|Notes on dinner
||[21 Jun 2007|10:59am]
Some questions that arose when making dinner last night:Are currants the same as raisins?
Why the spinach dish in two pots instead of one?
Is balsamic vinegar the same as red wine vinegar?
What the hell are shallots? (A: they're like onions but smaller and more garlic shaped)
Do pine nuts come from pine trees?
Is 2 tbsps of paprika an absurd amount? (A: kinda)
Did I slice the shallots finely enough?
How does the flavor differ in sliced garlic vs garlic put through a press? (assume you saute the same way)
Also, Liska bought a "salad spinner."
FUN: 6 UTILITY: 4 EASE OF USE: 6