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  Topic: What can you put in a coffee grinder?
birgit

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:10 pm   Subject: What can you put in a coffee grinder?
Yes, these work fine, too.
I've recently ground the spices for [url=http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/cashew-curry-recipe.html]Heidi's Sri Lankan Curry Powder in the coffee mill - it was the perfe ...
  Topic: What can you put in a coffee grinder?
birgit

Replies: 6
Views: 13821

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:32 am   Subject: What can you put in a coffee grinder?
Yup, dried hot chili peppers! Very Happy
Superior aroma and color!

(Of course not-that-hot varieties are fine as well. And other dried spices, preferably indian, shortly after roasting them in a dry pan ...
  Topic: Cast iron pot vs. clay pot?
birgit

Replies: 12
Views: 29337

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:47 pm   Subject: Cast iron pot vs. clay pot?
Are you suggesting that a cast iron wok be used as a pot, instead of as a wok? That might work on top of the stove, but I'd be leery about the stability of a round-bottomed vessel in the oven. Plus, ...
  Topic: Cast iron pot vs. clay pot?
birgit

Replies: 12
Views: 29337

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:38 pm   Subject: Cast iron pot vs. clay pot?
Protest! Wink
Cast iron wok might not work as woks preferably do, but for an affordable cast iron pot they're fine, nevertheless.

Clay pots are working better (e.g. meat gets much more succulent) i ...
  Topic: Cast iron pot vs. clay pot?
birgit

Replies: 12
Views: 29337

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:24 am   Subject: Cast iron pot vs. clay pot?
... or you could buy a cast iron wok, which is not as pricey and even more versatile (for smaller portions). The lid is not as tight fitting, but here it's possible to improvise Very Happy
  Topic: Salsiccia Piccante con Fagioli
birgit

Replies: 11
Views: 19440

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:41 pm   Subject: Salsiccia Piccante con Fagioli
Leave out "picante" and try looking for "Salsiccia con Fagioli" Smile
there is mostly a glass of red wine it it, too.

Mhm, sounds as equally addictive as pasta e fagioli ...
  Topic: Grilling Veggies
birgit

Replies: 14
Views: 20517

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:26 pm   Subject: Grilling Veggies
My all time favorite is eggplant slices, brushed with oil and with addition of some garlic: grilled and layered with mozzarella slices and fresh basil, a little olive oil and a few turns of the pepper ...
  Topic: need help with a stovetop espresso maker
birgit

Replies: 12
Views: 19627

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:53 pm   Subject: need help with a stovetop espresso maker
bitter taste is mostly the result of the fact that the water has no chance to get through the coffee easily.

so it's better not to overfill and not to press the coffee, just fill loosely because t ...
  Topic: Is it possible to live without a microwave?
birgit

Replies: 47
Views: 56998

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:17 am   Subject: Is it possible to live without a microwave?
Heating cognac with the steamer of the espresso machine is fine as well Smile
(and gives you one more reason to buy one ;o) )

For taking your own food to the cafeteria you could consider taking a wi ...
  Topic: New flavor combinations ahead?
birgit

Replies: 2
Views: 5957

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:06 am   Subject: New flavor combinations ahead?
What do you think of the theory described here (there is more information in the "about"-section): http://www.foodpairing.be/

-- Time to get experimental?

For example peppermint and star anise, ...
  Topic: The perfect frittata quest
birgit

Replies: 9
Views: 13700

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:05 pm   Subject: The perfect frittata quest
Mhmmm, fabulous, this is on top of my must-try list! Sounds like concentrated summer! Thank you very much, Donna, I'm on the way buying more eggs Smile
  Topic: The perfect frittata quest
birgit

Replies: 9
Views: 13700

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:48 pm   Subject: The perfect frittata quest
gingerpale, thank you very much, I'll try that as soon as possible. Frittata is such a great party food and the number of people who can't digest lactose is growing, so that's perfect Smile
  Topic: The perfect frittata quest
birgit

Replies: 9
Views: 13700

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:44 am   Subject: The perfect frittata quest
After I've tried the-perfect-frittata at a small italian restaurant I'm hooked Smile

And: until now, after several tests, I still haven't found the perfect mixture. And wherever I look, nearly every ...
  Topic: Polenta Fries?
birgit

Replies: 12
Views: 17714

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:18 am   Subject: Polenta Fries?
I find that the rosemary and the parmesan cheese in your recipe add a lovely twist to the polenta Smile

In most of the fried polenta slices I've tried before I've found the corn flavor too overwhelmi ...
  Topic: Polenta Fries?
birgit

Replies: 12
Views: 17714

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:38 am   Subject: Polenta Fries?
Rainey, could it be that you're refering to [url=http://quietthoughtsfromaworldgonemad.blogspot.com/2005/08/from-sublime-to-ridiculous.html]this recipe which you've posted in your blog?
 
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