Two cooking questions, one I meant to ask yesterday but forgot, and one that came up tonight.
1) When you're supposed to brush something with oil, do they mean use an actual painting brush-type brush? If this is a silly question, I'm thinking a painting brush is an option because my mother kept some in the kitchen. Never used them, but they were in the kitchen foo drawer with all the measuring stuff and wooden spoons and all that assorted stuff.
Not having a brush, I tried pouring some oil onto a paper towel and wiping it down, but I'm not sure if that worked as well as a real brush would have.
2) When you crack an egg into the bowl, is there a way to get random bits of egg shell out, other than using your fingers or a fork or something? I suspect not, though cooking people might know neat tricks for such things. (If anyone (quasilemur) says 'crack it right the first time and don't get shells into the bowl', I'll hit ya. ;) )