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John Despres

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John said, "An interesting quality of salt is its ability to sweeten. I've never tried it but adding a tiny bit of salt to a grapefruit will sweeten it."


I think there's something to that. As a kid, I'd eat half a lemon as a treat, but only after sprinkling salt on it. I'd also eat raw a rhubarb stalk by dipping it in flake salt. But don't trust me, I sprinkle fresh ground black pepper on my muskmelon!

I've heard it said that sugar conquers acidity, and salt conquers bitterness.


I've tried it now... We keep a large pitcher of fruit/herb water in the fridge - it's made up of varying combinations of orange, lemon, lime slices with sprigs of mint. If it sits too long with the water too low it will become bitter and it was yesterday.

I poured a glass, added the smallest pinch of pink Himalayan fine ground salt, and it was much sweeter.
Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
JETROASTER
"I've heard it said that sugar conquers acidity"

Marinara sauce that has been simmering too long, benefits from a bit of sugar. Likely nothing to do with PH level, but rather the way it hits your tongue.

So, what do HRO people have on the Fourth of July menu?

For me it's Strip Steak, roasted potatoes , asparagus. All on the grill! -Scott
 
jkoll42
For the fourth:

Smoking a pork butt for pulled pork sandwiches, creamy slaw and hopefully there will be some halfway decent corn floating around. May make some bacon cheddar deviled eggs also if I feel up to it.
-Jon
Honey badger 1k, Bunn LPG-2E, Technivorm, Cimbali Max Hybrid, Vibiemme Double Domo V3
 
coffeeroastersclub

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freshbeans wrote:

"I've heard it said that sugar conquers acidity"

Marinara sauce that has been simmering too long, benefits from a bit of sugar. Likely nothing to do with PH level, but rather the way it hits your tongue.

So, what do HRO people have on the Fourth of July menu?

For me it's Strip Steak, roasted potatoes , asparagus. All on the grill! -Scott


Going to my wifes uncle and aunts, where I can watch him destroy everything he puts on the grill ... BBQ grill

The company is good, however.

Len
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." ~Abraham Lincoln
 
ginny
Don't you just want to grab that fork from his hand and stick him in the butt with it...

interesting how all have locked onto the "grilling woman/man smiley and the turning grill smiley"

and they said no one would us them, hahaha

i win this round. you can all send steak, thank you.

ginny

beach

Merged on June 29 2012 10:54:16:

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For me it's Strip Steak, roasted potatoes , asparagus. All on the grill! -Scott


what time is dinner?

-g

party
Edited by ginny on 06/29/2012 12:54 PM
 
JETROASTER
The party starts when you get here!! One burner remains on 'low' at all times....ready for action.
In my neighborhood, the party starts July 4...then slides right into our arts festival.
http://cornhillar...tival.com/

The grill stays hot, the cocktails remain chilled. ....and some iced coffee is always on hand.
If anyone is in the area...stop on by! -Scott
 
jkoll42
Anyone else here going to feel a bit weird having the 4th in the middle of the week?
-Jon
Honey badger 1k, Bunn LPG-2E, Technivorm, Cimbali Max Hybrid, Vibiemme Double Domo V3
 
ginny
I have one thing to say:

"you folks at HRO rock..."

I don't know where stripe kitty is but this forum is about life and what we do; not just coffee.

stripe kitty you have changed his forum forever and made it more human and friendly; I always said we were not a one stop shop, that there was more to these coffee freaks...

proved by the simple fact that we have copious amounts from everyday coffee freaks posting their favorite foods.

thanks guys for your support of a thread that is not exactly on topic.

I am never "on topic."

-g

sun is still out beach

tiki time for me.
 
Lawnmowerman
Tonite: french dip sandwiches. The au jus was homemade and my wife used this french red wine that we didnt really care for the flavor in the roast and the dipping sauce. Ben jr, our 9 month old, well he will probably have have half a sandwich. Thats all i got for now.
Bad coffee prevails when good coffee roasters stand by and do nothing.
 
atalanta
That french dip sandwich sounds YUMMY! "Not quite drinkable" wine is a great thing for cooking.
 
Lawnmowerman
And~fried zucchini that the neighbors down the road grew.
Bad coffee prevails when good coffee roasters stand by and do nothing.
 
troposcuba

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John Despres wrote:

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Dan wrote:

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John said, "An interesting quality of salt is its ability to sweeten. I've never tried it but adding a tiny bit of salt to a grapefruit will sweeten it."


I think there's something to that. As a kid, I'd eat half a lemon as a treat, but only after sprinkling salt on it. I'd also eat raw a rhubarb stalk by dipping it in flake salt. But don't trust me, I sprinkle fresh ground black pepper on my muskmelon!

I've heard it said that sugar conquers acidity, and salt conquers bitterness.


I've tried it now... We keep a large pitcher of fruit/herb water in the fridge - it's made up of varying combinations of orange, lemon, lime slices with sprigs of mint. If it sits too long with the water too low it will become bitter and it was yesterday.

I poured a glass, added the smallest pinch of pink Himalayan fine ground salt, and it was much sweeter.


John, my grandmother taught me that lesson long ago. I never liked how bitter grapefruit was. she ate it for breakfast all the time. It looked so good though. So one day I dumped a whole heap of sugar on it. Yuck! it was even more bitter. I asked her how she could eat that stuff. She told me to put salt on it to sweeten it up. I was baffled, but took her word and tried it. sure enough, she was right. I liked it a lot more that way.
Sean
 
Lawnmowerman
Tonite: turd on a tile. Otherwise known as ~~~t on a shingle. And strawberry daiquiries. Had hush puppies last night with our bbq beef loin coullete steaks.
Bad coffee prevails when good coffee roasters stand by and do nothing.
 
jkoll42
lol - a few weeks ago we had that for breakfast on a doggie play date but with venison.
-Jon
Honey badger 1k, Bunn LPG-2E, Technivorm, Cimbali Max Hybrid, Vibiemme Double Domo V3
 
atalanta
mmmm venison

Nothing exciting to report in my culinary world today.

Ginny - I am happy to have brought out another side of the members here!
 
Lawnmowerman
A very simple dish. Made even simpler by deciding not to buy canned soup anymore for it. Pork cho7 and rice. The raw ingredients:

Merged on July 03 2012 21:13:13:
I meant chops and rice. 2 cups rice. One bag celery.3cubes bullion. 1cup cream. One package chops. Brown chops. Throw everything in a baking pan with chops on top. Addwater to top. Bake til done.
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Bad coffee prevails when good coffee roasters stand by and do nothing.
 
jkoll42
Tonight was pulled pork with homemade tangy bbq sauce and creamy slaw on a Amoroso Kaiser. 12 hours on the smoker, 2 hour simmer on the sauce. So, so worth the effort even if we did eat at 8:30.
beach

FP thread pics tomorrow when I get around to getting a pic up.
-Jon
Honey badger 1k, Bunn LPG-2E, Technivorm, Cimbali Max Hybrid, Vibiemme Double Domo V3
 
Dan
Just my wife and I for dinner on the fourth, so we kept it simple. Filet mignon slow roasted for 25 minutes over mesquite until the center was 128?, garden salad, as in everything in the salad came from our organic garden, and a bottle of Guenoc Victorian Claret, 2007.
 
jzuzphreek

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jkoll42 wrote:

Anyone else here going to feel a bit weird having the 4th in the middle of the week?


Not at all!! I could work like this every week! A weekend in the middle of the week? Monday was actually tolerable. People were smiling, and a coworker even talked me in to trying instant coffee :300ccCoffee.gif:. Now, just 2 days till the real weekend!
Jessy

IN PRAISE OF COFFEE

This is the beverage of the friends of God; it gives health to those in its service who strive after wisdom.

The intelligent man who empties these cups of foaming coffee, he alone knows the truth.

 
atalanta
We tried out a new burger last night, gonna give it another go with cheese (It was good but sharp provalone would make it better). If we had Amoroso rolls, it would have been even better LOL (just store brand potato rolls)

When I get the pic off my phone (not an easy task) or we do it again and I can take a real picture, I'll post it in FP.
 
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