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Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

Good for you.

3 minutes ago
linguafood in General Topics

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

You must have missed the OP making a "hilarious" reference to gas chambers a while ago.

I wonder how offensive you'd have found *that*.

11 minutes ago
linguafood in General Topics

Your "evil food" (super unhealthy) recipe?? :)

That's how we feel about pecan pie. Once you've made it and know what's in it, you're turned off of it for *quite* a while.....

about 1 hour ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

I don't think I'd ever made it before. We eat salad 5 outta 7 days a week, but it's usually a side.

The stars were aligned just right since we had the leftover roti chicken from Wegmans (we usually finish the entire thing in one meal. yep - we are pigs), and I always have bacon in the fridge & often blue cheese.

I'll definitely make it again and play around with the dressing a little, which didn't rock me as much as I woulda liked it to.

about 1 hour ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Cobb salad FTW! No complaints from my man, who was positively stuffed -- well, both of us were. Hard-boiled egg, bacon, shredded chicken, blue cheese and avocado are quite substantial additions to a 'simple' salad of romaine & grape tomatoes. I ended up making a mustardy vinaigrette with diced onions instead of adding red onions to the salad, as my man's not too fond of raw onion. They mellowed out enough in the vinaigrette as to add flavor but not bite.

The little bowl in the top right corner has more chopped egg: I'd put the chicken, bacon & egg in separate bowls, so we could add as much as we liked.

I even have some salad leftover for lunch, although sadly my man finished up the shredded chicken for his >shaking my fist<.

Will have to fry up some more bacon, too, but I think I can do without the egg today :-)

Tonight? Well, it's Thursday, and y'all know what that means: Sichuan delights (maybe I can remember to take some pics this time!) and post-dinner drinks with our chile head friends @casa lingua.

Weekend's almost here!

about 2 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Fab news, H! Congratulations.

about 2 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

Fudge.

about 2 hours ago
linguafood in General Topics

Good vibrations: Sichuan peppercorns give you a buzzzzzz....

about 3 hours ago
linguafood in Food Media & News

How To Eat An Apple

Well sounds like we all agree, then. Woot.

about 3 hours ago
linguafood in General Topics

How To Eat An Apple

I don't get the fear of eating the seeds. In order to actually ingest any cyanide, you'd have to chew the fuck out of them, and I would think that most people who eat the core (along with the seeds) don't tend to do that. So the seeds pretty much pass through ya undigested.

Maybe I just don't eat apples often enough to worry about this, but I know that my sister eats apples WHOLE (save for the stem) and has been doing so for 40 years without any ill effects.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in General Topics

How To Eat An Apple

I don't get it. What's stopping anyone from eating all of the apple (like I do) and still starting from the side?

Strange.

about 22 hours ago
linguafood in General Topics

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

30? Congrats!! Things just get better and better after that :-)

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

CLAIMED! :-D

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Yowzah. Me likey the beef box.

1 day ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

That's funny -- here in HV, oregano grows wild everywhere. We have shit tons in our front lawn, having never planted it.

1 day ago
linguafood in General Topics

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Dinner or "A Study In Brown And Yellow" hit the spot. The taters came out awesomely: crispy on the outside & creamy on the inside. Because I have a surplus of crème fraîche (if there is such a thing!), I made a quick dip for the taters with chopped scallions and some sea salt. Lovely.

The chicken was a-ok and didn't hurt me -- bonus points for that.

Tonight we got cobb salad on the menu: I have half an avocado, bacon, *quite* a bit of the chicken breast leftover, grape tomatoes, romaine, blue cheese..... am I missing anything? Ah yes, a hard-boiled egg & red onion.

I guess this is usually served with a simple vinaigrette, but I might make a light mayo dressing instead, we'll see.

My man's not too fond of dinner salads, but I think with all the goodies I can load into it he'll be just fine.

1 day ago
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Stopping by philly on the way to Baltimore from NY.

The pastrami sandwich is lightyears better.

1 day ago
linguafood in Philadelphia

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Whoa. Hope the doc got it right in the end! That's scary!

1 day ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

Seriously -- what are you talking about? Can you give an example?

TIA!

2 days ago
linguafood in Site Talk

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

What's hilarious is that we didn't buy the roti chicken for years b/c it used to not fly so well with either of us.

I am now more vigilant about removing the fat (not the skin, no way, no how!!) and will just have to keep my fingers crossed we'll both be ok.

I was not feeling well enough to actually cook anything, so this is an easy enough dinner :-)

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Oy. My tummy et al have been rumbly all day... since I doubt the souvlaki or the salad are responsible, I guess I'm just having one of them episodes. Fun time!

As usual, I will simply try to ignore that as we bought a Wegmans roti chicken and some Dutch baby yellow taters that will be halved and roasted (a rare luxury @casa lingua), and to make the theme of "shades of brown" complete, there will be some of TJ's excellent canned corn heated up briefly and tossed with good butter & sea salt.

I'll have to stick to a small portion, but that should be doable.

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

Aw, suh-weet. Gossip that doesn't involve *other* hounds.

2 days ago
linguafood in Site Talk

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Welcome back!

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Used Fryer Oil Storage for Reuse

I use the same container the oil I use for frying came in. My fryer filters the oil after usage, so I just wait till it cools down and the pour it back in the container.

Apr 15, 2014
linguafood in Cookware

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #3

3.49/each at Wegmans. TJ's is definitely cheaper here -- under $3 I think.

Apr 15, 2014
linguafood in Special Diets

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Oh, it snowed a little while I was at the salon. Da foque!

Apr 15, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Sorry if I missed something here, but ..... didn't you write about breaking up with your bf fairly recently?

If I'm wrong, never mind -- if I'm right and you reconciled: even better. And if it's a new one.... congrats :-D

Apr 15, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Dinner sounds poyfect, and I am glad the pizza and pívo didn't hurt ya :-)

Apr 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

What is this fresh hell outside my window? Boy, am I glad we got our grillin' on yesterday, as it's been coming down heavy since last night.

The souvlaki was a grand success -- even without the paprika -- in fact, my dear man said it was the best I ever made. I *really* amped up the marinade ingredients this time, so that may have had something to do with it.

Really nice, zesty and flavorful. The salad, OTOH, was a tad bit underdressed.

Tonight's dinner is anyone's guess. Wegmans (as usual) to the rescue.... we'll see what strikes my fancy later.

Apr 15, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What to serve during a 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse. .

Magic mushrooms.

Apr 14, 2014
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