Throw the microwave out

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Throw the microwave out

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:25 pm

A few month ago I put the microwave in the pile for garage sale. Then I started to heat my food the old fashion way.Double boiler steaming. My food taste better and I will be able to take more & different foods to the playa. Things don't stick to the bottom of the pans. It takes about 2x the time of microwaveing. Say 3 min. will take six. No dead animals in my camp so things don't rot. With vegie stuff, over rip or scrapes I just dry then in the sun. When I'm home just put then in the worm bed and add water. Also use facial tissue instead of paper towels. They stay in the box until used. They wad up when wet. Dry'em and feed them to the worns.
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Postby BlueBirdPoof » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:47 am

Yeah Compost!!
A subject I can sink my teeth into.
I'm glad some of the by product ends up in a heap.
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Postby unjonharley » Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:38 am

Suggest you don't " sink " your teeth into compost. No more kissie face with lover
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:48 pm

I love using my microwave on the playa, it doesn't heat my place up! Just the food! And instant gratification is the most important playa food characteristic.
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Postby phil » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:59 pm

> Then I started to heat my food the old fashion way.Double boiler
> steaming.

Hi, unjon - are you saying you cook frozen TV dinners in the microwave? Or you cook your fresh food in the double-boiler?

I have a steamer, but not a double-boiler. I can see the advantage of a d-b over the steamer. I'll have to look into that. I want some things heated but not steamed to soddenness. (That's one of the problems with microwaves - they're tuned to the frequency of water and boil it, steaming your stuff.)
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Postby unjonharley » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:20 am

[quote="phil"]> Then I started to heat my food the old fashion way.Double boiler
> steaming.

Hi, unjon - are you saying you cook frozen TV dinners in the microwave? Or you cook your fresh food in the double-boiler?

I have a steamer, but not a double-boiler. I can see the advantage of a d-b over the steamer. I'll have to look into that. I want some things heated but not steamed to soddenness. (That's one of the problems with microwaves - they're tuned to the frequency of water and boil it, steaming your stuff.)[/quote

That should have been double boiler/steamer.. It's three pots so I have a choice.. I don't like "wet" food eather..
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:42 am

I can't remember the last time I lived in a house with a microwave.

People have tried to give me one many times, I have zero use for it.
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:54 am

I end up using my toaster oven much more than the microwave. Stuff just comes out awful from a microwave.

Hmmm, on the playa, hot food was the last thing that I wanted to eat, lol. I was eating lukewarm stuff out of cans the whole time. :D
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Postby unjonharley » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:49 am

Set 1/2 cup dry beans last night.. Drained washed and cook them this morning 45 min. While having coffee,shower and shave.. 12 mins. for rice so spices and veggies.. rehydrated apple.. Maybe some flat bread will be nice too
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:06 pm

I was wondering if you'd notice I picked up a conversation that you started about 6 years ago!
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Postby unjonharley » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:20 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:I was wondering if you'd notice I picked up a conversation that you started about 6 years ago!


Yeah I smelled you right away.. I did look back to see the op date..
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Postby newt » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:43 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:I was wondering if you'd notice I picked up a conversation that you started about 6 years ago!



I was wondering how big the worms were six years later.
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Postby Bob » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:21 pm

The worms were better last year.
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Postby unjonharley » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:07 am

Bob wrote:The worms were better last year.


I think that is what that damn mole is saying..
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Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:13 am

unjonharley wrote:
Bob wrote:The worms were better last year.


I think that is what that damn mole is saying..



I think the couch is referring to the "tape" variety.......so, unless you're a friend of richard geer............

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