Not recipes so much as ideas. For those I do miss Gourmet!!! At home... I open the pantry door. Shop at the farmers market. I use google, The Joy of Cooking. Le Guide Culinaire(<<<both for cooking fundamentals) and yes, Chow! Then my eyes and my nose and my tongue. Reading More...Read more
Best strategy? From bag of potatoes to a lot of crispy potato skins">Best strategy? From bag of potatoes to a lot of crispy potato skins
I'd like to make a potato skin appetizer for my book club. What would be the best way to get to a lot of crispy potato skins ready for filling from a bag of potatoes? Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Which dishes have you been making most frequently lately?">Which dishes have you been making most frequently lately?
After spending a good 3 or 4 years trying new recipes all the time, I've started limiting my repertoire considerably over the last 3 months, keeping things simple to cut try to cut down on my prep time. Lately, these are my most frequent weeknight dishes, that I've made at least...Read more
Bumping this thread. I'm going to attempt my first proper English Summer Pudding tomorrow morning. :-) Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
The most important thing with hard boiling eggs: You can cook them twice as long, but you have to cool them down immediately. If you take them from the pot to iced water, you will never fail with perfect eggs. Cooking them from room temp is important only...Read more
Relishes & Chutneys - are you making any this year?">Relishes & Chutneys - are you making any this year?
I have never made Chutneys & relishes & would like to hear about your experience & favorite recipes. Old timey recipes & their origin would be especially appreciated. Somehow they taste better when they have a story behind them. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Hi sorry if this is in the wrong section, was not sure where to post it.. I am looking for a sandwich bread that requires NO eggs, dairy, soy or yeast, and if possible no wheat..Yeah I know a tough one.. I am going nuts looking for one on the net. The...Read more
I am a pickle fanatic and this recent thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/909420#8200713 has encouraged me to attempt to make my own pickles. Do you have a favorite recipe or any tips? Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
I also use a bench scraper to get the loose stuff, then a quick wipe down with a damp cloth. It usually takes all of 2 minutes. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
blackcurrant dessert recipes- summer puddings, fools, what else?">blackcurrant dessert recipes- summer puddings, fools, what else?
Bumping this old thread. Made a clafoutis and a compote last night, and have at least a few more quarts to pick this week! Thanks for any new ideas. :) Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more