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    Invisable thread?

    That feature used to be called private messages. I find it useful if I have a question for a specific member or to resolve a problem they may be having.
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    Olive Oil - real, fake, or...?

    I disagree with sgsvirgil. Good olive oil can be gold to green. Light resistant containers are best but not an indicator by themselves.
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    Olive Oil - real, fake, or...?

    is it catching/burning in your throat (polyphenols, good) or like stale nuts (bad) See also fustiness
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    Double Awesome Chinese Food

    The title strikes me as a bit orwellian but at least the book doesn't go that direction. So this is a cookbook based on food from a Boston area food truck. And also some of their home practices. As such, this is much more of a Chinese fusion cookbook. So common things get remade: Apple...
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    My wok is rusting like crazy!?!

    You have to season the wok
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    Three Quarter Boiled Eggs

    At my elevation, I find 8 minutes is needed. Just a data point for us high elevation types. I'm about 5000 ft. Crack the shell lightly when you shock them usually helps with peeling.
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    Fall color

    That's nice!
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    Fall color

    A small waterfall at lower emerald pool in zion national park, again with some autumn color. After the snow we had, you have to go south to find any leaves.
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    Aleppo pepper

    I've seen this called for specifically in some regional recipes. Is there a good substitute? Or is this ingredient special in more ways than seems apparent such that I should seek it out more diligently.
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    Currently boiling down a beef stock, after advice.

    You can go for a pure reduction or roux thickened sauce in a gravy style
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    Smaller batch Slow Cooker Apple Butter

    It's not rated for canning or shelf storage so refrigerate or freeze. Which is more than I want for rate of consumption
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    Smaller batch Slow Cooker Apple Butter

    The Washington Post had this recipe recently. I want to cut it in half as it's just way more than I want around, even including giving some away. Can anyone see any likely problems with cutting it in half? I think the final 1 hour on high will probably be less, as I'm just not reducing as...
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    October Challenge: Savory Pumpkins and Winter Squash

    My family nixed this experiment. Perhaps someone else will try it out.
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    Fall color

    Some good color yesterday in the foothills. Shot from my phone with a little post processing from Snapseed. For teamfat, over the ridge on the right is Millcreek Canyon.
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    October Challenge: Savory Pumpkins and Winter Squash

    It includes pumpkin only sideways via the seeds so may not count. I made a salad based on an idea from Mourad: New Morrocan in the dance of seven salads chapter. It's a salad of beets, avocado and pumpkin seeds. It caught my eye because those are three of my daughters favorite ingredients. The...
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    Welcome, you may well know more than you give yourself credit for.
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    Cancer patient nutrition

    Ask the nutritionist questions, let her know what you need.
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    September Cooking Challenge - Challenge Yourself . . . with a Food Allergy

    I no longer have access to email on this platform
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    September Cooking Challenge - Challenge Yourself . . . with a Food Allergy

    Rittenremedy hasn't been on since the 24th.
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