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  1. drirene liked mike9's post in the thread What did you have for dinner?.

    I made a Spanish inspired octopus, squid and chorizo stew yesterday. We had friends over for a "last supper" since they are moving to...

    Feb 26, 2018 at 12:46 AM
  2. drirene liked iceman's post in the thread Recommendations for a Garlic Press.

    I got one like this for change back on a $5. I hit it with a rinse, shake it in the soapy water and hit it with another rinse; <...

    Feb 26, 2018 at 12:40 AM
  3. drirene liked kokopuffs's post in the thread Recommendations for a Garlic Press.

    With crushed you're blending the different layers which excites the flavour.  Crushing the different layers together causes a chemical...

    Feb 26, 2018 at 12:33 AM
  4. drirene liked boar_d_laze's post in the thread Recommendations for a Garlic Press.

    Oxo is very good at those sort of small tools. Kitchen Aid has a decent line out for a low price. Westmark is the king of small tools....

    Feb 26, 2018 at 12:12 AM
  5. drirene liked ed buchanan's post in the thread Recommendations for a Garlic Press.

    Not worth cleaning time required..Put garlic in plastic bag , smash with frying pan or meat mallet. Throw bag away /no cleaning,...

    Feb 26, 2018 at 12:11 AM
  6. drirene liked pete's post in the thread Pro tip.

    I woke up this morning to the sound of an incoming text. My buddy asked if I wanted to go to the gym. I replied that he spelled bar wrong!

    Feb 25, 2018 at 10:33 PM
  7. drirene liked sgsvirgil's post in the thread Mildly Surprised.

    I'm actually rather surprised that more people don't start more threads and have more conversations about food and wine pairing.

    Feb 25, 2018 at 3:06 AM
  8. drirene liked sgsvirgil's post in the thread Is this maple syrup good?.

    Actually, real maple syrup will go bad, although its rare. If its stored correctly, it should last a very, very long time. Its not...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 6:32 AM
  9. drirene liked harpua's post in the thread Is this maple syrup good?.

    And let us know about your next maple adventure! Will it be sugar?

    Feb 24, 2018 at 6:31 AM
  10. drirene liked chefwriter's post in the thread Is this maple syrup good?.

    I wish I'd been able to respond sooner. The syrup was fine. Real Maple Syrup doesn't ever go bad. As was stated, simply simmer and...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 6:30 AM
  11. drirene liked sgsvirgil's post in the thread Is this maple syrup good?.

    Oh yeah....I forgot.....if it gets too hot, I will bubble over and cause a mess. ;-)

    Feb 24, 2018 at 6:30 AM
  12. drirene liked brianshaw's post in the thread Improving store-bought pasta sauce.

    Rather than add a jar of prepared pasta sauce, I spike the quick home-made sauce with a bit of Italian seasoning to "recreate" bottled...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 6:29 AM
  13. drirene liked meezenplaz's post in the thread Improving store-bought pasta sauce.

    i guess i failed to clarify that. I only use a jar if i dont have enuf of other stuff, as in the case of cooking at my sons. I used the...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 6:28 AM
  14. drirene liked french fries's post in the thread Improving store-bought pasta sauce.

    Why add a jar (of, I assume, ready-made tomato sauce?)? You've basically made tomato sauce and then are adding a jar of tomato sauce to it?

    Feb 24, 2018 at 6:28 AM
  15. drirene liked sgsvirgil's post in the thread Is this maple syrup good?.

    Just to add to what @cheflayne said, make sure both the heat and the boil is gentle. I would recommend a double boiler. Once real...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 6:03 AM