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  1. #61
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    On 04/10/2012 1:08 PM, heyjoe wrote:
    > On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:43:36 -0400, Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    >> On 04/10/2012 8:42 AM, heyjoe wrote:
    >>> On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:11:31 -0400, Dave Smith wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> We have couple good bakeries in town that make excellent bread.
    >>>
    >>> Just out of curiousity, how much does a 1 lb loaf of whole wheat bread
    >>> cost at your local bakeries?
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> I don't weigh them so I can't tell you how much they weigh. At one
    >> bakery it is $2.50 for loaf of whole wheat. At my preferred bakery it
    >> is $3.50 for multi grain, but the loaves are a lot bigger and a lot
    >> heavier.

    >
    > Those are good prices! Would've guessed at least $1.50 more than that.
    > I would buy from my local bakery at those prices.
    >
    >

    I thought they were acceptable. I have a brother who lives in town and
    ships at the local grocery store, which has an in store bakery. He buys
    his bread there for about $2.50. I have been trying to get him to go to
    this bakery but he says they are too expensive. I pointed out that the
    loaves are lot bigger and lot heavier....more bread for your money.
    Then there is the difference in quality. The bakery bread is really good.

  2. #62
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 04/10/2012 3:52 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 11:11:30 PM UTC-4, Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> My mother used to make bread by hand at least once a week, more
    >> than a
    >>
    >> dozen loaves at a time.

    >
    > Wow - was she feeding an army, selling it, freezing it ahead, or just
    > had a houseful of breadophiles? I bet she was a terrific baker.
    > Takes years to get that good. I admire anyone who can turn out a
    > decent loaf from scratch.
    >


    There were four boys in the family. I think we went through a lot more
    bread when it was home made that when it was the commercial stuff, My
    father, having been raised on a (rabbit) farm was used to home made or
    bakery bread and hated the commercial stuff. It was a real treat to
    come home from school to the smell of freshly baked bread and my
    brothers and I often demolished at least one loaf as an after school
    snack. One of my sisters in law once commented that my brothers and I
    were the only people she knew who didn't get excited about bakery bread,
    having been used to home made.

    Personally, I have only made bread a few times. It was good, but way too
    much time and effort, considering how little we eat now.

  3. #63
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    Nancy Young wrote:
    >Kalmia wrote:
    >>
    >> BTW, lots of old tvs in these places. How DOES one get rid of an old tv? Aren't there companies than mine certain elements from them?
    >>

    >Good luck getting rid of a working tv. Maybe if it's practically
    >new, some charity will take it. I wound up taking my old tv to
    >the recycling center in my town. They sell that stuff to whatever
    >company breaks them down for reusable elements.


    I'm keeping my ten year old 32" Sony CRT TV. It was in my bedroom but
    I bought a new 55" Vizio so the old one went into the living room, but
    it needed a stand. The new stands won't support a 200+ pound TV, so I
    bought a wooden platform dolly. I rarely watch TV in my living room
    but I couldn't bring myself to toss a perfectly good TV in the trash.
    Bought this, it's very strong and well made, and if too low I will use
    some lumber to build it up higher:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00
    And if the TV dies I'm sure I can make good use of the dolly. And by
    the time I bought those heavy duty casters, nuts and bolts, and the
    hardwood lumber it would have cost more to make my own. This should
    work:
    http://i45.tinypic.com/2hobvoh.jpg

  4. #64
    Farm1 Guest

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    "George M. Middius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Farm1 wrote:
    >
    >> Or maybe they are like me and hate bread machines because I've found it's
    >> easier to make bread by hand and that way I get a bigger loaf, no
    >> failures
    >> ever and I don't get a sodding hole in the bottom of the bread.

    >
    > I've always assumed the appeal of the bread machine was because you
    > can set it to start at 3 a.m. and have super-fresh bread for
    > breakfast.


    :-)) But for those peeps like me, who as a confirmed, died in the wool
    toast at breakfast time eater, fresh bread at breakfast has no appeal
    whatsoever.



  5. #65
    Farm1 Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 4 Oct 2012 11:20:54 +1000, "Farm1" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>"Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]..
    >>I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match
    >>some
    >>old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of various
    >>brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to forget that I paid 400 for
    >>mine
    >>when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. Don't ppl like
    >>to
    >>a. save money b. eat healthier, c. have decent bread.
    >>___________________
    >>Or maybe they are like me and hate bread machines because I've found it's
    >>easier to make bread by hand and that way I get a bigger loaf, no failures
    >>ever and I don't get a sodding hole in the bottom of the bread.

    >
    > For making one small loaf (~1 1/2 lbs) a bread machine is best...


    You think it is best. I don't.

    not
    > sure what you mean about a "bigger loaf" (bigger than what),


    Bigger than the loaves made by bread machines.

    and if
    > one removes the impeller directly after the last knead there is no
    > hole, just a small virginal dimple. I love my bread machine, I've
    > been using it at least once a month for over 20 years.


    I quickly found out that I hated my machine. I finally decided that it was
    a waste of time, effort and money and that I preferred my hands, my oven a
    and collection of bred tins.



  6. #66
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    On Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:02:08 +1000, "Farm1" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Thu, 4 Oct 2012 11:20:54 +1000, "Farm1" <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>"Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected]..
    >>>I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match
    >>>some
    >>>old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of various
    >>>brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to forget that I paid 400 for
    >>>mine
    >>>when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. Don't ppl like
    >>>to
    >>>a. save money b. eat healthier, c. have decent bread.
    >>>___________________
    >>>Or maybe they are like me and hate bread machines because I've found it's
    >>>easier to make bread by hand and that way I get a bigger loaf, no failures
    >>>ever and I don't get a sodding hole in the bottom of the bread.

    >>
    >> For making one small loaf (~1 1/2 lbs) a bread machine is best...

    >
    >You think it is best. I don't.
    >
    >not
    >> sure what you mean about a "bigger loaf" (bigger than what),

    >
    >Bigger than the loaves made by bread machines.
    >
    >and if
    >> one removes the impeller directly after the last knead there is no
    >> hole, just a small virginal dimple. I love my bread machine, I've
    >> been using it at least once a month for over 20 years.

    >
    >I quickly found out that I hated my machine. I finally decided that it was
    >a waste of time, effort and money and that I preferred my hands, my oven a
    >and collection of bred tins.


    No one has ever seen anything you've claimed to have baked... you are
    full of ****... ****ING DOUCHEBAG LIAR ! ! !

  7. #67
    graham Guest

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    "Farm1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k4lbb8$io0$[email protected]..
    > "George M. Middius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Farm1 wrote:
    >>
    >>> Or maybe they are like me and hate bread machines because I've found
    >>> it's
    >>> easier to make bread by hand and that way I get a bigger loaf, no
    >>> failures
    >>> ever and I don't get a sodding hole in the bottom of the bread.

    >>
    >> I've always assumed the appeal of the bread machine was because you
    >> can set it to start at 3 a.m. and have super-fresh bread for
    >> breakfast.

    >
    > :-)) But for those peeps like me, who as a confirmed, died in the wool
    > toast at breakfast time eater, fresh bread at breakfast has no appeal
    > whatsoever.

    But judging by the bread-machine bread I've been served, it's only fit for
    toast!!
    Graham



  8. #68
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    "graham" wrote:
    >
    >But judging by the bread-machine bread I've been served, it's only fit for
    >toast!!


    So show us what you've baked otherwise... graham is another ****ING
    DOUCHEBAG LIAR ! ! !


  9. #69
    Farm1 Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    > On Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:02:08 +1000, "Farm1" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:


    >>I quickly found out that I hated my machine. I finally decided that it
    >>was
    >>a waste of time, effort and money and that I preferred my hands, my oven a
    >>and collection of bred tins.

    >
    > No one has ever seen anything you've claimed to have baked... you are
    > full of ****... ****ING DOUCHEBAG LIAR ! ! !


    I assume that I should interprete your foul mouthed vitriol to be a request
    to see a picture of one of my loaves of bread.

    I might take you up on that request IF I can figure out how (or to be
    bothered) to use one of the pic posting sites. Last time I tried that, I
    spent a whole morning trying it and still couldn't manage to do it.



  10. #70
    Farm1 Guest

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    "graham" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > "Farm1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k4lbb8$io0$[email protected]..
    >> "George M. Middius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Farm1 wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Or maybe they are like me and hate bread machines because I've found
    >>>> it's
    >>>> easier to make bread by hand and that way I get a bigger loaf, no
    >>>> failures
    >>>> ever and I don't get a sodding hole in the bottom of the bread.
    >>>
    >>> I've always assumed the appeal of the bread machine was because you
    >>> can set it to start at 3 a.m. and have super-fresh bread for
    >>> breakfast.

    >>
    >> :-)) But for those peeps like me, who as a confirmed, died in the wool
    >> toast at breakfast time eater, fresh bread at breakfast has no appeal
    >> whatsoever.

    > But judging by the bread-machine bread I've been served, it's only fit for
    > toast!!


    LOL. Well there is that. But TMWOT, toast is not made with fresh bread
    regardless of it being from a machine or not - it needs to be a bit on the
    stale side because otherwise it's hard on the outside but then sort of
    collapses when you try to spread something on it.



  11. #71
    Farm1 Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "graham" wrote:
    >>
    >>But judging by the bread-machine bread I've been served, it's only fit for
    >>toast!!

    >
    > So show us what you've baked otherwise... graham is another ****ING
    > DOUCHEBAG LIAR ! ! !


    You really do have anger management issues Sheldon.

    If you were saner, you would realise that the whole world does not have to
    either agree with you, or to do the same things that you do, in exactly the
    same way as you do.



  12. #72
    z z Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...Recipe

    Lol I tried to make oatmeal bread in my breadmaker-using 100% oat flour
    for the first time...added the liquid and chipped away at the resulting
    brick. Oatmeal bread is a mix of flours, I learned.

    I love the smell in the air of baking bread. I found in a used book
    store "The Bread Machine Cookbook" from 1991. Great recipes:

    Almond Butter Crescents:

    1/2 cup milk

    1/4 cup butter

    1 1/2 tsp almond extract

    2 eggs

    1/3 cup sugar

    1/2 tsp salt

    3 to 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour

    1 1/2 tsp yeast

    Mix on the dough cycle, remove from machine and roll out dough into
    large circle.

    Brush dough with mixture of 2 Tbsp melted butter and 1 tsp almond
    extract.

    Slice like a pie into 8 pieces.

    Roll up each piece starting with wide end.

    Brush each crescent with egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp water.)

    Place on cornmeal covered baking sheet and let rise for 1 hour. Bake 350
    degree Fahrenheit oven 15-20 minutes till golden.
    I followed the recipe until the dough was ready-I rolled it out into a
    rectangle and cut the outer sides into strips like fringe. I put a
    croissant-style cream cheese filling down the center of the rectangle
    and then "braided" the strips back over the filling.

    It was a very tight dough-the strips wanted to pull back-not sure what
    ingredient I should alter to loosen the elastic?? End result was
    beautiful and delicious, though.

    Filling:

    1 8oz pkg cream cheese

    1/2 cup sugar

    1 egg yolk

    1 tsp almond extract



  13. #73
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    On Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:50:18 +1000, "Farm1" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> "graham" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>But judging by the bread-machine bread I've been served, it's only fit for
    >>>toast!!

    >>
    >> So show us what you've baked otherwise... graham is another ****ING
    >> DOUCHEBAG LIAR ! ! !

    >
    >You really do have anger management issues Sheldon.
    >
    >If you were saner, you would realise that the whole world does not have to
    >either agree with you, or to do the same things that you do, in exactly the
    >same way as you do.


    So you admit that you're a ****ING DOUCHEBAG LIAR ! ! !

  14. #74
    Farm1 Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:50:18 +1000, "Farm1" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>"Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected] ..
    >>> "graham" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>But judging by the bread-machine bread I've been served, it's only fit
    >>>>for
    >>>>toast!!
    >>>
    >>> So show us what you've baked otherwise... graham is another ****ING
    >>> DOUCHEBAG LIAR ! ! !

    >>
    >>You really do have anger management issues Sheldon.
    >>
    >>If you were saner, you would realise that the whole world does not have to
    >>either agree with you, or to do the same things that you do, in exactly
    >>the
    >>same way as you do.

    >
    > So you admit that you're a ****ING DOUCHEBAG LIAR ! ! !


    I'm not a liar. You might not make so many stupid accusations if you were
    sane.



  15. #75
    projectile vomit chick Guest

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    On Oct 3, 3:40*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match some old glasses. *I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. *Trying to forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. *Don't ppl like to *a. *save money *b. *eat healthier, *c. have decent bread. *Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk. *Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.
    >
    > No glass, by the way.


    Are you in Europe? What monetary amounts are you talking? Why the
    hell would anyone buy a bread machine? To answer the latter part of
    your query YES YOU ARE LAZY. Why would anyone buy a bread machine?
    There's nothing greater than greeting the rise of dough in the morning
    and shaping loaves and rolls etc etc etc. You suck.

  16. #76
    projectile vomit chick Guest

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    On Oct 3, 3:50*pm, Chemo <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Oct 3, 1:46*pm, medav...@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    > > On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:44:51 PM UTC-4, Chemo wrote:
    > > > On Oct 3, 1:40*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:

    >
    > > > > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match some old glasses. *I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. *Trying to forget that I paid400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. *Don't ppl like to *a. *save money *b. *eat healthier, *c. have decent bread. *Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk.. *Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.

    >
    > > > > No glass, by the way.

    >
    > > > I think those folks find making bread more work than they want to do

    >
    > > > so yes, they are lazy.

    >
    > > "Those folks"?

    >
    > as opposed to them there people?


    Oh goodness, you racist, you must be for Romney. LOL

  17. #77
    projectile vomit chick Guest

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    On Oct 4, 11:49*am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 5:05:11 PM UTC-5, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >
    > > Bread machines are a dime a dozen in thrift stores. I think it's one of

    >
    > > those things that a lot of people think they would like to have, but only a

    >
    > > few actually take to it and use it regularly. The typical bread machineeats

    >
    > > up counter space while rarely if ever used, until someone finally reclaims

    >
    > > its spot and ships it off to Goodwill.

    >
    > This got me thinking. *I wonder if I could find a yogurt maker there.
    >
    > --Bryan


    Christonnacracker if yer that into it why can't you figure out how to
    make it yourself? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  18. #78
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    Farm1 wrote:

    > But for those peeps like me, who as a confirmed, died in the wool


    Why make your burial shroud out of wool? Use polyester or nylon and
    donate some money to the poor.


  19. #79
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    Farm1 wrote:

    > > So show us what you've baked otherwise... graham is another ****ING
    > > DOUCHEBAG LIAR ! ! !

    >
    > You really do have anger management issues Sheldon.


    I'd guess today's issue is related to alcohol consumption.



  20. #80
    Bryan Guest

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    On Thursday, October 4, 2012 3:30:00 PM UTC-5, merryb wrote:
    > On Oct 4, 9:49*am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 5:05:11 PM UTC-5, Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    >
    > >

    >
    > > > Bread machines are a dime a dozen in thrift stores. I think it's one of

    >
    > >

    >
    > > > those things that a lot of people think they would like to have, but only a

    >
    > >

    >
    > > > few actually take to it and use it regularly. The typical bread machine eats

    >
    > >

    >
    > > > up counter space while rarely if ever used, until someone finally reclaims

    >
    > >

    >
    > > > its spot and ships it off to Goodwill.

    >
    > >

    >
    > > This got me thinking. *I wonder if I could find a yogurt maker there.

    >
    > >

    >
    > > --Bryan

    >
    >
    >
    > You don't need a yogurt maker to make yogurt.


    Of course you don't, but yogurt makers are set to the optimal temperature. Have have a setup for sous vide, a large turkey roaster with a probe and thermostat controlled switch. What I could use that for very easily is making high fat yogurt using half & half. Just remove the cap from a quart carton, spoon in some starter, replace the cap, shake, and put into a 100F water bath for a day.

    --Bryan

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