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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

I should be getting eggplant soon from my CSA. I am the only member of my family who really likes eggplant, so this will be a good way for me to preserve it for myself to enjoy. I also like that this recipe does not call for lots of sugar. Yes, there is sugar in wine, etc, but it beats some pickling recipes I've read that call for 2 c sugar to 1 c vinear. Yikes!

Thanks for sharing this recipe!

about 24 hours ago
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Oh wow! You just changed my use of CH. Thanks, JoanN!

Jul 15, 2014
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Canning/Pickling/Preserving/Smoking

Don't delete jpr54_1. I do think a preserving board is relevant. I first thought it would fit into food quests, but I just took a look at that board and it is a little discombobulated. People looking for dining experiences doesn't seem like a food quest, yet I guess I can see their point (if I look really hard).
That said, I enjoy preserving all year long. Sometimes I just need to use up a lot of a specific ingredient and I need a resource. I suppose I could post to home cooking, but if this isn't acceptable for home cooking maybe it does need it's own board.
A caveat, I post grilling questions on HC all the time as I grill year around. It is my primary way of getting dinner on the table for my family.

Jul 14, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

I will buy this if it wins COTM. I have read the other threads re: DH and don't own one of her cookbooks yet.

On another new cookbook note, I just ordered Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry. I'm really looking forward to this book. It should arrive tomorrow. I'll post a followup. Does anyone else have this book?

http://www.amazon.com/Afro-Vegan-Farm...

Jul 14, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

I bought Oh She Glows and like it. I'm not vegan or vegetarian, but trying to incorporate this into my diet for many meals. I haven't tried any recipes, but it has been inspirational.
I have read the post by Danielle Walker regarding her daughter, heartbreaking to say the least.

Jul 10, 2014
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Love my new immersion blender

I've used it to make re-fried beans, if you like them smoother and thinner than mashed beans.

Jul 10, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

VEGETABLE LITERACY

Jul 10, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Thanks!

Jul 10, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Does anyone have the link to past COTM? I don't want to nominate one that has been done in the past, and I can never remember all of them.

Jul 10, 2014
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Amazing broccoli

I'm with you Shrinkrap, my csa picks broccoli in Jan/Feb. I only wish they planted fields of the stuff. We only get about 2-3 deliveries. Maybe I'll suggest more broccoli and cauliflower, too.

Great thread, Puffin! You are right, there is nothing comparable to fresh picked, local broccoli!

Jun 30, 2014
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Amazing broccoli

I'm saving this recipe. So simple, and I'm sure delicious.

Jun 30, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

Beautiful and ambitious! Thank you for sharing.

Jun 22, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

What a lovely plate, nothingswrong! Is this an app or a whole meal? Either way, Wow!

Jun 22, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

I will save this recipe to make when my CSA cukes start rolling in. I guess since they are b & b pickles the sugar content is appropriate. I might consider decreasing by a little bit.

Jun 22, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

I've made this pickle recipe with zucchini slices. I don't remember how I adjusted the sugar, but I'm certain I did. I always decrease the sugar in pickle recipes.

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/srir...

I'm currently stock piling my chard stems and plan to make this when I can pack a jar full.

Jun 22, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

This statement just led me to purchasing this cookbook...where am I? What cookbooks have you recently bought thread???

Jun 22, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

This is interesting. Do you have a specific recipe? Do you mix all the veg together or just do one veg at a time?

Jun 22, 2014
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July 2014 COTM Announcement: Congratulations Radically Simple

I've considered this in the past, although I'm a newbie to COTM.

Now, I'm in grad school (another year to go). So I will sign up for coordinator this time next year, as I will find myself bored with nothing to do when I graduate!! It will be a good time filler.

I appreciate all that you and past coordinators have done. These threads will be wonderful resources for a very, very long time. It's history in the making!

Jun 22, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (July 2014) Nominations

DRIED BEAN SALADS

I love this for summertime, as fresh veggies pair well with beans in a cold prep dish. (think beans in place of pasta in your favorite pasta salad recipe)

Jun 22, 2014
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Refried Beans woe

homemade beans (from dried beans), fat of your choice (oil, lard, bacon grease, etc) is imperative. There is no such thing at low fat refritos frijoles...its more about the fat than the beans. I like to saute onions (and garlic and/or spices of choice) then add the beans. This is a traditional tool for mashing beans, it is a beautiful piece to own, or gift as well.

http://www.ranchogordo.com/mm5/mercha...

Jun 17, 2014
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Staycation appetizer ideas

We are going on a two night staycation at a beautiful, small resort this weekend. Of course, we plan on eating at the resort restaurant for one brunch and one dinner, but I'm looking for ideas for easy, no cook food to enjoy for breakfast, lunch and with our wine, cocktails and jubilation! The resort provides a fridge (full of wet bar amenities), usable glassware, but very little else. We are literally five minutes from home so we could pack the kitchen sink in our car, if necessary. We are staying "home" for a reason($$$), yet I'd like to make this weekend memorable. Thanks in advance!!

Jun 17, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

So, I can take a vinegar brined pickle recipe that calls for processing and just refrigerate them tightly sealed? They'll be vinegar-y pickles (and safe), just not fermented? Do I have this right?

Thanks for the info!

Jun 11, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

Thank you, Gretchen. I'll take a look at the articles. I mostly want to make sure I'm being safe. Although, I'm usually the only one who eats my pickles!

Jun 10, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

I made this recipe this afternoon. I have a question that maybe someone can answer...Can all pickles be made as refrigerator pickles?

I liked the addition on cardamom pods to this golden beet recipe. I will update in a couple of weeks or so when the beets are ready to eat.

http://winebookgirl.blogspot.com/2012...

Jun 09, 2014
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pizza starter culture?

I was just actually going to start my starter tonight using this recipe. Carl, it is in the Bouchon Bakery cookbook. There are several others online as it is pretty much a straight forward process (more so than a recipe). That doesn't make it easy though. I tried one last summer and it didn't work out. There are multiple theories that I have come up with as to why. That said, I'm going to give it a try again. You should join me!

Jun 04, 2014
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My new favorite cauliflower recipe

I noticed that she adds 2 T (!) of sugar to make the lite mayo taste better.

The sauce could certainly use some rethinking, but the cauliflower looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. I saved this one to make soon.

Jun 03, 2014
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Lovely, tongue tickling Neapolitan style pizza at home. Tips?

Hands down, a baking steel. My favorite resource for all things pizza is American Pie by Peter Reinhart.

Jun 02, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

Here is a list of three recipes for quick pickles. I made the red onions a couple of days ago. I can't wait until they are ready to dig into...a few more days yet. I didn't have a beet on hand, so I left that out. They onions are still a beautiful color! I also decreased the amount of sugar by about 1/4 c.

http://leitesculinaria.com/94671/reci...

Jun 02, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (June 2014) Voting

Punk Domestic is a great pickling blog. Looking forward to this DOTM

Jun 01, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? June 2014 edition! [OLD]

I've had Yucatan on my wishlist since I first saw it posted here. I'll have to see if my library has it. They did not last time I checked.
Not a "cookbook", but Craftsy has a free grains class online. Order and watch anytime.
PS You are all temptresses... Every single one! ;-)

Jun 01, 2014
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