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"While the pot boils, friendship endures."

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dahl pasta

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 1, 2014 at 2:22am
Hey, that's great, Patricia. Congratulations to you on your anniversary.
Comment by Plinius on July 1, 2014 at 1:46am

Congrats for both of you!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 30, 2014 at 10:55pm

Microwave corn:

peel the husks back, but NOT off the cob.  Rinse under cold water, and remove the "silk."  leave the corn wet, and re-wrap with husks; wrap the whole thing with plastic wrap.  Nuke on high for no more than 5 minutes.  Peel off wrap and husks, add salt or pepper and butter IF you want. 

The microwaves will stay in the cob for a while, and keep the whole thing warm.   I like to eat ALL the kernels, and then suck the juice out of the cob, too.  Why NOT make a mess?

Both my parents grew up on small farms, so were familiar with the "boil, pick, husk" method, but Dad also liked to soak the ears (husks and all) in salted water, and then grill them, too.

Comment by Daniel W on June 30, 2014 at 10:02pm

I bet that's better than my microwave corn.

Comment by Daniel W on June 30, 2014 at 9:35pm

What is the best way to prepare corn on the cob?




My parents always had the pot boiling, then picked and shucked the corn, and it went into the pot immediately.

I usually microwave in the husk, in a container with a small amount of water.

Ning like to grill it.

I like to slice it off the cob.  Ning eats it directly off the cob.

So many decisions.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 30, 2014 at 7:03pm

Daniel, I think a "Cellphone Symphony" would be a ghastly cacophony of off-key ringtones and meaningless babble, at least the way things are now.  (Punctuated by, "How would you like a nice Hawaiian Punch? *BAM!*)

I wanted to add this to the discussion, "The Most ridiculous Cooking Instruction in the World."  I see it all the time on boxes of grains...rice, bulgur/cracked wheat (groats), quinoa, cous-cous, Stove-Top stuffing, you name it.....

"fluff with a fork."  Gaaaahhhh! 

If you must "fluff" something, any utensil will do as well as a fork.  And some types of rice are better if they're sticky...easier to eat with chopsticks.

Do food processing companies think we are THAT stupid?

Comment by Daniel W on June 29, 2014 at 2:33pm

Joan, I found your story very moving.  Thank you!


Felaine, thanks for the typewriter symphony!  It was really clever.  One day maybe we'll have a cellphone symphony.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 29, 2014 at 1:16pm
Joan, what a sweet story about you and Lassie. It's amazing what kind of memories food can stir up.
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2014 at 9:52am

Felaine, I looked and looked for a video of skaters and "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson and without the "mawkish unofficial lyrics". No luck. Here is a four-handed piano rendition: 

CLASSICOPIA presents "Four-Hand Holiday"-- Leroy Anderson's Sleigh ...

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2014 at 9:36am

Daniel, the dog eating corn brings back so many memories for me. It was 1946, I was ten years old. Our dads came home from building airfields in Alaska and our moms were laid off from their jobs at Kaiser Aluminum Rolling Mill, we were in our own home, not in a 12 foot trailer in a migrant worker camp, but in a real house with a yard, space for a garden, life began to settle down into a new normal. We brought home a collie and named her Lassie, after the 1943 movie. She loved sweet corn and ate every kernel. She had her own style of eating it and remembering brings tears to my eyes. 

Lassie Come Home 


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