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Charlotte area question: Are there any growers-only type farmers' markets in the area?

Thank you so much -- this is exactly what I needed to find out.

Apr 06, 2014
Terrie H. in Southeast

What to feed DH when he's working midday-2am for a week?

Crustless quiche is a great idea. I've been trying to find a solution to give a high protein but low calorie breakfast for my guy, who has cholesterol and diabetes considerations.

I do a 9 x 13 pan with one 16 oz. carton of "egg beaters" plus 2 whole eggs, a 16 oz. carton of 2% cottage cheese, spinach (either a 10 oz. package of frozen chopped or an 11 oz. package of baby spinach briefly cooked in the microwave), 4 oz. feta cheese, 1/3 cup flour, sliced green onions and a little dill and lemon zest. Bake until set at 350F. It makes 12 squares that I freeze so he can pull one out and microwave to reheat, and he really likes it, to my surprise.

Apr 05, 2014
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

Charlotte area question: Are there any growers-only type farmers' markets in the area?

I'm new to the area, and have found that the two markets I've visited aren't thie growers-only type I was hoping to find. Any suggestions?

Apr 05, 2014
Terrie H. in Southeast

Bagels

I'm very surprised. I've had Goldberg's numerous times and their bages have never been huge, soft or fluffy.

Mar 12, 2014
Terrie H. in Washington DC & Baltimore

PBS show "A Chef's Life"

The show's website has some of the recipes: http://www.achefslifeseries.com/recipes/

Jan 20, 2014
Terrie H. in Food Media & News

PBS show "A Chef's Life"

I was rather tickled that she answered one of my questions for that Q&A.

Jan 06, 2014
Terrie H. in Food Media & News

Recommendations from the freezer section of Trader Joe's???

If they have the frozen wild blueberries, you might want to give them a try. They are great to add to oatmeal.

Oct 28, 2013
Terrie H. in Chains
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PBS show "A Chef's Life"

I was wondering if many PBS stations picked this up across the country, because it has a very Southern, local perspective. I think it is fantastic and hope others might agree.

If you haven't seen it on your local station, you can see it here: http://video.pbs.org/program/chefs-life/

Have any of you caught this one?

Oct 28, 2013
Terrie H. in Food Media & News

Howard County, Montgomery County Tortas

I like Taco Bar in Gaithersburg. I've only been to the one attached to the gas station near Rio, but there is also a place in the old town area. Very little seating unless it's a nice day when you can sit outside.

Aug 28, 2013
Terrie H. in Washington DC & Baltimore

death by pulled pork

I think you have chosen well. You'll certainly be able to feed your guests with something lovely in back-up mode. It's such a shame to waste food, but the health of everyone is way more important. I'm not a freak about these things at all, but this situation screams NO.

Jul 21, 2013
Terrie H. in General Topics

What's for Dinner #233 -- The Dog Days of Summer Edition #3 [Thru Jul 21, 2013]

My favorite is with peaches, and sometimes peaches mixed with blackberries or raspberries. I live in a peach growing area and they are my favorite. I also like a little oatmeal in my topping, and sometimes add pecans.

Must try gooseberries some time!

Jul 20, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #233 -- The Dog Days of Summer Edition #3 [Thru Jul 21, 2013]

Linda, I'm a huge fan of crumbles (we call them crisps over here), but I've never seen a gooseberry in my 55 years (I live near Washington, DC). How do you make it?

Jul 20, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #233 -- The Dog Days of Summer Edition #3 [Thru Jul 21, 2013]

I'm with you, though mine is a chuck-eye and I'll be having Italian green beans instead of salad, but my corn will be equally slathered! I'm adding a couple of slabs of my Brandwine tomatoes, too.

Jul 20, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #233 -- The Dog Days of Summer Edition #3 [Thru Jul 21, 2013]

I'm in Rockville now -- in the old town center area in one of those old houses (141 years old!!).

Jul 20, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #233 -- The Dog Days of Summer Edition #3 [Thru Jul 21, 2013]

I'm also in the DC suburbs in MD., Christina.

Jul 19, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #233 -- The Dog Days of Summer Edition #3 [Thru Jul 21, 2013]

I'm always impressed with your access to great meat and fish. You definitely eat quite well! Waiting for Wegman's....

Jul 19, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

Childhood memories of restaurant dining

I’m also from an age and family when going out to a restaurant was an extreme rarity.

My earliest memory of restaurant dining is from grade school, when my grandparents took us out for dinner on the last day of school a few years in a row. We went to a celebrated place that was way out in the country (Peter Pan Inn for anyone that remembers in the DC area), with the most perfectly fried shrimp and hush puppies with cheese in them. They had peacocks outside and we got a quarter for each “A” we received.

We also ate once a year at the original Phillips crab house in Ocean City, Maryland during our yearly vacation. Back then (1960s), it was a local seafood house and it’s truly tragic what this has become.

My first fine dining experience was when I was 12, and my great aunt invited me to the Nutcracker ballet just before Christmas. We went to the Serbian Crown, a white tablecloth and tuxedoed waiter restaurant back when it was in Tenleytown (DC), and I can still remember the cheesy custard baked inside a filo-type dough as an appetizer – I had never had an appetizer before in my life! I’ve never found a recipe in my adulthood that replicates what I remember of that dish. I doubt I had another fine dining experience until late in high school and started dating.
ETA - I just recalled as a mid-teen being taken to The Palm when the above mentioned great aunt had her caricature added to the wall. I don't remember the food at all -- it was all about sitting at "her table" and the fuss over the caricature unveiling. She knew how to live, I have to say.

Jul 19, 2013
Terrie H. in General Topics

GRand Marnier CRepes?

Are you looking for a crepes suzette recipe?

Jul 19, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

Microwaving Fresh Corn

Late to the discussion, but I'm surprised at how long other responders cook their corn in the microwave. I think people in many parts of the country eat their corn cooked a lot longer than we do.

When I cook a single ear in the microwave, I husk it, place it on a small bowl or plate that lifts it off the bottom of the microwave, and cook it on high for 1 to 1.5 minutes, depending on when it was picked, then leave it without opening the door for 2 or 3 minutes. The microwave seems to cook the core first, so allowing it to sit allows the heat to distribute through to the kernels and barely cook them.

I definitely prefer fresh corn briefly cooked in a vat of boiling water, but when I need a shortcut, that's how I cook corn in the microwave.

Jul 19, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #233 -- The Dog Days of Summer Edition #3 [Thru Jul 21, 2013]

This sounds spectacular!!

Jul 19, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #233 -- The Dog Days of Summer Edition #3 [Thru Jul 21, 2013]

It is so hot, but I still cooked a little last night. One of my simple, go-to summer meals that I've eaten for dozens of years in true Maryland style: Old Bay coated peel and eat shrimp, corn on the cob, green beans and sliced Brandywine tomatoes. Only salt and butter needed.

Hoping for inspiration from you all, since my desire to cook wanes in the heat.

Jul 19, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking
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Breakfast baking for the cabin

I'm sure your friends would love cherry scones. You could make a little sweetened butter to serve with it -- maybe with marmalade or ginger preserves. You could also make a quick bread with your cherries and dress it up a little with a almond or pecan streusel topping, or add mini chocolate chips with the cherries. I happen to love savory scones, like cheddar and herb.

Another thing to consider might be to make a batch of gougeres (which are super cheap) or savory biscotti to have with drinks later in the day.

Have a fun trip!

Jul 18, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

Where can I find real county ham slices

Try Harris Teeter and Food Lion -- they are southern companies and have always had it when I've looked for it.

Jul 18, 2013
Terrie H. in Washington DC & Baltimore

best eggroll?

What location are you looking for, dmatous? This board covers a spread out area.

Jul 17, 2013
Terrie H. in Washington DC & Baltimore

Help! I went crazy at the farmer's market!

You could make a potato and green bean salad with red onion or shallots with a dijon mustard and lemon viniagrette dressing and add fresh herbs and/or capers if you have them.

The carrots would also make a nice salad. This is a Tunisian one that I like: thinly slice or julienne and briefly blanch in water, then dress with olive oil, garlic, lemon or vinegar, a pinch of cumin and harissa or other hot sauce to taste. Garnish with parsley or cilantro.

Now I need to figure out what to do with MY haul!!

Jul 14, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking
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outdoor baby shower, 86 degrees, and I need to bring a cake....

It's berry season, so how about an angel food cake with a berry compote and whipped cream.

Jul 13, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

Advice for four-ounce filets

Since filet isn't an especially flavorful cut, a topping of flavored butter might be nice. I recently found this one, but a simple garlic and herb butter is just as nice.

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 shallots, minced soaked in 2 Tbsp. Jack Daniels or other whiskey for 5 minutes
3 teaspoons minced parsley
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Jack Daniels or other whiskey
1/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
Fine-ground white pepper (I use black pepper)

In a medium bowl, mash butter with a fork. Add the soaked shallots and remaining ingredients. Roll into a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Refrigerate until firm and easy to slice.

Keep the extra in the freezer for future use.

Jul 13, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking
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Salad for Potluck Brunch

For a brunch, a "BLT" salad might be nice. I whirl some fresh basil into the dressing. http://www.marthastewart.com/315882/b...

Jul 13, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

Seasonal Spain-Inspired Menu

How about a lemon and pimenton aioli with the grilled veggies: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Spicy-Lemon-and-Paprika-Aioli-107942

If you want to use pork and your grill, you might consider Steven Raichlen's recipe for Pinchos Morunos - http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/165926/... (though this author left out the 2 TBL sherry that is in the recipe in Barbecue Bible).

Sounds like a truly lovely party!

Jul 13, 2013
Terrie H. in Home Cooking

Freezing a Pudding Cake??

Yes, you definitely can.

Jul 13, 2013
Terrie H. in Washington DC & Baltimore