December 15th, 2005


So about these home fries.../honies? honeys?/oils

Would it be okay to bake up some home fries tonight, stick 'em in the fridge, and then reheat them in the oven tomorrow morning before school?
Or should I plan on getting up early(ier) tomorrow to make them?

Also, what is the difference between regular honey and things like wildflower honey and clover honey?
ALSO, today at Earthfare I went to pick up some EVOO and there were TONS of different oils! Walnut, safflower, sunflower, grapeseed! ETC! What are your favorite oils to a. bake with, b. cook in general with, c. sautee and fry with, d. etc etc etc? Right now I just use EVOO for EVERYTHING and while I love it, perhaps it makes things too heavy? I'm not sure. I've read that grapeseed oil is good for baking.

Spicy Dal.

I recently made a dal, and my boyfriend finds it to be far too spicy/hot for his taste. I have tried adding more water, and more lentils/chickpeas in order to tame it's hotness. This has not worked.

Any ideas on how to make this batch less hot so I am not left with eating the entire batch myself?


EDIT: Thanks again for everyone's advice. We had already added some coconut milk and definitely were eating nan bread and rice with the dal. I ended up using more coconut milk and adding potatoes to help remove some spice, which worked well.

(Next time I will save some spice aside for me so my boyfriend doesn't suffer.)