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What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition [Old--through 7/2/15]

Love this idea. Will await results of this PC venture!

Jul 01, 2015
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What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition [Old--through 7/2/15]

They were delicious and not made by me - spouse succumbed to a Costco roadshow offering! Worthy of reverse engineering, however.

Jun 30, 2015
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What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition [Old--through 7/2/15]

Nice here in the Mid-Atlantic after many inches of rain on Saturday. Last night, dinner was taco salad with lots of CSA veggies and seasoned ground turkey. Tonight, corn, sautéed mushrooms, and spicy mango meatballs. Trying to clear the decks as I head out for a Rust Belt tour - combo of client visits and checking in on my elderly aunt in Chicago. No home cooking 'til next weekend!

What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

The recipe is in Local Flavors and you're right, it doesn't turn up easily on the internet. It does call for Manchego cheese grated over.

This is a modified version from Vegetable Literacy.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/brocc...

Jun 27, 2015
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Vegetable gardens 2015

Wow! I guess I should check my spuds. Nice toad too. Never seen those in my garden here in No. VA.

Jun 27, 2015
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Can duck eggs be cracked and refrigerated?

Yes

Jun 27, 2015
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What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

Last night was green cauliflower based on a Deborah Madison recipe - steamed with lots of chopped parsley, green olives, capers, olive oil, and a couple of minced anchovies. Guys had pizza.

What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

Spectacular!

Jun 27, 2015
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What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

SCOTUS is on a roll!

How do you cook rat tail (super digital flexor muscle of beef)

Treat like you'd do oxtail - pressure cook with wine, rosemary, stock, garlic, etc.

Jun 26, 2015
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What Unusual or Uncommon Vegetables Do You Eat - And how do you prepare them?

Love purslane too. I've dedicated a part of one veg garden bed to growing it (relocated plants from other parts of the garden). I add it to salsa, salads, soups, and fried with squash or potatoes.

Jun 26, 2015
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What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

I found out that some people don't want the greens, just the beets, and ask the farmer to take them off. I have snagged extras since I love them so much in quiches.

Jun 26, 2015
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Is pot roast safe?

Yes

Jun 26, 2015
tcamp in General Topics

What gadgets/cookware would you have in an efficiency apt? (my list) (kid leaving in fall)

Agree about making him come and get it if he decides mid semester that he really needs that Vitamix.

Jun 26, 2015
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What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

Yeah, those spuds don't look like a failure to me either.

Jun 26, 2015
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Your Absolute Favorite Weeknight Recipe

Clean the fridge tacos. Vegetables sauteed with garlic and taco seasoning, any leftover meat that wants to join the party, beans, maybe corn salad w/ chopped peppers. Warmed up, or sometimes fried, corn tortillas, fold, fill and go.

What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

Tonight was quiche made from chopped beet greens sautéed with bacon fat, onions and garlic, then a bit of pesto stirred in. Miscellaneous cheeses and eggs poured over. Yum. Fruit salad too. TGI(almost)F.

Roasting Okra - questions

You're welcome. I grew up in CA and didn't taste okra until I moved east in my twenties. Now, I love the stuff and grow my own.

Jun 25, 2015
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When to get lunch/a snack on this trip?

The best thing in Terminal C is Five Guys fries but I doubt you want to carry those aboard unless you plan on eating them immediately. I haven't seen it yet but the Reagan food map shows a Kapnos Taverna coming to C "soon".

Jun 25, 2015
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What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

The lentil walnut taco filling sounds good. Anything else get added in?

Jun 25, 2015
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Roasting Okra - questions

Jun 25, 2015
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Roasting Okra - questions

How big are your okra?

I generally prefer to stir fry tiny ones or pan roast on the stovetop in a CI skillet. For the later, I cut in half lengthwise, place on very lightly oiled HOT skillet surface cut side down.

Jun 25, 2015
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The Refrigerator - Old Food Finds That Are Still Good

Mainly pickled things and hot sauces. Just unearthed a jar of habanero hot sauce/paste from last summer - still killer. Every once in a long while, I take all the cheese remnants and make a quiche or frittata. There is a jar of miso that is practically prehistoric. And still in use.

Jun 25, 2015
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What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

Mucosal malevolence, nice touch.

What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

Very simple. My friend and I bought a 4 pack of small blocks and split them, 2 each. They're about 5" square. You can heat on a pan in the oven or directly on the grill or even atop a gas range. We did the latter last night. They slowly warmed up, then when the heat is uncomfortable when you put your hand over, you're ready to cook. Shrimp and scallops take about 5 to 6 minutes total.

When to get lunch/a snack on this trip?

Buy something at the Buffalo airport. I'm sure there won't be anything mind-blowing but (a) that is also true of DCA and (b) the timing will be better for lunch.

Jun 24, 2015
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Chuck Wagon without wheels.

That is beautiful. Growing up, we had one like this that fit into the back hatch of a VW bus:

http://tinyurl.com/no8aqs7

Only ours was painted navy blue and was referred to as "the grub box."

Jun 24, 2015
tcamp in Cookware

Does SLT brand of cookware go on sale fairly frequently?

I don't know the answer to your question but I do know they send out coupons pretty often that you can apply to regular or sale prices. Check the website and sign up for their emails to get them.

Jun 24, 2015
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What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

Tonight we're making dinner for a friend who has pics to show of her recent trip to S Africa. Menu: scallops and shrimp grilled on a salt block, linguini with spicy greens, charred zucchini salad w/ feta, and cherry/apricot crumble. And wine. Something cold, white and preferably sparkling for me.

What's for Dinner #371 - School's Out for Summer Edition [through June 28, 2015]

I like the looks of that salad; I'm making something similar tonight.

I like the sound of tater tots.....

Jun 24, 2015
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