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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

March 17, 2017 Gordon 0

Murby, if you live in or near a wheat-growing region, do what I do: buy it right out of the combine. I’m in north-central Kansas, and the field across from my house is planted in wheat every year, so at harvest time, I roll up with a stout laundry basket that’s approximately a bushel and collect a tub as my neighbor unloads into the grain truck. I give him $20. He smiles. I smile. I go home and winnow out the sticks and other debris, bag it up and freeze it. I grind it by hand as needed. That bushel lasts more than a year for a three-person household.

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Food & Water • Re: Ghee???

March 14, 2017 ReadyMom 0
NJMike wrote:
I have a small case.

Reminds me I’ll need to get some canned crab and lobster as carrying devices for the butter.

              :| . . . :rofl: . . . :thumbsup:

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:34 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Ghee???

March 14, 2017 NJMike 0

I have a small case.

Reminds me I’ll need to get some canned crab and lobster as carrying devices for the butter.

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:59 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Ghee???

March 13, 2017 contrarian 0

I started using it about a year ago and have found it quite useful for high temperature cooking as it has a high smoke point, The flavor isn’t the same, It caramelizes during the making and has a nutty flavor, A pound if unsalted butter will reduce to about 12 fluid ounces of ghee.

Most folks will recommend straining out the particles firmed, Use a metal mesh strainer and cheesecloth for that, I melted my plastic strainer in my first attempt.

Statistics: Posted by contrarian — Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:38 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Ghee???

March 13, 2017 contrarian 0

I started using it about a year ago and have found it quite useful for high temperature cooking as it has a high smoke point, The flavor isn’t the same, It caramelizes during the making and has a nutty flavor, A pound if unsalted butter will reduce to about 12 fluid ounces of ghee.

Most folks will recommend straining out the particles firmed, Use a metal mesh strainer and cheesecloth for that, I melted my plastic strainer in my first attempt.

Statistics: Posted by contrarian — Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:38 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Ghee???

March 13, 2017 anita 0

Ghee really seems to be increasing in popularity. A few years ago I only saw it in Wegman’s. Now I see several varieties in the local grocery.

It has a higher burn point because the dairy solids are removed. (As memory serves me, butter has about 80% fat.)

I’ve purchased some and have it in my stores, but I haven’t used it.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:45 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Ghee???

March 13, 2017 anita 0

Ghee really seems to be increasing in popularity. A few years ago I only saw it in Wegman’s. Now I see several varieties in the local grocery.

It has a higher burn point because the dairy solids are removed. (As memory serves me, butter has about 80% fat.)

I’ve purchased some and have it in my stores, but I haven’t used it.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:45 pm


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Food & Water • Ghee???

March 13, 2017 Murby 0

Anyone? Opinions?

Its called “Clarified Butter” and has a ridiculously long shelf life..

Does it really taste like butter?

Statistics: Posted by Murby — Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:20 pm


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Food & Water • Ghee???

March 13, 2017 Murby 0

Anyone? Opinions?

Its called “Clarified Butter” and has a ridiculously long shelf life..

Does it really taste like butter?

Statistics: Posted by Murby — Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:20 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 10, 2017 lndtrdr 0

In Bulgaria I had to adjust to a different way of doing things. Coming home from work I would expect to eat first and relax with my friends later. In Bulgaria the order was reversed. First we sat together drinking rakia and eating Bulgarian salad (cucumbers, tomatoes and onions) with some slices of bread if you wanted it. It might be an hour or two of this before the ladies of the house brought some regular food to eat. Sitting and drinking with friends was the main thing. Eating was secondary.

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Food & Water • Re: Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 10, 2017 lndtrdr 0

In Bulgaria I had to adjust to a different way of doing things. Coming home from work I would expect to eat first and relax with my friends later. In Bulgaria the order was reversed. First we sat together drinking rakia and eating Bulgarian salad (cucumbers, tomatoes and onions) with some slices of bread if you wanted it. It might be an hour or two of this before the ladies of the house brought some regular food to eat. Sitting and drinking with friends was the main thing. Eating was secondary.

Statistics: Posted by lndtrdr — Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:20 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 10, 2017 ajax727 0

I do agree on the news coverage , we have far right and far left news coverage in the USA but to get a better understanding of the news we look for facts but facts can be twisted around to sound like facts if it benefits the twister .
When i want news from Russia I call an old friend he spent a few years in Russia teaching , Moscow U . He has lived all over the world so he speaks several languages . ( more than five and less than twenty ). I have worked with people from different parts of the world on different job sights and i contact them when i can to keep up with what is happening in there part of the world . i assume what they tell me are facts so i have good sources for information others don’t have .
About making Whiskey in the USA most states will not allow people to brew there own whisky it would have an effect on there taxes collected from sales and production . There is a great show recorded about Popcorn Sutton he was well known moonshiner from North Carolina .
I do make a little wine sometimes and i freeze it to remove the water we call it red neck brandy . Some people us a pressure cooker still ( pressure cooker with copper tube were the weight sits tube is run into sink of cold water and out to catch the alcohol ) . Alcohol in America is all about the taxes it generates a massive amount of taxes and when people brew there own and sell it on the black market the states lose money and if you get caught you get a little jail time .

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Food & Water • Re: Olivier Salad – only for severe male!

March 10, 2017 Inmar 0
lndtrdr wrote:
I’m sad to say that I’ve never had any soviet salad. I did have a chance to eat in a soviet style cafeteria in Donetsk. I enjoyed all the ways they used buckwheat for their food. It was the first time for me to eat buckwheat.

Man, how old are you? I hope that you are not an emigrant?
… чувак, я не буду разговаривать с хохлом. :bored:
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Look, Americans:
– There are restaurants (food is expensive, but it is natural)
– There is fast food (food costs cheaply, but it’s genetically-modified, simple poo poo …

What is “Stolovaya” Столовая..
This is – the catering place, which Stalin ordered for the working people of the USSR … Therefore, there is always food is regulated by state standards, and not by junk solutions of all Yankee hamburgers …
Now there are no “Stolovaya” in Russia!
Very bad, because there was a quality and inexpensive food

:|

Americans have never been able to eat properly …
:rofl:

Here’s the Good Food:
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Food…
– The Russian Empire (18-20 century),
– The Soviet Union (20th century)
– Russian Federation (20th-21st century)

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1. Breakfast “Завтрак” (07: 00-09: 00)
– Porridge (millet, rice, semolina), cooked on milk
– Egg, cheese …
– bread butter
– coffee or coffee drink
(Instead of porridge – you can sausage, fried with egg)
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2. Dinner “Обед” (12: 00-14: 00)
– Salad (vegetable, fatty, with mushrooms, and vegetables ..)
– The first dish- soup! (Borsch, Shchi, Solyanka ….)
The Russians say: every day you should eat soup!
– The second dish (Meat – fried, boiled …) garnish – porridge, pasta, potatoes ..
– bread
– Compote, juice …
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Then, in the Russian Empire, there was DREAM …
People slept for 2 hours.
Now this is not, but the tradition to eat after sleep is left …

:)
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3. Snack: “Полдник” (16: 00-16: 15)
– Ice cream, sweets, sweets …
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4. Supper “Ужин” (19: 00-20: 00)
– A fish
– Potato
– Sweet tea
– bread
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5. Tea drinking “Вечерний чай”” (21: 00-23: 00)
– Tea
– Jam, jam, cookies …

Statistics: Posted by Inmar — Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:31 am


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Food & Water • Re: mushrooms …

March 10, 2017 Inmar 0

Here is another mushroom that Americans love
(Lycoperdon perlatum)
Russians never collect it.
It is very much in the forests of Russia …
Russians kick them with their feet so they do not interfere in the forest
:)
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When this mushroom is young, it can be eaten …
When this mushroom is old, it becomes brown and “explodes”, scattering spores around itself …
:evil:

Statistics: Posted by Inmar — Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:29 am


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Food & Water • Re: mushrooms …

March 10, 2017 Inmar 0
angie_nrs wrote:
I can tell just by that picture that it is a real morel. The fake ones where I live have a top on them that look like they float on top of the stem like an umbrella. Also we cut them in half and make sure there are no slugs residing in the inside before soaking them in salt water. When you check them for slugs you also check the inside to make sure there is no white webbing in the center, which is also an indication of a fake morel. Some people up our way eat those…..I don’t think it’s worth the risk. I can find enough regular morels to feast on and I LOVE going out to find them in the spring. The morel season is only about 3 weeks or so depending on the weather, so I get out in the woods as often as possible during that time and try to avoid the deer ticks.

I suggest you do the following:

1.
I know that Americans like these mushrooms …
Go to the American mushroom forum …
This forum was created by a person who has the Education of America – mycologist ..
https://wildmushroomhunting.org/index.php

2
Russians never eat thees mushrooms …
Russians believe that this is rubbish collected early in the spring for feeding pigs ..
Excuse me…
:D:D:D

Statistics: Posted by Inmar — Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:54 am


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Food & Water • Re: Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 10, 2017 Inmar 0

I’ll try to answer everyone …

1.
Moonshine in America is banned for production and sale, but …
– Why do Americans shoot real movies (not Hollywood !, and real Life), how they prepare moonshine, then run away from the police? Americans make devices, as in the USSR in 1950 … It’s very funny …
1.1 Moonshine in Russia is allowed for production and banned for sale .. The manufacturing devices are sold freely in any store …
:)
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2 …
In Russia, the situation and the Laws are changing very quickly …
Twenty years ago, power belonged to the “liberals” – these are the people who disorganized the USSR.
Therefore, then there was a crisis, people were drinking “everything that burns” …
This is the first point …

Now the second:
To the person who wrote me several points about the “shortcomings of the USSR” …
I do not advise you to argue with me.
– I grew up and lived in the USSR
– I lived in America
– I read both the Russian and American press.
You live in America and see only the American press …
Therefore, I know more than you .
..
:floppytongue:
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Americans, I ask you not to talk about politics!

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3.
I like Vodka Rakia …
We rested in Bulgaria, were surprised that such vodka can be drunk even on a hot day

Statistics: Posted by Inmar — Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:41 am


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Food & Water • Re: mushrooms …

March 9, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I can tell just by that picture that it is a real morel. The fake ones where I live have a top on them that look like they float on top of the stem like an umbrella. Also we cut them in half and make sure there are no slugs residing in the inside before soaking them in salt water. When you check them for slugs you also check the inside to make sure there is no white webbing in the center, which is also an indication of a fake morel. Some people up our way eat these…..I don’t think it’s worth the risk. I can find enough regular morels to feast on and I LOVE going out to find them in the spring. The morel season is only about 3 weeks or so depending on the weather, so I get out in the woods as often as possible during that time and try to avoid the deer ticks.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:27 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 9, 2017 lndtrdr 0

Hey Inmar, In Russia are you still expected to drink the whole glass of vodka in the first drink? In Bulgaria it was okay to take your time in drinking your rakia. In both places I got the idea that someone who won’t drink with you can never be your friend. My Bulgarian friends laughed when they heard that the EU was going to forbid them from making their own rakia.

Statistics: Posted by lndtrdr — Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:03 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 8, 2017 daaswampman 0

Americans are in no position to criticize any nation for its use of alcohol or drugs! We would be blessed if alcoholism was our biggest problem! Those dependant on opioids, antidepressants and mental health drugs, out weights alcohol problems!

Sure we have made it socially correct to stay stoned – just to act halfway normal, but that does not make it right or healthy. I pray for the day the supplies stop and everyone hqs to wakes up! Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:30 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 8, 2017 daaswampman 0

Americans are in no position to criticize any nation for its use of alcohol or drugs! We would be blessed if alcoholism was our biggest problem! Those dependant on opioids, antidepressants and mental health drugs, out weights alcohol problems!

Sure we have made it socially correct to stay stoned – just to act halfway normal, but that does not make it right or healthy. I pray for the day the supplies stop and everyone hqs to wakes up! Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:30 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 7, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Inmar wrote:
Brezhnev 60-80 years made vodka – the national tradition, as people in the Soviet Union had all:
– Free accommodation
– free education
– Free medicine
USSR People were all free !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …
They got bored .. started drinking …
:x

-Not free to leave the country
-Not free to move around the country
-Not free to work in any job other than what they were assigned
-Not free to get paid more depending on what and how much you did, everybody was paid the same
-Not free to own guns
No doubt vodka played a part in enslaving them just as the Chinese were enslaved with Opium.

As for the guys and gals at the top of the system, they enjoyed all the freedoms that the common citizen, or should I say subject, couldn’t enjoy and lived like kings and queens. No doubt they had wild Vodka parties.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:50 pm


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Food & Water • Re: how to keep bread fresh?

March 6, 2017 Gunns 0

Bread lasts a lot longer than 1 day. If Russian bread stales that fast then they do not know how to make bread.

1 Cup of water
2 tablespoons of oil or butter
1 egg

2 tablespoons of brown sugar or honey or molasses
3 tablespoons of freeze dried butter milk
1.5 teaspoons of salt
2.5 cups of good whole white bread flour
.5 cups of good whole wheat bread flour

1 tablespoon of yeast

I use this recipe or variations of it for both the bread machine, which I really really like or by hand. I just made a loaf yesterday and will eat it over the next few days.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:50 am


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Food & Water • Re: Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 6, 2017 Inmar 0

PARAGRAPH 2
1
The Spanish conquistadors sailed in the 15th century, India …
But nautical maps were wrong and one guy Columbus discovered the “Island” ..
Then the Spaniard Amerigo Vespucci named this island “America”
Then back a flood of invaders ..

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People in Europe in the 15-16 century drank only wine, no more than 5-7 percent alcohol …
BUT..
America is located across the ocean, so the wine is not profitable to carry ..
Wine began to remodel into a surrogate: remove the water from it, then, when transporting wine turns:
– brandy
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But Scotch whiskey and have not learned …
:)

Statistics: Posted by Inmar — Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:45 am


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Food & Water • Re: Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 6, 2017 Inmar 0

History, philosophy and ideology ..

PARAGRAPH 1
1
. vodka, despite the delusions, appeared in Europe in the middle of the 16th century ..
– Vodka is used as a medicine to medicine to relieve the pain .. it took no more than 50 grams.
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– In Russian vodka did not know until the 16th century … and drank “mead – 5 percent alcohol,” but only for Orthodox holidays
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– Tsar Ivan the Terrible in the mid-16th century allowed Europeans to have supplied vodka in Russia, but banned its sale … it allowed only for medical purposes …
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– Emperor of the Russian Empire Peter1 the Great recognize “European values”, so allow “drunk vodka drink” ….
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Brezhnev 60-80 years made vodka – the national tradition, as people in the Soviet Union had all:
– Free accommodation
– free education
– Free medicine
USSR People were all free !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …
They got bored .. started drinking …
:x

Statistics: Posted by Inmar — Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:32 am


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Food & Water • Russian vodka VS American whiskey …

March 6, 2017 Inmar 0

Guys, let’s talk like this:
– You’re not sick, eat well, sometimes work hard physical work …
So … we all sometimes like to drink alcohol …
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Therefore…
I decided to create a theme for normal Gays, but not for the stupid office “white-collar” …
:)

Statistics: Posted by Inmar — Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:12 am


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Food & Water • Re: mushrooms …

March 6, 2017 Inmar 0

I collect mushrooms with 2 years old, almost, when I started to walk on his feet and talking ..
I’ll say this …

1. Mushrooms that grow on trees and is good for the food – it is only the “OPYATA” …
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it is – a good mushroom

… And what you write

lndtrdr wrote:
…. I never imagined that something with that color and shape could be edible. The scientific name is laetiporus sulphureus.

Polypore in Russia only eat squirrels, hares, chipmunks and moose…
but not human…
:rofl:

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2. Morels and lines never collected, because they believed that this “toxic waste” ..
They grow in early spring, you should be able to cook them, otherwise you will get a grave, not tasty food
:shakeno:

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Statistics: Posted by Inmar — Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:30 am


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Food & Water • Re: Olivier Salad – only for severe male!

March 6, 2017 Inmar 0

Guys, I told you a simple “salad Soviet”
again:

1. Sausage “Doctor’s”, namely it gives a taste
2. Boiled potatoes
3. Boiled eggs (hard boiled)
4. Canned Peas …
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It grinds you and refrigerate (can be for a week)

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Before use:
1. Mix with mayonnaise
2. Pickles is not added to salade and “bite” separately, while tasty …
3. Pour 50 grams of vodka in a glass, put the Soviet salad in a bowl
– Drink vodka
– Eat salad
:)
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As for the other ingredients –
– Carrots, onions, cabbage and so on – it is not “Soviet salad,” and new inventions … Of course, if you like, you can add ..

BUT..
Russian students, poor people and the Russian rich, the oligarchs … eating is a classic version, which I showed you ..

:thumbsup:

Statistics: Posted by Inmar — Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:16 am