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Anything in Whitehorse and/or Dawson City?

the one place i think you really missed in whitehorse is the deli- they have a great cheese selection and many many many different cured meats. great sandwich counter, and different hot lunches during the week. pyrogies are amazing. their breakfast sausage is also to die for. i never miss it when i head up north.
did you make it to skagway? there are a few little treasures down that way. starfire, the chillkoot room at the westmark, brew co, red onion pizza, if you can find a day when there aren't four cruise ships in port:)

Sep 04, 2011
orangefleabait in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Can I direct sow my veggies or must I start them indoors?

growing tomatoes from seed is an art! i recommend you read everything you get your hands on... basically, you're going to have to replant them at least three times or so before they go into the ground- digging them deeper in each time... it's a lot of work, so for someone who sounded like they didn't want to 'fuss' with indoor seeding, you easily picked the most difficult plant to work with:)
also, leeks really like being 'tussled.' i know it sounds silly, but touch them a lot and if/when you transplant, snip the tops off.. it makes them go crazy!
also, in your climate, it seems like summer squash or zukes would be really happy where you are?
good luck! gardening is so rewarding...

Jan 31, 2011
orangefleabait in Gardening

Good Bowl of Chili in the Seattle Area (Preferably North of Downtown Seattle)?

i am also on the hunt for a decent bowl of chili in seattle.

please, don't waste your time at mike's. it was a huge disappointment. it was mainly grease, and little flavor. nothing three alarm about it. however, it was made with hamburger, and beans were an option for the side (they come on the chili fries, but not the chili burger?)
the price is right, the beer is cheap, the building is stellar, the staff was super nice, the chili was awful.
i am going to try red robin (going to eat with the fam on saturday- only place on the eastside we can all agree on- kid friendly, large party friendly, etc...)
i am just recalling a bowl of chili i had years ago at the college inn, in u district. it was really good, but i was a landscaper back then and ate a LOT more than i do now:) definitely worth checking out, as it is also a really cool venue with good beer and ambience.

Dec 08, 2010
orangefleabait in Greater Seattle

Best Chinese food in Seattle area (Chinatown/ID up to Everett)

i love the thai ho on bothell way, just north of lake forest park. best hand pulled noodles in the north end.

Dec 08, 2010
orangefleabait in Greater Seattle

Best Chinese food in Seattle area (Chinatown/ID up to Everett)

jade garden! i won't go anywhere else.
make a reservation and don't sit upstairs, the selection suffers for the stairs...

Dec 08, 2010
orangefleabait in Greater Seattle

Downtown Seatte happy hours

not a fan of billy bleach. won't support his endevours.

Nov 17, 2010
orangefleabait in Greater Seattle

United Dish of America?

the snarky voice in me wants to say genetically modified foods, but i'll let it rest.
i was leaning towards hot dogs through out the hamburger/breakfast rants, which are good....
i was thinking hot dogs or corn dogs, but then i read corn on the cob.
it has my vote. i crave good corn, i haven't REALLY fresh corn in years.
and, it is a new world crop.

Nov 05, 2010
orangefleabait in General Topics

What's fried rice to you?

i love fried rice, but i never order it in restaurants. it's funny that this was posted recently- i was going to make some and had everything ready to go and then realized that the egg lady was sick yesterday and we didn't get eggs before the weekend. and after read 'eating animals' i am on a poultry strike. but i digress...
the first time i visited maui, i fell in love with hawaii fried rice. for me, that's white rice, spam, longaniza (not necessary) green onions, carrots peas and corn, and shoyu. with egg.
in alaska, i love it with the following subs- no spam, no sausage, instead dungeouness crab and fresh shrimp...
i have such a craving:(

Nov 05, 2010
orangefleabait in General Topics

Downtown Seatte happy hours

i have heard GREAT things about this place from the bartender's at poppy, who also has an incredible cocktail list.
i want to go see their open kitchens at mistral kitchen..

Nov 05, 2010
orangefleabait in Greater Seattle

anything honduran in greater seattle...

anyone know of any hole in the wall restaurants or carnicerias that carry anything honduran? i'm specifically looking for a a few different kinds of sausages, chorizo indico and chorizo barbacoa. anything helps!

Nov 03, 2010
orangefleabait in Greater Seattle

102 Cuisines: Taking Inventory (SEA)

el sabor chapin isn't listed as honduran in this stranger article : http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/un...
but if you know about a honduran restaurant, i would love to hear it. actually, searching honduras is how i found this very interesting article. a few new ones for the bucket list!

Nov 03, 2010
orangefleabait in Greater Seattle

102 Cuisines: Taking Inventory (SEA)

the italo's of shoreline? that's a passable indian place and extremely seedy karaoke bar now?? you just brought me back...

Nov 03, 2010
orangefleabait in Greater Seattle

everything geese in SE alaska

one cookbook i don't have yet. but i know the library has a copy. good idea!

Sep 08, 2010
orangefleabait in Home Cooking

everything geese in SE alaska

i've raised a pair of geese this season and am getting them ready for the oven.

i'm looking for recipes, methods on saving the fat, side dishes, pretty much anything anyone has to offer.
i have access to a smoker, so i'm definitely thinking about smoking one goose.

Sep 05, 2010
orangefleabait in Home Cooking

PARBOILING SPARERIBS

ah! another great idea!!

seriously! i can't believe the response i've gotten for this thread, i am so stoked about all the replies!!

Jun 10, 2010
orangefleabait in Home Cooking

PARBOILING SPARERIBS

ohman, blew my mind.
i happen to have an inexhaustible supply of cheap concrete. i haven't looked at the plans yet, but i think this is the best idea yet. my boyfriend would be the one to build the onion (very capapble) is also the one that builds the float for the parads. last year alaska turned fifty and our barteneder dressed in drag like marilyn monroe and jumped out of a giant cake. i think he would be proud to make a cheapo oven for beer and kudos. really, i will be sure to get back to this thread. and probably post pictures.

Jun 10, 2010
orangefleabait in Home Cooking

PARBOILING SPARERIBS

dude, i agree. it's not my idea, i'm just the grunt. read my note about the bbq sauce... seriously.

Jun 09, 2010
orangefleabait in Home Cooking

PARBOILING SPARERIBS

thank you paul!
i am NOT looking for the perfect rib, clearly.
i will be preparing about 160 lbs of pork spareribs. i have one commercial convection oven that fits 4 full sheet pans. i have two burners. i have a standard size grill to finish them on. maybe, i can fit two racks at a time? truthfully, i haven't seen it yet and probably won't see it until the morning of the fourth when i magically make food appear out of my closet sized kitchen. sometimes i wish i could crawl through the oven into narnia.
uncle bob, i do not know if they are loin or shoulder.
my boss wants me to bust em out dirty and cheap. i am resisting. i am looking for alternatives to his idea of boiling off and finishing on the grill, that's why i came here. i do not have much experience with ribs, that's why i'm asking you all.
so far the best i've heard is the slow roast in foil with a dry rub. the brine also sounded interesting, i may do a few of each.
and i will certainly be using the meat juice in the bbq sauce. even if boss man only wants me to add some chipotles and mango juice to some cattlemans. *sigh*
i will make it at least a little classier than he would like.
when i mentioned making my own sauce he told me to get over myself.
this is what i'm contending with folks.
thanks for all you help!!
EDIT:
i'm in alaska. not even juneau, there's nowhere i can magically connjure up a giant smoker, even if i started looking now, 4 weeks out.

Jun 09, 2010
orangefleabait in Home Cooking

PARBOILING SPARERIBS

yes, i know, the subject has been broached before.
i am catering a party of 150 or so this july fourth. due to space limitations, i have to parboil, or parbraise my spareribs.
most of what i have read has completely condemned the parboil method, not worth the flavor lost.
i am wondering if a slow braise the day before in apple juice and some broth or something else would help me shorten the grilling time without losing the flavor.
help! please!

Jun 07, 2010
orangefleabait in Home Cooking