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Egg Drop Soup.

What Are Some Satisfying Pureed Soups to \"Eat\" on a Liquid Diet? Good Questions
7/31/14 05:52 PM

The Tempratures are unusually cold this summer and things are growing a liitle slower this year. I hope the tomatoes ripen before a frost hits. Could use a little warmer temps here in the Midwest.

What's Happening in Regina's Garden in July: It's Getting Wild Over Here! Spring Projects from The Kitchn
7/31/14 09:45 AM

I stopped buying bread and cereals ten years ago because they were causing me to have health problems. I tested negative for celiac and wheat alergies. Over the years I found that my own homemade foods bothered me less than store bought and went gluten free. Then I found the real problem, I had hereditary hemochromatosis an iron overload problem (Opposite of Anemia). One in ten people carry the genes that can cause hemochomatosis, but believed one in two hunderd actually develope the iron over load problem.

Almost all mass produced breads and cereals are enriched and fortified with artificial vitamins and minerals. Two minerals that added are Ferrochel and EDTA-Fe that are added to mass produced breads and cereals that are super absorbent with those that have hemochromatosis.

So now I grind my own flours and bake my own bread and make my own granola. I do not buy store bought flours anymore because I cannot trust them with those additives.

Feeling so much better now with the new low iron diet and the three to four phlebotomies (Simular as blood donations) per year. The negative is that I spend half of my life in the kitchen, well a pleasant negative).

10 Things Americans Have Stopped Buying (Starting with Cereal and Ending with Bread) Grocery News
7/31/14 08:57 AM

As a gardener, I do not see it as waisting food. I cook only what I consume in the next day or two. I compost all plant scraps that has not been cooked. I consider the plant scraps or plants that has gone bad as fertilizers I do not have to buy. However, I do realize those that live in cities cannot compost.

8 Essential Tips for Avoiding Food Waste Reader Intelligence Report
7/31/14 08:15 AM

Yea, I tend to have tea with every meal.

How To Brew Oolong Tea Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
7/28/14 07:05 PM

For a grainier crumblier fudge, try a longer cool down before stirring should create larger sugar crystals.

A quicker cool down will create smaller sugar crystals and a creamier fudge.

From the Alton Browns "Good Eats 2" page 118 on Chocolate Fudge. Not a direct quote, but close.

Where Can I Find a Failed Fudge Recipe? Good Questions
7/24/14 06:25 PM

I second the FODMAP diet and cookbook by Sue Sheperd. These books also has a section on IBD.

I use to follow this book and it did help allot with my IBS. I was gluten sensitive and I thought wheat was the problem. Not knowing why, I had some gentic testing done and was found to suffer from Hemochromatosis. It was foods that are high in iron causing my problems. It was iron enriched flours and in processed foods that was the problem. So I no longer follow this diet and now follow a low iron diet and my IBS has completly gone away along with the skin rashes. But diet is only part of my changing lifestyle.

Ideas for Nutritious, Creative, IBD-Friendly Recipes? Good Questions
7/24/14 10:48 AM

What can I do with Lemonaide Vodka?
Get Drunk :)

What Can I Do with Lemonade Vodka? Good Questions
7/23/14 06:27 PM

Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything - The Basics".
This is the best introduction to cooking book in existence!

One step above Bittmans for intermediate Cooking:
Martha Stewart's "Cooking School" is a great book also the PBS tv program is also very good for learning to cook.

See if you have a local Sur-La-Table store near by you. They have cooking classes for the common home cook. I would take the Knife-Skills class first.

What Is the Best Way to Learn Kitchen Basics? Good Questions
7/21/14 06:43 PM

Competition and variety seems to be dwindling every year. Many years ago there seemed to be local chocolate candy shops everywhere now very few exist like the local bakery shops.

There is still the Sanders/Morley Chocolate factory that still seems to be around about an hours drive away. They do have a nice candy shop within the place.

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7/21/14 11:12 AM

Yep, homemade is best. Nothing that is mass marketed comes close to homemade. But my homemade ice cream probably cost allot more, like three times per quart over store bought.

I make one quart a week and vary the flavors week to week. A base vannila is the most made more often in the summer for milk shakes. I find the quality of the milk and cream can make a big difference in taste and texture. I alway use Jeni Bauer's splended ice cream book as a guide.

12 Reasons Homemade Ice Cream Is the Best Recipes from The Kitchn
7/21/14 10:54 AM

I have two hot/cold thermos 16oz containers. One for cold water and other for hot tea. Fill them up in the morning for the in between meals. Cold water can filled more often.

The Easiest Way to Do Fewer Dishes
7/20/14 07:35 AM

Just got done have dinner. These Parmesan crisp were excellent. And my garden is over flowing with zucchini.

Recipe: Oven-Baked Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Recipes from The Kitchn
7/19/14 04:10 PM

In my un-professional opinion, oolong has a much stronger taste that other teas. For strong teas and coffee, I do like to add a touch of cream to them, no sugar.

What You Should Know About Oolong Tea Tea Essentials
7/18/14 05:17 PM

It's not green!

Might be something to put in one's fall out shelter.

This Guy Lived on Soylent for a Whole Month Good Food Reads
7/18/14 05:06 PM

Putting this recipe in my Paprika app this moment :)

Recipe: Oven-Baked Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Recipes from The Kitchn
7/18/14 10:29 AM


Yep, that is what I do also. Look for the ground spot and look for the "yellow as possible".

5 Tips for Picking a Perfect Melon Tips from The Kitchn
7/17/14 09:02 AM

It has been many years since I have made homemade potato chips. If my memory serves me, I think I soaked the chips in cold water for a few minutes before frying to get the starch off the potatoes. I used peanut oil for the frying.

Why Aren't My Homemade Potato Chips Crispy? Good Questions
7/16/14 06:31 PM

Ice cream, no other food source is needed.

Ideas for Soft Foods to Eat After Jaw Surgery? Good Questions
7/16/14 09:38 AM

This book should go well with my "Jeni's Splended Ice Cream at Home" book :)

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts by Jeni Britton Bauer New Cookbook
7/15/14 04:45 PM