Originally Posted by not_a_virus.exe
casey, how do you thaw your frozen meats?
btw, i've only seen casey's cat, but he's the most awesome looking cat ever!
ppb, is v-8 a commonly used ingredient in cooking? i've never heard of it, but it sounds genius! i used to live with an apartmentmate who was thinking about going to culinary school. he was one of those guys who never needed to look up recipes...he just had a natural innate "feel" for things. he'll just make stuff up on the fly and cook along the way. but anyway, this one time he was making mexican food for all of us and one of the ingredients he put in his freshly made salsa was...kiwi? never thought it would work, but it was brilliant! he inspires me to try outrageous new ingredients, but my trial and errors usually end up being mostly errors.
not my fault i was cooking brownies with sesame oil though!
Frozen meat, put in the fridge 24 hours before you are going to eat it, meal planning is key, as was mentioned earlier.
I saw a small pic of Artreyu, but I'l LOVE to see a biggie.
I don't use v-8 for anything else, but I probably would use it as a veggie broth for other soups. It MAKES the taste of grammies veggie soup though. Wihtout it the soup would be just blah.
The kiwi in salsa is GENIUS!!! Love that one. Yes, great cooks have that innate ability to taste with their minds. It's the difference between a good cook and a culinary genius.
Microwaves are not all they are cracked up to be. Convection is better, expensive but better. We just added 2 convections to our kitchen and I can tell you enough how great they are. I never use the micorwave, I don't miss it at all. But I love the added space on my counter!
Organic food is expensive but IMO you don't need it. With all the pollution in the air and water, your fruit and veggies are hardly "organic". They certainly don't water with filtered water. Most pesticides can be washed off with a good produce cleaner wash. Except grapes, grapes are bad. They are tiny little chemical bombs. I go organic for grapes. I buy normal produce at a local market, even the grocery store , I grow some and I get some from my neighbors garden. Growing your own is the only way to ensure you have real organic. Plus the soil is so depleted of minerals on most produce farms the fruit and veggies nutritional value of today are very compromised. The greater good is really eliminating the processed foods so that you get every good vitmain and mineral absorbed into the body .