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Luchador

Beer and Clam' ......a regular drink here in British Columbia. No lime and hot sauce however.

Jun 15, 2009
hagar4316 in Recipes

Rauchbier

Thanks a lot. I'll try one of the Pubs.

Jun 11, 2009
hagar4316 in Pacific Northwest

Rauchbier

I will be visiting in Seattle in July to catch the Mariners. Can someone tel me where I can get some "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier".I haven't had it since I was in Bamberg Germany 3 years past and I can't get it in BC. but have heard it is available3 in Seattle. Thanks

Jun 11, 2009
hagar4316 in Pacific Northwest

What's wrong with "full-fat"??

I like fat. All the flavour in food is in the fat. Pork fat is delicious. Beef needs to be somewhat fatty to taste good. Milk without the fat is not very palatable. I had an aunt who would only eat the fat on a pork roast with a good dab of sweet mustard. She died at the age of 89. Give me the crackling from the roast pork and the schmaltz from a goose spread on a piece of bread! Without the fat in food nothing really schmeks.

Jun 25, 2007
hagar4316 in General Topics

What the heck is "real" goulash?

I think goulash is one of those wonderfull dishes that everyone has adjusted according to family preference. In my german family it was a combination of meat, lots of onion, and a spicy hungarian paprika. Bacon fat was used when available but other fats were often substituted. You added other vegetables if you had them. It was a stew in times of plenty and a soup when food was scarce. This was seved with potatoes, bread, dumplings, or noodles. Borsht is a dish that is similar in its variiations from place to place and acording to family preferences. They both usually taste wonderful.

Jun 08, 2007
hagar4316 in General Topics

What to cook for our German exchange student?[Moved from Home Cooking Board]

I was born in northern Gernany in Hamburg. And I don't understand the many comments about Germans not liking spicy food. My mother used to cook some Goulash that was pretty hot and spicy and we loved it. Hungarian hot paprika was always in the spice cabinet as I recal. Lots of herbs and sauces were used with most meals. I sure hated the fruit soups however.

May 29, 2007
hagar4316 in General Topics

What to cook for our German exchange student?[Moved from Home Cooking Board]

Finally a sensible answer. Thanks. I can't understand so much angst over what to feed a student or ones own kids for that matter.

May 29, 2007
hagar4316 in General Topics

Canned condensed milk morphs into Dulce de Leche

Is this sweetened or unsweetened condensed milk?
I presume it's sweetened but just want to be sure.

Mar 19, 2007
hagar4316 in Home Cooking

Sazon Goya

I need this stuff for a recipe. Does anybody know where it might be available in the Victoria, B.C. area? Could I make it myself?

Help me use up my rosemary

Place sprigs under your pillow. It will help you sleep.

Feb 20, 2007
hagar4316 in Home Cooking

What do you do with smoked pork chops?

Get a recipe for cooking greens such as Kale, Collards, etc. . Add the smoked chops and Cook until they and the greens are done to your liking. Enjoy!

Feb 20, 2007
hagar4316 in Home Cooking

Help! Dinner tomorrow night in Victoria with the parents

I agree with the above mentioned choices but I would put Zambri's at the top for Italian.

Any C'Hound Baby Boomers?

I must be the grandpa on this thread.
I remember the knife and scissor sharpening guy coming around with his grindstone mmounted on a wheelbarrow; the fish and fresh shrimp seller with a push cart calling out as he went down the street; milk delivery in glass bottles which would freeze in the winter and push the paper lids off; the bread-man from McGavins Bakery who wouldn't deliver anymore because our dog chased him; the Fuller Brush man: the Watkins guy: the east Indian man who delivered fire wood in a decrepid old truck for our wood furnace ad wood stove; the chinese grocery fellow with his small van who came every Tuesday when we moved to the country.
Thanks for letting me remember these people who I haven't thought about for years.

Jan 18, 2007
hagar4316 in Not About Food

Best breakfast joints in Western Canada

The "Blue Fox" on Fort Street in Victoria, BC. You have to try it.

Jan 18, 2007
hagar4316 in Prairie Provinces

Chili is too spicy-any ideas?

I agree. Keep the hot one for yourself and serve a mild canned chili to the greenhorns. Add a little cumin and mild chili powder so they think it's homemade.

Jan 12, 2007
hagar4316 in Home Cooking

What have you served alongside crab? Need recs

I live on Vancouver Island, and when we say "Crab" we mean Dungeness. The only thing I serve on the side is garlic butter, lots and lots of napkins and a big old paper shopping bag or two for the shells.

Jan 02, 2007
hagar4316 in Home Cooking

Sauerkraut and Turkey

Many people I know who don't like sauerkraut have been served it heated up right out of the jar or can. Most have ejoyed it when they were served it properly prepared.

Sauerkraut should not be harsh or sour but deliciously sweet/sour. The kraut needs to be rinsed of its pickling liquid and slowly braised with onions, apples, sugar, juniper berries and a piece of smoked pork. A piece of smoked turkey works just fine if less fat is desired. I would not hesitate to serve it as a side with your turkey or even better to use it to stuff the bird. Yumm!

Dec 24, 2006
hagar4316 in General Topics

Please help -- what does polenta mean?

Polenta is cornmeal mush. No need to buy it. Make your own.

Dec 16, 2006
hagar4316 in Home Cooking

Cooking in Cast Iron

I agree. It seems that cooking with cast iron really helps with your intake of iron. In rare cases it has caused too much iron intake.

Dec 13, 2006
hagar4316 in Cookware

Cooking in Cast Iron

I have a wonderfull cast iron dutch oven that I have been using for years. It makes the best chilli, pot roast, and other dishes that have acidic ingedients. I have never tasted iron except when i once washed it with soap and didn't dry it properly. It got a fine layer of rust on the inside. When properly seasoned, washed with hot water only, and not placed on an element that is too hot, you should be able to cook most anything in or on it without problems. Cast iron holds and conducts heat very well so you don't need or want it so hot that the good black coating burns off.

Dec 12, 2006
hagar4316 in Cookware

German Style Sourdough Rye Recipe.

Has anyone got a good northern europe style rye bread recipe. I buy a bread locally called "Oberlander Schnitten" that is a wonderful, and not too heavy rye with a great sour tang. I have been trying to replicate the flavor without success. I get a similar texture but not the same degree of sourness. Could it be my starter? Advice??

Nov 26, 2006
hagar4316 in Home Cooking

the People's Pub in Ballard

Both sound just what I need. thanks all.

Nov 26, 2006
hagar4316 in Pacific Northwest

Best CANADIAN chain finds?>

There is an Olive Garden in Victoria BC. I'm not sure if it is part of a chain though.

Nov 26, 2006
hagar4316 in Chains

the People's Pub in Ballard

Thanks for the advice. "Kneipe" is the german word for "pub" by the way. Guess I should stick with english.:o)

Nov 26, 2006
hagar4316 in Pacific Northwest

the People's Pub in Ballard

I'm looking for a good German Kneipe in the Seattle area and heard about this place. Opinions???

Nov 25, 2006
hagar4316 in Pacific Northwest

Pumpernickel is Disgusting!

There are so many different breads sold under the name of "Pumpernickle" here in north america that if you don't like one you can try another. If you want a good medium heavy rye bread see if you can get some Roggenbrot, Schwarzbrot, or Vollkornbrot in your area. I never buy Pumpernickle.

Nov 23, 2006
hagar4316 in General Topics

Hirschhornsaltz

Thank you! It sounds potent. Don't know if we will use it.

Nov 23, 2006
hagar4316 in Home Cooking

Hirschhornsaltz

My wife brought some packages of this back from Germany. What is it and what is it used for?

Nov 22, 2006
hagar4316 in Home Cooking

Savory Meat pies--Whats your favorite

Aussie in-hand pies from a pie shop, lamb, curry, or whatever and a beer. I almost lived on them when I was in Cairns.

Nov 22, 2006
hagar4316 in General Topics

What's That One Thing You Can't Go A Week Without????

Schwartzbrot with liverwurst
Anything with black bean sauce
Coffee

Nov 19, 2006
hagar4316 in General Topics