Archive for October 2020
Curry sauce lost all its flavor in the fridge? What happened?">Curry sauce lost all its flavor in the fridge? What happened?
I made some really awesome panang curry a week ago thanks to a great recipe site online, so good that I saved the leftover sauce in glass jars and refridgerated them. Today, I excitedly reheated the sauce in a pan, put some new raw chicken in it, cooked it, but...Read more
What can I do with overly-firm, prepared chickpeas?">What can I do with overly-firm, prepared chickpeas?
My neighbor gave me a batch of chickpeas he'd prepared, which have great flavor (I'm in Sri Lanka, so you can imagine), but are far too firm for my liking. But I don't want to re-boil them because they're already seasoned & mixed with onion etc. I tried steaming for...Read more
What are You Cooking Election Night?">What are You Cooking Election Night?
Fat cheeseburgers? Angel hair pomodoro? A well-done steak? Ice cream? There must be something fitting for this evening besides BuSpar. I need ideas! Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
November 2020 DOTM (Dish of the Month) - VOTING">November 2020 DOTM (Dish of the Month) - VOTING
Welcome to our November voting thread for our Dish of the Month. We'll be voting on our top two nominees, LAKSA and WAT/INJERA. For the purpose of DOTM, all versions of Laksa are welcome. It can be the popular curry laksa with a coconut milk base, or a sour laksa, or...Read more
Can You Make Apple Sauce From Peels Without Apple Fruit?">Can You Make Apple Sauce From Peels Without Apple Fruit?
I read that most of the pectin in an apple is in the peels, not in the apple fruit. If you cook the peels alone - leaving out the apple fruit - will it become a viscous fluid like an apple sauce? Is there a recipe...Read more
Need Help with Thanksgiving logistsics">Need Help with Thanksgiving logistsics
I've reviewed previous years' Thanksgiving Good bad and ugly and there is a recurring theme: menu is great, but logistics cause me a headache. Specifically: setup and where to put dirty dishes/when. Just in general keeping the foot traffic out of the kitchen. Anyway, this year...Read more
NOVEMBER 2020 COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH (COTM) - David Lebovitz website">NOVEMBER 2020 COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH (COTM) - David Lebovitz website
Here we are almost 8 months into Covid quarantine, and the majority of us decided it makes the most sense to stick with an online source for our COTM. We voted for David Lebovitz’s blog as our November Cookbook of the month. You can find the blog here: https://www.davidlebovitz.com/ Because...Read more
Weekly Menu Planning – November 2020">Weekly Menu Planning – November 2020
Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in November. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always appreciated, and sources help. Are you emptying your freezer in preparation for holiday meal ingredients/leftovers and...Read more
Comfort food that freezes well">Comfort food that freezes well
I use her recipe too, and agreed - freezes and reheats perfectly! I made mine with turkey the day after Thanksgiving. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Chinese Ingredients: Borax Powder, Mushroom Extract">Chinese Ingredients: Borax Powder, Mushroom Extract
I realise my comment is late but I hope it is informative to new readers as well. Borax is a mineral that our body needs. It is found richly in edible vegetations that grow in fertile soil. Borax is also used as detergent and repellent. Other common food sources with...Read more