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Old 01-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #21
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You have to cook a turkey breast side down to have juicy and tender breast meat. Ask anyone who has eaten my roasted or barbecued turkey. I have proof, or at least witnesses.

And for the tin foil, if you are using it as a reflective tent, it is marginally better to place the shiny side away from the food. It reflects more heat away.

Hot water freezes faster than cold water. This myth is based on the idea that the greater the temperature differential between to substances, the faster energy will flow from the warmer to the colder, hence, cooling the warmer substance faster.

The problem with this idea is that when you first place, say, a hot liquid into the cold environment, there is indeed a greater transfer of energy. But that energy transfer slows as the hotter liquid cools. It will eventually reach the same transfer rate as another container of cold liquid placed into the freezer, at which point, if the volumes are the same, it will chill at the same rate as the liquid that was place in at the colder temperature. So you get the same chill rate as with the colder liquid, which means the same time for the liquid to freeze, plus the time required for it to chill to the temperature of the other liquid. There is no such thing as "energy inertia".

Northerners can't make proper fried chicken. All I can say to that is /

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Old 01-30-2011, 07:11 PM   #22
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At least you said "your wife" instead of "the wife." Kind of a pet peve for me. I think I would have to at least hurt my husband if he sad "the wife" but I could just get him back with something worse smelling if he rubbed the onion smell in my hair. I know where he sleeps!

Anyway...I just thought of another one my Grandma used to say; "Roll up a ball of tin foil and throw it in the dryer instead of fabric softener to get rid of the static cling."
"The wife" is a big pet peeve of mine as well. My first husband (over 30 years ago, thank goodness) called me that a lot. Whenever he said that I would say, "THE wife, THE car, THE dog."
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:37 PM   #23
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It's the stainless steel. You can even buy squares of SS just for this purpose. I have a SS sink. It does work! Lemon juice works too.

i have one of those bars. it is in a drawer and i never use it. i wait for the soapy water that my hands are in, a lot. no smell there, either. lol
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:10 PM   #24
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I think the potato in too-salty dishes works.

I also think this one works....to get the odor of onions or garlic off of your hands, rub them well on your kitchen faucet. Something in the metal seems to cancel out the smell. Of course sometimes, I don't mind the smell on my hands.......especially if I've also been chopping fresh cilantro.
The stainless does work but the potato myth has been proven false by food scientists as well as home cooks. It doesn't work.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:33 PM   #25
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Tree ripened avacados.

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Old 01-31-2011, 02:39 PM   #26
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"The wife" is a big pet peeve of mine as well. My first husband (over 30 years ago, thank goodness) called me that a lot. Whenever he said that I would say, "THE wife, THE car, THE dog."
i think that ending that was a great choice; your james luvs u so!
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Tree ripened avacados.

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According to information I read put out by Avocado growers, they are ripe when they come off the tree--they just aren't soft enough to eat yet.

When I lived in Vista, CA there were quite a few avocado groves around, and we often heard coyotes howling from them at night. I read that coyotes would take fallen avocados and bury them. When they were soft they would dig them up and eat them.
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Hey BarbaraL, maybe so. I have a tree in my back yard, they are not Hass but another variety. They take 5-7 days once picked to ripen enough to eat. IMHO, if you can't pick it from the tree and eat it right away, then it really isn't ripe. Also remember that these Associations have an agenda. They want to sell avacados.

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Hot water freezes faster than cold water.
do people actually believe/debate this?
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Yes, people debate that.
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