Bad Karma

Bad Karma

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5 days ago @ Crasstalk - Run Into The Week Open... · 0 replies · +1 points

The truly gross thing about using the feet is that they may need to be peeled depending on where you buy them. Mine come pre peeled, so lucky me. But you still need to clip the toes off at the nail, I think to help the collagen drain out. The results are with it though.

5 days ago @ Crasstalk - Run Into The Week Open... · 1 reply · +2 points

When you posted about your house smelling like home with a pot of chicken stock on the stove, I totally got it. My kitchen is so small though, that there's not much fun to be had in there. My cooktop won't even handle a 12" skillet and I've got a total of about 8 square feet of counter space. Considering the size of this apartment (it even has maid's quarters), the kitchen is a sad joke.

5 days ago @ Crasstalk - Run Into The Week Open... · 3 replies · +1 points

At this point in my life it's about convenience and ease. I'm not so invested in the aroma these days, but I can totally understand how good it makes the house smell. Even using leftover chicken bones I get good results in short time. But if I want an aspic consistency, I go with the feet and necks, even though the feet are a bit gross to work with. And a pressure cooker is great for extracting the collagen quickly.

5 days ago @ Crasstalk - Run Into The Week Open... · 8 replies · +5 points

If you want collagen, use as many necks and wings as possible. And feet if you can find them. Here I can get them almost anywhere, but if I was back in the US, I have no idea...maybe a butcher counter. Chicken feet will give you a solid aspic when cold. Also, if you want a richer broth, brown the wings (or any part of the chicken that has skin) in the bottom of the Instant Pot on the Saute setting. Deglaze the pot before adding everything for the broth or you might get a burn notice on the IP. I do 60 minutes with a slow, natural release. Never understood the commitment to all-day broth cooking, though, even on the stovetop. I've turned out excellent broths in a couple of hours. I don't think those small chicken bones require all that much time to extract the flavors. Dense beef bones maybe, but not chicken.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Finally the Weekend Op... · 1 reply · +3 points

So sorry BG. I met him once, but this was 30 years ago. What a nice guy. His son worked with the other Mr.K at the old firehouse on Main. He used to dogsit for us.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Keep Smiling Open Thread · 2 replies · +5 points

Yeah, I agree. After I wrote the line about not fighting over my opinion I thought I'm going to have to use that every time I offer one. The political climate in here is getting pretty hot, and we're all on the same side.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Keep Smiling Open Thread · 1 reply · +10 points

Can't be 70. I was thinking more like 20. And one of them is running on one of those exercise circles to power his pacemaker.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Keep Smiling Open Thread · 4 replies · +7 points

Crass Confession: I don't know all that much about him but I'd vote for him because he's gay. Because that would mean for the first time in my life, me and every other LGBTQ+ person gets to sit in the front seat instead of allllll the way in the back.

Another Crass Confession: It's my opinion, I have no plans to fight about it or defend it and I don't really care if anyone thinks it's stupid, especially those who can't even vote.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Keep Smiling Open Thread · 2 replies · +6 points

It was me who told you to fuck off after you shot me that gif.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Keep Smiling Open Thread · 0 replies · +6 points

I was just pointing out what my impression of the response was. No need to get testy. Jesus we're all getting a bit testy over politics here.