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Should I keep my Lodge Grill/Griddle

Yours don't?

I guess it depends on what you want to do. If I have the oven on already I just pop the griddle in. No more work than preheating a sheet pan for roasting or my cast iron skillet for making cornbread. To each their own.

1 day ago
Leepa in Cookware

Should I keep my Lodge Grill/Griddle

You could always preheat them in the oven. They are fine if you do that.

1 day ago
Leepa in Cookware

ASHEVILLE, NC FOOD SCENE

I wasn't born and raised here, but I have been here for the last 35 years. I'm a bit confused about your response to my post. I was just suggesting that Homegrown (a restaurant on Merrimon Avenue) could be the one that Westy was referring to.

Dec 15, 2014
Leepa in Southeast

ASHEVILLE, NC FOOD SCENE

Homegrown? It's been a long while since the building was a house, but it was at some point.

http://www.slowfoodrightquick.com/

Dec 15, 2014
Leepa in Southeast

Bosch refrigerator

I'm in the market for a counter depth French door fridge and have seen and like this one, model #B22CT80SNS. Does anyone have this model? I'd love to hear some reviews from Hounds.

Dec 12, 2014
Leepa in Cookware

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #7 – 12/03/14 (spoilers)

I would think it would be because they were trying not to be the losing team. If they could salvage them, then more chance they could come out on top.

Dec 08, 2014
Leepa in Food Media & News
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Awesome. I was hoping it was a "you bake yourself". Sounds like a good addition to the Christmas morning breakfast menu.

Dec 07, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Is this already baked or to bake like the frozen croissants?

Dec 07, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #7 – 12/03/14 (spoilers)

I hope to hell it isn't Aaron...

Is honey really...forever?

It doesn't degrade. That would imply that it isn't good or gets progressively worse. It actually is like wine that gets better with age. It acquires character.

Dec 01, 2014
Leepa in General Topics
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Is honey really...forever?

My cousin is a beekeeper in Hawaii and he ages part of his honey. The 15 year old honey is amazing. So, I'd say don't worry about it.

Dec 01, 2014
Leepa in General Topics

Archway "cashew nougats"

My favorite is the Wedding Cookie. I've seen them at Dollar General and Walmart.

And yes, I know I can make them myself.

Dec 01, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

I make a similar cinnamon toast pretty frequently - about once a month for my guilty pleasure breakfast. Also with good dark coffee with chicory.

Were we separated at birth??

Nov 20, 2014
Leepa in General Topics

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #6 – 11/19/14 (spoilers)

My mental picture includes the elves calling up the Ocean Spray people requesting they hold back part of last years harvest so it could be used for TC in the spring.

Nov 20, 2014
Leepa in Food Media & News
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 (Part II) [OLD]

There are crispy ones which come in a orange colored foil package and the soft chewy ones which come in a clear plastic packet. I think people hear have found both to be favorable - depending on the person.

Nov 15, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 (Part II) [OLD]

Oh, no. The chewy ones or the crispy ones?

Nov 15, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Steam, don't boil those hard cooked eggs.

Steam is steam so I don't know why that wouldn't be possible. This week I steamed some aged eggs with a bit of baking soda added to the water. I'd never used anything other than plain water. I wasn't expecting much of a difference since I kind of doubted the soda would affect a steamed egg, but for whatever reason these were the easiest eggs to peel that I can recall.

Nov 13, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

Yep. That was them. I almost mentioned they were in a paper wrapping.

Nov 10, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

I didn't check them out thoroughly but the Asheville store had something called Danish Kringle today (within the last 30 minutes!). Is that what you are looking for?

Nov 10, 2014
Leepa in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

I hate those.

Nov 05, 2014
Leepa in Chains
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I can't cut my pie pumpkins!

I use a large Chinese cleaver and a rubber mallet and let fly being really careful to keep anything important out of the way. Like body parts. It usually only takes one or two whacks.

Oct 28, 2014
Leepa in General Topics

Appalachian recipes ideas?

Just for clarification, greasy beans aren't just any green beans. They are a particular heritage bean and they aren't greasy at all. The skin of the bean has a naturally shiny skin hence the name "greasy". I doubt if one could find fresh greasys this time of year.

Oct 25, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

Asheville Blind Pig

Coming up at the end of November...

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blin...

Oct 25, 2014
Leepa in Southeast
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Appalachian recipes ideas?

A spoonbread might be appropriate.

Oct 23, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking
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Red Grapefruit in Cups at Costco

I tip the container back so that the air bubble is in the area where the tab is before I pull back on the tab. No spraying that way - or at least significantly reduced. If one doesn't consume the juice, then it's simple to pour it off before taking it lid off completely. I do, so I just sip a bit off before I finish taking off the lid so very little mess.

Oct 23, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Red Grapefruit in Cups at Costco

I love them.

Oct 23, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014 [old]

I will, thanks!

Oct 22, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014 [old]

Is this shelf stable or refrigerated?

Oct 22, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Top Chef Boston - episode 2?

Ah... I had missed that. Thanks!

Oct 21, 2014
Leepa in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston - episode 2?

I just watched a truncated episode of Top Chef that my DVR captured on Monday. It started out with a surf and turf QF challenge judged Todd English. Then it abruptly stopped after the challenge. Was this aired by mistake? Did anyone else see it? Unfortunately, I deleted it so I can't go back to see the description again. It was definitely not Ep.1. I'm a bit confused...

Oct 21, 2014
Leepa in Food Media & News