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SF: What's Left to Do?

That is one heck of a completed list! You have done well.

about 16 hours ago
Shrinkrap in San Francisco Bay Area

Tomatoes 2014

Have you tried an earhtbox? My so-called determinates are all about seven feet tall, little if any BER and still going, although not the same flushes I got in July.

Sep 16, 2014
Shrinkrap in Gardening

Pumpkins . . . on the vine?

Me too! Also learned HMB = Half Moon Bay!

Pumpkins . . . on the vine?

I don't know where HMD is, but Solano county usually has a few places. Like Coolpatch pumpkins and Silveyville in Dixon.

What kind of vinegars do you keep on hand?

I don't recall.....maybe a dipping sauce for dumplings....here is the thread; turns out it was a VINEGAR thread..
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9827... and then I looked up this one http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3656...

Sep 13, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking

What kind of vinegars do you keep on hand?

There was a great black vinagar thread here not long ago, and I made sure to get some.

Sep 13, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking

creamed coconut, coconut milk, powdered coconut milk, etc

Great question! I use it mostly for a West Indian peas and rice/rice and peas (depends on inlaw!). The canned milk adds a lot of fat and liquid, but the grated coconut a bit too much fiber. I like the blocks of "cream" because I can use less than a can and store the rest, but am still looking. For peas and rice, and a wet curry, "light" coconut milk might be just right.

Sep 13, 2014
Shrinkrap in General Topics

When Chefs Make Hot Sauce: The Lacto-Fermented Saga of Willy B's

Yes, please!

Here is a thread on gardenweb

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/lo...

Sep 11, 2014
Shrinkrap in Features

CSA Reviews

Curry (with coconut milk)!

What kind of vinegars do you keep on hand?

Thanks!

Descriptions from The Cooks Thesaurus

http://www.foodsubs.com/Vinegars.html

Sep 10, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking

What kind of vinegars do you keep on hand?

Do you have a preference for adobo? I have read of preferences for cane, palm, and I think coconut.

Sep 10, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking

Michael Warring- on I-80 corridor in Vallejo

Wow! And in Solano County! I am SO there!

Here's a link to the website.

http://michaelwarring.com/#home/

PS A credit card is required for reservations.

What kind of vinegars do you keep on hand?

White , white wine, cider, balsamic; great and good, black, rice , sherry, red wine, and sugar cane (for adobo). In summer I wish I had raspberry and champagne, but I never do. Last year I had a Blenheim apricot shrub.

If I had to pick one it would be cider.

Sep 09, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking

CSA Reviews

Thanks for the links. I was going to do that loan thing! I wonder how many of those employees are up this way. That's a lot of jobs.

It looks like there is still no one else delivering to my neck of the woods.

Well, Terra Firm gets pretty close; here is what they are saying about wanting to grow.

http://terrafirmafarm.com/help-us-grow/

No Whole Foods either. I guess you got to know your market!

Pre-show dinner near Orpheum [San Francisco]

Yeah, she usually leaves it here and uses public transportation.

I'll be checking out Dobbs Ferry and Nojo next time, hopefully with more time to plan.

New on Cooking Channel: Luke Nguyen and Rachel Khoo

I love Luke! I watched the Vietnam shows, and saw the first France one as well. Go Luke!

Sep 07, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

Pre-show dinner near Orpheum [San Francisco]

My husband once ordered so many corn bread sticks that my children were afraid. He also likes the hot chocolate when in season, and the breast meat of the fried chicken. I like both the light and dark meat, the oysters, and the butterscotch pot de creme. Son likes that too. Daughter and I like the appetizer with the soft egg and the biscuit with the pepper jam. I like the country ham.

Yesterday daughter ordered an entree with a rice cake and black eyed peas that should have been amazing, but the black eyed peas were under. The tomato broth was excellent.

I liked my fried green tomato app, and blackened pheasant entree.

Husband liked his pork chop, and jambalaya, and we all loved the plum cake.

Service was nice; we finally got the booth we once saw Willie Brown in, and the waiter asked if we were trying to make a show.

We made it with time to spare, and a shout out to a guy who "helped" us park across the street from city hall.

(Last week my daughter got towed, and paid $817.00 to get her car back!)

CSA Reviews

I am reading the links but haven't finished. I think it's the non local stuff that excludes them, although I believe they offer a local only option. I really like supporting the local farms. We might be more valley than bay area here, but/and I sometimes wonder if the emotions and politics are a little different.

Last weeks mango wasn't great, and obviously came from elsewhere, but so and so is my patient, or my husband's patient, and I want them to survive and to be able to afford to keep their employees health insurance. True for Full Belly and Terra Firma as well.

Thanks for motivation to re-think. When we got here, there really where no other options for local delivery, and that might have changed. I really wanted Fully Belly, but they skipped my town on the way to "The" city.

Pre-show dinner near Orpheum [San Francisco]

Thanks all! We are doing Town Hall. We have been many times, we all have our needs met, and husband says we can make it.

CSA Reviews

I have been getting Farm Fresh to You, i think for at least 15 years. Recently downsized to a small mixed box, as both kids are gone now. This works WAY better, as I also grow a lot of my own, and like to frequent the local farmer's market and farm stands. I will be sure to take a picture next time, although I only get it every two weeks. Their website also shows what is coming, and lately they have been offering more customizing.

http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com/home_de...

Pre-show dinner near Orpheum [San Francisco]

Dang! Nothing available tomorrow at Monsieur Benjamin's.

Pre-show dinner near Orpheum [San Francisco]

I know I'm a total wuss, but I don't know if I will stomach just showing up. Husband probably won't go for German or sushi, and daughter is not a big fan of the Thai we get here in the very north eastbay, but she will probably be grateful regardless.(I would love to set her up with "catered" dinners at Radio Africa, but that's for another thread).

TBD has a res at 5:30 though! I had looked at the TBD website, but didn't get a sense of what to expect from their "what to expect". Is it a fixed menu? I think it must be better than Sauce. Swapped TBD for Sauce. Still have Jardiniere and Lers Ros until I get feedback from my guests.

Thanks again!

Pre-show dinner near Orpheum [San Francisco]

Thank you! I would love to try Rich Table but the next available for that time is in October!

Pre-show dinner near Orpheum [San Francisco]

I do this search maybe twice a year, but never post becuase I figure I will get a "often asked, you should search" reply. Each time I am baffled by the limited threads, the few responses, and how old the responses are. So I did my best searching from Google AND Chowhound, using Orpheum,Civic Center, Hayes Valley, SOMA, the Mission and Bayview (where my daughter lives), then on Opentable, where I prefer to reserve.

Given our trio's tastes ( I will eat anything except boneless, skinless chicken breast....which is husbands favorite, and daughter doesn't eat red meat), I have

Sauce;Gough, Jardiniere, and Lers Ros. Husband and I like Thai, and Lers Ros has online res, but not Open Table, which got me to thinking about what I might miss by limiting myself to Open Table.

Salt House (we all like Town House but Salt House seems far), 54 Mint, and Ame had openings when I posted this. I canceled AQ (arghh!) because I don't know if a sort of fixed menu would fly. I mentioned Radio Africa, which is across the street from daughters new digs, but husbands not finding anything he likes on the menu.

Any last minute ideas? Price is not a big deal, but time is. Worrying about makng the curtain kills the experience for me. I am thinking a 5:30 res before an 8 pm show.

How come my tuna fish never tastes as good as sandwich shops?

Amazon!

Sep 02, 2014
Shrinkrap in General Topics

Radio Africa Kitchen -- report [San Francisco]

Thank you!

Radio Africa Kitchen -- report [San Francisco]

That was interesting; thanks. My mother, born and raised in Brooklyn, was a subway fanatic!

Radio Africa Kitchen -- report [San Francisco]

Bumping for updates! My daughter just moved in across the street. She takes what she calls "the train" to work, and says she can tell who is heading there. I am from New York, and don't think it's a "train".

Hoping to get there soon, and for D to be a regular, but I guess she wouldn't be living there if she could afford it!.

Absolute Tomatoey-est Tasting Tomato Sauce You Will EVER Eat

I see, thanks! That's a lot of water from the gel!

Aug 31, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking

Absolute Tomatoey-est Tasting Tomato Sauce You Will EVER Eat

Aug 30, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking