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Our new Diggs…

25 Aug

has badarse amenities!   This community have an onsite concierge, movie theater, cocktail hour twice a month, and aqua aerobics classes, dry cleaning services, etc…  Even with all that, one of my favorite features is the 7th floor clubhouse.  No, it’s not your ordinary clubhouse.  It’s like a member’s only lounge, minus the bartender and waitresses :-).  The other night Dr. B and I went up to the clubhouse to hang out, having a few drinks and chill.  I took a few pictures…

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Who Knew? Caring for Nonstick Pans the Right Way

22 Dec

I am the worst when it comes to taking care of our nonstick pans.  I have an attitude that because they cost the most, they need the least care.  Honestly Dr. B is better than I am when it comes to cleaning and caring for our nonstick pans….I really can care less.  I pretty much just stick them in the dishwasher and press clean. I knew I was negligent, I just didn’t realize just how horribly negligent I was until I read the NY Times article, How Not to Wreck a Nonstick Pan.

You can read the entire article, but here are the highlights:

  • Preseason the pan first (I thought you only preseason woks).  According to the article you should was and rinse the pan, then rub it with a paper towel saturated with oil.
  • Don’t put them in the dishwasher.  The high heat and detergents will ruin the coating….oops 😦
  • Run a teaspoon of butter or oil on the cold pan every time you use it. (I use the pour and slosh around method, which the author says is a no no).
  • Avoid using nonstick sprays.  The soy lecithin in the spray can build up and become sticky and pasty.
  • Use lower temperatures when cooking.  High heat can cause the coating to crack.
  • Don’t use sharp or metal object to turn food, as this will pierce the coating (this is the one tip I did know).

Who new, nonstick cookware needed so much care.  Any other good tips out there for caring for cookware?  BTW, what’s a dutch oven I saw one and I think I should be using one, but I’m not sure how to use it 🙂

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All I Have to Say Today is….

8 Nov

Ding Dong the witch is dead!

Our old realtor, removed her sign and lockbox like 5 minutes ago! I know she is pissed that we “fired” her (Well, technically Dr. B made was the bearer of bad news). Too bad, all we wanted her to do was sell the freakin house, oh and communicate with us, which she did neither of the two. So she is gone. Oh, well gotta keep it moving.  Plus our new realtor is badass to the bone.  I’m so excited to be working with her.  She is from New York, so she has the aggressiveness and mover and shaker personality that we need to move this house.  She is coming back on Wednesday so we can sign all the paperwork, and get the house re-listed.  Hopefully soon we will finally sell this house!

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