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2 week trip to Guatemala. Need food recommendations :)

Thanks a bunch!

2 week trip to Guatemala. Need food recommendations :)

Thanks Vivasis. Will have to check those out :) I agree with you on finding your own discoveries. Its good to know which places are tourist traps and we should skip though. Appreciate it!

2 week trip to Guatemala. Need food recommendations :)

Hi guys,

I've been reading some wonderful and informative posts about place to eat in Antigua and surrounding areas. Thank you for all of that great info!

We are going over the Holidays. We will be in Antigua for New Years and TIkal/El Remate for Christmas. We are sort of on a budget but are willing to splurge for a few meals for GREAT food. We would mostly like to stick to local cuisine since we are only there for a few weeks. But like I said, if we need to make an exception, we will :)

Hear is what I've gathered so far:
In Antigua:
Sobre Mesa- for icecream, snacks
El Tenedor del Cerro- drinks, snacks and a great view
Sabe Rico
Panza Verde for breakfast
Coffee- El Refugio, LA Parada and Fernandos
Coffee Beans from Tostaduria Antigua
Pastries/Bread from San Antonio Panaderia

Yaxha- lunch@ El Sombrero Lodge
El Remate- possibly go to Coppola's joint for some wine and pepian

Let us know if you have any other MUST eat spots. We also could use some tips for El Remate, Flores, Lanquin, and the Lake Atitlan area.

Thank you in advance for any tips you can give us!
-Kathleen

What are you baking these days? June/July 2013 edition (Through 7/31/13)

I have been really into Biscotti and Granola lately! If anybody is interested in biscotti this is a wonderful book:

http://bellacucina.com/biscotti.html

The stories of the harvest and traditions are just wonderful!

Jul 07, 2013
kezdenek in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? June/July 2013 edition (Through 7/31/13)

Wow. Looks great! Definitely borrowing this idea.

Jul 07, 2013
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Easter Dinner- What to serve with Roasted Rabbit?

I like the idea of adding beets to the carrots! Thanks!

Mar 29, 2013
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Easter Dinner- What to serve with Roasted Rabbit?

Thank you. Thats just what the recipe that came with it called for:
http://daidueaustin.net/butcher-shop/...

Braising it seems to be the way all the other recipes are saying to do it though. Appreciate the feedback!

Mar 29, 2013
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Easter Dinner- What to serve with Roasted Rabbit?

Those both sound great. I know it sounds horrible but my boyfriend bought some wonderful rabbit from a local butcher group called Dai Due. We aren't feeding any children so it seemed okay to me :)

Thanks for your help!
-Kat

Mar 29, 2013
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Easter Dinner- What to serve with Roasted Rabbit?

Hey all,

I am making a roasted rabbit for Easter Dinner. What are your thoughts on what I should serve it with?

Should I stick with Herbed Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Carrots? Or do you have any suggestions that would spice up the meal a little?

Thanks everyone!
-Kat

Mar 29, 2013
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Artichoke leaves in veggie stock?

I'm making a spring veggie soup and I just peeled some artichoke from the farmers market. I followed the instructions in the chow video. The is so much that is about to go into my compost though. So sad. Can I use the leaves/stems in a veggie stock? Or are they too bitter?

What are your thoughts?

Thanks guys.
-Kat

Mar 10, 2013
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Miso Soup with Napa Cabbage and Udon

This was delicious. We added fresh shitake instead because we had an excessive. We also used diakons from the garden. Best soup we've had in a while. Thanks!

Feb 04, 2013
kezdenek in Recipes

Roasted Broccoli Bagna Cauda

This was wonderful. I will definitely be using it as a go-to broccoli recipe.

Feb 03, 2013
kezdenek in Recipes

4 day trip to Santa Barbara

Hey guys! I'm heading to Santa Barbara on Thursday. Any recommendations on places to eat/drink? Any other things that I must do while I'm in the area?
Always appreciative of travel tips!

-Kat

Feb 03, 2013
kezdenek in California

Is there a good substitution for Fish sauce?

Thanks knucklesandwich. I'll give it a try.

Dec 16, 2012
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Is there a good substitution for Fish sauce?

Very helpful. Thank you so much. I will look for this.

Dec 16, 2012
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Is there a good substitution for Fish sauce?

Not a bad idea! Thanks!

Dec 16, 2012
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Is there a good substitution for Fish sauce?

Hi fellow food lovers,

We are making a homemade Pad Kee Mao. Our first time to make fresh pasta for a thai dish so we are really excited.

Problem is I really am not the biggest fan of fish and oyster sauce. They are huge for thai sauces. I was wondering if anyone knows of a decent substitution for fish or oyster sauce in a dish?

Thanks for your help!

Dec 16, 2012
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Variations on Pesto

Hi food loving friends,

I have a ton of basil and I want to start "putting it up". I am planning on making this weekend a "pesto" weekend.

Does anyone have any great recipes for variations on the classic basil pesto (still using basil)?

What are your favorites?

Thanks!
Kat

Oct 23, 2012
kezdenek in Home Cooking

The perfect way to cook jasmine rice

Hi fellow chow lovers!

I just can't seem to perfect my jasmine rice. Does anyone have any tips for me? Recipes they care to share? Or websites that they have used for instruction.

I know it seems silly. Can;t get it to stop being a little too crunchy or too moist. Grrr.

-Kat

Oct 02, 2012
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Best way to cook rainbow trout?

Thats a wonderful memory to have. I haven't fished much. That recipe sounds wonderful. Thanks!

Sep 05, 2012
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Best way to cook rainbow trout?

I like the idea of the fresh herbs. Thank you.

Sep 05, 2012
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Best way to cook rainbow trout?

Hello fellow chowhounders.

I am making Rainbow trout tonight for my man. I am thinking about just using salt, pepper and olive oil and oven cooking. I like tasting the fish. Any recommendations on other ways to cook/season it without killing the flavor?

This Rainbow trout is USA farmed. Good thick cut. Small scales.

Thanks!
Kathleen

Sep 05, 2012
kezdenek in Home Cooking

Does Bottle Color Affect Nocino's Taste?

I have yet to try this liqueur that everybody has told me is so wonderful. I've been told by many bartenders that if I EVER see a bottle of Nonino Nocino I have to snag it.

Jul 13, 2012
kezdenek in Features

Vermont Restaurants

Looks amazing! Thanks!

Jul 09, 2012
kezdenek in Northern New England

Vermont Restaurants

Wow guys. Thanks so much! I have heard great things about Prohibition Pig and both of the Bluebird restaurants. I am VERY excited about trying these places out.

Jul 03, 2012
kezdenek in Northern New England

Vermont Restaurants

Hey everyone! My man and I are heading to Vermont for a few days in August. I am looking for some restaurant recommendations. It doesn't matter where in the state as long as its GOOD.

We usually are looking for something that uses local ingredients (Farm to Table). Not picky though...just want a good Vermont experience. Trying to stick clear of tourist traps.

Let me know what you guys think!

Jul 02, 2012
kezdenek in Northern New England

Roasted Tomato, Chickpea, and Swiss Chard Soup

This was pretty good. I think it could have used a little more spice. I also added some Quinoa which made it a little more hearty! Delicious Chow. Thanks :)

Jun 06, 2011
kezdenek in Recipes

Papalote-Inspired Salsa

I think the flavor on this salsa is EXCELLENT but its a little watery. I did a few things differently (taking some of your advice).

- I kept most of the seeds in the dried peppers for some extra kick.
- I added about 2 tbsp of oil to make it a little creamier. Also added a large clove of garlic into the boil.
- I only used 2 t of vinegar cause the 3 T scared me a little.
- I even simmered for 30 minutes as opposed to the 20 but it still wouldn't thicken much.

Try using 1 cup of water instead of the 1.5 (unless you like to drink your salsa. Which doesn't sound too bad actually. Hmmm)

May 30, 2011
kezdenek in Recipes