:11 AM   #47
Sous Chef
 
Sprout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Usa, Michigan
Posts: 558
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Pepper seeds are magic! If you save them and plant them in the spring, a new pepper plant will rise from the ground and present you with new peppers.
It's 6 am, I've been up since 4, went to bed at midnight, and I'll be up for at least another 45 minutes scheduling my husband's classes for next semester because he's at work. Then who knows how long I'll get to sleep before dd wakes up for the day. I really needed that laugh! (and it was made all the more funny by my lack of sleep) Thanks!
__________________
Always try to bring a spare set of clothing when you dream about going to work or school. That way, if you encounter someone having that dream where they show up in their underwear, you'll be their hero.
Sprout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 07:47 PM   #48
Master Chef
 
DaveSoMD's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,038
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
they were probably using a hand line.
Yes they were.
__________________
Quoth the chicken, "Fry some more."
AB - Good Eats: Fry Hard II
DaveSoMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 08:13 PM   #49
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by spork View Post
edible food parts that many of us unnecessarily throw into the trash, and how to prepare them...

One of mine:
broccoli stems
make sure you "pare" the skin off the broccoli stem or it will be super tough. What I like to do is to marinate them well in garlic, rice vinegar, sugar, and chili oil. I eat it cold uncooked.
__________________
Rokurr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 09:41 PM   #50
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,722
Quote:
Originally Posted by spork View Post
The stinkier the bait, the more likely to catch crabs.

..

Ain't it the truth!!!!
__________________

__________________
joesfolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.