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by Jamesey1981
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Disappearing Carrots: Dehydrator Porn :o)
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Disappearing Carrots: Dehydrator Porn :o)

Blanching onions does help although they'll be fine to eat. Blanching does cut down the smell a bit though so that's the main reason I do it.
by Jamesey1981
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Opinel shellfish and mushroom knives
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Opinel shellfish and mushroom knives

My oyster knife is probably the least used thing in my kitchen to be honest, I use my sandwich toaster more often! :)
by Jamesey1981
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Which supermarket has the cheapest basic foods?
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Which supermarket has the cheapest basic foods?

I use Lidl and Aldi for a lot of my basics, I can't get everything I need in either though as I have four cats and I can't get the food they need. Poundland are also good for some of the branded things. I get the rest in asda, for stuff like rice I buy in bulk in the section that is aimed at Asian p...
by Jamesey1981
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Best cooking system for SHTF situation
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Best cooking system for SHTF situation

I have pretty much everything because I'm obsessed with stoves and cooksets. Which one I pick depends on when I'm doing, I have ultralight gas stoves that I use for hiking, various meths stoves that I'll also use for hiking and also for a quick brew up if I'm only out for a day. A wood gas stove, va...
by Jamesey1981
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Storing Sun Dried Tomatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Storing Sun Dried Tomatoes

I would agree with that too, as long as they're in the dark, dry and airtight they should last ages.
by Jamesey1981
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Storing Sun Dried Tomatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Storing Sun Dried Tomatoes

Store them in the dark and if you have oxygen absorbers that will help a lot, or vacuum seal them, they will oxidize and go weird otherwise. It'll take a while but they taste weird if the air can get to them, I had some go a bit odd, they were a good couple of years old though and I don't think my c...
by Jamesey1981
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Travel toothpaste
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Travel toothpaste

I just save the ends of tubes because I'm a massive cheapskate.
by Jamesey1981
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Opinel shellfish and mushroom knives
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Opinel shellfish and mushroom knives

I can't tell you where mine came from unfortunately, I've had it twenty years and I was given it by my old sous chef, he was Italian so I suspect he brought it with him. Nisbets do one with the blade the shape I like, but I can't see any as nice as my one unfortunately, it wasn't especially expensiv...
by Jamesey1981
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Opinel shellfish and mushroom knives
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Opinel shellfish and mushroom knives

I have opened them with a Swiss army knife before, screwdriver to pry them open and then the knife to separate the shell, it can be done but you wouldn't want to do more than one or two like that! Definitely easier to use the right tool as you can need a fair bit of force sometimes and it gets a bit...
by Jamesey1981
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Opinel shellfish and mushroom knives
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Opinel shellfish and mushroom knives

I obviously mangled the link when I was posting it, bit of a struggle on my phone sometimes. Must admit I didn't check whether that one was sharp, I was replying while drinking my tea before work so I didn't have a whole lot of time, that's the blade shape that I like best though, mine is kind of a ...