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Old July 20, 2016   #16
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Can't get Dukes here
See if you can find Blue Plate.
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Old July 20, 2016   #17
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In older china sets, there was a piece especially for butters- it had the bottom , about the size of a saucer and sometimes round or oblong, and a matching cover. Butter was only put away that was not for table use or had been bought in bulk sizes.
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We had a butter dish growing up.
What I would like to have is a butter crock.
When I went to Europe all of the collage kids were flabbergasted at all of the stuff setting out that wasn't refrigerated.
They asked me how I could eat the stuff and not worry about getting sick.
I told then that you cant get sick you are more than likely to get sick eating at the fast food place.
One by one they started eating the stuff and discovered what the food was really like there.
Some time ago someone had a knee jerk reaction and went over board refrigerating stuff.
Just recently they started refrigerating Velveeta and the powdered Parmesan cheese at the store.
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Old July 26, 2016   #19
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Tonight I made a food discovery.
Sometimes simple is good enough if not better.
I opened up a can of plane old HEB tomato sauce and put in a bit of oregano two other secret ingredients some homed canned pablano peppers and some homemade Italian sausage, that was it.
This over pasta was to die for.

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Old July 26, 2016   #20
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Try a medium can of tomato sauce with a half stick of butter in it. Maybe a few herbs. Season to taste. Yum, but don't eat it too often or you'll get fat.
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Old July 26, 2016   #21
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You can buy Dukes mayo on Amazon.


You can probably buy a baby on Amazon.
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Did you know salad got its name from salata meaning salted things because they put salt (Sal) on raw vegetables?
Well now you do.

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I did not know that. I wonder if the salt was to kill the bacteria in the water the vegetables were washed in? I was reading about the cholera outbreaks in NYC in the 1840's. There was a publication by the city warning people to not eat fresh vegetables. It turns out that it was the dirty water that the vegetables were washed in that was killing people.

One of the best books I ever read was the diary of a union officer at Andersonville, the south's civil war prison. The author survived, when almost everyone else perished. He observed that the more water guys drank from the stream feeding the prison, the faster they died. So he stayed out of the sun during the day and minimized his water consumption. This was before anyone knew what germs or bacteria were - he just figured it out on his own. In an age without science, the man made his own science; he was truly brilliant.

He was on the brink of death when the prison finally opened its gates and said that anyone who can walk away can leave. Most prisoners were too sick to take that offer, including the author. But he had made friends with a Native American man that everyone else in the camp ostracized. That man picked him up and carried him several miles to the train station, so they could leave together. He was transferred to a hospital on the coast in Savannah and eventually made a full recovery.
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I had no idea what a tossed or mixed salad was for most of my childhood.

Mom had three salad in her repertoire -- lettuce (always cut, never torn) dressed with a little vinegar and oil, cucumbers dressed with a little vinegar, oil and a pinch of dried oregano, and tomatoes and thinly sliced onions dressed with oil and dried oregano.

She still makes only these three, depending on what she has available, and they are still served at the end of the meal, right before the fruit and cheese come out.
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A very basic but refreshing plate of rabbit food: Cut or torn lettuce or romaine or whatever, finely ground black pepper, toss, squeeze lemon juice over it, toss.

I do this with the romaine before completing my Caesar with dressing and croutons immediately before serving.
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The Caesar salad came from Tijuana Mexico.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_Cardini

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Yep. I use Cardini's original dressing if I don't feel like making my own. They do good croutons too, but they're hard to find.
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She still makes only these three, depending on what she has available, and they are still served at the end of the meal, right before the fruit and cheese come out.
All three are delicious. In my case, I never knew that fruit and/or cheese could be considered dessert.


'Course, now I could eat five courses, all cheese, with a little fruit on the side.
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Right now I am hotter than a three dollar pistol on a Saturday night on Bourbon Street.
I bought an 11 dollar bag of xanthan gum used it once put it up and cant find it to save my life.
I have looked everywhere but under the toilet seats at least 5 times.
And I need it NOW so I dont have to reheat my habanero sauce I just made.

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