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It's a white block of stuff, Do I have to kill it before I eat it?

Diana,
When I get to the maintenance portion I hope that beans and legumes will be allowed because they have always been a favorite. When I can have beans let the fun begin.

Mar 27, 2007
1 wiener hound in Home Cooking

It's a white block of stuff, Do I have to kill it before I eat it?

MakingSense,
As to why Tofu, It is another option out of fish, skinless bnless ck. breast, only the leanest beef, and turkery breast. I do like variety which I guess makes me a chowhound. Also I am trying this time to make this an eating life plan for life not beginning on a diet for a year and then going off and eating everything in sight that is not nailed down or rotten. Also in my sixth decade, I am beginning to take over the cooking responsibilies in the family. When I have had tofu on Chinese Buffets I was not too pleased with it, although when it is in Hot and Sour Soup it is OK. Let me restate that tofu is not something I have enjoyed in the past but I am open as never before to a new eating plan. I have never had home cooked tofu receipes before and now I am willing to try. Having been morbidly obese for over 40 years and having lost over a 100 lbs. on 3 separate ocassions in my life and then to only gain back more tham was lost, I am ready to get off the seesaw. This time I am trying to look for the end of the dietat the end of something but to start with new things for a different result. As to "Life is too short to be miserable" fortunately you must never been severely overweight because it is miserable and it will shorten that miserable life. This is not being said to start a flame war but to state how I feel. As to the plan I am on I am under medical supervision and have only been with it for two weeks and I can already tell difference in my body getting smaller and I have never felt that before so quickly and have lost 19 lbs in 2 weeks. Thanks be to God!

Mar 26, 2007
1 wiener hound in Home Cooking

It's a white block of stuff, Do I have to kill it before I eat it?

Guys,
Thank you for all the suggestions. CH is such a wonderful resource. I love to try new things so it will be fun trying your suggestions. Not to sure about the wife thought she is of the mind that if it does not moo, oink, cluck, or swim she is not for it..

Mar 22, 2007
1 wiener hound in Home Cooking

It's a white block of stuff, Do I have to kill it before I eat it?

Adrienne, We do have a Whole Foods will have to go check it out.

Mar 22, 2007
1 wiener hound in Home Cooking

It's a white block of stuff, Do I have to kill it before I eat it?

Yes I love chicken and the Geo. Forman Grill message board has some wonderful reciepes This is one of them. I just substitute chicken breast it was wonderful. You are right frying is out.
Fire Burgers

2 pounds of fresh ground beef
1 large onion finely diced
3 Tablespoons of minced garlic
2 Tablespoons of spicy curry
powder
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire
sauce
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder
salt and black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
until thoroughly combined.

Grease and preheat grill.

Mar 22, 2007
1 wiener hound in Home Cooking

It's a white block of stuff, Do I have to kill it before I eat it?

Sounds good but I would need to check the veg. mushroom sauce. I am not allow any sugars. But I will still try to play with it I love the 'shrooms.

Mar 22, 2007
1 wiener hound in Home Cooking

It's a white block of stuff, Do I have to kill it before I eat it?

I find myself on a restricted weight management plan. Having been a carnivore all my life the green grocer section of the supermarket has not been my favorite area. But when I passed through I would see a white block of stuff that gave to the touch but looks totally bland. I understand there are members of our society who actually eat this stuff, I call on those Chowhounds who have tackled the white block and have learned how to cook it so that it is delicious to please tell how to cook this stuffcalled tofu I will need the most elemental instructions and reciepes.

Mar 21, 2007
1 wiener hound in Home Cooking

Advice: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, what to eat?

That was the adivce of the dentist that I went to and it really helped. The cold Frosty helps with the swelling and then make some homemade Potato Soup that is high is salt content.

Mar 03, 2007
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Loved & Lost Receipe involving Cumcubers and Onions

Thanks guys for the suggestions for the receipe. I will have to try your suggestions and see if I can come up with what the Boy remembers. Since my GM was big on Buttermilk I think I will try that suggestion first. Also, we are talking about a receipe that was being cooked in rual SWern VA. in the 40's and 50's and I not sure sour cream would have been big then. My GM was so into buttermilk that she would have a tall glass with a little salt on the top to drink with the Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing. Now don't go eeewwwwhhhh try it.

Mar 03, 2007
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Loved & Lost Receipe involving Cumcubers and Onions

My Grandmother who was from Southwestern Virginia would make a smiple salad of sliced cumcubers and onions. It was a cold salad that had a dessing made of vinegar and sugar and I am not sure of what else but the dressing had the look of weak skim milk. Any suggestions what this dressing consisted of?

Mar 02, 2007
1 wiener hound in Home Cooking

Rogue/Anchor Spirits

Being in your neighboring state of SC where there are no distributors for Junipero where do you get it. I have gone to the largerest ABC store in Charlotte and they do not have it.

Feb 27, 2007
1 wiener hound in Spirits

Foods You Fight

Thanks guys I will have to try the taco trick. I would like to add one. For years when I would eat burritos, I would put he open end of the burrito in my mouth and bite down. As I continued to consume the burrito getting to the part that had more of the filling in the burrito I would get a blow out at the other end which then makes the burrito impossible to eat. After years of burrito blow outs it finally hit me that when I was closing off the top end with my teeth it was increasing the internal pressure in the burrito causing the blow out. When you bite the burrito at a 45 degree angle not closing off the entire end you do not have the problem at the other end.

Feb 25, 2007
1 wiener hound in Features

Bowen's Island Catastrophy

The last I heard was that Mr. Barber would not run for anymore political offices so that he could devote all of his time to rebuilding the restaurant. I do think that he is have oyster roasts out on the dock for community groups like Habitat for Humanity etc. My suggestion would be to come to Charleston look for the alternative Arts and Entertainment Newspaper The City Paper. It is free and is found in restaurants, art galleries etc and look to see if a goup is having an event while y'all are in town and then buy the tickets. At least that way you can have a look see as to what haappeed and if rebuilding has begun.

What are your top 5 craft or world wide brewerys?

Josh,
I know I only asked for 5 but since you offered I would like to hear of others that you would reccommed. Thanks Wiener Hound

Dec 09, 2006
1 wiener hound in Beer

What are your top 5 craft or world wide brewerys?

As a neophyte drinker of 18 or 19 back in the good old days I guess I thought if it was beer on the Continent it had to come from Germany thanks for the correction and the new info on the demise of Lowenbrau. At least she was removed from the cluthes of the apprentice brewers of the American Mass Producers before her demise.

Dec 09, 2006
1 wiener hound in Beer

What are your top 5 craft or world wide brewerys?

To all that have posted to this point.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
As Josh said What an impossible question? But y'all were up to the challange. You did as I asked and also did what I hoped which was if you had favorites in a particular brewry you named them.
I happen to be old enough to have started legally drinking beer in 1961. When you had PBR, Hey Mabel...,Baltz, National Bo. etc. and they really did not taste that good to me. But then I found that small little place that had Lowenbrau on tap. This was when Lowenbrau was a real German beer and had not been bought by an American Mass producter. It was so gooood. It had some flavor to it. It was more than yellow carbonated water. I am so thankful this country is finally getting over the effects of the hangover from Prohibition. I just love the diversity. Unfortunately, I live in one of the last states to keep the cap on ABV but everytime I travel I am a buying fool and my state is the poorer for it. Thank you for the recs and maybe we can attract some other converts to go buying and swelling.

Dec 08, 2006
1 wiener hound in Beer

What are your top 5 craft or world wide brewerys?

Normaly I do not like these types of questions due to peoples different tastes and preferences. Also in the fremented beverage market there are so many different types of products, anywhere from a light summer pilsner that you would drink after cutting the grass to a rich dark chocolate stout would would sip by a warm fire with your loved one. Since this the season of giving, it might be helpful to people who want to gift those of us who enjoy the zymurgical science to have a list of quality brewers to chose from. That way they would at be least in the right church if not the right pew so to speak.

Dec 07, 2006
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B&M Vegetarian Baked Beans, Turkey Hill Ice Cream, Utz pretzels in SC??

Glory brand even though its home offices are in Columbus O. have a lot canned bean products but I would bet from the labeling it would have more of a Southern flava.

B&M Vegetarian Baked Beans, Turkey Hill Ice Cream, Utz pretzels in SC??

OOPs, I was in Costco yesterday and it was Snyders of Hanover pretzets and Utz Party Mix. But you are correct there are many things that you can not get here. I have lived all my life in the South but my father was from Nazareth PA. It was years that we would have to go back to PA to get lebanon bologna. And then maybe 10 years ago the Harris Teeter in Mt. Pleasant got it the Deli case and now even The Wali World has it. And it is Seltzer's brand both regular and sweet. I personally do not care for the sweet. I am veering off topic so I better get back. I do not think the migration of immigrants fom the Nawth is going to stop so BM veggie baked beans and Turkey Hill Ice Cream can't be far behind. Three cheers for diversity!

B&M Vegetarian Baked Beans, Turkey Hill Ice Cream, Utz pretzels in SC??

This might not help but Costco in Charleston just got the big tub of stick pretzels in Charleston.

Really great gin?

Dandelion
This is exactly what I am looking for. I live in the SE so I love walking through a longleaf pine forest when you can still find one. I would not damage a tree but if there was a fallen limb I believe I would whiddle a swizzle stick to use in my first Cascade Mtn. G&T. Wiener Hound

Dec 01, 2006
1 wiener hound in Spirits

Really great gin?

mizinformation
After looking at that site those two gins sound wonderful. Two to put on my traveling list since I live in an area where there is not a distributor. On the site the on line button does not work.

Nov 30, 2006
1 wiener hound in Spirits

The Hickory Hawg on John's Island, SC - Wow! (report)

Low Country Jon,
It's been awhile since I have been able to be on chowhound. It was good to see you review. Still have not gotten to Pho Bac yet. How right you are that I would go for the ribs if that is all there were. Being a native Virginian but moving to the Charleston area when I was 7 I am definitely a pulled pork man. It would be nice to find a place that, how did you say it, had the smoked ribs was so strong that even several days later your fingers smelled of smoke. Now I have heard of fish tales before but is this a rib tale or a ribbing. Maybe one day we will meet up at a buffet line. Thanks for remembering the Deacon. That's why I ahve not had as much time to be on Chowhound. I not a deacon yet and am still in school hope to be ordained in Sept. That's why it is still Hotdogdeacon

Bourbon Whisky Tasting and Ranking Results... also Bourbon & Coke taste ratings

Chicago Mike
Thanks for the reply and excuse my purist upbringing. My uncle was even worse than I, his adage was why build a fire on a cold night and throw ice and water on it.
1 wiener hound

Nov 28, 2006
1 wiener hound in Spirits

Bourbon Whisky Tasting and Ranking Results... also Bourbon & Coke taste ratings

I do not mean this to be mean spirited. You talk of flavors but you do not name what the flavors were in the different whiskys. Could it be that the vanilla and caramel of the Coca Cola were the flavors you were tasting and it really does not matter what bourbon whisky you used? Maybe it just a matter of how high a proof you use and how fast you want to get there.

Nov 27, 2006
1 wiener hound in Spirits

The Hickory Hawg on John's Island, SC - Wow! (report)

Man what a review, Sounds like I might be an Island bouy. But there is one thing that turns me off about NC Que. It is how very fine they chop the meat. LCJ is the meat still chewable or do you put in you mouth and just swallow?

Feeding group of 50 Seafood in Charleston

I will have to second islandeye on Momma Bown's in Mt.P. She has both the sweet mustand sauce and the vinegar and pepper style BBO that she is known for. Also has good Mac and Chz not the blue box stuff so maybe the teens would not like it. As to Bessinger's West of the Ashley on Savannah Hwy it has a wide selection of things but the star attraction is greasy. It has been a long time since I have been to The Wreck and maybe it has expanded but if it has not I think 5O teens would overwhelm the other diners. I know I am not a high end diner but to me The Wreck would not be inexpensive for 50 teens. Just to give you some idea of the width and breadth of my wallet, when main dishes go over $20 I start to get nervous for a normal dining out.

ROOFTOP IN CHARLESTON

It's Both

Bowen's Island Catastrophy

It is true that Bowen's Island is a irreplaceable Southern Original. My thoughts and prayers go to the Barber family as they rebuild this Lowcountry institution. In the Post and Courier, Robert Barber said that he was going to try to be open this weekend in a limited manner. From the pictures I wonder how that is possible but Bowen's Island was and is an apparition. Fortunately, I am a local and grew up with Bowen's Island. I would like to share some of my memories. First the Charleston area in the 50's and 60's was not grown up like it is today Folly Road was a two lane road and there was no city water and sewer to Bowen's Island so it was bottled drinks because the water there would have tasted and smelled like rotten eggs and the outhouse well I won't say. Yes it had a path. I can remember Govenor Robert McNair who was from Berkeley County a county that is next to Charleston County taking visitors to Bowen's Island. I cannot imagine what they thought of our State. But one thing is for sure they had damn good oysters. On a full moon people would come to eat and the tide would come in and they would not be able to leave until the tide went back out.

The old jukebox was like the one on Happy Days do not remember what type it was but it had the 78's from the 50's and 60's that had been played so many times the scratches were so bad you could hardly hear the music but I think it was still only a nickel. The stacks of newspapers all around. The two different rooms to eat in. If you were eating oysters you had to eat in the oyster eating room and if you were eating other seafood you could not go in the oyster eating room. This was back when Mr and Mrs. Bowen owned and operated the restaurant Robert's grandparents. And to call Bowen's Island a restaurant is almost to demean it. It was always just called Bowen's Island and everyone knew that this was the place to get good oysters. The old hard cardboard disposable paper plates due not remember the brand name but they were iconic. And biodegradable too. The graffitti (sp) all over every thing. I think it was a two beer limit back in the old days. The sign over the small fireplace where oysters were cooked in the oyster eating room that stated the cook was not paid so please tip. The croaker sacks (translation for people from off Burlap sacks) soaked in water placed on the oysters to cook them just right we call'um Roast Oysters and I know some could take us to task that this is steam cooking but that is what we call it. The snow shovel full of oysters brought to the table cooked just the way you asked to have them cooked.

These are such good memories that will always be with me. It is terrible that this wonderful icon burned but part of the surfboard that hung at the place is left. I have not had the time to be on Chowhound for and while so have not kept up with Jim Leff's travels. If he was headed this way what a shame that he was unable to partake to this institution of Southern hospitality, quirkness and temple to the worship of the bivalve. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts.
1 wiener hound that loves Roast Oysters.

Casual Seafood in Charleston, SC???

For the been'ya locals who work and live on the SC economy the Blvd Diner is a wonderful option. I would like to stress the "causal" atomsphere. As I remember the building started its life as a DQ. The currnet owners have tried to remove the frozen custard look and it is cetianly not as "casual" as the Wreck or Bowen's Island. BD has great food at moderate prices.