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Food/Recipes/Health / Re: Cleaning (scrubbing) pans used to cook milk?
« Last post by KayoticSewing on Yesterday at 06:12:57 PM »
We .. ahem.... DH boils milk to make yogurt every week. DH cribbed one day that I don't seem to make yummy yogurt anymore. So, I taught him how to.  :smug:

We use 2 bags of milk at a time in a thick bottomed pan. To wash the pot, we sprinkle baking soda on it and add water and let it soak. Then, I use a scraper like this from Crate and Barrel.

Mine came from IKEA and just cost a dollar. However I just can't seem to find a picture of mine in the wide world of internet..  :o It doesn't make any scratches in the pot and the caked up layers at the bottom come out VERY easily.

Now where I can find one of those milk watcher thingies?  ;D
Chatter / Re: 10 Ways to Ruin Your Sewing
« Last post by Lyn-J on Yesterday at 05:39:37 PM »
10/10 on the Coletterie blog :(
Sometimes you can overwork something trying to get it right, and this can make it look unprofessional. Take a lot at RTW its no perfect!
I can add another to the list.
Someone Else's Stupid Imposed Deadlines. I can say most of the time, but for someone special I can't, and end up sewing into the night trying to get a project done. Not an enjoyable experience, not as good results as I would have liked, but worth it!
Food/Recipes/Health / Re: Fermenting Stuff, or Does Anyone Make Cheese?
« Last post by Pina on Yesterday at 05:39:02 PM »
Becky,thank you very much for explaining the difference between my canned pickled dill pickles and fermented pickles !  :)
I remember when I was growing up one could buy a large Kosher sour pickle at every mom and pop grocery store.I preferred to eat a sour pickle to candies.  ;D  I guess buckets of fresh herring I salted over the years with pickling salt qualifies ? And the lox,or cold smoked salmon I like,the brine is a coarse salt and brown sugar mixture ?  My ice box pickles with onions and tumeric recipe I keep in the refrigerator might qualify to be called fermented,if the recipe didn’t have any vinegar in the recipe.

Michael,I used to gather wild mushrooms with my dad.We dried them when we had more than we needed for one meal.My Russian pickled mushroom recipe is not made with wild mushrooms.

It took me decades to find a Russian pickled mushroom recipe that tasted like I remember from a long time ago in an old 1969 revised 1977 Time Life “Foods of the World” series cookbook “Recipes : Russian Cooking”. Marinovannye Griby – Russian Pickled Mushrooms,the recipe is on page 32.I found the recipe here online a few minutes ago.I also found a cabbage rolls recipe that tasted like my mom’s cabbage rolls in the same book.”Golubtsy” – Russian Stuffed cabbage Rolls on page 64,(I only use 1/2 a pitted prune in the meat filling and more ground beef).

I liked my friend’s mom’s sour cabbage rolls,she made sour cabbage herself.I was given her sour cabbage rolls recipe by my friend’s brother’s wife on the phone some years ago.None of the family’s recipes were written down.She learned to make sour cabbage and cook sour cabbage rolls by watching her DMIL,(after my friend died too young).I bought a head of sour cabbage,it was too sour,(even after I soaked and rinsed it with cold water,and it didn’t taste the same.The DIL invited me to fly to Europe and eat her sour cabbage rolls any time I want to visit.  ;D
Site News and Announcements / Re: Pop-up ads on SG?
« Last post by Lisa Laree on Yesterday at 05:23:13 PM »
I had a similar problem not too long ago; even got pop up adds while reading my own blog, so I knew there was an issue.

Turns out there's some kinda of adware that gets bundled in with some programs/updates and if you don't DELIBERATELY UNCHECK that option when installing the program you actually want you get popups that aren't blocked because they're being displayed by a program that you installed.

I can't remember the name of it but My Sweet Babboo talked to some tech support folks and they were able to disable that program.

So the word now is be very, very careful when you update or install ANYTHING, 'cause you can get more than you want.
Tools and Notions / Re: The future of Gutermann thread? In the USA?
« Last post by Michael A on Yesterday at 05:20:21 PM »
bessiecrocker - from the first article you linked it sounds to me like A&E is using the Gutermann purchase at least in part to break into the consumer market.  Hopefully that means that quality and availability will remain high.  I think I have a cone or two of A&E industrial polyesters and it's nice thread.

Oh, don't get me wrong Michael. I am a true Trekkie. I love the original series and I've watched all of the old movies many, many times. In fact, I was rewatching all of them again when I was working on stuff for con. Wrath of Khan is my favorite. I love Voyage Home for the total camp. Shatner, Nimoy and Kelley will always have a place in my heart. I grew up with Next Generation though and watched it every week so they're a bit more "fresh."

I really wanted Burton's autograph more because of Reading Rainbow and I have loved Burton since I was a little kid through that. I got Brent Spiner's autograph for my brother to settle a 20 year old grudge lol.  Years ago, my brother had won a national script writing contest for Star Trek. The prize was that they would make your script into an episode. Well, it never happened and the box of memorabilia that they sent my brother looked more like they had raided a coat closet looking for stuff. He just got a crummy coffee mug; a bent, unsigned stock photo of the NG cast, and a denim jacket with a huge enterprise embroidered on the back that was totally not his style at all. His script had centered around Data so I got Brent Spiner to autograph a photo with a message "apologizing" to my brother lol. It says "To Matt, You waz robbed! Brent Spiner"  It's so perfect!
Food/Recipes/Health / Re: Cleaning (scrubbing) pans used to cook milk?
« Last post by Helen M on Yesterday at 05:06:25 PM »
I always soak pans (non stick variety as well as stainless steel) in cold water. If you use warm it makes it worse.

I've just been given 6lbs plums by a neighbour and this year I'm open freezing them as an experiment. They are early as we had such a mild winter in the UK. Last year I got the same amount mid September the day before we were due to fly to Colorado for a wedding.  I spent hours cooking them............just what you don't want to be doing before a long trip abroad!
I kind of like the idea of an actual representation of a single luna moth in a dress.  High collar and cap sleeves for the wing shoulders, green fur midline on the bodice, triangular net or tulle inserts in the skirt, little turnouts at the ankle and green ballet slippers.  Embroider on the spots and veins.

WorldCon/MidAmeriCon II August 17-21 2016 Kansas City.  Mark your calenders now.

Burton and Spiner?  Oh you dear young thing you.  Kirk and Spock, when men were men and, well a, Vulcans.  I kid.  I watched the first few episodes of Next Gen on dvd just this week wondering if it is time to revisit the series.

Sewing Environment / Re: September Challenge - Sewing Room Luxury!
« Last post by JuneBug on Yesterday at 04:41:33 PM »
I will be at least cleaning and organizing the sewing disaster area in September.  DH and DS leave in 13 days (yes, they have a countdown).  I don't know if I will get anything pretty made, but at least the space will be usable for the projects I have planned.  Right now I have moved the piles so I can alter a wedding dress without contaminating it.  I will take a photo because even with the cleaning and moving stuff it will look different.  I am losing space as well.

Next week I will be making game bags and a cover for his boat windows before they leave.  I am particular about what I will sew on my machine.  I will sew denim work shirts but the 8 foot long broken zipper on the heavy duty canvas was driven 70 miles to a shop in Homer.  They have the proper machines, materials, and expertise.  It's definitely worth the three hours of driving.
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