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I usually ignore the salt measurements except when baking, and just salt to taste, but that's because I've been cooking since I've been old enough to drag a chair to the stove and push vegetables around on a skillet. This is potentially disastrous to people who don't know as much about cooking!

Sometimes your recipes call for a specific type of salt - and there could be an actual reason why. Not if it's trendy salt, usually, but if it's "sea salt," Diamond kosher salt, or Morton's kosher salt, there's a specific reason and you should actually pay attention. Who knew?

I mean, I've been cooking for multiple decades and I had no fucking clue before this morning, so if you didn't know, don't feel bad! Hell, Bon Appetit magazine didn't even know until 2013, and they're goddamn Bon Appetit gourmet magazine.

This is going to make a world of difference in my pickling, that's for sure. No wonder my pickled turnips always turn out too salty.

The Kosher Salt Question

Tagline: Prized for its purity and flaky texture, kosher salt has been a home-cooking standard for decades. But the two major brands, Diamond Crystal and Morton, are very different products. Your ruined meatballs can attest.

Fandom Loves Puerto Rico

Oct. 16th, 2017 09:06 am
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Hey, guys! Just a remind that [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico goes live soon! I've got some buy it now options up there, so go check it out! (And all the other cool people offering stuff.) I'll post again when it does go live, but if you want to big on something, it's always good to check in early!

That said: why, oh why, is it Monday?
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The Perfect Wife - How Edith Windsor fell in love, got married, and won a landmark case for gay marriage.

Because sometimes you (and by "you" I mean "I") need to remember that the world isn't a huge trash fire, here's a beautiful (and sometimes sad) article about the case declaring DOMA unconstitutional. Even though we're dealing with the backlash now (and there's always backlash, but we'll get through it together), I am still so glad and so relieved that we all in the United States have the ability to get married, regardless of gender.

(I've had a pretty horrific 2017, so this is not the post to leave pessimistic comments about how terrible things are now. If you feel the desire to be pessimistic, please be understanding of my needs for positivity and take it to your own space.)

Fandom Loves Puerto Rico Fic Auction

Oct. 4th, 2017 01:27 pm
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At some point, I'll post about all the shows I've watched, but until then, [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico is being amazing and I've offered three buy-it-now fics (which will go live 10/16 or 10/17 - don't worry, I'll remind you again then!), and an unlimited number of buy-it-now drabbles ($2 each).

You can find my offer here, and take this time to ask questions if you'd like!
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