Archive for July 2021
Anyone do this or even ever seen it done? I worked in French restaurants where we clarified butter every day to saute with but never thought to try deep frying anything. Now, I wonder why? The smoke point is plenty high enough. Is it done in Indian cuisine? Read more
Today the heat index is going to 100 and all I can think of is gazpacho, the staff of life in this weather. In case you haven't made it yet: chop coarsely in food processor 4 large peeled tomatoes, 1 seeded green pepper, 1 medium onion, and 1 peeled cucumber....Read more
I have no problem turning on the oven during the blazing days of summer, but I have to admit I love a good no-bake dessert this time of year. What sweet treats are you making right now that don’t require heating up your kitchen? I’ve made a few, like a...Read more
Home Cooking Dish Of The Month August 2021 - NOMINATIONS">Home Cooking Dish Of The Month August 2021 - NOMINATIONS
Hi all! It is nominations time for the Dish of the Month. This summer’s been a bit sleepy DOTM-wise, so I’d love for us to pick something fun that people will enjoy cooking. Maybe some sort of refreshing drink? An interesting type of salad? What ideas do you all have? Please...Read more
Flannery Beef helluva-deal steaks (and delivery saga)">Flannery Beef helluva-deal steaks (and delivery saga)
We decided to try out the Flannery Steaks 'helluva deal' rib-eye steaks this last week. They are about $24/steak for 12oz steaks: and one doesn't know if they are the midwestern angus or the californian jersey steer. They _are_ dry aged and shipped frozen. I wanted to...Read more
To vote for THE BOOK OF GREENS, please click on the heart in the corner of this post. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
How to stir fry okra / lady finger without parts being tough and fibrous?">How to stir fry okra / lady finger without parts being tough and fibrous?
Pick them sooner! Okra start getting fibrous after they get around 5" long. I try to harvest the pods at 4", but they grow so freaking quickly that sometimes they get away from me and I don't pick them until they're 5 or 6 inches long. I hate wasting them,...Read more
I need some olives for a dish I'm cooking. It calls for kalamata but I find the taste too strong. Is there an olive similar to kalamata but with a less strong flavor? Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
So, I have a neighbor who makes excellent ratatouille. She apparently knows it, and has spent years telling me she'll give up her secrets, but hasn't. Yeah, one of *those* fair weather cooking friends. I give up. Today, I started looking on line, and the prep by Alice...Read more
Stuck overseas. Need Coles Roast Chicken Stuffing Copycat Recipe To Tide Me Over?">Stuck overseas. Need Coles Roast Chicken Stuffing Copycat Recipe To Tide Me Over?
Found a roast chicken recipe on their website by doing a search for Cole's Roast Chicken, but because I'm in the US, site won't allow me do a further search for their stuffing and my tablet wouldn't let me post the direct link. Looks like they have 100's of recipes...Read more