[CnD] cook books and gadgets - Re: recommended cookbooks

Lora Leggett kc8gmt at comcast.net
Thu Feb 2 05:24:29 GMT 2012


Now that sounds cool.  I have some fresh mushrooms so will try it.  I bet it 
will work if I am careful because these mushrooms come apart easily.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jill o'connell" <jillocon at verizon.net>
To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 11:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CnD] cook books and gadgets - Re: recommended cookbooks


>I also slice mushrooms with my egg slicer.  Just be sure the mushrooms  are 
>not too large.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jean Hunt" <krazyg-ma at sbcglobal.net
> To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Date sent: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:02:08 -0600
> Subject: Re: [CnD] cook books and gadgets - Re:  recommended cookbooks
>
> When I use my egg slicer I not only slice the egg in one direction but 
> also
> in  a half turn other direction to achieve something that looks like egg
> sticks I use this especially if I am making egg salad or place chopped 
> eggs
> in my salad.
> Jean
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org
> [mailto:cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of Sandy from OK!
> Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 1:03 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Subject: Re: [CnD] cook books and gadgets - Re: recommended cookbooks
>
> After awhile, the wire in the cheese slicer stretches! Or eventually 
> breaks
> with heavy use! It works best for softer types of cheese, and stresses the
> string when you attempt slicing harder types of cheese.  I did not know 
> about
> leaving that egg slicer shut and gathering up the little slices.  It also
> works good for slicing cheese and strawberries, such cute! Little! Slices!
> I guess those wires also could break after years and years of use!! One
> thing that I have learned is that nothing is forever!
> Sandy
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org
> [mailto:cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of Lora Leggett
> Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:11 PM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Subject: Re: [CnD] cook books and gadgets - Re: recommended cookbooks
>
>
> I had one of those cheese slicers many years ago and it broke on me.  How 
> do
>
> you keep it working?  I had a similar problem many years ago with one of
> those egg slicers.  But now mine is working perfectly.  No one told me 
> when
> I first got married that you put your peeled hard-cooked egg in the little
> cup and shut the wire down on it to slice it.  Then you leave it shut and
> dump the slices into your bowl or wherever.  Never open the egg slicer 
> back
> up with the egg slices still in it!  Boy did I learn the hard way.  It is
> just a one shot thing, put the egg in there and shut the thing once and 
> that
>
> is all.  I have had this slicer for years and it is a snap when you know
> how.
> It is shocking but we have about all of the things Charles mentioned.  I
> still get nervous about learning to use a new appliance until I get used 
> to
> it and then I wonder what I ever did without it.
> Lora
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles Rivard" <wee1sman at fidnet.com
> To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:59 PM
> Subject: [CnD] cook books and gadgets - Re: recommended cookbooks
>
>
> I downloaded 2 books of recipes for the George Foreman grill, in brf
> format, from
>
> www.nbp.org
>
> quite some time ago, thinking they would be good for other
> applications,
> and out of interest.  You have to purchase them.  I don't know if they
> still are available, but you might check.  They are excellent.  The reason
>
> I mention them is that I now have a George Foreman indoor grill, which I
> really am liking more and more as I use it.
>
> Other gadgets I like, if you can call them gadgets, are an outdoor
> electric smoker that is also a grill, the microwave oven, a safety deep
> fryer that has a locking lid that you raise and lower the baskets of food
> from the outside so you don't have to worry about the hot oil, a Hamilton
> Beach big mouth food processor, and an electric meat slicer.  Those are
> the big items.  Small ones, and this might be more of what you're asking
> about, are a hand held cheese slicer that uses a stiff thin wire to cut
> the cheese.  It has a thumb screw for adjusting the slice thickness
> between the wire and the roller that travels along the block of cheese.  A
>
> talking kitchen scale for measuring to within a tenth of an ounce, up to
> 11 pounds, a talking meat thermometer, flame retardant oven mitts, and, of
>
> course, measuring spoons and cups.  There is a measuring device that I am
> looking for, but cannot currently find.  It is sort of like a big surringe
>
> that you stick down into liquid and pull up on the plunger to fill.  It
> dispenses 1 tablespoon of liquid.  If anyone knows of where I can find one
>
> of these, thanks in advance.
>
> ---
> Shepherds are the best beasts, but Labs are a close second.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nancy Martin" <nancyam1111 at att.net
> To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:16 PM
> Subject: [CnD] recommended cookbooks
>
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'd like to know what cookbooks and cooking gadgets you find the most
> helpful.  If you'd rather write me off list, that's ok.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Nancy Martin
>
> Oklahoma
>
>
>
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