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Offline blue911

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2023 + 2024)
« Reply #50: June 07, 2024, 04:14:45 PM »
another call out for help on food. I've got about 1/4 of a jar of honey I picked up from a farm stand sitting on my counter. It's thickening, not quite solid, but clouding up. Is there something that works to have it more like normal honey? Warm it a bit in a pot of hot water or even nuke the jar? Just live with it?

Put it in a double boiler with the inside pan also filled with water. This will slowly raise the temperature and melt the sugar crystals.

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« Reply #51: June 07, 2024, 04:21:38 PM »
Put it in a double boiler with the inside pan also filled with water. This will slowly raise the temperature and melt the sugar crystals.
you are assuming I have 2 pans.

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could I fake this perhaps with a wide-mouth ceramic mug with inside a pot of heated water?

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« Reply #52: June 07, 2024, 04:26:14 PM »
you are assuming I have 2 pans.

:lmao:

could I fake this perhaps with a wide-mouth ceramic mug with inside a pot of heated water?

Yep.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2023 + 2024)
« Reply #53: June 08, 2024, 02:07:17 AM »
you are assuming I have 2 pans.

:lmao:

could I fake this perhaps with a wide-mouth ceramic mug with inside a pot of heated water?

A metal mixing bowl over a pot/saucepan works.

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« Reply #54: June 08, 2024, 09:58:43 AM »

could I fake this perhaps with a wide-mouth ceramic mug with inside a pot of heated water?
looks like it worked this way. Honey is cooling now but is clear. Not very viscous so i hope i didn't overdue it

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« Reply #55: June 08, 2024, 12:39:46 PM »
speaking of overdue, I just finished watching Stage 1 of the Dauphine.  Guess I'll need to stay away from that other thread for a bit longer.
looks like it worked this way. Honey is cooling now but is clear. Not very viscous so i hope i didn't overdue it

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« Reply #56: June 08, 2024, 01:21:21 PM »
speaking of overdue, I just finished watching Stage 1 of the Dauphine.  Guess I'll need to stay away from that other thread for a bit longer.
I'll put a spoiler cover over my last post on page 18.

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« Reply #57: June 19, 2024, 11:18:15 AM »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a small-ish chest freezer?  Looking for something to store overflow in the basement but I worry that if I just pick something at random it's going to end up being cheap junk like so many other things these days...

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« Reply #58: June 19, 2024, 04:55:49 PM »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a small-ish chest freezer?  Looking for something to store overflow in the basement but I worry that if I just pick something at random it's going to end up being cheap junk like so many other things these days...


I’ll ask my brother-in-law in Florida to send a picture of his. It’s meant for the garage, but he has too much stuff in his garage and even a small freezer wouldn’t fit, so he has it in the dining room (seriously). I personally would not want it there in my house, but it’s relatively unobtrusive in theirs the way they have things set up. I’ll ask him to send a picture of the label on the front that says what it is.


Edited to add: They just responded with a photo of the label. They bought it at Costco. The brand is Midea and the label says "Garage Ready." Seven cubic feet; dimensions are 32" wide by 22.1" deep by 33.5" high and it weighs 67 pounds. Two wire baskets inside. PM me if you want me to forward you the photos by e-mail or text message.

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« Reply #59: June 20, 2024, 08:06:09 AM »
My mother took us to Joe’s downtown for dinner (I can never remember the full name—it’s affiliated with Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami) for our birthdays. Fantastic dinner topped off with Hennessy Paradis, which I had never had before. Outstanding stuff.

I love Joe's. Food is great and the service there is a throwback to another time. A maitre d' who works there sings the national anthem at Nats Park pretty regularly: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2016/05/10/the-tux-wearing-national-anthem-singer-at-the-nats-game-is-a-maitre-d-at-a-washington-power-dining-spot/

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« Reply #60: June 20, 2024, 01:17:46 PM »

I’ll ask my brother-in-law in Florida to send a picture of his. It’s meant for the garage, but he has too much stuff in his garage and even a small freezer wouldn’t fit, so he has it in the dining room (seriously). I personally would not want it there in my house, but it’s relatively unobtrusive in theirs the way they have things set up. I’ll ask him to send a picture of the label on the front that says what it is.


Edited to add: They just responded with a photo of the label. They bought it at Costco. The brand is Midea and the label says "Garage Ready." Seven cubic feet; dimensions are 32" wide by 22.1" deep by 33.5" high and it weighs 67 pounds. Two wire baskets inside. PM me if you want me to forward you the photos by e-mail or text message.

Thanks, I was looking at a smaller model from the same company on Amazon.  Wish I could find someplace to buy it locally.

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« Reply #61: June 20, 2024, 02:28:18 PM »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a small-ish chest freezer?  Looking for something to store overflow in the basement but I worry that if I just pick something at random it's going to end up being cheap junk like so many other things these days...


Check out this model.

https://www.geappliances.com/appliance/GE-7-0-Cu-Ft-Manual-Defrost-Chest-Freezer-FCM7STWW


Lowes claims to carry it.


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« Reply #62: June 20, 2024, 04:05:39 PM »
I picked up a similar unit from Home Depot maybe eight years back and it's been really reliable as well. I suspect if you look at the median price units from Home Depot, Lowes, Costco, Target, etc, you'll get a quality machine that should last.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2023 + 2024)
« Reply #63: July 04, 2024, 06:27:24 AM »
not in DC or Arlington, unless you use bottled or boiled water.

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« Reply #64: July 04, 2024, 08:59:01 AM »
not in DC or Arlington, unless you use bottled or boiled water.
water advisory lifted in Arlington. Safe levels never exceeded. Can immediately resume using tap water for all purposes.
https://www.arlingtonva.us/About-Arlington/Newsroom/Articles/2024/Boil-Water-Advisory-Lifted-for-Arlington
Too late, of course, for the shops that already shut for the day.