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post #76 of 94
I didn't intend to imply it means you hate the world if you want to buy fresh all the time.

One doesn't get the best prices that way, one needs to stock up when the prices are cheap.
I grew up growing, canning, salting, preserving, etc food. That's just the way it was done. I like knowing what the hens eat, what fertilizer is used to grow the corn, wheat and potatoes.
No one I knew except the grocer could afford to buy anything every day, anyway. Sometimes that money is needed to pay the plumber.
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Sometimes that money is needed to pay the plumber.



Don't I know it... my house is 106 years old and I think it's still running on the original dirt plumbing. icon_rolleyes.gif

We're a household of electronics junkies and the wiring in this house is a joke too. I pop fuses constantly.

Wow, subject jump much? Sorry. icon_redface.gif Someone needs to cut back on the cold medicine here. icon_razz.gif
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post #78 of 94
So, how'd that beet salad turn out?
post #79 of 94
Our house is only about 40 years old, but I can testify that every single inch of plumbing underneath the house is less than 6 months old.
If it went through the floor, he replaced it.

Now you know why I needed NOT to buy anything! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif
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Originally Posted by Melvira

I pop fuses constantly.


My 1st MIL ran her entire 2 story house on one fuse and a penny stuck in her fuse box. icon_eek.gif She "said" the meter reader told her to do that. As someone whose family survived two house fires, it made me really nervous, but there was no changing her mind about doing it right.
post #81 of 94
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Originally Posted by prterrell

So, how'd that beet salad turn out?



I'm sorry to admit I haven't made it yet icon_redface.gif but it is on my to-do-list for this weekend. I'm planning on using it for lunch at work next week.
BTW Thanks again for the link to Epicurios, it's a great site and so hard to choose which recipes to try first icon_lol.gif

Edited to add; I went to a Middle Eastern store yesterday and they had both unsalted pistachios (unfortunately sold out) and sweetened condensed milk. Is this the same as evaporated milk?
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post #82 of 94
No, sweetened condensed milk is NOT the same as evaporated milk.

Evaporated milk is just that, milk that has had part of the water evaporated out of it.

Sweetened condensed milk is like 1/2 way to dulce de leche, it is milk mixed with sugar cooked down to a thick syrup (like honey on a cold day).
post #83 of 94
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Originally Posted by lomfise

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Originally Posted by prterrell

So, how'd that beet salad turn out?



I'm sorry to admit I haven't made it yet icon_redface.gif but it is on my to-do-list for this weekend. I'm planning on using it for lunch at work next week.
BTW Thanks again for the link to Epicurios, it's a great site and so hard to choose which recipes to try first icon_lol.gif

Edited to add; I went to a Middle Eastern store yesterday and they had both unsalted pistachios (unfortunately sold out) and sweetened condensed milk. Is this the same as evaporated milk?



Do the Danes have milk that is sold from the shelf (not refridgerated) in a bottle/carton for use in coffee? That's evaporated milk. Here in Holland it's just called 'coffee milk'. HTH.
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Originally Posted by MikeRowesHunny

Custard powder is not the same as your pudding mixes - it MUST be cooked. You can't just add milk and shove it in the fridge to set up. There is no such thing as instant custard (even adding boiling water is 'cooking' it!). Believe me when I say that the nearest equivalent in the UK is Angel Delight. That you DO add milk to and set up in the fridge. It also comes in a variety of flavours (and stores have their own brand equivalents). I have used Angel Delight in cakes where it says pudding miixes and it works perfectly - custard powder is unlikely to work the same way.



Totally agree, powdered custard has to be cooked and is usually eaten hot poured over pudding (just to confuse things further!!). BTW pudding to a Northern English girl is hot and sweet, think steamed sponge pudding, christmas pudding or spotted dick!

I grew up in the UK and moved to Australia via the US so I have fairly good grasp on the lingo of each country, the measurements are incredibly confusing especially as Australia has different cup sizes and even a different sized tablespoon!

But I have to say the one thing that confuses me most on CC is when people use the phrase "tastes just like a Tootsie Roll" - What the hell is a Tootsie roll?????
post #85 of 94
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Originally Posted by MikeRowesHunny


But I have to say the one thing that confuses me most on CC is when people use the phrase "tastes just like a Tootsie Roll" - What the hell is a Tootsie roll?????



When you take Dustin Hoffman to bed icon_wink.gificon_confused.gif (still love that film, I'm an 80s girl through and through!)?! I believe it's some kind of candy, but beyond that, I haven't a clue!
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Originally Posted by MikeRowesHunny


But I have to say the one thing that confuses me most on CC is when people use the phrase "tastes just like a Tootsie Roll" - What the hell is a Tootsie roll?????



When you take Dustin Hoffman to bed icon_wink.gificon_confused.gif (still love that film, I'm an 80s girl through and through!)?! I believe it's some kind of candy, but beyond that, I haven't a clue!



Yep, I always think Dustin Hoffman when I read it! There's a store here that sells US candy, I'll have to see if they sell them, then at least I'll know!
post #87 of 94
Lomfise, depending on the application, I've successfully used fløde in place of evaporated milk.
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post #89 of 94
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Originally Posted by indydebi


My 1st MIL ran her entire 2 story house on one fuse and a penny stuck in her fuse box. icon_eek.gif She "said" the meter reader told her to do that. As someone whose family survived two house fires, it made me really nervous, but there was no changing her mind about doing it right.



Yikes. I mean, just yikes!! Our house has been in our family for a loooong time! We're only the 3rd owner, someone else built the place then my grandma bought it a long time ago and lived until she passed, then we bought it to keep it in the family. There are rooms that don't even HAVE electricity. We had to run the wiring, etc. There are rooms with no HEAT! No vents going to them. It's annoying but I love this old money pit.
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post #90 of 94
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Originally Posted by Mensch

Lomfise, depending on the application, I've successfully used fløde in place of evaporated milk.



Thank you so much, I will try that and hope it works. icon_lol.gif
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