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Fresh English Peas

Mother's Markets here in OC have had them for awhile.

Apr 17, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Watery marinara sauce w fresh tomatoes

You can also cut up and roast the tomatoes in the oven for a bit at 400 - 450 to reduce the juiciness. I regularly do this and freeze in bagged portions for all kinds of recipes.

Per Capita Wine Consumption by Country

Vatican City No.1? Drunken priests?

Apr 10, 2015
OCEllen in Wine

I humidified our condo by boiling water in a Dutch oven every day this winter......

Get a gallon of white vinegar and soak the pot overnight.

Apr 10, 2015
OCEllen in Cookware
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Taco Maria brick + mortar 1st Report, Costa Mesa - Excellent Tasting Menu

Carnitas and pescado and a sort of liquidy salad sort of thing - all was delicious!

Apr 09, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Taco Maria brick + mortar 1st Report, Costa Mesa - Excellent Tasting Menu

Lunch was delicious!

Can Music Change the Way Your Wine Tastes?

Love this article!

Apr 05, 2015
OCEllen in Wine

Taco Maria brick + mortar 1st Report, Costa Mesa - Excellent Tasting Menu

Latest on lunch there? May be in the area tomorrow.

Apr 01, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Orange County -- Can't-miss markets, bakeries, butchers, etc.?

Looking for whole cut up rabbit, do they carry them?

Mar 27, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

TJ's has NO walnuts for another 3 or so months - now where?

What are chud spores?

Mar 22, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Anyone else hate the new Saveur makeover, or is it just me?

I used to save each issue now I give them to my parrot who loves to shred cheap magazines.

Poll: Favorite everyday glassware?

Duralex in various sizes for everything including wine. I like a small glass and have broken more stemmed glasses than I can count so Duralex it is!

Mar 21, 2015
OCEllen in Cookware

Good Oysters around North OC?

Mar 19, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Good Oysters around North OC?

Sure miss long gone Ways & Means! Suggestions here and now?

Mar 18, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Store bought Salmon Burger for grill?

TJ's frozen ones are tasty and will hold up to careful grilling. I do wish they were a little thicker.

Mar 10, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Ideas for 1 cup of leftover grated orange zest?

Definitely freeze it in small portions. It's great to have around!

Mar 01, 2015
OCEllen in General Topics

Where can one buy Watermelon Radish's in Orange County

I think you will have to find someone at a farmer's market who grows them in season.

Feb 27, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Are tank lobsters any good?

I once bought a lobster out of a tank that had shrunken within it's shell! Ie. starved!

Feb 26, 2015
OCEllen in General Topics

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Lamb or chicken stew, make the day before?

Feb 22, 2015
OCEllen in Home Cooking
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Family Style, tasting menu or prix fixe for party of 12

In OC, Taco Maria in Costa Mesa or Playground in Santa Ana.

Jan 30, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

I need help ! extremely picky eater & basically wont eat anything !

I would seriously consider a second medical opinion and perhaps a consult with a dietician.

Jan 24, 2015
OCEllen in Home Cooking
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In OC - Where did B. Wallenbeck go....?

Some say W&M will reopen south.

Jan 23, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

In OC - Where did B. Wallenbeck go....?

Had one great meal there and a very short time later they were closed...

Jan 21, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

In OC - Where did B. Wallenbeck go....?

Where did Benjamin Wallenbeck go after Ways And Means closed? Cooking anywhere?

Jan 21, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

CA Foie Gras Import Ban-Struck Down by Court

Greg Daniels of Haven Gastropub in Orange and Pasadena (and Provisions in Orange) said he would have it tout suite!

Jan 08, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Healthy Coffee Creamer Mix

A tiny bit. Doesn't taste strongly of coconut. But I'm not sure either of what is being 'made'. I use coconut milk every day in my coffee because I'm very lactose intolerant.

Jan 07, 2015
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Healthy Coffee Creamer Mix

Must it be dry? Why not just use (liquid) coconut milk?

Jan 06, 2015
OCEllen in General Topics

Restaurants with wild nettles?

They are way out of season in the midwest.

Dec 24, 2014
OCEllen in Chicago Area

Our loves we will not admit

Was exactly my snack before bed last night! Had good dreams!

Dec 22, 2014
OCEllen in General Topics

Chocolate & wine pairing

Some old vine Zins would work.

Dec 20, 2014
OCEllen in Wine