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Where we buy our toiletries [Jul. 4th, 2006|05:28 am]
susan smitten
doc_cathode wanted to see where we buy our toiletries and food. The truth is, I buy most of our toiletries in England, Thailand, Singapore, and New York. But when we buy toiletries in Dubai, we buy them at Carrefour. Are you familiar with this French hypermart? It's like Wal-Mart but all the products are different.


[User Picture]From: octal
2006-07-04 08:31 pm (UTC)
Cafeteria food, or restaurants/room service. Or maybe sometimes other people cooking when I travel/parties/etc. It's mainly that I lack kitchen here, which I want to correct.

I poked at some meat on a grill about 6 months ago, but there was a cook there actually grilling/marinating/etc.

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[User Picture]From: antivert
2006-07-04 09:07 pm (UTC)
The best thing for people completely lacking kitchens are those Japanese electric rice cookers like this. There are many things you can make in them! Just off the top of my head, I'd say: risotto, saffron rice, fried eggs, pasta, banana bread, bacon, rice pudding (although they're a little too fast-cooking for this, it's still pretty good) and really anything that needs a hot plate at a non-specific highish or lowish temperature. You can also just throw a bunch of stuff in with rice and it cooks it all up. Curry powder, raisins, butter, cashews, and vegetable boullion is one of my favorite rice cooker things to make.
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[User Picture]From: octal
2006-07-05 04:22 am (UTC)
It's kind of dofficult to get things from civilization to here without risk of spoilage, but a rice cooker is definitely on the list. I have a little dorm fridge thing, and a "hot pot", and a microwave, already.
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