meatn3's Profile

Title Last Reply

natural/good food stores in blacksburg or roanoke?

Roanoke has an excellent food coop! I always stop in when I visit the area.

http://roanokenaturalfoods.com/

about 9 hours ago
meatn3 in Mid-Atlantic

So many burger chains

My parents live in the Tampa Bay area and have a Burger 21 nearby. It's now my favorite with Five Guys being second.

about 10 hours ago
meatn3 in Chains

My Aldi experience!

Hope the youngest has an Aldi's near her college lodgings!

Aug 02, 2015
meatn3 in Chains

Weekly Burmese/Lao Market Outdoors in Fort Wayne

My Saturday night lodging plans imploded so I had to travel several more hours. All of which threw off my timing for Ft. Wayne resulting in missing this opportunity.

Hopefully the thread being revived will help someone else find a great meal.

Jul 26, 2015
meatn3 in Great Lakes

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2015) Voting!

I actually had internet access & could vote!

Jul 26, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Weekly Burmese/Lao Market Outdoors in Fort Wayne

Thanks! I'll report if I'm able to eat there.

Jul 24, 2015
meatn3 in Great Lakes

Weekly Burmese/Lao Market Outdoors in Fort Wayne

I'm looking at Mahnin and Akaungzarr. Leaning towards Akaungzarr - especially since there are many comments about the length of time Mahnin takes.
Since I have a good 6 hours further to drive I'd rather not take 1.5 hours for lunch.

Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated!

Jul 24, 2015
meatn3 in Great Lakes

Weekly Burmese/Lao Market Outdoors in Fort Wayne

Thank you. It seemed like a great stop to stretch my legs and have lunch at the same time.

I've saved the restaurant listings from other posts so might try one if they are open on a Sunday!

Jul 24, 2015
meatn3 in Great Lakes

What to do with a bunch of sliced havarti cheese?

Quiche.

Jul 24, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
1

good eats around Mt. Airy?

Snappy Lunch is closed for dinner and on Sundays.

Jul 24, 2015
meatn3 in Southeast

Weekly Burmese/Lao Market Outdoors in Fort Wayne

Does anyone know if this is still going on?

I'll be in Ft. Wayne at lunchtime next Sunday and would love to stop by!

Thanks

Jul 23, 2015
meatn3 in Great Lakes

Art from Food

Jul 23, 2015
meatn3 in Not About Food

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2015) Nominations!

Totally understand. I'm often a few months behind in DOTM & COTM. But the plus is you can add to threads any time!

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2015) Nominations!

This recipe has great photos of using a spring-form pan.

http://chubbyvegetarian.blogspot.com/...

Jul 22, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2015) Nominations!

Or a picnic!

Jul 22, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Crunchy Pickle Tips?

I've used the ice water and the lime approach for crisper refrigerator pickles.

For canned I have some older recipes which use alum and they come out very crisp! (Alum is no longer recommended but I do like it in a few recipes.)

This is a good summary:

http://extension.psu.edu/food/preserv...

Jul 22, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
1

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2015) Nominations!

I was hoping you'd see this since I think you suggested the idea last month!

Jul 22, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
1

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2015) Nominations!

Doesn't have too. Many use egg and/or dairy.

The following link has a wide variety to illustrate (recipes are for restaurants but easy enough to scale back):

http://foodarts.com/search?q=terrine

Jul 22, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2015) Nominations!

Nicely put!

Jul 21, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #376 - The HHH Edition --Horrid, Hideous, Hellacious! [through July 23, 2015]

Cheerwine!!!

Jul 21, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
1

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2015) Nominations!

Bump since the thread had been awol!

Jul 21, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
1

VEGGIE SLAWS/COLESLAWS! Home Cooking Dish Of The Month (July 2015)

Looks like the problem has been solved!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1019669

Jul 21, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

VEGGIE SLAWS/COLESLAWS! Home Cooking Dish Of The Month (July 2015)

Asked about it on Site Talk:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1019778

August DOTM Nominations thread is AWOL!

Saandwich_Sister started this thread yesterday. By noon today there was a bit of activity on it. Now it's vanished...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1019669

Marssy & Co. - Help please?!

Jul 21, 2015
meatn3 in Site Talk
1

VEGGIE SLAWS/COLESLAWS! Home Cooking Dish Of The Month (July 2015)

Strange. It's no longer showing up under my followed threads either. I had commented on it within the last 30 minutes.

Jul 21, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2015) Nominations!

Darn...I may miss the voting then. But I'll have a nice surprise when I return to internet land in August!

Jul 21, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

VEGGIE SLAWS/COLESLAWS! Home Cooking Dish Of The Month (July 2015)

Works for me!

If you've caught the fermentation bug you might like this thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/860070

If you cross post there perhaps the thread will get some new action!

Jul 21, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #376 - The HHH Edition --Horrid, Hideous, Hellacious! [through July 23, 2015]

Yep! But I'm strictly 3D ... me + 2D = not so good!

But the approach is the same as how I cook. Visualize, make some notes so I don't loose the idea, gather the materials. Prep, begin, stir, test. Examine, consider then refine. Guess that's why I don't bake much!

Jul 20, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #376 - The HHH Edition --Horrid, Hideous, Hellacious! [through July 23, 2015]

I imagine the flavor profile is different than the one at the Laotian restaurant but it's a fairly flexible method so you can easily change the aromatics to suite your whim.

The following link is basically how I make it. It's more of a process than a specific recipe though...
If you aren't sure how much liquid you need for the brine just put the raw shrimp in the container you're using and then fill with water until shrimp are covered.(I use a very large cylindrical glass flip top jar with a wide mouth. Looks pretty and it's easy to serve from.)Then pour out the water into a measuring cup and base your total liquid ratios for the brine from that. And wash the jar! :-)

I prefer to use raw onion - Bermuda really shines here. Red tastes good but can bleed. Sweet onions don't have enough bite. I don't care for yellow in this. Thinly slice onion and lemon (but not so they are transparent) - you want them thin enough so a fork will cut them once pickled and sliced prettily since they add so much visually to the dish. I use Old Bay for the boil. I prefer brown mustard seeds - yellow tends to color the brine more. If your water has a high mineral content it's best to use bottle spring water. White or cider vinegar will work but white makes a clearer brine. Don't use little shrimp! They are too small to maintain a good texture.

Some times I add coriander seed too. This is nice served with crusty bread and fresh lemon wedges. You can eat the onion and pickled lemon slices with the shrimp.

http://communitytable.parade.com/1703...

Hope this is enough info to get you started!

Edit: I've tried chives, garlic greens and scallion greens but their texture pickled isn't as good as onion.

What's for Dinner #376 - The HHH Edition --Horrid, Hideous, Hellacious! [through July 23, 2015]

"Since Art rings the same chimes in me that Cooking does (my studio and my kitchen are weirdly similar in their organizational styles, I have realized), I am in danger of ignoring my kitchen even more, despite the filthy-projects being largely over. *knocks wood in vain* I've got to be disciplined in time-sharing between studio and kitchen, else I risk having only "ate food, I think" to contribute here. "

Same here! That's largely the reason I haven't posted on the WFD threads in about a year. Just been too busy making stuff and my cooking - well it happened - but most of it has been too random and odd to report on.

Hope your projects are accomplished soon!