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Dutch Crunch Origins

In the early 70s, there was a deli on Moana Lane between Kietzke & Virginia that had great Dutch Crunch rolls. I don't remember if they made them or bought them somewhere else.

Apr 08, 2014
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Hummingbird nectar-sugar&water or store bought?

Rufies are brilliant orange, in good light, male Rufous Hummingbirds glow like coals: bright orange on the back and belly, with a vivid iridescent-red throat. Females are green above with rufous-washed flanks, rufous patches in the green tail, and often a spot of orange in the throat. I always have a migration in late May & June, headed north I think. They ravish my feeders and terrorize my Anas.

Apr 05, 2014
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Eggs - What a Beautiful Thing!

When you are spoiled by having fresh laid eggs it can seem like forever.

Apr 01, 2014
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Eggs - What a Beautiful Thing!

Having raised chickens, I can tell you that they do indeed go on strike.

Apr 01, 2014
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California's Food History and Iconic Dishes?

Santa Maria Style BBQ and Pinquito beans.

Mar 13, 2014
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Spaghetti Caruso

I have never seen pale yellow either. I use common dark reds.

Mar 09, 2014
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Spaghetti Caruso

I'll play. Romanos in Rockaway Beach, CA. I use this recipe http://www.great-chicago-italian-reci...
It tastes like what I remember we had at Romanos. The recipe you posted sounds great (I'm a Pierre Franey fan) but where is the red wine?

Mar 09, 2014
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Mice in apartment

Mice are smart, I had a mouse return a little knob from my stove that had fallen off and bounced behind the stove. It placed it very neatly in my small cast iron skillet in the stove drawer. Sadly, no good deed goes unpunished.

Feb 07, 2014
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Smoked salmon

Hash, with over easy eggs.

Feb 07, 2014
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How do you eat your grapefruit?

My rx bottle says no to grapefruit, but I can't resist the first of the season Texas Reds. I treat myself to a couple, eaten exactly as you do.

Jan 16, 2014
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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

I made it myself, using a strip of tin and the original screws.

Jan 12, 2014
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Martini Garnishes

I have a jar of Los Olivos brand purchased from my liquor store.

Jan 08, 2014
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Need to avoid wasting beer...recipe ideas please

Country style ribs. After browning, cook in a covered skillet on the stove 2 or 3 hours until tender. Adding addl beer as necessary. When they are tender I cook the beer down to a nice thick syrup and then add the BBQ sauce and let simmer until falling apart.

Jan 06, 2014
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Spin-Off: What gins to people love?

Every time I go to the liquor store I stand in front of the gins, should I try something new? Nah, to me, nothing tastes as good as Beefeater.

Jan 04, 2014
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What is your preparation method for making a great Fish meal.

Jan 02, 2014
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Serving Shell-less Raw Oysters

A shot glass.

Dec 23, 2013
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What would you want named after yourself. . .

I named a cocktail after myself. ***** Wallbanger. It was gin, blood orange Italian soda & Galliano.

Dec 18, 2013
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What are you drinking these days? Fall/Winter Cocktails 2013-2014

With an onion stuffed olive. It's my antifreeze, been really cold.

Dec 11, 2013
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So...what is on your holiday list?

My skillet is 6-1/2" and weighs over a pound, it would have to be one heck of a strudy tree.

Dec 09, 2013
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So...what is on your holiday list?

Re: small cast iron skillet. I have one just like this, perfect for one egg.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/122987021...

Dec 08, 2013
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Punch recipes, anyone? (no added sugar, please)

I've made this punch, everyone liked it.
http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/876/...

Dec 04, 2013
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Foodtography

It was an opinion piece, her opinion, nothing more, nothing less. And yes I take pictures of my food & booze, home cooked and restaurant.

Dec 02, 2013
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Typical American Thanksgiving meal: All show, no substance.

Have you been in the rhubarb liquor? "served in my great grape at grandmother's cut glass bowls" ?

Dec 01, 2013
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Thanksgiving Meal Other Than Turkey

Just two of us. Grilled sockeye salmon.

Nov 27, 2013
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How to Make Mashed Potatoes, Paul McCartney style

Linda McCartney's Home Cooking
Parsley, Celery and Green Pea soup

A beautiful and substantial soup. If you like a really thick texture, remove half of the soup halfway through cooking and puree in a blender, then return to pot.

1 cup split green peas
2 tbs butter or margarine
1 med onion, chopped
4 sticks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
3 tbs chopped fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish
1 bay leaf
2-1/4 cups vegetable stock or water
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Wash peas and soak overnight in cold water or in hot water for 1 hour. Drain and set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt butter and saute onions for 3-4 mins. then add celery & carrots and cook over med. heat until lightly browned.
Add drained peas, parsley & bay leaf. Mix well. Add vegetable stock & stir well.
Cover pan, bring to a boil & simmer 1 to 1-1/2 hrs. until peas are really tender. Stir soup occasionally & add more stock is desired. Season to taste and serve with a little chopped parsley sprinkled on top.

Nov 26, 2013
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Can you roast a turkey in a gas grill?

If I do turkey for Thanksgiving I always use the grill. Sunset Magazine has great instructions. I usually spatchcock the turkey to reduce grilling time.
http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/holid...

Nov 26, 2013
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How to Make Mashed Potatoes, Paul McCartney style

I have Linda McCartney's Home Cooking and there is a recipe for pea soup.

Nov 26, 2013
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Before White Zinfandel, there was...

I remember gallon jugs of grenache rosé, not sure if it was Gallo or someone else.

Nov 26, 2013
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Corned Beef and Other Missing Lunch Meats

They usually have canned corn beef at a good price too.

Nov 23, 2013
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Dear Mr. Broccoli you'll be missed

Oregon coast, broccoli & cauliflower both over $2.00 a lb. I didn't buy any.

Nov 21, 2013
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