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garbanzo beans

I am making this African Chickpea Soup for dinner tonight.
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/afric...

Mar 25, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking

Looking for Petit Fours in SF

I have ordered petit fours from Divine Delights for many years for catered events. They're fresh, lovely, and delicious - perfect pleasers - and they will ship to you...
although the drive to Petaluma is not far from SF.
http://www.divinedelights.com/

Mar 25, 2015
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

Fruitcake in March? It's bishop's cake with dates, pecans, maraschino cherries, and chocolate chips.

Mar 22, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

I, too, love the Almond Squares.
Mixed and out-of-the-oven in minutes, baked last night - only two squares remain for a snack with tea this afternoon.
Thank you for the recipe link.

for a potluck: mac & cheese or scalloped potatoes?

mac'n cheese! - a side dish that can satisfy as an entrée

I start with this as a base and stir in ribbons of Swiss chard or spinach and sauteed mushrooms - and I'll add a topping of panko bread crumbs drizzled with melted butter before baking when I don't have any Parmesan:

Skinny Cauliflower Macaroni And Cheese
Serves 5-6
Ingredients
• 1 pound elbow macaroni or other pasta
• 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
• 1 cup skim milk
• 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
• 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
• 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta according to packaging directions, or until just al dente. Reserve pasta water.
3. Wait a few minutes for pasta water to come back up to a boil and add cauliflower florets. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until fork tender.
4. Remove cauliflower from pot, shaking off excess water, and transfer to blender or food processor.
5. Add 2 tablespoons cooking water and pulse until cauliflower is pureed and mostly smooth.
6. Stir cooked pasta and pureed cauliflower together in a large bowl (or in casserole dish) and stir in milk, sour cream and cheddar cheese.
7. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and nutmeg and mix together.
8. If not there already, pour mixture into casserole dish and sprinkle grated parmesan cheese evenly over the top.
9. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until Parmesan is golden and crispy and sauce is bubbly.
10. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

http://12tomatoes.com/2015/02/healthy...

Mar 09, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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Why are they standing in line ?

In 1969, I moved to San Francisco from Columbus, Ohio. My first line up was at Bud's Ice Cream at 24th Street and Castro - it was a cold and foggy night...
https://lostsf.wordpress.com/tag/buds...

Feb 27, 2015
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Easy things to prep/eat while on crutches

me, too. Stool in front of stove... pockets for stashes!
I ate mashed avocado and sea salt on toast, granola and yogurt, shredded cabbage with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, hard-boiled eggs, potato salad, steamed veggies with a peanut sauce, hummus with green pepper strips, black bean dip.
Easy to cook: scrambled eggs and toast, cups of tea, grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, couscous, quinoa
Crock Pot: meatloaf, chili, soups, stews, bread pudding
Microwave: baked potato
Roast Chicken will make many meals; hot, wrapped in tortillas, cold chicken salad with mayonnaise or Thai salad with rice vinegar or peanut sauce.
http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/m...
Have condiments to jazz up your dishes: sriracha, mustards, pickles, bbq sauce, hoisin, black bean sauce, oyster sauce, toasted sesame oil, chili oil, garlic confit, sour cream/yogurt; fresh lemons and limes.

mise en place: have all your ingredients prepared before you cook

Eat chocolate!

Hope you'll have a Speedy Recovery.

Feb 21, 2015
Cynsa in General Topics
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How long will you stand in line for food?

At Franklin in Austin, the doors open at 11 am. I was third in line at 9am. Closes for the day when bbq is gone. We were in Austin for 3 days.
At home in San Francisco, I know the 'off-hours' and can avoid lines...when traveling, it's now or never.

Feb 21, 2015
Cynsa in General Topics

How long will you stand in line for food?

We drove to Lexington for Snow's and to Lockhart for Kreuz and Smitty's Market. Beef tastes better in Texas than California.

How long will you stand in line for food?

2 minutes - that's longer than my DH - he stands in no line. period.
on the other hand, he will circle forever to find street parking before garage parking... we walk a lot. lol

How long will you stand in line for food?

I've braved a two-hour wait in line for BBQ at Franklin's in Austin and I'd do it again... my family calls me 'crazy' as they wipe bbq off their chin.
What foods are line-worthy to you?

SF Eater predicts long lines at the May pop-up of Franklin BBQ in bbq-starved San Francisco.
http://sf.eater.com/2015/2/19/8070497...

Feb 21, 2015
Cynsa in General Topics

Franklin BBQ pop up mid-May?

The line at Franklin is friendly and convivial; sharing bbq tales, card-playing, and general good will.
Anyone here might go to taskrabbit.com and foresake the bbq bonding.

Feb 21, 2015
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

SF Trip 2015

more unwanted substitutions:

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse
http://www.mrholmesbakehouse.com/

Brenda's Meat & Three
http://brendasmeatandthree.com/

Feb 20, 2015
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Franklin BBQ pop up mid-May?

Do you remember this fundraising event for Rodney Scott at 4505?
the advance purchase system worked well...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9635...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9149...

http://kut.org/post/aaron-franklin-ba...

http://www.eater.com/2012/3/13/660617...

Feb 20, 2015
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Franklin BBQ pop up mid-May?

yes, I was third in line at 9 am - waiting for the door to open at 11 am - July 20, 2011.

Feb 19, 2015
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Franklin BBQ pop up mid-May?

Come and stand in line with me...
http://sf.eater.com/2015/2/19/8070497...

Feb 19, 2015
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Have you made Indian lemon pickles?

My Indian neighbors' mother makes this pickle and it is fantastic. I tried it, following her instructions but my batch doesn't come close to her deliciousness.
I can't seem to hit the right balance of sweet and sour. I did add sugar. She just tells me to keep tasting it until I get it right.
Unfortunately, I've eaten all of her pickles and I can't compare my batch... although I know for certain that hers were superior!
(yes, sugar is an ingredient)

Recipe:
Wash lemons, slice, remove seeds. Add salt. Add turmeric. Let sit in sun for 3 days.
Stir. Add whole cumin seeds, add Indian red chili powder. Add brown sugar. Let sit 3 days in sun. Place in jars and store in refrigerator.

Feb 19, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Wonderful crackers! Many thanks, they went to a Mardi Gras celebration and were devoured with pates; olives and mushrooms.

Feb 11, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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Breakfast Subtsitute for Birthday Cake?

oh, yeah. I'm with MidwesternerTT.
Waffles made with crisp chopped bacon in the batter. Served with ice cream.

Feb 03, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1002...

Wolfe's kind heart and generosity provided 4 oz. of his 1880 vintage starter and a loaf of bread to sample.

I've shared it with two friends to pay it forward.

Feb 02, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

May I have this recipe for Chinese Almond cookies, please? The cookies here are not the same as I remember from my childhood in Columbus, Ohio. Yours look perfect. ;^)

Feb 02, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

The sourdough starter from chowhound wolfe is fierce - my kitchen is a petri dish; baking pizza dough, waffles, coffee cakes, and breads.
If you have more recipes for a sourdough starter - please help!

Feb 02, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Wow! It's so-o-o delicious!

Jan 18, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Baked this morning with cream cheese not sour cream, I don't know if I can resist tasting it before it's served for dessert after dinner tonight. Is there another recipe with sour cream or can I sub sour cream for the cream cheese?

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

This recipe is so easy; it's suspect.

Apple Crisp
4 Granny Smith apples; peel, core, and slice thinly
3/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup brown sugar (use less)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (1/4 c. butter is ok)

Butter casserole, pie plate, or baking dish; arrange apple slices on bottom.
In separate bowl: Mix dry ingredients. Add melted butter and mix well. Spread on apples.

Bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Jan 16, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Duffy, will the Dude please share his recipe?

Jan 15, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

something simple. on the table in 45 minutes. Apple Crisp.
apples-rolled oats-brown sugar-cinnamon-flour-pinch of salt and 1/2 cup of melted butter

How do you pronounce 'bruschetta'?

It's also...Firenze.

Jan 13, 2015
Cynsa in Not About Food

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

This dough is very sticky; after resting in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours. It's tricky to shape the sticky dough, folding the ends underneath; dusting the top with flour and slashing it - without deflating it. From the refrigerator, the dough rests at room temperature on a sheet of parchment paper in a loaf pan; then it is lifted from the pan on its parchment paper and baked directly on the preheated hot pizza stone - free form - for 25 minutes. We like the chewy interior and the dark bake crust.
Although the baking instructions include a pan of boiling water on the oven's floor for steam - I forgot it with this bake.
Is your cloche ceramic? I sometimes bake this bread in a round preheated enameled cast iron casserole/dutch oven.

Jan 09, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

just out of the oven - no knead bread - dark bake

Jan 09, 2015
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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