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need inexpensive, healthy recipes for 60+

Check out "Lunch Lessons", Changing the Way We Feed Our Children" by Chef Ann Cooper.

Mar 12, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

What's your favorite no-salt or extremely low-salt flavoring?

One teaspoon is a lot of salt -- I use less than that in a whole week.... It's frightening to read the sodium counts on prepared foods, and those are based on small serving sizes. Why do manufacturers think everything tastes better with such high levels of salt? Unedible to me.

Mar 12, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

save the world

Live more simply. Be happy with having less. Create community, share food together often, take walks, declutter and donate what you don't need anymore.

Mar 12, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

Black Radishes?

Radish sandwiches: Peel, grate, if it's too hot, rinse and squeeze dry. Spread mayo on multi grain bread, put on grated radish and optional lettuce or chopped parsley. Cut into small triangles.

Mar 11, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

Cancelling Etiquette

What can I say? I've cancelled a few hours before the event myself. Due to exhaustion. I've been told to come back the following night for leftovers -- okay with me. I've also dragged myself to a party and fallen asleep there. Woke up as people were leaving, stayed and helped hostess unwind.

Mar 11, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

Creamer vs. Half and Half

Why don't you buy him some dish soap while you're there? I was with a friend once while she was buying a new TV. She had plenty of money, but talked the salesman into giving her an "architect's discount" because her son was an architect.

Mar 11, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

How Do I Keep an Adult Friend Who Has A Very Limited and Unhealthy Diet

Your friend's diet is limited but not that bad. Good enough if she's happy with it -- she's old enough to decide for herself. It's up to you if you want to remain friends. You decide, your choice. What happened to that woman who let her dog eat off her guest's plate? I would befriend her, and work with her dog so it doesn't end up at the pound when it's older and difficult to manage.

Mar 10, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

Very large whole frozen Arctic Char: Help!

After filleting there is some meat left on the frame. If you have the patience, scrape this meat off the bones using an ordinary teaspoon. Makes great fishburgers.

Mar 09, 2009
neverlate in General Topics

Another guest behavior rant.

What if the shoe's on the other foot? You go to someone's house for dinner and everything is processed food crap. I leave after an hour because I'll only hate myself if I make pretend I'm eating, moving my food around on my plate, saying it's delicious. So much the better if not invited again. If the friendship is important, you can always meet in restaurants, or invite processed food people to your house.

Mar 09, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

What are your top 3 sauces to make/eat?

garlic butter, lemon butter, fresh tomato salsa

Mar 09, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

Made a great dinner tonight, thought I'd tell y'all about it.

ahh.....kneading....I used to do a lot of that back in the days when I worked with clay....

Mar 09, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

Social Delimma # xxxxx

Ooooh....that frozen breaded fried shrimp....I used to enjoy it back in those days before I knew how to cook.

Mar 09, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

How Do I Keep an Adult Friend Who Has A Very Limited and Unhealthy Diet

Your friend missed her chance in the Hamptons if she only wanted a white collar guy. Blue collar men in the Hamptons (Landscaping, building trades, service providers make very good money. On the other hand, white collar real estate brokers are making zilch. I take it that the Hamptons house share was an "investment".

Mar 08, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

Social Delimma # xxxxx

I think it's not a good idea for chicaraleigh to buy cheese, garlic, and grater for her friend. Her friend has her own system going on within her family -- it may be more important to sit down together for a meal with the green can and garlic powder than to spend more time getting things perfect.

Mar 07, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

Ginger Preserves - what to do with them?

Dab some on top of the fruit in a galette before baking. Put a spoonful in sauteed red and yellow peppers. On crackers with blue cheese. A little bit in salad dressing or a sandwich.

Mar 07, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

Yuca

I like to peel the parboiled yuca and shred it, then make mini-latkes. Serve with tartar sauce. I also make it like garlic mashed potatoes.

Mar 07, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

Social Delimma # xxxxx

I like your idea that everyone has their "green can". So true. It might not mean anything to anyone else, but it does throw you for a loop, even though you really like the person involved. How vulnerable we are -- at my last birthday someone brought me a junkfood cake -- I hate, I hate, I hate, much, much, much too sweet, not the kind of dessert I eat. I felt like crying, I couldn't help feeling like this, I felt a bit sad for a while, both at the party and afterwards. That was my "green can". Thanks for listening.

Mar 06, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

Shad roe - who's tried it?

I love it sauteed in butter slowly with a lid on the pan so it cooks through. The chives are up by then, so a few snips of that. I eat it every few years, not every year. I have to make a special trip to the one fish market that sells it, and sometimes they're sold out.

Mar 06, 2009
neverlate in General Topics

Social Delimma # xxxxx

I'd just let it go and keep on being friends with the person. Good thing it wasn't a first date -- it would really be a deal breaker, now wouldn't it?

Mar 06, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

Do you prefer to bake or buy dessert?

I prefer to bake my own but only when I'm entertaining. I love my own undersweetened desserts. And I like to serve them in small quantities on small plates. A sugar miser am I, but somewhat generous with the ice cream.

Mar 06, 2009
neverlate in General Topics

Natives Raised Eating Legumes:Unaffected by Gas?

Doesn't TONS of ginger make the lentils too spicy to eat? It would be for me --I like it in small quantities. Too much is torture.

Mar 06, 2009
neverlate in General Topics

what can I do with my kimchee besides stand in front of the fridge and eat it

A cheese log made of cream cheese and chopped kim chee. Serve with crackers, seaweed rice crackers or sesame ones.

Mar 06, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

Pea Sprouts?

Substitute for lettuce in a sandwich

Mar 06, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

Made a great dinner tonight, thought I'd tell y'all about it.

I wish I had your energy! I'm more of a Minimalist.

Mar 05, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

Does anyone here use google?

What do you mean exactly? That people shouldn't ask questions until they try to find the answer first by googling? What's wrong with starting a discussion and getting answers from chowhounds? You make a personal choice with your answer or non answer. If you weren't demented what would you be? Mented?

Mar 05, 2009
neverlate in Site Talk

Eating at an empty restaurant?

I had lunch yesterday at a place that is moderately busy in the winter. (In the summer it's too crowded and we tend to avoid it.) It was a bit emptier than usual, but food and service were fine. Tipped a bit more. No way that this place will go out of business though. It's a pretty solid kind of place.

Mar 05, 2009
neverlate in Not About Food

"Surprise" foodie novels

Incredible food, eh? Too rich, probably. However, Wolfe's creator Rex Stout had a sister Ruth Stout who wrote a couple of organic gardening books -- How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back" and "Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent". Her effortless no dig method consisted of mulching liberally with spoiled hay. In between the garden advice were simple cooking suggestions and stories about country life.

Mar 05, 2009
neverlate in Food Media & News

Ides of March party

Those EAR mushrooms, Senate bean soup, ceasar salad eaten with fingers

Mar 05, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking

What else is your go to breakfast besides eggs?

Meow! I see how you get your chow name. Mimosas are a nice treat in the winter with fresh squeezed oranges . At home I like one jumbo egg fried in olive oil, with Alvarado St. multi-grain toast, lots of butter. Eating out, I like to order an omelet or huevos rancheros. Once in a great while I get eggs from someone who keeps chickens in the back yard -- these eggs are the best, I wish they were the norm.

Mar 05, 2009
neverlate in General Topics

Fresh Salmon Cakes

I use leftover cooked salmon, mixed with finely chopped onion, celery, and fresh dill. Add breadcrumbs, eggs, and a little Old Bay seasoning. Make small patties, fry in olive oil plus some salted butter. Serve with tartar sauce and lemon slices.

Mar 04, 2009
neverlate in Home Cooking