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Middle Eastern Vegetarian Food

I love eggplant, there is something called the Inman fainted.

Do you find salting globe eggplant makes much difference?

Dec 15, 2014
divadmas in Vegetarian & Vegan

Caramel Help

Dec 14, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Octopus...method and madness...

Asian markets often sell octopus already boiled. Talk to them about what you want to do. Getting the size you want uncut might be special order. Also because they are thinking sushi cost can be higher.

Dec 14, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Using up canned goods! Seeking ideas!

Water chestnuts, baby corn and fresh bok choy or cabbage can be made into chow mein made with dried spaghetti. I oil and crisp the barely cooked noodles under the broiler.
Canned fruit makes fruit salad, maybe with sour cream dressing or hello and cottage cheese.

Dec 13, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Japanese pastry cookbook in English?

Many Japanese homes, maybe most, do not have an oven.

Dec 10, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Venison Question

Sounds good. Be aware venison is very lean and dense. More filling than beef.

Dec 09, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Anyone else crazy enough to bake with a preschooler?

My nephew would wipe the counters down though I'm afraid he didn't really accomplish much.

Dec 08, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Recipes for 6.75 qt Dutch Oven

You can use stovetop though burner size is smaller. Heat will be concentrated on burner, move cooked bits to side, kind of like a wok. One thing, these are big and heavy, be careful not to chip enamel if that is what you have.

Dec 08, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

online cooking classes?

I have looked at craftsy before and they just sent me an email with that one class offered. Over black friday I think all classes were $20. Looking forward to viewing soon. Thanks for the recommendation.

Dec 06, 2014
divadmas in Food Media & News

Mom isn't eating well any suggestions?

A relative had a stroke and had to be fed thru a tube. Ensure, but it had to be the one with fiber to keep things moving. The fiber one is more expensive.

Dec 06, 2014
divadmas in General Topics

online cooking classes?

Thanks karendw, I googled this.
http://bakingbites.com/2011/12/wsj-re...

I entered a class on craftsy by Peter Reinhardt, $15 special on bread. Thanks meatn3. This has what I wanted.

Dec 06, 2014
divadmas in Food Media & News

emails from threads I'm following

Thanks very much, I just got a bunch of emails.

On something different I still cannot post using chrome. I have to switch to IE. I could use chrome but it stopped allowing posts about six months ago.

Dec 05, 2014
divadmas in Site Talk

Best Sandwich at Subway?

Cold cut combo and meatball marinara are $2 in December. I have either toasted and add my homemade giardeniera. Easy to make and adds a nice punch.
I have had b@d meatball sandwiches in the past but they have been good lately.

Dec 05, 2014
divadmas in Chains

online cooking classes?

Anyone find any good ones? They seem to be harder to put together than a cooking show, I have not been impressed yet.

Dec 05, 2014
divadmas in Food Media & News

Casino Suggestion

In Washington do not expect very good food or great deals. Google the casino and see what specials they have like senior buffet day or joining free club. You should easily find food reviews, you checked casinos with yelp.com? A buffet might not be the best choice for 90 year old. I would check nearby but casinos have other dining options, too. Just not great ones in my opinion.

Dec 05, 2014
divadmas in Greater Seattle

Carnitas help please

That is actually not that much lard. In Mexico there are shops that only deep fry up carnitas in big vats of lard, they have tables but you provide everything else even tortillas. Here I do as letsindulge does and also get good results.
Supermarket lard, unless you get it from the butcher, is highly processed bad stuff.
Carnitas is rich and I recommend something to cut that like pickled jalapenos and carrots.

Dec 05, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Carnitas help please

Dec 05, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

emails from threads I'm following

I'm no longer getting alerts about new posts. ???

Dec 05, 2014
divadmas in Site Talk

Oyster Rookie

Serving raw requires some shucking skills but may be worth it depending on the oysters. The simplest and a good way is to scrub shells and throw cup side down on bbq grill. When they start to open pry off flat shell and serve with flavored butter @nd hot sauce. But my favorite way to eat is battered and deep fried.

Great article: Nathan Myhrvold talks food-borne illness and more...

though some appear to be more sensitive or allergic. my niece has gone to the er a couple times from bread with non visible mold.

Dec 04, 2014
divadmas in Food Media & News

Trip to Singapore, Malacca, KL

Do they make beef rendang in Malaysia or is that only Indonesian?

I remember Buddhist vegetarian restaurants that had surprisingly good meat analog dishes.

Liquor is taxed pretty good, you can buy duty free on flight in.

Chinese deep fried donuts on street are good. So are soursop drinks.

The durian stink seems overrated, not awful but not what I would call king of fruits. Maybe I haven't had enough to know though.

Would gold jewelry or fitted shirts or suit be things to consider buying? Much haggling and caution in buying?

Variations on bacon jam?

Let us know how recipe works out. Sounds good.

Dec 04, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Some British food is edible!

Yorkshire pudding is easy. Though you need to balance beef dripping for this vs drippings for gravy. I usually resort to butter.

Dec 04, 2014
divadmas in Greater Seattle

Costco prepared entrees in refrigerated section

The chicken salad is very good but kind of steep.

Dec 04, 2014
divadmas in Chains

Foods unique to France to buy in Paris?

Dec 03, 2014
divadmas in France

Your favorite inexpensive cookware items

While not used daily I like my Danish whisk, set of strainers, gravy fat separator. For use in nonstick pans, silicone whisk.
Daily I use flexible plastic cutting board sheets, useful for transferring cut items and easy to clean. From Ikea. Also squirt plastic bottles of oil give closer control.

Dec 03, 2014
divadmas in Cookware

Cooking on a gas cooktop

I guess you do start missing comfort food but what about eating local? Aren't restaurants really cheap there? Maybe get a local to teach you how they cook and where to buy?

Dec 01, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Fish suggestion?

My dad was a fisherman and steelhead was favorite for catching and eating. Baked whole, maybe with a stuffing. It is a rich, oily fish.

Dec 01, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking
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Roast chicken bones for stock?

I don't know why but costco rotisserie chicken carcasses yield a lot of gelatin, my home roasted chickens not so much.

Dec 01, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Mom isn't eating well any suggestions?

My aunt used to like pb&j with banana, I just had that on english muffin, though older folks might have a swallowing problem with sticky stuff. My 92 year old mom likes raspberries and they go well with instant tapioca pudding. High calorie beverages like chai might work.
On a side note I just saw my ophthalmologist and he noted some vision field deterioration possibly an effect from my sleep apnea. My glaucoma eye pressure was good. You might ask your doc about getting a blood oximeter, it clips on end of finger to read blood oxygen level, costs well under $50.
If she is in pain massage may or may not be helpful. You might also try hot and cold packs and gels like icy hot.

Nov 27, 2014
divadmas in General Topics
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