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organize recipes

I use Google Drive to store my recipes as pdf's. Most online recipes have a "print" option so I use a pdf printer to create a saveable document. (There are several free pdf maker programs available online.) On Gdrive I have them in a shared folder so friends and relatives can use them too, as well as share their discoveries with us all. I don't organize but rely on searching for an ingredient since that is often the way I cook, farmers' markets being so seasonal. And Gdrive is available anywhere there is an Internet connection.

Nov 15, 2013
streganona in Home Cooking

Am I the only one who doesn't like...?

I'm probably not unusual to dislike sea cucumber. It's the texture more than the taste. Otherwise I will eat anything I've come across, but I couldn't/wouldn't eat insects if they showed up on my plate.

Oct 27, 2013
streganona in General Topics

Pope's Nose

Oh boy that brings back memories! I used to buy at a shop that sold turkey tails by the pound, can you imagine??? Sadly, no longer there.

Aug 23, 2013
streganona in General Topics

I'm in an arugula rut - new ideas?

I like it as a bed for any fatty meat, too, like sausage, seasoned ground meat, crepinettes, "burgers", etc. I find the sharpness is a nice contrast to the unctuousness. Yum!

Aug 23, 2013
streganona in Home Cooking

Exceptional Loaves from Firebrand Artisan Breads

New source for Firebrand bread in San Francisco as of Dec. 14:
La Fromagerie
2425 3rd St. (between 20th and 22nd streets).
Hours will be Tue-Sat 11am-7pm.
Gorgeous cheeses as well, yum!

Dec 15, 2012
streganona in Features

Early Report on Orexi in San Francisco

Their website has a menu but no prices. Anyone?

Oct 15, 2012
streganona in Features


I've also seen it regularly at thePotrero Hill Safeway, with the kosher foods in the ethnic isle.

Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon

One vegetarian suggestion: add Spanish smoked paprika (Pimenton de la vera) to get the effect of succulent bacon flavor without the meat.

Oct 14, 2010
streganona in Recipes