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Some Great Links For Foodies!

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Sorry, no recipe this week, spent most of yesterday at work and sleeping. The reason for this is  I had to drop my daughter off for a school trip at 5am and a skunk or cat kept the dogs barking all night. So yesterday was pretty much a blow off. That leaves today to catch up on everything which means  no time for cooking.

That's OK though, because it gives me a chance to share some of the great sites I come across in my day job as a web developer. So here are some sites I thought were worth passing on.

onlinconverstion

Lets start out with a great site for converting weights and measures. This is a very extensive conversion site, maybe a little too extensive. But if your looking to convert Hogsheads (USA or UK  ) into #10 cans, this is the site for you

OnlineConversion.com They also have conversions for butter, weight to volume, and oven temperature, check that out here.


lodge_logo

Next we have Lodge Cast Iron Cookware. This is the site for everything you need to know about cast iron cookware. Be sure to check out the history and the Cornbread festival. As I stated in several posts you can find your cast iron cookware at a garage sale or a Goodwill type shop. (I have yet to find anything) If you can't this is a great place to find what you need.


spagandhotdogs

This one is just plain weird. I have yet to try this but it looks kind of fun. Just insert uncooked spaghetti into chunks of hot dogs and then cook. See the original post here.


grandmother

Here is a site from Granny Green with a quick list of basic conversions, no hogsheads, and some emergency substitutions.

Measurements & Substitutions


micro_popcorn

Here is a great article from Mark Bittman in the New York Times. Microwave Popcorn, Minus the Ripoff. Ive done this myself with Indian Corn still on the cob. I just smeared it with a little butter, tossed it in a bag, put it in the microwave, and let her rip till it stopped popping. It was great, I think I did this in the spring with Indian corn from the fall.


ciq450pans

And for my last helpful site I give University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County and there page on reducing recipes. This is some great information from a trusted source. You can even download a PDF of the page for future reference.


OK, that's enough for know. That is if you are still here and not off some place following one cool link after another. If you find a great site with some great information please add it to this article in the comments section. See this blog post and lots more at Chef Benwa Cooks!

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4 Comments

perceptiveeye's picture
hey chef! it's a great info you shared with us...many a times, we wish to know about something upon which we can rely on and what's the best option than an internet...thanks for posting about such useful sites...:))
healthyeating's picture
every time we want something reliable for any reason; be it a measuring issue or anything like that. The site names you shared with us is great. Infact, I always check onlineconversion.com for various measurement conversions...
ifoodiee's picture
Thanks for the info chef!!...:-)..loved the boingboing sites weird dish..and the cook quick site seems to have solid info too..thanks...
Gadget.Lady's picture
Lodge Cast Iron is one of my favorites too... my oh my the online conversion site is just awesome.. Thanks for sharing Chef :)