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Old 10-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #21
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I learned that the white-skinned sweet potatoes I bought at the farm market yesterday are purple inside - very pretty, but not as sweet as the orange-colored ones. Maybe they get sweeter when roasted. I tasted a few raw slices first.

I learned that the farm had filled a restaurant chef's order for over a hundred cucumber blossoms, for use as garnishes. Also, they're edible --I tasted one, which had a very mild and nice cuke flavor.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:16 PM   #22
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I learned you can freeze avocado paste!
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:25 PM   #23
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I also learned that when the cat accidentally pees a smelly little spot on the jeans you have just put on to go out in (glad I don't have to diagram that), if you spray Febreze on the pee spot until it's wet, after it dries, the smell goes away and there is no tell-tale mark.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #24
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I also learned that when the cat accidentally pees a smelly little spot on the jeans you have just put on to go out in (glad I don't have to diagram that), if you spray Febreze on the pee spot until it's wet, after it dries, the smell goes away and there is no tell-tale mark.
I'll bet that is something you wished you hadn't had to learn.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:51 PM   #25
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I learned how to sear chicken breasts, and I learned I need to do a better job of reading recipe directions after I started cooking broccoli hache and didn't realize the recipe called for chopping up and cooking the stalk as well. Um.....oops?
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:57 PM   #26
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Snap! I learned how to use the dumpling moulds (er.. molds), 4 in a packet, that I got from Amazon last week. They work nicely for gyozas, too, since I don't have a helper and have to make a batch by next Wednesday.
I learned how to make "one rise" bread from a lovely Englishwoman: though I am not sure that I'll make it a staple of my limited bread making repertoire. Check it out, particularly the kids at the end :) @Panfreak: Your excellent video would benefit from a couple of super-cute kids sampling your wares at the end and rolling their eyes. If you don't have any of your own, you'll find that neighborhood kids are easily bribed.
I also learned that Richard Ford's brilliant The Sportswriter is less a novel than an integrated collection of short stories, but that probably belongs in a different forum!
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #27
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i learned that organization is effective.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:18 PM   #28
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Spinach and eggs makes a nice breakfast.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:05 PM   #29
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I also learned that when the cat accidentally pees a smelly little spot on the jeans you have just put on to go out in (glad I don't have to diagram that), if you spray Febreze on the pee spot until it's wet, after it dries, the smell goes away and there is no tell-tale mark.
PS - that was the Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator variety

and, yes, I actually wish I didn't have to learn that
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:08 AM   #30
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Yesterday, I learned what bagna cauda is.
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