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Old 02-27-2013, 04:13 PM   #31
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I thought it is salt that is used to enhance the other flavors.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #32
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i don't put any vanilla in my salt cakes.:)

interesting thread, addie!
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #33
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I disagree with using vanilla with lemon. You can't get a nice sharp/tart lemon taste with vanilla in the mix. I use Alix's lemon cake recipe that calls for lemon juice and zest. No lemon extract, no vanilla. Lemon cake

Being a lemon dessert freak, I doubled the amount of zest in the cake and increased the sugar and lemon juice by 50% for the glaze.

As the old TV ad used to say, "Try it, you'll like it!"
I'm the same way, Andy - I'm a lemon dessert freak too, and have a tendency to be very heavy handed when it comes to adding lemon zest to things
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:34 PM   #34
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i don't put any vanilla in my salt cakes.:)

interesting thread, addie!
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Thank you. I am one of those people that always wants to know the "why" of everything. When I am teaching someone something I always tell them the why of it. They are more likely to remember it. There is a reason for everything we do. Even if we don't know the "why" of it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #35
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Thank you. I am one of those people that always wants to know the "why" of everything. When I am teaching someone something I always tell them the why of it. They are more likely to remember it. There is a reason for everything we do. Even if we don't know the "why" of it.

I like that. I'm a why too. Fortunately, BF is an avid google searcher ;)
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:18 PM   #36
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I am rarely happy with only knowing the A to C. I NEED to know the B!! And it is usually a B.... to get someone to tell you!!
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #37
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I am rarely happy with only knowing the A to C. I NEED to know the B!! And it is usually a B.... to get someone to tell you!!
There is a little bit of snob in all of us. Some have more than others. They just have to show off their knowledge. So to get them to give you the info you want you have to play Dumb Dora. They are very quick to show how much smarter they are than you. Specially if you are a woman. My youngest daughter could take a car apart and put it back together better than any man. She came home a date many times covered in grease. Most of those guys never asked her out again. I kept telling her you have to act dumb.
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A student can never master a tehnique/process etc. until they understand why things work the way they do.
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There is a little bit of snob in all of us. Some have more than others. They just have to show off their knowledge. So to get them to give you the info you want you have to play Dumb Dora. They are very quick to show how much smarter they are than you. Specially if you are a woman. My youngest daughter could take a car apart and put it back together better than any man. She came home a date many times covered in grease. Most of those guys never asked her out again. I kept telling her you have to act dumb.
Why would she want to be with someone who a) didn't appreciate her interests and capabilities and b) thought she was dumb?
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Why would she want to be with someone who a) didn't appreciate her interests and capabilities and b) thought she was dumb?
My daughter definitely marched to a different drummer. In fact she was in a completely different parade. When she had the measles the doctors think they did more damage to other parts of her body besides her kidneys. Including her brain. She wasn't stupid, just lived in her own happy world.
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