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22 June 2010 @ 07:46 pm
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Why are deep saute pans so expensive? There are several recipes I might like to try, as I am not very good at cooking fish but think that even I might manage to poach some salmon without drying it out horribly, only I don't have a proper pan with a lid in which to do it. Plus I've been wanting one for a while, as my current saute pan a) doesn't have a lid; and b) is fairly shallow, which makes making things like pasta sauce a little bit of a mess.

hmph.
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cschellscschells on June 22nd, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, but if you get a nice one it will last for a long, long time. I love my Scan Pan (Scanpan?) pans. You might be able to find a good deal online. I think good kitchen stuff is a great investment. That and good shoes.
tempestsarekind: bananas are goodtempestsarekind on June 23rd, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
Hee. This is true--I just have to work my way up to making the investment, I suppose!
cschellscschells on June 23rd, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
Lots of internet window shopping should help...
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on June 23rd, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
True. I suppose I could always use another way to procrastinate...
cschellscschells on June 23rd, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
I think it would be brilliant if you could convince yourself that writing the dissertation is actually procrastinating--putting off... something. Something more overwhelming... (Is that possible?) Wouldn't that be cool? Hmmm.
tempestsarekind: ophelia has so few optionstempestsarekind on June 23rd, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
If only I could think of something bigger than my dissertation that I might have to do! Because that is a kind of diabolical-genius sort of idea.
cschellscschells on June 23rd, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Maybe you could dedicate your life to some sort of moral or immoral crusade, or something, and then just also sit around in cafes with your computer and tell people that you're dabbling in writing a dissertation on Shakespeare in your spare time... Or else try to land a very blah office job and sit around in cafes, etc. Maybe you could start dressing like an office drone and think of yourself as a business world novitiate!
tempestsarekind: danielle laugh [ever after]tempestsarekind on June 23rd, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
Hee! I bet if I had a blah office job, I'd be absolutely dying to write my dissertation. Sad but true.
pink for pterodactylsignificantowl on June 23rd, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
tin foil, baby! I have no saute pans with lids, but my foil's my friend :)

(lord I'm punchy today - this is what all day trainings do to me - look at you reaping the benefits)
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on June 23rd, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
That's a good point--although I always seem to have trouble putting the foil back on when I need to!

And punchy is just fine around here. :)
viomisehuntviomisehunt on June 23rd, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
Tell me about it, but just wait until you can afford one. Or a cast Iron WOk which is my favorite cooking tool. If you are sharing cooking utensils you have to constantly remind everyone to oil the pan after washing or it will rust. All that money, and all it takes is little water and air and it's toast. Unless you get a non-stick one -- but oil that too, or it will slowy rust.
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on June 23rd, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if I can find one for a reasonable price I might get one now, but otherwise I'll hang on until later. Whenever "later" might be. :)
Neaneadods on June 23rd, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
even I might manage to poach some salmon without drying it out horribly

Do you own a crock pot? Because THE best way to poach a salmon is in a crock pot on high for an hour with about a cup of liquid. And I've gotten relatively moist chicken out of one as well (and it doesn't even need liquid), although TBH, if I want a juicy chicken breast, I don't bother poaching; I steam.
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on June 23rd, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
I don't, sadly! But I'll keep that in mind; a crock pot is definitely on my list of kitchen appliances/utensils I'd like to own someday.
Neaneadods on June 23rd, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
I have found mine very handy - handy enough that I have a selection in a bunch of different sizes for different jobs.
tempestsarekind: captain jack harkness: MAKES THE TEA!tempestsarekind on June 23rd, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
One of these days, I plan on having an actual kitchen, and money enough to buy the things I want to use in it. My dreams are fairly modest. :)
Neaneadods on June 24th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
You can kind of fake a kitchen with the right tools... but I'm a bit of a kitchen gadget whore.
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on June 25th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
I get by, I suppose--but it would be nice to have more space. (Well, that's true generally as well!)