j

JudiAU's Profile

Title Last Reply

FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

I wish they'd charge $2 instead and give truly reusable bags.

Jul 28, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Looking for Real Churned Buttermilk

I've never seen churned anywhere. Whole Foods carries an organic brand maybe Organic Valley that Is my favorite. TJs house brand is better than many.

Jul 26, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Do you eat rabbit? How do you cook it?

I like to get two and and take them apart. I sauté the boned loins, braise the legs with a bit of stock, and make a batch of rabbit sausage which I adore. The texture and flavor is enhanced.

Jul 24, 2014
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Grass Fed Lamb Fat: How to Eat It?

Homemade sausage
Pate
meatloaf

Jul 24, 2014
JudiAU in Home Cooking
1

Pleasurable Candy and Chocolate Shopping

The kids and I are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Candy is a rare experience in our household so we are going on special sampling expeditions. Any suggestions for non-crappy candy and chocolate options that are also an enjoyable experience. I'd like good smells and perhaps eye-popping displays.

Dylans Candy Bar might be the obvious choice but that doesn't make the grade. Most the candy sold there is pedestrian with really low quality ingredients and additives. I am considering Socker Brite on Third which is supposed to be mostly natural but would consider other options if available.

What about for chocolate?

Jul 18, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Bread and Butter

Go to Republique. Lovely bread and butter right now. Serve of their breakfasts come with a baguette on the side.

Another enjoyable bread and butter experience in a totally different way is to pick up a loaf of Red Fife wheat bread at Kenter Canyon Farms FM stall and then walk down and pick some fresh butter at Spring Hill Jersey Cheese. Slice, spread, eat.

Jul 18, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

GCM is Getting The Best Ice Cream Parlour

Mr. Taster I respect the concept of non-FUB choice but I have to object. Who is serving $5 scoops? I can't think of anyone. Grom is probably the highest scoop I can think of and I don't think it is $5.

Jul 18, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

GCM is Getting The Best Ice Cream Parlour

We were at Twins last week. It is next door to Sunny Blue. The ice cream was nice but the homemade was the worst version I have ever had. Soft in the wrong way and a huge, huge gaping hole at the bottom for unpleasant drip double-sucking experience.

The combination of three kids, no seating at Sunny Blue and no seating at Three Twins and volcano-drip cone made for a annoying if tasty lunch.

Jul 18, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

GCM is Getting The Best Ice Cream Parlour

Can I just point out that SRC has particularly delicious whipped cream?

Jul 18, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area
2

Instant Breakfast Cereal

Two options: freeze good oatmeal in ice cube trays. Defrosts quickly and well. Or, go with Bob's Red Mill's quick cooking steel cut oats. Very good texture.

Jul 17, 2014
JudiAU in General Topics

University cuts food cost and quality

Sadly, I guess the Monty Burns quote will no longer apply.

"Well I say let Harvard have its football and academics. Yale will always be first in gentlemanly club life."

Jul 17, 2014
JudiAU in Food Media & News

University cuts food cost and quality

I adore the term weasel words. And of course it will.

Jul 17, 2014
JudiAU in Food Media & News

Home made salad dressing that lasts

Um, no. That isn't why happens when you combine ingredients. They react with each other and can become more or less stable as a result.

Jul 17, 2014
JudiAU in Home Cooking
1

Home made salad dressing that lasts

The garlic is the issue, it can spoil and cause something nasty. Botulism I think? The other ingredients are fine.

Jul 17, 2014
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Home-made caesar dressing vs the OG Cardini table-prepared one?

The recipe you are using sounds about right but the stick blender does not. Stick blender basically makes it a flavored mayonnaise and that texture is totally off. If you simply whisk your ingredients you'll get the correct texture.

Jul 17, 2014
JudiAU in Home Cooking
2

GCM is Getting The Best Ice Cream Parlour

Hum. That explains a lot. I've only ever eaten at the Mission location and the experience is a pleasant-we-are-visiting -SB yeah-ice-cream but not really impressive.

Still, why import idea cream? Why not just go with Sweet Rose or Camela.

Jul 17, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area
2

The Pastrami List 2014

Agreed. I like Greenblats a lot. Better bread than a Wexler.

We were atWexler thus weekend and enjoyed it was the Ruben that was really really good. My four year old kept screaming stop eating all the sauerkraut!!!!

Jul 14, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area
2

Lasagna for Cow Milk Allergy

Sheeps milk ricotta is a much better substitute. Sublime actually.

Jul 13, 2014
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Books for beginning a cookbook collection

Don't ever under rate the Joy of Cooking.

Jul 13, 2014
JudiAU in Home Cooking
2

ISO recipe for herbed ricotta filling for zucchini blossoms and questions

I use ricotta mixed with some whole egg flavored with minced anchovy, fresh parsley, and fresh mint and a pinch of parmesan. Lovely.

I like soda water and cornstarch as a batter and then shallow fried. Serve with a little spicy tomato sauce.

Jul 13, 2014
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

Many but RIP Chino Wayne.

Jul 13, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area
6

Ground my meat: what went wrong?

Filet is a terrible burger choice. It has little flavor, zippo flat, and the tenderness is lost.

How fatty was the chuck? Unless it was half fat your burger was much, much too lean.

I also think you really only need to grind once.

And yes, salt makes a huge difference.

Jul 06, 2014
JudiAU in Home Cooking
1

Best Ice Cream Parlor in LA (like Farrells used to be)

SRC has a special stone fruit sundae right now. Honey drizzle and toasted almonds.

Jul 05, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Best Ice Cream Parlor in LA (like Farrells used to be)

Soda Jerks on Pier or maybe Sweet Rose

Jul 04, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

How to transport fruit pies + ice cream for 6+ hours?

You must use dry ice for the ice cream if you love it. Depending on the weather, the car floor or an ice chest with some frozen packs for the pies.

Jul 04, 2014
JudiAU in General Topics

Best ice cream bar is at the Costco food court

Anything which requires "super premium" labeling is by definition not.

Jul 04, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area
1

Whole Foods gets "whacked" for fraud

Exactly.

nb

Jun 28, 2014
JudiAU in Food Media & News

Malibu in the Mornings

The comparison to Sweet Rose is apt. I used to think Groms sorbet was tops but SR has really been sparkling lately.

Jun 27, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Malibu in the Mornings

Get the sorbet at Grom instead. Very flavorful and not so dense and heavy. Very good afragotto though.

We always stop after Malibu Seafood.

Jun 27, 2014
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Article: Teaching Children the Joy of Food

When he was five, my son punctured his little sister's hand with his fork as he desperately fended off her attack on his Lima beans. She promptly punched him in the nose yelling "I shelled those and you got more!"

It was a pretty proud moment actually.

Fresh Lima beans, buttered and salted. Delicious. First of the season.

Take your kids to the Farmer's Market. Enjoy foods in season. Let them see you appreciate food. Push them a bit to enjoy new things.

Jun 27, 2014
JudiAU in Food Media & News
1