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Member Since 09 Jul 2010
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In Topic: [May 21] What are you working on this week?

Yesterday, 10:52 AM

Plotting..... :hell:

In Topic: They kinda taste the same

04 May 2018 - 09:05 PM

Have the same experience? No. I adore the flavor of fatalii - adore. For me, there's a huge difference between the fatalii flavor and (not sure if you meant a scotch bonnet crossed with a brain strain or if what is there is unintentional) brain strain and scotch bonnets. 


But here's a question for you - can you tell the difference between, say, 1/2% milk, 2% milk, and whole milk? Not everyone can, but I can. Lots of people can, so I'm not exceptional in that. But lots of people cannot tell a difference between those types of milk. Similarly, not everyone can taste the differences in various chiles. 


I think it is too hard to explain a flavor difference, given that we all experience tastes differently. Better to try a lot of different chile types and decide for yourself how they taste to you and whether you like them or not. Besides, trying a whole lot of different chile types is a lot of fun!

In Topic: Your favorite kitchen knifes...

04 May 2018 - 08:51 PM

Ok, I am fully aware of the ridicule this post will probably cause..... just layin' it out there up front!


You know, different knives for different purposes. I have steel knives and I love every last one of them. Well, no, that's not entirely true - one only stays because it's handy to have a knife you don't care about from time to time. My favorite knives for general cooking are ceramic. And not super-expensive. If I broke one (hasn't happened yet), I wouldn't be upset but just go get another. They are sharp, sharp, sharp. I have to be careful not to cut myself. Easy peasy to slice a tomato super-thin. Go through meat lickety-split. Peel an apple and almost get only the skin? Fine and dandy. 


I have super sharp steel knives, too, but my ceramic knives are just fun to cut with. I suppose it's a combo of sharpness plus the shape of the handle and probably how light they are, given the small size of my hands and a touch of arthritis. Yep, the steel comes out for dealing with bones and large items, but the ceramic has its place. 

In Topic: Young Plant in a Big Pot - Bad Idea?

04 May 2018 - 08:33 PM

The whole potting up thing was a curiosity to me - I spent the first 30+ years of my life in SE Texas and had never, ever done that. Also no need for it in So Cal. But after moving to Ohio, I discovered a need for it. Basically, it's a function of room and convenience. Since the winters are so long and cold here, plants are limited to available indoor space for a good deal of the year. You have a big house or greenhouse? Big pots are fine. You have a little house? Then little pots. But also, how many plants you have becomes a factor. I had over 50 at one point, and watering that many pots while indoors was a bit of a logistics nightmare since I have no greenhouse and not a big house. If they had been in large pots I probably would have had time for nothing else besides watering.


Where you live, the winter weather isn't so bad nor for so long. You can grow outside year-round, if you choose. So as said already, and as you've already figured, save yourself some hassle and just roll with the big pots. Your neighbor may have come from up north and not really understand how different things are between the two locations. 



In Topic: Make your best taco.

30 April 2018 - 08:53 PM

Couldn't care less about the rice... nobody cares about rice. It's just a filler.




Me? I care about rice.


Ok, I care about ONE kind of rice - Texmati basmati rice.


Not just any basmati rice, just Texmati basmati. 


I try not to buy Texmati basmati rice, 'cause I mostly stay away from starches.


But I could eat Texmati basmati rice three meals a day. 


Had some for dinner just last night.


So you just take your "nobody cares about rice" and.....


Oh, never mind!   :P




On another note, I've been cooking. 


That means it's almost time for another batch of tacos.  :hell: