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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Such a Great Summer evening, Foodie. Everyone cooled off, happy, and full. Love it !

about 12 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Yes, Yes, and Yes. Use it and enjoy.

about 12 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Your concoction could very well be called a pie since our Pot Pies generally have no bottom crust and artfully draped puff pastry could be called a top crust. There is usually a bit of sauce in a Pot Pie as well. So There.

about 14 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

WFD: Roast Pollock in Prosciutto
Blanched Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic Oil
Warm potato salad with diced Vidalia onion, goat cheese, basil, cilantro, walnut oil.

The pollock is a recipe in this month's COTM and is nothing more than firm white fish fillets wrapped in prosciutto then roasted at a high temperature for a few minutes. Because we're getting pollock instead of the cod called for in the recipe I swapping the one for the other. We're making a quick infusion of garlic in walnut oil for the potato salad and I'm hoping to get enough to drizzle a little over the snap peas. The salad is a standard one here. We make it with teeny tiny potatoes from TJ's. I like it with A Lot of chopped cilantro.

about 15 hours ago
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Any special MA or NE foods to look for try out/buy?

The MB nrthshr referred to is Market Basket the New England chain supermarket.

about 23 hours ago
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

That makes much more sense than what I was trying to sort out Caitlin. I wanted Delys to get a sense of what went before.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

OOO & XXX

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

As do G & G. Cheers !

1 day ago
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

We have had multiple cookbooks by one author in the past and IIRC all you need to do is set a Chapter heading and it's up to the responders to state the recipe title/page #/book title on which s/he is reporting.

For instance, a sample: Sauces/Relishes (if such exist in a book or two), Appetizers, Salads, and so on through a typical menu.

Also, may I just encourage reporters to scan the thread to see if the recipe one has made has been reported on previously. Doing this keeps all the reports of a recipe in one place so folks can read and plan logically and know they have read all reports in one place.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Happy Anniversary, Lingua!

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Hot, Hot, Hot. Ten dried Thai chilies were incorporated, of course they are not consumed but do lend their heat to the dish. Oy. The broccoli kind of compensated, but the lamb was spicy. We both liked it though. The salad was a good refresher.

Jul 20, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Right, Linda. That's exactly what I'll try.

Jul 20, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

You're a doll. I need you to hold my hand while I taste test this. You see, I'm a product of my upbringing where my dear sainted mother forbade me from eating cake frosting, pizza crusts, bread crusts, and godforbid FAT! Her motto: "You are what you eat."

Jul 20, 2014
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Salad Dressing: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for July 2014

Recently I was inspired to make a vinaigrette for what would have been an ordinary tossed salad. It was based on a Bagna Cauda (hot bath) usually served with crudités.
2 T lemon juice
1 T chopped anchovies
1 t chopped capers drained
1 garlic clove minced
1/3 c EVOO
1 T parsley chopped
1 t pepper & 1/2 t sea salt.
Everything into a jar w cover & Shake.
Fab.

Jul 20, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

WFD: Cumin Lamb, Broccoli aglio olio, Salad.

Instead of a Dunlop or Young lamb with cumin recipe I thought I'd see how David Tanis tackles this famous Chinese dish. I'm using an organic boneless leg of lamb. The strips of lamb are rubbed with cornstarch and S & P then stir-fried. All the typical Chinese soffritto are involved: garlic, lots of dried red chilies, ginger, cumin, scallions, cilantro, plus peanut and sesame oils,

The broccoli will be blanched then stir-fried with chopped garlic and red pepper flakes in peanut oil then hit with a glug of toasted sesame oil and Red Boat fish sauce at the finish.

A salad of sugar snap peas, radishes, scallions, and cucumber dressed with light soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, almond butter, cider vinegar, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes will be the other side dish.

Jul 20, 2014
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September 2011 COTM Companion Thread: Nigel Slater

Chicken Marmalade, Pg. 271, EAT

Drumsticks are schmeared with a marmalade/grainy mustard/black pepper mixture. I have a jar of James Keiller Dundee Orange Marmalade which is much too sweet for my taste so I was happy to use it in this instance hoping the mustard will cut the marmalade instead of the other way round. (groan) The drums are roasted 30 minutes at 400F on a foil lined baking sheet. That's it. Short & Sweet.

The drumsticks were delicious. The 30 minute roast was perfect but I thought they were a trifle sweet and wished for more spice. DH didn't though. I'll make them again, with thighs perhaps, and some chopped chilies or simply add Sriracha to the marmalade mix. A tossed salad with a bagna cauda dressing, and steamed basmati rice were the side dishes.

Jul 20, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Drumsticks were delicious. The 30 minute roast was perfect but I thought they were a trifle sweet and wished for more spice. DH didn't though. I'll make them again, with thighs perhaps.

Jul 20, 2014
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

I'm really surprised at how accessible some of the cookbook authors who we old in high esteem are very willing to share information on line. I've seen it here and on Face Book. It's awfully generous of them, considering their busy lives, I think.

Jul 19, 2014
Gio in Home Cooking

Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Caitlin's advise is excellent as always, additionally, Diana Henry has many recipes on line that are easy to find.

Jul 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Thank you fldhky. It's on next week's shopping list.

Jul 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

It's the fatty bits I was objecting to but that's just because I didn't want to eat plain fat. That doesn't mean I didn't gorge on pork rinds as a teen. I'll have to give it a go if you and most of the rest of the world say so. Thanks MC!

Jul 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

WFD: Chicken Marmalade, Steamed basmati, Salad. Short and sweet, literally.

The chicken is a Nigel Slater recipe from his book EAT. Drumsticks are schmeared with a marmalade/grainy mustard/black pepper mixture. I have a jar of James Keiller Dundee Orange Marmalade which is much too sweet for my taste so I'm happy to use it in this instance hoping the mustard will cut the marmalade instead of the other way round. (groan) The drums are roasted 30 minutes at 400F on a foil lined baking sheet. That's it. Short & Sweet. The salad will be from FM an unknown variety, simply "Our Own." Included will be radishes, cucumber, scallion, and anything else I feel like throwing in, dressed with that fab Bagna Cauda vinaigrette we made last night.

Jul 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Your food photos are cookbook ready, as far as I'm concerned. So enticing, and luscious. I notice the slices don't look too fatty. Is pork belly mostly fat? I've never had it.

Jul 19, 2014
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Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

If you have to tell us, what can I say?

Jul 18, 2014
Gio in Site Talk

Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Two days ago I made Radically Simple's Sugar snaps with diced bacon and radishes... but eliminated the bacon and it was great. I added chopped cucumber. It's on page 273 if you have time to take a look. I haven't reported on it yet. Sorry.

Jul 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Throw a celery stick in there someplace, would you, just for old times sake. Good times ahead, though, I predict.

Jul 18, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

But the knowledge you've acquired will inform the rest of your cooking. I'm glad to read what you think. Thank you.

Jul 18, 2014
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Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

But... do you have any idea how many CHs don't care?

Jul 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

OK... the next time you and James go shopping for fish to cook, buy what you want to cook & eat that night. Or, buy fish you want to cook the next night. Fish, or any seafood, is better cooked the day you buy it. Here's a page that will give you some sample recipes for Kingfish.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/466...

We Love Seafood and have been cooking any and all since we were married 54 years ago. LOL. So we know.

Jul 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Ya Know... one of these weeks we have to re-instate "Take Out Friday". Like Next week. I Love sushi/sashimi. But I'll take anything at this point.

Jul 18, 2014
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