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Quince recipes [moved from General Chowhounding]

Report on my experiment:
Okay, the peel on is sort of country cooking--a bit grainy. Fine cooking would require the peel off.

I am too busy with too many quinces to worry about the peel and will leave it on.

Oct 20, 2008
RuthP. in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving is coming up quick...any ideas?

I love this dish. First make some brown rice and separately some wild rice. Don't overcook. roast some red peppers and cut in small slices or cubes. PEEL and Chop a yam into small cubes, about 1/4-1/2 inch big.

Then melt some butter, slow saute some onions in it. Add yam and as it *begins* to soften, add peppers, a cup of brown rice and a cup of wild rice (more or less of both, based on your likes), salt and pepper and serve. Textures, colors, tastes all blend delightfully.

Oct 20, 2008
RuthP. in Home Cooking

What to do w/ my roasted peppers and eggplant?

I love bread salad. Roast all kinds of veggies--you will need some onions and garlic roasted with what younow have. Cube, use some sea salt, throw in big bowl with croutons*, some fresh tomatoes, add a vinegarette, and let salad sit an hour or so. Can add some torn lettuce or arrugula if desired.

* I make my own with heavy or dense white bread--ciabatta or como or peasant bread. spray with olive oil or butter, toss with favorite savory herbs (salt, pepper, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, etc) and bake at low temp until hard. the idea is that the juices form the dressing and veggies softens the bread (but not to mush) and mixes the flavors.

Oct 20, 2008
RuthP. in Home Cooking

Quince recipes [moved from General Chowhounding]

Well I am just experimenting. However, I have taken a bunch of the fruits, stood them on end on a large cookie sheet, baked them at 350 for about 30-40 minutes until softened. Then I took one of those large apple corers that slices and cores at the same time and took out the seed core, which I put in a pot with some left over sweet wine and boiled to get a thickening agent for jam.

As I write I have taken some of the slices and put them in a quince crisp, with the peeling left on. I am going to see whether you really have to peel the damned things. Even if you do, the softened slices are easier than the whole hard fruit to peel.

Oct 20, 2008
RuthP. in Home Cooking

Foodie activities in/near Portland?

I am brain dead tonight. what is the trippy doughnut place that is over by Saturday Mkt? If you go to Sat. Mkt, it is worth a visit just to people watch. And the doughnuts are worth trying.

I also enjoy going to the Western Culinary School for a lunch. It is wise however, to call and find out how far along the students are in their training. Get them close to graduation and you will get a really good meal.

A fun happy hour with decent food choices is the Portland City Grill, atop one of our tallest downtown buildings. 2 hours of parking is free under the building so long as you get a stamp from PCG. To get a good table, you will want to be standing in the elevator line at the moment that the restaurant opens for happy hour. Get on the elevator so you will be one of the first to get off.

Oct 20, 2008
RuthP. in Pacific Northwest