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Brazillian BBQ in PNW???

Does anyone know of a Brazillian BBQ in the N.W? I will be in Portland but am willing to drive quite far to enjoy this feast.

Top 2 places for pizza in Anchorage

Why top 2? My guess is MOOSES TOOTH will dominate the top spot. I can never stand in line long enough before I implode. So tell me what your first AND second place is. I may be wrong about MOOSES TOOTH, but I am open minded enough to try somethig new.

You know you're a Chowhound when....

You know you are a CH when you get offered a SWEEEEET job in management at a remote (live on location) construction site and you ask what company is doing the meals and who is the cook. (camp cooks get well known reputations, good or bad)

Apr 11, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Not About Food

Egg flavor vs chicken feed

What goes IN the body affects what comes OUT of the body. Commercial egg farms feed CHICKEN FEED PELLETS. Chicks are raised on it. All the chicken meat tastes the same, so do their eggs. At the end of the chickens "LAY LIFE", its off to Cambles soup co. I can say from first hand experience, DEM SOME SOOORRY LOOKIN CHICKENS!!!

Apr 08, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Not About Food

Flavourful Eggs, please.

I did some work for a guy on the outskirts of town and he had a dozen chickens kicking around. He fed them table scraps and plate scrapins. He gave me 1doz eggs. I have NEVER had anything like it since or before!!! Rich yellow yolks that stood higher than wide with the richest flavor imaginable. I would GLADLY pay $1.00 (+) per egg. Good luck on your egg-quest, I hope someone can hook us up!

what was the last great thing you made?

Dinner lastnight was HOT! King Crab meat with minced, sauteed onions and garlic done up in a nice white sauce with a little white pepper, some fresh parsley, and oregano over angel hair.

Apr 04, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Home Cooking

Cutting boards

Richlite is a new solid surface, their website has cutting boards available. This stuff is AMAZING!!! They will ship you a sample for $3.00. Gets nice patina like wood, goes in the dishwasher.

Apr 04, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Cookware

How do I keep scambled eggs from turning green in a chaffing dish?

I do not like green eggs and ham. I wind up helping the youth group prepare brunch for the congregation every Easte. When I try to keep them in the warmer, the start to turn green after a short bit (10 -15 min). WHY? Help stop the madness!

Apr 03, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Home Cooking

beautiful italian eggplants, tomato sauce--help!!!

Not sure of carb content in spagetti squash but I hear some folks use it for a good sub. Have you tried this?

Apr 03, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Home Cooking

Corian or what else

Check it out, side by side comps.
(http://www.brookswood.com/Countertop%...)

Apr 03, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Cookware

Best of ________________ in Portland.

We have not yet been down to

We have not yet been to Portland and do not know the city. My wife works for Providence Hospital and I will be going to work in the construction ind. We are looking forward to exploring a new place and all that it holds. Thankyou so much for the in depth reply.

beautiful italian eggplants, tomato sauce--help!!!

Check out "encyclopiedia of pasta sauces"
1000 pages+ of INCREDIBLE sauces

Apr 02, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Home Cooking

what was the last great thing you made?

Comfort food by the BUCKETT!!!
Chicken & sausage gumbo with steamed rice, green chili cornbread, boiled crawfish, and pecan pie...... for 35!!!

Apr 02, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Home Cooking

Worst restaurant in greater Portland area.

I tried to get the BEST in portland and not one response. Let me ask this way, Where should I NOT go?

Best of ________________ in Portland.

My family and I are moving to the Portland area when school gets out. We like all typs og food from every end of the scale. We like high end as well as funky little hole in the wall places. Please shar your "MUST NOT MISS" places with me. Please notate when kids are not appropriate (we will tape 'em to the wall and let the dogs watch em)

BBQ in a Crock Pot

Butcher sound old-school anti crockpot or afraid of liability. Pork need to come up to temp. If you are worried, stick yer themomiter in at the end of the day. My crock runs at a low simmer on low. I can see just a few bubbles around the edge when its going. I have been coocking this for my family for years and we have not lost anyone yet.

Apr 01, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Home Cooking

BBQ in a Crock Pot

I use country style porkbutt spare ribs. Put em in the crock RAW. put i one bottle of yer favorite BBQ sauce and crank it up to LOW. Come back in 6 hours or so and enjoy.

Apr 01, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Home Cooking

Corian or what else

Granite & marble is not too forgiving. Drop a glass and get out the broom. Solid surface materials (Corian) will offer quite a bit of give. To pollish up the dull areas, use GREEN Scotch Brite pads. They make them to fit on orbital sanders and grinders to save on the elbow grease.
Another option that is fairly new to the market is "RICHLITE" (http://www.richlite.com/countertop/
)Dont freak out when you find out that its paper. The website will link you up to order samples. Get some and see if you can wreck it. I cant and I have power tools. Same as solid surface, a bitof fine abrasive will freshen it up in a hurry.
Best of luck.

Apr 01, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Cookware

Is there a Jamaican BBQ in the P.N.W?

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knorr chipotle boullion cubes?

I picked it up for $3.25 from the local food monger. I amm willing to pay the price for the time I saved.

Mar 31, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Home Cooking

knorr chipotle boullion cubes?

http://www.mexgrocer.com/4555.html
This link has a picture of the stuff. I find it @ Fred Meyer grocery store

Mar 31, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Home Cooking

Cutting boards

Make sure you wash BOTH sides of your board and dry it up on its side. If you wash 1 side, it will swell and expand, thus causing wet side to crown. If you wash both sides and lay it flat on the cnter when damp, the top side will dry faster and contract, thus causing the bottom side to crown.
My favorite is a 20 " round 2 1/2" thick BAMBOO job with a stainless band around the outside. LOVE IT!!!

Mar 31, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Cookware

knorr chipotle boullion cubes?

GOOS STUFF!!! I found it too. Try this. Prep time 10 min Cook time 30 min.
About 4# of chicken breast cut into strips - 1 onion sliced thin - 1 green pepper sliced thin - 1 BIG can of green chilis - 1 box-o-Knorr chipotle chile sauce - Simmer for 30 minutes, - .Serve over rice and watch yer toes curl up!

Mar 31, 2007
Carpenter Dave in Home Cooking