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Old 10-20-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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Things I learned this week...

Three ways to quarter a chicken, the easiest way to remove the rind from melons, how to use a spoon to peel fresh ginger, and to always blanch mushrooms for a minute with lemon juice (fresh) for salad so they keep their color (they won't turn brown). What did you learn this week?
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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I learned it goes quicker if both of us fill gyozas and it's not necessary to fold and crimp them exactly right.

I also learned some things at work, but they are mostly gross, so I won't talk about them here.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:41 AM   #3
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I learned how to make Southern Biscuits and that Spectrum Organics is a shortening that has no Trans Fat. I learned that salt does more than add flavor...it plays a role in gluten formation and adds elasticity to dough. And I learned that there is salt in club soda. I learned not to jiggle the biscuit dough when cutting out your biscuits or they won't cook evenly. And I learned the perfect amounts for ingredients thanks to all the knowledgable caring member here.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #4
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I've learned that orange juice is the best thing for low blood sugar, that possums are made from minced beef :p, that you musn't tease Kades about her avocado sherbet ;), that my DC family hardly read my posts when I joined DC :( , that bone marrow is best made Pac's way, that you all rock! and that you are never too old to learn new things!
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:03 AM   #5
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Hey, Princess--do you have a dumpling press? I know it is cheating, but mine always look so much better when I use the press. (I make my own dough, don't know if that makes a difference.)

I don't think I learned one darn thing this week--I will work on that task for the rest of the day.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #6
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Snip, that will be news to all our Missouri possums. Though when you see one run over in the road, you could believe that claim.

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Old 10-21-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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First time I saw one it was in DC (the capital of the US, not Discuss Cooking) and thought it was a huge rat. So let us Americans know what one is when made with minced beef and I'll have what I learned new for today (It is 8:30 a.m. here).
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:57 AM   #8
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Hey, Princess--do you have a dumpling press? I know it is cheating, but mine always look so much better when I use the press. (I make my own dough, don't know if that makes a difference.)

I don't think I learned one darn thing this week--I will work on that task for the rest of the day.
Yes I have a dumpling press, but it's more fun to fold and crimp with two of you. They taste different with teamwork...more love and giggles add spiciness to the final product.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:14 AM   #9
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Never heard of possum being made out of cows....I will admit they are a mite greasy.
I did find this info, however.
Nutrition Facts - Opossum
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Never heard of possum being made out of cows....I will admit they are a mite greasy.
I did find this info, however.
Nutrition Facts - Opossum
It was a joke, granted a bad one by the looks of it

Thanks for the info though, I've seen possums but never actually eaten them
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