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« Reply #6945 on: February 23, 2013, 10:12:54 PM »
I've had chicken marsala at Olive Garden and I love it. It's so yummy! I didn't realize that it's cooked in a specific wine, Marsala, until I started seeing recipes online for it. And that led me to several stupid questions.

So, stupid question #1: does the alcohol cook out of the wine?
#2: is there a substitution, or is the flavor mostly dependent on the wine?
#3: I don't drink, so how many 1C servings would be in a typical bottle?
#4: I think that once you open the bottle, you then have a limited window of time in which to consume the wine, correct? That being said, if I made a bunch of the sauce, would it freeze well?
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« Reply #6946 on: February 23, 2013, 10:28:24 PM »
I cook with Marsala all the time.

No, not all the alcohol cooks out of the wine.
The flavor is heavily dependent on the wine.
I usually get three to four recipes out of one bottle.
Marsala is fortified, and lasts just fine as long as the lid or cork is secured between uses.

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« Reply #6947 on: February 23, 2013, 10:40:15 PM »
chicken marsala .... if I made a bunch of the sauce, would it freeze well?
The freezing point of alcohol is -173F (-114C).  The average home freezer is just a little cooler than 32F (0C).  If the sauce contains alcohol the water in it will freeze but the alcohol will remain liquid.  So you'll get a slush, not a block of ice. 

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« Reply #6948 on: February 24, 2013, 05:16:57 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out Twitter. #Whatdoesitmeanwhenpeopledothis ?

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« Reply #6949 on: February 24, 2013, 06:08:49 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out Twitter. #Whatdoesitmeanwhenpeopledothis ?

It is a hashtag, and for the old-school among us, it is kind of like a file marker. If you 'tag' something, twitter will file it with all the other tweets under that tag. If you want to see all the tweets filed with yours, type your hashtag into the search function. This also gives extra meaning to the tweet. If you tweet someone and say "I like your shirt" they will take it as a fashion compliment. Hashtag it with #nicegazongas, and it has a totally different meaning.

People make games of this. They also hashtag important events. So if you wanted to see Olympic or superbowl tweets, you could search for the hashtags. If the event is going on right now, you can follow along with that hashtag and see every tweet even if you don't follow the people making them.
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« Reply #6950 on: February 24, 2013, 09:31:12 AM »
My district tech department has a hashtag so we can see each other's tweets about things we have done in the classroom. Some schools have hashtagas and a tv set to display things happening at the school.
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« Reply #6951 on: February 24, 2013, 10:02:32 AM »
I had a class last semester that made up its own hashtag. Many conferences also do that. #mla.
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« Reply #6952 on: February 24, 2013, 11:38:53 AM »
It can be used as a tongue-in-cheek way of adding sarcasm or a postscript to a tweet, too - "Cleaning vomit out of the car for the third time this week #ParentingIsGreat" or "Yay political robocalls!#NotReally #NotVotingForYouAnyway #IHateLivingInOhio".

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« Reply #6953 on: February 24, 2013, 01:14:39 PM »
I cook with Marsala all the time.

No, not all the alcohol cooks out of the wine.
The flavor is heavily dependent on the wine.
I usually get three to four recipes out of one bottle.
Marsala is fortified, and lasts just fine as long as the lid or cork is secured between uses.

really? Now I'm very sad. No more chicken marsala for Twiggyy :'( :'(  :'(
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« Reply #6954 on: February 24, 2013, 01:52:12 PM »
My district tech department has a hashtag so we can see each other's tweets about things we have done in the classroom. Some schools have hashtagas and a tv set to display things happening at the school.

This backfired pretty impressively for Starbucks.  They encouraged people to use the hashtag #SpreadTheCheer the tweets were then displayed on a giant screen at the Natural History Museum ice rink in London.  Problem was it was an automated system and Starbucks were (are) in the middle of a tax scandal in the UK. Examples/full story here.

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« Reply #6955 on: February 24, 2013, 02:44:07 PM »
I cook with Marsala all the time.

No, not all the alcohol cooks out of the wine.
The flavor is heavily dependent on the wine.
I usually get three to four recipes out of one bottle.
Marsala is fortified, and lasts just fine as long as the lid or cork is secured between uses.

really? Now I'm very sad. No more chicken marsala for Twiggyy :'( :'(  :'(

As far as I know, the stuff you buy pre-made (I find mine in the frozen food section) has all of the alcohol cooked out of it.
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« Reply #6956 on: February 24, 2013, 04:41:42 PM »
My district tech department has a hashtag so we can see each other's tweets about things we have done in the classroom. Some schools have hashtagas and a tv set to display things happening at the school.

This backfired pretty impressively for Starbucks.  They encouraged people to use the hashtag #SpreadTheCheer the tweets were then displayed on a giant screen at the Natural History Museum ice rink in London.  Problem was it was an automated system and Starbucks were (are) in the middle of a tax scandal in the UK. Examples/full story here.
I could see this happening especially with the secondary schools. They had a problem with another group using the same hash tag not to harm the school - but because it also fit their business so our district added 2 letters to the hashtag.


Not my place so I kept my mouth shut about the possible problems.
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« Reply #6957 on: February 25, 2013, 11:00:11 AM »
I cook with Marsala all the time.

No, not all the alcohol cooks out of the wine.
The flavor is heavily dependent on the wine.
I usually get three to four recipes out of one bottle.
Marsala is fortified, and lasts just fine as long as the lid or cork is secured between uses.

really? Now I'm very sad. No more chicken marsala for Twiggyy :'( :'(  :'(

As far as I know, the stuff you buy pre-made (I find mine in the frozen food section) has all of the alcohol cooked out of it.

I suspect the commercial version of chicken Marsala (which would also include chain restaurants) uses a low (or no) alcohol concentrate rather than real wine.  But yes, if someone has either an alcohol allergy or alcoholism, it's better to skip the booze.  The longer the dish cooks, the less alcohol will remain -- spaghetti sauce cooked for hours may be alcohol-free versus cherries Jubilee which almost qualifies for a cocktail -- but you can't be sure without testing.

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« Reply #6958 on: February 25, 2013, 10:17:43 PM »
I'm watching Sea Patrol on Hulu Plus.


Does the Australian Navy really have a gap year program where kids between HS and University work on their boats for 1 year?
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« Reply #6959 on: February 26, 2013, 01:31:58 AM »
I'm watching Sea Patrol on Hulu Plus.


Does the Australian Navy really have a gap year program where kids between HS and University work on their boats for 1 year?

According to the ADF site there was a gap year program (who knew?) but it was closed after the last Federal Budget.

Whether the gap year participants actually got to work on boats I don't know. If they did, I'm sure it was largely grunt work.
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