pikawicca's Profile

Title Last Reply

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

Good and Cheap is a remarkable book -- great for a college student, or anyone on a strict food budget. I love the story behind it.

about 10 hours ago
pikawicca in Home Cooking
1

What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

I'm making an Asian shrimp salad from the Epicurious cookbook. Lots of fresh veggies and a lime/fish sauce dressing.

Cooking from Yotam Ottolenghi's PLENTY MORE

CAULIFLOWER CAKE (Cover recipe from the American edition). Lots of work but worth it. This is a gorgeous and unusual dish that would make an excellent vegetarian main. I added a generous pinch of Aleppo pepper. Next time I'll sub black sesame seeds for the nigella, which does not go well with the Parm.

Beans......Again ?!?

If the beans have been soaked, they're not going to take all that long to cook, maybe an hour. Certainly not overnight.

Am I the only one who lives in a magic house? A lighthearted look at ourselves & food safety

And he was wickedly funny.

May 15, 2015
pikawicca in Not About Food
2

USDA rules will require safety labels on tenderized meat

About time.

Dover sole price

You cannot buy true Dover sole for such a low price anywhere on the planet.

May 13, 2015
pikawicca in General Topics
1

June 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

PLENTY MORE

May 13, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking

No Dogs Allowed at Outdoor Pleasantville Farmers Market

I think you are reading into the responses what you choose to see. They seem very grounded to me. I'm a dog lover and owner and a regular market goer. Our market forbids dogs, and no one has a problem with that, as we can all see the downside. Why can't you?

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

Candy has been playing with this book, and I've been lucky enough to be the recipient of some of her experiments. If you make ice cream, you need this book.

May 11, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking

Cooking from and Commentary on the 2015 Piglet Contestants

Sorry, d, just saw this. I'm pretty sure I used a loaf pan.

May 11, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking

No Dogs Allowed at Outdoor Pleasantville Farmers Market

I'm a dog owner, but would never consider taking my pooch to the market (where it's prohibited). It's crowded, loud, and filled with little kids who have no idea how to approach a strange dog. Why would you do this?

How do you take your hard boiled eggs (when you eat them as-is)?

Usually just S&P, but occasionally on toast, covered with Mornay sauce.

Looking to rent a private home for a 100-150 people wedding. Northern New England.

Try Airbnb.

What's for Dinner #363 - The Merrie Month of May Edition [through May 12, 2015]

Local asparagus and goat cheese omelet. Local strawberry and rhubarb muffin for dessert.

Need a better sous vide container to cook in

Just use a cheap knife.

May 08, 2015
pikawicca in Cookware

Need a better sous vide container to cook in

Just wrap your pot in a blanket.

May 08, 2015
pikawicca in Cookware

What is smoked miso?

If you have a stove-top smoker, it would certainly be easy enough to make. I find the idea intriguing.

May 06, 2015
pikawicca in General Topics
1

Am I the only one who lives in a magic house? A lighthearted look at ourselves & food safety

Thanks for the bump.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

IMO, Thug is hype, a book based on a single gimmick. I'm doing a major cull of cookbooks prior to a move, and Thug was an easy toss.

Anguilla Favorites

Higher end dinner -- any of the restaurants at the Cuisinart resort. Casual dinner -- any pop-up grilling stand cooking fresh seafood.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

YUCATAN. I don't have it (yet), but a friend showed me his copy today and I am by god going to get it! What a gorgeous book. Not only am I going to buy the book, but I'm going to travel there at the first opportunity, inspired by the beautiful photographs. I had no idea that this corner of Mexico has this much to offer.

Botulism outbreak linked to Ohio Church potluck

Can't say it often enough.

May 01, 2015
pikawicca in Food Media & News

Botulism outbreak linked to Ohio Church potluck

Botulism aside, canned potatoes are disgusting. Don't know why anyone would do this.

May 01, 2015
pikawicca in Food Media & News

Children of the Corn: Baby Corn, Demystified

Don't like the canned stuff, but the fresh baby corn that I can get for a few weeks a year at the farmers' market are wonderful.

May 01, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking

Low carb Lean protein - need some suggestions...

Wrote a column last week about spiralizing vegetables to replace pasta (and rice). Do a Google search. There are many great recipes for starchy subs that are actually better then the original.

Apr 30, 2015
pikawicca in Special Diets

What to do with LOTS of parsley?

I don't really use a recipe for tabbouleh, a dish that I love. Just finely chop a bunch of parsley (NO stems). Add as much soaked and drained bulgar as you like (traditionally, the proportion of parsley to bulgar is very high). Add finely diced tomatoes and green onions. Moisten with olive oil and lemon juice and salt to taste. The more you make it, the more you will discover which ratio of ingredients pleases you.

Apr 30, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking

Anyone thought about selling their homemade dishes or pastry? Does it need any license?

Grew up eating it, too. They still sell it at the SF zoo.

Apr 28, 2015
pikawicca in Not About Food

Pasta Sauce Cookbook?

Sauces and Shapes by De Vita and Fant. Excellent book.

Apr 28, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking

Botulism outbreak linked to Ohio Church potluck

Apr 27, 2015
pikawicca in Food Media & News