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Old 12-02-2016, 02:52 PM   #641
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I use a free phone app that, I believe, CG recommend: Thyme, it has five timers marked on a stove. One for each of four burners and one for the oven.
Thank you for mentioning that! I've been trying to remember what it was called since I got my new phone!
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:27 PM   #643
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It's not free for me.
There are two versions. If you specify the free one, it should show up.
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:49 PM   #644
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I use a free phone app that, I believe, CG recommend: Thyme, it has five timers marked on a stove. One for each of four burners and one for the oven.
So glad you like it, Taxy! It is a handy little app - and free. Free is good!
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There are two versions. If you specify the free one, it should show up.
I tried no free version
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I tried no free version
What kind of phone do you have?
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I could only find a free version of Thyme for Android. The one for iPhone was $1.39. I wonder why that is.
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I could only find a free version of Thyme for Android. The one for iPhone was $1.39. I wonder why that is.
Because iPhone and Microsoft are out to nickel and dime folks 'til their pockets are empty.
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Because iPhone and Microsoft are out to nickel and dime folks 'til their pockets are empty.
Microsoft? What does Microsoft have to do with this?

It's because Apple has more restrictions on software submitted to the Apple Store. Google, which owns Android, has a more open system, so there are more free apps available.
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I wish I could find a simple desktop timer that would allow multiple timers and a text message reminding you what the reminder is for. Would use it for cooking, gaming & many other things. Seem like 25 years ago there were plenty of simple PC tools like that. Can't find a reliable one now though.
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Old 12-03-2016, 08:32 PM   #652
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:07 AM   #653
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Here's a tip that helped me yesterday when my hands were killing me.

I have a mini chopper but sometimes I just don't want to clean it.

Yesterday I used one of these to help with my garlic


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I used the flat side to smack and remove the skins then the pointy side to beat the heck out of the cloves. Then it was fast work to finish the rough chop. It also let me relieve some tension and stress.
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Old 12-08-2016, 12:54 PM   #654
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I like an ULU knife for fine chopping garlic, has a nice wide handle to grip easily.
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Old 12-08-2016, 02:37 PM   #655
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Here's a tip that helped me yesterday when my hands were killing me.

I have a mini chopper but sometimes I just don't want to clean it.

Yesterday I used one of these to help with my garlic

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I used the flat side to smack and remove the skins then the pointy side to beat the heck out of the cloves. Then it was fast work to finish the rough chop. It also let me relieve some tension and stress.
I'll have to give that a try. Sounds like it should work well.

Sometimes the tool that makes the job easier takes more effort to clean than it saves on the job, e.g., that mini chopper, a mandolin, food processor, ...

Not saying that they aren't worth the cleaning effort every time.
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I'll have to give that a try. Sounds like it should work well.

Sometimes the tool that makes the job easier takes more effort to clean than it saves on the job, e.g., that mini chopper, a mandolin, food processor, ...

Not saying that they aren't worth the cleaning effort every time.
I still use choppers and such but not when I'm feeling lousy and don't want to stand at the sink washing a bunch of parts.

I still used the knife at the end but the garlic was in smaller flatter pieces so I didn't have to chase them around or do a lot more chopping.
Oh I used an OXO meat mallet with a wider more comfortable rubber handle.

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If I would have wanted it finer I would maybe have used Dorot frozen garlic.


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Old 12-08-2016, 05:05 PM   #657
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Here's a tip that helped me yesterday when my hands were killing me.

I have a mini chopper but sometimes I just don't want to clean it.

Yesterday I used one of these to help with my garlic

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I used the flat side to smack and remove the skins then the pointy side to beat the heck out of the cloves. Then it was fast work to finish the rough chop. It also let me relieve some tension and stress.
Genius! For years we thought this tool had only one function. Now we know. I recently used mine to make the cross hatch marks on peanut butter cookies.
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Genius! For years we thought this tool had only one function. Now we know. I recently used mine to make the cross hatch marks on peanut butter cookies.
And another big thank you to Katie H for coming up with this idea!

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I use my old-fashioned meat pounder for making the hatch marks on my peanut butter cookies. I just use the side with the largest points. Works great. I spray nonstick cooking spray on it and give each bit of cookie dough a nice centered whack.
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I bought a large pack of peeled garlic couple of month ago. I saved the "stay fresh" pack (or whatever it is called). I put some leeks with that pack into ziplock bag and left in refrigerator. Honestly I forgot about it. I found it the other day, the leeks are as fresh as they were when I put them into that bag.

If you ran across one of those pack save it and use it.
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I picked up a denture toothbrush (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=denture+to...DL._SL160_.jpg) awhile back to clean my lefse rolling pin (https://www.amazon.com/Lefse-Rolling.../dp/B000810A6K). It works great for that and I put the toothbrush in the dishwasher when I am done with it.
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