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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Voting

STUFFED VEGETABLES
Click on the heart in this post to vote for Stuffed Vegetables.

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Voting

BANH MI
Click on the heart in this post to vote for Banh Mi.

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

The voting thread is now up here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/987247

about 3 hours ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Voting

We have only two contenders for the September dish of the month, now it's up to you to decide which you'd like to cook next month. Please vote between:

BANH MI
and
STUFFED VEGETABLES

Please vote by clicking on the heart by dish for which you want to vote. Only one vote per person.

Feel free to discuss the dishes, every comment bumps the thread, which is a bit hard to find without the obvious stickies.

Voting will be open until August 31st at 10 pm Pacific time, 1 am September 1st Eastern time, and 5 am September 1st GMT.

about 3 hours ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

Nominations are now CLOSED! Thanks to everyone for all of your ideas and participation. The voting thread will go up tomorrow!

about 13 hours ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

Thank you. Apple pie is a wonderful idea, if you're too late this month, please try again next month.

about 15 hours ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

blue room is correct, it really has to be a dish, not an ingredient. You can't really discuss and compare apple butter, apple pies, apple salsa, apple muffins, etc. etc. Apple ideas and recipes would be a fine idea for another thread on Home Cooking though!

about 15 hours ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

You can never tell until the voting round. If everyone who nominated something other than banh mi voted against it, well, who knows?
Curious, though, why you wouldn't make it.

about 17 hours ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

I like A.
smtucker's point is well taken, as is yours, about different dishes fitting into more than one category. Listing all the recipes sounds like a big job; EYB says there are 118 recipes. Maybe you could use some help? I'm not near the book right now, so don't know how many chapters it contains. I'd certainly do a couple/few chapters.

about 18 hours ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

Just a reminder that the Dish of the Month nominations for September will close tonight at 10pm Pacific time. Please type your nomination in all capital letters; hearts don't count in the nomination round!

about 18 hours ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

Agree. And if it's not easy for the DOTM regulars to find, it's almost impossible to imagine recruiting new people! It is helpful to bump the thread once in a while, so thanks for posting!

about 18 hours ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

Well, it's a public post, so here goes...
https://www.facebook.com/NaomiDuguid/...

1 day ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

I think those threads are pretty far removed from the question of authors participating on the COTM threads. They are about the newly acceptable posts by commercial entities. COTM has a history of some authors participating, that is not what is being currently addressed in the threads about the new policies.

1 day ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

Sigh. OK, I will take your word for it, and be on the lookout for white balsamic. My other 23 vinegars will just have to slide over.

And, yes, we do go through a lot of anchovies!

1 day ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

We buy 1kg cans of salted anchovies. We buy a carton of six at a time! (Obviously, we love anchovies!) They are very large and flavorful, but they have sharp spines and jaws, so they must be filleted. (We haven't bought them from Amazon, but they had the best photo.)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I...

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

Radish, Olive, Anchovy, and Parsley Salad, page 70.

The ingredients are pretty much the recipe on this one: sliced radishes, sliced black olives (kalamatas here wanted oil-cured Moroccan, but no luck), chopped anchovies, chopped parsley are all tossed together. (You can use the radish greens if they look fresh and healthy, but mine were too limp to be inviting). In addition, a crushed garlic clove, a shredded red chile, olive oil, pepper, and balsamic vinegar make up the dressing. Ideally white balsamic, but I had dark, and didn't think my shelves could hold yet another vinegar. DH wisely cautions against adding salt, and the salad is salty enough without it. We loved this salad, and it's our second favorite thing to do with radishes (the first being the pasta, radish, and bacon dish from Radically simple). The next day the radishes were not quite as crisp, but the flavors were perhaps even better.

2 days ago
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

Thanks for writing this up, I'm always looking for things to do with leftover chicken. This is going on my list. Your food presentation is beautiful, as usual, and I'm fascinated by the plate on the right. Love the shape and the colors.

Aug 23, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

I think they are pretty darn pretty blue room! I don't know if I should make these, I might eat them all. They sound pretty irresistible!

Aug 21, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking
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Photos from Photo story don't appear under my profile

Nope. Just checked yours and they're not there either, as far as I can see. They're in your post, of course, but not in your photo gallery.

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Site Talk

Photos from Photo story don't appear under my profile

Interesting observation! I see mine from a photo story are also not appearing in my photos.

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Site Talk

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

I feel like traveling this time around….
WAT - Ethiopian stews
MOLE - Mexican mole sauces and the dishes based upon them
BANH MI - Vietnamese sandwiches

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

Thank you greedygirl; I highly recommend it. I'm thinking leftover squid won't hold up very well, but I'll know for certain later tonight.

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

HAMBURGERS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month for August 2014

Beautiful! You must be a professional photographer!

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

HAMBURGERS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month for August 2014

Welcome bustlingswan! Those burgers sound great; I remember eyeing them during the COTM month, and never got around to them, now you've reminded me! And kudos on the homemade harissa, always so much better than what you can buy.

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

HAMBURGERS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month for August 2014

Keep sharing those hamburgers, but also drop on by the September nomination thread here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/986578

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

The nomination thread for the September Dish of the Month is now up here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/986578

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

It's that time, once again, to brainstorm about a dish to cook next month. What would you like to cook in September?

For the month of August we're over here cooking hamburgers:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/984414

You can read the entire history of the DOTMs here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/929718

Summer is coming to a close, schools are starting up, what else is happening in September? What will be happening in your kitchen?

Nominations will be open until August 26th at 10pm Pacific time (1 am on August 27th Eastern time, and 5 am August 27 GMT). Please nominate your dish using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. (If you discuss the dish elsewhere in the thread, please type it in lower case. This makes it easier to count the dishes in caps, without counting extra nominations for one person.) Remember that a dish is loosely defined as an ingredient and a method of preparation.

You may nominate more than one dish. And if someone else nominates a dish that you wish to support, just reply to that post, and type the name of the dish in all caps. The dishes with the most nominations will move on to the voting round, where each person only gets one vote. If you haven't joined us before, feel free to jump in!

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Links to Home Cooking DOTM reporting threads

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking

Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

You're right, of course. And it doesn't make sense to dismiss those positive contributions because of a couple bad actors.

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

I now have mixed feelings about authors participating. Previously I thought it was fine, but two instances have soured me. One was the instance of packing the ballot box, which is, of course, different from participating. The other was finding out that an author who participated a bit on the thread, slammed the COTMers for getting the book from the library, or using online recipes, instead of buying the book. This was done on her facebook page, not on CH, so no one here had a chance to respond to her criticism. Very short-sighted and narrow-minded, I thought.

Aug 20, 2014
L.Nightshade in Home Cooking