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Looking for good place to dance/hear music near Chatham, moderate price

The Barley Neck Inn in Orleans has live music on the weekends, I believe. On their website under "Tonight's Specials" at the bottom of the page they have free live entertainment advertised this Friday and Saturday. You could check with them about next weekend. Their food is good and not too pricey. You would probably want reservations.

http://barleyneck.com

What do y'all do with dried pasta odds and ends?

I cook the whole shebang, freeze what we don't use in a ziplock bag. Thaw, reheat in the microwave with new or leftover sauce.

May 13, 2015
nlgardener in Home Cooking
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Not entirely about food

ZIPLOCK baggies will be your friend. I never travel without them, or bubble wrap and tape lol.

May 12, 2015
nlgardener in U.K./Ireland

Norway Restaurant suggestions needed

Our second night at the Walaker we decided to save money and not eat there. We picked up a roasted chicken and some deli potato salad and had a picnic on the lawn outside of our room. If you drink wine or booze, bring it with you if you can or shop duty free before entering Norway proper.

We travelled with a corkscrew, cutting board, knives, forks and paper plates. We palmed packages of condiments wherever we found them. Meals were not memorable but the beauty of the landscape will fill your heart with joy. We bought deli meat, cheese and rolls. Ate sandwiches at lookout points.

Had terrific breakfasts wherever we stayed overnight. Trondheim is a university town - you'll have no trouble finding a decent meal there. Alesund was beautiful. We had a wonderful lunch at a seafood restaurant on the water but I can't help you with the name.

Take some granola bars. Be happy with hotdogs and sandwiches. It's a trip of a lifetime. Good luck!.

May 09, 2015
nlgardener in Europe

Norway Restaurant suggestions needed

Don't pass up a hotdog at a petrol stop, and don't let your tank dip below half empty.

May 09, 2015
nlgardener in Europe

Mucho Manchego!

Would it freeze well?? Could you grate it and freeze for gratin, quiche, or fondue?? Who knows this?

Apr 20, 2015
nlgardener in Cheese

The Return of Swordfish

10 minutes per inch of thickness, 1/2 time on each side. I learned this a long time ago. Here's a reference:

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/w...

Apr 16, 2015
nlgardener in Home Cooking

The Return of Swordfish

We rub both sides generously with anchovy paste and grill according to the Canadian method. Serve with lemon wedges, rice pilaf and garden veg du jour.

Apr 16, 2015
nlgardener in Home Cooking
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Side dish help?

Caesar salad. Chopped romaine, purchased croutons, Maries (refrigerated) Caesar dressing, toss with freshly squeezed juice from a lemon (watch out for seeds) , ground black pepper and fresh Parm cheese. It's a hit with young and old alike.

One-Pot Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles

Apr 04, 2015
nlgardener in Recipes

One-Pot Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles

Apr 04, 2015
nlgardener in Recipes

Grilled Lobster Tails on Cape Cod

Not the way we eat them here. But you may hear from others.

Help me "round out" this menu for Easter.

Love, love this fresh green veg melange - something for everyone...

http://barefootcontessa.com/recipes.a...

Mar 31, 2015
nlgardener in Home Cooking
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Need help for upper Cape Cod

Those towns are on the lower/outer Cape. Upper Cape is the opposite direction towards the bridges. Sorry I can't help with restaurants that far out. Hope you have a great time!

4 pieces of kitchen gear

Lived this in the 70's as a financially challenged grad student. Met my husband in a co-mingled high rise dormitory of sorts. There was a microwave on the first floor in the vending machine food court. We used that to our advantage. Weird to travel up to our suite with food in the elevator lol.

Our primary tool was an electric skillet. We cooked many, many great meals in that. I think I would add add a rice cooker to that now.

So, electric skillet, rice cooker, good knife, cutting board...

What tools do you take when you travel?

We tend to eat lunch out, and cook in for dinner. I don't bake. Most of the meals are simple, stovetop one or two pots. Great ideas here. I'm enjoying everyone's responses.

Feb 27, 2015
nlgardener in Cookware

What tools do you take when you travel?

Anticipating a 2 week trip to Barcelona & southern France. Have booked apartments, kitchens in which to cook. My main problem when we do this is quality of knives. Then there are the cheap, peeling IKEA non-stick skillets. Spices are an expense so
I generally tuck in a pinch of this and that. Aluminum foil, ziplock bags. Ice cube trays.

Tell me your stories....

Feb 26, 2015
nlgardener in Cookware

Lucky's Market?

I go to one in Columbus, OH when I visit family there. I really like it. Not dissimilar to Trader Joe's, maybe. They gave a butcher. Store made sausages were good. Great selection of fruits and vegetables. Breads and bakery tempting. Wish I had one near me.

Feb 26, 2015
nlgardener in Chains

fruit & cheese skewers

A cube of quince paste??

fruit & cheese skewers

Could you use red and green seedless grapes? I often serve grapes alongside a lot of different cheeses. How about star fruit, too?

Could you use dried fruit, maybe dates, apricots, figs?

Feb 25, 2015
nlgardener in Cheese
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How many at home dishes have you truly mastered?

I've also built a library of recipes over the course of almost 40 years. The best of the best are followed to the letter. I don't deviate from our favorites. That said, I'm an adventurous cook and love trying new recipes. Once they're tweaked, I leave them alone so I can replicate them.

Feb 24, 2015
nlgardener in Home Cooking
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Ubiquitous pimiento cheese...Athens, Georgia

Wish it was a problem in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts. I love pimento cheese!!

Feb 24, 2015
nlgardener in Southeast
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wine suggestions to go with a salmon pie

Yes, and maybe the recipe lol!

Feb 20, 2015
nlgardener in Wine

Is this a special pan?

Is it non-stick? We use one like this to make fried eggs to put on English muffins.

Feb 20, 2015
nlgardener in Cookware

Baking a quiche

That's a great tip! Thanks!!

Feb 19, 2015
nlgardener in Home Cooking

Baking a quiche

Thanks to all for your replies. I will pre-bake the crust!

Feb 19, 2015
nlgardener in Home Cooking

Baking a quiche

I have a newly acquired Nordic Ware fluted tart pan. Removable bottom. I want to make a quiche. Do I bake the pie crust before I put the egg mixture into it? If so, how long, what temperature?

Then, how long to bake the egg mixture?.

If anyone feels generous, could you give me a quiche recipe and oven temperatures while we're at it lol.

Many thanks! I'm a complete newbie to pie crust but love quiche.

Feb 18, 2015
nlgardener in Home Cooking

Help doctoring "crab casserole" leftovers

Mix with some short form of pasta, top with buttered crumbs, bake gently to reheat and serve with a green and citrus salad.

What To Make With Leftover Prime Rib?

I'd use some of it for a fine beef hash. Browned with cooked potatoes, onions, served with poached eggs and hollandaise (or ketchup). Toasted sourdough. Bloody Mary, through the garden...

What are you Cooking for Valentine's Day?

Talked about this with my dear husband of many, many years tonight while eating burritos. We decided to splurge on beef tenderloin steaks.. Damn the cost. Wrapped with bacon, and grilled. Steamed broccoli, carrots & cauliflower with béarnaise sauce. Wild rice pilaf with orange peel, shiitake mushrooms and almonds. Chocolates and Grand Marnier for dessert.

Ain't love grand in a snowstorm??