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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN

Feb 24, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Recipes for canned tuna other than salad or pasta - lower carb options

I recall someone bringing a dip to a potluck. It was layered, with black beans (maybe marinated with roasted bell peppers and onions?) and then topped with tuna that had been mixed with plain yogurt, grated onion, salt, and pepper. Surprisingly good.

In looking for that recipe, I found this one:
http://www.food.com/recipe/black-bean... (note I've not tried this).

Feb 24, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

How much did I mess up Chocolate Chip Cookie dough?

How did they turn out?

Feb 17, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Features by Chow staff-always on top?

It's fascinating that TPTB don't seem to differentiate between "can't" and "won't."

Scandia marzipan, buttercream cake

Found this recipe, tagged with Scandia:
http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2008/11/1... - looks really good (and a challenge to make!). Please report back if you make it.

Feb 10, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

site forgetting "read" posts

Can you grab a screenshot?

Feb 10, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Need Ideas for My Menu for Two

I think the shrimp/crabtini over greens sounds perfect! (Visually appealing and would be a good foil for the richer elements of the meal.)

I usually melt the chocolate, etc. in an improvised double-boiler (I've not a clue as to where my fondue pot wandered off to; haven't seen it in several years) and then throw it back on to remelt, if needed (though usually we eat all we want while it's still melty).

I know some people either tealights or Sterno for chocolate fondue, but I've not tried them and they both make think of an accident-in-waiting.

Feb 09, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Need Ideas for My Menu for Two

You have me salivating - well done!

I'd suggest something green, maybe a simple salad with a light vinaigrette to balance the richness of the seafood and the etouffee?

Dessert has so many options. I think I'm doing a chocolate fondue (dippers of fresh fruit, maybe pound cake or angel good cake). Simple, decadent, fun. And always screams romance and playfulness to me. But can't really be prepared ahead of time. Maybe a chocolate mousse? (I seem to have chocolate on the brain.)

Feb 08, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking
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Bon Appétit’s Exec. Editor spends 3 days eating in LA

I'm not certain what I just read.

I do, however, I want to pick up my red pen and start editing that text into something coherent.

What am I missing?

Ah, I'd forgotten about that issue, paranoidgarliclover. I go through periods where I have decent service there, and then long periods where I get the sullen "I'd rather be cleaning my toenails than be here" type of service.

*Most* of the time, I think the food is worth dealing with the staff. Sometimes it isn't.

But oh, that egg salad!

Feb 05, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

What am I missing?

If you make it back to Pasadena, I'd suggest stopping into Europane bakery for their egg salad sandwich. (A search on this board will yield many rapturous reviews and photos.)

I think it's somewhat ethereal: it's called an egg salad sandwich, and it does contain hard boiled eggs and mayonnaise, but the eggs are just barely set and still warm, the mayonnaise has to be made in-house and is incredibly light - a dusting of herbs, and then nestled on top of greens placed on open slices of bread.

Seriously. Well worth the trip.
(Photos from that other site, of said sandwich: http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/euro-p... .

)

(Oh, and their baked goods are nothing to sneeze at!)

Feb 04, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Printing

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Feb 04, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Hidden burger gems for under $5?

http://www.bmans.com/

Several locations in the SGV. Used to love going to the one at the corner of Huntington Drive and San Gabriel Blvd., in where Hows used to be.

Feb 03, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

I used to like the Kobe Bistro Burger at the Original Tops (the one on Colorado Blvd, almost to Michillinda). Doubt it's real Kobe, but it was good. (No longer eating meat - that burger is one of the things I miss.)
http://www.theoriginaltops.com/
Photo from Yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/the-or...

Feb 03, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- Voting

Thank you. Then my vote stands.

Jan 27, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- Voting

BURGERS
(Assuming this includes all variations, including veggie burgers.)

Jan 27, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Pine and Crane - no prices on takeout menu

It's one of my pet peeves. (We tend to order take-out a lot more often than we go out to eat.) We're on a fairly limited budget, so I like to see the prices, as that will sometimes guide us in what we order, or where we order it from.

Hounds, help us decide

Moral support in an act of nature is unlikely to contain a political component. (Can't realistically blame "X" for earthquakes, hurricanes, blizzards, etc.)

However, moral support in the event of a man-made event is much more likely to attract some level of political or social commentary.

Hounds, help us decide

Unfortunately, Firefox says that's not a secure site and has blocked it:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/...

Jan 27, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Robert Irvine's Second Restaurant Closes

Thank you, mcsheridan - never sure if my browser and CH are not communicating *grinning*.

Jan 25, 2015
ElsieDee in Food Media & News

Menu ideas to go with Split Pea Soup

Oh, this really sounds good! I'm burned out on butternut squash soup, but still trying to get myself to eat other squashes. This definitely sounds doable and tasty. Many thanks.

Jan 25, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Robert Irvine's Second Restaurant Closes

May I ask where the link is? All I am seeing in the OP is the title of the post. There is no text, just an underscore, like this: _

Jan 25, 2015
ElsieDee in Food Media & News

L.A. Dish of the Month, January 2015 -- CHILI

Thank you, mc michael!

Jan 21, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, January 2015 -- CHILI

Can anyone point me toward some good vegetarian chili? The closer to Pasadena, the better, but can put in a bit of road time this weekend, I think.

Jan 20, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

getting sent to app store

TeRRet, you might also want to post on this thread, where others are dealing with the same issue:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/998084

Jan 20, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Side dish ideas for fried chicken and waffles as the main

But for people in the southern hemisphere, or near the equator, watermelon might be coming into season. No idea of how good they might be at this time, though.

On the other hand, I picked up some very good nectarines at the store the other day - think maybe from Costa Rica, but I could be wrong.

Jan 19, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Side dish ideas for fried chicken and waffles as the main

Depends on where one lives.

Jan 18, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

increase in sticklers on the Home Cooking Board?

You don't care for nummy sammies in the tummy? Sheesh. (I don't think I've come across "sketty" yet, else I'd have run for the hills.)

Jan 18, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Help with some site basics here

Pegasis0066, here are the instructions that will take you back to having the threads appear on one page:

ICYMI: Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

On Dec 17th, CH rolled out a new way of viewing the boards, called “Pagination.” This has caused confusion among some Hounds, who are having trouble with the new interface. You can read more about that on this thread on the Site Talk Board:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/999315

If you’d like to revert back to the way the boards used to appear, this thread, also on the Site Talk Board, outlines how to do so on a laptop/desktop and from a mobile device:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/999461

You may need to log off and log back in for the change in settings to take effect.

Thanks to EM23 for the post on changing the settings on lap/desktops and to Frizzle for explaining how to make the changes from a mobile device.

Jan 14, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Unsalted butter + salt

IrishEnglishCooking, you might want to post on the Special Diets board, which is here: http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/90 - people who frequent that board might have some good ideas for you.

Best of luck to the person going for radiation treatment; may it be successful and may many wonderful meals be enjoyed in the future!

Jan 13, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking