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Old 09-22-2016, 01:52 PM
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It's a quarter to six and you've got very little to work with.

The dough is not rising/rising too much/has gained sentience and is questioning your personhood

You asked for black eyed peas, and they bought you Raccoon Brand green peas.

Tell your tales of woe and frustration or offer a solution to someone.

Case in point. My dad was returning home from a couple of appointments and called and asked if we need him to pick up something. I asked him to pick up salad stuff (lettuce, tomatoes, cukes, etc). He comes home with 4 plastic bins filled with
  • Colby Jack cheese cubes and assorted fruit; Grapes, sliced strawberries, and pineapple chunks (for what it's worth, i did expect him to buy something like this)
  • Small sliced and roasted potatoes with a sprig of rosemary for garnish.
  • Assorted julienned vegetables, cut into half inch lengths with the thickness of a toothpick
  • A stir-fry mix containing broccoli florets, sliced white mushrooms, and 4 index finger length strips of bell pepper in various colors.

At first he gives me a diatribe about having bought fresh produce and seeing it go to waste before we use it. I counter that's why I only wanted enough to make salad tonight. I ask about the potatoes, and he INSISTS he's had salads with potato. Finally I manage to wring it outr of him that he was tired and it was all right there at the entrance when he walked into the supermarket, along with the unrequested 2 quarts of ice cream ("2 for 1 sale!")

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Instead of salad, I'm going to make rice and toss it with the minced veggies he bought. Also, I advised next time he's too tired, it's okay to just come straight home.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:22 PM
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That sounded like a fun culinary experience. Yikes.

I find that it's really easy to turn most any orphan leftover bumming around in your fridge into fried rice. Got bits of fish fillet and sauteed veggies from two days ago and a new tub of kimchi I haven't been able to pair with any dish yet? Just toss it all together on the pan with some rice and an egg or two, and you've got dinner for the night (and maybe breakfast for tomorrow morning).

Also, when eating bitter dishes I'm not in the mood for (like anything with bittermelon), oyster sauce complements it very well and helps kill some of the bitterness at the same time.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:30 PM
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That sounded like a fun culinary experience. Yikes.

I find that it's really easy to turn most any orphan leftover bumming around in your fridge into fried rice. Got bits of fish fillet and sauteed veggies from two days ago and a new tub of kimchi I haven't been able to pair with any dish yet? Just toss it all together on the pan with some rice and an egg or two, and you've got dinner for the night (and maybe breakfast for tomorrow morning).

Also, when eating bitter dishes I'm not in the mood for (like anything with bittermelon), oyster sauce complements it very well and helps kill some of the bitterness at the same time.
Oh man that sounds like a good idea! If only I knew how to make fried rice...
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:31 PM
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If only I knew how to make fried rice...
Not sure if serious...

But yeah, I too am a fan of using fried rice to just clean up odds and ends kicking around the fridge. It's one of my favourite ways to use leftover roast.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:32 PM
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Not sure if serious...
According to you assholes I can't even cook a hotdog...
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:34 PM
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According to you assholes I can't even cook a hotdog...
Well, the alterative is that you would choose not to, and our brains recoil from that possibility in horror.
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:54 PM
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Well, the alterative is that you would choose not to, and our brains recoil from that possibility in horror.
And our guts. (But that would happen in either situation.)
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:23 AM
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According to you assholes I can't even cook a hotdog...
Man, even I can do that one, and I can't cook pasta correctly.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:56 AM
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Wedge salads. No amount of seasoning and dressing can make me enjoy a homogenous chunk of the worst kind of the worst vegetable!!
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:31 AM
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Wedge salads. No amount of seasoning and dressing can make me enjoy a homogenous chunk of the worst kind of the worst vegetable!!
Wedge is the business, big daddy,
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:25 PM
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*douses Ample's wedge salad in sour cream and guacamole*

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Old 09-26-2016, 06:05 PM
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Wedge salads. No amount of seasoning and dressing can make me enjoy a homogenous chunk of the worst kind of the worst vegetable!!
*googles*

That looks like the laziest salad design imaginable. There's no layering or tossing, so you're basically eating a few mouthfuls of topping with a big hunk of lettuce to work through afterwards.
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:18 PM
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Wedge Salads treat lettuce more like plate than a part of the final product. Just like old trenchers.
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:45 AM
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*googles*

That looks like the laziest salad design imaginable. There's no layering or tossing, so you're basically eating a few mouthfuls of topping with a big hunk of lettuce to work through afterwards.
It's more of a kit (or a salad trencher, as said above). Like how the Cobb salad is presented in such a way that you can create a different salad with literally every forkful.
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:35 PM
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It's more of a kit (or a salad trencher, as said above). Like how the Cobb salad is presented in such a way that you can create a different salad with literally every forkful.
Except it's neither. It's not flat and doesn't soak up the savoury juices like a trencher would. And it doesn't have the careful organization that a Cobb salad does, so you can't swirl it up into one big mess or eat each ingredient one by one.

It's more like that burrito that the guy wrote an editorial about.
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:35 PM
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When I put fresh mozzarella on my pizza it always ALWAYS leaks and bleeds fluid on my pizzas. I dry it to within an inch of it's life before using it, if I tried it anymore it would turn to dust. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:40 PM
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When I put fresh mozzarella on my pizza it always ALWAYS leaks and bleeds fluid on my pizzas. I dry it to within an inch of it's life before using it, if I tried it anymore it would turn to dust. What am I doing wrong?
Probably don't want to use fresh mozzarella... Sorry.
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:47 PM
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But...but I love it...!

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Old 09-30-2016, 01:50 PM
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Yeah, fresh mozzarella has too much moisture and fat in it to not leak. Even some of the super skim ones can give out a noticeable amount of grease once baked into a pizza.
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:10 AM
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What can I use leftover brown bread for? Normally I'd use white for bread and butter pudding, but I'm a bit lost for brown uses.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:45 AM
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:18 AM
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You'll note that pizzarias that use fresh mozz, usually only slice rounds and leave open spaces.

Like so.



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What can I use leftover brown bread for? Normally I'd use white for bread and butter pudding, but I'm a bit lost for brown uses.
Croutons or stuffing maybe? Or, once dried, reduce it crumbs and use it as a breading.
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:58 PM
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Croutons or stuffing maybe? Or, once dried, reduce it crumbs and use it as a breading.
Stuffing with brown bread is really good! And I've had brown bread puddings, but they usually involve a lot of whiskey or caramel sauce...
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:49 AM
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You'll note that pizzarias that use fresh mozz, usually only slice rounds and leave open spaces.

Like so.


I do exactly that! They still bleed the brine(?) everywhere.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:24 AM
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Hm. Maybe you're not using high enough heat? Or, are you cutting the mozzarella too thick? Also, maybe ask at a pizzeria how they manage it.
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:54 PM
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I do exactly that! They still bleed the brine(?) everywhere.
perhaps press and dry the mozzarella first?
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:03 PM
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Could be that restaurants use pre-frozen mozzarella, so defrosting it makes the water leach out before it's on the pizza?
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:29 AM
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Maybe you have to slice the mozz then press each slice?
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:56 AM
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How long are you baking the mozz? Neapolitan places that use fresh mozz only fire their pizzas like 2-3 minutes total.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:20 PM
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But aren't they using brick ovens that are as hot as the dickens?
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