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  1. Hmm... Of course butter was salted to preserve. I disagree to his ratios though, much more salt was used than he says. Was. I also note that he does NOT mention another butter preservation method, butter crocks. I grew up crocking. Today it is too much trouble. I also wonder if one can easily find butter crocks commercially. For those not aware a butter crock is a bowl that is packed with fresh butter, then inverted in an outer crock which was water filled. This sealed out the air and thus preserved the butter. There was, and the memory is fuzzy, crock butter sold which had the water flavored, imparting some flavor to the butter. Crocked butter was for raw butter, a real bed for spoilage. It is not what you buy now, and while not as well preserved as the modern stuffs, crocking did help preserve for a short time.
  2. 'Keg lubricant'. The brand I prefer is 'Tap Craft'. Comes in a one ounce jar. You can find it at many home brewers sites. I use it on set/seal any gasket, to include o-rings. I remember ''Presto' would sell it with their canners. Do not use a chemist's glass stopper sealant, not as food safe. Sarah
  3. That is the right link. And yes, on 'little patch of cement'.
  4. Another of Simon's egg related videos... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVBwv4OYeZc
  5. Welcome to my world. Translations can be fun ! Partially. I would not call it an idiom, for to me idioms are 'old' and this is a fairly new one, but common. Ever notice people shopping, and they select the packaged foods over the natural foods? Ever notice people not wanting to process foods, such as washing, so they get them preprocessed? (Even if they lose a lot of nutrition and the unprocessed is clearly a better product.). Ever notice people who never try something due to a pre-conceived notion of 'that would not be good or is 'ungenie├čbar' ('unfit to eat'? - not sure on this translation.)? We say this is 'English Stomach'. In a way, it is understandable, as Simon Wistler, the presenter in the video, said that salmonella has been found on eggs? Not here! But understandable. Ever see a hen lay an egg? Most people would go 'yuck'. But this non-idiom has a darker side. We, generally, are 'creationists', not 'evolutionists'. We see the rise of things like peanut allergies, gluten issues, etc , as possible evidence that you might have something in the evolution idea. Apparently English are 'de-evolving'. Sarah
  6. Good that somebody else enjoys 'Today I Found Out'. To answer the question, if store bought, you have to refrigerate, once refrigerated, must be kept that way. Also, if you sell, or distribute eggs, by U.S. law, must be refrigerated. BUT fresh, dipped in isinglass (the gel, not the mica), not refrigerated, last longer with us. I suppose one can dip refrigerated eggs, too. Also, folks with 'English Stomachs' should wash the eggs, refrigerated or not. Sarah
  7. Sarah

    Win 7 Updates

    A tip to you both. The HP Elite SFF 8300's are win10. And as the govt is upgrading, the recalls are being refurbished and flooding into the eBay/Amazon/etc markets. We grabbed four for Librum use. Not shabby machines. Typing on one now, less than $500, maxed out. Sarah
  8. Related. I do not have a phone, so I do not know. Did they ever create the option of declining 'caller id' for 'ANI' (Automatic Number Identification)|(the 'billing' number) ? That would kill a lot of the junk. And the Universal Do Not Call Initiative (UDNCI) has been gutted by politicos, in case somebody missed it. Sarah
  9. Thank you ladies. My man, Amos, gave a solution to the questioner that was liked. 'Graduated cylinders'... Think test tube, with molded on stand, marked, and made of pyrex or borosilicate. But $$$
  10. I see I was not clear again. 'fluid' ounces. The 'fluid' is understood, and dropped in a lot of tables and recipes. Sorry, Sarah
  11. Spent the morning with the tech support of our web site. They upgraded Apache, which broke some page displays. Hello India! Ended up doing a very dirty cheat in htaccess.
  12. All of ours have status leds. Green/Yellow/Red. Reset on yellow.
  13. Sarah

    Windows 7

    No, not perfect, but I am not 'butt scooting' any more. Thanks for thinking of me.
  14. Thank you ladies. I see I was not clear. What the questioner wants is one ounce and down. All the cups I have seen start at 2 ounces. And let me toss this one into the mix. 3 tsp = 2 tbsp. Another toss-in. I would bet most of you do 'heaping' when you use such spoons, etc. Spoons are supposed to be 'level'. Yet another toss-in. Don't confuse American and Imperial (England) measurements. I found one *very* cheap looking Asian-ring set of four spoons, 2-1-1/2-1/4 oz. (or 12tbsp/6tbsp/3tbsp/4.5 tsp) Pass. Cheap. Sarah
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