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    Seasoning chopping block with mineral oil

    I have a Boos Block and I use their oil.  Boos Mystery Oil.  I'm sure there is something cheaper but I bought a small supply when I bought the block. Rich
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    Killing

    Gunnar, In a survival situation, even you go on the menu!!    For tonight, my favorite meatloaf recipe, tomorrow stuffed baked potato, and the day after I'm considering apple/ butternut squash soup.  Then.... who knows?  I believe that most of the prior posts were more related to day to day...
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    Killing

    This is an extremely interesting thread and one I am surprised to see.  I thought I was the only one that had gone "soft".  Although I still eat meat I tend to eat less of it because of the thought of taking a life, any life, is getting more difficult as I get older.  Often, while floating in...
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    Can I freeze gruyere cheese?

    A friend just gave me a humongous chunk of gruyere.  Roughly 8 in square.  Now gruyere happens to be one of my favorite cooking cheeses but there is no way I can use it all before going bad and its dang expensive cheese.  My plan is to cut it into smaller chunks and vacuum package using a food...
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    Preserved chillis - how do I do?

    I place them in a small ice chest with a block of dry ice to "flash" freeze them.  Then store in the regular freezer.  Just sticking in the freezer seems to leave large ice crystals so that the thawed peppers are mushy. Rich
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    Some advice for a diabetic menu

    I hope so Schmoozer, The idea of not having a glass of wine with dinner is not a future I would look forward to.  My older brother is bad enough since according to him, he cannot have salt.  They don't even have any in the house, yech. My experience here is limited but in the relatively short...
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    Some advice for a diabetic menu

    Cute KYH, I do suppose that I should have more correctly stated Nacona's wife would have to limit the alcs.  Rich
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    4 Best Herbs You Haven't Tried

    Disaster here yesterday.  The lawn service thought they were being helpful by taking a weed wacker to all the nasty weeds along the front of the house.  The "weeds" were mint that was just getting good and thick.  We grow lots of herbs and vegetables around the edge of the house interspersed...
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    Some advice for a diabetic menu

    I'm afraid you are going to have to limit alcohol intake as well.  While not containing carbs it does affect the insulin level in the body.  My father was diabetic and had to give up his beloved martini.  Well he would occassionally cheat and have one but like perhaps once a week. Rich
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    4 Best Herbs You Haven't Tried

    I have sage, tarragon, and dill growing in my garden.  I don't use marjoram that much to make it worth growing. Rich
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    Pepper: How long can it be stored

    My understanding for whole peppercorns is that they have no practical expiration date.  They will outlive all of us. Rich
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    Do you know anyone that can cook?

    Compared to everyone I know I am a gourmet star.  Compared to many on this forum I sometimes feel like a rank beginner.  The actuality is probably somewhere in between.  What surprises me is when someone is gushing over a relatively simple dish and yet has no interest whatsoever in learning to...
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    Cooking for Dirt Poor College Student

    Squid, There really is nothing that is worth doing that does not take a bit of effort.  If you are looking for some miracle dishes, I'm afraid you will be dissapointed.  Yes, separating a chicken is a bit of work.  Your first time might take a while.  Your fifth or tenth time might take 5...
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    Cooking for Dirt Poor College Student

    Hmmmm?  I wonder if Squid will ever respond?    OR have we had our emotions, and willingness to help played with?  Rich
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    Cooking for Dirt Poor College Student

    See Squid,  I told you the big guns would chime in.  You don't say where you live but if you have room for one or two potted plants, you might go the the local store with a garden center and pick up a few seed packets.  For just a few bucks you can grow your own italian parsely, basil and one or...
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