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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 9:52pm

 rgio wrote:

FWIW... we have one of these so that the butter isn't so hard when the toast cools...

WHO RANG THE BUTTER BELL?



When I’ve made ghee lately, I just squish it into a plastic lidded container and pour water over the top. Keeps it from dessicating and lets me leave it out at room temp.
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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 8:29pm

 rgio wrote:

FWIW... we have one of these so that the butter isn't so hard when the toast cools...

WHO RANG THE BUTTER BELL?


It's nice because it requires less pressure to spread... which can be difficult while wearing the vest.

See ya in the mornin'

Hey, we have one of those too! The butter doesn’t plop out either. Magic

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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 7:37pm

Toast should not be that complicated.  If I'm a service person, do I need to ask, "Did you want your toast warm? There is an extra charge for that. Do you want your butter cold? Well, that's the only way it comes. It's so cold that you can't spread it. But you can slice it into very thin slivers & arrange it in an array all around your cold toast. If you have the patience to wait about a half an hour those slivers might actually soften a bit so you could kind of spread them, but by then I'd like you to leave because there are other people waiting for a table, cold toast, & cold butter.
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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 6:53pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

There's a large segment of the world's population (mostly British but not entirely, which explains much) who toast bread, then let it cool before spreading butter on it. They even devise ways to do this quickly, including going so far as to buy toast cooling racks. This confuses me.

Also, a co-worker wears a bulletproof vest.


The cooling racks do seem pointless.

I like cold butter on hot toast. Cold just tastes better to me except on corn and there you need to run the corn on the stick of butter rather than using a knife to get a pat.

In Singapore they make kaya toast for breakfast which is really thin toast, so cold, spread with coconut jam and cold butter. Served with a barely boiled egg that you crack into a bowl with soy sauce and white pepper, then dip your toast into the gooey mess.

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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 4:28pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

There's a large segment of the world's population (mostly British but not entirely, which explains much) who toast bread, then let it cool before spreading butter on it. They even devise ways to do this quickly, including going so far as to buy toast cooling racks. This confuses me.

Also, a co-worker wears a bulletproof vest.



Can't say I blame them.
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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 4:20pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

There's a large segment of the world's population (mostly British but not entirely, which explains much) who toast bread, then let it cool before spreading butter on it. They even devise ways to do this quickly, including going so far as to buy toast cooling racks. This confuses me.

Also, a co-worker wears a bulletproof vest.


The co-worker must think he or she would be toast without the vest. 
rgio

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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 4:05pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

There's a large segment of the world's population (mostly British but not entirely, which explains much) who toast bread, then let it cool before spreading butter on it. They even devise ways to do this quickly, including going so far as to buy toast cooling racks. This confuses me.

Also, a co-worker wears a bulletproof vest.


FWIW... we have one of these so that the butter isn't so hard when the toast cools...

WHO RANG THE BUTTER BELL?


It's nice because it requires less pressure to spread... which can be difficult while wearing the vest.

See ya in the mornin'
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 3:47pm

 Bill_J wrote:

Have you ever seen this co-worker prepare toast? 




ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 3:46pm

 geoff_morphini wrote:

One of these is more alarming than the other. Can you guess which one?



The toast causes me a fair amount of upset.
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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 3:41pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

There's a large segment of the world's population (mostly British but not entirely, which explains much) who toast bread, then let it cool before spreading butter on it. They even devise ways to do this quickly, including going so far as to buy toast cooling racks. This confuses me.

Also, a co-worker wears a bulletproof vest.



Have you ever seen this co-worker prepare toast? 
geoff_morphini

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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 3:34pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

There's a large segment of the world's population (mostly British but not entirely, which explains much) who toast bread, then let it cool before spreading butter on it. They even devise ways to do this quickly, including going so far as to buy toast cooling racks. This confuses me.

Also, a co-worker wears a bulletproof vest.


One of these is more alarming than the other. Can you guess which one?

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 3:17pm

There's a large segment of the world's population (mostly British but not entirely, which explains much) who toast bread, then let it cool before spreading butter on it. They even devise ways to do this quickly, including going so far as to buy toast cooling racks. This confuses me.

Also, a co-worker wears a bulletproof vest.
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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 11:08am

 Proclivities wrote:


Thanks!

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 10:47am

 thisbody wrote:

Meaning 72% of US citizens are litter-free (free to litter) when it comes to glas?



Glass gets recycled in certain communities at higher rates, but it's generally at county or municipality levels - some states and counties have almost no recycling programs.  I think only about 30% of glass in the US gets recycled the last I'd read about it.  Apparently its weight makes it more difficult to transport.  Paper (especially cardboard) gets recycled around 65%+ nationwide, more so in the areas where there are numerous paper mills.
thisbody

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 10:32am

 Proclivities wrote:
Roughly about 28%.  California, NY, and Michigan are the most populous states that do bottle returns.

Meaning 72% of US citizens are litter-free (free to litter) when it comes to glass?



Proclivities

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 10:28am

 thisbody wrote:

Those ten states make up for how much of the U.S. population? ...

Roughly about 28%.  California, NY, and Michigan are the most populous states that do bottle returns.
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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 10:17am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
(Aluminum cans) - What's the mess? 

I think it's the energy-consumption and the pollution in creating aluminum. Ecologically, it is totally unacceptable, and apparently the facts have been widely scraped from the internet. - It used to be there in all it's 'glory', only a few years ago.

Instead, a great whitewashing of the chemical industry seems to be taking place by highlighting the advantages of recycling it, when you do a web-search, while hardly anyone is re-cycling it in reality.

thisbody

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 10:06am

 Proclivities wrote:
10 states in the US pay a glass bottle "deposit"; it varies between 5 cents and 15 cents.  Most states have over 60% return rates, a few are over 75%.  Aluminum (mostly cans) in the US gets recycled about 65% of the time from what I could find.
Not enough, of course, but more than I expected.

Those ten states make up for how much of the U.S. population? ...

Here, glas-deposits vary between 8 - 25 €-cents, and plasticbottle-deposits usually are 25 cts. for the whole nation, while selling non-refundable plastic bottles and other food-containers is still legal.

And then, besides selling trash to poor countries which is resulting in micro-plastic we all keep eating, drinking, and eventually inhaling, there still is this:



ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 10:06am

 thisbody wrote:
...which after some thought brings me to aluminum cans. - Gosh, what a mess..!



What's the mess? Apart from their infinite recyclability, they're a huge weight savings to ship the product. Now if they could only figure out how to make them "nesting" when unfilled so that they don't take up so much warehouse space or space in the truck on the way to the brewery.

Proclivities

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 9:05am

 thisbody wrote:

Yeah. Forgot about glas. It is collected here in public containers, or refunded in all stores by law, depending on it's branding (you pay a small plus, if refundable). - I never buy any drinks in plastic bottles, not even if refundable... apart from that I rarely drink Coke.

...which after some thought brings me to aluminum cans. - Gosh, what a mess..!

The "free market" is bringing us all to hell on earth together, regardless if you vote for any-who.


10 states in the US pay a glass bottle "deposit"; it varies between 5 cents and 15 cents.  Most states have over 60% return rates, a few are over 75%.  Aluminum (mostly cans) in the US gets recycled about 65% of the time from what I could find.
Not enough, of course, but more than I expected.

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