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#1 Sneakeater

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:43 PM

So I took a break from writing this afternoon to put up some pepperoncini and throw some expiring greens into my Perpetual Chimichurri vat.  It should have taken a half hour tops.

 

Two and a half hours later, I get back to writing.


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#2 Wilfrid

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 11:18 PM

Washing and slicing mushrooms for four people. Yawn.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:20 PM

Washing and slicing mushrooms for four people. Yawn.

 

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:35 PM

You put your guests through that and you no longer have to cook for them?


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:15 PM

I had one of those that I used for hard boiled eggs. One day I got the brilliant idea to try to slice up a block of queso blanco, so it would be nice and even for my chile relleno casserole. It did not go well.



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:22 PM

I had one of those that I used for hard boiled eggs. One day I got the brilliant idea to try to slice up a block of queso blanco, so it would be nice and even for my chile relleno casserole. It did not go well.

I have an old one, probably from my mother's kitchen, that could slice through hard cheddar.  They don't make 'em like they used to.



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:54 PM

I appropriated my mother's single-wire slicer (inherited from her mother, I think) when I moved into my first post-college apartment. It lasted me a good 20 years. I can't remember what I was trying to slice when I finally broke it - maybe a rock or something.



#8 Wilfrid

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:09 PM

Is there one which slices mushrooms into quarters?



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:21 PM

"A mushroom, like revenge, is best served cold" - John Gotti, 1991



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:37 PM

Is there one which slices mushrooms into quarters?


I mean this one does 16ths with a 90 degree turn....

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 11:20 PM

Shelling a seemingly endless pile of fava beans.


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#12 Wilfrid

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:30 AM

Oh wow I was shelling peas recently. It’s amazing how a vast sack of peas in the pod, when shelled, leaves a few small portions.

But the good thing, it took me back to my mother’s mother, teaching me how to do it, and leaving me in the backyard to do it; tortoises chewing grass in the garden, dozens of budgerigars flapping in a big aviary at the back of the garage.

The yard had a big wooden pole, which was the central point for various washing lines. I sat there shelling peas and gazing up at it. And my mother’s mother would tell me about when the German planes flew so low they almost scraped it, and she could see the pilots’ faces.

I always remember that when I shell peas. Other times, too.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:35 AM

Fava beans are exactly the reason God created restaurants.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:38 PM

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That’s a pretty fancy slicer. Mine is 51 years old, and the bottom is yellow plastic. I’ve never used it for anything but eggs. Just yesterday it was handy when I made a triple decker tuna and egg sandwich.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 03:29 PM

The yard had a big wooden pole, which was the central point for various washing lines. I sat there shelling peas and gazing up at it. And my mother’s mother would tell me about when the German planes flew so low they almost scraped it, and she could see the pilots’ faces.

I always remember that when I shell peas. Other times, too.

 

My grandmother would also tell me about her encounters with Germans during the war, and we had pecan, peanut, pea, and fava seasons, so there was plenty of time. 


sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns