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Frequently used recipe instructions

Cook until done.

Nov 03, 2013
calliope_nh in Home Cooking

"Pomme reading"

My favorite, Cortland, is not listed but they nailed Red Delicious. Growing up that was the only apple I knew of and, while I ate them, I never craved them. I could happily eat apples every day given all the locally grown varieties and the plethora available in the grocery store.

Nov 03, 2013
calliope_nh in Food Media & News

BACON WILL KILL YOUR SPERM

"while eating a portion of white fish such as cod or halibut every other day can improve it". I suspect that the guys who eat fish every other day may lead generally healthier lifestyles.

Oct 15, 2013
calliope_nh in Food Media & News

When does a salad become a "meal" unto itself?

Oops. I must be a TV chef in my other life.

Jul 21, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

bored with my cut up baked chicken in sauce recipes, could use some help

I often bake the chicken in Frank's hot sauce for a Buffalo flavor. Many people use margarine in wings so if it is too spicy you could cut it with that. If Frank's is not kosher, chowhounders on the kosher board might have a good substitute to recommend. We also do it in soy sauce or Italian dressing.

Jul 21, 2013
calliope_nh in Home Cooking

When does a salad become a "meal" unto itself?

In the summers I have a good size container garden with tons of cherry tomatoes, various lettuces and other greens, herbs and usually a few other small things. When it is hot and I am alone I often decide to take a bowl downstairs and fill it up. When back in the kitchen I do a quick chop to the herbs, add dressing and chow down. I might add some olives, croutons or cheese. I like the simplicity and ease of it. I don't think I have ever planned my shopping around a salad.

Jul 21, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

When does a salad become a "meal" unto itself?

I was thinking, "When that's all I eat." But that sounds kind of snarky so I will go with the state of mind option. If. I have a salad out for a meal it usually does have meat or tuna but at home it is just my regular greens, herbs and whatever else I have. There is plenty of protien in my diet so I don't consider it a requirement for every meal.

Jul 21, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

Do you flip your burger/sandwich?

I guess that isn't the same level of crime as making sandwiches with the bread misaligned. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/530873

Jul 19, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

When did we start calling ingredients "proteins"?

I was just wondering if "people" are using it in a general sense. It seems to me that unless related to planning and diet it is just TV chefs/cooks who say it.

Jul 19, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

Suggestions for food and cooking shows on youtube, etc!

A Love Supreme is a short film which is one of the most beautiful I have seen. The film maker documents his mother making samosas before her arthritis gets to the point that she can no longer do it. Make sure to have the speakers on; though there is no speaking, the sounds are key.

Here are two links. The video and a bit of commentary.

http://youtu.be/t1AoSTcdSPU

http://books.google.com/books?id=bLbG...

Jul 18, 2013
calliope_nh in Food Media & News

Where to eat in Chinatown on a Sunday night?

Dumpling Cafe gets my vote. They are open late every night and I agree they have the best XLB (soup dumplings) we love the crab and pork.

They offer rice plates and combos which include many options. http://www.dumplingcafe.com/dumplingc...

what to serve with sausage, peppers and onions

How about serving it over rice?

May 22, 2013
calliope_nh in Home Cooking

Gravy fountain!

For anyone who likes the idea more than the reality - gift boxes that look like there is a gravy fountain inside.
http://nerdapproved.com/bizarre-gadge...

Cooking/Kitchen/Grocery Buying Tips

Treasures abound at some yard sales and Goodwill stores.

May 02, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

Sadly, I'll probably never eat it again...

Alas, a New Jersey hard roll will likely never pass my lips again. There is no such animal in New Hampshire where I live now. From reading the Lamentations of other chowhounders, I conclude that they are hard to find down there now too.

Apr 26, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

Balsamic vinegar

I find it is easier to hunt down Chowhound topics using Google than the search here. Put the word chowhound first, then your keywords. For this topic I got many hits using - chowhound trader joe's balsamic

Apr 20, 2013
calliope_nh in Chains

Your Biggest Restaurant Menu Pet Peeve

"The chicken's name was Colin."
http://m.eater.com/archives/2011/01/1...

A Caribbean Affair: Manchester NH Closed?

I am glad to hear they will be back. I loved the food there.

Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

What wouldn't I give for an egg on a roll. Hard roll, fried egg, butter, salt, pepper. No hard rolls in NH.

Apr 07, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

Universal pan lids

I have a 16" aluminum pizza pan (mostly flat, slightly curved up at crust position at edges" that I use almost exclusively.

Mar 07, 2013
calliope_nh in Cookware

Five second rule.

I use it when the situation is right (type of food, state of floor) M&Ms don't have such a short time limit though.

Mar 05, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

What to do with my sweet/spicy onion jam?

Stirred in couscous with raisins and a bit of curry powder.

Mar 03, 2013
calliope_nh in Home Cooking

English muffin bread

I love the English Muffin Bread on the King Arthur Flour site, I seldom make any other. Usually this or rye bread. It is good toasted or not.
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

Mar 03, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

Is this really acceptable in the U.S.?

Same here on the East Coast.

Feb 23, 2013
calliope_nh in Not About Food

Food: Fortune Telling and Superstitions

It is amazing that anyone named William ever got married. I never got very far into the alphabet with stem twisting.

Feb 22, 2013
calliope_nh in Not About Food

PB&J - Jelly in US, Jam in Canada

I agree that the sandwich is Peanut Butter & Jelly no matter if the fruit part is jam, jelly or preserves.

Feb 22, 2013
calliope_nh in General Topics

Eggs and Toast

I like two slices of toast. One with jam, the other buttered with an egg over easy on top. The egg gets cut and eaten with the toast it is on.

Feb 19, 2013
calliope_nh in Home Cooking

Infomercial Cookware that Works?

I really like my Magic Bullet. I got it for a few bucks at a yard sale. I settled for that since I could not find a place to purchase the Super Bassomatic 76.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/19046

Feb 12, 2013
calliope_nh in Cookware

Fruit/Veggie storage in small home: Hack my kitchen layout please . . .

The basket is the first thing I thought of too.
I think the heat on top of the fridge would make for poor produce storage.

Feb 10, 2013
calliope_nh in Cookware

Do you know any of these people?

My workaround is to type the word chowhound and my search terms into google. I get much better results with all chowhound posts related shown.

Feb 09, 2013
calliope_nh in Not About Food