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Nominations for May 2014 Cookbook of the Month (COTM)

I'm curious to dig into that one, too.

MAKE THE BREAD, BUY THE BUTTER

about 15 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Update on Wegmans near Ft. Belvoir

I keep going by hoping to see action.

about 20 hours ago
tcamp in Washington DC & Baltimore

Update on Wegmans near Ft. Belvoir

No, the structure is not yet up as far as I can see from Telegraph. The outlying structures are up and they continue to grade, build interior roads, etc.

I'm sure it is just a delay, not cancellation. That area is a bit short on grocery stores.

about 20 hours ago
tcamp in Washington DC & Baltimore

All this Gordon Ramsey and KN talk, let's watch him harvest Caviar !!

Amazing, especially the ultrasound part. Can I intern there, do you suppose?

about 20 hours ago
tcamp in Food Media & News

What to serve during a 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse. .

I set my alarm but woke up to cloud cover and drizzle. Bummer, maybe the next one.

about 20 hours ago
tcamp in General Topics

I have an overabundance of boxed crackers, mostly wheat thins and the like

If you have soda crackers, this recipe makes a great base that you can top with whipped cream and fresh fruit for a wonderful dessert.

Soda Cracker Pie Crust

3 Egg whites, beaten stiff. Add 1 cup sugar (the amount can be reduced) and 1 tsp vanilla. Roll 16 double soda crackers fine but not too fine. Add 1/2 tsp baking powder. Fold in egg mixture. Add 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped. Butter a 9X9 pan and bake in 325 oven for 30 minutes. When cool serve with sweetened strawberries or peaches and top with a layer of whipped cream.

about 22 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition

Curious about your cajun pepper. I don't think I've seen those before and I usually grow 6 -12 types of peppers each year. Google says it is a hotter, mini bell. Tell me more!

about 22 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Faux pas - eating fish at work?

Weird, I worked for a company with a similar situation - boss/owner banned MW popcorn but we had lots of employees from Africa where partner company was located and microwaved fish was a regular thing.

about 22 hours ago
tcamp in Not About Food

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition

Glad we grilled last night as it is pouring right now with dropping temps.

Today, chicken stock going in the crockpot for later in the week and thinly sliced ribeye defrosting for Asian rice bowls tonight - pickled radish, scallions, kimchi, and whatever else I dig out of the fridge this evening.

about 22 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

Wow, that is worth a try, thanks for posting.

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition

Neighborhood Seder tonight - Grilled salmon steaks, grilled asparagus, roasted potatoes, green salad.

Dessert is not my department.

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? April 2014 edition!

Oh, rats. This one is becoming very hard to resist. If it is COTM, I'll cave for sure.

Also rather curious about Deborah Madison's updated Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

I use it a lot but almost always fresh.

1 day ago
tcamp in General Topics

What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

How do you use horseradish root? I bought one on impulse and it is sitting there waiting to be used.

1 day ago
tcamp in General Topics

super budget meals

I love to check out the reduced for quick sale cart that is near the produce section. Last week I got a big bag of russet potatoes, a bag of Chinese eggplant, and a bag of spring onions (with large bulbs, not the scallion type). All for about $3. Of course, they were all a bit bashed up and had blemishes but not rotten or anything. You do need to plan to use them up fairly quickly.

Anyway, portions of two meals for 4 people were produced from this bounty - baked potatoes (served with burger patties/mushroom sauce and stir fried eggplant with onions and peppers - over rice.

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Sam Sifton - Roberta's Pizza Recipe

I use the Bittman recipe too and was also curious about SIfton's dough.

More broadly speaking, what should I expect 00 flour to do for me when it comes to pizza dough? I'm happy with my current results with regular, unbleached white flour (KA usually) or white whole wheat or a blend.

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Pizza dough recipes - for 2 pizzas

So do we, except with 2 teen boys, leftovers are often non-existent. What I do is make about 8 balls at a time, freeze, and then pull out the day I want to make pizza.

2 days ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Faux pas - eating fish at work?

One of my favorite easy work lunches is a can of sardines and saltine crackers. I also microwave curry and other leftovers with impunity.

But I have a big office and I'm directly across from the kitchen and restrooms. So no immediate neighbors to offend. Plus I do

2 days ago
tcamp in Not About Food

Pizza dough recipes - for 2 pizzas

Absolutely. I love having frozen dough on hand. I take it out in the AM, leave on the counter, and after work I can have fresh, homemade pizza in 30 minutes.

2 days ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

The New York Times - Passover 2014

I hear ya. Despite trying hard, I just can't love quinoa. I do see the appeal of a new starch for Passover but then I'm not kosher (at all) and I've never met a potato I didn't like.

Oven roasted potatoes w/ rosemary and garlic on my menu tonight.

2 days ago
tcamp in Food Media & News

The New York Times - Passover 2014

There was quite a lot of bitching on the Washington Post's food chat about lean Passover coverage. Pro versus anti-brisket factions. I'm ok with it - but mine is a non-kosher Sephardic-inspired Passover.

Quinoa is getting more play than it deserves, IMO.

Apr 12, 2014
tcamp in Food Media & News

What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

Smoked paprika
Cumin
Curry powder
Turmeric
Pepper
Chili powder

Apr 12, 2014
tcamp in General Topics

What's for Dinner #290 - April Showers/April Flowers Edition! [through April 12, 2014]

Kids are camping so spouse and I are walking over to "restaurant row." A gin martini and rare steak are calling my name.

Apr 12, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Eating a Stradivarius?

I heard that piece on NPR and had the same thought as you.

Apr 12, 2014
tcamp in Food Media & News

Do you like cucumber water?

Not really. I love cucumbers and pickles, though.

The other day I visited my hair salon and availed myself of the fancy glass thingie of lemon water that they have in the reception area in warm weather. Some genius decided to add cucumber this year. NOT an improvement, IMO.

Apr 12, 2014
tcamp in General Topics

Neat sandwiches?

Sturdier bread. I love to use baguettes for sandwiches.

Also, try a pressed sandwich, along these lines:

http://www.marthastewart.com/339792/p...

Apr 12, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Sorrel? What to do with it...

Now that is nice enough to stand around contemplating the state of my front garden patch, I notice that the sorrel I randomly stuck there last summer has come back. I didn't know it was a perennial.

I barely touched it last year. What do you like to do with sorrel?

Apr 12, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #290 - April Showers/April Flowers Edition! [through April 12, 2014]

Dry pork is a drag. That's what I end up most times I cook a loin. I make soup out of it once it becomes evident it isn't going to be gobbled down.

Apr 11, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

I still use a paper list so when I go to the car, I take out bags and rubber band them with the list on passenger seat. That's the only way I can reliably end up with bags in the store.

If I stop for a couple of items on the way home from work, I practically always forget the bags.

Apr 11, 2014
tcamp in Not About Food
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Fish monger porn

LOL, it didn't quite have that effect on me but interesting and excellent technique. I found myself wondering what happens to all the trimmings...

Apr 11, 2014
tcamp in Food Media & News