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Anyone using TenFourFox as a browser?

To make a long story short, I'm trying the browser TenFourFox on my old Mac and it doesn't seem to get along with the Chowhound site. Anyone have any experience on improving that browser's performance?

Many thanks!

Sordftr

Nov 28, 2013
sordftr in Site Talk

Why not roast some duck?

A recipe I've had good success with, is Alton Brown's:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

It seems rather complicated but once you've done it a couple of times it's quite easy.

Oct 29, 2013
sordftr in Home Cooking

Olive bar

For cheese, try Venissimo Cheese. They have a branch at the Flower Hill Mall in Del Mar.

Oct 07, 2013
sordftr in San Diego

old restaurants

Nope: started out at Revelle and ended up graduating the first class out of Fourth. But the topics of conversation were much the same...

Aug 23, 2013
sordftr in San Diego

old restaurants

Great memories, indeed! I attended UCSD from '73 to '77 and since I had a car I'd help ferry a crowd of students to the Bratskellar far more times than I could afford. Always had the King Henry's Feast, and we'd argue great issues of literature, philosophy and economics. Thanks for sharing that and re-warming some heart's cockles.

Aug 22, 2013
sordftr in San Diego

Besides pesto with basil, what other herbs or whatnot have you used to make a similar type mix?

Consider using sorrel. It has a nice lemony bite that is quite different. This recipe:

http://edibleallegheny.com/carrot-rib...

uses it as a dressing but I've used over potatoes, pasta, and the like.

Our single sorrel plant gives us more than enough to keep a steady supply in the house!

Jul 04, 2013
sordftr in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - February 2013 [OLD]

A Yay (and many happy returns) to the jarred Luque olives. Great for cooking with, and eating out of hand

Feb 02, 2013
sordftr in Chains

Use for cranberries that ISN'T sauce

I've made variations on these recipes (red cabbage with cranberries, and kale with cranberries):
http://www.theveggietable.com/recipes...
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recip...

Sordftr

Nov 14, 2012
sordftr in Home Cooking

ISO Diamond Salt locally

That'll work. I don't recall seeing last time I was there (been a while since I've been to a Ralph's I admit) but I'll ask. Thanks!

Sordftr

Oct 30, 2012
sordftr in San Diego

ISO Diamond Salt locally

My (admittedly rather casual) attempts to buy Diamond salt locally have been bootless. Anyone know of a source, preferably South Bay or central SD? Membership stores are not preferred but I might be able to get a friend to pick some up if needs be.

Thanks!

Sordftr

Oct 30, 2012
sordftr in San Diego

Anyone tried salami from the MeatMen?

We heard a bit about them when Knight folded, but nothing since. Any comments on their salami?

Sordftr

http://meatmenstore.com/

Aug 22, 2012
sordftr in San Diego

What do you cook with sorrel or chervil?

My lady wife has been growing lots of sorrel in the garden and we love it in a mixed green salad; it adds a surprising bit of lemony bite. Another recipe we been having often is braised radishes with sorrel:
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/bu...

Sordftr

Jul 08, 2012
sordftr in Home Cooking

Food places at the airport

Thanks for the tip! We had Beaches on our list of possibles (based on the their menu and such) but I think we'll pass on them. And we'll certainly check out Stanford's.

Sordftr

Dec 14, 2011
sordftr in Metro Portland

Food places at the airport

Greetings to all you Portland Chowhounds!

My wife and I are flying up to PDX to pick up a new puppy, and we'll be arriving Wednesday night about 8:30. At the moment it seems convenient to eat at the airport (we won't have a car) before heading to our hotel (near the airport). Could anyone suggest which of the places at the airport might be preferable? We would prefers something other than fast food, but we're flexible as to price and cuisine. I notice that Gustav's shows a closing time of 9:15, so if you know of any issues with the restaurant's hours in the evening, it would be good to know.

Many thanks!

Sordftr

Dec 11, 2011
sordftr in Metro Portland

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Bratskeller it was; spent lots of nights there when I was but a UCSD college lad in the mid-70's. King Henry's Feast was our usual order...

Nov 01, 2011
sordftr in San Diego

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

Mongolian meat pie
vinegar peanuts

Oct 19, 2011
sordftr in San Diego

Coop's BBQ (Lemon Grove)?

I've been there a few times now and have been favorably impressed with pretty much everything I've tried (still haven't tasted their sausages yet, but when we were there over the weekend, Coop was pulling out some fine looking chicken sausages from the smoker out front). I'll have to leave it others to judge regional authenticity, but Coop's meats are very tasty without the sauce, and I view that as important to good BBQ. But the sauce is very good (great for a bit of dipping).

Aug 25, 2011
sordftr in San Diego

Bourdain vs. Deen

And I bet he's got quite a smoke ring already...

Aug 22, 2011
sordftr in Food Media & News

Where can I get some fresh red currant?

The only place I've ever seen them is at the berry sellers at Little Italy Farmers Market. We bought some from them a month or two back but I haven't been to the LI Market in a while.

Sordftr

Aug 13, 2011
sordftr in San Diego

Sad news of Sausage King

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43598517/...

Both a shot to the heart and the gut.

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Sausage King
811 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

Jul 01, 2011
sordftr in San Diego

What is your favorite way to prepare duck?

I always use Alton Brown's Mighty Duck recipe.

Jun 08, 2011
sordftr in Home Cooking

Best Local Strawberries in SD

Went and bought a flat of excellent berries today (Monday). Sounded like the berry supply is pretty healthy.

Mar 14, 2011
sordftr in San Diego

Homemade Cheese?

My lady wife makes cheese here at home, and she found this link:

http://cheeseandrandomferments.blogsp...

which discusses using whey for soup stock. Haven't tried it yet but looks interesting.

Feb 21, 2011
sordftr in Cheese

Chicken industry and the dark meat

Slate had an interesting article on the economics of light and dark chicken meat:

http://www.slate.com/id/2282473/

I found particularly interesting the section on a new method to feed Americans dark meat:

Dr. Mirko Betti, a professor of nutritional science, embraced the challenge while completing his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia and developed a product similar to surimi, the synthetic crabmeat found in Asian eateries. The production process is simple; excess water is added to ground dark meat and the slurry is centrifuged at high speed to remove the fat and myoglobin. At the end there are three distinct layers: fat, water, and the extracted meat. The first two are discarded, and the third, which resembles a sort of meaty milkshake, is where the money is. It promises endless commercial applications (in nuggets, burgers, and other processed products) for businesses that can both fulfill demands for "white meat" and exploit the favorable supply-side price of dark meat. Betti, who's currently at the University of Alberta, is confident that in just a couple of years his meaty milkshake will be featured on a menu near you."

Something to look forward to...

Jan 26, 2011
sordftr in General Topics

Coop's BBQ (Lemon Grove)?

Sorry to bring religion back on to the board, but anyone tried this BBQ? Looks to have opened in October of last year and there has been some favorable press, but the only Chow info I found was back in ought-7 about packaged BBQ.

Thanks for any info!

Jan 23, 2011
sordftr in San Diego

Honeymoon diner June 2011 - In London

Best contact English Heritage directly for dates beyond that form; I found them most helpful the couple of times we contacted them.
And my understanding is that this is pretty much the only way to be allowed to approach the stones.

Jan 17, 2011
sordftr in U.K./Ireland

Honeymoon diner June 2011 - In London

The last trip we took to Stonehenge was during the 'Stone Circle Access' http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/co...

Early and late in the day you can go among the stones, rather than be restricted to the (none too close) path.

Jan 17, 2011
sordftr in U.K./Ireland