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Derby Plans

What are you all making for Derby?

I know most people grill out but I was thinking about doing Roast Leg of Lamb. I suppose I could just grill it instead. Anyway, what do you got on tap?

Apr 28, 2010
aMillionDreams in Home Cooking

Louisville,KY & beyond

Kaelins is closed. I recommend you add Baxter Station and Cafe Lou Lou to your Louisville list. The Come Back Inn is a hidden secret. Looks like a dive, especially from the outside but the food is great, especially for the price. Jackfry's is good and expensive. Graeter's makes great ice cream but they're based out of Cincinnati, if you want a taste of Louisville try the Comfy Cow. All ice cream made on sight.

Come Back Inn
909 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204

841 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222

Cafe Lou Lou
106 Sears Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207

Vegetarian with a meat grinder

I haven't tried it yet but I hear they are pretty good for "chopping" onions.

Apr 12, 2010
aMillionDreams in Cookware

What are your favorite cost-saving cooking tricks?

Grow your own!

And freeze everything. An extra freezer can be a good investment.

Apr 09, 2010
aMillionDreams in Home Cooking

Homemade mayo

Thanks! I don't quite understand why store bought mayonnaise stays good so much longer, but when it comes to mayo I don't want to risk it.

Apr 09, 2010
aMillionDreams in General Topics

Homemade mayo

How long does it stay good for in the frig?

Apr 09, 2010
aMillionDreams in General Topics

What pan to use for frittata?

I also use cast iron.

And I also start it off on the stovetop. That's just the way I learned to do it. You cook the bottom on the stovetop and cook the top under the broiler. Plus, you have to cook or at least reheat the goodies that go into the frittata so you're starting on the stovetop anyway. My favorite is shittake mushroom, shopped spinach, and goat cheese!

Apr 09, 2010
aMillionDreams in Cookware

Your April Garden

I've planted spinach, radishes (red meat or watermelon variety), turnips, beets (even though I'm not really a fan), potatoes (yukon, pontiac red, and all blue), onions (sweet, white, and scallions), lettuce (mesculin, baby romaine, and endive), kale, cabbage, carrots, parsnips, and sugar snap peas. My rhubarb is coming back nicely. And the garlic I planted last fall is looking beautiful!

Indoors I've started peppers (bell and ancho), eggplant, basil (genovese and lemon), and tomatoes (black krim, brandywine, sungold, amish paste, and opalka). So far so good!

My only regrets are I didn't start early enough to get my cauliflower, broccoli, and romanesco going from seed. Nor did I start my asparagus plants in time. Oh well, there's always next year.

Apr 09, 2010
aMillionDreams in Gardening

Favorite local dishes in KY

Mark's Feed Store is a great BBQ joint that sells a pretty good Burgoo. Burgoo is the signature dish at a place called the Rudyard Kipling. They usually have great performers there playing for too small of an audience, either original plays or original music. In fact, there are only open if they have a performer that night so you'll have to try your luck, but the homemade Burgoo is something to write home about!

Rudyard Kipling
422 W Oak St, Louisville, KY 40203

Mark's Feed Store
1514 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205