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Lentil soup accompaniments?

I make lentil soup all the time. I usually have it with bread and a salad with tart vinegairette. I like the contrast.

Aug 13, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

Ice cream pairing for molasses (Shoo Fly Pie)

Fourth. Creme freche sounds good.

May 28, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking
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Fresh herbs--do you have them, how do you use them?

I had high hopes (pesto! caprese salad! basil on everything!) for two basil plants that I bought a few weeks ago (indoor plants) but they haven't taken off like I thought they would. They get a ton of sunlight but the leaves have yellowed quite a bit (not dry crunch yellow; just a pale sad yellow). Maybe I am watering them too much?

May 23, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

What's your summer guilty pleasure?

Pimm's cups! Dark and stormies! BEEEEER :D

May 22, 2014
Bunny007 in General Topics

Anyone else disgusted with dogs in restaurants?

These things just don't seem comparable. It's common to leave pets home unattended (rather than taking them to a restaurant). Babies? Well, that's frowned upon.

How to ask guest to pay for meal/drinks at dinner?

Ditto this. I wouldn't be offended, at all, by what the OP is suggesting. I would be mildly annoyed by any confusion about who is paying for what, which is what I suppose the OP was trying to avoid by posing her question to CH.

I think there is no "norm" any more when it comes to these things. It depends very much on your social circle, geography, age, etc...

How to ask guest to pay for meal/drinks at dinner?

I wouldn't know what to expect, really (31 years; major city) and I would be prepared for either scenario without being offended if I paid my own way.

May 16, 2014
Bunny007 in Not About Food

Rhubarb

I've been waiting and waiting for rhubarb to come into season! I plan to make Molly Steven's rhubarb brisket and hazelnut rhubarb bars. Also, rhubarb, plain, with salt.

May 12, 2014
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Cardamom seed

I make this recipe for cardamom chicken at least once a week:

http://food52.com/recipes/9275-roaste...

The cardamom flavor is fairly pronounced in this dish. It is also good in coffee, especially iced.

May 02, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

When only SALT will do?

Pickles (and then I guzzle the juice when no one is looking ;) and I've been known to eat salted lemon wedges.

Roasting Frozen Vegetables

I do this often with cauliflower and broccoli. To me, the texture is a tiny bit different but not enough to matter.

Apr 29, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

Communal tables at restaurants - your opinion please?

Do not like. I have been to places where I can more easily hear the random person next to me, than my SO across from me, and it really ruins the experience. I also do not like being boxed in between people, especially if I have to go to the bathroom.

It doesn't help that I'm fairly anti-social and not likely to make new friends while I eat ;)

Egg pasta dishes

It was $9.50 or so, which is outrageous to me because I usually by the cheapo $1 pasta ;) Everything there is a bit expensive for my tastes but the display is so damn pretty that I couldn't leave without buying something.

Apr 28, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

Egg pasta dishes

I really like the cacio e pepe suggestion too- especially since I have all the ingredients! Thanks for all of the great ideas everyone

Apr 28, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

Egg pasta dishes

I impulse bought this, for me, absurdly expensive, deliciously eggy pasta (its hard to tell in the photo but its a wonderfully deep yellow) from Eataly this morning. But I don't cook pasta often and never make egg pasta. What should I make with this?

Apr 27, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

Pan Bagnat: Le French Tuna Salad Sandwich

This has been on my "to make" list for awhile. Glad to see the glowing review!

Apr 22, 2014
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What to do with jar of fig jam?

Oh yeah, that sounds good. I would eat it with any hard cheese too.

Apr 22, 2014
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What to Drink with Shrimp and Grits

Abita immediately came to mind for me

Apr 21, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (May 2014) Nominations

I would love to do salsa but here in the Midwest, we're a few months still from tomato season (although I know you can make other types), so I can't get behind this idea yet :)

Apr 21, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (May 2014) Nominations

I mean, RHUBARB CAKES! Sorry :)

Apr 21, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (May 2014) Nominations

RHUBARB!

I've been so impatient to make rhubarb things that I bought rhubarb at my grocery store the other day for $4.99 a pound :/

Apr 21, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

Side dish suggestions

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Menu building is not my forte and the creole/Cajun (?) influence had me stumped.

I agree that it really needs an acidic something to cut the fattiness. I also love the sweet potato fry suggestion. I have never heard macque choux either! Lots of good suggestions and much to think about. Thanks again :)

Apr 13, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

Side dish suggestions

Now that things are warming up in the Midwest, I'm itching to fire up the grill. I'm inviting a few friends over next weekend and want to make this:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/em...!

But have no idea what to make for side dishes/snacks. Any suggestions? This is an informal affair, about 5 people :)

Apr 13, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

What to do with Kielbasa

I do. In fact my in-laws make fresh kielbasa every year (and pierogi) so my freezer is stocked at the moment :)

Apr 10, 2014
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What to do with Kielbasa

My family also has it with pierogi and sauerkraut.

Sometimes I use it in lentil soup.

I have plans to replicate a dish I had recently and loved- braised lentils with sausage- as well.

Apr 10, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

Looking for tasty cottage cheese recipes for a non cottage cheese lover

I love cottage cheese and prefer its savory variations. My favorite way to eat it is with diced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes, with lots of salt and pepper and a drop of vinegar (any kind really). If I have any fresh herbs (especially parsley, chives, or dill) on hand, they go in too. I have a friend who likes hers with diced radishes and chives, which isn't bad either.

Some times I use cottage cheese in place of salad dressing- just a big lump of it on my salad. Mmmm :)

Apr 02, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking

What is your budget

About $200-250 per month, for two people, and we live in the Midwest. This would include everything but alcohol.

Apr 01, 2014
Bunny007 in General Topics

Current obsessions?

Kale and yes, I am also late to the party ;)

Mar 21, 2014
Bunny007 in General Topics
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Bad garlic

I've had a problem lately with the garlic that I buy at the grocery store. The cloves, after I've removed the skin, have a lot of tiny rust colored bubbles on the skin. I wish I had a photo to upload but I threw them away already. Does anyone know what this is and whether they're still edible?

Mar 01, 2014
Bunny007 in General Topics

Braised lentils

Thank you for the link! I will give this a shot. And if I'm being honest, I might add a little butter just to see ;) Because why not, right?

Mar 01, 2014
Bunny007 in Home Cooking