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My throat gets extremely dry after drinking coffee or tea. It helps if milk is added to it but it still gets dry after washing it down with water.
> coffee and tea contain compounds that make your mouth feel dry. The sensation is called astringency, and when it's major, your mouth actually can feel puckered. In wine and strong tea, it's the tannins that can turn your mouth and throat into the Mojave . In coffee, it's the chlorogenic acid, which is beneficial to your health. Your green tea at sufficient strength probably would be just as drying.
Anyone else like this? There's nothing to drink when hanging out with friends since I don't enjoy alcohol.
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First time here on /ck/, wanna surprise the family with dinner tonight--I'm thinking of making some simple chicken and white rice.
Any suggestions on what I should season the chicken with, tips on when to tell rice is properly done, and are canned vegetables (peas, carrots, etc.) any good on adding in, or would they be too mushy?
Is it better to dice the chicken first and cook it or to throw the chicken in a skillet and then dice it after it's cooked?
I'm in a rather low-income family, so I can't exactly pull fresh herbs and spices from the ether, so I'm looking to start with the bare minimum and work up to something better.
Sorry to bother, and thanks for any help.
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Hey, so I'm making Julia Child's Duck A L'Orange tonight and I need to buy some port or madeira for the recipe. I don't know much about these things though, any suggestions on a good, preferably price conscious, cooking port/madeira? Also, which would be the better choice?
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So, I bought two bags of this, "Polish soup" on impulse, without really thinking it through.
Only after a while I realized I picked it from a diet food shelf and it's likely to be very *dreary* dish.
Directions: soak in water (4:1 proportions) for 3 hours, then boil for 30 minutes.
ingredients: peas, fried onion, dried vegetables, paprika, carrot, onion, leek, parsnip, parsley, celery, cumin.
How to improve it? What can I add to make it better?
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i nneed some inspiration what to cook.
the thing is: my mom just got surgery yesterday on her jaw joint and will get out of the hospital around the weekend, so i wanted to cook her something on sunday, so there are a few things i have to consider: it shouldnt be too hard to eat, a little chewing is fine, just not to hard. also my mom is allergic to many spices and ingredients including: pepper,chilis, garlic, curry, actually pertty much anything thats spicy.
im not too bad at cooking so its not limited to simple dishes, and it should be something thats kinda special since its planned for sunday and all.
im open to pretty much anything and thanks in advance