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Old 24-10-2003, 07:09 PM
William Jennings
 
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After a little testing and research and not going into all the science; I've
found to my taste soft water makes the best pinto beans. My tap water is
hard coming from limestone. The bottled spring water I bought was
significantly softer. The beans I made yesterday were almost as good it
seemed to me. Fact is, I just ate too many and was to lazy to think about
it last night .... or sit at the computer.

We all know water tastes different in different places. Imho, some water
has a hint of sweetness and seems to satisfy and for lack of better words,
fill up our measure of want. You really notice it in coffee.

doc




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Old 24-10-2003, 11:52 PM
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Great pizza and bread has everything to do with water... The best pintos
I've tasted are from Arizona and we have some of the foulest tasting water
on the planet I am willing to ship our bean water to anyone who would like
some.

You pay the shipping...
B


"William Jennings" wrote in message
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After a little testing and research and not going into all the science;

I've
found to my taste soft water makes the best pinto beans. My tap water is
hard coming from limestone. The bottled spring water I bought was
significantly softer. The beans I made yesterday were almost as good it
seemed to me. Fact is, I just ate too many and was to lazy to think about
it last night .... or sit at the computer.

We all know water tastes different in different places. Imho, some water
has a hint of sweetness and seems to satisfy and for lack of better words,
fill up our measure of want. You really notice it in coffee.

doc





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Old 27-10-2003, 02:20 AM
Jacquie
 
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I'm from AZ and my water tastes great...it is well water My sister is on
Tucson water and it is crappy My beans turn out great also...must be the
hard water
jacquie



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Great pizza and bread has everything to do with water... The best pintos
I've tasted are from Arizona and we have some of the foulest tasting water
on the planet I am willing to ship our bean water to anyone who would like
some.

You pay the shipping...
B


"William Jennings" wrote in message
...
After a little testing and research and not going into all the science;

I've
found to my taste soft water makes the best pinto beans. My tap water is
hard coming from limestone. The bottled spring water I bought was
significantly softer. The beans I made yesterday were almost as good it
seemed to me. Fact is, I just ate too many and was to lazy to think about
it last night .... or sit at the computer.

We all know water tastes different in different places. Imho, some water
has a hint of sweetness and seems to satisfy and for lack of better words,
fill up our measure of want. You really notice it in coffee.

doc





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Old 27-10-2003, 05:09 PM
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On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 13:09:11 -0500, "William Jennings"
wrote:

After a little testing and research and not going into all the science; I've
found to my taste soft water makes the best pinto beans. My tap water is
hard coming from limestone. The bottled spring water I bought was
significantly softer.


I'll try the bottled water this week, doc, for some pinto beans (btw,
I was 10-11 years old before I knew that "beans" could mean anything
but pinto ;-). I'll also add some "chicos," which is dried, but not
processed, sweet corn. Common in New Mexico but I haven't seen it
anywhere else.

David
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Old 27-10-2003, 05:21 PM
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David,

There's a Latin Foods store on San Pedro inside the loop going towards town
on the right side. It's just past the HEB next to a music store. They have
that dried corn and other interesting products. Of particular interest are
the carzuelas from Spain and cheeses.

doc





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On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 13:09:11 -0500, "William Jennings"
wrote:

After a little testing and research and not going into all the science;

I've
found to my taste soft water makes the best pinto beans. My tap water is
hard coming from limestone. The bottled spring water I bought was
significantly softer.


I'll try the bottled water this week, doc, for some pinto beans (btw,
I was 10-11 years old before I knew that "beans" could mean anything
but pinto ;-). I'll also add some "chicos," which is dried, but not
processed, sweet corn. Common in New Mexico but I haven't seen it
anywhere else.

David





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Old 28-10-2003, 06:49 PM
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On Mon, 27 Oct 2003 11:21:55 -0600, "William Jennings"
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David,

There's a Latin Foods store on San Pedro inside the loop going towards town
on the right side. It's just past the HEB next to a music store.


Thanks for that, doc. That's just down the street, sort of, from where
we live.

They have
that dried corn and other interesting products.


I like your term, "other interesting products," and look forward to
spending some time and money there.

Of particular interest are
the carzuelas from Spain and cheeses.


IMO, a cazuela is a piece of art as well as a cooking tool. I'm eager
to see what they have, and to getting some Manchego cheese.

Our (recently) late friend on this group, Jerry Jungmann (you just
missed him by a few months), often shopped at a Cubano store on N. New
Braunfels, just outside the loop. He never mentioned this other place
to me, and I wonder if he knew about it. It would have been much
closer for him.

But I babble.

David

(With apologies for the OT, insider comments.)


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Old 28-10-2003, 07:01 PM
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"David Wright" wrote in message
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I like your term, "other interesting products," and look forward to
spending some time and money there.


I was in Peru a while and they have Aji Amarillo and Rojo peppers.

Of particular interest are
the carzuelas from Spain and cheeses.


IMO, a cazuela is a piece of art as well as a cooking tool. I'm eager
to see what they have, and to getting some Manchego cheese.


They had Manchego and fresh cheese from El Salvador. Whole Foods
sometimes has a good selection of Spanish cheeses.
Btw, they are the good Azofra brand cazuelas from Spain at a very good
price.

Our (recently) late friend on this group, Jerry Jungmann (you just
missed him by a few months), often shopped at a Cubano store on N. New
Braunfels, just outside the loop. He never mentioned this other place
to me, and I wonder if he knew about it. It would have been much
closer for him.


David, did you mean the store just north of the loop on Nacogdoches or am
I missing something?

I'm in Austin at the moment hitting the Vietnamese stores.

Btw, apologies for the OT, insider comments again.

doc

But I babble.

David

(With apologies for the OT, insider comments.)




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Old 28-10-2003, 07:34 PM
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On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 13:01:03 -0600, "William Jennings"
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David, did you mean the store just north of the loop on Nacogdoches or am
I missing something?


It was my miss, doc. Of course it is Nacogdoches Road, which angles
off from New Braunfels.

I'm old enough to remember feed stores on that road, but I can't seem
to remember how it's set up now. Am I getting old? Oh, no, not me. ;-)

I'm in Austin at the moment hitting the Vietnamese stores.


You go, doc! We'll be in Austin for the Book Festival early next
month.

David


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