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Pimento Cheese 911

I'd suggest picking up pimento cheese and frozen soup at clementine. Great care package for an older adult.

Jun 30, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Food to bring a family with a new baby - Culver City

Fresh, prepared fruit
Onginiri from sunny blue
And frozen soup from clementine, of course kmm

Jun 23, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Please help me like chicken breast!

Try tofu instead. Keeps well. No trimming.

Because the only chicken breasts worth eating are off a roasted bird or fresh, roasted bone in and skin on.. Frozen bags of commercial BSBC are always less delicious than any human deserves for dinner.

Jun 20, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Please help- need meatless mains for eater with sensory issues

Also, plain canned beans, peeled. Tedious, yes. But much loved by picky toddlers and may work.

Jun 19, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Homemade gyros tastes sour

The meat was very likely spoiled. The sell date can be something like FOUR MONTHS after slaughter. I think all vacuum packed tastes terrible.

Jun 19, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Rabbit confit cooking tips

The Zuni cafe cookbook is a good place to start. Very thoughtful about cutting up rabbit and has a very light rillette recipe in it. Avoid heavy fats like duck if you want the rabbit flavor to shine. This recipe is basically a slow braise with some extra olive oil. In fact, I always follow the proportions for braising rabbit. The only thing I don't do is that having made rabbit stock many times I finally decided I simply don't like it. I use my own chicken stock.

Jun 19, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Please help- need meatless mains for eater with sensory issues

Plain organic tofu, cut up. Maybe with a little a soy sauce if he likes it. Smooth. Bland. High in protein. Doesn't need cooking.

Jun 19, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Desert Recmomendations for Father's day Brunch (low cal, low sugar)

If he really needs to keep away from these items almost nothing purchased would work. Homemade buttermilk panna cotta and fresh farmers market boysenberries and apricots would work.

Jun 16, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

loquat?

I'm pretty sure you missed the season. Put tree was done last month.

Jun 16, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area
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Is it possible to Brown ground beef anymore?

Not mine. But I wouldn't touch ground beef from the meglomart with a ten foot poll.

Jun 14, 2015
JudiAU in General Topics

Sour pie cherries

Nope. The one place I knew of won't have any due to weather. Some of the Russian markets the Michigan crop on another month or so.

Jun 08, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Special Brunch on Father's Day?

Tavern? Peyeossian?

Jun 07, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Helping picking a GREEK Restaurant on West side?

PC has no decor. Sofi'a I'd the higher end option.

Jun 01, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Russian Verenikes

Traktir serves tasty but frozen ones. Can buy next door.

Jun 01, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Heavy whipping cream vs. regular whipping cream for panna cotta

Agreed. Buttermilk panna cotta is the best.

May 30, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Heavy whipping cream vs. regular whipping cream for panna cotta

Assuming what you bought was real, i.e. no stabilizers and not ultra-pasteurized it should be fine.

May 30, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Greek Supermarket in LA?

TJ and WF both carry sour cherry juice. Many of the Israeli supermarkets on pico do too.

Help me fix some loose rice crispy treats....

This is genius. After a day sitting around with ganachethey were cohesive enough to at least sell but I like these ideas a lot.

May 06, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Help me fix some loose rice crispy treats....

Thanks all. The kids sampled them and didn't like them really. "Too buttery" and "too sweet" because the butter really amplified the sugar, even though there was probably half by volume of the regular recipe. So I decided to use dark chocolate as a glue/butter-reducer. I had some Guittard chips on hand. But then I wasn't being careful melting and I had quickly had to throw in some cream to stabilize. So then what I really had was ganache.

Well they all sold and no one complained although the kids eating them looked confused.

I did end up making the Smitten Kitchen recipe and they were much tastier and held together.

And no, I still don't like rice crispy treats.

May 06, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Help me fix some loose rice crispy treats....

I don't even like rice crispy treats but they sell well at bake sales and I am running a snack table tomorrow at school. So I decided to tinker with a fast money maker for the table. I tried these http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11... Caramelized Brown Butter treats event though I had the Smitten Kitchen page open that dissed them. (Doh! Didn't realize it was the same recipe!) The recipe uses a lot more butter than usual and double the cereal so I was thinking less sweet! buttery! hurrah! I failed to think about the consequences of less glue on tiny cereal clusters. I used an entire package of Kerrygold butter on them and don't want to throw them away.

So I have a pan of rice crispy treats, that are very flavorful and buttery (brown butter, cooked marshmallows, vanilla) but just too loose to cut and serve. I don't want them sweeter. 8X10 pan, filled to the brim

Ideas? Target audience is kids and adults who don't want them to eat a super sweet treat. Also, I can't sell them for more than $1 so I can't spend a ton of money on the fix.

Ideas?As soon as I realized the problem I made a second batch according to Smitten and those will be fine.

May 05, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Good Hamburger Buns in Los Angeles

I like the brioche buns by la boulange sold at WF. Less rich than they sound.

RiP Thee's at FM

May 03, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

no-bake dessert challenge

Panna cotta

Apr 30, 2015
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Connie & Teds

I recall them being expensive but maybe not that much. They were fabulous. Still hard to find in LA.

Apr 22, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

hot chicken shacks

Lol. Beef on week is available at Top Round.

Apr 22, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Connie & Teds

I've eaten at C and T many times and can't believe no one has mention just plain fish.

Fish of fabulous quality, simply done, one side.

Apr 22, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area
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The Return of Swordfish

Swordfish has been off my radar for so long that I did not recognize the high Mercury content. Thanks very much.

Apr 20, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Takeout pasta dishes - how to avoid overcooked pasta?

Most family style restaurants are using par coked pasta...

Apr 19, 2015
JudiAU in General Topics

As a foodie, what do you do for lunch during the week?

Sigh. Consider the alternative. I am poorer and fatter than I would be if the my lunch options near me were less wonderful, expensive, and diverse.

Buying Wild, good quality, Seafood? Los Angeles? Farmers Markets? Tips?

Both of these vendors sell excellent local fish. Maccalls sells great fish.

Apr 18, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area
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Fresh English Peas

Peak time at FM.