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    Unless we catch our own fish, even when I buy...

    Unless we catch our own fish, even when I buy "local" fish, I always ask if they have it still frozen. I never know how long a fish is laying on ice in a grocery store. There's a small fish monger...
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    Bed bath and beyond has a 'first apt. checklist'...

    Bed bath and beyond has a 'first apt. checklist' on their site.
    I also found this: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/10-must-have-essentials-for-a-first-kitchen-175261
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    I haven't "bought into" the cooking "light"...

    I haven't "bought into" the cooking "light" platform for many, many, many years, but I do enjoy some of the posts here.
    Hope that won't change for you.
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    I had Turbot when I lived/worked in Paris and...

    I had Turbot when I lived/worked in Paris and could not find it back in the states. I finally just stopped looking.
    It is also a flat fish, and I think the weird eye position. All of those types...
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    You're allowed to be picky and better still, you...

    You're allowed to be picky and better still, you both are on the same page. It would be a nightmare if one of you disagreed on that many foods. So if it works, who is anyone to judge!

    LOL, of all...
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    Agreed. Cod is nothing like tilapia and worse,...

    Agreed. Cod is nothing like tilapia and worse, where the pieces of cod are cut from also makes a difference in texture, even from the same fish. I like the bigger, thicker hunks, but those are...
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    I have a love/hate relationship with cod. Some...

    I have a love/hate relationship with cod. Some pieces can be so moist and tender and others dry and "mealy" and I never know if it is simply dependent on whether it's been frozen too long or as with...
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    I just finished "How to be a Victorian"...

    I just finished "How to be a Victorian"
    http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Victorian-Dawn-Dusk/dp/0871404850

    I will NEVER think "the good old days" were good. YIKES. This was written about...
  9. Thread: Anise Extract

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    If you have a well stocked bar, you could also...

    If you have a well stocked bar, you could also use sambuca or ouzo. Either of these may be easier to find and will keep indefinitely and though sambucca is sweetened, so is a biscotti :D
  10. I appreciate your feedback. I'm waffling with...

    I appreciate your feedback.
    I'm waffling with vacuum sealers or butcher paper and this helps.
    If you have things/tips/ideas on how you used it so I can brainwash dh (only getting a deer is his idea...
  11. Food saver (vacuum sealers) or Butcher Paper

    I know most prefer Food Saver but for anyone who went to butcher paper for freezing stuff, can you share if you like it better? went back to the vacuum sealers or ?

    Thanks.
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    And in a pinch, to my taste, fennel is very...

    And in a pinch, to my taste, fennel is very close.
    Or star anise if you have it.
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    Such a sweet and wonderful ending!!! How...

    Such a sweet and wonderful ending!!! How wonderful to hear how many people care for the strays of the world :)

    And congrats on the sell!!
  14. It isn't that I don't enjoy it, but I too get...

    It isn't that I don't enjoy it, but I too get distracted. I'm learning to make simpler and easier stuff so I don't sweat the minutia of the prep and agonize over the outcome.
    The older I get, the...
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    Gabby, great to hear you are doing well. Ah,...

    Gabby,
    great to hear you are doing well. Ah, the ever present stress. Meditation/yoga and Dr. Weil's breathing help me a lot.
    Dr. Weil also has some herb suggestions for anxiety/stress if you...
  16. Which printer do you have? They all list their...

    Which printer do you have? They all list their pages per minute.
    Can you download the data onto a USB and take it somewhere to print where they use the big-guns type printers.
    I have a laser...
  17. Thread: Easter menus?

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    I made Passover dinner early :o:o Tonight! Lamb...

    I made Passover dinner early :o:o Tonight!
    Lamb shanks braised in the oven; garden kale tossed in the last hour; sweet potato mashed as a way to enjoy the gravy.
    If we find a good sale on ham,...
  18. Not to stir the pot, but if EVERYONE were on...

    Not to stir the pot, but if EVERYONE were on medicare/universal healthcare, would that not help?
    I mean, no private insurance that looks for huge profits.
    I think Switzerland has a ton of...
  19. Thread: Sardines

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    I personally do not agree. But, nuts do add...

    I personally do not agree. But, nuts do add umami flavor and maybe that is what she means. It adds a depth of flavor...something no one can pinpoint as to the actual ingredient but it deepens the...
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    I LOVE ANCHOVIES! Sometimes a tad too salty for...

    I LOVE ANCHOVIES! Sometimes a tad too salty for me, but as a seasoning, fabulous. I also eat them on pizza when I ate pizza. Nam Pla (thai cooking) is an equivalent fish sauce made from anchovies....
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    MMMMMMMM, wine!!!!!

    MMMMMMMM, wine!!!!!
  22. Maybe that's why DH wanted to leave WIsconsin...

    Maybe that's why DH wanted to leave WIsconsin :eek::D:D:p;)
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    http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400957/Herring-or-S...

    http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400957/Herring-or-Sardines.html

    I think most people equate herring with "pickled" herring (aka: jewish style deli or jarred stuff) but herring in and of itself is a...
  24. I won't say much more than the fact I am reading...

    I won't say much more than the fact I am reading a book on "victorian living" seeing as I moved to a town renowned for its victorian heritage.
    Nothing like bringing us back to the victorian era...
  25. Thread: Sardines

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    Kippers are smoked sardines. :D Jill, so very...

    Kippers are smoked sardines. :D

    Jill, so very sorry for your loss. I hope he had a long and fun life. And what an amazing way to remember your daddy!!
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    Agreed! never mind all the rice powder in...

    Agreed!
    never mind all the rice powder in supplements so even people who want to low carb but take supplements. Clearly not as much,but yes, it does add up.
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    Val, I did not see mention of the arsenic, but I...

    Val,
    I did not see mention of the arsenic, but I also saw no rice-meal mentioned, which puzzled me. I may have to go back and I'll edit this post if I find something.
    Sorry the link is not...
  28. DH has been retired for 12-1/2 years. I hear...

    DH has been retired for 12-1/2 years. I hear you. I am beyond lucky that he never goes to the doc and requires no meds (he'll be 75 in june!!). I'm also lucky to be on our past employer's insurance...
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    Smelt are not typically canned, so to me, a...

    Smelt are not typically canned, so to me, a totally different taste profile.
    Like comparing a tuna steak to canned (even the best) tuna. Both good, but not the same. I also think that smelt are...
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    You can also choose between smoked (like the King...

    You can also choose between smoked (like the King Oscar) or not smoked. I typically prefer not smoked, but an occasional can of king oscar is nice.
    I recently found some pan-fried, then canned...
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