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Outdoor farmer's markets

Well if you want to start recommending out of town FMs, I'd suggest the West Tisbury Market on the Vinyard and the Hillcrest Market in San Diego. ;)

Jun 27, 2013
chattahoochee in Atlanta

Outdoor farmer's markets

Thanks for all the replies! In past years, I've visited the weekly markets in Tucker and Snellville and I ventured out to the State Farmer's Market awhile back when a friend and I wanted to try canning some vegetables (whoa, what a production). And I'm a big fan of YDFM, BHFM, Nam Dae Mun and the many other wonderful produce markets.

There's something about wandering through the outdoor markets that appeals to me. It's the whole experience of relaxed browsing, I guess...people watching, chatting with the vendors, and occasionally discovering something special to prepare for dinner. For me, when I'm in the mood to venture to an outdoor market it's not about finding a bargain or finding the perfect heirloom tomato (though I'm pinching pennies and I'd truly love to make a peach pie this weekend).

I'll definitely look for the other markets you've recommended!

Jun 27, 2013
chattahoochee in Atlanta

Outdoor farmer's markets

It's summertime! I'm finally getting around to exploring the local farmer's markets. Which one's are your favorites and why? Any particular stands I shouldn't miss?

Jun 22, 2013
chattahoochee in Atlanta

Curdled Coconut Milk? Help!!! Please.

I had this happen recently with coconut milk. Didn't look great but tasted fine.

Sep 08, 2012
chattahoochee in Home Cooking

Critique my cookie list

Definitely a Pittsburgh tradition. I attended a wedding there several weeks ago and the elaborate cookie table was incredible. Thanks, FlyerFan, for posting the article. The most popular were the lady locks, sometimes called clothes pin cookies. They take some practice, but they're worth the time and effort.

Sep 08, 2012
chattahoochee in Home Cooking

boston style pork fried rice recipe

Thanks! Haven't been there in a couple of years and had forgotten about it. I miss my old Northeast favorites but love the diversity of products available in Atlanta. Glad to hear your efforts turned out so well!

Aug 05, 2012
chattahoochee in Home Cooking

What to pack for small-quarters cooking? (aka dorm cooking?) Suggestions are really helpful!

Is space an issue in your dorm? If not, I'd suggest taking a toaster oven, good knives, a cutting board, and all the spices, sauces, favorite snacks and specialty items that you enjoy and may not be able to find near your school. Best wishes!

Aug 05, 2012
chattahoochee in Cookware

boston style pork fried rice recipe

Ryan1, I'm curious about the location of your Chinese market. I live in your area and usually head toward the Buford Highway Farmers Market, Nam Dae Mun or Super H-mart for my international shopping sprees. Always looking for more great market recommendations.

Aug 04, 2012
chattahoochee in Home Cooking

Ever have ham loaf?

I grew up in the suburbs south of Pittsburgh and ham loaf was a staple at our house in the 50's and 60's. I loved it. My mother was Slovenian. Not sure if she picked this recipe up from another nationality group or if everyone in the neighborhood made this economical dish. Thanks to the OP for jogging my memory, I pulled out my mom's old recipe (hadn't looked for it in at least ten years) and made it last night. Here are my take-aways: It's best if the ham is processed through a food grinder but lazy me, I used the food processor instead. The processor worked fine, but texture is a little better with a grinder. Also best if made in a loaf pan rather than free form (my standard method for meatloaf) as it does get a little too brown. I didn't use a glaze, but I'm betting that would be great. Otherwise, the taste was wonderful! Also from my memory as a kid, leftover ham loaf makes a great sandwich the next day. And for those of you who like your food to look appetizing (duh), beware. My son lovingly refers to this as 'the pink loaf.'

Ham Loaf

1 lb. ground smoked ham
1/2 lb ground pork
1 cup fine bread crumbs
1 egg
milk to moisten
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 cup minced celery
1/4 tsp pepper
salt to taste, if needed

Mix ingredients. Press firmly into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes.

Jul 15, 2012
chattahoochee in Home Cooking


Fuddruckers used to offer a sandwich called "Crispy Chicken Works" that was covered in mushrooms and a tasty sauce. Extremely unhealthy but delicious. Anyone have any idea how to recreate this at home?

Jan 26, 2008
chattahoochee in Chains

Kifla recipe, please?

Laurie, your description of kifla sounds like Slovenian potica to me. I have family recipes for that wonderful bread as well, but have been too intimidated to try it. If you have success with beigli, please post the recipe.
My family came from an area of eastern Europe that was under Austrian rule at the time of their journey in the early 1900's. Courageous people with a wonderful talent for baking. Wish I had paid more attention as a child when grandma was demonstrating her art. That woman rarely left the kitchen unless she was in the garden tending the vegetables.
Hope you enjoy the kifle recipe!

Jan 26, 2008
chattahoochee in Home Cooking

Kifla recipe, please?

Here's my family's recipe from Slovenia. Not sure if this comes close, but in any case, they're wonderful. Traditional Christmas cookie for us.


2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 small cake yeast
1/2 cup margarine
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sour cream

Sift flour and salt into mixing bowl. Crumble in yeast. Cut in margarine with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add egg yolks and sour cream and mix well. Form into a ball and place on a lightly floured board. Knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Divide dough into 3 parts. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for about 2 hours.


1 cup finely ground walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Heat oven to 375. Combine walnuts and sugar. Fold into beaten egg whites. Add vanilla and blend. Set aside. Sprinkle board with powdered sugar and roll each part of dough into a 9-inch circle. Cut each into 8 pie-shaped wedges. Fill the wide end of each wedge with a rounded teaspoon of filling and roll from wide end to point. Tuck point underneath. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar.

Jan 25, 2008
chattahoochee in Home Cooking

Recipes for low-income people

Sorry that I don't have a recommendation for a cookbook, but as a social worker I'd like to respond with suggestions that support several of the other posts. A fifty pound weight loss is a red flag that your friend needs to see a doctor first, and if clinical issues are ruled out, the doctor may provide a referral to a nutritionist. If your friend is homebound, the doctor may suggest a home nursing visit and possibly a social work visit to help him sort out resources that are available in your area. Sounds like he also needs an advocate to help him to sort through the red tape with HUD. If he is uninsured, someone with internet access (you, perhaps) can access, type in the generic or brand names of the meds, and print out applications for indigent drug programs. Your friend will need to have a doctor complete a portion of the application. Other option is to access Target or Walmart for their $4 prescription programs which are available to anyone, insured or not..
For access to food programs, I would suggest that he contact the local United Way. They will provide locations for food banks, information about Public Assistance, Meals on Wheels, Food Stamps, and agencies that provide temporary assistance with expenses such as rent and utilities (St. Vincent de Paul is one such program). Best wishes.

Nov 04, 2007
chattahoochee in Home Cooking

Atlanta restaurants for a staff celebration

I need to quickly coordinate a staff dinner for 30 people. What are your suggestions for restaurants that are reasonably priced (about $25 per person, not including drinks), have a private dining area for groups, and are located inside the perimeter? We're in Mid-town and Decatur.

The Big Green Egg

I'm fortunate to live near the BGE store in GA, and my husband loves nothing more than to go brousing for Egg gear and doodads. Years ago he built a workbench to support a medium egg, and our deck has evolved into a year-round outdoor kitchen. We grill alot of seafood, and have found that the egg makes a great pizza.