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Re: Food

Post by JD » 05 Jul 2017, 19:45

Somebody gave me a couple packages of "Dare Squares" - candy made with things like buffalo worms or crickets. I admit that I hesitated to try them for a while, but I did break into them the other night. And you know what?

They're just not very good, for reasons that have nothing to do with insects. They're kind of mushy and chewy, like toffee crossed with a graham cracker, or brownies made by using the cheapest brownie mix you could find. The buffalo worm one tastes kind of like tired dates and tired peanuts, and the cricket one tastes like mediocre chocolate and cayenne.

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Re: Food

Post by dhex » 12 Jul 2017, 20:31

Pickled fennel is fucking amazing.
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Re: Food

Post by JasonL » 13 Jul 2017, 08:49

dhex wrote:Pickled fennel is fucking amazing.
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Re: Food

Post by JasonL » 31 Jul 2017, 09:29

Peaches. Local tomatoes including our first Casa JasonL varietals have been disappointing this season. Peaches have been awesome. Nectarines also. Grilled peach salad, arugula, balsamic and olive oil drizzle, some prosciutto or jamon. Also, Kroger is carrying like 2 good kinds of prosciutto and several credible jamon iberico (including the acorn fed only bellota kind). These are wonderous times.

Domestic charcuterie is catching up with the world as well. These guys are quite good for somethign you find in random Kroger stores.

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Re: Food

Post by nicole » 31 Jul 2017, 10:07

Norwalk represent! (Well, sort of.)
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Re: Food

Post by nicole » 03 Aug 2017, 18:01

Is there a secret to stirring nut butter effectively in the jar without getting oil everywhere? Because my method is ineffective and gets oil everywhere.
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Re: Food

Post by Warren » 03 Aug 2017, 18:19

nicole wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 18:01
Is there a secret to stirring nut butter effectively in the jar without getting oil everywhere? Because my method is ineffective and gets oil everywhere.
Stir.. s l o w l y
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Re: Food

Post by dhex » 03 Aug 2017, 19:01

Use a chopstick.
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Re: Food

Post by pistoffnick » 03 Aug 2017, 20:15

Flip the jar over every other day
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Re: Food

Post by Ellie » 03 Aug 2017, 20:25

Eat Jif like God intended.
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Post by Warren » 03 Aug 2017, 20:25

pistoffnick wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:15
Flip the jar over every other day
What happens when you want peanut butter on a lid down day?
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Re: Food

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 03 Aug 2017, 20:27

Warren wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:25
pistoffnick wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:15
Flip the jar over every other day
What happens when you want peanut butter on a lid down day?
Two jars, duh.
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Re: Food

Post by Kolohe » 03 Aug 2017, 20:27

Warren wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:25
pistoffnick wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:15
Flip the jar over every other day
What happens when you want peanut butter on a lid down day?
Buy two jars, blue crew/gold crew.

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Post by Warren » 03 Aug 2017, 20:28

Kolohe wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:27
Warren wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:25
pistoffnick wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:15
Flip the jar over every other day
What happens when you want peanut butter on a lid down day?
Buy two jars, blue crew/gold crew.
Aye
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Re: Food

Post by JasonL » 03 Aug 2017, 20:45

nicole wrote:Is there a secret to stirring nut butter effectively in the jar without getting oil everywhere? Because my method is ineffective and gets oil everywhere.
I hate this. Pb is not a thing I want the fuck with for 5 mins every time I use it. I get annoyed enough at honey, but I need honey.

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Re: Food

Post by nicole » 03 Aug 2017, 20:48

pistoffnick wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:15
Flip the jar over every other day
I'm mostly concerned with the first use. Once the jar is t full it's not too hard to deal with.
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Re: Food

Post by nicole » 03 Aug 2017, 20:49

JasonL wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 20:45
nicole wrote:Is there a secret to stirring nut butter effectively in the jar without getting oil everywhere? Because my method is ineffective and gets oil everywhere.
I hate this. Pb is not a thing I want the fuck with for 5 mins every time I use it. I get annoyed enough at honey, but I need honey.
And here I thought for sure you would be the one with some kind of magic touch.
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Re: Food

Post by JasonL » 03 Aug 2017, 20:54

No. I'm more of a nut butters are overrated guy

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Re: Food

Post by Jennifer » 03 Aug 2017, 21:23

What do you use to stir it with? If it's a spoon, maybe switching to a semi-narrow silicone spatula would work.
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Re: Food

Post by JasonL » 03 Aug 2017, 21:27

One thing I do have for you - refrigerate. It retards separation.

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Re: Food

Post by nicole » 03 Aug 2017, 22:40

Jennifer wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 21:23
What do you use to stir it with? If it's a spoon, maybe switching to a semi-narrow silicone spatula would work.
I've tried spoon and knife. I'll give chopstick a shot next.
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Re: Food

Post by Jennifer » 03 Aug 2017, 22:44

nicole wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 22:40
Jennifer wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 21:23
What do you use to stir it with? If it's a spoon, maybe switching to a semi-narrow silicone spatula would work.
I've tried spoon and knife. I'll give chopstick a shot next.
I suspect a chopstick would be less useful than a knife or spoon, because it's so much narrower -- the actual amount (area, mass, whatever) of peanut butter being blended is very small. That's why I suggested a spatula -- preferably silicone, because it's less sticky and more flexible than a metal one would be.
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Re: Food

Post by Warren » 03 Aug 2017, 22:51

nicole wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 22:40
Jennifer wrote:
03 Aug 2017, 21:23
What do you use to stir it with? If it's a spoon, maybe switching to a semi-narrow silicone spatula would work.
I've tried spoon and knife. I'll give chopstick a shot next.
I'm thinking *poke poke poke* is the technique.
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Re: Food

Post by pistoffnick » 03 Aug 2017, 22:54

Grandpa Fuckin' Witmer has a solution for you:

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Re: Food

Post by JasonL » 03 Aug 2017, 22:56

Ffs how difficult is pb supposed to be.

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