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Old 05-08-2014, 10:36 PM   #28441
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:21 AM   #28442
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You're right, the current version of official Whirley-Pop is very light aluminum. OTOH, it really doesn't matter and does mean it heats up and pops quickly. Of course, if you have an induction stove top, then you need something that works with induction, which most stainless will these days, since induction became so popular. IAC, this method is far superior to microwave or air-pop IMHO.
Microwaved popcorn just doesn't taste 'right' to me. It's fast and convenient, but too greasy, and definitely NOT in my diet plan! One TBS of olive oil is!

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As for popcorn type/brand - I'm guessing Bob's Red Mill isn't available in Thailand. Too bad. It's way better than any other I've found, including Orville's. I buy it in a 4pack of 27oz bags from Amazon.
I was so disappointed in Thai's version of popcorn (I'm guessing it's imported and repackaged,) that I looked into buying from Amazon. The price was right, but the shipping would be 5x the price. My method of increasing the moisture really helps make it pop correctly, with very few un-popped kernels and larger popped size, but the hulls are still quite tough. I guess when you live in the jungle, you have to make do with tough popcorn.

One more mug of unbranded Keemun, then it's off to buy a new office chair!

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Old 05-09-2014, 02:34 AM   #28443
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What size of chicken are you using!?
The chickens we get from the organic farm just north of here run 5-6#. We roast one for the first pair of meals, then usually chicken sandwiches for the second two. After that it's all ethnic food, where the meat is flavour but not prominent. Like the enchiladas tonight, the burritos for lunch, or the vindaloo we're having tomorrow. And all that doesn't even count the stock I make from the bones. I save up a couple of carcasses and make a big pot of stock. Today I had three carcasses and made about 8quarts of stock.

Diet coke with the enchiladas.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:41 AM   #28444
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:09 PM   #28445
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My own version of Russian Caravan this morning. Or maybe it's a Scottish Breakfast. IAC, 2/1 English Breakfast to a very smoky Lapsang.

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Old 05-09-2014, 03:46 PM   #28446
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:54 PM   #28447
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:37 PM   #28449
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Good morning! A big glass of fresh squeezed orange juice with my breakfast (eggs from my hens, bacon I cured and smoked myself, and "English Muffin Bread" that my DW made.) Now, a mug of Lion Mountain Keemun as I head off to the Farmer's Market. I'm hoping the rain will end by the time I'm headed back so I can put the top down.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:03 PM   #28451
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A much well needed cup of coffee here. Much smoother than our usual blend, which is nice. For lunch, some kind of pasta on a stick with tomatoes my dad brought home. Pretty good.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:50 AM   #28452
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Good morning, everyone! Bright blue skies... The rain has taken away all the air pollution and I can see the mountains on the far side of the valley again! Nice! And nice too is the mug of new Ceylon tea that I'm drinking. Today I have to bag up more of it. I only made about 25-30 teabags for a trial, but this one is worth spending a bit more time and bagging 100! Maybe my evening activity tonight... Wow... Do you realize the ramifications of that statement. My life is sooo active that I'll plan a weekend evening putting tea into little paper sachets... I guess this means I'm officially 'old.'

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Tea in my cup and later I'll have coffee while finishing up my laundry.
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mom's in this thread. I do not know if/when its celebrated outside the USA, so if it's not Mother's Day where you are - IT SHOULD BE - CAUSE MOM'S rock!
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