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Leftover Roasted Cabbage--What Do I Do With It?

I love all of these ideas, thanks everyone. Bubble and squeak and the calzone idea are at the top of my list. There's a breakfast place nearby that makes bubble and squeak with collards and potatoes but forms them into patties, which--when they actually cook them right--get really nice and crispy. Yum.

Jul 02, 2012
yamyampang in Home Cooking

Leftover Roasted Cabbage--What Do I Do With It?

Thoughts on what to do with a mason jar's worth of leftover roasted cabbage? I like it plain (salt, pepper, olive oil) the first go-round, but lose interest in it when I see it taking up space in my fridge. This will likely be a continuing problem thanks to my CSA share.

Thanks!

Jun 28, 2012
yamyampang in Home Cooking

Family Trip to San Sebastian -- Moderately Priced Restaurants Not to Miss?

I think you're right about that. Thanks for setting me straight!

Jun 11, 2012
yamyampang in Spain/Portugal

Family Trip to San Sebastian -- Moderately Priced Restaurants Not to Miss?

Thanks, Parigi. I am starting from ground zero on restaurants on the French side, so these suggestions are really helpful!

Jun 11, 2012
yamyampang in Spain/Portugal

Best Berkeley restaurants to deliver food for 45 ppl

Holy Land on College Ave. in Berkeley has really good food and the owner is nice!

Jun 08, 2012
yamyampang in San Francisco Bay Area

Family Trip to San Sebastian -- Moderately Priced Restaurants Not to Miss?

Great, thanks! Have you had the tapas/pintxos there as well? The photos on tripadvisor are really appetizing!

Jun 08, 2012
yamyampang in Spain/Portugal

Family Trip to San Sebastian -- Moderately Priced Restaurants Not to Miss?

We're going on a trip to San Sebastian and environs for about two weeks in July with 6 adults, 3 kids, plus a year-old baby. We'll probably do mostly pintxos for dinners, but we're making a few reservations for lunches and dinners just for the experience.

We have reservations at Elkano and are working on reservations at Laia Erretegia and Abarka Jatatxea, both in Hondarribia. My parents are going to sneak away to go to Arzak by themselves.

Anywhere else we shouldn't miss? We'll all have cars. Anywhere in French Basque Country?

Thanks!

Jun 08, 2012
yamyampang in Spain/Portugal

Kid-friendly thing to do with radishes?

Thanks for the fantastic suggestions, everyone! Grating them to make them smaller and cooking to make them sweeter, doing something with cream cheese (beyond just the tea sandwiches I was thinking of), and doing them with celery and orange peel all have great potential for my little miss. I will probably bribe her to try the radish pickles I made for the grown-ups in residence as well.

I'm actually excited about Project Radish now!

May 25, 2012
yamyampang in Home Cooking

Kid-friendly thing to do with radishes?

My preschooler and I just pulled an absurd number of radishes out of the garden, but, unfortunately, I'm the only one in the house who will eat them. Since she adores pink and keeps talking about cooking the radishes, I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to cook/prep them that might be tolerable to her. The one possibility I'm currently considering is to make tea sandwiches with enough butter or cream cheese and cucumbers to mask the taste but still convince her that eating radishes is fun. Thoughts?

(I figure this will take care of one or two of them and then I will pickle the rest using David Leibovitz's recipe so I can force my husband into sharing the rest with me.)

May 22, 2012
yamyampang in Home Cooking

What to do with leftover breaded, pan-fried chicken breast?

Reporting back. Went with the pasta idea and warmed and sliced the chicken, sauteed a bit of garlic and a red and yellow tomato, added the kale and beet greens I had originally cooked with the chicken, and served over whole wheat spaghetti with parmesan. All of the aforementioned ate and seemed to enjoy it, and the 10-month-old even had it for dinner, too!

May 22, 2012
yamyampang in Home Cooking

"Least Favorite Vegetable" Poll

I've never had okra, but I can't think of a single vegetable I don't like in one form or another. Usually, though, I have a strong preference for cooked or raw. Carrots I like raw, but I think they're pretty gross and sweet when they're cooked. Brussels sprouts are great when cooked within an inch of their lives. Spinach has a horrible texture when it's cooked, but I like it fine in salads or even when it's cooked and masked with all of that cream. I can't think of anything less pleasant than a bowl of cooked peas, but I'll happily eat a small mountain of them raw, straight from the pod. It's all about preparation, or, in the case of peas, lack thereof.

May 22, 2012
yamyampang in General Topics

What to do with leftover breaded, pan-fried chicken breast?

Thanks for the suggestions, you guys are fast!

May 22, 2012
yamyampang in Home Cooking

What to do with leftover breaded, pan-fried chicken breast?

I made this a few days ago: http://food52.com/recipes/2805_herbed...

Is a green salad with the chicken chopped and added to it my only option for taking care of cleaning out the fridge and coming up with dinner tonight? My husband doesn't love main dish salads and I also would like to feed my preschooler with it. Any strokes of brilliance out there? --Thanks!

May 22, 2012
yamyampang in Home Cooking

Pizzeria Mozza - kid friendly?

Yes and no. They do have high chairs and they are very friendly to kids, but the music is very, very loud. We went for a family celebration when my baby was three months old. I nursed her under my nursing cover and no one was any the wiser--there are ways to be discreet about nursing, after all. We did ask the host to turn the music down--not just because we had a baby with us--but also because we were celebrating my dad and brother's birthdays and we wanted, to interact and actually carry on a conversation. The host said he would see what he could do, but that it was unlikely they could turn the music down because "Mario likes it loud." Seriously, that's what he said.

So, yes, you can take your kids there and the wait staff will be very accommodating, but the quarters are cramped and the noise could really upset your kids if they are sensitive to sound. I wouldn't take my daughter there again.

Enjoy your meal, either way!

Dec 10, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

Outdoor Places to Eat with New Baby?

Great, thanks for the further suggestions! I'm pretty close to Ocean Park. National and Barrington area. The baby's name is Ella.

Aug 02, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

Outdoor Places to Eat with New Baby?

Thanks for the suggestions, all!

Aug 02, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

Outdoor Places to Eat with New Baby?

I had my first baby three weeks ago and I'm looking for a few places to eat in West L.A. where we can take our tiny daughter. Specifically, I'm looking for places that aren't too crowded and that have outdoor eating areas. My understanding is I'm not really supposed to take her to indoor restaurants or other potentially crowded indoor spaces until she's around 8 weeks old, but that outdoor places will be fine. Thanks in advance for any suggestions...

Aug 01, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

The New Stealth Vegetarian Restaurant

Bryson, I was a vegetarian for about a decade partly for political/philosophical reasons. But I still liked the taste/texture of meat, so it was nice to have facsimiles available once in a while.

Jun 30, 2008
yamyampang in Features

More Places Like Tender Greens, Mrs. Winston's?

Yum. I went to M Cafe de Chaya yesterday and had a great sandwich. The club sandwich with tempeh bacon and the side of kale with spicy peanut sauce. The two items didn't really go together that well, but both were delicious separately. I'll definitely go back. Thanks!

May 15, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

Father's Office, What's the big deal?

I definitely see your point there, using logic and bringing up the whole "it's a bar" thing, but in my defense I was just one member of a party of six and sometimes a group ends up in a place an individual wouldn't necessarily choose on her own and that individual still has to eat! I am looking forward to going back when I can have my pick from all of the menu options.

May 14, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

Father's Office, What's the big deal?

That's a good question about the wait...I don't know how the lunch wait would compare to the Saturday night dinner wait we endured!

May 14, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

Father's Office, What's the big deal?

I have no problem with the no-substitutions policy in theory, but in practice I'm pregnant and had only one option to choose from on the menu. That's b/c I can't eat the bleu cheese on the burger and they wouldn't allow me to request that the beef on the special Thai beef salad be cooked any darker than pink. So I got the duck confit salad, which was actually very good, but it seems like some exceptions that would allow mothers of unborn children to protect them from listeria would be a nice gesture. I'm just sayin'...

May 13, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

Looking for Hawaiian Plate Lunch in L.A.

Try Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe in Culver City. I've only been there for breakfast, but they do have lunch plates.

May 13, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

More Places Like Tender Greens, Mrs. Winston's?

Thanks for the continued suggestions! It's nice to feel like I have more choices now.

I hadn't heard of Let's Be Frank and that's pretty close by, so I'll have to stop by there for sure. I looked on their website and I guess they sell to a place called Food on Pico that, it turns out, serves organic egg breakfasts and sandwiches with grassfed/free-range meats, so that's yet another place.

Salades Du Provence is a bit out of my geographical area, but the menu looks great so I'll plan on trying it when I happen to be in the neighborhood.

Looking forward to trying Basic Bites, Lemon Moon, and Urth Caffe! (Have to find out if the cheeses at Meltdown are pasteurized before I can drag my pregnant self over there...)

May 09, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

More Places Like Tender Greens, Mrs. Winston's?

Great, thanks for the suggestions! Here's a link to more info about The Point, based on a quick search. http://www.laweekly.com/eat+drink/fir...

Might be helpful for others like me who have never heard of it but want to try it ASAP.

May 07, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

More Places Like Tender Greens, Mrs. Winston's?

Hi folks, I recently re-located to LA from the Bay Area. I'm seven months pregnant and looking for good, well-sourced food (preferably organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, etc.) to feed me and my baby. I live on the Westside, near Culver City and would like to find more lunch and dinner places that have the same pricing/vibe/food options as places like Tender Greens and Mrs. Winston's. Have I already found the hidden gems of the area, or are there other great places I should hit? Thanks in advance for suggestions...

May 05, 2008
yamyampang in Los Angeles Area

Eccolo disappoints no matter how many times we go

One thing I will say about Eccolo is that their management is great about responding to complaints. We had similarly bad service when my husband took me to Eccolo for the first time a couple of years ago. He had gone there several times before for work and had great experiences. But when he took me there for a celebratory something or other, the service was totally indifferent and also the menu was a bit odd that day--everything had arugula in it for some reason, but I digress. Anyways, my husband wrote an email telling the managers how disappointed he was that I didn't have the same great experience there that he had had in previous visits. Not only did the manager respond, but invited us to eat there, on the house. He gave us a great table (for four people, even though we were only two) and included drinks in the whole on-the-house offer. We had a great meal and really liked the fact that the folks there were so responsive. We will probably be lifers after having had that experience.

Apr 11, 2008
yamyampang in San Francisco Bay Area

Shallot-Tarragon Jam

For how long does something like this last in the fridge, do you think?

Sep 27, 2007
yamyampang in Recipes