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Conversions, Charts, and Cooking Tables

I have several posts  here on TFT that I know a lot find by searching.  I thought I would post a few links here, so everyone knows where to find what they are looking for.


Merry FMAS!!


Have a CarbyDay!! Flying Spaghetti Monster | http://www.venganza.org

Happy Thanksgiving


Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone :)

How To Cook A Thanksgiving Turkey

I had all good intentions of writing a nice long post on how I cook a turkey.  I really did.  But there are hundreds of sites online that do the same, so I thought I’d put together a small list of sites that contain videos, to help show and teach you how to cook a turkey.  The videos are all aptly named “How to cook a turkey”..lol.

Want more videos:  Click here for Google Results

Have fun!!  And let me know if you learned any thing that made a difference :)

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

This blog is usually about the recipes I have to share, and the experiences I have had.  However, with the economic climate, jobless rates, and the recession/depression we are in, I thought it necessary to provide this list.


Food Pantry links:

These are several of the food pantries and agencies that are serving Thanksgiving meals over the next week locally in Westchester County, New York, including contact information for anyone wishing to donate.

SUNDAY – November 23, 2008

New Rochelle: 1 p.m. Free. St. Catherine AME Zion Church, 19 Lincoln Ave. 914-633-5234.

MONDAY – November 24, 2008

Mount Vernon: 6 p.m. Free. First Reformed Church Food Pantry/Kitchen, 135 S. Sixth Ave. 914-664-3846.

TUESDAY – November 25, 2008

White Plains: 4 p.m. Free. YWCA of White Plains (Shelter & Food Pantry), 69 N. Broadway. 914-428-1130.
Yonkers: 3 p.m. Free. Food Pantry/Kitchen at Bethany AME Church, 21 Ludlow St. 914-562-6902.

WEDNESDAY – November 26, 2008

Mount Vernon: 5 p.m. Free. Community Service Associates Project Family Soup Kitchen, 115 Sharpe Blvd. S. 914-668-1428.
Port Chester: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. St. Frances AME Zion Church, 18 Smith St. 914-939-1056.

THURSDAY – November 27, 2008

Haverstraw: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Sponsor: Haverstraw Committee for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner. Quisqueya Sports Club, 25-27 Broadway. 845-947-8532.
Mount Vernon: 1 p.m. Free. Grace Baptist Church, 52 S. Sixth Ave. 914-664-2676.
New Rochelle: Noon-3 p.m. Free. The Salvation Army, 22 Church St. 914-632-0381.
New Rochelle: 1 p.m. Free. First Assembly of God, 165 Union Ave. 914-632-0031.
Peekskill: 11:30 a.m. Free. United Methodist Church, 1040 Main St. 914-737-8544
Suffern: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Food Pantry of Christ Episcopal Church, 65 Washington Avenue. 845-357-1615.
Valhalla: 1 p.m. Free. Grasslands Homeless Shelter (Volunteers of America), 25 Operation Drive. 914-231-4201.
White Plains: Noon. Free. Grace Church Community Center, 33 Church St. 914-949-3098, Ext. 100.
White Plains: 1:30 p.m. Free. The Salvation Army, 16 Sterling Ave. 914-949-2908.
Yonkers: Noon-2 p.m. Free. Sharing Community, 1 Hudson St. 914-963-2626, Ext. 222.

FRIDAY – November 28, 2008

White Plains: 11 a.m. Free. Mount Hope AME Zion Church, 65 Lake St. 914-948-6372.

Giant Skull out of Pots and Pans

I saw this on BoingBoing this morning, and thought everyone here might enjoy it since it is made out of pots, whisks, dinner plates and such:

From BoingBoing:

A zygomatic bone glommed together from old sauce pots; a mandible constructed from rusty whisks; a maxilla ossified from dinner plates and moustachioed with unwashed spoons. This gloriously sepulchral skull constructed entirely from old cookware and crockery was on display in London’s Regent Park a couple weeks ago as part of the Frieze Art Fair.

To try or not to try – TarTare or Pocky?

I was wandering through my RSS feeds this morning, and when reading “so you wannabee a Domestik Goddess?”(one of my fav fun blogs to read), I came across this “food tasting meme” I thought looked fun.  It’s a list of 100 foods – would you or wouldn’t you eat it.

I thought my tastes were pretty broad, but once I started checking these off, I realized I need to broaden my horizons a bit.

If you’d like show this (with your own results), and add it your own blog, the instructions are below the results.

Oh, and I’ll take the Pocky, (Strawberry, if you please) over tartare anyday. ;)

The Food tasting meme

  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile
  6. Black pudding
  7. Cheese fondue
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht
  10. Baba ghanoush
  11. Calamari
  12. Pho
  13. PB&J sandwich
  14. Aloo gobi
  15. Hot dog from a street cart
  16. Epoisses
  17. Black truffle
  18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
  19. Steamed pork buns
  20. Pistachio ice cream
  21. Heirloom tomatoes
  22. Fresh wild berries
  23. Foie gras
  24. Rice and beans
  25. Brawn, or head cheese
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
  27. Dulce de leche
  28. Oysters
  29. Baklava
  30. Bagna cauda
  31. Wasabi peas
  32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
  33. Salted lassi
  34. Sauerkraut
  35. Root beer float
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar
  37. Clotted cream tea
  38. Vodka jelly
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects
  43. Phaal
  44. Goat’s milk
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
  46. Fugu
  47. Chicken tikka masala
  48. Eel
  49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
  50. Sea urchin
  51. Prickly pear
  52. Umeboshi
  53. Abalone
  54. Paneer
  55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
  56. Spaetzle
  57. Dirty gin martini
  58. Beer above 8% ABV
  59. Poutine
  60. Carob chips
  61. S’mores
  62. Sweetbreads
  63. Kaolin
  64. Currywurst
  65. Durian
  66. Frog’s Legs
  67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
  68. Haggis
  69. Fried plantain
  70. Chitterlings or andouillette
  71. Gazpacho
  72. Caviar and blini
  73. Louche absinthe
  74. Gjetost or brunost
  75. Roadkill
  76. Baijiu
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie
  78. Snail
  79. Lapsang souchong
  80. Bellini
  81. Tom yum
  82. Eggs Benedict
  83. Pocky
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
  85. Kobe beef
  86. Hare
  87. Goulash
  88. Flowers
  89. Horse
  90. Criollo chocolate
  91. Spam
  92. Soft shell crab
  93. Rose harissa
  94. Catfish
  95. Mole poblano
  96. Bagel and lox
  97. Lobster Thermidor
  98. Polenta
  99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
  100. Snake

To make the filling out of this form and generating the HTML for it a bit easier, reddywhp has played around with some PHP. Go to http://reddywhip.org/lj/foods/ and fill it out there. After filling it out, you will be given the code to copy and paste into your blog.