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Vegetable gardens 2015

Beautiful! You can start your own kimchee production line.

about 13 hours ago
tcamp in Gardening
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Vegetable gardens 2015

I made the most delicious watermelon gazpacho recently. It used up alot of cuke, along with (obviously) watermelon and tomato.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

about 13 hours ago
tcamp in Gardening

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad

That reminds me I need to thin my carrots tomorrow in hopes of such beauties in a month or so. Hope you are feeling better.

about 15 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad

That is very nice of you. Hope you can find some good take-out.

about 16 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

I make it in an angel food pan and it works great. Generally I just dust with powdered sugar but I also like a cream cheese frosting, either white or chocolate.

about 16 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Pan Fried Steak

Ah, ok. Yeah, the frequent turning is a new one for me. It looked as though HB was using a non-stick pan which was interesting.

about 16 hours ago
tcamp in General Topics

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad

Last night, grilled kielbasa; yellow potatoes boiled and dressed with OO, white wine vinegar, lots of chopped herbs, S&P; blanched snap peas and asparagus dipped into Caesar dressing left over from earlier in the week.

Tonight, pizza for the guys and a yet-to-be-procured piece of beef from the friday farmers market for me.

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad

Taleggio and cacao nibs, wow. How did you dream that up? I'm lovin' those swizzle sticks too!

about 17 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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school wide cookout...dessert help

For that type of crowd, I'd do sheet cake. I recently enjoyed a lemon sheet cake that was made from a mix with lemon jello added in (among other things), and a lemon juice/powdered sugar glaze. Very tasty and easy to make in quantity.

about 17 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Bitter enchilada sauce from scratch

Totally agree. I prefer the straight chile sauce but often add a little tomato sauce for the family's sake.

I've used this recipe to good success:

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

about 17 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Best type of pan for caramelizing mushrooms?

I use cast iron to brown mushrooms. As Roland noted already, crowding the pan is a big no-no.

about 17 hours ago
tcamp in Cookware

Pan Fried Steak

Nice. Only my germophobe spouse would have a conniption fit if I left uncovered meat in the fridge for 2 days and then out on the counter.

about 18 hours ago
tcamp in General Topics

Pollinating Tomato Plants

That is your best bet. I grow herbs and tomatoes on my townhouse deck and have never done anything special to encourage pollination. I do plant flowers and notice bees visiting. They also love flower spikes from the herbs so I often put tomatoes and basil together in large pots.

1 day ago
tcamp in Gardening

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Most recently, Tollhouse CCC with a mix of dark and white chocolate chips. And some slice and bake cinnamon sugar cookies that went into the freezer for later.

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Agree! Very Frank Gehry-esque.

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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June 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

Weird. No Bloomfield books at all in my library system or the much larger county next door.

May 19, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking

Barbecuing - Does ANYONE Think Of Food Safety When Grilling?

Same here. And platter that held the raw meat gets washed before reusing. No food poisoning issues in 25 years of doing this.

May 19, 2015
tcamp in General Topics

Cooking from Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbooks

Any good ideas for summer PC meals in those books? I'm suffering a drought of inspiration now that the temps are up.

May 19, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking

Tell me about Caribbean cuisine, please.

As you know, the cuisine of the Caribbean is pretty diverse so I'm sure there are a bazillion blogs out there. I've made a couple of recipes from this blog by a native of Guyana. You might enjoy as you can use those Indian spices!

http://www.jehancancook.com/about/

Also, check this out:

http://foodieblogroll.com/blogs/byTag...

May 19, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Beautiful! That book is waiting for me on the HOLD shelf at the library.

May 19, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Which one tasted better?

May 19, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking

Have a Breville 12 cup and may order a 2-1/2 inner bowl. What can be made in the small bowl.

I use a small food processor (ancient Oskar) for blue cheese dressing and other small batch sauces and dressings.

May 19, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad

Meatless Monday last night was an eggplant recipe from NYT, pasta alla Norma. Served with a green salad and blue cheese dressing.

Sunday, was chicken enchiladas, probably the best I've ever made. Fortunately, enough left over for my lunches this week.

Tonight, thinking about BLTs and something to do with mango as I have 2 fresh ones sitting on the counter.

i am not planning to replace the dishwasher when it dies.

Just got a new dishwasher last week. Another Bosch to replace a 10 year old model that runs at least 1x/day. Four of us in the house and a spouse who is very hard on dishes. One of my favorite appliances, right behind the AC unit.

Once the kids move on, we'll definitely run it less but for now, a keeper.

May 18, 2015
tcamp in Cookware
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

So many books, so little time to actually cook from them.

Appetizer suggestion? (Chicken enchiladas/main)

Ceviche

This mango version is really good:
http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/tro...

Or more traditional version:
http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/fro...

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

I've had One Good Dish out from the library several times and really like it. IIRC, the tunisian meatballs are good. Also, a stove top flatbread, garlic soup, and several spiced nut recipes are worth checking out.

May 15, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Jealous. My squash plants are less than a foot tall (if they stood straight up).

May 15, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking

Pro Vegetarian and Vegan scholarly peer reviewed articles

Agree that ethical veg, and likewise use-of-limited-resources veg, is the most convincing argument for me. I'm not a vegetarian but make and happily eat lots of vegetarian dishes. However, for the OP, leading by example is the only way to go. Too easy to come across as moralizing and preachy otherwise.

May 15, 2015
tcamp in Vegetarian & Vegan
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Need inspiration for vegetarian, company-worthy dinner

I'm cohosting (soup and apps) a dinner for 20 tonight - vegetarian menu is watermelon gazpacho, eggplant parm, and spinach salad. I've also been eyeing an eggplant/goat cheese tart that I will be trotting out this summer when the eggies grow up.