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Old 2 Days Ago   #5761
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Default HaHaHa-Gotta Love Alton Brown!

His episode on garlic.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x48a1kr
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Rockporter, I watched most of it...got interrupted several times. Love fresh garlic and onions.
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I recently read a few articles (NPR) and blog posts on the theme of "Who killed lard?" In a quest to find something to do with the cotton seed, Proctor and Gamble found a way to extract the oil and hydrogenate it, which gave birth to Crisco -- short for Crystalized Cotton Seed.
Cotton seed oil was once used as the oil base to suspend colored pigment in too manufacturer paint. Cotton seed oil didn't evaporate as fast as hydrocarbon based oils so the paint would last longer on houses. I think most commercial paints today use hydrocarbon based resins instead of oil to make paint.

You still find cottonseed oil listed as an ingredient in some food products. If I remember correctly, cotton seed contains a toxic substance which can harm humans and animals. They somehow neutralize or remove that substance to make the oil and meal non toxic for humans and animals.
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I have never seen cottonseed oil used in paint.
It is a nondrying oil and unsuitable for it from everything I have read and done.
Not saying it hasn't been just never seen it.
It is used in cooking, soaps, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics though.
What I have seen and used is Linseed aka Flax and Tung oil.
Both of these oils go back hundreds if not thousands of years being used in paints and varnishes along with the use of turpentine as a solvent drier.

I used to buy Lou Ana cotton seed oil all the time for cooking.
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My wife and I found a product at Sam's club which may not be new, but is certainly new to us. It is finely chopped cauliflower florets called cauliflower rice. It looks like rice. I think a one lb. bag cost about $2.50.

I wanted some light soup for lunch today. We had 1/4 head of cabbage and 1/4 head of cauliflower which had both reached the stage in the refrigerator where they needed to be either tossed or eaten. I also had some finally chopped onion in a zip lock bag in the refrigerator which we always keep on hand as a topping for chili or beans.

I put six cups of water in a two quart sauce pan along with two chicken bouillon cubes. I added 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and garlic powder; and brought it to a boil. I chopped the cabbage and cauliflower and added the cabbage to the boiling water. When the cabbage had wilted below the water level, I added the cauliflower to the pan, turned the heat off, placed the lid on the pan and let it set for ten minutes.

When I started the water boiling in the sauce pan, I also started sauteing four tablespoons of cauliflower rice and four tablespoons of finely chopped onion in a saute pan. I didn't add any oil to the saute pan, but I did spritz the mixture with butter flavored cooking oil. I sauteed the mixture until it was the color of bacon bits. When the mixture was browned, I added it to the sauce pan on top of the cabbage and cauliflower and gave it one stir.

It made a wonderful cabbage and cauliflower soup. The sauteed onions and cauliflower rice gave it a nutty flavor which was very good.
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I have never seen cottonseed oil used in paint.
It is a nondrying oil and unsuitable for it from everything I have read and done.
Not saying it hasn't been just never seen it.
It is used in cooking, soaps, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics though.
What I have seen and used is Linseed aka Flax and Tung oil.
Both of these oils go back hundreds if not thousands of years being used in paints and varnishes along with the use of turpentine as a solvent drier.

I used to buy Lou Ana cotton seed oil all the time for cooking.
Cotton seed oil and lime = white barn
Cotton seed oil and iron oxide = red or brown barn

They may also have used turpentine or a light aromatic solvent to expidite drying.

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We make cauliflower rice often in my family. I first tried it as a base in cauli-tots as a way to get more vegetables in my family's diet. Yes, they're basically the same as tater tots. We've branched into several other tots as well such as broccoli tots.

Worth, in a previous post you mentioned a fish fry with I think bluegrass music. That happened here at my home last night with some friends. It was thoroughly enjoyed! I love to hear a banjo and fiddle playing!
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We make cauliflower rice often in my family. I first tried it as a base in cauli-tots as a way to get more vegetables in my family's diet. Yes, they're basically the same as tater tots. We've branched into several other tots as well such as broccoli tots.

Worth, in a previous post you mentioned a fish fry with I think bluegrass music. That happened here at my home last night with some friends. It was thoroughly enjoyed! I love to hear a banjo and fiddle playing!
Did you have anyone clogging?

Allison Krauss is one of my favorites singing or fiddling. Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill fit in there also.
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yes, don we did. I also like Allison Krauss. We listen to music more than watch tv/dvds @ my home.

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