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Hell's Kitchen starts again tonight-does anyone care?

which ones? (I watched last night) ;)

Mar 25, 2015
madeliner in Food Media & News

MasterChef US June 30 chatter

someone has issues....

(to the op)

Mar 21, 2015
madeliner in Food Media & News

Salsa recipe?

Thank you all (again), this place is the best! Will post back when I give it another shot :)

Mar 21, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking

Salsa recipe?

Oh my I tried the recipe and I didn't like it at all, I was kind of iffy about it - only 1 clove of garlic and 1/4 c onion for all those tomatoes?- but I made it anyway

I may have blended it too much because it came out too airy (homogenized?), maybe some vinegar will liven it up the lime juice did nothing and I added extra

I never made salsa before so at least i am learning :)

Mar 20, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking

Your most cherished food memories...

Why am not surprised ?

Mar 19, 2015
madeliner in General Topics

Your most cherished food memories...

Hey I went there too, not a lot tho, surprised it is still there!

went to the website, those prices are great.

Unfortunately it's too far away for me to make a trip now unless I go down that way for something specific

Mar 18, 2015
madeliner in General Topics

Your most cherished food memories...

what was the takeout place? I love(d) carvel

Mar 18, 2015
madeliner in General Topics

Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

What variety are they? beautiful carrots!

Mar 17, 2015
madeliner in Gardening

How to eat frugally?

"Oftentimes, thriftiness comes at a cost of much labor."

!

I love that - it is so true

can I quote you?

Also a wonderful informative post as well, I have been trying to figure out how to use more beans

I do make a killer lentil soup but that is the end of my bean experience (are lentils even beans?)

again thanks for your post

Mar 16, 2015
madeliner in General Topics

Your most cherished food memories...

I *heart* this thread :D

How to eat frugally?

"I don't think my focus is on reducing my food costs"

Huh?

your post is titled "How to eat frugally"

from your first post:
"I am struggling to eat on my budget."

Best Lee Kum Kee oyster sauce value? (amazon)

was happy to see a LKK shop on amazon, the prices seem fair, which do you think is the best value for the price? (premium)

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_8...

the 5 lb premium tin seems like a steal at $18.51 but that is A LOT of oyster sauce, but it keeps forever yes?

Mar 15, 2015
madeliner in General Topics

How to eat frugally?

"always know when to ignore us. we're idiots outside of food. we don't (well OK some do but many don't) know much beyond food."

seriously?

I actually take offense to that-and I never take offense if I can avoid it

Mar 14, 2015
madeliner in General Topics

How to eat frugally?

avocados @ 3.29 could definitely go if you are trying to eat frugally, as well as the parmesan at $5.49 and the coconut oil at $5.99

Mar 14, 2015
madeliner in General Topics

Trying to duplicate take-out lo mein

I actually have this book! can't believe it :) I haven't cooked anything out of it (the recipes don't look promising) but it is as cute as a button!

Mar 14, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking

Salsa recipe?

Thanks that looks perfect!

Mar 14, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking

Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

Thanks Novelli, I was going to get organic b/c why bother growing them at home if they are already laden with pesticides ?

Didn't know about the sprouting inhibitor thanks!

Mar 14, 2015
madeliner in Gardening

Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

would you recommend I just buy a bag of fingerlings at the grocery store or order them from a seed company? btw which it the best tasting fingerling?

thanks!

Mar 13, 2015
madeliner in Gardening

Salsa recipe?

I like the charring of the vegetables, great tip never thought of that, will give it a go thanks everyone

Mar 11, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking

Your most cherished food memories...

Sunday dinner every week at my grandparent's house.

I was forced to go by my parents but was usually (lol) happy once I got there

Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, neighbors-all sat at the very large dining room table, my Grandmother would bring out a huge bowl of spaghetti tossed with a bit of sauce, and on the side, meatballs, braciole and sausages

She provided pitchers of hot gravy and grated cheese for everyone

she also never sat down until everyone was finished

good memories

Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

Any recommendations on a type to grow? also fingerling or standard sized?

ty!

Mar 11, 2015
madeliner in Gardening

Salsa recipe?

that sounds delicious ! definitely worth trying when I have summer vegetables from the garden :)

Salsa recipe?

anyone with a recipe that doesn't include very large chunks of various pickled veg like the salsas in stores?

I never buy those anymore but I do occasionally buy an "upscale" salsa which is kind of nice but $3 or more a jar is crazy imo considering the contents

anyway just looking for some recipe suggestions for a decent NON chunky salsa :)

Mar 11, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking

Hell's Kitchen starts again tonight-does anyone care?

yes you did! lol

Mar 07, 2015
madeliner in Food Media & News

Can this pot roast be saved?

not close at all , like other posters have said it was tough tough tough!

thanks

Mar 05, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking
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Can this pot roast be saved?

no I used chuck shoulder before

Mar 04, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking

Can this pot roast be saved?

I realized that per my previous post:

"-I used a top round, I know I should have used chuck"

thanks for the post(s)

Mar 03, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking

Hell's Kitchen starts again tonight-does anyone care?

I might watch if I am bored but I *really* don't like the show, the contestants are usually unappealing and the whole schtick is old

Mar 03, 2015
madeliner in Food Media & News

Can this pot roast be saved?

LOL I have never made hash in my life believe it or not

Mar 03, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking

Can this pot roast be saved?

Like I posted I have made it with both beefy onion and regular onion and the beefy onion was *much* better

-I used a top round, I know I should have used chuck

Mar 03, 2015
madeliner in Home Cooking