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Now open Grocery Outlet, Palo Alto in Alma Village as of Thurs 4/3/14

Good to know it's now open. I drive by there every Monday night.

Apr 15, 2014
letsindulge in San Francisco Bay Area

Subbing Creamed Coconut for Cream of Coconut?

Cream of coconut aka Coco Lopez is similar to sweetend condensed milk in texture so creamed coconut might be too runny, and definitely less sweet. Not a good sub IMO.

Apr 15, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

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

Going to try this with a few thick tranches of cod I have in the freezer.

Apr 15, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

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

Sure...thighs on 2 pcs. Of heavy duty foil. Sprinkled with Ono seasoning (red salt mixed with granulated garlic, ginger and chili flakes) 1 scant tablespoon of liquid smoke, finished with a drizzle of shoyu. Tightly wrap in foil to fully encase the thighs then into a 250 oven for 3 hrs. I usually wrap in banana leaf underneath the foil if I have it on hand. Easy peasy meal that frees up a few hours of time!

Apr 15, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

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

Defrosted turkey thighs this morning thinking to make mole poblano, but switched directions at a moments notice to oven baked Kalua turkey. Mixed together standard deli potato, and macaroni salads, some steamed Calrose rice, and sliced tomatoes. Then I drizzled the entire bowl with shoyu, and sriracha, and finished with a sprinkling of nori furikake.

Apr 14, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Hubs is checking over the forms one last time hoping to change the bottom line from owing, to refund.

Butcher shop was displaying gorgeous veal cutlets so that was Sunday dinner. Brussel sprouts, and blood oranges oven roasted in duck fat, and scallopini veal.

Apr 13, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking
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Chinese Sausage

How they were stored where she bought them will dictate how they should be stored at home. Black spots = spoilage. In the trash they'd go. BTW lap cheong is certainly dry.

Apr 12, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

Can duck fat be used after making confit, or is it spent?

Most definitely!

Apr 12, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

Cumin, paprika, chili powder, curry, pepper, garam masala.

Apr 12, 2014
letsindulge in General Topics

Kitchen Casino

Boy, he (Bill Ransic) must be hard up. I tuned in for the 1st, and last time. DUMB.

Apr 09, 2014
letsindulge in Food Media & News

What's for Dinner #290 - April Showers/April Flowers Edition! [through April 12, 2014]

3rd day of 80+ degree weather here in N. CA. Fired up the gas Weber and grilled up Merguez sausage, and mixed veggies tossed w/ minced garlic, EVOO and ras el hanout. Served on a bed of buttered couscous.

Apr 09, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking
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How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

Ahhh...I enjoy sipping wine while I'm cooking weekday dinners. Starting from humpday (Wednesday). Hubs, and I have a nightcap at least 3 evenings out of the week.

Apr 09, 2014
letsindulge in General Topics

What to make with 20 drumsticks

I had supermarket envy when we were back east visit my in-laws. Wish we had a Wegman's in CA. Will check for Grace's, and/or Matouk's on my next market run.

Apr 09, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

Stovetop Smokers

Oh...I didn't realize that the stove top came in other sizes!

Apr 09, 2014
letsindulge in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

What to make with 20 drumsticks

I just Googled the NY Times recipe. Am excited to try it. Is the scotch bonnet pepper sauce difficult to find?

Apr 09, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

Kansui Ramen in San Jose [Goat Pastrami, Pumpernickel Noodles, Willow Glen]

Wow...quite a ranking list there Melanie! You must eat ramen often. Seriously how long did it take for you to compile this list?

Apr 09, 2014
letsindulge in San Francisco Bay Area

Simple Recipes With A Twist

With a nod to Top Chef Mike Sabella, pepperoni bolognese.

Apr 09, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

Easy make ahead chicken dish

Coq au vin, cacciatore,

Apr 09, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

Using the convection feature for baking

Yes, 25 degrees less. Start Checking for doneness in half the stated time.

Apr 09, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

Is Wolf gas range easy to clean?

I love my 14yo 36". The 3 pc. porcelain top plate is worn inside the burner wells, but the surrounds are still shiny black. The grates, and burners are a royal PITA to clean though. My oven is all gas / infrared and not self-clean but the porcelain oven walls, and SS grates clean up pretty well. Replacement parts will be due at some point.

Apr 08, 2014
letsindulge in Cookware

What to make with 20 drumsticks

+1 on the tandoori. Or mole poblano.

This Peruvian grilled chicken marinade is SO flavorful with a few simple ingredients.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Apr 08, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

Frozen seaweed salad

If it is the "ocean" salad that is found at sushi restaurants then it is already dressed. I would defrost in a shallow bowl, covered, and in the refrigerator for best results.

Apr 08, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking
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Impressive side dish

Would help to know what the main entree is. :)

Apr 08, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

Traveling with a 3 1/2 month old, but would love some great food! [San Francisco]

Where are you coming from, and where are you staying? Any particular price point, and cuisine as well?

Apr 08, 2014
letsindulge in San Francisco Bay Area

Atelier Crenn , a truly magical experience [San Francisco]

I'd call the restaurant, and speak to the reservationist. OpenTable is often times incorrect.

Apr 07, 2014
letsindulge in San Francisco Bay Area

Needing some inspiration tonight

Pasta carbonara subbing in your pork.

Apr 07, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

Cooking with peanut butter

So true. Usually it's palm sugar, or light C & H will do in a pinch.

Apr 04, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Needed something quick, & easy on this sunny but breezy day in N. CA. Shrimp and grits it is.

Apr 03, 2014
letsindulge in Home Cooking
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Crepes like the Magic Pan?

Ahhh...didn't know that.

Apr 02, 2014
letsindulge in Los Angeles Area

Crepes like the Magic Pan?

CA chain, Crepevine.

Apr 02, 2014
letsindulge in Los Angeles Area