Archive for May 2021
Couscous 4+ years past its “best by” date">Couscous 4+ years past its “best by” date
I just discovered a box of Israeli couscous in the back of the cupboard with a February 2017 best-by date. The couscous is inside a fully sealed plastic pouch that is inside of a sealed box. Is there any reason not to use it? I’m assuming that spoilage...Read more
Covid era home-cooking... kicked up a notch!!">Covid era home-cooking... kicked up a notch!!
Ya know, there's a whole "What's for Dinner" thread every month. https://www.chowhound.com/post/dinner-451-2021-flowers-1096741 Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
EASTERN EUROPEAN DUMPLINGS -- Home Cooking Dish of the Month, June 2021">EASTERN EUROPEAN DUMPLINGS -- Home Cooking Dish of the Month, June 2021
Welcome to the Reporting Thread for our June 2021 Dish of the Month (“DOTM”), Eastern European Dumplings. The purpose of this thread is to collect reports from Hounds about their preparation of these dumplings during the month of June (and after), replete with any pictures that you may want to...Read more
Covid era home-cooking.....kicked up a notch!!">Covid era home-cooking.....kicked up a notch!!
Currently, there's a province wide ban on ' restaurant dine-in '. Hence, using $$$ saved for dining-out to elevate home-cooking, now and then! Today's lunch......experimenting with home-made ' King Crab ( Tarabagani ) ' Shabu-Shabu/ramen noodle by intensifying the regular Kyushu Tonkotsu soup base using left-over BC Spotted Prawn Heads and...Read more
Favorite ice cream method and cookbooks?">Favorite ice cream method and cookbooks?
In preparation for Ice Cream Season, I've been perusing my copy of David Lebovitz' The Perfect Scoop, from which I've made several recipes in the past, and IIRC they were all successful. He typically uses a custard/anglaise base. But I've also been looking at other popular ice cream...Read more
Canning, jamming and preserving 2021">Canning, jamming and preserving 2021
I just pulled my canner out of the storage locker, and bought some rhubarb! It's that time again.. what are you putting up? I still have about 2 dozen jars left from 2020, but doubt that will stop me this year.. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Baking Love by Joanne Chang">Baking Love by Joanne Chang
I just got a ton of cookbooks to help feed the masses at my place. I don't see a lot of chatter about this one, and can't figure out why. It's gorgeous and the recipes look quite spectacular. I know a while ago I read on here...Read more
Weekly Menu Planning – June 2021">Weekly Menu Planning – June 2021
Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in June. 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. Will you travel in June, and be cooking in an unfamiliar kitchen?...Read more
Dish of the Month VOTING, June 2021">Dish of the Month VOTING, June 2021
To vote for EASTERN EUROPEAN DUMPLINGS. click on the heart to the right. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
How to pre-soak steel cut oats?">How to pre-soak steel cut oats?
I now have a lovely morning ritual where I take a 1 quart copper pot and boil oats, water and milk just for me. The little pot grows on you and takes just a couple of minutes to heat up to boil water in. I'm trying to perfect the ratio...Read more