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Bar Hopping Around Oahu

A few spots for consideration

Either Haleiwa Joe's or Jamison's in Haleiwa

whatever it is they call the beach bar at Turtle bay these days.

Then it's a fairly long trek to buzzes in Kailua

Not much there from Waimanaloon through till you get to Hawaii Kai. In Hawaii Kai you can go up scale and the bar at Roy's has a decent view, or you can step it down a bit and hit the shack on the lagoon Hawaii Kai.

From there it's back to Waikiki unless you're going to stop at the Kahala.

Dec 16, 2014
KaimukiMan in Hawaii

Oven browned meat?

I'm going to refrain from saying if the cast-iron Dutch oven was good enough for grandma it should work for me. Grandma probably could've done it in a disposable aluminum roasting pan over a campfire with a pine branch to turn the meat. I appreciate all the input.

Dec 12, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

Oven browned meat?

At various times I've used grandma's old cast-iron Dutch oven, I've used moms Revereware stockpot, and I've used a Teflon skillet. I brown it on the medium high setting, but if I brown things enough to make all the white disappear and with burnt parts. I used to crowd the pain, I've learned not to do that anymore and helped but burning seems inevitable with flour. Could be I'm just a bad cook

Dec 12, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

Oven browned meat?

lots of excellent comments from some names I've come to admire and respect on chow hound. thank you all. Always good to hear from new voices too.

Dec 12, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

Oven browned meat?

Mainly I put flour on because every recipe I ever read said to do that. I like the idea of doing in the oven for a couple reasons
1) it seems that it would be easier to control less chance of burning.
2) usually if I make something like stew I make a fairly big batch and this way I can brown the meat at once instead of two or three batches in the pan which takes more time that I want to spend, and it's focused time you can only spend so much time away from pot of meat that's Browning are you going to be in trouble.

I have like your explanation but the fondue still there it's just on the meats, I know that's not 100% true but largely it is. When things go right the font is called nation of the juices and flour reacting with a hot pan, that's not going to happen on a wire rack.

Dec 12, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

Oven browned meat?

Melanie, I've been reading your posts for years if it's good enough for you, it works for me thanks!

Dec 12, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

Oven browned meat?

When browning floured meet in a pan I always manage to burn rather than brown the meat or else it doesn't get cooked enough. Can I just brown it in the oven on a sheet pan either baked or broiled? I know I won't get the fond on in the bottom of the pan but scorched or burnt fond does not make a wonderful sauce, and most of the time it goes from Browning into the slow cooker anyhow.

Dec 12, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

CHOW's Green Goddess Dressing

That's the one the Palace Hotel sent to me years ago. The original definitely had no avocado and it definitely did use mayonnaise.

Dec 09, 2014
KaimukiMan in Recipes

Surely Costco could offer this option

Fascinating, thank you gray and ferret. I never understood it in that way before.

Dec 08, 2014
KaimukiMan in Chains

Peppermint bark, what didn't you buy?

I was at Costco with a friend today and walked past a virtual mountain of peppermint bark I averted my eyes and kept right on walking. What have you been able to forgo so far this season?

(and yes I will awake sometime tonight craving peppermint park)

Dec 08, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Surely Costco could offer this option

Costco is not set up to address the needs of a single person household. I know this well because that is my living situation. It is up to me to adjust my shopping and storage habits if I want to shop there. Freezing, sharing, along with careful and imaginative menu planning become imperative. A little over half my food purchases come from Costco, the rest from the local market.

Dec 08, 2014
KaimukiMan in Chains

Address our concerns, please

Having recently posted two items and site talk talk criticizing things on this site, I can't say I agree with and everything that has been said. Both posts received responsible replies from the mods and my questions were addressed, my case, in public. That has not always been the case and I have had threads or comments locked and removed.

Having said that, I agree that there's a great tendency on the part of the moderators to encourage mediocrity, and discourage the stronger personalities. I must say this is not a new phenomenon, but is becoming stronger.
I would have been happier with a response from the new community manager that at least acknowledged directly the concerns raised instead of dismissing them in a semi-defensive manner, and I agreed to take them into consideration in future actions. If she did so, it was in a subtle manner that somehow eluded me. But then I'm rather dense, I need to be smacked up the side of the head with a 2 x 4 at least twice or three times.

Christmas - Influenced by Thanksgiving or not

Will your experience at Thanksgiving affect how you handle your Christmas and or New Year's plans? How so? The food you prepare? The people you invite? How you set up your entertaining? Whether you go out or stay in?

Dec 05, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Is it rude to criticize meal value when someone else is paying?

The guest never actually said this to the host, but to his date who wisely intervened, and he was smart enough to aceed to her wishes. I would guess the poor guy knows this is a weakness of his and followed her lead.

Dec 05, 2014
KaimukiMan in Not About Food

Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

Completely agree grits are enough to make me gag, totally disgusting.

Dec 04, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

What is your favorite stovetop meal?

Good grief, if I use my oven once a week it's a miracle. Pork chops, chicken breast or thighs, steak, burgers, you can make noodles rice,potatoes, just not baked potatoes,, and Simmered or steamed vegetables. Stews, spaghetti or other pasta, Curries, chili, and stirfries.

Dec 04, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking

What is your favorite stovetop meal?

Good grief, if I use my oven once a week it's a miracle. Pork chops, chicken breast or thighs, steak, burgers, you can make noodles rice,potatoes, just not baked potatoes, noodles, and Simmered or steamed vegetables. Stews, Curries, chili, and stirfries.

Dec 04, 2014
KaimukiMan in Home Cooking
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Do you like to hae a bedtime or late night snack?

Normally no, but recently I stayed somewhere where dinner was served 5 PM. The host went to sleep around eight, but since I usually stay up till 10 or 11 I needed a bite before bed

Dec 04, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Is it rude to criticize meal value when someone else is paying?

It's rude to make any negative comments about a gift. Whether it's that ugly sweater that your aunt knits every year, an outrageously expensive meal somewhere, or tickets to a show you don't really want to see. The only appropriate response is thank you so much. If pressed for comments it's kind of an individual's choice how honest you want to be.

Table manners revisited – really?

Possibly the most unpopular and most maligned thing Chow ever did. I can't believe you're reposting these blogs. Sure I could just ignore it, but why would you put something up that so many people lambasted you so badly for before?

Dec 03, 2014
KaimukiMan in Site Talk
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I'd like to, but I've never tried homemade . . .

I have no basement, it would have to be in the hall closet. I don't want anything undead in there (breathing or not)

Dec 03, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

I'd like to, but I've never tried homemade . . .

Maangchi is great.

Discussions about taking food home during Thanksgiving dinner

Kailua girl brings up a good point. For the time to decide what is to be done with leftovers is not after the meal or even just before the meal but at the time of invitations so everyone arrives with same expectations. It should not be a contentious issue during dinner, but I don't see anything wrong with telling someone how good the stuffing is and how much you looking forward to some of it on your sandwich tomorrow. If everyone knows that Aunt Marge doesn't believe in leftovers, and throws everything out; or uncle Burt never sends leftovers home but keeps them all for himself then that doesn't become an issue at the table.

Dec 03, 2014
KaimukiMan in Not About Food

I'd like to, but I've never tried homemade . . .

Kimchee doesn't need to ferment, although some people prefer it when it has, it's not necessary. in Korea during the warmer months it is prepared fresh every day. Sauerkraut must be fermented and that is a very iffy and scary process for someone who doesn't know how (like me.) it's not a matter of just waiting, the conditions for fermentation must be right.

Dec 03, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Private message feature?

They want to facilitate a community of discussion, not link individuals. It's not a social media website.

Dec 02, 2014
KaimukiMan in Site Talk

related posts not relevant

Thank you!

Dec 02, 2014
KaimukiMan in Site Talk

I'd like to, but I've never tried homemade . . .

Kimchi is much easier than sauerkraut

Dec 02, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

for heaven sake, of course there's going to be something in almost any cuisine that you will like. But I think it's safe to say that someone who doesn't like soy won't like most Chinese cooking, or if they don't like spicy food they not likely to like most Mexican, or Thai foods. It does not mean that every every recipe in a Chinese menu will have soy, or all Mexican or Thai food is spicy some of it isn't. We are talking in generalities, that should be understood. In most threads we are asked to not yuck on someones Yum I think in this thread we don't Yum too much on someone's yuck, although explaining to someone why you think their feelings might be misplaced – in a kind and gentle manner – doesn't seem unreasonable.

Dec 02, 2014
KaimukiMan in General Topics

Per person Thanksgiving cost

I attended a potluck, and my pre-meal spending was about $65 or $70. Of that about half went to my recipe, the rest was non-related items or leftover ingredients. I brought home about a third of the casserole in leftovers. So in total I spent about $25 on the meal, probably average for most people that attended. All of us over-cooked. LOL

Dec 02, 2014
KaimukiMan in Not About Food

related posts not relevant

A screenshot with that particular link is attached thank you so much

Dec 02, 2014
KaimukiMan in Site Talk
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