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Sunday brunch: Coppa or Aquitane?

Boston Chops wasn't on my radar but looks interesting, thanks!

about 15 hours ago
GretchenS in Greater Boston Area
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Sunday brunch: Coppa or Aquitane?

We're having dinner at Ribelle Friday night. Love Tim Maslow's cooking but want to diversify for the weekend.

about 15 hours ago
GretchenS in Greater Boston Area

Help Me Sketch a trip to Modena, Bologna and Parma

Agreed on Hosteria Giusti. Reservations a must, it is tiny. And fabulous.

about 16 hours ago
GretchenS in Italy

Sunday brunch: Coppa or Aquitane?

Need Sunday brunch place in Back Bay or South End. Bistro du Midi was my first choice but they are closed for a private event. Would you choose Coppa, Aquitaine or somewhere else? TIA.

about 17 hours ago
GretchenS in Greater Boston Area

What's for dinner #360: Time to shake off the dross and get busy.

GHG, do you cut your lemons into pieces before preserving or after? I have only seen recipes for preserving whole lemons so I am intrigued...

2 days ago
GretchenS in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

For me the best way to do Cornish hen on the grill is to spatchcock/butterfly it. Then you can do it on direct heat and the skin gets nice and crispy. That is some water feature in your pasture!

Apr 15, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

Alive and cooking, that's what we all aspire to! Best wishes and glad to have you back!

Apr 15, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

It is oddly hard to accept help but it really makes others feel good if you let them. Plus it's kinda handy when you are laid up. :) But remember, it is only temporary, you'll be back in charge and in your kitchen again. Soon, we hope!

Apr 15, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

Congratulations, sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate!!

Apr 15, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking

Anywhere to buy sorrel?

I have never seen it for sale and have grown it in a pot for the last few years as a result. Maybe farmers market? It is certainly easy enough to grow, not sure why we never see it for sale.

Apr 15, 2015
GretchenS in Greater Boston Area

Pizza in Lexington/Belmont/Arlington?

Good to know. I wish them well, they are in a location that so far has been doomed.

Apr 14, 2015
GretchenS in Greater Boston Area

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

Sorry about the ribs, be sure not to sneeze, cough or laugh!!

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

It is soooooo good. Very hard to avoid eating it with a spoon. :) Really hoping my avocado is ripe tonight to go into today's GG salad.

Apr 14, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

I made a batch of roxlet's delicious Green Goddess dressing yesterday so dinner will be ham steak and a huge salad with GG dressing -- mmmmm...

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

Have fun in Vegas, happy happy!

Apr 13, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking
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Meatloaf for the freezer

They both work well but I'll bet you are going to be happier to have them already cooked and portioned as chloebell suggests when that newborn arrives!

Dumpling Daugher Weston

OK StriperGuy, I hit Golden Garden for takeout on my way home tonight. Very nice people, as always. Place was empty at 6:00 but doing a brisk business in call-in takeout orders. I got pork and cabbage dumplings, pork and celery dumplings, your beloved cuke and garlic salad, and bamboo shoots with chili sauce. All very good to excellent -- the standouts for me were the pork and celery dumplings (I adore celery and it is assertive in these dumplings) and the bamboo shoots. I hated the dipping sauce (thin and sweet) but easily threw my own together. It must be noted that you get twice the number of dumplings for your $6.95 at GG than you do at DD. So glad you pointed me back to Golden Garden, thank you!

Apr 10, 2015
GretchenS in Greater Boston Area

60th Birthday BBQ Menu Planning

never a bad thing, just don't slice your finger the day before the big party!!

60th Birthday BBQ Menu Planning

This simple vinegar slaw is best made the day before and would be very light and refreshing with the BBQ. It has a fabulous deliciousness to effort ratio and you can change up the veggies to taste. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1008...

A nice variety of roasted veggies would also be very nice and colorful.

Marshfield landmark Arthur and Pat's closes as owners look to sell

That is very sad. I didn't go often (not very nearby) but agree that it is said to see another institution close. I am glad I went while I could; I always enjoyed it.

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

These pork medallions in mushroom marsala sauce are very tasty and quick: http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/po... I have successfully used just dried mushrooms when I didn't have fresh and sherry or madeira when that is all I had on hand, very forgiving recipe.

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

I love purple sprouting broccoli, which we had it here!!

Apr 09, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

So great to share a supper nw!!

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

This week's fish share is Pollock (mild white fish similar to cod, maybe tastier, certainly more sustainable). I gave it the Veracruz treatment tonight, on yellow rice.

Croquettes

zackly!

Apr 08, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking
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Croquettes

I just shallow fry in a very small amount of oil. And those pickles sound great to go into them!

Apr 08, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking

salmon croquettes ahead of time

Sorry, can't leave this thread alone. This is the recipe I riff off but do not stress, these were always meant to use what you had around and it is really hard to mess them up. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

salmon croquettes ahead of time

agree, should have said that earlier -- the first time I made them from canned salmon I could not believe how wonderful they were!

Apr 08, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking

salmon croquettes ahead of time

It will work like a dream and be yummy!!!

Apr 08, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

My all-time favorite lamb shank recipe is Mario Batali's with oranges and olives: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/reci...