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Old 11-07-2018, 11:40 PM   #721
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Btw, I just realized that this was a thread started by Dove.

I wonder what ever happened to Dove and her doggie.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:50 PM   #722
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Btw, I just realized that this was a thread started by Dove.

I wonder what ever happened to Dove and her doggie.
I don't remember her at all. I checked her profile. She hasn't posted since before I joined.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:49 AM   #723
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She was a very sweet older lady with some great cooking advice. Her avatar was of her little doggie named Dove.

I'm sure someone else will remember her.

Elfie, GB, Audeo, Michael in PHTWRTH (just kidding ), Lifter, Gretchen, Maidrite, Mudbug, Goodweed, Alix, Lefselover, Norgeskog, MicheleMarie (M-squared), Bang Bang, Lougaru, etc. etc..

My brain just cramped trying to remember so many old souls.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:11 AM   #724
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Back on topic. I don't know if this has come up here, but a tip I was given years ago by my garlic man. He's a friend who grows it by the acre. He gives me garlic plaits. They look really cool. I freeze my cloves and when using it depends on the season, you may get the middle green bit. I cut the clove in half and take the stalk bit out. This is what gives you indigestion, or so I'm told.

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Old 11-08-2018, 11:13 AM   #725
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She was a very sweet older lady with some great cooking advice. Her avatar was of her little doggie named Dove.

I'm sure someone else will remember her.

Elfie, GB, Audeo, Michael in PHTWRTH (just kidding ), Lifter, Gretchen, Maidrite, Mudbug, Goodweed, Alix, Lefselover, Norgeskog, MicheleMarie (M-squared), Bang Bang, Lougaru, etc. etc..

My brain just cramped trying to remember so many old souls.
I'm there with you, BT. Lots of great folks who don't come around anymore.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:16 PM   #726
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I suppose that people come and go for a lot of different reasons..


The last food forum I was in was a small group.. The originator eventually ran everyone off.. For a year it was fun but, it became evident that she felt that she was the only one doing it all correctly.. I believe that there were only 4 or 5 people left when I'd finally had enough of her..


This is a fun, diverse group..


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Old 11-08-2018, 04:23 PM   #727
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:39 PM   #728
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I do various forums of interest and seen people come and go that I enjoyed, and this one is no different. Many of you guys and gal’s here have welcomed me here and made me feel right a home. At times I wish a had more to offer but enjoy reading some of new and old post.

Edit: in regards to Buckytom post above
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:09 AM   #729
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Tip for home: if you don't have a vent in your bathrooms and the mirrors fog during showers...clean the mirrors thoroughly, then treat them with RainX, just as you would do your car windshield. No more fog!
(I wish I knew of this stuff in the early 70s and on til '82 when I owned 3 different VW "bugs, who's windows fogged up on the INSIDE when it rained, or in winter!)
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:10 PM   #730
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If you like shredded hashbrown potatoes, like me, use your electric waffle iron.
Spray with a little non-stick spray, lay out a layer of pots and cook to they're browned to your likeness. No need for turning. And my waffle plates are removable for dishwasher cleaning. You can use belgium or regular waffle plates. I have belgium.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:50 PM   #731
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Tip for home: if you don't have a vent in your bathrooms and the mirrors fog during showers...clean the mirrors thoroughly, then treat them with RainX, just as you would do your car windshield. No more fog!
(I wish I knew of this stuff in the early 70s and on til '82 when I owned 3 different VW "bugs, who's windows fogged up on the INSIDE when it rained, or in winter!)
Hmmmm, the early ‘70s, a van, windows fogged up inside. Are you sure the rain was the cause of this?
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:11 AM   #732
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Grow an aloe plant in your home. Put it in a window to get the light and sun. After all it is a warm weather type plant.

When you or the children get an insect bite, cut off the tip and squeeze out the gel from it. Apply to bite. This not only stops the itching, but promotes healing of the insect bite. Aloe is also used for burn victims. It promotes healing.

Aloe plants are hardy plants and cutting off the tip of each spear will not harm the plant.
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:37 AM   #733
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Freshly peeled and shredded potatoes for hash browns are very full of water. Using a large sized rice press, you can press out a lot of water before frying. Removing all that water makes them easier to fry up nice and crisp and quick. A lot of places use frozen hash browns, probably because the freezing process dehydrates them. I find overly wet hash brown potatoes hard to cook up, successfully. I have to crank up the heat way high to get the outside crisp, while the insides are still somewhat undercooked.

They were too moist to begin with. My large rice presser fixed that. I was amazed how much water squeezed out.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:44 PM   #734
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I use one of those collapsible steamer baskets inside my stock pot when making stock. (I think it's a 10" one. But also have a small 8" one).
I just lift out the basket when finished and discard the contents right in the disposal except for any bones, of course. It really helps to avoid getting small bones you may miss with swishing around the slotted spoon.
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Old 11-21-2018, 04:38 PM   #735
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I use one of those collapsible steamer baskets inside my stock pot when making stock. (I think it's a 10" one. But also have a small 8" one).
I just lift out the basket when finished and discard the contents right in the disposal except for any bones, of course. It really helps to avoid getting small bones you may miss with swishing around the slotted spoon.
I make quite a bit of stock when I make it - the little steamer basket wouldn't work for the amount of solids I have to remove. So I use tongs to take out the largest pieces, then pour the stock through a colander into a large bowl.
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Old 11-21-2018, 05:04 PM   #736
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I make quite a bit of stock when I make it - the little steamer basket wouldn't work for the amount of solids I have to remove. So I use tongs to take out the largest pieces, then pour the stock through a colander into a large bowl.
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I have used the pasta insert in my stock pot, but I prefer the above method.
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Old 11-21-2018, 05:17 PM   #737
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I used to do the pasta pot insert but now I use a soup sock for making stock. Put everything in tie a knot. when done lift sock out, allow to drain then chuck it out.

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Old 11-21-2018, 08:14 PM   #738
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I used to do the pasta pot insert but now I use a soup sock for making stock. Put everything in tie a knot. when done lift sock out, allow to drain then chuck it out.

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What a great time and effort saver. Gonna check this out. Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:41 AM   #739
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What a great time and effort saver. Gonna check this out. Thanks!
I use one of those laundry bags for lingerie. Works great. I just dump what is in it in the garbage, or, when really lazy, since I buy the bags at the dollar store for a buck, I toss everything.
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