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  1. Yes, about 12x12 worth of usable space... enough for a 10" cast iron pan. And yes, it is for outdoor use only. By the way, I answered my own stupid question. But I have another - interior dimensions, which I am finding hard to see on their website. There are no stupid questions... just inquisitive idiots.
  2. The markets in neighboring France always have stacks of beautiful radishes at a very cheap price. The only thing I know to do with them is to slice them up and put them on buttered toast. What else can I do with them? Dan
  3. My wife and I decided to buy a RoccBox. It is a nifty little propane or wood fired tabletop pizza oven. They claim it can hit 500 Celcius. You can read about it at So what should I cook in this thing? Pizza obviously! I am also planning on roasting chantrelle mushrooms, padron peppers, maybe fish? Any other thoughts out there? Cheers! Dan
  4. Morality is always important in business. Nobody will want to work with or for you if you have reputation of lying, cheating, or stealing. I totally agree with this. I have felt that the maternity leave is earned and not just a right. The issue here is it right to inform them that Maternity leave (6-8 weeks for disability and up to 6 weeks for parental leave) starts on x date, collect full pay and benefits, and then inform them ahead of time that you will not be returning once it is over.
  5. One of the things I like about selling through Facebook is that all of the transactions go through their messenger app. This speeds up conversations and allows me to view the other person's profile. If it looks like a fake account, then I don't write back. Besides, I'm selling excess baby clothes and products, second hand furniture, and old kitchen appliances. There is nothing up that would attract the attention of a thief to think I was a worthy target.
  6. I have been clearing out the house and hoping to reduce the amount of crap everwhere by at least 30% due to the possibility of a major move overseas. I have found that selling stuff on Facebook Marketplace has been rather successful. Except for the assholes who think it is a good idea to ping me, ask a bunch of questions, say they want to come by to buy what I am selling, ask for my address and a time, and then not show up. How is this okay? Since I'm ranting.... A special shout out to the handyman who did not want to send me proof of liability insurance, but did when I told him he could not have the work without it. In the end, he did not show up or call to tell me why. And to Home Depot... Thanks for offering in store pickup. However, not having my order ready 2 hours later and making me wait for 30 more minutes in the store? I could have done it myself and been out of there in 15 minutes. Thanks for wasting my time!
  7. So... Things have been interesting! My wife has interviewed for a job in Geneva, Switzerland.IF things go the right way for the job, she would probably start in January so the kids can start school at the beginning of the spring semester. She is also 5+ months pregnant and is due just before Thanksgiving. This means that if all goes well with the job, she will take maternity leave and leave before it is over. The better half is feeling a bit guilty taking the maternity leave with possibility of leaving for a new job before it is over. What does the peanut gallery think? Is there a problem with this? What would you do?
  8. That is a very kind and tempting offer for the meat grinder. I will have to think about it. I am avoiding the kitchenaid attachment as it is plastic and therefore impossible to kasher. i usually hand chop my chopped liver. A meat grinder with a coarse blade will give a more consistent texture. As far as suffering... that is what matzoh and in-laws are for.
  9. I need a sturdy, hand crank meat grinder. Passover is coming and I will need one to make gefilte fish and chopped liver. I can live without the former, but it is expected. All metal would be preferred. Any suggestions?
  10. We might be heading to Philadelphia this weekend on last minute adventure. We will be staying at the Kimpton Monaco, which is a stone's throw away from Independence Hall. What is there to eat in the area? We have a 5 and 7 year old girls who tend to be adventurous eaters. Simple, no frills dining is preferred. Vegetarian friendly is better. Whats good in the area? Thanks! Dan
  11. In a moment of poor judgement, I found myself with 3 lbs of split peas. What should I do with this "bounty" besides make way too much split pea soup? Thanks!
  12. I bought an ANOVA (because SWMBO) and have mixed feelings about it. Some things have been great some meh. The best application so far has been boneless turkey breasts. It was the juiciest I have ever cooked and made great sandwiches. How long until we have ready to cook meals in the freezer isle that you just drop in the sous vide
  13. Everything has gone well so far. The plan of preparing as much as possible ahead of time and finish it necessary at the campsite has worked well. Big Hits: S'mores are always a bit with the kids Pie irons have been fun. We have made a variety of sandwiches ranging from the sausage and sauerkraut to croque madam. Desert wise, we have made apple pies, pies filled with rhubarb compote, fresh strawberries, and cream cheese. We also made sandwiches filled with leftovers from the trip. Pre-made grain based of also work very well. For the first trip I made a salad out of quinoa and a second trip I made a couscous salad with roasted tomatoes they prove to be very effective when anyone was hungry and need a quick bowl of food. I served the salad with a chub of smoked salmon or smoked trout depending what was available at the store. Another hit was the ice cream ball. You fill one side with ice and salt and the other with an ice cream mix. The kids play with the ball and 20 minutes later they have ice cream to eat. Mixed success so far with a camp dutch oven. I think it's more of a skills issue than anything else. The first meal I made was a tuna noodle casserole. It was a bit of a dud as it was too heavy for a hot long weekend out in the woods. The Frito pie with bean and vegetable chili was a pretty good success although it was a bit soupy. Naturally the kids wanted to only eat the chips. The only big dud far was the muffins in a orange skin it is kitchy and but but it was covered in ash and not very good I would rather bring some pre-made.
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    Lettuce overload

    Grilled escarole and smoked salmon was a hit. So was stir fried lettuce with garlic and a shiratake noodles. Tonight it is back to a plain lettuce salad with leftover smoked salmon. 1 more head of lettuce after that and I'm through this week's supply! It looks like have two more heads coming in next week with 2 more kohlrabi, kale, cukes, salad turnips, cabbage and scallions. Brassica overload time! One nice thing about my CSA. If I don't pick up my share, it is donated to the local soup kitchen. Ok, two things. They also have a flower csa. They agreed to sell us a share of leftovers and broken flowers for the kids to play with for $5 per week.
  15. DanM

    Lettuce overload

    Grilled escarole and smoked salmon was a hit. So was stir fried lettuce with garlic and a shiratake noodles. Tonight it is back to a plain lettuce salad with leftover smoked salmon. 1 more head of lettuce after that and I'm through this week's supply! It looks like have two more heads coming in next week with 2 more kohlrabi, kale, cukes, salad turnips, cabbage and scallions. Brassica overload time! One nice thing about my CSA. If I don't pick up my share, it is donated to the local soup kitchen. Ok, two things. They also have a flower csa. They agreed to sell us a share of leftovers and broken flowers for the kids to play with for $5 per week.
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